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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2018, 02:38:20 PM »
the referee in the wexford v cork game doesn't like bloeing the whistle

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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2018, 10:51:08 AM »
Antrim were within a point of the Dubs. 2 very impressive performances so far.
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2018, 12:00:38 PM »
Antrim were within a point of the Dubs. 2 very impressive performances so far.

Yesterdays game was a bit flat if I'm being honest, we'd no real opportunities to raise the green flag while Dublin had one in the first half... the points we got were from a lot of frees, mainly long distance too, so hats off to Neil for knocking them over, a flurry of points in the latter part of the second half brought us to level on scores, the clock had it at 39.04 there was 4 minutes of injury played and the ref alowed the puck out from that final score were Dublin were awarded a free, about 70 yards out and that was that!!

Anyways, on a positive not we have plenty to work on to improve, some first touches need to be sharpend up, if playing with a sweeper system then players need to look up and give the forwards a chance and avoid their spare man, a better spread of scores also needed, be great if we had more height in our team also, we lack that bit of physicality few high balls that came in were easy enough plucked out of the sky by the Dublin defence ...

If we could tighten up on the above we'll be giving ourselves a chance to stay up, as 1B is the only place to be to improve overall on Antrim huring, as said before, those who arent there havent bothered so why bother talking about them? they have their reasons and thats that.

The fitness levels have improved also, so whoever has been looking after that side of things well done, as the closing minutes of the game is when you can be over run by the better teams..
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2018, 04:01:05 PM »
Antrim were within a point of the Dubs. 2 very impressive performances so far.

Yesterdays game was a bit flat if I'm being honest, we'd no real opportunities to raise the green flag while Dublin had one in the first half... the points we got were from a lot of frees, mainly long distance too, so hats off to Neil for knocking them over, a flurry of points in the latter part of the second half brought us to level on scores, the clock had it at 39.04 there was 4 minutes of injury played and the ref alowed the puck out from that final score were Dublin were awarded a free, about 70 yards out and that was that!!

Anyways, on a positive not we have plenty to work on to improve, some first touches need to be sharpend up, if playing with a sweeper system then players need to look up and give the forwards a chance and avoid their spare man, a better spread of scores also needed, be great if we had more height in our team also, we lack that bit of physicality few high balls that came in were easy enough plucked out of the sky by the Dublin defence ...

If we could tighten up on the above we'll be giving ourselves a chance to stay up, as 1B is the only place to be to improve overall on Antrim huring, as said before, those who arent there havent bothered so why bother talking about them? they have their reasons and thats that.

The fitness levels have improved also, so whoever has been looking after that side of things well done, as the closing minutes of the game is when you can be over run by the better teams..
Antrim were promoted but should fancy their chances agains Laois and Offaly. Limerick hammered Offaly yesterday.
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 09:56:16 PM »
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"Laois and Antrim, both of whom have lost their first two games, are in relegation trouble as they prepare for their clash in Portlaoise. They meet in the league for the first time since 2015 when Laois won a group game in 1B before repeating the success in a relegation play-off"

An Antrim win would be significant
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 10:02:35 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0216/941288-at-a-glance-a-guide-to-the-weekends-gaa-action/

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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2018, 04:00:49 PM »
Joe Quaid has to go.

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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2018, 05:11:32 PM »
Kilkenny comfortable enough winners in a poor enough match, though the conditions didnít help
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2018, 07:05:37 PM »
Another disappointing defeat in this year's league for Waterford today. Kilkenny were much better in heavy conditions. Fergal Horgan  seemed to forget about the advantage rule early in the game and he called back play when Michael Kearney was in behind Kilkenny defence in a good position. We are struggling up front at the moment. Cork away is our next game and a win is needed to have any chance of avoiding a relegation play off.

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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2018, 10:39:23 AM »
Another disappointing defeat in this year's league for Waterford today. Kilkenny were much better in heavy conditions. Fergal Horgan  seemed to forget about the advantage rule early in the game and he called back play when Michael Kearney was in behind Kilkenny defence in a good position. We are struggling up front at the moment. Cork away is our next game and a win is needed to have any chance of avoiding a relegation play off.

Saw bits of it yesterday and the highlights last night, but jesus big Maurice looks as if he hasn't had the hurl in his hand for year.

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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2018, 11:07:59 AM »
Waterford looking very lethargic and maybe therer's a bit of burn out with them. Mentally you would wonder if they are suffering from the final defeat last year. It's still very early in the year though and the harder ground will suit them better. With the new format it's like finishing the league to play another league so plenty of games to come.

Tipp are motoring nicely but Wexford could have gotten something from the game. They could both meet again in the knockout stages and you wouldn't bet against the yellow bellies.

Laois performing very well and the 5 point victory didn't flatter them at all. Two big battles to come against Offaly and Dublin and they will not lack confidence going in to these games based on what's gone before. Avoiding a relegation battle will be the main goal and a q/f spot will be a bonus. Dubs not looking good at the moment and have to go to Portlaoise in their last game. They've had little difficulty with Laois in recent times but that might be different this year.
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2018, 12:00:38 PM »
Waterford lads looked a bit unfit, probably a longer lay off than normal, they wont become a bad team over night! expect them in the business end of things again come championship...

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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2018, 01:41:31 PM »
Waterford lads looked a bit unfit, probably a longer lay off than normal, they wont become a bad team over night! expect them in the business end of things again come championship...
Noel Connors had an arse on him ready to burst out his shorts!
Derek McGrath will become another Waterford manager ousted by the players if their slump continues.

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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2018, 02:24:04 PM »
Waterford lads looked a bit unfit, probably a longer lay off than normal, they wont become a bad team over night! expect them in the business end of things again come championship...
Noel Connors had an arse on him ready to burst out his shorts!
Derek McGrath will become another Waterford manager ousted by the players if their slump continues.

Did he ever go back to work, or should I say teaching ? Or is he still a full time manager ?
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« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2018, 03:42:15 PM »
Waterford lads looked a bit unfit, probably a longer lay off than normal, they wont become a bad team over night! expect them in the business end of things again come championship...
Noel Connors had an arse on him ready to burst out his shorts!
Derek McGrath will become another Waterford manager ousted by the players if their slump continues.

Thats a glute enhgancement regime Noelie is on