U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby Killeighman » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:34 am

Killeighman wrote:12/2/2015
Tullamore vs Na Fianna - Croghan 8pm
13/2/2015
St Vincents vs St Manchans - Geashill 8pm i think


Vincent vs Manchans is at 7:45pm in Geashill
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby substandard » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:32 pm

May be a change yet to the Vincents-Manchans fixture; Tullamore College are fixed to play Rathangan in the Leinster semi-final on Saturday (think it's for around 12), and to add to the fixture congestion for this weekend, the county minors are fixed to play their opening round of the Leinster league also on Saturday.
Theoretically, 4 or 5 lads would be in a position of being involved in 3 significant matches in less than 24 hours...
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby Killeighman » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:02 pm

Word is that the u21 county management do not want u21 games played after friday night. So i could imagine the final wont be on until mid march if he doesnt want players playing before the big game vs Kildare
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby townman » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:22 am

Tullamore 2-7 Na Fianna 0-5
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby Killeighman » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:58 am

Fairplay to Tullamore, great result. Na Fianna just didnt turn up on the night. They are a much better side than they showed last night.
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby The Biff » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:49 pm

A big final on St.Patrick's Day, 'tis the stuff of dreams for every young Club player. I'll probably have to bring the family up Croghan Hill first. If we can chalk that off early enough, I might be able to fit in O'Connor Park in the mid-afternoon.

Come on d'Parish, into the enemy heartland and show them that their really is good Football being played out Daingean way. Surely some of the underage success has to eventually pay off at adult level. So what's the feeling locally about this one? Mark my card for me - who is favourite? Who can play the persecution complex? Who has been done on the fixtures? Who is getting their excuses in early?

Up Vincents. Up Daingean.
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby jimbob17 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:06 pm

Wont be a whole lot in it.......Tullamore won minor 3 years ago and include the Bal Durrow players again so they will be strong and probably start as favourites. Vincents are champions but are very young with almost all available again next year and 5 or 6 minors featuring. Could easily end in a draw.....

On your other point, Vincents should be put into senior championship. They would have a very good chance...... From what I hear its what the players want as they are playing for Vincents all their lives...... I am told some of the old lads in the clubs are playing local parish politics and holding the young lads back..... Stand to be corrected but there were rumours of something happening last year or the year previously.....appears to have died since.....
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:10 pm

I wouldn't be familiar with the football area, but it seems to be a local tradition to climb Croghan Hill on St Patrick's Day, is it? Is St Patrick reputed to have climbed the hill perhaps?
The Biff wrote:A big final on St.Patrick's Day, 'tis the stuff of dreams for every young Club player. I'll probably have to bring the family up Croghan Hill first. If we can chalk that off early enough, I might be able to fit in O'Connor Park in the mid-afternoon.

Come on d'Parish, into the enemy heartland and show them that their really is good Football being played out Daingean way. Surely some of the underage success has to eventually pay off at adult level. So what's the feeling locally about this one? Mark my card for me - who is favourite? Who can play the persecution complex? Who has been done on the fixtures? Who is getting their excuses in early?

Up Vincents. Up Daingean.
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby High School Musical » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:43 am

Plain of the Herbs wrote:I wouldn't be familiar with the football area, but it seems to be a local tradition to climb Croghan Hill on St Patrick's Day, is it? Is St Patrick reputed to have climbed the hill perhaps?


From talking to a fella down the pub the other night, I think I've managed to get the jist of it.
Local legend is that Patrick himself not only climbed it, but he actually built Croghan hill from the bodies of dead leprechauns, with the help of labourers from the Clonmore/Castlejordan area.
Patrick's good shepherd colleague, Rhode McNamee Manhatten, who had served with him on Slemish in Co.Antrim, was all for the idea, until he realised that Patrick had intended for the hill to be a place where cousins could not, in fact, marry each other. Angered by this, he then attempted to make his own hill nearby instead, but only achieved in creating a speed bump, which he named after himself, Rhode. Here, to this day, it is still commonplace to marry ones cousin.
From the top of his midland perch, Patrick was then able to drive the snakes from all 4 corners of Ireland, presumably only as far as Foys in Edenderry. It is said that all 'non-local' snakes were given funny looks and then subsequently bet outside. Local snakes are thought to still remain there to this very day.
Furthermore, the white & blue colours of Croghan are actually taken from those of Auxerre football club. The link here being that Victoricus of St. Patrick's vision to return to Ireland (thought to be identified with Saint Victricius) after his original escape, studied in Auxerre and was known to be a fan of them during Guy Roux's early time in charge of the club.
The tradition of climbing the hill itself on March 17th comes from the early 80s when the Daingean parish side were winning u-21 championships regularly and the folk of Rhode parish were looking for the best vantage point to watch the games without being recognised. After a while, they forgot why they were climbing it. And when Daingean's luck ran out and their people started climbing it then too, everybody forgot why they were climbing it. Now no one knows. For a period in the early 2000s, Croghan stores ranked first in Ireland for most disproportionate income on a given day per annum. This inconsistent income forced the stores to close soon after.
Hope this helps.
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby allstar2010 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:46 am

High School Musical wrote:
Plain of the Herbs wrote:I wouldn't be familiar with the football area, but it seems to be a local tradition to climb Croghan Hill on St Patrick's Day, is it? Is St Patrick reputed to have climbed the hill perhaps?


