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Title: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 03, 2018, 09:29:17 PM
Ulster Football Senior Club Championship
21st October: First Round:
Scotstown V Derrygonnelly

3rd / 4th November: Quarter Finals:
Crossmaglen V Coalisland
Burren V Scotstown/Derrygonnelly
Cargin V Gaoth Dobhair
Castlerahan V Coleraine

18th November: Semi Finals:
Gaoth Dobhair V Crossmaglen
Coleraine V Scotstown

2nd December: Final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 03, 2018, 11:06:06 PM
We will have new winners this year. Coleraine just beat Slaughtneil.

Or old winners  ;)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 03, 2018, 11:24:51 PM
Cullyhannaís to lose
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Mickey Linden on October 04, 2018, 01:12:54 AM
Kilcoo be favs?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 04, 2018, 09:30:53 AM
Kilcoo be favs?

Scotstown or Ballybay will also fancy their chances as will Cavan Gaels. Most open one for years this year I reckon.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: skeog on October 04, 2018, 09:36:21 AM
What about Killyclogher,Gweedore,Derrygonnelly,Crossmaglen etc.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: LeoMc on October 04, 2018, 09:40:05 AM
Cab anyone throw up the fixtures?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 04, 2018, 09:49:03 AM
Ulster Football Senior Club Championship
21st October: First Round:
Monaghan V Derrygonnelly

3rd / 4th November: Quarter Finals:
Armagh V Tyrone
Down V Monaghan/Derrygonnelly
Antrim V Donegal
Cavan V Derry

18th November: Semi Finals:
Antrim/Donegal V Armagh/Tyrone
Cavan/Derry V Down/Monaghan/Derrygonnelly

2nd December: Final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: LeoMc on October 04, 2018, 09:52:43 AM
Cheers, no "soft" side to the draw so every team would fancy their chances.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 04, 2018, 09:58:06 AM
Honestly think it will be the most keenly contested one in years and also one of the closest. Everyone will fancy their chances. The Monaghan champs wonít fancy Derrygonnelly either as the Fermanagh men have a few weeks to prepare and have been there for the last 3-4 years and feel they left a chance behind them last year. If we are lucky to beat Cullyhanna then we have a hard final and we are a very young team who are probably about 2 years from the breakthrough so this year is a bonus
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: DownFanatic on October 04, 2018, 10:18:06 AM
Kilcoo be favs?

Kilcoo have literally half their starting XV out of commission at the moment. If they win Down this year it will probably be one of their best achievements of their seven in a row.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on October 04, 2018, 10:19:41 AM
Whats the semi draw ?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 04, 2018, 10:29:16 AM
Whats the semi draw ?
Updated my post above
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: J70 on October 04, 2018, 12:47:44 PM
Gaoth Dobhair, half-filled with current and former county players, should be favourites in Donegal with Kilcar (missing Ryan McHugh and Patrick McBrearty) gone.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: five points on October 04, 2018, 01:06:08 PM
Kilcoo be favs?

Scotstown or Ballybay will also fancy their chances as will Cavan Gaels. Most open one for years this year I reckon.

 ;D
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mrdeeds on October 04, 2018, 01:15:02 PM
Kilcoo be favs?

Scotstown or Ballybay will also fancy their chances as will Cavan Gaels. Most open one for years this year I reckon.

Gaels are out in Cavan.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 04, 2018, 01:24:18 PM
Kilcoo be favs?

Scotstown or Ballybay will also fancy their chances as will Cavan Gaels. Most open one for years this year I reckon.

Gaels are out in Cavan.

Didnít realise that. I thought they were still in.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: LaurelEye on October 06, 2018, 07:00:25 PM
Kilcoo be favs?

Scotstown or Ballybay will also fancy their chances as will Cavan Gaels. Most open one for years this year I reckon.

Gaels are out in Cavan.

Didnít realise that. I thought they were still in.

Gowna knocked them out - drew the semi-final with Crosserlough tonight. Castlerahan likely to beat Lavey in the other semi-final tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: ardchieftain on October 07, 2018, 06:33:34 PM
Crossmaglen play Ballymacnab in county final.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 07, 2018, 08:11:25 PM
Crossmaglen play Ballymacnab in county final.

Didnít see this evening happening though Iím happy to be proved wrong. We took a good game to the field today and were full value for the win. Still work to do as Ballymacnab are on a good run of form and won the league. Theyíll fancy their chances to do the double
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Insane Bolt on October 07, 2018, 08:59:20 PM
Crossmaglen play Ballymacnab in county final.

Didnít see this evening happening though Iím happy to be proved wrong. We took a good game to the field today and were full value for the win. Still work to do as Ballymacnab are on a good run of form and won the league. Theyíll fancy their chances to do the double

You're on a roll BCB😂, tippped Harps and Cullyhanna.😂
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 07, 2018, 09:18:32 PM
Crossmaglen play Ballymacnab in county final.

Didnít see this evening happening though Iím happy to be proved wrong. We took a good game to the field today and were full value for the win. Still work to do as Ballymacnab are on a good run of form and won the league. Theyíll fancy their chances to do the double

You're on a roll BCB😂, tippped Harps and Cullyhanna.😂

Thereís a reason I never bet 🤣
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Insane Bolt on October 07, 2018, 09:23:45 PM
Cross will be too strong for the Nab
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 08, 2018, 09:47:54 AM
Coleraine and Lavey in the Derry final. Who is left in the other counties and i'll throw up an updated fixture list?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: blewuporstuffed on October 08, 2018, 09:58:04 AM
Killyclogher v Coalisland in the Tyrone final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 08, 2018, 10:11:42 AM
I think I have it right, if not let me know and i'll update:


Ulster Football Senior Club Championship
21st October: First Round:
Scotstown V Derrygonnelly

3rd / 4th November: Quarter Finals:
Armagh (Crossmaglen, Ballymacnab) V Tyrone (Killyclogher, Coalisland)
Down (Kilcoo/Burren) V Scotstown/Derrygonnelly
Antrim (Cargin, Creggan) V Donegal (Naomh Conaill, Gaoth Dobhair)
Cavan (Crosserlough, Gowna, Lavey, Castlerahan) V Derry (Coleraine, Lavey)

18th November: Semi Finals:
Antrim/DonegalV Armagh/Tyrone
Cavan/Derry V Down/Scotstown/Derrygonnelly

2nd December: Final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on October 08, 2018, 10:21:16 AM
So Lavey v Lavey is a possibility
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: trailer on October 08, 2018, 10:50:54 AM
So Lavey v Lavey is a possibility

Please let this happen.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: J70 on October 08, 2018, 02:14:34 PM
Gaoth Dobhair v Glenties in Donegal final, October 21st.

Edit: Oakleaflad already had it up.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mrdeeds on October 13, 2018, 07:05:15 PM
Castlerahan and Crosserlough in Cavan final. Castlerahan's fourth in a row having lost the last three and a very young talented Crosserlough. Next door neighbours.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Itchy on October 13, 2018, 10:59:20 PM
I doubt either cavan teams will sober up in time to put a focus on Ulster club should they win.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: GrandMasterFlash on October 15, 2018, 02:41:41 PM
Have venues/times been determined?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Orior on October 16, 2018, 12:04:39 AM
So Lavey v Lavey is a possibility

Please let this happen.

LOL.

Call out for the guys who predicted Cullyhanna, Slaughtneil and Kilcoo.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 16, 2018, 07:15:03 AM
So Lavey v Lavey is a possibility

Please let this happen.

LOL.

Call out for the guys who predicted Cullyhanna, Slaughtneil and Kilcoo.

Scotstowns to lose. Most experienced team it it, sprinkled with stars, the winners between them and Derrygonnelly have a great chance, as have Burren with their pedigree. Ifnwe beat Ballymacnab, which is a big if given our injuries, then we could be there or thereabouts but we are still very young. 6 of the likely starting team this Sunday are u21 with another 2-3 under 24. Kids really. I'd say if we win armagh we will be happy at that.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Redhand Santa on October 16, 2018, 08:15:27 AM
So Lavey v Lavey is a possibility

Please let this happen.

LOL.

Call out for the guys who predicted Cullyhanna, Slaughtneil and Kilcoo.

Scotstowns to lose. Most experienced team it it, sprinkled with stars, the winners between them and Derrygonnelly have a great chance, as have Burren with their pedigree. Ifnwe beat Ballymacnab, which is a big if given our injuries, then we could be there or thereabouts but we are still very young. 6 of the likely starting team this Sunday are u21 with another 2-3 under 24. Kids really. I'd say if we win armagh we will be happy at that.

You also predicted Cross would lose to both the harps and Cullyhanna. They will be one of the favourites for ulster and it would be a big shock if they don't win Armagh at this stage.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: square_ball on October 16, 2018, 09:36:26 AM
So Lavey v Lavey is a possibility

Please let this happen.

LOL.

Call out for the guys who predicted Cullyhanna, Slaughtneil and Kilcoo.

Scotstowns to lose. Most experienced team it it, sprinkled with stars, the winners between them and Derrygonnelly have a great chance, as have Burren with their pedigree. Ifnwe beat Ballymacnab, which is a big if given our injuries, then we could be there or thereabouts but we are still very young. 6 of the likely starting team this Sunday are u21 with another 2-3 under 24. Kids really. I'd say if we win armagh we will be happy at that.

You also predicted Cross would lose to both the harps and Cullyhanna. They will be one of the favourites for ulster and it would be a big shock if they don't win Armagh at this stage.

I can just see Joe Brollys articles in the next few months already when Cross win Ulster and how theyíve saved football. Now Slaughtneil are off the scene you boys will be back as his flavour of the month.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 16, 2018, 10:02:28 AM
Ulster Football Senior Club Championship
21st October: First Round:
Scotstown V Derrygonnelly

3rd / 4th November: Quarter Finals:
Armagh (Crossmaglen, Ballymacnab) V Tyrone (Killyclogher, Coalisland)
Burren V Scotstown/Derrygonnelly
Antrim (Cargin, Creggan) V Donegal (Naomh Conaill, Gaoth Dobhair)
Cavan (Crosserlough, Castlerahan) V Derry (Coleraine, Lavey)

18th November: Semi Finals:
Antrim/Donegal V Armagh/Tyrone
Cavan/Derry V Burren/Scotstown/Derrygonnelly

2nd December: Final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Walter Cronc on October 20, 2018, 08:51:41 PM
Who's on tg4 tomorrow folks?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: spuds on October 20, 2018, 08:59:40 PM
Who's on tg4 tomorrow folks?

Donegal final beo

Clare hurling final iarbheo
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on October 21, 2018, 05:56:40 PM
Scotstown win through to meet Burren, scoreline 2-17 to 1-11. After an even first half, they pulled ahead by 2 or 3 points but Derrygonnelly kept tabs and Scotstown didn't pile on the scores until the last minutes when they scored their 2 goals.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Itchy on October 21, 2018, 06:13:33 PM
Castlerahan beat Crosserlough in a classic co final in cavan. I think given rahans long search for this title that they will be much of a threat in Ulster.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Insane Bolt on October 21, 2018, 06:21:02 PM
Cross v Coalisland
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mrdeeds on October 21, 2018, 06:50:14 PM
Castlerahan beat Crosserlough in a classic co final in cavan. I think given rahans long search for this title that they will be much of a threat in Ulster.

Job done.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: LeoMc on October 21, 2018, 07:38:15 PM
3rd / 4th November: Quarter Finals:
Crossmaglen V Coalisland
Burren V Scotstown
Cargin V Gaoth Dobhair
 Castlerahan V Coleraine

18th November: Semi Finals:
Cargin/ Gaoth Dobhair V Crossmaglen/Coalisland
Castlerahan/Coleraine v Burren/Scotstown

2nd December: Final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 21, 2018, 08:13:03 PM
Scotstown Cross final there..
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: regal on October 21, 2018, 10:01:19 PM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 21, 2018, 11:06:00 PM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren

Your have to fancy the winners of Scotstown and Burren to win it outright. Our young lads will give Belfast some wallop this week so they wonít be fit to wag. Gweedore will be strong outsiders.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 21, 2018, 11:10:05 PM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren

Your have to fancy the winners of Scotstown and Burren to win it outright. Our young lads will give Belfast some wallop this week so they wonít be fit to wag. Gweedore will be strong outsiders.

Wee bit of recent tradition works well for a young team, one night in Belfast will do them good! 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 22, 2018, 07:14:59 AM
bcb, what are the ages of your starting team yesterday?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 22, 2018, 07:31:57 AM
bcb, what are the ages of your starting team yesterday?

Fair spread. 9 would be 25 or younger with 6 of them under 21. The rest would be 28-35. Young McConville who came on is still a minor. Callum Cumiskey is 23. Miceal McCabe is 21. David McKenna 30 I think. Aidan Rushe 25. Still a lot of young men on it.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Don Johnson on October 22, 2018, 08:53:03 AM
Some difference in the outright betting between Boyles and Powers.

Boyles:
Scotstown 11/4
Gweedore 11/4
Cross 10/3
Coleraine 6/1
Coalisland 7/1
Burren 8/1
Castlerahan 25/1
Cargin 33/1

Powers:
Cross 5/2
Scotstown 10/3
Gweedore 9/2
Coleraine 9/2
Burren 11/2
Coalisland 10/1
Cargin 16/1
Castlerahan 25/1


I'd be more inclined to think Powers prices are spot on.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 22, 2018, 09:00:22 AM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren

Your have to fancy the winners of Scotstown and Burren to win it outright. Our young lads will give Belfast some wallop this week so they wonít be fit to wag. Gweedore will be strong outsiders.

You're a great msn for playing down Cross's chances haha. Got Kerry blood in you?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 22, 2018, 09:30:27 AM
Scotstown and Cross will be favorites but Gweedore and the surfers will have an outside chance
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on October 22, 2018, 09:35:07 AM
Ulster Football Senior Club Championship
21st October: First Round:
Scotstown V Derrygonnelly

3rd / 4th November: Quarter Finals:
Crossmaglen V Coalisland
Burren V Scotstown/Derrygonnelly
Cargin V Gaoth Dobhair
Castlerahan V Coleraine

18th November: Semi Finals:
Cargin/Gaoth Dobhair V Crossmaglen/Coalisland
Castlerahan/Coleraine V Burren/Scotstown/Derrygonnelly

2nd December: Final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 22, 2018, 10:32:46 AM
Some difference in the outright betting between Boyles and Powers.

Boyles:
Scotstown 11/4
Gweedore 11/4
Cross 10/3
Coleraine 6/1
Coalisland 7/1
Burren 8/1
Castlerahan 25/1
Cargin 33/1

Powers:
Cross 5/2
Scotstown 10/3
Gweedore 9/2
Coleraine 9/2
Burren 11/2
Coalisland 10/1
Cargin 16/1
Castlerahan 25/1


I'd be more inclined to think Powers prices are spot on.

A great price......
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Dire Ear on October 22, 2018, 10:34:22 AM
Where will the Cross-Island game be?  Clones?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 22, 2018, 10:40:01 AM
Where will the Cross-Island game be?  Clones?

Athletic grounds armagh.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Dire Ear on October 22, 2018, 10:50:05 AM
Where will the Cross-Island game be?  Clones?

Athletic grounds armagh.
A fine spot, thought it would be a neutral county
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: armaghniac on October 22, 2018, 11:21:39 AM
Where will the Cross-Island game be?  Clones?

Athletic grounds armagh.
A fine spot, thought it would be a neutral county

First round is always a home venue, not unlike the inter county championship.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: toby47 on October 22, 2018, 11:35:47 AM
Some difference in the outright betting between Boyles and Powers.

Boyles:
Scotstown 11/4
Gweedore 11/4
Cross 10/3
Coleraine 6/1
Coalisland 7/1
Burren 8/1
Castlerahan 25/1
Cargin 33/1

Powers:
Cross 5/2
Scotstown 10/3
Gweedore 9/2
Coleraine 9/2
Burren 11/2
Coalisland 10/1
Cargin 16/1
Castlerahan 25/1


I'd be more inclined to think Powers prices are spot on.

A great price......

Do ye think?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tyroneman on October 22, 2018, 11:57:10 AM
Cross have a nice mix of young and old on the team.

If the O'Neills can keep their cool they will be serious contenders.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Mourne Red on October 22, 2018, 12:44:00 PM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren

Your have to fancy the winners of Scotstown and Burren to win it outright. Our young lads will give Belfast some wallop this week so they wonít be fit to wag. Gweedore will be strong outsiders.

Burren just about got over a Kilcoo B Team in the Down final - I wouldn't see them making much of a dent in Ulster
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: GrandMasterFlash on October 22, 2018, 12:45:54 PM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren

Your have to fancy the winners of Scotstown and Burren to win it outright. Our young lads will give Belfast some wallop this week so they wonít be fit to wag. Gweedore will be strong outsiders.

Burren just about got over a Kilcoo B Team in the Down final - I wouldn't see them making much of a dent in Ulster

Where will the Scotstown game be held, in Monaghan, Down or a neutral venue?

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 22, 2018, 12:51:35 PM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren

Your have to fancy the winners of Scotstown and Burren to win it outright. Our young lads will give Belfast some wallop this week so they wonít be fit to wag. Gweedore will be strong outsiders.

Burren just about got over a Kilcoo B Team in the Down final - I wouldn't see them making much of a dent in Ulster

Where will the Scotstown game be held, in Monaghan, Down or a neutral venue?

Newry I would imagine as itís a home game for Burren.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 22, 2018, 01:07:37 PM
Looks like four evenly matched quarter finals. All hard to call

I wouldnít be ruling out burren

Your have to fancy the winners of Scotstown and Burren to win it outright. Our young lads will give Belfast some wallop this week so they wonít be fit to wag. Gweedore will be strong outsiders.

You're a great msn for playing down Cross's chances haha. Got Kerry blood in you?

It's what Cross men do. In reality the rest in Ulster will be looking over their shoulders with Cross now there and its going to take a very good team to beat them.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: bennydorano on October 31, 2018, 12:53:35 PM
Cross best priced 1/2 on oddschecker, Coalisland best priced at 5/2. Attractive odds for Coalisland but hard to know how good Cross really are tbh, it's a new side pretty much. Will likely head over to it, should be a huge crowd - any sign of TG4 saving me a trip?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Dire Ear on October 31, 2018, 02:03:28 PM
Cross best priced 1/2 on oddschecker, Coalisland best priced at 5/2. Attractive odds for Coalisland but hard to know how good Cross really are tbh, it's a new side pretty much. Will likely head over to it, should be a huge crowd - any sign of TG4 saving me a trip?
Or Armagh tv?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 31, 2018, 04:54:51 PM
Cross best priced 1/2 on oddschecker, Coalisland best priced at 5/2. Attractive odds for Coalisland but hard to know how good Cross really are tbh, it's a new side pretty much. Will likely head over to it, should be a huge crowd - any sign of TG4 saving me a trip?
Or Armagh tv?

No and no. You'll have to get off your lazy arse Benny and cheer on your fellow county men!  Armagh TV only have rights for Armagh club games.

Coalisland won't be an easy touch and have a good side.  Tyrone teams are rarely beaten easy in Ulster and we are most vulnerable in the early stages of any competition, we only kick on as we get closer to the finals and that's an absolute fact not me being a cute hoor.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: OgraAnDun on November 01, 2018, 09:11:37 PM
bcb, what are the ages of your starting team yesterday?

Fair spread. 9 would be 25 or younger with 6 of them under 21. The rest would be 28-35. Young McConville who came on is still a minor. Callum Cumiskey is 23. Miceal McCabe is 21. David McKenna 30 I think. Aidan Rushe 25. Still a lot of young men on it.

You can knock a few years off that. Underplaying your chances and now talking your players up as older than they are!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 02, 2018, 07:24:30 AM
bcb, what are the ages of your starting team yesterday?

