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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:42:59 AM »
We are getting away from Derry's shortcomings,  but this whole modern stuff with cynical play has gotten out of hand. All top level sport has an element of 'cynical play'. Successful teams are not angels. Our only all-Ireland winning team had their share, anyone who thinks differently is in la-la land. Off the ball holding, third man tackes, taking out the runner. These type of things actually used to be worse.
Name them.

Not going to personalize things with our 93 team, but you can't be serious! Look at our current all-Ireland champs. What did all their players do when Rock scored the last point?
As I mentioned earlier,  this is distracting from a symbolic year that our senior football team had. No point in blaming those big bad cynical Kildare men. Carlow seemed to handle them.
Knew you were full of shite about 93.

Greg Blaney must have hit himself off the ball in the marshes! Niall Cahalane must have knocked his own teeth out in the final. Grow up and learn how to watch.
And you are still full of shite trying to discredit our 93 team. Grow a pair and name them.
Don't be silly. We had masters of cynicism on that team and everyone who watched football in that generation new them. We laughed when they played for Derry and we yelled and screamed at them when they played for their clubs because we knew what they were at.
Go ahead big balls and name them. Or are you another bluffer?
Not for naming anyone but heard of the Cahalane story in the aftermath of 93 and dont think drag and pull is trying to "discredit the 93 team"  by bringing it up, , back them if you were mixing it with the likes of Meath/ Cork/ Donegal  for example you had to be able to meet fire with fire  in terms of the physicality and " cuteness " that they had.

Wee Johnny, the Hulk, Barton, McKeever for eg, those boys all had a bit of divelment in them
You are nearly suggesting that naming them would be some kind of a character deformation - discredit them my arse! The 93 team was loaded with men who did what it took and were full of men with plenty of "divelment".
McKeever, Downey x 2, McGurk, Barton were as cute a set of hures as you would get on any pitch. And as for McGilligan - not so much cute just a savage!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 10, 2018, 04:27:41 PM »
http://derrygaa.ie/fixturesandresults/?countyBoardID=7&compGroupID=51239&leagueTable=y

Is this league cup going to turn out to be a complete farce?  Looks like Lavey has conceded all their games already!?

Surely Lavey could field their fringe players or reserves if they dont want their seniors to compete in this league cup. Or is there a cup competition for reserves as well?

I wouldn't say it'll turn out a complete farce but I certainly don't think it'll go as well as intended.  Many of the club players that I've spoken with would rather have a break from action for a week or two rather than running off another 7 games that have very little meaning. 

Two solutions that I think would improve the overall approach would be to either remove the reserve fixtures in it allowing clubs to field a mix of senior and reserve players, reducing the strain on clubs that don't have big panels (county players aren't able to play in this competition) and allowing older / injured players to take a rest if needed. 
Alternatively, split the divisions into 4 groups of 4 rather than just 2 smaller leagues.  Each club then plays just 3 games which could be held every other weekend allowing players a week off in between and then the winners of each group play in a semi final and final for the "League Cup".

I can understand the thinking behind it but with a few small tweaks it would be even more beneficial to players looking extra games but also keen to have a break in action.
Would this not be a great opportunity to play the u21 competition?

I don't think so as players on the u20 & Senior County panels would not be available to the club u21 teams.  Plus the idea of these cup games is to have regular football for the ordinary club player while inter county players are unavailable.  I think this is a good idea in principle and would commend the CCC for their efforts in trying something like this, especially when the training to game ratio is so poor already.  No doubt the format can be tweaked and improved but it will take buy in & feedback from the clubs to make it a success. 


I feel this year could set a marker of how the competition is viewed. If it was taken seriously the competition could grow over the next couple of years to be a worthwhile competitive tournament however I feel if a team (or more than one) pulsl out and it's not taken very seriously then more clubs could feel its not worthwhile next year and rather than get 7 meaningless games over 10 weeks could take a 2-3 week break then get 2-3 tough friendlies lined up the couple of weeks leading upto the 2nd round of league games.

