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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: November 09, 2018, 11:49:59 PM »
Will be a night full of memories in the Tullyglass. ALL involved in 93 to be there and, if true, will be the ultimate tribute to Eamon Coleman and the history makers from our clubs, our county and community.  Neighbours, family, friends and fellow Gaels. Doire abú!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:55:36 PM »
Wins for both Coleraine and Banagher in Ulster. Good to see. Best of luck to Limavady later today too.
Big win for "na cúnna"! Congrats.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:24:50 PM »
Wins for both Coleraine and Banagher in Ulster. Good to see. Best of luck to Limavady later today too.
Great win for Banagher but Eoghan Rua seem to have made hard work of it v 14 men in second half.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: November 01, 2018, 12:20:23 AM »
No craic on here anymore
Enough craic for ye now?! :)

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:36:08 PM »
I always knew McLarnon was second, sad times my oul school is at third tier now
Sad? I think you mean pathetic. 1,500 boys at St. Columb's, in so-called 'nationalist' Derry, playing 3rd tier Gaelic football? School community needs to have a good look in the mirror. No craic in (London)derry?
That post above is pathetic.

Of that 1,500 maybe 10% would be interested in gaelic football. This isn't the same as having those numbers in a rural school.
A lot of St.Columb's better players will come from the likes of Claudy, Craigbane, Banagher, Slaughtmanus, Foreglen but those boys will make up a very small percentage of pupils (maybe 5-10 pupils per year). So that leaves the city clubs. Steelstown have been making strides at underage level, competing in 'A' divisions and this should help in that regard but the other clubs have been traditionally weaker. There is good work being done with city clubs to try to improve this.
The emergence of Donegal schools in particular in recent times, at a similar level to St.Columb's, has meant that they will yoyo between 2nd and 3rd grade for probably a few years yet.

That Cathair Doire team should go alright in the McLarnon. They have a couple of the successful Derry underage players of recent times in Ben McCarron and Fergal Mortimer playing for them.
So, who is encouraging the other 90%?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:44:32 PM »
I always knew McLarnon was second, sad times my oul school is at third tier now
Sad? I think you mean pathetic. 1,500 boys at St. Columb's, in so-called 'nationalist' Derry, playing 3rd tier Gaelic football? School community needs to have a good look in the mirror. No craic in (London)derry?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 29, 2018, 11:45:06 AM »
After reading the interview with County Manager Damian McErlain by Michael McMullan in "Derry Now" two interesting facts stand out.Out of the 10 or 12 players who, for one reason or another, are unlikely to be in the 2019 Derry Senior football panel 6 of them are defenders ie Sean Leo and Liam McGoldrick,Kevin Johnston,Michael Bateson,Carlus McWilliams and Ruairi Mooney.

From a team that overall was lacking in experience this year that is a huge percentage drop out.On the plus side it is just as well that Derry are in Division Four  as it will  give the younger defensive replacements time and space to acclimatise much better to inter county football.

It is also surely the first time that the current County champions have no representative on the panel.One would in normal circumstances have expected two of the McGoldricks and Niall Holly to be on it.But apparently that is not the case. Sean Leo has retired.Liam intends to travel.Colm McGoldrick  and Niall Holy were either not selected or did not want to be considered for selection I presume.
The dropout rate is worrying and not a good omen for trying to build a settled team to get out of Division 4, never mind for Championship.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:43:12 PM »
Why would anyone need to know the Derry Senior Panel for 2019 in October of the year before??
Because the first match is about 9 weeks away?!

And???

Are you picking the team?

Catch a grip.
Thought the man wanted an answer so he got one. Now, there is also this concept called preparation - especially if a good number of new panelists are involved.  On 2018 form, how many weeks preparation do you think the 2019 team will need?  And no, I am not picking the team!

Didn't realise that announcing the panel to the GAA board faithful in October was an essential part of a county team's preparation these days.   ::)

Now, there is also this concept of fcukwittery...
How many weeks?

Since you started primary school?  About 8 or so.
It was a football question, as you are aware - since you started it! I think the board would find it interesting. How many weeks preparation,  Franko, do you think the Derry 2019 panel requires before their first match. Clearly 9 is too much for you.  A straightforward enough question. Thread is there for all to read.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 26, 2018, 07:00:45 PM »
Why would anyone need to know the Derry Senior Panel for 2019 in October of the year before??
Because the first match is about 9 weeks away?!

And???

Are you picking the team?

Catch a grip.
Thought the man wanted an answer so he got one. Now, there is also this concept called preparation - especially if a good number of new panelists are involved.  On 2018 form, how many weeks preparation do you think the 2019 team will need?  And no, I am not picking the team!

