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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2019
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:20:42 PM »
Well after all the excitement of the last 2 weekends I expect this to be a more traditional ulster championship game.
Fermanagh seem to have a fully fit panel to pick from .
Quigley has been absolutely flying for Roslea in April and looks to be in the shape of his life.
Can't see anything other than Fermanagh sitting deep, packing the defence and trying to frustrate Donegal.
Donegal seem to have a lot of options up front but Brewster has been a fortress for Gallagher over his reign in Fermanagh.
I have a sneaky feeling we might just scrape this .

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:42:16 PM »
Get that same impression myself Hardstation.
Scottish teachers managed to negotiate a 13% pay rise over 3 years. 

The only people that are annoyed by the current industrial action are some school prinicipals and the inspectorate.
Most schools are actually happier places to work as teachers get to concentrate on teaching


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General discussion / Re: Barbecue
« on: April 29, 2019, 12:50:13 PM »
Get one of the Pit Barrel Smokers.
Unreal job even for our climate.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:16:24 AM »
Fantastic result for St Michaels.
Dom has finally managed to win that elusive Hogan Cup.

Usually the school would have a few tyrone men on the team but not this year as the entire panel were from Fermanagh.

Fair play lads .  Enjoy the celebrations.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 25, 2019, 12:31:22 PM »
Very impressed with Meath yesterday ( taking out the first 15 minutes ).
Very strong physical side with some classy forwards. James McEntee at whb was excellent.
Easily the best team we have played this year so far .
Only concern I would have is your keeper. Though he struggled to vary the kick outs when Fermanagh were in charge around the middle in the first half.

Fermanaghís biggest issue at the moment is scoring.
We hit 17 wides against Meath yesterday and most of them were in the first 15 minutes.
We should have been at least 7 or 8 up before Meath got their first score.
Defensively we are sound but our shooting has to improve. 
We have hit a serious amount of wides this year across all our games.  We are getting into good positions but we just are not finishing well.

At the start of the campaign I thought drawing with Cork and Tipperary were dropped points in our quest to stay up.  Little did I know those dropped points cost us promotion.
Good campaign as we only had three home games.

Looking to the division next year it looks again very competitive again and the first priority for most teams in the division will be staying in it. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 02:47:24 PM »
Fermanagh should have been about 10 - 0 up in the first 15minutes. Shocking shooting again .
Meath scored a crucial goal and lead at half time with a very strong breeze at their backs.
Looks like Meath and Donegal to get promoted

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:00:36 AM »
Fermanagh are winning games on their own terms and f**k everyone else to be honest. I would not fancy any of this current Div 2 crop to do much damage next year in Div 1 mind.

Gallagherís plan will run out of steam. It relies on huge player commitment and isnít much fun to play. The compensation for the players is results. But they are short term results. Promotion to Division 1 will trigger defeat after defeat. What is the upside then? Any player drop outs will force Rory to look towards a shallow pool of talent especially if you are looking for club players at the required fitness level

In the meantime itís brutal to watch. The game wouldnít be viable for long if a majority of teams decided to play this type of sh1te


You should go and watch Fermanagh play this year before you pass judgement.
The only games we played this year where we were hard to watch was the opening two games against Cork and Tipperary. The players looked nervous .  As the league has progressed our attacking intent has developed. Against both Kildare, Donegal and Clare we were by far the superior team. We hit alot of wide's in all three games and missed alot of goal chances .
Certainly without the ball we drop men back but when we have the ball we attack with pace.
It's a lazy narrative to call Fermanagh negative and gives the players or management no credit.
Fermanagh had lost a third of the starting championship team from last year through injury, retirements and lads dropping off. Seamie Quigley, Tomas and Ruairi Corrigan, Michael Jones and Barry Mulrone. We have a very small panel of players buts its a testament to our underage academy ( St Michaels Ennniskilen) that we are able to replace these lads and push on.
These were all massive players for Fermanagh and I think that's what makes the current league position so good.
Add to that the fact that the Fermanagh players also took serious abuse from the national media when they basically ousted  Pete McGrath as well.
Would be great to play in division 1.
As others have said it happened before.  I remember Fermangh beating Dublin in Brewster the last time we were there.
It wasn't that long ago that I was in London watching Fermanagh getting dumped out of the championship.
Feck the begrudgers.

