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johnneycool

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2017, 10:09:41 PM »
I didn't know there was an Ulster council coach for Belfast? do you know their remit?

I don't think anyone does

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2017, 10:13:50 PM »
I didn't know there was an Ulster council coach for Belfast? do you know their remit?

I don't think anyone does
Meow.

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2017, 08:48:32 AM »
I didn't know there was an Ulster council coach for Belfast? do you know their remit?

I don't think anyone does
Meow.

Well a "Belfast GAA man" didn't know of his existence and the man himself had to be asked by the secretary of an Ards hurling club what exactly he does at a recent Down hurling development meeting.


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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #63 on: March 20, 2017, 09:26:54 PM »
Here's a thought:
Belfast GAA had Casement as a jewel in the crown for over 50 years. Due to an Ulster Council run project we have not had Casement for 5 years and likely to be out of commission for another 3 to5 years. Antrim/Belfast GAA doesn't have many things going for it but the honour of playing in Casement was one of them - Should the Ulster Council be paying Antrim GAA for the loss of our historic and iconic venue for a 8 to10 year period? Money we could use to make a new Belfast GAA home in Woodlands or Boucher Road pitches...

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2017, 08:28:13 AM »
Johnnycool,
I think it's pretty clear what hurling officer  you're referring too and to say he does nothing on a public forum is just wrong. As a coach for my own club the official in question is our point of contact for any go games fixtures we have. He arranges the venues, fixtures etc on a weekly basis. He's in schools coaching and as far as I see on fbook, he plays a big part in the schools competitions structures. Just because a club secretary never knew what this man did, doesn't define any work he does/doesn't do. Remember any f**kwit can be voted in at club positions. I think to publicly criticise (wrongly may I add) on his job is petty. Hes a family and house to cater for etc. Try to remember that.
As for the Belfast plan, I read very recently in the Irish news that it's near completed and will commence soon?

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #65 on: June 28, 2017, 08:52:41 AM »
Johnnycool,
I think it's pretty clear what hurling officer  you're referring too and to say he does nothing on a public forum is just wrong. As a coach for my own club the official in question is our point of contact for any go games fixtures we have. He arranges the venues, fixtures etc on a weekly basis. He's in schools coaching and as far as I see on fbook, he plays a big part in the schools competitions structures. Just because a club secretary never knew what this man did, doesn't define any work he does/doesn't do. Remember any f**kwit can be voted in at club positions. I think to publicly criticise (wrongly may I add) on his job is petty. Hes a family and house to cater for etc. Try to remember that.
As for the Belfast plan, I read very recently in the Irish news that it's near completed and will commence soon?

Where is this all done?

Remember he's also responsible for hurling development in the Ards.

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2017, 09:10:35 AM »
There are 4/5 venues every Saturday in Belfast where I'm pretty sure carryduff and Bredagh attend.
Do the ards teams not have blitzes in Eddie Irvine centre? Be silly to hold something on top of that. To be fair though, if you're asked to cover the whole of Belfast, and the 3 clubs in ards, realistically most of your work would be done within Belfast given the size and amount of schools/clubs to get to. Why can't the ards clubs travel to Belfast for the blitzes? You hardly want him to head up and run a blitz between the 3 clubs where youse are likely doing that anyway?
Also, why don't you try contacting him and asking for the help in whatever aspect of development you're looking for? I'm sure he'd be happy to help rather than have you blast it all over a public forum (which you still haven't acknowledged is bang out of order?!)

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #67 on: June 28, 2017, 09:17:46 AM »
Think you boys could take this to PM's and get this sorted out.
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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #68 on: June 28, 2017, 10:03:57 AM »
There are 4/5 venues every Saturday in Belfast where I'm pretty sure carryduff and Bredagh attend.
Do the ards teams not have blitzes in Eddie Irvine centre? Be silly to hold something on top of that. To be fair though, if you're asked to cover the whole of Belfast, and the 3 clubs in ards, realistically most of your work would be done within Belfast given the size and amount of schools/clubs to get to. Why can't the ards clubs travel to Belfast for the blitzes? You hardly want him to head up and run a blitz between the 3 clubs where youse are likely doing that anyway?
Also, why don't you try contacting him and asking for the help in whatever aspect of development you're looking for? I'm sure he'd be happy to help rather than have you blast it all over a public forum (which you still haven't acknowledged is bang out of order?!)

Fair enough on the public forum bit, but if said individual was to frequent here there is nothing on it that he hasn't been made aware of to his face in another public forum he attended.