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« Reply #16485 on: October 10, 2018, 10:11:29 PM »
St Endas playing North Antrim and South West was a decision they made to improve because South Antrim was a joke in terms of organisation, refereeing etc. They are from the Hightown Rd ffs. Not technically Belfast the same way Santry or Swords is not technically Dublin. Pedancy!

Anyway they still do play SA at senior and juvenile. Just saying.

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« Reply #16486 on: October 10, 2018, 10:51:42 PM »
 Not debating that fact. A damn good club by the way!

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« Reply #16487 on: October 11, 2018, 06:28:50 AM »
Not debating that fact. A damn good club by the way!
As I said, can a club be a Belfast club but not a SA club?


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« Reply #16488 on: October 11, 2018, 07:07:25 AM »
Well if, as I've heard, you are going to be playing your minor final before the IFC final, you'd hardly expect your slabbering to work with 3 Belfast clubs involved.

I'll rephrase it then since we want to be silly.

Well if, as I've heard, you are going to be playing your minor final before the IFC final, you'd hardly expect your slabbering to work with 2 South Antrim clubs and one Belfast club involved.

Corrigan or Sarsfields the only place for those games. Sure it'll give you some sort of backs against the wall/seige mentality.

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« Reply #16489 on: October 11, 2018, 07:24:25 AM »
P. S. Why are St Enda's playing intermediate anyway? They should win handy against a Div 2 club but smacks of a cheap championship victory at the expense of genuine intermediate clubs and I thought the same of both St John's and Rossa in the hurling a load of years back.

If they win and they should, they'll celebrate but deep down they know they haven't beaten anyone they shouldn't have.

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« Reply #16490 on: October 11, 2018, 07:52:32 AM »
P. S. Why are St Enda's playing intermediate anyway? They should win handy against a Div 2 club but smacks of a cheap championship victory at the expense of genuine intermediate clubs and I thought the same of both St John's and Rossa in the hurling a load of years back.

If they win and they should, they'll celebrate but deep down they know they haven't beaten anyone they shouldn't have.
At least both Rossa & St Johnís were playing Div 2 hurling when they entered the IHC. I donít see how you can have any issue with that.


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« Reply #16491 on: October 11, 2018, 07:55:31 AM »
So they were. I stand corrected. I know lots of members of both clubs resented playing Intermediate though. But you're right, Div 2 is really for Intermediate. St Enda's kidding themselves.

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« Reply #16492 on: October 11, 2018, 08:50:51 AM »
to be fair i was wondering that about Glenravel this year. they won the junior in 2016 and went up for one year and then straight back down again and win it again. whats the point in that? All they did was prove that they are still a strong junior team. Cant see any merit in how that will ever improve a team.

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« Reply #16493 on: October 11, 2018, 09:02:56 AM »
O'Donnells went one better and were boasting about winning junior two years in a row.
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« Reply #16494 on: October 11, 2018, 09:04:56 AM »
Yes Chapeau to Cargin and St Galls for that match. Really was one to remember, two teams going at it was a joy to behold and the resolution of both sides was admirable.

Final will be a different affair, can Cargin be as reckless against an organised Creggan team?  Creggan dont have the stars that st galls have but work so hard for each other and do the simple things well. Their form starts them as favourites but can Cargin's returning contingent make the difference?

Toals do not agree with you........but sure they go to lots of games  8) and go;

4/9 Cargin
13/8 Creggan

Handy money......?

Toals must believe Cargin's walking wounded will have visited Lourdes first.......

It's a tight call. On one hand you have a solid team playing competently for the past 5 or 6 years, league leaders and O'Cahon Cup winners........against a team that has struggled with injuries and player loss all year but are finding their feet and have had 3 hard championship games under their belt.

I know where my moneys going ;)

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« Reply #16495 on: October 11, 2018, 09:09:13 AM »
Championship should be aligned with leagues.

As such this yr St.Endas should be playing Senior, Glenravel Junior. End of.

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« Reply #16496 on: October 11, 2018, 09:12:26 AM »
Yes Chapeau to Cargin and St Galls for that match. Really was one to remember, two teams going at it was a joy to behold and the resolution of both sides was admirable.

Final will be a different affair, can Cargin be as reckless against an organised Creggan team?  Creggan dont have the stars that st galls have but work so hard for each other and do the simple things well. Their form starts them as favourites but can Cargin's returning contingent make the difference?

Toals do not agree with you........but sure they go to lots of games  8) and go;

4/9 Cargin
13/8 Creggan

Handy money......?

Toals must believe Cargin's walking wounded will have visited Lourdes first.......

It's a tight call. On one hand you have a solid team playing competently for the past 5 or 6 years, league leaders and O'Cahon Cup winners........against a team that has struggled with injuries and player loss all year but are finding their feet and have had 3 hard championship games under their belt.

I know where my moneys going ;)

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« Reply #16497 on: October 11, 2018, 09:27:52 AM »
Championship should be aligned with leagues.

As such this yr St.Endas should be playing Senior, Glenravel Junior. End of.

Should be aligned with the leagues, the thing being even this year, the best div 2 teams didnít actually play IFC they played SFC in st Bridgetís and Aldergrove. Makes a bit of a mockery that youíve 2 div 2 teams playing senior yet a mid table div 1 playing intermediate, not all the clubs fault the county should set it out at the start of the year

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« Reply #16498 on: October 11, 2018, 09:34:20 AM »
Championship should be aligned with leagues.

As such this yr St.Endas should be playing Senior, Glenravel Junior. End of.

Should be aligned with the leagues, the thing being even this year, the best div 2 teams didnít actually play IFC they played SFC in st Bridgetís and Aldergrove. Makes a bit of a mockery that youíve 2 div 2 teams playing senior yet a mid table div 1 playing intermediate, not all the clubs fault the county should set it out at the start of the year

Yep and I would nearly go another layer and give clubs who want to play Intermediate or Junior after finishing in a promotion spot the option of playing in those Championships provided they waive promotion to the Senior or Intermediate leagues.  If they feel they are not ready for the step up in Championship class they should not be taking up a spot in the higher league when perhaps there are other clubs that would feel that they are progressing and would take the opportunity to move on up.

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« Reply #16499 on: October 11, 2018, 09:35:27 AM »
to be fair i was wondering that about Glenravel this year. they won the junior in 2016 and went up for one year and then straight back down again and win it again. whats the point in that? All they did was prove that they are still a strong junior team. Cant see any merit in how that will ever improve a team.

My bro in law lives up there and from what he's told me, they had 5 retirements at the start of the year and 2 in the states. 4 came back to play through the year.