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General discussion / Re: Razors - a whole new era
« on: October 18, 2007, 02:45:35 PM »
Class link!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 18, 2007, 02:35:48 PM »
On a lighter note, did anyone else enjoy Gerry Donnelly's witty announcement's over the mic just before the county final. Cant remember them exactly but they were very funny.

He read out someone's number plate who had parked in a certain carpark, and then said, "The car park closes at 4pm, the good news is you're there til Monday"  :D

Another one mentioning children in aisles, he just said, "We cant be having that"  :D

If Gerry done on-going commentary and Peter John Cassidy done ref with his theatrical actions signalling what every free-kick was awarded for, now that would be entertainment.

Not sure how the replay will go. Brian Scullion will be a right loss to Bellaghy.
Just hope the weather aint as bad as last week.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 11, 2007, 11:48:37 AM »
Neck on the line time for the final; I really think it's very tight to call but if I had to, I'd go for Bellaghy marginally although i would not be surprised at all if Glenullin did win.

Even if Glenullin didnt win as much ball around the middle as they did against Ballinderry, even if they got about 40% they could probably still win due to the scoring ability of Paddy Bradley & Co.
Midfield will probably be a crowded affair with glenullin possibly trying to split Doc and Diver.
I've been very impressed with Fergal Doc so far and if he's on song Bellaghy should win.

McGoldrick and Paddy Bradley should be a fine tussle but i dont think he will be left in a lot of space one on one. Not sure if McNally will go man to man or perhaps sweep back whenever possible.

Conan & Eoin Brown contributed well the last day so they should start. Graffin was heavily strapped up the last day so it will be interesting to see where he is in terms of fitness.

so many possible permutations and battles of tactics etc.

Here's hoping for a good final.

Good luck to Newbridge in the intermediate final on saturday, was very impressed with them against coleraine and they should not be far away.


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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 08, 2007, 10:59:38 AM »
yesterday's result; S'Neil 1.08 Loup 1.13
Played at Swatragh, not a bad game of football. Usual story, Paul McFlynn was exceptional.
Loup goal scored by Benny McVey and S'Neil goal came from a Jim Kelly 2nd half penalty.


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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 12, 2007, 02:54:10 PM »
Nice one Max, a very fitting tribute to eamon.

On another issue I suppose it would be strange for Ballinderry / Kilrea already knowing their potential semi final opponents, whilst still trying to get over their quarter final.
Would be hard not to have one eye so to speak on the semi final.


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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 11, 2007, 02:23:00 PM »
Alrite folks, aint been on in a while myself. But anyway.....

As for the Loup game on Sunday, there is not much more that can be said that hasn't already. Was pretty well summarised by "Louper" there.
Very disappointing now. With a few key players missing, experienced championship performers at that, it was going to be difficult but would not be in the habit of making excuses. Just were not good enough on the day. Fair play to dungiven.

As for the immediate future I dont know what it will hold. First and foremost the resources are not there i.e our current minor team had to amalgamate with Lissan this year and are playing "B" football. Just do not seem to have the same conveyor belt of talent coming through as the likes of Ballinderry for example with all their current county minors (Good luck to all involved on Sunday by the way)

How bad as it may have been, I dont think it's the end of the world.

For those left, I'd say Ballinderry are still favourites and justifiably so. Thier biggest threat will be Bellaghy who are coming good at the right time. From what I seen of their game on Saturday they looked very good. In Doc and Diver they will ask big questions of any midfield.

Anyway, no sour grapes, good luck to all teams still left in!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster All stars
« on: August 14, 2007, 04:54:23 PM »
1. Duffy
2. McGoldrick
3. McCloy
4. D. Mone
5. McQuaid
6. Gormley
7. D Freeman
8. Doherty
9. S Cavanagh
10. R Kavanagh
11. Woods
12. Muldoon
13. Bradley
14. Corey
15. T.Freeman

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Dublin All Ireland Quarter Final
« on: August 10, 2007, 03:19:48 PM »
Look lads we've all had a bit of fun giving Derry a chance, but in all honesty i just cant see how Dublin will lose unless they have a total stinker (which would not make Derry better than us)

Roll on Kerry in the 26th! :)

Talk bout getting your excuses in early Tankie! "if we lose" talk!  :D
Dub's aint met a defence as strong as ours, time will tell!
Fergal Doc will have some tussle with Whelan, and i expect him to come out on top. Management should have done their homework on dublin's kick-out's too.
At this point i would not swap the Derry team for the Dublin one.

