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naka

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36315 on: January 14, 2022, 03:37:00 PM »
Holy Trinity used to be slogging it out with the likes of St Malachys and St Marks in the old vocational school's format. They are now in a MacRory semi-final, our schools are fighting it out for a Z shield or something like that. We need to change our coaching in secondary schools, 91 and 94 were backboned by successful schools teams.

The Abbey was, unfortunately, missing a few players but they still lost. We need the Down schools to be performing. The Red High winning the Mageen was a massive boost for hurling here, it's just a pity that South Down turns their noses up at hurling except for a few clubs which have it as a token to keep some members quiet.

There are more basketball teams in the Newry schools than Hurling, Catholic maintained schools.. do me a favour!
tbf times have changed for the better, my lad was at the abbey last year, i was more interested in ensuring he got his points to get into the course he wanted than play mc rory.
when i played  mc rory in the 80s at least 50% of my team under achieved because they were training every evening.
football medals  dont pay the bills ( indeed remember DJ telling me that) and  most kids know that
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« Reply #36316 on: January 14, 2022, 07:03:58 PM »
With Preseason under way, what club teams do you think will take the next step this year?

Would there be many Teams back training? Too early surely?
Stepping up!
Longstone & Bredagh From 2 to 1
Ballymartin & Shamrocks 3 to 2
Drumaness & Dundrum 4 to 3

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« Reply #36317 on: January 14, 2022, 09:40:30 PM »
And the College now just beaten by CBS Omagh after Extra-time!
1.16 to 1.9

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« Reply #36318 on: January 14, 2022, 09:43:57 PM »
And the College now just beaten by CBS Omagh after Extra-time!
1.16 to 1.9

never scored in extra time 😕
nil satis nisi optimum

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« Reply #36319 on: January 14, 2022, 10:15:02 PM »
Just about had my fill of Tyrone schools this week!!

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« Reply #36320 on: January 14, 2022, 11:14:08 PM »
And the College now just beaten by CBS Omagh after Extra-time!
1.16 to 1.9

never scored in extra time 😕
Scored a pt in et. Can't win them all.

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« Reply #36321 on: January 14, 2022, 11:19:30 PM »
And the College now just beaten by CBS Omagh after Extra-time!
1.16 to 1.9

never scored in extra time 😕
Scored a pt in et. Can't win them all.
apologies, yeah scored a point in extra time, was 1-8 each at full time, Omagh ended up comfortable winners though
nil satis nisi optimum

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36322 on: January 14, 2022, 11:22:00 PM »

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Scored a pt in et. Can't win them all.
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Canít win any in football at the moment!!!

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36323 on: January 15, 2022, 07:28:05 AM »
A dark week for schools football in South Down
Both Newry schools knocked out at the first hurdle
The men over these teams are no where near with what went before them
Ray Morgan
Pete McGrath
Barney McAleenan
Pj mageee
Val Kane

Gaelic games is an after thought in many schools now
Hard to grasp but thatís whatís happening

charlieTully

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36324 on: January 15, 2022, 01:24:51 PM »
Is kilcoo match available to stream anywhere tomorrow please?

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36325 on: January 15, 2022, 01:38:27 PM »
Kilcoo game is live on tg4, good luck to the magpies in their pursuit for 2 ulster titles in a row

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36326 on: January 15, 2022, 02:18:36 PM »
A dark week for schools football in South Down
Both Newry schools knocked out at the first hurdle
The men over these teams are no where near with what went before them
Ray Morgan
Pete McGrath
Barney McAleenan
Pj mageee
Val Kane

Gaelic games is an after thought in many schools now

Hard to grasp but thatís whatís happening

Pure rubbish. Have a look back over the past 10-12 years and St Colmanís for one fare favourably to any school in terms of final appearances.  Ok the Abbey havenít been achieving what they would want but there is still good work going on.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36327 on: January 15, 2022, 02:54:12 PM »
Did Val Kane win much with the Abbey?

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« Reply #36328 on: January 15, 2022, 03:44:04 PM »
Good luck to Kilcoo tomorrow, be a great lift to the county team if them boys rejoin the squad with an ulster title at the very least in their pockets! Was encouraging to read Jerome say he hopefully going back to the county panel, be some addition if the 3 Johnson's, Doherty, Morgan, Mc Evoy, Rooney and Ward all joined the panel. Wishful thinking but even 4 or 5 of them would be great.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36329 on: January 15, 2022, 07:50:25 PM »
Is it a given that none of the Brannigans would be interested in playing for Down?