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Mourne Red

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« Reply #33165 on: June 12, 2020, 11:13:26 AM »
But can you see clubs agreeing to promotion and relegation in a competition ran off like a go game tournament?
But people cannot be negative either, if I see a few games this year i will be happy. It was not too long to people on this board were saying that there will be no football to 2022.
I am sure a few clubs teams could be near burnout after the intense running training they have been doing the past few months.

Probably not but I do think players should be consulted on it - Like I've been training doing the runs and already done a pre-season and will most likely have to go through another one and if we lose I get 1/2 games, a lot off effort for potentially very little reward.

I see Tyrone have split their leagues in 2 which I know there would be a disagreement about but I think it could be a good idea. Randomly pick teams in the groups or seed whichever people would prefer. Below is just random groups no bias

Example in Div 1 (Group 1)

Carryduff
Loughinisland
Burren
CPN
Ballyholland

(Group 2)

Kilcoo
Rostrevor
Bryansford
Clonduff
Mayobridge

Home and away fixtures, guarantee of 8 games - then I'm not sure of how many go up/down but a relegation play-off and top 2 in each group play league final

Then straight knock-out championship all could be run off before Inter-County games start.

I know this will be picked apart but just think it's a better deal for spectators and players - we both just want games.

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« Reply #33166 on: June 12, 2020, 11:41:14 AM »
Mourne Red ideally that would work with two games a week but Hurling and underage competitions need to come into reckoning too. Personally I think they should play all senior competitions and see where we are at. Trying to sort out reserve fixtures will be total carnage.
If county board are sorting seniors and minor fixtures for now then clubs could play 2 games a week, If every age group has fixtures then it with be a mess not to mention Ladies and Camogie who should be working away on something as well.

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« Reply #33167 on: June 12, 2020, 02:17:25 PM »
Round Robin Championship with each club guaranteed 3 championship games seems like ideal format put forward by other counties. Promotion and relegation doesnít seem viable as there is not enough time to complete full round of fixtures.

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« Reply #33168 on: June 12, 2020, 11:16:29 PM »
but I believe the County Secretary has put an end to your training when he put your senior team off the pitch recently.

Youíre happy to commit to writing that SeŠn Og McAteer entered a locked council facility and convinced/coerced/forced a large group of young males to leave the facility.


But Iím the fool?

Sorry about this lads. Catch a f**king grip on yourself. Everybody knows you have been training away when you shouldn't have been. You can talk all the shit you want to try and defend the indefensible. It's like trying to back that knob of a manager you had before Justy, and the style of shit shit football, never mind the antics, he played and you personally signed the cheques he was given Wobbler. Your club has really gone downhill in recent years.

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« Reply #33169 on: June 13, 2020, 01:16:00 AM »
The friendly fire has just escalated somewhat....
  The cousin seems to be in a pickle here.Although Iíd say there were no cheques involved.

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« Reply #33170 on: June 13, 2020, 09:38:57 AM »
but I believe the County Secretary has put an end to your training when he put your senior team off the pitch recently.

Youíre happy to commit to writing that SeŠn Og McAteer entered a locked council facility and convinced/coerced/forced a large group of young males to leave the facility.


But Iím the fool?

Sorry about this lads. Catch a f**king grip on yourself. Everybody knows you have been training away when you shouldn't have been. You can talk all the shit you want to try and defend the indefensible. It's like trying to back that knob of a manager you had before Justy, and the style of shit shit football, never mind the antics, he played and you personally signed the cheques he was given Wobbler. Your club has really gone downhill in recent years.


Finally we get to the nub of it.

You donít like Ballyholland.

Which is the ultimate reason why you are compelled to embellish rumours about this club.

There are no facts here. Just wild fantasies. Such as Sean Og climbing the gates of a council facility to throw people off it. Just a word of advice. If you have some factual information about rival clubís misdemeanours, you donít strengthen your case by adding flavour, you weaken it.

And your problem, throughout this conversation, has been that the core story - groups of 5-6 lads training together on a council pitch, without mentors or supervision - isnít a story.


Iím going to make a stabby guess that you donít like Warrenpoint or Burren much either.
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« Reply #33171 on: June 13, 2020, 04:15:32 PM »
What was wrong with 6 lads running around a field Lotto?
Canít see what the issue is?

