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Any idea why there was such a wait for minor final to be played ?

tickets (Donegal) - Posts: 76 - 15/11/2023 09:02:47    2513085

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Replying To Newman21:  "Heard a story first hand maybe 10 years ago about same club and same characters at an U14 game where the referee feared for his safety because of the threats and language used from the sideline.

So no surprise."
We're you the referee lol

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2318 - 15/11/2023 10:23:06    2513094

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Replying To Newman21:  "Heard a story first hand maybe 10 years ago about same club and same characters at an U14 game where the referee feared for his safety because of the threats and language used from the sideline.

So no surprise."
You dont even have to go back that far. Same story last year after being beat by LK Gaels in the Junior semi final in Glenties.

The irony being they can't provide a senior ref themselves but seem to have plenty of experts.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 744 - 15/11/2023 10:58:17    2513109

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Don't know what you mean. Could you open up a bit more."
I don't think this forum is an appropriate place to elaborate any further.
What I heard was what was allegedly said.
Plus, I'd doubt the admins would permit me to post any detail anyway.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9020 - 15/11/2023 11:20:05    2513118

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Replying To rorysboys:  "We're you the referee lol"
Nope

Newman21 (Donegal) - Posts: 35 - 15/11/2023 11:48:06    2513134

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "You dont even have to go back that far. Same story last year after being beat by LK Gaels in the Junior semi final in Glenties.

The irony being they can't provide a senior ref themselves but seem to have plenty of experts."
This was an U14 game - the language and behaviour was very much inappropriate in front of young lads.

Newman21 (Donegal) - Posts: 35 - 15/11/2023 11:49:40    2513135

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "You dont even have to go back that far. Same story last year after being beat by LK Gaels in the Junior semi final in Glenties.

The irony being they can't provide a senior ref themselves but seem to have plenty of experts."
Wasn't at game last year. First I heard of anything happening. Was the ref. Attacked or something.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2318 - 15/11/2023 11:58:07    2513141

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "More sour grapes"
Brilliant result , gotta admire them - on what planet is that sour grapes??

Can you stop looking for reasons to be deliberately offended

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1559 - 15/11/2023 12:05:50    2513144

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Replying To rorysboys:  "What are you trying to say. You wernt at the game so you don't know the real story. I'm damn sure there's two sides to every story. But in your case it's bonner in the wrong.. sad really.. what is he supposed to have said."
From you been at the game - what was said then ???

If you don't know which I've no doubt that you've any idea at that time - we will go with what was in the official referee report so…

Now don't expect anyone to believe that you haven't seen that as it's been widely circulated……..

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1559 - 15/11/2023 12:09:02    2513145

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Every one needs to get on. Too many loose canyons on this forum. We need to get on lads. Do what I do ignore the people with agendas."
Maybe do most a favour and remove yourself as that would eliminate 90% of the waffle.

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1559 - 15/11/2023 12:09:42    2513146

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Replying To Curlew66:  "Ha , ha. you are on a roll, don't forget that the Thompson's dad was a Rossie and Leo's mum from Tipp.
A great win for Naomh Conaill …some achievement for a small town club (apologies to my friends in that beautiful part of the country) .They never gave up and kept believing to the very end , shades of the '82 AI final at the end with that high floating cross. I'm sure the journey home to the hills was so much shorter after that result. Thought they were solid with occasional flashes of brilliance , probably left 1-03 behind in the first half, lost concentration and momentum through the second half but that incredible spirit saw them through at the end.
Glen appear to have all the aces and will be hot favourites to advance just like most pundits predicted a Kilcoo/ Crossmaglen semifinal in the other half. NC will travel in hope probably to Omagh and you just never know with this incredible group of players.
Naomh Conaill Abú !"
They are magnificent aren't they - never known to be beaten.

I don't like the style myself but it's successful and if my club had a continued period of dominance playing that muck - I would not care one bit.

The mgr deserves huge credit for pulling all the elements together with input from all over the county/country- that cannot be easy to nit together…

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1559 - 15/11/2023 12:12:14    2513147

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "If what was reportedly said is true it could open up a very unpleasant can of worms.
No need for it at all, regardless of how poor the officiating was."
This is very true - very poor form indeed from the twice county mgr

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1559 - 15/11/2023 12:13:20    2513148

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Replying To Ulsterchamps72:  "You'll love this, a member of the Letterkenny executive told me that they had made this particular approach a few weeks ago, but you didn't know that as you're obviously the one not in the loop. But now your club is now going in a different direction and have been advertising on Social media since the weekend looking for applicants."
Ah the old a friend "told" me!!

There brings the end to any sort of credible debate

I try to stay away from pub talk..

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1559 - 15/11/2023 12:14:59    2513149

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "Maybe do most a favour and remove yourself as that would eliminate 90% of the waffle."
If you join him in removing yourself that'll be the other 10 per cent

tirconaillabu (Donegal) - Posts: 82 - 15/11/2023 13:37:00    2513169

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Replying To Newman21:  "Heard a story first hand maybe 10 years ago about same club and same characters at an U14 game where the referee feared for his safety because of the threats and language used from the sideline.

So no surprise."
Hi Newnan21: That's correct. An underage opposition player might have even got a slap too from sideline if memory serves me correct.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 639 - 15/11/2023 13:51:18    2513172

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "Ah the old a friend "told" me!!

There brings the end to any sort of credible debate

I try to stay away from pub talk.."
Re-read my post slowly to ensure you understand it correctly, a member of the executive told me, not an old friend or pub talk rubbish.

Ulsterchamps72 (Donegal) - Posts: 61 - 15/11/2023 14:27:40    2513178

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi Newnan21: That's correct. An underage opposition player might have even got a slap too from sideline if memory serves me correct."
Must be mad men down about the rosses. Always struck me as being decent people. You must feel good about yourself posting about a club on a anonymous forum.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2318 - 15/11/2023 14:32:05    2513180

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "This is very true - very poor form indeed from the twice county mgr"
Yea your club wudnt cry about a referee. Lol

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2318 - 15/11/2023 14:33:57    2513182

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I don't think there's a club in the county that can honestly say they always treat referees with respect.
But a line has to be drawn somewhere, otherwise noone will want to take up the whistle. Who could blame them? Some of the abuse they're subjected to is horrendous. And this is in an era where we're supposed to all be more aware when it comes to mental health.

Clubs rightly promote initiatives to support mental health campaigns and charities. But does that all then go out the window when officials are verbally and sometimes even physically attacked? Most refs are genuine people who don't go out to make mistakes and have no hidden agendas. Time we all started to respect them a bit more if you ask me,

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9020 - 15/11/2023 17:04:56    2513216

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If what is contained in the referees report is correct, and there's no reason why it wouldn't be then the comments are an absolute disgrace. I'm sure the good people of Na Rossa are ashamed of them too.

PeterQ92 (Donegal) - Posts: 89 - 15/11/2023 17:35:59    2513225

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