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« Reply #37785 on: April 16, 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
Yes I had heard Down were playing Minors even though they too are graded.  Could be an interesting situation they find themselves in with regard to the regulations.

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« Reply #37786 on: April 16, 2018, 11:14:03 PM »
Yes I had heard Down were playing Minors even though they too are graded.  Could be an interesting situation they find themselves in with regard to the regulations.

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Down management first year in the job made a balls allegedly and will do well to not get booted out.

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« Reply #37787 on: April 17, 2018, 09:24:38 AM »
If they were told then yes that wouldn't be on.

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« Reply #37788 on: April 17, 2018, 09:50:34 AM »
If they were told then yes that wouldn't be on.

I don't think it was intentional, I just think the young lad in the job this year didn't understand the rules properly. Probably should have been explained to him better by someone on the payroll if you know what I mean.

TBH even if they do get kept in the Celtic Challenge they're now far too highly graded for the team that they'll have to put in it as all the Celtic Challenge games are on the same days as they're playing in Leinster.
Even better, it will make Down have to take in a bigger expanse of players who otherwise would be cast aside as not suitable and proper development can be done.

I thought there was something amiss  ;)

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« Reply #37789 on: April 17, 2018, 10:15:13 AM »
I think the management team might have been made aware prior to the first game, but perhaps decided to go ahead anyway.  Maybe go caught up in the possibility of "bright lights of success" and the chance to win. 

The whole concept behind the Celtic Challenge is to give all players - particularly on the fringes of minor squads the opportunity to compete at inter county level.  With the 2 year gap between the then U16 and U18 (minor) competitions a significant amount of players were getting lost.  However, with minor now at U17 this has changed the situation.

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« Reply #37790 on: April 17, 2018, 10:34:14 AM »
I think the management team might have been made aware prior to the first game, but perhaps decided to go ahead anyway.  Maybe go caught up in the possibility of "bright lights of success" and the chance to win. 

The whole concept behind the Celtic Challenge is to give all players - particularly on the fringes of minor squads the opportunity to compete at inter county level.  With the 2 year gap between the then U16 and U18 (minor) competitions a significant amount of players were getting lost.  However, with minor now at U17 this has changed the situation.

I was giving the lad the benefit of the doubt, but you could be right as some of the coaches involved would have know right enough. Whether that feel on deaf ears is another story.
I don't know the lad in question personally.

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« Reply #37791 on: April 18, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
I think the management team might have been made aware prior to the first game, but perhaps decided to go ahead anyway.  Maybe go caught up in the possibility of "bright lights of success" and the chance to win. 

The whole concept behind the Celtic Challenge is to give all players - particularly on the fringes of minor squads the opportunity to compete at inter county level.  With the 2 year gap between the then U16 and U18 (minor) competitions a significant amount of players were getting lost.  However, with minor now at U17 this has changed the situation.

I was giving the lad the benefit of the doubt, but you could be right as some of the coaches involved would have know right enough. Whether that feel on deaf ears is another story.
I don't know the lad in question personally.

When Down played Antrim in the Celtic Challenge at Easter time they played most, if not all, of their U17 panel.  It was mentioned previously that they are a County that was not supposed to be doing that.  I would say that the Antrim team got more out of the match playing against a side that were physically stronger and older than them. Lessons gained, hopefully. I just cant understand Down's reasoning behind this.  Whilst they topped their league its not really a true reflection.

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« Reply #37792 on: April 18, 2018, 01:27:30 PM »
I think the management team might have been made aware prior to the first game, but perhaps decided to go ahead anyway.  Maybe go caught up in the possibility of "bright lights of success" and the chance to win. 

The whole concept behind the Celtic Challenge is to give all players - particularly on the fringes of minor squads the opportunity to compete at inter county level.  With the 2 year gap between the then U16 and U18 (minor) competitions a significant amount of players were getting lost.  However, with minor now at U17 this has changed the situation.

I was giving the lad the benefit of the doubt, but you could be right as some of the coaches involved would have know right enough. Whether that feel on deaf ears is another story.
I don't know the lad in question personally.

When Down played Antrim in the Celtic Challenge at Easter time they played most, if not all, of their U17 panel.  It was mentioned previously that they are a County that was not supposed to be doing that.  I would say that the Antrim team got more out of the match playing against a side that were physically stronger and older than them. Lessons gained, hopefully. I just cant understand Down's reasoning behind this.  Whilst they topped their league its not really a true reflection.

I'd agree with that and hence I smelled a rat.

TBH I don't think Down would have enough hurlers to put out an U17 team and an U16 team on the same day and if they did it would be a very young U16 team and will get walloped right left and centre down in Abbotstown especially if using the gradings to date!

I don't think reasoning comes into it with some lads and my little bit of research on the management for the current U17's suggests as much!

Down Coaching and Development are very quiet on this one.

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« Reply #37793 on: April 19, 2018, 09:00:48 PM »
Boylesports have betting up for the club championship

Cushendall   11/8
Loughgiel     6/4
Dunloy.        9/2
Ballycastle   13/2
Rossa          25/1
Sarsfield.     33/1
St Johns      50/1

Surprised to see Dunloy at such a big price and Ballycastle are definitely too short

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« Reply #37794 on: April 20, 2018, 09:31:49 AM »
would agree with them odds, were not the favs at all :D
hurl like f**k boi!

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« Reply #37795 on: April 20, 2018, 09:46:40 AM »
I'd take a punt on Rossa ahead of Ballycastle.  They could be the dark horse this year.

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« Reply #37796 on: April 20, 2018, 12:12:51 PM »
/The Johnnies at 50's - i thought they gave Dunloy as good a game as any team in the championship last year ; But Dunloy are a great price

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« Reply #37797 on: April 23, 2018, 02:45:13 PM »
Are this weekends fixtures the last then until the county season is over?

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« Reply #37798 on: April 23, 2018, 03:27:00 PM »
Theres no hurling fixtures now until weds 23rd of May
hurl like f**k boi!

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« Reply #37799 on: April 23, 2018, 04:03:52 PM »
Theres no hurling fixtures now until weds 23rd of May

I thought there was one more round before the break, bit of a joke for the clubs.