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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: December 09, 2019, 02:58:46 AM »
Big bird.

Obviously informed just one time too many 😂

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: December 04, 2019, 09:00:17 PM »
The draws for the 2020 Dr McKenna Cup have been made tonight at Riddel Hall, Belfast.

Holders Tyrone are set to open against Armagh at the end of the month after being drawn into Group C, with Mickey Graham’s Cavan side also part of what looks the toughest section of the draw.

Ulster champions Donegal are with Monaghan and Derry in Group A while Antrim, Down and Fermanagh have been drawn into Group C, with only nine sides partaking in the competition as college teams are not included this year.

The first round of games are scheduled for Sunday, December 29th.

2020 Dr McKenna Cup draw:

Group A: Monaghan, Donegal, Derry

Group B: Antrim, Down, Fermanagh

Group C: Armagh, Tyrone, Cavan

*Semi-final one - Section C winner v Section B winner

*Semi-final two - Section A winner v Best runner up

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: December 04, 2019, 08:58:17 PM »
Ulster GAA have confirmed that the 2020 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup Competition will be played without the third level Institutions and will commence on December 29th. A domino effect that has seen County u20s competitions and Sigerson Cup competition being completed earlier left a choice between starting the McKenna cup in mid-December with the third-level colleges or going after Christmas without them.

The group stages will now see games on the 29th of December, January 4th/5th and January 8th with semi-finals on January 12th and the final on the weekend of January 18th/19th. Commenting on the decision Ulster GAA Secretary Brian McAvoy said:

“Two scenarios were put to committee members – the one which was adopted and another which would have meant all three group rounds of the Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup played in December.  There was little appetite from counties to start the competition pre-Christmas, a scenario which would have meant at least five counties having no organized pre-season games in the month of January.”

“With the Sigerson Cup now being run-off in the month of January it’s unlikely now that our university teams will be able to participate in the 2020 competition.  Ulster GAA has always valued greatly the participation of Queen’s University, Ulster University and St. Mary’s University College in the Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup and we continued to offer them the opportunity to play in our pre-season football competition, even when other provinces did not.

“They have added to the competition over the years and we owe them a large debt of gratitude for this.  It will be disappointing that they are unlikely to be in the 2020 competition – but totally understandable.  I wish them well in their Sigerson Cup preparations and hope that the famed trophy can return to Ulster next year.”

Who are....?

Kerry v Tyrone

1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)
2. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)
3. Jack Sherwood (Firies)
4. Brian Ó Beaglaíoch (An Ghaeltacht)
5. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
6. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
7. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)
8. Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)
9. Adrian Spillane (Templenoe)
10. Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
12. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)
13. Michael Geaney (Dingle)
14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
15. James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion)
16. Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion)
17. Diarmuid O’Connor (Na Gaeil)
18. Gavin Crowley (Templenoe)
19. Dara Moynihan (Spa Killarney)
20. Graham O’Sullivan (Piarsaigh na Dromoda)
21. Tommy Walsh (Kerins O’Rahillys)
22. Gavin O’Brien (Kerins O’Rahillys)
23. Killian Spillane (Templenoe)
24. Tom Leo O’Sullivan (Dingle)
25. Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
26. Robert Wharton (Renard)

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: January 20, 2019, 11:05:34 AM »
What a crowd tonight. Watched  Armagh a few times last year and they have a massive following. Not much between the two teams probably Tyrones experience was the difference. Nice to see the National Anthem being well respected. Thought there was a good bit of "bite" in the game a sure sign of things to come. Man of the match for me was the Armagh mid fielder Grimley. One particular time in the second half he jumped away up into the clouds to fetch a ball, he was that high when he finally came back down and hit the ground he winded himself. It was a fantastic piece of skill but it's a pity they  didn't show it on the replay.
Armagh and Tyrone have a few good scrap yard dogs in their defences. I actually thought Tyrone got a couple of buttery soft frees towards the end of the first half. I don't think Peter Harte is suited at full forward he excels in the space. Sludden had a brave good game for Tyrone tonight over all both sets of players contributed a lot. The pitch looked very cut up where Armagh took their penalty which I suppose you could expect this time of the year. Over all it was great entertaining game.

It usually takes O’Rourke, Spillane or Brolly to start drooling over a high catch especially if it’s performed against Tyrone 😂

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:11:04 AM »
Was there an official attendance for Ard Mhacha v Muinechain last night?


GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:09:44 AM »

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:59:14 PM »
Was fighting with myself over whether or not to buy this book for a few weeks.  Not Cavanagh's biggest fan since his retirement but eventually I bit the bullet.  Not a bad read. 
Found it strange that he had pics in there of places of worship in the Moy eg the church of Ireland, the Catholic church etc.  Not sure what the reasoning was behind this. 
Think he was hinting that tyrone were behind the others with regard to weight training etc which eventually caught up with them.
Only a few chapters left now.

