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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "Are you really interested in a strong club scene in Donegal.
Because if you are genuine about that, you should be calling out your club Convoy/Raphoe/Drumkeen for playing an ineligible player in last year's Junior A Championship, or you should be having a collection to pay the fine your club got for doing this.
Have a look at your own doorstep before you look at the weaker clubs like my club or Robert Emmetts or Lifford.
Don't worry about the Convoy/Raphoe/Drumkeen boys who have gone away you'll poach players from your neighbouring clubs like you always do to replace them for the league like the two Newton boys, a Robert Emmetts boy and I hear your looking after a lad living in Lifford now."
Are Convoy to blame for Devenney leaving for Eunans or a farmer leaving for Gweedore?

Players leaving Newtown is a Newtown problem.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 825 - 09/03/2024 12:22:11    2530434

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "No need for feuds we are all adults here except for 1 or 2 bluffers(1 in particular) - I'm genuinely interested what clubs you consider snobby as a good poster. ?"
We are all adults except for those who try to disrespect other clubs by not using their proper name?

Al_Maguire (Donegal) - Posts: 248 - 09/03/2024 12:22:15    2530435

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Replying To Al_Maguire:  "We are all adults except for those who try to disrespect other clubs by not using their proper name?"
Exactly

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 304 - 09/03/2024 12:45:28    2530438

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Replying To Al_Maguire:  "We are all adults except for those who try to disrespect other clubs by not using their proper name?"
He called his own club Newtown so go figure?

Thankfully not everyone is as sensitive as the Glenties posters.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 825 - 09/03/2024 12:59:39    2530443

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "He called his own club Newtown so go figure?

Thankfully not everyone is as sensitive as the Glenties posters."
You called your club Convoy so what's the problem with me calling my club Newton.

Ineligible players playing Junior A championship, now that is embarassing. Have a look at that rather than what I call my club or where other clubs are placed.

Whateveryourhavingyourself (Donegal) - Posts: 37 - 09/03/2024 13:57:59    2530450

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "What is it in your opinion I've been wrong on ?"
Wrong in a lot of things lad. But sure you go and ignore people when they prove you wrong. Haha sad really

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2430 - 09/03/2024 14:40:09    2530455

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "He called his own club Newtown so go figure?

Thankfully not everyone is as sensitive as the Glenties posters."
Didn't realise his handle was Newton4ever!

Al_Maguire (Donegal) - Posts: 248 - 09/03/2024 14:56:59    2530459

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All Ireland Senior B Colleges final result :
Abbey Vocational School 1.15 - Ashbourne Community School 0.09

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts: 509 - 09/03/2024 16:20:01    2530477

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Replying To Al_Maguire:  "We are all adults except for those who try to disrespect other clubs by not using their proper name?"
A forum online is prob not the best place for someone as sensitive or easily offended that takes offence to that.

I may be an old lad in my mid 50's but I'll never understand the youth of today always looking to be deliberately offended by everything.

Get outside more maybe into the fresh air.

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1596 - 09/03/2024 16:32:44    2530483

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "He called his own club Newtown so go figure?

Thankfully not everyone is as sensitive as the Glenties posters."
Your not allowed to call them Glenties - you'll wind up the over sensitive brigade

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1596 - 09/03/2024 16:33:29    2530484

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "Why would parish size matter ??

Glenswilly won 3 senior championships in a short space of time with prob the smallest parish in the county.

Kilcoo won an all Ireland and look at Slaughtneill did in their pomp - both with tiny parish.

Every team has same amount of players in the field - some just work harder than others."
Gary McDaid used to love talking about how small Glenswilly was. 300 families. He used to throw that into alot of his interviews. Maybe that's where the myth of Glenswilly being the smallest parish came from. Plenty of clubs with a smaller pick than Glenswilly going by the last census. (Rounded to the nearest hundred for handiness).

Pettigo - 600
Na Rossa - 800
Kilcar - 1300
Naomh Columba - 1500
Naomh Ultan - 1600
Glenfin - 1600
Robert Emmet's - 2000 (taking into account those on the Donegal side that would fall into Urneys area)
Naomh Bríd - 2100
Naomh Conaill - 2300 (Huge parish geographically, with a sparce population)
Glenswilly - 2500

Downings, Fanad, Red Hugh's all in around 2700.

HandballRef (Donegal) - Posts: 520 - 09/03/2024 17:02:54    2530486

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Replying To HandballRef:  "Gary McDaid used to love talking about how small Glenswilly was. 300 families. He used to throw that into alot of his interviews. Maybe that's where the myth of Glenswilly being the smallest parish came from. Plenty of clubs with a smaller pick than Glenswilly going by the last census. (Rounded to the nearest hundred for handiness).

