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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: Today at 11:19:30 AM »
I wonder do the good people of Mayobridge feel they are getting value for money with Poacher and Clarke. Surely there are better in-house men in that club that would get better performances..

They ain’t the only club asking questions about management at present. Despite what upandwin thinks - Burren do mind losing games. They were missing a few lads last night who are on holidays/travelling but they won’t like the fact they are 6 points off the lead already going into phase two. Rostrevor are asking questions about management too - performances are improving but results staying the same.

Are your club happy with the progress of the team since McAleenan left?

Absolutely not. Results have been hit or miss but performances have been abysmal. Missing some key men since Niall left too but there should still be enough talent there to be competing with the best. League win was a massive achievement for the point tbf last year but we will be lucky to stay in D1 this year ans the injuries just keep piling up. Main diff for us is that we don’t have the squad strength of Burrens and Kilcoos of this world. As good a starting 15 as most team with everyone fully fit but that rarely happens any team tbf.

Does the split happen this week then or is there a break for a week does anyone know?

I think there’s a week or 2 break now (July break per usual) then run of the league games into championship if I’m not mistaken.. I’m sure if I’m wrong someone will jump in lol

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:12:27 PM »
The bridge?
Two scores against their nearest neighbours?
Didn’t score in the second half?
At home?
With the hottest coaching ticket in the county?


Fixed.. not sure if it is head to head or what for league, wasn’t anything out in the fixtures about placings when they broke down league spilt. But on website we’re ahead on score difference

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 24, 2022, 11:18:47 AM »
No decision on the senior football management will be made to senior management to early August.

Bit disappointing but not surprising.

Have they no shame to be staying on?A sh-t show set-up from start to finish.
As the weeks progress it’ll all come out from the players as to how bad it was.Watch this space.

Who? Minors or seniors?

Think he’s talking about seniors.. Management Team should be told they’re going or being kept now.. Antrim/Meath both got rid of managers and started looking for a new man already.

To me it looks like they’re going to give them another year which I don’t see how they deserve it based on results - but if they do give them the chop new manager won’t be chosen until November knowing our CB

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 20, 2022, 10:55:22 AM »
45% of reserve league division 2 games were conceded this year. It's time for the reserve leagues to be given back to the divisional boards.

Loughinsialnd are managed by Kevin Duffin and Collie McCrickard, they are in pole position and if Rostrevor cannot stop Oisin Savage on Friday then It will be the Island joining Kilcoo, Burren and the Bridge in the league play-off. Savage is special and he is someone who we should have on S and C programme already. Is there any update on the senior management, Plans need to be in place for 2023 already?

Do agree with Truth on the Divisional Boards for reserves - Cost of fuel is wild these days and for us our closest away day was against RGU at the weekend. Every other one was Newry, Bandbridge or Belfast. RGU would be same boat as us for the travelling tbf. Closer the teams are seem to be more likelihood of fielding

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 18, 2022, 11:33:20 AM »
Wouldn’t say we’ve snuck 4th.. We lost to the 3 teams higher than us and were unlucky against Clonduff at home. Still Rostrevor to play so hopefully all going well win that and assured Div 1 status.

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: June 17, 2022, 11:21:47 AM »

OUch, that hurt. Bad when Varadkar making you look a tool

nowhere in that does Varadkar make him look like a tool

Absolutely does. The 1000 pound dinners lol. Class

Absolutely does not. The fact that he talks about vagabonds that live in a caravan says everything about him tho

Fear seems to be a big FG man.

Key issue here is the current government is doing nothing about the current cost of living crisis.  They will sit on their hands until the next budget 4 or 5 months away and put their fingers in their ears until such time.

Playing into the opposition hands.

Varadkar created more publicity for SF by his childidh outburst. He needs a course in PR asap.

There’s a certain level of either wilful ignorance or stupidity involved there. This was the tactics they used previously and it backfired on them. People got sick of the obvious attempts to twist anything going on into a stick to beat SF with. Same happened up here with SDLP imo. SF have enough f**k ups and genuine issues  that could be easily attacked as and when they happen without manufacturing ones. It’s too forced and transparent and voters got turned off by it.