In a real pressure cooker situation the dub's have a knack of becoming a shrinking violet, long may it continue!
Paddy Bradley will really want to turn it on, on the big stage, none bigger than tomorrow!

Sometimes in these really big games, a lesser known lad i.e not a big name rises and plays out of his skin, i just Derry have a couple of these!  :)

Up Derry!!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: August 10, 2007, 03:13:54 PM »
Good luck to all the players and management! Promises to be a great occasion, an even better one if we win!  ;D

Derry at 3/1 is no bad price!

At least, we know we have players on the bench who can change things or get us over the finish line!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Kerry all ireland QF
« on: August 10, 2007, 03:01:09 PM »
All the best to the farney, derry will be getting behind you whether we win lose or draw!

Scanlon starting midfield for Kerry, seen him a few times this year and not convinced.

Tommy Freeman 8/1 for first goal, get it on|!!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Weekend Predicitions
« on: August 10, 2007, 02:59:39 PM »
Derry 3/1 doubled up with Monaghan +5 points at Even's.
A modest 20 quid stake gets you 180!!

My old friend full-back, are you going down to it? Supporting derry i hope?
Hope armagh win the hurling, all of derry will be supporting them!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Dublin All Ireland Quarter Final
« on: August 10, 2007, 02:55:55 PM »
Just went onto ticketmaster, got 2 lower cusack 306 for me and the old man! cant wait now!

thats where im at myself, lower cusack, 306!! cant believe you still got them on ticketmaster?!  :o

I predict Dub's to start well as per usual, maybe even lead at half time but then derry to settle and use their sub's well i.e Diver, Skinner & McGuckin. Dublin still with doubts in the back of their head throwing away a 7 point lead against Mayo last year to crumble in last ten mins, Paddy bradley to really turn it on, even if double teamed. Dublin under-eatimate our defence, i would not swap them for any other county's back 6.

Good luck to all the panel and management, really looking forward to it!  ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Dublin All Ireland Quarter Final
« on: August 09, 2007, 11:23:55 AM »
Really looking forward to the game at this stage. I think Derry's best chances of beating the Dub's lie in the following (may be easier said than done mind you);

1. Good use of the bench; in Eoin Bradley we have a lethal forward option and score-getter. Use him early enough if necessary, no point putting him in with 8 mins to go. Same for big Joe Diver. If Kevin McGuckin does not start he should be a very steadying influence too when called upon.

2. Quick ball into the forwards; Less tipping and going across the pitch, all players should be capable of leaving a good 40 yard kick pass into the forwards.

3. Put the odd high ball in to test the full-back McConnell. He is still relatively unexperienced at this level.

4. Have a kick-out strategy, Gillis should not just hit the ball as far as he can every time to the same area. Too predictable, vary the thing and keep the Dub's guessing. Aim a few towards Muldoon's wing, we saw against Laois how good he is in the air.

5. Derry are renowned for being a big, strong, physical team, let's bring this to the fore. Get the hits in, hard and fair and dont stand back and admire their forwards. We are there on merit and should not be intimidated. if the dub's race into a few points lead early on, dont panic, just slow it down until we settle and let our own football do the talking. Confidence in our own ability is paramount!!


Only a few pointers IMHO. The referee could have a big bearing on how the game pans out too, lets hope he is not overly picky and lets the game flow, as opposed to ticking players at every free and holding things up. This takes away the advantage of a quick free and allows the opposition to get back in numbers.  >:(

May the best team win!  :)

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: August 07, 2007, 11:12:39 AM »
Is Eoin Bradley 'Skinner' as good as most of you say he is? I remember him from 2005 and whilst he scored a cracker of a goal against Down in Newry, he didn't really do much else in any other matches. I have heard people say he can be and is as good as Paddy? Why hasn't he really been involved in the County set-up until now? Would lack of match practise not be a problem?

Yeah he is some talent now. Very hard to handle, defender's nightmare. Deadly pace and a bit of a swagger about him / cockniness which means he will always take on his man and have a shot.
Had a bad leg break against jordanstown in 2004 Mckenna cup i think it was. had a great year in 2005. apart from the wonder goal against down he gave tom kelly a lot of trouble in croke park v Laois. he was playing at CHF that day.
Disagreement with management meant he was dropped from squad earlier in the year.

Still could have a big part to play for derry this season.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Elvery's Ad
« on: August 07, 2007, 10:57:45 AM »
the amateur status police would not be the first to refund him for lose of earnings on a Saturday for example if he had a game / training!  ;)

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