Fair spread. 9 would be 25 or younger with 6 of them under 21. The rest would be 28-35. Young McConville who came on is still a minor. Callum Cumiskey is 23. Miceal McCabe is 21. David McKenna 30 I think. Aidan Rushe 25. Still a lot of young men on it.

You can knock a few years off that. Underplaying your chances and now talking your players up as older than they are!

Ach Iím getting older....itís hard for me to work our whoís who never mind what age they are 😂
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Redhand Santa on November 02, 2018, 07:55:37 AM
Cross best priced 1/2 on oddschecker, Coalisland best priced at 5/2. Attractive odds for Coalisland but hard to know how good Cross really are tbh, it's a new side pretty much. Will likely head over to it, should be a huge crowd - any sign of TG4 saving me a trip?
Or Armagh tv?

No and no. You'll have to get off your lazy arse Benny and cheer on your fellow county men!  Armagh TV only have rights for Armagh club games.

Coalisland won't be an easy touch and have a good side.  Tyrone teams are rarely beaten easy in Ulster and we are most vulnerable in the early stages of any competition, we only kick on as we get closer to the finals and that's an absolute fact not me being a cute hoor.

Having predicted Cross to lose both the Armagh quarter final and semi final and talking down their chances in the final I sense that despite trying you are actually struggling to give the opposition a chance in this one. Cross have to be favourites here with some great young players. Coalisland will be defensive and make life difficult and there could well be a flash point or two. The biggest problem for Cross will be their forwards getting much less space than in Armagh championship. I still think they have better players than Coalisland and will pull through by 4/5.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: God14 on November 02, 2018, 10:16:49 AM
Coalisland bucked the trend in Tyrone though, really not that defensive. The individuals in their defense are excellent though, which is where there strength lies.
Cross by 2.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Redhand Santa on November 02, 2018, 10:38:32 AM
Coalisland bucked the trend in Tyrone though, really not that defensive. The individuals in their defense are excellent though, which is where there strength lies.
Cross by 2.

They got plenty of men behind the ball in all their championship games
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 02, 2018, 10:45:46 AM
Very much a game of unknown in my opinion. Coalisland here for the first time in a long time. We have a few who have been there before but theres still a fair smattering of young ones. I know why we are favoured but its not a straight forward case in my opinion. Favorite by reputation more than anything. I still believe Gweedore will come from out side of the draw and the winners of burren and scotstown from the other side with the winners from the other side winning it outright
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Insane Bolt on November 02, 2018, 11:09:46 AM
Very much a game of unknown in my opinion. Coalisland here for the first time in a long time. We have a few who have been there before but theres still a fair smattering of young ones. I know why we are favoured but its not a straight forward case in my opinion. Favorite by reputation more than anything. I still believe Gweedore will come from out side of the draw and the winners of burren and scotstown from the other side with the winners from the other side winning it outright

BCB you would have more chance of getting a parking ticket in Coalisland than Burren winning Ulster😜
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Walter Cronc on November 02, 2018, 11:13:24 AM
Was it a Coalisland minor who came off the bench and kicked two wonder scores off the outside of the boot?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Dire Ear on November 03, 2018, 01:51:40 PM
The Island by a point
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: bennydorano on November 03, 2018, 02:33:54 PM
For all the talk of the Crossmaglen  O'Neill's I reckon Coalisland should be more concerned with trying to keep Kyle Carragher tied up, he's been the main dangerman imo. I also really cant see why Cross are such big favourites, still would be timid enough backing against them tbh.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tonto1888 on November 03, 2018, 03:20:47 PM
Was it a Coalisland minor who came off the bench and kicked two wonder scores off the outside of the boot?

Dunno about Coalisland but a young cross lad came on int he final and scored two super points
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: on the sideline on November 03, 2018, 04:46:29 PM
Are tg4 showing the match tonight?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: BennyCake on November 03, 2018, 07:15:09 PM
Are tg4 showing the match tonight?

No it's toffball tonight
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: DrinkingHarp on November 03, 2018, 07:18:56 PM
This is the only thing I could find

http://mixlr.com/ulster-gaa/
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: armaghniac on November 03, 2018, 07:46:38 PM
Coalisland down to 13, poor game, Cross wining by one point after having wind in first half.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Dire Ear on November 03, 2018, 08:03:02 PM
What were reds for?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: MK on November 03, 2018, 08:05:57 PM
Double yellows-now 13 aside
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Harold Disgracey on November 03, 2018, 08:06:52 PM
13 a side now, Johnny Hanratty sent off. 7 each 15 mins gone in 2nd half.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: hardstation on November 03, 2018, 08:24:10 PM
This is the only thing I could find

http://mixlr.com/ulster-gaa/
The commentary.  :-[

McGuckin every time something happens:
ďAaaaahhhhhhhhh. Ahhhhh here.Ē
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: DrinkingHarp on November 03, 2018, 08:25:56 PM
This is the only thing I could find

http://mixlr.com/ulster-gaa/
The commentary.  :-[

McGuckin every time something happens:
ďAaaaahhhhhhhhh. Ahhhhh here.Ē

I went to
https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/northern-ireland/45891675

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Harold Disgracey on November 03, 2018, 08:26:09 PM
Cross win 0-12 to 0-10
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: ONeill on November 03, 2018, 08:28:51 PM
Coalisland lack of cool heads late on cost them. At 10-9 down they had a chance of easy point or work a 50/50 goal. Blasted wide going for point. Then two basic soloing errors when breaking after that ruined both moves. Aaron Kernan really stepped up those last 10 mins.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: LeoMc on November 03, 2018, 08:31:22 PM
Hard luck to Fianna. They had a chance to take a big scalp but lack of composure cost them.
Coming from Tyrone it is a long way to get back to there .
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 03, 2018, 08:46:14 PM
Tough one to win but thatís what itís all about. The ref had his hands full. Each sending off was deserved. 2 bookings for 3 and each of them were bookings. Coalisland had no 4 sent off for a straight red for spitting on our physios face. They also had adults deliberately throwing the ball onto the field from behind the goals. They were getting the kids to get the balls and were holding them to the next lockout. Deliberately doing it. You reap what you sow
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Norf Tyrone on November 03, 2018, 09:05:40 PM
Why did Coalisland take the point with the last gasp free??
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 03, 2018, 09:19:11 PM
Cross had a bad day at office but still won. Familar story for us Armagh people. BCB right though. Cross a new team at this stage a bit too early.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: JoG2 on November 03, 2018, 09:50:49 PM
Tough one to win but thatís what itís all about. The ref had his hands full. Each sending off was deserved. 2 bookings for 3 and each of them were bookings. Coalisland had no 4 sent off for a straight red for spitting on our physios face. They also had adults deliberately throwing the ball onto the field from behind the goals. They were getting the kids to get the balls and were holding them to the next lockout. Deliberately doing it. You reap what you sow

This kind of carryon is ridiculous, not just because it's absolutely daft, but psychologically it sends a very negative message from management (there's no way these boys were doing this of their on volition) to players.

Cross are some outfit. 6 AI's and they look like they are rising again! Winning never gets old. BCB1, by reading some posts on here, you've won a couple yourself, I'd say very little comes close to that feeling.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 03, 2018, 09:59:21 PM
Tough one to win but thatís what itís all about. The ref had his hands full. Each sending off was deserved. 2 bookings for 3 and each of them were bookings. Coalisland had no 4 sent off for a straight red for spitting on our physios face. They also had adults deliberately throwing the ball onto the field from behind the goals. They were getting the kids to get the balls and were holding them to the next lockout. Deliberately doing it. You reap what you sow

This kind of carryon is ridiculous, not just because it's absolutely daft, but psychologically it sends a very negative message from management (there's no way these boys were doing this of their on volition) to players.

Cross are some outfit. 6 AI's and they look like they are rising again! Winning never gets old. BCB1, by reading some posts on here, you've won a couple yourself, I'd say very little comes close to that feeling.

Absolutely directed. The young lads were behind the Cross goals in the first half and then in the second. There was a young lad wearing a grey and red half zip and he could be clearly seen. There were two men, one wearing a blue hat and a Coalisland rain jacket. It stinks of gamesmanship of the highest order and teaching a 12-13 year old that this is how you win. If this is what Damien O Hagan feels he needs to employ then they get what they deserve.

Thereís nothing beats winning JoG2 but this team has a lot to do to get there yet. They can and tonight will have taught them a huge lesson but the next game will be another level. I am lucky in that I have a few medals but these young lads need to step up to a new level as Autumn football is not for the feint hearted!!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Armagh18 on November 03, 2018, 10:15:25 PM
Tough one to win but thatís what itís all about. The ref had his hands full. Each sending off was deserved. 2 bookings for 3 and each of them were bookings. Coalisland had no 4 sent off for a straight red for spitting on our physios face. They also had adults deliberately throwing the ball onto the field from behind the goals. They were getting the kids to get the balls and were holding them to the next lockout. Deliberately doing it. You reap what you sow
Iím no Cross fan, but those Tyrone lads would sicken you with their antics. Didnít see what number 4 was sent off for but the Coalisland number 5 should have went as well in the second half, Rian OíNeill put him over the sideline with a hard and fair hit, and the number 5 got up and spat in the Cross physioís face. Hanrattyís second yellow looked very harsh to me although I was at the far end. Have to say, Rian OíNeill is a serious footballer but a special mention has to go to Aaron Kernan, sublime as ever and still going as fast in the 60th minute as the 1st, class act.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mackers on November 03, 2018, 10:46:21 PM
Itís not just a Tyrone thing in fairness. Maghery have been throwing balls onto the field in the same way for the last couple of years.  So much so that the stewards went up behind the goals during the semi final with Ballymacnab.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 03, 2018, 10:52:34 PM
Rian OíNeill will get the plaudits and rightly so but it was a big test for Cross tonight and they came through it. They wonít rack up 24 points in an Ulster club cship match but grinding out a victory tonight will be worth its weight in gold to them. Still think there are some weaknesses in this Cross team but with the 2 OíNeills at the top of their game they have a good chance of winning Ulster.

Disgusting behavior from the Coalisland man spitting into the Cross Physioís face if true.

The floodlit games in Armagh generate a great atmosphere, hope the final is a late Saturday evening throw in.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: hardstation on November 03, 2018, 11:00:09 PM
So, going by reports on here, both the Coalisland no 4 & no 5 spat in the Crossmaglen physioís face at different stages of the game.

That seems odd. So odd indeed that I imagine people have got their stories mixed up at some stage. If not, thatís very odd.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 03, 2018, 11:24:15 PM
So, going by reports on here, both the Coalisland no 4 & no 5 spat in the Crossmaglen physioís face at different stages of the game.

That seems odd. So odd indeed that I imagine people have got their stories mixed up at some stage. If not, thatís very odd.

Whatever about no 5, I was told from a very reliable source that thatís what 4 got it for. It was a very strange one indeed as there was no one on the ground and the was no argument so no one got struck. The ref went to his umpires and straight away produced a red card so it must have been serious. I said it to someone after the game and they said straight away that he was sent off for spitting. It happened to me many years ago against a Tyrone team so I know how disgusting it it is to be on the end of it.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: hardstation on November 03, 2018, 11:28:30 PM
Itís not something that happens very often. It happens less often to physios, I imagine.
Yet it happened twice to this physio in the one game? Odd.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 03, 2018, 11:34:51 PM
Itís not something that happens very often. It happens less often to physios, I imagine.
Yet it happened twice to this physio in the one game? Odd.

Iíve just been informed there was a spitting but thatís not what he was sent off for. The sending off was worse but I wonít put it up here.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: hardstation on November 03, 2018, 11:37:39 PM
I assume this is a very very very reliable source this time?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 03, 2018, 11:42:57 PM
I assume this is a very very very reliable source this time?

Yes
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: hardstation on November 03, 2018, 11:44:15 PM
I assume this is a very very very reliable source this time?

Yes
Phew. That very reliable one was some let down.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 03, 2018, 11:45:16 PM
I assume this is a very very very reliable source this time?

Yes
Phew. That very reliable one was some let down.

A very big let down 😂
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: under the bar on November 04, 2018, 12:32:37 AM
Sad that a Fianna player let the team down.  Cross probably just glad they werenít playing Errigal Ciaran whoíve have their number most times theyíve met in Ulster... ;D
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: regal on November 04, 2018, 12:34:23 AM
I canít believe the coalisland nr 5 is playing for Tyrone. Canít kick, toe tap, catch ball or take a tackle. Saying that, in his time with mickey Harte he has picked up other traits - pulling, spitting, non stop verbals and general all round cheating. A sc**bag. He should be a regular in mickeyís teams for years to come. He should look at his county colleague (hampsey) who plays the game how it should be played.

Regarding the balls coming onto the pitch, Iím pretty sure peter Donnelly (as Tyroneís coach) was sent to the stand in ballybofey this year for doing exactly that. Time for peter to grow up (and retire).

Cross management should have had hanratty off as soon as coalisland went down to 13 men. He was an accident waiting to happen. Rian OíNeillís class was probably the difference between the teams.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: hardstation on November 04, 2018, 12:40:14 AM
I canít believe the coalisland nr 5 is playing for Tyrone. Canít kick, toe tap, catch ball or take a tackle. Saying that, in his time with mickey Harte he has picked up other traits - pulling, spitting, non stop verbals and general all round cheating. A sc**bag. He should be a regular in mickeyís teams for years to come. He should look at his county colleague (hampsey) who plays the game how it should be played.

Regarding the balls coming onto the pitch, Iím pretty sure peter Donnelly (as Tyroneís coach) was sent to the stand in ballybofey this year for doing exactly that. Time for peter to grow up (and retire).

Cross management should have had hanratty off as soon as coalisland went down to 13 men. He was an accident waiting to happen. Rian OíNeillís class was probably the difference between the teams.
That no5 that only Mickey Harte would have near him........was nominated for young player of the year. Well done.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Harold Disgracey on November 04, 2018, 12:44:15 AM
I donít know if anyone else noticed Tony Keenan going up to young McConville and putting his arm around him and having a quiet word with him after missing his goal chance, could it possibly have been a penalty for a foot block?, a nice touch from a senior player.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Armagh18 on November 04, 2018, 06:49:30 AM
Itís not something that happens very often. It happens less often to physios, I imagine.
Yet it happened twice to this physio in the one game? Odd.
The number 5 did it right in front of me. I honestly didnít see what number 4 did I just assumed he had struck out.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Orior on November 04, 2018, 09:10:04 AM
I donít know if anyone else noticed Tony Keenan going up to young McConville and putting his arm around him and having a quiet word with him after missing his goal chance, could it possibly have been a penalty for a foot block?, a nice touch from a senior player.

How did Tony play at full forward? Assuming that is Jim McConvilleís son, he is a pretty good minor.

Cross are just one or two players away from being an Ulster winning team.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: regal on November 04, 2018, 10:15:40 AM
I donít know if anyone else noticed Tony Keenan going up to young McConville and putting his arm around him and having a quiet word with him after missing his goal chance, could it possibly have been a penalty for a foot block?, a nice touch from a senior player.

How did Tony play at full forward? Assuming that is Jim McConvilleís son, he is a pretty good minor.

Cross are just one or two players away from being an Ulster winning team.

Iím presuming Jamie isnít an option at this stage?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 04, 2018, 10:16:10 AM
I donít know if anyone else noticed Tony Keenan going up to young McConville and putting his arm around him and having a quiet word with him after missing his goal chance, could it possibly have been a penalty for a foot block?, a nice touch from a senior player.

How did Tony play at full forward? Assuming that is Jim McConvilleís son, he is a pretty good minor.

Cross are just one or two players away from being an Ulster winning team.

Iím presuming Jamie isnít an option at this stage?

Nope. He canít play till next season
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Over the Bar on November 04, 2018, 11:01:47 AM
I donít know if anyone else noticed Tony Keenan going up to young McConville and putting his arm around him and having a quiet word with him after missing his goal chance, could it possibly have been a penalty for a foot block?, a nice touch from a senior player.

How did Tony play at full forward? Assuming that is Jim McConvilleís son, he is a pretty good minor.

Cross are just one or two players away from being an Ulster winning team.

Iím presuming Jamie isnít an option at this stage?

Nope. He canít play till next season

Canít?....or just wouldnít get selected ahead of lads whoíve got Cross this far?  How many weeks do you have to wait after playing abroad?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 04, 2018, 11:03:41 AM
I donít know if anyone else noticed Tony Keenan going up to young McConville and putting his arm around him and having a quiet word with him after missing his goal chance, could it possibly have been a penalty for a foot block?, a nice touch from a senior player.

How did Tony play at full forward? Assuming that is Jim McConvilleís son, he is a pretty good minor.

Cross are just one or two players away from being an Ulster winning team.

Iím presuming Jamie isnít an option at this stage?

Nope. He canít play till next season

Canít?....or just wouldnít get selected ahead of lads whoíve got Cross this far?  How many weeks do you have to wait after playing abroad?

He has played in senior championship so heís ineligible till next season. Iím not sure of how it works but whatever transfer he got means he canít play.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: TheClutch on November 04, 2018, 11:40:14 AM
Itís not just a Tyrone thing in fairness. Maghery have been throwing balls onto the field in the same way for the last couple of years.  So much so that the stewards went up behind the goals during the semi final with Ballymacnab.

Stevie McDonnell; who is in with Burren was kicking footballs on during Kilcoo kickouts towards end of the Down SFC final. Awful thing to see from management - he done it 3/4 times and nothing was done.

Predicitons for Burren / Scotstown? Personally I think Scotstown by 5/6
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 04, 2018, 11:50:08 AM
Itís not just a Tyrone thing in fairness. Maghery have been throwing balls onto the field in the same way for the last couple of years.  So much so that the stewards went up behind the goals during the semi final with Ballymacnab.

Stevie McDonnell; who is in with Burren was kicking footballs on during Kilcoo kickouts towards end of the Down SFC final. Awful thing to see from management - he done it 3/4 times and nothing was done.

Predicitons for Burren / Scotstown? Personally I think Scotstown by 5/6

Jesus thatís disappointing if true, and Iím not doubting it. Look we all play the game on the edge. A tackle here, a hit there, I hate trash talk and think itís a blight. But the thing is itís now part of the game at all levels. I hate feigning injury too. I wish across the board shot like this stopped as the reality is that the team who has the better players and focuses mostly on the football generally wins competitions. Dark Arts may win the odd game but football wins championships. I feel Coalisland focused too much on trying to disrupt us rather than trying to win the game.

Scotstown will win today. They have too much fire power and in Beggan they have a serious weapon from kick outs and free kicks.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: thewobbler on November 04, 2018, 12:15:12 PM
Iím not sure if people are overestimating Scotstown or underestimating Burren, but why anyone would think one is a formality is beyond me. Burren are well balanced side and have enough big men in their panel to take to winter football like naturals.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: BennyCake on November 04, 2018, 12:16:45 PM
Itís not just a Tyrone thing in fairness. Maghery have been throwing balls onto the field in the same way for the last couple of years.  So much so that the stewards went up behind the goals during the semi final with Ballymacnab.

Stevie McDonnell; who is in with Burren was kicking footballs on during Kilcoo kickouts towards end of the Down SFC final. Awful thing to see from management - he done it 3/4 times and nothing was done.

Predicitons for Burren / Scotstown? Personally I think Scotstown by 5/6

Them down fellas are obviously a bad influence on him
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: BennyCake on November 04, 2018, 12:21:39 PM
I donít know if anyone else noticed Tony Keenan going up to young McConville and putting his arm around him and having a quiet word with him after missing his goal chance, could it possibly have been a penalty for a foot block?, a nice touch from a senior player.

