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Antrim Footballers 2020

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Was wondering who a few of you might fancy to make the call up next year for league or championship? Having watched a lot of Antrim club football this year and last there are wuote a few fellas i would like to see get a chance.

Any names anyone would lile to throw out there or even anyone you think could potentially be good enough? I think the standard of antrim club football is a lot higher than some people presume

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 07/11/2019 13:31:38    2248295

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Also worth mentioning that Matt Fitzpatrick amd Ryan Murray wont be involved this year.. definitely room for more fresh blood

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 07/11/2019 15:10:52    2248327

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Replying To boman11:  "Was wondering who a few of you might fancy to make the call up next year for league or championship? Having watched a lot of Antrim club football this year and last there are wuote a few fellas i would like to see get a chance.

Any names anyone would lile to throw out there or even anyone you think could potentially be good enough? I think the standard of antrim club football is a lot higher than some people presume"
Good to see new boys called up and it's an exciting squad I would have liked to have seen Colm Fleming, Declan Dunne and Ciaran Bradley in the squad they've all had brilliant seasons. Fitzy and Ryan will be a big miss.

GaaBoy_1995 (Antrim) - Posts: 7 - 12/12/2019 16:12:25    2254454

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Ciaran Bradley was one I would have almost been certain of for this year, and his clubmate Jamie Gribbin has had a great year aswell. Both off the back of a very impressive last season aswell.

I haven't seen too much of Declan Dunne now this year tbh a few LD games I had been at he had been on the bench each time but no doubt a very talented player who could well be a part of Antrims future.

I think with the loss of Fitzy and Ryan we will need to bring in some top forwards to replace them. Conor Small and PC already brought in who are 2 great forwards to be fair. I would also like to see Seamus McGarry and Ronan McGrady given another chance on the panel 2 serious players and when theyre on song 2 of the best forwards we have to offer.

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 13/12/2019 11:25:47    2254637

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Replying To boman11:  "Ciaran Bradley was one I would have almost been certain of for this year, and his clubmate Jamie Gribbin has had a great year aswell. Both off the back of a very impressive last season aswell.

I haven't seen too much of Declan Dunne now this year tbh a few LD games I had been at he had been on the bench each time but no doubt a very talented player who could well be a part of Antrims future.

I think with the loss of Fitzy and Ryan we will need to bring in some top forwards to replace them. Conor Small and PC already brought in who are 2 great forwards to be fair. I would also like to see Seamus McGarry and Ronan McGrady given another chance on the panel 2 serious players and when theyre on song 2 of the best forwards we have to offer."
I'm guessing from the Instagram posts the 2 Goalkeepers will be Oisin Kerr and Andrew Hasson 2 good keepers but I'd love to see Aaron Slane from Davitts given a shot even in the McKenna Cup, I'm not a Davitts man but he's the best keeper I've seen this year and I've watched everyone, made about 4 point blank saves, saved a penalty and was knocking 50m frees over like they were nothing and he does it every game apparently

GaaBoy_1995 (Antrim) - Posts: 7 - 14/12/2019 02:38:54    2254784

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Replying To GaaBoy_1995:  "I'm guessing from the Instagram posts the 2 Goalkeepers will be Oisin Kerr and Andrew Hasson 2 good keepers but I'd love to see Aaron Slane from Davitts given a shot even in the McKenna Cup, I'm not a Davitts man but he's the best keeper I've seen this year and I've watched everyone, made about 4 point blank saves, saved a penalty and was knocking 50m frees over like they were nothing and he does it every game apparently"
agree with you on Slane, he had a stand out season for an inconsistent enough side. from what I have seen he is a very good shot stopper and seems to be stroking over 45's and frees with ease as you said.

I would like to see more division 2 players given a chance, there's some real quality in a few of the top end div 2 sides, and tbh I think there's a few players on our county panel that are there on reputation, having watched plenty of club football this year there were a few that were nothing special at all.

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 14/12/2019 10:51:09    2254803

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Replying To boman11:  "agree with you on Slane, he had a stand out season for an inconsistent enough side. from what I have seen he is a very good shot stopper and seems to be stroking over 45's and frees with ease as you said.

