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« Reply #40185 on: January 19, 2022, 09:06:28 AM »
hear the Derry clubs looking back into juvenile and reserve leagues, be a good move for everyone that.

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« Reply #40186 on: January 19, 2022, 10:07:33 AM »
hear the Derry clubs looking back into juvenile and reserve leagues, be a good move for everyone that.

We're looking to get a minor team in as well..


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« Reply #40187 on: January 19, 2022, 12:46:17 PM »
hear the Derry clubs looking back into juvenile and reserve leagues, be a good move for everyone that.

Agreed! Theres a vast contrast in ability level within the leagues so this helps even it out a bit more. I think the external counties in our senior hurling leagues are badly needed kept too! I heard tell there was discussions as to whether they should be kept in. Would be disastrous if they were removed! Eg St Galls and Sarsfields in Div 2 sit well at their level- if we remove the Down teams (for example) from Div 1, you end up with a lot  of mismatches in Div 1 and a waste of time for everyone concerned.
Id actually suggest pushing to get Slaughtneil etc into our league also to help push our top 4/5 teams on!

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« Reply #40188 on: January 19, 2022, 02:36:57 PM »
hear the Derry clubs looking back into juvenile and reserve leagues, be a good move for everyone that.

Agreed! Theres a vast contrast in ability level within the leagues so this helps even it out a bit more. I think the external counties in our senior hurling leagues are badly needed kept too! I heard tell there was discussions as to whether they should be kept in. Would be disastrous if they were removed! Eg St Galls and Sarsfields in Div 2 sit well at their level- if we remove the Down teams (for example) from Div 1, you end up with a lot  of mismatches in Div 1 and a waste of time for everyone concerned.
Id actually suggest pushing to get Slaughtneil etc into our league also to help push our top 4/5 teams on!

yes , 100% right, but heard the chairman not keen on outside clubs

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« Reply #40189 on: January 19, 2022, 03:03:41 PM »
Because nobody likes travelling to us in Derry City for example-thats the issue

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« Reply #40190 on: January 19, 2022, 07:49:08 PM »
hear the Derry clubs looking back into juvenile and reserve leagues, be a good move for everyone that.

Agreed! Theres a vast contrast in ability level within the leagues so this helps even it out a bit more. I think the external counties in our senior hurling leagues are badly needed kept too! I heard tell there was discussions as to whether they should be kept in. Would be disastrous if they were removed! Eg St Galls and Sarsfields in Div 2 sit well at their level- if we remove the Down teams (for example) from Div 1, you end up with a lot  of mismatches in Div 1 and a waste of time for everyone concerned.
Id actually suggest pushing to get Slaughtneil etc into our league also to help push our top 4/5 teams on!

yes , 100% right, but heard the chairman not keen on outside clubs

I know hes chair and puts a fair amount of time into it Im sure, but how could he possibly push through his own agenda without discussing with clubs? Did he even hurl? Or even hurl to a decent level to understand the need to for competitive games rather than drummings? Id be disappointed to see something like that become real.


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« Reply #40191 on: January 20, 2022, 08:31:09 AM »
hear the Derry clubs looking back into juvenile and reserve leagues, be a good move for everyone that.

Agreed! Theres a vast contrast in ability level within the leagues so this helps even it out a bit more. I think the external counties in our senior hurling leagues are badly needed kept too! I heard tell there was discussions as to whether they should be kept in. Would be disastrous if they were removed! Eg St Galls and Sarsfields in Div 2 sit well at their level- if we remove the Down teams (for example) from Div 1, you end up with a lot  of mismatches in Div 1 and a waste of time for everyone concerned.
Id actually suggest pushing to get Slaughtneil etc into our league also to help push our top 4/5 teams on!

yes , 100% right, but heard the chairman not keen on outside clubs

I know hes chair and puts a fair amount of time into it Im sure, but how could he possibly push through his own agenda without discussing with clubs? Did he even hurl? Or even hurl to a decent level to understand the need to for competitive games rather than drummings? Id be disappointed to see something like that become real.
Now that is a ridiculous statement. Do you need to play to know what a team needs? Plenty of managers  who have won top level competitions but have never won them as a player.

