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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 13, 2018, 11:28:13 PM »
I read The Boys of ‘93 yesterday. The chapter by Gary is particularly revealing especially about ‘95.. “Tyrone beat us in the Ulster Semi-Final with thirteen men. If Tyrone had have had 10 men, they’d have beaten us that day.... the whole year was a joke... people played for the sake of playing”.
Not sure about that year being a joke - we won the National League and both Scullion and Tohill won All Stars.  A bit of exaggeration?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:43:56 PM »
Was at the All Ireland final in Croke Park yesterday.As a Derry man the highlight for me was the presentation to the crowd of our 1993 All Ireland heroes and winners in every sense of the word.In a life time of watching annually other great teams of the past taking their deserved bow I must say that no group of men were as enthusiastically received or applauded so loudly as Derry were yesterday.

The greatest applause was deservedly reserved for Eamonn Coleman's daughter Margaret who ably represented her late father.The team were all very dignified as they took their place on the national stage which they had adorned so long on the playing pitches of Ireland.

I must also heartily congratulate Thomas Niblock on the magnificent and expert manner in which he introduced each of the participants.He delivered it all with great feeling and panache. This added greatly to the overall presentation. Well done to all the players and to Thomas for a wonderful cameo of a terrific Derry team.
If Thomas did such a great job, how come he left out Seamus Downey?  Remember the goal in 93?! Major error on the national stage.  Anyone can make a mistake but it sounded like he hadn't done enough practice.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:32:43 PM »
Some clubs in "free-fall"?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:28:43 PM »
More CONC this week.  Not a good sign.  Although, in fairness, that great Gael is about, Pope Frances!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 19, 2018, 12:04:55 AM »
Timing of fixtures will always be an issue however the number of matches conceded this year is alarming.  CONC is now the buzzword. 

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 04, 2018, 01:46:45 PM »
Doire v Ciarraí, iomáin faoi 21 ar TG4!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:54:04 PM »
Tragic. A terrible week for the family.  Some small consolation that the body has now been recovered. Suaimhneas Síoraí.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 30, 2018, 12:47:16 AM »
Great win for the U 20s on Sunday. Serious questions though around the work of the disciplinary committees as to how players who were clearly guilty of the charge for which they were being considered ended up walking off free men - how did this happen?
Agree.  Some of their antics on Sunday were out of order as well.

We're in a county where the board do nothing over fist fights in games that spill over into the stands. There's no room for anybody to accuse any other county of anything.

It's the way the game's going, and it's not a good direction.
Were you at the U20 final?

The police wouldn't ask you that.
So the answer is no, then?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:21:33 AM »
Great win for the U 20s on Sunday. Serious questions though around the work of the disciplinary committees as to how players who were clearly guilty of the charge for which they were being considered ended up walking off free men - how did this happen?
Agree.  Some of their antics on Sunday were out of order as well.

We're in a county where the board do nothing over fist fights in games that spill over into the stands. There's no room for anybody to accuse any other county of anything.

It's the way the game's going, and it's not a good direction.
Were you at the U20 final?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:46:15 PM »
Great win for the U 20s on Sunday. Serious questions though around the work of the disciplinary committees as to how players who were clearly guilty of the charge for which they were being considered ended up walking off free men - how did this happen?
Agree.  Some of their antics on Sunday were out of order as well. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:13:09 PM »
The great 1993 Derry team was honoured in Clones on Sunday, 25 years on. Brolly didn't go. Integrity at its best.
Don't recall Brolly playing in that game, he might have come on as a late sub but I can't even recall that.

Steven Mulvenna and Brian McCormick played for Derry.

Brolly and Seamus Downey came into the Derry team for the semi-final against Dublin having played little or no part up that.

Apart from missing the point, a memory check for you.  Brolly was the second of three subs Derry used. Both others, Dermot McNicholl and Karl Diamond, had the integrity to be there.

To wave at Donegal and Fermanagh supporters  ::)
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Maybe you were not aware but Derry won the inaugural Dónall Ó Murchú cup on Sunday and Brolly missed that as well.

I think a lot of Derry supporters missed it but sure if it's an opportunity to have a go at Brolly. I remember Frank McGuigan missed Clones anniversary celebration of 1984 Ulster final that he was the star of... no-one was bothered bout it.
Given your very recent memory lapses .... some may take your defence of Brolly's absence with eleven pinches of Ard Bó salt!

Don't see any big deal with Brolly or Frank or anyone else miss that.
But for money Brolly would have been there - no show like a Joe show!  Great chance to blow a few kisses missed! Did send his daughter thou. Hope she gets doing the All Ireland one as well, sur!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 26, 2018, 08:45:27 PM »
Unfortunately was not able to go to Derry's historic U20 Ulster final victory today.All of these players and both their current and previous management teams deserve heartiest congratulations  for the latest success for this talented and dedicated group of players.Would like to know, from those who were at the game today, which players  have the potential to develop into above average  to excellent Senior County  players? Doire Abu.
A good question!  For me, Conor McCluskey, Pádraig McGrogan, Shea Downey and Lorcán McWilliams. With more maturity maybe Ben McCarron.  I also rate highly Conleth McShane. However it was a real panel effort on Sunday and do not want to take away from the victory. On the day, both Cassidys were in top form also.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: June 26, 2018, 08:15:37 PM »
The great 1993 Derry team was honoured in Clones on Sunday, 25 years on. Brolly didn't go. Integrity at its best.
Don't recall Brolly playing in that game, he might have come on as a late sub but I can't even recall that.

Steven Mulvenna and Brian McCormick played for Derry.

Brolly and Seamus Downey came into the Derry team for the semi-final against Dublin having played little or no part up that.

Apart from missing the point, a memory check for you.  Brolly was the second of three subs Derry used. Both others, Dermot McNicholl and Karl Diamond, had the integrity to be there.

To wave at Donegal and Fermanagh supporters  ::)
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Maybe you were not aware but Derry won the inaugural Dónall Ó Murchú cup on Sunday and Brolly missed that as well.

I think a lot of Derry supporters missed it but sure if it's an opportunity to have a go at Brolly. I remember Frank McGuigan missed Clones anniversary celebration of 1984 Ulster final that he was the star of... no-one was bothered bout it.
Given your very recent memory lapses .... some may take your defence of Brolly's absence with eleven pinches of Ard Bó salt!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:05:53 PM »
The great 1993 Derry team was honoured in Clones on Sunday, 25 years on. Brolly didn't go. Integrity at its best.
Don't recall Brolly playing in that game, he might have come on as a late sub but I can't even recall that.

Steven Mulvenna and Brian McCormick played for Derry.

Brolly and Seamus Downey came into the Derry team for the semi-final against Dublin having played little or no part up that.

Apart from missing the point, a memory check for you.  Brolly was the second of three subs Derry used. Both others, Dermot McNicholl and Karl Diamond, had the integrity to be there.

To wave at Donegal and Fermanagh supporters  ::)
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Maybe you were not aware but Derry won the inaugural Dónall Ó Murchú cup on Sunday and Brolly missed that as well.

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