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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 30, 2020, 10:58:00 PM »
1B a killing match.

Errigal couldn't have hardly picked a better league campaign.


Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 30, 2020, 08:49:57 AM »
McKenna was no more a prospect than Mulgrew, Coney or O'Neill were.  The odds were on him going more like them than becoming a superstar.  Tyrone's style doesn't lend itself to allowing players to flourish.

Come off it.

McKenna is by far and away the biggest prospect since Cavanagh.

Coney relied on his size at underage level and that didn't carry through to senior. O'Neill didn't have the physicality to make it.

McKenna is the complete package, he is an absolutely formidable athlete and a fantastic footballer too.

Very, very few cut the mustard over there. The only two that succeeded over there and returned to GAA briefly were Kennelly and Clarke. Kennelly won an all star and AI with Kerry in his one year back and Clarke brought Down to an AI final, won and all star and probably should have footballer of the year.

He becomes the main man for Tyrone if he comes home.

This Coney size thing is over-rated too.  Its not like he was fetching balls from the sky 10 times a game etc, he was slightly above average height  but he wasn't exactly massive.  When you look at Aidan O'Shea, that was a man playing amongst boys that year.  His physicality was something else.  What stood out from Coney was his skill on the ball, not his size or strength.  O'Neill was brilliant in the 2010 All Ireland team, and both he, Mulgrew and Coney had as much, if not more, hype around them probably than McKenna, as they carried teams to the ultimate prize.  As for him coming back, he has been programmed differently now and won't be the player he could have been.  Most players come back different, look at Mooney - main man on the Down underage teams and scoring machine, now a wing back who is average enough.  Same with Clarke, was a completely different player when he came back, not as potent.

Clarke may have been dogged with injuries but he was an absolute joy to watch in 2010 when Down got to the all Ireland final. If McKenna comes back and reaches anywhere close to that level then Iíd be happy enough.

But Clarke came back a different type of player. He was a big scorer all through underage but didnt have that when he returned. Mooney was a game winner before he went, he isnt that anymore.

Clarke and Mooney both were brilliant youth players and as such were top scoring players almost as a consequence. They had to do it all at that level. But Clarke always played 11 at underage and from memory Mooney was 12 in his earlier days. He was a scorer of goals rather than rattle up a big points tally. When Clarke came back he was immense, brilliant skill levels, vision....a great player. Mooney is a super player now and is now remoulded into an attacking wing back with serious pace that most good teams try to have as a counter attacking weapon. As someone said earlier, would walk into any team in Ireland except the Dubs possibly.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: June 30, 2020, 08:41:09 AM »
What is story regarding challenge games in the 26? What date can they commence?
The date of July 17th for the wee 6 is too late, sure some county championships are due to start on the 17th weekend....

Got an email saying it's from 1st July. Tomorrow apparently.

So the 26 start challenge games on July 1st but the wee 6 must wait until July 17th. Typical GAA leadership on show here. No date should have been announced until they were sure it had been agreed with the necessary timing issues sorted. I thought the big talk a few weeks back was that we will all start back together as one entity. Interesting to see what happens now

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: June 29, 2020, 07:04:33 PM »
What is story regarding challenge games in the 26? What date can they commence?
The date of July 17th for the wee 6 is too late, sure some county championships are due to start on the 17th weekend....

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 21, 2020, 10:12:48 PM »
Any ideas of what's happening with mickeys contract? This was his supposed to be his final year. Any thought on if it will be or not.

Would imagine he will get the next Championship with Tyrone, if its this year, he will probably get one more year of an extension as being realistic, the season is going to be a bit of a farce this year with everything that has gone on.

On the Mickey Harte situation, it is very much a catch 22 scenario. Do we want him to go? Who is Ďinterestedí to replace him? Not too many to my knowledge.
Harte is a very hard act to follow and it will be difficult for someone to come in and improve on what is current team status. Plenty of names are discussed and bandied about but are they realistically that interested - maybe they will be in a few years time but to jump straight in after MH would bring incredible pressure and media focus.
Our 2/3 top players are all coming to the latter stages of their careers so maybe the time is right for someone to take over....not too sure anybody wants to

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 12, 2020, 11:00:28 AM »
Good stuff..still would like a competition for those clubs that exit championship in first 2 rounds to get a few extra games But beggars cant be choosers.

Just wondering how this will tie in with the proposed league restructure next year or is that being shelved?

They have the league status to play for which will be ultra competitive considering that 2 teams out of 8 go into relegation play offs....

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 09, 2020, 10:45:56 PM »
Bit more thought needed for that one but you get the idea - we need more games somehow! 😂

Thats derrys system --->

The 16 clubs all played in the first round.

