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Carlow v Derry

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Spudmunkey, ruairi is a good footballer, better hurler, but he just doesnt have th pace for county football.
He has been tried before and he hasnt worked unfortunately....

bosch (Derry) - Posts: 873 - 24/06/2010 10:07:27    685614

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Doire abu, yeah ill be there. The car was burnt out last week which i thought would put a stop to it, but ive worked around it now. Are you going? Doubt ill stay for the hurling afterwards.

Derry_ledd (Derry) - Posts: 2093 - 24/06/2010 11:41:21    685747

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Big Ruairi should be used as a target man in the full forward line, where his height and good hands can be used to great effect to lay off ball to the Bradleys. A game against Carlow should be used to give experience for the young boys like Mullan and O'Boyle. ( is O'Boyle still in the panel i have heard the usual rumors about the county team this time that Lavey dont want him used in the county panel). Can see Skinner and James Kielt starring in this game. P.S. great to see the big easy enda back what a servant to derry gaa and a nice fella at that.

brolly_4_pres (Derry) - Posts: 356 - 24/06/2010 11:46:21    685759

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I here big ruairi's back with the footballers as well, but you got a wonder were he was in the last few years if he was good enough. Im not doubting his hurling abilities but at most will be used as an impact sub sending in long balls(its nice to have a plan b). Lets hope everyones up for this game, I remember not so long a go Longford beat us so anything's possible I think Paddy Bradley who scored 2-07 that day and it still wasn't enough. A 1 point win will keep us under the radar an in the hat for another day.

south_derry (Derry) - Posts: 47 - 24/06/2010 12:27:45    685815

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It might be worth staying for the hurling, might be better than the football. Are ye going to the stand or terrace?

hurlingguru (Carlow) - Posts: 1808 - 24/06/2010 13:12:52    685905

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If it wasn't at 7:00 in the evening I probably would hurling-guru, but its a long road home.

Dont know where ill watch it from, it will probably depend on weather and prices. Where would you recommend?

Derry_ledd (Derry) - Posts: 2093 - 24/06/2010 14:23:44    686028

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Is it not even on the tv? Oh my god how am I going to cope?

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 24/06/2010 16:22:27    686218

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Tv this match wouldnt be shown if rte could show 10 matches this weekend lol nonetheless very important to get this show back on the road, 01, 04, 07 we've actually played some good stuff its time to start 2010 and put some pride back in the jersey. I've got my doubts if we've the players good enough to do anything but if carlow beat us, anythings possible right now we may forget about it for a few years.

south_derry (Derry) - Posts: 47 - 24/06/2010 17:00:22    686254

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Welcome to the board south derry. We were in desperate need for new posters, Maybe a few wee tweaks might get me down to Carlow. Id rather go to the Derry games than Florida any day!!! I miss the feile too, I wanted to host a team

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 24/06/2010 17:12:50    686267

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All roads lead to carlow this weekend anyone know how long it would take by car 3-4hrs?? Have to agree with south derry, if Derry lose could be worst result in recent history and of course Cassidy would resign.

brolly_4_pres (Derry) - Posts: 356 - 24/06/2010 18:32:19    686384

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Its an hour and a half away from Dublin, I have been doing the research ;)

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 24/06/2010 19:16:24    686440

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Carlow less than an hour from Dublin - dont know how long Derry from Dublin but its motorway all the way to Carlow. Dr. Cullen Park is just as you come into Carlow town - 1st roundabout you will see Lapple and Braun to your left and garage on your right, go through this to 2nd roundabout and you will see the Park on your right. Very easy to get to and on the right side of carlow for your journey home.

dual supporter (Carlow) - Posts: 772 - 24/06/2010 19:38:58    686457

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If your willing to stand theres a good view from the terrace. The stand only holds 2200 and there would be a few poles in your way. Ye have a great road down the whole way down. Its about and hour maybe slightly over from Dublin 50-55 minutes from Newlands Cross. Also when your on the M9 take the first exit which says Carlow, I think its Carlow South but if its not take it, it will bring your straight to Dr Cullen. Parking will be a problem, may park on the side of the road, maybe the outside pitch will be open. Don't be suprised at what the county board are charging going in.

