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« Reply #27540 on: January 09, 2017, 09:36:05 AM »
Wasn't a great spectacle but have to take it into context that it was our first 'competitive' game of the year and it's early January. Davidson and Magee both did well and took their chance. Barry O'Hagen also looked sharp. Also though McAleenan had a decent game at corner back. McKeever looked good for Queens but none of their other Down players stood out. Decent win to build on before the league.

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« Reply #27541 on: January 09, 2017, 09:48:19 AM »
Downpatrick was a terrible choice of venue for a January game.

Grass banks and and exposed location.

County board will no doubt say they have fulfil a certain number of fixtures in their nominated second ground. Sorry lads, find another second ground if it's for winter fixtures.
  Sure why don't we have the 2nd ground up the hill in Ballyholland? Haven't been to Downpatrick since we played them a few years ago in the League but it's January and I thought the
ground,the parking,etc were grand except some got their feet wet. OMG.

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« Reply #27542 on: January 09, 2017, 10:37:03 AM »
Down Fanatic is correct, as Cunningham was named to start but McMahon obviously must have replaced him at a late stage. Barry O'Hagan had a pretty frustrating day as he used his pace to win every ball sent towards him but could not find any space in possession. Savage struggled even more noticeably, although both of them should improve on firmer pitches.

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« Reply #27543 on: January 09, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
Any word on when the league starts?? Hearing mumblings of 24th March

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« Reply #27544 on: January 09, 2017, 08:48:20 PM »
Looks like they are all on the squad
4 kilcoo lads to come back into the starting team along with Donal O Hare,Kevin McKernan,Madine and Mark Poland for the Fermanagh game?

Anyone else to come in for that game that would likely start?

I would like to think the likes of Conor Poland, Niall McParland, Michael Ireland, Daniel Morgan, Robbie White would all be worth there go on the county Panel, especially with these players size and relatively all good footballers. Probably a good way of identifing the best talent, go though every div 1-2 clubs best 3 players (who aren't on the county already/retired from it and see what names pop up

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« Reply #27545 on: January 09, 2017, 09:08:10 PM »
Looks like they are all on the squad
4 kilcoo lads to come back into the starting team along with Donal O Hare,Kevin McKernan,Madine and Mark Poland for the Fermanagh game?

Anyone else to come in for that game that would likely start?

I would like to think the likes of Conor Poland, Niall McParland, Michael Ireland, Daniel Morgan, Robbie White would all be worth there go on the county Panel, especially with these players size and relatively all good footballers. Probably a good way of identifing the best talent, go though every div 1-2 clubs best 3 players (who aren't on the county already/retired from it and see what names pop up
  "Names pop up"?? We're into January and the season is up and running with Trials all finished.Catch a grip.
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« Reply #27546 on: January 09, 2017, 09:22:05 PM »
And who decides who the three best players are?

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« Reply #27547 on: January 12, 2017, 07:56:00 AM »
 I am fed up reading tripe from Benny Coulter.Bad enough weekly in the Democrat but he now seeems to be in the Irish News a lot saying what Down needs.    Down really needs him to walk away and let the current players at it without his frequent words of wisdom.

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« Reply #27548 on: January 12, 2017, 08:35:41 AM »
I enjoyed his recent interview with Kevin Cassidy before Christmas in The Gaelic Life.
Insightful and thought-provoking to say the least.

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« Reply #27549 on: January 12, 2017, 09:52:29 AM »
I enjoyed his recent interview with Kevin Cassidy before Christmas in The Gaelic Life.
Insightful and thought-provoking to say the least.
  maybe an exception alright.

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« Reply #27550 on: January 12, 2017, 11:49:40 AM »
I am fed up reading tripe from Benny Coulter.Bad enough weekly in the Democrat but he now seeems to be in the Irish News a lot saying what Down needs.    Down really needs him to walk away and let the current players at it without his frequent words of wisdom.

I dont think you are being very fair on Benny. He is a passionate Down man who has a platform to air his views and why shouldnt he? As for tripe....dunno about that...his point this week about us having the best fixture set up in the country was a very good one.
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« Reply #27551 on: January 12, 2017, 02:30:08 PM »
I am fed up reading tripe from Benny Coulter.Bad enough weekly in the Democrat but he now seeems to be in the Irish News a lot saying what Down needs.    Down really needs him to walk away and let the current players at it without his frequent words of wisdom.

I dont think you are being very fair on Benny. He is a passionate Down man who has a platform to air his views and why shouldnt he? As for tripe....dunno about that...his point this week about us having the best fixture set up in the country was a very good one.

Although I don't disagree with allowing a former player a platform, I think that saying we should be expecting an Ulster title this year is pretty ridiculous after not winning a single match in 2016. I'm hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

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« Reply #27552 on: January 13, 2017, 12:54:55 PM »
from the GAELIC LIFE
Kilcoo and Castlewellan must replay LAST YEARS league final

KILCOO and Castlewellan are set to replay last season’s controversial league final.

Gaelic Life understands that a meeting took place last night involving GAA officials, Down County Board officials and representatives from the two clubs.

It was decided that the first league meeting between the two teams in 2017 will now double up as the final, with two points also on offer. The match is expected to be played at Pairc Esler with the teams flipping a coin to decide who will have been deemed to have had home advantage for the fixture.

Castlewellan were awarded the title after Kilcoo pulled out of the league final in November, which was scheduled to take place a few days after their Ulster Club meeting with Glenswilly.

It means the unusual situation that Castlewellan will now play a league final under without the manager who got them there – John ‘Shorty’ Trainor. Mark Doran, part of the coaching team last season, is now over the Town.


Now that is complete stupid i think, what happens if the game ends in a DRAW ??

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« Reply #27553 on: January 13, 2017, 01:16:21 PM »
from the GAELIC LIFE
Kilcoo and Castlewellan must replay LAST YEARS league final

KILCOO and Castlewellan are set to replay last season’s controversial league final.

Gaelic Life understands that a meeting took place last night involving GAA officials, Down County Board officials and representatives from the two clubs.

It was decided that the first league meeting between the two teams in 2017 will now double up as the final, with two points also on offer. The match is expected to be played at Pairc Esler with the teams flipping a coin to decide who will have been deemed to have had home advantage for the fixture.

Castlewellan were awarded the title after Kilcoo pulled out of the league final in November, which was scheduled to take place a few days after their Ulster Club meeting with Glenswilly.

It means the unusual situation that Castlewellan will now play a league final under without the manager who got them there – John ‘Shorty’ Trainor. Mark Doran, part of the coaching team last season, is now over the Town.


Now that is complete stupid i think, what happens if the game ends in a DRAW ??

And some people think we have the best fixture setup in the country !

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« Reply #27554 on: January 13, 2017, 01:18:37 PM »
Like all good Neighbours, if its a draw, they'll likely share it, 6 months each :) :) :) :) :)

Either way its tarnished now and the county board have made a balls of it