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« Reply #31140 on: January 28, 2019, 04:44:15 PM »
So I was chatting to Stevie this morning.

Apparently the Laois man is obsessed with attacking football, and him and Poacher have had a run-in about this before.

The Laois fella spent the whole game winding people up by shouting things like “get it into the forwards”, “take your man on” and “have a go”.

Which was okay when Down were winning, as our crowd could laugh away at him. But when Laois began to get on top, the air began to change too.

Poacher says he tried to warn him that things could get ugly: “you’re in the the wrong province for that kind of talk, son”, and “look, there’s children here, they don’t need to hear words like that”.

But on and on the Laois man went. Louder and louder, “Don’t be afraid to take a pop”, “protecting the lead is a dangerous game lads; stay on the front foot”.

Then he threw out the ultimate insult to everyone around him “for God’s sake Donie, don’t be chasing back, defending is something for the backs to do. You take a breather”.

At this point Steven was rightly worried a riot could ensue. Being a friend to any man in trouble, he went into full distraction mode, throwing water bottles around and doing that “everyone look at me” raindance thing he does.

It was this little charade that created a short window for the Laois man to run for safety.

Steven willingly showed me the thank you texts he got from across Laois this morning. The lad involved probably won’t be coming north again for a while. He forgets himself and just can’t rein it in, and puts the whole county in jeopardy. Awful shame as apparently he’s a really nice fella, apart from his mucked up desire for attacking football.

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« Reply #31141 on: January 28, 2019, 10:22:09 PM »
Tough result to take in Saturday  Night. Relegation should not be an issue from this Division. Promotion is still possible  all teams will drop points especially with so many derby games in Leinster.

Paddy and his team have a massive job on their hands let's give him the time to get it right. And support the players to get the work under their belt and learn the skills that are needed to compete at this level.

The players that are not available for one reason or another can not just be replaced it will take significant game time to get these young guys up to the standard they need to be at to compete.
Players who played league or championship last year that are currently  unavailable to the county.
Gerard McGovern
Niall McParland
Anthony Doherty
Peter Turkey
Shay Millar
Ronan Millar
Daragh O'Hanlon
Aaron Morgan.
Men with a significant amount of experience and power and many hours of league and champiounship hours under their belt.
If we get K McKernan, D O'Hagan RJ and Harrison back in the starting 15 for Sligo I'd be  confident we can get the Result.

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« Reply #31142 on: January 29, 2019, 07:49:50 AM »
After watching the match I can only conclude that some on this feed haven't a clue about football. Down were excellent on-the-go first half. We had a terrible 3rd quarter but the game turned on the foul on Francis. Heads dropped after that but this was a very inexperienced team,  they will get better and with all the players missing coming back we can still have a decent league. PS Donnelly was at full back because of injuries and will be back to midfield in due course.

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« Reply #31143 on: January 29, 2019, 12:49:54 PM »
Always so much negativity and crap slagging on this thread.  Would melt ye!

What 'new' lads did well? Any impact off the bench? What were the positives?


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« Reply #31144 on: February 02, 2019, 07:26:35 AM »
Stronger team out this week, should go well , still a few areas which can be improved but it’s a must win game so I predict a comfortable win by 6 points , no negative waves here .

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« Reply #31145 on: February 02, 2019, 12:47:16 PM »
After watching the match I can only conclude that some on this feed haven't a clue about football. Down were excellent on-the-go first half. We had a terrible 3rd quarter but the game turned on the foul on Francis. Heads dropped after that but this was a very inexperienced team,  they will get better and with all the players missing coming back we can still have a decent league. PS Donnelly was at full back because of injuries and will be back to midfield in due course.

That's my take on it as well. Lots of promise shown by a very inexperienced side. Things will pick up

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« Reply #31146 on: February 02, 2019, 02:38:09 PM »
Down-1 @ 5/6, can’t ignore that!!

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« Reply #31147 on: February 03, 2019, 07:00:51 PM »
Showed some grit and determination to snatch a win today in brutal conditions. After a nightmare start had Sligo ahead 1.2 to 0. Down battled the whole way to claw themselves into the game. Darren O Hagen, RJ and Mooney all put in some performance  and D O'Hare also,  mf still a worry tho, struggled to win much but was a brutal day to be fair.