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« Reply #33172 on: June 14, 2020, 12:09:24 AM »
What was wrong with 6 lads running around a field Lotto?
Canít see what the issue is?
So you saw these 6 lads running around a field Smurfy? The source is a liar.

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« Reply #33173 on: June 14, 2020, 01:03:29 PM »
Give over Lotto ffs, players all round the county been training together and posting on social media rather silly, as long as the 2m rule was followed who cares - Lets get back to talking about Football, any ideas when Championship/League draws will be made? Also was there any information given about supporters attending games? Are they permitted as long as social distancing is observed

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« Reply #33174 on: June 14, 2020, 03:01:54 PM »
No I didnít but whatís the problem
A field can be full of people in groups of 6(now 10) so long as they stick to the social distancing. So you could potentially have 100 running on a pitch doing nothing wrong(NO GAA PITCHES YET)
It is now a big thing to take a picture of lads out doing some training. Jesus get over it
Move on
In typical GAA fashion people are out to find the faults and holes
I seen 10 players out running this morning and I said to myself Jesus thatís great to see.
If you wanna run get out and run
If you wanna shop get out and shop
If you wanna walk get out and walk
If you wanna stay indoors stay indoors

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« Reply #33175 on: June 15, 2020, 09:21:51 AM »
Can we forget about arguing about training ffs, every div 1 and 2 team are back training in every place other than their own pitch. Derrylecka, Milltown, Kilbroney, Tollymore, Annsborough and Kilcoo meadow to name a few. People giving  the Wobbler grief should really look at their own club ! Ps if you club is not doing any kind of fitness work NOW then i would be giving your senior manager grief and not wobbler.

What is your thoughts on the county board proposals? Personally i think they are ok and credit must go to getting them out. I think RGU and Castlewellan are griping that their is no promotion or relegation. Personally Castlewellan should be thankful as they will have another year in div 2 before they drop to div 3.

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« Reply #33176 on: June 15, 2020, 10:13:46 AM »
I donít really see the need for league finals, but itís a small gripe. Lot of games squeezed into a short space of time, and the SFC relegation will help keep things honest.

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Anyone looking for a promotion / relegation league system in such a truncated season,  likely needs a wee light shone on their eyes.

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« Reply #33177 on: June 15, 2020, 10:29:42 AM »
To be honest, compiling that fixture list would not be easy and it looks clear and transparent.
Down Gaa used to be a shambles at leagues, draws, cups etc but in the past numbers of years  it seems very professional.
Although we all want to win a championship or league title, we should all enjoy the few games we will have this year and chance of meet old friends and foes.
I for one wont be complaining about a long trip to the far end of the county on a Friday evening with a coffee and sandwich from a Petrol station.

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« Reply #33178 on: June 16, 2020, 12:30:10 AM »
I'm sure that will be a great relief to them that they are not representing you!

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« Reply #33179 on: June 16, 2020, 12:34:02 PM »
Ah I can handle the truth lads.

And itís the same thing here as it was when I jumped in a few weeks ago.

The only difference between a couple of men staying fit together, half a dozen men working in a group together on their fitness, and full-on senior club training, is how much someone wants to add to the rumour when it arrives with them.

 The curse of the highly paid Coach strikes again and spoken like a true DUP Politician.
My cousin is now a clown.

Ah you see, now youíre putting 2 and 3 together and getting a can of vegetable soup for your breakfast. Your response to me calling this out as Chinese whispers, is to add a highly paid mentor to the mix. Iím looking forward to you naming who this person is.

Ballyholland have not been training in any shape or form, at any grade, in either code, since 12th March.

Is that clear enough for you?

You are absolutely wrong there Wobbler. They have been training in Derryleckagh for a few weeks now, jumping the fence to get in. Some lad pops a knee or breaks an arm they are not covered by the GAA insurance never mind the transmission of the infection which can occur. I admire your strong defiance but I know what is going on, whether you choose to admit it or not.

Lads , so what if there is socially distanced training, any player looking an edge will have been doing it.The fixtures released look good considering the pandemic.For years I have been calling out for a condensed season, just maybe not as condensed as this.
A lot of guys locally are beginning to come round to my way of thinking on this.Championship is going to be real interesting this year and the guys have been on extensive running plans and I imagine in terms of fitness will be ahead of those up the mountains.Those ones win one Ulster and now they are 'Kings of Ulster' they won't reach the final this year.
Have been doing a little social distancing bbqs and all are in agreement they are not representative of us.
you are spewing again spewtree.