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See our seniors are of to a wining start

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 24/12/2018 22:43:14    2155111

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2 games! 2 wins! Hard to beat!

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 141 - 29/12/2018 21:23:38    2155272

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Well well well,lookin like the same pattern again,our saviour paudie sull cant stem the tide

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 26/01/2019 22:23:58    2159800

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Think that's a harsh post. Management will give their best for down as they always have. It was an extremely tight game that could have went either way. Let's get behind the lads instead of knocking them.

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 141 - 27/01/2019 02:49:58    2159827

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Im behind them 100%,but just think its goin to be a long season ahead

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 27/01/2019 10:44:50    2159858

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Replying To crannumber2:  "Im behind them 100%,but just think its goin to be a long season ahead"
Can't disagree with ya there.

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 141 - 27/01/2019 15:34:13    2159903

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Twas a good Derry team out yesterday

christy sting (Derry) - Posts: 246 - 27/01/2019 18:15:04    2160004

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Replying To christy sting:  "Twas a good Derry team out yesterday"
And a weeks good training under them too whereas we had only been out the 8 weeks!!! What were we doing in them 8 weeks?

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 141 - 27/01/2019 23:38:45    2160201

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2nd game and already its a must win,maybe paudie sull could talk his big m8 the rock out of retirement and get transfered to the red and black

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 03/02/2019 08:07:26    2161855

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Great result from our hurlers today, wicklow is never an easy place to go and get a result so well done. We need to get behind this young down team

[email protected] (Down) - Posts: 13 - 03/02/2019 21:16:42    2162261

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Totally agree,great result hopefully the tides turned and lookin towards a league final

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 04/02/2019 17:04:44    2162561

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2 in a row,ronan and his backroom team seem to have things goin the right direction,keep up the good work,roll on donegal

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 17/02/2019 16:09:38    2165882

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Replying To crannumber2:  "2 in a row,ronan and his backroom team seem to have things goin the right direction,keep up the good work,roll on donegal"
A lot of young players in the team so good to see us getting the wins. Will be good to get Donegal into McKenna, hopefully get a good crowd to support the lads.

cranfanatic (Down) - Posts: 69 - 17/02/2019 17:17:24    2165899

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Replying To cranfanatic:  "A lot of young players in the team so good to see us getting the wins. Will be good to get Donegal into McKenna, hopefully get a good crowd to support the lads."
Are you mad. A young fit team needs a proper county ground instead of a narrow sloping mediocre club ground.

Narrow minded Ards thinking that the only hurling is over here. We need to branch out a bit more.

pmack (Down) - Posts: 42 - 17/02/2019 18:30:31    2165919

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Does it really matter where we play as long as we are getting wins???

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 17/02/2019 20:22:33    2165970

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Replying To pmack:  "Are you mad. A young fit team needs a proper county ground instead of a narrow sloping mediocre club ground.

Narrow minded Ards thinking that the only hurling is over here. We need to branch out a bit more."
Branch out where exactly? It's all well and good playing matches in Newry for the facilities and the bigger pitch, but the lack of support is appalling compared to the crowd you would get at McKenna. I would have no problem with matches being played in Newry if the team were able to benefit from the support of the crowd but unfortunately, in most cases, they don't. I think I would take a smaller pitch and bigger support over no support in Newry anyday.

cranfanatic (Down) - Posts: 69 - 17/02/2019 22:10:43    2166000

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Replying To cranfanatic:  "Branch out where exactly? It's all well and good playing matches in Newry for the facilities and the bigger pitch, but the lack of support is appalling compared to the crowd you would get at McKenna. I would have no problem with matches being played in Newry if the team were able to benefit from the support of the crowd but unfortunately, in most cases, they don't. I think I would take a smaller pitch and bigger support over no support in Newry anyday."
Would the people in the ards know the way to Newry?

Thekid14 (Down) - Posts: 191 - 17/02/2019 22:17:05    2166003

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Replying To cranfanatic:  "Branch out where exactly? It's all well and good playing matches in Newry for the facilities and the bigger pitch, but the lack of support is appalling compared to the crowd you would get at McKenna. I would have no problem with matches being played in Newry if the team were able to benefit from the support of the crowd but unfortunately, in most cases, they don't. I think I would take a smaller pitch and bigger support over no support in Newry anyday."
So you would rather deprive the players and management of the advantage of the bigger and better facilities because you can't be arsed travelling to Newry.

Do you support Down hurling or Ards hurling?

If the supporters won't travel to Newry then they aren't true Down supporters.

Where there any supporters in Birmingham today?

How many supporters travelled to Wicklow?

pmack (Down) - Posts: 42 - 17/02/2019 22:55:19    2166022

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Replying To pmack:  "So you would rather deprive the players and management of the advantage of the bigger and better facilities because you can't be arsed travelling to Newry.

Do you support Down hurling or Ards hurling?

If the supporters won't travel to Newry then they aren't true Down supporters.

Where there any supporters in Birmingham today?

How many supporters travelled to Wicklow?"
Just wondering what the win rate in each ground would be the last few years

ianog (Down) - Posts: 395 - 18/02/2019 10:05:35    2166067

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Replying To pmack:  "So you would rather deprive the players and management of the advantage of the bigger and better facilities because you can't be arsed travelling to Newry.

Do you support Down hurling or Ards hurling?

If the supporters won't travel to Newry then they aren't true Down supporters.

Where there any supporters in Birmingham today?

How many supporters travelled to Wicklow?"
You have completely missed the point I was making. Yes I agree that the bigger pitch suits our players better, it always has these past few years after losing a presence like Magic and playing with pace in the forward line. However, the bigger advantage to these players will come from the much increased support that they will have from playing in the Ards. In the past 5 years between League and Christy Ring Matches, Down have played 18 games in the Ards (17 in McKenna, 1 in Portaferry) and won 15 of them. I think in the same time period they played 2 in Newry, and won 1 of them. Including this year against a distinctly average Derry team. Down could go out this weekend in McKenna and get turned over by Donegal and I could look like an idiot, but I'd be willing to bet that most of the players would prefer a bit of a tighter pitch and a lot more support than what they would enjoy in Newry.

cranfanatic (Down) - Posts: 69 - 18/02/2019 16:16:50    2166174

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