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14/09/2014 11:20:34
IrvinestownMkII
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Senior Football Championship Semi Final
Ederney 0-06 Roslea 2-11 - A humiliating defeat see the weemen take a swim down the Swanee River to a future unknown!


Well the first to swim are the Ederney management who have resigned according to their senior team players. Also, other players have had enough and are heading away to Australia, Canada, England and elsewhere. Yeah, as I said a future unknown!

What are people's thoughts on the senior championship final? Can Teemore provide any worthwhile opposition or will the final be a non-event?

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1383 - 15/09/2014 19:14:15    1652372

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I think it will be a good contest in the final. Teemore are a team that will be well matched for roslea with Barry Owens and Hughie and their tough tackling. They could take a lot from watching Ederney game on Sat night. Ederney were well in it up until Seamie moved out the field taking Mcgrath away from the edge of the square. If Teemore can keep in touch with ten to go I fancy an upset.

Irvinestown I would doubt very much that Ederney will be fading away. What players are heading away?

shamrockhoops (Fermanagh) - Posts: 23 - 16/09/2014 10:52:34    1652553

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I don't agree with the shamrock poster as the best football probably is over and that was in the quarter & semi finals. Roslea knew if they could see Ederney off then the title would be theirs to retain. In fairness, Ederney did have a good game plan that helped contain the Quigleys but once Roslea pulled Seamie out that changed the game. The Cosgroves are a great asset to Roslea as well as the experienced hand of Sherry. Ederney needed some speedier players which they did bring on but too late to make an impact. They put on a wee player (don't remember his name) but was far superior to what they had on. Talking of Ederney fading away, I cannot see that happening but they would be wise to get rid of aging players with the exception of McGrath who still worthy of a position. It doing so, the team or indeed any team do themselves no favours having players on that that approaching 40 and beyond the speed of the young man's game. Emigration affects all clubs so I wouldn't read too much into what the sham said. In the other senior semi, Devenish surprisingly fell apart and lost the plot somewhat. Arguing among themselves isn't going to inspire the best out of players. Looking at Chris O'Brien, one wonders why he isn't on the county team? Teemore had a magical game in which you could see real determination. If they could utilise Ederney's defence plan they just might cause an upset in the final. But as I said earlier the quality of football this season was limited and I hope that isn't a bad omen for the county team who draws it's recruits mainly from teams like these in that reach finals. Next season's championship should prove interesting and we'll see will it provide more interest that the current setup.

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 758 - 16/09/2014 17:41:58    1652797

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It's been well documented that Pete McGrath has been hugely disappointed with the quality of the Championship.
I can't see anything other than a Roslea win but I must say it will be great to see who marks the two Quigleys and who Roslea put on young Eoin a McManus, surely Cassidy or Connor Quigley.
Teemores Cian McManus has been superb this year and I feel for a boy of 17 he is the most up and coming player in Fermanagh

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 16/09/2014 20:50:36    1652868

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Fixture:

Senior Football Championship Final
Sunday, 05 October, Teemore v Roslea, Brewster Park, 15:30, Ref: TBC

P.S. Not sure why Roslea has asked for the league semi-finals to be postponed from this Friday night, 19 September considering there is 16 day gap until they play in the championship final? Is this fair on the other league semi finalists to have to hang in their for another 23 days (over 3 weeks) to facilitate just one club?

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1383 - 17/09/2014 11:50:10    1652982

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As far as I know both teams were very unhappy about having a weeks notice for a league semi final to be played at half 8 at night. Few Donagh men are away this weekend as well as far as I know. The All-Ireland final weekend usually would have no club football played at all. I assume the 1st semi has been moved for similar reasons.

Ultan. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 78 - 17/09/2014 18:08:18    1653180

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There are a number of reasons why the games have been changed -
1- Derrygonnelly and Devenish have a number of men working away from home and also booked holidays due to it supposedly being a free weekend
2- Donagh are playing in the Kilmacrud Crokes on Saturday
3- Roslea had a number of men away on holidays aswell

Can someone please wipe the egg off the CCC face!!!!!!

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 17/09/2014 21:01:28    1653231

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gaalltheway what exactly do you mean by aging players? Most clubs would have senior players mainly in their 20s and not as you suggest pushing 40. Although, some may be beyond their peak they usually step down to junior football. I would agree in senior footie that when a player is 15 years older that the youngest playing team member and certainly if they are approaching 20 years older they cannot be as effective. As a rule of thumb, such players are generally considered to be well over the hill and such finish off their career in the junior ranks if they feel up to it.

Coa_gael (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1159 - 18/09/2014 11:26:49    1653315

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Coa_gael

Such a statement, men 15-20 years older than the teams youngest player are over the hill and past it. There are many players in this county who would meet this criteria and are still able to play a massive role for their senior teams. This can be seen in any of our championship games, most notably in teemore for example. I read recently that Ciaran McDonald (39 I think) played out of his skin and notched 6 points to keep his club in the senior Mayo Championship.

I think you should review your statement, however seeing your from Coa, I can understand your lack of football knowledge.

Ferm4Sam (Fermanagh) - Posts: 161 - 18/09/2014 16:23:54    1653500

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Coa_Gael are you bating or actually for real with that statement on age of players? I've read it all now!

RedRum (Fermanagh) - Posts: 265 - 19/09/2014 11:34:44    1653756

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Results

Junior FL 2
Derrylin Aghadrumsee = No show!

Junior FL 1
Teemore 4-7 Devenish 1-14

Senior FL 2A Playoffs
Maguiresbridge 0-0 Kinawley CONC

Senior FL 2B Playoffs
Belnaleck 0-9 Aghadrumsee 3-10

U12 FL Div 4 Final
Belleek 1-12 Irvinestown 4-4 - WEll done to St Molaise!

U16 B Football Championship Semi-final
Enniskillen 5-15 Roslea 4-12
Brookeboro 7-10 Belnaleck 7-3

U12 FL Div 5 Final
Coa 5-11 Maguiresbridge 7-9

U16 A Football Championship Semifinal
Derrygonnelly 4-15 Donagh 0-6
Tempo 2-10 Enniskillen 3-16

U12 FL Div 3
Donagh Devenish --- No show

U12 FL Div 5
Enniskillen 4-11 Newtownbutler 5-7

!2 FL Div 3
Derrylin 1-9 Belcoo 3-7

U12 FL Div 1
Enniskillen 5-13 Belleek 1-5
Irvinestown 0-9 Derrygonnelly 6-19

U12 FL Div 2
Donagh 3-16 Tempo 1-6
Ederney -6 Brookeboro 5-11

U12 FL Div 3
Lisnaskea 1-11 Kinawley 4-9

U12 FL Div 4
Teemore 5-7 Devenish 2-13
Belnaleck 4-10 Maguiresbridge 4-14

U12 FL Div 5
Roslea 0-1 Coa 0-0

U12 FL Div 2 FINAL
Derrylin 1-10 Newtownbutler 6-10

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1383 - 20/09/2014 21:59:13    1654368

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