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armaghniac

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Re: Gaelic Football in the UK
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2007, 07:45:07 PM »
Benny, why not edit your first post and just say GAA in Britain? Clear and unambiguous.
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Junior
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2008, 11:57:31 AM »
Does anybody have any scores from yesterdays all ireland junior clubu championships? How did John Mitchells from Liverpool get on in Cork? Any reports?
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2008, 12:38:16 PM »
No report as yet that I can see but John Mitchells got beat by 7 points I think.

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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008, 01:18:10 PM »
Mitchel's lost 1-11 to 1-04. No report yet
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2008, 02:41:59 PM »
Thought you might have known carnaross! Probably should have just gave you a ring!! ???
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2008, 04:26:31 PM »
Thought you might have known carnaross! Probably should have just gave you a ring!! ???

Benny what is your home club here in Ireland ! You still stay in contact with them ?? Or do you concentrate fully with your new club.

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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2008, 10:37:40 PM »
I think generally the standard isn't too bad at the minute. It's interesting though that a fair few club's players are mostly young professionals, here to settle for a good while and aren't that over reliant on students. John Mitchel's had hardly any students on their starting 15.
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 11:03:22 AM »
Yeah I played last year for a while and I was well impressed with the standard both of Uni teams and Club teams in Lancashire. With the creation of these new Development officers in each County I think things can only get better for the English teams and hopefully a crop of new Homegrown players will help to strengthen the game throughout. More kids playing our games can only be a good thing for the association and I think the talk of GAA entering the Olympics as a demonstration sport is a great idea which can only help to promote our cause further throughout the world!

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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 02:51:49 PM »
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Benny what is your home club here in Ireland ! You still stay in contact with them ?? Or do you concentrate fully with your new club.

My club back in Ireland is Dungannon Clarkes in Tyrone, played for them until I came over to England about 7 years ago! I still keep a keen interest in how they get on as alot of my mates (and some family) still play with them!
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2008, 02:57:15 PM »
NOTICED THIS ARTICLE IN HOGANSTAND QUOTING DANIEL MCDONAGH, HE'S VERY RIGHT!!!


Exiles need help from Croker ’to survive’ - McDonagh
22 January 2008



GAA clubs in Britain will be in danger of folding if they don’t get more support from Croke Park, a leading gael in Liverpool has claimed.

Daniel McDonagh, co-manager and chairman of Liverpool-based club John Mitchells, made the claim after his side lost to Cork’s Canovee in last weekend’s All-Ireland JFC quarter-final.

"Financially and administration wise it is hard," McDonagh said. "I’m not saying it is easy to run a club at home.

"I know in my own club in Ballina how difficult it is. But, in England, we are working and having to travel all the time for matches.

"I’m not giving out about this. We did it and have no problem doing it. But for club football in England to survive Croke Park must look at it and help us out a bit more."
 
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2008, 06:01:14 PM »
Well said indeed!!!
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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2008, 11:28:29 PM »
Anyone find a report from the mitchells/canovee game

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Re: GAA in Britain - All Ireland Club Championship
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2008, 05:59:20 PM »
This from the Irish Post!!

BRITISH champions John Mitchels bowed out of the AIB All-Ireland Junior Championship with a quarter-final defeat to Cork side Canovee at Cloughduv, Co. Cork on Saturday.

With heavy wind and rain the conditions were not the best for a good game of football with a lot of missed catches and misplaced passes.

John Mitchels, playing with the strong breeze in the first-half, took the lead in the first minute with a free from Paul Melanaphy but Pat Dunlea soon equalised with a free from distance.

Another Melanaphy free after 10 minutes gave the lead back to the visitors and it was not until the 21st minute that Canovee again equalised through Kevin Walsh.

Eamon Lyons finally put the Cork side ahead on 27 minutes and it seemed they would go in leading at the interval but in the 30th minute the Exiles retook the lead with full-forward Shane McCann punching home brilliantly from a Padraig Brennan ball across the goal.

Another Melanaphy free gave them a 1-3 to 0-3 lead at half-time. Canovee almost cancelled out this advantage immediately after the break but Mitchels full-back Colin Phillips made a great diving block as Kevin Walsh shot.

Quickfire points from Walsh and a Dunlea free reduced the lead to one by 35 minutes and then Cork minor star Con Dunne levelled for Canovee before Dunlea sent over a 45 to give them the lead.

Kevin Walsh had a great chance of a goal for Canovee on 44 minutes but his low, close-range effort went just wide and Paul Healy pointed straight after to give them a two-point lead.

Mitchels John McDermott pointed on 46 minutes but this would prove to be the visitors only score of the second-half and their chances took a hammer blow immediately.



Canovee keeper Tim Lyons sent a booming kickout after the point which landed well inside the Mitchels half. Dunlea and O’Mahony linked well to set up Walsh and he sent a great shot across Carter into the back of the net.

Two minutes later Dunlea further solidified Canovee’s lead and he added another free on 55 minutes. Mitchels pushed for scores to bring them back into the game but Canovee’s defence was resolute and Paul Healy notched the final score, catching a Carter kickout and sending over a nice point to leave the final score 1-11 to 1-4.

Canovee now face Galway’s St. Colmans in the All-Ireland semi-final in Askeaton, Co. Limerick next weekend.

Canovee: Tim Lyons; J McCarthy, J Scanlon (capt), Timmy Lyons; J O’Brien, T Murphy, B Ahern; E Lyons, B O’Donoghue; T O’Mahony, P Dunlea, D O’Sullivan; C Dunne, K Walsh, P Healy. Subs: D Cronin for Walsh (55). Scorers: P Dunlea 0-5 (03f, 0-1 45), K Walsh 1-2, P Healy 0-2, E Lyons, C Dunne 0-1 each.

John Mitchels: W Carter; A Brady, C Phillips, D Aspel; G McNamee, S Rice, C Cunningham; J Morgan, J McDermott; P Brennan, K Kane, R Mullan; P Melanaphy, S McCann, P McGlenaghan. Subs: E Hughes for Phillips (38, inj.), D McConnell for Mullan (43), B O’Reilly for McGlenaghan (57), R McCrossan for Aspel (60). Scorers: S McCann 10, P Melanaphy 0-3 (0-3f), J McDermott 0-1.

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford).
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Re: GAA in Britain
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2008, 01:07:45 PM »
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This looks pretty bad! Roll on Kilkenny game!
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Re: GAA in Britain
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2008, 01:54:17 PM »
We're (Roger Casements, Coventry) are back training hard already, new manager is really making us work hard especially on fitness. Only problem is theres only between 6-8 players turning up. We've had to cancel 2 challenge games already. Suppose its typical of the time of year with soccer and rugby also on the go.
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