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« Reply #16530 on: October 11, 2018, 11:45:37 PM »
Terrible draw
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« Reply #16531 on: October 12, 2018, 08:39:07 AM »
I take it you South West hillbillies will be wanting this fixture v Tyrone or Derry played in Ahoghill 😂

As long as it aint in Belfast I dont mind. Will save the car from getting broke into.
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« Reply #16532 on: October 12, 2018, 08:39:55 AM »
Terrible draw

Why? Is it better to be hammered by Fermangh?

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« Reply #16533 on: October 12, 2018, 08:58:44 AM »
I take it you South West hillbillies will be wanting this fixture v Tyrone or Derry played in Ahoghill 😂

As long as it aint in Belfast I dont mind. Will save the car from getting broke into.

Bullshit

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« Reply #16534 on: October 12, 2018, 10:24:16 AM »
CSC the line in bold may have been true at one stage back in the 90s perhaps, but i'm guessing on the scale of Antrim clubs based on membership Creggan sit well up there with the larger clubs and i'd say have more membership than Cargin these days.

If you look further North into the Glens you'll see what a true small club is in terms of both membership and playing numbers!

I see that the Derry SFC final is scheduled for the same day - that could affect attendance.

You think the Cargin ones will go to the Derry final instead?  ;)

Both Cargin and Creggan (and both Managers) have the strong backbone of Derry education.  You would probably be surprised at the amount of people disgruntled with the two finals being on the same day
don't be worrying about the managers turning up as they are paid mercenaries - sad to see these big clubs with big memberships and tradition going down the mercenary road

Not too many of the 'Big Clubs' in Antrim that have not used mercenaries in the past few years.  Certainly not an ideal situation but its probably a typical situation in most big clubs around Ireland. The odd 'club member' manager scattered around is a relative scarcity.

The big managerial merrygoround will continue onwards. Neither Cargin's nor Creggan's managers will be sitting with their feet up next year regardless of whether Cargin or Creggan release them from service at the end of the season.

The bigger question is how to stop it as it is fairly endemic now
From a Creggan point of view
1) We are a small club, a club with membership with massive commitment, but a small club none the less.
2) Managers, the club spent the majority of the 70's, 80, 90's in the lower leagues, and the majority of the playing personnel all had that playing experience. The last three internal managers Creggan had, Sean Maguire (intercounty experience), Peadar Totten (intercounty experience), Gerard Dougan (Div 1 and 2 experience). Outside of these guys, the players with intercounty experience either wanted to focus on underage, or had emigrated to foreign lands.
In the late 90's early 00's the club realized we had really good young potential, but didn't have managers with the experience to take us to the next level at senior level
3) The club focused on ensuring we had really good underage coaching structure (3 per team), and looked external for senior management
4) Players who brought the club up into Div 1 and stayed there, and who rep the county at underage senior, are now coaching underage teams within the club. The natural progression will be these lads coaching the senior team in the next 10+ years

Each club has to make decisions on what is best approach for their club to make sure their potential is maximized. Creggan took an approach that was intended to break a cycle of Div 2 status, and propel the club into senior status. On this point alone, the strategy has worked
 

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« Reply #16535 on: October 12, 2018, 10:54:25 AM »
Fair play to creggan. An outside manager diminishes nothing in this at all -utter nonsense and petty begrudging. It's great to see a different club in the final and would be good to see them get over the line though I would still fancy cargin to win it.

Terrible draw. Apparently we would only have an option of a home game depending on the result.(Were we to have a home ground).


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« Reply #16536 on: October 12, 2018, 12:04:18 PM »
Fair play to creggan???? They have spent 250k in past 12 years on managers for seniors lol. Bound to hit a bit of success with one. Biggest spending club in Antrim. Which they are fully entiltled to do but donít come this story of senior players giving back when a number have went to other clubs to manage for money. 

