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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "Says the anonymous hero from behind a keyboard.........how about you put your name to your comments and face the lads you are slagging off but we all know you are simply a mouthpiece and a troll as well as a coward"
It's admirable that u defend the players and the team. No one saying the players arney good enough or that they dinny create a buzz but facts are facts. Dinny meet any of the big teams in a knock out game & when we did we were toyed with. Woulda been better with Rock at edge of the square than on the tv!

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 165 - 12/11/2019 07:05:50    2249183

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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "It's admirable that u defend the players and the team. No one saying the players arney good enough or that they dinny create a buzz but facts are facts. Dinny meet any of the big teams in a knock out game & when we did we were toyed with. Woulda been better with Rock at edge of the square than on the tv!"
It's hardly Paudies fault that Down are where they are.

He's taken on a young team either by necessity rather than any grand design and they'll take a year or two to compete at a higher level.
Physically we're light years behind and TBH no amount of gym work or whatever is going to make some of our senior hurlers ball winners but they're the best we've got.

Live with it and realise our days in Div1 hurling and beating the likes of Kilkenny were an aberration in our history rather than the norm.

We don't have the playing pool and some might ask how come Derry are better and their resources are no better then realise that they're not any great shakes in the CR either and that's them with a strong SNeill contingent.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2430 - 12/11/2019 11:20:37    2249212

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Replying To crannumber2:  "Let get real here,we are the best team in down,dunloy smashed us 3 weeks ago,sneil destroyed dunloy,so down hurling is in free fall,paudie wake up,we play in div4 national league and christy which is now a 3rd tier compo,our development squads are not even competing,dont even knw where mageean cup team is,so please tell me p sull how are we progressin???"
We are not in Div 4 so stop talking absolute [email protected] are in Division 2B which at worst would be top end Div 3 in old world.....we were ranked 16th in Ireland which is broadly our level for most of our hurling lives, thats reality......over next couple of years given the age profile of the senior team the object would be to push into 2A and into Mc Donagh cup.....Offaly will be a massive challenge for all Christy Ring teams in 2020

Reality is on any given day there is little or nothing between Derry, Kildare, Down, London and a few other teams....results this year proved that were we beat Wicklow twice yet they beat Derry three times ( who had beaten us twice)....Kildare beat us in a snow storm before losing to Roscommon who we beat comfortably hence my point that the Ring and 2B is very competitive with little between the teams anyone saying otherwise is talking through their hat and ignoring the facts ( which is common with a few of the more vocal posters here)

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 726 - 12/11/2019 11:27:32    2249214

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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "We are not in Div 4 so stop talking absolute [email protected] are in Division 2B which at worst would be top end Div 3 in old world.....we were ranked 16th in Ireland which is broadly our level for most of our hurling lives, thats reality......over next couple of years given the age profile of the senior team the object would be to push into 2A and into Mc Donagh cup.....Offaly will be a massive challenge for all Christy Ring teams in 2020

Reality is on any given day there is little or nothing between Derry, Kildare, Down, London and a few other teams....results this year proved that were we beat Wicklow twice yet they beat Derry three times ( who had beaten us twice)....Kildare beat us in a snow storm before losing to Roscommon who we beat comfortably hence my point that the Ring and 2B is very competitive with little between the teams anyone saying otherwise is talking through their hat and ignoring the facts ( which is common with a few of the more vocal posters here)"
1a = 1
1B = 2
2a = 3
2b = 4
We are division 4. We need to stop telling lies & accept where we are. Only then can we improve.

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 165 - 12/11/2019 11:50:08    2249221

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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "1a = 1
1B = 2
2a = 3
2b = 4
We are division 4. We need to stop telling lies & accept where we are. Only then can we improve."
It's not a like for like comparison as the old divisions used to have 8 teams and now they only have six so again you are twisting facts.

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 726 - 12/11/2019 12:52:47    2249235

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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "It's not a like for like comparison as the old divisions used to have 8 teams and now they only have six so again you are twisting facts."
I see Keohe cup coming up any new additions or absentees from the squad
As far league is concerned we are at our level have been in that level a brave few years

ianog (Down) - Posts: 413 - 12/11/2019 13:23:14    2249242

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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "1a = 1
1B = 2
2a = 3
2b = 4
We are division 4. We need to stop telling lies & accept where we are. Only then can we improve."
That's a simple wee world you live in a ditch?

