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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:42:15 PM »
funny i had wondered what the outcome of this was. I noticed that both social media pages had it up that each other team had won the league but nothing official had been announced.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:36:44 PM »
PaddyJohn, Dunloy is not a typical club. It probably ticks every box as an ideal club. Almost everyone in the parish is involved in some way in the GAA. Plus it's a dual club, treble including camogie. If we had more clubs like Dunloy Antrim as a county would not be in, or ever would have been in doldrums the way it has been for far too long.

Please don't try to get personal, I put you down for better than that!

Not getting personal at all, please don't think I was. 

I just don't understand how a clubs facilities equate to how passionate its members are. The finance side of things are normally the stumbling block. I know of a club in Tyrone who have a stand which were sponsored by 3 local engineering firms at no cost to the club. How many clubs in Antrim can boast that kinda financial support? No doubt clubs have improved their pitches and grounds, none more so than your own club which is a credit to the members so the passion is there but is there more passion in PG1 than say St Galls who need new changing rooms?

Interesting debate this one as we've been in review of what we need down our way and TBH we need a second pitch fully floodlit but due to the lack of available ground running into our current facilities and a hoor building a house where we might have been able to develop.
That might still happen thanks to the bigotry of our local council who in an attempt to steam roll a Sport NI funded facility meant for all sporting organisations on the peninsula attempted to bypass it's GAA responsibilities and go full hog into a soccer pitch elsewhere. They've been pulled up on that and are now looking at the feasibility of developing a second pitch elsewhere away from the soccer crowd with two sites on offer, one in our parish and another in Portaferry. Either way I'd be happy with access to it even not on our door but close by and shared with ourselves, Portaferry and Ballycran to utilise it better and IMO that is the way forward for clubs not able to have the financial clout to go it alone.
Currently Ballycran are traveling to Belfast and Kilcoo to prepare for the upcoming Ulster final and we've been there too and it's far from ideal.

In the meantime we did build a new gym to a very high standard of gear not only to be used by our players but also the entire community (Monthly DD  8)  ) and that in time will become a revenue stream for us all being well and is bringing new members into the club.
It takes a few enlightened and dedicated members to drive these types of projects through to completion even if financially viable.

was in your facilities earlier this year JC and got a look around them. its some job thats been done to it.

Just need that to translate to the field but it will take time and a huge effort.

was down with our senior camogs to play yours that day in the summer the hurlers were playing Nenagh after it. that seemed to be the general thinking from anyone i chatted to in the club that day was that hopefully it would help to improve the talent already there.

to be fair you have a great set up down there anyway, much the same as Ballycran and Portaferry.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:24:32 PM »
PaddyJohn, Dunloy is not a typical club. It probably ticks every box as an ideal club. Almost everyone in the parish is involved in some way in the GAA. Plus it's a dual club, treble including camogie. If we had more clubs like Dunloy Antrim as a county would not be in, or ever would have been in doldrums the way it has been for far too long.

Please don't try to get personal, I put you down for better than that!

Not getting personal at all, please don't think I was. 

I just don't understand how a clubs facilities equate to how passionate its members are. The finance side of things are normally the stumbling block. I know of a club in Tyrone who have a stand which were sponsored by 3 local engineering firms at no cost to the club. How many clubs in Antrim can boast that kinda financial support? No doubt clubs have improved their pitches and grounds, none more so than your own club which is a credit to the members so the passion is there but is there more passion in PG1 than say St Galls who need new changing rooms?

Interesting debate this one as we've been in review of what we need down our way and TBH we need a second pitch fully floodlit but due to the lack of available ground running into our current facilities and a hoor building a house where we might have been able to develop.
That might still happen thanks to the bigotry of our local council who in an attempt to steam roll a Sport NI funded facility meant for all sporting organisations on the peninsula attempted to bypass it's GAA responsibilities and go full hog into a soccer pitch elsewhere. They've been pulled up on that and are now looking at the feasibility of developing a second pitch elsewhere away from the soccer crowd with two sites on offer, one in our parish and another in Portaferry. Either way I'd be happy with access to it even not on our door but close by and shared with ourselves, Portaferry and Ballycran to utilise it better and IMO that is the way forward for clubs not able to have the financial clout to go it alone.
Currently Ballycran are traveling to Belfast and Kilcoo to prepare for the upcoming Ulster final and we've been there too and it's far from ideal.

