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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31245 on: March 02, 2019, 10:18:02 PM »
We were ordinary enough in the first half and two points looked a vulnerable lead with Offaly having a strong wind after the break. However, we improved steadily as the game progressed against admittedly limited opposition who relied heavily on generous frees from a fussy referee to keep in touch.

Our defence is capably organised with Wells settling in nicely at full back and Laverty an impressive newcomer at wing half while O'Hagan had another outstanding night and McKernan was a reassuring presence.

There is always likely to be a problem when we play two non-midfielders at midfield, although Flynn was a little unfortunate to be replaced so early, and we really need Donnelly back before long.

Ryan Johnston had one of those games where he kept beating men but only went sideways, while Jerome may have been fortunate to stay on when he got involved with an opponent right on the half time whistle

O'Hare was excellent again up front, where Guinness had his moments but really should have palmed in his first half chance. Quinn did not let a couple of misplaced passes worry him when he came on and finished clinically for both of his goals.

One more win should take us up, as well as earning a day out at Croke Park, which would have to go down as a very satisfactory debut league campaign for Tally.



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« Reply #31246 on: March 03, 2019, 12:25:01 AM »
Best of luck to Clonduff in Croke Park on Sunday

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« Reply #31247 on: March 03, 2019, 07:42:26 AM »
Smurfy , as always your talking bull shite, it seems you have a bias against east down teams and loughinisland in particular, loughinisland were accused by some of being defensive last year , but if you look at the stats , yes they conceded fewer points than any other team in the division but they also scored more than any other team, I donít see the defensive side changing much but they have the talent to out score opponents, I watched your team last year and they were no different , they didnít go 15 on 15 , they targeted players and had their best defenders marking dangerous forwards and others dropping back , so donít sit behind your keyboard and talk crap about a manager who has achieved a lot in football, you obviously have never managed a senior team in your club, if yiu had you would be aware that Morden day managers set out their teams to win,MR Poucher showed that, I personally donít want my game to go ultra defensive , it doesnít have to be but Iím sure your no different than any other when your team wins especially against better opposition because your manager got it tactically right.This year we will see how the point go if your manager elects to go 15 on 15.

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« Reply #31248 on: March 03, 2019, 08:12:31 AM »
No I never would have said Loughinisland were defensive ya clown. First time Iíve hesrd the current Loughinisland team being described as defensive. And itís CPN not the Point
Decent win for Down btw

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« Reply #31249 on: March 03, 2019, 09:07:54 AM »
down minor football  ???

all county 15 aside
Kilcoo
mayobridge
RGU
Bryansford
Carryduff
Ballyholland
Clonduff
Burren

all county 13 aside (mourne)
Ballylough
Liatroim
Castlewellan
Dromara/Dundrum
Newry Shamrocks
Rostrevor

all county 13 aside (lecale)
Bright
Kilclief
St Kevins
St Patricks Saul
Loughinisland
St Pauls
Bredagh

no east down minor league, rest of teams are South Down A by looks of it
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« Reply #31250 on: March 03, 2019, 03:31:16 PM »
Congrats to Clonduff Camogs on their All Ireland success today. Thereíll be a hell of a party in Hilltown tonight.
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« Reply #31251 on: March 03, 2019, 03:41:56 PM »
We were ordinary enough in the first half and two points looked a vulnerable lead with Offaly having a strong wind after the break. However, we improved steadily as the game progressed against admittedly limited opposition who relied heavily on generous frees from a fussy referee to keep in touch.

Our defence is capably organised with Wells settling in nicely at full back and Laverty an impressive newcomer at wing half while O'Hagan had another outstanding night and McKernan was a reassuring presence.

There is always likely to be a problem when we play two non-midfielders at midfield, although Flynn was a little unfortunate to be replaced so early, and we really need Donnelly back before long.

Ryan Johnston had one of those games where he kept beating men but only went sideways, while Jerome may have been fortunate to stay on when he got involved with an opponent right on the half time whistle

O'Hare was excellent again up front, where Guinness had his moments but really should have palmed in his first half chance. Quinn did not let a couple of misplaced passes worry him when he came on and finished clinically for both of his goals.

One more win should take us up, as well as earning a day out at Croke Park, which would have to go down as a very satisfactory debut league campaign for Tally.

All but one of Offalyís scores came from frees in the first half, you could argue that many of them were dubious, but itís something that needs to be addressed. Midfield is a worry, we rarely win primary possession, though we have started to do quite well with breaking ball, but with the introduction of the mark we really need one high fielder.  Mooney is better suited to either the half back or half forward line.
Carlow wonít be a push over in their own back yard but I do expect us to beat Louth in the final game of the league. Hopefully weíll have done enough for a day out in Croke Park.
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« Reply #31252 on: March 03, 2019, 06:49:33 PM »
Smurf it will always be the point

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« Reply #31253 on: March 03, 2019, 07:46:37 PM »
Itís CPN for this week, big F might rebrand next year

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« Reply #31254 on: March 04, 2019, 09:53:38 AM »
Congrats to Clonduff Camogs on their All Ireland success today. Thereíll be a hell of a party in Hilltown tonight.

Were the better team throughout but the conditions looked shocking and led to a low scoring contest.

Well done them.

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« Reply #31255 on: March 04, 2019, 11:29:58 AM »
Anyone using the GAA App to register? That's assuming you are all paid up members of course
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« Reply #31256 on: March 04, 2019, 11:52:07 AM »
I see Burren thirds are rebranded clownjim. Are you to good to be known as a thirds team? Globetrotters maybe be a better name seeing as you have players from alll over Down?

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« Reply #31257 on: March 04, 2019, 12:22:31 PM »
Congrats to Clonduff Camogs on their All Ireland success today. Thereíll be a hell of a party in Hilltown tonight.

Brilliant achievement, Clonduff are an example to all clubs. History/tradition, Male , female, football , hurling, camogie , Scůr, county support , years of county representatives on teams , management , county board. Core GAA values promoted throughout the club, and have found them always extremely welcoming and respectful to our own club whenever we played them. A very proud day for the club , a culmination of years of hard work and always trying to do things the right way. Comhghairdeas

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« Reply #31258 on: March 04, 2019, 12:23:24 PM »
I see the club formerly know as Warrenpoint had their dinner dance at the weekend. A great day for the parish with the senior team being presented with their bronze senior league medals.

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« Reply #31259 on: March 04, 2019, 08:10:46 PM »
Thatís a major achievement for THE POINT, best season in a long time, must have been a short ceremony handing out the medals.