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Replying To The_Second_Coming:  "Kilcoo have announced Karl Lacey is staying on for 2024. Does that put a dent into any ambitions to get him back at the Academy?"
People need to move on.

PeterQ92 (Donegal) - Posts: 89 - 28/11/2023 14:34:54    2514882

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Replying To PeterQ92:  "People need to move on."
Talk to any one that we're on the development squads and they'll tell how big a loss he is. I know you have to move on but we can't afford to lose the likes of Karl lacey especially outside the county. When kilcoo want him to stay on it shows how highly he's thought of.. big big loss

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2318 - 28/11/2023 16:02:24    2514897

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No issue with the fence or blinds being pulled down. I don't imagine you can walk into the Tyrone training field for example as easy as you can when it comes to Donegal. We should be supporting this and not making sly remarks for a few likes. I hear the team are going abroad next week at some point on the team holiday. Talk of Dubai and Portugal. ?

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 1121 - 28/11/2023 16:54:24    2514905

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Talk to any one that we're on the development squads and they'll tell how big a loss he is. I know you have to move on but we can't afford to lose the likes of Karl lacey especially outside the county. When kilcoo want him to stay on it shows how highly he's thought of.. big big loss"
Agreed. One of our best & smartest ever not being involved is a crying shame.
It would be great if some dialogue happened behind the scenes that would encourage Karl to come back.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9020 - 28/11/2023 16:58:31    2514907

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "No issue with the fence or blinds being pulled down. I don't imagine you can walk into the Tyrone training field for example as easy as you can when it comes to Donegal. We should be supporting this and not making sly remarks for a few likes. I hear the team are going abroad next week at some point on the team holiday. Talk of Dubai and Portugal. ?"
Noone is saying that privacy isn't required. It just seems an awful lot of money to be spending when other cheaper options could maybe have been considered. It looks as though the intention is for funds to be raised by individuals and businesses in London who have a strong connection. I know others have mentioned this before, but we should be doing this far more often - looking to the Donegal diaspora. Send recently required Donegal GAA greats to the likes of London and New York/Boston, have a dinner dance and Q&A session etc as part of a fund raising initiative.

But look, if Jim can get us back competing at the top, noone will be complaining I suppose.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9020 - 29/11/2023 09:54:44    2514963

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Noone is saying that privacy isn't required. It just seems an awful lot of money to be spending when other cheaper options could maybe have been considered. It looks as though the intention is for funds to be raised by individuals and businesses in London who have a strong connection. I know others have mentioned this before, but we should be doing this far more often - looking to the Donegal diaspora. Send recently required Donegal GAA greats to the likes of London and New York/Boston, have a dinner dance and Q&A session etc as part of a fund raising initiative.

But look, if Jim can get us back competing at the top, noone will be complaining I suppose."
Agreed, Donegal has been way behind some other counties in terms of tapping into the good will of the diaspora in the UK and US in particular. I recall Kerry raising around a million from the US a few years back, they flew some Kerry greats over to attend fund raising events, no reason why we couldn't have some players from the 92 & 2012 winning teams over
doing the same. There's plenty of successful people in London, New York, Boston & Philadelphia with Donegal connections that if asked might get on board. Hopefully with McGuinness back it will be a bit easier to attract that outside injection of funds.

BeardedBorderGael (Donegal) - Posts: 36 - 29/11/2023 11:13:12    2514970

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I think the year Kerry lifted the million, they had a special passenger for the trip! Makes it a little easier.

Regarding Karl staying with Kilcoo, I'd say the Academy found it hard to match the Kilcoo proposal.

SignTheContract (Donegal) - Posts: 194 - 29/11/2023 13:38:37    2514983

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Replying To SignTheContract:  "I think the year Kerry lifted the million, they had a special passenger for the trip! Makes it a little easier.

Regarding Karl staying with Kilcoo, I'd say the Academy found it hard to match the Kilcoo proposal."
True having Sam Maguire for the trip would have made the fundraising a bit easier but it's the presence of the old All-Ireland winners to give the speeches, pose for the photos and shake the hands that would have played the lion's share in bringing in the funds.

BeardedBorderGael (Donegal) - Posts: 36 - 29/11/2023 17:06:03    2515011

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Cork and Meath in Ballybofey, Fermanagh in Letterkenny and Louth in Ballyshannon apparently for the league. Hope Ballyshannon is as good to us as it used to be.

