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We are playing Fingal

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Yes Fingal!

The new NHL proposal will pair us with Armagh, Roscommon, Fingal, Mayo and Donegal. Not the best preparation for our defense of the Christy Ring.

saulgael (Down) - Posts: 544 - 02/10/2013 14:22:49    1493594

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If our County board cared about hurling they'd reject these proposals not just for our selfish reasons but to stop the top hurling counties thinking they can do what they please and change the leagues at a whim.This is for the self interests of Cork and Limerick, no one else.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2430 - 02/10/2013 14:27:07    1493601

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Are sure its not South Down?

portavogielad (Down) - Posts: 444 - 02/10/2013 14:33:53    1493612

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Thats a complete joke and I hope the Down CB slap this nonsense down immediately

Tim_Burr (Down) - Posts: 460 - 02/10/2013 15:56:24    1493757

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Thats a complete joke and I hope the Down CB slap this nonsense down immediately

Tim_Burr (Down) - Posts: 460 - 02/10/2013 15:57:07    1493759

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Totally agree with those who think this is utter nonsense. Down should be in the division above with those such as Meath etc who they have been able to beat in the past. It will not help the development of the game if we keep playing lower division teams. Hopefully the county board will protest in the STRONGEST possible terms. Not to would be disrespectful to Gerard Monan , his back room team and most importantly the players. these proposals are a total joke! ALL the hurling playing clubs need to make immediate contact with the CB and make them aware they MUST reject these proposals. The central committee are insulting the Christy Ring All Ireland Champions.

Co.Down1 (Down) - Posts: 163 - 02/10/2013 17:20:46    1493864

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WELL SAID!!!


Westmeath manager Brian Hanley says nothing is being done to promote hurling in the weaker counties.

The latest proposal for a new hurling league format would see the top twelve counties ring-fenced into an elite section but Carlow and Westmeath are two of the counties who would be left languishing outside the cool club.

"We don't have any options, other than to back Carlow and try to get two sevens," Hanley comments in The Irish Daily Mirror.

"I don't think there are any other options. It's so disappointing. Why are Cork and Limerick being looked after?

"What's the difference between them and us? You'd think that the need is greater for the weaker counties."

THEMOLE2 (Down) - Posts: 1606 - 15/10/2013 13:28:36    1501090

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I think the proposals are a total farce!Having the Christy Ring winners in a league that will offer no competition is ludicrous! A long with the cancellation of the Ulster final (no big surprise there) the new proposals are demeaning the game of hurling in Down. I hope the Down County Board stand and be counted in this pantomime and direct the anger of the hurling fraternity at the bureaucrats in Dublin.

swan song (None) - Posts: 434 - 15/10/2013 15:35:31    1501177

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Well said Swan song......Total disrespect being shown to Down hurling at all levels now from Croke to Ulster Council. A real slap in the face for the All Ireland winning Christy Ring side. All clubs must put pressure on Co. Board to complain. Perhaps if they withheld financial contributions to both Ulster and Croke someone might take notice. Glad the Weastmeath and Offlay managers are on the ball too.

Co.Down1 (Down) - Posts: 163 - 15/10/2013 19:28:00    1501327

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don't hold your breath that our county board will do anything...they aren't exactly our supporters either!!

Long_John (Down) - Posts: 299 - 16/10/2013 09:11:00    1501414

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Lads have to agree and Id like to think the Ulster Council will be told to **** aff in regard to the utter joke of the 2013 Senior Hurling Final - I was half joking about awarding it to Antrim, they hand it to them every other year so why should 2013 be any different.

Tim_Burr (Down) - Posts: 460 - 16/10/2013 09:29:31    1501417

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they didnt get handed it did they???? are you having a laugh???seriously I cant see anything on it here.

grandagrokepoke (Down) - Posts: 347 - 16/10/2013 12:51:58    1501588

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