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bennydorano

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2018, 06:27:52 PM »
Great tournament, been there numerous times, lucky enough to have watched us win one,  we've lost a couple of finals as well. I Thought it was powerful, but I wasn't involved in team prep and was likely well watered and fed in the clubhouse on each occasion.

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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 07:59:18 PM »
Having played in it quite recently I think itís a great tournament. I think the Ulster council should take it over and run it off alongside the senior championship though. Having it at Christmas time is good for a spectator but itís a bit of a pain as a player!

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2018, 08:42:44 PM »
Having played in it quite recently I think itís a great tournament. I think the Ulster council should take it over and run it off alongside the senior championship though. Having it at Christmas time is good for a spectator but itís a bit of a pain as a player!

The tournament is run off in December to minimise conflict with MacRory Cup, Rannafast Cup and Ulster Club. It is the genuinely only sensible place for it in the calendar.

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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2018, 09:29:49 PM »
No, Iíve no plans to do so. A meaningless tournament with no official standing. Akin to a friendly match. Itís actually a danger to let children participate. When you compare it with the Feile you realise that thereís no comparison.

Which Feile? The official 1 with loads of teams taking part? Or the unofficial 1 which is where the best teams play?

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 09:40:35 PM »
Who would be favourites now, any betting about? Derry hoors always hard beat.

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2018, 11:16:33 PM »
I believe St Eunanís are favourites. Derry are always strong at club level

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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2018, 06:31:32 PM »
I think anyone who hasn't been up to St Paul's for a few years would be impressed by the improvement in facilities. There is a new terraced area for supporters which is really excellent, much better than before, no grassy banks any more, all concreted with shops, barriers, fencing, etc. There is also a new first-class all-weather warm-up area for teams, plus the pitch surface is vastly improved. The club will admit themselves that the pitch was a weak point in years gone by but they have worked very hard on it, plus several games have been played this year at Colaiste Feirste which is one of the best GAA facilities I have seen, both for spectators and players. In every interview, players and managers talk about the honour and excitement of playing in the Tournament, whether they are new to it, like Inniskeen last Sunday, or Bellaghy who are trying to emulate their previous generation who won it in the 1990s. It's quite incredible that the competition has been hosted every single year in all sorts of climate, both weather and political, since the early 1980s. The host club members have always stepped up to the plate, whether to clear snow or do umpires or whatever, year in year out, giving up their Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The tournament has also inspired an U-16 version in Dromore and an U-21 version in Creggan. But at the end of the day it's up to the players and clubs to take part or not, and every year they come from all parts of Ulster. In 2012, Kilcar left home at 6am to play and an unknown Paddy McBrearty banged in a great goal. 9 months later Paddy won the Sam Maguire. Not that it's all about winning. In fact, Kilcar lost that day. I do recall the Final where the presentation was made in awful conditions a few years ago, but that can happen and of course it is worse when you lose, but it is custom for losing teams to watch the presentation, no matter what the weather is. Half an hour later, everyone was sat down enjoying a 3-course meal in the clubhouse. By the way, it is an official competition, sanctioned by Ulster Council.
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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2018, 07:35:08 AM »

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2018, 09:41:12 AM »
I think anyone who hasn't been up to St Paul's for a few years would be impressed by the improvement in facilities. There is a new terraced area for supporters which is really excellent, much better than before, no grassy banks any more, all concreted with shops, barriers, fencing, etc. There is also a new first-class all-weather warm-up area for teams, plus the pitch surface is vastly improved. The club will admit themselves that the pitch was a weak point in years gone by but they have worked very hard on it, plus several games have been played this year at Colaiste Feirste which is one of the best GAA facilities I have seen, both for spectators and players. In every interview, players and managers talk about the honour and excitement of playing in the Tournament, whether they are new to it, like Inniskeen last Sunday, or Bellaghy who are trying to emulate their previous generation who won it in the 1990s. It's quite incredible that the competition has been hosted every single year in all sorts of climate, both weather and political, since the early 1980s. The host club members have always stepped up to the plate, whether to clear snow or do umpires or whatever, year in year out, giving up their Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The tournament has also inspired an U-16 version in Dromore and an U-21 version in Creggan. But at the end of the day it's up to the players and clubs to take part or not, and every year they come from all parts of Ulster. In 2012, Kilcar left home at 6am to play and an unknown Paddy McBrearty banged in a great goal. 9 months later Paddy won the Sam Maguire. Not that it's all about winning. In fact, Kilcar lost that day. I do recall the Final where the presentation was made in awful conditions a few years ago, but that can happen and of course it is worse when you lose, but it is custom for losing teams to watch the presentation, no matter what the weather is. Half an hour later, everyone was sat down enjoying a 3-course meal in the clubhouse. By the way, it is an official competition, sanctioned by Ulster Council.
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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2018, 02:42:20 PM »
Didnít make it but great to be back in the final here. It will be a tough ask to win it as the 2 other teams left are very ah day from what I believe but well done to our leads for even making it. 12 starters underage next year I believe so morning so bad!  Hard luck to Ballyholland

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2018, 02:46:39 PM »
Really entertaining game today. Bellaghy 10-1 up at half time with st eunans lucky enough to even get a score then bellaghy end up winning by, i think, a point in the end and were lucky enough. A few mistakes at key times cost letterkenny. Not 100 % sure on final score but was something like 0-16 to 3-6.

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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2018, 03:30:58 PM »
St Eunan's were TEN points down, 0-11 to 0-1 & without a score from play, but they then hit these THREE goals in 10 minutes to lead Bellaghy but still lost their semi-final.. https://youtu.be/zq3ti57DL3s

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2018, 04:13:43 PM »
Best Scores at St Paul's - See 11 terrific efforts, starting with Darragh Canavan but possibly ending with the winner in Peter McEniff from St Eunan's.. https://youtu.be/WTHtojnCzBM

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Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2019, 01:58:40 PM »
Bellaghy winning handy early in second half - 4-8 to 0-6.