Yeah, it will all depend on how the clubs treat it.  Not a good start with Lavey pulling out already.  Personally I'd have liked to have seen a regional championship  played at this stage in Senior Intermediate & Junior.  Group stages then into quarter/semi Finals.  Short travel times so midweek games could be played & local rivalries with a North/South Derry championship trophy as a prize to give it some importance to the clubs/players
Lavey do what Lavey do

Agree that it would be much better if it was one game only. Teams like Slaughtneil and even Lavey who have a number of players on the county football and hurling panels might struggle to field two teams but surely could get 15 players out of somewhere.

On another note I see Chrissy has been named as captain of the small ball team. That is putting some demands on him now.

Just when I've nothing else to do, what is the story around Screen. Losing 6 from 7 is not the type of start you would expect from one of the big guns. Players injured/missing? Management? In house fighting?  At least their discipline issues haven't raised its head - yet!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 06, 2018, 08:59:29 AM »
Any craic last night lads?

Just ballinderry supporters letting their club down again, but sure whats new
Did I hear the referee got hit?

Just want to clear this one up before it gathers any moss. - the referee was not hit.

The referee or a referee??!!
?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 06, 2018, 08:58:22 AM »
Any craic last night lads?

Just ballinderry supporters letting their club down again, but sure whats new
Did I hear the referee got hit?

Just want to clear this one up before it gathers any moss. - the referee was not hit.
Just going by what I heard. Were you at the game?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 04, 2018, 01:17:10 PM »
Any craic last night lads?

Just ballinderry supporters letting their club down again, but sure whats new
Did I hear the referee got hit?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:04:41 AM »
Are Ballinderry the only club to put up prices to club league games?

No slaughtneil did the same went to watch slaugtneil an ballinderry and was charged £5 every other club was charging £3

 that's a funny thing, I was just commenting on that to a friend of mines recently about when was the last time there was an increase into club league games. It is £3 for as long as I can recall. £5 is fair enough rate to charge in my view.
Neither price is correct gents. County board directive to increase prices from £3 to £4 for all senior league games, so don't blame the poor gate men.

Not blaming the gate men at all, just wondering if there has been an increase as this was the first time I have seen the cost going up. Been at Screen, Magherafelt, Slaughneil, Glenullin and Coleraine this year and they have all been £3 as normal.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:57:59 AM »
Are Ballinderry the only club to put up prices to club league games?

No slaughtneil did the same went to watch slaugtneil an ballinderry and was charged £5 every other club was charging £3

 that's a funny thing, I was just commenting on that to a friend of mines recently about when was the last time there was an increase into club league games. It is £3 for as long as I can recall. £5 is fair enough rate to charge in my view.
Neither price is correct gents. County board directive to increase prices from £3 to £4 for all senior league games, so don't blame the poor gate men.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:16:36 PM »
I was over at the minor match last night and there was a Newbridge told me that there was three minutes good football played during their fight with Dungiven on Sunday 😄. Seamus Mullan will probably throw the referee’s report in the bin like what he does with all Dungiven reports.
You really are a class act TFAL

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:25:21 AM »
Predictions for the weekend games?

H & A Mechanical Services H&A Mechanical Services ACFL Division 1

2 30 PM Swatragh  --- --- Glenullin  SWATRAGH
2 30 PM Ballinascreen  --- --- Sean O’Leary GAC Newbridge BRIDGE
2 30 PM John Mitchel’s GAC, Claudy  --- --- Lavey  LAVEY
2 30 PM The Loup  --- --- O’Donovan Rossa GAC  MFELT
2 30 PM Kilrea  --- --- Glen  GLEN
2 30 PM Slaughtneil  --- --- Ballinderry SLAUGHTNEIL 
2 30 PM St Oliver Plunkett’s GAC, Greenlough  --- --- Coleraine  COLERAINE

H &A Mechanical Services H&A Mechanical Services ACFL Division 2

2 30 PM Steelstown Brian Og’s  --- --- St Malachy’s Castledawson  OGS
2 30 PM St Marys Slaughtmanus GAC  --- --- Craigbane  CRAIGBANE
2 30 PM Banagher  --- --- Faughanvale  BANAGHER
2 30 PM St Michael’s GAC Lissan  --- --- Desertmartin DESERTMARTIN
2 30 PM Doire Trasna  --- --- Drum  DRUM


