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Maurice Moss

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« Reply #32535 on: November 04, 2019, 07:30:06 PM »
Good win for us yesterday. Delighted to get the win. Up against a Derrgonnelly team that are no pushovers either and can expect a fierce encounter with them.

Congratulations to Glenn also, great to see them marching on. Be great to see them do well.

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« Reply #32536 on: November 04, 2019, 10:16:37 PM »
Kilcoo proved me wrong - looking ahead they could get their hands on Ulster title yet. Well done to both them and Glenn, keeping the flag flying as they say.

Every year a Burren man/woman takes a right plonker of themselves. This years special award goes to Yewtree. I havenít been on in a while so your prize is a little like you, sour😂.

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« Reply #32537 on: November 05, 2019, 07:18:28 AM »
Yes, that special award for Yewtree was well deserved , his unselfish devotion to lost causes , his continuous spouting of knowledge and expert analysis of the local game leaves him in a world that no one can get near, a time of reflection Yewtree , point gaa and soccer both going no where , your beloved Burren( who probably would like you to shut up) also wondering how do we beat the team from east down, your welcome to Ballykinlar for tea and a chat , we will supply the klineex.
Thereís a song that starts , cheer up sleepy yew oh what can it mean for a- I wonít continue, keep up the good work see ya over in Ballykinlar

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« Reply #32538 on: November 05, 2019, 11:00:05 AM »
Best place to park around Pairc Esler?

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« Reply #32539 on: November 05, 2019, 12:38:23 PM »
Best place to park around Pairc Esler?


Probably best to park in the town and walk down as traffic getting away can be an nightmare. Public car park across the road from the front of the Buttercrane shopping centre would probably be your best bet and then a 5-10 walk down.

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« Reply #32540 on: November 05, 2019, 08:32:04 PM »
Double header then in Armagh for both Glenn and Kilcoo on Sunday the 17th...

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« Reply #32541 on: November 05, 2019, 10:27:01 PM »
Double header then in Armagh for both Glenn and Kilcoo on Sunday the 17th...
The pitch is in bits supposedly. Huring and camogie moved from there this weekend.

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« Reply #32542 on: November 06, 2019, 01:02:36 PM »
Are we definitely going to u13/15/17 etc next year? Our kids are Guinea pigs here and we are going to lose footballers rather than gain players. What clubs have the numbers to play in an u19 league along with a senior league. Itís a shambles, has anything been sent to clubs to show what night games etc are on yet?? Will the u19 league be played on same day as reserves??
I think all clubs should protest.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 03:56:02 PM by downjim »

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« Reply #32543 on: November 06, 2019, 04:32:07 PM »
Are we definitely going to u13/15/17 etc next year? Our kids are Guinea pigs here and we are going to lose footballers rather than gain players. What clubs have the numbers to play in an u19 league along with a senior league. Itís a shambles, has anything been sent to clubs to show what night games etc are on yet?? Will the u19 league be played on same day as reserves??
I think all clubs should protest.

AFAIK this has been mooted for a few years now and ratified by the clubs about a month or so ago.

Down are more or less following the guidelines from Croke Park to be fair. The problem is that from a hurling perspective is that Antrim are remaining with the old format so if we want to enter juvenile teams in Antrim it will be at different age groups. Not impossible to work around, just complicates things a bit.

I do agree with you though that one of the alleged objectives to keep youngsters involved in juvenile competitions but this U19 will do anything but as you already have highlighted not to mention lads away to university and the likes.

The thing is this is seemingly driven to prevent issues with junior cert and leaving cert exams in the South but if anything won't make a button of difference let alone here in the North where GCSE's and A levels are more or less spread over two years anyway.

Feile will remain at U14, plus I thought that it was interesting on the Paul McGirr tournament that they took the decision to invite the U15 champions and allow them to field their U16's in the two counties who already are running with the odd age groups.

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« Reply #32544 on: November 06, 2019, 07:00:38 PM »
Yes, that special award for Yewtree was well deserved , his unselfish devotion to lost causes , his continuous spouting of knowledge and expert analysis of the local game leaves him in a world that no one can get near, a time of reflection Yewtree , point gaa and soccer both going no where , your beloved Burren( who probably would like you to shut up) also wondering how do we beat the team from east down, your welcome to Ballykinlar for tea and a chat , we will supply the klineex.
Thereís a song that starts , cheer up sleepy yew oh what can it mean for a- I wonít continue, keep up the good work see ya over in Ballykinlar

Here we go another from The East - don't count your chickens yet regards Ballykinler, in the papers today but we are a long way from its completion.Mark my words it will be scaled back and already we have had high level meetings with Agents about an alternative in Newry area.
On Gaelic front The League of Nations narrowly beat Burren and oh yes the 4 by 4s and Mercedes were all there cheering on the boys of Antrim and Carryduff and the other places and if a few decisions had gone Burren's way it would have been a different result.On not having a full team and missing an injured County Senior, where we are from you are not called a Senior County Player until at least 4 seasons not one! A pity Down doesn't run a championship U20 for entry into the Ulster one and have the proper representatives at the age grade.

The Ulster Championship U16 marked the introduction to Ireland the best underage team ever.This team and its mentors sent a message from South Down to the rest of Ireland and the start of a new glory years for Burren and Down.These players will backbone Down very soon.Some scoreline !

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« Reply #32545 on: November 06, 2019, 07:18:28 PM »
Will you catch yourself on.

Burren will do well to get 8 of that team playing senior club football never mind for Down.  The current under 20 team have been talked up a lot through the age groups and they have regressed significantly so a lot can happen between 16 and 20.

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« Reply #32546 on: November 06, 2019, 07:20:31 PM »
And will you stop with the south Down nonsense ffs.  You are making a tit of yourself and your 2 or 3 clubs you claim to be part of.

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« Reply #32547 on: November 06, 2019, 08:34:39 PM »
Someone get yewtree that Mercedes he so desperately wants

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« Reply #32548 on: November 06, 2019, 09:22:22 PM »
Someone just get Yewtree a taxi for one!!! Not speaking on behalf of Burren and I think more interested in bringing bad press to Burren. More likely to be CPN.
Our U16 team are exceptional but alot of work and cohesion required to get them through to senior, we've seen alot of so called future stars disappear, but hopefully this group can be brought through and build a unit that can bring consistency at senior level.
As for Ballykinlar, it's probably the cheapest option so can see why CB went for it but its a bollox of a run but if lads want to play county football then they'll make the effort, if they don't fancy it, then it won't matter where the training ground is.

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« Reply #32549 on: November 07, 2019, 06:20:50 AM »
Before people get influenced by that dick Yewtree, drive to Ballykinlar and see whatís on offer, you will be pleasantly surprised, as for Burren u16 team, I sincerely hope they are the best in Ireland but thatís a bold statement and a heavy tag to place on any juvenile team, the secret is not getting a good team at u16 level itís getting them through to senior level, there will be a drop of, boys will find other distractions , I hope there are a few county players but genuine Burren people know few will make senior footballers and fewer senior county players, thereís a few decent prospects in east down so with the Ballykinlar project and the emergence of talent, the prospects for Down football is on the up.
By the way Yewtree , Carryduff u21 are all from Carryduff, there are a few amalgamations and fair play it gives players from clubs who donít have an u21 team football, those players are humble enough to play with another club but you would have them play none , your a pompous a hole who I believe is a soccer head with no allegiance or loyalty to any south club, a true Gael wouldnít spout the verbal diarrhoea you do- go watch infield you deserve each other