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Re: East Belfast GAA
« Reply #300 on: July 02, 2020, 09:23:57 AM »
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« Reply #301 on: July 02, 2020, 10:01:58 AM »
Where are the home games being played at? Is it cherryvale? (not quite east belfast i know but not sure where else they would play).

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« Reply #302 on: July 02, 2020, 01:27:39 PM »
East Belfast’s first fixture:
Div 4 Round 1 Friday 17th July at 7.30pm
St Michael's v East Belfast
There have been a few clubs come and gone in last 25 years or so in Down

Ballela
Killyleagh
Ballykinlar

I think 1 of the biggest issues will be that they will probably take a lot of beatings in the first few years unless they can get a few 1/2 decent players and it hard to keep the interest up if that is the case.  St Michael's might be 1 of the easier fixtures to start of with but it is a long way to Magheralin.  It will probably seem like a long drive on a Friday night from Dundrum if a lot of the players are only learning how to toe tap a ball and they take a bit of a beating.  Hurling even more so I am not sure at senior level it will be possible to be competitive unless they can get mostly players who have played before.  Underage they should be fine if they have the numbers and half decent coaches.
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« Reply #303 on: July 03, 2020, 09:30:53 AM »
East Belfast’s first fixture:
Div 4 Round 1 Friday 17th July at 7.30pm
St Michael's v East Belfast
There have been a few clubs come and gone in last 25 years or so in Down

Ballela
Killyleagh
Ballykinlar

I think 1 of the biggest issues will be that they will probably take a lot of beatings in the first few years unless they can get a few 1/2 decent players and it hard to keep the interest up if that is the case.  St Michael's might be 1 of the easier fixtures to start of with but it is a long way to Magheralin.  It will probably seem like a long drive on a Friday night from Dundrum if a lot of the players are only learning how to toe tap a ball and they take a bit of a beating.  Hurling even more so I am not sure at senior level it will be possible to be competitive unless they can get mostly players who have played before.  Underage they should be fine if they have the numbers and half decent coaches.

Balella are still going at the hurling.

I'd say East Belfast could avail of the GAA pitch in Ormeau Park if they're stuck.

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« Reply #304 on: July 03, 2020, 09:49:24 AM »
East Belfast’s first fixture:
Div 4 Round 1 Friday 17th July at 7.30pm
St Michael's v East Belfast
There have been a few clubs come and gone in last 25 years or so in Down

Ballela
Killyleagh
Ballykinlar

I think 1 of the biggest issues will be that they will probably take a lot of beatings in the first few years unless they can get a few 1/2 decent players and it hard to keep the interest up if that is the case.  St Michael's might be 1 of the easier fixtures to start of with but it is a long way to Magheralin.  It will probably seem like a long drive on a Friday night from Dundrum if a lot of the players are only learning how to toe tap a ball and they take a bit of a beating.  Hurling even more so I am not sure at senior level it will be possible to be competitive unless they can get mostly players who have played before.  Underage they should be fine if they have the numbers and half decent coaches.

Balella are still going at the hurling.

I'd say East Belfast could avail of the GAA pitch in Ormeau Park if they're stuck.
Yeah they tried football for a season in the mid 90s but they took a lot of bad beatings and stopped.  Football should be easier if you have played rugby and are fairly fit you should be able to catch and kick the ball.  Not sure hurling will work well unless more or less all the players have played a bit before and are now living in East Belfast.

I saw the other day that Ballygalget lost out to Loughinisland in an Intermediate league decider in 1968, things could have been different if they had won that game :)
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« Reply #305 on: July 04, 2020, 10:52:06 AM »
East Belfast should have some chance of getting some players with experience who gave moved to Belfast.
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« Reply #306 on: July 06, 2020, 09:45:55 AM »
East Belfast’s first fixture:
Div 4 Round 1 Friday 17th July at 7.30pm
St Michael's v East Belfast
There have been a few clubs come and gone in last 25 years or so in Down

Ballela
Killyleagh
Ballykinlar

I think 1 of the biggest issues will be that they will probably take a lot of beatings in the first few years unless they can get a few 1/2 decent players and it hard to keep the interest up if that is the case.  St Michael's might be 1 of the easier fixtures to start of with but it is a long way to Magheralin.  It will probably seem like a long drive on a Friday night from Dundrum if a lot of the players are only learning how to toe tap a ball and they take a bit of a beating.  Hurling even more so I am not sure at senior level it will be possible to be competitive unless they can get mostly players who have played before.  Underage they should be fine if they have the numbers and half decent coaches.

Balella are still going at the hurling.

