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paddyjohn

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« Reply #18330 on: September 12, 2019, 02:45:30 PM »
See the highlights up on the FB page also now. Great coverage.

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« Reply #18331 on: September 12, 2019, 03:03:01 PM »
See the highlights up on the FB page also now. Great coverage.

Just seen that ,Casemetst really running through them with no runners following them. Great win for them. St John's number 11 could be in a bit of bother after throwing something at the ref and hitting him when he was sent off. 

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« Reply #18332 on: September 12, 2019, 03:06:06 PM »
Fair play to county PRO Sean Kelly he is really something else...between twitter Instagram facebook etc he is getting some big viewing numbers. Don't think there could be a better person promoting our games, all for no personal gain. I think he's on year 4 of his term and won't be easily replaced when his time is up. Between Sean and the Saffron Gael team we are truly blessed atm in the promotion of Antrim Gaa.

Completely agree. Fantastic work being done here. We need to bring in the next generation of PRO's now as an understudy to step in and keep it all going.

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« Reply #18333 on: September 12, 2019, 03:36:21 PM »
Fair play to county PRO Sean Kelly he is really something else...between twitter Instagram facebook etc he is getting some big viewing numbers. Don't think there could be a better person promoting our games, all for no personal gain. I think he's on year 4 of his term and won't be easily replaced when his time is up. Between Sean and the Saffron Gael team we are truly blessed atm in the promotion of Antrim Gaa.

Completely agree. Fantastic work being done here. We need to bring in the next generation of PRO's now as an understudy to step in and keep it all going.

Agreed 100%, maybe an incentive would be good to keep him there! I'm sure there is only so much 'love for the game' can keep one person going up and down the county

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« Reply #18334 on: September 12, 2019, 04:24:51 PM »
The problem regarding floodlights at pitches in the city might not be as straight forward as some people think.

A lot of the Belfast clubs may run into issues associated with light pollution, power infrastructure or planning permission.

Its not just about the money.

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« Reply #18335 on: September 12, 2019, 07:24:31 PM »
BelfastSaff if you had asked me that question a week ago I'd have said we would be reasonably optimistic about our chances if we got to meet Lamh Dhearg, (we beat them home and away in the league) but they were very impressive on Sunday night and had that look about them, playing on the edge but under control, and very strong all over the pitch. Mairtin Lynch knows how to time his run and with two Murrays back and flying I'd say they are favourites to win the title in my book.  If we can find 15% - 20% on last night and Lamhs have an off day we could snatch it, but it's probably a year too early for us if I'm being honest. Although I expect last night will bring us on a bit  hopefully anyway.

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« Reply #18336 on: September 12, 2019, 07:53:09 PM »

gratias tibi spike; marcus et cornelius, ante multos annos

apologies, i got confused between my scriptum scriptum and super script usage, and wont argue with the post scriptum secundum
Id rather not be associated with the PPS (syndrome) seems only young boys have it...

Pss we may look back in future years and wonder why anyone would want to play on the green gold

Ps2 every club should aspire to be dual, with handball during the winter  8)

Ps3 hows this for a thought DK, if you have nothing good to say,,

Ps4 threw his gumshield, missed him of(f) course

Ps5 apart from the lack of coffee, I had another complaint, the scoreboard was to(o) bright, but a little knob can fix that

Ps6 there are 2 gaa floodlit pitches in belfast

Ps7 there are no stands at antrim pitches, well, none open yet

Ps6 i salute the pro
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« Reply #18337 on: September 13, 2019, 06:37:17 AM »
Not being from the hurling side of the house, but again to highlight the basic issues within the county Kevin Parke is due to referee one of the Intermediate Semi Finals tomorrow and his own club sits in the other semi final? Seen this back in the football 1/4 finals also.... putting the lad in a situation that could blow up in his face.. or maybe we just dont have them MR2 ?

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« Reply #18338 on: September 13, 2019, 06:44:31 AM »
BS two minor semis look to be potentially great contests, St James v St BT9ers should be nip & tuck, fancy Galls to edge Cargin however (P Hughes) down to ref so this one could be a disaster for both teams.

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« Reply #18339 on: September 13, 2019, 07:39:34 AM »
Not being from the hurling side of the house, but again to highlight the basic issues within the county Kevin Parke is due to referee one of the Intermediate Semi Finals tomorrow and his own club sits in the other semi final? Seen this back in the football 1/4 finals also.... putting the lad in a situation that could blow up in his face.. or maybe we just dont have them MR2 ?

I take it you and Stillwater have looked at the fixtures for senior hurling?
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« Reply #18340 on: September 13, 2019, 08:25:17 AM »
BS two minor semis look to be potentially great contests, St James v St BT9ers should be nip & tuck, fancy Galls to edge Cargin however (P Hughes) down to ref so this one could be a disaster for both teams.

That man must have some serious videos of yer man Anto in compromising positions for the fixtures he is being awarded

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« Reply #18341 on: September 13, 2019, 08:36:52 AM »
The problem regarding floodlights at pitches in the city might not be as straight forward as some people think.

A lot of the Belfast clubs may run into issues associated with light pollution, power infrastructure or planning permission.

Its not just about the money.

yeah thats also a factor to take into account as well with regards to flood lights. When we were getting planning approval for our new 4G pitch you need to do lighting diagrams to show the spread of the lighting in the surrounding area and the potential pollution it will cause.

I did a planning application for a new 4G pitch at a belfast school a few years back and it was beside houses. the amount of objections to the lighting there in the estates was massive as they didnt want it shining in their windows etc. It took a lot of meetings, planning meetings, drawings and lighting consultants to even get it to be considered before it got an approval from the planners.
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« Reply #18343 on: September 13, 2019, 10:35:44 AM »
As a few posters think its a great concept playing championship football on 3 or 4G.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/staggering-amount-of-injuries-on-4g-pitches-compared-to-grass-1.3641369

https://turfmatters.co.uk/injuries-4g-pitches/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/15/why-3g-pitches-are-being-ripped-up-in-holland-over-health-fears/


Stop arguing with logic and sensible discussion points DK!!  We're sick of listening to experts around Antrim.   We demand mediocrity and half-assed administration, playing facilities and county senior set ups!   Its our right as one of the worst run counties in Ireland!!    Stick your sensible player welfare warnings where the sun dont shine  :'(

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« Reply #18344 on: September 13, 2019, 11:04:16 AM »

gratias tibi spike; marcus et cornelius, ante multos annos

apologies, i got confused between my scriptum scriptum and super script usage, and wont argue with the post scriptum secundum
Id rather not be associated with the PPS (syndrome) seems only young boys have it...

Pss we may look back in future years and wonder why anyone would want to play on the green gold

Ps2 every club should aspire to be dual, with handball during the winter  8)

Ps3 hows this for a thought DK, if you have nothing good to say,,

Ps4 threw his gumshield, missed him of(f) course

Ps5 apart from the lack of coffee, I had another complaint, the scoreboard was to(o) bright, but a little knob can fix that

Ps6 there are 2 gaa floodlit pitches in belfast

Ps7 there are no stands at antrim pitches, well, none open yet

Ps6 i salute the pro

I was sent a clip of this which someone took on their phone, he didn't miss, long suspension coming his way