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I don't often praise the Fermanagh County board but again they have produced a very good document for club players within the county.
Details all the club fixtures for the entire year and how and when they will be played taking into account all possible scarnios.
Fair play

https://fermanagh.gaa.ie/2020-fixtures-masterplan/

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I know it was bloody Colm Reilly but...
Conor Daly made a defensive mark late on, a schemozzle developed, Fermanagh no.24 got a yellow card and then he hopped the ball.
??????

He wasn't awarded the mark. That's where the confusion happened. Reilly did not give it and that's when the Fermanagh player kicked it. That's when the handbags started.
I couldn't tell if it was or wasn't a mark as the ball was so close to the ground when he caught it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: February 02, 2020, 08:33:42 PM »
That was some second half display today.
We scored 10 points in a half of football.
It's been a while since we have done that .

We showed Roscommon far too much repect in the first half. We defended too deep, let them have an easy short kickout, let them build from the back  and gave away 5 frees through terrible tackling

Second half was a completely different story.
We pushed up on the Roscommon kickout which meant they had to go long. We easily had the upper hand in midfield and started to work ourselves into the game. We turned them over and we left men up the field .  We committed to the attack and went at Roscommon.
We also kicked some lovely scores. Conal Jones and Ciaran Corrigan are proving to be a very capable full forward line and both kicked some very crucial scores.
A very important 2 points considering the rest of the results this weekend.
Massive game next weekend away to Westmeath.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: February 01, 2020, 08:52:19 PM »
Big big comeback and result for Cavan that

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 29, 2020, 02:53:56 PM »
Why are you so pro streaming at secondary level ?
Most of the evidence is actually dodgy enough.
https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/teaching-learning-toolkit/setting-or-streaming/


Looking at other countries education systems that are top of the Pisa tables etc streaming is not done


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In Fermanagh reserve games happen now on a separate day from Senior games.
Usually Saturday night with Senior league games on a Sunday.

We also have Senior league games now called games for club players.  No county senior panellists allowed to play on those games.

League now has little to do with championship.
Plenty of teams now in division 1 who are intermediate championship and teams in division 2 who are senior championship.

Championship now has separate relegation play off games for teams who lose in the first round.
Lose the 2 relegation playoff games and you drop down a level in terms of championship.


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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: January 26, 2020, 10:29:18 PM »
What was that do you reckon?
A full 3 minutes tops on division 2, 3 and 4.

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 26, 2020, 10:16:32 PM »
Schools are going to close.
They won't be grammar schools.
They will be secondary schools .
Why? Because as the previous poster said grammar schools are over subscribed..
Why ? Well because they are grammar schools.
You only have to look at the mess this year in several areas where grammar schools were given permission to temporarily increase there year 8 intake due to increased demand while secondary schools in the same area who were also over subscribed were not.
Also within these areas there are other schools with space who were just ignored.

Grammar school teachers don't have easy.
Anything but.


Some children fail the test and it's water of a ducks back.
Other dont and it sticks with him for a long while.
It may not define you but being labelled a failure at 10 or 11 can take a while to get over.


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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:38:46 PM »
Are you saying that you are a supporter of academic selection at 11 as long as the “passes” and “fails” are always kept apart?

Surprised at you.  ;D

No I am not.
Hate the thing with a passion.
I have personally dealt with many who have been destroyed by failing a test at 11 or sometimes 10 years of age. It's amazing that something that is as damaging to children has been allowed to stay in place in this day and age .
Thankfully my children won't have to do it. They will go to the local school

Grammar status at the moment is very questionable for alot of schools at the moment. They say they use it to admit pupils so that they can get their numbers.
That's it


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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:01:20 PM »
I have a better idea.
Keep the 11 plus.
Bring it back it but change the rules of entry.
Grammar schools can only accept pupils who achieve an A or a B grade.
Watch as overnight most of the "grammar" schools in Northern Ireland drop their "grammar" status.
It seems to me that their are very few "grammar" schools that now only take the top 2 grades.
If there were not allowed to drop into the C and in alot of cases the D grades when there is a dip in pupil numbers or top grade pupils go to another grammar school  then they would not make their intake and thus their funding and ultimately their staffing would be under threat.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: January 26, 2020, 07:28:08 PM »
Only 1 game in but already its looking like the two favourites Kildare, Armagh will be promoted. Going to be some battle for relegation and with their poor results this weekend both Cavan and Roscommon could be dragged into that battle.

Kildare far from convincing today but probably just about shaded it. Fermanagh will make life difficult for most teams in the division and should eek out enough points to stay up.

Goals win games.
We had three big chances for goals and missed all three.
Kildare has 2 goal chances and buried them.
In fairness to Ricey we were well set up but we also had a  better attacking intent than under Rory.
Honestly thought Kildare tactically were quite niave at times.
Your keepers kickouts would be a worry.


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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 17, 2020, 09:59:02 PM »
Anybody recommend anywhere with a few self catering holiday homes together for July or August for a family holiday ?
Looking somewhere in Ireland

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: January 10, 2020, 11:26:24 PM »
Motion 13 of the adjourned Fermanagh Gaa AGM

When an SFL or Erne Cup Game cannot commence due to an obstruction on the pitch preventing the game going ahead the re-fixture will take place at the venue of the team that was due to play away in the original competition. Amend Adult Competition Regulation 12 accordingly.

Aghadrumsee St.McCartans

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 06:53:49 PM »
Fermanagh have a very tough start.
Away to Kildare and then home to Roscommon.
The adsence of Sean Quigley is a big blow as he has been our top scorer for the past 2 seasons. Tomas Corrigan is back in the panel but he hasn't really played at this level in over 2 years so it's a big ask but he has the talent.
Wouldn't read much into the McKenna cup games as we were definitely having a look at alot of players .
If we get anything out of those first 2 games ( very much like last year when we were at home to Cork and away to Tipp) then we could be in the promotion race.
If we get beaten in those 2 games then we will be in the dogfight to stay up.
I expect Kildare to go up with one of Roscommon and Armagh to join them but I have been tipping Armagh to go up for a few years and somehow, come the last few games, they manage to get themselves involved in the relegation battle.

Think that Westmeath and Clare will get relegated.
Brennan is a big loss for Clare

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