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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 16, 2021, 10:56:51 PM »
The amount of clubs that have had spectators in the games so far has been quite a lot! The St Endas Aghagallon game had a load in and reports on the saffron Gael have show a lot also.

Did you honestly think it would be anything else

Aye I knew it would be like that

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 16, 2021, 08:05:44 PM »
The amount of clubs that have had spectators in the games so far has been quite a lot! The St Endas Aghagallon game had a load in and reports on the saffron Gael have show a lot also.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 15, 2021, 08:58:12 PM »
Yes like playing agin 16 . Those st Endas lads r serious players

Learned their trade playing in the South West leagues.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 06, 2021, 06:47:05 PM »
When can we get back to the Culchie Vs Chip eaters debate? This ref stuff is boring. Unless we do the Culchie refs V the City refs!

Close call in that  :)

SW domination again I fear

I dunno.. at least we might get some sense talked..


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 06, 2021, 03:58:56 PM »
When can we get back to the Culchie Vs Chip eaters debate? This ref stuff is boring. Unless we do the Culchie refs V the City refs!

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:10:35 PM »
Speaking of referees, is it true that Clooney Gaels have lost their home advantage for the year for failure to provide a club referee?

Glenarriffe are the same I’m told.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 05, 2021, 10:11:33 PM »
Anybody know the county panel this year?
Antrim hurling panel: Aaron Crawford, Ryan Elliott, Eoin O'Neill, Phelim Duffin, Keelan Molloy, Nicky McKeague, Ryan McGarry, Seaan Elliott, Conal Cunning (all Dunloy); Conall Bohill, Shea Shannon, Ciaran Johnston, Conor Johnston, Domhnall Nugent, Michael Bradley, Peter McCallin (all St John's); Neil McManus, Paddy Burke, Eoghan Campbell, Ryan McCambridge, Niall McCormack (all Cushendall); Declan McCloskey, Dan McCloskey, Damon McMullan, James McNaughton (all Loughgiel); Gerard Walsh, Aodhán O'Brien (both Rossa); Matthew Donnelly, Ciaran Clarke (both Ballycastle); Joe Maskey, Niall O'Connor (both Naomh Éanna); Conor McHugh (Cushendun); Conor McCann (Creggan); Niall McKenna (Sarsfield's); Stephen Rooney (St Paul's); Paul McMullan (Glenariffe).

Cheers pal

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 05, 2021, 08:12:53 PM »
Anybody know the county panel this year?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 04, 2021, 10:50:48 PM »
MR2 please dont take it as i was comparing refs to priests of the 70's.  ;D Absolutely not, i was just remarking on the forums sensitivity, to any statements made regarding refs. thats all. It all adds to the banter after all

One point to make on the whole situation though from my own perspective. Obviously its a thankless job and thats reflected by the now demand we have for refs in the county. But we have now players and managers at club level who now train 4-6 nights a week between gym and s&c sessions and a total shift to a more professional environment. 10 years ago nobody would have seen the huge transformation in our games and the effort it takes to participate at any grade of senior level. There are Irish league teams/players not doing near what gaa clubs/players are doing training wise. So i think its fair when people are asking and raising concerns about the fitness of refs especially at senior level as the reffing needs to be in line with the damands of the modern game. I know from watching games around the county and seeing what goes on, thats not the case in some occasions. Overall we have more good refs than not so good. There are refs who wouldnt get a senior game in other counties due to fitness levels, age and theirimplementation of the rules. Now on the same breathe i would never name these people or try to belittle them individually as i take my hat off for stepping up when no one else does but its defintely an elephant in the room scenario that people arent keen on talking about.

Before i get the "put your name forward before saying that about men out trying their best" comments, let me just say i know myself i would make a horrible ref

No all comments are fine and we've younger ref's coming through who are wanting to push up the ladder and do intercounty and so on, fitness levels is important and keeping up to the modern players is difficult but I know of at least 10/12 lads that have decent enough fitness levels that are not intercounty.

We won't get every call and even the fittest ref can't be in the ruck of players and seeing everything, but he'll do his best

MR2 10/12 lads is just not not enough in a county the size of ours and the number of games to be played in both codes, and yes some younger lads are coming through. However a lot of lads and I do know this fail the written tests regular as well as the bleep test. You referred to it on previous posts, what is the test as there are a few and what is the level that has to be attained. The reason I ask is that lads are committing 4-5 nights a week to play only, referees are paid now and for those who are popular or are naturally good referees walk away at the end of the year with a tidy sum or half yearly, and yes that could mean 30+ games but thats their choice after all. So to be fair clubs and players should expect their officials to be fit enough to see a game through 60 minutes. I remember Ray Matthews, Owen Elliott, Garrett Duffy , Eamon Hasson all training through the winter/christmas to pass a bleep test and exams for years. Where did these lads go all of a sudden, Elliott referees in Derry why not Antrim?

Eamon Hassan is Derry man so why did he ref in Antrim and not Derry?

Matthews & Duffy left after the “incident” in Ballymena along with Garreth Brown from Glenravel. Herbie McAuley from Glenravel was a decent ref and he left to work away, Yer man Kelly from the Johnnies was a decent ref also. McCotter from Sarsfields, his first name escapes me. We always had a core of decent refs but just not enough and that’s going back to the days of Tommy McIntyre, Eugene McHugh, Ger Robinson and Jim Murray. I think the problem is that when they retire there is nothing coming behind them to take over.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 03, 2021, 07:53:57 PM »
Those without stone etc..

Happy Easter folks.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:58:54 PM »
A guy w**king himself , a guy shiting himself , a guy pissing himself , guys cutting about with stauners , guys stealing , guys kicking f**k out each other , guys smashing up benches , guys smashing up shops , guys blowing themselves up with fireworks

Different club. Same fans.


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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: March 10, 2021, 04:16:03 PM »
See my original post.

Scum.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: March 09, 2021, 11:36:29 PM »
Rangers fans are inbred, scumbags and are the lowest form of life on this planet.

Bit of a generalisation no?

Nope.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: March 09, 2021, 09:24:52 PM »
Rangers fans are inbred, scumbags and are the lowest form of life on this planet.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 25, 2021, 07:35:39 PM »
Where are these stories coming out of?

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