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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: June 22, 2019, 03:52:17 PM »
A grand total of 2,147 watching the Christy Ring final live on YouTube

GAA Discussion / Re: Down versus Mayo
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:06:23 PM »
For then Armagh match in the Ulster Championship at Pairc Esler there were shuttle buses running from the train station to the ground and also from the Quays/Buttercrane car parks to the match. I'm sure with the crowd expected they will be running something similar.

That's a partnership between Ulster GAA and Ulsterbus, I don't know if it'll be extended to AI series.

GAA Discussion / Re: Down versus Mayo
« on: June 12, 2019, 12:12:10 PM »
I see Newry train station is a handy 50 minute walk from the field. WTF?  - are there shuttle buses into the City Centre?

Thanks to the Brits building train stations on the outside of towns so their troops could organise at the train station without being ambushed in a town centre.

Thereís a shuttle bus to the bus depot. You can walk (10-15 mins) from there or get another bus.

GAA Discussion / Re: Down versus Mayo
« on: June 10, 2019, 11:04:15 PM »
Don't really care about this.

Youíre always in with a shout, Downís home form is nothing to write home about  ;D

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:32:41 PM »
Yes - fortress Newry.

When was the last time we played Mayo? We beat them in Castlebar in the league 2011 I think it was but they stuffed us in Croke Park in 2012 maybe? Did they come to Newry in the league in 2012 also?

Lost in the league in 2016 by a couple of points.

Its grand as it is, the tv coverage and build up to these games are great, if you've been involved with a club that has had the chance to play at Croker on St Patricks day you'll understand then what it does to a club and its future.

For a county like ours to have limited success at county level to having a club represent its county and province in Croke park is some achievment, Loughgiel, Rossa Cushendall and the great Dunloy teams have all graced the pitch on St Patricks day, ourselves and the Johnnies also had that opportunity in football.

The GAA calendar year is packed out, the break to play the semi finals  and finals in Feb and March is of no hinderance to anyone

The provincial finals are played in late november. An example was slaughtneil a couple of years ago had to wait 10 weeks from ulster final to all ireland semi. Then another 4 week gap to the final. That is ridiculous. You say itís of no hindrance to anyone but 7 of those players were lost to derry for their division 3 campaign and it was no surprise that they were relegated. Players donít need huge gaps between games. There is really no issue with having one week gap between games which would mean getting club finals completed in the calendar year.

County teams should not be doing anything other than strength and conditioning work, the same as the lads on the S'niell team would have been doing anyways, was there not a ban on players doing county training and games during December? and a brilliant opportunity for other players to step up in the squad and get selected. leagues are playing in, championships are for winning.

It wasnt as if the lads at S'neil were sitting on their hands to be fair

What about from Janauary to the end of March? Sit in the gym the whole time?

General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: May 30, 2019, 06:11:33 PM »
Auld fellas complaining about young peopleís fashion.

General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:23:56 PM »

GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 21, 2019, 05:44:26 PM »
Iíd ordinarily agree and maybe a lot was down to the referee but I think Morgan only conceded one free yesterday and seemed a lot more disciplined o hope itís a sign of things to come as I think heís an excellent defender.
The free he gave away for Down's penultimate point in normal time was criminal at a critical stage of the match and it's typical of the frees he gives away.  The Down player was heading straight for the sideline.....just stand him up!!!  That said, the referee missed a mark from Jarlath Og Burns in the run up to that.

At least 2 marks he missed!

A player needs to actually catch the ball, not drop it a split second after getting it.

General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:45:51 PM »
I guess Bale is leaving Real Madrid - Zidane today said he wouldn't play Bale even if they were allowed 4 subs - this after a 2-0 home defeat! Brutal & pretty nasty.

As much as I love Zidane I think he'll not be as successful 2nd time round.

Although this is being reported everywhere, Zidane actually said that regardless of who he brought on, the same question (why not player X) would have been asked of him.

General discussion / Re: English FA Cup 2017
« on: May 18, 2019, 06:48:20 PM »
City are some team, canít believe thatís the first domestic treble.

The only thing driving them next year should be CL

If they're in it!

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:09:59 PM »
FFS Lotto get off the fence, would you?

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:31:57 PM »
That lad opens his mouth and I swear even he doesn't know what is going to come out of it.

He was asked the question in a press conference. Is he supposed to say nothing?

What he should do is refuse to do any press at all. Then watch people complain about him. He's arguably one of the greatest sporting people this Island has ever produced yet all some people want to do is knock him. Begrudgers the lot of them.


General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:27:19 PM »
Rory to represent Ireland in Tokyo.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: April 25, 2019, 08:03:13 AM »
Too many players are looking at where they will be next season and minding themselves. There are probably only a few players that are certain to be there next year, sad thing is there wonít be as big a clear out as is needed. Mata, Herrera look gone, Magic, Young, Sanchez, Darmian, and a few more probably will be gone, and add in the constant talk about Pogba and De Gea leaving means they are all looking to where they will be next year and no focus on the rest of this season.
Top 4 has been there for the taking, United needed to be busting a gut to get something from the last few games. It shows the character of these players, and I really feel Pogba is a rotten Apple in a squad like this.
They are not that far off but they need 4 key signings in the summer, keep the the core and promoter a couple of youth players.

Who are the core?

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