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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18810 on: October 31, 2019, 09:35:51 PM »
Joe Quinn, Kevin Madden, Loughrey, Niblock, Kobo all must be in with a shout.


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« Reply #18811 on: October 31, 2019, 10:00:32 PM »
Joe Quinn, Kevin Madden, Loughrey, Niblock, Kobo all must be in with a shout.

Not going to argue with that, along with McCann, I can go back as far as Mickey Darragh and that auld team, Flash, and very young Jimmy Wilson
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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18812 on: October 31, 2019, 10:24:27 PM »
All class acts too no doubt.

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« Reply #18813 on: October 31, 2019, 10:31:00 PM »
Take the 09 team that went toe to toe for most of the game in Tullamore against a Kerry team that went on to win that year. Would a fit and available Sean Kelly Kevin & Kieran Mc Gourty not gave given us an extra 5% or 10%?? And could that have won the game for us?

No one really saw that team coming....the quality of players were in our midst the whole time! Dont forget St Galls won the All Ireland club title too that year.

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« Reply #18814 on: October 31, 2019, 11:44:22 PM »
neither CJ nor Kevin stayed for long enough periods to make this list - by the way, a very interesting diversion on a discussion board! - James Loughrey one of the best and wouldn't it be great to have seen him playing even longer too. Tony Scullion is in that space where quality meets longevity, Mick McCann definitely on the shortlist. He was at the top of his game in successive promotions in 09 and 2010. Kevin O'B...Justin Crozier, Kevin Niblock, Paddy Cunningham, Tomas as well and those last two back on board.

Looking further back, Lenny was one of our best flair players, Donal Armstrong when we won the B championship, Aidan Donnelly, Mackers, Whitey with his overhead point!

This really is a talking point for an evening over a few pints.....

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18815 on: November 01, 2019, 08:33:55 AM »
talking about best ever players is near impossible when comparing era's
Best stab would by decade - for starters

90s - Ciaran O'Neill, Aidan Donnelly, Terry McCrudden, John Rafferty
00s - Kevin Brady, Kevin McGourty,Sean Kelly,
10's - Michael McCann, CJ McGourty,Paddy Cunningam

i still think that Michael McCann is a class act. hes the best player on the ball that Cargin have had this past lot of years.
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« Reply #18816 on: November 01, 2019, 08:56:12 AM »
talking about best ever players is near impossible when comparing era's
Best stab would by decade - for starters

90s - Ciaran O'Neill, Aidan Donnelly, Terry McCrudden, John Rafferty
00s - Kevin Brady, Kevin McGourty,Sean Kelly,
10's - Michael McCann, CJ McGourty,Paddy Cunningam

i still think that Michael McCann is a class act. hes the best player on the ball that Cargin have had this past lot of years.
When I started this I had in mind what the player did for club and county - Paul McErlain,JOE QuinnDOnal Armstrong and Eddie Quinn should be added to my 90s list

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18817 on: November 01, 2019, 09:32:42 AM »
Sean Kelly at club level was probably as good as there was about in the country for a few years. At county he suffered a bit from plugging a gap at corner back and not playing where he would do his best job. I think this has happened a few of our players over the years as we have struggled to produce corner backs and have produced more half backs.(Oddly the same seems to happen in hurling)

Ronan Hamill wasn't bad either IIRC. Stephen Mulvenna in his era when he wasn't playing for Derry lol.

While Tony Scullion maybe wasn't quite as skillful as some of our best I think he has done more for Antrim than most with his engine and heart. Eddie Quinn was probably the best club player about for a while but didn't play too many years for the county IIRC.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18818 on: November 01, 2019, 05:19:02 PM »
Any word on what the underage structure is this year?  Is it sticking with U14's/U16's or moving to 13's/15's?

Age groups for 2020

Following central councils adoption of the “Academy Report” in June 2019, a direction was issued by An Ard Stiúrthóir on 2nd October 2019.

