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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:40:09 PM »
The surface in Celtic park is no longer the best in Derry. It resembled a bog in places yesterday. A fine total of 570 paid in,570. When are we going to learn. On a positive note at least we won. A fine start and a good finish but we were poor in between. But I could see signs of improvement

Interesting comment. . . which pitch in Derry do you think would have been better than Celtic Park yesterday?

Any highlights I saw of matches over the weekend the pitches were all bogs all over the place!
Supposedly,there was a school game played on Celtic park on the Saturday and then they played the Hurling before the Derry v Offaly game. That was silly at best. The pitch surface was terrible. My point is and always will be,if the pitch in Celtic park is like it was yesterday then why take the matches there as no-one wants to travel. Derry,as a team would gain an advantage by playing in frount of a bigger crowd at a South Derry venue. 570 people attended that Double header yesterday,that number is pathetic. And it isn't going to change for the foreseeable future whilst the matches are played at Celtic park.
The matches are going to be at Celtic Park for the foreseeable future though. Maybe it's the attitude of the South Derry 'supporters' that needs to change?
Given there were 550 at the match i think the North Derry (including a City with over 100k people) supporters attitude needs to change especially when its only 10 mins away from them.
How many clubs in North Derry are 10 mins away? Coleraine, Limavady, Magilligan, Ballerin, Glenullin, Drumsurn, Dungiven, Banagher, Craigbane, Foreglen, Drum, Claudy, Faughanvale, Glack - none of them would get to Celtic Park in 10 mins. 
I'm from North Derry and would be quicker getting to Glen and just as quick getting to Screen so that's not my issue. It's just that there are going to be matches at Celtic Park for the foreseeable future.
I am concerned with there being a North/South Derry divide. If we are to achieve anything it needs to be as one whole county and we need to encourage Gaelic games to be thriving in Derry City.
This whole ' we need more games here because we're bigger and better' sounds like a spoilt child not getting what they want. I could take it if I thought it was a bit of craic but some people post and speak seriously like this.
Your point stands though, the whole county can't be bothered going to see the team at the moment. The low attendance at the weekend reflects the position of the county team at present at the bottom of Division 3 and the bad day probably didn't help. Hopefully improved performances will increase the appetite for people to go to the games. In reality it shouldn't matter where in the county the game is we should be able to go and support. It seems to be a bigger issue here for some reason than in other counties. Someone mentioned having say 2 home league games at Celtic Park and 2 in South Derry and I don't think that's a bad idea, Monaghan have spread out their home games to good effect so far.
Gaelic games thriving in Derry? How many years have we sent coaches to Derry City?? What has the benefit been thus far?? Derry City is a soccer environment. Any lad worth his salt in Derry only aspires to play professional soccer no matter how terrible he is and Gaelic games comes well down the list-FACT. Toby is correct,there will be a crowd of more than 1000 in bellaghy on Sunday for 1 schools match. 570 in Celtic park last Sunday for a double header-it doesn't take much working out

f**k it. Bring back the North/South Derry League.
There already is North/South Derry leagues. 1 is called Senior Football,the other is called Junior Football. Just because you're in Liverpool is no excuse for not knowing this.

I’ll meet you at the top of Glenshane Braveheart at high noon on Saturday- you bring your best 15 warriors from the south and I’ll bring the 15 best from the north and we will do battle.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 20, 2018, 04:38:09 PM »
The surface in Celtic park is no longer the best in Derry. It resembled a bog in places yesterday. A fine total of 570 paid in,570. When are we going to learn. On a positive note at least we won. A fine start and a good finish but we were poor in between. But I could see signs of improvement

Interesting comment. . . which pitch in Derry do you think would have been better than Celtic Park yesterday?

