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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: Today at 05:15:09 PM »

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First I have heard that but he is only young so I can't imagine this to be true.
It will be interesting to see what O'Rourke can bring to Ballyholland, I have not heard of him much in managing. That's all the positions filled bar Bryansford and the Fin. The Fin could do with a big name to try and take them to the next level.

Will Down school win anything of note in schools GAA this year? Would the Red high be one of the favorites for the McLarnon? St Malachys took a pasting in the first game as did Knock. St Malachys and St Marks were always stepped in Gaelic football and given the clubs that feed into them should they not be playing at a higher level. Would these schools be playing Rannnafast football does anyone know. I cannot see anything on the website which is hard to navigate. Smurfy do you know anything about St Marks? I mind playing them years ago when Barney was in charge and they were well drilled.
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I went to St Markís myself and loved the football there under Barney. My lad goes there now and itís a joke whatís happening to a school of their stature football wise. I understand them having no football for u18/u19 as they have limited places in A levels and one year only had 10 boys in the whole A level programme. But U16s and U14s used to be dominated by them. My lad comes home and tells me of playing nerf wars at PE instead of GAA and my blood boils. If the interest ainít there from teachers - the pupils can do very little.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:39:08 PM »

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I'd also like to see Arthur McConville get another decent go at county level if he is keen, and maybe young Close from Clonduff too (though I'm not sure what age he is, would he be under 20's?)
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U want to see 31 year old Arthur playing for our county?? A player who was taken off in the championship v Burren in the white heat of high level football as he was poor.

Other names suggested in previous post are generally good. Although I seen Charlie Smith get his ass handed to him last week v Burren in u20 game.. Goalkeeper - possibly but def not for outfield.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:26:53 PM »
Surely James will be saying thanks a million and goodbye to McArdle, mckernan etc from the panel??

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 24, 2021, 08:15:02 PM »
Kilcoo Moran/ Gilligan
Burren McCorry/ Adams
Clonduff McBride/ Copeland
Mayobridge Poacher/Clarke
Ballyholland Murtagh/Fegan
CPN Mulholland/Poland
Loughinisland Duffins/ McCrickard
Carryduff Finny Mo
Rostrevor Benny Coulter/ Neil Coulter
Castlewellan Grant/Hynes
Downpatrick Gracey/ Walsh
Bryansford


Glenn Bagnall / McCartan
Longstone Trainor
Saul O'Toole
Liatrom Frankie Fitz
Saval Hughes/Kearney
Darragh Cross DJ/ Gormley
Annaclone Seamy Quinn/ Haughey
An Riocht Ruane/ Mussen

Whoís the Fegan in with Ballyholland???
Is Gavin Treanor not in with Danny in Saval???

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 23, 2021, 10:02:49 PM »
Despite the county debacle - are most clubs now sorted with management??

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 20, 2021, 02:34:44 PM »
So what would the criteria for next county boss be?

Successful club record?
Big name from playing days?
Success with underage county teams?
Success at senior county level?

A pulse??
Donít mind keeping a seat warm for Laverty??
No need for any expenses??

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 17, 2021, 10:36:45 PM »
Kilcoo Moran/ Gilligan
Burren McCorry/ Adams
Clonduff McBride/ Copeland
Mayobridge Poacher/Clarke
Ballyholland
CPN Mulholland/Poland
Loughinisland Duffins
Carryduff Paddy O Rourke
Rostrevor Benny Coulter
Castlewellan
Downpatrick Gracey/ Walsh
Bryansford


Glenn Bagnall
Longstone
Saul
Liatrom Frankie Fitz
Saval
Darragh Cross DJ/ Gormley
Annaclone Seamy Quinn/ Haughey
An Riocht Ruane/ Mussen

Not sure of a few of these.. paddy OíRourke to carryduff is crap from what I hear. Rumblings with the noisy neighbours too - Jim McCorry could be on his own from what I hear! And heard today Rony Murtagh is stepping into the shoes in Ballyholland.. interesting..

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 15, 2021, 11:41:10 PM »
Heard this evening Wee James and Aidan OíRourke are the ticket being put forward.. donít know who else is with them at this stage..

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 11, 2021, 09:23:09 PM »
So our old mentor has headed to Armagh club football for the next while.. I thought for sure he would pick up a club in down with all the vacancies out there..

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 08, 2021, 04:39:32 PM »
Let's face it, no other team in this county has the balls to beat Kilcoo when it matters. Fair play to the Magpies yesterday, always just do enough. If they needed another score or another gear even they'd have found it. Doesn't matter how good or bad a team is against them, they'll always win by 1/2 and sail on. Hope they give Ulster a good run, Think they'll find Ulster a much more difficult proposition this year to navigate though. Cross (More than likely), Watty Gs and a couple others are stronger than the teams they faced last year. If D Brannigan is out, they've no chance IMO but hopefully he's not too bad.

This s a rare statementÖ you just need to outplay them to beat them.. thatís the difficult part - no team can do that.. I donít think any team backs down from them or pulls outta going for balls during games etc..
knew Rice would do them a few favours - and he did.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 03, 2021, 11:40:07 PM »
Johnny, you speak like Kilcoo are the New York mafia. As far as I can see the county board take Kilcoo to task at all times but technicalities seem to get them off the hook. Wouldnít it be better if a leaf was taken out of the Portglenone club, be gracious and go more more dignity.
And Iím fairly sure they donít appoint referees, have you ever read your posts ffs wise up fella. May be you believe your own hype.

Not quite the mafia but they do pull sway.. technicalities - donít make me laugh. Our esteemed county secretary didnít get told to go to his office through Kilkeel and not Kilcoo for the craic. Your 100% they donít appoint referees but they do put in their objections if itís the one who challenges them and ainít afraid of them on the pitch - who then gets verbally abused leaving the pitch and through messages for days on end after the game (Mafia style). But in your eyes they are probably just a small parish of 600 who go to mass and have a few sheep each..

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 02, 2021, 03:09:22 PM »
I just was told in the shop there now that there has been a few hefty bans sent by the county board after the battle of Esler and that the CCC will be busy with appeals in the next few days trying to free up bodies for the final.

As if the county board are going to argue with Kilcoo. If they want someone available to play - done
If they want a particular ref - done
Forget about appeals - county board are scared shitless of them..

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Down / Re: Down GAA Championship 2021 Prediction Competition
« on: November 01, 2021, 09:17:22 PM »
Kilcoo
An Riocht
Finn

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 28, 2021, 02:51:42 PM »
Brendan rice confirmed as the referee for the final

Congratulations to Kilcoo on winning another county title.. A clubman of mine but will be bullied by Kilcoo - again.. how can a man who referees their in house games get the county final - itís wrong on so many levels.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 27, 2021, 11:59:01 PM »
I know we disagree on many things on this forum but the one thing I think we all agree on is that Paul Falloon is a top referee and at present is head abs shoulders the best in our county. Why are we even having a discussion about who gets the final when we have him in our ranks?? Surely it should be his?? No affiliation to either club (donít think it would matter anyhow) and is very composed in high pressure games. Anyone else getting it is a fraud by the county board IMO.
But then there is of course the fact that Kilcoo donít like him due to him not buying their antics on the pitch or sideline - and thatís the reason he wonít be doing it. County Board need to have the balls to stand up to the thugs and show them who is actually running the county.

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