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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 29, 2016, 11:14:08 PM »
Hi folks, just wanted to take the opportunity to publicise a fundraiser that our club has initiated to raise money for a great cause and have plenty of craic with at the same time. The donations raised go to AWARE, Pieta House and a fund for our desperately needed 2nd pitch (we have one pitch for 4 codes at all age levels). All the details for taking part can be seen at the link below to the thread on the main discussion section.


Whiskey, is this where Ciaran McGoldrick told the yarn about a Derry "training weekend" under Brennan? Epic read! Fundraiser is definitely something new and provided a few laughs for sure!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 06, 2015, 10:14:43 PM »
Thought it at the time and having watched the recording there is absolutely no doubt the slaughtneil goal was a square ball. The free that led to the goal was soft but the ref was consistent in awarding slaughtneil soft frees. No issue with slaughtneil but thought the appointment of Dan was strange, has he refereed club semi or quarter finals before?

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:04:47 AM »

You are right, a better manager and we will be challenging for Ulster and Sam. Could you let the county board know the solution is so simple?

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: July 20, 2015, 09:36:42 PM »
The senior players are good enough to win an Ulster at least. You only have to look at the mediocre bunch of footballers Donegal have to see that a good system properly implemented can reap rewards. Derry have better players than Donegal yet consistently failed under McIver due to the strategy which rendered our forwards redundant.

There's a naive acceptance by some that Donegal and other teams are light years ahead of Derry physically and talent-wise, and that we have no hope of beating them which is bullsh*t. .

"Mediocre bunch of footballers Donegal have", what are you smoking? How many Derry players would make Donegal team? Murphy/McFadden/mcbrearty v skinner/o Boyle/lynch no comparison, Gallagher and mcelhinney twice as good as our midfield, McGlynn, Lacey and mchughs, the McGee brothers, a team full of all stars that you describe as mediocre, what an idiot. Also, people here suggesting o'rourke has worked wonders with a less talented squad than Derry, again ludicrous. How many Derry players get into Monaghans team?

Saturday was disappointing, but not a major shock that we travelled to Galway and got beat. Another ref and we go at the break 2/3 points up, we don't have the chase the game and I believe we would have won.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: May 31, 2015, 08:48:11 PM »
Any reports from weekend games?

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: November 05, 2014, 10:45:09 PM »
Twitter ban harsh but the danger of the 48 week bans is they may/will be reduced to 24 weeks, that means the players in question will be back playing end of February approx. Essentially, no punishment at all!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: July 03, 2014, 03:37:01 PM »
Devlin and McKinless not available for bderry? Anyone confirm or deny?

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:30:16 PM »
Commiserations to Ballinderry. Would have been good for football in the county had you gone on to win it but unfortunately it wasn't to be.
I was away on Saturday so didnt see the game but heard it on the radio. Presenters usually biased but it did sound like Vincents were the better prepared side from a tactical point of view.

I wonder realistically how many Ballinderry players will link up with the County team now?
Considering Fergal Doc is back, would McIver consider Conway again too? I'd imagine there'll be 4-5 anyway who'll come into the county panel.

On the topic of this years championship, a lot of talk about teams who didnt perform well this year, such as Kilrea and Slaughtneil, but no mention of last years beaten finalists! On another day we could have won that final, what with missed penalties and goal chances that would normally have been taken so I think it's unfair to rule us out this year.
I'd like to think we could push on a bit from that. However, it's impossible to judge at this time of year particularly with the black card rule and with not details yet on retirements from the likes of Ballinderry. I think the black card might suit us as we have a bit of pace and perhaps aren't as physical as other teams so we could be dark horses.

I think people will be much more aware of Screen this year and how to play against them. Last year they clicked at the right time but early in the season didn't look like they would be anywhere near it.

I don't think they have good enough forwards to win the county. Rely heavily on Benny Heron in that department. They will be difficult for anyone to beat but I can't see them winning it.

You're right, we sometimes struggled for scores, and I'm not for a second saying we'll win it or even get to the final again, but I do think the black card rule might benefit us. We have some good pacy forwards, but not physical forwards. Now that a defender can get a black card for stopping a run for example, it might open things up for our forwards. I'm just surmising though.
Any good side starts with a solid defence and then works on attacking play afterwards, I think we are heading in the right direction in this regard.
Ballinderry are still the favourites without doubt, but I think there are a few teams out there now including ourselves who could make life very difficult for them.

Lol, the black card might help your forwards but your defenders are screwed!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: January 08, 2014, 11:34:49 PM »
Skinner has been training with derry for the guts of ten years, if he is available for the Donegal game he merits being picked ahead of someone who has been training for 6 months but is nowhere near the quality of skinner!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 25, 2013, 09:31:18 PM »
While admittedly difficult to spot as there is only one referee, this blocking and off the ball tackling needs to be addressed and dealt with.

1 referee, 2 linesmen and 4 umpires. If they really wanted to i'm sure they could spot something!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 25, 2013, 09:00:17 PM »
hard loss to take on thursday, having played screen 4 times this season and to lose the one that mattered most. But can have no complaints, Screen were the better team on the day and their work rate and tackling was again superb.

