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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 25, 2017, 03:05:03 PM »
Lads - a few facts wouldn't go amiss here.....

The Coiste Urraiochta - the fundraising arm of the Coiste Banaiste, which organised last week's lunch and which launched the Saffron Business Network, has agreed a six figure budget per annum with the Devt Squads - covering this year and next - and that is a significant increase on previous budgets allocated to the squads, and is well above a number of other Ulster counties. So while dealing with the inherited debt, investment is also being made on current needs with the focus - rightly in my opinion - on the development squads. Anything else you hear is tittle tattle.

Our teams are provided for now more than any time in the recent past. Don't underestimate how much it costs to run development squads, up to and including minor, at all age grades and in both codes. With respect to our neighbours no other county in Ulster does it.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 25, 2017, 12:08:11 PM »
Not everyone has everything right and we certainly don't; not yet anyway. Club Down may have been formed in 1960 but even they are going through an overhaul and a re vamp. Club Aontroma was formed in 2008 and is going through a similar overhaul. Last Friday the new fundraising body in Antrim hosted a lunch where 470 - four hundred and seventy - people either bought a 60 ticket or in most cases were guests of corporate businesses who paid 600 for a table. That's serious fundraising.

The auction on the day - with all the prizes sourced or donated from among supportive Antrim related businesses, raised over 18,000. We had Ross Carr at our table and he left wondering if Down could even pull off such an event.

Now, there was a huge bloody effort involved in managing and delivering that event and in truth it was driven by no more than 8-10 individuals. Antrim is getting things right off the pitch so please take that into account.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:52:14 AM »
I have no great insight into Sunday as I choose not to go. Which from my point of view says it all too really.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 24, 2017, 09:37:46 AM »
I'm still waiting for Banndisde's take on it all. Usually has his finger on the pulse and his heart in the right place.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 11:09:02 PM »
I haven't blamed anybody.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:52:54 PM »


Ah right so by beating Sligo in the league we should have beaten Donegal?
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Eh..no, just picking up on your assertion that Sligo are better than Antrim. We beat them in the league a few weeks ago. So I sort of take that as evidence that they are not better than us. Crazy huh?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:54:36 PM »
Jesus lads, Div 1 team beats a now div 4 team... What were you expecting? Had they taken their goal chance early on and continued with their pressure they applied for most of the first half then we might have had a better impact... Until Antrim become a div 1/2 team then we can expect a beating like that, just like Monaghan beat Fermanagh

Sligo, a Div 3 team, in the game with Mayo until the late stages.



Beat by nine, Donegal as good as Mayo and Sligo better than Antrim,  what's your point?

we beat Sligo in the league.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:19:11 PM »
Milltown has a point. Our minors have given us something to be proud of today.
Let's embrace that without letting some sideshow (which will no doubt get sorted) take away from it.

This ☝️ 100%. FFS....

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:02:21 PM »
That's class. Beating Donegal in Ballybofey - fantastic from the minors.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:51:47 PM »
Agree - have a go at them can't see it happening. The minor team is on the county twitter feed.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:00:07 PM »
Have to admit I'm worried it will be a 'everyone behind the ball and clog things up' type of effort, which will lead to a low scoring 5 or 6 point defeat. Would dearly love to be wrong but not hopeful.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 21, 2017, 09:58:15 AM »
I'm always bemused how this site and thread can ignore the fact that our footballers are actually playing Championship today. No discussion of their chances? The team, line out, likely tactics etc. Plus the prospects of the minors - I hope they perform well too, the game v Donegal in Corrigan last year was there for the taking with some of the same squad.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 18, 2017, 09:55:42 PM »
If the clip posted by @indosport is what caused this whole fuss....well what a joke. I swear it's nothing more than u see at any game at any level. A disgraceful waste of everyone's time and effort. 

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:53:41 AM »
Ha! Only one man can do that. I must have had good reason to block you :) But in the spirit of Matt Fitzpatrick I'll unblock if you want, although the official county twitter is much more active these days.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:19:30 AM »
And apparently Joe Brolly is now on the case. Thats a good move for the player.

After all this he better score a few points on Sunday!

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/columnists/declan-bogue/declan-bogue-why-saffrons-wont-take-a-hit-35722629.html


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