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« Reply #13590 on: March 20, 2017, 01:53:41 PM »
If my sons came home from development squad training to say they were off on Saturday at a blitz etc and they were getting a meal on the way home but coach asked them all to make sure to have a substantial breakfast and being a few sandwiches plus a drink with them I wouldn't have batted an eyelid. In fact I would probably have been up early to make a good fry or something!

Now if they weren't getting anything post event I would say sandwich and a drink to be provided by the county is minimum fayre.

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« Reply #13591 on: March 20, 2017, 01:57:43 PM »
Surley theres a rake of Mammies somewhere busting to make aload of sandwiches?

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« Reply #13592 on: March 20, 2017, 02:13:47 PM »
A friend of mine whose son is 15 plays for a local soccer club, they went to a blitz 2 weeks ago in Lisburn, they got a text from the coaches saying that they were leaving at 8.30am and wouldn't be back until after 3pm and that a Breakfast and Lunch would be provided by the club. When they got the clubrooms of the club, there was toast, cereal and fruit provided for both parents and children. Its the small things like that which create a good impression of the organisation. I feel we are being left behind in terms of this and I'm not talking about a full rig out of O'Neills gear. I'm not doubting that funds are tight but if we try to invest in our future then we may stand a chance. Maybe the SV will change these kinda things, I dunno..

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #13593 on: March 20, 2017, 02:21:41 PM »
Surley theres a rake of Mammies somewhere busting to make aload of sandwiches?

Anything but egg n onion..

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« Reply #13594 on: March 20, 2017, 03:30:02 PM »
I remember playing against Derry in the first round of an under 16 or minor tournament. They turned up in full tracksuits, bags, full kits etc. We ran out with our club gear on and these fruit of the loom yellow t-shirts. All the other teams we played that day were very similar and we were the poor relations. That was a right while ago and things still haven't changed. Saying that it will take a while for this current committee to change things, so will have to give them a chance.

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« Reply #13595 on: March 20, 2017, 08:15:32 PM »
I remember playing against Derry in the first round of an under 16 or minor tournament. They turned up in full tracksuits, bags, full kits etc. We ran out with our club gear on and these fruit of the loom yellow t-shirts. All the other teams we played that day were very similar and we were the poor relations. That was a right while ago and things still haven't changed. Saying that it will take a while for this current committee to change things, so will have to give them a chance.

And did we play shit because of it??
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« Reply #13596 on: March 20, 2017, 08:19:52 PM »
I'd say he still gets a wear out of the Fruit of the Loom top. You know what them Aghagallon boys are like.
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« Reply #13597 on: March 20, 2017, 08:37:56 PM »
I'd say he still gets a wear out of the Fruit of the Loom top. You know what them Aghagallon boys are like.

its now says ' uit of the loo'

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« Reply #13598 on: March 20, 2017, 08:53:02 PM »
Time to get the camper van out and make a few quid! Just follow the county teams about and make some pastie baps !

Was on the way down to Kilkenny a while back and the Antrim footballers where heading to Offaly on the Saturday, they managed to get food from the Applegreen at Lusk, they looked well hydrated and nourished...

Didn't do them any good!
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« Reply #13599 on: March 20, 2017, 09:22:08 PM »
Take a walk up the Falls road on Saturday morning or in Andytown and you will see a lot of young lads kitted out in their soccer club garb, where they are treated well, and no wonder we lose them with the attitude forthcoming from some.
When was the last year South Antrim won nothing at all in football as in 2017....oh wait they did earn a div 3 league title and just for the craic when did they last take a senior hurling title back home to Belfast ?
Our games or most certainly on the wane in the second largest city in Ireland both in able participation and indeed as spectators......and few it seems care. ???


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« Reply #13600 on: March 20, 2017, 09:31:38 PM »
I'd say he still gets a wear out of the Fruit of the Loom top. You know what them Aghagallon boys are like.

It was during the time that Trevor Giles cut the sleeves off his tops. So of course we all cut the sleeves off our tops and played the tournament like Trevor Giles. We did get fed that day though  ;)

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« Reply #13601 on: March 20, 2017, 09:39:40 PM »
I remember playing against Derry in the first round of an under 16 or minor tournament. They turned up in full tracksuits, bags, full kits etc. We ran out with our club gear on and these fruit of the loom yellow t-shirts. All the other teams we played that day were very similar and we were the poor relations. That was a right while ago and things still haven't changed. Saying that it will take a while for this current committee to change things, so will have to give them a chance.

And did we play shit because of it??

No but as a 16-18 year old you do look on in envy. Young lads don't have the same attitude as fellas in their 30s and talk about playing for the pride of the jersey. Of course pride of playing for their county plays a part, but if they don't think they're getting treated the same as their mates in other counties then of course they're not going try as hard. I don't see why fellas on the underage county teams can't get socks, shorts and a training top ffs. How do other counties do it?

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« Reply #13602 on: March 20, 2017, 09:45:18 PM »
I remember playing against Derry in the first round of an under 16 or minor tournament. They turned up in full tracksuits, bags, full kits etc. We ran out with our club gear on and these fruit of the loom yellow t-shirts. All the other teams we played that day were very similar and we were the poor relations. That was a right while ago and things still haven't changed. Saying that it will take a while for this current committee to change things, so will have to give them a chance.

And did we play shit because of it??

No but as a 16-18 year old you do look on in envy. Young lads don't have the same attitude as fellas in their 30s and talk about playing for the pride of the jersey. Of course pride of playing for their county plays a part, but if they don't think they're getting treated the same as their mates in other counties then of course they're not going try as hard. I don't see why fellas on the underage county teams can't get socks, shorts and a training top ffs. How do other counties do it?

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« Reply #13603 on: March 20, 2017, 09:47:12 PM »
I remember playing against Derry in the first round of an under 16 or minor tournament. They turned up in full tracksuits, bags, full kits etc. We ran out with our club gear on and these fruit of the loom yellow t-shirts. All the other teams we played that day were very similar and we were the poor relations. That was a right while ago and things still haven't changed. Saying that it will take a while for this current committee to change things, so will have to give them a chance.

And did we play shit because of it??

No but as a 16-18 year old you do look on in envy. Young lads don't have the same attitude as fellas in their 30s and talk about playing for the pride of the jersey. Of course pride of playing for their county plays a part, but if they don't think they're getting treated the same as their mates in other counties then of course they're not going try as hard. I don't see why fellas on the underage county teams can't get socks, shorts and a training top ffs. How do other counties do it?

Funding

I've seen a couple of teams getting their training kits sponsored and put on fb. Surely there is a business in the county that could sponsor the minor training kit, another that would sponsor the under 16s etc.

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« Reply #13604 on: March 20, 2017, 09:51:24 PM »
Take a walk up the Falls road on Saturday morning or in Andytown and you will see a lot of young lads kitted out in their soccer club garb, where they are treated well, and no wonder we lose them with the attitude forthcoming from some.
When was the last year South Antrim won nothing at all in football as in 2017....oh wait they did earn a div 3 league title and just for the craic when did they last take a senior hurling title back home to Belfast ?
Our games or most certainly on the wane in the second largest city in Ireland both in able participation and indeed as spectators......and few it seems care. ???

Honestly are we still going on about how the SW has won all the cups??

When you take a walk up the Falls the next time come down to Milltown Row and you'll probably see our ladies playing on one pitch hurlers on the other and senior footballers come off after training... Saturday mornings the pitches are full... no Celtic tops either unlike other clubs  ;)
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