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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 18, 2021, 03:06:35 PM »
Rostrevor will be kicking themselves today...they had the game well within their control 2mins before the second water break. The Ford kicked two frees to get back to 3pts going in to the last 15mins and Rostrevor froze. Yesterday has zero to do with management or coaching, they are lacking in leaders on the pitch and when big Parr stops playing, they're in serious trouble.

Big miss not having arguably the best keeper in the county not available and that comes down to a difference of opinion between management and him but the kickouts were a mess for the Reds yesterday. Fair play to Bryansford who kept at their task and didn't panic. Big no.9 for them looks a player, O'Higgins I think.

It always amazes me how some people have the nerve to slabber to the sidelines with more than 20mins to go, then crawl under their rock when the tide turns. Easy to be a mouthpiece when you're winning. Heard a Reds 'waterboy' give the big 'un' to a Group of Ford supporters behind the wire slagging them off for having 12 at training during the week...then last 5mins he slowly slid back off to the Rostrevor side for the last few mins...classic

Rebuild job but no doubt Rostrevor will waltz the IFC next year and give Ulster a decent rattle. Who will be taking them is another conversation entirely...I think they have a decent chance of staying in Div1 if they can get some players back committing. They're on a level with Loughinisland, Bryansford, Castlewellan and they just ahve to finish above two of those I think.

Also W'Point are on the way down it seems, Carryduff are anyones guess and I think RGU are the same...

Isn't it four down next season? Just one of those rumours I'd heard

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 01, 2021, 01:46:28 PM »
you are paying £3 for a match, are you expecting Micheal O'Hir FFS, enjoy the games from the comfort of your home and stop complaining, please. These people are volunteers !!!!!!!!!!!

Apologies, I didn't want anyone to misinterpret my message, I agree Patsy is legendary and has provided a fantastic service to this county over the last 40 years. The other lads are doing a great job.

Regarding this weekend, absolutely agree that CPN/Clonduff is far too close to call. If you flipped a coin it would land on its side!
The Bridge should have too much for Bredagh this evening, and that's probably the only clear cut one of the weekend.
Carryduff should just edge out the Stone tomorrow, but I think it will be a lot closer than people anticipate, maybe only a point or two in Carryduff's favour at the end.
On Monday night, I think Castlewellan can just edge out Glenn but wouldn't be surprised in a reverse result here either.

All in all, we've a fantastic weekend of football ahead.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 30, 2021, 09:00:11 PM »
Folks is the online coverage from Pairc Esler decent this year? Won't make the games so was going to watch online if it does the job
Yeah pairc esler coverage is good

Just turn the volume down unless Patsy is commentating.

The commentary is fine. Only point is Patsy roars down the microphone at a goal/goal chance and its RIP eardrums. Hes a good commentator for 59 minutes of the matches though!

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 28, 2021, 03:57:50 PM »
Some draw last night...who in the world could have foreseen that we'd get drawn with Clonduff? That'll be the end of the road for our lads fairness we are miles off Burren and Kilcoo so it makes no odds whether we play Clonduff now or a better team later as there's a big gulf. Streamed the Burren game last night and I fancy them to win the whole thing. Two easy fixtures has given them a chance to give lots of lads plenty of football and not have to risk any injured players like Fegan and Toner. Liam Kerr and Danny Magill are different gravy. Kilcoo will be worried about Burren IMO...The rest of the teams in the county are a side act...County board will surely keep Kilcoo and Burren apart in the semi finals hoping for a showpiece event.

Not much excitement other than our game this wkend. Should be a good crowd there on Sunday night. Fancy Mayobridge to do enough against Bredagh, they'll win by 2/3 pulling up. Castlewellan will fancy their chances against Glenn but that game will be close and I think Glenn will edge it. Carryduff and Longstone will be tight as well but I think Carryduff will see it through.

