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« Reply #120 on: November 06, 2015, 07:10:24 PM »
To be fair its great that we have people willing to pull out all the stops to improve this county.... Regardless of who wins through they will have to back up their proposals if they do get elected because if they don't they'll get some abuse...
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« Reply #121 on: November 06, 2015, 08:31:38 PM »
Hold the Fort Hold the Fort news Flash this will give some of you lad's more bitching time. X Ref G Duffy was nominated by a SW Club for VC
But they sent it to wrong email address, and have provided county with original email as proof. CS supposedly hasn't accepted clerical error (No fckn surprise there) and has tabled it to a vote a CB meeting on Wednesday before final Nominations closed out. I'd say he's two chances amoung the present executive bye bye Duffy ;D



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« Reply #122 on: November 07, 2015, 02:44:45 AM »
Vice chair is a big position. It signals ones intent of aspirations to push on for the no 1 position.

Despite what some on here think I am all in favour of the best qualified men to get elected.

If you are a secretary then be good at communication. Be very good at IT. Know how to communicate in the modern world. If you are not then take a rain check.

If you are a Treasurer be good at managing the financials. Even better if you are fully qualified to do so. If you are up for PRO please have a qualification in marketing and a CV which shows  experience in same.

Etc. Etc. Etc. No more wafflers, chancers, bluffers, bully boys, jobs for the boys, nod and a wink merchants, or self serving interest specialists.  And please no career Gaa officials hoping to get fat on mileage expenses or largesse dinners.

If you have got Antrims best interest at heart and you are really good at what you do, then please God you will get elected to turn the tide and help make start Antrim live up to its potential, rather than an apology to our great association.
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« Reply #123 on: November 07, 2015, 07:23:56 AM »
How come there is only one in for the development role?

IA this not an interest to saffron vision ?
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« Reply #124 on: November 09, 2015, 10:17:56 AM »
the ego that is duffy lol some men coming out of the woodwork for this years convention, where have they all been over the years?
not criticizing them just asking why now and not before!

im sure by now everyone has heard the great news about dunsilly! work to start early decemeber, at last. dcal have helped out with funds towards new changing facilities.

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« Reply #125 on: November 09, 2015, 10:33:51 AM »
Jesus C11 we need to ask what happened the 3.5million before that instead of celebrating a cap in hand approach to DCAL. Oh yes as the wee man allegedly said it wasn't our money it was Crokes!! ;D

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« Reply #126 on: November 09, 2015, 12:27:41 PM »
Any forward movement in relation to Dunsilly is welcome. If we hope to have competitive teams we need to have good standard facilities on which to prepare these teams. Middle of the county too so ideal.

Make it the new county base too. Offices, meeting rooms, etc. Anyone in any doubt how this could look like should take a visit to Owenbeg.

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« Reply #127 on: November 09, 2015, 01:56:36 PM »
Any forward movement in relation to Dunsilly is welcome. If we hope to have competitive teams we need to have good standard facilities on which to prepare these teams. Middle of the county too so ideal.

Make it the new county base too. Offices, meeting rooms, etc. Anyone in any doubt how this could look like should take a visit to Owenbeg.

If it gets to be half the facility that Owenbeg is then I will be delighted.

After all the controversy it would be great if we could now knuckle down and come up with a facility that can really help move the county forward and something that we can be collectively proud of.

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« Reply #128 on: November 09, 2015, 02:24:25 PM »
Any forward movement in relation to Dunsilly is welcome. If we hope to have competitive teams we need to have good standard facilities on which to prepare these teams. Middle of the county too so ideal.

Make it the new county base too. Offices, meeting rooms, etc. Anyone in any doubt how this could look like should take a visit to Owenbeg.

If it gets to be half the facility that Owenbeg is then I will be delighted.

After all the controversy it would be great if we could now knuckle down and come up with a facility that can really help move the county forward and something that we can be collectively proud of.

A facility like owenbeg or garvaghy would be brilliant, but it wont happen as dunsilly is just to be a training facility.

remember casement park, yeah that big old stadium, thats where offices, conference rooms, spectator facilities are to be housed. 

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« Reply #129 on: November 09, 2015, 02:34:03 PM »
What are people thoughts on club championship games being played in a newly developed casement?

I think it will be far too big and therefore not suitable for club and county matches (as far as Antrim is concerned)

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« Reply #130 on: November 09, 2015, 02:35:51 PM »
What are people thoughts on club championship games being played in a newly developed casement?

I think it will be far too big and therefore not suitable for club and county matches (as far as Antrim is concerned)

'if you build it they will come' - isnt that the thought process behind it at least for the county games?

I would agree skull but then again from a players point of view, I would imagine they will all want to play in it as opposed to some other club ground.

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« Reply #131 on: November 09, 2015, 03:34:12 PM »
Can anyone offer proper assurances that we will be able to actually play club games at a new Casement, not to mention Antrims home games.

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« Reply #132 on: November 09, 2015, 04:46:34 PM »
Duffy lol ;D

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I have served my club as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, all roles I considered to be a great honour. This experience means that I am very well aware of the needs, challenges and issues which clubs face. It will ensure that in carrying out the duties of Vice- Chairman I will be sensitive to the needs of clubs.
In addition to my roles within our club I have also served the County as both a player and an administrator. As a player I had the honour to wear the saffron jersey and later manage and coach county football teams from under 21 down to under 14.
As a county administrator I have served as Coaching and Games Development Officer, Cultural Officer, Children's Officer, South Antrim Chairman, member of CCC and most recently as PRO.
The role of vice-Chairman carries the responsibility of chairing CCC. Having served on CCC for several years I know the enormity of the job and it is one that I am willing to undertake. Fixtures are the number one priority in any club set up and it is imperative that we continue to work to make improvements. If elected to this role I will seek to bring about a number of changes which I feel will benefit clubs and players and so improve our games. I will propose that a club will not be required to play any adult fixture in the week of their club championship game in either code. I also have proposals for minor leagues that would require them to start earlier in the season.
In addition to fixtures CCC has responsibilities for many other areas. I believe that my record shows that I will treat each situation with a degree of integrity and judge every situation on its merits with honesty and fairness as my guiding principles.
In addition to the role within CCC the vice-Chairman will be involved in every area in the administration of the County. Areas that need our immediate attention are, the continued development of Dunsilly, the implementation of the strategic plan to continue the improvements of Development Squads and putting the structures in place to enable Antrim to improve their standing at national level in both football and hurling. While I am aware of the constraints of finance this cannot be used as an excuse not to take action.
The development of Casement Park is a major issue facing our County. Antrim must begin to take a leading role in thedevelopment of our park. As vice-Chairman I will ensure that Antrim are included in all decisions in relation to the development of our stadium.
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Re: Antrim, the way forward
« Reply #133 on: November 09, 2015, 06:22:29 PM »
the ego that is duffy lol some men coming out of the woodwork for this years convention, where have they all been over the years?
not criticizing them just asking why now and not before!

im sure by now everyone has heard the great news about dunsilly! work to start early decemeber, at last. dcal have helped out with funds towards new changing facilities.

Would make another man cynical in the run up to Cb elections

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« Reply #134 on: November 09, 2015, 06:46:22 PM »
You do have to admit that Sean Fleming has a very full CV for this position. Whilst I am proud to embrace the Saffron Vision initiative and hope that most of their candidates are successful, I won't be in the least bit disappointed if SF is elected. He has put some years into both his club and his county.