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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:48:08 AM »
Are the times similar to London? Fair point regarding Athletics NI, surely they will be included in GFA.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:04:15 AM »
Farcical decision! How does this work for club members looking to enter the National Marathon Championship, whether it is senior or a masters category? Surely you don't have to go through the ballot system if you have a chance of winning a national medal? At least London has GFA which allows these runners to enter that way.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: September 20, 2019, 02:07:22 PM »
Iceland lads,

Yah or nay....

Yay, fantastic place but very expensive. Do plenty of research before you head, theres loads of tips etc. on the internet.
I hired a car and stayed in an Air B&B which I would recommend if you are confident enough driving on country roads on a foreign country. My best tip if you are doing that....at the baggage reclaim in Keflavik airport, go into the duty free shop and buy whatever alcohol you may need for your stay. A lot cheaper than in Reykjavik and works well if you are staying in an Air B&B rather than a hotel.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: September 05, 2019, 04:32:09 PM »
Essendon out of the AFL this morning, McKenna back to help Eglish survival bid?

I can remember him playing in the first relegation game for them a few years back in D1, which they won. Then when they had to play the winners of the D2 play-offs, he was already away back and they lost.

It would be interesting to see if he does decide to play in a game or two, he's become a big player for Essendon in recent years though, so surely there would be something in his AFL contract now that would mean he can't participate in other sports? similar to the some of the soccer contracts. If he did play a game or two for Eglish, it's not like it wouldn't be plastered over social media or in the news in ireland

He actually played that match v Urney and to be honest was poor. He has actually been back since that match (last summer) and didn't line out for Eglish although they were going well in Division 2. I can't see him lining out, too big a risk for him I think.



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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:53:44 AM »
Thats the weekend of All Ireland semi final's. If Tyrone qualify and are playing on 10th August, surely they won't put a full set of fixtures on 11th August?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: July 03, 2019, 12:29:31 PM »
There will be no club games now to August lads - assuming Tyrone win at weekend of course.
There is around of fixtures on 28th July ky and still two starred games left, so i would imagine they will be played?

28th July is final weekend of the Super 8s. If Tyrone make it there'll be nothing.
No its not

Swore I read that on the official GAA Wallchart....my mistake. Hard to see any fixtures still going ahead though (unless Cavan chin Tyrone Sat)

The CCC have based fixtures around Tyrone reaching the semi final (I think) so matches should go ahead as scheduled. However, the problem for club matches is the U20's and how far they go. U20 players are not exempt from starred fixtures so any starred club matches that collide with an U20 match will be pulled I believe. I'm not 100% sure on dates of potential U20 matches.

Did the CCC not account for the possibility of the U20s winning their first round Championship match? It's an impossible task they have and I do have sympathy for them. Some argue that it is unfair to postpone all club fixtures to accommodate 30 underage players, but if the CCC didn't postpone the fixtures this weekend you then have the scenario where young lads will be pressured into playing for their clubs the day after a big championship game, or else the clubs have to go ahead and play without them which isn't fair on those who may have 3 or 4 key players represented on the panel. For example you can be sure Loughmacrory wouldn't want to play without Fox, Gallagher and Grimes when they are pushing for promotion.

Unfortunately the Tyrone CCC are at the behest of the central GAA county calendar and whilst there are county competitions ran over the summer and Tyrone have successful county teams there are no perfect solutions.

This is spot on. I think the problem with the U20's this week is that if they win on Saturday they are out again the following Sunday (14th July) for the Ulster final. I'm sure U20 management didn't want players playing for their club a day after a semi final and a week before a potential final. Another problem on the horizon then, if Goals_will_come is correct, is that Tyrone U20 AI semi final (if they get there of course) clashes with the next round of scheduled ACL matches (28th July). If the stars align, I can't see those games going ahead. Hopefully the CCC let clubs know well in advance if this is the case. We could be potentially looking at the next round of ACL matches on 11th August, if Tyrone happen to get to the AI senior final we could still be playing at Christmas this year.
To be fair to the CCC they have stated that this may happen for a few years now. There is very little that they can do, as you say, they are at the behest of the central GAA county calendar which IMO is a shambles to be kind about it.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:39:33 AM »
There will be no club games now to August lads - assuming Tyrone win at weekend of course.
There is around of fixtures on 28th July ky and still two starred games left, so i would imagine they will be played?

