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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
June 08, 2024, 07:52:38 PM
Quote from: SHEEDY on June 08, 2024, 12:00:07 PMDown minors in action this evening in the all Ireland C final against Westmeath in breffini park, match is live on tg4 youtube, good luck to the players and management.
well done to the minors. Deserved win. The team look capable of playing at higher level hopefully this win will give them the confidence to push on at u20.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
June 04, 2024, 03:13:15 PM
Fair point. The league doesn't seem to excite at senior level. Maybe there should be an incentives to finish higher up the league. Ie. the winners just win the league and the top 4 have a guaranteed home 1st round tie in the championship.
Also the championship really only excites at knockout stage.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 18, 2024, 08:23:06 PM
Great win for the u20s. Although it was B competition it was competitive championship and these lads and management showed a bit of quality to win it and there is definitely a few names which would be good enough for the senior grade in a couple of years.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 15, 2024, 07:55:03 AM
Quote from: terrifictommy on May 14, 2024, 10:06:58 PMFrom what I've seen there's a real shortage out there rite now. There are fixtures not going ahead because of it.
Poor attendance in Newry, bit of a shame. 
It's a tough job a referee with little support. I take to my hat off to the folks who do it as I would not be up for it.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 12, 2024, 05:51:58 PM
U20s grinded out a deserved win in a tight game. Some brilliant scores in the last 10 minutes by both sides but in fairness the switches made by the down management proved to be the difference.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 12, 2024, 09:09:26 AM
Does anyone know is todays u20 match being streamed?
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 07, 2024, 05:40:47 PM
Yes good idea but  up to the age u16 free
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 04, 2024, 04:10:57 PM
Disappointing for this promising minor team  but it was always out of their hands today. They needed firstly to win today which they did impressively but they needed  Monaghan to beat donegal today but Monaghan didnt need to win and Donegal did, so it was very unlikely that they were ever going to get through today in this position.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
May 01, 2024, 10:10:22 PM
Is john mc govern still part of senior squad? I didnt see his name on squad last saturday. I hope he is as think he could be a good option when he works at it...
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 29, 2024, 11:14:38 PM
Quote from: Johnnysboys on April 29, 2024, 09:10:09 PM
Quote from: Gaelforce123 on April 29, 2024, 04:34:29 PMI for one enjoyed the game, having went to Clones expecting Down to be on the wrong end of a heavy beating, I was hoping to see what the Management where tactically capable off in order to make a much less physical and skilfully developed team cope with a top 10 team and thats exactly what I got. It was tactically spot on! Frustrated a team in every area they thrive on and hot them for scores outselves, only issue is our pack of ability to shoot from distance. In fact, the final score from Armagh there was a foul on Doherty that the ref didnt call. Was it great free flowing football? no because we would now be reading comments about how poor we are and unable to put it up to better teams if we had of tried. Tyrone and Donegal have won Ulsters playing frustrating football, you do what you have to. There are no rules that will change football back to the 90's. Coaches and backroom teams are too smart and  professional now to use rules to advantage. Just leave game alone. Same people complaining probably spend a few hundred pound to fly to england and watch 90 mins of 0-0 scoreline and lads falling like they broke their leg and walk with the ball. Least we get it for £20

Did u not watch Doherty on Saturday diving around the place?? It was embarrassing - I think he got 1 free out of 4 diving attempts. But in the Down club championship he gets all of them frees as our referees fall for them every time.
U20s win the Leo Murphy cup tonight - Laverty should introduce a few of them to the panel going into the B cup. Time a few were cut adrift as they are not getting near the match day squads. 
I seen celim Doherty obstructed by an Armagh player as Duffy set himself up for the winning score. I havent had a chance to see it again. Should this have been a free? Great win for u20s....
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 29, 2024, 08:15:06 AM
We were leading very close to the end of that game and missed a kick able score so in that sense we should have won. We are not experienced as Armagh and they took their opportunity after that. They have learned from past mistakes we now need learn. I am not celebrating but rather dissapointed tbh. I will point out again that we were not supposed to be anywhere near Armagh and if if you look at some posts by Armagh people last week on the gaaboard forum they referred to Down as shite a few times last week... but it took any injury time score to defeat what they refered to as a shite Down team. I still however now think Armagh can now win the final as that tight will stand to them...
The Ulster final will be interesting. I think its setup for Armagh as they wont be favourites for a changeand this will probably work in their favour. In Rian O'Neill they have a top player who has ability kick long range scores and this may swing a tight game in their favour.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 28, 2024, 11:51:38 AM
The perception particularly among Armagh Folk on the run up to this game was that there a high gulf on class between the 2 teams. That was not apparent yesterday. Yes we lost but I am not worried how about it. We have closed the gap in laverys 2 year spell and I think this group has more potential to develop into winners in coming years. It's taken mc geeney  close to 10 years and yesterday showed they have a bit to do yet. They may snatch an ulster but certainly not an All Ireland.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 27, 2024, 09:55:11 PM
Armagh folk think they are top class team. As you seen today they are certainly not. We should not fear them anymore and a similar plan with a few tweaks in attack will beat them....
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
April 27, 2024, 08:57:47 PM
Quote from: sdg on April 27, 2024, 08:41:36 PMBeat by 1 or beat by 10, still BEAT
We were expected to get beat by 10 by most people and we should have won and in the process gave our biggest rivals a reality check..their footballers are no better than ours. Next year we can fully expect to turn them over.