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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 01, 2015, 10:13:51 PM »
He also started midfield for Down U21's in 2013

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 26, 2015, 11:11:07 PM »
Offensive enough there from 'Line Ball'. What's the point in being negative when you offer no solution? I personally think that we gave up today in order not to show out true strengths and give away too much before the championship, unlike Monaghan who have completely given away their true tactics against Dublin and are no longer a surprise package as everyone knows what they're now capable of come championships time. I wouldn't exactly read too much into that game however there are some evident problems and cracks in the team. The midfield is the most glaring problem and I believe we have the players but I still don't know why the same combination is tried every time. Also, the 2 man fullforward line has been completely ousted and it no longer works. However positives to take out of that game were some of the good defensive play, especially form Darren O'Hagan and Conal McGovern, and great pressure on the ball from multiple men. It's tough enough to see what will happen come Celtic park but that game imo is not an indicator for anything. Derry will be non the wiser after that dismal display today

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 18, 2015, 06:05:08 PM »
Bit of an experimental down lineup today against Donegal but they were trounced, even with vital players back from injury. Surprised to see conor cox start corner forward but he was obviously pulled out the field as a sweeper.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 12, 2015, 10:01:03 PM »
Amid this absolutely farcial commentary on players private lives, I would like to point out that RGU Downpatrick have pulled out of the Minor All County division and allegedly want to play 13- aside in the east down minor division 1. Can they not field? This current downpatrick team beat us in the feile at U14 and ran us close in the championship 2 years ago in U16. Very surprised at there election to drop down a tier.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 05, 2015, 11:37:04 PM »
Conail McGovern, for a late comer to the county scene (He played U21 in 2009 I believe) really looks the part after a fantastic season in midfield for burren last year. Although he's been thrown into Half back there, really isn't much difference, at Inter county level, between half back and half forward. How range of passing is excellent an he does the simple things right all the time. Mooney was undoubtedly our man of the match, he showed his huge vertical and a good pair of hands, and his rapid bursts of pace left a very good Brendan Quigley for dead. Also great to see Luke Howard grow in confidence, bombing up the field, and also great to seen big Niall Madine pluck two good balls out of the sky after he came on, and the return of Pete Fitz is a great addition to the middle sector. I still believe that Packie Downey needs a shot in and around midfield, but the time to give boys chances is now over. A long and hard three weeks ahead but the boys should be celebrating today. Roll on April 26th!

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 04, 2015, 05:42:39 PM »
Was there many at the minor game today? I went and I thought it wasn't a bad showing but we are seriously lacking firepower yet we are without influential vice captain Jody McGovern at CHF. However Armagh are a very robust, smart and well organised defensive unit, however down are still experimenting with different players and what not, but it still doesn't look like they've completly jeled yet.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:00:17 PM »
Saw down training last night as our seniors were training also. Both he and Madine were training in for own from what I saw.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 26, 2015, 07:55:39 PM »
Is it true that dee Turley has transferred from RGU to a side in Meath? Haven't heard any word on this tonight until I read it on the Hoganstand. Anyone care to tell me if this is the truth?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 21, 2015, 01:38:20 PM »
Minors beat Monaghan today in downpatrick with a score line of 0-6 to 0-4. Looked like to be very close. Anyone know the team or any other reports?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 18, 2015, 07:12:25 PM »
I heard that donagh McAleenan had broke his thumb and was recovering however I'm pretty sure the others are correct. Managers decisions can win or lose games but frank is mainly there to assist Jim. Many very quick to tear into him here

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 08, 2015, 10:45:36 PM »
Packie downey getting playing time is a big positive, however I think Ryan Mallon should be integrated into or around midfield, also Mal Magee has returned. Is ryan Johnston still out due to the injury he picked up for St Mary's?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 04, 2015, 10:04:41 PM »
I genuinely doubt that the county board would consider sacking a manager right before he has his team play their first game of the year, however please elaborate.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 28, 2015, 10:39:50 PM »
Surely art has nailed down that full forward position now. Every ball in stuck to him, his running off the ball was great and every pass into him he hung onto and just dropped the shoulder and ran on,   up the Connor Garvey pass for the donal o'hare goal. Also thought that conail McGovern seemed very settled and composed on the ball in an unaccustomed position but my jury is still out on Jerome Johnston and o'hanlon. Still, 2 points on the road is always great!

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 26, 2015, 10:36:47 PM »
Some players picked due to injurjes but it's good to see some new faces prove themselves. As terry Hyland said recently, he expects every county player to play anywhere for his county and be versatile, however Id say most of our men will end up switching in and out all over the field, however this team could be a tactically oriented.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:25:13 PM »
Good luck to the four shamrocks men on the college macrory and the three on the St pauls team!

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