How did Tony play at full forward? Assuming that is Jim McConvilleís son, he is a pretty good minor.

Cross are just one or two players away from being an Ulster winning team.

Maybe, but they're also only two games away from being an ulster winning team
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: downtown on November 04, 2018, 01:31:01 PM
Coalisland probably seen the young cross ones throwing the ball onto the field before the Ballymacnab kick outs in the Armagh final. Well directed by adult supervision also. Do what ever ya need to do to win and all that. Cross going to take Ulster now Iíd reckon. Will take a lot of beating
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tonto1888 on November 04, 2018, 02:49:47 PM
Coalisland probably seen the young cross ones throwing the ball onto the field before the Ballymacnab kick outs in the Armagh final. Well directed by adult supervision also.

Didnít happen
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on November 04, 2018, 02:58:57 PM
Scotstown 5-3 up over Burren

Beggan just scored a point from play
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 04, 2018, 03:04:35 PM
Coalisland probably seen the young cross ones throwing the ball onto the field before the Ballymacnab kick outs in the Armagh final. Well directed by adult supervision also.

Didnít happen

Agreed.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: general_lee on November 04, 2018, 03:05:53 PM
Tough one to win but thatís what itís all about. The ref had his hands full. Each sending off was deserved. 2 bookings for 3 and each of them were bookings. Coalisland had no 4 sent off for a straight red for spitting on our physios face. They also had adults deliberately throwing the ball onto the field from behind the goals. They were getting the kids to get the balls and were holding them to the next lockout. Deliberately doing it. You reap what you sow
Cross finally met their match in the gypsy department
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 04, 2018, 03:22:59 PM
Tough one to win but thatís what itís all about. The ref had his hands full. Each sending off was deserved. 2 bookings for 3 and each of them were bookings. Coalisland had no 4 sent off for a straight red for spitting on our physios face. They also had adults deliberately throwing the ball onto the field from behind the goals. They were getting the kids to get the balls and were holding them to the next lockout. Deliberately doing it. You reap what you sow
Cross finally met their match in the gypsy department

Whatever you think. I know none of our players spat on anyone last night nor did we have grown men standing behind the nets throwing balls into the field to stop kick outs. Whatever about being physically on the edge, and letís face it none of the sending  offs for either teams were for bad tackles.  As someone who has been involved in coaching and playing within the club for over 30 years I can categorically state that I have never been involved in anything like that in terms of encouragement or encouraging that. 

Coalisland probably seen the young cross ones throwing the ball onto the field before the Ballymacnab kick outs in the Armagh final. Well directed by adult supervision also.

Didnít happen

Agreed.

Definitely didnít happen. Iíll tell you something about the Cross management. Of all the people who would be involved in coaching or playing they would be ones who would be beyond reproach in terms of their approach and attitude.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on November 04, 2018, 04:00:15 PM
Coleraine beat Castlerahan 2-11 to 0-11
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mrdeeds on November 04, 2018, 04:14:04 PM
Coleraine beat Castlerahan 2-11 to 0-11

Never a red. But Castlerahan were brilliant second half. Went man to man with Goalkeeper as a corner back. Eoghan Rua took 20 minutes to score in 2nd half.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 04, 2018, 04:14:07 PM
Scotstown should have won by a cricket score after completely dominating for 40 minutes but allowed Burren back to within a point of them and it looked as though Burren had the momentum then.

Burren kick out strategy was their undoing but I feel as though Scotstown were still deserving winners. Their defence will be their Achilles heel when it comes to actually winning Ulster. Coleraine v Scotstown could go either way.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 04, 2018, 04:23:43 PM
Scotstown should have won by a cricket score after completely dominating for 40 minutes but allowed Burren back to within a point of them and it looked as though Burren had the momentum then.

Burren kick out strategy was their undoing but I feel as though Scotstown were still deserving winners. Their defence will be their Achilles heel when it comes to actually winning Ulster. Coleraine v Scotstown could go either way.

Were you at the game?  I was listening to it and the penalty shout near the end seemed pretty clear cut according to the radio. Scotstown has 15-16 wides....that wonít happen again I reckon. Gweedore also seemed pretty comfortable in the first half and should have ripped Cargin out completely. Nearly wish they had as Cargins comeback will make sure that Gweedore are definitely focused for the semi!!!  No disrespect to Coleraine but Scotstown will win that one and will be favourites for the final.

Our game is interesting as Gweedore are in complete virgin territory and have a really good team. In many respects for half our team they are in new waters as well. Both teams have a sprinkling of solid experienced players so itís who of the lesser can adapt to the experience of a playing on Ulster that will be key. It wonít be won by the McGees or Cassidy on one side or Aaron Kernan or Johnny Hanratty for us but but which first timers settle best. It will be a tough one to call but I reckon Gweedore will be slight favourites
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: OgraAnDun on November 04, 2018, 04:27:47 PM
Scotstown should have won by a cricket score after completely dominating for 40 minutes but allowed Burren back to within a point of them and it looked as though Burren had the momentum then.

Burren kick out strategy was their undoing but I feel as though Scotstown were still deserving winners. Their defence will be their Achilles heel when it comes to actually winning Ulster. Coleraine v Scotstown could go either way.

Were you at the game?  I was listening to it and the penalty shout near the end seemed pretty clear cut according to the radio. Scotstown has 15-16 wides....that wonít happen again I reckon. Gweedore also seemed pretty comfortable in the first half and should have ripped Cargin out completely. Nearly wish they had as Cargins comeback will make sure that Gweedore are definitely focused for the semi!!!  No disrespect to Coleraine but Scotstown will win that one and will be favourites for the final.

Our game is interesting as Gweedore are in complete virgin territory and have a really good team. In many respects for half our team they are in new waters as well. Both teams have a sprinkling of solid experienced players so itís who of the lesser can adapt to the experience of a playing on Ulster that will be key. It wonít be won by the McGees or Cassidy on one side or Aaron Kernan or Johnny Hanratty for us but but which first timers settle best. It will be a tough one to call but I reckon Gweedore will be slight favourites

Stonewall. Burren then turned the ball over cleanly on the 45 as Scotstown broke from that and a free was somehow given against them. Scotstown totally dominated almost the whole opening 40 minutes though. Controversy with one of the points as one umpire signalled a wide and the other signalled a point!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Armagh18 on November 04, 2018, 04:33:10 PM
Tough one to win but thatís what itís all about. The ref had his hands full. Each sending off was deserved. 2 bookings for 3 and each of them were bookings. Coalisland had no 4 sent off for a straight red for spitting on our physios face. They also had adults deliberately throwing the ball onto the field from behind the goals. They were getting the kids to get the balls and were holding them to the next lockout. Deliberately doing it. You reap what you sow
Cross finally met their match in the gypsy department
Cross are bad, but theres a line they donít cross (pardon the pun) Coalisland crossed that last night.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 04, 2018, 04:41:44 PM
Scotstown should have won by a cricket score after completely dominating for 40 minutes but allowed Burren back to within a point of them and it looked as though Burren had the momentum then.

Burren kick out strategy was their undoing but I feel as though Scotstown were still deserving winners. Their defence will be their Achilles heel when it comes to actually winning Ulster. Coleraine v Scotstown could go either way.

Were you at the game?  I was listening to it and the penalty shout near the end seemed pretty clear cut according to the radio. Scotstown has 15-16 wides....that wonít happen again I reckon. Gweedore also seemed pretty comfortable in the first half and should have ripped Cargin out completely. Nearly wish they had as Cargins comeback will make sure that Gweedore are definitely focused for the semi!!!  No disrespect to Coleraine but Scotstown will win that one and will be favourites for the final.

Our game is interesting as Gweedore are in complete virgin territory and have a really good team. In many respects for half our team they are in new waters as well. Both teams have a sprinkling of solid experienced players so itís who of the lesser can adapt to the experience of a playing on Ulster that will be key. It wonít be won by the McGees or Cassidy on one side or Aaron Kernan or Johnny Hanratty for us but but which first timers settle best. It will be a tough one to call but I reckon Gweedore will be slight favourites

Yes and it was a definite penalty.

Donít kid yourself, Cross will be firm favourites purely on reputation alone, they are favourites to win Ulster and third favourites to win the All Ireland.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on November 04, 2018, 05:23:20 PM
 The beginnings of Burren's comeback coincided with Kieran Hughes' black card. I'd hazard a guess that Kieran deserved it :)
Northern Sound hardly mentioned the penalty claim, though had Burren been awarded the penalty they still would have had to beat Beggan and his record of saving penalties in club championship football is exceptionally good. Nudie Hughes didn't make it for the commentary because of illness, I hope nothing's amiss.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: straightred on November 04, 2018, 07:11:35 PM
The beginnings of Burren's comeback coincided with Kieran Hughes' black card. I'd hazard a guess that Kieran deserved it :)
Northern Sound hardly mentioned the penalty claim, though had Burren been awarded the penalty they still would have had to beat Beggan and his record of saving penalties in club championship football is exceptionally good. Nudie Hughes didn't make it for the commentary because of illness, I hope nothing's amiss.

i was at it too and wasn't sure about the penalty. Ref was in a perfect position to be fair. Maybe he charged into him.

Having said that Scotstown got out of jail. There were far better but had a serious number of 1st half wides. Some of them were really bad wides too. If they can fix their shooting they'll be hard to beat
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 05, 2018, 08:02:39 AM
Was behind the nets on Saturday night and the young kid was being actively encouraged by his Da to throw the balls back on just before the Cross kickout.
When a steward came over the Da took out his phone and started recording the steward. At half time the kid took a black kit bag full of balls down to the other end and the Da followed.
Petey Donnelly is just a superb keeper. The Cross keeper is not.
Young ONeill hit a point in second half and it must have started out 10/15 yards wide but he judged the wind to perfection.
Our latest All Star's antics were an embarassment.
The Island will know this was won they could have won if they had just played some football.

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by 1 point. Far better team. Intermediate football in Armagh must be poor if this is the best they have.

On Sunday Scotstown should have been home and hosed but in the end were hanging on for dear life. Strange game.
From where I was it looked a penalty but ref obviously had a better view.
Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 05, 2018, 08:12:31 AM
Donnelly is a very good keeper and adds a real dimension to the Coalisland team. Our keeper is only aged 19 so Iíd give him a bit of time Taylor. He actually is a really good keeper and will grow into a much better one. He had one of his weaker games the other night but itís his championship debut season. Heís only conceded 4 goals in 7 games so heís doing ok.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tonto1888 on November 05, 2018, 08:30:20 AM
Was behind the nets on Saturday night and the young kid was being actively encouraged by his Da to throw the balls back on just before the Cross kickout.
When a steward came over the Da took out his phone and started recording the steward. At half time the kid took a black kit bag full of balls down to the other end and the Da followed.
Petey Donnelly is just a superb keeper. The Cross keeper is not.
Young ONeill hit a point in second half and it must have started out 10/15 yards wide but he judged the wind to perfection.
Our latest All Star's antics were an embarassment.
The Island will know this was won they could have won if they had just played some football.

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by 1 point. Far better team. Intermediate football in Armagh must be poor if this is the best they have.

On Sunday Scotstown should have been home and hosed but in the end were hanging on for dear life. Strange game.
From where I was it looked a penalty but ref obviously had a better view.
Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by a point? You must have watched a different game. Granted St Peters didnít play that well but they could easily be looking forward to an Ulster Semi had they not missed two easy frees. And thatís not to mention some of their poor shooting
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: David McKeown on November 05, 2018, 08:30:42 AM
The BBC highlights suggest it was a stone wall penalty in the Burren game. Great to see 5 minutes of highlights for each game but just a pity they couldnít stream one live.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 05, 2018, 08:47:18 AM
Donnelly is a very good keeper and adds a real dimension to the Coalisland team. Our keeper is only aged 19 so Iíd give him a bit of time Taylor. He actually is a really good keeper and will grow into a much better one. He had one of his weaker games the other night but itís his championship debut season. Heís only conceded 4 goals in 7 games so heís doing ok.

He did look like a young gassun BC and you would know him better than me but he looked dodgy under the high ball and many of his kick outs were poor. The ball constantly being thrown on didnt help him though. And the Cross players were visibly pissed as they were driving the balls back towards the crowd when they were thrown on.
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 05, 2018, 08:49:13 AM
Was behind the nets on Saturday night and the young kid was being actively encouraged by his Da to throw the balls back on just before the Cross kickout.
When a steward came over the Da took out his phone and started recording the steward. At half time the kid took a black kit bag full of balls down to the other end and the Da followed.
Petey Donnelly is just a superb keeper. The Cross keeper is not.
Young ONeill hit a point in second half and it must have started out 10/15 yards wide but he judged the wind to perfection.
Our latest All Star's antics were an embarassment.
The Island will know this was won they could have won if they had just played some football.

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by 1 point. Far better team. Intermediate football in Armagh must be poor if this is the best they have.

On Sunday Scotstown should have been home and hosed but in the end were hanging on for dear life. Strange game.
From where I was it looked a penalty but ref obviously had a better view.
Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by a point? You must have watched a different game. Granted St Peters didnít play that well but they could easily be looking forward to an Ulster Semi had they not missed two easy frees. And thatís not to mention some of their poor shooting

Tattyreagh cut their defence open everytime they went on the attack. Massive difference in how good the forwards were for each team.

Is that big midfielder Findon the guy that was playing for Armagh seniors a few years back? Has he been injured or what happened to him as havent heard of him recently?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tonto1888 on November 05, 2018, 09:04:54 AM
Was behind the nets on Saturday night and the young kid was being actively encouraged by his Da to throw the balls back on just before the Cross kickout.
When a steward came over the Da took out his phone and started recording the steward. At half time the kid took a black kit bag full of balls down to the other end and the Da followed.
Petey Donnelly is just a superb keeper. The Cross keeper is not.
Young ONeill hit a point in second half and it must have started out 10/15 yards wide but he judged the wind to perfection.
Our latest All Star's antics were an embarassment.
The Island will know this was won they could have won if they had just played some football.

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by 1 point. Far better team. Intermediate football in Armagh must be poor if this is the best they have.

On Sunday Scotstown should have been home and hosed but in the end were hanging on for dear life. Strange game.
From where I was it looked a penalty but ref obviously had a better view.
Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by a point? You must have watched a different game. Granted St Peters didnít play that well but they could easily be looking forward to an Ulster Semi had they not missed two easy frees. And thatís not to mention some of their poor shooting

Tattyreagh cut their defence open everytime they went on the attack. Massive difference in how good the forwards were for each team.

Is that big midfielder Findon the guy that was playing for Armagh seniors a few years back? Has he been injured or what happened to him as havent heard of him recently?
Agreed St Peters forwards didnít have their best day. It is yeah he didnít have a good game at all on Saturday
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Mikhailov on November 05, 2018, 09:20:43 AM
Was behind the nets on Saturday night and the young kid was being actively encouraged by his Da to throw the balls back on just before the Cross kickout.
When a steward came over the Da took out his phone and started recording the steward. At half time the kid took a black kit bag full of balls down to the other end and the Da followed.
Petey Donnelly is just a superb keeper. The Cross keeper is not.
Young ONeill hit a point in second half and it must have started out 10/15 yards wide but he judged the wind to perfection.
Our latest All Star's antics were an embarassment.
The Island will know this was won they could have won if they had just played some football.

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by 1 point. Far better team. Intermediate football in Armagh must be poor if this is the best they have.

On Sunday Scotstown should have been home and hosed but in the end were hanging on for dear life. Strange game.
From where I was it looked a penalty but ref obviously had a better view.
Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground

what was he up to?

in fairness, I thought Hampsey was very good and has been all season. He is a strong footballer but can play a bit as well. I didn't notice any poor behaviour from him......or is it McKernan you refer to?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 05, 2018, 10:17:55 AM
Was behind the nets on Saturday night and the young kid was being actively encouraged by his Da to throw the balls back on just before the Cross kickout.
When a steward came over the Da took out his phone and started recording the steward. At half time the kid took a black kit bag full of balls down to the other end and the Da followed.
Petey Donnelly is just a superb keeper. The Cross keeper is not.
Young ONeill hit a point in second half and it must have started out 10/15 yards wide but he judged the wind to perfection.
Our latest All Star's antics were an embarassment.
The Island will know this was won they could have won if they had just played some football.

Tattyreagh hammered St Peters by 1 point. Far better team. Intermediate football in Armagh must be poor if this is the best they have.

On Sunday Scotstown should have been home and hosed but in the end were hanging on for dear life. Strange game.
From where I was it looked a penalty but ref obviously had a better view.
Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground

what was he up to?

in fairness, I thought Hampsey was very good and has been all season. He is a strong footballer but can play a bit as well. I didn't notice any poor behaviour from him......or is it McKernan you refer to?

Sorry - All Star nominee and nominated for YPOTY was the player with the behavioural problems. If he had just played ball he could have got them across the line.

Hampsey was solid and was suprised they didnt move him to see if he could have had a bigger influence on the game
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mackers on November 05, 2018, 10:35:00 AM
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far
Bullshit.  You obviously weren't at the county final to see the standard of forward play Cross had to encounter there.  They didn't have it all their own way throughout the Armagh championship.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: armaghniac on November 05, 2018, 11:13:40 AM
He did look like a young gassun BC and you would know him better than me but he looked dodgy under the high ball and many of his kick outs were poor. The ball constantly being thrown on didnt help him though. And the Cross players were visibly pissed as they were driving the balls back towards the crowd when they were thrown on.
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far

Kickouts worked better in the Armagh final, but were less good on Saturday Cullyhanna and  Ballymacnab were good opposition for Cross in Armagh.

Cross have room for improvement from Saturday and will need to make this improvement.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 05, 2018, 11:15:55 AM
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far
Bullshit.  You obviously weren't at the county final to see the standard of forward play Cross had to encounter there.  They didn't have it all their own way throughout the Armagh championship.

Absolutely. His kick outs have been excellent all year. Heís a young lad playing on his first Ulster match after replacing one of the next keepers in the country of the last 20 years,  so heís doing alright. Ballymacnab and Cullyhanna would have given Coalisland just as much as we did on Saturday and to suggest that the quality isnít in armagh is ignorance of the facts
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on November 05, 2018, 12:30:46 PM

Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground
Where do get off on Beggan seems to love the attention? and that he needs to keep his feet on the ground?  You assume nonsense.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 05, 2018, 12:31:01 PM
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far
Bullshit.  You obviously weren't at the county final to see the standard of forward play Cross had to encounter there.  They didn't have it all their own way throughout the Armagh championship.

Absolutely. His kick outs have been excellent all year. Heís a young lad playing on his first Ulster match after replacing one of the next keepers in the country of the last 20 years,  so heís doing alright. Ballymacnab and Cullyhanna would have given Coalisland just as much as we did on Saturday and to suggest that the quality isnít in armagh is ignorance of the facts

The performance in Ulster of Armagh clubs (other than Cross) wouldnt back this statement up
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: APM on November 05, 2018, 12:58:47 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 05, 2018, 01:12:38 PM
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far
Bullshit.  You obviously weren't at the county final to see the standard of forward play Cross had to encounter there.  They didn't have it all their own way throughout the Armagh championship.

Absolutely. His kick outs have been excellent all year. Heís a young lad playing on his first Ulster match after replacing one of the next keepers in the country of the last 20 years,  so heís doing alright. Ballymacnab and Cullyhanna would have given Coalisland just as much as we did on Saturday and to suggest that the quality isnít in armagh is ignorance of the facts

The performance in Ulster of Armagh clubs (other than Cross) wouldnt back this statement up


 A bit like the Tyrone teams, a lot of quality in the local scene, poor when it comes to Ulster
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 05, 2018, 01:22:21 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)

So outside of Cross they have won 1 game in the last 20 years.
Ok so
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: charlieTully on November 05, 2018, 01:36:10 PM

Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground
Where do get off on Beggan seems to love the attention? and that he needs to keep his feet on the ground?  You assume nonsense.


