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Replying To Newmitch:  "The Fin will be kicking themselves after this loss to Bright. Well on top, up by three points, dominating, then had a player red carded. Bright got back in and found the net. Then they had a player sent off, the game was nip and tuck to near the end Aughlisnafin fighting back well to level, they had three good chances of points to go clear with the finish line in sight but spurned them all. Bright tagged on the last few scores to be crowned Down Junior Football Champions, and it was well deserved, though not at their best, their never say die spirit saw them home. For Aughlisnafin it was a case of what might have been. Still they have had a great year, Division Four Champions, with more to come, the little club with the inspirational backstory."
How will Bright get on in Ulster?

Apart from CPN/Warrenpoint a few years back has a Down club given a decent account of themselves in junior or intermediate?

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2358 - 07/10/2019 13:54:10    2241829

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Replying To bricktop:  "How will Bright get on in Ulster?

Apart from CPN/Warrenpoint a few years back has a Down club given a decent account of themselves in junior or intermediate?"
Loughinisland won Ulster intermediate in 2015 I think it was, but generally our junior teams fall at the first hurdle. Would like to see Warrenpoint win the SFC just out of curiosity on how they would do in Ulster as a relative unknown to the other sides.

icantshoot (Down) - Posts: 58 - 07/10/2019 20:28:18    2241921

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Replying To Newmitch:  "The Fin will be kicking themselves after this loss to Bright. Well on top, up by three points, dominating, then had a player red carded. Bright got back in and found the net. Then they had a player sent off, the game was nip and tuck to near the end Aughlisnafin fighting back well to level, they had three good chances of points to go clear with the finish line in sight but spurned them all. Bright tagged on the last few scores to be crowned Down Junior Football Champions, and it was well deserved, though not at their best, their never say die spirit saw them home. For Aughlisnafin it was a case of what might have been. Still they have had a great year, Division Four Champions, with more to come, the little club with the inspirational backstory."
Finn will feel like they missed an opportunity but their half time lead was more down to a wasteful Bright forward line rather than their own superiority. Bright didn't seem to use the extra man while they had him, which seems to be fairly common in football for some reason. Flanagan taking the Finn frees was exceptional, I think he scored 9 which kept them motoring until Bright's better composure, bench and fitness saw them score 4 points in the last 10 minutes to clinch the win. Very enjoyable game and the two sides had some good players on show.

icantshoot (Down) - Posts: 58 - 07/10/2019 20:34:37    2241922

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