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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:03:05 PM »
How many of them came to see how he was after the bomb attack?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:52:25 PM »
Ulster Hurling and Camogie champions again. Would be some achievement if they could retain the football title too. I wouldn't bet against it though.

This run Slaughtneil are on really is incredible. They've been on the road now for a long time without much of a break, and a good few of them dual players to boot. Collectively they've some fire in the bellies.

Unless theyíre all IC players itís hard to make out they havenít had a break.

Why bother making a comment like that.  He was just pointing up that they are high achievers.  Derry clubs dont win hurling titles.  They did back to back and a big proportion of that team excel at football as well.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gooch Cooper testimonial dinner
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:30:26 AM »
http://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/joe-brolly-colm-cooper-will-live-to-regret-decision-to-enrich-himself-36162020.html

Nail on the head by Brolly.

Does Joe give the substantial figure he gets for writing about GAA away?  What Brolly gets is pay , for doing something, not a handout.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: August 31, 2017, 03:05:21 PM »
What's the opinion on Macker as Derry manager - good appointment?

I think so. Probably a breath of fresh air he obviously knows how to coach and set up a team for modern day football (surprisingly something we've not been able to do) which is a great first step.

seen Derry minors play against Tyrone, against us(Cavan) in the Ulster final and then last Sunday. There is no setting up of the team re modern football, they play man to man, completely traditional style. Maybe you have seen them more than me and there is evidence of modern systems.

What is so good about what you call modern set ups?

what so good is the wrong question, what is needed is the better question, especially for senior, not that necessary for minor depending on the talent at your disposal. Lets take Dublin who are quality as an example, they had two sweepers on sunday, when tyrone got possession inside their won defense area, which wasn't that often on sunday, all the dublin forwards retreated to their offensive 45 m line and they along started tackling. that's a modern system, I can agree that it is not so good.

Haven't seen this thinking from the Derry management, and as I said maybe not needed as it is minor, but there are some serious holes in that defence that have not been addressed,  it will be needed for senior, otherwise forget about it.

There seems to be a lot of holes in defences of a lot of teams that use modern day systems.  In the Snr Semis scores conceded, using variations of the modern-day systems, were 2-14 (twice), 2-16, 0-17 (conceded by a team that won) and 2-17. 

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:21:00 PM »
What's the opinion on Macker as Derry manager - good appointment?

I think so. Probably a breath of fresh air he obviously knows how to coach and set up a team for modern day football (surprisingly something we've not been able to do) which is a great first step.

seen Derry minors play against Tyrone, against us(Cavan) in the Ulster final and then last Sunday. There is no setting up of the team re modern football, they play man to man, completely traditional style. Maybe you have seen them more than me and there is evidence of modern systems.

What is so good about what you call modern set ups?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tiernan MCCann
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:03:29 PM »
Why are you so worried about Derry and Derry people?

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General discussion / Re: Michael Hayes - Birmingham 6
« on: July 16, 2017, 06:37:52 PM »
Nail on head there Kilkevan.

My problem with you and your ilk Kilkevan is that you are happy to castigate atrocities of the Brits and co but republican atrocities are ignored.  Alway whatabout.

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SF didn't offer the SDLP a pact for this constituency.  They wanted pacts for FST and N Belfast and asked for them.  They didn't want one for S Belfast as they were happy to see SDLP lose.  They only possible winner other than SDLP was Little Pengelly.

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General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness
« on: January 21, 2017, 08:58:20 PM »
In this thread I am afraid there is a lot of revisionism about what the IRA did in the North.  It certainly was a cold place for catholics, GAA supporters and anyone who expressed an Irish identity.  But the idea that the IRA were some great saviours is nonsense.   They killed a lot of those that they purported to be fighting for.  Bombed the crap out of Derry and many other places.  Undertook many actions that were cruel,cowardly and brutal.  Someone said that the GFA wouldn't have happened without them.  Neither you nor I know that, but if you want to say that the IRA gained the GFA I would have to question if the GFA was worth all the deaths they caused.  Certainly the Irish community have most rights that we are entitled to, but we don't know if that would not have happened anyway.  Non-whites in England and USA have gained a fair deal of equality without going through what we did.

Martin Mc Guinness has been a powerful and necessary leader in recent years and has stretched himself for reconciliation.  He deserves recognition for that.

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Not remotely funny or clever.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: July 23, 2016, 09:28:02 PM »
The team has been riding their luck.  A win would have postponed an almighty drubbing later on.  The management haven't really caused the run, just a lucky set of fixtures.  Today showed a clueless defence.  How many scores conceeded?  Unfortunately, the run will see clueless Barton kept on.  No team can hope to progress without a semblance of a defensive structure.  We don't have it.  Its just rally on and hope to win.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:59:54 PM »
simple question for him.  Let him answer.  Then we will know whether to ignore or pay any heed.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:54:09 PM »
do you support Derry?

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2016
« on: January 18, 2016, 06:37:06 AM »
In what matches were there dives?  Not the Tyrone game, as you could see from the Irish News footage. Is it the Cavan game?  Didn't see it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster SFC: Derry v Donegal 27th June 2015
« on: June 27, 2015, 08:59:54 PM »
Donegal - the new Tyrone.  Flying through the air.  What about the tackle on Johnston?  Was it not a foot block?

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