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« Reply #39720 on: January 02, 2020, 08:51:21 AM »
ah christ the reality check, back to work today!! lol hope you all had a good holiday
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« Reply #39721 on: January 02, 2020, 04:00:20 PM »
2020 and hopefully a good year for the county!
McGurk final on sunday be a good pre-season game for our boys against down. Things seem to be shaping up well in terms of personnel back in the squad again etc
Best of luck to the St Endas team on saturday.
What do people think of their chances against the kilkenny side?

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« Reply #39722 on: January 02, 2020, 04:13:57 PM »
2020 and hopefully a good year for the county!
McGurk final on sunday be a good pre-season game for our boys against down. Things seem to be shaping up well in terms of personnel back in the squad again etc
Best of luck to the St Endas team on saturday.
What do people think of their chances against the kilkenny side?

I think they will lose by 15

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« Reply #39723 on: January 02, 2020, 04:34:03 PM »
2020 and hopefully a good year for the county!
McGurk final on sunday be a good pre-season game for our boys against down. Things seem to be shaping up well in terms of personnel back in the squad again etc
Best of luck to the St Endas team on saturday.
What do people think of their chances against the kilkenny side?

Chatting to a few lads from our own club, ballycastle and loughgiel and they are all loving the set up and the training. ive heard nothing but good things from the players and it gives good positive vibes to push on this year again.

The league will be competitive and hard, the Joe McDonagh is very competitive and hard to win and its a good place for us to try and improve. Look at the likes to Laois and Carlow and what they have done. it shows that it can be done when everyone is pulling the same way
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« Reply #39724 on: January 04, 2020, 04:09:14 PM »
2020 and hopefully a good year for the county!
McGurk final on sunday be a good pre-season game for our boys against down. Things seem to be shaping up well in terms of personnel back in the squad again etc
Best of luck to the St Endas team on saturday.
What do people think of their chances against the kilkenny side?

I think they will lose by 15
Good shout.


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« Reply #39725 on: January 04, 2020, 05:51:56 PM »
Mc Gurk Cup/Kehoe Cup on Ulster Facebook this evening at 7pm.

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« Reply #39726 on: January 05, 2020, 12:48:14 AM »
2020 and hopefully a good year for the county!
McGurk final on sunday be a good pre-season game for our boys against down. Things seem to be shaping up well in terms of personnel back in the squad again etc
Best of luck to the St Endas team on saturday.
What do people think of their chances against the kilkenny side?

I think they will lose by 15
Good shout.

Sometimes you get them right. Not sure about tomorrow, I'll go for Ballyhale by 12

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« Reply #39727 on: January 05, 2020, 09:58:05 AM »
2020 and hopefully a good year for the county!
McGurk final on sunday be a good pre-season game for our boys against down. Things seem to be shaping up well in terms of personnel back in the squad again etc
Best of luck to the St Endas team on saturday.
What do people think of their chances against the kilkenny side?

I think they will lose by 15
Good shout.

Sometimes you get them right. Not sure about tomorrow, I'll go for Ballyhale by 12

I’m heading down, I was hoping for a closer game but after yesterday’s Ulster results I think you might be right, bookies gave it Ballyhale minus 11 or 12 in other shops. Thought Coleraine would have given it a better show.

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« Reply #39728 on: January 05, 2020, 11:05:58 AM »
Ballyhale’s forward line is phenomenal. I couldn’t see anyone getting close to them. They’d beat most county teams.

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« Reply #39729 on: January 05, 2020, 11:18:55 AM »
Ballyhale’s forward line is phenomenal. I couldn’t see anyone getting close to them. They’d beat most county teams.

They are a great team and have plenty experience too, but S’neil dismantled Dunloy very easily and I was very impressed with their first touch, strength and once they got into their rhythm their shot selection was very good.

I’m going for them to beat the handicap score
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« Reply #39730 on: January 06, 2020, 08:52:03 AM »
great game yday to be at. Thought that Sneill were fantastic from start to finish. their work rate was immense and a joy to watch

Sneill played with a sweeper from the start of the game but Ballyhale didn't change anything at all and still were causing problems. Id say that Ballyhale didn't think they would have to dig as deep as that to get over the line.

Sneill were into all sorts of silly nonsense at times of throwing sticks away, even standing on one once and breaking it but the Ballyhale lads didn't bite at all and kept hurling away.

Id say it will take some beating to get past the derry men thins year again for whoever comes out of Antrim.
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« Reply #39731 on: January 06, 2020, 09:09:43 AM »
great game yday to be at. Thought that Sneill were fantastic from start to finish. their work rate was immense and a joy to watch

Sneill played with a sweeper from the start of the game but Ballyhale didn't change anything at all and still were causing problems. Id say that Ballyhale didn't think they would have to dig as deep as that to get over the line.

Sneill were into all sorts of silly nonsense at times of throwing sticks away, even standing on one once and breaking it but the Ballyhale lads didn't bite at all and kept hurling away.

Id say it will take some beating to get past the derry men thins year again for whoever comes out of Antrim.
I'm all for anything to win and all that but if ever a man deserved a red card/head slapped off him was sneill number 7. Threw a stick away on 3 occasions and snapped one over his knee.. never seen anything scummier on a pitch.

That aside, ballyhale had to dig deep but they still didn't look at all panicked at any time of the game. When Rodgers scored that peach of a goal they simply just stuck to their style and pulled away once again. Classy outfit and it will be some final.

I think sneill going out of the football early in Derry allowed their main men to focus on the hurling and that might've been why they were convincing in the ulster championship. 

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« Reply #39732 on: January 06, 2020, 09:57:38 AM »
yeah he raked his studs down his leg at one stage as well but the KK lad never retaliated once, in fact none of them did. they are a well drilled unit and you can see that in them.

Cormac O'Doherty was very quiet the whole game. i was expecting him to show up well but other than frees he didnt have an impact on the game. Rodgers was fantastic and i thought Cassidy in the corner had a good game. Over all Sneill will be happy and disappointed with the result and will feel they have it in them to get into a final.

That depends on the football as well as they are prob good to win it this year after last years disappointment.
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« Reply #39733 on: January 06, 2020, 10:28:35 AM »
yeah he raked his studs down his leg at one stage as well but the KK lad never retaliated once, in fact none of them did. they are a well drilled unit and you can see that in them.

Cormac O'Doherty was very quiet the whole game. i was expecting him to show up well but other than frees he didnt have an impact on the game. Rodgers was fantastic and i thought Cassidy in the corner had a good game. Over all Sneill will be happy and disappointed with the result and will feel they have it in them to get into a final.

That depends on the football as well as they are prob good to win it this year after last years disappointment.

I watched it on TV, Cormac was unreal, unbelievable amount of dirty ball dug out by him and recycled through the whole game.

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« Reply #39734 on: January 06, 2020, 10:35:24 AM »
2020 and hopefully a good year for the county!
McGurk final on sunday be a good pre-season game for our boys against down. Things seem to be shaping up well in terms of personnel back in the squad again etc
Best of luck to the St Endas team on saturday.
What do people think of their chances against the kilkenny side?

I think they will lose by 15
Good shout.

Sometimes you get them right. Not sure about tomorrow, I'll go for Ballyhale by 12

I’m heading down, I was hoping for a closer game but after yesterday’s Ulster results I think you might be right, bookies gave it Ballyhale minus 11 or 12 in other shops. Thought Coleraine would have given it a better show.

Very happy that I was so wrong on Slaughtneil game. I had Coleraine down to win narrowly, I just thought their physicality/experience would make a difference at this level, but they do have some  weak links and this guy Joe Bergin seems to very very good