I would like to see more division 2 players given a chance, there's some real quality in a few of the top end div 2 sides, and tbh I think there's a few players on our county panel that are there on reputation, having watched plenty of club football this year there were a few that were nothing special at all."
I seen you said about Seamus McGarry quality player but I'm almost certain he was out with a bad injury for most of the year :(

GaaBoy_1995 (Antrim) - Posts: 7 - 15/12/2019 03:19:28    2254916

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Replying To GaaBoy_1995:  "I seen you said about Seamus McGarry quality player but I'm almost certain he was out with a bad injury for most of the year :("
last year this was, bad hamstring injury followed by a broken hand but he has been back to top form this year for Aldergrove shooting the lights out. Instrumental in their IFC success this year.

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 15/12/2019 12:04:25    2254947

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Replying To boman11:  "last year this was, bad hamstring injury followed by a broken hand but he has been back to top form this year for Aldergrove shooting the lights out. Instrumental in their IFC success this year."
Do you know the McKenna cup squad?

GaaBoy_1995 (Antrim) - Posts: 7 - 15/12/2019 18:47:38    2255020

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Replying To GaaBoy_1995:  "Do you know the McKenna cup squad?"
not the exact squad yet but I am led to believe that there are now 8 LD boys involved, PC, Marc Jordan, Owen Mckeown and Ben Rice the new blood there.

There was recent call ups for aswell for Conor Small of Creggan, Peter Healy of St Endas, McAleese and Convery of Portglenone, Eamon Fyfe of Glenravel and Tomas McCann back in the fold for the new year

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 16/12/2019 09:14:21    2255086

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Replying To boman11:  "not the exact squad yet but I am led to believe that there are now 8 LD boys involved, PC, Marc Jordan, Owen Mckeown and Ben Rice the new blood there.

There was recent call ups for aswell for Conor Small of Creggan, Peter Healy of St Endas, McAleese and Convery of Portglenone, Eamon Fyfe of Glenravel and Tomas McCann back in the fold for the new year"
PC and Tomas are obvs there for firepower up front and frees but its interesting that Lenny has called up alot of players who are absolutely rapid across the ground probably the quickest in the county which we'll need to break the lines against sides who'll just sit in against us in the league

GaaBoy_1995 (Antrim) - Posts: 7 - 16/12/2019 16:59:10    2255176

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Replying To GaaBoy_1995:  "PC and Tomas are obvs there for firepower up front and frees but its interesting that Lenny has called up alot of players who are absolutely rapid across the ground probably the quickest in the county which we'll need to break the lines against sides who'll just sit in against us in the league"
wonder what his plans will be for Tomas and PC, wondering will he throw them both right back in and hope that they still produce or will he ease them back In. Some serious young quick talent involved this year. It looks good to me, definitely excited to see how these changes can benefit us in the league. ITs a must that we get ourselves out of division 4 soon.

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 17/12/2019 14:25:42    2255351

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Replying To boman11:  "wonder what his plans will be for Tomas and PC, wondering will he throw them both right back in and hope that they still produce or will he ease them back In. Some serious young quick talent involved this year. It looks good to me, definitely excited to see how these changes can benefit us in the league. ITs a must that we get ourselves out of division 4 soon."
I think their is no excuses 4 home games at Glenavy and 3 away to London, Wicklow and Sligo ... Stevie Poacher is a big loss to Carlow and I don't rate Paul Galvin as a manager for Wexford and we should be beating everyone else tbh like I said no excuses

GaaBoy_1995 (Antrim) - Posts: 7 - 17/12/2019 18:51:05    2255400

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Good to see a Meath man throwing his lot in with Antrim. This lad Gardiner from Simonstown Gaels is a very good footballer. Can only help Antrim

Talking_Sense (Meath) - Posts: 125 - 06/01/2020 01:54:33    2257656

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Replying To Talking_Sense:  "Good to see a Meath man throwing his lot in with Antrim. This lad Gardiner from Simonstown Gaels is a very good footballer. Can only help Antrim"
Yes I seen this on Sunday vs Fermanagh, his name was on the team sheet. Every addition for Antrim at this stage is a positive one, although the experience of playing outside of Antrim in different and quite possibly better club competitions should surely bring something extra to the squad.

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 222 - 07/01/2020 09:23:44    2257903

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