We had bad luck with injuries taking out Barry McG, Holly and Sean McWilliams but probably only the margin of victory would have been affected on the balance.

Screen played the conditions superbly and will give ballinderry their full of it. For ourselves, we have again run afoul of a tight defensive team on a brutal day, im not sure if or how we can change tack to counter this, but the running football will only take us so far on a good pitch in open games.

Unfortunately, can't avoid mentioning the conduct of the screen management in maintaining a constant barrage of verbal abuse towards the match officials thoughout the first half and while the game was a contest - that was pretty disgraceful at times - the tone is set for the more impressionable supporters to hound the officials for each and every decision against them. Wouldnt be sorry to see the Boyles on the losing side in the final after that.

But setting them to one side, credit to the wider Screen club and their players in particular - a lot of respect for the hunger and work rate shown and Benny Heron was once again clinical in his quality.
Boyle is a great wee man on the line, see you have not said a word about S.L, how he stayed on the field i will never know maybe its because he is a county player as John Joe did a few of the Imd games and  between moving the ball forward and flashing yellow cards he was woefull. Now i hope screen win and coleraine are on the slide.

Another ludicrous statement from hillbilly reminding us what an idiot he really is. SL picked up a deserved yellow that was a result of the blatant targeting from screen players and a weak referee. If players arent punished for off the ball blocking/wrestling why should they stop it?

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 15, 2013, 11:22:55 PM »
What an evening the hearts only just recovered. The 3rd and most epic game of the Screen/Bellaghy U14 saga was just a phenomenal game! I thought Bellaghy were sublime in the first half and I thought they would run away with it but our goal just before half time made the lads believe and we were brilliant 2nd half. A draw probably a fair result.

On the 2nd game well it was dire stuff as we all knew it would be. I think if there had been a stronger referee we would have won but there's very little between the 2 teams and there will be very little between them again on Thursday. I'm raging I'll have to miss it.

Screenexile, would be very interested to hear what disappointed you about the ref? The 2 frees screen scored from in the 2nd half to screen were soft, particularly the last one in front of the posts. Not sure if Heron picked the ball off the ground at the end but its risky to dive on the ball the way he did.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: August 19, 2013, 12:38:49 PM »
Skinner did swing an arm/elbow and by the letter of the law its a red, but all players were sent off for that there would be mayhem. As for Danny Devlin, no doubt he kicked the player in the head, but there was no real momentum in the kick. Nevertheless, an incredibly stupid things to do. I too would be interested to hear screenexiles view of the game, imo screen were very negative, third man tackles, holding/dragging players off the ball, slowing the play down when conceding free kicks. The scored 1-5 against sneil(a pen) and 0-7 yesterday, they cant win a championship playing like this. Just my thoughts, plenty of good footballers in that team.

Derry / Re: Derry Prediction League 2013 (week 16 ) ACTIVE
« on: August 05, 2013, 09:44:24 PM »
Lavey    ---   ---   Swatragh    Lavey   
Magherafelt    ---   ---   Dungiven    DUNGIVEN   
Craigbane    ---   ---   Slaughtneil     SNEIL
Glenullin    ---   ---   Ballinascreen       Glen
Steelstown    ---   ---   Loup        LOUP
Bellaghy    ---   ---   Kilrea        KILREA
Banagher    ---   ---    Newbridge        BANAGHER
Ballinderry    ---   ---   Coleraine     Coleraine

Greenlough    ---   ---   Ballymaguigan    GLOUGH   
Foreglen    ---   ---   Glack    Foreglen       
Lissan    ---   ---   Slaughtmanus     MANUS
Limavady    ---   ---   Drumsurn        LVADY
Desertmartin    ---   ---   Castledawson    DAWSON   
Ogra Colmcille    ---   ---   Moneymore     OGRA
Claudy    ---   ---   Faughanvale        CLAUDY
Ballerin    ---   ---   Glen        GLEN
Glen    ---   ---   Claudy    Glen 


Doire Colmcille    ---   ---   Magilligan       MAGILLIGAN

Sean Dolans    ---   ---   Ardmore        ARDMORE

Derry / Re: Derry prediction league week 15 active
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:44:54 PM »
Saturday 3rd
Magilligan   ---   ---   Drum      Magilligan

Ardmore   ---   ---   Doire Trasna trasna

Sunday 4th

Kilrea   ---   ---   Banagher   kilrea
Loup   ---   ---   Bellaghy   LOUP
Coleraine   ---   ---   Craigbane   coleraine
Swatragh   ---   ---   Ballinderry    b derry
 Newbridge   ---   ---   Magherafelt mfelt
Ballinascreen   ---   ---   Steelstown     screen
Slaughtneil   ---   ---   Glenullin   SNEIL

Foreglen   ---   ---   Desertmartin   foreglen
Claudy   ---   ---   Lissan   claudy
Castledawson   ---   ---   Limavady   Dawson
Glen   ---   ---   Greenlough   glen
Faughanvale   ---   ---   Ballerin   vale
Ballymaguigan   ---   ---   ogra colmcille  GUIGAN

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