I did. Pure poison. Div 1 wonít be interesting but it will be informative. No wins. No glory. Just defeats and utter boredom. Football will die in Fermanagh and what for? A few boring Div 2 wins?

As custodians of the game Fermanagh have a f**k you, f**k tradition, f**k entertainment, the game is worth nothing and is there to be abused or at least exploited sort of attitude. A plague on their house


Fermanagh and Armagh have gotten to know each other very well over the past few years in league and championship.
A few boring Div 2 wins ?  Is that not what Armagh have managed under McGeeney?
Donít worry about football dying in Fermanagh.  Itís done that several times and we have managed a few resurrections. 
Custodians of the game ? Lol.  Tradition lol.
Armagh played the ball backwards today for most of second half. 
I have no issue with it as it is the obvious way to show up the Fermanagh mass defence. 
Fair play to the Armagh management for doing it.
But if they were to be true custodians of the game then they should have attacked.
Must keep you up at night

To be fair Armagh have done a little more than that under MCGeeney. Only a very little. This is the best bunch of players he has had. A few implosions in the opening game have cost us being in the promotion mix. McGeeney will be judging championship football and our record in Ulster is shocking. There also is the fact that Armagh when playing with confidence are one the best teams to watch. When the confidence ebbs away they are shocking to watch as bravery in moving the ball goes out the window

Every game has and needs custodians. That can be players and managers or it can be officials and rule makers. If itís not the first group it will have to be the second group. But you keep LOLing. That will help.

Armagh playing it sideways against a massed defence is terrible to watch. I get that. But when the team behind has a chance of promotion if the win and they donít come out and get the ball you have to ask what were they trying to get out of the game???

Armagh record in the last 5 years is nothing to write home about.
You have been bouncing between division 3 and 2 in that time .
You have a decent backdoor record but my own county has made an Ulster final and an all Ireland quarter final in the same period and we have changed managers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:56:39 AM »
Fermanagh are winning games on their own terms and f**k everyone else to be honest. I would not fancy any of this current Div 2 crop to do much damage next year in Div 1 mind.

Gallagherís plan will run out of steam. It relies on huge player commitment and isnít much fun to play. The compensation for the players is results. But they are short term results. Promotion to Division 1 will trigger defeat after defeat. What is the upside then? Any player drop outs will force Rory to look towards a shallow pool of talent especially if you are looking for club players at the required fitness level

In the meantime itís brutal to watch. The game wouldnít be viable for long if a majority of teams decided to play this type of sh1te


You should go and watch Fermanagh play this year before you pass judgement.
The only games we played this year where we were hard to watch was the opening two games against Cork and Tipperary. The players looked nervous .  As the league has progressed our attacking intent has developed. Against both Kildare, Donegal and Clare we were by far the superior team. We hit alot of wide's in all three games and missed alot of goal chances .
Certainly without the ball we drop men back but when we have the ball we attack with pace.
It's a lazy narrative to call Fermanagh negative and gives the players or management no credit.
Fermanagh had lost a third of the starting championship team from last year through injury, retirements and lads dropping off. Seamie Quigley, Tomas and Ruairi Corrigan, Michael Jones and Barry Mulrone. We have a very small panel of players buts its a testament to our underage academy ( St Michaels Ennniskilen) that we are able to replace these lads and push on.
These were all massive players for Fermanagh and I think that's what makes the current league position so good.
Add to that the fact that the Fermanagh players also took serious abuse from the national media when they basically ousted  Pete McGrath as well.
Would be great to play in division 1.
As others have said it happened before.  I remember Fermangh beating Dublin in Brewster the last time we were there.
It wasn't that long ago that I was in London watching Fermanagh getting dumped out of the championship.
Feck the begrudgers.

I did. Pure poison. Div 1 wonít be interesting but it will be informative. No wins. No glory. Just defeats and utter boredom. Football will die in Fermanagh and what for? A few boring Div 2 wins?

