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Re: McKenna Cup 2018 Draw
« Reply #6225 on: December 03, 2017, 10:04:30 PM »
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
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6226 on: December 05, 2017, 02:07:18 PM »
I see loads of Derry lads have opted out of county football again. A bit of a joke at this stage.

If Derry had the likes of McBride, McKinless, Holly, SL McGoldrick, Heavron, Loughlin, Bell etc available to them then they are more than capable of giving Ulster a good rattle.

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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6227 on: December 05, 2017, 03:01:16 PM »
Why are they opting out?
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Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« Reply #6228 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 #6229 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 #6230 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 #6231 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 #6232 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 #6233 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 #6234 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.