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Apart from the change to the kick  out , the other two changes have disaster written all over them . They have too many variables that are open to interpretation by the referee and the general public watching games , never mind the impact at club level . Too much, too soon and too many changes .

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:46:19 PM »
Apologies my reply to Jim got attached to his own

P6 and P7 teachers actually teach the curriculum in the first instance. Pupils wouldnt know how to answer practice papers without that basic knowledge . 
The maths curriculum is so broad that the P6 and P7 teachers are teaching that curriculum alongside the transfer work in March through to October. Pupils not doing test are also taught that curriculum throughout that time.
I agree that the focus is on transfer in Sept, oct ,nov but there is no alternative.

Parents are caught in a dilemma about tutoring. Wee Johnny has a tutor ,so my child with a Cat /ptm/ pte of 110 needs one! A complete waste of money for parents. A complete steal for the tutor.....they must laugh when they see these people coming along ... £30 an hour ...for what...going over the papers they already do in school. It's a complete con job in these cases.

A good tutor will identify areas where a child in the 95 - 105 bracket can improve and add value to that childs chances. 

Children with a CAt  score of 105 rarely fail to score beyond this in the GL/Aqe tests.

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:29:33 PM »
11+ tutoring is the biggest tax - free con job in the North. The vast majority of children with a cognitive ability score of 105+ will pass  the 11+ with hard work in school and good parental support.
A tutor may help some children in the 95 - 100  bracket. Most tutors are working of the hard work put in by P6 and P7 teachers.
Parents  can pay up to £1250 -£1500 for a tutor - yet - if the child doesn't perform well on the day - it's always the schools fault .

Anyway , the 11+ is a reflection of performance on a given day. GCse and A levels are what really counts.

What do you mean by hard work from the teachers? Doing 3/4 test papers in class per week from March in P6 and then spending all morning going over test questions?? Sure thatís not teaching the curriculum, thatís just preparing children for tests. What about the children who arenít fit to do the transfer? Do they just sit in the class and zone out or give them some sort of booklet to work through?  Itís a completely flawed system and most children will struggle to get an A without some form of tutoring. And asking parents to do it is disaster, the children will fight the bit out and cry when their parents are going over test papers whereas theyíll listen to a tutor. And 105 cognitive ability is definitely not an indication that a child is able to get an A in the transfer.


P6 and P7 teachers actually teach the curriculum in the first instance. Pupils wouldnt know how to answer practice papers without that basic knowledge .
The maths curriculum is so broad that the P6 and P7 teachers are teaching that curriculum alongside the transfer work in March through to October. Pupils not doing test are also taught that curriculum throughout that time.
I agree that the focus is on transfer in Sept, oct ,nov but there is no alternative.

Parents are caught in a dilemma about tutoring. Wee Johnny has a tutor ,so my child with a Cat /ptm/ pte of 110 needs one! A complete waste of money for parents. A complete steal for the tutor.....they must laugh when they see these people coming along ... £30 an hour ...for what...going over the papers they already do in school. It's a complete con job in these cases.

A good tutor will identify areas where a child in the 95 - 105 bracket can improve and add value to that childs chances.

Children with a CAt  score of 105 rarely fail to score beyond this in the GL/Aqe tests.

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:26:28 PM »
11+ tutoring is the biggest tax - free con job in the North. The vast majority of children with a cognitive ability score of 105+ will pass  the 11+ with hard work in school and good parental support.
A tutor may help some children in the 95 - 100  bracket. Most tutors are working of the hard work put in by P6 and P7 teachers.
Parents  can pay up to £1250 -£1500 for a tutor - yet - if the child doesn't perform well on the day - it's always the schools fault .

Anyway , the 11+ is a reflection of performance on a given day. GCse and A levels are what really counts.

What do you mean by hard work from the teachers? Doing 3/4 test papers in class per week from March in P6 and then spending all morning going over test questions?? Sure thatís not teaching the curriculum, thatís just preparing children for tests. What about the children who arenít fit to do the transfer? Do they just sit in the class and zone out or give them some sort of booklet to work through?  Itís a completely flawed system and most children will struggle to get an A without some form of tutoring. And asking parents to do it is disaster, the children will fight the bit out and cry when their parents are going over test papers whereas theyíll listen to a tutor. And 105 cognitive ability is definitely not an indication that a child is able to get an A in the transfer.


P6 and P7 teachers actually teach the curriculum in the first instance. Pupils wouldnt know how to answer practice papers without that basic knowledge .
The maths curriculum is so broad that the P6 and P7 teachers are teaching that curriculum alongside the transfer work in March through to October. Pupils not doing test are also taught that curriculum throughout that time.
I agree that the focus is on transfer in Sept, oct ,nov but there is no alternative.

Parents are caught in a dilemma about tutoring. Wee Johnny has a tutor ,so my child with a Cat /ptm/ pte of 110 needs one! A complete waste of money for parents. A complete steal for the tutor.....they must laugh when they see these people coming along ... £30 an hour ...for what...going over the papers they already do in school. It's a complete con job in these cases.

A good tutor will identify areas where a child in the 95 - 105 bracket can improve and add value to that childs chances.

Children with a CAt  score of 105 rarely fail to score beyond this in the GL/Aqe tests.


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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 24, 2020, 10:15:34 PM »
11+ tutoring is the biggest tax - free con job in the North. The vast majority of children with a cognitive ability score of 105+ will pass  the 11+ with hard work in school and good parental support.
A tutor may help some children in the 95 - 100  bracket. Most tutors are working of the hard work put in by P6 and P7 teachers.
Parents  can pay up to £1250 -£1500 for a tutor - yet - if the child doesn't perform well on the day - it's always the schools fault .