He loves the attention surely. He was running up and down the field like a blue arsed fly yesterday. No call for it at all.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: APM on November 05, 2018, 01:58:32 PM
Taylor, my attempt at humour clearly went over your head.  In fairness the record of Armagh teams, in the last 15 years, outside of Cross has been abysmal.  Blackwater the only team to win an Ulster Junior Club.  No club from Armagh has won the intermediate!

Tyrone are the opposite.  Very poor record at Senior Ulster Club level but strong at intermediate and junior.  Tells me that they have a more even spread of ability across the three tiers.  But also, with a wider spread of teams coming out of Senior Tyrone Championship, and no-one dominating, Tyrone teams don't don't get the benefit of building experience at Ulster level and building towards it in the way a dominant team can.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mackers on November 05, 2018, 02:10:36 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)

So outside of Cross they have won 1 game in the last 20 years.
Ok so
Most of the teams that have challenged for Ulster Senior Club honours have won a few county titles beforehand (Slaughtneil, Crossmaglen, and St Gall's etc.).  Maghery, Harps and Ogs obviously didn't have this.  The same can be said for the Tyrone champions for the last number of years.  I'd imagine you know this already and are winding.  But I'll point it out to you just in case  :P
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 05, 2018, 03:03:51 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)

So outside of Cross they have won 1 game in the last 20 years.
Ok so
Most of the teams that have challenged for Ulster Senior Club honours have won a few county titles beforehand (Slaughtneil, Crossmaglen, and St Gall's etc.).  Maghery, Harps and Ogs obviously didn't have this.  The same can be said for the Tyrone champions for the last number of years.  I'd imagine you know this already and are winding.  But I'll point it out to you just in case  :P

We hadnít won a county in 10 years before we won in 1996 and we know where that ended.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: giveherlong on November 05, 2018, 03:06:15 PM
Any word on venues for semi finals?

A double header in Omagh would be ideal
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mackers on November 05, 2018, 03:22:50 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)

So outside of Cross they have won 1 game in the last 20 years.
Ok so
Most of the teams that have challenged for Ulster Senior Club honours have won a few county titles beforehand (Slaughtneil, Crossmaglen, and St Gall's etc.).  Maghery, Harps and Ogs obviously didn't have this.  The same can be said for the Tyrone champions for the last number of years.  I'd imagine you know this already and are winding.  But I'll point it out to you just in case  :P

We hadnít won a county in 10 years before we won in 1996 and we know where that ended.
Ah.....but Mullaghbawn had shown you how to do it the year before  ;)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 05, 2018, 03:34:21 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)

So outside of Cross they have won 1 game in the last 20 years.
Ok so
Most of the teams that have challenged for Ulster Senior Club honours have won a few county titles beforehand (Slaughtneil, Crossmaglen, and St Gall's etc.).  Maghery, Harps and Ogs obviously didn't have this.  The same can be said for the Tyrone champions for the last number of years.  I'd imagine you know this already and are winding.  But I'll point it out to you just in case  :P

We hadnít won a county in 10 years before we won in 1996 and we know where that ended.
Ah.....but Mullaghbawn had shown you how to do it the year before  ;)

They did and that was the worst thing ever happened to them ;D
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 05, 2018, 03:36:02 PM
Any word on venues for semi finals?

A double header in Omagh would be ideal

That would be ideal but the reality is that 2 senior games on a single pitch at this time of year is a lottery. 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 05, 2018, 04:06:18 PM
Any word on venues for semi finals?

A double header in Omagh would be ideal

That would be ideal but the reality is that 2 senior games on a single pitch at this time of year is a lottery.

Loss of revenue! There should be though a junior semi on beforehand though, usually is
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: general_lee on November 05, 2018, 04:58:46 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)

So outside of Cross they have won 1 game in the last 20 years.
Ok so
In the last 22 years, half of the Ulster titles at senior level have went to cross. Rest of ulster must be shite, particularly Tyrone. Even Antrim clubs have a better record
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 05, 2018, 05:04:35 PM
Of the last four teams that won the Armagh Championship outside of Cross:
Maghery got to the Ulster Club Semi, but were well beaten by Kilcoo
Harps were beaten by a goal by Derrygonnelly
Pearse Ogs narrowly beaten by St Gall's (who went on to win the All Ireland) -
Mullabawn won Ulster  ;)

So outside of Cross they have won 1 game in the last 20 years.
Ok so
In the last 22 years, half of the Ulster titles at senior level have went to cross. Rest of ulster must be shite, particularly Tyrone. Even Antrim clubs club have a better record  8)

Fixed that, again
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: DuffleKing on November 05, 2018, 05:09:46 PM
Any word on venues for semi finals?

A double header in Omagh would be ideal

Couldn't schedule games in omagh this time of year. Joke of a surface
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 05, 2018, 07:08:07 PM
Any word on venues for semi finals?

A double header in Omagh would be ideal

Couldn't schedule games in omagh this time of year. Joke of a surface

Omagh would be lucky to hold one game at this time of year.

If the two games are scheduled for the same time then loss of revenue shouldnt be an issue as fans can only attend one of them anyway.

Couldnt actually think of a suitable venue that would be fair for all 4 teams in any case
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 05, 2018, 07:34:15 PM
Any word on venues for semi finals?

A double header in Omagh would be ideal

Couldn't schedule games in omagh this time of year. Joke of a surface

Omagh would be lucky to hold one game at this time of year.

If the two games are scheduled for the same time then loss of revenue shouldnt be an issue as fans can only attend one of them anyway.

Couldnt actually think of a suitable venue that would be fair for all 4 teams in any case

If itís in a neutral venue (different county) then the local GAA folk will go and increase the gate.. canít remember it being done before, will be a junior game as has been the case before
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: ONeill on November 05, 2018, 08:01:34 PM
That's great going by St Enda's. And them on a hill too.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 05, 2018, 08:23:00 PM
That's great going by St Enda's. And them on a hill too.

Their old pitch was a proper hill
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: regal on November 05, 2018, 09:35:19 PM
Milltown, what is the craic with Cargin. They got walloped by killyclogher last year and seemed to lie down (at least until late on) against gweedore yesterday.

They would appear to have a sprinkling of quality footballers and always have a big name manager.

Have they no interest in competing in Ulster or are they just crap?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 05, 2018, 09:50:50 PM
Milltown, what is the craic with Cargin. They got walloped by killyclogher last year and seemed to lie down (at least until late on) against gweedore yesterday.

They would appear to have a sprinkling of quality footballers and always have a big name manager.

Have they no interest in competing in Ulster or are they just crap?

Thereís a couple Cargin men on here better placed to tell you, but they put so much into winning Antrim that they have peaked come the final and have nowt left for the riggers of Ulster..

quality players no doubt but the longer it continues for them the harder it will be to win a game in Ulster..

Pedigree helps and weíd previous managers with positive runs in Ulster, players had parents also who were involved in Ulster winning campaigns..

They need to gamble on winning Antrim without peaking too early, our lads never trained hard till June so were fresh and fitter come October November time..

Cargin have won a lot of leagues 7/8 championships they are a very good team, just poor in Ulster
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on November 05, 2018, 10:06:34 PM

Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground
Where do get off on Beggan seems to love the attention? and that he needs to keep his feet on the ground?  You assume nonsense.


He loves the attention surely. He was running up and down the field like a blue arsed fly yesterday. No call for it at all.
Surely?? Don't call him surely.
Anyway, what the fck would you know about what he loves?

That's his game at club level ..... surely. I should know as he single handedly dragged Scotstown from certain defeat to eventual victory against my club in a county semi final with his forays upfield in the last 1/4.
It's not about attention.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Therealdonald on November 05, 2018, 10:07:12 PM
Milltown, what is the craic with Cargin. They got walloped by killyclogher last year and seemed to lie down (at least until late on) against gweedore yesterday.

They would appear to have a sprinkling of quality footballers and always have a big name manager.

Have they no interest in competing in Ulster or are they just crap?

Thereís a couple Cargin men on here better placed to tell you, but they put so much into winning Antrim that they have peaked come the final and have nowt left for the riggers of Ulster..

quality players no doubt but the longer it continues for them the harder it will be to win a game in Ulster..

Pedigree helps and weíd previous managers with positive runs in Ulster, players had parents also who were involved in Ulster winning campaigns..

They need to gamble on winning Antrim without peaking too early, our lads never trained hard till June so were fresh and fitter come October November time..

Cargin have won a lot of leagues 7/8 championships they are a very good team, just poor in Ulster

Cassidy would have as good a pedigree as you could find for Ulster Club though too? Are they maybe just not good enough?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: charlieTully on November 05, 2018, 10:07:35 PM

Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground
Where do get off on Beggan seems to love the attention? and that he needs to keep his feet on the ground?  You assume nonsense.


He loves the attention surely. He was running up and down the field like a blue arsed fly yesterday. No call for it at all.
Surely?? Don't call him surely.
Anyway, what the fck would you know about what he loves?

That's his game at club level ..... surely. I should know as he single handedly dragged Scotstown from certain defeat to eventual victory against my club in a county semi final with his forays upfield in the last 1/4.
It's not about attention.


You want to ride him?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: hardstation on November 05, 2018, 10:11:29 PM
Milltown, they were very lucky to get by St. Gallís in the semi and won the final by a point. Had they not Ďpeakedí they wouldnít have won Antrim?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on November 05, 2018, 10:17:26 PM

Beggan was like an outfield player at times and his place kicking was fantastic but he seems to love the attention. Would do well to watch back the AISF to keep his feet on the ground
Where do get off on Beggan seems to love the attention? and that he needs to keep his feet on the ground?  You assume nonsense.


He loves the attention surely. He was running up and down the field like a blue arsed fly yesterday. No call for it at all.
Surely?? Don't call him surely.
Anyway, what the fck would you know about what he loves?

That's his game at club level ..... surely. I should know as he single handedly dragged Scotstown from certain defeat to eventual victory against my club in a county semi final with his forays upfield in the last 1/4.
It's not about attention.


You want to ride him?
That's a reply?

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 05, 2018, 10:25:16 PM
Milltown, they were very lucky to get by St. Gallís in the semi and won the final by a point. Had they not Ďpeakedí they wouldnít have won Antrim?

Exactly my point, they could not afford to not prepare as they did, and Cargin didnít have a full deck of players all season, Cassidy can only use whatís at his disposal therealdonald..

Cargin lads are aging like our lads, not too many miles left on the clock so winning Antrim is their primary focus.

Cargin are just unlucky they came up against a good Galls team over the years, they could have had a better run in Ulster had they dominated Antrim. Fortunately for us they didnít!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: In hiding on November 05, 2018, 11:09:26 PM
Milltown, what is the craic with Cargin. They got walloped by killyclogher last year and seemed to lie down (at least until late on) against gweedore yesterday.

They would appear to have a sprinkling of quality footballers and always have a big name manager.

Have they no interest in competing in Ulster or are they just crap?

There’s a couple Cargin men on here better placed to tell you, but they put so much into winning Antrim that they have peaked come the final and have nowt left for the riggers of Ulster..

quality players no doubt but the longer it continues for them the harder it will be to win a game in Ulster..

Pedigree helps and we’d previous managers with positive runs in Ulster, players had parents also who were involved in Ulster winning campaigns..

They need to gamble on winning Antrim without peaking too early, our lads never trained hard till June so were fresh and fitter come October November time..

Cargin have won a lot of leagues 7/8 championships they are a very good team, just poor in Ulster

Cassidy would have as good a pedigree as you could find in Ulster Club though too? Are they maybe just not good enough?

Has Cassidy ever won a game in Ulster club as a manager ?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 06, 2018, 06:59:31 AM
Milltown, what is the craic with Cargin. They got walloped by killyclogher last year and seemed to lie down (at least until late on) against gweedore yesterday.

They would appear to have a sprinkling of quality footballers and always have a big name manager.

Have they no interest in competing in Ulster or are they just crap?

Thereís a couple Cargin men on here better placed to tell you, but they put so much into winning Antrim that they have peaked come the final and have nowt left for the riggers of Ulster..

quality players no doubt but the longer it continues for them the harder it will be to win a game in Ulster..

Pedigree helps and weíd previous managers with positive runs in Ulster, players had parents also who were involved in Ulster winning campaigns..

They need to gamble on winning Antrim without peaking too early, our lads never trained hard till June so were fresh and fitter come October November time..

Cargin have won a lot of leagues 7/8 championships they are a very good team, just poor in Ulster

Cassidy would have as good a pedigree as you could find in Ulster Club though too? Are they maybe just not good enough?

Has Cassidy ever won a game in Ulster club as a manager ?

Bellaghy lost 2005 ulster Final to St Galls with Cassidy in charge
not sure about his record with Clonoe
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: giveherlong on November 06, 2018, 08:57:08 AM
Watched the highlights on TG4 last night from Cross/Fianna game and Burren/Kilcoo and Gweedore

Some mighty long range kicking for points in the closing from the O Neill brothers. A joy to watch. Fine strikers of a ball

Burren has a massive  call for a penalty at the end turned down. Free all day if that foul was committed anywhere else on pitch

Cassidy calling shots up from for Gweedore. If Odhran MacNiallias Is back the Cross game should be some battle
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on November 06, 2018, 11:38:21 AM
Ulster Football Senior Club Championship
21st October: First Round:
Scotstown V Derrygonnelly

3rd / 4th November: Quarter Finals:
Crossmaglen V Coalisland
Burren V Scotstown/Derrygonnelly
Cargin V Gaoth Dobhair
Castlerahan V Coleraine

18th November: Semi Finals:
Gaoth Dobhair V Crossmaglen
Coleraine V Scotstown

2nd December: Final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Itchy on November 06, 2018, 11:53:12 AM
Castlerahan got a very raw deal from Mr Branigan with the softest yellow you will ever see, depriving them of a player for half the game. Cost them in the end .
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 06, 2018, 12:08:18 PM
Both semi finals are finely balanced I feel. There is no standout team in Ulster and any one of the 4 remaining sides could win it this year.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Atticus_Finch on November 06, 2018, 02:47:43 PM
Is anyone aware of venues, times for the semi finals ?  Cheers
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 06, 2018, 03:07:49 PM
Is anyone aware of venues, times for the semi finals ?  Cheers

Nothing confirmed yet at a guess I would say Armagh for coleraine scotstown
And Omagh for cross gweedore ( or maybe Celtic Park )
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mrdeeds on November 06, 2018, 05:07:10 PM
Castlerahan got a very raw deal from Mr Branigan with the softest yellow you will ever see, depriving them of a player for half the game. Cost them in the end .

Don't think it was even a foul.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on November 06, 2018, 09:32:14 PM
Double header in Healy Park on the 18th
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: armaghniac on November 06, 2018, 10:20:04 PM
Double header in Healy Park on the 18th

Let's hope there is less rain than the last couple of days.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Aaron Boone on November 06, 2018, 10:26:18 PM
Double header in Healy Park on the 18th

Let's hope there is less rain than the last couple of days.

Well they should certainly have a back-up plan.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Armaghtothebone on November 06, 2018, 10:55:35 PM
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far
Bullshit.  You obviously weren't at the county final to see the standard of forward play Cross had to encounter there.  They didn't have it all their own way throughout the Armagh championship.

Absolutely. His kick outs have been excellent all year. Heís a young lad playing on his first Ulster match after replacing one of the next keepers in the country of the last 20 years,  so heís doing alright. Ballymacnab and Cullyhanna would have given Coalisland just as much as we did on Saturday and to suggest that the quality isnít in armagh is ignorance of the facts

The performance in Ulster of Armagh clubs (other than Cross) wouldnt back this statement up

This has to be without doubt one of the most stupid things I've ever read.
There only were 2 other clubs from Armagh who played in the Ulster club championship in the last 20 years!!
Just for good measure, before Cross started winning Ulster club titles for fun, the previous champions were......Mullaghbawn.
Not counting Cross, Armagh clubs have won 4 Ulster titles, 4 times as many as Donegal and twice as many as Tyrone
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 06, 2018, 11:54:36 PM
The 4 goals in 7 games probably more to do with the quality of opposition you have faced so far
Bullshit.  You obviously weren't at the county final to see the standard of forward play Cross had to encounter there.  They didn't have it all their own way throughout the Armagh championship.

Absolutely. His kick outs have been excellent all year. Heís a young lad playing on his first Ulster match after replacing one of the next keepers in the country of the last 20 years,  so heís doing alright. Ballymacnab and Cullyhanna would have given Coalisland just as much as we did on Saturday and to suggest that the quality isnít in armagh is ignorance of the facts

The performance in Ulster of Armagh clubs (other than Cross) wouldnt back this statement up

This has to be without doubt one of the most stupid things I've ever read.
There only were 2 other clubs from Armagh who played in the Ulster club championship in the last 20 years!!
Just for good measure, before Cross started winning Ulster club titles for fun, the previous champions were......Mullaghbawn.
Not counting Cross, Armagh clubs have won 4 Ulster titles, 4 times as many as Donegal and twice as many as Tyrone

I donít think it is stupid at all.

Armagh clubs have a fairly dismal record in club competition outside of Cross. Take Cross out of the equation and only An Port Mor have won a provincial title since the 3 grades became operational at provincial level. I canít recall too many other clubs even getting to finals, Culloville made the intermediate final one year if memory serves me right but not too many others. Letís not pretend it has been anything other than disappointing.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: timmyot501 on November 07, 2018, 09:21:09 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 07, 2018, 10:15:03 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm

 :o

Cue raining incessantly the Saturday and games cancelled
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on November 07, 2018, 10:27:24 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) should be a good match
Didn't Cross beat Scotstown in the ulster final  a few years ago ? 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: J70 on November 08, 2018, 01:10:32 AM
Gaoth Dobhair are without Ciaran Gillespie who did his cruciate in last week's game.

Shame for the lad. He's had rotten luck with injuries since making his breakthrough for the county in 2016. Gaoth Dobhair will miss him. Strong, powerful presence at centre back.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 08, 2018, 07:15:39 AM
Gaoth Dobhair are without Ciaran Gillespie who did his cruciate in last week's game.

Shame for the lad. He's had rotten luck with injuries since making his breakthrough for the county in 2016. Gaoth Dobhair will miss him. Strong, powerful presence at centre back.

happened in the first 5 seconds of the match too
several players jostling for the ball after the throw in and when the ball broke away he stayed on the ground
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tonto1888 on November 08, 2018, 09:00:22 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) should be a good match
Didn't Cross beat Scotstown in the ulster final  a few years ago ?

2015 I think
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 08, 2018, 07:40:42 PM
Jamie Clarke's transfer back to Crossmaglen has gone through will he be allowed to play in the next round of the Ulster championship?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: giveherlong on November 08, 2018, 08:22:44 PM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm

Will TG4 broadcast any of the games?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 08, 2018, 09:05:01 PM
Jamie Clarke's transfer back to Crossmaglen has gone through will he be allowed to play in the next round of the Ulster championship?

