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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 24, 2015, 09:28:04 AM »
Good lad the BogBall!

Don't understand the crying here either, it's an all Ireland final for jesus sake, if they want a weekend give it to them. Nobody's saying all football is cancelled, grab a ball an kick like frig in your back garden, use a wall to kick her against if your U21 buddy is resting!

U21 managers "have backed fixture planners into a corner"... what, by getting to an All Ireland Final? The fact that they're goin for a trainin weekend doesn't mean the football wudnt have been called off anyway. Maybe could have made the call before Wednesday but boys if you work at weekends you have to accept that there's goin to be some disruption like. Good luck to the lads, theyv obviously worked hard.

As i said before fair play to the u21s getting this far, and good luck in the final, they have my full support. But why after the semi final over the weekend did the CCC confirm fixtures for this Saturday/Sunday on Then wait to hold their meeting on Tuesday and announce the decision on Wednesday. By that stage already, men had made provisions to get work off Saturday or change shifts to suit the confirmed fixtures for this weekend. Of course there will be sacrifices to be made every weekend - but when you see confirmed fixtures you take that as Gospel. You add into the equation the clubs who are flying lads home and wouldve booked their flights. I dont know how La Managa is been funded, but what about the clubs and players who are out money this weekend due to negligence on the CCC's behalf. Once again the club players are screwed over and forgotten about!

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 23, 2015, 09:40:04 AM »
I have sat on the fence so far over this dilemma off County v Club in the case of the U21s. The U21s deserve our full support and rightly so, but the County Board has not acted in the correct manner in order to keep Clubs happy and offer their full support.
This weekends fixtures called off on Tuesday night, and news of this only reaching the Clubs and Players on Wednesday. The U21s won their Semi Final on Saturday - why did we have to wait 3-4 days for this decision? There is a clear lack of respect for the average club player. What about the man who booked off work to accomodate the games on Saturday evening? What about the numerous clubs who have booked flights for players coming home from England to play games? I want to put my full support behind the U21s, they deserve their chance of success, but the farce regarding fixtures this week has really tinted my judgement!

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:38:13 PM »
I know the issue has been raised before but what if we were to implement a similar layout to Club Football in Kerry. Yes, there will be more games which is a further headache for the CCC but this also opens more flexibility for Clubs as their standard players are getting plenty of game time, whilst the county players will be able to play a high percentage of these in addition to training with the County Panel.

To further detail my point, there would be a main Senior Championship whereby all our current Senior Clubs would take part. We would then have divisional teams such as North, East, South and West taking part. This would give the opportunity for Intermediate and Junior players to play against the 'better quality' players in the County. These divisional teams would then also have their own Divisional Championship.

I dont quite fully understand the entire mechanics to how it all works (Maybe someone can enlighten) but i am sure you get the point I am trying to make. Everyone wants the County teams to succeed so we can dine at the top table once again. However our Club players feel alienated because they are been sacrificed and dont get enough game time for the training and effort they put in. The old Cup Competitions were ok as a means of providing games, but the competitiveness soon was lost and we returned to the same old issues.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 20, 2015, 12:24:45 PM »
Derrylaughan, Edendork, Aghyaran, Pomeroy all sit top of Division2 with full points. I personally cant see any of them teams having the required squad to be sitting on top come the end of 15 games. Division 2 really is a minefield.
Derrylaughan seemed to have a comfortable win v Gortin and Edendork slipped past Galbally and both teams play other this weekend which is a masive game for momentum for both these sides. Cookstown also have to beat Moortown to get the ball rolling which will be a tough one for them.
Aghyaran have surprised me so far, but they have made massive strides under McGinnity the past 2 years. Pomeroy as expected are off to a great start. They have a tough one v the Lough on Saturday but I expect them to win this one if u21s are available!

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 14, 2015, 02:12:34 PM »
What are the predictions for this weeks games? I have done mine for Division 1 & 2

Clonoe V An Charraig Mhor - Clonoe to shade it after a convincing 1st day victory
Moy V Killyclogher - Killyclogher should have enough
Augher V Eglish - Draw. Massive game for both
Coalisland V Omagh - Coalisland with strong home backing
Greencastle V Dungannon - Greencastle to shade it on experience
Errigal Ciaran V Donaghmore - Errigal at a canter
Ardboe V Trillick - Trillick to prove an upset if full hand available
Strabane V Dromore - Dromore by a few

Derrytresk V Aghyaran - Aghyaran to shade it after a strong start
Loughmacrory V Eskra - Loughmacrory to carry on good start
Cookstown V Kildress - Draw. Big derby game
Edendork V Galbally - Edendork if McCurry has shooting boots on
Stewartstown V Pomeroy - Draw. Both had impressive 1st day wins
Rock V Killeeshil - Rock by a few
Moortown V Urney - Moortown should take it
Derrylaughan V Gortin - Gortin to prove another upset

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: March 04, 2015, 09:53:37 AM »
Speaking to a fella recently who said a referee told him there are only approximately 40-45 referees left in the county after numerous retirements this year.
If this is the case, surely there wont be enough to cover all senior & reserve fixtures on a given Sunday where the full programme goes ahead?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:51:17 PM »
Any thoughts on thenew proposals to seed the championship based on the previous years league placings?

