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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 16, 2021, 09:59:24 PM »
Well that was a shambles… inept, no ideas, out fought, out thought and that’s just the management.. missing players - yes - but getting v beat by a division 2 team (2022) is a farce and serious questions need asked of management.. to make matters worse - having a Longstone man on the management - surely he knew what matchups to make etc.. ffs football is frustrating..

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 12, 2021, 10:20:45 PM »
Surely Conor Deegan would be a step back for us as a county???
I look at Logan and Dooher yesterday and I know they had a serious panel to step in to but I feel we are looking in the wrong direction within the county getting Deegan..
Surely a combo of Niall McAleenan, Mulholland and Laverty/Clarke is the way forward??

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Down / Re: Down GAA Championship 2021 Prediction Competition
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:28:13 PM »
SFC

CPN
Burren
Bredagh
Mayobridge
Clonduff
Ballyholland
Bryansford
RGU


IFC

An Riocht
Dromara
Atticall
Shamrocks
Liatroim
St Pauls
Saval
Bright


JFC

Glasdrumman
Drumaness
East Belfast
Aughlisnafin
Dundrum

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 05, 2021, 09:38:43 PM »


Strange assessment of the Reserve match.

Burren created half a dozen goal chances and took 5. Point never looked like scoring a goal. So hard to see how the "scoreboard didn't reflect the game".

As for the comment about "playing the senior team". Name the players that are seniors. I only saw 2 players on the Burren team that have started any senior league games this year - I'm sure the point had nearly as many.
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Mcavoy in corner back
Fitzpatrick in corner back
Tony Magee in wing half
McCarthy played on down U20s team and their seniors
Fitzpatrick in half forward
Seàn murdock
Murphy in full forward
Toner in corner forward.

Brought on Poland and Zach murdock and both played Friday night v Ballyholland

That’s 10….

We had Azza, Nidge, givran, Seàn O’Hare, Aaron D’Arcy and brought on Byrne and JG
That’s 7…
Do the math…

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 05, 2021, 04:27:33 PM »
And so the weekend ends with 1 out of 3 - but it is the one we wanted.. Burren were marginally better than us yesterday playing their senior team (scoreboard didn’t reflect the game at all) and the ladies just left too much of a hill to climb v Saul

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 03, 2021, 09:29:25 PM »
1 out of 1

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 02, 2021, 09:55:12 PM »
Massive weekend for the club..
seniors to win the first division title tomorrow
Seconds to win championship Saturday
Senior ladies to win league Saturday evening..
#blues

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 29, 2021, 10:12:48 PM »
Burren will win the PRFC…CPN have a decent team but there were only a few teams that could win the PRFC…Burren are the best team by a street, Kilcoo and Clonduff next. CPN have played nobody decent until Carryduff. Burren will walk the final, their seconds would beat most senior teams…loads of U20s playing and that was a lot of the team who came through unbeaten in the whole of underage football. Burren people have never been more confident and they all say they will win the SFC and PRFC this year…they won’t be beaten again this year at senior level…

Sometimes the best team doesn’t win as easy as you think and sometimes not at all.. We seen this quote about Burren not being beaten a while back and it went to pieces after ONE game!!!

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 29, 2021, 10:56:45 AM »
First final of the year secured and should be strong favourites to win it with the experience we have on the panel.. Burren are a youthful setup so we should have too much for them..

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 23, 2021, 10:50:45 PM »
A few interesting results tonight.. Clonduffs to lose now…

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 22, 2021, 10:02:54 PM »
How teams can’t smell blood with Kilcoo this year
Devlin Gone
O Hanlon Gone
Morgan gone
Johnstone hamstring
Laverty knee

What more motivation do teams need.

Championship is wide open for whoever wants it. Will Kilcoo get another handy one?
Noes the time for teams to start focusing on the big one

Ourselves
Kilcoo
Clonduff
Burren
Mayobridge


That’s who can win it

When you say gone? Do you mean not playing this year?

For me having seen most teams play with the exception of Burren and The Bridge, Clonduff or CPN if they can overcome the mental block against the magpies are in with a great chance of winning the Championship

The mental block will change this year.. the time of the magpie is coming to an end…

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 20, 2021, 10:32:39 PM »
Couple of nice results tonight.. Clonduff and ourselves setting the pace with Carryduff finding their feet now too…

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 20, 2021, 10:18:16 AM »
It’s not about honours.. it’s about being able to facilitate players with games. If CPN have the numbers - what has their trophy haul or lack of it got to do with anything???

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 19, 2021, 10:23:04 PM »
I don’t think a club manager would carry 25 on a Friday if he knew his reserves were playin a match. A squad of 19 enough and 17 for the other match.
I don’t see how they couldn’t compete with Liatrom Shamrocks etc.

You’re always good for a laugh Smurf I’ll give you that.

U can only play 5 subs.. every manager worth their salt knows who he will bring on as a game changer or to plug a hole in defence.. why take 34 lads on ur senior panel when ya don’t need them..

I feel the clubs in division 3/4 know they wud struggle to compete with the second string of the likes of CPN, Burren, Mayobridge, Clonduff, Kilcoo and Carryduff and that’s why they don’t want it happening.. obviously if a lad plays division 4 for a few games and is goin well and the division one team takes him in and uses him in a game - he can’t then go back n play division 4 league for remainder of the year.. this thing would be easily managed as it is in most other counties.. It would be interesting to see how these players from lower leagues would fare against players from second string division one clubs..

On another note - this board would frustrate ya with the negative comments about small east down clubs players being overlooked.. do something about it.. Carryduff, CPN, Ballyholland etc were yo-yo clubs for years and got their houses in order with underage structures to feed the senior team - now they are established division one clubs..
Saul were the same between division 2/3 and got themselves together and sorted the problem.

It’s not rocket science to get your club established, competing, producing county standard players.. roll the sleeves up and get stuck in. 

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 19, 2021, 08:29:09 AM »


There were lads from Saul, St Johns Drumnaquoile and Auglishnafin playing for the u20s this year. And all contributed signifigantly too.
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Did Pearse Laverty and the Harney’s not all get game time on the recent past? Andrew Gilmore was on the county Minors a couple of years ago and Croskery played a combined total of about 40 mins over 4 games - hardly significant.. I think your gripe is with senior management not looking at these and other lads of their elk in the past. But if Croskery for example scores 2.05 against a team bottom of division 3 or 4 - but is held scoreless v Liatroim or Saval do you honestly think he is then fit for senior intercounty football??

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