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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.

GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Kieran Donaghy
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:49:18 AM »
Kieran was a class act, loved his attitude, competitive as hell, but more importantly love his footballing ability, had a brilliant footballing brain. His style was unique, I think most loved his and Kerrys way of using him by  making the beautiful game simple.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:23:56 PM »
League fixtures out, provisional ones anyway. London Leitrim Wexford Wicklow at home. Antrim Waterford and limerick away. Hopefully the games will be at owenbeg and we can get out of div 4 and build some momentum.

Shocking stuff, why is Mc Erleanstill  in charge, after taking us to D4 he should have had been politely asked to go.

GAA Discussion / Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:49:34 PM »
Derry currently has three of its up and coming prospects aged 18,19&20 ie Brown, Mc Williams and young Tohill being courted by AFL. Weíre a small county.
So your question is very valid.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:27:51 AM »
Tell u what the new leagues will definitely do, ensure clubs will have only 11 league games instead of 15, four games less. All to increase county football games and especially generate more money

How does it generate more money? Even if the County team weíre going well weíd have no supporters and thereís no fortune to be made in supporters going to County matches!

It generates more money because there are more county games, the only reason this format (super 8s) was introduced. And it is the club scene that is having its league games reduced  :o

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:01:32 PM »
Tell u what the new leagues will definitely do, ensure clubs will have only 11 league games instead of 15, four games less. All to increase county football games and especially generate more money

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:24:29 PM »
Dublin's biggest weakness (yes...i know) is a weakness under a high ball onto their full back line - would there be a chance that Tyrone throw Colm Cavanagh up there for periods of the final? It's a potential way through - you lose what he does anchoring the defence but against Dublin in the Super 8 game he was largely rendered irrelevant as Dublin wouldn't actually go through the middle, instead slip down the sides, i.e. Rock pretty much playing out at the corner of goalline/end line.

Would Harte give this a go? I think it's a no go, but a big man in front of Cluxton tends to get him to do strange things like the Comer goal last Saturday - maybe a pity Tyrone don't have a 'big' natural forward.

If he wasn't in there holding the middle they'd probably go straight through it. Though maybe anyone in there would be enough to make them avoid it. Either way Colm Cavanagh is such a key part of the defensive set up I don't think he could risk moving him at this stage. We have seen less ball kicked in there as the season has went on and R Donnelly role as ball winner has become less effective. I think I'd start McAliskey and Harte up front with Bradley playing of them. Lee Brennan to come on with 20 minutes to go.

I was thinking this the other day. For certain periods of the game, say 7 min spells I would def put Colm in the full forward line. Start McAliskey and Bradley up front, bring Colm up for periods and pump quality high ball in. With Colm and McAliskey hopefully winning the ball a quick player like Bradley would be through on goal. Cooper and Phily are prone to fouling players but seem to get away with it. This would cause them a nightmare.

Bring brennan on for the 2nd half. I dont think hes fit enough due to a lack of game time this year to start.

The only other radical surprise would be to bring back Sean Cav and put him in full forward. Doubt this would happen though due to the comments he has made but remember in 08 mickey brought back Stephen O'Neill just for the final that year.

How can someone be so stupid to actually think that and then commit it to a forum for the world to see  :o :o :o

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:53:32 AM »
I think he is, however his posts are at odds with the general view on the ground towards how the CB have handled this

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 12, 2018, 12:20:31 AM »
The fixtures this year were a failure and everyone knows it? Players know is, managers know it and supporters know it

Theyíve been pretty good so far.

Have u ever played as its reads to me like you havenít the foggest. A nine week break, training for two seasons in one, reducing the amoung of games club teams will have next year to promote county football who have had an increase in games. Not a baldy

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:26:19 PM »

The fun starts in the next four games. I think we will scrap in by the skin of our teeth by making the playoff game against Foreglen/Banagher. We had a draw yesterday V Rossa, an important point keeping up momentum after last weeks win V Glenullin. Think Screen will be ok but will have to keep winning. A potential few rough encounters to emerge as tempers get stretched in the run in. Every game is like a championship game now.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:18:05 PM »
I agree, currently itís either this or starred. But you can have it both ways if Croke Park would get their finger out and get a national fixture plan to accommodate club and county in equal measure. For all their suggestion, I donít see this happening any time soon, as the super 8s money racket will dictate the time line on development of this calendar

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin V Donegal
« on: July 15, 2018, 08:55:37 AM »
I canít understand the criticism of Dublin. They are winning the game, the tactic for me was as plain as the nose on your face, keep the ball in the middle and defensive half and draw the defensive team who need the ball to win out and create holes in their defence to attack. Donegal didnít come looking the ball, they did the exact same thing as Tyrone did in the semi last year, couldíve changed or wouldnít, so we all blame Dublin. A question if that had of been Kerry, do you think they would have sat back in their defensive shape and refused to press full tilt up the pitch on Dublin, not a chance in hell. Ulster football still is trapped in a negative mindset, Donegal who have without doubt developed their attacking game, like Tyrone donít seem to grasp that if your behind sitting in a defensive formation waiting for the opposition to be stupid enough to attack in numbers and loose the ball, you will get what Dublin served everytime from a quality team like Dublin. I fully applaud Dublin, itís Donegal who didnít go for the game

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