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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:50:07 PM »
Some ride from the two team sky riders today

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GAA Discussion / Re: U20 All Ireland series
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:08:39 AM »
Rightyo ok then , don't think whatever club I'm from at home makes a lot of difference and why the interest anyway.

Back to the game itself maybe ,  are Derry on the back of any good minor teams ?
Yeah we've had successful minor teams this past few years. This current U20 side is almost entirely composed of U19's though and are in bonus territory now. Think something like 12 or 13 of the 15 are U20 next year including their 1,3,6,8,9 and 14.
Callum Brown the target danger man inside I've heard.
Will wear 8 or 9 and play corner back  ;)

Rightyo ok then , don't think whatever club I'm from at home makes a lot of difference and why the interest anyway.

Back to the game itself maybe ,  are Derry on the back of any good minor teams ?
Yeah we've had successful minor teams this past few years. This current U20 side is almost entirely composed of U19's though and are in bonus territory now. Think something like 12 or 13 of the 15 are U20 next year including their 1,3,6,8,9 and 14.
Callum Brown the target danger man inside I've heard.

Is that the lad who caused Kerry plenty of problems when he came on last year? Think he'd still be u18 if that grade still existed, I'm sure Derry posters will put me right.
Same lad alright. Yeah, as I say we have a very young side who did very well to win Ulster. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: U20 All Ireland series
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:00:45 AM »
Rightyo ok then , don't think whatever club I'm from at home makes a lot of difference and why the interest anyway.

Back to the game itself maybe ,  are Derry on the back of any good minor teams ?
Yeah we've had successful minor teams this past few years. This current U20 side is almost entirely composed of U19's though and are in bonus territory now. Think something like 12 or 13 of the 15 are U20 next year including their 1,3,6,8,9 and 14. 

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:24:31 PM »
Dan going to lose at least two minutes to sky tomorrow, thankfully he didn't lose times unlike the other GC guys yesterday.
1'38 down on BMC (current leaders), 1'34 down on Sky. As expected.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 09, 2018, 12:35:09 PM »
Very good  ;D

Rumours are that Terence has gone. Allegedly.

funny I heard this at the weekend too. Not sure if there's much truth in it, thought it would have been a strange one alright!
Gaelic Life reporting it as true

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:21:32 PM »
No, its doesn't equate. We are in division four which is a straight forward top to bottom structure, that other system was no like that at all
We'd have to agree to disagree there then.

Assuming Division 2A was a roughly similar standard we would have been 5th or 6th from bottom in the country in League football that year. Equivalent to 3rd or 4th place in Division 4 in the current system.

You can't say were the lowest we've been in 50 odd years when the divisions simply weren't structured that way.
We also got to an all ireland semi final. I'd much rather be where we were at in 04.
We did and me too, we had a better team then. Doesn't change the fact that we were one of the poorest teams in the league that year though, which is the point I was trying to make.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 05, 2018, 01:31:05 PM »
No, its doesn't equate. We are in division four which is a straight forward top to bottom structure, that other system was no like that at all
We'd have to agree to disagree there then.

Assuming Division 2A was a roughly similar standard we would have been 5th or 6th from bottom in the country in League football that year. Equivalent to 3rd or 4th place in Division 4 in the current system.

You can't say were the lowest we've been in 50 odd years when the divisions simply weren't structured that way.   

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:40:39 PM »
What he is trying to do? eh?  Take us to division four, no one I know can recall when we have been so low, his leadership did that for us. Someone said the last time we were so low was back in the 60's, I have no idea if that correct. He has some work to do to get the players to believe him now.
We were third from bottom of Division 2B in 2004. Mickey Moran was manager then if I recall correctly.

Can you explain that to me. Was there a 1a & 1B, followed by a 2a & 2b? Somewhere in my head I think 1a & 1B were evenly matched from teams from what we would know now as D1&2. it wasn't a case of all the best team in 1a, with weaker teams in 1b, they were evenly distributed between the two leagues?
They were evenly distributed aye, no difference between A & B in quality. Relegated from 1A to 2A for example.
Just the fact that Derry finished in the bottom half of one of the Division 2's, only ahead of Waterford and Louth having had a look, meant that this would equate to Division 4 standard.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:30:25 PM »
What he is trying to do? eh?  Take us to division four, no one I know can recall when we have been so low, his leadership did that for us. Someone said the last time we were so low was back in the 60's, I have no idea if that correct. He has some work to do to get the players to believe him now.
We were third from bottom of Division 2B in 2004. Mickey Moran was manager then if I recall correctly.

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General discussion / Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
« on: July 05, 2018, 09:57:50 AM »
5 out of 8 matches went by in last 16 before I realized my predictions didn't save. Raging. If they did, I think i'd be top :(

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:34:59 AM »
4 Ulster Minor finals in a row. Ulster U20 champions. As I've said previously if we have a bit of patience we will have the makings of a very good side again.

On a separate note congrats to the Derry clubs on their Feile wins. Magherafelt won Div1 boys, their girls won their Division and Ballinderry's boys won their Division too. We have very strong underage club football, something we should be proud of, which should help improve future county sides.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:27:55 AM »
Kam Chancellor has had to retire due to risk of paralysis. Was a damn good football player.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:24:42 AM »
Chris Froome cleared by UCI and WADA.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kildare v Mayo AI Qualifier Round 3
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:04:14 PM »
The smaller pitch is probably worth a few points to Kildare and has certainly appeared to hinder Mayo in recent years.

Kildare are a tall team and with Mayo missing SOS & Parsons you'd imagine Kildare will press the Mayo kickout, having a quick think I can't imagine any of the top teams will have a smaller middle 8 then Mayo will have this summer after been one of the tallest for the last 3 or 4 years;I know they might play Coen in their or in the half back line but I just don't think he should be anywhere near a team thats been so close to winning an AI.

Are this Kildare team actually a tall team? Their kit is brilliant for making them look tall. A single colour, on jersey, togs and socks, always makes you look taller. Bill Shankly did the same think with Liverpool when he went to all red, rather than white togs.  I always seem to think Kildare are tall, and then when you stand beside them, they're just normal. Tall lads, short lads and medium lads.

Our middle 8 players

Moolick 6'5
Feeley  6'3
P Cribben 6'3
Conway 6'2
K Cribben 6'0
J Murray 6'2
K Flynn 6'0
Brophy 6'2 will drop out as well while N Kelly 5'8 will push in

Dan Flynn, Hyland, Kelly, Donellan and O'Grady all 6 foot plus

just checked even Neil Flynn is marked as 6'0

So not a small team not Galway Hurlers big though, just not playing well enough to win this.

A Kildare jersey makes everyone look taller, just a beautiful jersey.

Again in my experience, a lot of those heights are a bit inflated as well. It doesn't take a lot for a 5'10'' guy to get tagged as a 6' 0'' in the program :) Paudie Maher is tagged at 6' 1''. I'm  a genuine 6' 1'', and I'm taller than him.
I watched them play against Derry, not much inflated about it (though in general there is a lot of 5ft 10's listed as 6ft in programs). They are a big side, especially in the forwards, bar Niall Kelly.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:30:52 AM »
Yeah I thought it looked fairly obvious he was off his head on drugs, most likely cocaine.

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