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Ed Hardy

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« Reply #34275 on: April 27, 2021, 03:30:17 PM »
Has there been any retirements/any new faces in the Down squad for this year? Hopefully Darren O'Hagan is back, will need full squad a available to even compete in the league and give Donegal a game a bit of a game this year.

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« Reply #34276 on: April 29, 2021, 09:55:31 PM »
I see the fixtures are out for the new competition Corn an Duin. I hope it’s a success and gives lads a real edge for when the league season starts..

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« Reply #34277 on: May 04, 2021, 10:14:12 AM »
I like this idea and saves sorting out challenge matches and unnecessary travel.

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« Reply #34278 on: May 07, 2021, 06:53:25 AM »
Out in front it’s probably a good competition for smaller clubs but the bigger clubs will give out some hammerings
Our group we will have 3 dead rubbers against the 3 mourn clubs Longstone Ballymartin and Attical
Word is we will enter our second string team

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« Reply #34279 on: May 07, 2021, 01:22:21 PM »
Out in front it’s probably a good competition for smaller clubs but the bigger clubs will give out some hammerings
Our group we will have 3 dead rubbers against the 3 mourn clubs Longstone Ballymartin and Attical
Word is we will enter our second string team
   Don't quite get that logic of fielding your 2nds.So the non County players on the Seniors
get no football???

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« Reply #34280 on: May 07, 2021, 01:29:03 PM »
Has there been any retirements/any new faces in the Down squad for this year? Hopefully Darren O'Hagan is back, will need full squad a available to even compete in the league and give Donegal a game a bit of a game this year.
Gerald McGovern and Shay Miller I believe will be back. McParland prob wont be back in time.
Ryan Johnson isnt in panel. Shelan concentrating o  U20s. All a cording to the irish news

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« Reply #34281 on: May 07, 2021, 05:39:12 PM »
Has there been any retirements/any new faces in the Down squad for this year? Hopefully Darren O'Hagan is back, will need full squad a available to even compete in the league and give Donegal a game a bit of a game this year.
Gerald McGovern and Shay Miller I believe will be back. McParland prob wont be back in time.
Ryan Johnson isnt in panel. Shelan concentrating o  U20s. All a cording to the irish news
Irish news has gone to pot this past few years

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« Reply #34282 on: May 07, 2021, 09:34:26 PM »
Out in front it’s probably a good competition for smaller clubs but the bigger clubs will give out some hammerings
Our group we will have 3 dead rubbers against the 3 mourn clubs Longstone Ballymartin and Attical
Word is we will enter our second string team


Short memory young Murphy. Very short memory. Don't be such a knob.

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« Reply #34283 on: May 09, 2021, 08:53:00 AM »
Down suffered a big defeat at the hands of Tyrone last week in Newry

Team
Burns
Murdock
McGovern
Collins
Laverty
Flynn
McEvoy
Middleton
Poland
Mooney
Devlin
Guiness
Quinn
McCrickard
Doherty


Decent team that by the looks of it those lads would be fighting for a starting place next week with this group likely to return
Darren O H
Barry O H
Kevin McK
Peter F
Liam K
James G
Benny McA
Conor G


Strong team if above lads come into the team

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« Reply #34284 on: May 09, 2021, 09:15:36 PM »
Down suffered a big defeat at the hands of Tyrone last week in Newry

Team
Burns
Murdock
McGovern
Collins
Laverty
Flynn
McEvoy
Middleton
Poland
Mooney
Devlin
Guiness
Quinn
McCrickard
Doherty


Decent team that by the looks of it those lads would be fighting for a starting place next week with this group likely to return
Darren O H
Barry O H
Kevin McK
Peter F
Liam K
James G
Benny McA
Conor G


Strong team if above lads come into the team

Sweet f**k, has that Tyrone man a clue putting out a team like that so close to the start of the league?  He has been taking a serious dough from Down over the last 2 years and he obviously knows nothing about his players. Paddy Murdock is a No.3, Johnny Flynn is not a No. 6. Poland is not a county midfielder. Mooney and Guinness need to be coming onto the ball. Devlin is? Who is going to score with that forward line apart from Quinn in that team? Apart from Kerr and Darren O'Hagan in the subs there is not much else to inspire me. Just throw the towel in now Tally.

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« Reply #34285 on: May 10, 2021, 04:56:06 PM »
Down were devastating in the first half against Cavan last year, Mooney (especially) but also Johnson and Kerr. We panicked in the 2nd half, but if  we could recreate that pace and drive we could compete with any county (in Ulster). Is Johnson off the panel?

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« Reply #34286 on: May 12, 2021, 06:18:26 PM »
Big blow to us with Cormac MCartan out for the season and Patrick Murdock also injured both picked up with Down
Cormac has picked up the dreaded cruciate
Our most consistent player
Wil pick my Down starting team later after I get over my disappointment

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« Reply #34287 on: May 13, 2021, 04:50:27 PM »
Spectators allowed back on 24th May up to 500.. Plenty of football being played this summer to.. Be great getting back to watching some ball

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« Reply #34288 on: May 13, 2021, 07:21:30 PM »
Taken from Hoganstand

Tally says training breach was an error of judgement but he knows other counties were at it
May 13, 2021

Down manager Paddy Tally says he wishes he had never taken the coaching session in Abbey CBS last January that was deemed in breach of the GAA’s Covid-19 rules.

Tally received an eight week suspension from the GAA for organisining the session and talking to Brian Carthy on his latest Podcast, the Mourne manager says it was an ‘error of judgement’.

“It was an error of judgement on my behalf and I do regret taking the players out for that session,” explained Tally who said it was definitely unusual to see the PSNI arrive half way through. “It was strange, they don’t normally come to watch training sessions.”

Explaining the circumstances, Tally says they were working with a small group of new players to the panel.

“I had a number of new players out. I’d taken a few players out to show them the running programme, what they had to do for the next six weeks before we would start training, just to get ready. That’s all it really amounted to.

“As the law was in the North, we weren’t breaking any Covid regulations. In the North we were seen as elite and the law says you could train in groups of less than 15. But we did break the GAA rule. Looking back at it now, I wish we just hadn’t done it.”

Tally also explained that he knew other counties were training and the get together was an attempt not to get left behind.

That was our first get together and to be honest with you, we knew that a lot of other counties were back out doing stuff. And I had been contacted by a number of other managers telling me that they had been doing bits and could we take a challenge match. So I thought most other counties that I know are doing it so maybe we should start getting something done. It was a little bit of panic on my behalf and an error of judgement.”





As proud Down man I would plead to anyone with influence to ask these 'blow ins' to do the right thing and stop spouting their lies over Abbeygate. Our county chairman was caught out several times with his lies and now Tally, who previously trying to cover up to some degree, now says that there were only a few new lads there. Seriously, the new season is upon us and you are trying to get the county behind you but you come out with a ball of lies to try to justify training over lockdown. Everybody else being at it as well, apparently, and these men contacted him looking for a game. Catch a grip. Tailtean Cup next year so you'll be gone anyway Paddy.

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« Reply #34289 on: May 13, 2021, 09:12:25 PM »
It's called the Tailteann Cup and the director general, Tom Ryan, has been unable to say when it may ever be launched. However, Lotto, as a self proclaimed proud Down man, is still plainly hoping that we lose every game this season and get relegated anyway. Paddy Tally has admitted to an error of judgment during the covid restrictions and he was certainly not the only manager in the same position. He has a huge game on Saturday and every true Down supporter will be wishing him well.