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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "Beat Ballycran & now they can win all Ireland. In that case most of the Antrim league could win the all Ireland. Wise up!"
Where in that post does it say that because they beat us they can win the All-Ireland? They're capable of winning the All-Ireland because they're a fantastic skilful team, marshalled brilliant by Shorty in midfield.
Have a think about what you're going to write before you do it.

cranfanatic (Down) - Posts: 98 - 28/10/2019 22:44:34    2246372

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Replying To cranfanatic:  "Where in that post does it say that because they beat us they can win the All-Ireland? They're capable of winning the All-Ireland because they're a fantastic skilful team, marshalled brilliant by Shorty in midfield.
Have a think about what you're going to write before you do it."
Everyone beats yous. Hardly all Ireland winning criteria!

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 165 - 29/10/2019 07:29:14    2246391

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Anyone denying that this Dunloy has the potential to develop into something special are living in cloud cuckoo land....yeah Slaughtneil may get in among them and make it difficult in a couple of weeks time but in the medium term this Dunloy team will dominate Ulster and are in with every chance of an all Ireland in time...

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 726 - 29/10/2019 09:14:39    2246402

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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "Everyone beats yous. Hardly all Ireland winning criteria!"
Portaferry and ballygalget couldnt

Antrimroad (Down) - Posts: 78 - 29/10/2019 10:10:17    2246418

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Replying To Antrimroad:  "Portaferry and ballygalget couldnt"
You must have short term memory, Portaferry beat yous twice this year.

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 275 - 29/10/2019 10:48:53    2246429

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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "Everyone beats yous. Hardly all Ireland winning criteria!"
Jeremiah isn't sitting proudly in McKenna hall by chance is it?

Look, I'm a Ballycran man through and through but when you're beaten by the better team, a team on the rise then you've got to hold your hands up and say so.

Slaughtneil might make it an arm wrestle for a while but this is a very different Dunloy team to the one they beat two years ago and they'll pull away in the end.

Will they win an AI this year, no they won't but if they keep on the same trajectory they're on now they'll be able for any team South of the Border in a few years time.

Paudie,
WRT to development, Dunloy have and are still working their bits off at underage and this is proper, sustained development. They work with every kid that comes through their gates, not just the good ones and that's a lesson for us all.
They also play football as well.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2458 - 29/10/2019 11:00:06    2246433

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Replying To Antrimroad:  "Portaferry and ballygalget couldnt"
Portaferry did beat yous in the championship yes no medals that day but the still beat yous.

Therealnumer1 (Down) - Posts: 99 - 29/10/2019 11:22:06    2246438

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Men against boys in the second half but only to be expected with 14 v 15. Even with 15 the Crans would have lost. Dunloy are an improved team since 2 years ago and I expect them to beat Shaughtneil in the final.

Good performance by Bredagh on Saturday taking the IHC game to extra time. They had a couple of good chances to win the game. I really expected St Enda's to win handy enough and I think they thought that to.

Well done Shamrocks on reaching the JHC final. Hopefully they can win it Our record as a county isn't great in the Ulster JHC with only two previous finalist..

Seannie Og (Down) - Posts: 947 - 29/10/2019 14:51:25    2246484

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Replying To Therealnumer1:  "Portaferry did beat yous in the championship yes no medals that day but the still beat yous."
that'll make them feel better on the high stools over the winter.

Convenient to forget the walloping they got a few weeks later when it really mattered.

Paudies crew are the last Down hurling team standing but up against a good Derry outfit but never rule out the Nucks and best of luck Paudie and the lads.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2458 - 29/10/2019 16:42:44    2246494

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Replying To RedDog68:  "You must have short term memory, Portaferry beat yous twice this year."
And that counts for nothing. Better team won when it matters

Antrimroad (Down) - Posts: 78 - 29/10/2019 17:04:17    2246496

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Replying To bricktop:  "that'll make them feel better on the high stools over the winter.

Convenient to forget the walloping they got a few weeks later when it really mattered.

Paudies crew are the last Down hurling team standing but up against a good Derry outfit but never rule out the Nucks and best of luck Paudie and the lads."
Crans are a poor team, ports beat them in the run to the final and galgets had their chances to beat them in their game. Certainly they beat a port team that never turned up on final day and I know for a fact dat those players and management are smarting after that performance. Crans were never goin ta go any further, of course they were there to try but came up way below power, sad! It showed in Betty Gray that ur squad ain't all it pretends ta be.......fact. they were poor. Dats it for another year.

cahill (None) - Posts: 2566 - 29/10/2019 17:55:39    2246503

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Is betty gray any relation to betsy gray Cahill,???

crannumber2 (Down) - Posts: 334 - 29/10/2019 20:12:36    2246521

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Replying To bricktop:  "that'll make them feel better on the high stools over the winter.

Convenient to forget the walloping they got a few weeks later when it really mattered.