Any highlights I saw of matches over the weekend the pitches were all bogs all over the place!
Supposedly,there was a school game played on Celtic park on the Saturday and then they played the Hurling before the Derry v Offaly game. That was silly at best. The pitch surface was terrible. My point is and always will be,if the pitch in Celtic park is like it was yesterday then why take the matches there as no-one wants to travel. Derry,as a team would gain an advantage by playing in frount of a bigger crowd at a South Derry venue. 570 people attended that Double header yesterday,that number is pathetic. And it isn't going to change for the foreseeable future whilst the matches are played at Celtic park.
The matches are going to be at Celtic Park for the foreseeable future though. Maybe it's the attitude of the South Derry 'supporters' that needs to change?
Given there were 550 at the match i think the North Derry (including a City with over 100k people) supporters attitude needs to change especially when its only 10 mins away from them.
How many clubs in North Derry are 10 mins away? Coleraine, Limavady, Magilligan, Ballerin, Glenullin, Drumsurn, Dungiven, Banagher, Craigbane, Foreglen, Drum, Claudy, Faughanvale, Glack - none of them would get to Celtic Park in 10 mins. 
I'm from North Derry and would be quicker getting to Glen and just as quick getting to Screen so that's not my issue. It's just that there are going to be matches at Celtic Park for the foreseeable future.
I am concerned with there being a North/South Derry divide. If we are to achieve anything it needs to be as one whole county and we need to encourage Gaelic games to be thriving in Derry City.
This whole ' we need more games here because we're bigger and better' sounds like a spoilt child not getting what they want. I could take it if I thought it was a bit of craic but some people post and speak seriously like this.
Your point stands though, the whole county can't be bothered going to see the team at the moment. The low attendance at the weekend reflects the position of the county team at present at the bottom of Division 3 and the bad day probably didn't help. Hopefully improved performances will increase the appetite for people to go to the games. In reality it shouldn't matter where in the county the game is we should be able to go and support. It seems to be a bigger issue here for some reason than in other counties. Someone mentioned having say 2 home league games at Celtic Park and 2 in South Derry and I don't think that's a bad idea, Monaghan have spread out their home games to good effect so far.
Gaelic games thriving in Derry? How many years have we sent coaches to Derry City?? What has the benefit been thus far?? Derry City is a soccer environment. Any lad worth his salt in Derry only aspires to play professional soccer no matter how terrible he is and Gaelic games comes well down the list-FACT. Toby is correct,there will be a crowd of more than 1000 in bellaghy on Sunday for 1 schools match. 570 in Celtic park last Sunday for a double header-it doesn't take much working out

f**k it. Bring back the North/South Derry League.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:49:20 PM »
Wile wind altogether and nowhere to take a shit
2 things you're full of

That’s a good wan Shantygael, I like it!!

I’m full of knowledge too the odd time to be fair. See you at the side of some pitch come Easter time!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:29:00 PM »
Wile wind altogether and nowhere to take a shit

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:06:30 PM »
McErlain says he will draft in reinforcements in the coming days.

who are these reinforcements likely to be?

From Tyrone


As long as they're not from the City I suppose that's fair enough . . .

Ah suppose youse boys would class yourself to be from that part of the world rather than a big town in your own county.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:43:59 PM »
McErlain says he will draft in reinforcements in the coming days.

who are these reinforcements likely to be?

From Tyrone

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:51:47 AM »
Take your anti-city bias and ram it up your hole.

I want to apologise to everyone for my bad language last night and to restore pride. I was having a few drinks and you know the craic like, so I would like to say this in response

Take your anti-city bias and ram it up your hole.

Thanks y’wall

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:03:06 PM »
Take your anti-city bias and ram it up your hole.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:30:27 PM »
Pitch inspection done 15mins ago; game still on! Whats the Glenshane pass like??

Celtic Park.  Some pitch
What does one think now?

Best pitch in County . Nothing could withstand them showers which is what I intimated in my last post.  Wouldn't worry about the supporters. Our u12 hurlers made it to screen. No moaning either
it's 1 of the best pitches in the county. And it only so because nobody plays on it! Loup has a pitch equal to it. Ballinderry's pitch is close also. Ballinascreen has a great surface. Glen and Bellaghy have great facilities. That's just for starters so get off your high horse. We are missing a trick. To my knowledge,Glen,Bellaghy and Ballinascreen can all host county games. So why are we taking games to the city when we are playing so poorly in front of poor crowd's?

It because we can use apostrophes correctly.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:32:57 PM »
Pitch inspection done 15mins ago; game still on! Whats the Glenshane pass like??

Celtic Park.  Some pitch
What does one think now?

Go and enjoy the visit to the big smoke ya culchie hoorbags and get the shopping in.

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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:33:13 PM »
The diner at Toomebridge

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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: February 01, 2018, 06:52:41 PM »
She could be there yet.

I'm sure Fergal Sharkey will be on it too. And James McClean, Shane Duffy, Pat McCourt, Darron Gibson... I think that's everyone.


Waiting for the call up myself

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General discussion / Re: Derry/Londonderry
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:05:36 PM »
If BBC NI didn’t have this draconian policy of making its employees use the term “Londonderry” then this probably wouldn’t have happened. Most people just say Derry, only Uber Unionists use the long word
What do Prods in Derry / Londonderry call it?
Ive an uncle who  is a Protestant from Derry and that’s all he calls it
I work, and have worked with plenty, and they all called it Derry.  But nearly all of them write Londonderry!

That’s fecking Lies.........

You’ve never never worked a day in your life.

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General discussion / Re: Derry/Londonderry
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:18:25 PM »
Je lads; you've f**k all to be up with yourself if you are getting pissed off over this.

What's the weather like in the free state today?

I'm on the mainland

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General discussion / Re: Derry/Londonderry
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:13:39 PM »
Je lads; you've f**k all to be up with yourself if you are getting pissed off over this.

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