H & A Mechanical Services H&A Mechanical Services ACFL Division 3

2 00 PM Doire Colmcille  --- --- Limavady Wolfhounds  LIMAVADY
2 00 PM Magilligan  --- --- Glack   GLACK
2 00 PM Ogra Colmcille  --- --- Sean Dolans OGRA
2 00 PM St Mary’s Ardmore  --- --- Moneymore GAC MONEYMORE 


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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: March 30, 2018, 09:31:12 AM »
i suppose your going to claim he doesnt get paid ?
that's right

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:11:01 PM »
Lads don't feed the troll he hasn't a clue . . . wouldn't surprise me if it was another tfal account!!
just stating my opionin when ive seen him in club he is exectioal just feel he is out of his depth in county along with the two screen men in the seniors young araon bradley deserves his place on the panel before young mcwilliams who was previously droped at the start of the year along with a few other players . but mcerlain hadnt the balls to stick to his guns when the sponsor / main that pays him his wages told him to take the older players back and that is coming from within the derry camp.
You might want to rethink that statement or check with some of your inside men

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:55:42 AM »
I agree that enda lynn barely got a kick v Armagh. And have no illusions that when we meet Donegal (or Cavan) we won’t have a hope in the Ulster championship, paddy mcbrearty would have some laugh. We do silly things  going forward, like three times against Armagh a man tried to fist a simple pass over the head of the back, only for him to just put the hands up and catch it. Like I know Armagh missed some chances, we did too, and a win wasn’t totally off the cards. I was expecting a 10-15 point loss heading to the game.
I don't think he will  :(

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: March 02, 2018, 08:15:39 AM »
Everyone from Bellaghy with a social media account boasting about hosting a bloody colleges match. What will they be like if they ever win another championship?  ::) A wee  bit embarrassing


We put on a show young man. We were the talk of Ulster last night on how to stage big games.
Some club. The next instalment of championships are about to roll.
Bring the county games to Bellaghy
LOL. This time last year tfal was boasting about the glorious youth coming through in Bellaghy and after the embarrassment of the loss to Draperstown in the minor final all they can celebrate is a big crowd at a schools game. How the mighty have fallen LOL

Bravefart, that was a hard one to take. We were the best team in the county by a country mile and screen nearly won Ulster.
But it does back up my argument about the ‘93 managers. Damian Cassidy and Danny Quinn were the managers
TFAL please never leave this board. You are priceless  ;D

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:16:56 PM »
After  the absence of a proper defensive system against Westmeath and the non existence of a meaningful attacking formation against Longford one would expect that in this week's encounter with Offaly that Derry will get the balance right.Anyhow with the necessity to get some points it is imperative that Derry will be more attack minded next Sunday. Our best points scorers will have to be selected.Provided all players are fit I would expect the team to be along the following lines.
             Ben McKinless
             Niall Keenan
             Kevin Johnston
             Ruairi Mooney
             Liam McGoldrick
             Michael Bateson
             Carlus McWilliams
             Conor McAtamney
             Emmett  Bradley
             Ciaran Mc Faul
             James Kielt
             Enda Lynn
             Danny Tallon
             Terence O'Brien
              Niall Toner
OMG
Not sure what your OMG means. Is he missing a lot of players or has reality kicked home ?

You can also take Ciaran McFaul out of that team now.
What happened with McFaul?
USA

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:35:54 AM »
After  the absence of a proper defensive system against Westmeath and the non existence of a meaningful attacking formation against Longford one would expect that in this week's encounter with Offaly that Derry will get the balance right.Anyhow with the necessity to get some points it is imperative that Derry will be more attack minded next Sunday. Our best points scorers will have to be selected.Provided all players are fit I would expect the team to be along the following lines.
             Ben McKinless
             Niall Keenan
             Kevin Johnston
             Ruairi Mooney
             Liam McGoldrick
             Michael Bateson
             Carlus McWilliams
             Conor McAtamney
             Emmett  Bradley
             Ciaran Mc Faul
             James Kielt
             Enda Lynn
             Danny Tallon
             Terence O'Brien
              Niall Toner
OMG
Not sure what your OMG means. Is he missing a lot of players or has reality kicked home ?

You can also take Ciaran McFaul out of that team now.

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