28th July is final weekend of the Super 8s. If Tyrone make it there'll be nothing.
No its not

Swore I read that on the official GAA Wallchart....my mistake. Hard to see any fixtures still going ahead though (unless Cavan chin Tyrone Sat)

The CCC have based fixtures around Tyrone reaching the semi final (I think) so matches should go ahead as scheduled. However, the problem for club matches is the U20's and how far they go. U20 players are not exempt from starred fixtures so any starred club matches that collide with an U20 match will be pulled I believe. I'm not 100% sure on dates of potential U20 matches.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: July 01, 2019, 11:22:39 AM »
CCC emailed clubs last night to say they will receive an email today re:fixtures after Tyrone matches have been scheduled.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 04, 2019, 10:33:43 AM »
Its on tonight

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:51:35 AM »
Owen roes sent a letter to Ballymena saying Ryan Mayse played against them. Mayse near got contract terminated. 300 a week. What are Owen roes at here. Disgraceful behaviour from the club

Surely that's not true!? Would make no sense to do that.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:15:41 AM »
I said from the start the decision to move the u20 championship was crazy. In trying to tackle player burnout they have caused more problems for clubs. It was bad enough it being played over the summer but now they've added a league as a warm up with games played over some weekends where there are club fixtures.

It wouldn't be so bad if there were u20 games the same weekend as Tyrone matches (as club games aren't on those weekends anyway) but that doesn't seem to be the case. Many of these players would be key players for their clubs.

Its a shambles and puts the CCC into a very difficult position. I'm not sure if the likes of Trillick/Errigal/Killyclogher have any U20's in the panel but are they expected to play next weekend without both their county players AND their U20 players? Extremely unfair!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:56:50 AM »
Very interesting to see how the county board deal with the upcoming Tyrone U20 fixtures also. Tyrone U20's are due to play on Wednesday 29th May and Saturday 1st June, there is also a full set of starred fixtures set for Sunday 2nd June. Bearing in mind that U20 players are not exempt from starred fixtures will the county board ask these players to play 3 matches in 5 days? Sense to me would be to move the affected matches to the following Friday night but we'll see. Edit: Scrap that idea as U20 have another fixture on 8th June and potentially another on 15th June, the day before another set of ACL fixtures. The GAA fixtures are a complete shambles and as is becoming the norm, the clubs are getting the brunt of it!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:19:13 PM »
I'm not usually one to complain but this is a slap in the face for clubs again. To call off senior club matches because kids (who are ineligable to play senior football anyway) have a match is ridiculous. So we potentially have a summer in front of us that means adult footballers can't play when Tyrone seniors have a match but they also have to play second fiddle to kids, I repeat, who are ineligable anyway. Whats next? Tyrone U16 development squad have a match so ACL league matches have to move?

They're not just 'kids'. They're representing our County in the Ulster Championship. Having gone undefeated all season until last Saturday the least we could do is give them the respect they deserve.

Get over yourself.

I'm sorry to tell you but they are just 'kids'. Our county is represented by a lot of age groups in Ulster Championships, should we just put everything on hold until they play as well? No one wants them to win more than me but to hold up games for approx 1000 adult players is quite frankly, ridiculous. If you can't see this and feel the need for me to 'get over myself' then there isn't much more I can say to you. I will ask you one question though, should U17's continue to play on alternate weeks from Tyrone seniors should the ACL be shifted about all summer to accommodate U17 players who aren't allowed to play in the senior matches anyway?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:36:33 AM »
I'm not usually one to complain but this is a slap in the face for clubs again. To call off senior club matches because kids (who are ineligable to play senior football anyway) have a match is ridiculous. So we potentially have a summer in front of us that means adult footballers can't play when Tyrone seniors have a match but they also have to play second fiddle to kids, I repeat, who are ineligable anyway. Whats next? Tyrone U16 development squad have a match so ACL league matches have to move?

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General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:18:20 PM »
Heartbreaking image. RIP to all three, hopefully all family and friends find the strength over the next while to help deal with this.

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