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Fear Bun Na Sceilpe

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« Reply #375 on: July 22, 2020, 06:09:44 PM »
I remember on many occasions not that long ago Donegal’s entire hurling team, subs and all were from Burt.

And Buncrana beat Burt in senior championship at the week-end.

Twas a poor enough affair. Burt had lads quarantined buy buncrana beat them last year too

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« Reply #376 on: July 22, 2020, 06:19:12 PM »
Watching East Belfast coming into existence begs the question why aren't the GAA setting up more clubs in Dublin?

They set up of their own accord. But I would question why existing clubs with potential growth are not helped more. Somebody mentioned Donegal hurling on here. They now have 10 clubs with senior teams- some achievement over last 10 years. Here in Derry we have 8. Ulster's strategy should have been to pour money time into Derry City and Coleraine hurling for 10 years as other clubs are well established, plus making massive efforts to get at least 2 more clubs. A lot of the starter clubs seem to become feeders for super clubs in Derry hurling.

I don't think pumping money into areas is key. There should be more than one hurling club in Derry City and Coleraine have been punching well above their weight at senior level but may struggle when the Mc Goldericks leave the stage in the next few years.

Regional clubs is the way to go now.  In Tyrone there's 3 or 4 new regional clubs formed over the past 10 years.  Great to see.

Look at Dungannon, an unreal club with a huge amount of volunteers helping out.  Mad for hurling.  They've worked so hard to get things up and running and are totally dominant now.

People should learn from them.

Everything you have said is almost bang on.. ulster council set up a working group for city. Football clubs had big shopping list , na Magha asked for schools coach and second club in city. ER aren't fielding u18/16/14 this year but have lads with other teams . Be bad for Derry to see them sink. Dungannon are just fantastic but they do have teachers in schools pushing it which is a big plus. We have been totally left out of everything here in Derry city as far as county go, it's all about the football, DCSDC have a Gaelic games officer who totally shuns hurling-paul Simpson. hurling has no cumann na mbunscol structure etc eyc But Na Magha are the most travelled club in Ulster id say . Just need that extra wee bit of help at primary school level to sustain and grow

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« Reply #377 on: July 22, 2020, 06:36:24 PM »
Oh I thought they were more recent. Killybegs I think had their first game at the weekend too.

Dungannon will be in division one of the Antrim leagues soon and were very unlucky not to be this year. They’ve come on massively. The Antrim leagues are more the Ulster leagues now anyway.

Derry is a big disappointment to me in hurling. Some of the players you’ve produced and the investment just isn’t there. Collins is one of the better hurlers I have seen from Ulster and big geoff was top drawer too and there were many more. Slaughtneil wouldn’t be doing what they are doing with bad hurlers either.

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« Reply #378 on: July 22, 2020, 06:51:34 PM »
Oh I thought they were more recent. Killybegs I think had their first game at the weekend too.

Dungannon will be in division one of the Antrim leagues soon and were very unlucky not to be this year. They’ve come on massively. The Antrim leagues are more the Ulster leagues now anyway.

Derry is a big disappointment to me in hurling. Some of the players you’ve produced and the investment just isn’t there. Collins is one of the better hurlers I have seen from Ulster and big geoff was top drawer too and there were many more. Slaughtneil wouldn’t be doing what they are doing with bad hurlers either.

Just that they had dips here and there. St Eunan's next best now after setsnta and put 2 teams out at weekend. Can't say enough good about Dungannon. Hurlers in Derry are second to none, but yeah ulster and county hasnt done much to push us on.

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« Reply #379 on: July 22, 2020, 07:17:10 PM »
Watching East Belfast coming into existence begs the question why aren't the GAA setting up more clubs in Dublin?

They set up of their own accord. But I would question why existing clubs with potential growth are not helped more. Somebody mentioned Donegal hurling on here. They now have 10 clubs with senior teams- some achievement over last 10 years. Here in Derry we have 8. Ulster's strategy should have been to pour money time into Derry City and Coleraine hurling for 10 years as other clubs are well established, plus making massive efforts to get at least 2 more clubs. A lot of the starter clubs seem to become feeders for super clubs in Derry hurling.

I don't think pumping money into areas is key. There should be more than one hurling club in Derry City and Coleraine have been punching well above their weight at senior level but may struggle when the Mc Goldericks leave the stage in the next few years.

