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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 16, 2019, 02:01:54 PM »
yeah Ballycastle were forced to pull out of the hurling this year due to a lack of nos and not being able to play the first year minors was the main factor.

I know that teams can play with a player down if they want but the opposition isnt obliged to do the same. its only out of sportsmanship they would do it.
Take it out of the teams hands and allow 13 against 13 if needed in the group stages would be a small change by the county that could make a big difference - common sense piece

ive seen in done in camogie league games in D2 & 3 where teams are stuggling to field so they are allowed to field with 13 if needs be. The other team isnt under a rule to field 13 but we always did it to ensure games were played.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:02:39 PM »
yeah Ballycastle were forced to pull out of the hurling this year due to a lack of nos and not being able to play the first year minors was the main factor.

I know that teams can play with a player down if they want but the opposition isnt obliged to do the same. its only out of sportsmanship they would do it.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 16, 2019, 10:05:48 AM »
Under 21: - Club Be Under 21 years and Over 16 years

That would mean a 17 year old can play U21, i,e U17 this year.

that was my taking from that as well.

is this the official rule then or have antrim their own rule?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 15, 2019, 02:37:07 PM »
seen the new rule change yesterday at U21 level in action. we were down in Aghagallon with the 21's and they had a player black carded. off he went and no one went on.

we said to the lads 'here you know that wasnt a red and you can bring on a player' to which they said they cant cause the the subs were all first year minors and they only had 15 players.

thats total nonsense of a rule change esp when you have 4 lads sitting there and clubs struggling with nos.

decent game between ourselves and some good scores taken. happy with our performance as it was the first time we had met up since the county final last year lol

Decent game in wet conditions.  Dunloy worthy of the win.  Although I thought you might have blew it first half.  You had all the posession but didn't do much with it going forward.  We played poorly but I thought we'd come out second half and go a bit more direct.  Didn't happen.


Dunloy far more clinical up front 2nd half and deservedly got their goals to win it.


Black card issue happened at a bad time for us too.
 

Whos the no 11 for yourselves? very good footballer. A lot seemed to go through him.


That would be Adam Loughran.  Definitely county potential.  Think he's still only 18 or 19 too.  Was a big part of the St. Ronan's Hogan Cup winning squad.

Absolutely. really good player, good feet on him and can move the ball really well. lots of potential with the lad.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:59:05 AM »
Its not a new rule. Its been like this for years.

It hasnt. its only in this year. we played fellas in first year of minor in last years U21 football & hurling championship. Id think someone would of pointed out we were in the wrong before we won the hurling and reached the football final.

Its affected alot of clubs this year in both codes. Ballycastle didnt field in the hurling due to lack of nos due to the new rule and this was the team we beat in the final the season prior.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 15, 2019, 10:20:16 AM »
seen the new rule change yesterday at U21 level in action. we were down in Aghagallon with the 21's and they had a player black carded. off he went and no one went on.

we said to the lads 'here you know that wasnt a red and you can bring on a player' to which they said they cant cause the the subs were all first year minors and they only had 15 players.

thats total nonsense of a rule change esp when you have 4 lads sitting there and clubs struggling with nos.

decent game between ourselves and some good scores taken. happy with our performance as it was the first time we had met up since the county final last year lol

Decent game in wet conditions.  Dunloy worthy of the win.  Although I thought you might have blew it first half.  You had all the posession but didn't do much with it going forward.  We played poorly but I thought we'd come out second half and go a bit more direct.  Didn't happen.


Dunloy far more clinical up front 2nd half and deservedly got their goals to win it.


Black card issue happened at a bad time for us too.
 

Whos the no 11 for yourselves? very good footballer. A lot seemed to go through him.

the lad in the corner, no.15 i think he was, hit a peace of a score towards the end of the game as well.

