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Antrim / Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:29:51 AM »
Clubs unable to field teams. Lack of numbers of boys playing football. Summer is a factor but still, it's not healthy.

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Antrim / Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:22:17 PM »
I don't concur with the subject heading on this thread - the GAA in Belfast isn't 'dying' but we aren't in great shape. here's u16 league 'results' from Div 2 of the league since resumption last week.

Not a game played.


F u16 football 2   3 Aug 2017   Rossa           c/g   v   w/o   Gael an tSleibhe Dhuibh         
F u16 football 2   3 Aug 2017   St Johns           c/g   v   w/o   Pearses         
F u16 football 2   10 Aug 2017   St Johns           c/g   v   w/o   St Brigids B         
F u16 football 2   10 Aug 2017   Pearses           ftf   v   w/o   Gael an tSleibhe Dhuibh         
F u16 football 2   17 Aug 2017   St Brigids B   w/o   v   ftf   Pearses         

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 16, 2017, 09:36:48 PM »
I know all these margins are small but looking back at the league, we gave Armagh one of their hardest challenges of all in a no holds barred game. Genuinely could have gone either way. Now after exiting the Ulster championship at the first stage, as did we, they are in the final round of qualifiers with an All Ireland Quarter Final a realistic possibility while our senior footballers are kicking their heels waiting 7 months for a meaningful game. Small margins, big impact.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:17:26 PM »
I can sympathise with your view re that Roscommon game. We were scoreless at half time I think? It was indeed a low point and yet it came after a win v Cavan and an entertaining draw v Fermanagh in a game which featured a Sean McVeigh goal.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 23, 2017, 10:13:15 PM »
Wasn't it Dawson's re appointment? Which was a total botch job whichever way you looked at it.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:39:39 PM »
Well that wee bit of hope didn't last too long....

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0619/883871-substitution-sligo/

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:56:19 AM »
Ao...we would move on to play Meath? CCC or whomever would need to make a quick decision.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 18, 2017, 10:59:59 PM »
😔

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:33:06 AM »
Disappointed with the draw. Fair enough to get Sligo, we beat them in the league, but another away game. 😞

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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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