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Down / Re: Down U20 football championship 2013
« on: November 24, 2013, 08:36:32 PM »
Well done to Warrenpoint and Clonduff winning their respective U20 competitions earlier today. Fairly comprehensive wins by both teams judging by the scores. So that's it for Down championship football for this year. Interesting to note the only championship success for Burren this year was at U14 level even though they contested a number of county finals. I wonder which clubs will stand out in 2014?

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Down / Re: Down U20 football championship 2013
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:57:31 PM »
Semi-final games

Sunday 17th at 11.30am

'A' championship
Burren v St Paul's/Carryduff @ Clonduff
CPN v Rostrevor @ An Riocht

'B' championship
Bryansford v Bredagh @ Downpatrick
Clonduff v St Patricks @ Laitroim

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Down / Re: Down U20 football championship 2013
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:23:22 PM »
St Paul's/Carryduff just too good for Bredagh today. St Paul's Matthew Grimley had a huge height advantage in the middle of the park and Sean McGonigle up front took some excellent scores. Despite the midfield dominance by St Paul's/Carryduff, Bredagh competed very well, turning over possession and forcing a lot of mistakes. If Bredagh had taken their chances and were more ruthless up front it would have been a different game.
Anyone know the score in the St Patricks v Rostrevor game?


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Down / Re: Down U20 football championship 2013
« on: November 09, 2013, 05:52:45 PM »
Final group games tomorrow. St Patricks v Rostrevor and Bredagh v Carryduff being the pick of the games.
Predictions for 'A' championship semi-finals:
Rostrevor
Warrenpoint
Bredagh
Burren


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Down / Re: Down U20 football championship 2013
« on: November 01, 2013, 07:02:28 PM »
I'm not convinced clubs struggling for numbers is the major issue, the u20 competition permits players born in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996, a four year span. There's no real issue other than lack of commitment for a lad at 3rd level in ireland not making an effort to play for his club on a Sunday afternoon. If you look at the entrants most of the bigger clubs are involved in the competition and credibly some smaller clubs standing on their own. I'm sure they all would be very keen to make a mark at this level. Football at this level is good to watch, slightly less physical than senior and generally faster. I would be very proud to have an u20 title in our club and believe any of the clubs in the competition would have a similar view

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Down / Down U20 football championship 2013
« on: October 27, 2013, 09:44:32 PM »
Interesting start to the U20 championship today........big wins for Bryansford and Burren in group D. Surprised at Shamrocks doing so poorly against Bryansford, obviously Bryansford are very strong this year. Whilst Burren hit a big score against Attical, it's impressive that Attical can field a team at this level, for a club with small numbers, and fair play to them entering the competition.
Much tighter games in group C and group A. Bredagh did very well against Castlewellan. Castlewellan looked very impressive at times but failed to keep their nerve and discipline when under pressure from a tenacious looking Bredagh outfit. Carryduff took the points against Longstone/Glassdrumman, but believe there was poor discipline from the visitors in this game also.
Not much in the Kilcoo v Rostrevor game in group A, with the reds winning by the narrowest of margins. Similar difference in the St Patricks v St Brigids game, but not exactly sure which clubs are involved in these amalgamations?
Warrenpoint and Clonduff had comfortable wins in group B against Mayobridge and Drumcross respectively. Mayobridge only hitting 2 scores against CPN is a bit of a surprise.
Good to have this competition at this stage of the year and looking forward to next week

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 05, 2013, 05:30:17 PM »
Great game of football in the U14 championship final at Castlewellan today. Final score Burren 3-10 Bredagh 3-08. Nothing between the teams and could have gone either way. Well done to all the players for providing entertaining football and for all their hard work on the field.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 09, 2012, 11:08:29 PM »
Bredagh as a team were very impressive this evening, 1-03 to 0-01 down after 10 minutes and 2-05 to 0-04 just before half time. Bredagh took a point just before the half-time whistle to leave 6 in it at the break. Two good goals from Carryduff was all that was made the difference as bredagh competed well in the opening half. Second half was all bredagh as they kept their division 2 rivals scoreless and notched over 9 deserved points. Bredagh won the middle third battle hands down in the second half, showing an abundance of hard work and serious pressure on the ball, Carryduff just couldn't shake free. Bredagh were very good in all departments with Niall mulholland at chf and Danny Nolan at cf very impressive. Bredagh also very impressive along the line with the right changes at the right time. Well done and a brilliant spirited performance.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: July 28, 2012, 12:01:18 PM »
Can someone please post score updates today of the minor hurling and senior football games so that I can keep up to date with developments while I lie by the pool  8)

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Not that long ago enda gormley played for bredagh in down div 3 and 4, I'm sure he was early forties at the time. Jody gormley also played football for bredagh up until two years ago, would have been late thirties. I think joe brolly played for st brigids Belfast up until recently. I know a lot of ex county footballers who are now managing underage teams, usually have sons involved. Enda gormley is in his second year with watty's minors and has done a great job there, Ulster champions last year and they can't get anyone to play them this year!

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: July 14, 2012, 10:15:40 PM »
Minor hurling team
1. Sean savage (portaferry)
2. Conor Costello (bredagh)
3. James McGrath (ballygalget)
4. Caolan taggert (portaferry)
5. Ryan brannigan (clonduff)
6. Gareth o,neill (portaferry)
7. John McManus (ballygalget)
8. Chris Egan (ballycran)
9. Lorcan McMullan (bredagh)
10. Sean o,Callaghan (Carryduff)
11. Conor o,neill (portaferry)
12. Caolan bailie (ballygalget)
13. Eoghan sands (portaferry)
14. Myles Nicholson (ballycran)
17. Rory burns (castlewellan)

Fairly sure that was the starting team but stand to be corrected. Sean o'callaghan off in first half and sean mageen (portaferry) on and Gareth lynch (Carryduff) on for Rory burns.

First class performance by the lads, they are a credit to the county. Should have won it last week but made no mistake today, great passion and desire to win shown all over the field. Well done to all involved.

I believe next up is Wexford in the AI QF on saturday 28th or Sunday 29th July, venue tbc........Down Abu!

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Monaghan v Tyrone ladies at 3.15pm, unusual curtain raiser for a sfc game, anyway let's hope the rain stops around 4.30pm so we can enjoy the game without getting freezing and soaked. Last time against Armagh in the league ballybofey was miserable

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1. P Durcan
2. P McGrath
3. N McGee
4. F mcglynn
5. K Lacey (capt)
6. A thompson
7. L Mcloone
8. N gallagher
9. R kavanagh
10. R bradley
11. M mchugh
12. C toye
13. P Mcbrearty
14. C McFadden
15. D walsh

Shouldn't be too far off mcguinness's starting line-up for tomorrow evening I reckon...........

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Down / Re: Down minors 2012
« on: June 04, 2012, 10:08:41 PM »
Well done to the minor footballers on winning their first round championship game. I also got caught up in the tailback outside enniskillen and missed the first half but believe I saw the more entertaining half. Couldn't believe the size of the crowd when I got in, not sure it was like that from the start of the game but the lads must have been overwhelmed. I know a couple of the players on the team and they are only in their first year at minor level, no doubt great experience for them and I hope they can now go on and get a result in the semi-final.

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Down / Re: Down minors 2012
« on: June 02, 2012, 08:42:10 AM »
Anyone know the starting minor team v Fermanagh?

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