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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:33:26 PM »
Wonder why a full list of league fixtures is listed for Sunday the day after championship and none for the following few weeks....??
GAA talk a good game about player welfare but this shows itís all talk

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 22, 2018, 02:03:53 PM »
No insights into the U20 preparation, but wouldn't that be the core of the teams that won a few minor games in successive years?

Re the senior game, I'm looking forward to this one much more than the last couple of years, its a winnable game against a team that will hopefully open up a bit and actually play a bit of football. Our championship performances the last few years were poor, too negative and narrow. We have some brilliant footballers, lets see them play this weekend.

Yes -you would hope the Aghagallon boys all ireland success would be a good boost to the u20 squad - must be a difficult squad to run with championship clashing with peak exam time at school and university - Aagh the GAA fixture calendar!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:00:24 PM »
Looking ahead to the u20 championship match on saturday does anyone know how preparations are going? was there a league for the 20s?
After the u17s not going well this year we could do with a boost....

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:13:41 PM »
yeah - weirdly, the successful u12's aren't allowed to play senior. Pity.  ::)
Everyone on here  is in funny form which great to hear!  - just interested in finding out when juvenile strength isn't translating for the south belfast boys - always struck me as a hardworking well run club too

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 13, 2018, 06:44:34 PM »
How can St Brigids be so strong as juvenile level and be mid table division 2 at senior? I think they have 2 teams at u12,u14,u16 and minor and are always competing in finals if not winning them - strange!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:33:58 AM »
Be foolish to write of St Galls like everyone has - lot of know how and some young legs too - LD only beat them in injury time last year and they won it

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:14:34 PM »
Is £100 a week or £30 a session still the going rate for the paid managers?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 06, 2018, 07:55:56 PM »
The juggernaut. Stopped. Stunned by that result. Stunned.
why do you think Cargin are so strong this year? Brennan was a top manager and now they have Cassidy...

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 06, 2018, 05:31:31 PM »
Is that the minors over now?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:08:36 PM »
ArmaghPaddy fair play to you and the work you have put in.

Would you not have been better going to the county board with your plans and asking them to get agreement from the clubs? Perhaps getting the clubs to vote on a proposal as regards access to players? Going to individual coaches I think you were always going to mixed response with no agreement in place.... from previous posts it seems you may have only had less than half the clubs represented at your meeting

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 30, 2018, 04:11:52 PM »
A few things...Iím part of the mgt team! St. Brigidís has 3 members in the panel...2 were injured and 1 left to concentrate on their studies...St. Paulís has 2 lads in the squad, 1 one else from those clubs was available for selection! Before criticising the players, perhaps you should ask them individually what they thought of the set up, rather than speculating...and before you criticise mgt, perhaps you could put yourself forward to do the job yourself.

AP why dont you tell us about the set up from your point of view. That might give a much needed insight into how this type of squad works.
You will find that most if not all the people on this forum are contributing to their clubs etc in various ways.
Yes agreed - the posters here all committed gaels no doubt - the issues we are debating are why some strong teams are not represented to our detriment and if the county before club battle is a contributing factor - I thought that's what discussion boards are for! some of the answers may or may not be the fault of the u17 management

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 29, 2018, 09:27:28 PM »
I believe some clubs have not taken well to the u17 management team as they have been telling the players not to go near their clubs and think of the county only. Maybe st brides and St. Paulís were some of the clubs who have not liked the approach. Taking personalities out of it  the GAA need to sort out such matters asap

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 29, 2018, 10:42:32 AM »
the u17s were way off the pace yesterday - It'll take a long time for the Gaelfast primary schools initiative to come through to this level - surely we need a similar initiative for secondary schools or else we are doomed for another 8/10 years....

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:52:02 PM »
Stand out result definitely St Endas winning away from home in their first match in Div 1 in a long time. Really good for promoted teams to get a good start......

Antrim / Re: Antrim, the way forward
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:48:56 PM »
Fair to say we all hope this works for Belfast/Antrim
However £200k a year with £60k going to the overall manager leaves £140k a year. No doubt pitch hire and equipment will be required. This doesn't leave a lot for coaches does it?
While this is welcome it feels a bit like a Croke showing they are doing something as much as anything

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