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New training complex in Portadown

Discussion in 'Orchard County Chat - Football' started by Sean Og, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. niall1980

    niall1980 Well-Known Member

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    It looks fantastic
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    Sure need something to get them softies from the North out playing for the county ;).

    Joking aside, Portadown isn’t ideal for someone coming the whole way from Cross or Dromintee etc but at the end of the day we’re Armagh not Cork the county ain’t that big, its doable. Good to see this being implemented.
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    Know it's not ideal for everyone but there are a number of reasons it makes sense . A lot of lads at uni and players living in the Belfast area with the town having a train station and just 25 minutes down the motorway it's a lot handier than say Cross or Cullyhanna.
    Not everyone will be happy but if this facility improves us a county that will outweigh any negatives.
  4. PatMustard

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    Will there be adequate facilities to host club championship/McKenna cup games and such like?
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  5. Sean Og

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    Would hope so. There are 2 large car parks within 5 minutes walk of the sight, at Drumcree High School and St John's Church at the top of the G Road. Think there is a stand being built in the complex.
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  6. ragingbull

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    @Sean Og the way your talking you'd think you have something to do with the whole thing
  7. Sean Og

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    No.

    Just happy that its annoying the hell out of you....:)
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  8. ragingbull

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    annoying the hell out of you,what gives you that idea :confused:
  9. PatMustard

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    Sounds good. The north of the county needs a venue capable of holding county games and big club championship games. Because it don’t look like Davitt is going to.
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  10. ragingbull

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    don't think it will be used for club and county games more like college games,clubs training and other stuff plus Davitt park still hosts championship games hope it doesn't host any Grange games tho never win there lol
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  11. Big Jim

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    All the other centres of excellence host some county and club championship games. No reason why this would be different.

    It certainly looks like there'll be a stand on at least one of the fields.
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  12. ragingbull

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    not at senior level
  13. Big Jim

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    I know it's not directly related to the topic, but I see St. Mary's Aghagallon have announced a new development for their club as well. looks like a new site beside the new housing which is similar if smaller scale than the proposed COE for Armagh
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    What you mean they don't play senior Hurling and Football at Owenbeg? That'll be a disappointment to the people of Derry who travel there for games.
    You mean they don't host Senior football and Hurling games at Darver. That'll be a disappointment to the people of Louth who travel there for games.
    True Garvaghey don't host senior county games as far as I know.
    Ballykinler isn't built yet.
    Cloghan (and Inniskeen) has hosted McKenna cup games, so that'll be a disappointment to the people of Monaghan who travel there for games.

    I think you'll get my drift so you will!
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  15. ragingbull

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    I think you'll get my drifter:D 41wxGcCVgZL.jpg
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    Does garvaghy hold games?
    Does the one in monaghan hold games?
    I'd say training facilities are just that
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    Ive been to ulster minor league games in Garvaghy
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  18. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

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    No more than 20 people watching then which is what it may be suitable for and nothing more
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    You asked does Garvaghy hold games. Now you know
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  20. ragingbull

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    the one in monaghan is a normal football ground not the same as the thing being build in portadown

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