Pettigo - 600
Na Rossa - 800
Kilcar - 1300
Naomh Columba - 1500
Naomh Ultan - 1600
Glenfin - 1600
Robert Emmet's - 2000 (taking into account those on the Donegal side that would fall into Urneys area)
Naomh Bríd - 2100
Naomh Conaill - 2300 (Huge parish geographically, with a sparce population)
Glenswilly - 2500

Downings, Fanad, Red Hugh's all in around 2700."
eunans4ever wrong again.....

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 304 - 09/03/2024 17:39:25    2530490

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "eunans4ever wrong again....."
No surprise there. He usually is.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2430 - 09/03/2024 18:23:18    2530492

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "A forum online is prob not the best place for someone as sensitive or easily offended that takes offence to that.

I may be an old lad in my mid 50's but I'll never understand the youth of today always looking to be deliberately offended by everything.

Get outside more maybe into the fresh air."
You made the statement about being an adult. Start acting like one.

Al_Maguire (Donegal) - Posts: 248 - 09/03/2024 19:14:47    2530501

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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "You called your club Convoy so what's the problem with me calling my club Newton.

Ineligible players playing Junior A championship, now that is embarassing. Have a look at that rather than what I call my club or where other clubs are placed."
Convoy might be embarrassed if they ended up on the high steps...

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 825 - 09/03/2024 19:47:23    2530510

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Could anyone who was at the Louth game give an opinion on whether Moore is a serious option for the full back line? And I saw from highlights that McCeallbhui was wearing number 3 - did he play in the full back line too? How did he fare? Jeaic is a sticky man marker so could be an option there. I heard a McGuinness in an interview after the match saying he was very happy with how Moore fared there, and that in the modern game you need the full back line comfortable going forward and contributing in attack. That's probably why he's shown interest in Kevin McGettigan, I wonder is he injured too or is he just moved down the pecking order. Hopefully McCole will be back soon but who knows...

High_and_wide (Donegal) - Posts: 80 - 10/03/2024 11:09:06    2530565

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Replying To High_and_wide:  "Could anyone who was at the Louth game give an opinion on whether Moore is a serious option for the full back line? And I saw from highlights that McCeallbhui was wearing number 3 - did he play in the full back line too? How did he fare? Jeaic is a sticky man marker so could be an option there. I heard a McGuinness in an interview after the match saying he was very happy with how Moore fared there, and that in the modern game you need the full back line comfortable going forward and contributing in attack. That's probably why he's shown interest in Kevin McGettigan, I wonder is he injured too or is he just moved down the pecking order. Hopefully McCole will be back soon but who knows..."
I can't really judge that yet. Even been at the game it's really hard to know exactly were players are playing. I can say though that he pace real pace and very good engine. He could take men in and beat them for pace and think he's very close to a starter somewhere on the team. Some of the other possible starters just don't have the pace he has. When bringing the ball out they often have to cut back and don't think that's a game McGuinness wants to play. He probably has to add finishing to his game and if he does that he'll become very effective.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 704 - 10/03/2024 12:44:00    2530573

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Replying To HandballRef:  "Gary McDaid used to love talking about how small Glenswilly was. 300 families. He used to throw that into alot of his interviews. Maybe that's where the myth of Glenswilly being the smallest parish came from. Plenty of clubs with a smaller pick than Glenswilly going by the last census. (Rounded to the nearest hundred for handiness).

Pettigo - 600
Na Rossa - 800
Kilcar - 1300
Naomh Columba - 1500
Naomh Ultan - 1600
Glenfin - 1600
Robert Emmet's - 2000 (taking into account those on the Donegal side that would fall into Urneys area)
Naomh Bríd - 2100
Naomh Conaill - 2300 (Huge parish geographically, with a sparce population)
Glenswilly - 2500

Downings, Fanad, Red Hugh's all in around 2700."
What % of those numbers are left foot footers? bit like taking the population of Fermanagh when comparing intercounty teams stats, you have to drill down a bit further.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2784 - 10/03/2024 14:59:35    2530580

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Replying To Ulsterchamps_32:  "I can't really judge that yet. Even been at the game it's really hard to know exactly were players are playing. I can say though that he pace real pace and very good engine. He could take men in and beat them for pace and think he's very close to a starter somewhere on the team. Some of the other possible starters just don't have the pace he has. When bringing the ball out they often have to cut back and don't think that's a game McGuinness wants to play. He probably has to add finishing to his game and if he does that he'll become very effective."
yeah he seems to have a great running game. yeah I know what you mean, I think players play all over now. maybe the difference between full back line / half back line is irrelevant. Everyone has to be fit to do everything.

High_and_wide (Donegal) - Posts: 80 - 10/03/2024 16:11:16    2530594

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Moore as posters have highlighted has serious pace. This helps him recover if a man gets past him. I really like the idea of Moore in the full back line. His man got away from him a few times and scored but Moore set up 3/4 scores also. We need to take into consideration that this was Moore's first time playing FB. He's a starter in my eyes come championship. Where, I don't know.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 1145 - 10/03/2024 18:41:46    2530629

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