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« Reply #16080 on: June 05, 2018, 07:51:12 AM »
I think he is joking...
He is indeed being a joker......have it on good authority that the 'new stadium' will now proceed at Toome...

I see the demolition work has already started on new clubrooms CB. Any room in there for a pitchside stand?
Think stand is planned for the other side....

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« Reply #16081 on: June 06, 2018, 11:48:21 AM »
looking ahead to Saturday whats the thoughts ? very winnable game going to head down I hear there has been a few young lads called up , including Patrick Finnegan from st brigids who was unable to make the u20 team ? strange one that

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« Reply #16082 on: June 06, 2018, 12:23:36 PM »
Hadn't heard that. Paddy Finnegan was away all year with studies and has just returned within the last month or so. Came on during the U20 match. Would be a good addition to the squad.

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« Reply #16083 on: June 06, 2018, 03:59:28 PM »
a good player yes but will he make an impact on Saturday ? no. We need players to make an instant impact at this stage to try and salvage our season and enjoy a run in the qualifiers

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« Reply #16084 on: June 06, 2018, 04:11:46 PM »
Well unless Diarmuid Connolly has re-aLigned himself as a Saffron we probably have fairly limited options. The lads who are there have done the work, will hopefully amend the system accordingly and give it a lash. There's no point going down tamely in a narrow, tight, dour match.

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« Reply #16085 on: June 08, 2018, 01:34:03 PM »
Antrim Team v. Offaly

1.  Andrew Hasson (Rasharkin)

2.  Peter Healy (St Enda's)
3.  Patrick Gallagher (Glenavy)
4.  Niall Delargy (Portglenone)

5.  Kevin O Boyle (Cargin)
6.  Mark Sweeney (St Jude's, Dublin)
7.  James Laverty (Cargin)

8.  Patrick McAleer (Ballymena)
9.  Niall McKeever (Portglenone)

10.  Patrick McBride (St John's)
11.  Conor Murray (Lamh Dhearg)
12.  Ruairi McCann (Creggan)

13.  Ryan Murray (Lamh Dhearg)
14.  Matthew Fitzpatrick (St John's)
15.  Colum Duffin (Moneyglass)

Subs:

16.  Declan Lynch (Lamh Dhearg)
17.  Stephen Beatty (O'Donovan Rossa)
18.  Pat Branagan (Aghagallon)
19.  Odhran Eastwood (St Enda's)
20.  Patrick Finnegan  (St Brigid's)
21.  Kristian Healy (St Enda's)
22.  Connell Lemon (Ballymena)
23.  Michael McCarry (Ballymena)
24.  Eoin Nagle (St Enda's)
25.  James Smith (St Brigid's)
26.  Eunan Walsh (Aghagallon)

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« Reply #16086 on: June 09, 2018, 09:19:04 PM »
Out of the Championship again at the first possible opportunity.  No home.  Division Four.  Meanwhile CARLOW are having fun.  WATERFORD are having fun.  FERMANAGH are having fun.  Someone remind me how much longer we have to wait before the Saffron Vision can be questioned?

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« Reply #16087 on: June 09, 2018, 09:31:30 PM »
Go ahead Sportacus. Ask away. Now is the time to blame our Co Board on Carlow and Waterford winning matches and on SF / DUP not doing a deal to get into Government and make a planning decision on Casement. That  Saffron Vision shower. Bringing millions of euro into the development of our games, putting the Gaelfast project in place. Who do they think they are?

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« Reply #16088 on: June 09, 2018, 09:52:07 PM »
Brendan I said 'question', not 'blame' - two very different things.  Saffron Vision are clearly working hard to bring finance in which will make things happen.  For that hard work we should all be grateful.  But is it not fair to question what seems to effectively be zero progress on the pitch, and the buck stops with the leadership (normally).  We can't just say oh well that's it for another year.     

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« Reply #16089 on: June 09, 2018, 09:54:53 PM »
So what are your questions then?

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« Reply #16090 on: June 09, 2018, 10:22:25 PM »
Football has continued to decline so the question is simple, have football decisions thus far been a failure, or part of a longer term something? 
If there's a turning point up ahead then great, but it's fair to question what's been going on considering we are basically bottom of the pile.

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« Reply #16091 on: June 09, 2018, 11:18:00 PM »
Ok, fair enough. What do you think is the answer to that question? I wasn't at today's match so can't really comment in detail. But take say the drawn league game v Wicklow which was really the damaging game in terms of promotion. Should a member of the county board come on to take the last, late free to win the game? Who, the treasurer, or vice Chairman? Or in the championship game v Down...should the Chairman have pressed up on the Down kickouts, or maybe the PRO? 

Sorry man, but sniping from the sidelines is just poor form. We are all hurting today, course we are. But throwing blame on the night of two defeats is no good to anyone.
 

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« Reply #16092 on: June 10, 2018, 07:18:21 AM »
Its a simple scenario  " The more things change, the more they stay the same" the SV concept raising funds has been very successful and to be commended however and not to labour the point but below the initial senior positions its the same people for years and years just with different titles, couldn't do it then cant do it now... They need to purge the whole set up and before the usual rhetoric starts about volunteer's etc most of them have been doing this for so long god help them they've nothing else at this stage.... Fermanagh got it right in less than 12 months right people in the right place...

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« Reply #16093 on: June 10, 2018, 02:59:09 PM »
Brendan, your analogies about the County Board are ridiculous. If you are going to spend your time slaying anyone who 'questions' (not 'blamed') how we've got to this low ebb then there won't be many lessons learned. 

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« Reply #16094 on: June 10, 2018, 08:16:54 PM »
Brendan, I think you are missing the point of discussion boards i.e. to facilitate debate
We all know the guys on the county board and are working extremely hard to turn Antrim around and its also obvious that no improvements are yet visible on the pitch

IMO we need the following

- Program for Belfast primary schools - achieved
- Program for Belfast secondary schools
- Support program for clubs coaching
- Financial support for clubs who want do develop their facilities
- Casement open

With only one of these in place to start we have many more years in the doldrums I fear..........

All opinions welcome to be heard on this !