CianG04 (Donegal) - Posts: 1 - 29/11/2023 18:08:15    2515020

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Replying To gunman:  "There is a lot of talk about the quality of teams in East Donegal.The fact that the Finn Valley teams are on the border makes no difference to the quality of the teams.There are 4 teams on that road ie McCools,Red Hughs,R.Emmets and lifford and there are 4 teams across the fields from them ie Aghyaran,Castlederg,Urney and Strabane.
McCools Big town . On the way back ,should have been doing better
Red Hughs Sort of steady at Intermediate grade,Probably ok for half a parish.Strong GAA tradition for over 100 years
Lifford No strong GAA tradition
R Emmets.The big puzzle.Castlefinn was always traditionally a GAA town going back over one hundred years.It is hard to understand how they have gone so far down.They must have taken their eye off the ball with the underage or something.Granted they are only half a parish too with Urney in the other half of the Parish another area with over 100 yrs of GAA behind them.There is enough population in the area to be doing better than they are"
The problem with some of the teams in the East of the county is that they are more interested in the off the ball stuff than playing actual football. A look at the league tables this year will shed a bit of light on who that is.

It's up to clubs to discipline their own players not the county board.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 744 - 29/11/2023 20:13:31    2515028

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Seen a few days ago that Eamonn McGee is going to be coaching Buncrana. Surely that's him finished up with Gaoth Dobhair, won't be able to double time playing for a senior club and coaching an intermediate club

NPadraigAbu (Donegal) - Posts: 25 - 30/11/2023 00:09:46    2515037

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "The problem with some of the teams in the East of the county is that they are more interested in the off the ball stuff than playing actual football. A look at the league tables this year will shed a bit of light on who that is.

It's up to clubs to discipline their own players not the county board."
Jez lad you must have a bad experience of playing down in the east of the county. It'll left a lasting effect. Maybe if your own club would show a bit of grit the world is your oyster.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2318 - 30/11/2023 12:02:22    2515069

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "The problem with some of the teams in the East of the county is that they are more interested in the off the ball stuff than playing actual football. A look at the league tables this year will shed a bit of light on who that is.

It's up to clubs to discipline their own players not the county board."
In some of the east clubs its a dying breed of aul fellas doing the off the ball dirty stuff, most lads just want to play football. In other clubs its the young fellas coming up with no interest in playing football

NPadraigAbu (Donegal) - Posts: 25 - 30/11/2023 14:37:12    2515098

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Replying To CianG04:  "Cork and Meath in Ballybofey, Fermanagh in Letterkenny and Louth in Ballyshannon apparently for the league. Hope Ballyshannon is as good to us as it used to be."
Ballyshannon has always been a lucky hunting ground over the years; almost the mirror image of ODP.
I see that we are due to play Kildare in Dr Cullen Park, Carlow. It's one of the only intercounty grounds that I haven't been to, I always thought that if we ever were to play there, that we'd be in a terrible state (Division 3 or 4). So, in the circumstances, and it being the furthest away game, let's hope a few make the trip, and make a night of it.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 525 - 30/11/2023 16:30:22    2515113

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "The problem with some of the teams in the East of the county is that they are more interested in the off the ball stuff than playing actual football. A look at the league tables this year will shed a bit of light on who that is.

It's up to clubs to discipline their own players not the county board."
I wouldn't disagree with you but a couple of weeks ago it was a club from the western seaside that were getting a hard time on the forum about their rough play and indiscipline.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 1035 - 30/11/2023 16:54:25    2515114

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Hope the County board not a calamity next year.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 639 - 30/11/2023 17:30:46    2515118

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Replying To gunman:  "I wouldn't disagree with you but a couple of weeks ago it was a club from the western seaside that were getting a hard time on the forum about their rough play and indiscipline."
You've obviously never played against them much if at all.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 744 - 01/12/2023 09:45:43    2515141

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hope the County board not a calamity next year."
Strange Statement?

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 236 - 01/12/2023 09:59:27    2515142

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hope the County board not a calamity next year."
Would a calamity be a positive step up from what we just witnessed?

The_Second_Coming (Donegal) - Posts: 14 - 01/12/2023 10:10:44    2515144

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hope the County board not a calamity next year."
The current crew are a hard act to follow.

themaddog (Wicklow) - Posts: 127 - 01/12/2023 10:22:21    2515150

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