In that correspondence the Ard Stiúrthóir confirmed that the “ Association Policy” was to change the age groups  to u13.u15 and u17 for 2020, but noted that other grades  i.e. 14, 16, and 18  could be allowed subject to prior approval from Central council.

Given that this is a policy and not a rule confusion exists thought-out the country

Its anticipated that a range of motions will be put to congress in Feb 2020 setting the 13,15 and 17 age groups into rule commencing Jan 2021 ( it’s highly unlikely that they could be delivered any earlier as most counties will have competition schedules in place by the time congress meets in Feb 2020).

The County Chairman, Ciarán Mc Cavana, has been taking soundings  from both inside and outside the county over the last few weeks.

Based on that engagement  Antrim GAA will be retaining  the current u14 u16 and u18 age grades for 2020 .

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« Reply #18819 on: November 03, 2019, 08:02:48 AM »
Disappointing not to see a " Call to Arms" in relation to supporting the Antrim representatives " Naomh Seamas" today at Corrigan in their bid with the Ulster intermediate 1/4 final on the county website...… wouldn't have taken much effort to post something about a rather small club in the south west of the county!

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« Reply #18820 on: November 03, 2019, 09:52:59 AM »
Disappointing not to see a " Call to Arms" in relation to supporting the Antrim representatives " Naomh Seamas" today at Corrigan in their bid with the Ulster intermediate 1/4 final on the county website...… wouldn't have taken much effort to post something about a rather small club in the south west of the county!

Seen loads of links to it on Antrim’s Facebook page, it would get more views than the Antrim
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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18821 on: November 03, 2019, 12:20:11 PM »
Sean Kelly dosent miss many games and I'd be surprised if he wasnt the first man at Corrigan Pk and the last to leave, so hopefully Naomh Seamas will provide him with plenty of positive news to report, and if Aldergrove progress further in the competition  no doubt the PR will build accordingly.

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« Reply #18822 on: November 04, 2019, 08:43:00 AM »
Disappointing not to see a " Call to Arms" in relation to supporting the Antrim representatives " Naomh Seamas" today at Corrigan in their bid with the Ulster intermediate 1/4 final on the county website...… wouldn't have taken much effort to post something about a rather small club in the south west of the county!

i think thats pretty inaccurate there when you consider the coverage that was given on twitter and other social media platforms by the County for the game. the website is more or less an information service now as social media is based on twitter, FB and Instagram now these days.

the Aldergrove pages were rallying good support and had the support from other clubs as well wishing them well.
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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18823 on: November 04, 2019, 12:03:33 PM »
Any word on what the underage structure is this year?  Is it sticking with U14's/U16's or moving to 13's/15's?

Age groups for 2020

Following central councils adoption of the “Academy Report” in June 2019, a direction was issued by An Ard Stiúrthóir on 2nd October 2019.

In that correspondence the Ard Stiúrthóir confirmed that the “ Association Policy” was to change the age groups  to u13.u15 and u17 for 2020, but noted that other grades  i.e. 14, 16, and 18  could be allowed subject to prior approval from Central council.

Given that this is a policy and not a rule confusion exists thought-out the country

Its anticipated that a range of motions will be put to congress in Feb 2020 setting the 13,15 and 17 age groups into rule commencing Jan 2021 ( it’s highly unlikely that they could be delivered any earlier as most counties will have competition schedules in place by the time congress meets in Feb 2020).

The County Chairman, Ciarán Mc Cavana, has been taking soundings  from both inside and outside the county over the last few weeks.

Based on that engagement  Antrim GAA will be retaining  the current u14 u16 and u18 age grades for 2020 .

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #18824 on: November 06, 2019, 04:24:47 PM »
Well what do we think of Gaelfast so far?
Looks like it is active in the weak areas/clubs Colin Gaels , Ardoyne Pearses , Lower Falls , Larne and staying away from areas with stronger clubs. That’s the right approach and looks like it’s getting stronger all the Times