Thats correct the CCC will fix the draw to ensure Kilcoo play Burren in the final ::)

I'm presuming the 4 teams already into the quarter finals will be kept apart and each will end up playing a round three?? winner or are all 8 teams entered into an open draw?

It'll be seeded. Round 2 winners play a Round 3 qualifier.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 27, 2021, 11:13:38 AM »
I had a quick scroll through Twitter and Facebook and can't see any negative comments but that is likely because they have since been deleted. But I know what you are talking about, and some comments have been very disappointing.

In regards to Championship coverage, I believe the County Board is going above and beyond to provide a good level of coverage for every game. Keep in mind that you can't expect someone from the CB at every game all weekend. Also, they shouldn't have to provide every score from every game, imagine the mess that would make if there were 5 or 6 games going on at once!

With that being said, the clubs themselves could be doing more to engage with their members/supporters. Some clubs give a fantastic commentary of the game, in particular Castlewellan have an excellent feed. A lot of other clubs do a score by score and allows you to easily follow the game. Other clubs don't post for months on end and it causes something of a media blackout for some Championship games when two of these teams play each other. I think that can be particularly frustrating as a lot of the time the person controlling the twitter account is probably standing at the game, how hard is it to whip out the phone at a water break and half time and send a quick tweet.

So for me, any frustration aimed at the County Board is entirely misplaced and I'll say the Board have been doing a fantastic job over the last two weekends.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 25, 2021, 08:59:21 AM »
Anyone know whos bright idea it was to stream a game from probably the biggest network black spot in the county?

18 quid and can't even get on at all. Trying to charge another fiver for by the sound of it no coverage anyway. But sure hi its only a couple a quid, decent spuds trying to provide a service.

I've mixed feelings about it to be honest. On one hand, the attempt to widen the coverage of our championship is a fantastic idea, it reaches those that are housebound, abroad or even those from other counties.

On the other hand, it doesn't seem like any network testing was done at Liatroim or Ballymartin prior to the day of the match, going to those grounds on the day and hoping for the best is just lunacy. Then asking people to cough up £5 a head for a sub-par service, then not issuing a credit for a future game or refund when it doesn't work sends the whole lot into farce. Asking people to pay when you've no idea if the service will work doesn't sit right with me

Down / Re: Down GAA Championship 2021 Prediction Competition
« on: September 22, 2021, 11:00:05 AM »
An Riocht

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 16, 2021, 09:52:17 PM »
Some amount of disrespect to the stone on here earlier after reading some of their fools if they believed the stone wouldn't make a game of that tonight. There are a few teams you never get anything handy from them the stone being one. Fair play Longstone well deserved and not one bit surprised.

I'll hold my hands up, got that one badly wrong.
I did get a run down to the game, and even for a neutral, the low scoring game was very entertaining. Walking out at the end I heard a few CPN supporters saying they kicked an awful lot of wides, but I have to give top marks to the Stone defence. They were forcing the shots from the wings. Every time a CPN player crossed the 50 they were met with a wall of red jerseys. CPN seemed to run out of ideas at the end.

I also have to say Ballymartin have to get credit for hosting the game, thought they done a great job considering they rarely get SFC games. The pitch and the lights were fantastic.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 16, 2021, 06:15:21 PM »
Do we need e-tickets for tonight's game?

Yes, ticket only. Still available on the app

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:06:47 PM »
Longstone will give the point their fill of it this eve...W'Point riddled with Injuries and Covid too maybe but think there is a serious amount of lads missing tonight...I expect this game to go 1/2pts either way but if I was a betting man I'd say the stone might get a big scalp this eve...hope I'm wrong

This feels a bit like trying to downplay the massive favourites tag. Its a double digits Point win.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 16, 2021, 02:54:20 PM »
Is there a back door this year, I didnít think so but seen a comment a few days ago that there is

The dates provided by the CCC includes a 'Round 3' for SFC and IFC, which wouldn't be possible without a qualifier/backdoor.
I can't confirm if there is a backdoor for JFC as haven't seen those ones but going by recent years I think there isn't? I'm open to correction on that one if I'm wrong.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 14, 2021, 10:58:38 PM »
I'd agree with Smurfy and wobbler, I don't understand the mass backlash. Everyone that posted negatively has ignored the fact that this is not a permanent change, it is temporary to allow for a restriction on the number of tickets that can be offered for each game. If the country is fully open this time next year, you can guarantee the under 16s will be allowed in FOC again.

