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« Reply #37320 on: October 13, 2017, 04:40:38 PM »
It's a shame we didn't draw a home tie with Galway, would have helped massively to promote hurling up here having the All Ireland Champions visit. As it is we have two good home games to look forward to with a new look Dublin side who maybe will have Diarmuid Connelly in the panel and a good young Limerick side with plenty of All Ireland U21 winners in the ranks.

Put away games with Laois and Offaly will be massive in trying to maintain our position in 1B

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« Reply #37321 on: October 13, 2017, 06:41:19 PM »
3 out of 5 away games in the hurling
4 out of 7 away games in the futball

 Just our luck eh :-\

Worked out Antrim have 5 times more travelling than Laois and Offaly to do

Antrim 3 away games 1000kms
Dublin 3 away games  500km
Limerick 3 away games 650kms
Galway 2 away games 350kms
Offaly 2 away games 200kms
Laois 2 away games 200kms

The weakest team with a gruelling schedule relative to our close rivals who'll be fed and watered long before songs of praise
« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 09:06:38 AM by theskull1 »
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« Reply #37322 on: October 17, 2017, 07:32:32 PM »
There seems to be more interest in promoting that ridiculous 11 a side tournament in America than there is in promoting any kind of hurling north of the border.

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« Reply #37323 on: October 17, 2017, 09:30:07 PM »
Don't worry we'll get our usual pat on the head and aren't we doing well to keep it alive up there and the end of the league

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« Reply #37324 on: October 18, 2017, 03:39:00 PM »
There seems to be more interest in promoting that ridiculous 11 a side tournament in America than there is in promoting any kind of hurling north of the border.

The Black North is as foreign to some of them as America is..

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« Reply #37325 on: October 18, 2017, 05:57:04 PM »
There seems to be more interest in promoting that ridiculous 11 a side tournament in America than there is in promoting any kind of hurling north of the border.

The Black North is as foreign to some of them as America is..

Jesus lads, would you ever listen to yourselves????? Are you not happy to at least be playing in Division 1B????

The reality is that, if Antrim are ever going to do anything, we are ultimately going to have to do it ourselves. Alone. That's the simple truth of it.

Any "help" from elsewhere should be seen as the bonus that it is but, fundamentally, it has to come from within. Looking to / blaming outsiders, the GAA hierarchy, the South, partitionism, whatever you're having yourself, for the current and future state of Antrim hurling might make us feel better but ultimately gets us absolutely nowhere.

Hurling in Antrim has several unique disadvantages - distance from other hurling counties (apologies to Down and Derry), an occasionally hostile environment.

It also has several advantages. In particular, it has the biggest potential pick of any county outside of Dublin. If we ever got ourselves sorted, we could be a really serious hurling county.

Right now, I'd just like to win a minor match outside of Ulster.

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« Reply #37326 on: October 18, 2017, 08:13:56 PM »
There seems to be more interest in promoting that ridiculous 11 a side tournament in America than there is in promoting any kind of hurling north of the border.

The Black North is as foreign to some of them as America is..

Jesus lads, would you ever listen to yourselves????? Are you not happy to at least be playing in Division 1B????

The reality is that, if Antrim are ever going to do anything, we are ultimately going to have to do it ourselves. Alone. That's the simple truth of it.

Any "help" from elsewhere should be seen as the bonus that it is but, fundamentally, it has to come from within. Looking to / blaming outsiders, the GAA hierarchy, the South, partitionism, whatever you're having yourself, for the current and future state of Antrim hurling might make us feel better but ultimately gets us absolutely nowhere.

Hurling in Antrim has several unique disadvantages - distance from other hurling counties (apologies to Down and Derry), an occasionally hostile environment.

It also has several advantages. In particular, it has the biggest potential pick of any county outside of Dublin. If we ever got ourselves sorted, we could be a really serious hurling county.

Right now, I'd just like to win a minor match outside of Ulster.

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« Reply #37327 on: October 18, 2017, 08:16:09 PM »
Derry dominance!!
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #37328 on: October 18, 2017, 08:27:38 PM »

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Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #37330 on: October 18, 2017, 10:16:06 PM »
Derry dominance!!

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We'd six lads on the team and another came on as a sub.

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« Reply #37331 on: October 18, 2017, 10:32:14 PM »
where is this An Dun side picked from?

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« Reply #37332 on: October 18, 2017, 10:40:28 PM »
where is this An Dun side picked from?
Carlow.


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« Reply #37333 on: October 18, 2017, 10:47:43 PM »
where is this An Dun side picked from?
Carlow.

It's a new cross community team from east Belfast, out to Ballybean and Dundonald .
They've taken to the hurling like pallets to a bonfire in July.....



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« Reply #37334 on: October 24, 2017, 07:48:28 AM »
Shorty retired according to the Irish News, owes the county nothing. Enjoy Shorty!