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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:23:34 PM »
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Have prices been published for championship games?

Season ticket priced at £80 for all football and hurling games including finals.

Between both codes, there's over 40 matches. If someone was planning on heading to a lot of games which many do, it would work out decent value. Good job

I miss those long weekend road trips around the hills and vales of my county, watching all those championship fights.

GAA Discussion / Should Kildare stay or should they go? POLL
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:11:06 AM »
So, what’s it to be......

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 25, 2018, 09:13:51 PM »
4 weeks and wan day for me

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:12:49 PM »
Ultimately it was a missed free at the death that was the difference between victory and getting beat out the gate during extra time against Mayo last year.

If we go back a few years and look at our final games in the Championship, a bit of a pattern emerges under 3 different managers.

Derry 0-20 Cavan 1-22

Derry were 1pt up with stoppage time up. Yet they let Cavan work the ball down the field to equalize and run up the scores in extra time.  Game management let the side down.  Even Joe Brolly lamented about the lack of tactical nous (cynicism) from the Derry players.

Derry: Eoin McNicholl; Aidan McAlynn, Chrissy McKaigue, Dermot McBride; Charlie Kielt, Mark Lynch (cpt), Sean Leo McGoldrick; Patsy Bradley, Conor McAtamney; Benny Heron, James Kielt, Enda Lynn; Ryan Bell, Eoin Bradley, Emmett McGuckin.

Players in italics - not available for one reason or another.

Derry 2-14 Longford 2-16

Jack Sheedy's side were relegated to Division 4 this spring, but they were comfortable against a Derry side who contested the division one final just two months ago.

Even when the brilliant Lynch and James Kielt got scores on the board, they were undone by a porous defence and shaky midfield.

Lynch's strike from 20m with seven minutes to go somehow brought Derry level at 2-11 to 1-14 but Hughes' dummy and finish was the decisive score.
(Above notes from Match Report)

Again Derry had the momentum and still found a way to lose.

DERRY: T Mallon; O Duffy, C McKaigue, A McAlynn; G McKinless, M Craig, SL McGoldrick; M Lynch, K Johnston; A Devlin[/], E Bradley, E Lynn; J Kielt, T O'Brien, C McFaul
Subs: G O'Kane for McAlynn (BC, 14), B Heron for Duffy (24), N Holly for E Bradley (HT), D McKinless for Devlin (41)
Scorers for Derry – M Lynch 1-04 (2f), J Kielt 0-04 (1f), E Lynn 0-02, T O'Brien 0-02, B Heron 1-01 (a '45'), SL McGoldrick 0-01


Galway 0-0 Derry 0-3: Eight minutes in and Galway have yet to warm to the task as Daniel Heavron fires over another point for the visitors. It could have be more after Derry cut through the Galway defence but Heavron was content to take the point.

​Galway 0-7 Derry 0-3: Conroy with a beautifully executed free as he judges the win perfectly to dissect the posts. Having seen replays of the incident which saw Rodgers shown the black card, the Derry man can feel harshly done by. Anyway, Karl McKaigue is on in his place.

Galway 0-8 Derry 0-7:
Two points in quick succession and the gap is just one all of a sudden. Daniel Heavron with a sweetly struck point and then Cailean O’Boyle gets his name on the scoreboard. Game on.

GOAL! Galway 1-11 Derry 0-7:Minutes after Derry had a penalty appeal waved away, Galway swarm forward and land the knock-out blow. Danny Cummins rounds off a fine team move with a clinical finish and Derry are up against it now.

(Above notes from live feed of the game)

Derry build up a lead then let Galway into the game.  Derry narrowed the gap to 1pt, but then register only one score for the rest of the game.