Where did you see these new proposals? Are there any other proposals?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: February 12, 2015, 08:50:50 AM »
Heard yesterday that they plan to start the leagues on 12th April, with the Championship beginning on the Weekend of 23rd May and running over the 30th May Weekend also. With possibly 1 week break in the summer from 11th-19th July. Anyone heard any truth to these rumours?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:00:06 AM »
Was anyone in attendance at any of the Ulster League games or friendlies at the weekend?
Any teams shaping up well? Any new faces on any teams?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 15, 2015, 04:49:51 PM »
Anyone heard any talk of championship yet? Heard recently that 'they' intend to begin the championship in early May, so as McCarron's transfer can go through and able to play for Tyrone! Another case of Harte making the calls. No consideration for the clubs who loss in the 1st round, loss players to America, etc and struggle for the next 6 months!

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 14, 2015, 10:09:19 AM »
i would say there are men in Div 2 and Div 3 on at least 60 a session, plus a game on a Sunday.

I would love to see a breakdown of these 'expenses' for managers. Any man who is taking anymore than 50 a night all inclusive from a club is not a real GAA man - and even that is alot. Taking a team is not for making a profit, its for the love of the game. How can it be justified to pay managers that sort of money, yet the players making the same committment get nothing. And then take into consideration the youth footballers - its like taking blood from a stone trying to even get permission from most committees for the money to buy them 5 new footballs, yet they are ok to pay these 'expenses'!!

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 13, 2015, 03:47:40 PM »
Cookstown Fr Rocks - Chris Collins
Eskra Emmetts - Palor McNulty
Moortown St Malachy's -
Derrylaughan Kevin Barry's GAC -
Edendork St Malachy's -
Loughmacrory St Teresa's - Eamon Kavanagh
Aghyaran St Davogs - Peter McGinnity
Pomeroy Plunketts - Tony Scullion
Kildress Wolfe Tones - Barry Dillon
Stewartstown Harps - Padraig O'Kane
Gortin St Patrick's - John Penrose
Galbally Pearses - Archie Beattie
Urney St Colmcille's - Reggie Porter
Killeeshil St Mary's - Paul Quinn
Rock St Patrick's - Niall Conway
Derrytresk Fir aChnoic -

Any updates on management in Division 2?

Sad to see Tony Scullion managing Pomeroy - word was he was on for coming back to the Tones where he is loved but needed time to sort some things out. Kildress then decided to appoint B Dillon as they had a chance to get him and he was being sought by other clubs.

Would have been great to have Scullion back but he's away to our rivals beside us - Anyhow Dillon is a good manager too from what I hear and I'm sure he'll do a good job anyway!

Kildress v Pomeroy is a fixture I'm really looking forward to this year now.

I thought with the likes of Scullion working for the Ulster Council their hands were tied and they could only work within their own club?
Or has he help from within the Pomeroy club to get around this?

Are Moortown going with their minor management of last year? seen on here previously Conleth Gilligan linked to them, but i'm sure he would wish to stick with Derrytresk now they're promoted!

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:05:55 PM »
Cookstown Fr Rocks -
Eskra Emmetts - Palor McNulty
Moortown St Malachy's -
Derrylaughan Kevin Barry's GAC -
Edendork St Malachy's -
Loughmacrory St Teresa's -
Aghyaran St Davogs - Peter McGinnity
Pomeroy Plunketts -
Kildress Wolfe Tones - Barry Dillon
Stewartstown Harps -
Gortin St Patrick's -
Galbally Pearses - Archie Beattie
Urney St Colmcille's -
Killeeshil St Mary's -
Rock St Patrick's - Niall Conway
Derrytresk Fir aChnoic -

Any updates on management in Division 2?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 06, 2015, 03:59:55 PM »
Any of ye at the match want to give us a run down on who played well and who didn't
How did Padraig McNulty do at MF?

Was it the usual slow build up or any long balls kicked into Sean. I hope Sean stays at FF for the season cos whilst he is great at running with the ball he is creates havoc in there and knows how to win a free. McCurry and any other CF will benefit with a ball winner at FF I think

How did the defence fair?
What age is young McShane and what's his best position? what's he good at?

I wasnt at the game but from what I was told McNulty was didnt make much of an impact. The red card for C.Cavanagh left him tussling round the middle on his own, it wasnt a true reflection - another game would give a better indication.

I also hear McCurry was played in a more withdrawn role - can anyone shed any light on this? I thought he would be the ideal man playing alongside a ball winner like S.Cavanagh!?

I hear McShane came on and held his own which is positive news. Just goes to show there is quality players outside the top tier, and some who may never have gotten the chance yet!?

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:51:08 PM »
Are there any up and coming coaches/managers in Derry football not yet attached to any teams?
I see on the Tyrone discussion board there seems to be alot of Derry men taking Tyrone club teams

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