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« Reply #15855 on: March 30, 2018, 11:34:43 AM »
St brigids won u16 last year too. Seem quite strong round that age group.

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« Reply #15856 on: March 30, 2018, 11:55:15 AM »
St Brigidís will be hard to stop in a few years. Seem to have good underage teams coming through consistently now. They used to rely on the transfer market but are now producing their own players.

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« Reply #15857 on: March 30, 2018, 11:57:23 AM »
See Rossa don't appear to be fielding at minor this year. They played All Saints in the feile final back at U14 didn't they?

How is that possible with a club like Rossa, especially since they have been doing so well at underage recently.
We always struggled for numbers at this age group and were barely getting a team together over the years. Just a small batch really.

Surely you can find 15 players. Our u16 group from last year was always a struggle and we had to go to play teams with 13 players at times. This years team has about 30 players!

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #15858 on: March 30, 2018, 12:17:22 PM »
See Rossa don't appear to be fielding at minor this year. They played All Saints in the feile final back at U14 didn't they?

How is that possible with a club like Rossa, especially since they have been doing so well at underage recently.
We always struggled for numbers at this age group and were barely getting a team together over the years. Just a small batch really.

Surely you can find 15 players. Our u16 group from last year was always a struggle and we had to go to play teams with 13 players at times. This years team has about 30 players!
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« Reply #15859 on: March 30, 2018, 04:13:21 PM »
If not playing league football all year then you should not be allowed to enter championship.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #15860 on: March 30, 2018, 04:40:01 PM »
Donít think they intend to. Some of our players have been sanctioned to other clubs as far as I know.


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« Reply #15861 on: March 30, 2018, 04:43:53 PM »
The goodun's away to St Bridgets then HS?
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« Reply #15862 on: March 30, 2018, 04:45:02 PM »
The goodun's away to St Bridgets then HS?
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« Reply #15863 on: March 31, 2018, 12:02:27 AM »
See Rossa don't appear to be fielding at minor this year. They played All Saints in the feile final back at U14 didn't they?

Last years minor winners unable to field this year. Thatís a crazy stat.
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« Reply #15864 on: March 31, 2018, 11:45:59 PM »
Rossa team last year was from a few different clubs i think. Not sure how it all works to be honest in the city

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #15865 on: April 01, 2018, 07:01:53 AM »
No. The Rossa team last year had one player sanctioned from another club. We knew it was coming this year. We just had a very small group at this age through the years. It can happen at any time to anyone I suppose. Iím sure we could have got 15 players by playing a pile of lads up a grade. The problem is, as a dual club, the fixtures donít lend themselves well to this and you also then have a cohort of lads who are getting their pan knocked in week in week out. I can see how it is doable for a team like Aghagallon where they would be asking lads to play on 2 teams. Asking lads to play on 3/4 teams in our club each week just to field a minor team is unfair IMO.


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« Reply #15866 on: April 01, 2018, 01:44:45 PM »
Watched under-17s v Donegal yesterday and the difference in preparation and set-up is all to obvious.
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« Reply #15867 on: April 01, 2018, 06:36:13 PM »
No. The Rossa team last year had one player sanctioned from another club. We knew it was coming this year. We just had a very small group at this age through the years. It can happen at any time to anyone I suppose. Iím sure we could have got 15 players by playing a pile of lads up a grade. The problem is, as a dual club, the fixtures donít lend themselves well to this and you also then have a cohort of lads who are getting their pan knocked in week in week out. I can see how it is doable for a team like Aghagallon where they would be asking lads to play on 2 teams. Asking lads to play on 3/4 teams in our club each week just to field a minor team is unfair IMO.
Sounds like having won the A championship Rossa didn't want to have a tough year and bowed out - if everyone did that where would that leave us all.....

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« Reply #15868 on: April 01, 2018, 06:50:22 PM »
No. The Rossa team last year had one player sanctioned from another club. We knew it was coming this year. We just had a very small group at this age through the years. It can happen at any time to anyone I suppose. Iím sure we could have got 15 players by playing a pile of lads up a grade. The problem is, as a dual club, the fixtures donít lend themselves well to this and you also then have a cohort of lads who are getting their pan knocked in week in week out. I can see how it is doable for a team like Aghagallon where they would be asking lads to play on 2 teams. Asking lads to play on 3/4 teams in our club each week just to field a minor team is unfair IMO.
Sounds like having won the A championship Rossa didn't want to have a tough year and bowed out - if everyone did that where would that leave us all.....
Sounds like youíve invented that it sounds like that to suit your presumed narrative. Weíve won many A championships and had many tough years so thatíd be nothing new.


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« Reply #15869 on: April 01, 2018, 07:13:41 PM »
No. The Rossa team last year had one player sanctioned from another club. We knew it was coming this year. We just had a very small group at this age through the years. It can happen at any time to anyone I suppose. Iím sure we could have got 15 players by playing a pile of lads up a grade. The problem is, as a dual club, the fixtures donít lend themselves well to this and you also then have a cohort of lads who are getting their pan knocked in week in week out. I can see how it is doable for a team like Aghagallon where they would be asking lads to play on 2 teams. Asking lads to play on 3/4 teams in our club each week just to field a minor team is unfair IMO.
Sounds like having won the A championship Rossa didn't want to have a tough year and bowed out - if everyone did that where would that leave us all.....
Sounds like youíve invented that it sounds like that to suit your presumed narrative. Weíve won many A championships and had many tough years so thatíd be nothing new.
My only narrative is that i've never heard of a team winning an A Championship one year and not even having a team the next year - this has to be a first