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Re: Ulster Colleges
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 02:22:49 AM »
This may be their only rip at it this year as apparently the other schools, rightly so, aren't too amused with how fair it is.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2012, 10:16:36 AM »
St Pat's Knock have a senior hurling team so their lads can't play for Down, not sure about any other schools.  Think most other Down schools would play Casement Cup/Shield.

As far as I am aware beating Cross and Passion was still regarded as a shock result.

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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2012, 10:25:46 AM »
Is it right in saying that these lads have been playing Senior colleges for An Dun and the Casement Cup etc for their own schools, hardly fair if its true.

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2012, 10:27:26 AM »
I really don't know.  I know there are only 2 lads from Aquinas on the Down team and that's not the case.

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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2012, 10:34:49 AM »
So An Dún is anybody from Down who is still at school?

Fcukin hell!

Certainly St Columba's is one of those schools, and IIRC there's only 350 pupils all in and that's a mixed school so they'd struggle to put out a full team in any competition.

I'm glad these lads are getting meaningful hurling as it was never known to promote hurling too much even if it used to have the pick of the three Ards clubs and its principal lives within a stones throw of our pitch.

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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 10:22:34 PM »
St Mary's beat An Dun in the Mageean Final tonight. See the first goal here: http://tinyurl.com/cmjh79v

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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2012, 10:43:52 PM »
Is it right in saying that these lads have been playing Senior colleges for An Dun and the Casement Cup etc for their own schools, hardly fair if its true.

I think it was the same for Divis, minus St Mary's.
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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 10:46:19 PM »
It was a good, hard fought game played at a high standard.
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2012, 10:53:02 PM »
Here's the key moment... penalty to St Mary's, awarded by the All Ireland Final referee, but was it inside or outside? See for yourself here - http://tinyurl.com/d6abjz8

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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2012, 01:16:23 PM »
The offence occured right on the white line. Penalty.
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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2012, 01:43:25 PM »
The offence occured right on the white line. Penalty.

No it didn't, 21 yard free.

Yet another home town decision in Casement......  ;)

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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2012, 04:19:23 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP8Z-mFM-qE

11 or 12 steps allowed for the man who delivered the ball in for what I presume was St Marys third goal.

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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2012, 04:56:10 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP8Z-mFM-qE

11 or 12 steps allowed for the man who delivered the ball in for what I presume was St Marys third goal.

Hate that fecking 'easy easy easy' chant

It was like a soccer match the whole way through with the chanting.
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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2012, 06:36:54 PM »
I can understand the idea of amalgamations taking part in "A" Ulster Colleges competitions if you want to try and help ensure that as many good players as possible in those age groups played at the highest level in the colleges sector - though you'd want to ensure that a fair limit is imposed on the size and catchment of such amalgamations to ensure single-school teams can still compete well e.g. amalgamations limited to no more than four post-primary schools with a combined male enrolment total of no more than about 1200 students. It sounds similar to the set up of the Kerry County Championship where Senior club teams and divisional teams made up from Intermediate, Junior & Novice clubs play against each other.
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2012, 08:04:39 PM »
See a full video report from the 50th Mageean Cup Final, with goals, interviews and celebrations, plus praise for the An Dun amalgamation: http://tinyurl.com/c49tnez