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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #480 on: December 14, 2017, 10:02:15 PM »
I dont think there be another midfielder like Anthony Tohill; he was good i have him ahead of  D O'Se; Cavanagh; McDermott; Mullins; and level with J O' Shea; never seen M O"Connell so cant compare against him:

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« Reply #481 on: December 14, 2017, 10:08:00 PM »
I dont think there be another midfielder like Anthony Tohill; he was good i have him ahead of  D O'Se; Cavanagh; McDermott; Mullins; and level with J O' Shea; never seen M O"Connell so cant compare against him:
He was exceptional no doubt and McGilligan and him were a great partnership who complimented each other brilliantly, but I would  rate Dara O'Se ahead of him,

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« Reply #482 on: December 14, 2017, 11:54:55 PM »
Dara O'Se although very good was around from 1994 on and he really only made his mark from 2000 on, Tohill had his name made in 2yrs! He was a consistant scorer and good free taker, O'Se was neither of these but he had the advantage of more tv time with Kerry easy runs to the last 8 before playing anybody decent! And probably played on a team with better players; well at least up front: Galvin of Limerick always had the beating of O'Se
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« Reply #483 on: December 15, 2017, 07:04:59 AM »
We will just agree to disagree so , two of the very  best over the last  25 years.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #484 on: December 17, 2017, 06:36:27 PM »
'Screen beat Errigal Ciaran 1-10 to 1-08 in the Minor Club Quarter Final. 
Semi Final v O'Donovan Rossa on Boxing Day.
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« Reply #485 on: December 17, 2017, 06:58:37 PM »
'Screen beat Errigal Ciaran 1-10 to 1-08 in the Minor Club Quarter Final. 
Semi Final v O'Donovan Rossa on Boxing Day.
Good victory, fair play to them.

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« Reply #486 on: December 20, 2017, 01:58:16 PM »
With only  two weeks to go before  Damian McErlain's  Senior managerial debut with Derry in the McKenna Cup match against UU  at Owenbeg on January 3rd, it will be very interesting to see what his starting 15 will be.

To make matters more intriguing he has to pick a side without his  contingent of six Slaughtneil players and up to seven others who have committed to the University teams.That leaves only sixteen players left from his original panel of twenty nine.Emmett Bradley,Danny Tallon,Terence O'Brien,Niall Keenan and Ben McKinless are some of those presently playing for their Universities with McKinless apparently starring in the forward line!

In the unlikely scenario that he selects established Senior players who were not in his original panel he will have to enlist at least ten players from this year's U20 panel.So  it will be a big ask initially as well as a golden opportunity for those underage players to stake a claim  to become a more permanent part of the Senior panel.After all there will only  be just over a further three weeks before Derry play in the first Round of the National League against Westmeath on January 28th.

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« Reply #487 on: December 21, 2017, 11:14:43 AM »
With only  two weeks to go before  Damian McErlain's  Senior managerial debut with Derry in the McKenna Cup match against UU  at Owenbeg on January 3rd, it will be very interesting to see what his starting 15 will be.

To make matters more intriguing he has to pick a side without his  contingent of six Slaughtneil players and up to seven others who have committed to the University teams.That leaves only sixteen players left from his original panel of twenty nine.Emmett Bradley,Danny Tallon,Terence O'Brien,Niall Keenan and Ben McKinless are some of those presently playing for their Universities with McKinless apparently starring in the forward line!

In the unlikely scenario that he selects established Senior players who were not in his original panel he will have to enlist at least ten players from this year's U20 panel.So  it will be a big ask initially as well as a golden opportunity for those underage players to stake a claim  to become a more permanent part of the Senior panel.After all there will only  be just over a further three weeks before Derry play in the first Round of the National League against Westmeath on January 28th.

It will be the 2nd option. He will go for youth, wont be calling back any of the senior players who have been dropped this year.