As custodians of the game Fermanagh have a f**k you, f**k tradition, f**k entertainment, the game is worth nothing and is there to be abused or at least exploited sort of attitude. A plague on their house


Fermanagh and Armagh have gotten to know each other very well over the past few years in league and championship.
A few boring Div 2 wins ?  Is that not what Armagh have managed under McGeeney?
Donít worry about football dying in Fermanagh.  Itís done that several times and we have managed a few resurrections. 
Custodians of the game ? Lol.  Tradition lol.
Armagh played the ball backwards today for most of second half. 
I have no issue with it as it is the obvious way to show up the Fermanagh mass defence. 
Fair play to the Armagh management for doing it.
But if they were to be true custodians of the game then they should have attacked.
Must keep you up at night

To be fair Armagh have done a little more than that under MCGeeney. Only a very little. This is the best bunch of players he has had. A few implosions in the opening game have cost us being in the promotion mix. McGeeney will be judging championship football and our record in Ulster is shocking. There also is the fact that Armagh when playing with confidence are one the best teams to watch. When the confidence ebbs away they are shocking to watch as bravery in moving the ball goes out the window

Every game has and needs custodians. That can be players and managers or it can be officials and rule makers. If itís not the first group it will have to be the second group. But you keep LOLing. That will help.

Armagh playing it sideways against a massed defence is terrible to watch. I get that. But when the team behind has a chance of promotion if the win and they donít come out and get the ball you have to ask what were they trying to get out of the game???

You have a very short memory.
You talk about custodians of the game.
What team would be known for introducing the first form of a sweeper?
Armagh wouldn't have won an All Ireland playing that way would they ?
If you have an issue with Fermanagh that's fair enough.
I can understand it.
I really can.
But it's just tactics. Things have and are evolving .




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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: March 21, 2019, 11:55:54 AM »
Always wondered what happened with the dream boxes.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47650835

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:56:19 PM »
Sadly mistaken ask anyone in the know and theyíll tell you laverty Donnelly county board coaches have done all the training and coaching and dom looks after the selection side of things. Smart on his end but paying coaches for schools is a bad precedent to have started IMO

Coaches have been paid to go into primary schools for years.
The days of teachers taking teams solo is well and truly over.
It's getting harder and harder to get teachers to take teams for many various reasons especially at the secondary level.
Monaghan and Cavan have been sending their county development coaches into secondary schools for a number of years now and it's seen an increase in schools teams winning Ulster schools titles.
Derry have obviously being following the same model with Magherafelt and I would assume with the Derry city team that played in the MacLarnon final today. Kerry county board have also been doing it for years .
Fermanagh I assume send the county underage coaches into St Michaels as these are funded by Club Eirne and St Michaels is by far the most important school in terms of county development.
Non-issue

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:43:09 PM »
Sadly mistaken ask anyone in the know and theyíll tell you laverty Donnelly county board coaches have done all the training and coaching and dom looks after the selection side of things. Smart on his end but paying coaches for schools is a bad precedent to have started IMO

So Dom is the manager. Thanks for clearing that up.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:22:58 PM »
Dom not afraid to pay others you mean to do the work!! Laverty brought in on big money to take the team. Got the rewards but not a great path for schools to have to take. Money should be invested in the preserving the teaching staff as opposed to shelling out money to get others to come in and take the the teams.

If you think that Lavery is taking that team then you are sadly mistaken.
Dom is the boss. Make no mistake about that.
Alot of people like to knock Dom but his record at both club and schools level is second to none.
Every time he manages to win something it's always down to who else he has on the line. Some people don't like giving him any credit.

Great display from St Michaels. Were the better team and the scoreline flattered Omagh.
Very pleasing to see an all Fermanagh 15 playing for St Michaels . Can only be good for the future of Fermanagh Gaa.


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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 17, 2019, 05:08:22 PM »
Perfect
And if Kildare are winning we can just settle on the draw?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:04:38 PM »
Meath 1-12
Clare 1-07

Strolled to victory in the end.

Fermanagh would have to hammer us to stop us going up now.

Meath are up.
Dead rubber for them next week  ;)
Sure we can shake on a 9 point win for Fermanagh next week.
That way you are up on points difference and you will  get a handier final as well.
Easy 2 points for you next season in division 1 as well

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:43:43 PM »
When does Meath play Clare?
Tomorrow.

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