DERRY: T Mallon, O Duffy, C McKaigue, DMcBride, L McGoldrick, B Rogers, SL McGoldrick, N Holly, F Doherty, B Heron, M Lynch, E Lynn, D Heavron, Eoin Bradley, C O’Boyle

1. Thomas Mallon – Not on panel
2. Gareth McKinless (Not on panel)
3. Chrissy McKaigue (Slaughtneil, capt)
4. Karl McKaigue (Injured)
5. Ciarán McFaul (Not on panel)
6. Brendan Rogers (Slaughtneil)
7. Ciarán Mullan (Not on panel)
8. Conor McAtamney (Swatragh)
9. Niall Holly (Not on panel)
10. Daniel Heavron (Not on panel)
11. Christopher Bradley (Not on panel)
12. Eoghan Brown (Not on panel)
13. James Kielt (Kilrea)
14. Emmett McGuckin (Not on panel)
15. Mark Lynch (Banagher)
**Lynn, Loughlin and Duffy started in place of Bradley, Brown and McKinless.

We had the same problems in that game this we still have now.

Tipperary 0-3 Derry 0-1: Derry turn the ball over cheaply and Tipp run it straight back at them. Philip Austin brushes off Daniel Heavron and points after a fine solo run.

Tipperary 0-4 Derry 0-1: Tipp are flying at the moment. Captain Peter Acheson works enough space to get his shot off and he points over Mallon’s crossbar.

Tipperary 0-5 Derry 0-1: Ah, that’s a beaut by Michael Quinlivan. Tipp send a long ball in, Quinlivan gets out in front of Chrissy McKaigue and, as he gets back to his feet, takes one step to the side before pointing. Lovely.

Tipperary 1-15 Derry 1-11: Kiely and Austin are finding too much space now for Derry’s liking, and Kiely is fouled for the free which Quinlivann points.

Tipperary 1-15 Derry 1-12: Emmet Bradley brings Derry back to within three but every time Tipp get into Derry territory, they look like scoring.

Derry 2-17 Tipperary 1-18: Danny Heavron has options left and right, but he’s not interested. He pauses for a second to compose himself and kicks Derry into a two-point lead.

So a two point lead with time up!

FIVE additional minutes.
Tipp have a free-in…

Derry 2-17 Tipperary 1-19: Kevin O’Halloran points the free. One point, four minutes…

Peter Acheson gets to the high ball first and Tipp will have a free in midfield as they go in search of their equaliser.

Derry 2-17 Tipperary 1-20: ALL SQUARE! No panic for Tipp and Conor Sweeney nips around his marker and hangs the ball up into the wind, letting it sail over the bar.

Acheson wins the kickout again — he’s been immense — and Tipp will have a chance.
But Neill Forrester does trojan work in defence to pounce on a loose ball. Derry clear.

Tipperary 1-21 Derry 2-17: TIPP LEAD! Conor Sweeney! Less than 60 seconds left…
(Above notes taken from Live feed from game)

So Derry have had a number of issues to deal with over the last 5 years, in the championship and the qualifiers.  Remember that we lost those games with the likes of McGuckin, Bell, McFaul, Keenan, Skinner, McKinless and Heavron playing.

I’m not saying that they wouldn’t have strengthened the panel, of course they would. Maybe they would have been the difference between Div3 and Div4 next season. I am merely suggesting Derrys problems run deeper than management and team selection.

I don’t have any solutions or quick fixes either.

Painful redaing

Estimators excellent reasearch and delivery skills didn’t make it painful reading one bit.

You off again today lad?

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:34:43 PM »
Take more days off work day buck estimator. I really enjoyed reading that. Good work.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:02:23 PM »
Another point. I don't know the exact numbers but kildare seemed to have as many,if not more supporters in Owenbeg yesterday. Derry need to bring the National league games to Glen/Bellaghy/Ballinascreen next year if they want a decent support behind the team.

Ah, jayzus Braveheart, would Kildare have had 4-500 max there yesterday?? Owenbeg is a handy enough drive for anyone in the county, how much more do we want to move the mountain to Mohammad? There's serious apathy in the county towards the county teams, not just the senior football team. Folk need to stop the sniping and get behind the county. In the past I would have had zero problem with the games being in Glen, 'Screen wherever (I live 7 mins from Celtic Pk door to door btw), but the last couple of years, especially travelling to the away games, I'm now of the opinion, if a man or woman wouldn't travel to support their county in Dungiven, will they can run on.

