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Antrim chief craves Leinster SHC home match

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"guarantee antrim dont win as many"

You guarantee this do you? Obviously you think Antrim clubs would stuggle outside Casement as it is an away fixture. Casement is hardly what you would call a "home" fixture for clubs outside the city and indeed clubs within the city. Have you ever driven from Ballycastle or Cushendall to Casement? It's just as far to come from there as it is from South Derry or North Down.

ar_an_chnoc (Antrim) - Posts: 142 - 18/05/2011 15:40:24    933799

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bricktop if you are referring to my comment i was merely pointing out that good hurling is played on good pitches and i dont really care about home advantage in Leinster provided it is not an obscure venue in the middle of nowhere. You would rather travel from Down to Ballynascreen rather than Casement? i hope you have sat nav. Leinster have Croke Park, Munster have Semple Stadium and Ulster have Casement. Learn to accept :)

Topa_the_left (Antrim) - Posts: 250 - 18/05/2011 15:51:12    933809

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For once I am totally in favour of what bricktop is saying...you use the context of thurles and croker..thats a valid enough point but we are talking about Down, Derry and Armagh and in future Tyrone etc...not the might of Kilkenny, Cork , Limerick or Dublin etc.... I wish you all would stop being so pig-headed and acknowledge the
unfairness of the Casement situation. Okay even if the unlikely happened and the Final was rotated year after year they probably would still win it, the pitch rotation would make it a more level playing field. As for the comment on non Antrim club teams playing in casement in the ulster club championships it doesnt compare to the amount of games Antrim players would have played in casement from underage and schools level right up to senior level. Time for a reality check folks.

grandagrokepoke (Down) - Posts: 347 - 18/05/2011 16:04:55    933822

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I'll say it again, why don't you Down/Derry/Armagh folk stop complaining and go and do something for hurling in your own county? It doesn't matter whether we play matches in Casement Park or Wembley Antrim would still stuff every team in Ulster in the championship at the moment, in fact Antrim would probably beat the rest of Ulster.

jesusjones (Antrim) - Posts: 385 - 18/05/2011 18:08:18    933971

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You're probably right Jesus, Antrim would probably stuff the others, so that's why the odd magnanimous gesture would be greatly welcomed. The current situation is akin to all Leinster championship finals, club and county being played in Nowlan park. Do you not think Wexford, Dublin, Offaly and the likes might be slightly annoyed?
In Munster the final has been played in Cork, Thurles and Limerick over recent years as a lot of the counties have home and away arrangements.

I wouldn't mind traveling to Ballinascreen to play Derry if I knew they'd have to play in Ballycran the next time we met.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2430 - 19/05/2011 10:39:26    934397

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the ulster hurling final is played at casement regardless of who gets the the final. same way as the football final is at clones, reglardless of the teams in the final. deal with it and stop crying.

until the powers that be decide to change such it will remain. casement is a great ground for getting to and from can the same be said of ballycran's ground for example? im not picking on their ground as i think they have fgreat facilities by the way but say for arguements sake could it accomodate 2-3000 people at it? prob not.

maybe if the respective county boards from Derry and Down took hurling a bit more seriously and tried to promote the game it would help. football rules in ulster, simple as.

Dunloyrealist (Antrim) - Posts: 498 - 19/05/2011 10:43:21    934400

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Ar an crock!! No hurling clubs in North Down though I do believe St Pauls in Hollywood trying to get started.
Not all football finals held in Clones and the reason they are there is no VAT but cant wait to see what happens when the revamp of Casement is finished, surely Antrim wont want football there as well - time will tell.
Have to say bricktop is 100%right about not seeing the wood from the trees, are all antrim people really that blind? Its called fairness lads and you dont seem to understand the meaning of the word.

badboyharrybap (Longford) - Posts: 11 - 19/05/2011 13:48:00    934581

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Badboy where is Bredagh? surely not north down? or Carryduff? both have hurling teams. You maybe don't know the geography of Ulster so well, being from Longford.

jesusjones (Antrim) - Posts: 385 - 19/05/2011 16:23:59    934777

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Jesus you are correct and a faux pas made by me but happy to be corrected by the son of god. I do note however the other queries in my post werent dealt with any reason why?

badboyharrybap (Longford) - Posts: 11 - 20/05/2011 11:53:52    935343

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"I'll say it again, why don't you Down/Derry/Armagh folk stop complaining and go and do something for hurling in your own county? It doesn't matter whether we play matches in Casement Park or Wembley Antrim would still stuff every team in Ulster in the championship at the moment, in fact Antrim would probably beat the rest of Ulster".


Jesus, all our counties along with Fermanagh, Tyrone, Donegal and others are all trying our best but with one hand tied behind our backs; I wouldnt get too smug on your so called superiority I dont see too many All Irelands at any level in any code in your county!

badboyharrybap (Longford) - Posts: 11 - 20/05/2011 12:47:28    935410

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Badboy that is a complete and utter load of rubbish. Are you trying to tell me that Down, Derry, Armagh, Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Cavan and Monaghan hurlers are treated in the same way as their football counterparts? Rubbish, I've yet to hear about Armagh hurlers trip to La Manga. The other counties in Ulster are certainly not doing their best to promote hurling, Cavan just folded as a hurling county. I would bet my house that the Down hurlers get less money from the county board than the footballers will this year and lets remember, even if Down go and win the football all ireland they will play less games than the hurlers.

jesusjones (Antrim) - Posts: 385 - 20/05/2011 13:49:04    935490

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I wouldnt get too smug on your so called superiority I dont see too many All Irelands at any level in any code in your county!

Hurling
All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championships:
1970
All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championships:
2002
All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championships:
1971
All-Ireland Senior B Hurling Championships:
1978
1981
1982
Football
All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championships:
1968
All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championships:
1969
All-Ireland Senior 'B' Football Championships:
1999
Camogie
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championships:
1945, 1946, 1947, 1956, 1967, 1979
All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship:
2001
2003
All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championships:
1997, 2010


Longford:

Football
All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championships:
2003
All-Ireland Junior Football Championships:
1937
Hurling
No Championships

Ladies Football
All-Ireland Junior Ladies' Football Championships:
1997

Now, what was that you were saying again?

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3968 - 20/05/2011 15:08:40    935611

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And All-Ireland club champions, Loughgiel Shamrocks, in 1982-1983.........lest we forget !!

bushwhacker (Antrim) - Posts: 261 - 20/05/2011 16:00:11    935688

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And St.Galls All-Ireland football club champions 2010.

bushwhacker (Antrim) - Posts: 261 - 20/05/2011 16:10:42    935701

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Bushwacker with you around we'll never be allowed to forget hahaha

jesusjones (Antrim) - Posts: 385 - 21/05/2011 10:15:37    936082

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don't forget the tommy murphy and christy ring cups also a few years back both all-ireland competitions!! Longford................please

pest_from_west (Antrim) - Posts: 27 - 21/05/2011 16:00:18    936370

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Does anyone know the truth about those Croke Park 'invites'? Did Antrim get an official Croke Park invitation, there seems a lot of contradictory stuff out there. The GAA said ALL the Ulster counties were invited but the same Ulster counties say they weren't. Someone is telling untruths and clarity is required.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9217 - 21/05/2011 18:58:40    936477

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He can crave all he wants it wont happen, and if it does there will be timber used

Yarnsy (Kildare) - Posts: 177 - 01/06/2011 14:15:37    945364

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Sounds like a threat.......don't think he'll worry much about the Kildare timber wielders !!

bushwhacker (Antrim) - Posts: 261 - 01/06/2011 19:05:30    945743

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