In the second round winners section the eight winning teams from round one played against each other with the four winners going straight into the quarter-finals.
In the second round losers section the eight beaten teams from round one played against each other.
In round three (also referred to as the quarter-final qualifiers) the four beaten teams from the round two winners section played the four winning teams from the round two losers section.I
In the quarter-finals the four teams who won their first two matches in rounds one and two played the four winners of round three.The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final were knock-out.

Donít think the back door detailed above is Derry system at all. Is their Championship not a straight knock out format?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 22, 2020, 10:03:36 PM »
Just saw on Facebook a post asking people to pick their best county team, that they have seen play, made up of only one player from each club. To pass a bit of time I did my own for Tyrone and itís harder than you might think to decide between players. For what itís worth....
Niall Morgan - Edendork
Jon Lynch - Castlederg
Ciaran McGarvey - Aghyaran
Ryan McMenamin - Dromore
Kevin McCabe - Clonoe
Conor Gormley - Carrickmore
Phillip Jordan - Moy
Eugene McKenna - Augher
Kevin Hughes - Killeeshil
Gerard Cavlan - Dungannon
Eoin Mulligan - Cookstown
Joe McMahon - Omagh
Steven OíNeill - Clan na Gael
Frank McGuigan - Ardboe
Peter Canavan - Errigal

No Hagan from Fianna - you are not wise. One of the greats he was. A lot of our great players played in the straight KO era, no second chances etc.
In saying that, this would be a tough team to pick considering the restriction of one player per club but Hagan must be on it.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: March 22, 2020, 06:46:35 PM »
Canít see it to be honest. Clubs all over Ulster are not allowed to use their club grounds as they are not insured for any activity inside club grounds. With this in mind canít see how any chairman would let any type of training take place within his control.
Some lads might be doing their own stuff, general keep fit road running etc but in all fairness exercise is vital at times like this from a mental health perspective.
Any GAA club who have allowed training on their pitch or premises (even in small groups) should be banned from all competitions for 12 months once the GAA starts up again.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 16, 2020, 01:28:51 PM »
That's not what I'm getting at. Foster said that they are stalling on closing schools in the north because when they close they will be closed for 16 weeks.  The British Health Secretary said yesterday that the lockdown on over 70s will be coming within "weeks" and when it does come it will be for four months.  When you compare this to what's happening in China and South Korea it doesn't stack up.  I'm not doubting that the next few weeks/months will be tough but is there scientific evidence to justify that the lockdowns on schoolchildren and over 70s for such an extended period?  Are they just trying to focus minds?

The virus is not going to go away. If you restrict things then you'll manage to keep the hospitals from overflowing, but if you then relax things too much the whole rigmarole would start again, *China now has the latter problem*
Schools will be likely be closed until September.

China still in lockdown. Limited movement unless necessary , temperature taken when you leave apartment, when you enter shops to get necessities. Risk getting arrested if you break lockdown criteria. Only very domestic virus cases in China - they have and are still in lockdown which started weeks ago

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 07, 2020, 10:25:06 PM »
Good weekend for a Tyrone football. Great win for 20ís against Donegal - well done to all the players and management, of which there were quite a few.

Seen a group photo of the full backroom team and was shocked to be honest. A big number of people involved. Does anyone know their roles or even who they are - didnít recognise some of them to be honest.

Good luck to them all in the All Ireland series

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: February 28, 2020, 03:51:02 PM »
Time enough yet for club fixtures, sure the start date is only 4 weeks away 😉 No panic at all. Best idea is to read the Irish News on the Tuesday beforehand if you are lucky.

In all seriousness, a total disregard for club football in this county in recent years but I am hoping this new youth fixture system for 2020 and planned 4x12 at adult level will change that over the next few years.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 25, 2020, 01:37:10 PM »
What has happened Conor Quinn, he impressed earlier in the season

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: February 21, 2020, 08:46:01 AM »
Junior - Killeeshil look in a good position to make the final, be some good games deciding who makes the final with Cookstown, Kildress, Derrytresk, Eskra and Urney all in the other side.
Intermediate - Edendork be very happy with the draw, avoided Eglish and are in the generally easier side of the draw. Their expected game with Moortown in the quarter final has all the makings of a good game, but youíd fancy Edendork to make the final. Eglish a big challenge ahead of them to reach the final, any of Gortin, Owen Roes and Aghyaran will fancy nipping them and pushing into the final.
Senior - likely to come down to winners of Coalisland and Trillick in the Semi Final again. Dungannon look in a good position to reach a semi final and potential final in their side of the draw. Fully expect Donaghmore to nip Ardboe and Carrickmore to beat Killyclogher in the first round.

Is the draw completed fully. I thought it was like last year and just the first round winners know who they will meet then open draw for semi finals. Has it changed to allow every club to see their potential path all the way to the final...can anyone confirm

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 14, 2020, 04:23:48 PM »
Whatís the story with Conal Grimes - no sign of him lately on any team sheets

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