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Derry club football and hurling
« on: May 08, 2007, 04:25:59 PM »
From what i seen at the weekend, Dungiven should get through anyway and be a force against whoever they meet in the quarter finals. very strong half back line of the two mc keever's and hinphey. Paul maurphy was exceptional and padraig murphy got out in front of his marker every time.
Having seen the lavey and glenullin game last nite, lavey have to be credited with a very good performance where most people had written them off. They can count themselves very unlucky not to have won the game, or at very least have got a draw.

Was surprised to learn that Bellaghy drew with Kilrea but it will maybe do no harm and its very early days yet.

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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 04:29:12 PM »
what the fcuk! ???

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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 04:43:11 PM »
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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 04:46:47 PM »
loup bandit u rebel, a break away discussion board.

welcome to the continuity Derry club football and hurling discussion board  :D :D

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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 05:04:27 PM »
Maybe all the Loup posters could post in here from now on!!

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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 05:07:32 PM »
ah come on will we havent been that bad!

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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 07:08:34 PM »
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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 01:42:10 PM »
I think the GPA should be ashamed of themselves they are undermining everything the GAA stands for.  What they are asking for is Pay for |Play dressed up in fancy clothes.

They are an elitist Organisation who are only concerned with themselves and I firmly believe its a case of a few leading the many.

Donít get me wrong i totally agree with players being treated well and looked after if they get injured but they are always looking for more and more.

Currently every season inter-county players in Derry get:

2 pairs of boots
2 full kits a season,
2 full sets of training gear. (1 wet and 1 normal)
1 rain jacket
1 zip up top
1 jumper
2 polo shirts
1 tracksuit
Home training Equipment
Free access to state of the art gym

All the above are official Derry gear from O neills with emblems and crests and this is only the gear I KNOW FOR CERTAIN they get!

Also they have access to a top class physio, team doctor dietician and heart screening facilities.

they receive meals after ALL games and on the way to away games

they get fed after every training

and they also get VERY GOOD rebates on their mileage expenses.

Again these are jut the things i KNOW FOR CERTAIN!!

for each national league game they receive 4 passes each allowing friends and family to gain admission to the games for FREE and the passes can be used for both hurling and football even if only involved in one code.

They receive at least 2 and sometimes more FREE tickets for ALL championship matches they are involved in

They receive 2 good tickets for the all Ireland final in their code (hurling or football) for FREE

Before the club championship begins they receive a pass allowing them to gain FREE entry to ALL championship matches within the county in EITHER code at ANY level
 
The above list was given to me when I asked a PRESENT COUNTY PLAYER from our club about conditions at inter-county level.

I donít think anyone would begrudge them these things as the gear and medical farcicalities are a MUST and so are the mileage expenses and the meals.

The other stuff are added perks and again I would say Just right they are training very hard and giving a big commitment to Our County.

Looking at the list I would say our county players are fairly well looked after wouldnít you? And this is just the example of our county alot of other counties like Armagh and Tyrone get even more gear and perks which again is fair enough.

But to ask for money and to make out that they are so hard done by and listening to some of their leaders youíd think some were hardly fit to feed themselves and on the way to financial ruin is an absolute myth and border line lie!! Nobodies making them play!!!

What ever happened to being proud to play for your county and pride in the jersey? That used to be enough to make people play for their counties.

Has Pride and honour fallen of the radar of the GPA in their obsession with self-worth and self-gain.
If pride in the jersey and being honoured to represent your County plus the list i have supplied arenít enough to make individuals play for OUR county teams do we really want them to? The type of character who would undermine the very fabric of our great organisation to line his own pockets.   

I was also informed by the County player from my own Club that most county players donít want to strike but are being openly pressurised to do so. Is this Democracy?

Its also evident the GPA are so far removed from the grassroots GAA and the supporters that they havenít noticed that the vast majority are strongly against it, but why would they listen to us mere mortals?

Down Manager Ross Carr has the right idea:

If these prima donnas strike and refuse to play Each County should find a panel of players who will represent their counties for pride honour and the other perks i listed. There would be a stampede to trials and it would totally negate the strike and render their actions futile and meaningless.

We cannot let the elitist few hold the rest of us to ransom while they try to gain financially for doing what most TRUE Gaels consider an Honour and a privilege Ė PLAY FOR YOUR COUNTY  
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Re: Derry club football and hurling
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 10:38:26 PM »
I want to congratulate John Brennan , our new county football manager, on a very positive press release to derrygaa.ie.It is very commendable to see him express such honest and correct views as to the way forward for Derry football. It is imperative that clubs, prospective county players, officials and supporters are singing from the one hymn sheet.Every player worthy of the name should WANT to play for Derry.Look how a positive attitude from all stake holders enabled Down to have such a successful year.Let 2011 be the year of
the great Derry comeback. Doire Abu!

P.S. Are the members of the backroom team definitely confirmed yet?