Didn't realise that announcing the panel to the GAA board faithful in October was an essential part of a county team's preparation these days.   ::)

Now, there is also this concept of fcukwittery...
How many weeks?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 24, 2018, 05:42:08 PM »
Why would anyone need to know the Derry Senior Panel for 2019 in October of the year before??
Because the first match is about 9 weeks away?!

And???

Are you picking the team?

Catch a grip.
Thought the man wanted an answer so he got one. Now, there is also this concept called preparation - especially if a good number of new panelists are involved.  On 2018 form, how many weeks preparation do you think the 2019 team will need?  And no, I am not picking the team!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:33:12 AM »
Why would anyone need to know the Derry Senior Panel for 2019 in October of the year before??
Because the first match is about 9 weeks away?!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:28:17 PM »
Championship Final Week  :)
Whats the predictions?
Will the experience of Coleraine see them over the line?
Will Brennan and Downey outfox Sean McGoldrick?

Coleraine by 4 for me
Will be close enough as Colerine tend not to score heavily.  Mobility and ball retention better than Lavey's and have the experience. Lavey will be really up for it and if they get get close enough to make physical presence count, as they did against Glen, then you never know?! 1 point game or draw for me!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 12, 2018, 05:29:13 PM »
Irish News report of match:

"After the interval, Coleraine gradually took control. Niall Holly and, in particular, Ruairí Mooney, drove their side on with umpteen raids forward"

Then again, what would they know?!

More than you obviously. You said he was playing as a stopper in the first half which was complete bollocks lad, this comment does not in any way change that.
Yes it does.  Mooney came in for special mention in the report on the basis of his second half performance. He was more of a stopper for most of first half and very effective in stifling the forward movement of Screen no 5.  Dry up your Baker tears. He was useless to Screen last Sunday.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 11, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
Irish News report of match:

"After the interval, Coleraine gradually took control. Niall Holly and, in particular, Ruairí Mooney, drove their side on with umpteen raids forward"

Then again, what would they know?!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 11, 2018, 06:44:24 PM »
My observations from the weekend for what it’s worth.
For excitement and drama, Cargin and St Galls couldn’t be better
Draperstown and Maghera, well just Draperstown and Maghera were always and always will be
I thought we would have made it to a county final before the neighbours
And does Screenexile just post when Draperstown wins or there’s a row somewhere

He has plenty of time to continue his obsession with diving tyrone players now.

Glad somebody misses me!!

We started OK but the goal really killed us and we just found it much harder to get scores than they did. It was a real blow as we all know that Coleraine can shut it down when they’re in front and pick off points on the break when they need them.

Had we used the long ball a bit earlier than the last ten minutes of the second half we could have got back in it I feel but we were too late.

Good to see some of the young lads from last years victorious minor team get some Senior Championship experience ... There’s always next year!!

Who were they?? I didn't think i saw too many new faces for screen on sunday.

Chances are that i'm wrong as i wouldn't be totally familiar with the lads coming through but:
Marty Bradley & Aaron Bradley both started & were minors last year. 
Was Conor McGovern minor last year?
Noel Rafferty & Ryan Doyle both came on.
Add in JP Devlin too (is he still injured)
Screen were very poor on Sunday and Baker's main contribution from the sideline was roaring at the referee. Never a good sign as it normally means that the manager hasn't a notion what is actually happening.  Pushing Mooney to the half-forward line had Screen on the back foot for almost 20 minutes of the second half before anything was done and by then it was too late.

Where had he been playing up to this?
Mooney had played more of a deeper, 'midfield' role in first half, a stopper, if you like. Second half, against the wind, and with his strong running power, he was given the freedom to push forward from a more traditional left half forward position - to great effect.  He is possibly one of the most important players for Eogha Rua this year and given key roles, man marked Chrissy very effectively in their victory over Slaughtneil.

I don't agree with you, he had Coleraine's first 2 shots , both of which were over the bar IMO, one of which was flagged wide but looked over to me, and got another one later on in the half. Was always looking to attack, if anything I thought he played deeper in the 2nd half.

Your 'stopper' comment is nonsense. If I was Screen I wouldn't be asking you to take over from Baker, even if he isn't perfect, any time in the near future if that's your reading of the game.

So Baker did nothing either half then?!  Deeper in the second half? Did Mooney fist the ball over the bar from 50 yards then in the second half?! He could even have gone for goal. Sorry to rattle your Baker-cage but you have strengthened the argument that he was very poor on the sideline on Sunday. Stopper comment is not nonsense, when required that is exactly what Mooney did and has the perfect strength and mobility to do so. He will do it even more often in the final, which will be needed v Lavey.  If I was Screen, I'd be asking what cash Baker got for mainly roaring at Mervyn!

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