Paudies crew are the last Down hurling team standing but up against a good Derry outfit but never rule out the Nucks and best of luck Paudie and the lads."
Hi stools r not facts r facts portaferry hold a 2 ta 1 over ballycran this year but hi who cares its only a medal bricktop nobody died

Therealnumer1 (Down) - Posts: 99 - 29/10/2019 20:22:54    2246524

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Replying To cahill:  "Crans are a poor team, ports beat them in the run to the final and galgets had their chances to beat them in their game. Certainly they beat a port team that never turned up on final day and I know for a fact dat those players and management are smarting after that performance. Crans were never goin ta go any further, of course they were there to try but came up way below power, sad! It showed in Betty Gray that ur squad ain't all it pretends ta be.......fact. they were poor. Dats it for another year."
So you can justify the Portaferry performance in the senior championship final as just a poor performance, but Ballycran's poor performance in Ulster and the Betsy Gray now means that they are a poor team with a weak squad? Please, have a bit of respect for the team that beat you.
There is no doubt that Ballycran played within themselves for the majority of this season, but when it really mattered in Down, they pulled themselves together for six-eight weeks and played Portaferry off the park, without all their players even playing particularly well.
Portaferry should maybe go away and speak to their players about playing the game like men, instead three players embarrassingly collapsing on the ground in an attempt to have a player sent off (fair play to Down CCC in reversing that decision).
Ballycran on the other hand need to go away and think carefully about where this team is going. They are on the cusp of a three in a row but they will have to improve dramatically, as six weeks of training hard might not cut it next. A few players are the wrong side of 30 with a wives and children, but one final push and they could write themselves into history.
Ballygalget will need all the boys in Australia back, if they do, they'll challenge.

downgael20 (Down) - Posts: 19 - 29/10/2019 20:36:14    2246527

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Replying To Antrimroad:  "And that counts for nothing. Better team won when it matters"
Well your the one saying Portaferry couldn't beat ballycran, you must only support them when they win.

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 275 - 29/10/2019 21:27:25    2246536

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Replying To downgael20:  "So you can justify the Portaferry performance in the senior championship final as just a poor performance, but Ballycran's poor performance in Ulster and the Betsy Gray now means that they are a poor team with a weak squad? Please, have a bit of respect for the team that beat you.
There is no doubt that Ballycran played within themselves for the majority of this season, but when it really mattered in Down, they pulled themselves together for six-eight weeks and played Portaferry off the park, without all their players even playing particularly well.
Portaferry should maybe go away and speak to their players about playing the game like men, instead three players embarrassingly collapsing on the ground in an attempt to have a player sent off (fair play to Down CCC in reversing that decision).
Ballycran on the other hand need to go away and think carefully about where this team is going. They are on the cusp of a three in a row but they will have to improve dramatically, as six weeks of training hard might not cut it next. A few players are the wrong side of 30 with a wives and children, but one final push and they could write themselves into history.
Ballygalget will need all the boys in Australia back, if they do, they'll challenge."
I have to agree to a certain extent to me watching the championship games this year ballygalget were by far the better hurling team of the 3 ballycran were the best organised team of the 3 for the ports I don't know there seems to be a lot of individuals playing all dosnt seem well with that squad judged on final of course because year went well otherwise. A lot of soul searching needed Bricktop wot you say??

Therealnumer1 (Down) - Posts: 99 - 29/10/2019 21:33:02    2246538

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Replying To Therealnumer1:  "I have to agree to a certain extent to me watching the championship games this year ballygalget were by far the better hurling team of the 3 ballycran were the best organised team of the 3 for the ports I don't know there seems to be a lot of individuals playing all dosnt seem well with that squad judged on final of course because year went well otherwise. A lot of soul searching needed Bricktop wot you say??"
Portaferry carrying a lot of players and it was clear to see come that final, there supposed to be big players went missing too reluctant on eoghan, ct had a great game in the back line but ballycran always looked comfortable even with colly sent off. As far Ballygalget playing the best hurling? They only started to play the last 10 minutes when paudie was sent off, viper made two unbelievable saves and maybe come Friday night he'll get a well deserved all star.

Good luck to the 4 down lads who are nominated for one.

RedDog68 (Down) - Posts: 275 - 30/10/2019 08:23:01    2246572

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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "Anyone denying that this Dunloy has the potential to develop into something special are living in cloud cuckoo land....yeah Slaughtneil may get in among them and make it difficult in a couple of weeks time but in the medium term this Dunloy team will dominate Ulster and are in with every chance of an all Ireland in time..."
What do you really know about teams in Clare, waterford, Kilkenny etc. Not for one second denying this Dunloy team have potential, likewise I'll not for one second rule out slaughtneils prowess but I just think people on here trying to talk with authority on where teams stand in comparison to the rest of the country is crazy just because they are maybe in some position within a county and feel that makes them important. God sake Ballycran didn't even know what Dunloy had from the result never mind what some team from Galway has.

In_da_ditch (UK) - Posts: 165 - 30/10/2019 12:02:59    2246600

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Replying To In_da_ditch:  "What do you really know about teams in Clare, waterford, Kilkenny etc. Not for one second denying this Dunloy team have potential, likewise I'll not for one second rule out slaughtneils prowess but I just think people on here trying to talk with authority on where teams stand in comparison to the rest of the country is crazy just because they are maybe in some position within a county and feel that makes them important. God sake Ballycran didn't even know what Dunloy had from the result never mind what some team from Galway has."
Dunloy are not yet out of ulster and by no means a cert they'll get their fill of it if think

ianog (Down) - Posts: 414 - 30/10/2019 13:15:59    2246614

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Would Glenn be viewed as strong Down IFC champions? How do you think they will fair in Ulster? Reading they are without Shay and Ronan Millar and Niall McParland. They were senior last year so must be decent even without three county men.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 870 - 30/10/2019 19:44:06    2246660

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