So Varadker's criminal issues are fair game but Doherty's aren't?
FFS a incident 3 decades ago verses one that is being looked at now. Your clutching and you know you are.

Doherty was charged and convicted of a crime which is more than what has so far happened with Varadker. IF he's happy to pull legal issues into a Dail debate he should be prepared to have his own examined. - Just because Varadkar didn't get caught. Would have been charged/convicted with possession?

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 15, 2022, 04:19:08 PM »
Attendances been down in recent years due to COVID, Pairc TV or similar streaming a lot of games and also price of tickets into matches

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 12, 2022, 09:59:59 PM »
Lads, how does your league work this year. I see top 4 & bottom 8 mentioned but how is it worked out and then what happens…?

Top teams play for the league title the bottom play to avoid relegation (bottom 4 in Div 1 relegated). Worked out same as SPL play points carry over into league split. So technically 5th could end up with more points than 4th but still finish 5th in the league.

We didn’t have relegation last year so aim is to get our leagues structured back to the way they were pre-covid

General discussion / Re: Nicest Crisps?
« on: June 09, 2022, 11:46:10 AM »
Tayto Craft Beef and Peppercorn the nicest about for me.

And call me strange but Ready Salted McCoys and Ready Salted Hula Hoops I could go through a multipack of them in 10 minutes

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 08, 2022, 10:58:39 PM »
Is it not the right thing to do to keep him involved?? Who else is going to take the role or indeed do any better? Take the current u20 setup in with him this year and it’s a smooth transition next year for Laverty to take the post.

Laverty holding on for the Kilcoo job.. He’ll not be Down manager in 2024

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 08, 2022, 05:02:08 PM »
Only bigger coaches coming in to help James is Eamonn Rooneys finest

General discussion / Re: Boris Johnson
« on: June 06, 2022, 09:02:03 PM »
Only won by 50 odd seats.. tick tock

General discussion / Re: Boris Johnson
« on: June 06, 2022, 08:42:09 PM »
I can't remember where I read it but the tory party policy is "Party before Country" no chance of a split. Party comes before everything

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 03, 2022, 07:20:44 PM »
Why would they bring her,whoever she is,onto a GAA podcast?

Podcasts owners other half why she’s on it

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 30, 2022, 10:25:48 AM »
Derry shows what buy-in from clubs can bring to the county. I do think we have every bit as talented as Derry but the commitment shown to Gallagher shows what can happen. For a club with Kilcoos history, it's a shame they have no intercounty All-Ireland Senior football medalists and I think maybe only James Morgan (1971) is their only Ulster intercounty medalist. I do think we have the footballers in this county to challenge for an Ulster title but we can't have anyone outside looking in, we need everyone at the party.

Interesting points. It’s ok saying we are every bit as talented as Derry but in reality , when they were dipping down to division 4, they developed a serious underage production line , during an era when we only qualified for 1 underage final in 13 years.they also struggled at senior level when sleachtnéil were focussed on club. Now when the sleachtnéil men are able to  concentrate on county , look what’s happening. Down can mirror this approach , I’d be confident Kilcoo will help lead Down out of the doldrums , but the focus must be serious work and resources put into underage , whilst trying to harness those senior players in this county with the attitude and humility to realise there’s serious work to be done. In the midst of that environment, marquee players will emerge but the approach must be:
1. Underage development
2. Resource optimisation
3. Humility to realise how low we are
4. “Winning” Character development amongst existing and future players
5. Athletic optimisation

Slagging off players , management and county board isn’t part of that plan. Derry turned it around through unity not bickering .

We can do the same

Derry bickered and get rid of most of their county board did they not?

If you have someone in mind for the county board will you please forward their nomination to the county convention at the end of the year, this crap about getting rid of the top maddens me. If people want to change it then nominate themselves or other persons. Its very easy to run for election for a county position. I just haven't seen many ballots at convention in the past number of years. We have very capable administrators in place and a few tweaks is all is needed.

Your post before this one was you literally complaining about the County Board gobshite 🙄 so you think we should reward them and let them keep doing what they’re doing and appointing the wrong candidates over youth teams or getting rid of the right man when they’re in charge

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