Nope donít think so.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 09, 2018, 07:22:50 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm

Will TG4 broadcast any of the games?

if theres no hurling on in some remote outback between teams you never heard tell of, then theres a chance
wouldn't hold my breath though

PS

don't get me wrong, TG4 coverage of our games is fantastic so im only winding
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Real Talk on November 09, 2018, 09:09:54 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm

Will TG4 broadcast any of the games?

if theres no hurling on in some remote outback between teams you never heard tell of, then theres a chance
wouldn't hold my breath though

PS

don't get me wrong, TG4 coverage of our games is fantastic so im only winding

Yes, dare I say it, they provide us with an excellent weekly "back stop" providing great GAA games coverage Ö

When will BBC and UTV provide full alignment for the vast GAA supporters in the "4th" green field ?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Walter Cronc on November 09, 2018, 09:41:28 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm

Will TG4 broadcast any of the games?

if theres no hurling on in some remote outback between teams you never heard tell of, then theres a chance
wouldn't hold my breath though

PS

don't get me wrong, TG4 coverage of our games is fantastic so im only winding

Like the above not on to slag TG4 but jeez hurling always gets precedence, certainly at club level anyway.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: JoG2 on November 09, 2018, 09:45:06 AM
Hurling probably does get the lion's share, but it's still brilliant to watch of a cold aul Sunday afternoon. That double-header in Omagh would be perfect, 1 set of cameras etc. . Will the Omagh pitch hold up though? Celtic Pk is in serious condition at the minute and would maybe have been the wiser choice
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 09, 2018, 09:54:36 AM
You'd think TG4 would. Given the fact Gaoth Dobhair are based in the Gaeltacht.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on November 09, 2018, 09:55:49 AM
Semi Finals are a double header in Omagh on Sunday 18th

Eoghan Rua (Doire) v Scotstown (MuineachŠn) 1.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) 3.30pm
Crossmaglen (Ard Mhacha) v Gaoth Dobhair (Dķn na nGall) should be a good match
Didn't Cross beat Scotstown in the ulster final  a few years ago ?

2015 I think

It was a fantastic match . I thought Scotstown would be back the following year but sleachtneill were very strong the last 2 years
Would be nice to see Scotstown win the thing
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 09, 2018, 10:09:29 AM
Hurling probably does get the lion's share, but it's still brilliant to watch of a cold aul Sunday afternoon. That double-header in Omagh would be perfect, 1 set of cameras etc. . Will the Omagh pitch hold up though? Celtic Pk is in serious condition at the minute and would maybe have been the wiser choice

Omagh is neutral for all 4 clubs, Celtic park prob not considered due to Coleraine being in it
Could be a backup venue for Cross Gweedore if Omagh cant cope with both
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 09, 2018, 01:07:38 PM
Hurling is a far better watch in fairness, so TG4 have it spot on.......
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: oakleaflad on November 09, 2018, 01:11:55 PM
Hurling is a far better watch in fairness, so TG4 have it spot on.......
Subjective. Club football throws up some great games that are fantastic to watch in fairness.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 09, 2018, 08:26:57 PM
Hurling is a far better watch in fairness, so TG4 have it spot on.......
Subjective. Club football throws up some great games that are fantastic to watch in fairness.

I was taking the piss! Some cracking games at club level and the tension can be intense
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 09, 2018, 08:31:59 PM
Hurling is a far better watch in fairness, so TG4 have it spot on.......
Subjective. Club football throws up some great games that are fantastic to watch in fairness.

I was taking the piss! Some cracking games at club level and the tension can be intense

St galls cargin this year was as good as any football game youíll see
Maybe you wonít agree totally MR
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 09, 2018, 10:01:37 PM
Hurling is a far better watch in fairness, so TG4 have it spot on.......
Subjective. Club football throws up some great games that are fantastic to watch in fairness.

I was taking the piss! Some cracking games at club level and the tension can be intense

St galls cargin this year was as good as any football game youíll see
Maybe you wonít agree totally MR

By all accounts it was, I was having a date night with the wife! Watched it all happen on Twitter, was a horrible night, but for the Cargin and SW support it was a great game!! So the question is why canít Cargin replicate that in Ulster?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: ONeill on November 09, 2018, 10:10:57 PM
Hurling is a far better watch in fairness, so TG4 have it spot on.......
Subjective. Club football throws up some great games that are fantastic to watch in fairness.

I was taking the piss! Some cracking games at club level and the tension can be intense

St galls cargin this year was as good as any football game youíll see
Maybe you wonít agree totally MR

 I was having a date night with the wife! Watched it all happen on Twitter, was a horrible night,

Bit rough on her.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on November 18, 2018, 02:56:53 PM
Christ what a comeback from Scotstown! Sounds like they were second best for most of the game but dug it out of somewhere in injury time. Beggan with the winning point after about 65 minutes. Fair play to the lad, some balls to nail that.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: armaghniac on November 18, 2018, 03:06:36 PM
Scotstown with a last minute rally, with Beggan about you can't afford an untidy tackle on the 45.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on November 18, 2018, 03:10:54 PM
Interesting note I seen on Twitter - Scotstown's last 3 points in injury time were from the full back, corner back, and goalkeeper!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 18, 2018, 03:11:58 PM
Gweedore would have rathered Coleraine had held out. Theyíll have a much harder final now.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: An Watcher on November 18, 2018, 03:13:52 PM
Some double header for 10 yoyos.  Another goodun to follow now
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Solo_run on November 18, 2018, 03:53:16 PM
Cross have no defence
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on November 18, 2018, 04:02:58 PM
Some space on that pitch in general.

Still wouldn't rule cross out. Not sure how that was a free in.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 18, 2018, 04:05:32 PM
Don't think I've ever seen Cross been cut through in defence so easily before.  So unlike them.
But still "only" 5 down at half time.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: clarshack on November 18, 2018, 04:05:49 PM
McQuillan keeping Crossmaglen in it.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 18, 2018, 04:15:06 PM
McQuillan keeping Crossmaglen in it.

Opticians open tomorrow
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on November 18, 2018, 04:15:18 PM
Never seen Cross so open, and Gweedore have serious pace.

Important period for Cross before half time, if they can get an early goal now it'll be interesting. But impressive stuff from Gweedore.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 04:17:37 PM
Cross totally outplayed yet they are still in it. Their defence is as wide open as the Red Sea and they are struggling at midfield also. We will see what they are made of in the second half but they canít really afford to leak any more goals.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: rodney trotter on November 18, 2018, 04:20:47 PM
Gweedore won the Ulster u21 club earlier in the year,plenty of talent. O Baoill having some game
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 04:22:42 PM
Hanratty is a liability.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 18, 2018, 04:25:16 PM
Hanratty is a liability.

Yes but by his standards the bookings were very soft !
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 04:27:12 PM
Hanratty is a liability.

Yes but by his standards the bookings were very soft !

Thought the first was a rugby tackle black, second a definite yellow. But why make the second tackle knowing he was already on a yellow. Just daft.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on November 18, 2018, 04:29:15 PM
I wouldn't fancy marking that wee number 11. Tricky customer.

Game far from over yet.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 04:31:15 PM
Kevin Cassidy is still some player.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 18, 2018, 04:35:07 PM
Hanratty is a liability.

Yes but by his standards the bookings were very soft !

Thought the first was a rugby tackle black, second a definite yellow. But why make the second tackle knowing he was already on a yellow. Just daft.

I said elsewhere it is much harder to get frees in Armagh. He can get away with much of that in Armagh but not Ulster.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 04:35:36 PM
Cian McConville bit late coming on.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 04:45:14 PM
Rian OíNeill has been brilliant again today, didnít deserve to be in the losing side.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 18, 2018, 04:46:34 PM
Rian OíNeill has been brilliant again today, didnít deserve to be in the losing side.

He'll be a good player when he grows up!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Over the Bar on November 18, 2018, 04:54:29 PM
Cross at the same aul bad-loser craic as when Errigal Ciaran used to bate them out the door!   8)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 18, 2018, 05:00:14 PM
Cross scored 16 times and conceded 15 scores. Goals do win games sometimes.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on November 18, 2018, 05:01:24 PM
Gweedore favorites for the final based on today's performances
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: king of leon on November 18, 2018, 05:01:56 PM
Gweedore looked very impressive when on the ball, very fluent. Also very well conditioned

Cross looked very one dimensional and the sending off cost them though I think Gweedore would still have won.

Cassidy was a handful, all credit to him at his age!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on November 18, 2018, 05:04:41 PM
Good to see you living up to your name captain obvious ;D

Best team won really. Some good players in that gweedore team and quite a few non county, yet, too.

Disappointing to see oneill at that at the end. Looked like a talented two footed player. Cross still very good at the kick passing but were second best in most of the pitch really.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 18, 2018, 05:07:08 PM
BCB was right in that Cross are a bit inexperienced for Ulster at the minute. 3 bad goals conceded in the first half. Pity Hanratty got sent off as it spoilt any chance of an exciting second half. A bit of luck and eager eye got a 4th goal which was the final nail. To be fair to Cross they didn't dive or yap like some teams to try and get numbers evened up. I thought the 2 O'Neill boys really carried Cross. Pity the petulance of youth got Rian sent off at end. Donegal have a team that could well win Ulster title. Should be a good game against Scotstown.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Smurfy123 on November 18, 2018, 05:10:57 PM
Crossmaglen very poor defensively. Leaving the full back line exposed all game. Joseph Brolly wonít know what to write about this week. What bandwagon will he bounce onto. I think it will be GDORE
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: general_lee on November 18, 2018, 05:11:03 PM
Cross seemed a bit over reliant on some of their players when the cross teams of old would have spread the scoring responsibilities. The goals killed them, credit to gweedore though they were the livelier team throughout and deserved their winning margin. They play a nice style of football for this time of year and seem incredibly fit. Think theyíll give scotstown all they want in the final
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: illdecide on November 18, 2018, 05:12:46 PM
Couldn't believe how open Cross's defence was...what Cross would give for a F Bellew. Best team won alright but Cross will not be happy with their first half display (espicially their lack of defensive cover). Should be a good final all the same.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 05:20:16 PM
Didnít see Scotstown today but apparently Beggan was the difference with a huge advantage on kick outs.

If Gweedore can come up with a plan to nullify that (easier said than done) I would make them slight favourites.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on November 18, 2018, 05:29:03 PM
Couldn't believe how open Cross's defence was...what Cross would give for a F Bellew. Best team won alright but Cross will not be happy with their first half display (espicially their lack of defensive cover). Should be a good final all the same.

The Armagh county senior team are wide open in defence that type defending seems to have spread to Cross?  Castleblayney Faughs 1991 the last Monaghan senior Ulster winner and hasn't been a Donegal winner since St. Joseph's in 1975.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: befair on November 18, 2018, 06:48:45 PM
Looks like very strong teams coming from the other provinces this year; Corofin, Dr Crokes, + Kilmacud Crokes. I'll be pleasantly surprised if the Ulster champions match up to them
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: straightred on November 18, 2018, 07:41:25 PM
Gweedore favorites for the final based on today's performances

Yeah i think so. Scostown got over the line without playing well. The coleraine lad who missed a sitter (hit the bar with the goal gaping) won't sleep well tonight. Should have been 6 up but Scotstown went straight down and scored a point about 10 secs later and the gap was 2. Scotstown didn't panic. Draw and ET might have been fairer but when Beggan got that chance he was never going to miss.

Thought cross were really poor in 1st half. 1st 2 goals Gwedore basically ran down the middle unchallenged. They couldn't believe their luck. Nobody marked McNiallis either. That won't happen in the final. Close to call - maybe scoststown's experience will tell (it certainly did today anyway)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: lenny on November 18, 2018, 07:50:17 PM
Gweedore favorites for the final based on today's performances

Yeah i think so. Scostown got over the line without playing well. The coleraine lad who missed a sitter (hit the bar with the goal gaping) won't sleep well tonight. Should have been 6 up but Scotstown went straight down and scored a point about 10 secs later and the gap was 2. Scotstown didn't panic. Draw and ET might have been fairer but when Beggan got that chance he was never going to miss.

Thought cross were really poor in 1st half. 1st 2 goals Gwedore basically ran down the middle unchallenged. They couldn't believe their luck. Nobody marked McNiallis either. That won't happen in the final. Close to call - maybe scoststown's experience will tell (it certainly did today anyway)

Niall holly going off injured was the main turning point. Great player and irreplaceable for coleraine. They were 4 up and in control when he went off.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: straightred on November 18, 2018, 07:54:51 PM
Gweedore favorites for the final based on today's performances

Yeah i think so. Scostown got over the line without playing well. The coleraine lad who missed a sitter (hit the bar with the goal gaping) won't sleep well tonight. Should have been 6 up but Scotstown went straight down and scored a point about 10 secs later and the gap was 2. Scotstown didn't panic. Draw and ET might have been fairer but when Beggan got that chance he was never going to miss.

Thought cross were really poor in 1st half. 1st 2 goals Gwedore basically ran down the middle unchallenged. They couldn't believe their luck. Nobody marked McNiallis either. That won't happen in the final. Close to call - maybe scoststown's experience will tell (it certainly did today anyway)

Niall holly going off injured was the main turning point. Great player and irreplaceable for coleraine. They were 4 up and in control when he went off.

yeah fair point
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Armaghtothebone on November 18, 2018, 08:35:50 PM
Cross at the same aul bad-loser craic as when Errigal Ciaran used to bate them out the door!   8)

Tell us all about the time Errigal won the All Ireland
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on November 18, 2018, 08:43:33 PM
Cross at the same aul bad-loser craic as when Errigal Ciaran used to bate them out the door!   8)

Tell us all about the time Errigal won the All Ireland

Don't waste your time arguing !
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on November 18, 2018, 09:14:16 PM
Just how many steps did Mullan manage to take before belting the ball to the net for Coleraine's first? had to be in the double digits?
Over 7 minutes of highlights here on the BBC https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/gaelic-games/46256354 (https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/gaelic-games/46256354)
The late free at the death came after McCarthy sent a careless hospital pass cross field which Morgan got to first before being felled. It looked a soft free at first but after a second viewing I think the ref got it right.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 18, 2018, 09:23:27 PM
Cross at the same aul bad-loser craic as when Errigal Ciaran used to bate them out the door!   8)

Tell us all about the time Errigal won the All Ireland

Don't waste your time arguing !

We have played EC in 3 different championships. They beat us twice we won once.  First time they beat us by 2, second time by 3 after 2 drawn matches and third time we won by 6. I think on that basis we are the only ones who did any bateing through the gate! 

More important congrats to Gweedore today. They scored the goals at key times and just had a bit too much strength and speed. We will regroup and learn hopefully. We will have Jamie back next year and that will add another dimension to the team and the young lads will have developed well from this years experience. Best of luck to the Donegal men in the final.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Orior on November 18, 2018, 10:02:24 PM
The Gweedore v Cross match today was unusual in that its been a very very long time since I had seen a drop kick. And I assume McKenna meant it.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on November 18, 2018, 10:03:23 PM

Difficult to tell, given the sort steps, but I'd reckon 10 / 11 steps. The first goal for Scotstown I reckon was 9 / 10 steps. These things are rarely given.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on November 18, 2018, 10:46:25 PM

Difficult to tell, given the sort steps, but I'd reckon 10 / 11 steps. The first goal for Scotstown I reckon was 9 / 10 steps. These things are rarely given.
Conor McCarthy shot for goal after the 4th step and before the 5th, where on earth do you get 9 or 10 from?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on November 18, 2018, 11:08:12 PM
Conor McCarthy shot for goal after the 4th step and before the 5th, where on earth do you get 9 or 10 from?

My bad - advanced maths isn't my thing unfortunately. Looking more closely I think it was seven steps and shot on the eighth, but regardless of numbers, my underlying point still stands in that steps are rarely given and almost every solo run has a series of misdemeanours. 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on November 19, 2018, 12:03:07 AM
Conor McCarthy shot for goal after the 4th step and before the 5th, where on earth do you get 9 or 10 from?

My bad - advanced maths isn't my thing unfortunately. Looking more closely I think it was seven steps and shot on the eighth, but regardless of numbers, my underlying point still stands in that steps are rarely given and almost every solo run has a series of misdemeanours.
Your bad is right,  it's not advanced maths ,it's counting steps is not your thing, how difficult can it be? one, two three four  shoot? What an idiot  ;D
The relevance of your underlying point has no bearing on Conor McCarthy's  magical goal.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: shawshank on November 19, 2018, 12:14:09 AM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: lenny on November 19, 2018, 06:51:12 AM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on November 19, 2018, 08:04:12 AM
Your bad is right,  it's not advanced maths ,it's counting steps is not your thing, how difficult can it be? one, two three four  shoot? What an idiot  ;D
The relevance of your underlying point has no bearing on Conor McCarthy's  magical goal.

Advanced maths was me being ironic with reference to my own mistake over the number of steps. Good to see that didn't go over your head. 

The reality was that technically he overcarried the ball, but like I said, these things rarely get pinged by the ref. And for what it's worth - with no irony this time - you're right, it was a great goal. 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 19, 2018, 08:13:26 AM
I thought the atmosphere was a bit flat in the hell hole that is Omagh.

Good high level games of football mind you.

Scotstown have been sailing close to the wind & could have been beat in their last 2 games but now find themselves in the final. Beggan getting all the attention again today with a wonderful last kick.

Gweedore pulled an average Crossmaglen team apart. Coalisland will be kicking themselves after watching that. Gweedore have massive pace and run direct but Scotstown wont part like the red sea
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tyroneman on November 19, 2018, 08:40:24 AM
The lack of pace in the Cross team was really exposed yesterday, as were the lightweight nature of the forwards. Clarke being back would mark a big upgrade, but you never know if he'll stick around or not.

I'll give them their dues though, they are mentally very tough and you would never bet against them being out of it, even with 14 men. Had they got a goal and brought the gap down to 3-4...who knows how GD would have reacted.

Having said that they just don't seem to have the ability of previous years...if you take the 2 x O'Neills and AK outta the current Cross team and you have a decent, but not great, side.

Hear a lot of folks talk about the youth in the Cross side needing time to mature, but did GD not have around 9 or 10 u21s playing?


Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on November 19, 2018, 08:48:17 AM
The lack of pace in the Cross team was really exposed yesterday, as were the lightweight nature of the forwards. Clarke being back would mark a big upgrade, but you never know if he'll stick around or not.

I'll give them their dues though, they are mentally very tough and you would never bet against them being out of it, even with 14 men. Had they got a goal and brought the gap down to 3-4...who knows how GD would have reacted.

Having said that they just don't seem to have the ability of previous years...if you take the 2 x O'Neills and AK outta the current Cross team and you have a decent, but not great, side.

Hear a lot of folks talk about the youth in the Cross side needing time to mature, but did GD not have around 9 or 10 u21s playing?

Gweedore won the under 21's (either last year of this year) as well as having plenty of experience in their ranks. Cross were lacking in experience
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Mikhailov on November 19, 2018, 08:59:34 AM
The lack of pace in the Cross team was really exposed yesterday, as were the lightweight nature of the forwards. Clarke being back would mark a big upgrade, but you never know if he'll stick around or not.

I'll give them their dues though, they are mentally very tough and you would never bet against them being out of it, even with 14 men. Had they got a goal and brought the gap down to 3-4...who knows how GD would have reacted.

Having said that they just don't seem to have the ability of previous years...if you take the 2 x O'Neills and AK outta the current Cross team and you have a decent, but not great, side.

Hear a lot of folks talk about the youth in the Cross side needing time to mature, but did GD not have around 9 or 10 u21s playing?

Gweedore won the under 21's (either last year of this year) as well as having plenty of experience in their ranks. Cross were lacking in experience

😳😳 how can you say a team featuring James Morgan, AK, TK, Paul Hughes, Johnny Hanratty & Kyle Carragher is lacking in experience. All of them have played for Armagh, won county championships plus Ulster Club titles. Add to this David McKenna and the 2 OíNeill lads (albeit young but plenty of big game exposure). Cross were beat fair and square on the day.....
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on November 19, 2018, 09:02:39 AM
Couldn't believe how open Cross's defence was...what Cross would give for a F Bellew. Best team won alright but Cross will not be happy with their first half display (espicially their lack of defensive cover). Should be a good final all the same.
Cross will be back

They learn from their losses. They never stop learning.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Over the Bar on November 19, 2018, 09:07:01 AM
Cross at the same aul bad-loser craic as when Errigal Ciaran used to bate them out the door!   8)

Tell us all about the time Errigal won the All Ireland

Loads of AI medals in Errigal.  We're sick of looking at Sam Maguire around the place ffs!  ;D
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 19, 2018, 09:08:42 AM
Cross at the same aul bad-loser craic as when Errigal Ciaran used to bate them out the door!   8)

Tell us all about the time Errigal won the All Ireland

Loads of AI medals in Errigal.  We're sick of looking at Sam Maguire around the place ffs!  ;D

Wrong thread/topic, no point beating Cross if you can't go on and win the big one
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tonto1888 on November 19, 2018, 09:30:25 AM
The lack of pace in the Cross team was really exposed yesterday, as were the lightweight nature of the forwards. Clarke being back would mark a big upgrade, but you never know if he'll stick around or not.