Regarding the pricing, single matches in previous years were £8, double headers £10, so yes there has been a reduction on price on adult tickets.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 14, 2021, 03:14:24 PM »
Now that we have a good mix of entries for the prediction comp, I thought it would be interesting to have a look at the 'wisdom of the crowd'.

In the SFC, CPN, Burren and Clonduff are all expected to get landslide victories as they have all got 100% of the votes. So far, the closest battle predicted is the RGU-Carryduff encounter. The community has RGU slight favourites in a coinflip, one which the bookmakers have marked Carryduff as clear favourites.

Dromara-Clann na Banna and Saval-Darragh Cross look to be the picks of the IFC.

27 (100.00%)   CPN (1/8)   -   Longstone (9/2)   0 (0.00%)
0 (0.00%)   Saul (13/2)   -   Burren (1/14)   27 (100.00%)
7 (25.93%)   Bredagh (11/4)   -   Castlewellan (1/3)   20 (74.07%)
10 (37.04%)   Mayobridge (4/1)   -   Kilcoo (1/6)   17 (62.96%)
27 (100.00%)   Clonduff (1/2)   -   Rostrevor (15/8)   0 (0.00%)
3 (11.11%)   Loughinisland (7/4)   -   Ballyholland (4/7)   24 (88.89%)
20 (74.07%)   Bryansford (1/3)   -   Glenn (11/4)   7 (25.93%)
14 (51.85%)   RGU (15/8)   -   Carryduff (1/2)   13 (48.15%)
26 (96.30%)   An Riocht   -   Ballymartin   1 (3.70%)
15 (57.69%)   Clann na Banna   -   Dromara   11 (42.31%)
5 (19.23%)   Bosco   -   Atticall   21 (80.77%)
22 (81.48%)   Shamrocks   -   Drumgath   5 (18.52%)
2 (7.41%)   St Johns   -   Liatroim   25 (92.59%)
3 (11.11%)   St Pauls   -   Annaclone   24 (88.89%)
11 (40.74%)   Saval   -   Darragh Cross   16 (59.26%)
25 (92.59%)   Tullylish   -   Bright   2 (7.41%)
4 (14.81%)   Mitchels   -   Glasdrumman   23 (85.19%)
25 (96.15%)   Drumaness   -   St Michaels   1 (3.85%)
26 (96.30%)   East Belfast   -   Aghaderg   1 (3.70%)
24 (88.89%)   Aughlisnafin   -   Teconnaught   3 (11.11%)
7 (26.92%)   Ardglass   -   Dundrum   19 (73.08%)

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 14, 2021, 01:28:23 PM »
Is there a back door this year?


Down / Re: Down GAA Championship 2021 Prediction Competition
« on: September 06, 2021, 05:18:33 PM »

CPN V Longstone
Saul v Burren
Bredagh v Castlewellan
Mayobridge v Kilcoo
Clonduff v Rostrevor
Loughinisland v Ballyholland
Bryansford v Glenn
RGU vs Carryduff


An Riocht v Ballymartin
Clann na Banna v Dromara
St Johns Bosco v Atticall
Shamrocks v Drumgath
St Johns v Liatroim
St Pauls v Annaclone
Saval v Darraghcross
Tullylish v Bright


Mitchels v Glasdrumman
Drumaness v St Michaels
East Belfast vs Aghaderg
Aughlisnafin vs Teconnaught
Ardglass v Dundrum

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