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« Reply #12945 on: December 16, 2016, 06:24:20 PM »
Jeez MR2 u do come across as a really arrogant person and although I do not know u it is my perception that u have a superior, know all attitude... ::)

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« Reply #12946 on: December 16, 2016, 06:51:35 PM »
Bit rich coming from a know all journalist lol pot and kettle spring to mind George!

Galls haven't won a championship in 2 years and u have them for the scrap heap!

Go through every club in Ireland and there r blow ins involved at some level be it playing or management or committee level!

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« Reply #12947 on: December 16, 2016, 07:43:35 PM »
Bit rich coming from a know all journalist lol pot and kettle spring to mind George!

Galls haven't won a championship in 2 years and u have them for the scrap heap!

Go through every club in Ireland and there r blow ins involved at some level be it playing or management or committee level!

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« Reply #12948 on: December 16, 2016, 08:42:28 PM »
Mr2 if one team cherry picked the best of the south west they would win as many chamionships as st galls.however u assumed i was attacking st galls my point was that the xbox generation want the best and will not accept anything less.times have changed and so do gaa clubs if they want a future

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« Reply #12949 on: December 17, 2016, 08:43:18 AM »
Yeah to add to that I am not fearful of city amalgamations but my preference would be a situation where loads of funding attained from HQ to promote the games particularly in primary schools, improve facilities to make GAA clubs an attractive option and see where that takes us. I would try and follow what has been happening in Dublin and use the fundfing precedent that has been set there.

I believe that for us to have a strong county team we need our largest populated area by a distance producing a good few really strong teams. St Galls had a period of dominance and got to one All Ireland and won another, they were an exceptional side at this time but them winning was not a reflection of the strength of Antrim football as a whole.

And as someone pointed out great to see McRory representation. A positive step.

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« Reply #12950 on: December 17, 2016, 08:49:03 AM »
Yeah to add to that I am not fearful of city amalgamations but my preference would be a situation where loads of funding attained from HQ to promote the games particularly in primary schools, improve facilities to make GAA clubs an attractive option and see where that takes us. I would try and follow what has been happening in Dublin and use the fundfing precedent that has been set there.

I believe that for us to have a strong county team we need our largest populated area by a distance producing a good few really strong teams. St Galls had a period of dominance and got to one All Ireland and won another, they were an exceptional side at this time but them winning was not a reflection of the strength of Antrim football as a whole.

And as someone pointed out great to see McRory representation. A positive step.

We did manage as a county to get to an Ulster final and Ran Kerry close in that period, and mainly without Gall lads
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« Reply #12951 on: December 17, 2016, 08:55:47 AM »
Yeah to add to that I am not fearful of city amalgamations but my preference would be a situation where loads of funding attained from HQ to promote the games particularly in primary schools, improve facilities to make GAA clubs an attractive option and see where that takes us. I would try and follow what has been happening in Dublin and use the fundfing precedent that has been set there.

I believe that for us to have a strong county team we need our largest populated area by a distance producing a good few really strong teams. St Galls had a period of dominance and got to one All Ireland and won another, they were an exceptional side at this time but them winning was not a reflection of the strength of Antrim football as a whole.

And as someone pointed out great to see McRory representation. A positive step.

We did manage as a county to get to an Ulster final and Ran Kerry close in that period, and mainly without Gall lads

We did indeed but that was one good year, we beat weak Donegal and Cavan teams before those two gallant failures. I know some counties are pretty successful without having outstanding club teams but we are sitting on a huge city population and I would like to see its potential maximised.

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« Reply #12952 on: December 17, 2016, 09:49:51 AM »
Yeah to add to that I am not fearful of city amalgamations but my preference would be a situation where loads of funding attained from HQ to promote the games particularly in primary schools, improve facilities to make GAA clubs an attractive option and see where that takes us. I would try and follow what has been happening in Dublin and use the fundfing precedent that has been set there.

I believe that for us to have a strong county team we need our largest populated area by a distance producing a good few really strong teams. St Galls had a period of dominance and got to one All Ireland and won another, they were an exceptional side at this time but them winning was not a reflection of the strength of Antrim football as a whole.

And as someone pointed out great to see McRory representation. A positive step.