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« Reply #16537 on: October 12, 2018, 12:50:46 PM »
Fair play to creggan???? They have spent 250k in past 12 years on managers for seniors lol. Bound to hit a bit of success with one. Biggest spending club in Antrim. Which they are fully entiltled to do but donít come this story of senior players giving back when a number have went to other clubs to manage for money.

Like who? The only one I can think of his Adrian Dougan.

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« Reply #16538 on: October 12, 2018, 12:53:22 PM »
I take it you South West hillbillies will be wanting this fixture v Tyrone or Derry played in Ahoghill 😂

As long as it aint in Belfast I dont mind. Will save the car from getting broke into.

Bullshit

Sorry should have added 'if I dont throw somebody a few quid to mind it'.
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« Reply #16539 on: October 12, 2018, 01:31:54 PM »
I take it you South West hillbillies will be wanting this fixture v Tyrone or Derry played in Ahoghill 😂

As long as it aint in Belfast I dont mind. Will save the car from getting broke into.

Bullshit

Sorry should have added 'if I dont throw somebody a few quid to mind it'.

As much as you'd love that to be true because it would help you with your stereotyping, that has never happened around Corrigan and 'paying someone to look after your car' is not a thing. You are no better than the people around Corrigan despite what you might believe.

You, my friend, are a ballbag.

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« Reply #16540 on: October 12, 2018, 01:35:24 PM »
The good news is we have a home draw in Ulster this year but:



Antrim v Tyrone/Derry

Home draw?, you haven't a ground to take the crowd. It will be moved to a neutral venue due to the support Tyrone will carry for them, no facilities for a game of this level.

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« Reply #16541 on: October 12, 2018, 01:37:23 PM »
Fair play to creggan???? They have spent 250k in past 12 years on managers for seniors lol. Bound to hit a bit of success with one. Biggest spending club in Antrim. Which they are fully entiltled to do but donít come this story of senior players giving back when a number have went to other clubs to manage for money.

Like who? The only one I can think of his Adrian Dougan.
What's the salary these days for a club manager. Admire LD for not paying their own guys on principle

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« Reply #16542 on: October 12, 2018, 01:45:13 PM »
Fair play to creggan???? They have spent 250k in past 12 years on managers for seniors lol. Bound to hit a bit of success with one. Biggest spending club in Antrim. Which they are fully entiltled to do but donít come this story of senior players giving back when a number have went to other clubs to manage for money.

Like who? The only one I can think of his Adrian Dougan.
What's the salary these days for a club manager. Admire LD for not paying their own guys on principle

If you have to admire a club for this then we are all up the creek.

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« Reply #16543 on: October 12, 2018, 01:46:32 PM »
I take it you South West hillbillies will be wanting this fixture v Tyrone or Derry played in Ahoghill 😂

As long as it aint in Belfast I dont mind. Will save the car from getting broke into.

Bullshit

Sorry should have added 'if I dont throw somebody a few quid to mind it'.

As much as you'd love that to be true because it would help you with your stereotyping, that has never happened around Corrigan and 'paying someone to look after your car' is not a thing. You are no better than the people around Corrigan despite what you might believe.

You, my friend, are a ballbag.

Lol you are some humpy bollox. Happy enough to throw a bit of slagging but cant take it back. Ok Im a ballbag lol.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #16544 on: October 12, 2018, 01:47:16 PM »
I take it you South West hillbillies will be wanting this fixture v Tyrone or Derry played in Ahoghill 😂

As long as it aint in Belfast I dont mind. Will save the car from getting broke into.

Bullshit

Sorry should have added 'if I dont throw somebody a few quid to mind it'.

As much as you'd love that to be true because it would help you with your stereotyping, that has never happened around Corrigan and 'paying someone to look after your car' is not a thing. You are no better than the people around Corrigan despite what you might believe.

You, my friend, are a ballbag.

Jaysus lad, if you're throwing out stick about SW Hillbillies and stereotypes, you're gonna have to take some stick back in return.

You'll need a thicker skin round these parts!  :)
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