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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:58:32 PM »
Anyone see new players in the championship that could make the step up to the senior county team for 2019? Hard to believe we'll start our campaign in Division 4 - I know its reality but, seriously, how did we end up in this situation? Who is asking the hard questions?
After watching nearly all the league games last year I actually think we were a tad unlucky to go down. Offaly and Wexford both of whom we beat handily were by far the worst teams. Narrow defeats to Westmeath and Fermanagh as well as a decent showing against Armagh is where the thing was lost. Longford the only team where we really didnít look in the game at all. As for where we go from here, weíll doesnt the club championship wrap up before the league this year? Surely it will be a benefit to have the whole team available as long as everyone is willing to play. Will be good to have Keenan and McFaul available again. Hopefully last years experience will help some of the lads stepping up from minor and maybe Callum brown will get a few games. Promotion from division four and maybe a win in the Ulster championship would be a decent target.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:50:50 PM »
Waterstones has a load of them. So should be handy enough for at 9.99

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:29:05 PM »
Anyone heading to the book launch on Thursday evening in ballymaguigan. I was at the one in  belfast on Friday and it was good craic.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:44:25 PM »
What way does the club championship work out this year? Does it still overlap with the league? Was hoping we would have the slaughtneil lads back for the league this year. We need them.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:40:32 PM »
Games in Glen would give more support to Derry.
Yes or bellaghy. Just cant see it happening though.

GAA Discussion / Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:39:27 PM »
Derry have also lost conor glass to hawthorne. Still hope he comes back at some point.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:15:58 AM »
League fixtures out, provisional ones anyway. London Leitrim Wexford Wicklow at home. Antrim Waterford and limerick away. Hopefully the games will be at owenbeg and we can get out of div 4 and build some momentum.

GAA Discussion / Re: Similar colours
« on: August 28, 2018, 02:46:43 PM »
I remember a mcRory Cup final with both teams in almost identical blue kits. Maghera or Magherafelt involved. My head was sore watching it.

Wexford Galway camogs have played a couple AI finals too with the same problem.
aye the 03 mcrory in casement. was a sunny day too and brutal to tell the diffference. st marys in light blue against st pats in a darker blue. Remember it well because we were up at the half and didnt score once in the second half, might have missed a penalty too.

GAA Discussion / Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« on: August 23, 2018, 02:18:12 PM »
I was only two at  th time but still have a couple of vague memories. Like standing in the rain in maghera waiting on the team to come through. There was another time in ballymaguigan where the cup was there i remember my ma bringing me in a panic to my cousins to borrow a derry jacket so I could have my photo took in the cup.
My da recounts a few tales of sliding down the stands in the muck at clones. About meeting brian mcenifff on the pitch afterwards and shaking his hand.
The ticket scramble for the final where his name and my ma name both being pulled out of the hat in the club draw for tickets, and a man delivering them at the dead of night hidden in a black bag.

I wish I had been old enough to enjoy it, as those days look further away than ever now

GAA Discussion / Re: Should Tyrone speak to RTE
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:46:51 PM »
How many tickets are each club in the participating Counties  getting?
Gaelic life seemed to suggest that every club member would get a ticket as well as every season ticket holder regardless of attendance.

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:13:50 PM »
Belfast has the country v county problem for sure. But also some ridiculous stuff from the county board like that carry on a few years ago where the st galls lads had a hurling game the day before the antrim football so they were all dropped for the antrim game, after travelling to the match. Any wonder lads are put off.

1. Hurling is gods game and Jesus would have played for Kilkenny
2. Football is dead
3. Rules changes
4. Bring back mayo
5. Joe brolly

GAA Discussion / Re: Your countyís toughest defeat to stomach
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:02:28 PM »
Derry - the first Galway sf defeat, 2nd one wasn't great either, Down 94, and Cavan as mentioned
That first Galway defeat for me too, was my first game in Croker, and the last Derry game until this year that my da went to. So it meant no games for me for years.

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:37:33 PM »

3) This is the controversial one. If you want teams to kick the ball in you have to reward it. At the moment it's too risky and more often than not you just lose possession. I like the idea of if you kick the ball from outside the 45 to inside the 21 then you can take a mark. That mightn't be popular but I think the mark was a huge success so far and didn't disrupt the game like I thought it would. The kick would have to be taken quickly by the guy who caught it or if he wanted he can just play on.
I feel like this would make the game even more similar to  aussie rules, which I donít find enjoyable to watch at all. It would probably totally disrupt the flow of play and you would find teams constructing plays to find a free man down the field almost like an American football quarter back trying to find the free man. We could have a game which is an amalgamation of a 3-4 sports none of which are the fast paced game we know and love.
I do think that making kick outs go over the 45 May be an option and would also help bring back some of the high ball playing midfielders. Also maybe make the full forwards remain inside the opposition 21 or 45?

GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:43:13 PM »
No neutrals going to games anymore
Often people would go to the semi finals as they knew they wouldn't get tickets for a final

It's expensive enough following your own team!

Not if you're from Derry it isn't!
tell me about it. Resorted to going to tyrone games instead and supporting the opposition. So bitter.

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