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brendanbelfast

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Re: Antrim, the way forward
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2015, 12:23:30 PM »
I'll say it again - there is no proposal to remove Divisional Boards, thats not stated in our letter and is not the case.

The fact that it was circulated among clubs that the group of people seeking election was also seeking to remove divisional boards was not based on fact. Being kind you could say it was an accidental mistake.

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« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2015, 04:44:59 PM »
C11 you must be related or a member of the present regime, how can you promote an executive or certain members that have made Antrim the laughing stock of this island? The constant lies and deceitful approach of certain members over the years, the Dunsilly tenders and appointments shrouded in secrecy, the election of present hurling officials being dominated by certain individuals and their personal agendas. How can you promote officials that have either stood-by and let this happen or have been accomplices in what has occurred and ask the Gaa people of Antrim to let them pedal their own agendas for another 5years!! The old saying is the TRUTH will out eventually and i would see some people running for major cover, if certain scenarios hit the papers shortly. The wee man attends dinners and states he will not use it as an election platform and then rants on about what he welcomes and BS after BS. He was part of this for 5years how can he ask people in good faith to give them their vote after the balls ups that have been accomplished by the present executive!!!

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« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2015, 04:47:56 PM »
BrendanBelfast how does the team plan to get around the recent frustrated outburst? Surely it has played into some peoples hands? And please don't let on you are not familiar with this, the dogs in the street have heard it and the MMS is circulating like wildfire... BTW I totally understand the frustration...

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« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2015, 06:41:25 PM »
Blue blood i am neither of the aforementioned.

Sure I might not even be a member of a GAA club & therefore have no rights whatsoever in what happens to our county!!

As I said before some of both groups will get in and we will have a mixed group who I hope will sort things out between them for the betterment of Antrim GAA.

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« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2015, 10:06:23 PM »
Now we're talking a bit of sense. Whatever is for the better of the GAA in Antrim.

I'm fully in favour of the Saffron Vision initiative. It offers great hope that the debacle of the last few years can be rescued and some pride restored.

That's wee Joes achilles heel. As vice chair for 5 years you just can't put your hands up and say this mess has nothing to do with me. You get tainted by association and for that reason fresh leadership is essential.

Confident that will happen and also confident a few non SV officials will be elected....and go on to enjoy a fruitful and productive tenure surrounded by a new management team who are fresh, motivated and capable.

How does that sound to you Culchie?

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« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2015, 10:16:24 PM »
After hearing the rumours of the voicemail that was left to a South Antrim official, one of the Saffron Vision lads should be told to get to do one. I've not listened to it but by all accounts it is disgraceful.

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Re: Antrim, the way forward
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2015, 10:30:07 PM »
I'm interested now. How bad can it be?


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« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2015, 10:41:41 PM »
"BrendanBelfast how does the team plan to get around the recent frustrated outburst? Surely it has played into some peoples hands? And please don't let on you are not familiar with this, the dogs in the street have heard it and the MMS is circulating like wildfire... BTW I totally understand the frustration..."

I haven't heard the 'outburst' but I know that: (i) its a voicemail left following the circulation of a misleading email to all clubs about the intentions of the group re divisional boards, and that it named one person from our group specifically; (ii) the person who left the voicemail has subsequently apologised to the recipient; (iii) the recipient has in turn apologised for sending the original email. But the mutual apology doesn't suit the narrative and therefore isn't part of the story.

Listen, ours is an honest attempt to initiate positive change. That was frustrated almost immediately we contacted clubs and led to an angry outburst - big deal. We pledged at the outset not to get involved in finger pointing or 'tit for tat' exchanges with fellow Gaels and we'll do our best to stick to that.

Bannside - we are contacting clubs and have met a number already - all so far have welcomed the debate and acknowledge the need for a change of approach. But, clubs have their own decision making processes and we'll respect that.

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« Reply #53 on: November 02, 2015, 11:08:10 PM »
Having someone on the Co Executive who is prepared to stand up for himself and by extension the county might be a better proposition than the current lot who just take what Ulster council and Croke park hand down with a touch of the forelock.

Make absolutely no mistake there is zero respect for current Antrim officialdom from anyone at  provincial or national level. This can only happen if we deliver a new dynamic leadership. We have to earn that respect by sending a clear message that Antrim Gaels can put in place a top management team who Ulster and beyond are comfortable doing business with.

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« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2015, 11:18:30 PM »
Delargy why don't u run and try and make things better you do enough slobbering about everybody else talk is cheap no smart answers back put or shut up

bannside

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« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2015, 11:38:57 PM »
Instead of playing the man what else do you have to offer this discussion.

So you are not in favour of the prospect of fresh leadership? Are you happy with the performance of recent officialdom?  Have they represented Antrim well? Would they gave the respect of their peers throughout Ulster? Are they qualified to perform their roles? Is it fair to say some of them are well out of their depths?

Because that's by far the general consensus across the board.

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Re: Antrim, the way forward
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2015, 11:41:16 PM »
I'm interested now. How bad can it be?


Im the same. I hear it's rash enough!

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« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2015, 11:41:46 PM »
Like many I would like to see a major shake-up, but one wee thing niggles me.  The Antrim Vision Cultural Officer nominee on the literature tweeted by Antrim Post and re-tweeted by Club Aontroma says he's represented his club in Scor for the past 8 years.  Well I've been to practically every Scor event in the county throughout that period and I only ever saw his club on the odd occasion.  Have I missed something or are candidates CV's being exaggerated?  I sincerely hope not.  I'm just a grass roots Saffron but I don't want any smoke blown at me.  Happy to be corrected, Saffron Vision must have complete integrity.

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Re: Antrim, the way forward
« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2015, 11:50:42 PM »
Delargy why don't u run and try and make things better you do enough slobbering about everybody else talk is cheap no smart answers back put or shut up

The cold neutrality of an impartial judge right there.  ::)

Hows that moving a discussion in the right direction?
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bannside

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Re: Antrim, the way forward
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2015, 12:00:10 AM »
Brendan just noticed your response re meeting the clubs. Thanks for the update.

Constructive debate is good. The people and the clubs can make their own decisions and if there is any smoke blowing going on it will be, and deserves to be exposed.  I agree entirely with Sportacus on that one.