Plus they're crap fans anyway. Streaming out of the ground with six in it and the best part of ten minute to play. Same old story, Derry fans always seem to have somewhere better to be. Very disrespectful to the players.

We are taking the County team’s home base further south, we’ll be in Tyrone playing.

Anyway, as Derry Optimist said. We have shit support, we have had for years, no matter where the game is.

Anywho, what was the attendance on Saturday?

General discussion / Re: Removal of Gaza flag in Croke Park!
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:55:18 AM »
Is the flying of the Palestine flag at gaa matches more of a northern thing?

Plenty on show today in Omagh. Didn't see any at the rest of the games.

The Nationalists in the North express their solidarity with a oppressed minority in Palestine.

The Unionists, predictibly enough, express their solidarity with the Israeli occupiers.

Personally, I dont know if inside the ground is the right venue for such demonstrations.

Didn't have an opinion either way until I heard who the boys that brought the flags were. The closest most of them would come to solidarity with the Palestinian people is when they eat their daily Doner kebab bought with a DLA cheque. Most of them couldn't pick out Palestine on a map if they tried.
The above post absolutely reeks of class snobbery/a serious superiority complex.


Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 01, 2018, 01:14:47 PM »
just got around to watching the derry game - they performed a lot better than I thought they would.

here's hoping against Kildare.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:52:49 AM »
In his minor years was a very good back who reads the game well and is comfortable on the ball .... but marking a big man might not work so well.  McErlain has to think outside the box here and consider one of our better 'traditional type' full backs ..... the problem is I can't think of one ... maybe Conor Nevin or convert Gavin O'Neill (Banagher)... not so sure ... !!!! .... has anybody got any ideas

So draft a player in a week before a game and start him? Nonsense, especially when Gavin O'Neill is a forward..hardly gonna play him at full back

If your a big man who has played football this year....... restorative is coming for you!

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 29, 2018, 03:44:43 PM »
Right ya culchies, you’ve got your wish- now get out and support our team.

For the first time in the history of the Qualifiers, none of the first-round games are being televised live. Extra time will be played in the event of a draw and all the matches must finish on the day.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:11:15 AM »
Anyone tend to give players ratings from yesterday. I haven’t seen the game.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:40:03 AM »
Good luck to the Derry senior football team tomorrow. I will travel the long distance to the game because I'm a Derry supporter. The pitch will be in great condition because there have been no games on it but things will change soon thankfully. The People have spoken with their feet. I expect a performance tomorrow which Derry Gaels will be proud of. Doire Abu

Swatragh not that far me oul mucker

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 24, 2018, 12:26:47 AM »
Whatever team lines out on Sunday lets get along to Celtic Park and give them our support. No one is expecting anything so we have nothing to lose! Doire Abu
Agree totally. All true Doire Gaels will be there supporting no matter what the chances or result. Doire abú!

I'll be supporting them at 7pm deferred coverage! Phones getting turned off all day Sunday.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAAGO where are you?
« on: May 24, 2018, 12:24:16 AM »
Did anyone else notice on GAAGO coverage of the Tyrone-Monaghan game that it skipped from 39 mins to 43 mins ? It didn’t show Beggans free hitting the post

It did that on the BBC coverage too.
Did anyone else notice on GAAGO coverage of the Tyrone-Monaghan game that it skipped from 39 mins to 43 mins ? It didn’t show Beggans free hitting the post

Media b**tards.

Hi Benny Harp me oul mucker, I was thinking about getting the oul GAAgo, but not many decent football games shown until the super 8 shit and then sky get some.

Anyways, good excuse to get away to the bar

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:53:04 PM »
Looking at those teams there shown. Not the worst 15 players in the world; but they can’t work together.

We say this every year!

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