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General discussion / Re: Holidays
May 23, 2023, 08:25:10 PM
Going to a Eurocamp not far from Amsterdam.. Has anyone ever been.  Looking to know what to expect?
Kerry v tyrone All Ireland Final 2005.  Canavan & Mulligan were poetry in motion! We won the minors that day :)
Where were all the Armagh 'fans' in the prelim round at home to Antrim??  Was probably about 5 or 6k at that game!!!  Not too many away to Cavan either!!  This tripe that they are the best supported team in the land is just not true.  The Armagh 'supporters' love a bandwagon to jump on.   A weekend on the beer in Kerry or a carryout on a bus to Clones is more appealing to them than the actual football! 
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 02, 2023, 10:22:13 PM
Do you honestly think Mcparland got the better of him? Just goes to show how people see different things!!
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 02, 2023, 04:55:58 PM
Game of opinions I guess but I doubt many people would agree that 'Mc Parland did a great job on O'Neil'.  He had a huge influence on the game.  Scored a goal set up another and was involved in a fair bit.  8/10 in Irish news and GAA team of the week but maybe you're right and the experts are wrong. 

Would have to fancy Down to progress out of that group of Meath Tipp and Waterford.  No reason why we shouldn't top the group.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 02, 2023, 01:24:37 PM
Quote from: Blackandblue2 on May 02, 2023, 08:30:45 AM
Dust has settled. Be a huge learning curve for the team. Some positives with Laverty and Mc Parland did great jobs on Turbit and O'Neil, Mc Evoy lost his battle with Murnin and forker caused problems as the free man, cant let someone with that ability kick balls into forwards unchallenged. Forwards looked nervous and shot choices were poor. The big day will be good experience for the team. Lets hope for a good run in the T cup, its exactly our level right now.

What game were you watching?? McParland was roasted by O'Neil.  Did you miss his goal!  O'Neil actually named on GAA team on the week. 
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 30, 2023, 10:24:17 PM
Basic errors really cost us. Armagh got the lucky breaks. Going for points ball drops short a keeper with zero presence and bang it's in the net. Not once but twice! We needed to be taking all our chances so missing scoreable frees and dropping shorts short was criminal. The amount of people that attend Gaa matches purely for a piss up is actually embarrassing. Numerous lads and girls will need to watch the match on Monday to see what actually happened!
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 25, 2023, 01:40:30 PM
Sunday went how CL would have planned (apart from the early goal), bit of shadow punching then the game opened up and our strong runners were key to success.  Armagh poses a totally different threat.  McParland was at fault for the Donegal goal but in a strange way Armagh might be more suited to him due to the physicality they bring.  Every player needs to be on it 100%.   McEvoy was ok at midfield but I'd expect him to pick up O'Neill next day out. Is Murdock definitely unavailable irrespective of the u20 result?  CL will need a plan for Armagh keeper as he basically gives a +1 out the field and is very comfortable on the ball. Down have a free hit and all the pressure is on the Orangemen so bring it on and see how it goes.  Expect another cagey first half with the game to explode into life in the 3rd quarter.  If we are still in the game with 10 to go I'd take it. Strong ref required.

The Chucky ned stunt has been called out for what it is... a total f**king embarrassment!!   Sean Og has never seen as much support with most clubs social media pages coming out in support of him!! Nothing will unite the county more than a win over the old enemy!  Roll on Sunday.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 21, 2023, 01:44:31 PM
There will definitely be changes to the starting 15 named and players on the bench.  I'd be amazed if Murdock doesn't play. Down at home and Donegal is a bit of a mess... Down to win by 2.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 17, 2023, 10:27:29 PM
Anyone trying to predict a starting 15 for Sunday would be safer picking the lotto numbers. No team used more players than Down throughout thr league. I still don't think Lav knows his best 15. Really only 5 certain starters IMO... Mcevoy Lavery Murdock (if allowed) Kerr and Havern. I think he'll also go with Ryan J Miceal Rooney bobo and Doc from his own club.
I'll have to settle for bronze! Well done to the winner and must say thanks to the organiser 👌
Sligo v wicklow - sligo by 3
Cavan v Fermanagh - cavan by 1
Dublin v derry - Derry by 2
Galway v Mayo - draw
Galway v Kerry - Galway
Roscommon v Donegal - Roscommon
Tyrone v Armagh - Tyrone
Mayo v Monaghan - Monaghan

Clare v Limerick - Clare
Dublin v Louth - Dublin
Kildare v Meath - Kildare
Cork v Derry - Draw

Cavan v Fermanagh - Cavan
Westmeath v Tipperary - Westmeath
Offaly v Down - Draw
Longford v Antrim - Antrim

Wexford v Carlow - Wexford
London v Laois - Laois
Waterford v Wicklow - Wicklow
Leitrim v Sligo - Sligo
Armagh v Galway - Armagh
Kerry v Roscommon -  Kerry
Monaghan v Tyrone - Tyrone
Donegal v Mayo - Mayo

Meath v Dublin - Dublin
Derry v Clare - Derry
Louth v Cork - Cork
Limerick v Kildare - Kildare

Antrim v Cavan - Cavan
Down v Longford - Down
Fermanagh v Westmeath - WestMeath
Tipperary v Offaly - Offaly

Carlow v Sligo - Sligo
Waterford v London - London
Wexford v Wicklow  - Wicklow
Leitrim v Laois - Laois
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
March 08, 2023, 04:06:23 PM
Totally agree but my point is if you have a lad at 30 and a fella at 21 that are similar in ability better to go with the 21 yr old to get the experience and be a better long term option.