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« Reply #40192 on: January 20, 2022, 08:36:41 AM »
Slaughtneil wouldn't be the same beast in the league as the championship - too many football matches and I don't know how they'd coordinate them. I suppose this applies to Bredagh and Carryduff too mind you but I don't know how dual clubs work with clashes in dual fixtures with their own counties. Not an issue for the ards clubs or some others.

Is someone saying it's going to be an antrim only league? What happens the clubs outside antrim currently in the leagues or am I reading that wrong? If not that'd be a terrible idea...

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« Reply #40193 on: January 20, 2022, 09:38:48 AM »
U20 team was physically pushed about by the more mature Donegal team. 6 starters yesterday were U18 so a bit on the light side yet for senior hurling. Donegal the better team on a wet Dunsilly pitch.

Remember this is not U20 v U20

This.

A county the size of Antrim really shouldn't be playing lads with three years left this level. Where's all the U19's and U20's that have went through the various development squads?

FWIW Donegal are a handy team full of good big hurlers so playing Antrim U20's in the middle of January on a heavy pitch and beating them isn't a surprise and if anything Antrim U20's could be better off for it.

Thought they done well to score what they did , they will have learnt more than Donegal

Down just about beat Donegal last night in the final, the bit I watched Donegal were 7 points to the good with 10 minutes to go and were good value for it.

Marky Fisher must have pulled Down out of a hole there with a smashing point from the sideline and a goal from a 20 metre free, hope the wee bollox gets fitter than he was last year

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« Reply #40194 on: January 20, 2022, 10:20:20 AM »
Slaughtneil wouldn't be the same beast in the league as the championship - too many football matches and I don't know how they'd coordinate them. I suppose this applies to Bredagh and Carryduff too mind you but I don't know how dual clubs work with clashes in dual fixtures with their own counties. Not an issue for the ards clubs or some others.

Is someone saying it's going to be an antrim only league? What happens the clubs outside antrim currently in the leagues or am I reading that wrong? If not that'd be a terrible idea...

Antrim wont work for Derry dual players. Our football is Sunday and your hurling is Sunday

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« Reply #40195 on: January 20, 2022, 10:22:16 AM »
U20 team was physically pushed about by the more mature Donegal team. 6 starters yesterday were U18 so a bit on the light side yet for senior hurling. Donegal the better team on a wet Dunsilly pitch.

Remember this is not U20 v U20

This.

A county the size of Antrim really shouldn't be playing lads with three years left this level. Where's all the U19's and U20's that have went through the various development squads?

FWIW Donegal are a handy team full of good big hurlers so playing Antrim U20's in the middle of January on a heavy pitch and beating them isn't a surprise and if anything Antrim U20's could be better off for it.

Thought they done well to score what they did , they will have learnt more than Donegal

Down just about beat Donegal last night in the final, the bit I watched Donegal were 7 points to the good with 10 minutes to go and were good value for it.

Marky Fisher must have pulled Down out of a hole there with a smashing point from the sideline and a goal from a 20 metre free, hope the wee bollox gets fitter than he was last year

Down done well with 14 men. donegal played as if it was champo final. As i ahve said before this is no reflection of Donegal underage(even though they now have more clubs than Derry) as they had 7 outside men starting

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« Reply #40196 on: January 20, 2022, 10:45:30 AM »
Slaughtneil wouldn't be the same beast in the league as the championship - too many football matches and I don't know how they'd coordinate them. I suppose this applies to Bredagh and Carryduff too mind you but I don't know how dual clubs work with clashes in dual fixtures with their own counties. Not an issue for the ards clubs or some others.

Is someone saying it's going to be an antrim only league? What happens the clubs outside antrim currently in the leagues or am I reading that wrong? If not that'd be a terrible idea...

Antrim wont work for Derry dual players. Our football is Sunday and your hurling is Sunday

Yeah and then there's county players on top of it. I was thinking that.

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« Reply #40197 on: January 20, 2022, 10:56:50 AM »
U20 team was physically pushed about by the more mature Donegal team. 6 starters yesterday were U18 so a bit on the light side yet for senior hurling. Donegal the better team on a wet Dunsilly pitch.

