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Antrim senior hurlers 2014

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so get a manager that is going to come in and bow to the big time Charlie's who walk on and off squads when it suits them, real masterplan! that'll solve all our problems.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2117 - 01/06/2015 08:43:02    1730715

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Saffrondon- Absolutely correct.

Turfcutter- Deluded in the extreme if you think the best players will ever take the field, for any county. It is just not possible for many different reasons. You only have to look at the number of players who withdraw, or are sent packing, from squads across Ireland. What is certain is that in Antrim we will only ever have players who are committed pulling on the jersey. We all know who and what you are proposing. It will never happen.

Glensboy (Antrim) - Posts: 251 - 01/06/2015 11:26:52    1730792

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well,seems as though your the expert Glensboy so we'll just mosey along as we are then!!

turfcutter (Antrim) - Posts: 277 - 01/06/2015 18:49:34    1731087

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So Laois who we beat by a point just a few weeks ago (and it should have been by much more) have qualified for a Leinster semi-final against Galway. Maybe we aren't so far away? With the right management in place we should be aiming to win NHL Division 2 and the Christy Ring cup in 2016.

M Lyster (Antrim) - Posts: 432 - 07/06/2015 20:23:01    1733766

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well lads saw the 2nd half of Antrim and Wexfords u21's yesterday Antrim had a few good hurlers who held there own thought it was going to be massacre the way yer manager was talking. Whats going on with Antrim at the moment it wasn't that long ago ye beat Dublin in the senior championship and ye seem to have some fine clubs up there Lougheil Shamrocks I saw against na Piaraigh a few years ago had some lovely hurlers and Dunloy and (O'Donavan Rossa I think) have won all ireland clubs in the past. The more strong hurling county's the better and Antrim have the potential to compete.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 859 - 23/08/2015 13:19:42    1774515

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Antrim have some very strong football and hurling clubs. In fact, pound for pound from what I have seen in Antrim over the past decade their club teams could openly compete with any in Ireland at any level. Possibly this is Antrims overall issue. Unlike the rest of the counties in Ulster, hurling is Antrims number one code and this is always going to conflict with football. It's rare for counties to excel at both codes and it's particularly rare to see successful consistency on both fronts over a long period of time. A lot of Antrim dual clubs have to deal with this issue every year and only the few who have access to reasonable numbers have the ability to field at both codes but often success in one is detrimental to the development of the other. Single code clubs bar the exception of a couple of dual clubs featuring in the top tables, tend to either win leagues and championships because their soul focus is on one code. My concern is that a few dual clubs will stop one code and focus on success in another. Instead of clubs following this path, every club like every county in Ulster needs to put proper investment in hurling so that Antrim are on a fair playing field with the Football counties in Ulster.

Rules_man (Armagh) - Posts: 152 - 28/08/2015 11:31:17    1777404

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