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BrendanAntrim

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« Reply #28890 on: January 25, 2023, 11:39:05 PM »
Is Conor on board? No sign of him in McKenna Cup games, he would be a big presence in the team / squad if he is there.

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« Reply #28891 on: January 26, 2023, 09:02:50 AM »
If IN report is accurate then Conor Murray is not on board this season. It is going to be a tough campaign I think

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« Reply #28892 on: January 26, 2023, 09:05:48 AM »
If IN report is accurate then Conor Murray is not on board this season. It is going to be a tough campaign I think

That is accurate. Was in for a short stint at the start but isn't on panel now.

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« Reply #28893 on: January 26, 2023, 10:17:09 AM »
If IN report is accurate then Conor Murray is not on board this season. It is going to be a tough campaign I think

If we stay up I'd take that tbh.

Conor Murray one of our best so big loss.

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« Reply #28894 on: January 26, 2023, 10:17:59 AM »
Is promotion not guaranteed now?

I'm expecting wholesale changes from the McKenna cup games, if not personnel then certainly system. 

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« Reply #28895 on: January 26, 2023, 10:28:42 AM »
If IN report is accurate then Conor Murray is not on board this season. It is going to be a tough campaign I think

That is accurate. Was in for a short stint at the start but isn't on panel now.

You positive about that? Wasn’t at queens last week cause of county training.

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« Reply #28896 on: January 26, 2023, 10:49:38 AM »
"The Johnston brothers – Ricky and Martin – have stepped away from the panel. Mick and Tomas McCann – both carrying injuries - haven’t re-joined for the new season.

Their Cargin club-mate James Laverty, who occupied the centre-back role last season, has retired from the inter-county scene and experienced front man Conor Murray of Lamh Dhearg isn’t expected to feature in 2023."



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« Reply #28897 on: January 26, 2023, 01:35:28 PM »
"The Johnston brothers – Ricky and Martin – have stepped away from the panel. Mick and Tomas McCann – both carrying injuries - haven’t re-joined for the new season.

Their Cargin club-mate James Laverty, who occupied the centre-back role last season, has retired from the inter-county scene and experienced front man Conor Murray of Lamh Dhearg isn’t expected to feature in 2023."
Massive hole in the team, especially up the centre of the defence. Was like a sieve in the McKenna cup and not sure it was much different in the friendlies they have played since.

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« Reply #28898 on: January 26, 2023, 01:46:45 PM »
Sorry your were 100% correct Toby, Conor gone from panel

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« Reply #28899 on: January 26, 2023, 01:51:17 PM »
I’d expect Lynch to start at full back, too soon for young Hynds, centre back will be a huge issue, Andy seems to favour Finnegan but that wouldn’t fill me with confidence.

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« Reply #28900 on: January 26, 2023, 03:52:34 PM »
With the absence of most of the Cargin contingent definitely sitting out league and Jamie Gribbin positively out for at least six weeks I doubt our ability to retain hard earned status....

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« Reply #28901 on: January 27, 2023, 01:02:14 PM »
Good luck to the 2 schools in Mclarnon cup semi finals today and tomorrow. Would be good to have 2 really competitive performances.
Has the Antrim Schools competition ignited a little more interest and led to more competitive performances across the ulster colleges competitions

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« Reply #28902 on: January 27, 2023, 01:39:02 PM »
I’d expect Lynch to start at full back, too soon for young Hynds, centre back will be a huge issue, Andy seems to favour Finnegan but that wouldn’t fill me with confidence.



Finnegan starts. Lynch at full back
Hearing a few older men back for this one looks like a stronger line up.

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« Reply #28903 on: January 27, 2023, 02:01:35 PM »
Could you post the lineup?

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« Reply #28904 on: January 27, 2023, 02:44:20 PM »
Very tough division 3 this year, looks like a league everyone will be winning a few and losing a few. Two points on Sunday would be fantastic, at least give us something to hold on to, as 4 points might keep us safe.

Having said that anything short of relegation will be a massive achievement. Good luck to all involved.