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Replying To Seannie Og:  "The u21 championship is a good competition. It extends the season and keeps boys hurling. Its also good for lads that have drifted away after minor.

The fixtures came out this morning

Group A

Rd 1 27 Oct Portaferry v Ballygalget 12 noon
Rd 2 1 Nov Bredagh v Ballygalget 7.30
Rd 2 3 Nov Ballycran v Portaferry 12 noon
Rd 3 10 Nov Ballygalget v Ballycran 12 noon
Rd 3 10 Nov Portaferry v Bredagh 12 noon
Rd 1 15 Nov Bredagh v Ballycran 7.30"
Would all the pitches be available I know ballycran would be under pressure with the weather

Therealnumer1 (Down) - Posts: 83 - 14/10/2019 13:55:45    2243401

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Replying To Seannie Og:  "The u21 championship is a good competition. It extends the season and keeps boys hurling. Its also good for lads that have drifted away after minor.

The fixtures came out this morning

Group A

Rd 1 27 Oct Portaferry v Ballygalget 12 noon
Rd 2 1 Nov Bredagh v Ballygalget 7.30
Rd 2 3 Nov Ballycran v Portaferry 12 noon
Rd 3 10 Nov Ballygalget v Ballycran 12 noon
Rd 3 10 Nov Portaferry v Bredagh 12 noon
Rd 1 15 Nov Bredagh v Ballycran 7.30"
Would all the pitches be available I know ballycran would be under pressure with the weather

Therealnumer1 (Down) - Posts: 83 - 14/10/2019 13:55:52    2243402

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Replying To Seannie Og:  "The u21 championship is a good competition. It extends the season and keeps boys hurling. Its also good for lads that have drifted away after minor.

The fixtures came out this morning

Group A

Rd 1 27 Oct Portaferry v Ballygalget 12 noon
Rd 2 1 Nov Bredagh v Ballygalget 7.30
Rd 2 3 Nov Ballycran v Portaferry 12 noon
Rd 3 10 Nov Ballygalget v Ballycran 12 noon
Rd 3 10 Nov Portaferry v Bredagh 12 noon
Rd 1 15 Nov Bredagh v Ballycran 7.30"
You can't play hurling on a bog of a pitch and the only pitch in the Ards that can withstand a bit of rain is prone to Gale force winds..

It's hurling in name only.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2386 - 14/10/2019 14:29:11    2243413

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Replying To bricktop:  "Does anyone really care about this U21 hurling "championship" ?


I'd predicted the following for the weekend past but the mods felt the need to block it for some reason

Minor
Loughgiel by as much as they wanted to

Junior
Treacy's

Intermediare
I went for Bredagh but only just but they won with a bit to spare.

St Endas and Coleraine seem to be the teams to beat in that one.

Two right so far and with the Shamrocks getting walloped in the football they can now pick up the ash in earnest."
I'd say the players care about it it's still another championship to win more game time for some. You could probably see most of the games being played in Belfast. Could they not have a u21 league in down or the down teams join Antrim ?

Awaywiththeferrys (Down) - Posts: 60 - 14/10/2019 16:47:36    2243466

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The Bredagh matches will be on the 4G in Cherryvale. Last year the Crans played home games at Woodlands.

Seannie Og (Down) - Posts: 940 - 14/10/2019 17:12:21    2243477

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Why can't it be played during the summer like every other county does.

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 197 - 14/10/2019 19:00:36    2243515

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Portaferry pitch would be good nick seeing it's now recognised as the county pitch lol

Therealnumer1 (Down) - Posts: 83 - 14/10/2019 19:19:48    2243519

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Replying To RedDog68:  "Why can't it be played during the summer like every other county does."
what county would that be?

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2386 - 15/10/2019 15:38:30    2243734

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Antrim and I'm near sure derry u21 championship is over.

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 197 - 16/10/2019 08:19:57    2243864

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Replying To RedDog68:  "Antrim and I'm near sure derry u21 championship is over."
Antrim football started last weekend.

The Antrim hurling U21 was played in June with only a handful of teams on a Monday night during their Joe McDonagh campaign.

Ask Paudie if he'd want the clubs taking their U21 hurlers whilst in the middle of our Christy Ring campaign.

Too big of an overlap in Down for clubs to play U21 and adult fixtures at the same time.

Won't get any better when we move to U19.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2386 - 16/10/2019 09:44:58    2243880

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Replying To bricktop:  "Antrim football started last weekend.

The Antrim hurling U21 was played in June with only a handful of teams on a Monday night during their Joe McDonagh campaign.

Ask Paudie if he'd want the clubs taking their U21 hurlers whilst in the middle of our Christy Ring campaign.

Too big of an overlap in Down for clubs to play U21 and adult fixtures at the same time.

Won't get any better when we move to U19."
Edit, Antrim never got round to playing a final.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2386 - 16/10/2019 10:53:03    2243892

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Paudie and the Shams picked up a good win there on Saturday.

Best of luck in the next round Paudie.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2386 - 21/10/2019 13:41:23    2244773

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Paudie has done very well indeed,alot of shamrocks likely to be gettin the call from the county then

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 277 - 24/10/2019 13:28:48    2245455

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Replying To crannumber2:  "Paudie has done very well indeed,alot of shamrocks likely to be gettin the call from the county then"
Come off it Mutley. It's junior hurling after all.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2386 - 24/10/2019 15:19:48    2245495

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Any truth that Gazza and Tusher are in for the county job this year as a joint management team?

downgael20 (Down) - Posts: 17 - 24/10/2019 15:47:07    2245501

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Jesus i hope not downgael,imagine that

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 277 - 25/10/2019 05:32:04    2245621

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Replying To bricktop:  "Come off it Mutley. It's junior hurling after all."
Still won't stop a lot of shamrocks getting a call

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 157 - 25/10/2019 07:25:18    2245623

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Ballygalget unable to field on Sunday ?

Awaywiththeferrys (Down) - Posts: 60 - 25/10/2019 13:16:55    2245699

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Replying To Awaywiththeferrys:  "Ballygalget unable to field on Sunday ?"
Is that a surprise?

They'd a minor panel of 16 or 17 and a lot of those lads are U16's and ineligible.

They'd only a similar number two years ago when they played us and the Holywood/Ards experiment has failed them.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2386 - 25/10/2019 14:13:56    2245727

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Replying To bricktop:  "Is that a surprise?

They'd a minor panel of 16 or 17 and a lot of those lads are U16's and ineligible.

They'd only a similar number two years ago when they played us and the Holywood/Ards experiment has failed them."
I wouldn't call it a failure as it helped another 13 underage players to win 2 u16 leagues and get to a u16 championship final and win 2 back to back minor championships when they where low on numbers which is more than some of your own team at the same age group has won

Down97 (Down) - Posts: 20 - 25/10/2019 16:28:20    2245763

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