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« Reply #39225 on: June 10, 2019, 09:46:52 AM »
The hurling is usually not too bad for that though. The football punditry on RTE is just full of bluffers these days.

You get debate and people get allowed to talk with the hurling pundits. They just talk over the top of each other in the football. (Well specifically Brolly).

I'd be surprised if he wasn't back. He did some decent analysis on that game too and fitted in well.

Looked like Brolly was half cut at the Donegal v Tyrone match.

Kept mouthing and cutting in every time O'Rourke tried to make his point.

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« Reply #39226 on: June 10, 2019, 10:01:06 AM »
Really disappointed in the game on Saturday.

It was like men against boys for most of it. Even with that with ten minutes to go the game was still there for the taking, but we didnt have enough about us to go and take it on.

Hurling at higher levels has got much more physical over the last number of years (I think strength and conditioning programmes have a lot to do with it). We haven't really got any more physical at all.

We are very lightweight in comparison to some of the teams we play.

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« Reply #39227 on: June 10, 2019, 02:00:54 PM »
Really disappointed in the game on Saturday.

It was like men against boys for most of it. Even with that with ten minutes to go the game was still there for the taking, but we didnt have enough about us to go and take it on.

Hurling at higher levels has got much more physical over the last number of years (I think strength and conditioning programmes have a lot to do with it). We haven't really got any more physical at all.

We are very lightweight in comparison to some of the teams we play.

The smallest player they had (11) was fielding balls off our 'bigger' players and winning dirty ball also.. we really need to look at this side of things, NMcM who usually in the physical side of things more than enough holds his own but even he was being bullied off the ball
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« Reply #39228 on: June 13, 2019, 09:08:43 AM »
you would of swore that it was october last night in Ballycastle at that game. raining and the standard wind blowing one way down the pitch at last nights game.

was a decent game and Ballycastle put it up to us. scored two goals in the first half to put the pressure on and we were only up by 1 at the break playing with the strong breeze. second half we played a bit better and keep knocking the scores over to get over the line.

not a great performance but a good win despite not starting a full team.

on another note id love to see who sits down and looks at fixtures for the senior teams. they had us fixed to play a Countess of antrim match sat night with Armoy (reserve north antrim comp), county D2 senior football away to Lisburn Sunday, U21 hurling championship v Ballycastle Monday night and senior and reserve D1 v Portaferry Wednesday night.

For some of those lads its a potential 5 games in 7 days which wont happen but who really has the brains to sit down and fix things like this.
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« Reply #39229 on: June 13, 2019, 09:21:09 AM »
you would of swore that it was october last night in Ballycastle at that game. raining and the standard wind blowing one way down the pitch at last nights game.

was a decent game and Ballycastle put it up to us. scored two goals in the first half to put the pressure on and we were only up by 1 at the break playing with the strong breeze. second half we played a bit better and keep knocking the scores over to get over the line.

not a great performance but a good win despite not starting a full team.

on another note id love to see who sits down and looks at fixtures for the senior teams. they had us fixed to play a Countess of antrim match sat night with Armoy (reserve north antrim comp), county D2 senior football away to Lisburn Sunday, U21 hurling championship v Ballycastle Monday night and senior and reserve D1 v Portaferry Wednesday night.

For some of those lads its a potential 5 games in 7 days which wont happen but who really has the brains to sit down and fix things like this.

Down GAA are looking that game cancelled due to the Christy Ring final on the following Saturday, not sure how that will pan out.


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« Reply #39230 on: June 13, 2019, 09:41:11 AM »
you would of swore that it was october last night in Ballycastle at that game. raining and the standard wind blowing one way down the pitch at last nights game.

was a decent game and Ballycastle put it up to us. scored two goals in the first half to put the pressure on and we were only up by 1 at the break playing with the strong breeze. second half we played a bit better and keep knocking the scores over to get over the line.

not a great performance but a good win despite not starting a full team.

on another note id love to see who sits down and looks at fixtures for the senior teams. they had us fixed to play a Countess of antrim match sat night with Armoy (reserve north antrim comp), county D2 senior football away to Lisburn Sunday, U21 hurling championship v Ballycastle Monday night and senior and reserve D1 v Portaferry Wednesday night.

For some of those lads its a potential 5 games in 7 days which wont happen but who really has the brains to sit down and fix things like this.