We did manage as a county to get to an Ulster final and Ran Kerry close in that period, and mainly without Gall lads

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« Reply #12953 on: December 17, 2016, 10:02:13 AM »
Yeah to add to that I am not fearful of city amalgamations but my preference would be a situation where loads of funding attained from HQ to promote the games particularly in primary schools, improve facilities to make GAA clubs an attractive option and see where that takes us. I would try and follow what has been happening in Dublin and use the fundfing precedent that has been set there.

I believe that for us to have a strong county team we need our largest populated area by a distance producing a good few really strong teams. St Galls had a period of dominance and got to one All Ireland and won another, they were an exceptional side at this time but them winning was not a reflection of the strength of Antrim football as a whole.

And as someone pointed out great to see McRory representation. A positive step.

We did manage as a county to get to an Ulster final and Ran Kerry close in that period, and mainly without Gall lads

We did indeed but that was one good year, we beat weak Donegal and Cavan teams before those two gallant failures. I know some counties are pretty successful without having outstanding club teams but we are sitting on a huge city population and I would like to see its potential maximised.

Cavan were weak that year but donegal weren't. They didn't play very well against us but most of that team won ai medals.

As minder said plenty of st galls guys on it. Sean kelly wasn't i think and maybe mcgourtys weren't but mclean, brady, healy o'neill, gallagher etc all there.

On a sidenote fm that team losing james loughrey has been a massive blow to us as ge could mix it with the best in ulster at least at that stage.

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« Reply #12954 on: December 17, 2016, 10:29:19 AM »
Yeah to add to that I am not fearful of city amalgamations but my preference would be a situation where loads of funding attained from HQ to promote the games particularly in primary schools, improve facilities to make GAA clubs an attractive option and see where that takes us. I would try and follow what has been happening in Dublin and use the fundfing precedent that has been set there.

I believe that for us to have a strong county team we need our largest populated area by a distance producing a good few really strong teams. St Galls had a period of dominance and got to one All Ireland and won another, they were an exceptional side at this time but them winning was not a reflection of the strength of Antrim football as a whole.

And as someone pointed out great to see McRory representation. A positive step.

We did manage as a county to get to an Ulster final and Ran Kerry close in that period, and mainly without Gall lads

We did indeed but that was one good year, we beat weak Donegal and Cavan teams before those two gallant failures. I know some counties are pretty successful without having outstanding club teams but we are sitting on a huge city population and I would like to see its potential maximised.

Cavan were weak that year but donegal weren't. They didn't play very well against us but most of that team won ai medals.

As minder said plenty of st galls guys on it. Sean kelly wasn't i think and maybe mcgourtys weren't but mclean, brady, healy o'neill, gallagher etc all there.

On a sidenote fm that team losing james loughrey has been a massive blow to us as ge could mix it with the best in ulster at least at that stage.

Ideally we would have a team brimming with players of that standard. Antrim county football will not be sorted overnight but to sort it we need to focus hard on our primary schools.

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« Reply #12955 on: December 18, 2016, 11:06:59 AM »
Agree with that last statement the sooner we all realise that we are only scratching the surface of our true ability the quicker we get everthing ib place and hopefully a great county team.saff vis is now in year 2 and i hope i at least hear of them trying to secure adequate funding for coaching from hq.saff vis has had a 1 year( rome wasnt build etc) but year 2 and i think everyone needs to c some sort of growth.and dunsilly wasnt there baby.

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« Reply #12956 on: December 18, 2016, 10:16:28 PM »
Few clubs changing manager this winter. Any news on appointments or who are the runners and riders?

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« Reply #12957 on: December 19, 2016, 10:34:11 AM »
Few clubs changing manager this winter. Any news on appointments or who are the runners and riders?

Not a dickie bird, Portglenone are training already as far as I can hear!

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« Reply #12958 on: December 19, 2016, 10:44:12 AM »
Few clubs changing manager this winter. Any news on appointments or who are the runners and riders?

Not a dickie bird, Portglenone are training already as far as I can hear!

Jeez they are keen - time enough until Jan IMO but each to their own I suppose.

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« Reply #12959 on: December 19, 2016, 11:03:18 AM »
39 Portglenone players out training their right arms on Saturday!! Tour of the Glens 12 pubs of Christmas so a few sore heads yesterday!