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« Reply #40155 on: January 08, 2022, 11:29:35 PM »
was it donegal senior team? If so yes

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« Reply #40156 on: January 08, 2022, 11:32:16 PM »
Should Antrim u20s minus a few be losing so heavily to Donegal? Genuine question, don't know the circumstances but seems strange. If I'm being disrespectful to Donegal I apologise.

Yes, disrespectful to Donegal. Stick to football thread please
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« Reply #40157 on: January 08, 2022, 11:46:37 PM »
It would have been a seasoned men's team who have 5 lads in from other counties against wains.

Richie Ryan scored 2-10. From Limerick, big man.

https://www.donegallive.ie/news/sport/717228/mccann-hails-strongest-ever-donegal-panel-after-whirlwind-win-over-antrim-u-20s.html
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« Reply #40158 on: January 09, 2022, 12:35:25 AM »
Was at the game, Donegal seniors a decent hurling team, we struggled with size and physicality they brought, particularly from our puck out . Better than a training session, and mgt know now who has the grit and physicality they will need to compete in Leinster championship

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« Reply #40159 on: January 09, 2022, 08:52:53 AM »
Should Antrim u20s minus a few be losing so heavily to Donegal? Genuine question, don't know the circumstances but seems strange. If I'm being disrespectful to Donegal I apologise.

Yes, disrespectful to Donegal. Stick to football thread please
For someone who runs about getting people banned you are not very welcoming, no class, as for your refereeing

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« Reply #40160 on: January 09, 2022, 09:19:57 AM »
Should Antrim u20s minus a few be losing so heavily to Donegal? Genuine question, don't know the circumstances but seems strange. If I'm being disrespectful to Donegal I apologise.

Yes, disrespectful to Donegal. Stick to football thread please
For someone who runs about getting people banned you are not very welcoming, no class, as for your refereeing

No class?

Did you read your post?

And what’s my refereeing got to do with your post putting down Donegal hurling?

Like I said, stick to the football.

As for getting people banned, that clampit did that all by himself
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« Reply #40161 on: January 09, 2022, 10:43:28 AM »
I was a wee bit shocked myself when I saw the result. Would expect an Antrim U-20 team to be beating a weaker Ulster counties senior team.
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« Reply #40162 on: January 09, 2022, 10:55:33 AM »
I was a wee bit shocked myself when I saw the result. Would expect an Antrim U-20 team to be beating a weaker Ulster counties senior team.

At club level this year alone we’d no winners of provincial championships, didn’t get to the semifinals in the lower championships and beat handy in senior.

Under20 is young, even college hurling is older again, Donegal ain’t bad, disappointing but not shocked.

Tipp thought they would throw out a second string v Kerry, got their asses handed to them
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« Reply #40163 on: January 09, 2022, 10:57:05 AM »
I was a wee bit shocked myself when I saw the result. Would expect an Antrim U-20 team to be beating a weaker Ulster counties senior team.

Why would you just expect that?

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« Reply #40164 on: January 09, 2022, 11:41:29 AM »
I was a wee bit shocked myself when I saw the result. Would expect an Antrim U-20 team to be beating a weaker Ulster counties senior team.

Cloud cuckoo land yous boys living in.  Derry struggled to beat this team last year ,won by point in the end
Donegal are 4th strongest in Ulster now easily .

They have really good homegrown hurlers plus boys from Tyrone, Armagh, Clare, Galway, Antrim and Limerick

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« Reply #40165 on: January 09, 2022, 11:49:53 AM »
I was a wee bit shocked myself when I saw the result. Would expect an Antrim U-20 team to be beating a weaker Ulster counties senior team.

Cloud cuckoo land yous boys living in.  Derry struggled to beat this team last year ,won by point in the end
Donegal are 4th strongest in Ulster now easily .

They have really good homegrown hurlers plus boys from Tyrone, Armagh, Clare, Galway, Antrim and Limerick

Plus Tipperary. Didn't think they had anybody from Antrim though.
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« Reply #40166 on: January 09, 2022, 12:08:28 PM »
I was a wee bit shocked myself when I saw the result. Would expect an Antrim U-20 team to be beating a weaker Ulster counties senior team.

Cloud cuckoo land yous boys living in.  Derry struggled to beat this team last year ,won by point in the end
Donegal are 4th strongest in Ulster now easily .

They have really good homegrown hurlers plus boys from Tyrone, Armagh, Clare, Galway, Antrim and Limerick

Plus Tipperary. Didn't think they had anybody from Antrim though.

sorry you are correct I thought they had the setanta keeper (belfast) in nets

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« Reply #40167 on: January 09, 2022, 12:18:14 PM »
It is apparent that they used McGurk this year to give run out to U20s in prep for championship later on. The only issue there is that team is weakened by Uni's being able to select eligible county players. Possibly 6-8 missing and maybe more.
I also heard there were some injuries(Bicky and Rian) and some mnssing due to isolation weaking group even further.
Of the starting 15 , 3 of the boys were last years Minors so probably still not 18.
Is that the best way to proceed I'm not sure as we all know you can have all the skill but boys against men is different.
If we have yearly Dev  squads what has happened to Minor team and Celtic challenge teams / players  from those age groups.
We are way short in strength and physicality  to be honest we might struggle to get out of Ulster.
You need a balance between man strength and underlying skill.
No easy answers and in reality probably only 2-3 of this group will end up Senior county players

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« Reply #40168 on: January 09, 2022, 12:19:10 PM »
I was a wee bit shocked myself when I saw the result. Would expect an Antrim U-20 team to be beating a weaker Ulster counties senior team.

Cloud cuckoo land yous boys living in.  Derry struggled to beat this team last year ,won by point in the end
Donegal are 4th strongest in Ulster now easily .

They have really good homegrown hurlers plus boys from Tyrone, Armagh, Clare, Galway, Antrim and Limerick

Plus Tipperary. Didn't think they had anybody from Antrim though.

sorry you are correct I thought they had the setanta keeper (belfast) in nets

Actually thought it was him from the pictures on Saffron Gael.
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« Reply #40169 on: January 09, 2022, 01:41:36 PM »
It is apparent that they used McGurk this year to give run out to U20s in prep for championship later on. The only issue there is that team is weakened by Uni's being able to select eligible county players. Possibly 6-8 missing and maybe more.
I also heard there were some injuries(Bicky and Rian) and some mnssing due to isolation weaking group even further.
Of the starting 15 , 3 of the boys were last years Minors so probably still not 18.
Is that the best way to proceed I'm not sure as we all know you can have all the skill but boys against men is different.
If we have yearly Dev  squads what has happened to Minor team and Celtic challenge teams / players  from those age groups.
We are way short in strength and physicality  to be honest we might struggle to get out of Ulster.
You need a balance between man strength and underlying skill.
No easy answers and in reality probably only 2-3 of this group will end up Senior county players

Donegal uni players choose county there yesterday