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downjim

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« Reply #31200 on: February 21, 2019, 09:05:21 AM »
The blue shirts

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« Reply #31201 on: February 21, 2019, 12:16:14 PM »
Dont think Downjim as any names. Hope he doesn't post the names of blow ins at his club. It would be some list

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« Reply #31202 on: February 21, 2019, 01:20:12 PM »
A Clonduff poster could verify this, if they had a good internet connection.

Apparently a lot of money being put on the point to win Frank in Hugoís. 12/1

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« Reply #31203 on: February 21, 2019, 02:21:36 PM »
Paddy Grant that plays for Teconnaught was the Clonduff Transfer over last few years? Is that the same Paddy Grant that lives in clonduff and plays hurling for clonduff? big transfer news

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« Reply #31204 on: February 21, 2019, 03:03:28 PM »
Cheers for clearing that up Paddy but I was not even on about you. Why do you live in  Hilltown and play for Tecconaught? Clonduff have 3 adult teams Paddy ??

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« Reply #31205 on: February 21, 2019, 08:11:54 PM »
Safer asking him that but was clearing up that its not exactly clonduff bringing boys in for years when he lives in the parish but his home club where he used to live doesnt have a team just like he hurls for clonduff because they Tíconnaught dont have a Hurling team. Not everyone has a caravan to play where they want. Nothing wrong with lads whos club does t have a team joining somewhere else, but 2 closest clubs should try to join to make one team rather than ayera going where they want. Be nice to see more teams at u20. Saul/bright/ardglass? Drumgath annaclone used to join? Saval/Ballyholland, aghaderg/Clan na banna? And more if we are so worried about lads joining other clubs we should look at some senior teams theough the divisions were lads addresses dont match their clubs catchment :)

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« Reply #31206 on: February 21, 2019, 08:42:34 PM »
Safer asking him that but was clearing up that its not exactly clonduff bringing boys in for years when he lives in the parish but his home club where he used to live doesnt have a team just like he hurls for clonduff because they Tíconnaught dont have a Hurling team. Not everyone has a caravan to play where they want. Nothing wrong with lads whos club does t have a team joining somewhere else, but 2 closest clubs should try to join to make one team rather than ayera going where they want. Be nice to see more teams at u20. Saul/bright/ardglass? Drumgath annaclone used to join? Saval/Ballyholland, aghaderg/Clan na banna? And more if we are so worried about lads joining other clubs we should look at some senior teams theough the divisions were lads addresses dont match their clubs catchment :)
In Theory yes this is a good thing for under age. Problem is though it's usually the smaller club in the pairing that has players tempted to go with the annaclones or clann na banna when it comes to senior football. They see  more chance of playing at a higher level.

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« Reply #31207 on: February 21, 2019, 08:47:20 PM »
Just giving examples, in ideal world its 2 x smaller clubs that should join for those competitions only for a numbers issue rather than join with a big club who dont need the numbers which is where this conversation appears to have started

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31208 on: February 21, 2019, 09:43:16 PM »
Keen to hear who the Clonduff imports are. Iím a member and not sure who you are talking about Jim?
Maybe I should go to more games

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31209 on: February 21, 2019, 09:56:35 PM »
You not know the blue shirts!!

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« Reply #31210 on: February 22, 2019, 02:45:02 AM »
What decade you in target man??? Or should we say century???

Downjim- unhappy burren over in ballyholland yesterday rumour has it?? Any truth to these rumours?

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« Reply #31211 on: February 22, 2019, 11:29:06 PM »
Down team for Longford named as Burns; Collins, Wells, McAleenan; Laverty, Flannagan, O'Hagan; Flynn, Mooney; Ryan Johnston, Poland, McGrady; O'Hare, Harrison, McKernan.

It's a pretty strong side for a crunch match, with the winners very likely to be promoted. Jerome might have started but will certainly be used at some stage. Pierce Laverty is an excellent prospect and there is only one way to find out if he is a senior county player.

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« Reply #31212 on: February 23, 2019, 08:21:10 AM »
Strong enough looking 15 again this week from Down, looking forward to seeing how Laverty gets on. Surprised Maginn not in from the start tho after the difference he made last time out.

Conor Francis not made the 26? Is he injured?

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« Reply #31213 on: February 23, 2019, 08:56:33 AM »
Stringer looking Down team for Sunday I expect them to win a tight match. Longford have players back from the mullinaghta team so wil be a boost but still expect Down to win.

League fixtures out I see

Burren to take a month or 2 to get going but will finish in top 4

Kilcoo flying in ulster league will win division 1 and favourites for the big one

CPN we will start off quiet slow in the league and if we can get everyone fit can be contenders again fir the championship

Mayobridge as always top 3 in division 1 and if they could sort their goalkeeper out could push the big two

Clonduff will finish in top 6 and if they could unearth a defender or 2 could cause an upset in the championship

Rostrevor canít see them competing as they done last year relegation contenders

Castlewellan to be comfortable mid table league team and as we have seen in the past wonít count come the big one

Bryansford like Castlewellan will sit comfortably in division 1 and get to quarter finals the big underachieving team of ten years

Downpatrick should improve on a disastrous campaign last year but still could go down

Ballyholland really are up against it this year with suspensions early on and retirements. And say what you likd about him but poacher leaving is a massive loss. Automatic relegation

Loughinisland had a great campaign last year and should be mid table division 1 and a quarter final championship team

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« Reply #31214 on: February 24, 2019, 05:18:46 PM »
Not too many people would have predicted an eight point win for us in Longford, and promotion is now very much in our own hands. We are sitting in second with three games left, the last of which is at home to Louth who top the division on scoring difference. Hopefully someone who was there can tell us a little more about the performance. Fair play to Donal O'Hare who has had an excellent goal scoring record over the years. He may be the first Down senior player to score a hat-trick since Mickey Linden in a McKenna Cup final against Derry at Casement Park about three decades ago, unless anyone can recall a more recent example.