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Messages - Trevor Hill

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Let's get away from the banal Down v Armagh arguments and look forward.

Could I draw everyones attention (including the mods) to the first line of this thread. We do not want/need the bitter and caustic comments of a certain Armagh poster on this thread. Please stick to Westmesth v Down if you are going to add anything meaningful.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time for a GAA quiz
« on: March 24, 2010, 12:07:30 PM »
Weren't Down sponsored by Kersten Hunik originally, then by Ulster Bank, and wasn't their some furore amonst the unionist clientele of that same bank about the bank sponsoring the "IRA at Play", and the bank pulled the sponsorship mid season or something to that effect?

Er, I'm not making up any nonsense. There was a furore from the clientele of one pf Down's sponsors in the 1990s, and it was politically based and led to the sponsorship being wthdrawn >:(

Pathetic, the only place this happened was in your warped little mind.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 24, 2010, 12:05:16 PM »
So far... So Good.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« on: March 24, 2010, 11:25:58 AM »
Top Scorers.................Down (2-68: 5 games)
Lowest Scorers............Tipperary (5-44: 5 games)
Most conceded.............Westmeath (5-79: 5 games)
Least conceded.............Down (2-44: 5 games)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 24, 2010, 11:12:12 AM »
Martin has scored 14 points in Downs opening 5 games, 7 from play. Not a bad tally for a playmaker. John has scored 12 points, all but one from play. It is no coincidence that John is playing his best football now that he has such a good supply of ball. Martin does all the simple things well without being too flash or showy. A bit like Greg Blaney. Only Paul McComiskey has scored more than Martin 1-12, though 9 of those points have been frees, Paul has played one game less. The big difference this year is that every one of the forwards are chipping in with scores.

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I am not expecting too many changes for Sundays game. Promotion is the main aim now and that will not be achieved until after Sundays game. Clarke is fit and should start, no word on McComiskey as yet. If Paul isn't able to start I would like to see Laverty in from the start. Its all well and good throwing him on when teams are tiring, lets see him over the 70 minutes, he is more than able for it at this stage.
Contrary to expectations our defence has been pretty solid, conceding only 2 goals, a penalty and a defensive error that cost McVeigh his place. There is no need for any change here as yet. Midfield is solid, even without Dan. My biggest concern for Sunday is the referee, who has not been kind to Down in the past. If we can beat Kinneavy we are in Division 1, which is way more than anyone expected when wee James took over. James along with the rest of the management team have brought a new approach to Down football, our players are fighting for every ball. Gone are the days of give it to Benny, Benny like everyone else is expected to win his own ball and everyone else is allowed to shoot. Well done to all concerned, long may it continue.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 23, 2010, 08:31:15 PM »
Are Westmeath Armaghs rivals now? Nothing like beating the oul neighbours, but its not much to brag about thesse days.  ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 23, 2010, 12:25:30 PM »
Some things never change, the Chubby Chaser is still full of sh*t and Saturdays result is still Down 1-13 1-06 Armagh.  :D

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 22, 2010, 10:23:30 PM »
Any1 know where the under 21 game is on wednesday night?

Breffmi Park at 8pm

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 22, 2010, 11:08:43 AM »
Will the CCCC be looking into the antics of a South Armagh man on Saturday evening?

Would this be the UFO on the Warrenpoint Rd about 20.55 on Saturday? Police received reports that an Unidentified Fat Object was speeding in the Direction of Kilmorey Street some 15 minutes before the game ended. The Unidentified Fat Object was being trailed by a Swamp Donkey. The police helicopter lost sight of the culprits in the vicinity of Kentucky Fried Chicken on Bridge Street. Police are also trying to trace the owner of 2 Armagh season tickets found lying in a puddle of grease and chicken bones. No chips have been retrieved as yet.

lol-no, im talking about the antics mckeever was at. thuggish to say the least.

McKeever is as much to be pitied than laughed at, a bit like Fearon really. What would you expect from either, at least McKeever has the excuse of coming from Cullyhanna, he knows no better. Fearon should have learned some decency having spent so much time working and now living in county Down.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 22, 2010, 10:48:55 AM »
You really have to pity Fearon, its alright taking a hand out of him, which is all too easy, but he simply cannot see the wood for the trees. Let him call us runners up from Division 3, let him mention Wicklow even lat him say that Armagh outscored Down in the last 60 minutes of the game. What tinkywinky fails to realise is that this is not some silly Spurs game on Sky Sports. These silly statistics mean nothing, the only statistic that matters is the final score and getting 2 points. We wont harp on about Armagh not scoring for 32 minutes in the second half, or the fact that the game was basically a carbon copy of last years Kerry Dublin game were a first minute goal meant that it was all over bar the shouting. I would be much obliged if no one would tell tony that 2 yellows equal a red card in Gaelic football and that is why they ended up with 14 men, please do not remind him that McKeever should have had a straight red for assaulting Marvellous Martin Clarke. Down lost their shape after Martin had to go off and if we had been playing against a decent team or an Armagh team from the last 10 years we may have been in for a torrid time, but the current team just aren't up to the job. Down could afford to give time to a few players who may not see much game time for the rest of the year on Saturday night so easy was their cause, but don't tell that to Tony, it will only make an already bad day worse.
While Tinkywinky may not have covered himself in glory over the last 2 days, does he ever? Many of the Armagh posters have taken their defeat well and can admit that they were beaten by a better team on the day. We have had to endure defeats at the hands of Armagh for more than a decade, the tables had to turn sometime. They will turn again the other way at some stage too, no team has a monopoly. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon, you brought an atmosphere and a crowd to Pairc Esler that no one else can and it was appreciated that the vast majority of you stayed on to the end. Some of you even came in to the club for a few pints afterwards and there was a good bit of friendly banter, while others took solice in a bucket of chicken and a hasty retreat up the Point Rd.

An Dun 1-13  Ard Mhacha 1-6

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 21, 2010, 08:41:08 PM »
Some Down supporters letting themselves down here. Big day for them, their team puts in a fine performances, beating their fiercest rivals for the first time in a generation to continue their upwards curve. Despite this, some seem fixated on thinking up novel ways to abuse an amateur sportsman from the cowardly comforts of anonymity. Says a lot about the character of a person when these are the things he chooses to focus on.

Obviously the behaviour of this amatuer "sportsman" is completely lost on you and many of your compatriots.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Patsy O'Hagan RIP
« on: March 21, 2010, 08:37:15 PM »
May he rest in peace.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh - Newry - 20 March 2010
« on: March 21, 2010, 08:35:41 PM »
Down are decent side on an upward curve but would anyone be genuinely afraid of meeting Down again in a league final or championship?  I think not.

Obviously a seven point hammering and Down playing keep ball for the last twenty minutes wasn't enough for you.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« on: March 21, 2010, 08:23:05 PM »
Westmeath v Down (Mullingar) Referee: Gearoid Conamha

Oh FFS

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