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« Reply #31148 on: February 03, 2019, 09:05:38 PM »
Sometimes you wonder why we are mad enought to drive to Connacht on the coldest and wettest day of the year, particularly when Sligo take the lead in injury time. Then Mooney hits the net with practically the last kick after a brilliant move and it all makes sense again.

The conditions were so bad today, on a pitch with unusually long grass, that it turned into a battle of attrition, with repeated handling errors and tackles flying all over the place. Sligo were quicker to realise the value of the long ball and it looked bleak for us when they led 1-2 to no score after barely five minutes.

Murnin and  Jerome were a little unlucky to be replaced so early but the changes helped us to get back into it with McKernan a steady influence when he went to full back and Darren O'Hagen always impressive beside him. The keeper, Burns, was rock solid under the dropping ball but midfield was a lottery and plenty of breaks went against us.

Poland had probably his best game for Down so far while O'Hare has a touch of class and it was important to give Harrison a run in the last quarter.

Mooney still takes the odd wrong option but his 1-2 from play was crucial in such a tight contest. Down showed great coolness by
putting together a string of passes right at the death, and, when a point was there for the taking, O'Hare was able to pick out Mooney for a decisive finish.

We will need to improve sharply against Westmeath next Saturday, but, with other sides dropping points this weekend, another win would put us right back in the mix for promotion.

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« Reply #31149 on: February 04, 2019, 07:31:06 AM »
Moy appoint Shane Mulholland and Stephen Poacher as new managers for the 2019 season. Any other Down men managing outside of Down? Wobbler you kept that one quiet

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« Reply #31150 on: February 04, 2019, 03:47:14 PM »
Sometimes you wonder why we are mad enought to drive to Connacht on the coldest and wettest day of the year, particularly when Sligo take the lead in injury time. Then Mooney hits the net with practically the last kick after a brilliant move and it all makes sense again.

The conditions were so bad today, on a pitch with unusually long grass, that it turned into a battle of attrition, with repeated handling errors and tackles flying all over the place. Sligo were quicker to realise the value of the long ball and it looked bleak for us when they led 1-2 to no score after barely five minutes.

Murnin and  Jerome were a little unlucky to be replaced so early but the changes helped us to get back into it with McKernan a steady influence when he went to full back and Darren O'Hagen always impressive beside him. The keeper, Burns, was rock solid under the dropping ball but midfield was a lottery and plenty of breaks went against us.

Poland had probably his best game for Down so far while O'Hare has a touch of class and it was important to give Harrison a run in the last quarter.

Mooney still takes the odd wrong option but his 1-2 from play was crucial in such a tight contest. Down showed great coolness by
putting together a string of passes right at the death, and, when a point was there for the taking, O'Hare was able to pick out Mooney for a decisive finish.

We will need to improve sharply against Westmeath next Saturday, but, with other sides dropping points this weekend, another win would put us right back in the mix for promotion.


If you're still optimistic about your promotion chances then what would you make of Sligo's prospects? I thought we were desperately unlucky to lose that game.

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« Reply #31151 on: February 04, 2019, 05:11:00 PM »
Carryduff going well reaching Ulster U21 final, county panellist Daniel Guinness hit winning point. Is the older brother James in reckon for county panel, or where is he?

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« Reply #31152 on: February 04, 2019, 05:40:15 PM »
If Sligo keep producing the kind of intensity on display yesterday, they will give anyone in D3 a game. The margins were very tight in Collooney, and the result could have gone either way in injury time. When Sligo took the lead, Barry O'Hagan had a decent late chance for a point but the ball faded wide. If it had gone over, two exhausted teams would probably have settled for the draw. Instead, Down had no option other than to throw men forward, and it paid off with the goal from Mooney. Sligo will find it tough going to Laois without Hughes this Sunday but, when back to full strength, have definite prospects away to Louth and at home to Offaly in their final fixture.

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« Reply #31153 on: February 05, 2019, 07:50:49 AM »
Carryduff going well reaching Ulster U21 final, county panellist Daniel Guinness hit winning point. Is the older brother James in reckon for county panel, or where is he?
James is studying in Dublin,  a good player and definitely worth looking at.

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« Reply #31154 on: February 06, 2019, 09:35:35 AM »
Good luck to Carryduff in the Ulster final. A proud time for the whole of East Down.
Kilcoo look to be flying in the much coveted Ulster senior league. Two big wins already and a tasty affair away to St Brigids at 11am on Sunday to look forward to for their players. As Downs only participants we are all behind you and hope you can claim that maiden Ulster title victory.