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« Reply #25920 on: May 12, 2022, 10:20:23 PM »
It would seem RC’s comments are aimed at 2 refs who overseen defeats for PG1 in the championship last year? course his judgment would not have been clouded by bias

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« Reply #25921 on: May 12, 2022, 10:26:53 PM »
It would seem RC’s comments are aimed at 2 refs who overseen defeats for PG1 in the championship last year? course his judgment would not have been clouded by bias

That was just a selective few, there are more.. but anyways he’s a grand lad
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« Reply #25922 on: May 12, 2022, 10:50:33 PM »
I'd say that Cargin trio will all be available for selection. Loyalty is a two way street and those three have been given serious game time over the last two years, so shouldn't have any axe to grind with management.

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« Reply #25923 on: May 13, 2022, 08:39:25 AM »
Got to applaud the 3 of them, came back, helped get us out of the basement and keep us in Division 3. Something for a new group of younger players to build on next season.

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« Reply #25924 on: May 13, 2022, 08:46:22 AM »
I'd say that Cargin trio will all be available for selection. Loyalty is a two way street and those three have been given serious game time over the last two years, so shouldn't have any axe to grind with management.


2 out of the 3 won't be I can assure you BS

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« Reply #25925 on: May 13, 2022, 08:50:14 AM »
Got to applaud the 3 of them, came back, helped get us out of the basement and keep us in Division 3. Something for a new group of younger players to build on next season.

You can't fault their commitment to Antrim over the years and whatever they do there can be no complaints..

For me this competition is a distraction, unless you enter a competition and target to win it then there is no point with all training and prep required, Antrim in the grand scale of things a Junior/Intermediate team, the set up needs changing in regards to The All Ireland.

Realistic targets that'll keep players to this finish of the campaign will bring about a better resolve to achieve.. If we continue to get stuffed in Ulster, lose players before this cup competition, which next year will be either round robin or groups (ffs) and players who are on the fringe or not getting any game time with the club or county, I just can't see the positives at all.

League position div 2 and 1 should be in for Sam, below play an Intermediate championship with promotion the following year to Sam. 
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« Reply #25926 on: May 13, 2022, 09:02:13 AM »
The GAA have made an awful balls of the Tailteann cup so it is no wonder people are walking away. You will see the same in a load of counties.

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« Reply #25927 on: May 13, 2022, 09:07:46 AM »
The GAA have made an awful balls of the Tailteann cup so it is no wonder people are walking away. You will see the same in a load of counties.

Do you see any real difference between this and the Tommy Murphy cup?
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« Reply #25928 on: May 13, 2022, 09:08:37 AM »
Nope.

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« Reply #25929 on: May 13, 2022, 09:47:58 AM »
Did Antrim get a bit of a run off the back of their Tommy Murphy success or did I imagine that?

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« Reply #25930 on: May 13, 2022, 09:57:03 AM »
Did Antrim get a bit of a run off the back of their Tommy Murphy success or did I imagine that?

We are the current holders of the cup, beat Wicklow but whether we got success or not I don't know, we did reach an Ulster final couple years later but we also had a decent team to be fair, we managed to win a club All Ireland 2 years after that success ... but I wouldn't say its was because of teh Tommy Murphy cup..
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« Reply #25931 on: May 13, 2022, 10:01:14 AM »
We lost to a last minute goal in the final of the 2nd last one and won the last one I think? It was nice to be able to see Antrim in Croke Park mind you.

I am not convinced it advanced anything club AI wise however it did coincide with our ulster final appearance - whether coincidental or not I am not sure but it at least built confidence.

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« Reply #25932 on: May 13, 2022, 11:55:20 AM »
The way I see it is either the county takes the Tailltean Cup seriously or it dosent. There should be no in between. County board needs to get an update in this from management, a committment that we are going to give this a real rattle.... or not.

If we are, then we need players to be available and no excuses. And it's up to management to get their players out.

If we are not...then let players go back to clubs, don't spend any more money on expenses or preparation, and pull a team together to fulfil a fixture and get it over with.

Who the hell wants to go to Carrick on Shannon or anywhere if management or players don't even care?

Full steam ahead or  just fulfil fixture and get it over with for the year. No in between or taking the piss out of supporters please!

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« Reply #25933 on: May 13, 2022, 12:06:04 PM »
Our hurlers don't seem to have a problem in their participation in a 'secondary competition'....?

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« Reply #25934 on: May 13, 2022, 12:29:54 PM »
First major issue with the Tailltean Cup is the timing. Far too long a break from going out of the championship until matches start.