Never head to Ballycastle without an umbrella not even in June, it was Baltic but worth the soaking.
Ballycastle put it up to us  and great result with so many players rested. Ballycastle did us a favor by moving Clarke into corner forward in second half. When he was playing in CHF he was creating havoc and involved in most of their scores. For us very impressed with Ronan Molloy and young Mc Cann

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« Reply #39231 on: June 13, 2019, 10:06:48 AM »
you would of swore that it was october last night in Ballycastle at that game. raining and the standard wind blowing one way down the pitch at last nights game.

was a decent game and Ballycastle put it up to us. scored two goals in the first half to put the pressure on and we were only up by 1 at the break playing with the strong breeze. second half we played a bit better and keep knocking the scores over to get over the line.

not a great performance but a good win despite not starting a full team.

on another note id love to see who sits down and looks at fixtures for the senior teams. they had us fixed to play a Countess of antrim match sat night with Armoy (reserve north antrim comp), county D2 senior football away to Lisburn Sunday, U21 hurling championship v Ballycastle Monday night and senior and reserve D1 v Portaferry Wednesday night.

For some of those lads its a potential 5 games in 7 days which wont happen but who really has the brains to sit down and fix things like this.

Never head to Ballycastle without an umbrella not even in June, it was Baltic but worth the soaking.
Ballycastle put it up to us  and great result with so many players rested. Ballycastle did us a favor by moving Clarke into corner forward in second half. When he was playing in CHF he was creating havoc and involved in most of their scores. For us very impressed with Ronan Molloy and young Mc Cann

thought the both of them played well. A good work rate for the whole hour and both took good scores when presented the chances.

I do think we over complicated clearing the ball from the back with short passes that got themselves into bother but second half we were much more solid. Bunga was as always solid and worked well.
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« Reply #39232 on: June 13, 2019, 09:24:59 PM »
Just seeing the division 1 results from last night. All the down clubs did very well. Wouldn’t have expected any of them to get points. (Though I guess maybe ballycran may be deemed stronger than Rossa but not sure on that).

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« Reply #39233 on: June 14, 2019, 09:08:29 AM »
Just seeing the division 1 results from last night. All the down clubs did very well. Wouldn’t have expected any of them to get points. (Though I guess maybe ballycran may be deemed stronger than Rossa but not sure on that).

Jonnies didn't look full strength down with us, we were missing a few too, but taking nothing away from our lads it was one of their better performances of the year and the fitness levels are improving, hence work rate is improving which was sorely lacking earlier in the year.
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« Reply #39234 on: June 14, 2019, 09:20:34 AM »
Is the ring final not on saturday? I don't know the down team but surely you have quite a few on it?

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« Reply #39235 on: June 14, 2019, 10:30:08 AM »
Is the ring final not on saturday? I don't know the down team but surely you have quite a few on it?

Next Saturday, the 22nd is the date for the CR final.

We have three or four on the panel, as light as we've been in a while, but no bad thing as it impacts on club training less.
We'd had more but there's still some lads out in Australia for the year.

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« Reply #39236 on: June 18, 2019, 08:44:21 AM »
seen a few people giving off on twitter about the U21 rule that stops fellas in their first year of minor playing U21. Is this a new thing?

A few lads from BC seem to be blaming this for them not being able to field against us last night.

I found it very strange to see a team not being able to field that we played in the county final the year before. I honestly thought that BC would of been a strong contender for it this season again.
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« Reply #39237 on: June 18, 2019, 10:02:12 AM »
seen a few people giving off on twitter about the U21 rule that stops fellas in their first year of minor playing U21. Is this a new thing?

A few lads from BC seem to be blaming this for them not being able to field against us last night.

I found it very strange to see a team not being able to field that we played in the county final the year before. I honestly thought that BC would of been a strong contender for it this season again.

Shambles that a club that size can't field. Regardless of any rule, ridiculous as it is.

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« Reply #39238 on: June 20, 2019, 08:47:32 AM »
pointless game last night against Portaferry in the league. they were missing their county players and you could tell that.

have to feel a degree of sympathy for them in having to field two Wednesdays in a row in north antrim and also not having a full panel.

That being said it was a good performance from ourselves missing so many players as well with the final game this Sunday before the league splits.
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« Reply #39239 on: June 20, 2019, 11:14:27 AM »
Top of division two looks to be getting interesting with sarsfields beat and st endas beating Creggan.