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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 27, 2016, 01:46:07 PM »
difficult to understand how some on this forum are calling out the management as being 'out of their depth'. I think people's expectations are too high. We just came out of Div 4 - the bottom drawer!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 27, 2016, 12:14:39 PM »
Harbinson came into a team that was very VERY good. They had back to back titles, been beaten in all ireland a few years before so they were gunning for gory with or without him. I'd question his familiarity with the local talent as he's not been involved in taking teams since. That said, when they won AI he was well organised etc... but not for me.
Maybe i've missed it, but are the two lads stepping down? I'd like to see them have a crack at Div 3...

Hurling Discussion / Re: U14 Féile
« on: June 22, 2016, 03:14:52 PM »
180+ kids from u6 - u10... thats huge!
keep them all at it! assuming there was boys and girls both? what odds have Paddy Power on yous for Feile in 2020/2022??? ;D

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 31, 2016, 02:10:32 PM »
Really interested to know if Mitchells actually put up £300k.

Do Mitchells have a club house? certainly don't think they have any teams in any of the Sth Antrim or All county leagues.

So where would a club with no / very nearly no membership or club house (assuming they aint got one) have the means to stump up £300k?

« on: May 26, 2016, 10:09:50 AM »
Who is the new minister for sport?

DCAL doesent exist anymore, the "sport" bit of it is now dealt with by Department For Communites with Paul Givan DUP as new Minister

Better hope that no LGBT members want to use it or that bible thumper will def block it! lol

no need to bring in the LGBT and bible thumping now... he's only in post. surely he's there for everyone  :-\ although i doubt it. I can see it already 'the Ashers Bakery Stadium' lol

« on: May 17, 2016, 12:17:20 PM »
MR2 - good to see a referee that plays a bit maith thu! but did you really strike a ball (cant count the warm up)  ;D

« on: April 18, 2016, 12:25:18 PM »
maybe taking this slightly off centre - anyone see any of the Feile games at the weekend? Sars v Stinsons (F), Rossa V Eire Og/ Brides (h)  I watched the sars game (football game) - some serious big units on that team.

« on: April 05, 2016, 11:57:44 AM »
btdtgtt - your numbers don't stack re smallest playing population...
2011 census - Klkenny (county not town) 95k, West Belfast (on its own, not whole county) 93k

investment in Belfast and lots of it - 5/10 year plans maybe academy type models / dev squads coaches the whole heap. More regular leagues/ Go Games at u8/10 all year long and properly organised in advance.
 - best example of this is Davitts, for the first time in years theyve kids on dev squads and compete in every single Go Games, Competition (maybe somtimes amalgamated) from p1/2 to under 14. they have put huge work into capturing the kids at very early age and now 30 or so all from Lower Falls playing U6/8/10.
investment in SW Antrim were little hurling happens  - nothing happening under age at all!! Creggan & LochMor the exception been totally ignored by the hurling fraternity forever.
Let Nth Antrim crack on as they seem to have their house in order in terms of developing hurling.

« on: April 01, 2016, 10:23:36 AM »
i was hoping that was an april fool story.

the money involved sounds too ridiculous to go un-noticed. i find it incredible that it wouldnt be noticed at an agm in a treasurers report

very bad taste from the Irish News if it's an April Fools story - doubt it is though.

« on: February 15, 2016, 12:35:10 PM »
Hearing about a certain club (not mine) that's actively going round certain clubs that are struggling to field underage teams, that their better kids should hurl for them?? btdgtgtt, hardstation you hear about this??

MR2 - there are a few clubs at the minute that are seriously struggling to get teams out at hurling in under 12, 14 and 16. There is a simple reason for it - theyve not done enough work at under age to coach, be competitive, retain kids and attract new ones. If the club is not putting in a team at the age group then the kids and parents are entitled to look around and see what environment suits them best. Like wise why would clubs sit back and let some other club get good kids without putting forward a case for their own set up that have worked dam hard to create over years of hard work.

your own club wouldnt do it in the football - you dont need to look to far to see it! :)

« on: June 22, 2015, 02:05:13 PM »
innocent until proven guilty but no smoke without fire as my granny would have said.
It'll be an interesting encounter when these two teams meet again in snr hurling league on Sunday (fixtures have them down to play eachother) An all ticket event!!!
I remember in the 90's and 00's a certain Rossa player getting sledged for years everytime he played against St Johns about family members. Stuff was said that should never have been said and it happened time and time again. Not a thing ever done about. No need for it but not surprised it's happening. a little bit of hype about at national football level this year so it's on people's minds and you'll find a couple of smart @rses thinking that they gain an advantage by resorting to it.
On the issue of the referee - he's been very consistent in the games i've seen him ref this year and agree with MR2 (as a spectator and consumer of our games) he's one of the best we've got at the minute.

« on: April 30, 2015, 02:08:21 PM »
know the Rossa lad, he's quick, decent with the ball (clever) bit like one of the previous comments on the thread about the l'guile lad Dan, probably needs another year or two at club level to develop more before he's in the mix.

would be one of a few from intermediate team that should be considered...

« on: April 29, 2015, 02:35:23 PM »
probably a better option, think Down do something similar. two finalists in Sth Antrim - St Galls played 2 games, Rossa played 3.
Last year was worse as Rossa were due to play St Pauls in semi, they FTF so Rossa played St. Galls in final (1 Game!!) and went through to All County Feile final...

« on: April 29, 2015, 02:06:00 PM »
can someone explain the nth antrim process for selecting the finalists for the nth Antrim feile final.

Think we (sth) could learn from it as it seems that there were whole pile more games played to get the eventual finalists and winners.

Also, was looking at the score lines from some of the games played and it seems that Oisins weren't too bad this year, which is great to see! any time i've watched Oisins play they always been tough tight games.

« on: April 27, 2015, 12:29:56 PM »
I was talkin til the a few Rossa boys at ODs yesterday during that South Antrim Feile  Final - apparently Rossa team was very young. Only 2 actual u14s playing, 5 under 12s and  the rest under 13.

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