Anyone hope we have helped and enjoy the day in Carlow.

hurlingguru (Carlow) - Posts: 1808 - 24/06/2010 20:24:43    686488

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Sorry its actually Carlow North.

hurlingguru (Carlow) - Posts: 1808 - 24/06/2010 20:29:32    686497

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This sounds like a long enough aul trek, but sure what else are u going 2 be doin listening to 5 second updates on the radio. I havn't missed a championship game since the clones 500 seen us beat Amargh a few years back. I've learned my lesson id say even fewer will make this trip but hey if you call urself a fan this is what its all about theres no glory coming from a victory(maybe loss) at carlow but one things for sure you can leave a proud fan and say I was there. Come on derry

south_derry (Derry) - Posts: 47 - 25/06/2010 11:04:59    686724

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Thanks hurling guru and dual supporter going to Carlow is what the back door is all about, getting the chance to visit places that you wouldn't normally even think about. Is hurling more popular in Carlow than football? Team i would pick for saturday is
1.Gillis 2.m.mcgoldrick 3.K.McGuckin 4.McBride 5.C.Kielt 6.B.McGoldrick 7. Ger O'kane (c) 8. Diver 9. Big Enda 10. Lynch 11.Skinner 12. J.Kielt 13.Crook 14.R.Convery 15. Paddy. I'm not a fan of McAlary and Sean Leo carried the ball and ran into trouble against Armagh far to often.

brolly_4_pres (Derry) - Posts: 356 - 25/06/2010 12:26:33    686842

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Brolly, you are being very sore on Mc Alary. I thought he was one of our safest defenders against armagh. Mc Guckian on the other hnad was IMO very poor, conceding to many frees which were scored and then being very easily knocked aside for the goal. Lynch was excellent at CHF in the Armagh game, and J Kielt wouldn't have the tackling for a WHF, but still a good young player. Skinner at CHF, hmmm, would worry about his tracking back also.

MickeyMouse (Derry) - Posts: 174 - 25/06/2010 12:53:20    686892

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Yes your right kevin McGuckin did have a poor game but who else can play full back now McCloy has left? Mark Lynch had a super game i even like him at CHB I just feel we need scoring options in the half forward line with Muldoon in midfield and james kielt rooming around the forty they are the only players on are team can spread long accurate passes in to the full forward line and shoot from distance. I also feel skinner is wasted stuck in the full forward line i like to see him and Lynch running taking the game to the opposition. If your worried about tracking back maybe Brian Mullan is an option. I thought McBride was our best defender against Armagh like i said nothing against the lad McAlary but im just not a fan.

brolly_4_pres (Derry) - Posts: 356 - 25/06/2010 13:23:23    686937

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I tend to agree with mickeymouse Mc Alary was played out the field against armagh done alright (he's not a man marker tho) keep him away from the house. DC does see something in him so he will be given a chance. Mc Guckian confidence looks shot (remember him taking balls to ground like his life depended on it) but hes a cert to be playing and just needs to show a some much needed leadership at the back. To say lynch had an excellent game is a little over the top. He's good for 2 or 3 runs then the second half he goes out of the game. In fairness he stood up well with free kicks and that but huge potential needs to stand up now more than he ever has. Also I think skinner needs to be played in the half forward line(he gets more invloved) sets up attacks etc. Anyone who seen him against Cork in league(means nothin I no) but still he was immense, Noel O'Leary was bemused couldnt touch him all night, he was making surging runs all night and scored and the best point in recent memory runs the pitch by 4 players and kicks it over from the sideline. He needs to be on the ball more rather than see him in with Paddy at the edge of the square.

south_derry (Derry) - Posts: 47 - 25/06/2010 13:32:58    686953

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No football would be more popular.

hurlingguru (Carlow) - Posts: 1808 - 25/06/2010 13:45:34    686976

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