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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 14, 2024, 07:41:41 AM
A game littered with loads of basic mistakes from 2 mediocre teams. You'd wonder what these lads do at all these training sessions. Poor game and definitely not worth the admission fee. The club match on Friday evening was better. Some strange selection choices from Lav that in truth offered nothing. We are crying out for a scoring forward. No goals scored again. Awful crowd and shite atmosphere but we are in the semis. I'd give us a 5% chance of making the final.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
March 31, 2024, 09:21:32 AM
Worst performance of the Yr on the biggest stage. However promotion was the objective and that's ticked off. Total focus to championship now. Our defence still a major concern. Keeper very questionable for both goals last night. Not sure our capt offers enough either. We are short 3 or 4 players including a reliable free taker and a marquee forward. Reality is Down aren't good enough to compete for Sam. They are 16th in Ireland.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
February 05, 2024, 08:48:18 PM
I thought Down were poor on Sat night. Strange to say after they've won a game by over 15 points but aside from a few purple patches, one in the first half when they hit the 3 Goals down were wasteful. Too many turnovers. Didn't win enough primary possession. They rely on pace from the wings but that didn't work against Meath last year and when teams squeeze up and go physical we are left looking 2nd best. Apart from Murdock and maybe Mcevoy we don't have the power to compete against the top teams. Antrim and westmeath games will likely decide the promotion chances.


Sligo v Wicklow DRAW

Kerry v Derry - Derry
Dublin v Monaghan - Dublin
Galway v Mayo - Mayo
Tyrone v Roscommon - Draw

Meath v Fermanagh - Meath
Kildare v Cavan - Cavan
Armagh v Louth - Armagh
Donegal v Cork - Donegal

Limerick v Antrim - Antrim
Clare v Sligo - Sligo
Offaly v Westmeath - Westmeath
Wicklow v Down - Down

Laois v Longford - Laois
Tipperary v Carlow - Tipperary
London v Wexford - Wexford
Waterford v Leitrim - Leitrim
Actually dont mind doing dry Jan.  Like a lot of others bought in a extra beers wines and spirits for over the festive period most if it not opened and i'm not planning on looking at it for at least a month. Few bottles here and there adds up before you know it you're putting away a box of beer a week... its the calories i'd worry about as a beer is often guzzled with a big of tayto!!

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
November 07, 2023, 12:27:15 PM
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
October 17, 2023, 12:30:00 AM
Our Co Board are spineless. That statement is a total embarrassment. Trying to cover their backs. It leaves more questions than answers. Do they think the Down Gaa public are fuckin stupid to believe a bullshit statement like that. Chairman and Secretary need to take a long hard look at themselves. f**k their down ticket and f**k them. I can't give another penny to them under the current regime.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
October 14, 2023, 02:06:33 PM
Another master stroke by Kilcoo Mgt and committee with this ref saga. Further create the siege mentality that everyone hates us and it is Kilcoo against the world.  They had no option but to play the game. If clubs start refusing to play games due to choice of Ref then forget about it.  The game has lost all integrity. PF is the best ref in Down hence why he is in the top 24 refs in Ireland and takes charge of inter co games on a regular basis. Kilcoo have got to weaker refs in recent years.  PF will do it as honestly and fairly as possible and hopefully the best team wins.   




Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
October 03, 2023, 01:33:43 PM
Kilcoo have been the standout team in Down for over a decade but their wins are always tarnished.   The level of sledging is vile. I'm sure most club players in Down would agree.  The great teams of Burren and Mayobridge won with a bit of class the same can't be said of Kilcoo.  The true mark of a champion is how they lose and Kilcoo will lose their title at some point, may not be this year but all good things come to an end. The gaa folk of Down just want a good open clean game of football with our 2 best teams..... I'm not very confident that will happen.  Wait for the diving, sledging and off the ball antics.  Any possible method to gain an advantage and make life near impossible for the officials.  Go watch the rugby and see how real men behave.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
October 02, 2023, 09:52:25 PM
The appointment of the ref and linemen for the county final will be interesting.  Id safely say the Co Board wont have the stones to appoint the best ref in Down to do the County final.  If they don't they should look to appoint a ref from outside the county.
 St Paul's

Relgation Play Off SFC



Parador Lodge JFC Semi finals

East Belfast

Parador Lodge IFC Semi Finals


Morgan Fuels SFC Semi Finals

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
September 18, 2023, 09:44:21 PM
Poacher unlikely to get another job in Down football. The merry go round stops at some point. Mayobridge was always split on his appointment. Not a nice thing to say but there will be Mayobridge supporters happy enough tonight as that confirms his exit.