I'll give them their dues though, they are mentally very tough and you would never bet against them being out of it, even with 14 men. Had they got a goal and brought the gap down to 3-4...who knows how GD would have reacted.

Having said that they just don't seem to have the ability of previous years...if you take the 2 x O'Neills and AK outta the current Cross team and you have a decent, but not great, side.

Hear a lot of folks talk about the youth in the Cross side needing time to mature, but did GD not have around 9 or 10 u21s playing?

Gweedore won the under 21's (either last year of this year) as well as having plenty of experience in their ranks. Cross were lacking in experience

😳😳 how can you say a team featuring James Morgan, AK, TK, Paul Hughes, Johnny Hanratty & Kyle Carragher is lacking in experience. All of them have played for Armagh, won county championships plus Ulster Club titles. Add to this David McKenna and the 2 OíNeill lads (albeit young but plenty of big game exposure). Cross were beat fair and square on the day.....

Who said they werenít beaten fair and square?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: blewuporstuffed on November 19, 2018, 09:39:48 AM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit
I havnt seen it back, but at the time i thought it was a penalty. Was it not into the back?
The one call yesterday I thought was dubious was the free for scotstown to win it.
It looked very very soft to me and was hard on Coleraine after being the better side for most of the game
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: straightred on November 19, 2018, 10:16:21 AM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit
I havnt seen it back, but at the time i thought it was a penalty. Was it not into the back?
The one call yesterday I thought was dubious was the free for scotstown to win it.
It looked very very soft to me and was hard on Coleraine after being the better side for most of the game

I did too and they were on an advantage anyway so if it wasnt they would have got a close in free. Don't think that decision cost them the game though.

Looking at the replay (BBC NI website) The scotstown free probably was a free - rash, tired challenge. As a few others have said Coleraine's 1st goal should never have stood though. 10 steps and there's no comparison in that and mccarthy's goal (who might have taken 5).

On the whole brannigan did well. Let them play and didn't give many soft frees.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Applesisapples on November 19, 2018, 10:24:44 AM
I have to laugh at all the baiters on here getting their thrills of a cross beating. At the end of the day Cross kicked 16 points, which would win many a game of football. They conceded two soft goals, a third from a penalty that shouldn't have been and a fourth when Hanratty was sent off. McQuillan confirmed once again that he is an inconsistent referee and is too obvious in games. That said the best team won. Cross defending was un Cross like, write them off at your peril. Both teams played contrasting football and both a joy to behold great advertisement for Ulster Football. Cross could have had a couple of goals themselves but that would have been larceny.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: haranguerer on November 19, 2018, 10:37:11 AM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.

You're joking!  ;D
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: blewuporstuffed on November 19, 2018, 10:49:08 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/northern-ireland/46255341 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/northern-ireland/46255341)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mackers on November 19, 2018, 10:54:55 AM
Hanratty is a liability.

Yes but by his standards the bookings were very soft !

Thought the first was a rugby tackle black, second a definite yellow. But why make the second tackle knowing he was already on a yellow. Just daft.

I said elsewhere it is much harder to get frees in Armagh. He can get away with much of that in Armagh but not Ulster.
Whilst that's a correct statement it's a sad indictment of the refereeing in Armagh.  Hanratty was constantly at it in the Armagh championship and got away with it.  He got a standing ovation coming off against us after committing three reckless dangerous fouls.  As yellowcard says he is a liability and when faced by decent referees came a cropper.  If Cross want a hero to be giving standing ovations to they have plenty of other candidates.
It's a pity Rian O'Neill finished his championship in the way he did.  Thought he had turned a corner with his discipline and his football was far better for it. He's an outstanding prospect if he continues to keep the head.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: HiMucker on November 19, 2018, 11:03:09 AM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.
Watch it again. Stone wall penalty. Went through the back of him.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 19, 2018, 11:12:09 AM
Initially I thought that it was a penalty but having watched the replay I think it was extremely soft. McQuillan also failed to spot a double bounce by a Gweedore player that would have been an easy free in for Cross and which led to a Gweedore point.

He was as usual very inconsistent but you still can't argue that Gweedore were probably the better side overall and never came under any real pressure after the third goal went in. If the McKenna goal chance had gone in just after half time and Hanratty had stayed on the pitch it might have been different but that's only guesswork. I felt that Cross were dominated in midfield and there defensive frailties which have been there for some time were ruthlessly exposed yesterday. I do think that they will be stronger for the experience though and with Clarke back and a few younger players still to come in that they could be back in the mix again next year. Rian O'Neill has been outstanding for Cross during this campaign and was arguably man of the match again yesterday.   
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: blewuporstuffed on November 19, 2018, 11:37:03 AM
Initially I thought that it was a penalty but having watched the replay I think it was extremely soft. McQuillan also failed to spot a double bounce by a Gweedore player that would have been an easy free in for Cross and which led to a Gweedore point.

He was as usual very inconsistent but you still can't argue that Gweedore were probably the better side overall and never came under any real pressure after the third goal went in. If the McKenna goal chance had gone in just after half time and Hanratty had stayed on the pitch it might have been different but that's only guesswork. I felt that Cross were dominated in midfield and there defensive frailties which have been there for some time were ruthlessly exposed yesterday. I do think that they will be stronger for the experience though and with Clarke back and a few younger players still to come in that they could be back in the mix again next year. Rian O'Neill has been outstanding for Cross during this campaign and was arguably man of the match again yesterday.

Having watched the replay, its not as clear cut a penalty as i thought at the time, but I still think it is a penalty.
It was a rash challenge to make in that situation , to try and shoulder someone who is about to get a  shot away in the box , and you always run the risk of conceding a penalty if you dont get it 100% spot on.

regardless, I thought Gweedore were the better side and deserved their win.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on November 19, 2018, 12:08:25 PM
I thought a major point in the game, that effectively killed off Rangers, was a poor miss by Aaron Kernan. He had escaped his man and had a free shot, from about thirty yards, for a point. I remember thinking as he drew his foot back that it was a nailed on point but he inexplicably dropped it short and Gweedore went up the pitch and got a point of their own. I'm open to correction, but I think the fourth goal came from the following play.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tonto1888 on November 19, 2018, 12:22:53 PM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.
Watch it again. Stone wall penalty. Went through the back of him.

Disagree. Can see why it was given during the game but I didnít think it was a penalty. A hard shoulder but fair.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tyroneman on November 19, 2018, 12:27:59 PM
I've certainly seen those penalties given and watching it back from the angle on TV I don't think it would be a clear enough view to overturn on VAR   ;)

Looks like it was struck close enough to the keeper too that he might be disappointed it wasn't saved?

GD full value for the win, even at 15v15 - I just would have liked to see what they would have done if Cross had narrowed it to 3-4 points.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: HiMucker on November 19, 2018, 12:41:15 PM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.
Watch it again. Stone wall penalty. Went through the back of him.

Disagree. Can see why it was given during the game but I didnít think it was a penalty. A hard shoulder but fair.
Its a hard shoulder in the back!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: haranguerer on November 19, 2018, 12:50:49 PM
As clear a penalty as you'd ever see (and I'm completely neutral)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on November 19, 2018, 12:53:42 PM
I also thought it was a blatant penalty (and am neutral)
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on November 19, 2018, 12:55:50 PM
Yeah I have to say watching it live, I had no thought that it was a controversial call at all
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: rodney trotter on November 19, 2018, 01:05:59 PM
Clear pen. Since when were you allowed to shoulder into the back
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: giveherlong on November 19, 2018, 01:57:14 PM
Definitely was a penalty
Watching it on tv Mcquillan signalled first for a free and then after some discussion (meybe linesman or someone watching the live tv picture?)over ear mic put the hands out for a penalty
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: FermGael on November 19, 2018, 02:04:31 PM
Scotstown were lucky to win that game.
They were very naÔve and Coleraine should have had a third goal.
If that goes in, then the game was over.

Cross were set up very similar to Scotstown.
Tried to press Gweedore up the pitch.  But once Gweedore beat the press , Cross were wide open and Gweedore punished them by scoring goals.

Both displays highlighted the dangers of trying to play 15 on 15 in the modern game.
When you play that ,against a counter attacking team who flood the defence, you are leaving yourself wide open at the back.

Scotstown will have to change there approach when they don't have the ball if they are to win the final.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Owen Brannigan on November 19, 2018, 02:40:24 PM
I have to laugh at all the baiters on here getting their thrills of a cross beating. At the end of the day Cross kicked 16 points, which would win many a game of football. They conceded two soft goals, a third from a penalty that shouldn't have been and a fourth when Hanratty was sent off. McQuillan confirmed once again that he is an inconsistent referee and is too obvious in games. That said the best team won. Cross defending was un Cross like, write them off at your peril. Both teams played contrasting football and both a joy to behold great advertisement for Ulster Football. Cross could have had a couple of goals themselves but that would have been larceny.

+1

Soft goals killed them, poor goalkeeping, McQuillian and being a bit lighter than the opposition all contributed to a loss. They are not far off the finished article and that will come with maturity and experience outside the county.  Interesting to see how many will report for county duty when asked for 2019.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 19, 2018, 02:52:02 PM
I have to laugh at all the baiters on here getting their thrills of a cross beating. At the end of the day Cross kicked 16 points, which would win many a game of football. They conceded two soft goals, a third from a penalty that shouldn't have been and a fourth when Hanratty was sent off. McQuillan confirmed once again that he is an inconsistent referee and is too obvious in games. That said the best team won. Cross defending was un Cross like, write them off at your peril. Both teams played contrasting football and both a joy to behold great advertisement for Ulster Football. Cross could have had a couple of goals themselves but that would have been larceny.

+1

Soft goals killed them, poor goalkeeping, McQuillian and being a bit lighter than the opposition all contributed to a loss. They are not far off the finished article and that will come with maturity and experience outside the county.  Interesting to see how many will report for county duty when asked for 2019.

I think sometimes people think that every team that comes through Cross into Ulster is going to win it.  The reality is that 12 months time from now and things will be clearer how good we can be.  Paul McKeown was a huge loss this year and if he had been fit there's no way those goals would have been scored as easily as he is the best out and out defender on the team.  Hopefully he will be back and Jamie will be there.  Cian McConville will be a year stronger, the 'older' young lads will be a year wiser and hopefully stronger also.  We produced once in a lifetime club teams twice in 20 years and as a result the expectations of us is higher than other teams.  GD were deserved winners and really have an excellent opportunity to win it out.  I'm torn as I'd like to see them win it but know a lot of the Scotstown lads and would like to see them win it too given that they have had a few hard rattles at it and 'deserve' it.  We will be back, have no fear.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: tyroneman on November 19, 2018, 03:03:52 PM
Definitely was a penalty
Watching it on tv Mcquillan signalled first for a free and then after some discussion (meybe linesman or someone watching the live tv picture?)over ear mic put the hands out for a penalty

Live it looked more like he gave an advantage then the pen...it being McQuillan he was probably checking the rules
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: lenny on November 19, 2018, 03:35:26 PM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.
Watch it again. Stone wall penalty. Went through the back of him.

I have watched it again, side to side, perfect shoulder and he dislodges the ball. It's the type of challenge which is more often than not blown up but it shouldn't be.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: nrico2006 on November 19, 2018, 03:46:41 PM
Anywhere to view the 'penalty' incident?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 19, 2018, 03:48:08 PM
I have to laugh at all the baiters on here getting their thrills of a cross beating. At the end of the day Cross kicked 16 points, which would win many a game of football. They conceded two soft goals, a third from a penalty that shouldn't have been and a fourth when Hanratty was sent off. McQuillan confirmed once again that he is an inconsistent referee and is too obvious in games. That said the best team won. Cross defending was un Cross like, write them off at your peril. Both teams played contrasting football and both a joy to behold great advertisement for Ulster Football. Cross could have had a couple of goals themselves but that would have been larceny.

+1

Soft goals killed them, poor goalkeeping, McQuillian and being a bit lighter than the opposition all contributed to a loss. They are not far off the finished article and that will come with maturity and experience outside the county.  Interesting to see how many will report for county duty when asked for 2019.

Morgan, Hughes, 2 x O'Neills and Clarke all should be on the squad and probably all as starters.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on November 19, 2018, 04:01:37 PM
Just seen the Scotstown v Coleraine highlights, it was some kick again from Beggan to win it 5 minutes into injury time. Coleraine must be ruing those missed chances though.

You won't see too many goals better than McCarthy's goal and the second Coleraine one in this years club championship.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/gaelic-games/46227611
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Applesisapples on November 19, 2018, 04:52:05 PM
I have to laugh at all the baiters on here getting their thrills of a cross beating. At the end of the day Cross kicked 16 points, which would win many a game of football. They conceded two soft goals, a third from a penalty that shouldn't have been and a fourth when Hanratty was sent off. McQuillan confirmed once again that he is an inconsistent referee and is too obvious in games. That said the best team won. Cross defending was un Cross like, write them off at your peril. Both teams played contrasting football and both a joy to behold great advertisement for Ulster Football. Cross could have had a couple of goals themselves but that would have been larceny.

+1

Soft goals killed them, poor goalkeeping, McQuillian and being a bit lighter than the opposition all contributed to a loss. They are not far off the finished article and that will come with maturity and experience outside the county.  Interesting to see how many will report for county duty when asked for 2019.

I think sometimes people think that every team that comes through Cross into Ulster is going to win it.  The reality is that 12 months time from now and things will be clearer how good we can be.  Paul McKeown was a huge loss this year and if he had been fit there's no way those goals would have been scored as easily as he is the best out and out defender on the team.  Hopefully he will be back and Jamie will be there.  Cian McConville will be a year stronger, the 'older' young lads will be a year wiser and hopefully stronger also.  We produced once in a lifetime club teams twice in 20 years and as a result the expectations of us is higher than other teams.  GD were deserved winners and really have an excellent opportunity to win it out.  I'm torn as I'd like to see them win it but know a lot of the Scotstown lads and would like to see them win it too given that they have had a few hard rattles at it and 'deserve' it.  We will be back, have no fear.
What does Young O'Neill miss for the red? Petulent but I thought McQuillan could issued yellow in the circumstances.
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Post by: straightred on November 19, 2018, 04:52:11 PM
Back in Omagh for the final on the 2nd. 2pm throw in.
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Post by: hardstation on November 19, 2018, 04:52:30 PM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.
Watch it again. Stone wall penalty. Went through the back of him.

I have watched it again, side to side, perfect shoulder and he dislodges the ball. It's the type of challenge which is more often than not blown up but it shouldn't be.
Just missed the shoulder. Hit him in the back. Clear penalty.
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Post by: clarshack on November 19, 2018, 04:59:48 PM
it was a definite penalty.
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Post by: tonto1888 on November 19, 2018, 05:05:16 PM
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Totally agree. It really pisses me off when refs blow up this sort of challenge. Ffs there has to be some physicality in the game and this was a perfectly timed shoulder.
Watch it again. Stone wall penalty. Went through the back of him.

I have watched it again, side to side, perfect shoulder and he dislodges the ball. It's the type of challenge which is more often than not blown up but it shouldn't be.

That was my take on it
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Post by: general_lee on November 19, 2018, 05:42:57 PM
Itís a nice connection, itís just late and therefore a foul. Correct call. Itís not 100% ďstonewallĒ but if it had not have been given, weíd be discussing how the ref bottled it and Gweedore had a legitimate shout for a penalty.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: skeog on November 19, 2018, 10:01:35 PM
Donal making excuses didnt know that Hanratty had been booked in first half you would think he would known,
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Post by: In hiding on November 19, 2018, 10:49:45 PM
Donal making excuses didnt know that Hanratty had been booked in first half you would think he would known,

Does hanratty not always get booked in the first half
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Dire Ear on November 20, 2018, 04:26:26 PM
Final for Omagh
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Post by: Orior on November 21, 2018, 11:24:40 AM
Donal making excuses didnt know that Hanratty had been booked in first half you would think he would known,

Does hanratty not always get booked in the first half

He's never been the same since Abagnale got the better of him.


Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 29, 2018, 08:33:40 PM
Donegal champs favourites for weekend, Iíd have thought Scotstown would have been the better team.. the are evens plus 2
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: rodney trotter on November 29, 2018, 09:57:17 PM
Scotstown haven't been playing well, and fortunate to beat Coleraine. Gweedore have been impressive.They deserve to be favs..
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 29, 2018, 10:26:53 PM
Scotstown haven't been playing well, and fortunate to beat Coleraine. Gweedore have been impressive.They deserve to be favs..
Gweedore beat Cargin and an undisciplined Cross team..
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: rodney trotter on November 29, 2018, 10:35:22 PM
They were playing good stuff in the Donegal championship also. Plenty of  Inter County experience and the same as Scotstown.
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Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 29, 2018, 11:14:43 PM
They were playing good stuff in the Donegal championship also. Plenty of  Inter County experience and the same as Scotstown.

Donít get me wrong Iím very impressed with their campaign so far, streets ahead of the teams they played and Cassidy has played the experience role up front well.. just feel they havenít been pushed too much and Scotstown has won without impressing
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Post by: Schkite on November 30, 2018, 09:35:24 AM
They were playing good stuff in the Donegal championship also. Plenty of  Inter County experience and the same as Scotstown.

Donít get me wrong Iím very impressed with their campaign so far, streets ahead of the teams they played and Cassidy has played the experience role up front well.. just feel they havenít been pushed too much and Scotstown has won without impressing

The odds seem to be very much based on the semi performances alright, I think Scotstown were shorter odds to win it outright before the semis than what you can get them at now just to win the final! Gweedore were live on tg4, shown doing a job on a big club name like Cross. Meanwhile Scotstown just about got over Coleraine less than convincingly. But that's a good scalp no matter how they got it, Coleraine are a quality team and probably didn't get enough credit from what I'd seen.

So based on their last showing, you could say it's fair to say Gweedore are favourites. But overall I'd still fancy Scotstown's chances, and them coming in under the radar somewhat and as underdogs will do them no harm. I feel as a team they've alot more to show than what we've seen already, and in Beggan they've one of the most influential players in the country this year playing at the top of his game. As a squad they've built up a good amount of experience at the Ulster club level now too. A repeat performance from the semis won't be good enough for them but I'd expect an improvement.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 30, 2018, 10:01:16 AM
They were playing good stuff in the Donegal championship also. Plenty of  Inter County experience and the same as Scotstown.

Donít get me wrong Iím very impressed with their campaign so far, streets ahead of the teams they played and Cassidy has played the experience role up front well.. just feel they havenít been pushed too much and Scotstown has won without impressing

The odds seem to be very much based on the semi performances alright, I think Scotstown were shorter odds to win it outright before the semis than what you can get them at now just to win the final! Gweedore were live on tg4, shown doing a job on a big club name like Cross. Meanwhile Scotstown just about got over Coleraine less than convincingly. But that's a good scalp no matter how they got it, Coleraine are a quality team and probably didn't get enough credit from what I'd seen.

