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« on: November 19, 2018, 09:09:47 AM »
Dunloy beat in Ulster Minor tournament today. Kevin Lynchs were better in all lines of the field and run out easy winners by 9pts.
Kevin Lynchs looked to have a few very big men. young lad in full forward a real handful on young crawford who started for dunloy seniors

McHugh, motm. He played senior championship for Kevin Lynchs against slaughtneil. So did 6 (Mullan) and 11 (Kelly).

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:42:58 AM »
Wins for both Coleraine and Banagher in Ulster. Good to see. Best of luck to Limavady later today too.
Great win for Banagher but Eoghan Rua seem to have made hard work of it v 14 men in second half.

Wasn't just v 14. We lost two county men to injury and had our full back black carded. Went man for man in second half using keeper as an extra defender. We just ran out of steam.

Very harsh sending off to be fair. Black card also could have been down to soft ground. I'm sure you will be back

2nd yellow was very harsh but the black card was spot on, soft ground might have made him fall but doesn't need to trip with the hand.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:43:27 PM »
So how many get promoted/relegated from 2019 leagues?  Seem strange that a team relegated from 1A in 2020 wont be able to play in Senior Championship but 4 top teams in 1B will.  Though they can still take the option that Glenullin took and play in Championship they shouldn't have been in.

That's incorrect.

New championship will be 12 x 1A teams + Top 3 1B teams + intermediate champions

or 12 x 1A teams + top 4 1B teams if intermediate champions finish in top 3.

Ok, must be a Monday morning thing and my heads not working.  So in saying this, the 1B league will have to be completed before the Championship begins and the intermediate champions will be from the season before then?

2019 championship is '2018 top 15 division 1' and Banagher.

2020 championship will take 2019's standing like i have said above.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:19:00 AM »
So how many get promoted/relegated from 2019 leagues?  Seem strange that a team relegated from 1A in 2020 wont be able to play in Senior Championship but 4 top teams in 1B will.  Though they can still take the option that Glenullin took and play in Championship they shouldn't have been in.

That's incorrect.

New championship will be 12 x 1A teams + Top 3 1B teams + intermediate champions

or 12 x 1A teams + top 4 1B teams if intermediate champions finish in top 3.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:33:12 PM »
toner is some operator, looks like he gets bottled up then finds space all the time. Imagine he would be a nightmare to mark.

Potentially some year for lavey after securing u16 and in minor/senior finals.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:04:28 PM »
All very quick to condemn but the CB should be commended for fixing the Coleraine Sneil game for next Wednesday night!!

don't get the logic here. Surely the winners play 3 times in 8 days anyway if the semi finals are still 7th October.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:09:33 PM »
Magherafelt management need to take a long look at themselves.

Too many talented players in their ranks to be playing that pointless and idiotic brand of football.

You'd be better to get completely stuffed than to adopt a system that allows the opposition to dander across their own 45 with the ball for 5 minutes without anyone laying a glove on them.

I thought your yellow card was a bit harsh last night. Should have had a shot a few times in 2nd half too.
How was the mood in the dressing room at half time?

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:38:11 PM »
Any odds out for the games this weekend?

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 03, 2018, 04:19:22 PM »
Was at the All Ireland final in Croke Park yesterday.As a Derry man the highlight for me was the presentation to the crowd of our 1993 All Ireland heroes and winners in every sense of the word.In a life time of watching annually other great teams of the past taking their deserved bow I must say that no group of men were as enthusiastically received or applauded so loudly as Derry were yesterday.

The greatest applause was deservedly reserved for Eamonn Coleman's daughter Margaret who ably represented her late father.The team were all very dignified as they took their place on the national stage which they had adorned so long on the playing pitches of Ireland.

I must also heartily congratulate Thomas Niblock on the magnificent and expert manner in which he introduced each of the participants.He delivered it all with great feeling and panache. This added greatly to the overall presentation. Well done to all the players and to Thomas for a wonderful cameo of a terrific Derry team.

Anyone know if this footage is available online anywhere?

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:07:54 AM »
If you want to have a go at setting the fixtures, join the committee.  I'm sure they'd love to have some of the brains here on board.  Last year there was a full-on consultation period for people with regard to all this.  Why did you not head over to Owenbeg and present your concerns there...?  Yeah bollocks to that, far easier to sit back, take another mouthful from your tin of special brew, and snipe from the sidelines with the benefit of hindsight when it doesn't work out to your liking.

If the county team had done in any way well this year and there was a conflict of club fixtures with a qualifier, for instance, the same bunch would be out in force yapping that our county board weren't giving them any backing.

