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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #1245 on: April 17, 2018, 11:05:04 PM »
Aidan McLaughlin as part of a backroom team is hardly an issue. Did anyone have an issue with Gavin McGeehan being involved with last years team? (someone who had a similar coaching role with either Ulster or Derry GAA as far as I know).

Anyone who has seen any of Campbell's teams play before could not be surprised there was no score in their last game until 27 minutes in. It's an absolute joke that he was appointed by our county board to develop our underage players.

I see no problem with someone like Aidy being involved in a fairly minor role in the set up, maybe gathering a bit of experience as he goes. I would though question letting a man who played ultra defensive/negative football at his last 4 jobs (Steelstown, Castledawson, Glentes and Slaughtmanus) with little or no success manage our best underage players.

Cant understand why Campbell was appointed either ....

The other fellas are good coaches with Fabian and Ronan also having had Club management experience.   Aidy McLaughlin (he is from Craigbane isn't he ?) was a very good player and was on  the County Senior panel around about 2010, was unfortunate with injuries and was working away from home a lot.  Good honest committed Clubman and still youngish

The question isnít why was he appointed? Itís who was he appointed ahead of? Was there a queue of high quality applicants? There should be a good team there but Monaghan look to have an outstanding team given they stuffed both tyrone and donegal on the way to the ulster minor league.


Did a bit of asking, he works with the Goalkeepers, so I assume he isnt involved with the tactical side of things.
Ah now I see where the senior team gets it from - goalkeepers don't do tactics. Explains a lot!!

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« Reply #1246 on: April 18, 2018, 10:01:58 AM »
What about this week's fixtures/predictions Toby.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #1247 on: April 18, 2018, 10:22:17 AM »
Aidan McLaughlin as part of a backroom team is hardly an issue. Did anyone have an issue with Gavin McGeehan being involved with last years team? (someone who had a similar coaching role with either Ulster or Derry GAA as far as I know).

Anyone who has seen any of Campbell's teams play before could not be surprised there was no score in their last game until 27 minutes in. It's an absolute joke that he was appointed by our county board to develop our underage players.

I see no problem with someone like Aidy being involved in a fairly minor role in the set up, maybe gathering a bit of experience as he goes. I would though question letting a man who played ultra defensive/negative football at his last 4 jobs (Steelstown, Castledawson, Glentes and Slaughtmanus) with little or no success manage our best underage players.

Cant understand why Campbell was appointed either ....

The other fellas are good coaches with Fabian and Ronan also having had Club management experience.   Aidy McLaughlin (he is from Craigbane isn't he ?) was a very good player and was on  the County Senior panel around about 2010, was unfortunate with injuries and was working away from home a lot.  Good honest committed Clubman and still youngish

The question isnít why was he appointed? Itís who was he appointed ahead of? Was there a queue of high quality applicants? There should be a good team there but Monaghan look to have an outstanding team given they stuffed both tyrone and donegal on the way to the ulster minor league.


Did a bit of asking, he works with the Goalkeepers, so I assume he isnt involved with the tactical side of things.
Aidan McLaughlin (not Aidy) is Claudy's goalkeeper and has been for the last 10 years or so. Think he was on the Derry minor panel that was beat in the AI final if memory serves me rightly though he didn't start. He's not a bad keeper himself and by all accounts is a decent coach. Wouldn't be too harsh on him working with the minor keepers.
As stated previously I'd have a much bigger issue with Campbell being appointed manager, ultra defensive and discouraged kicking the ball at the previous clubs he worked with. Not sure if he actually had any success with those clubs?

Early days yet in the leagues but Coleraine, Glen and Lavey going unbeaten so far will have to be happy. Great starts too from Newbridge and Glenullin. Claudy and Kilrea will already be starting to worry on 0 points given it's the bottom 4 going down. 6 clubs on 2 points after 3 games - this is the interesting area for me over the next few weeks.

Banagher look like they should walk Div2 and will give 5th from bottom in Div1 their fill of it in a playoff.

Limavady look really strong in Div3 with maybe only Moneymore fit to give them a game.

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« Reply #1248 on: April 18, 2018, 12:34:26 PM »
They will be fun when we are getting to the end of the league season this year. I predict a number of field fights before its all over, unfortunately
cccc is a true supporter lol

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« Reply #1249 on: April 19, 2018, 11:55:02 AM »
Good man Sean Leo.

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« Reply #1250 on: April 19, 2018, 12:17:39 PM »
St Oliver Plunkettís GAC, Greenlough V Ballinderry  BALLINDERRY
John Mitchelís GAC, Claudy  V Bellaghy  CLAUDY
The Loup  V Glenullin  THE LOUP
Kilrea  V Lavey  LAVEY
Slaughtneil  V Coleraine  COLERAINE
Swatragh  V OíDonovan Rossa GAC  ROSSA
Dungiven V Sean OíLeary GAC Newbridge   NEWBRIDGE
Ballinascreen  V Glen   GLEN

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« Reply #1251 on: April 19, 2018, 01:14:43 PM »
Good man Sean Leo.

Good addition, pity he couldn't drag a couple more club mates with him

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« Reply #1252 on: April 19, 2018, 02:17:49 PM »
They will be fun when we are getting to the end of the league season this year. I predict a number of field fights before its all over, unfortunately


Typical Swatragh. Always looking fighting.

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« Reply #1253 on: April 19, 2018, 08:36:18 PM »
Good man Sean Leo.
Agree. Great news, class player.

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« Reply #1254 on: April 21, 2018, 08:16:28 PM »
Great won for the U17s who beat Monaghan by a point after extra time. Monaghan were the Ulster league winners and favourites so it's a big result even with the back door this year.

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« Reply #1255 on: April 21, 2018, 08:32:19 PM »
Great won for the U17s who beat Monaghan by a point after extra time. Monaghan were the Ulster league winners and favourites so it's a big result even with the back door this year.
yep great result especially after being 0-08 to 0-01 down at half time

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« Reply #1256 on: April 21, 2018, 09:43:48 PM »
Fair play to the minors, showed great spirit to come back not only at halftime but after the Monaghan goals.  Great game of football, subs had a huge impact. Derry maybe sneaked the win but was worth it to see the Monaghan number 15 at the end. 

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« Reply #1257 on: April 21, 2018, 09:58:04 PM »
Some evenings entertainment. Superb 2nd half and 2nd half of extra time when the players showed serious bravery and heart. Good quick footpassing football with the ball sticking with the inside forwards. Young Kearney when introduced was excellent and he shipped some abuse. Downey is a rolls royce of a player. Did not see that result coming after the first half. A serious scalp
A fair few of those Monaghan lads over stepped the mark on numerous occasions.
Huge well done to the players and management team.

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« Reply #1258 on: April 22, 2018, 11:44:43 AM »
Great minor game and some finish. Fair play to the players and management. It might keep the negative hoors quiet for a day or two who come on boards or get to the media and papers to chip in and have a pop at men and clubs. Hopefully the young lads will have the missing Derry hoards of support heading for Cavan for the next game who couldn't make the game yesterday because of the arduous trip to Celtic pk -  say that as someone who couldn't give a flying fiddlers where Derry play games as long as we're winning.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #1259 on: April 22, 2018, 12:23:52 PM »
What was the team?