So based on their last showing, you could say it's fair to say Gweedore are favourites. But overall I'd still fancy Scotstown's chances, and them coming in under the radar somewhat and as underdogs will do them no harm. I feel as a team they've alot more to show than what we've seen already, and in Beggan they've one of the most influential players in the country this year playing at the top of his game. As a squad they've built up a good amount of experience at the Ulster club level now too. A repeat performance from the semis won't be good enough for them but I'd expect an improvement.

Beggan aside, the team has more Ulster experience than Gweedore, a few hard defeats over the years too which will stand by them.. Derry champions in Ulster do very well, its a tough enough championship to win and remember S'niel were good Ulster champions.

Though it will be a different final pairing for a change, which is great for the neutral.. Gweedore have a very good mix, they seem to have agreat purple patch in their games this year which wins them the match. just feel this game is a 50/50 game, possible draw
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: shawshank on November 30, 2018, 10:31:15 AM
Just seen the Scotstown v Coleraine highlights, it was some kick again from Beggan to win it 5 minutes into injury time. Coleraine must be ruing those missed chances though.

You won't see too many goals better than McCarthy's goal and the second Coleraine one in this years club championship.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/gaelic-games/46227611

an absolute beaut, class. Coleraine blew that game, what a sitter to miss.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: omaghjoe on December 01, 2018, 08:17:18 AM
I see that that only one Donegal club has won an Ulster Club before and that was an amalgamated ballyshannon budoran team.
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Post by: FermGael on December 01, 2018, 08:34:42 AM
Wonder what ground is on standby for tomorrow ?
Serious rain and with Omaghs track record .....
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 01, 2018, 09:11:47 AM
When was the last time a final didnít have a team from the Ďweeí six in it?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: ONeill on December 01, 2018, 09:15:42 AM
1991
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Post by: Boycey on December 01, 2018, 12:20:32 PM
1991

That was the last time a Monaghan team won it too..
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 01, 2018, 01:05:44 PM
I fancy Scotstown for this game, though it could go to extra time
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 02:34:28 PM
Very evenly balanced match with no shortage of quality given the conditions. Scotstown are happy to defend deep and play on the counter attack. Gweedore seem to have a bit more quality but they are being frustrated by Scotstown.

Could go down to the wire this one.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 02:37:22 PM
Conditions making it tough for the better ball handling and running team that is GD but Scotstown popping the balls over  when they need to aswell. Has a draw written all over it.

Scotstown not giving GD midfield a sniff and pushing Mac Niallais onto his right every time. GD need more out of wee ” Baoill and MF ” Baoill.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: BennyCake on December 02, 2018, 02:40:39 PM
With Donegal not being able to have Murphy in MF and FF at the same time, the FF solution was staring them in the face - Big Cass.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 02:50:24 PM
With Donegal not being able to have Murphy in MF and FF at the same time, the FF solution was staring them in the face - Big Cass.

That's probably true but dont think he'd have been up for it with new bar and young family.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 02:54:30 PM
Hard to watch down the Gweedore end now with that sun.

Super score from McCarthy there.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:13:45 PM
Hughes is some work horse
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:13:58 PM
Darren Hughes has put in some shift today putting in tackles and driving forward.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:17:44 PM
Scotstown have done their homework on their dangermen and they have been nullified.

Just as I typed that, Mac Niallais got a chance on his left and took it. Scotstown been so. Good at limiting his opportunities on his left.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 03:20:05 PM
Christ, Scotstown should have took a shot instead of hitting a cross field pass in those conditions
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:21:25 PM
Throw ball?
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:21:37 PM
Controversial decision by the ref there to deny Gweedore.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on December 02, 2018, 03:22:03 PM
He threw it alright.
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Post by: hardstation on December 02, 2018, 03:22:06 PM
Blatant throw.
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Post by: Harold Disgracey on December 02, 2018, 03:22:14 PM
Definitely a throw ball.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:22:30 PM
100%. Well done referee
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 03:23:11 PM
Didn't see the throw ball at all at the time, good call
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: joemamas on December 02, 2018, 03:24:48 PM
Cassidy had a chance right before it, did not pass went for glory.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: bennydorano on December 02, 2018, 03:25:22 PM
Gweedore have been much better, missed a fair few handy chances in the 2nd half there.

Blatant throw ball at the end, good catch by the ref. Could be a psychological head f**k for Gweedore.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: BennyCake on December 02, 2018, 03:25:53 PM
100%. Well done referee

Yes, good spot.

If Gweedore lose this, that will haunt that lad.
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Post by: JoG2 on December 02, 2018, 03:26:33 PM
Cassidy had a chance right before it, did not pass went for glory.

Or had the balls to take it on, many don't. Cassidy is some to have in the trenches with ye
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:26:45 PM
Correct decision having watched the replay, very brave decision.
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 03:27:30 PM
Brainless decision to throw it there anyway, it's not like he was falling over and it was a desperation throw. He had plenty of time to pop a quick hand pass before the contact.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: highorlow on December 02, 2018, 03:28:39 PM
Quote
[fancy Scotstown for this game, though it could go to extra time/quote]

Good prediction
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Post by: BennyCake on December 02, 2018, 03:30:31 PM
With Donegal not being able to have Murphy in MF and FF at the same time, the FF solution was staring them in the face - Big Cass.

That's probably true but dont think he'd have been up for it with new bar and young family.

Iíd say heís been training as hard and often with Gweedore as he would with the county.
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Post by: Throw ball on December 02, 2018, 03:31:23 PM
Great spot by referee. Draw fair enough I think. Great captaincy by Cassidy at end.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:31:39 PM
Think both these teams deserve a replay for a game of this magnitude, not a 20 minute lottery on a very poor pitch.

Scotstown had a decent attack thwarted by the pitch heading for injury time when Darren Hughes pass stuck like glue to the poor surface and they were turned over.
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Post by: Itchy on December 02, 2018, 03:32:26 PM
Brilliant call by Mooney but why did he not make a proper hand pass, both hands were free. Could be so costly.
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:37:07 PM
Beggan, foot like a piston.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: BennyCake on December 02, 2018, 03:39:40 PM
Think both these teams deserve a replay for a game of this magnitude, not a 20 minute lottery on a very poor pitch.

Scotstown had a decent attack thwarted by the pitch heading for injury time when Darren Hughes pass stuck like glue to the poor surface and they were turned over.

Yes but thereís a tight turnaround for the AI semis.
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:41:13 PM
Definite red here.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:41:46 PM
Red card
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Post by: hardstation on December 02, 2018, 03:42:09 PM
Definite red here.
Yip. Hit him twice.
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Post by: Itchy on December 02, 2018, 03:42:11 PM
Definite red here.

100% another very good call.
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Post by: Harold Disgracey on December 02, 2018, 03:42:21 PM
Absolutely stupid by Carey.
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 03:42:48 PM
Absolutely brainless by Carey, what on earth was he thinking. He coughed up possession softly just before that and the lost the rag trying to get it back. He'd been having a good game too.
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Post by: OgraAnDun on December 02, 2018, 03:43:12 PM
What a ridiculous thing to do in an Ulster final.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:43:15 PM
Another good call. That's a punch to the face.

Striking = Red

Still won't make much of a difference with the blanket defence
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Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 02, 2018, 03:43:37 PM
What a dick! Ref yellow for the first arm round the neck but his second dig to the face! Madness
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 03:46:02 PM
Another good call. That's a punch to the face.

Striking = Red

Still won't make much of a difference with the blanket defence

It will make a difference, Carey is Scotstown's free taker inside Beggan's range and he was top scorer today with 6 pts.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:47:37 PM
I meant numerically just.

This won't go to this free taking bullshit will it?
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:47:54 PM
Hope this ends in a draw now, neither side deserve to lose this.
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Post by: Itchy on December 02, 2018, 03:48:59 PM
Cassidy is some man to win ball, first to nearly every ball put in.
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 03:49:48 PM
Didn't see until the replay there now that Carey hit him a second box with the right hand too. Absolutely idiotic, in a tight game like this it could make all the difference.
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Post by: sid waddell on December 02, 2018, 03:50:44 PM
I meant numerically just.

This won't go to this free taking bullshit will it?
If it's a 45 shoot out with each team having five kicks, the smart money will be on Scotstown winning it 1-0.
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 03:51:00 PM
Cassidy is some man to win ball, first to nearly every ball put in.

Has been excellent all day again. Him and Mac Niallas and Darren Hughes have been the best players on display. Carey too until his moment of madness.
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Post by: Main Street on December 02, 2018, 03:52:07 PM
If it goes to a 2nd extra time period would Carey be able to come back on?
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Post by: sid waddell on December 02, 2018, 03:52:30 PM
Didn't see until the replay there now that Carey hit him a second box with the right hand too. Absolutely idiotic, in a tight game like this it could make all the difference.
Scotsown also blew the 2015 Ulster club final in extra-time when Kieran Hughes stupidly got himself sent off.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:53:09 PM
I meant numerically just.

This won't go to this free taking bullshit will it?
If it's a 45 shoot out with each team having five kicks, the smart money will be on Scotstown winning it 1-0.

Haha. If Mac Niallais's 45 was anything to go by, GD will probably kick all of theirs backwards.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: manfromdelmonte on December 02, 2018, 03:53:54 PM
Hope this isn't won with something controversial
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Post by: manfromdelmonte on December 02, 2018, 03:54:42 PM
Cassidy is winning the ball but they've nobody to score
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:56:56 PM
Just kick it to Rory Beggin. He's up in FF
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: SouthDublinBro on December 02, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
These Monaghan boys are pure dirt.
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:58:12 PM
GD going to lie about the ground for as many minutes as they can now.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on December 02, 2018, 03:58:51 PM
Gweedore sideline have spent a lot of time on the pitch.
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 03:59:25 PM
These Monaghan boys are pure dirt.

Ah there you are again, taking a break from being under your bridge
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 03:59:37 PM
Haha Number 7 just tried to run into Cassidy there and hit a brick wall
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 04:00:20 PM
Here comes Beggin
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 04:01:45 PM
Ah Scotstown, fist that over from there, quit passing the buck
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 04:02:00 PM
Feel crap for Beggin.

Great defending by GD.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on December 02, 2018, 04:03:22 PM
Shocking effort there from the number 7.
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Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 04:03:41 PM
Christ all the passing about and it's Caulfield who takes it on his left...

Poor shot selection has cost Scotstown here
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Post by: Gael85 on December 02, 2018, 04:06:13 PM
Micheal Carroll was best player on park. Thought he deserved MOTM.
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Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 02, 2018, 04:06:30 PM
Christ all the passing about and it's Caulfield who takes it on his left...

Poor shot selection has cost Scotstown here

Losing wasnít down  to that last kick, pleased for  Cassidy and Donegal managing to win another club championship
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Post by: JoG2 on December 02, 2018, 04:06:58 PM
Congrats to Gweedore, more heartbreak for Scotstown. A hardy contest on a heavy pitch
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Post by: farset on December 02, 2018, 04:07:53 PM
GD used the ball brilliantly after the sending off so it did make a huge difference.

A replay would have been just especially given the conditions and state of the pitch but it was like that for both teams you have to say.

I think GD stole it in the end. Scotstown for me shaded it as the better team during the game but you have to raise the flags.
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Post by: Main Street on December 02, 2018, 04:08:36 PM
That was a tough game to win, the players look well knackered. Good luck to Gweedore.
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Post by: Itchy on December 02, 2018, 04:08:36 PM
Fyi free kick comp is from the D not the 45, rule was changed. Well done Gweedore, scotstown will be annoyed they didn't get a better shot off in the last few mins.
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Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 04:10:07 PM
Very hard on Scotstown there was nothing between the sides. Fair play to Gweedore they showed some bottle after going 3 down in normal time in an attritional game.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: bennydorano on December 02, 2018, 04:10:17 PM
Really enjoyed that, delighted for GD feel sorry for Scotstown, Darren Hughes didn't deserve to be on a losing team.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 04:17:35 PM
Micheal Carroll was best player on park. Thought he deserved MOTM.

Not sure what number Carroll was (7?) but Cassidy and Mac Niallais were the best 2 Gweedore players on display imo.
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Post by: BennyCake on December 02, 2018, 04:18:12 PM
Well done Gweedore. Nice to see a new winner.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Gael85 on December 02, 2018, 04:20:03 PM
Micheal Carroll was best player on park. Thought he deserved MOTM.

Not sure what number Carroll was (7?) but Cassidy and Mac Niallais were the best 2 Gweedore players on display imo.

Carroll was 15
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 04:21:07 PM
Micheal Carroll was best player on park. Thought he deserved MOTM.

Not sure what number Carroll was (7?) but Cassidy and Mac Niallais were the best 2 Gweedore players on display imo.

Carroll was 15

Looked a good player alright.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Gael85 on December 02, 2018, 04:21:31 PM
What did Eamonn McGee get red for?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on December 02, 2018, 04:22:12 PM
Christ all the passing about and it's Caulfield who takes it on his left...

Poor shot selection has cost Scotstown here

Losing wasnít down  to that last kick, pleased for  Cassidy and Donegal managing to win another club championship

It wasn't just the last kick, there were a few occasions like that for Scotstown. Like at the end of normal time Heaphey then Hughes had it on the right wing with a bit of time and space, but instead it ended up in a cross field kick pass which bounced in a puddle.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Maiden1 on December 02, 2018, 04:24:01 PM
Micheal Carroll was best player on park. Thought he deserved MOTM.

Not sure what number Carroll was (7?) but Cassidy and Mac Niallais were the best 2 Gweedore players on display imo.

Carroll was 15
No 7 was very good for Gweedore. He won a few 50/50 balls at key times.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 02, 2018, 04:55:07 PM
Congrats to Gweedore. The long wait for Donegal Ulster club winner is over!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Throw ball on December 02, 2018, 05:04:35 PM
Micheal Carroll was best player on park. Thought he deserved MOTM.

Not sure what number Carroll was (7?) but Cassidy and Mac Niallais were the best 2 Gweedore players on display imo.

Carroll was 15
No 7 was very good for Gweedore. He won a few 50/50 balls at key times.

Personally thought he was a liability. Kieran Hughes was booked early on for a high tackle on him and then he spent the rest of match trying to get Hughes sent off. Referee even had a word with him before half time. Hughes wasn't much better than him. If they both tried to play their teams would be better off.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: bannside on December 02, 2018, 05:08:27 PM
I met a wise sage before  the Cargin v Gweedore qf tie, who told me to get on Gweedore for Ulster. He'll be smiling tonight.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 02, 2018, 05:10:01 PM
Do yellow cards get wiped for Extra Time?

I thought Kieran Hughes was booked twice, but he wasn't sent off.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Owen Brannigan on December 02, 2018, 05:21:43 PM
What did Eamonn McGee get red for?

For being himself.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Maiden1 on December 02, 2018, 05:24:14 PM
Do yellow cards get wiped for Extra Time?

I thought Kieran Hughes was booked twice, but he wasn't sent off.
Football

A yellow card does not carry into extra-time.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0409/693081-gaa-rule-changes-to-take-effect-at-weekend/

I think I remember Shorty Trainer getting 2 yellows in league 1/4 final in mid 90s and Down going back to 15 players for extra time. Not sure if that still a rule.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 05:25:14 PM
Do yellow cards get wiped for Extra Time?

I thought Kieran Hughes was booked twice, but he wasn't sent off.

Must do, I think the Geeedore 7 also got 2 yellows.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Gael85 on December 02, 2018, 05:28:01 PM
Do yellow cards get wiped for Extra Time?

I thought Kieran Hughes was booked twice, but he wasn't sent off.

Must do, I think the Geeedore 7 also got 2 yellows.

7 was booked twice.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Tatler Jack on December 02, 2018, 06:29:00 PM
Well done Gaoth Dobhair. Not Gweedore or Geeedore!

https://mobile.twitter.com/mairetnc/status/1069263685867196417

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: delgany on December 02, 2018, 07:28:00 PM
First time i noticed this happening, both teams provided the referee  with a new team sheet at start of extra time.  Under official guide deemed a new game
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Rudi on December 02, 2018, 07:55:47 PM
Very entertaining game of football played by 2 very committed sides. The pitch in Omagh is poor and not worthy of a game of this quality.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: yellowcard on December 02, 2018, 09:01:35 PM
Athletic grounds surely would have provided a better playing surface for a game of this magnitude, Omagh pitch is renowned for being a wet pitch and there were a few patches with surface water that players had to tread like eggshells around.

Not sure who the referee was but he had a very good match and despite both teams getting bodies back, it was a real battle with no shortage of quality given the conditions.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: mrdeeds on December 02, 2018, 09:05:15 PM
Athletic grounds surely would have provided a better playing surface for a game of this magnitude, Omagh pitch is renowned for being a wet pitch and there were a few patches with surface water that players had to tread like eggshells around.

Not sure who the referee was but he had a very good match and despite both teams getting bodies back, it was a real battle with no shortage of quality given the conditions.

Referee was Noel Mooney from Cavan. Miles ahead of any other referee in Cavan especially McQuillan.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Main Street on December 02, 2018, 09:06:17 PM
The ref took his time with dishing out the red card to Carey, was he waiting for the confirmation via his earpiece?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Owen Brannigan on December 02, 2018, 09:35:12 PM
Athletic grounds surely would have provided a better playing surface for a game of this magnitude, Omagh pitch is renowned for being a wet pitch and there were a few patches with surface water that players had to tread like eggshells around.


It also would have provided an atmosphere for the game which Omagh can never do on any occasion. Unfortunately that would have given the Gweedore people a further 35 miles to travel.

Full credit to the players for keeping their feet throughout the game given the amount of rain that fell in Omagh today. The game must have been in some doubt given the rainfall on Saturday and through the night.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Owen Brannigan on December 02, 2018, 09:39:52 PM
Not sure who the referee was but he had a very good match and despite both teams getting bodies back, it was a real battle with no shortage of quality given the conditions.

Referee was Noel Mooney from Cavan. Miles ahead of any other referee in Cavan especially McQuillan.

He did really well in a difficult game with tensions running high and some difficult players on each side.  He took his time and was never the centre of attention that so many of the so called top referees seem to want to be nowadays.  He kept his cool, worked with his officials and took no nonsense from either side.

Fair play to Cassidy at the end of the normal time when he diffused the situation as his players surrounded the referee to complain about his last decision against them and managed to keep some lunatic back from the sideline who was rushing towards the ref.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 02, 2018, 10:07:39 PM
Not sure who the referee was but he had a very good match and despite both teams getting bodies back, it was a real battle with no shortage of quality given the conditions.

Referee was Noel Mooney from Cavan. Miles ahead of any other referee in Cavan especially McQuillan.

He did really well in a difficult game with tensions running high and some difficult players on each side.  He took his time and was never the centre of attention that so many of the so called top referees seem to want to be nowadays.  He kept his cool, worked with his officials and took no nonsense from either side.

Fair play to Cassidy at the end of the normal time when he diffused the situation as his players surrounded the referee to complain about his last decision against them and managed to keep some lunatic back from the sideline who was rushing towards the ref.

Took his time and got the right decisions, heís talking to 7 officials, live! Job done
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Rudi on December 02, 2018, 10:11:11 PM
Forgot to say thought the ref was very good.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Itchy on December 02, 2018, 10:11:35 PM
Great to see some positivity about a referee display. Tough intense game in horrible conditions. I thought he did a top job.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: rodney trotter on December 02, 2018, 11:13:40 PM
Kevin Cassidy is still a quality player. Great outlet in the ff line. Comfortable off either foot.

