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« Reply #25950 on: May 14, 2022, 06:33:20 PM »
Minors beaten by Cavan, thatís their season over. 1.16 to 0.13, Cavan goal came very late on. Sounds like a much improved performance than last week. Canít help feeling this group had a lot of potential, only the Monaghan championship game really to show for it. Fair play to squad and management, did a load of work.

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« Reply #25951 on: May 14, 2022, 07:21:19 PM »
Didn't get to it but sounds like a spirited performance. No doubt there are a few within the group who can kick on, and we look forward to seeing some of them again in Saffron.

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« Reply #25952 on: May 15, 2022, 07:52:38 AM »
As expected the rumours regarding the non availability of the Cargin trio are inaccurate....Ioyalty is a 2way street, expect at least two of the aforementioned to be available.

Was wondering if management thought it was worthwhile inviting in Matt Fitzpatrick. The timescales involved are perfect during the soccer close season, and we have no reason to doubt his ability to perform at this level.
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« Reply #25953 on: May 15, 2022, 09:33:42 AM »
But Cargin have five on the Antrim panel....


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« Reply #25954 on: May 15, 2022, 11:08:00 AM »
Antrim Minors pushed our lads all the way yesterday. 6 points flattered Cavan it was more of a 2/3 point game. I thought Antrim could have shown a bit more ambition though to be honest. They came with a defensive system and camped inside their own 45 for a lot of the game. Even as the game slipped away from them, they continued to ensure they had adequate cover in defence and the manager began to shout for them to push up after 60 minutes when Cavan had a comfortable lead. McCormick for Antrim was brilliant and if one of Antrim's goal chances went in we would have been in bother. Was impressed with Antrim's tackling and defensive effort. They had a few excellent ball carriers too.

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« Reply #25955 on: May 15, 2022, 11:57:31 AM »
If you follow the conversation here youll see that no one on here indicated that there was a doubt about the participation of Jamie or Pat.

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« Reply #25956 on: May 15, 2022, 12:23:24 PM »
Tiernan McCormack seems to be consistently catching the eye. I know this management team think he is top drawer. We are crying out for a couple of marquee forwards to emerge to wear the senior jersey in a couple of years. Hopefully they are in the system somewhere.

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« Reply #25957 on: May 15, 2022, 12:35:44 PM »
If you follow the conversation here youll see that no one on here indicated that there was a doubt about the participation of Jamie or Pat.
And the doubt concerning the availability of the o the three emanates from....?
Tomas with 6 kids all under 10 maybe has other commitments, but the is no questioning the availability of the other two, James and Mick....and indeed their services to club and county  and whispered remarks on favouritism since Enda took the reins is not worth comment.

Sin e.....
Tiernan McCormack seems to be consistently catching the eye. I know this management team think he is top drawer. We are crying out for a couple of marquee forwards to emerge to wear the senior jersey in a couple of years. Hopefully they are in the system somewhere.

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« Reply #25958 on: May 15, 2022, 12:52:14 PM »
It emanated from posters on here previously. You'll notice I said that I expected them to be available.

If Tomas calls it a day that's his prerogative. As it is with the others who didn't commit or decided to step away. The show must go on.

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« Reply #25959 on: May 15, 2022, 06:47:15 PM »
As expected Rossa made life difficult for us at the Shaw's Rd and deservedly hung on for the points. A few other interesting results, performances from Ahoghill and a St Galls team that some people were doing their best to write off. Shows that most teams are capable of matching each other on any given day...no super teams around anymore.

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« Reply #25960 on: May 15, 2022, 07:06:14 PM »
The ports maybe showing what a lot of people said, trained like mad over the winter now everyone else has caught up, the defeats have started.
Who wrote off St Galls, they were excellent today and deserved to win actually. Pollock and Niall O Neill the only 2 of old, the rest very young and plenty of good footballers.

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« Reply #25961 on: May 15, 2022, 08:00:19 PM »
Think BS has got to come to terms with the fact this is the league and only for warming up to events in the real world.

St Gall's reached the final of the under 20 championship last year and such would be an approved route of travel for most clubs if they aspire to better.
Think, maybe success in minor or u20/21 is requirement if you are to contemplate senior success...perhaps I am wrong?

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« Reply #25962 on: May 15, 2022, 08:03:55 PM »
It seems there is a lack of ambition and an unwillingness to invest in their players at Portglenone.

They always paid big bucks for an outside man but have now decided itís not worth it. Must be a real kick in the teeth for their players.

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« Reply #25963 on: May 15, 2022, 08:08:15 PM »
Another disappointing result for Aghagallon. The bottom 2 teams both took the points off them in recent weeks. Something theyíd be concerned about, even though it is just the league, I imagine.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #25964 on: May 15, 2022, 08:14:04 PM »
They're coming out of the woodwork now. Go ahead, knock yourselves out.