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GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:06:50 PM »
Jez Walt, that's not cheeky, its factually correct. I didn't make it up.

GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:49:22 AM »
Slaughtneil? Don't have their own parish as such but split over Glen and Granaghan.

Or have I totally misunderstood the half parish concept.
Are they picking from 2 parishes or are there clearly defined areas within each parish?

Pick from two parishes, there camogs are better off, they take players from everywhere, Creggan in Co Antrim and Offaly.


Different perspective

excellent piece, not for the first time Aidan is on the money, high quality analysis.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 30, 2018, 10:31:15 AM »
Just seen the Scotstown v Coleraine highlights, it was some kick again from Beggan to win it 5 minutes into injury time. Coleraine must be ruing those missed chances though.

You won't see too many goals better than McCarthy's goal and the second Coleraine one in this years club championship.

an absolute beaut, class. Coleraine blew that game, what a sitter to miss.

Not a fan of the new rules...period. On the kick out, with it being taken from the 20m, it does condense the space to kick to?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:14:09 AM »
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: November 16, 2018, 01:10:06 PM »
I see Bobby Farren has been proposed as Chairman opposing the incumbent Brian Smith.
Who is Bobby Farren, club? credentials?

How much it costing Kilcoo to bring these men down such distances! You think there's no teams closer to home to manage!!
How much is Damien McErlain "costing"?

Cost us relegation into division 4. As low a point as we have been since God knows when.

So about a month after announcing proposed rule changes they are already considering changing the proposals!

I can see it now. The ball has to be kicked beyond the 45, no shorts. I can see 5 of the forwards retreating beyond the 45 to deny space and keep their defence tight etc  :o

The April club only thing was short-sighted from the start. For a start, compressing club games into such a short window is gambling with the weather. Clubs should have the odd county-games-free weekend each month from late February til May.

There's nothing much wrong with the GAA fixtures calendar, although there will always be an unavoidable conflict between club and county. It''s funny to see it compared to the utter disaster of the health service.

Seriously? Are you for real?

Yes I'm for real.


Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 26, 2018, 09:32:08 AM »
Feel free to tell me off, but its fairly depressing looking at the players we have lost ie Glass, Brown and Tohill. Each are physically brutes. Maybe they won't cut the mustard and return bigger and better, but I wouldn't hold my breath, we can't take those loses.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:45:01 PM »
Congratulations to Coleraine, very happy to have seen them win their second title, they have been knocking on the door, and the team that beat Slaughtneil deserved to win it. Lavey have had a bad week, beat in the senior county, minor football and hurling and u16 hurling finals, maybe they donít have it 😜 a softer breed than there predecessors🧐, only kidding 😎
Brennan Iím sure regretting not bring on O Boyle earlier or maybe starting him, big call and got it miserable wrong. Lacey have some useful players but have a bit to go. How do you see Coleraine fairing in the Ulster club, Derry clubs usually do well.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:50:46 PM »
S'neil have had an unbelievable run in both codes and are still involved with the Ulster club hurling. And I expect them back next year with the football, but with a couple of older players less. However isn't easy to be all gracious and humble when your winning all the time, painting a great picture of a wonderful community, then you loose one game in 5 championship years in Derry and the mask slips, the ref get serious abuse leaving the pitch and on social media. Same carry on when Ballinderry lost their game to Slaughneil after a 3/4 year unbeaten championship run, couldn't take the beating with the grace and humility they were happy to display when winning. It isn't the first game that a ref has made an honest call and got them wrong in S'neils run, the difference being they were able to find a way to win regardless of the refs errors, the same way they able to overcome errors their players made in the same matches to get a win. Refs make mistakes as do players, but your not going hit one of your own. Wonder was any of the supporters involved, the same supporters who finally helped Moran to call it a day after the abuse he took from them after the defeat in the All Ireland semifinal V Nemo last February.

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:39:51 PM »
Non stop POSSESSION is the main problem! !!!

Yes, but non stop possession is on the basic principle of the ability to fist pass the ball rather than kick it, therefore the kick out is NOT the fundamental issue.

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:12:18 PM »
Cannot agree with the Kick out being over the 45, can you see the tactic, managers taking four of their forwards out into the middle section of the field with clear instruction on breaking ball and swarming around the break and intensified tackling, just a mess with no fluid football, unlike what we have now with possession based kick outs and a lot more football played as a result. Very short sighted.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:08:19 PM »
Some of you might want to revise your forecast on the Greenlough result, Niall Loughlin is home.

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