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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6225 on: December 05, 2017, 03:01:16 PM »
Why are they opting out?
2018- 2 Cupeens won, 2 to go.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6226 on: December 05, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
Derry is a complex county. Club scene there is war. Inability to put that aside at county level. String of managers that players probably didn't want/rate, internal fall outs between clubs/players/managers.

I genuinely don't know what man though could come in and steady that ship - serious talent in Derry, if they could unearth their Jim McGuinness there could be an All Ireland there but as you say, the opt outs kill any optimism.

Been to a few Derry Championship games in my time, always great occasions - but maybe the Derry posters could tell you more about their county than me.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6227 on: December 05, 2017, 03:26:15 PM »
The GAA bankrolling Dublin has killed the county game. That's why players aren't committing.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6228 on: December 05, 2017, 04:31:22 PM »
The GAA bankrolling Dublin has killed the county game. That's why players aren't committing.
totally agree Bennycake,
the super 8s will only kill the game more

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6229 on: December 05, 2017, 06:37:24 PM »
The GAA bankrolling Dublin has killed the county game. That's why players aren't committing.
totally agree Bennycake,
the super 8s will only kill the game more

Yup. 3 big defeats instead of 1, will be even more demoralising for the likes of a Fermanagh, Louth or Wexford. Or indeed many counties above their level.

Tyrone tanked us this year, but you can put things down to tiredness, injury, an off day etc. But had we got stuffed by Dublin and Kerry also in a super 8, you're left thinking "what is the point of this?"

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018 Draw
« Reply #6230 on: December 09, 2017, 06:06:03 AM »
McKenna Cup Draw 2018

St Mary’s Tyrone Cavan Antrim Section A

 UU Down Derry Armagh Section B

QUB Donegal Monaghan  Fermanagh Section C

Harte v Tally v McGleenan v Harbinson

Harte v Tally v McGleenan v Harbinson/Trainor

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6231 on: December 13, 2017, 03:46:51 PM »
Shea Heffron withdraws from Armagh. At this stage we will be lucky to get a team

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6232 on: December 13, 2017, 04:33:53 PM »
Fermanagh have completed over 50 training sessions already!. Could be a good bet to topple the tyrone dominance.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6233 on: December 30, 2017, 03:30:09 PM »
Very low key this year. Hardly a peep from anyone.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6234 on: December 30, 2017, 10:03:13 PM »
Heard a couple of teams trained xmas day one wears green the other orange

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6235 on: December 30, 2017, 10:15:07 PM »
Not near wise!!

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6236 on: December 30, 2017, 10:27:47 PM »
Cavan players doing 18km runs. Talk about a throwback to the old school.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6237 on: December 30, 2017, 10:45:32 PM »
Cavan players doing 18km runs. Talk about a throwback to the old school.
A km for each player on the panel.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6238 on: December 31, 2017, 07:39:25 AM »
Would the players be entitled to mileage allowance.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6239 on: December 31, 2017, 09:54:31 AM »
the lights have been on consistenty at garvaghey/waco over the winter too but not sure if anyones at home.