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« Reply #488 on: December 21, 2017, 02:59:28 PM »
Anyone care to explain why Damian Heavron has been excluded from the panel, very poor from of Mc Erlaine on this one. What has Heavron done previously with Barton last year to warrant such treatment. I am surprised there hasn't been more made of this considering the guy is one of our best players, especially as we have a seriously young panel who need all the help they can get.

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« Reply #489 on: December 21, 2017, 04:13:21 PM »
Anyone care to explain why Damian Heavron has been excluded from the panel, very poor from of Mc Erlaine on this one. What has Heavron done previously with Barton last year to warrant such treatment. I am surprised there hasn't been more made of this considering the guy is one of our best players, especially as we have a seriously young panel who need all the help they can get.

whos he ? Anything to Danny ?
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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #490 on: December 21, 2017, 04:13:43 PM »
Anyone care to explain why Damian Heavron has been excluded from the panel, very poor from of Mc Erlaine on this one. What has Heavron done previously with Barton last year to warrant such treatment. I am surprised there hasn't been more made of this considering the guy is one of our best players, especially as we have a seriously young panel who need all the help they can get.

And Ryan Bell also??

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« Reply #491 on: December 21, 2017, 06:18:27 PM »
Anyone care to explain why Damian Heavron has been excluded from the panel, very poor from of Mc Erlaine on this one. What has Heavron done previously with Barton last year to warrant such treatment. I am surprised there hasn't been more made of this considering the guy is one of our best players, especially as we have a seriously young panel who need all the help they can get.

On the surface it's a bizarre omission but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. We'll have to see how Derry progress through the season and I'd say Damien has a gameplan in mind for the players he's picked. As a Rossa man I've mixed feelings but it should make us stronger having Danny and Emmett available all year and having a point to prove.

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« Reply #492 on: December 21, 2017, 08:23:21 PM »
Anyone care to explain why Damian Heavron has been excluded from the panel, very poor from of Mc Erlaine on this one. What has Heavron done previously with Barton last year to warrant such treatment. I am surprised there hasn't been more made of this considering the guy is one of our best players, especially as we have a seriously young panel who need all the help they can get.

On the surface it's a bizarre omission but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. We'll have to see how Derry progress through the season and I'd say Damien has a gameplan in mind for the players he's picked. As a Rossa man I've mixed feelings but it should make us stronger having Danny and Emmett available all year and having a point to prove.
He would need to have a better gameplan than he had for the minor final. Heavron will be a huge loss in my opinion, great football brain and vision.  Both Emmett and Ryan would be very useful options in Division 3 football in January/February and would add a physical presence. Return of some more experienced players balances things a wee bit but getting up from Division 3 is by no means an easy task with the panel available.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #493 on: December 21, 2017, 08:30:38 PM »
Anyone care to explain why Damian Heavron has been excluded from the panel, very poor from of Mc Erlaine on this one. What has Heavron done previously with Barton last year to warrant such treatment. I am surprised there hasn't been more made of this considering the guy is one of our best players, especially as we have a seriously young panel who need all the help they can get.

On the surface it's a bizarre omission but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. We'll have to see how Derry progress through the season and I'd say Damien has a gameplan in mind for the players he's picked. As a Rossa man I've mixed feelings but it should make us stronger having Danny and Emmett available all year and having a point to prove.
He would need to have a better gameplan than he had for the minor final. Heavron will be a huge loss in my opinion, great football brain and vision.  Both Emmett and Ryan would be very useful options in Division 3 football in January/February and would add a physical presence. Return of some more experienced players balances things a wee bit but getting up from Division 3 is by no means an easy task with the panel available.

His record with the minor team was excellent overall so it would be harsh just to judge him on the final where a brilliant kerry team hit their peak.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #494 on: December 21, 2017, 10:18:53 PM »
We’ll agree to disagree on Kerry peaking, the centre was like the parting of the Red Sea, they didn’t have to peak, just run and kick through the middle.