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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #30630 on: October 09, 2018, 03:29:20 PM »
On a lighter note. Congtatulations to our Minor hurlers who won the championship yesterday for the first time in our history. Now the hard bit, keeping these players together and challange for senior titles in years to come. I know it doesnt work like that, but those have to be out aspirations. Think small, stay small

Congrats to the Bredagh hurlers and importantly the coaches who've put in the hours with those lads.

As you say getting them to senior hurling is the next big trick but hopefully the U21 competition will keep their interests going over the winter months when they can drift off never to be seen again.

This only the second time a team from outside the Ards has won the MHC?

Possibly,
 Carryduff won it a four or five years back, don't think Liatroim managed it even though they come close and possibly should have beaten our lads in the Marshes two years ago but lost the plot at the end when cool heads were needed.
Kilclief and AnRiocht got to finals back in the day as well.

Carryduff didn't build on their win and aren't competing in underage hurling at any level but have a decent enough U12 outfit.

Bredagh are competitive all the way down and considering they won 4 feiles on the bounce and this is the only Minor they've to show for that domination they really need to blood these lads into adult hurling ASAP.
They'll be strong enough again next year as well though.


Liatroim won Minor Hurling in 2014

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« Reply #30631 on: October 09, 2018, 04:29:34 PM »
Disappointing there are no hurling highlights on Down GAA media, we should be showcasing our talents.

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« Reply #30632 on: October 09, 2018, 08:10:39 PM »
On a lighter note. Congtatulations to our Minor hurlers who won the championship yesterday for the first time in our history. Now the hard bit, keeping these players together and challange for senior titles in years to come. I know it doesnt work like that, but those have to be out aspirations. Think small, stay small

Congrats to the Bredagh hurlers and importantly the coaches who've put in the hours with those lads.

As you say getting them to senior hurling is the next big trick but hopefully the U21 competition will keep their interests going over the winter months when they can drift off never to be seen again.

This only the second time a team from outside the Ards has won the MHC?

Possibly,
 Carryduff won it a four or five years back, don't think Liatroim managed it even though they come close and possibly should have beaten our lads in the Marshes two years ago but lost the plot at the end when cool heads were needed.
Kilclief and AnRiocht got to finals back in the day as well.

Carryduff didn't build on their win and aren't competing in underage hurling at any level but have a decent enough U12 outfit.

Bredagh are competitive all the way down and considering they won 4 feiles on the bounce and this is the only Minor they've to show for that domination they really need to blood these lads into adult hurling ASAP.
They'll be strong enough again next year as well though.

I played in MHC final for a Ballyvarley/Ballela mix loosing to Ballycran by the odd score about 15 years ago. We had an awesome team back then.

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« Reply #30633 on: October 10, 2018, 09:04:44 AM »
On a lighter note. Congtatulations to our Minor hurlers who won the championship yesterday for the first time in our history. Now the hard bit, keeping these players together and challange for senior titles in years to come. I know it doesnt work like that, but those have to be out aspirations. Think small, stay small

Congrats to the Bredagh hurlers and importantly the coaches who've put in the hours with those lads.

As you say getting them to senior hurling is the next big trick but hopefully the U21 competition will keep their interests going over the winter months when they can drift off never to be seen again.

This only the second time a team from outside the Ards has won the MHC?

Possibly,
 Carryduff won it a four or five years back, don't think Liatroim managed it even though they come close and possibly should have beaten our lads in the Marshes two years ago but lost the plot at the end when cool heads were needed.
Kilclief and AnRiocht got to finals back in the day as well.

Carryduff didn't build on their win and aren't competing in underage hurling at any level but have a decent enough U12 outfit.

Bredagh are competitive all the way down and considering they won 4 feiles on the bounce and this is the only Minor they've to show for that domination they really need to blood these lads into adult hurling ASAP.
They'll be strong enough again next year as well though.

I played in MHC final for a Ballyvarley/Ballela mix loosing to Ballycran by the odd score about 15 years ago. We had an awesome team back then.

That's the problem with hurling in Down in a nutshell right there.

Every once in a while the likes of Liatroim, Ballela, Ballyvarley, CPN, Clonduff, Carrduff, Castlewellan. Shamrocks will come along with a strong underage team as good as anything in the Ards but then nothing behind it for eons to sustain a proper rip at senior hurling and then just dip in between intermediate and Junior at best.

Liatroim have a good nucleus of young hurlers in Adult hurling which got them into the Ulster Intermediate club championship but didn't field at minor or U16 at all this year, didn't turn up for an U14 championship semi-final against a very dominant Portaferry who've been putting 20 to 30 points on everyone at this grade, but not turning up doesn't set a good example to those young lads that giving up is an option.

It will be interesting to see if they play senior championship next year as they should do as Senior club hurling in the Ards is no big shakes at the minute.


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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #30634 on: October 10, 2018, 10:02:59 AM »
Is there a u21 comp this season

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« Reply #30635 on: October 10, 2018, 10:13:58 AM »
Is there a u21 comp this season

Yes, but winter hurling is never good....

We won't be able to get 15 to field sadly, poor numbers, some lads with long term injuries and some off to far and distant lands for university.

