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McKenna Cup?

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Now that we are a Division 2 county are we good enough to win the McKenna Cup? With a new goalkeeping approach, the St. Galls boys and a few fresh faces it will be interesting. Any thoughts?

Topa_the_left (Antrim) - Posts: 250 - 09/01/2011 20:17:12    842695

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due to the postponement of the mckenna cup game in crossmaglen, there was a friendly in creggan(antrim) yesterday against derry which probably should not have been played. I was impressed with how our boys held there own in awful conditions. im not too sure which keeper is which, the keeper in the 2nd half was very dominant around the square along with o boyle and colin brady who had the job of picking up paddy bradley. both mc gourtys made a difference to our attack, kevin is a must in midfield for league and championship. Scullion was decent as was crozier and dean o neill. d. mc cann done well also. very light forward line, but with niblock and both mc canns to come in. the future is looking bright. who is the next game against?

Saffron_rebel (Antrim) - Posts: 68 - 10/01/2011 10:31:58    842849

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next game is St.Marys next saturday at Casement. wish i knew about the friendly. i take it it was very last minute word of mouth? good to hear brady was back in form he was top class two years ago but didnt look his best last year for the county. did paddy cuningham start?

Topa_the_left (Antrim) - Posts: 250 - 10/01/2011 15:25:02    843056

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yeah paddy played a half i think, wasnt his normal free scoring self, conditions were awful, not a bad wee crowd at it to be fair. saturday night is it in casement i take it since st marys dont have there own pitch?

Saffron_rebel (Antrim) - Posts: 68 - 10/01/2011 16:06:58    843083

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all the universities play there games away from home to allow for bigger crowds of supporters

Saffrons (Antrim) - Posts: 48 - 11/01/2011 12:47:58    843854

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Is this delay goin to enable Kevin McGourty to regain fitness in time for St.Mary's , does anyone know. We need to beat the students big time , to get what may be our only win. Lookin forward to the Down game though on the nineteenth I think.

gaelantrim (Antrim) - Posts: 1616 - 12/01/2011 17:14:03    844929

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good win at the weekend. Some good performances, game on wednesday should be a clinker

Saffron_rebel (Antrim) - Posts: 68 - 17/01/2011 12:03:47    847697

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Lets hope so Saffron_rebel, if its half as good a game as our match vs Armagh then it'll be money well spent. Though i'm hoping we come out on the right side of the result this time round.

MourneArmy (Down) - Posts: 1787 - 19/01/2011 16:15:30    849603

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How do yous Armagh ones see game against Antrim on Sunday? Saffrons were poor in first half last night against Down but staged a good comeback in second half. Looking forward to Sunday's clash. McKenna Cup or not - be a good scalp for Antrim if we can get one over yous - for a change! Aontroim abú!

Naoise (Antrim) - Posts: 13 - 20/01/2011 14:14:41    850279

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When was the last time we beat Armagh?

bushwhacker (Antrim) - Posts: 261 - 23/01/2011 20:10:01    852275

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Fantactic display by our boys yesterday from 1 to 15 we outclasssed them, and people will jump on the bandwagon saying it was half an armagh team, we were missing kevin mc gourty, two mc canns, crozier, burke and then with kelly and loughrey not available. it was a great display. proud to be a saffron.

Saffron_rebel (Antrim) - Posts: 68 - 24/01/2011 10:56:55    852428

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