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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39435 on: November 21, 2022, 01:40:36 PM »
So Kevin Madden joins the famous Mayobridge club - a coach who has worked at top intercounty sides to work under Poacher. What is he thinking?

Down clubs offer the best expenses about.

Has to be purely about the money. Why else would anyone travel from Antrim 3/4 times a week to be involved with a team who have no chance of winning anything, never mind sharing the sideline with a mad man?

Lotto , you have anger issues and must be the best coach in the country as all you do is slate every coach going. Laverty/Coulter/Clarke/Poacher to name a few. Take a day off and quit with the personal attacks.

Mickey Harte took Kevin Madden with him to Tyrone so without knowing him I would hazard a guess that he is a good coach. Mickey Harte knows a lot know than the people on this board know about football. It's an interesting dynamic but without Quinn I can't see Mayobridge beating Burren or Kilcoo.

Worrying times for two of the traditional East Down superpowers who cannot get a manager over the line and its near December. Most clubs have met and began winter training in the gym.

A clubman managing their own club is a poison chalice and I understand why clubs go for outsiders. as a wise man once said "a prophet is not accepted in his own hometown"


Big division 1 clubs no manager either, Downpatrick and Clonduff yet to confirm appointments?

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39436 on: November 21, 2022, 01:45:25 PM »
So Kevin Madden joins the famous Mayobridge club - a coach who has worked at top intercounty sides to work under Poacher. What is he thinking?

Down clubs offer the best expenses about.

Has to be purely about the money. Why else would anyone travel from Antrim 3/4 times a week to be involved with a team who have no chance of winning anything, never mind sharing the sideline with a mad man?

Lotto , you have anger issues and must be the best coach in the country as all you do is slate every coach going. Laverty/Coulter/Clarke/Poacher to name a few. Take a day off and quit with the personal attacks.

Mickey Harte took Kevin Madden with him to Tyrone so without knowing him I would hazard a guess that he is a good coach. Mickey Harte knows a lot know than the people on this board know about football. It's an interesting dynamic but without Quinn I can't see Mayobridge beating Burren or Kilcoo.

Worrying times for two of the traditional East Down superpowers who cannot get a manager over the line and its near December. Most clubs have met and began winter training in the gym.

A clubman managing their own club is a poison chalice and I understand why clubs go for outsiders. as a wise man once said "a prophet is not accepted in his own hometown"


Big division 1 clubs no manager either, Downpatrick and Clonduff yet to confirm appointments?

Big Paul Evans is over RGU next season. Clonduff have no one in place as I understand. Liatriom have appointed Paddy Murray and Sean Micheal Johnstone from Kilcoo to take them next year. A strange appointment as when I was in high school, Kilcoo and Liatriom was as big as Byransford v Castlewellan rivalry.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39437 on: November 21, 2022, 07:53:33 PM »
Are there many senior teams throughout the league still searching for a management team?

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« Reply #39438 on: November 21, 2022, 10:18:57 PM »
Are there many senior teams throughout the league still searching for a management team?

Clonduff
Bryansford
Drumgath
Annaclone

I think thatís the lot..

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« Reply #39439 on: November 22, 2022, 09:07:40 AM »
Are there many senior teams throughout the league still searching for a management team?

Clonduff
Bryansford
Drumgath
Annaclone

I think thatís the lot..

Castlewellan ?

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« Reply #39440 on: November 22, 2022, 09:35:43 AM »
For next years senior championship I would like to see something like this being trialed. It would give players from div 3 and 4 a chance to play senior championship. John Fegan should discuss on his podcast this week.

4 Amalgamations

South Down/ Mourne

Glasdrumman
Mitchell's
Attical
Bosco
Ballymartin

North Down/ Kinelarty
Kilclief
East Belfast
Tecconaught
St Pauls
Drumaness

East Down/ Lecale
Dundrum
Ardglass
Bright
The Fin
ST Johns

West Down/ Iveagh

Aghaderg
St Micheals
Dromara
Banbridge
Tullylish

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39441 on: November 22, 2022, 09:47:40 AM »
Iíd like to have an SFC trial in which Ballyholland and Mitchels are granted byes all the way to the final.


