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« Reply #37620 on: February 13, 2018, 08:26:22 PM »
Look Síneil best the best of Antrim down and Derry for the past few seasons, and handy at that too! And they would be favs again this year!

Cuala were comfortable but couldnít stretch away until late on, laboured a bit big the weather was piss poor!

Weíll be a great final
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« Reply #37621 on: February 16, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
Antrim folks, is the chap's name Maol Connolly (with an 'L', as I suspect it is) or Maoi (with an 'i' as the county board's team list keeps spelling his name)?

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« Reply #37622 on: February 16, 2018, 05:41:27 PM »
Maol as in bald.


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« Reply #37623 on: February 17, 2018, 08:06:37 PM »
Welcome back Baile an tuaigh. Thats some break you took from the board. Prison?  :)

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« Reply #37624 on: February 17, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »
Laois 0-27 Antrim 2-16 FT
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« Reply #37625 on: February 17, 2018, 10:29:58 PM »
Moore Park was extremely cold tonight and result was very disappointing. Hopefully next week on home turf for the cushendall team sorry I meant the Antrim team might bring about different fortunes 😜 hereís hoping.

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« Reply #37626 on: February 19, 2018, 01:44:43 PM »
another good performance at the weekend. who said we couldnt hold our own! roll on limerick at the weekend. looking forward to seeing the guys go toe to toe.

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« Reply #37627 on: February 19, 2018, 04:04:29 PM »
another good performance at the weekend. who said we couldnt hold our own! roll on limerick at the weekend. looking forward to seeing the guys go toe to toe.

Laois get 15 points from frees out of a total tally of 27 points. Is that not something for the management to look at?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/king-scoring-masterclass-sees-laois-past-antrim-36617457.html

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« Reply #37628 on: February 19, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »
Was at the match, they actually got 7 from play(we scored more from play) the rest were 65s and beautiful sideline cut from Kavanagh. Ref blew his whistle constantly and the game had no flow. Their free taker never missed. We put in a poor effort and didnít deserve to win truth be told. Still they got some soft frees.

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« Reply #37629 on: February 19, 2018, 05:53:20 PM »
Was at the match, they actually got 7 from play(we scored more from play) the rest were 65s and beautiful sideline cut from Kavanagh. Ref blew his whistle constantly and the game had no flow. Their free taker never missed. We put in a poor effort and didnít deserve to win truth be told. Still they got some soft frees.

Was at game too and agree with all of the above. If we are going to play a sweeper, we have to be able to take scores from distance and we missed a number of long range shots in the second half of the first half. Needed a good start to the second half and didn't get one. Ref gave a lot of soft frees but we don't seem to be able to adapt to "play" the referee.

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« Reply #37630 on: February 20, 2018, 09:27:42 AM »
Was at the match, they actually got 7 from play(we scored more from play) the rest were 65s and beautiful sideline cut from Kavanagh. Ref blew his whistle constantly and the game had no flow. Their free taker never missed. We put in a poor effort and didnít deserve to win truth be told. Still they got some soft frees.

Going south and not getting referring decisions is nothing new and that happens at all levels.  We all know that but that aside you are right in saying we were poor and didn't deserve the win.  it was hard to watch and disappointing after such effort put in previously.  I have said before but I hoped Sheedy's influence would have been greater regarding players and their fitness levels and strengths and weaknesses generally- an outsiders perspective - not just the "managements" usual style  because lets face it in my opinion there were a few out there that are definitely not fit and continue to be given game time and fitted into any position.  Having a bad day on the pitch happens to everyone but for me there is no excuse for being overweight and unfit at this level.  I have asked some of our lads on the panel and they say the boxes are being ticked with regards fitness testing and improving these stats so where is it going wrong?.  After the first two matches there was a sense of definite improvement so was Saturday night just a glitch.? 


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« Reply #37631 on: February 20, 2018, 10:03:07 AM »
Was at the match, they actually got 7 from play(we scored more from play) the rest were 65s and beautiful sideline cut from Kavanagh. Ref blew his whistle constantly and the game had no flow. Their free taker never missed. We put in a poor effort and didnít deserve to win truth be told. Still they got some soft frees.

Going south and not getting referring decisions is nothing new and that happens at all levels.  We all know that but that aside you are right in saying we were poor and didn't deserve the win.  it was hard to watch and disappointing after such effort put in previously.  I have said before but I hoped Sheedy's influence would have been greater regarding players and their fitness levels and strengths and weaknesses generally- an outsiders perspective - not just the "managements" usual style  because lets face it in my opinion there were a few out there that are definitely not fit and continue to be given game time and fitted into any position.  Having a bad day on the pitch happens to everyone but for me there is no excuse for being overweight and unfit at this level.  I have asked some of our lads on the panel and they say the boxes are being ticked with regards fitness testing and improving these stats so where is it going wrong?.  After the first two matches there was a sense of definite improvement so was Saturday night just a glitch.?

I think that was the problem, the first two matchs.

Galway back from a holiday no training done hardly, Dublin as poor as they have been in a number of years minus the Cuala contingent.

Bit of false hope, Laois was always going to the acid test and it shows that we are exactly where we have been for the last couple of years.


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« Reply #37632 on: February 20, 2018, 10:28:08 AM »
Laois have been playing at a level above Antrim for the past few seasons, we have not won the Christy Ring and have not competed in the senior Championship for a while. Our best Antrim clubs teams have been turned over by the Derry champions 2 years in a row and now after 3 competitive games were we have scored well and competed to the end..

Where do you expect to be lads? FFS honestly we wont be pulling up trees in one season, the fitness levels are a hell of a lot better than they have been in the past as we would have folded to teams after 60 minutes and the last ten minutes become shooting practice..

We knew before the league started that we would have to compete in the playoff game, nothing has changed and I'm sure we are gearing up to that with a view of winning that one off game, that's the target first and with a good showing in the championship..

Some expectations on here are, lets say, a bit high? so now its about rolling up the sleeves and continuing to improve and hopefully get that break, as for the bigger players, I watched a few games at the weekend and there was a lot more heavier players at intercounty level for the better counties than what we have on show.

I'm more encouraged this year than ones lately, whether Sheedy is an influence or not we are still playing better hurling
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« Reply #37633 on: February 20, 2018, 11:40:23 AM »
Not too sure what games you were watching MR2 to have seen a lot more heavier players than some on Saturday nite.    You must have been watching a few divisions below but you are right about the expectations. Although Im really not sure why because its the same "Management" and "style" as previous years.   We said at the end of last year after an embarrassing display in Croke that things needed to change -  has it ??  going on Saturday nights overall performance the answer has to be No.  NAG is right " it shows that we are exactly where we have been for the last couple of years" .

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« Reply #37634 on: February 20, 2018, 01:31:25 PM »
John Kiely Limerick manager has confirmed they will be without their Na Piarsaigh and Fitzgibbon players at the weekend in Cushendall - could a win be on the cards for Antrim ?