That new rule this year has killed a lot teams this season and i heard some teams played 17 year olds at the weekend without knowing this.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 14, 2019, 01:33:26 PM »
seen the new rule change yesterday at U21 level in action. we were down in Aghagallon with the 21's and they had a player black carded. off he went and no one went on.

we said to the lads 'here you know that wasnt a red and you can bring on a player' to which they said they cant cause the the subs were all first year minors and they only had 15 players.

thats total nonsense of a rule change esp when you have 4 lads sitting there and clubs struggling with nos.

decent game between ourselves and some good scores taken. happy with our performance as it was the first time we had met up since the county final last year lol

Why were they even togged out then

Truthfully, to make things look good and help in the warm up.

ive total sympathy for them as its a silly rule

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:48:15 AM »
seen the new rule change yesterday at U21 level in action. we were down in Aghagallon with the 21's and they had a player black carded. off he went and no one went on.

we said to the lads 'here you know that wasnt a red and you can bring on a player' to which they said they cant cause the the subs were all first year minors and they only had 15 players.

thats total nonsense of a rule change esp when you have 4 lads sitting there and clubs struggling with nos.

decent game between ourselves and some good scores taken. happy with our performance as it was the first time we had met up since the county final last year lol

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 11, 2019, 08:42:55 AM »
last year of minor is the youngest you can be to play U21

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 09, 2019, 08:35:25 AM »
Some very silly comments about this Minor final which make me laugh reading it.

Its a final, both teams are there on merit and fully deserve to be in the final and therefore its a fair chance that either of them will win it. So if Naomh Brid didnt win its probably down to the fact that the other team was better than them. Thats life.

we didn't win a minor title for 36 years and it was down to the fact we weren't good enough. we lost a few finals but we met a better team in the final.

Ive no doubt that Naomh Brid will win the minor title at some point. i seen it first hand last season in the U21 final the quality that exists in the club and they will no doubt produce it


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 08, 2019, 03:06:56 PM »
st endas and ourselves are both in it whilst still being in the ulster hurling competitions. Its just one of them things that happens.

extremely poor timing for the competition yet again imo

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 08, 2019, 10:46:08 AM »
U21 championship starts this weekend. 7 groups of 3 with the top all into the 'A' along with one best placed runner up

all other teams into the 'B' championship. 11am starts for the games on a sunday morning. some very tough groups

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:58:14 PM »
aye he is. he was over the Down side a few years ago that won a junior all ireland did he not?

We do have a good amount of camogie sides in antrim but belfast was really falling badly in the past number of season. Rossa really need to drop out of senior into intermediate and down to D2 as they are either not travelling to games or getting tanked. It serves no purpose for anyone.

St Johns are still a D2 side but have found the going tough with injuries and girls retiring.

That being said St Endas, sarsfields, st pauls etc are pushing on at under age level and getting the teams out by means of amalgamations with some country sides like Lor Mor & Glenavy so they can field together.

still a lot of hard work needed in terms of coaching in that code in the city to get it back around.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 03, 2019, 03:18:38 PM »
to be fair it is their second team that competes in the competition. there are some within antrim camogie who are doing their best to hinder Loughgiel and ourselves in more recent times in terms of trying to stop success.

Loughgiel are the standard we all have to get better than, simple as that. they have a good template that works in terms of youth development but theres some who would see the best way yo better them is to try and handicap them off the pitch rather than beat them on it.

we had this year the Antrim county board insist they grade 17 senior players and ourselves 15 while at the same time allowing everyone else at senior level to only grade 13 - as per the rules - for league games. thats not how to get better than a team, you do it on the pitch and off it through your own youth development and coaching.

Down to be fair have improved so so much and its good to see.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 03, 2019, 02:16:51 PM »
Not much between Down and Derry in camogie DR.  They drew their last meeting in summer I think.

Antrim a bit behind but Antrim played a full Loughgiel team a couple of years ago.  No other clubs involved for some reason.  That's changed now but need a good mix of clubs involved to strengthen county.

I understand, in a way, the Cavan team.  They have no competition so no rule to move up.  As you say, they should try to push on at a higher level but success, to them, would be winning Ulster. 

Probably in camogie is there seems to be 1 really strong team in several counties and looks that way for the forseeable future.

They seem to be more content in creating lesser competitions than trying to progress teams up hte way.

The Junior B championship was created last year which has the Donegal senior champs, Armagh intermediate, Monaghan senior, Cavan Intermediate and that goes through now to an All Ireland series.

I do think they do good work to promote the game and in Ulster but they really do get stagnant in terms of progressing counties who are improving - i.e. Down

Tho i do think that the Antrim Junior champions should be moving up to the Junior B rather than a shield where they currently are in.

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