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Ed Hardy

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« Reply #31515 on: June 04, 2019, 10:07:06 PM »
Another impressive win for the u20's this evening against Meath, any idea of the starting 15? Down Twitter account is pretty much useless.

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« Reply #31516 on: June 05, 2019, 12:26:22 PM »
CPN beat again last night against an average Downpatrick side. We have started the season off very poorly and look a shadow of the team that played so well last year. Looking at the league table and I’m starting to worry anyone on 7 teams look likely to get dragged in. Burren Kilcoo Clonduff and Loughinisland pulling away from the rest. It is a massive 3 weeks ahead for us.

Smurfy....would hardly say Loughinisland are pulling away from the rest. The 3 teams directly below them (CPN, Mayobridge & Rostrevor) are only a point behind  :o
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« Reply #31517 on: June 06, 2019, 09:59:49 PM »
Any word of the Down team for Sunday being named? Are Donnelly and Ryan Johnson still out injured?

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« Reply #31518 on: June 08, 2019, 08:56:39 AM »
Flynn for Mooney

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« Reply #31519 on: June 08, 2019, 11:58:20 AM »
I see Dubs get their red cards cancelled but no other county does.

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« Reply #31520 on: June 08, 2019, 01:40:02 PM »
Mooney's red card was dubious but, if the authorities were really out to get us, he could have had his suspension extended for the incidents on the pitch at the end of normal time. He was involved in very similar conduct at the final whistle in his previous championship appearance, against Cavan last summer. While Mooney is a very talented player, and capable of turning a match on a good day, he is not a teenager any more and he must know that he is not much use to the team when sitting in the stand.

Tally surprised most of us by starting his named team in the USC but there must be a fair chance of a couple of late changes tomorrow. It is likely to be a  tight game in which a repeat of the overall Armagh performance, apart from carrying the ball into tackles, might get us over the line. The big concern is our erratic home form against a side who have an excellent record on the road.


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« Reply #31521 on: June 09, 2019, 06:55:22 PM »
A win is a win but we made it hard for ourselves. Some poor shooting in first half allowed them to stay in the game and if Burns hadn't made a fine save half way through the second half we could have been in trouble.
Some of the lads who did well the last day literally took their eye off the ball; a Down shirt has to be earned.
Full back line and McKernan good at the back, midfield ok although surprised to see Poland go off. Havern, Harrison pick of the starting forward line but Laverty and particularly Quinn were excellent when they came on,
Don' think there was a card of any colour- long time since I saw a game like that.
Avoid Mayo and Tyrone and we might get another couple of days out- Up Down.

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« Reply #31522 on: June 09, 2019, 07:45:55 PM »
A win is a win but we made it hard for ourselves. Some poor shooting in first half allowed them to stay in the game and if Burns hadn't made a fine save half way through the second half we could have been in trouble.
Some of the lads who did well the last day literally took their eye off the ball; a Down shirt has to be earned.
Full back line and McKernan good at the back, midfield ok although surprised to see Poland go off. Havern, Harrison pick of the starting forward line but Laverty and particularly Quinn were excellent when they came on,
Don' think there was a card of any colour- long time since I saw a game like that.
Avoid Mayo and Tyrone and we might get another couple of days out- Up Down.
was very surprised Laverty didnt feature against Armagh considering he would probably be the next most athletic player to mooney. Cory Quinn is a class footballer and really excels in this early 2nd half sub role

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« Reply #31523 on: June 09, 2019, 08:58:02 PM »
Not too many posts here about the Tipperary game which probably indicates that it was a gutsy but  largely unconvincing display against an ordinary Tipperary side. We should have been well clear in the first quarter, but found ourselves behind after conceding a goal very easily. We were then in control for most of the second half but only a brilliant save from Burns prevented a second soft goal which might well have finished us off. While there is no problem over our fitness, we could really do with a favourable draw tomorrow.

Our kick-outs were a familiar problem, although most of the defenders did reasonably well individually and O'Hagan was brilliant as usual. Flynn worked hard at midfield without creating much while Poland was replaced ten minutes before the break so the return of Mooney will be a boost.

The forwards seemed to lack confidence after some glaring early misses from both frees and open play, but Havern eventually came of age as a county player and Harrison was always a threat. O'Hare barely touched the ball apart from his regular habit of scoring a crucial goal and the star of the show was Quinn coming off the bench. He has a football brain which allows him to find time and space and there is a touch of swagger about his shooting.

Tally may not have picked the right team from the start but he got all his changes right and reads the game well. If we could just move the ball faster, we are capable of putting it up to most of the potential opposition in the second round

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« Reply #31524 on: June 09, 2019, 09:28:07 PM »
Tally took of Havern who was playing well and he put on Devlin who, apart from being a good left footed free taker, is not worthy of a county jersey. He refuses to go direct on the first half but it is our most successful tactic!

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« Reply #31525 on: June 09, 2019, 11:35:35 PM »
Town Gael has confused his subs, as Devlin came on for Poland ten minutes before half time, played pretty well and scored an important point from play. Havern was not taken off until the closing stages when he had run himself into the ground and his replacement, Barry O'Hagan, got what was effectively the winning score. Down definitely should be more direct but we had difficulty working the ball into the right positions against a well organised Tipperary defence. However, if we keep switching Harrison and Havern with Quinn coming off the bench, we can trouble plenty of sides.

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« Reply #31526 on: June 10, 2019, 05:11:07 AM »
Tally took of Havern who was playing well and he put on Devlin who, apart from being a good left footed free taker, is not worthy of a county jersey. He refuses to go direct on the first half but it is our most successful tactic!


You are letting tribal bias skew rational objectivity there young man.

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« Reply #31527 on: June 10, 2019, 12:38:53 PM »
Next round
Mayo v Down at Newry?

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« Reply #31528 on: June 10, 2019, 01:04:58 PM »
Yes - fortress Newry.

When was the last time we played Mayo? We beat them in Castlebar in the league 2011 I think it was but they stuffed us in Croke Park in 2012 maybe? Did they come to Newry in the league in 2012 also?


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« Reply #31529 on: June 10, 2019, 01:19:08 PM »
Great draw for down,  low expectations, huge pressure on mayo and Horan. They can go gung ho with a full house roaring them on. I'm going to have a wee bet at the 11/2 paddy power are offering.