In the meantime we did build a new gym to a very high standard of gear not only to be used by our players but also the entire community (Monthly DD  8)  ) and that in time will become a revenue stream for us all being well and is bringing new members into the club.
It takes a few enlightened and dedicated members to drive these types of projects through to completion even if financially viable.

was in your facilities earlier this year JC and got a look around them. its some job thats been done to it.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:44:08 AM »
our flood lights are for training only. they are due to be upgraded so they can be used to play matches but thats for another phase down the line.

were currently finishing off the outdoor 4G pitch at the side of the academy which will be flood lit when its done. All down to money of when it all gets finished off.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:59:22 AM »
Double header in Armagh on the 11th. CíDun & CíDall

good choice of venue for the games. Its a good drive down to it and theres plenty of covered areas to watch the game.

truth be told its what we would need rather than what we might possible maybe some day have.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:57:44 PM »
i had a feeling that Lgiel might have won on sunday due tho how they beat us and the fight and desire they showed. That didnt materialise on sunday and Cdall just had that bit more to get them the win.

Fully deserved to win it from start to finish. Wasnt a great game to watch but if who win who cares what it looks like.


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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 26, 2018, 01:05:16 PM »
Loughgiel by 1
Dunloy by 6
St Galls by 2
Cushendun by 9

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 25, 2018, 11:35:44 AM »
Just going to say that myself. SS were a serious force back in my day at underage and then on wards with the number of titles that they picked up.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 04:13:40 PM »
I think the question he asked was there any coached paid. And there have been, don't want to mention the peoples names as I don't think its fair as its common practise now days

None of our coaches are paid to take any teams.  I dont think I made that any clearer.
If a team wants to pay for a strength and conditioning coach or go to the gym to come in at various stages in the year then they can if they sort it out themselves.

We donít pay anyone to coach a team or manage them. 

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:53:13 PM »
The only ones paid in our club is a strength and conditioning coach in a gym etc. No one that manages any team in any code gets paid in our club.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:39:46 AM »
Iíve a massive respect for the man. He travels to games all over the country and within our county. He covers everything and shares it all to help the promotion of our clubs.

He does a great job and I hope that heís still doing this job for the foreseeable future

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:00:46 AM »
Really good to see our minors win today. Game was far easier than I could of ever hoped for.  St Galls just didnít use the wind at all in the second half.

But itís a second title in 3 years for this group and a county Hurling final next week as well.

The senior game I left at half time. What a big pile of cow dung that was to watch.
Congratulations to Dunloy on this achievement -  a proper GAA club with great facilities, great coaches and great players - the winning combination!

It was def a good feeling seeing them lifting the title again. We waited over 30 years to win it last time so to not have to wait so long again was good to see.

I think itís of no coincidence that since the development committees have been set up for all 3 codes within the club and the academy being completed that we have seen the underage success we have enjoyed. The minor winning team from 2016 were the first group to get in there at underage level and the rest have followed behind them.

Of course a Ďbuildingí doesnt Make any success but along with good coaches and organisation and time out into it you see the rewards from it.

This weekend they are in the county Hurling final against lgiel. It would be wonderful to complete the minor double again.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 21, 2018, 05:28:06 PM »
Really good to see our minors win today. Game was far easier than I could of ever hoped for.  St Galls just didnít use the wind at all in the second half.

But itís a second title in 3 years for this group and a county Hurling final next week as well.

The senior game I left at half time. What a big pile of cow dung that was to watch.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:20:14 PM »
If you look at what happened their hurlers towards the tail end of the season it makes sense. they lost a lot of players to america and other commitments which meant towards the end they were shipping a lot of scores.

They have been relegated in that as well to D2.

As you say its a bit of a surprise considering how good they were at Minor and U21 last season.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:51:18 PM »
If itís not the wind itís the PA system haha. if you seen the clubs Twitter page they are working on PA system .. not too many people saying what a good job the club done yesterday .. always something to gurn about ..

many times on here youll have seen posters compliment Ballycastle on what a great job they do for the county games and championship matches but sadly the PA system is something that needs looking at. We usually hire one in for the likes of a final.

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