Anyway , the 11+ is a reflection of performance on a given day. GCse and A levels are what really counts.
I know of a retired science teacher tutoring 12 kids a night (group of 6 at 17.30 and another 6 at 8.30) . He teaches them in a classroom setting at his house rather than 1 to 1. 35 quid an hour x 12 x ?number of days he works is serious tax-free cash.

I ve heard  if a few garage conversions to classrooms !

I  also know if a science teacher tutoring children from their science in school .

I also came across a tutor , "teaching" a 11+ child at the same time as a gcse pupil !  Explain that one .

Parents are really to blame! 

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:25:14 PM »
11+ tutoring is the biggest tax - free con job in the North. The vast majority of children with a cognitive ability score of 105+ will pass  the 11+ with hard work in school and good parental support.
A tutor may help some children in the 95 - 100  bracket. Most tutors are working of the hard work put in by P6 and P7 teachers.
Parents  can pay up to £1250 -£1500 for a tutor - yet - if the child doesn't perform well on the day - it's always the schools fault .

Anyway , the 11+ is a reflection of performance on a given day. GCse and A levels are what really counts.

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You cant have an advance mark from a kick out mark.

If the advanced mark is inside the large rectangle , you can tackle immediately.

Reading the changes , I believe there are too many permutations to interpret at club level!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:37:51 PM »
Surely that transfer hasn't actually happened yet! (If it happens at all)

It's done.

The window for transfer applications is 1st January to 1st March. Approvals/rejections only happen after that window closes. So no it can't be done.

This is incorrect! Once transfer is requested to county board then club that is losing the player has 8 days to respond, if no response transfer automatically goes through as long as it is eligible, i.e home or work address is within parish of new club.
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How does that go against what I said? I'm aware that's how it works.
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You have said "Approvals/rejections only happen after that window closes" this is not true, Approvals/rejections will happen after 8 days is up from when transfer is logged. So if transfer logged on 1st Jan and club player is leaving does not respond within the 8 days then transfer automatically approved by 9th Jan.

PS. This is only for transfers between clubs in the same county.
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The 10 day transfer is for inter county club transfers online process

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:27:33 PM »
Hamsey
R Donnelly
M Donnelly
Mcaliskey
Brennan
Morgan
T McCann
Harte
McShane
M Cassidy
Cavanagh
M McKernan
B Kennedy
Meyler


Question lads. How many of these would start
Hamsey 
M Donnelly
Brennan
Morgan 
Harte   
Cavanagh 
B Kennedy
Can see these all on the sheet, if fit


Harte still on honeymoon. Mid feb by the  time he is back

Isn't Harte a teacher? How does he get the time off?

Unpaid leave????

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 03, 2020, 03:58:05 PM »
Degany - do you not think it strange the Plan is to be produced a year and half after Gaelfast started? have they just been winging it so far
BigBall - yes I am full of New Year optimism and will keep dreaming Of all 3 - maybe you are nursing a new Year hangover

IGaelfast have spent alot of time and effort with meetings / surveys of all stakeholders to establish a baseline audit of where antrim gaa is at.
They have reviewed and restructured the investment and purposes of development squads.
They have reviewed and restructured coaching within primary schools with a focus on links into clubs.
They have put coaching structures in place..to coach the club coaches .
Gaelfast is a long term project. Paul Donnelly is a very progressive leader. He has a long term vision .

In my experience , you have to test your practices to be the best practices that you can deliver,before articulating  it and documenting it.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 03, 2020, 02:32:52 PM »
The development plan for Gaelfast is to be undertaken in 2020 as outlined in the strategic plan

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Probably Pengelly was criticising Arlene's behaviour as bringing the DUP into disrepute.

Bryson not helping things by condemning the rumour, without suggesting it wasn't true.





Democratic Unionist MEP Diane Dodds is to replace Carla Lockhart as assembly member for Upper Bann.

Ms Lockhart MP resigned from the Northern Ireland Assembly after she became MP for the 


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: December 18, 2019, 06:21:05 PM »
Barry Dillon still with us, Cassidy remains at Cargin, Adam's who had without question two extremely poor seasons at St John's has somehow managed to end up in Burren!

Think Fitzy is hanging on for another crack at St Endas after a poor term last year no doubt caused by fatigue. Martin Lynch has the hard work done at LD just needs to keep that momentum going to be in next years mix, so he's hanging on too.  Wee Gerard Mc Nulty taking over the reigns at Creggan from Kevin Madden.

Anyone with any more info to add to that in Div 1 or other divisions for that matter?

Niall Ward  taking over at Gorts .

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 17, 2019, 08:46:44 PM »
All grammar schools are classified as voluntary grammars. CCMS had no input into their management. All grammar schools are funded directly by DENI. Although CCMS  have input into non selective post primaries hence their attempts to merge the three post primary schools in Downpatrick.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 03, 2019, 06:34:59 PM »
2 Tyrone clubs eliminated form their perspective Ulster Championships on penalty shootouts. I understand a winner needs to be determined but the penalty route doesnít seem right to me. Iíd sooner see 45s as a GAA alternative maybe just the one nominated kicker one per club.

Portglenone v lamb dearg  had 45s  , a few weeks ago . It was a pile of rubbish  compared to tension penalty kicks would generate !

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