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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: June 23, 2020, 04:52:38 PM »
We are on the list at Croke Park but if I can help your club in any way just let me know.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 23, 2020, 04:43:27 PM »
Championship for winning and the league for playing...getting a few games in. A month ago we didnt know if a ball was going to be kicked this year. Now we have club and county championships, a league for club players for a bit of enjoyment.

« on: June 20, 2020, 01:14:45 PM »
On paper that looks harsh alright but what's the answer? That might be a harder problem to solve, because even in a normal year there is serious congestion. It's almost getting to the stage where dual players need to decide themselves if it's in their best welfare to strip out and play depending on their own circumstances.

There is no easy answer. Drag the calendar out a bit longer to give dual players more time to recover will make it impossible to fulfil club and inter county competitions. What if those dual players are county players as well. Where do you draw the line?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 16, 2020, 11:24:02 PM »
Mc Canns were all gooduns tbh. Enda was same age as me...I couldn't have laced his boots...but he badly injured a knee in a car accident coming home from Mc Naughtons in Waterfoot one Sunday night and it never properly mended. Gerard Barney Peter  and Paul all wore Saffron at some stage, but for me Enda was the best of the lot. A certain county star of the future for a long time if it hadn't been for the accident. Their sister Mary is the wife of Mickey and mother of Sean and Rory. Great clan they are.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 16, 2020, 11:14:44 PM »
Lol. Gerry Mc Cann number 14 is Barney and Peter's brother...but you're not wrong so work that riddle out!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 10, 2020, 07:28:22 AM »
Young fellas climbing over a gate and kicking a ball around. What is West Belfast coming to. That place is in disarray. Wouldnt have seen behaviour like that when our generation was that age!

Should be emergency powers drafted to swoop as many of those lads and put them away for a long time for terrorising the community.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 07, 2020, 06:38:12 PM »
To be fair it's a good selection I wouldnt have any major problem with it ITG. Kevin Kidd himself (the author) would definitely have made it if someone else had been writing it. I liked the way he said Tony Convery was the finest ever. I would share that view too from what I've seen..although Tony Mc Atamney was out on his own for the decade he gave Antrim and Ulster as well as Casements. Kevin Madden was something else too for a few big years before his condition stopped him from playing on. Good to see Niall Breslin there too...I'll contend that if him and Alastair Mc Donnell (what a player - captain Antrim minors for 3 years) there would have been a few more medals around.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 30, 2020, 12:08:33 AM »
Well spotted HS. Derry posters will know what I mean Paddy Finn aka Paul Mc Flynn. Nothing wrong with Paddy Mc Flynn either. My Dad and Paddy were friends and we always managed to get two of Paddys best ex presidents tickets for the all ireland final.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 29, 2020, 03:41:51 PM »
Never laughed as much in my life. What total drivel.

Fergal Doc carried an average Derry team for 12 years. Skinner Bradlet the most exciting player youse ever had. Paddy Bradley all time top scorer in Ulster championship scraped into top ten. 

I've seen the vast majority of these players from about 1974 onwards and without mentioning who is on the list ahead of who isn't, Im just saying this list is badly flawed! Was there much better than Paddy Mc Flynn or Johnny over a 12 year period either?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:36:26 PM »
Just listened to Whitey and Anto there in conversation about our victory over Down in 2000. What a day that was. Thanks for bringing back the memories. Brian Hugh and JC were a very good management team, all great passionate Antrim Gaa men.

I was taking a training session with Antrim under 16s that morning and after it was over we all headed down to Casement for the game. I told them to meet outside the gate and we would all walk in together. I pulled up with 200 Antrim Flags I had got made during the week and gave all the players a batch each to give away to Antrim supporters in the crowd. That was the time no one would have bought a flag so I think the players might have got some surprise when they ran onto the pitch and seen the colour. The truth was we knew it was on the cards. Antrim had beaten Galway two weeks before in a tough pre championship challenge down in Galway, so I wasnt surprised. I think it was Barney Eastwood who paid for the flags in the end. What a day...I saw a lot of tears being shed that the monkey was finally off our back. A great group who stood even taller a few weeks later in another classic against Derry. The best of times...

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 05, 2020, 04:09:32 PM »
Enda Lynn should be in there and either Paul or Johnny from An Lub. Apart from that you're probably not too far out.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 03, 2020, 11:41:39 PM »
Different subject altogether...but wasnt that a superb evenings entertainment last night by the Mc Curry family that was streamed live during the lockdown to provide funds for a most worthy cause. Big shout out to Sean Kelly one more time and to Big Martin Mc Carry the county IT officer. Still 600 online viewing at 1am and a good few thousand pounds raised in the night.

Would any other county have a PR set up like ours??

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 30, 2020, 09:01:46 PM »
St Galls have been known to pay too. John Raff and James Mc Cartan come to mind....

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 20, 2020, 09:53:06 PM »
Conall and myself teamed up. 23/36. I'd like to thank Conall for his correct answer. Well done to Dunloys own famous quiz master himself  Vincent Rainey from Quiz Fortune.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 20, 2020, 07:34:12 PM »
Anybody for the Saffron Gael quiz starting here at 8pm. Darren Mc Keown is odds on according to Paddy Power.

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