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Replying To ianog:  "Ok but have come up shorter it's about results I'd have thought !!!"
The new management team are entitled to a chance to settle.

I would be confident that if the Kildare match was played this weekend in better conditions Down would win.

The last two years defeats in the league finals were an embarrassment especially against Armagh in Dundalk.

I would be confident enough that if this current management team is given the chance then promotion is achievable in the next two years.

Let them work through their plans for the three years and if no success then time for a change but not on the result of a match in horrendous conditions when all other games around them were cancelled due to the weather.

pmack (Down) - Posts: 42 - 07/03/2019 11:53:00    2170830

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Replying To pmack:  "The new management team are entitled to a chance to settle.

I would be confident that if the Kildare match was played this weekend in better conditions Down would win.

The last two years defeats in the league finals were an embarrassment especially against Armagh in Dundalk.

I would be confident enough that if this current management team is given the chance then promotion is achievable in the next two years.

Let them work through their plans for the three years and if no success then time for a change but not on the result of a match in horrendous conditions when all other games around them were cancelled due to the weather."
And not making the final would be !!!!!!!!!!

ianog (Down) - Posts: 395 - 07/03/2019 22:32:53    2170974

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I think pmac ur gettin to much involved in weather conditions,it was the same for kildare,simple fact is we are too small to compete with bigger team in heavy weather,so we need to have a game plan or system put in place to counter act it

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 08/03/2019 14:08:34    2171081

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Replying To pmack:  "I'm from the Ards and live here but I am man enough to speak out about the narrow mindedness of the hurling people in the Ards who think they invented hurling and its their way or no way.

Do you not agree that the management setup this year is much better than previous years.

The players are getting proper training by a trained coach in proper facilities and their welfare is better looked after.

Ask the players what they think of this years setup and you will hear that they are pleased with it."
I don't know enough to comment on whether the set up is better or not. I hear the lads are very happy with the coach yes but also that he was sacked by liatroim & Monaghan after 1 year. That doesn't inspire me if I'm honest & while the management staying to the end of games is definitely a bonus I do think previous management had much more experience.

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 141 - 08/03/2019 14:31:27    2171093

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When christy ring kick off

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 15/03/2019 19:50:14    2172453

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Replying To crannumber2:  "When christy ring kick off"
Down v Derry 12 May
Wicklow v Down 19 May
Donegal v Down 2 June

SouthCounty (Down) - Posts: 19 - 16/03/2019 09:42:14    2172523

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Tough group,plus its a serious wait without any games,plus antrim league startin

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 16/03/2019 09:53:49    2172529

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Derry game vital get off to a good start and hopefully pick up from there - it's a tough group as Donegal no pushover especially when they are at home

SouthCounty (Down) - Posts: 19 - 16/03/2019 11:09:37    2172557

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I wonder will we have any games inbetween,from what i understand alot of boys includin my own club m8s are committing to club

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 16/03/2019 16:37:33    2172628

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Antrim league starts on Sunday the 24th coming,

With the way it is structured it will be important to get a good start to ensure you're in the top 5.

Our lads aren't needed for county anyway so it's good they're concentrating on the club.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2333 - 19/03/2019 09:54:46    2173613

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Replying To bricktop:  "Antrim league starts on Sunday the 24th coming,

With the way it is structured it will be important to get a good start to ensure you're in the top 5.

Our lads aren't needed for county anyway so it's good they're concentrating on the club."
What do you mean aren't needed?

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 141 - 20/03/2019 07:30:22    2173846

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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "What do you mean aren't needed?"
They aren't needed or more would be playing.

I prefer it that way as too many on the county panel reek havoc with the club training.

It's good that there's a bigger spread of clubs contributing to the county team.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2333 - 20/03/2019 16:20:00    2173995

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What's da story wit dis U20 game?

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 141 - 23/03/2019 10:11:08    2174490

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Are the county still training??christy round the corner and not heard a peep,plus where has paudie sull gone???

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 17/04/2019 05:50:08    2179218

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Replying To crannumber2:  "Are the county still training??christy round the corner and not heard a peep,plus where has paudie sull gone???"
County can't train in April, club month and all that.

Gives Paudie Sull time to go see some senior hurling games in the Ards.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2333 - 17/04/2019 10:23:13    2179248

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I didnt think newry men traveled to the ards,sea sickness i think

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 17/04/2019 17:02:03    2179325

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Saturday 11 May
round 1
Down v Derry, Ballycran, 3pm

Saturday 18 May
Round 2
Wicklow v Down, Aughrim, 3pm

Saturday 1 June
round 3
Donegal v Down, Letterkenny, 3pm



Saturday 8/Sunday 9 June TBC

Christy Ring Cup semi-finals

Christy Ring Cup relegation play-off

Saturday 22 June

Christy Ring Cup final
To be played at Croke Park



Get Jury's Inn booked. Paudie is going to lead us to the promised land.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2333 - 18/04/2019 13:43:39    2179440

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The promised land could be nicky rackard

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 19/04/2019 05:40:22    2179532

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Senior hurlers been very quiet,any1 knw what they are doin?

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 254 - 25/04/2019 16:58:15    2180245

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Replying To crannumber2:  "Senior hurlers been very quiet,any1 knw what they are doin?"
Played Armagh in a friendly on Wednesday night, hammered them but had 15 players and fielded with 14 in the second half... worrying times ahead??

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 167 - 26/04/2019 06:41:31    2180326

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