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Rodger Mona

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« Reply #19290 on: January 08, 2020, 10:08:13 AM »
Milltown what about that Galls contingency? Is that a load of gossip or any element of truth in it?

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« Reply #19291 on: January 08, 2020, 10:57:12 AM »
Milltown what about that Galls contingency? Is that a load of gossip or any element of truth in it?

Not sure, new management in place now former player looking after us in Paddy Murray, he knows the players well so I'd say we'll know on the first session who's making themselves available. We'd be hampered for sure losing so many experienced heads, but they owe the club nothing, they have, on both fronts, knocked their pan in for the club, and if they retire they'll be on the training ground with our kids
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« Reply #19292 on: January 09, 2020, 10:11:04 AM »
any one at the game last night to give a review ?

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« Reply #19293 on: January 09, 2020, 10:58:48 AM »
Not much to say on the game last night. Down were just the superior team from the get go. Our lads just may put that game down as a learning curve. 7 points down at half time the game was over, only lost the 2nd half by a point which was a bit of improvement but overall were never really in it

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« Reply #19294 on: January 09, 2020, 11:20:51 AM »
McKenna cup is about trying out new players which was reflected in the experimental teams. Wouldn't be too worried about the result.

How did some of the new faces do? Saw on the Saffron Gael that Niall Delargy lined out at midfield?

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« Reply #19295 on: January 09, 2020, 11:33:57 AM »
Big issue with fitness levels it seemed to me.  Down just changed gear when they needed to, especially up front.  Our defenders and midfielders struggled badly against their movement and speed when they stepped it up.
On a positive note if we keep working with the forwards they'll score plenty against a lot of teams, but I'd love to see the defenders being sharper and more aggressive, and coming out with the ball driving at the opposition, not just stopping on the half way line and passing it sideways.

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« Reply #19296 on: January 10, 2020, 12:51:47 PM »
Hard to judge anything in January but that was a very poor down team and beat Antrim quite easily. Antrim seemed physically smaller than down and the defence was very loose with their marking. Couple of positives with Ruairi McCann having a good game in full forward and gave Kevin McKernan a tough time.

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« Reply #19297 on: January 10, 2020, 01:25:48 PM »
Yea a couple of good games in a row from Ruairi. Maybe this is the year he steps up. Adam Loughran looked particularly sharp in the last quarter albeit the game may have fizzled out a bit af that stage. High hope's for this lad!

Both corner backs were debutants too and their men 13 and 15 didnt score at all despite the scoreline....that's another (small) plus too. Wouldnt panic, we should have a stronger and more settled look come 26th.
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« Reply #19298 on: January 10, 2020, 02:01:59 PM »
Adam is a class act and has it all but still very young. Hope there isnít too much expected of him at this stage.

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« Reply #19299 on: January 10, 2020, 03:38:32 PM »
All in its own time JS. But the material looks good!

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« Reply #19300 on: January 10, 2020, 04:43:10 PM »
His biggest asset is his attitude.  Heíll not be there just for the craic, heíll be there to win things. 

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« Reply #19301 on: January 11, 2020, 05:57:46 PM »
Canít quite make iT out on Twitter but is that a Gaelfast plan unveiled at Croke today ?

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« Reply #19302 on: January 12, 2020, 05:11:51 PM »
Good to see a number of Antrim players playing Sigerson. Fyfe and Eastwood, at least, yesterday, and mcenhill and Quinn today. (Possibly McCabe LD too?).

Hopefully it will be good for the development.

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« Reply #19303 on: January 13, 2020, 03:46:39 PM »
Could anyone on here confirm if the Winter league is still a competition throughout ulster? If so is there any of our club teams involved? Couldnt find it anywhere on the web

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« Reply #19304 on: January 13, 2020, 04:32:00 PM »
https://ulster.gaa.ie/2019/12/ulster-club-football-league-2020-applications-now-open/

Do you mean this? That is about all I could see and don't know any more myself. I know some south west teams have been in it in the past but can't recall seeing any belfast teams in it.