Totally agree, great job done by the fixtures committee this year with plenty of football for club players. Next year should be good also with plenty of meaningful games even if the county team does better which hopefully they will.

Well I for one am too busy 5 or 6 nights a week taking teams. Full-on consultation process my hole, there was one meeting with a lot of 'we will take your views on board' plamas.

Ah right.  Good for you.  It's strange, with your schedule, that you've got time to put your views on paper in this forum though.

A couple of things:

1. 'Take your views on board' means exactly that.  It doesn't mean 'do everything that you ask'.  There's a lot of (mostly competing) interests that have to be balanced on something like this.
2. It wasn't just one meeting, clubs were asked to submit any and all ideas for improving things.  I take it you hadn't time to get yours in?
3. If this issue is as important to you as your posts would indicate, would your time not have been better spent heading over and airing your views?  Surely you could have got somebody to look after the U-8's for an hour.

"I'm too busy to do anything to sort it out but I'll yap like fcuk about it afterwards" is nonsense.

What club are you Franko?


So Franko doesnít want to say.  My point is he obviously doesnít want his club to do well or care about his own club players.  Every Derry Gael does want the county to do well but not to the detriment of their club. Every man and his dog knows the fixtures this year were a joke and all to suit the county. This is one of the reasons why there is a club v county thing more than ever. A few points about the fixtures..

1. The league (most competitive in a while due to 4/5 getting relegated) has been condensed into 2 five week seasons. Did I say condensed? I meant crammed!
2. There was an 11 week break in which Derry were out with 5 weeks still left before league started again.
3. The league cup was used as meaningless training games by most clubs. One club didnít even play it.
4. The break killed the reserve league.
5. No games for ages then 3 games in a week!!!! mental!

So I canít fathom how anyone on here can defend the league structure this year. And before someone says ďwhy donít you do itĒ Stephen Barker and co did a great job this past 2 years. The best in a number of years. Why change it???

This didn't happen. Plenty of reserves got football during these league cup games and are training away. What kills reserve football is midweek double headers when there is not enough time to play both games after work.

A move to a 12 team league will help reserve football, especially in division 1. All 12 teams should be fit to field 2 teams each weekend and with only 11 league games there should be no reason to play any midweek games.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:16:32 PM »
Iím only hearing tonight about two members of the screen panel having a bust up at one of their team mates wedding?

No prizes for guessing who was stuck in the middle  :-X

Theyíre some mess this year. Between that, a certain forward messaging the manager at the start of the year telling him he didnít want to play for them because itís a sinking ship and them welcoming him back a few weeks later and then changing managers mid way through the season, itís been a pretty disruptive year for them!

some mess surely. 2 handy wins in 2 games

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 27, 2018, 12:02:25 PM »
So something like the Irish league do on boxing day and have all the derbies. Coleraine vs Ballymena for example.
Suppose it wouldn't be too hard to implement if there are only 2 sets of midweek fixtures.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Expect nothing else.  Barker and Co dont have a notion.

Clubs wanted their county players for all matches so what do you expect. This is the only solution and as far as Iím concerned Barker and co have been excellent. If clubs were prepared to play starred games without county players as in other counties this wouldnít be an issue. You canít have it both ways.

That is correct but there are problems with mid-week games : 1 -- It is very difficult for the away team to get their players available for long distance game e.g. Desertmartin v Slaughtmanus or Steelstown v Lissan and 2 -- Impossible, as has been already said, to full-fill a Reserve game in mid week when the teams are located a long way apart. 

But this is a trial year and hopefully the system can be "tweeked" to address these issues

Croke Park would need to come to "grips" with the real problems of addressing Player Welfare and spend less time placating the Kildares and Dublins of the "nearly professional" Gaelic Football's elite

The system definitely needs improvement. Lissan played Faughenvale on Wednesday, yet play Castledawson on Saturday. You would think anyone with a bit of common sense would have swapped the fixtures about. Especially expecting to fulfil a reserve game at 645 and its a 70 minute drive.

This would mean Faughanvale heading to Desertmartin on wednesday past.  Suit one team to disrupt another?

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 18, 2018, 04:43:49 PM »
Have prices been published for championship games?

Season ticket priced at £80 for all football and hurling games including finals.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:56:26 AM »
A lot of these so called great courses are out of reach to ordinary golfers at Ä120 plus and more for RCD to play.

RCD was Ä50 all last week during the mourne club open week. I played the 4BBB on friday.

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