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imtommygunn

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« Reply #21255 on: July 26, 2021, 12:36:25 PM »
Football has got it all wrong tbh. The worst is it ripples through into club. I went to an antrim division three game maybe two years ago and a team getting hammered were using about 4 sweepers. The defensive systems take massive effort to get working right and the average club team wouldn't be able to do it at all.

I still love the hurling but you get complaints on anything.

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« Reply #21256 on: July 27, 2021, 10:18:41 AM »
Given the messages coming from our esteemed Chairman Mao in relation to Covid and the need for greater safety are we really going to go ahead with a round robin championship? half finished championship's would be less than ideal, round robin was great last year as we had no league but we had a league this year so cannot see the need for a round robin championship which may not finished.

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« Reply #21257 on: July 27, 2021, 11:51:33 AM »
Given the messages coming from our esteemed Chairman Mao in relation to Covid and the need for greater safety are we really going to go ahead with a round robin championship? half finished championship's would be less than ideal, round robin was great last year as we had no league but we had a league this year so cannot see the need for a round robin championship which may not finished.

I wouldn't mind the county players playing more than one game for the club this year. Thats the outcome of getting beat in straight knock out championship first round. with no round robin. At best playing four games if you get to the final.

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« Reply #21258 on: July 28, 2021, 01:54:31 PM »
I can never understand why a few of the clubs who think they are on the cusp of winning a championship in the next few seasons would be wanting a round robin. If its for players to play in more competitive games as a learning curve then fair enough.. but the likes of Aghagallon, Caements, Johnnies should be wanting straight knock out. it means if they take a scalp there momentum could stand by them rather than having to potentially play the likes of Cargin or LD again in latter stages of championship

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« Reply #21259 on: July 28, 2021, 01:58:49 PM »
But there is knockout, a quater final, semifinal and final. Also and this is critical, you want some games with your own county players otherwise the split season will not work.

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« Reply #21260 on: July 28, 2021, 02:37:37 PM »
My thinking was purely based around avoiding half finished championships, look at the U20 games at the minute lots are being called off due to covid numbers peaking in their locality

As for county players getting time with their clubs, this year was (in my opinion anyway) about everyone getting football, County players have had theirs when their club mates were getting club games 

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« Reply #21261 on: July 31, 2021, 11:19:48 AM »
Play them knock out, scrap that round robin nonsense.

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« Reply #21262 on: July 31, 2021, 07:58:41 PM »
SO good news abou casement and goal is to have ulster championship final 2024 and no mention of first Antrim county and club games. The day we signed up for the big stadium Antrim lost Casement to the prawn sandwich eaters

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« Reply #21263 on: July 31, 2021, 08:28:55 PM »
It’s not our stadium now.

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« Reply #21264 on: July 31, 2021, 08:47:44 PM »
SO good news abou casement and goal is to have ulster championship final 2024 and no mention of first Antrim county and club games. The day we signed up for the big stadium Antrim lost Casement to the prawn sandwich eaters

And to certain groups who have no interest in Gaa & are only interested in making money

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« Reply #21265 on: August 02, 2021, 09:19:39 AM »
Don’t be petty, love just having something to moan about! They are obviously going to promote the biggest game as an aim. What would you rather - “Casement to be open for the first round of the Antrim Championship 2024 - Gort Na Mona v Aghagallon”

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« Reply #21266 on: August 02, 2021, 01:26:38 PM »
Does anyone have a link to the master fixtures for the Championships? Been trying to find them on the county website but with no luck

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« Reply #21267 on: August 02, 2021, 03:52:30 PM »
SO good news abou casement and goal is to have ulster championship final 2024 and no mention of first Antrim county and club games. The day we signed up for the big stadium Antrim lost Casement to the prawn sandwich eaters

ITG hit the nail on the head, we have lost any say in it. All these ex-players raising their profiles off the back of supporting getting it built, fail to understand that we wont have a say it.

So those great old days when every schools competition in Belfast and seemingly every juvenile match as well (going by some of the reports) are gone and not coming back. We will be lucky to get even the biggest club games in it.

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« Reply #21268 on: August 02, 2021, 04:04:11 PM »
SO good news abou casement and goal is to have ulster championship final 2024 and no mention of first Antrim county and club games. The day we signed up for the big stadium Antrim lost Casement to the prawn sandwich eaters

ITG hit the nail on the head, we have lost any say in it. All these ex-players raising their profiles off the back of supporting getting it built, fail to understand that we wont have a say it.

So those great old days when every schools competition in Belfast and seemingly every juvenile match as well (going by some of the reports) are gone and not coming back. We will be lucky to get even the biggest club games in it.

Where are you getting this from? How do you know what will & wont be played in the new casement? Are you on your club or county committee in any capacity? If so then you will have an opportunity to have a say on most things that affect you as a gael. If you're not then I'm not sure who you are referring to when you say 'we wont have a say'?
We've had to listen to some amount of negativity around the stalled casement project over recent years, now there is serious cause for excitement and positivity and people are determined to create more negatives. Some people just love being miserable!  ::)

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« Reply #21269 on: August 02, 2021, 04:11:39 PM »
I assume that it's going to cost a few bob to open up this stadium for a game? If so how much of a capacity will be needed to cover the cost?