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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: Today at 05:50:49 PM »
That is the thing. We have not improved one bit in 3 years.
Anyone who says that this team has improved in 3 years are not telling the truth
The kickout strategy is one
Forward play looks like itís off the cuff and no pattern to it from one game to the next
My gripe with it is the colossal amount of money being spent on a sub standard mananemgt team when we could get one within Down a margin of the cost


All above are young and have been about but it will be a no because they never managed at this level
Time for us to drop that also
We have had all that before and failed

A margin of the cost?? Are you serious??? Two of these mentioned above have been with my club - one currently there - and another offered his services when we had our last manager.. none of these people are cheap I can promise you that.. Apart from McCartan - who else in ur list has a right to be touted as an intercounty manager??? If Tally does step down or is pushed - we need an outsider as there is simply no one within our county capable (maybe wee James at a push) of taking us to the ďnext levelĒ

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 13, 2021, 05:42:41 PM »
A very positive performance yesterday I thought with some outstanding individual performances.. Liam Kerr, Darren and Barry OHagan, Mooney and Quinn in flashes added to by Burns, Patrick murdock and Daniel Guinness. It was vital we stayed in division two for the development of this group long term and hopefully with another few additions next season we can finish more comfortable in the division.
Mayo, Kildare gone up and Laois, Westmeath gone down and with Derry/Offaly promoted and Roscommon (so far) relegated it makes for an interesting division next season..
Championship I just donít see us at the races to be honest. Murphy, McFadden, McHugh, Langan, Gallagher, etc etc pose a serious physical and football threat.. but hereís hopingÖ

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 05, 2021, 03:42:41 PM »
Loooking at the recent scores in the Corn An Duin sections and a few teams getting toppled by lower league opposition.. the one club that really stands out is the Bridge... has ďdowns oldest clubĒ bubble finally burst???

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 03, 2021, 05:46:44 PM »
Whatís the story with so many games being called off due to no referee??? I know there is a big drive to recruit referees every year but are we that short that we are now not having fixtures???

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 27, 2021, 09:45:19 PM »
Fiercely physical and competitive game last night between Clonduff and Burren.. Burren edged it in the end but Clonduff have some big physical powerhouses at their disposal.. This competition was to be county player free and yet McGovern and McKernan both featured for Burren.. Whatís that about???

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 23, 2021, 10:46:19 PM »
First switch should be the goalkeeper
No where near good enough
Far to slow getting his kickouts away

O Kane Kilcoo keeper
McGarry CPN
Savage BFORD
SMYTH Mayobridge

I see Savage came on today.. still not a county player in my eyes...

Very very poor today. Cohesion, kickouts, team play etc have all been talked about on here - but their basics of the game are fierce poor.. we donít tackle to dispossess we run along side men n pull n drag n concede free kicks galore.. catching, kicking, fist passing, pickups - breaks my heart watching them plus we look heavy.. bar Mooney and Kerr who have blistering pace all other players look heavy set.  Might work for January/February league football with heavy pitches but not this time of year.. Michael Murphy injured hamstring today could help us to keep score down v Donegal.. I fear this match..

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 18, 2021, 09:49:29 PM »
Must win match for Down in Armagh on Sunday
Not to often Armagh do Down any favours but the allowed Down to train on it

Down team for Sunday

My pick

O hare
O Hagan
D guiness
J Flynn
C Mooney
O Hagan
McArdle Sweeper

Annett not on panel either...

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 17, 2021, 10:55:02 PM »
Footballers home to Meath this weekend - now a must win game to keep divisional status.

Who should start??

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 16, 2021, 03:41:10 PM »
With the way the game is moving particularly at intercounty level - can you realistically start out your career at 28/29?? I understand savage and mcgarry being very good club players and not intercounty standard - that has happened loads in the past and Iím sure will again in the future.. intercounty is seriously pacy and conditioned players who are usually early to mid 20s when establishing themselves.. Are there any potential u20 players who could feature this year???

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 15, 2021, 11:20:02 PM »
First switch should be the goalkeeper
No where near good enough
Far to slow getting his kickouts away

O Kane Kilcoo keeper
McGarry CPN
Savage BFORD
SMYTH Mayobridge

Kane isnít even the best keeper in kilcoo ffs... how could he play county level..
please tell me you are joking about McGarry??? Big games in county championship he disappears let alone playing at intercounty level..
Danny Savage has been tried by every manager from wee James to Tally in year 1.. NOT intercounty level... he must be 32 ish as well..
Loughran - dead ball specialist no doubt and suits the way harps play with 1 up and 14 back - he has pace to get the ball.. but Iíd say Guinness x2, BOíH, CQ, CD, Poland are all better footballers tbh
Smyth - this has to be a piss take?? This lad scored a few dead balls in the championship last year and is now hailed our next hero. At 6í2 he canít win his own ball in midfield, doesnít compete well in crowded areas and doesnít tackle.. is it because he is over 6 foot we now feel we have a baller???

I despair at some of the suggestions on here...

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 15, 2021, 08:52:02 PM »
Despite a lack of kickout strategy and no tackling etc - basics were lacking.. plus my club man was absolutely cleaned out of it but yet remained on the pitch.. I donít understand that thinking. A few others got roasted today too.. are the current players on the panel the best we have in the county??? And please donít start about players from Kilcoo who donít want to play...

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 15, 2021, 02:58:17 PM »
Well that was a brutal second period of the first half. Kickout strategy?? No tackling, midfield non existent, sweeper - where is he?? Brutal

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 29, 2021, 09:55:31 PM »
I see the fixtures are out for the new competition Corn an Duin. I hope itís a success and gives lads a real edge for when the league season starts..

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 25, 2021, 10:37:55 PM »


Its the hardest draw we could have got, home or away is irrelevant with no supporters and we certainly wont win that game. That will be 3 years with one championship win v Fermanagh for Tally and co. No Ulster title in 28 years next year, it really beggars belief. Any news on the U20 season, excited to see what Conor Lav can do with that talented group.

He has done plenty of training with them anyhow!! Lockdown means nothing to this group...

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 15, 2021, 10:37:23 PM »


Trying to charge a club for zoom meetings is a bit much.

Did he seriously do this?? Or is it the usual tripe being spouted about him just because itís him???
With the season started on Monday past it leaves the Ford in limbo for management or are they sorted already??

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