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« Reply #39690 on: January 06, 2020, 11:57:27 AM »
Went down to match and was worth the trip. Wasnít a 5 point game and fennelly likes his extra steps. Having said that if someone is pulling at you then itís good ref work to let it go.
Sneil are for sure the best team in Ulster and itís great to have them there from an Antrim perspective.
If the Antrim champs can beat Sneil then they could be competitive in all Ireland matches.
Thought Joey Holden needs a mention, kept sniel 14 very quiet by attacking the ball and not the man
Over all a great game in the conditions and some great scores. Rogers goal the best score of the day

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« Reply #39691 on: January 06, 2020, 12:15:13 PM »
Any one else think that it was strange that SN were getting pulled up on their tackling style?
That is the way they have played and tackled all the way through their campaigns rightly or wrongly and yesterday was the first time that I have seen a ref consistently punish them for it.

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« Reply #39692 on: January 06, 2020, 02:04:34 PM »
Went down to match and was worth the trip. Wasnít a 5 point game and fennelly likes his extra steps. Having said that if someone is pulling at you then itís good ref work to let it go.
Sneil are for sure the best team in Ulster and itís great to have them there from an Antrim perspective.
If the Antrim champs can beat Sneil then they could be competitive in all Ireland matches.
Thought Joey Holden needs a mention, kept sniel 14 very quiet by attacking the ball and not the man
Over all a great game in the conditions and some great scores. Rogers goal the best score of the day

Holden was superb, as was the No.4 in beside him. no one panics on the ball ever and they can all pass it out with confidence.

i thought the ref had a great game and was consistent throughout the hour. He seemed to play the advantage rule to perfection and let it go when needed.

Rodgers goal was fantastic. what a score and it gave the game some finish
hurl like f**k boi!

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« Reply #39693 on: January 10, 2020, 09:47:09 PM »
Whats the craic with that McKaigue fella in midfield? Any time he won a free or simply struck a ball without being hooked he was cheering and tensing in the Ballyhale lads faces? Seemed like it was in Sneill plan to get in Ballyhales faces and force them into discipline mistakes which didn't ever seem like it was going to happen.
Yes suppose Antrim hurling teams are well renowned for playing hurling and not slabbering and getting in each others faces. Slaughtneil knew they were outclassed in hurling ability and had to try other tactics to level playing field, surely nothing wrong with that?

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« Reply #39694 on: January 11, 2020, 10:14:20 AM »
I like the look of that lineup for the Offaly game. McManus, Molloy and McNaughton all starting and Johnstons back too. We may or may not win but at least it looks like our best players are in there which is a good start.

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« Reply #39695 on: January 11, 2020, 01:07:08 PM »
Have Offaly improved?
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« Reply #39696 on: January 12, 2020, 03:40:22 PM »
Beaten by one point, Antrim couldnít get in front during this game, was hoping for a win in this cup, gets you into the Walsh cup the following year I think
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« Reply #39697 on: January 13, 2020, 08:58:00 AM »
by all accounts we played well enough. when you consider that Keelan and James have barely played a game they both got through the game rightly. add to that we have Ciaran Clarke to add back in there, conal cunning etc we have a good solid panel of players.

I know we wont lose any sleep over the Keohe Cup but it was good to see us get so many games in the build up to the League start at the end of the month. Offaly will be the team to beat in our league this year, along with Kerry, so its good to get a barometer of where we are against them at the moment.
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« Reply #39698 on: January 23, 2020, 08:50:54 AM »
Start of the league this weekend away to Wicklow then home to Mayo. those are two games that you would be wanting us to be winning before a tough game away to Offaly.

I dont think you can use the Keohe Cup game as much of a yardstick but on paper we should be beating them. With the Cdall lads back, the Johnnies players along with G Walsh etc all in the squad its prob the strongest panel we have had in the last few seasons.
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« Reply #39699 on: January 23, 2020, 10:10:30 AM »
Any Antrim clubs entering Martin Fogarty's U13 and U15 Tain leagues?

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« Reply #39700 on: January 23, 2020, 10:53:15 AM »
Start of the league this weekend away to Wicklow then home to Mayo. those are two games that you would be wanting us to be winning before a tough game away to Offaly.

I dont think you can use the Keohe Cup game as much of a yardstick but on paper we should be beating them. With the Cdall lads back, the Johnnies players along with G Walsh etc all in the squad its prob the strongest panel we have had in the last few seasons.

Its the best opening games we could have hoped for to be honest. Heading down to the Offaly game hopefully, (though I'm ref'ing the winter league so hopefully no games) and I'd like to see us put a marker down for the league with a win their. The main thing this year should be the Joe McDonagh cup in fairness, it has the biggest prize at the end of it
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« Reply #39701 on: January 23, 2020, 01:36:27 PM »
by all accounts we played well enough. when you consider that Keelan and James have barely played a game they both got through the game rightly. add to that we have Ciaran Clarke to add back in there, conal cunning etc we have a good solid panel of players.

I know we wont lose any sleep over the Keohe Cup but it was good to see us get so many games in the build up to the League start at the end of the month. Offaly will be the team to beat in our league this year, along with Kerry, so its good to get a barometer of where we are against them at the moment.

Whats the story with CiarŠn Clarke. Has he been injured or is working away???

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« Reply #39702 on: January 23, 2020, 04:33:11 PM »
Last i heard Clarkey was injured just. Maybe some of the BC lads would know for 100%
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« Reply #39704 on: February 08, 2020, 09:07:17 AM »
Group 1
St.Johns, Dunloy, Ballycastle, Rossa
Group 2
Cushendall, Loughuile, st endas, st galls

Obv the group setting doesnt allow much for an 'upset' as such...
However certainly room for clubs to break into that top 4
Im sure ballycastle & rossa will be eyeing eachother up similarly and st endas and st galls in group 2.

Personally i feel Rossa or ballycastle on their day could turn over one of the big guns, whats peoples thoughts on something similar happening in group 2??