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« Reply #23265 on: November 06, 2014, 02:46:23 PM »
This isn't a problem in donegal or tyrone to anywhere near the same extent, who have both been far more successful than down minors recently

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« Reply #23266 on: November 08, 2014, 10:31:32 PM »
Great  to hear about Marty Clarke 'willing to putting his body on the line for the county' according to the Independent

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« Reply #23267 on: November 09, 2014, 12:25:43 AM »
Great  to hear about Marty Clarke 'willing to putting his body on the line for the county' according to the Independent

Could you provide a link if possible please?

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« Reply #23268 on: November 09, 2014, 09:39:15 AM »
http://www.hoganstand.com/Down/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=227264

Good news indeed. Now all we need is McComiskey back.

a forward line with Clarke, McComiskey, Mooney, Laverty will give us a much more incisive look than the last few years. There will debates about who else should be in there - Connor Maginn for work rate, Poland for passing ability, Ambrose for strength, Madine as a hit-man, the Johnstons & Devlin for the future, one last throw for Benny?

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« Reply #23269 on: November 09, 2014, 08:41:39 PM »
It is just as well the Co Board delegates in Down aren't as unforgiving as the Tyrone Co. Board or Shane Mullholland would most likely be relieved of his job as Manager of the County minor team.
Micky Donnelly just survived as manager of Tyrone minors for another year when they couldn't get a two thirds majority to oust him, and this after they gave Down a right hiding in Omagh in the first round of the Ulster championship.

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« Reply #23270 on: November 10, 2014, 12:08:22 PM »
How can you say there's been an over reliance on Colleges players? In 2010 when St Colmans won the MacRory I think there were only 3 players on the Down minor team 2009. Same in 2011. If you're gonna come out with statements like that you may need to back them up. My experience was that Colleges players from Abbey and Violet Hill were actually passed up for fellas that had been there from the start. For example, in 2008 not one player who played MacRory Cup started in the game v Tyrone.

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« Reply #23271 on: November 10, 2014, 09:13:04 PM »
How can you say there's been an over reliance on Colleges players? In 2010 when St Colmans won the MacRory I think there were only 3 players on the Down minor team 2009. Same in 2011. If you're gonna come out with statements like that you may need to back them up. My experience was that Colleges players from Abbey and Violet Hill were actually passed up for fellas that had been there from the start. For example, in 2008 not one player who played MacRory Cup started in the game v Tyrone.

Michael Higgins & Ben O'Reilly both played MacRory for St Louis did they not?

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« Reply #23272 on: November 11, 2014, 07:59:04 AM »
It is just as well the Co Board delegates in Down aren't as unforgiving as the Tyrone Co. Board or Shane Mullholland would most likely be relieved of his job as Manager of the County minor team.
Micky Donnelly just survived as manager of Tyrone minors for another year when they couldn't get a two thirds majority to oust him, and this after they gave Down a right hiding in Omagh in the first round of the Ulster championship.


Dont think the Micky Donnelly situation was purely due to results

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« Reply #23273 on: November 11, 2014, 09:34:01 AM »
It is just as well the Co Board delegates in Down aren't as unforgiving as the Tyrone Co. Board or Shane Mullholland would most likely be relieved of his job as Manager of the County minor team.
Micky Donnelly just survived as manager of Tyrone minors for another year when they couldn't get a two thirds majority to oust him, and this after they gave Down a right hiding in Omagh in the first round of the Ulster championship.


Dont think the Micky Donnelly situation was purely due to results
   Care to fill us in?

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« Reply #23274 on: November 11, 2014, 11:18:57 AM »
I see on Facebook kilcoo have announced Paul Mc ilver as their new manager and Declan Morgan as the team trainer

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« Reply #23275 on: November 11, 2014, 01:35:40 PM »
It is just as well the Co Board delegates in Down aren't as unforgiving as the Tyrone Co. Board or Shane Mullholland would most likely be relieved of his job as Manager of the County minor team.
Micky Donnelly just survived as manager of Tyrone minors for another year when they couldn't get a two thirds majority to oust him, and this after they gave Down a right hiding in Omagh in the first round of the Ulster championship.


Dont think the Micky Donnelly situation was purely due to results
   Care to fill us in?

Was chatting to a guy in work after the tyrone game- he mentioned that there had been questions raised over his team selection with the feeling among a lot of tyrone supporters that some stronger players were being overlooked and that a certain amount of favouritism had been shown. Some felt that there were better options than him for manager. I personally dont know Micky or his background in gaelic games but i got the impression that support for him was divided from the start.
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« Reply #23276 on: November 11, 2014, 03:12:21 PM »
It is just as well the Co Board delegates in Down aren't as unforgiving as the Tyrone Co. Board or Shane Mullholland would most likely be relieved of his job as Manager of the County minor team.
Micky Donnelly just survived as manager of Tyrone minors for another year when they couldn't get a two thirds majority to oust him, and this after they gave Down a right hiding in Omagh in the first round of the Ulster championship.


Dont think the Micky Donnelly situation was purely due to results
   Care to fill us in?

Was chatting to a guy in work after the tyrone game- he mentioned that there had been questions raised over his team selection with the feeling among a lot of tyrone supporters that some stronger players were being overlooked and that a certain amount of favouritism had been shown. Some felt that there were better options than him for manager. I personally dont know Micky or his background in gaelic games but i got the impression that support for him was divided from the start.
    Thanks for that.

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« Reply #23277 on: November 11, 2014, 03:27:38 PM »
How can you say there's been an over reliance on Colleges players? In 2010 when St Colmans won the MacRory I think there were only 3 players on the Down minor team 2009. Same in 2011. If you're gonna come out with statements like that you may need to back them up. My experience was that Colleges players from Abbey and Violet Hill were actually passed up for fellas that had been there from the start. For example, in 2008 not one player who played MacRory Cup started in the game v Tyrone.

Michael Higgins & Ben O'Reilly both played MacRory for St Louis did they not?

Pretty sure Michael Higgins was at St Malachys and if O'Reilly was at St Louis they didn't play MacRory in 2008/09. Robbie White played for the Abbey but they didn't qualify from the Group Stages (McCormick Cup)

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« Reply #23278 on: November 11, 2014, 04:50:31 PM »
How can you say there's been an over reliance on Colleges players? In 2010 when St Colmans won the MacRory I think there were only 3 players on the Down minor team 2009. Same in 2011. If you're gonna come out with statements like that you may need to back them up. My experience was that Colleges players from Abbey and Violet Hill were actually passed up for fellas that had been there from the start. For example, in 2008 not one player who played MacRory Cup started in the game v Tyrone.

Michael Higgins & Ben O'Reilly both played MacRory for St Louis did they not?

Higgins was st columbans kilkeel
Pretty sure Michael Higgins was at St Malachys and if O'Reilly was at St Louis they didn't play MacRory in 2008/09. Robbie White played for the Abbey but they didn't qualify from the Group Stages (McCormick Cup)

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« Reply #23279 on: November 13, 2014, 09:16:19 AM »
 Burren still firing on cylinders at U16,18 and U21 levels.  CPN favourites though for the Down title