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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:32:12 PM »
Any truth in the chat going about that a county referee and club chairman assaulted another referee at a recent club game and got off with it cause 'he may be needed to referee later in the year and if he suspended then he couldn't '. If this is true then the county disciplinary committee have stooped to an all time low.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:03:01 AM »
Ok maybe a bad choice of words.  We don’t send the players, its entirely their choice.  Perhaps I should have used the word ‘encouraging’?  Anyhow, my original point stands.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 01, 2019, 08:35:01 AM »
So if we went for a starred game system Slaughtneil would have went out to play certain games less 7 county hurlers and 7 county footballers, almost all of which are duel players.  Hardly a great reward for a team sending players to play for the county.  A better solution would need to be found than this.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:19:38 AM »
Just see that the county board has fixed the Slaughtneil /Coleraine replay for next Wednesday night. Not much consideration for the dual players at both clubs with the hurling finals fixed for next Sunday. The club players should be shown a bit more respect than this and then people at times wonder why some players don't want to represent the county. I think at times give respect/get respect is one way traffic at this point.

Interesting, so what’s your alternative given the matches have to played in time for ulster club in hurling and football?

Put someone with a wee bit of sense in charge of fixtures.  The county board have known that it was very possible that dual clubs would progress to that latter stages of the championship,  especially with the new hurling intermediate and junior competitions and yet they have no allowance for replays in their scheduling. 

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:21:51 AM »
From everyone's perspective.

There is no reason for slaghtneil to push on, they are winning, why risk losing the ball trying for another score when Magherafelt have everyone back to prevent that. You hold the ball, get them to push up and then with more space your percentages of getting a score is alot better. I actually think the more we see this stuff the better because it will surely end up with teams having to push up and combat it the more successful it is. Just to clarify, it does look horrible and I hate it but equally respect it

Would kind of understand it if Slaughtneil was one score ahead but was there a need to do that when the margin was 5 points with time running out?

Was 04- to 0-3 at this point just before Half Time. Mfelt playing with the wind opted not to pressure the ball. We won 10-5 in the end with Mfelt scoring a solitary point from play.
 We played them in the league earlier in the year and they did exactly the same. 4 points down at half time and at the start of the second have we had possession for 10 odd minutes. Our boys were 100% right to hold possession.  We weren't chasing the game

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:47:38 AM »
Slaughtneil have appointed Audi Kelly as manager. Left the Moy, I would imagine the Moy won't be happy, their league due to start in 19 days.

No we haven't you clown..

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:48:07 PM »
Mickey Moran - what a legend. 4 in a row champions!!!!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:18:06 PM »
Left Peg, restore pride, a little perspective required. Some facts for you to consider. In the two home league games over the past 2 years, neither Moran nor Gormley sought each other out for handshakes after respective home victories. Moran then suddenlyseeks Enda out after a championship victory when he knows a crowd will be watching the body language. Enda sticks to his principles and refuses the handshake. Opportunism and showboating and false platitudes from Moran.. I'll let you bet he judge of that?
Regarding 93. Enda would have witnessed at close quarters, the behaviour of Moran whilst Coleman was in the states. Moran was a big part of the Derry success and the panel and management would have known that. This is where the humility comes into the equation. That recognition from his peers wasn't sufficient. He saw an opportunity to help remove Coleman and him and h gribben used their position in the co. Board to promote gossip and innuendo regarding Eamon. Loyalty anyone? When challenged by the players about his behaviour, Moran stated that he would step down as interim manager if the players didn't want him. 20 players told him they couldn't play under him after witnessing his treachery yet he still tried to ride it out. Integrity anyone?
Enda would also have seen at first hand, Moran's refusal to manager his home club after 35 years of managing in every other corner of the country. The lure of the silver took him up the road despite being asked by his club to take their seniors. Those are the facts, judge as you see fit.

Hi Ho Silver, tell me this Silver me bucko, if, when he was allegedly asked, he had said yes and he had went on to win 3,   yes 3 Derry titles in a row and 2 Ulster titles in that time with Glen,  do you think the same hostility would be shown to him by Enda or other Glen people? They'd be carrying him up and down Maghera. You need not try to fool anyone into to thinking that the anger shown to King Mickey is anything other pure jealously at what he has helped us achieve.  Up the Robbies!!

GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: March 04, 2017, 12:38:03 AM »
Been off the board for awheena months and have just come back ( time for the new AFL season - but I'll not elaborate on that!) and there yiz all are berating the Emmets.

Well, in my humble opinion what that club has achieved is fantastic, remarkable and worth every column inch of praise the club has been getting.

When I started out for the Kilrea u-12s, the one game you were guaranteed to win was against the Emmets.  And that continued for years.  The club often struggled to turn out a full team in the various grades, and it was not uncommon for u-16s playing senior reserve football.  Same with hurling.  You knew you'd be in a game with the Emmets, too, though. 

But the one thing that was so tangible among the Emmets was the spirit and club pride.  They introduced the forward-planning mentality and when the first signs of success were beckoning it wasn't long before they had the ball and were running.  Adrian McGuckin did exactly the same thing at Ballinderry, setting up excellent underage structures that was bought into by the whole community.  I recall playing at a S.Derry u-16 final and looking into the stands and seeing a whole raft of Ballinderry senior players on the sidelines roaring on their team.  We never had that same support in Kilrea and never enjoyed much success despite there being some incredibly talented players.

So,no, I don't care where the McGuigans live, or how many generations of Cassidys played for the club or other such shite that some have been spewing on here on this thread. 

The club is a wonderful example of GAA culture, Irish culture and just great community spirit.  I was most pleased for the hurlers as they broke the hoodoo Derry teams losing Ulster finals.  Sure they didn't beat Cuala but as Cuala are in unchartered ground too, I will be hoping they win the final.

Billy Magoo, hats off to your club, fella.  And here's to an All-Ireland double.


GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: February 20, 2017, 12:20:41 AM »
Of course there are,  but let me get this right longballin,  your saying that a man who's father played for Slaughtneil,  who played all his underage for Slaughtneil,  who was brought up watching Slaughtneil should play for a neighbouring club just because of where he lives?  What about the man who lives in Slaughtneil,  who plays all underage for club,  plays Seniors, gets wed and has to move to a house a couple of miles away in neighbouring Maghera or Swatragh? Should he demand a transfer?  Proclaim his love for his new club and forget about the last 30 odd years of his life?  When did the GAA bring in the 'play for the club closest to you' rule?  ;)

GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: February 19, 2017, 11:54:11 PM »
Not naming players on this board but there are players lived and have been living in catchment area of other clubs who play for Slaughtneil.

Easy way out longballin.  Saying you'll name no player simply cause you know there are none.  As for Shannon Graham. Yes she's from Antrim.  Her mother was one of the Cassidys,  sister of Thomas. My understanding is that she opted to come to slaughtneil as her own club had no team.  As for the footballers tones you wanna name any who fall into the category I outlined above?

GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: February 19, 2017, 11:30:49 PM »
Fantastic achievements by Slaughtneil but is a lot of sentimental nonsense being written as well about a little country club. There are a load of players involved from very wide area and not all from Slaughneil... say it as it is or say nothing.

So let's name the players that have transferred in,  the players that haven't played for us right through underage or the players whose fathers /grandfather's / uncles didn't play for Slaughtneil before them. 

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 17, 2016, 10:25:16 PM »
Some of Slaughtneil's diving and general cynicism was pathetic indeed. Not surprising though, they have an effective gameplan which succeeds due to organisation and cynicism rather than quality of football.

Derry used to produce some great club sides who had magnificent footballers playing with real verve and manliness. Now we're treated to lamentable fare such as that on offer today from two poor teams.



Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 12, 2016, 10:01:12 PM »
UTR.  :)

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 02, 2016, 12:30:48 PM »
Hoganstand reporting 8 players not available for derry seniors next season?Who wont be available?

E Bradley
Sean Leo
Liam McGoldrick
G McKindless
Brown Sammy
Johnston all gone. 
Holly is 50/50

That's a busy exit door there and you'd have to question what's going on.  Some news for a Sat morning

Looking on from the outside it would seem the squad mustn't be happy that there have been no changes to the management backroom team or trainers, no improvement made by the county board happy to be mediocre in division two floating along going nowhere. No midfield in the whole county....Barton will be ringing Patsy begging him to come back

Is OK.  The spine of the defence is still there with Chrissy and Brendan.  Isn't that right Falabella?  :D

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