Down have always flitted between the old Div2 and Div3 and to suggest that the new Div2B is any different is a nonsense.

We're running to stand still but if we don't we'll be loitering a div or two lower.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2430 - 12/11/2019 16:02:15    2249276

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So much negativity towards the county... if you had of said at the start of last season that down would reach a Christy ring final you would of laughed. Young squad and paudie has watched or managed them in the development squads since no age! Young sands will be a great miss maybe Chrissy Egan could fill his big boots...

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 246 - 12/11/2019 17:59:56    2249302

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I think we need to stop sugar coating it,paudie ur county manager and ur getting involved in squabbles with keyboard warriors,have some self respect man!Playing for down is no attraction anymore hence why none of us went last year,as for egan...... i think ur bonkers

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 334 - 12/11/2019 18:35:31    2249308

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Replying To crannumber2:  "I think we need to stop sugar coating it,paudie ur county manager and ur getting involved in squabbles with keyboard warriors,have some self respect man!Playing for down is no attraction anymore hence why none of us went last year,as for egan...... i think ur bonkers"
I have enough self respect to do me thanks but I am not prepared to allow nameless trolls have a potshot at young lads doing their best and making progress......parents, family and the lads themselves read these things hence they shouldn't go unchallenged...these things have an impact on some young lads and that can't be overlooked

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 726 - 12/11/2019 19:49:54    2249318

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Here we go again,young fellas,parents,families blah blah blah,what im saying is 100% truth,u should just concentrate in getting the strongest 15 on the pitch for ur so called beloved county and do the thing right

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 334 - 12/11/2019 20:35:24    2249323

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Replying To crannumber2:  "Here we go again,young fellas,parents,families blah blah blah,what im saying is 100% truth,u should just concentrate in getting the strongest 15 on the pitch for ur so called beloved county and do the thing right"
Mutley give over and concentrate on yourself your still chasing Danny toner

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 246 - 12/11/2019 20:52:48    2249326

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Replying To crannumber2:  "Here we go again,young fellas,parents,families blah blah blah,what im saying is 100% truth,u should just concentrate in getting the strongest 15 on the pitch for ur so called beloved county and do the thing right"
Will you lads give over about the county. It is wot it is. Down arnt the best in Ulster, not even 2nd best......fact, being 3rd in Ulster is no great shake, yes we do have some very good players in a mediocre squad. But at the end of the day the lads try their best if it isn't good enough for some don't bother going to the games. And that's a hundred.

cahill (None) - Posts: 2566 - 12/11/2019 21:02:08    2249328

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Danny who?? Never heard of him

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 334 - 12/11/2019 21:33:26    2249335

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Anyone any word of the other games in this u21 championship. Ballycran down to play bredagh at half 7 on Sunday, but not heard one mention of any other team other than us bredagh and portaferry.

Antrimroad (Down) - Posts: 70 - 13/11/2019 18:48:37    2249513

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Replying To Antrimroad:  "Anyone any word of the other games in this u21 championship. Ballycran down to play bredagh at half 7 on Sunday, but not heard one mention of any other team other than us bredagh and portaferry."
We (Patrick Rankins) are due to play ORahillys/Carryduff on Monday night......

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 726 - 14/11/2019 08:40:12    2249571

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There u go,he knws hurling

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 334 - 14/11/2019 18:48:21    2249663

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All the best to paudie and shamrocks on their ulster final,bring her home

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 334 - 14/11/2019 19:34:10    2249673

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Paudie where is the ORathillys / Carryduff v Rankin's / Clonduff game at?

SouthCounty (Down) - Posts: 33 - 14/11/2019 19:39:18    2249676

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Replying To SouthCounty:  "Paudie where is the ORathillys / Carryduff v Rankin's / Clonduff game at?"
Meant to be Pairc Esler...not sure of throw in think it's 7.45

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 726 - 14/11/2019 21:19:11    2249693

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