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« Reply #17745 on: March 11, 2019, 12:26:21 PM »
BelfastSaff that's a terribly depressing post. Most on here do think the quality is there, but getting the right players on the pitch seems to be the problem. And if you talk to Lenny he will present a strong case that he has at some point thrown an olive branch or an invitation to most or all of the missing names that we all know are still some of the top ballers in the county.

I much prefer to think that if Conor Murray and Peter Healy had been available from the start of the league we would be sitting pretty up around the top and pushing for promotion. Just those two players, that's all. Those are the fine margins we are talking about here!

Had we beaten Waterford, we would be sitting here fairly optimistic of winning our last two and talking about a point the referee gave Derry that everyone thought was wide, and a perfectly good Ryan Murray against Leitrim that was disallowed. Again....the thinnest of margins.

Waterford was a disaster, an event which left us rock bottom, and rightly opened up this flurry of activity on this forum. Lets try to win these last two and hopefully the horizon gets a bit brighter.

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« Reply #17746 on: March 11, 2019, 12:55:22 PM »
A grain of rice tips the scales folks. We showed against Derry that having greater pedigree and footballing history doesn't win games, and we came damn close to upsetting them. The problem is when the belief goes after a few disappointing results. In regards to getting the right players out on the pitch- I believe that the Aghagallon duo Eunan Walsh and Oisin Leneghan should be given more minutes.

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« Reply #17747 on: March 11, 2019, 01:10:01 PM »
here's how many Belfast clubs have no minor football teams of their own:
St Agnes
Eire Og
St Johns
Davitts
St Teresa's
Gorts
O'Ds

and there may be more - sorry state of affairs and no doubt Casement related

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« Reply #17748 on: March 11, 2019, 01:27:27 PM »
here's how many Belfast clubs have no minor football teams of their own:
St Agnes
Eire Og
St Johns
Davitts
St Teresa's
Gorts
O'Ds

and there may be more - sorry state of affairs and no doubt Casement related

Sad state of affairs surely. Do these team amalgamate?

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #17749 on: March 11, 2019, 01:53:30 PM »
St Johns dont have a minor team ?????  Bit shocking that, no?

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« Reply #17750 on: March 11, 2019, 01:56:58 PM »
don't think Pearses and Ardoyne have minor teams either

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« Reply #17751 on: March 11, 2019, 01:59:48 PM »
Whats the problem here?  It cant be a population thing obviously as this would be more an issue with rural clubs you'd imagine?  Are clubs doing enough to keep their players involved up to minors?

Find it shocking that some division 1 senior teams aren't fielding minor teams?

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« Reply #17752 on: March 11, 2019, 02:48:11 PM »
Whats the problem here?  It cant be a population thing obviously as this would be more an issue with rural clubs you'd imagine?  Are clubs doing enough to keep their players involved up to minors?

Find it shocking that some division 1 senior teams aren't fielding minor teams?

Every club goes through a bad spell of losing players, but its worrying that so many teams in the city haven't minor teams, is it such a big issue in country clubs?

What is being done to rectify it? Does Gaelfast cover all bases?

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« Reply #17753 on: March 11, 2019, 05:23:08 PM »
here's how many Belfast clubs have no minor football teams of their own:
St Agnes
Eire Og
St Johns
Davitts
St Teresa's
Gorts
O'Ds

and there may be more - sorry state of affairs and no doubt Casement related

That’s unreal! How can these teams not get 15 players ffs.

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« Reply #17754 on: March 11, 2019, 07:05:09 PM »
Have these clubs got hurling at minor?
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #17755 on: March 11, 2019, 07:20:00 PM »
There’s 5 of these clubs wouldn’t field too regularly at underage (unless through amalgamations).

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« Reply #17756 on: March 11, 2019, 08:40:50 PM »
Have these clubs got hurling at minor?
No

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« Reply #17757 on: March 12, 2019, 08:58:08 AM »
here's how many Belfast clubs have no minor football teams of their own:
St Agnes
Eire Og
St Johns
Davitts
St Teresa's
Gorts
O'Ds

and there may be more - sorry state of affairs and no doubt Casement related

3 Division one clubs in that list is scary, if St Johns aren't fielding at Minor that should have alarm bells ringing, one of the biggest clubs in the county and a history of great underage Success. in fairness, its hard to blame the clubs, too many distractions now a days too, ie kids would rather sit in front of a tv screen/ computer rather than play sport, minor has always been a tough age to get players out id say now its much more difficult.

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« Reply #17758 on: March 12, 2019, 01:08:04 PM »
we didnt have a minor football team for a few seasons. sometimes it happens that you dont have enough for some reason.

but its a matter for the club to address and see what can be done to keep the young lads at it from the underage up
hurl like f**k boi!

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« Reply #17759 on: March 12, 2019, 01:54:48 PM »
very relaxed attitude DR - its not one club in Belfast but 9! and 3 of them are Div 1 sides - alarms bells have to be ringing loudly