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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh management : Nominations close
« on: September 12, 2009, 11:51:03 AM »
couldnt be bothered reading over everything on here so may repeat some other people's views. This whole thing is a joke. Firstly have we another Cork situation on our hands?? The players (and who says at this moment in time that they are Armagh's players) cant dictate who the manager is. They are there to play, not to pick who they play for. And a lot of these players may not even be on future Armagh panels. Many of them shouldn't have been on the panel in 2009.

The County Board do have a lot to answer for. If they set up a committee to get a manager, then the committee should have been left to their own devices until a single name came forward to be confirmed. If the CB didnt trust the committee's judgement then the sub-committee should never have been set up in the first place. However some sympathy must go to the CB because they are currently seeking a man to do the job that Peter McDonnell did not - and that is to revamp the squad, get rid of the hangers-on and lay the foundations of a new, young team for the future. A job that I and many others had fully expected him to do. He didnt deliver. So the CB are probably worse off than before PMcD was appointed.

I suppose when candidates were dropping out of the race and Grimley went to Monaghan and we had the likes of J McNulty and Neil Smyth bandied about the CB may have paniced a bit and as McGrane suggests the CB made the sub-committee's position untenable.

I do also believe Paul McGrane has a lot to answer for as well. It seems to me when he couldnt get his own way (Grimley - who sought written assurances from the CB and issued ultimatums as Monaghan had given him a deadline) he started this disbanding crap and pointing fingers. The fact is if the sub-committee were to act properly Grimley could not be given written assurances as this would create the "flawed process" that McGrane & co have cited as there would be no process required. Now I dont know if Grimley truly wanted the job or not but he knew, as did the whole country, that if available he would have got the job and he only had to sit it out and wait. It is my opinion that he has burned his bridges, sided up to Monaghan. Hes made his bed so he can lie in it.

This however does not produce any answers as to who should or should not be the next manager. The list of who it shouldnt be would far outweigh the list that could do the job, that are still availble. And this tit for tat vitriol in local and national newspapers is hardly going to attract the calibre of bosses to the job that we need. Who in their right mind would want to deal with this rabble I do not know.

And the worst of it is, the biggest culprit of all the greed that spread around our county set-up is on his merry way to more backhanders and brown envelopes.

Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 31, 2009, 08:45:39 PM »
Quigley was ridiculous. at half time cruppen were winning 5 4. but quigley said clans were winning. even one of the clans selectors said to quigley cruppen are winning, to which quigley replied "Im the ref, Clans are winning". What a clown. The clans man was targeted by quigley and he blew him up for over-carrying just to get a reaction, which he got. There is no way in heaven or earth that he had over-carried as he was only after soloing the ball. Quigley is an absolute farce. He shouldnt be allowed to referee anything.

This was also the second time this year that a referee has got the score wrong in Carrickcruppen, its crazy the stuff they get away with. Who monitors these men and allows them to destroy our games?

Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 28, 2009, 07:16:15 PM »
well as far as i know cruppen u8's or u10's are heading to the march. It hardly matters to our seniors, they wouldnt be at it if there was a match or not. anyway. I'd expect clans to survive regardless of the result on sunday. Cruppen are attending the Gaelic Life Ulster U21 7s tournament in Coalisland on saturday so we'll have a few tired legs i would imagine on sunday.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh management : McDonnell gone?
« on: August 28, 2009, 07:10:09 PM »

Just got it from a good source that aidan o'rourke will be number 2.

I think that would be a mistake on Grimley's part if he did that to be honest. To go from playing with to playing for is quite difficult.

Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 27, 2009, 05:59:01 PM »
whys that?

cruppen manager going on holiday Sunday evening.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd: 5-0 - Owen up & running
« on: August 27, 2009, 05:58:12 PM »
CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsburg. Tough enough draw.

Arsenal have a fairly handy one and they should come through that. Chelsea and Liverpool have an equally tough draw as United imo.

Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 27, 2009, 05:50:55 PM »
cruppen v clans match has been moved to 1pm on sunday.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh management : McDonnell gone?
« on: August 17, 2009, 09:33:36 PM »
Prediction time....I'll go with Neil Smyth, Martin McQuillan and Kieran McGurk. ;)

I'd go wth those. What experience do they have at management?

mcgurk is over sarsfields i think, mcquillan was still playing this year with cullyhanna b's and neil smyth as far as i know has just been with mullaghbawn under age and armagh development squads. cant see this happening to be honest.

Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 17, 2009, 09:31:25 PM »
when will the final round of div 1 league fixtures be played? anyone got up to date league tables.

General discussion / Re: Neil Warnock
« on: August 16, 2009, 11:45:12 AM »
think he's good value, more entertainment than listening to arsene wenger and the like.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh management : McDonnell gone?
« on: August 14, 2009, 12:13:36 AM »

McD had a tough qualifier draw had we beaten Monaghan!!

Too much talk.

Neil Smyth is the man!!

Clearly a wind up!

General discussion / Re: Quick tasty meals
« on: August 11, 2009, 11:18:37 PM »
used to be partial to tin of tomato soup and mix in a tin of tuna. great stuff. a friend of mine and myself, while students, used to mix the oul irish potato and the country vegetable soup mixes together and make that with a bita bread. it was great.

Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 11, 2009, 11:05:25 PM »
charlie stubbs would make a great PRO!

General discussion / Re: Man Utd: Promising Start
« on: August 10, 2009, 11:25:13 AM »
Promising enough start even though the 2 missed penalties were dire, especially Evra's

Rooney looks in as good a shape as I have seen him in a while pre-season, lets hope he stays injury free.

Foster looks dodgy as hell. Granted he may be a decent keeper, but he looks very jittery & every time the ball comes back to him he makes me feel nervous. Good enough shot stopper & confident under the high ball but any back passes & anything could happen :-\

Would put you in mind if a fabien barthez - with hair.

Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 08, 2009, 11:13:03 AM »
Crossmaglen     17   17   0     0   34 (Champions)
Pearse Og        17     9   2     6   20
Carrickcruppen  17     7   3     7   17
Dromintee        17     8   0     9   16
St Patrick’s       16     7   1     8   15
Sarsfields          16     7   1     8   15
Clan na Gael      16     6   2     8   14
Killeavy             17     5   2    10  12
Mullaghbawn     16     5   2    9    12
Culloville            15     4   1   10    9

But if ref had been correct last night Mullaghbawn would be on 11 and Cruppen on 18.

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