Towards the end he sorta cuts loose on a few things.

There were about half a dozen factual inaccuracies. Pity the ghost writer didn't have a ghost reader. Still, surprisingly enjoyed it.

Enjoyed it too. His school move from Dungannon to Armagh didn’t take up too much time in the book.

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
McKenna Cup: Lee Brennan rescues a 1-9 to 0-12 draw for UU against Fermanagh

Fermanagh's Conall Jones scored the only goal of the game
Lee Brennan scored five unanswered points for Ulster University to snatch a draw against Fermanagh in their opening game of the McKenna Cup.

The Tyrone forward led the visitors to an dramatic 1-9 to 0-12 draw.

Conall Jones' goal at the start of the second half had put the Ernesiders six points clear after an impressive first-half scoring display by Darragh McGurn.

Brennan's closing salvo sparked an unlikely UU recovery as Fermanagh faded in the difficult conditions.

Managers express reservations over rule changes
A good platform for the League

In the other game on the opening weekend of the McKenna Cup, Armagh will begin their campaign on Sunday when they host St Mary's at Crossmaglen.

"We've drawn really good opponents and it will give us a good platform for the League," said Armagh's Aidan Forker.

"We're in Division Two this year so it's another step up from where we were last year.

"You can train all you want but the games will help us see what stage we're at"

Donegal, who beat Tyrone last February to win their first McKenna Cup in eight years, will begin their title defence against Queens on 30 December at Ballybofey.

Brennan leads UU recovery

Trillick corner-forward Brennan got the opening score of the game for UU at Derrygonnelly but Rory Gallagher's Fermanagh side dominated the first half.

The powerful McGurn scored five points to give the home side the lead by 0-8 to 0-5 at the break although they had needed a fine save by goalkeeper Thomas Treacy to deny Cormac O'Hagan from scoring an early goal.

Minutes after the restart Jones flicked the ball into the net from Eoin Donnelly's pass and this year's beaten Ulster finalists seemed set to power clear.

But Fermanagh only managed one further point in the closing 28 minutes as Daniel Kerr and Steven Fegan added scores for UU before Brennan's closing fireworks.

Fermanagh: T Treacy; J Cassidy, T Daly, C McManus; K McDonnell, D McCusker, L Cullen; R Lyons, U Kelm; R O'Callaghan, R Jones, T Clarke; D Teague, C Jones, D McGurn.

Ulster University: T McConville; M Magee, M McKernan, S Fegan; D Gallagher, M McEvoy, P Durcan; T O'Brien, P Teague; N Donnelly, C O'Hagan, J Doherty; L Brennan, D Kerr, L Harney.

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:46:07 PM »
Dear GAA
Can you please tell me me how Tyrone can play on the 15th when they are not allowed to return to training or fixtures until 1st of Jan? Will the GAA be charged with breaking there own rules! Fairly obvious Tyrone will be back training prior so will they face the same sanctions as Wexford and Armagh

I’m hearing it’s all part of the back stop

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:54:21 PM »
Group A

Group B
St Mary’s

Group C
UU Jordanstown

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: December 02, 2018, 04:30:05 PM »
McKenna Cup
The 2019 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup launch takes place on Wednesday 5th December at 6.30pm in the Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP. 

2019 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup
All Sunday games at 2:00pm; All midweek games at 8:00pm.

30th Dec (Sun): Round 1
6th Jan (Sun): Round 2
9th Jan (Wed): Round 3
13th Jan (Sun): Semi Finals                       
19th Jan (Sat) Final   
N.B.   All Fixtures potentially should be considered as floodlit games.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: October 23, 2018, 01:18:16 PM »
Great coverage and quality from the live feed. No issues at all with it.

Whatever about the ins and outs of teamtalk issue, I’d say it was certainly worth the £8 to watch both games from the comfort of my own home. I see many pubs around about were advertising that they were showing the matches so I’d say they were delighted.

Did the pubs have a beer glass sign in the corner of the screen?

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:57:49 PM »
Ronnie Whelan is an awful pain in the arse.
Mispronounces so many words.
Gets his irregular verbs wrong
I hate listening to him

What done he did?
He’s not easily understanded I’ll gave/give you that

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:09:45 AM »
Dave McIntyre.

I thought some of the black card calls were worthy of debate. Reilly's late foul was very close to a drag down. So he though the McAliskey effort went in, big deal. He made a mistake. Compared to Canning, Cairney and Carr, I know who I'd prefer.
Who is Sky's primary commentator? David someone. He's absolutely terrible and it's like he's watching a different game at times.

They made some absolute howlers last night. Wrong player names, not knowing what constitutes a black/yellow card and let's not get started on the Mcaliskey "goal" from out the field.

Yes but when he started rambling on about his surprise as to why the guys who got red cards in normal time had not reappeared for the extra time it showed that he does needs to brush up on the rules a bit 😂

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