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« Reply #29595 on: June 11, 2018, 12:03:59 PM »
County finances should be greatly improved now that the clubs are paying off their debt. The makeup of the county board makes it very difficult to replace anyone

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« Reply #29596 on: June 11, 2018, 12:59:02 PM »
Kane, dabs, McGovern, McAleenan, Aaron Brannigan, Choc, Mallon, Quinn, Morgan, Brady,OíHare, PD, McArdle, Magee, McGarry

A team from Downs top 4 teams not playing yesterday
Is that Magee from the bridge or one of the ones from CPN?

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« Reply #29597 on: June 11, 2018, 01:02:36 PM »
Our PR is really poor and we need that to improve. We need to sell ourselves better. The Bridge and CPN for example seem to be really good at this. Half of it is probably crap but open the local papers this week and I guarantee there will be at much about those two clubs than Down itself. The Point with Feile stuff and the Bridge prancing big Leo about.

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« Reply #29598 on: June 11, 2018, 01:17:51 PM »
Kane, dabs, McGovern, McAleenan, Aaron Brannigan, Choc, Mallon, Quinn, Morgan, Brady,OíHare, PD, McArdle, Magee, McGarry

A team from Downs top 4 teams not playing yesterday
Is that Magee from the bridge or one of the ones from CPN?

Either or, two good players

Can any Magpie poster tell us why the Brannigans wonít play for Down, McCorry could not even get them. Kilcoo have not have many marquee county players in their history . I may be wrong but have Kilcoo any senior All Ireland winners?

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« Reply #29599 on: June 11, 2018, 01:44:18 PM »
Our PR is really poor and we need that to improve. We need to sell ourselves better. The Bridge and CPN for example seem to be really good at this. Half of it is probably crap but open the local papers this week and I guarantee there will be at much about those two clubs than Down itself. The Point with Feile stuff and the Bridge prancing big Leo about.

Its a team we need Downjim PR is the last of our worries at the minute.

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« Reply #29600 on: June 11, 2018, 01:47:04 PM »
Slightly off topic but can anyone remember who was Down manager in 1986.
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« Reply #29601 on: June 11, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »
Our PR is really poor and we need that to improve. We need to sell ourselves better. The Bridge and CPN for example seem to be really good at this. Half of it is probably crap but open the local papers this week and I guarantee there will be at much about those two clubs than Down itself. The Point with Feile stuff and the Bridge prancing big Leo about.

Its a team we need Downjim PR is the last of our worries at the minute.

I agree with you but my point is that we do not sell ourselves well. Everything is negative, look at the Carlowrising crap on twitter. It works though and Carlow are getting loads of exposure. I honestly would not know a few of them Down players if they walked past me. More exposure needed

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« Reply #29602 on: June 11, 2018, 02:17:05 PM »
Slightly off topic but can anyone remember who was Down manager in 1986.
Sean Smith I think
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« Reply #29603 on: June 11, 2018, 04:57:19 PM »
Sean Smith was definitely Down manager when we unluckily lost the 1986 Ulster final to Tyrone. He would have taken over from the McCartans the previous season and was succeeded by Jackie McManus a couple of years later.

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« Reply #29604 on: June 11, 2018, 05:10:53 PM »
The word is that this management team have been giving a 3 year term to build the team up again. Sean O apparently give them a vote of confidence last night. Thatís the word around work today

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« Reply #29605 on: June 11, 2018, 05:40:54 PM »
The word is that this management team have been giving a 3 year term to build the team up again. Sean O apparently give them a vote of confidence last night. Thatís the word around work today

Is that the same vote of confidence afforded to Jim McCorry!!! when they had the knife stuck in him. Had they of given McCorry a 3 year term and allowed him the time to make the changes,  i think we might have been seeing the benefits of it by now.

The Cavan game represents an opportunity to restart but in reality we are miles of the top ten teams in the country.

At least 4-5 of the starting team yesterday are either not good enough or past their best. we are also missing another 5-6 who either wont play at all or left the panel. the subs who came on made no impression either.

Men against boys in alot of cases and Down also not able to stay with the runners so all told miles behind.

Sean Og must have been on the sauce last night!!!




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« Reply #29606 on: June 11, 2018, 05:44:05 PM »
Slightly off topic but can anyone remember who was Down manager in 1986.
Sean Smith I think
Big Pat Donnan steped back over the line with the ball in the Ulster final, cost us the game!

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« Reply #29607 on: June 11, 2018, 07:56:30 PM »
its true the old saying 'empty vessels make the most noise'  ;D
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« Reply #29608 on: June 11, 2018, 10:59:35 PM »
Targetman, there is no way the goal should have been given in 1986. Pat Donnan, who it is fair to say had a broad chest, was on the line and leaning forward when he caught the ball. The umpire beside him never moved a muscle but the one on the other side, who did not have a clear view, grabbed the green flag.

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« Reply #29609 on: June 12, 2018, 08:37:58 AM »
Wobbler any thoughts on the weekend? Why is it going so badly wrong at all levels for Down? Who should be next in line? Deegan?