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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 18, 2021, 06:35:49 PM »
A lot of talk about football q/finals. My thoughts are :
PG1 are defo a club for the future. No luck with injuries this year but if rumours are correct and PG1 are paying Derry men to coach JUVENILES then they will surely sweep all before them in 2030. The price will be the underperforming kids who don't make the grade drifting away from CLG altogether. Heaven forbid I am truly astonished


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 28, 2021, 11:46:41 AM »
Last winner from outside Belfast excluding Cargin achievements were Glenravel I believe. Since then Johnnies Rossa L dearg Sarsfields StPauls, Pearses St Teresa's & St Galls obviously.  Good history in Belfast for almost 60 years

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 20, 2021, 12:15:45 PM »
Well said Bannside.
Anto was a magnificent person, a gentleman who never lost his wit, humour and was full of compassion.
Always seen the positive side of things.
Grew up with him in Belfast and can honestly say he had a big impact on everyone he met along the way.
 A true friend and a true Gael who will be sadly missed by his family, club mates in St Pauls and Lamh Dearg and the wider GAA family.
A talented footballer and hurler as well.
Proud to have known him.
Always gave his best. He never gave up.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: September 16, 2021, 10:22:59 AM »
 I hear rumours that a serious row is brewing between Cushendall and Co chair over fixture v Rossa at Dunsilly and its turning nasty. Any clarity on this?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 07, 2021, 01:49:44 PM »
Lads draw a line under the recent crap talk, yousens would give Phensic a headache.
On a different note after watching the Lgfa finals should the men's game go down the same route with Senior Intermediate and Junior grades.
We could get a good day's out in Croke following Antrim football squad

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: August 26, 2021, 09:28:13 AM »
IMHO what Belfast hurling needs is a scheme or project to get more kids involved and provide coaching on the ground via primary schools etc... Sorry we had this and Gaelfast turned out to be a disaster show and consequently Antrim hurling will suffer and I'm sure eyes roll in Croker when Gaelfast is mentioned. From an outside of Belfast hurling fan I suppose with the correct people in charge this can be fixed.... MR2 are you interested...you have a good knowledge of the game and certainly have a good opinion of yourself.. Lol

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 20, 2021, 06:00:10 PM »
I see that ticket prices for tonight's games are increased to £6. I assume that tickets already purchased (£20) will still be valid for group games.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 17, 2021, 06:22:47 PM »
500 mile round trip is some journey by car. I would think that St Brides no doubt have a contact in The Whirlybirds (if under 50 Google it) or one of their private jets is made available.
Smacks of desperation to me, didn't like it when clubs flew players back from the states years ago either


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 09, 2021, 08:56:53 PM »
A round of drinks for referees and friends in the Felons is £3:50.... Lols

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 04, 2021, 01:33:54 AM »
Casement Park was originally built by a massive fundraising campaign initiated in West Belfast. The funds raised were in excess of the required amount and additional land was  able to be purchased on Shaws Road. This would later be home to Rossa, St Pauls and Sarsfields.
From the recent comments on the board it would appear that Antrim Gaels feel that they have been sold down the river. If the ownership of Casement is to be moved in totality to Ulster Council then we in Antrim have sold off the family silver.
That's a slap in the face to the original Gaels who envisaged a new home for Antrim.
Its a kick in the teeth to the youth of today

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:47:48 PM »
a strong statement from the newly formed Henry Joys in North Belfast


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A chairde
We have requested to be ratified since February of this year. We have faced our data including bank balances and names leaked to other units, we cant see anywhere in the official guide where by this is standard procedure to follow as only rule 3.3 talks of new clubs.
We have 30 plus hurlers at adult level wishing to go and 30 plus juveniles. We cannot understand why we have to go through other clubs for ratification as 3.3 does not mention this. We have put our hearts and souls into this, from creating community outreach via youth and migrants to getting local business support for rigs.
To date our county board has requested the following.
- get each committee officer trained
- each coach foundation and safeguarding trained
- each coach access ni applied
- evidence of finance to pay fees and purchase equipment
- evidence of a bank account
- list of committee members
- list of players
- letter of support from a local football club
- 5-10 year development plan
- justification for our name which no other club use
- source training venues in the community
- a copy of club constitution
- a financial plan going forward to
- minutes from our agm
- a delegation to meet county board
The above has all been completed at their request, I think this is well and above rule 3.3. our vice chair was now informed that all clubs now have a say in our club.
This decision making process does not seem to be gaa orientated. We do not want anything from Antrim county executive committee other than our ratification to register our games, to make it safe for our community to fully partake.
The camogie club which is part of our one club plan is already registered insured and functioning, their process began months later than our hurlers.
I am a gaa member my entire life, a massive Antrim fan, this is not a line i want to follow, nor did i ever think bringing people into the game would be so difficult. This is not a decision we have taken lightly.
To finish I will quote our chairperson follwing his election win, "Every child in every parish in Antrim should have the opportunity to play our national games and to aspire to play for their club and their county at senior level in our county stadium" Ciaran McCavana 4th December 2018, I whole heartedly agree with his statement, we just simply want ratification and know why there is a hold up.
Is mise le meas
Executive Committee
Henry Joys and Mary Anns GA&CC
IF ONLY THERE WAS SOMETHING LIKE A CENTRAL FUNDED PROGRAMME TO HELP... OH WAIT... GAELFAST

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 06, 2021, 01:48:44 PM »
You referred to S&C and lads not committed to program. I simply pointed out that the same applies to refs. Just an opinion however your always attack in your replies and I am now 'stupid'. Ha ha
Regarding the elite ref panel that you didn't apply to,... maybe it was your S&C level or the fact that it was invitation only and based on assessments.
Hence no invite.
That's my point finished. Debate over

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 06, 2021, 12:53:49 AM »
I think you're just pissed at not being in the £12k a year gang....its impacting on your good humour

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 05, 2021, 09:22:20 PM »
I think you may be annoyed that you can't get your snout in the trough

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 05, 2021, 05:57:53 PM »
I’m not going to have a dig at previous managements as where do I stop? Seeing we’ve been down so long…

Strength and conditioning and getting to a level is a joint thing. Players at county level regardless of the grade they are in should be looking at what can improve their strength core and conditioning…

I could print off a program but if a player only goes half assed at it then it’s the players fault.

I’d say in the last ten years or more there has been strength and conditioning coaches on board. The main problem was the execution of the program. And that’s 70/30 thing, players have to take responsibility of how they look after themselves.
Same goes for referees

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