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« Reply #33705 on: October 06, 2020, 10:08:41 AM »
Do you think there would be much objection by clubs if the leagues , reserve championships and hurling be scraped to 2021. I just do not see the appetite there anymore. Burren have a chance to win the league but I do not think there would be too much lost sleep over it. It would be hard on Clonduff who are in the league final and going for their first of silverware in a generation. What are the views from the hurling snobs? why did the senior hurling go ahead and not the other grades?

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« Reply #33706 on: October 06, 2020, 10:41:20 AM »
Do you think there would be much objection by clubs if the leagues , reserve championships and hurling be scraped to 2021. I just do not see the appetite there anymore. Burren have a chance to win the league but I do not think there would be too much lost sleep over it. It would be hard on Clonduff who are in the league final and going for their first of silverware in a generation. What are the views from the hurling snobs? why did the senior hurling go ahead and not the other grades?

Snobs you say?  ;D ;D

I'd say senior hurling went ahead (championship only) and a smattering of Div1 and Div2 adult league games because of a shortage of referees and the issues of dual players in the likes of Liatroim, Clonduff and the likes.

A good few underage championships got completed with only a handful remaining but I was surprised at how quickly Croke Park pulled the plug but not shocked as the behaviour of some teams left them open for abuse.

Only surmising.

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« Reply #33707 on: October 06, 2020, 11:40:29 AM »
Do you think there would be much objection by clubs if the leagues , reserve championships and hurling be scraped to 2021. I just do not see the appetite there anymore. Burren have a chance to win the league but I do not think there would be too much lost sleep over it. It would be hard on Clonduff who are in the league final and going for their first of silverware in a generation. What are the views from the hurling snobs? why did the senior hurling go ahead and not the other grades?

Snobs you say?  ;D ;D

I'd say senior hurling went ahead (championship only) and a smattering of Div1 and Div2 adult league games because of a shortage of referees and the issues of dual players in the likes of Liatroim, Clonduff and the likes.

A good few underage championships got completed with only a handful remaining but I was surprised at how quickly Croke Park pulled the plug but not shocked as the behaviour of some teams left them open for abuse.

Only surmising.

Think they were the main points. When they started the fixtures they were short of referees too - apparently initially a lot of the refs weren't keen on coming back but that seemed to ease as things got up and running. Junior and Intermediate hurling got pushed to get the football championship played first. Personally I thought they could of had both up and running at least straight after the football if not overlapping from the semi final stage. But we are where we are now.

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« Reply #33708 on: October 07, 2020, 10:30:19 PM »
An outbreak in the Down squad
4 players tested positive
Hopefully thatís all with it restarting in 10 days
Good to see more Kilcoo lads on the squad

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« Reply #33709 on: October 08, 2020, 09:44:40 AM »
Outbreaks in Down squad. Fermanagh shut down and numerous other cases throughout the country. Is it realistic to expect the intercounty season to reach a conclusion? They'd fella arent professional getting paid thousands a week and tested on a regular basis. Does pounds come before player welfare in the GAA.

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« Reply #33710 on: October 08, 2020, 11:28:05 AM »
Would there be an objection to the hurling championships not going ahead, absolutely. These guys train like the footballers do, care like the footballers do so why should they not get their championship. The county board pay lip service to hurling and as long as it doesnít interfere with the footballer itís ok. Those championships should have been played but only the co board know why they didnít. As for hurling snobs they are as bad as football snobs. Both games are great

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« Reply #33711 on: October 08, 2020, 03:01:22 PM »
Would there be an objection to the hurling championships not going ahead, absolutely. These guys train like the footballers do, care like the footballers do so why should they not get their championship. The county board pay lip service to hurling and as long as it doesnít interfere with the footballer itís ok. Those championships should have been played but only the co board know why they didnít. As for hurling snobs they are as bad as football snobs. Both games are great
The Calendar came out in June and there were no objections from the Clubs and I think this year, from what I have heard,produced the best SHC ever.There are casualties from this latest lockdown and the IHC,JHC and U19/21 competitions are part of that.

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« Reply #33712 on: October 08, 2020, 04:27:00 PM »
Would there be an objection to the hurling championships not going ahead, absolutely. These guys train like the footballers do, care like the footballers do so why should they not get their championship. The county board pay lip service to hurling and as long as it doesnít interfere with the footballer itís ok. Those championships should have been played but only the co board know why they didnít. As for hurling snobs they are as bad as football snobs. Both games are great
The Calendar came out in June and there were no objections from the Clubs and I think this year, from what I have heard,produced the best SHC ever.There are casualties from this latest lockdown and the IHC,JHC and U19/21 competitions are part of that.
I know Ballela objected as the only hurling only club outside of the Ards but it made no difference. The junior and intermediate hurling fixtures weren't to be played during the football championships and that was it. A good SHC was great for those 4 teams but to make it out like its just tough shit to the rest is a bit much.

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« Reply #33713 on: October 09, 2020, 08:15:04 AM »
Managerial merry go round has started already with Burren and Dundrum management teams stepping aside during the week. Whoever takes the Burren role will have big pressure on their shoulders with this all conquering U17s team coming through and expected to challenge Kilcoo in the coming years.
Iíd say there could be a number of changes in division one for 2021 with the exception of Carryduff, Kilcoo, Bryansford and Mayobridge..
Any other changes within Other clubs??

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« Reply #33714 on: October 09, 2020, 09:53:18 AM »
Has the season been cancelled yet? I cannot believe our press office have not made a statement, talk about leaving lads in limbo

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« Reply #33715 on: October 09, 2020, 10:24:35 AM »
Has the season been cancelled yet? I cannot believe our press office have not made a statement, talk about leaving lads in limbo
Spoke to someone on the CCC yesterday and they are holding on in the hope they get the hurling championships played.

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« Reply #33716 on: October 09, 2020, 10:31:58 AM »
What's the story with U19/U21?  Club championships looking unlikely?

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« Reply #33717 on: October 09, 2020, 10:36:17 AM »
As much as clubs would like to play championships and leagues this ear, lets be realistic. This stop start nature of playing will only increase injuries especially at this time of year when pitches are in gutters. Is there any appetite to finish the intermediate or junior hurling or the reserve championships at this present time. There will always be a few moaning but we have got a good run at it this season and all gaels should be relatively happy considering the year that was in it. I would like to here other clubs views?

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« Reply #33718 on: October 10, 2020, 04:26:34 PM »
What's the story with U19/U21?  Club championships looking unlikely?

Could they play an u20 competition in feb/March next year for clubs before the start of the senior leagues to give the players a chance to impress management and it could perhaps help county u20 management??

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« Reply #33719 on: October 12, 2020, 09:44:43 AM »
Would there be an objection to the hurling championships not going ahead, absolutely. These guys train like the footballers do, care like the footballers do so why should they not get their championship. The county board pay lip service to hurling and as long as it doesnít interfere with the footballer itís ok. Those championships should have been played but only the co board know why they didnít. As for hurling snobs they are as bad as football snobs. Both games are great
The Calendar came out in June and there were no objections from the Clubs and I think this year, from what I have heard,produced the best SHC ever.There are casualties from this latest lockdown and the IHC,JHC and U19/21 competitions are part of that.
I know Ballela objected as the only hurling only club outside of the Ards but it made no difference. The junior and intermediate hurling fixtures weren't to be played during the football championships and that was it. A good SHC was great for those 4 teams but to make it out like its just tough shit to the rest is a bit much.

Not sure it's related but Ballela failed to field in a league match against our lads that was scheduled the Saturday before lockdown.

With no hope of championship some players may have downed tools already.