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Saturday 7th Apr 2018

2018 Down GAA Feile Na nGael Div 1
11 00 AM Liatroim vs Bredagh
11 25 AM Portaferry vs Ballycran
11 50 AM Bredagh vs Ballygalget
12 15 PM Ballycran vs Liatroim
12 40 PM Portaferry vs Ballygalget
1 05 PM Ballycran vs Bredagh
1 30 PM Ballygalget vs Liatroim
1 55 PM Bredagh vs Portaferry
2 20 PM Ballygalget vs Ballycran
2 45 PM Liatroim vs Portaferry

2018 Down GAA Feile Na nGael Div 2
11 00 AM Ballyvarley vs Castlewellan
11 25 AM Kilclief vs Warrenpoint
11 50 AM Castlewellan vs Carryduff
12 15 PM Ballyvarley vs Kilclief
12 40 PM Warrenpoint vs Carryduff
1 05 PM Kilclief vs Castlewellan
1 30 PM Warrenpoint vs Ballyvarley
1 55 PM Carryduff vs Kilclief
2 20 PM Castlewellan vs Warrenpoint
2 45 PM Carryduff vs Ballyvarley

THEMOLE2 (Down) - Posts: 1615 - 27/03/2018 13:27:45    2088695

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All cancelled I heard last night, anyone else hear this?

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2477 - 05/04/2018 10:54:00    2091203

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Yes I heard that too. Pitches in Portaferry not playable apparently. :(

Could they not have moved it somewhere else?

Frank Mitchell (Down) - Posts: 1075 - 05/04/2018 11:18:17    2091215

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Replying To Frank Mitchell:  "Yes I heard that too. Pitches in Portaferry not playable apparently. :(

Could they not have moved it somewhere else?"
Like Where?

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2477 - 05/04/2018 11:27:40    2091217

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Replying To bricktop:  "Like Where?"
Kilclief was lined up in case the lower pitch was unplayable. After the rain on Monday & Tuesday virtually every pitch in the county was flooded including he top pitch & Kilclief. The schools are closed for Easter so there pitches couldn't be booked, if playable.
There were lads on the phones all day yesterday trying to get somewhere an checkin with Croke Park when we need to get the names to them for the skills. In the end there was no option but to postpone

Seannie Og (Down) - Posts: 947 - 05/04/2018 13:02:32    2091231

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Need to have a serious rethink about Feile as this is maybe 3-4 th time in last few years the date has had to be moved.......winter/spring is just becoming wetter and wetter , little chance that will change in coming years.....3G pitches hosting Feile into the future could be the only option or else waiting until end of April before playing......not host clubs fault but weather has been terrible

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 726 - 05/04/2018 18:33:54    2091307

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I am sure a new slot will be sorted over the next 2/3 weeks..not much we can do about the awful weather that has hit us over the past number of weeks.

THEMOLE2 (Down) - Posts: 1615 - 06/04/2018 09:10:30    2091347

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Replying To Seannie Og:  "Kilclief was lined up in case the lower pitch was unplayable. After the rain on Monday & Tuesday virtually every pitch in the county was flooded including he top pitch & Kilclief. The schools are closed for Easter so there pitches couldn't be booked, if playable.
There were lads on the phones all day yesterday trying to get somewhere an checkin with Croke Park when we need to get the names to them for the skills. In the end there was no option but to postpone"
I'm in agreement to postpone and I think everything was done to try and get it played but the weather has been constant rain for the last while.

All fixtures are up in the air now.

Minors cancelled as well the other night.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2477 - 06/04/2018 09:11:54    2091348

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I think the feile should be played as s championship full games in the weeks from start of April it's to much of lottery for 7mins ew

ianog (Down) - Posts: 415 - 08/04/2018 20:07:10    2091700

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Replying To ianog:  "I think the feile should be played as s championship full games in the weeks from start of April it's to much of lottery for 7mins ew"
Don't agree.

Tournament style gets it over and done with in the one day now rather than drag it out. Impacts on other teams if its prolonged.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2477 - 09/04/2018 12:13:12    2091817

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Replying To bricktop:  "Don't agree.

Tournament style gets it over and done with in the one day now rather than drag it out. Impacts on other teams if its prolonged."
That's the problem just get it out the way it's a big competition for the young lads but slowly dying a adeath

ianog (Down) - Posts: 415 - 09/04/2018 15:27:11    2091869

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Replying To ianog:  "That's the problem just get it out the way it's a big competition for the young lads but slowly dying a adeath"
Totally agree, used to be played 2 semi-finals one week and final folliowing week, full 60 mins. The crowds were always big with whole club and parents attending.

Galgetgael (Down) - Posts: 218 - 09/04/2018 17:45:30    2091918

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Replying To Galgetgael:  "Totally agree, used to be played 2 semi-finals one week and final folliowing week, full 60 mins. The crowds were always big with whole club and parents attending."
When was this?

It was always tournament based, albeit I remember games on the Saturday with the final on the Sunday, but never 60 minutes...

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2477 - 10/04/2018 16:04:48    2092144

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Replying To bricktop:  "When was this?

It was always tournament based, albeit I remember games on the Saturday with the final on the Sunday, but never 60 minutes..."
Before you were invented young fella - look back to 70s and 80s.

Galgetgael (Down) - Posts: 218 - 10/04/2018 17:26:50    2092181

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Replying To Galgetgael:  "Before you were invented young fella - look back to 70s and 80s."
I'll have to take your word on the 70's, but in the 80's it was by and large played over a weekend in Castlewellan.

semi-finals on a Saturday with a day of finals on a Sunday and they were not 60 minute games.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2477 - 11/04/2018 10:32:09    2092295

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Any word on date and venue...anyone heard anything?

THEMOLE2 (Down) - Posts: 1615 - 11/04/2018 13:29:59    2092355

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Replying To bricktop:  "I'll have to take your word on the 70's, but in the 80's it was by and large played over a weekend in Castlewellan.

semi-finals on a Saturday with a day of finals on a Sunday and they were not 60 minute games."
1981 was last year of the sensible Feile, hurling is a 60 min game were the strongest, best representative usually goes forward - not these 7 min lottery games of nowadays were a fluke could send a good team home and rubbish to National Feile.

Galgetgael (Down) - Posts: 218 - 11/04/2018 17:13:57    2092430

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Replying To Galgetgael:  "1981 was last year of the sensible Feile, hurling is a 60 min game were the strongest, best representative usually goes forward - not these 7 min lottery games of nowadays were a fluke could send a good team home and rubbish to National Feile."
1981!

Did they travel by horse and cart?

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2477 - 12/04/2018 16:19:01    2092623

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Replying To bricktop:  "1981!

Did they travel by horse and cart?"
No, Moses sandal, not like spoils teams of today .

Galgetgael (Down) - Posts: 218 - 12/04/2018 21:09:47    2092682

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Any word on the Feile please?

THEMOLE2 (Down) - Posts: 1615 - 15/04/2018 14:17:30    2093094

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