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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:48:46 PM »
Fair play to the Antrim board or Sean Kelly if it is him streaming the Pearseís match.

Great stuff for Mick

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:02:34 PM »
Aghagallon
Ahoghill
Aldergrove
Cargin
St Brigidís
Creggan
St Galls
Rossa
St Johns
St Endas
Sarsfields
St Paulís
Ballymena
Tir Na Og
Glenravel
Glenavy
Dunloy
Moneyglass
PG1
St Teresas


Have I missed any Div1 or 2 teams there? Try and fill in the blanks and outside managers

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 09:15:47 PM »
If you want a better full back is it ok to pay one to play for you?

Of course it is wrong. It is against the rules and ethos of the association.

Itís just an accepted breach of the rules. And indeed one that is becoming expected and even demanded in some clubs.

Itís happened in the past, wether we like it or not, itís as much part of the game as bad refs!!!
Not saying it hasnít but itís certainly becoming more prevalent and the history of it happening is irrelevant to the right/wrong debate.

Alcohol wasnít  part of the GAA ethos but drinks companies sponsored our hurling championship for years.  Gambling wasnít part yet we see bookies sponsor county teams in the past.

Times are moving on, everything is changing and wether you agree with it or not, itís here to stay.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 09:04:15 PM »
If you want a better full back is it ok to pay one to play for you?

Of course it is wrong. It is against the rules and ethos of the association.

Itís just an accepted breach of the rules. And indeed one that is becoming expected and even demanded in some clubs.

Itís happened in the past, wether we like it or not, itís as much part of the game as bad refs!!!

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 08:21:23 PM »
Knock the ref bashing on the head lads. Itís out of order.

On the topic of outside managers, Cargin have done it for years and have won a SFC. Creggan are in the final and they do it also, neither club seems to dwindling in number and joining with other clubs. So maybe itís working.

The obsession with money being spent is embarrassing. Dunloy are possibly paying Eoin McNicholl a few quid for his services, SHC winners and IFC finalists. Are they wrong in getting an expert in to train them? IMO itís better paying a coach or manager to help than throwing into a social club.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 04:17:09 PM »
The poor Pearses chairman I follow on twitter as for some reason he came up in my timeline once :(

is it not antrim against pearses?

Is that yer man Michael O'Neill?

An absolute gent.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 03:38:21 PM »
Iím going for

Cargin
Dunloy
Head says Ardoyne but heart wants Pearses!
Cargin

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:12:13 AM »
Thereís some absolute weapons about hi.. 

I know the ref  and if you knew what the man has went through both mentally and psychically in his life then youíd should be shaking his hand rather than coming on a forum and having a pop at the man.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 16, 2020, 01:59:46 PM »
Perhaps we should be appreciative that the correct decision was made in the end following evidence from 2 cameras and independent witnesses.  All of our clubs have felt the benefits / detriments of innocent players being involved / missing matches following harsh suspensions so the disciplinary committee are to be commended for using technology when it can clearly show innocence.

Jarlath perhaps had a poor or fleeting view of a struggle between 2 players. That's not to say he was quick to comment but perhaps in hindsight he is grateful the video showed a better angle than he had and im sure he was pleased that justice was served eventually.

The referee is innocent in all this and was only acting on the advice of his official. Jarlath should not be hounded because of this as again, it appears it was a quick view in real time without the benefit of instant reply.  jarlath has served antrim county for countless years and was trying to appraise a melee with large numbers of players involved which is difficult.

Neither Cargin nor Creggan can have any complaints now about the outcome of the match on Sunday.  It will be a tight game as they always are, hopefully a better fare than 2 years ago. Lets face it, it cant be any worse. Creggan will need to come out more and Cargin will need to ensure they are more direct if it is to be a spectacle at all.

The wisest post on here for a long time.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 16, 2020, 01:12:45 PM »
So itís Colm McDonalds turn to feel the wrath today..

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:15:48 PM »
Popcorn anybody?

For once I agree with MR2..  ;)

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: September 14, 2020, 11:31:20 PM »
Saw the video doing the rounds of the end of the Ballycastle game on Saturday. Disgusting and gutless act by that Ballycastle lad, shouldnít be allowed to hurl for a few years. Also the mentor slapping him on the back needs taken to task

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 14, 2020, 08:58:11 PM »
Spread the love lads ffs..

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 14, 2020, 02:26:35 PM »
So far weíve have a pop at The Chairman, Toland and Jarlath OíDonnell..

Itís not even midday!

No pop at either of the three parties here

You kinda did with Toland...

Always found Brendan a good referee. Fair and explained things and actually the opposite of making it about him. Also appears to have been involved in a serious number of games this year.

Haven't been on here in a good while and within a 10 minute read I can see why.

It was not a 'pop' at Totes was merely pointing out that there does not seem to be any encouragement or pathway for the upcoming referees if the old guard will not step aside, this was further highlighted in other posts as to lack of numbers, maybe put 2 and 2 together.

I have heard rumors as to the make up of the officiating teams for the finals next weekend and it appears that only a select few have been considered to partake and to a large degree the same people are doing both hurling and football speaks volumes as to the trust or otherwise in the rest of our officials

Oh and its easy to be involved in lots of games when you are retired and are the person who decides who is allocated which fixture

What are these rumours? Enlighten us pal...

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 14, 2020, 10:38:40 AM »
So far weíve have a pop at The Chairman, Toland and Jarlath OíDonnell..

Itís not even midday!

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