A good game gane for the conditions. Both teams are direct.
Gweedore have a strong panel, CiarŠn Gillespie Donegal senior player did the cruciate in the first game against Cargin
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 03, 2018, 01:21:12 AM
Who do Gweedore play now?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 03, 2018, 04:11:19 AM
Who do Gweedore play now?
The defending All Ireland champions Corofin in the middle of February. 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on December 03, 2018, 04:27:23 AM
Who do Gweedore play now?
The defending All Ireland champions Corofin in the middle of February.
That should be a cracking match. Corofin waltzed through Connacht. Gaoth Dobhair had 2 tough matches against Cross and Scotstown. Both teams feature top notch players. Corofin would be favs but Gaoth Dobhair are the kind of team that could bate them.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on December 03, 2018, 08:09:08 AM
Cassidy is a great focal point for any forward line - played really well.

Best refereeing display I have seen in a long time

Omagh is still a hellhole of a pitch

Atmosphere in last 5mins of normal time was as good as I have heard in a club game

McGee's are nearing the end - heavy pitch and ET really showed on them

D Hughes was fantastic and has a superb engine

No 7 for Gweedore is a horrible player. Have watched Gweedore 3 times this year and the diving, yapping, goading other playing is worse than any other player I have seen.

Looking forward to Gweedore v Corofin - fascinating battle

Odhran is a once in a generation player. So stylish on the ball

Carey fully deserved to be sent off - will be a sick lad today
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on December 03, 2018, 10:43:34 AM
Have to say I was impressed with Gweedore this Ulster campaign, very good team. Makes me wonder how they hadn't won a county title with this group til now? I know they've a good young crop that have come through lately but Cassidy and the McGees were there for ages and that's a strong base as it is, and I'm sure McNiallais is around a good few years now too. Was the Donegal championship particularly hard to get out of, or were there other issues within the club? Think I heard Cassidy allude to that before.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: J70 on December 03, 2018, 11:03:30 AM
They werenít good enough. And this year the bulk of their team also won an Ulster U-21 club title.

Also, Kilcar werenít a factor this year after losing Patrick McBrearty and Ryan McHugh for the championship. They themselves came very close to Ulster success last year.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Schkite on December 03, 2018, 11:40:36 AM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: rodney trotter on December 03, 2018, 12:28:11 PM
One of the Gweedore players said in an interview last week, that they weren't fully committed, fighting among themselves in the past.There was friction after Cassidy was dropped by Donegal. The McGees backed Jim Mc

Cassidy was player manager last year. He wasn't going to play this year but was persuaded back. Some turnaround
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on December 03, 2018, 01:34:30 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: From the Bunker on December 03, 2018, 02:48:32 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU)

10:45

What was he thinking?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 03, 2018, 05:06:55 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU)

10:45

What was he thinking?

What has Enda Varley thoughts from the 2013 All Ireland final have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: From the Bunker on December 03, 2018, 05:14:50 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU)

10:45

What was he thinking?

What has Enda Varley thoughts from the 2013 All Ireland final have to do with anything?

He should have held onto the ball and had a go himself. What the sh1te was he doing handing over the last free of the game to the youngest Mayo player on the pitch?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: marty34 on December 03, 2018, 05:54:44 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę

I'd also they were very lucky to beat Coleraine.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 03, 2018, 05:57:23 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU)

10:45

What was he thinking?

What has Enda Varley thoughts from the 2013 All Ireland final have to do with anything?

He should have held onto the ball and had a go himself. What the sh1te was he doing handing over the last free of the game to the youngest Mayo player on the pitch?

That youngest player happened to be Mayo's top scorer over the last number of years. Do you Mayo lads spent the winter watching re-runs of the lost All Ireland finals?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: From the Bunker on December 03, 2018, 06:11:59 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU)

10:45

What was he thinking?

What has Enda Varley thoughts from the 2013 All Ireland final have to do with anything?

He should have held onto the ball and had a go himself. What the sh1te was he doing handing over the last free of the game to the youngest Mayo player on the pitch?

That youngest player happened to be Mayo's top scorer over the last number of years. Do you Mayo lads spent the winter watching re-runs of the lost All Ireland finals?

oh yawn, you purposefully missed the theme of the post. Which meant that I purposefully replied with a bogus reply!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on December 03, 2018, 06:14:42 PM
Ah right, knew they had an injection of youth but didn't know it was to that extent. Seems like they've a perfect blend of youth and experience this year and they took their opportunity well.

Hard luck to Scotstown/An Bhoth

Unlucky against both Cross and GD. But you have to seize the moment

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
Mick Mackey

2:33

ę As the years went on you would say to yourself Iím sorry I didnít do this or that. If you were to go back a second time you would play different really. You would do different things . But you donít get a second chance. ę

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Wa1slbiU)

10:45

What was he thinking?

What has Enda Varley thoughts from the 2013 All Ireland final have to do with anything?

He should have held onto the ball and had a go himself. What the sh1te was he doing handing over the last free of the game to the youngest Mayo player on the pitch?

That youngest player happened to be Mayo's top scorer over the last number of years. Do you Mayo lads spent the winter watching re-runs of the lost All Ireland finals?

oh yawn, you purposefully missed the theme of the post. Which meant that I purposefully replied with a bogus reply!
Every county has those coulda shoulda woulda moments but losing isnít usually about moments. Itís about players not performing. Whereas if you win by a point everyone played well...

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: straightred on December 03, 2018, 07:54:31 PM
Cassidy is a great focal point for any forward line - played really well.

Best refereeing display I have seen in a long time

Omagh is still a hellhole of a pitch

Atmosphere in last 5mins of normal time was as good as I have heard in a club game

McGee's are nearing the end - heavy pitch and ET really showed on them

D Hughes was fantastic and has a superb engine

No 7 for Gweedore is a horrible player. Have watched Gweedore 3 times this year and the diving, yapping, goading other playing is worse than any other player I have seen.

Looking forward to Gweedore v Corofin - fascinating battle

Odhran is a once in a generation player. So stylish on the ball

Carey fully deserved to be sent off - will be a sick lad today

Thought it was an epic battle on a rotten day on a rotten pitch. Both sides deserve huge credit for the shifts they put in. If ever a draw was the fairest outcome this was it but there has to be a winner.

Surprised  Mac Niallais got MOTM. I know he got scores at crucial times but i'd have had cassidy and oCearbhail ahead of him and also mcardle and d hughes from Scotstown. D Hughes was outstanding. Carey will be sick about the red but he had 6 points on the day - played very well.

Agree about the #7. He didn't stop all day and the linesman should be helping the ref there. He blocked k hughes off the ball at one stage and it should have been a close in free. I wouldnt blame the ref as it was right in front of the linesman.

Omagh and rain don't mix.... hopefully the ulster council will take note. Games of this importance shouldn't be played on a bog.

Finally.... i fancy Gweedore to go all the way. If they go easy on the sauce over the winter they're as good as anyone left in it. That scotstown team is still young enough too. No reason they can't bounce back.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on December 03, 2018, 08:27:36 PM
Why do people call them Gweedore? It is not their name.
Gaoth Dobhair. They are proud Gaelgeoiri and they have a Raidio na Gaeltachta station.
The NI gov wiped out the Gaeilge in NI but it still thrives elsewhere in the province. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzNX46jsooI

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on December 03, 2018, 08:29:04 PM
It didn't wipe it out.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 03, 2018, 08:41:06 PM


Finally.... i fancy Gweedore to go all the way. If they go easy on the sauce over the winter they're as good as anyone left in it.

6/1 there are if you really fancy them.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on December 04, 2018, 08:19:30 AM
It didn't wipe it out.
It wiped out the Gaeltacht areas where there was linguistic continuity, like in the Sperrins. The Protestant state for a Protestant people didn't like it.
Then there was a revival

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: BennyCake on December 04, 2018, 12:18:50 PM
Why do people call them Gweedore? It is not their name.
Gaoth Dobhair. They are proud Gaelgeoiri and they have a Raidio na Gaeltachta station.
The NI gov wiped out the Gaeilge in NI but it still thrives elsewhere in the province. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzNX46jsooI

The flag at the trophy presentation said ĎGweedoreí, and that was obviously a local fan.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: twohands!!! on December 04, 2018, 05:22:23 PM
Why do people call them Gweedore? It is not their name.
Gaoth Dobhair. They are proud Gaelgeoiri and they have a Raidio na Gaeltachta station.
The NI gov wiped out the Gaeilge in NI but it still thrives elsewhere in the province. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzNX46jsooI

The flag at the trophy presentation said ĎGweedoreí, and that was obviously a local fan.

Radio na Gaeltachta is a complete white elephant - after years of utterly horrendous figures in the JNLR they pulled out of it - the fact that they were getting trounced in every one of the Gaeltacht areas by the local English language radio stations really exposed how low the actual real-world demand was for RnG. The RnG strategy nowadays seems to be keep the head down and hope no-one asks any awkward questions about the fact that millions of Euros are being spent every year on an absolutely tiny listenership.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: seafoid on December 04, 2018, 07:27:53 PM
Why do people call them Gweedore? It is not their name.
Gaoth Dobhair. They are proud Gaelgeoiri and they have a Raidio na Gaeltachta station.
The NI gov wiped out the Gaeilge in NI but it still thrives elsewhere in the province. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzNX46jsooI

The flag at the trophy presentation said ĎGweedoreí, and that was obviously a local fan.

Radio na Gaeltachta is a complete white elephant - after years of utterly horrendous figures in the JNLR they pulled out of it - the fact that they were getting trounced in every one of the Gaeltacht areas by the local English language radio stations really exposed how low the actual real-world demand was for RnG. The RnG strategy nowadays seems to be keep the head down and hope no-one asks any awkward questions about the fact that millions of Euros are being spent every year on an absolutely tiny listenership.

They had a listenership of 100,000 in 2011
And they have  global reach

Worth every cent
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Harold Disgracey on December 04, 2018, 08:14:54 PM
https://twitter.com/niallfriel96/status/1070041980011470848?s=21
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on December 04, 2018, 08:48:46 PM
Cassidy looks to have been on the rip since lol.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: J70 on December 04, 2018, 09:15:54 PM
https://twitter.com/niallfriel96/status/1070041980011470848?s=21

The state of them two boys! ;D ;D ;D

Class stuff!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on December 05, 2018, 08:10:31 AM
They're still at it. Going to be some hangover!  Wonder what cassidy said to the wife before he left on Sunday lol.

Away to the game love. You might not see me for a while :D
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Itchy on December 05, 2018, 08:40:31 AM
Why do people call them Gweedore? It is not their name.
Gaoth Dobhair. They are proud Gaelgeoiri and they have a Raidio na Gaeltachta station.
The NI gov wiped out the Gaeilge in NI but it still thrives elsewhere in the province. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzNX46jsooI

The flag at the trophy presentation said ĎGweedoreí, and that was obviously a local fan.

Radio na Gaeltachta is a complete white elephant - after years of utterly horrendous figures in the JNLR they pulled out of it - the fact that they were getting trounced in every one of the Gaeltacht areas by the local English language radio stations really exposed how low the actual real-world demand was for RnG. The RnG strategy nowadays seems to be keep the head down and hope no-one asks any awkward questions about the fact that millions of Euros are being spent every year on an absolutely tiny listenership.

Everything in the world is not about money. This is the problem with the Celtic tiger child.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: JoG2 on December 05, 2018, 10:19:57 AM
They're still at it. Going to be some hangover!  Wonder what cassidy said to the wife before he left on Sunday lol.

Away to the game love. You might not see me for a while :D
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Brilliant, must be some feeling to win Ulster with your club.

He probably seen her when he nipped home for the good drinking vest
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: skeog on December 05, 2018, 10:32:42 AM
Is drink not one of the biggest scourge in Irish society.Dont agree with drunken images been shared on social media.Didnt see any images of recent Ulster club winners Slaughneil posting pictures of themselves legless.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: spuds on December 05, 2018, 11:22:06 AM
Is drink not one of the biggest scourge in Irish society.Dont agree with drunken images been shared on social media.Didnt see any images of recent Ulster club winners Slaughneil posting pictures of themselves legless.
Neil McGee and Kevin Cassidy calling out Corofin is one of best things I've seen on social media, bit of craic and totally against the say nothing and keep saying it mantra we see every day from Dubs, Kilkenny, Kerry, blah blah blah.

Might be better complaining of more subtle alcohol industry advertisement.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Itchy on December 05, 2018, 11:41:10 AM
I am just waiting for FiFi to make her way from Ballyragger  to North Donegal
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 05, 2018, 11:42:38 AM
Is drink not one of the biggest scourge in Irish society.Dont agree with drunken images been shared on social media.Didnt see any images of recent Ulster club winners Slaughneil posting pictures of themselves legless.

I could think of a lot more, but lads having a skinful after a long season with a win being of little to worry about
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Keyser soze on December 05, 2018, 11:44:44 AM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: JoG2 on December 05, 2018, 11:50:32 AM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.

ah ffs Keyser..surely there's still craic to be had on this planet ?! That was comedy gold, the scarf, the vest...I'd say Corofin had a good laugh at the video. 
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Keyser soze on December 05, 2018, 11:53:42 AM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.

ah ffs Keyser..surely there's still craic to be had on this planet ?! That was comedy gold, the scarf, the vest...I'd say Corofin had a good laugh at the video.

I laughed at it too as I am sure everyone else who saw it did. But at the same time them lads have not a titter of wit between them.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on December 05, 2018, 12:35:40 PM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.

ah ffs Keyser..surely there's still craic to be had on this planet ?! That was comedy gold, the scarf, the vest...I'd say Corofin had a good laugh at the video.

I laughed at it too as I am sure everyone else who saw it did. But at the same time them lads have not a titter of wit between them.

Its a bit of fun Keyser is what is a hard arduous life.
What would you prefer then to do? Go home after the team meal and back to work Monday?

They are letting their hair down
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: J70 on December 05, 2018, 12:44:23 PM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.

Lighten up FFS.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: spuds on December 05, 2018, 12:53:25 PM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.

ah ffs Keyser..surely there's still craic to be had on this planet ?! That was comedy gold, the scarf, the vest...I'd say Corofin had a good laugh at the video.

I laughed at it too as I am sure everyone else who saw it did. But at the same time them lads have not a titter of wit between them.

Which is it?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Keyser soze on December 05, 2018, 01:12:08 PM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.

ah ffs Keyser..surely there's still craic to be had on this planet ?! That was comedy gold, the scarf, the vest...I'd say Corofin had a good laugh at the video.

I laughed at it too as I am sure everyone else who saw it did. But at the same time them lads have not a titter of wit between them.

Which is it?

Which is what?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: lurganblue on December 05, 2018, 01:13:13 PM
I'm sure slaughtneil etc did it too but we just didnt get the twitter videos so easily from high profile players. It's great to have a small insight into the celebrations. That's what club GAA is all about for me. The players who have slogged all year getting to go on the rip together and celebrate their success as a community! The game is becoming far too serious without removing this craic!!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Insane Bolt on December 05, 2018, 01:48:20 PM
That looked a good bit of craic.....Cassidy was like Paddy Doherty calling out the Corofin lads😂
Fair play to them.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: trailer on December 05, 2018, 01:51:00 PM
Thought it very funny. Cassidy is in some shape. They should enjoy it.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: thebuzz on December 05, 2018, 02:53:49 PM
I'm sure slaughtneil etc did it too but we just didnt get the twitter videos so easily from high profile players. It's great to have a small insight into the celebrations. That's what club GAA is all about for me. The players who have slogged all year getting to go on the rip together and celebrate their success as a community! The game is becoming far too serious without removing this craic!!

My lad said he saw plenty of Slaughtneil lads enjoying themselves around Magherafelt and sure why not???
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: spuds on December 05, 2018, 06:08:42 PM
It's embarassing seeing two grown men make fools of themselves.

ah ffs Keyser..surely there's still craic to be had on this planet ?! That was comedy gold, the scarf, the vest...I'd say Corofin had a good laugh at the video.

I laughed at it too as I am sure everyone else who saw it did. But at the same time them lads have not a titter of wit between them.

Which is it?

Which is what?
View the options in bold.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Franko on December 05, 2018, 06:34:22 PM
Is drink not one of the biggest scourge in Irish society.Dont agree with drunken images been shared on social media.Didnt see any images of recent Ulster club winners Slaughneil posting pictures of themselves legless.

You must be blind so.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on December 05, 2018, 10:11:48 PM
It's official.

Cassidy has finally went home ;D

However Neil McGee is still on the rip!
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on December 06, 2018, 07:59:11 AM
Jeez some shower of dry balls on here 😂. If you think this is reflective of the substance abuse problems in this country then donít go anywhere near the outside of many bars/nitcubs any Saturday night!  Lads letting off some steam after busting their bollix for months....good on them I say and I just wish I still was where they are now as itís gone in a blink of an eye.
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Taylor on December 06, 2018, 08:22:20 AM
The lads will start coming round today after a night with zero sleep   :'(

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: TheGreatest on December 06, 2018, 10:16:07 AM
Jeez some shower of dry balls on here 😂. If you think this is reflective of the substance abuse problems in this country then donít go anywhere near the outside of many bars/nitcubs any Saturday night!  Lads letting off some steam after busting their bollix for months....good on them I say and I just wish I still was where they are now as itís gone in a blink of an eye.

100% correct, deserve to let lose for a couple of days, a once in a life time achievement for some, every team and club do it and all levels and codes, too many PC brigade in the modern era giving out, what next.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: imtommygunn on December 06, 2018, 10:40:14 AM
Yeah Cassidy has got himself in some shape this season and he'd hardly be in that shape if he was at that all the time. He just strikes you as one of these boys who when they're "on it" they're on it but probably don't do it that regularly. I would also imagine that missing out on the Ai this is maybe the biggest win of his career so a massive deal for him.

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: JoG2 on December 06, 2018, 10:55:08 AM
Jeez some shower of dry balls on here 😂. If you think this is reflective of the substance abuse problems in this country then donít go anywhere near the outside of many bars/nitcubs any Saturday night!  Lads letting off some steam after busting their bollix for months....good on them I say and I just wish I still was where they are now as itís gone in a blink of an eye.

100% correct, deserve to let lose for a couple of days, a once in a life time achievement for some, every team and club do it and all levels and codes, too many PC brigade in the modern era giving out, what next.

imagine a few years back having to actually back players for having a rip and enjoying themselves after winning a cup?

"we live in a post joke world"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAI9rbzWTGY

Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on December 06, 2018, 11:13:29 AM
Jeez some shower of dry balls on here 😂. If you think this is reflective of the substance abuse problems in this country then donít go anywhere near the outside of many bars/nitcubs any Saturday night!  Lads letting off some steam after busting their bollix for months....good on them I say and I just wish I still was where they are now as itís gone in a blink of an eye.

100% correct, deserve to let lose for a couple of days, a once in a life time achievement for some, every team and club do it and all levels and codes, too many PC brigade in the modern era giving out, what next.

imagine a few years back having to actually back players for having a rip and enjoying themselves after winning a cup?

"we live in a post joke world"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAI9rbzWTGY

I know!  I recall when we won the first Ulster we drank in Belfast till Wednesday,  I had a professional law exam on Friday so had to take Thursday off, went back at it Friday and Saturday, played the u21 final on Sunday and won it and then went on it again for a few days.... the thing was too we beat Bellaghy in the final and we drank with Harpo Doherty, Joe Cass and the Bellaghy crew all week....Harpo and myself drank a tray of Guinness from teh Hatfield that was at least 2 months out of date ;D
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: spuds on December 08, 2018, 04:35:12 PM
Anyone know what the attendance was for the Ulster final last Sunday in Omagh?
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 08, 2018, 05:00:59 PM
5,313 it says in the Hogan Stand report
Title: Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
Post by: spuds on December 08, 2018, 07:40:14 PM
5,313 it says in the Hogan Stand report

Wonder if that was another under reporting of crowd or accurate. Seemed a good atmosphere from TV. Healy park can hold 18,500 according to Wiki.