From talking to a fella down the pub the other night, I think I've managed to get the jist of it.
Local legend is that Patrick himself not only climbed it, but he actually built Croghan hill from the bodies of dead leprechauns, with the help of labourers from the Clonmore/Castlejordan area.
Patrick's good shepherd colleague, Rhode McNamee Manhatten, who had served with him on Slemish in Co.Antrim, was all for the idea, until he realised that Patrick had intended for the hill to be a place where cousins could not, in fact, marry each other. Angered by this, he then attempted to make his own hill nearby instead, but only achieved in creating a speed bump, which he named after himself, Rhode. Here, to this day, it is still commonplace to marry ones cousin.
From the top of his midland perch, Patrick was then able to drive the snakes from all 4 corners of Ireland, presumably only as far as Foys in Edenderry. It is said that all 'non-local' snakes were given funny looks and then subsequently bet outside. Local snakes are thought to still remain there to this very day.
Furthermore, the white & blue colours of Croghan are actually taken from those of Auxerre football club. The link here being that Victoricus of St. Patrick's vision to return to Ireland (thought to be identified with Saint Victricius) after his original escape, studied in Auxerre and was known to be a fan of them during Guy Roux's early time in charge of the club.
The tradition of climbing the hill itself on March 17th comes from the early 80s when the Daingean parish side were winning u-21 championships regularly and the folk of Rhode parish were looking for the best vantage point to watch the games without being recognised. After a while, they forgot why they were climbing it. And when Daingean's luck ran out and their people started climbing it then too, everybody forgot why they were climbing it. Now no one knows. For a period in the early 2000s, Croghan stores ranked first in Ireland for most disproportionate income on a given day per annum. This inconsistent income forced the stores to close soon after.
Hope this helps.


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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby boomcha » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:43 pm

The Biff wrote:Up Vincents. Up Daingean.


Its just "Up Vincents".
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby kingscounty » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:58 pm

Well done to St Vincents 1-09 to 0-11 winners over Tullamore today .
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby Lone Shark » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Really enjoyable game yesterday, very rewarding for people like myself who skipped the handy option of staying on the couch to watch the club finals. Vincents definitely the worthy winners for me, they played some great football in the third quarter (leaving a lot of scores behind) and then just lapsed into "what we have,we hold" mode late on, almost to their cost. That's the kind of know how that will come with experience though.

Quiet first half from Eoin Carroll, but he more than made up for it after the break. Excellent stuff.
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby The Biff » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:23 pm

Great game, although I feared we had left it behind as Tullamore Óg crept back up late in the game. That would have been cruel as Vincents were far more dominant overall. Too many shots dropped short to the blue's keeper, in particular, and don't get me started on the Ref. It would be interesting to know the free-count between each team.

boomcha - whatever name you want to call us, it is still "Daingean Parish". Sure, we reckon the program undersells our history too, as the winners listed as "St. Colemans" was the same parish team in the 80's under a different patron saint. Are you from Cappincur? Amazing that 6 starting players were from what I would traditionally regard as the smallest part of the parish, and then 5 from Ballycommon. Only 2 from "the town" but Shane Tierney made up for the numbers with great influence. That's the typical swings-and-roundabouts that will change in other years. It would be great to think a parish senior team could be formed, under a "Divisional" banner or whatever. Having more players playing Senior Club level from all of the parishes would have to raise standards.

Croghan Hill - I wont contradict any of HSM's account above. I used the smartphone wonders to show it's really just a climb of about 350 feet from Croghan Stores to the top. Seems like more. I've heard reliably that geographical features of 25 counties can be identified from the top on a clear day. Sure you wouldn't beat that in Birr, or Cappincur.
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Re: U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Postby Archangel » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:38 pm

Great performance from St. Vincents (formerly St. Colmans) especially as mentioned earlier, in the third quarter. Eoin Carrol kicked 3 huge points which was the real difference at the time as Vincents struggled to turn their dominance into scores. Putting up back-to-back Championship wins is a huge testament to the current depth of talent in the Daingean Parish.
An yes, I was up Croghan Hill as is traditional, in town for lunch then on to the match. Few celebratory beers that evening. Grand Day Out! :mrgreen:
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