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« Reply #30636 on: October 10, 2018, 10:23:17 AM »
Football u21 I meant

Im really looking forward to the Down u21 hurling championship said no man ever 😁

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« Reply #30637 on: October 10, 2018, 10:37:50 AM »
On a lighter note. Congtatulations to our Minor hurlers who won the championship yesterday for the first time in our history. Now the hard bit, keeping these players together and challange for senior titles in years to come. I know it doesnt work like that, but those have to be out aspirations. Think small, stay small

Congrats to the Bredagh hurlers and importantly the coaches who've put in the hours with those lads.

As you say getting them to senior hurling is the next big trick but hopefully the U21 competition will keep their interests going over the winter months when they can drift off never to be seen again.

This only the second time a team from outside the Ards has won the MHC?

Possibly,
 Carryduff won it a four or five years back, don't think Liatroim managed it even though they come close and possibly should have beaten our lads in the Marshes two years ago but lost the plot at the end when cool heads were needed.
Kilclief and AnRiocht got to finals back in the day as well.

Carryduff didn't build on their win and aren't competing in underage hurling at any level but have a decent enough U12 outfit.

Bredagh are competitive all the way down and considering they won 4 feiles on the bounce and this is the only Minor they've to show for that domination they really need to blood these lads into adult hurling ASAP.
They'll be strong enough again next year as well though.

I played in MHC final for a Ballyvarley/Ballela mix loosing to Ballycran by the odd score about 15 years ago. We had an awesome team back then.

That's the problem with hurling in Down in a nutshell right there.

Every once in a while the likes of Liatroim, Ballela, Ballyvarley, CPN, Clonduff, Carrduff, Castlewellan. Shamrocks will come along with a strong underage team as good as anything in the Ards but then nothing behind it for eons to sustain a proper rip at senior hurling and then just dip in between intermediate and Junior at best.

Liatroim have a good nucleus of young hurlers in Adult hurling which got them into the Ulster Intermediate club championship but didn't field at minor or U16 at all this year, didn't turn up for an U14 championship semi-final against a very dominant Portaferry who've been putting 20 to 30 points on everyone at this grade, but not turning up doesn't set a good example to those young lads that giving up is an option.

It will be interesting to see if they play senior championship next year as they should do as Senior club hurling in the Ards is no big shakes at the minute.

From what I heard that is their plan - whether it works out or not is a different thing.

The hurling clubs outside of the Ards struggle for the same reasons as a rule - numbers. Bredagh and Carryduff don't have that issue and there seems to be some really good hurling men involved there. When I started playing junior hurling 20 odd years ago there was teams in Drumaness, Rostrevor, Darragh Cross and Downpatrick to name a few and they're all gone. Most of the clubs left depend on picking up players from neighbouring football clubs. When I played underage hurling Ballela would have had players from Annaclone and Banbridge, Ballyvarley had fellas from Tullylish and Glenn, even Liatroim had a crowd of Kilcoo lads and some from St Johns. The problem with that is holding on to them after underage level. It's like double drop out levels. It's very hard to play for 2 clubs at senior level hurling and football. I did it for a while but it takes a bit of work to keep both happy.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #30638 on: October 11, 2018, 01:02:56 PM »
Burren @ 2/1 with Paddy Power, must be due to beat Kilcoo soon

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« Reply #30639 on: October 11, 2018, 02:03:11 PM »
Could be a Burren double  :o
2016 Prediction Competition 3rd place :)

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« Reply #30640 on: October 11, 2018, 05:11:05 PM »
wont be much in this game, kilcoo missing 8 men through injury? surly if burren dont beat them this year they may as well give up!

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« Reply #30641 on: October 11, 2018, 05:41:58 PM »
Just home from the Point, can someone please tell them to stop yapping lol

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« Reply #30642 on: October 11, 2018, 08:02:10 PM »
Just home from the Point, can someone please tell them to stop yapping lol

Where ya down doing a bit of recruiting?

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« Reply #30643 on: October 11, 2018, 08:24:14 PM »
Regarding Irish news article today and Mc Iver's quote " they (kilcoo) play on the edge but their desire is to get to the ball in a fair way, they have worked really hard in the training pitch to perfect their technique in the art of defending"

Is this man deluded or does he think everyone else is? What a complete loada dung and lies, eye gouging, squeezing testicles, nipping, kneeing , verbal insults, and much more to the list are no skills or arts you could contribute to defending!! They are acts of cowards and sneaky dirty disgusting actions like these should never be allowed on a gaa pitch, should never be tolerated and deserve to be stopped straight away before a disastrous consequence arises from it. The honours and awards a team collect are to be commended and applauded but definitely not when "tactics" like those mentioned above are used to attain these awards, hopefully the referee and county board are awake to this and especially in the week that has passed and brought shame to our county throughout gaa circles we can witness a great sporting occasion without "their art of defending" 🙈💩💩💩

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« Reply #30644 on: October 11, 2018, 08:58:04 PM »
Just home from the Point, can someone please tell them to stop yapping lol

Where ya down doing a bit of recruiting?

You should start a bit yourselves