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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3285 on: September 07, 2019, 11:41:28 PM »
The beauty of the straight knockout championship 2 big hitters gone first day!!

As a player I never liked it I always thought it wasn’t fair training like madman for 6-7 months to only have the possibility of one big game at the end of the year and then you’re gone. All that sacrifice for very little at times.

As a supporter there’s no better format!!!

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« Reply #3286 on: September 08, 2019, 07:39:32 AM »
The beauty of the straight knockout championship 2 big hitters gone first day!!

As a player I never liked it I always thought it wasn’t fair training like madman for 6-7 months to only have the possibility of one big game at the end of the year and then you’re gone. All that sacrifice for very little at times.

As a supporter there’s no better format!!!

The difference is the date. At one time teams could have exited the championship in June, with lots of league games to play over the next few months. Knockout in September comes after a full season of games and finishes the year.

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« Reply #3287 on: September 08, 2019, 10:33:03 AM »
Was it always knockout?  Waiting till September to play Club championship doesn't make sense. Group stages are better for clubs, ..
Teams prepare at start of season for Championship, not a load of league games..

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3288 on: September 08, 2019, 11:24:14 AM »
Was it always knockout?  Waiting till September to play Club championship doesn't make sense. Group stages are better for clubs, ..
Teams prepare at start of season for Championship, not a load of league games..

Taken from Wiki

Format
Current Format
In 2016, the championship reverted to its traditional format. All fixtures are determined open-draw, are knock-out and are played at neutral venues, with most games taking place at Owenbeg, near Dungiven. The final usually is played at Celtic Park, Derry.

Historical Formats
Before 1958, three regional tournaments were played to determine the Derry Senior Football Championship finalists - the South Derry Senior Football Championship, the North Derry Senior Football Championship and the Derry City Senior Football Championship. Of the three winners, one received a bye to the final (in alternating years) and the other two played a semi-final to determine who qualified for the Derry Senior Football Championship final.

From 1958 to 2006 the championship took the form of an open-draw knock-out.

From 2007 to 2008 the championship was altered to include a round-robin group stage with the 16 teams divided into four groups. Each club in a group played each other once with the top two in each group advancing to the quarter-finals. From the quarter-finals onwards the competition was knock-out.

In 2009 a "backdoor" system was introduced -

The 16 clubs all played in the first round.
In the second round winners section the eight winning teams from round one played against each other with the four winners going straight into the quarter-finals. In the second round losers section the eight beaten teams from round one played against each other.
In round three (also referred to as the quarter-final qualifiers) the four beaten teams from the round two winners section played the four winning teams from the round two losers section.
In the quarter-finals the four teams who won their first two matches in rounds one and two played the four winners of round three.
The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final were knock-out.
Ulster League Champions 2009

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3289 on: September 08, 2019, 02:18:44 PM »
Two big upsets tonight! Coleraine will be kicking themselves! Had more in the tank but with two points up sat back and waited then when the goal went in panic set in and made mistakes! M’felt stole it

Be hard to handle now in the Hurling. If they wanted they have the lads to win Derry Intermediate

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« Reply #3290 on: September 09, 2019, 08:35:19 AM »
When will the dates & times be out for the Quarter final's of the senior/intermediate championships?

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3291 on: September 09, 2019, 08:49:29 AM »
If Saturday evening proves nothing else it proves that the game has moved on from shouting and roaring  and slapping your chest. You need tactics and if that is all Joe Cassidy can bring to the table then he would be better going back to Hurling management

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3292 on: September 09, 2019, 09:32:59 AM »
Now we have A great Q/final line up drawn up.
Ballinderry looked impressive against slaughtneil who didn't.
Glen dug deep against loup and now play last year's finalists lavey
Magherafelt had a massive victory and now play Screen who struggled against kilrea
And  Banagher,who possibly were the team of the 1st round against ourselves.

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« Reply #3293 on: September 09, 2019, 09:52:34 AM »
Now we have A great Q/final line up drawn up.
Ballinderry looked impressive against slaughtneil who didn't.
Glen dug deep against loup and now play last year's finalists lavey
Magherafelt had a massive victory and now play Screen who struggled against kilrea
And  Banagher,who possibly were the team of the 1st round against ourselves.

It was tight for about 25 mins then we won by 11 points... not sure that classes as a struggle.

It will be a very different game and will be very tough against Magherafelt as it has been anytime we've played them the last few years in the Championship hopefully we can get the same results.

Glen looked very impressive with how they controlled the game against Loup. Surprisingly they struggled with 15 on the pitch playing man for man but when they were forced into a more defensive system the speed with which they were able to break gave them the upper hand. How Loup weren't able to stop the short kickout with an extra man was baffling!

Quarter Finals should all be decent games.

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« Reply #3294 on: September 09, 2019, 10:33:42 AM »
Some good games over the weekend. Banagher v Bellaghy game the standout for me. Nobody thought Banagher had that performance in them after a terrible league. But they were deserving winners.

Did Glen win the game last night or did Loup throw it away?

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« Reply #3295 on: September 09, 2019, 11:05:49 AM »
Some good games over the weekend. Banagher v Bellaghy game the standout for me. Nobody thought Banagher had that performance in them after a terrible league. But they were deserving winners.

Did Glen win the game last night or did Loup throw it away?

Loup just lost any ambition or momentum once Glen went down to 14.  They were cruising in the early stages, until Glen got a man sent off.  After that Loup tried to play keep ball across the middle of the park with very little forward thrust or attacking threat against a well drilled 14 man defence.  Glen easily turned them over, broke at pace and Loup couldn't get a foothold in the game after the sending off. 

On another note, what is happening at Dungiven?  They were poor. Very, very poor, there's not much more to say on their performance, I'm sure Ballinderry never thought it would be that easy.  Slaughtneil looked like they had at least two more gears to go up against Newbridge if they needed to and it looks ominous for the rest, especially after Coleraine's defeat.

But surely performance of the weekend was Banagher.  Lost all league games and then deservedly beat an over-complacent Bellaghy.

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« Reply #3296 on: September 09, 2019, 04:28:24 PM »
The race for John Mc Laughlin hots up nicely now with four tasty looking QF's. Slaughtneil will be the team to beat again I'm sure, although two or three teams will be quietly prefer to be coming in under the radar. Ballinderry not quite the team of old, but they have greatly improved recently since the arrival of John Mc Keever as coach, and if they are timing their run properly, they might just be capable of surprising the favourites. All four games look like potential crackers, not too many will predict the perfect quad.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3297 on: September 09, 2019, 08:44:02 PM »
Swatragh, Lavey, Magherafelt and Slaughtneil. Leading to the dream final ... Slaughtneil v Swatragh!!

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3298 on: September 10, 2019, 10:42:24 AM »
Any idea when dates/venues will be out for the next round of the championships?

Will they be waiting until the replays tonight are over?

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3299 on: September 10, 2019, 11:01:02 AM »
Any idea when dates/venues will be out for the next round of the championships?

Will they be waiting until the replays tonight are over?

I would imagine Slaughtneil v Ballinderry will be last game on the Sunday. Some great match ups