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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:20:06 AM »
I see from twitter Lenny was presenting at Convention last night. Anyone see the presentation or hear any feedback from the clubs?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:09:31 PM »
Another title gone to Belfast with St Brigids winning the U16 title.  Thats their 3rd in 4 years.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:35:58 PM »
The question remains - why do we need 3 divisional boards and and all county (i.e. 4 separate) organisations managing and running fixtures? We don't one central structure to manage and organise is more than sufficient.  Having a central management structure does not prohibit the playing of fixtures on a regional (aka divisional basis) at certain times of the year (dark nights when travelling can cause issues with getting fixtures played).

I'm not saying this will cure the issues with FTF and the level of apathy within Belfast, but fixing the problems require solving many interlocking issues. 

I agree with many previous posters it all starts (and in the case of Belfast, ends) in the schools. 

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
All county for U-14+ is the only option and time to scrap the Divisional Boards - we don't need 4 different organising/scheduling functions within the county. A classic example of this arise last week one divisional board had scheduled a referee for an U-14 championship match, while the county CCC had scheduled the same referee at the same venue to ref a senior match.  Far to much duplication on the administration side and not enough focus on getting more teams and more games.

« on: July 21, 2017, 05:18:35 PM »
I'm not "you mate". Just making an observation that the statement I highlighted is BS (in my humble opinion which is slightly more informed on the U17/Minor squad).

« on: July 21, 2017, 09:28:04 AM »
"There was a Mexican army eventually looking after the U17/minors when it became apparent there was a whiff of success about them, no corners would be cut here."

What a load of BS. When you don't know what you are talking about nor any of the fact I find it best to keep quiet in these circumstances...

« on: March 30, 2017, 09:37:31 AM »

Players removed from their clubs to play it in or train for development squads.

It's left several Club guys I spoke to last night having to cancel sessions - or merge U14/16/minor teams to get enough lads for sessions - which caused knock on issues itself.

What stuck me was that exactly the same predicament was being repeated by a range of clubs.


Was at the game myself.  As far as I know the maximum any club had represented was 4 and that "impacted" 2 clubs.  Most clubs had 1 or 2 players on the panel which looked like had c 30 players in total with 15 clubs represented.  So the facts don't seem to back up your anecdotal/hearsay comments.  "Several clubs needing to merge u14/u16/minor" for training when they have 1 or 2 players (max of 4 - again only impacted 2 clubs) getting exposure to a level of hurling which is a step up from the normal club game/session.  If these clubs are having difficulties with numbers for sessions its a tad disingenuous to pin the blame on the u17 development squad, thats what the facts tell me!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 21, 2016, 10:50:58 PM »
Fair play to Dunloy - best team on the night & played a good brand of football.  St Brigids went too defensive and never really got going as a unit. I've seen them play a lot better this year - but needed to be more attack minded.  Dunloy lads looked that half yard quicker in thought & action.  They'll give the Ulster championship a good rattle.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 20, 2016, 09:46:02 AM »
I think both clubs willing to play this Friday 21st & looks like this is now the date! Hopefully we will get a decent game.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 19, 2016, 07:59:01 PM »
Venue might be agreed, but the date i.e. 28th is not agreed as far as I know.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 19, 2016, 03:39:25 PM »
I'm not sure both clubs have agreed to the Minor final on the 28th.  Seems like the debacle will drag on for a while.  Looks like a shambles and little consideration for a bunch of young lads who will be part of the future for Antrim.  No better way to kill any level of interest in representing your county.

« on: February 09, 2016, 11:05:28 PM »
Agree fully with MR on the sanctions. I am both a coach & parent and I have been approached to move my son to the "better club". It is absolutely the subtle thing of approaching the stronger player(s) and entice with medals and the other players will absolutely think WTF and very soon a club that was just about able to field a team folds.  That's the reality of it lads and the "big" clubs know that.  Unfortunately they are blinded by their own short sighted view and cannot see that in the long run lack of local completion will only stifle their own long term growth.       

« on: November 10, 2015, 01:59:24 PM »
The latter part of the statement about the dream ticket.

« on: November 10, 2015, 01:10:37 PM »
The wee man working deviously like mad behind the scenes has now teamed Manley and Lennon together as the dream ticket for Antrim

That is factually incorrect! And I know for sure.

« on: May 12, 2014, 05:03:52 PM »
Yes u15s won as well.  Made 13 changes in the last 15 minute period to give all 30 of the squad a run out and KK scored 4-2, up until that point they had scored 1-5 to Antrim's 2-10.  Out hurled KK in all aspects of the game for the 60 minute period.

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