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« Reply #39442 on: November 22, 2022, 10:00:52 AM »
Iíd like to have an SFC trial in which Ballyholland and Mitchels are granted byes all the way to the final.

If you appeal enough times that might just happen.

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« Reply #39443 on: November 22, 2022, 10:50:37 AM »
Appeals is the GAA way. I donít like it myself. But for better or worse, itís part of our associationís culture.

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But what youíre suggesting is ludicrous ie that players who train and compete at a junior level would be able to leave behind historic and ongoing factions with neighbouring clubs, would relegate/balance the needs of their own club championships, and convivially come together under a nonsense moniker and not embarrass themselves at senior football.

If you believe in fairy stories like that, you probably believe that the GAA appeals process is never abused too.

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« Reply #39444 on: November 22, 2022, 12:57:19 PM »
For next years senior championship I would like to see something like this being trialed. It would give players from div 3 and 4 a chance to play senior championship. John Fegan should discuss on his podcast this week.

4 Amalgamations

South Down/ Mourne

Glasdrumman
Mitchell's
Attical
Bosco
Ballymartin

North Down/ Kinelarty
Kilclief
East Belfast
Tecconaught
St Pauls
Drumaness

East Down/ Lecale
Dundrum
Ardglass
Bright
The Fin
ST Johns

West Down/ Iveagh

Aghaderg
St Micheals
Dromara
Banbridge
Tullylish

Looks like you need a new map, Kilclief seems to be in the wrong place on yours.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39445 on: November 22, 2022, 01:07:03 PM »
Appeals is the GAA way. I donít like it myself. But for better or worse, itís part of our associationís culture.

óó

But what youíre suggesting is ludicrous ie that players who train and compete at a junior level would be able to leave behind historic and ongoing factions with neighbouring clubs, would relegate/balance the needs of their own club championships, and convivially come together under a nonsense moniker and not embarrass themselves at senior football.

If you believe in fairy stories like that, you probably believe that the GAA appeals process is never abused too.

Is has happened before in Down most recently in 2011 where ASK Lecale  (Ardglass, Saul, Kilclief) were beaten by Longstone in the first round of the championship but they were not embarrassed .

It happens in Kerry.

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« Reply #39446 on: November 22, 2022, 05:47:47 PM »

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Castlewellan ?
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Barney Cunningham/Ciaran McCabe in place here

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39447 on: November 22, 2022, 05:52:59 PM »
For next years senior championship I would like to see something like this being trialed. It would give players from div 3 and 4 a chance to play senior championship. John Fegan should discuss on his podcast this week.

4 Amalgamations

South Down/ Mourne

Glasdrumman
Mitchell's
Attical
Bosco
Ballymartin

North Down/ Kinelarty
Kilclief
East Belfast
Tecconaught
St Pauls
Drumaness

East Down/ Lecale
Dundrum
Ardglass
Bright
The Fin
ST Johns

West Down/ Iveagh

Aghaderg
St Micheals
Dromara
Banbridge
Tullylish

Be nice if John got a chance to actually talk on the show. The last couple of weeks he is the only one to make sense compared to the other regular pundits. On the rest of this post - can you imagine what the likes of Kilcoo would do to these teams!! Embarrassing.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39448 on: November 22, 2022, 06:02:37 PM »
John Clarke and Jackie Lynch for Bryansford apparently.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39449 on: November 22, 2022, 09:55:43 PM »
For next years senior championship I would like to see something like this being trialed. It would give players from div 3 and 4 a chance to play senior championship. John Fegan should discuss on his podcast this week.

4 Amalgamations

South Down/ Mourne

Glasdrumman
Mitchell's
Attical
Bosco
Ballymartin

North Down/ Kinelarty
Kilclief
East Belfast
Tecconaught
St Pauls
Drumaness

East Down/ Lecale
Dundrum
Ardglass
Bright
The Fin
ST Johns

West Down/ Iveagh

Aghaderg
St Micheals
Dromara
Banbridge
Tullylish

Wouldnít appeal to me at all that
The championship the way it is is a lot better