Regional clubs is the way to go now.  In Tyrone there's 3 or 4 new regional clubs formed over the past 10 years.  Great to see.

Look at Dungannon, an unreal club with a huge amount of volunteers helping out.  Mad for hurling.  They've worked so hard to get things up and running and are totally dominant now.

People should learn from them.

Everything you have said is almost bang on.. ulster council set up a working group for city. Football clubs had big shopping list , na Magha asked for schools coach and second club in city. ER aren't fielding u18/16/14 this year but have lads with other teams . Be bad for Derry to see them sink. Dungannon are just fantastic but they do have teachers in schools pushing it which is a big plus. We have been totally left out of everything here in Derry city as far as county go, it's all about the football, DCSDC have a Gaelic games officer who totally shuns hurling-paul Simpson. hurling has no cumann na mbunscol structure etc eyc But Na Magha are the most travelled club in Ulster id say . Just need that extra wee bit of help at primary school level to sustain and grow

I would use Dungannon as an examplw to all.  They're in strong football terroirty - surrounded by very strong football clubs but they have driven it on themselves.  Now I'm sure they've got guidance etc. but it has been self-driven.

No point looking for money and funding etc. if structures are not correct.  They would have no problem taking a coach of lads to Dublin on a Sunday morning to play a blitz - that's their mentality.  Not waiting on help etc. from others.

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« Reply #380 on: July 22, 2020, 11:54:37 PM »
Watching East Belfast coming into existence begs the question why aren't the GAA setting up more clubs in Dublin?

They set up of their own accord. But I would question why existing clubs with potential growth are not helped more. Somebody mentioned Donegal hurling on here. They now have 10 clubs with senior teams- some achievement over last 10 years. Here in Derry we have 8. Ulster's strategy should have been to pour money time into Derry City and Coleraine hurling for 10 years as other clubs are well established, plus making massive efforts to get at least 2 more clubs. A lot of the starter clubs seem to become feeders for super clubs in Derry hurling.

I don't think pumping money into areas is key. There should be more than one hurling club in Derry City and Coleraine have been punching well above their weight at senior level but may struggle when the Mc Goldericks leave the stage in the next few years.

Regional clubs is the way to go now.  In Tyrone there's 3 or 4 new regional clubs formed over the past 10 years.  Great to see.

Look at Dungannon, an unreal club with a huge amount of volunteers helping out.  Mad for hurling.  They've worked so hard to get things up and running and are totally dominant now.

People should learn from them.

Everything you have said is almost bang on.. ulster council set up a working group for city. Football clubs had big shopping list , na Magha asked for schools coach and second club in city. ER aren't fielding u18/16/14 this year but have lads with other teams . Be bad for Derry to see them sink. Dungannon are just fantastic but they do have teachers in schools pushing it which is a big plus. We have been totally left out of everything here in Derry city as far as county go, it's all about the football, DCSDC have a Gaelic games officer who totally shuns hurling-paul Simpson. hurling has no cumann na mbunscol structure etc eyc But Na Magha are the most travelled club in Ulster id say . Just need that extra wee bit of help at primary school level to sustain and grow

I would use Dungannon as an examplw to all.  They're in strong football terroirty - surrounded by very strong football clubs but they have driven it on themselves.  Now I'm sure they've got guidance etc. but it has been self-driven.

No point looking for money and funding etc. if structures are not correct.  They would have no problem taking a coach of lads to Dublin on a Sunday morning to play a blitz - that's their mentality.  Not waiting on help etc. from others.

As I said, can't say enough good about them. Gaelfast will surely help Belfast though?
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Re: East Belfast GAA
« Reply #381 on: Today at 09:53:28 AM »
Reports of a suspect device left at their training ground this morning.

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« Reply #382 on: Today at 10:06:25 AM »
Watching East Belfast coming into existence begs the question why aren't the GAA setting up more clubs in Dublin?
Why? 
Because it's local people in an area who see a need and then set about forming one with the County Board of that area.

There is a need for the megaclubs in Dublin to be split or have another club in the area, but they make sure to ensure this doesn't come about.
Pitches are a problem for the idea of new clubs in Dublin. Where would a new club in the Ballyboden or Kilmacud area get a pitch?

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« Reply #383 on: Today at 10:27:25 AM »
Reports of a suspect device left at their training ground this morning.

Just reading that.

Wankers >:(