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« Reply #14250 on: August 02, 2017, 04:49:37 PM »
fair weather fans in Tyrone lol

were not made of sugar in co antrim. its the midges we have to content with is the bother!

Glenravel has to be worst for it! Went to watch my nephew play a game there a few weeks ago, ate alive I was!

They must like the bitter taste  :o

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« Reply #14251 on: August 02, 2017, 10:09:56 PM »
Well done to Cargin on winning the Eddie fitzsimmons cup tonight.

Does anyone know the lay of the land at the bottom of div 1?

Do aldergrove still have 2 points to be deducted ?
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« Reply #14252 on: August 03, 2017, 07:26:13 AM »
Well done to Cargin on winning the Eddie fitzsimmons cup tonight.

Does anyone know the lay of the land at the bottom of div 1?

Do aldergrove still have 2 points to be deducted ?

and to Glenavy on getting up from Div 2
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« Reply #14253 on: August 03, 2017, 10:22:35 AM »
Bottom of Div 1looks like a straight shoot out between Aldergrove and Ahoghill to see who joins St Pauls for the drop. They play each other in their last game for survival in the top flight.

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« Reply #14254 on: August 03, 2017, 12:26:36 PM »
The first club to put up a small stand will get all the plaudits. At least 5 in Derry, possibly 7 in Tyrone... but not one in Antrim since old Corrigan stand was demolished.

An indoor facility like Dunloy or Randalstown for me would be more desirable than a covered stand.  Of course both would be good but the ability to work all year round, and in all weather, particularly with the youth would be a massive boost to any club.

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« Reply #14255 on: August 03, 2017, 12:40:54 PM »
Agree 100% Hectic. A stands for standing in. A year round playing facility is a much stronger priority. That's our next focus in our club.

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« Reply #14256 on: August 03, 2017, 03:33:07 PM »
Well done to Cargin on winning the Eddie fitzsimmons cup tonight.

Does anyone know the lay of the land at the bottom of div 1?

Do aldergrove still have 2 points to be deducted ?

Despite playing an illegal player against Ahoghill in the 1st phase (before split) the CCC have now decided NOT to deduct the 2 points Aldergrove gained by winning that match!

To compound Ahoghill's difficulties CCC are insisting that that last match (against Aldergrove - to avoid relegation) is played at 3pm on Sunday 13th, after Clooney Gaels play Cushendall in the SHC on Saturday 12th at 6.30pm, with probably at least half a dozen dual players!!!

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« Reply #14257 on: August 04, 2017, 08:46:41 AM »
The first club to put up a small stand will get all the plaudits. At least 5 in Derry, possibly 7 in Tyrone... but not one in Antrim since old Corrigan stand was demolished.

An indoor facility like Dunloy or Randalstown for me would be more desirable than a covered stand.  Of course both would be good but the ability to work all year round, and in all weather, particularly with the youth would be a massive boost to any club.

I would most def agree with that hectic. our lot are inside training all year when the pitches are closed and the weather is poor, much like what we have had all this week. the Cul Camp wouldnt of been able to cope this week with the main pitch having to be closed to using it and the second pitch being tore up. the academy ensured that we could get the most of them in it - with a bit of help from our local primary school

hurl like f**k boi!

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« Reply #14258 on: August 04, 2017, 01:12:46 PM »
Well done to Cargin on winning the Eddie fitzsimmons cup tonight.

Does anyone know the lay of the land at the bottom of div 1?

Do aldergrove still have 2 points to be deducted ?

Despite playing an illegal player against Ahoghill in the 1st phase (before split) the CCC have now decided NOT to deduct the 2 points Aldergrove gained by winning that match!

To compound Ahoghill's difficulties CCC are insisting that that last match (against Aldergrove - to avoid relegation) is played at 3pm on Sunday 13th, after Clooney Gaels play Cushendall in the SHC on Saturday 12th at 6.30pm, with probably at least half a dozen dual players!!!


Just to make it a bit clearer what is being asked above.  14 of the starting Ahoghill football team on Sunday will most likely start for the hurlers on Saturday evening and about 20 of the panel will be involved in both.  A championship match and a relegation play off within 24 hours, not much consideration for player welfare there, but sure they are 2 different clubs......

The Aldergrove fine instead of points is just a joke. 


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« Reply #14259 on: August 04, 2017, 01:24:18 PM »
Portglenone should do Ahoghill a bit of a favour on Mon night with their home fixture against Aldgrove   ;)
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« Reply #14260 on: August 04, 2017, 02:07:39 PM »
Not sure of the full ins and puts of what happened with Aldergrove but is there any precedent here? I know Aghagallon were effectively relegated to Div 3 after getting points docked for not fielding. Different situation I appreciate but at the same time I would not like to see rules being applied for one team and not for another. Bit I stress I am only asking the question here as I do not know the rules that were broken or the associated punishment that is recorded against them.

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« Reply #14261 on: August 04, 2017, 04:02:53 PM »
I agree with Redordead.  There is no way two such important games should be fixed within less than a day. We should admire clubs who play both codes, not punish them. I'd be confident Mr Grieve will see that the relegation game does not under any circumstances NEED to be played off before the middle of August. I'm sure if he wore his St John's hat for a moment and pondered the importance of the fixture, he would recommend making an exception in this instance.

Additionally, given that Aldergrove were granted a reprieve, you would think that they should be big enough to compromise on another date that won't inconvenience any other fixture. Common sense to prevail.

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« Reply #14262 on: August 05, 2017, 09:55:19 AM »
Y would Aldergrove do that. The county set the dates and fixtures, Aldergrove may have guys who still have holidays to take and students may need to return across the water. For the county to release league and championship fixtures so close together with the assumption it will work out is crazy. Why have all league fixtures been crammed into 5 months of play. Some teams seasons will be over before mid August.

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« Reply #14263 on: August 05, 2017, 08:26:39 PM »
Y would Aldergrove do that. The county set the dates and fixtures, Aldergrove may have guys who still have holidays to take and students may need to return across the water. For the county to release league and championship fixtures so close together with the assumption it will work out is crazy. Why have all league fixtures been crammed into 5 months of play. Some teams seasons will be over before mid August.
Gotta agree, as I said previously if ousted from championship in first round those unlucky souls will have to wait out for about six months with only thumbs to twiddle.

But then there is always soccer. ;)

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« Reply #14264 on: August 06, 2017, 08:25:55 AM »
Well done to Cargin on winning the Eddie fitzsimmons cup tonight.

Does anyone know the lay of the land at the bottom of div 1?

Do aldergrove still have 2 points to be deducted ?

Despite playing an illegal player against Ahoghill in the 1st phase (before split) the CCC have now decided NOT to deduct the 2 points Aldergrove gained by winning that match!

To compound Ahoghill's difficulties CCC are insisting that that last match (against Aldergrove - to avoid relegation) is played at 3pm on Sunday 13th, after Clooney Gaels play Cushendall in the SHC on Saturday 12th at 6.30pm, with probably at least half a dozen dual players!!!
The CCC had and still have no other option other than to act as per rule in their actions against a team fielding with an 'illegal' player included.
Rule states induvidual suspension (not less than six months) imposed as well as points not being awarded.

But hey this is Antrim😮