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Tommy Bowe? Yeh, sure with PDs Ulster rugby contacts, that's a no-brainer.

Apparently Banty asked Tommy Freeman back, to play in goals.
Anything is possible with that man.

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 390 - 05/11/2019 13:40:45    2247905

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Replying To seanie08:  "Surely a wind up"
Not a wind up at all and by all accounts Douglas has been moving extremely well at full forward in 2 trial games he played in..

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 273 - 05/11/2019 18:24:01    2247956

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Replying To mick2007:  "Not a wind up at all and by all accounts Douglas has been moving extremely well at full forward in 2 trial games he played in.."
Banty is so unpredictable it wouldn't surprise me. He probably has Rory Beggan down for playing out the field this year.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1499 - 05/11/2019 21:12:29    2247992

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Replying To seanie08:  "Banty is so unpredictable it wouldn't surprise me. He probably has Rory Beggan down for playing out the field this year."
Given we have been so predictable the last few years then maybe unpredictability will work.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 209 - 06/11/2019 10:10:26    2248065

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So does Bantys version of 'blooding new lads', involve 38 year olds?! Good grief...

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 390 - 06/11/2019 10:13:47    2248069

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Replying To mick2007:  "Not a wind up at all and by all accounts Douglas has been moving extremely well at full forward in 2 trial games he played in.."
Isn't there a charity game between Monaghan and Cavan in December? surely this is what Douglas involvement is about?

I remember Douglas playing against Derry in the ulster minor championship. He was midfield with Eoin Lennon that day (a really shitty damp day in Celtic park) and Douglas looked like a serious GAA prospect. Twas, a pity to lose him to soccer.

sleater (Monaghan) - Posts: 113 - 06/11/2019 10:43:36    2248075

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Replying To moodoo:  "So does Bantys version of 'blooding new lads', involve 38 year olds?! Good grief..."
in fairness age is only a number if the man is producing the goods. Johnny Doyle played with kildare until he was near 40 and the Waterford Keeper made his intercounty debut last year at 47

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 273 - 06/11/2019 14:12:17    2248120

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We're a small county so can't be thumbing our noses at anyone but you don't come back from 10-12 years of playing a professional sport and play Gaelic at a high level. Tommy Walsh is 3 or 4 years home from Australia and his kicking from the hand is still not returned. Aaron McCarey was a great minor but there's a world of difference between that and a senior player. At minor level, McCarey's build gave him a huge advantage, that advantage has gone. And again, if he is playing soccer for anyone next year and getting paid, that's the end of that. Douglas is at an age where a player is considering retiring from inter county.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 472 - 06/11/2019 20:41:48    2248183

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