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« Reply #39570 on: October 14, 2019, 06:33:38 AM »
I thought Banagher were the better team on the day.

The sideline cut was dropped by Sticks in the Banagher goal and flicked into the net by Philly Curran.

Sticks had been causing Endas problems with his long range poc outs and frees and was having a good game.

Up until the goal it looked like Banagher were going to win, especially as the first score of the second half came in the 17th minute of play.

The goal obviously revitalised Endas who pinged over a couple of points to seal a win that didn't look likely given their performance up until then.

Would have to question the 'wisdom' of the Ulster Council to schedule 2 matches on the same day on a heavy pitch which resulted in a lot of mistakes and missed pick ups.

Usually Owenbeg is in great shape but I think it has been over used recently with most of the football championship matches played there.

The first match was a complete mismatch and to be honest Mullahoran should never have been asked to play in an Ulster JHC until Cavan get their own house in order when it comes to hurling. 

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« Reply #39571 on: October 14, 2019, 07:10:50 AM »
Antrim treble in Ulster?
After yesterdays results I really do fancy it myself now

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« Reply #39572 on: October 14, 2019, 07:43:58 AM »
Antrim treble in Ulster?
After yesterdays results I really do fancy it myself now

Would be some achievement

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« Reply #39573 on: October 14, 2019, 08:12:09 AM »
I wouldnt rule out Slaughtneil.

By all accounts they are ready for Ulster and I think it will take a good team to stop them.

Dunloy have some unfinished business with them provided they get past Ballycran who would need to put up a much better show than they did v Cushendall last year when their free takers choked in front of the posts.

Intermediate is not a given either. Dungannon, Keady and Bredagh are all handy outfits and going by yesterday's performance Endas wouldn't set the heather on fire especially as they now play Bredagh who'll be well up for the challenge.

Same with Gorts. I wonder if they learned from their mistakes of a couple of years ago when they faced Setanta. Going by their showing that day, they totally underestimated their opponent and probably took them for granted.

Setanta absolutely ran them ragged with Danny Cullen all over the pitch. Gorts indiscipline cost them that day. I wonder if they went into their match with St Eunan's with the same attitude - if so it almost cost them.

Id go for Coleraine to take the junior.

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« Reply #39574 on: October 14, 2019, 08:13:21 AM »
Coleraine will be far too strong for gorts . Dunloy will get it tough too but hopefully will win.

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« Reply #39575 on: October 14, 2019, 08:57:23 AM »
Coleraine will be far too strong for gorts . Dunloy will get it tough too but hopefully will win.

Their speech after their Derry final win was about getting to an All Ireland Final not an Ulster. They still believe that they left it behind them against Glenmore in 2016. I would say though they are possibly not as strong as they were then.  If Gorts met them 4 weeks ago id go for them, but ER have now 4-5 weeks of hurling under their belt.  Anyhow Gorts have to beat winners of Sean Traceys/Newry who wont roll over either.

Keady are the big threat now for St Endas. Powerful big men who brushed Setanta aside yesterday. Setanta started that game with 7 outsiders, all quality players and would have fancied themselves.

I just get a feeling Slaughtneil are not there mentally for an Ulster Campaign, but that is based on gut feeling really and nothing more than that. The defeat in the football against Glen hit them really hard.


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« Reply #39576 on: October 16, 2019, 02:35:06 PM »
Any word on who Darren Gleeson is bringing in as part of his management team?

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« Reply #39577 on: October 27, 2019, 04:01:12 PM »
A mere 18 point win for Dunloy. Should be a very interesting final now.

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« Reply #39578 on: October 28, 2019, 09:35:22 AM »
thought we played well yesterday. harried and tackled all over the pitch and didnt let Ballycran get any space or time. decent performance but it will take a better one to beat Sneill.

they are the team to beat at this level for the last lot of years and they will be tough as hell in the final again.
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« Reply #39579 on: October 28, 2019, 09:41:11 AM »
Not convinced on St Endas, extra time with Bredagh and still struggled to dismantle them

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« Reply #39580 on: October 28, 2019, 09:57:16 AM »
Not convinced on St Endas, extra time with Bredagh and still struggled to dismantle them

Banagher have to be kicking themselves, should have beat St Endas to be fair.

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« Reply #39581 on: October 28, 2019, 11:32:19 AM »
Not convinced on St Endas, extra time with Bredagh and still struggled to dismantle them

Banagher have to be kicking themselves, should have beat St Endas to be fair.

Yeah they had their chance, you’ve got to get over the line though..

The final will be interesting, Keady would have been fancied but The Dungannon lads have upset the odds and will certainly come into the final against St Endas knowing their opposition very well having played them twice in the league this year. I ref’d one of these games and it will be close.
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« Reply #39582 on: October 28, 2019, 11:55:49 AM »
Not convinced on St Endas, extra time with Bredagh and still struggled to dismantle them

Banagher have to be kicking themselves, should have beat St Endas to be fair.

Yeah they had their chance, you’ve got to get over the line though..

The final will be interesting, Keady would have been fancied but The Dungannon lads have upset the odds and will certainly come into the final against St Endas knowing their opposition very well having played them twice in the league this year. I ref’d one of these games and it will be close.

Banagher are a senior championship team - shouldn't be in Int. Ulster championship in my opinion.

Coleraine, at full strength, could be in Int. also.

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« Reply #39583 on: October 28, 2019, 11:59:16 AM »
thought we played well yesterday. harried and tackled all over the pitch and didnt let Ballycran get any space or time. decent performance but it will take a better one to beat Sneill.

they are the team to beat at this level for the last lot of years and they will be tough as hell in the final again.

What's the aveage age of this team DR - Eoin O'Neill Koby and Molloy have filled out well - physically strong now. O'Neill was very good yesterday I thought.  Great understanding between the 3 of them.

Should be a big crowd at the final in 2 weeks I'd say.

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« Reply #39584 on: October 28, 2019, 12:01:05 PM »
Not convinced on St Endas, extra time with Bredagh and still struggled to dismantle them

Bredagh are a good side. It was a case on the day where both defences were solid and free takers stepped up to the mark. Endas won the first half 0-10 to 0-4 with a very strong breeze behind them. Second half Bredagh won it 0-10 to 0-4 with the breeze.

There was a point credited to Endas which did not go over the bar. It was a wide and one of the linesmen mentioned that to the referee via walkie talkie who ignored it. But Endas wont care. They're in an Ulster final and although they have come through 2 very tough battles, Im just not 100% convinced on them yet.

Dungannon will present a much tougher challenge and I reckon the final will be a poc of the ball between them with the free takers again coming to the fore, McGoldrick for Enda's and Casey for Dungannon.

The junior match was another mismatch. Inniskeen won the Ulster JHC a few years ago and I was expecting a lot more from them. Coleraine did what they had to do and always play well as a team. At the same time I still think they will take Newry Shamrocks.

Im surprised at Gorts though although one or two people are of the opinion they're a one man team, hit it into Dessie McClean and he'll do the rest.

The senior games went as predicted and the Ballycran lad who lashed out at Nigel Óg really let his side down as well as himself.

Although the Crans had a purple patch just before half time where they pinned Dunloy to 4 -5 points, it was going to take a monumental effort to overcome the CuChullains with 14 men in the second half.

Its easy to be seen that the Dunloy lads weights programme has yielded results. Their upper body strength was evident and a few of those lads have well filled out.

Dunloy and Slaughtneil should be a good final and the bookies wont be giving much away when it comes to setting the odds for it.