Remember this is not U20 v U20

This.

A county the size of Antrim really shouldn't be playing lads with three years left this level. Where's all the U19's and U20's that have went through the various development squads?

FWIW Donegal are a handy team full of good big hurlers so playing Antrim U20's in the middle of January on a heavy pitch and beating them isn't a surprise and if anything Antrim U20's could be better off for it.

Thought they done well to score what they did , they will have learnt more than Donegal

Down just about beat Donegal last night in the final, the bit I watched Donegal were 7 points to the good with 10 minutes to go and were good value for it.

Marky Fisher must have pulled Down out of a hole there with a smashing point from the sideline and a goal from a 20 metre free, hope the wee bollox gets fitter than he was last year

Down done well with 14 men. donegal played as if it was champo final. As i ahve said before this is no reflection of Donegal underage(even though they now have more clubs than Derry) as they had 7 outside men starting

White-Wexford
O'Donaghue-I think Galway
Gartland-Derry City
Gilmore-Tyrone
McGee-down the country
Ryan-Limerick
Flynn-Tipp

Few more to come in an don bench

Guards?

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« Reply #40198 on: January 20, 2022, 11:38:36 AM »
U20 team was physically pushed about by the more mature Donegal team. 6 starters yesterday were U18 so a bit on the light side yet for senior hurling. Donegal the better team on a wet Dunsilly pitch.

Remember this is not U20 v U20

This.

A county the size of Antrim really shouldn't be playing lads with three years left this level. Where's all the U19's and U20's that have went through the various development squads?

FWIW Donegal are a handy team full of good big hurlers so playing Antrim U20's in the middle of January on a heavy pitch and beating them isn't a surprise and if anything Antrim U20's could be better off for it.

Thought they done well to score what they did , they will have learnt more than Donegal

Down just about beat Donegal last night in the final, the bit I watched Donegal were 7 points to the good with 10 minutes to go and were good value for it.

Marky Fisher must have pulled Down out of a hole there with a smashing point from the sideline and a goal from a 20 metre free, hope the wee bollox gets fitter than he was last year

Down done well with 14 men. donegal played as if it was champo final. As i ahve said before this is no reflection of Donegal underage(even though they now have more clubs than Derry) as they had 7 outside men starting

White-Wexford
O'Donaghue-I think Galway
Gartland-Derry City
Gilmore-Tyrone
McGee-down the country
Ryan-Limerick
Flynn-Tipp

Few more to come in an don bench

Guards?

few teachers, couple northern lads with dodge addresses to play for DL clubs.
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« Reply #40199 on: January 20, 2022, 12:22:05 PM »
U20 team was physically pushed about by the more mature Donegal team. 6 starters yesterday were U18 so a bit on the light side yet for senior hurling. Donegal the better team on a wet Dunsilly pitch.

Remember this is not U20 v U20

This.

A county the size of Antrim really shouldn't be playing lads with three years left this level. Where's all the U19's and U20's that have went through the various development squads?

FWIW Donegal are a handy team full of good big hurlers so playing Antrim U20's in the middle of January on a heavy pitch and beating them isn't a surprise and if anything Antrim U20's could be better off for it.

Thought they done well to score what they did , they will have learnt more than Donegal

Down just about beat Donegal last night in the final, the bit I watched Donegal were 7 points to the good with 10 minutes to go and were good value for it.

Marky Fisher must have pulled Down out of a hole there with a smashing point from the sideline and a goal from a 20 metre free, hope the wee bollox gets fitter than he was last year

Down done well with 14 men. donegal played as if it was champo final. As i ahve said before this is no reflection of Donegal underage(even though they now have more clubs than Derry) as they had 7 outside men starting

White-Wexford
O'Donaghue-I think Galway
Gartland-Derry City
Gilmore-Tyrone
McGee-down the country
Ryan-Limerick
Flynn-Tipp

Few more to come in an don bench

Guards?

few teachers, couple northern lads with dodge addresses to play for DL clubs.

I believe McGee is local.  Throw in Coulter (Armagh) and Cleary (Offaly) who are also usually involved.

Gilmore plays for them as they are the closest club to him, probably doesn't need a dodgy address.
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