I'd say East Belfast could avail of the GAA pitch in Ormeau Park if they're stuck.
Yeah they tried football for a season in the mid 90s but they took a lot of bad beatings and stopped.  Football should be easier if you have played rugby and are fairly fit you should be able to catch and kick the ball.  Not sure hurling will work well unless more or less all the players have played a bit before and are now living in East Belfast.

I saw the other day that Ballygalget lost out to Loughinisland in an Intermediate league decider in 1968, things could have been different if they had won that game :)

My Da would have played on that team and by his own admission they'd a few handy footballers but also more than their fare share of course christians with one particular team never stripping out in the changing rooms and always parking on the roadside for a quick getaway...

Better for everyone that they gave up the football then.

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« Reply #307 on: July 06, 2020, 10:57:48 AM »
East Belfast’s first fixture:
Div 4 Round 1 Friday 17th July at 7.30pm
St Michael's v East Belfast
There have been a few clubs come and gone in last 25 years or so in Down

Ballela
Killyleagh
Ballykinlar

I think 1 of the biggest issues will be that they will probably take a lot of beatings in the first few years unless they can get a few 1/2 decent players and it hard to keep the interest up if that is the case.  St Michael's might be 1 of the easier fixtures to start of with but it is a long way to Magheralin.  It will probably seem like a long drive on a Friday night from Dundrum if a lot of the players are only learning how to toe tap a ball and they take a bit of a beating.  Hurling even more so I am not sure at senior level it will be possible to be competitive unless they can get mostly players who have played before.  Underage they should be fine if they have the numbers and half decent coaches.

Balella are still going at the hurling.

I'd say East Belfast could avail of the GAA pitch in Ormeau Park if they're stuck.
Yeah they tried football for a season in the mid 90s but they took a lot of bad beatings and stopped.  Football should be easier if you have played rugby and are fairly fit you should be able to catch and kick the ball.  Not sure hurling will work well unless more or less all the players have played a bit before and are now living in East Belfast.

I saw the other day that Ballygalget lost out to Loughinisland in an Intermediate league decider in 1968, things could have been different if they had won that game :)

My Da would have played on that team and by his own admission they'd a few handy footballers but also more than their fare share of course christians with one particular team never stripping out in the changing rooms and always parking on the roadside for a quick getaway...

Better for everyone that they gave up the football then.
haha better to let them on to the field with hurly sticks then ;D
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« Reply #308 on: July 06, 2020, 10:59:05 AM »
East Belfast’s first fixture:
Div 4 Round 1 Friday 17th July at 7.30pm
St Michael's v East Belfast
There have been a few clubs come and gone in last 25 years or so in Down

Ballela
Killyleagh
Ballykinlar

I think 1 of the biggest issues will be that they will probably take a lot of beatings in the first few years unless they can get a few 1/2 decent players and it hard to keep the interest up if that is the case.  St Michael's might be 1 of the easier fixtures to start of with but it is a long way to Magheralin.  It will probably seem like a long drive on a Friday night from Dundrum if a lot of the players are only learning how to toe tap a ball and they take a bit of a beating.  Hurling even more so I am not sure at senior level it will be possible to be competitive unless they can get mostly players who have played before.  Underage they should be fine if they have the numbers and half decent coaches.

Balella are still going at the hurling.

I'd say East Belfast could avail of the GAA pitch in Ormeau Park if they're stuck.
Yeah they tried football for a season in the mid 90s but they took a lot of bad beatings and stopped.  Football should be easier if you have played rugby and are fairly fit you should be able to catch and kick the ball.  Not sure hurling will work well unless more or less all the players have played a bit before and are now living in East Belfast.

I saw the other day that Ballygalget lost out to Loughinisland in an Intermediate league decider in 1968, things could have been different if they had won that game :)

My Da would have played on that team and by his own admission they'd a few handy footballers but also more than their fare share of course christians with one particular team never stripping out in the changing rooms and always parking on the roadside for a quick getaway...

Better for everyone that they gave up the football then.
haha better to let them on to the field with hurly sticks then ;D
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Re: East Belfast GAA
« Reply #309 on: July 06, 2020, 12:04:01 PM »
Was magic not a half decent footballer?

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« Reply #310 on: July 07, 2020, 01:21:24 PM »
Was magic not a half decent footballer?

Played for Loughinisland and got to a Down senior final with them only to bollox up his ankle 15 minutes in.

One of the more senior members of that Loughinisland team who played county for years told me he'd never had played in the Down final if it hadn't of been for Magic stripping out for them.
I think he'd a trail run out with the county footballers under wee James but didn't come to anything.

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« Reply #311 on: July 10, 2020, 07:43:23 PM »
Johnnycool, think it was Ross that gave Magic a couple of games, he wasn't the worst but you could see he was a hurler trying to think as a footballer.
Any more word of where EB are playing their games and what sort of a squad are they pulling together?