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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: Today at 09:38:30 AM »
This year wouldn't have been the worst year for it. You'd have had a group for example of Tyrone Dublin Mayo and Galway. That surely would lead to some great games. Dublin would have headed potentially to castkebar for a championship game which would be great. As a Tyrone fan a trip to Galway would be nice and a big home game to Mayo would be some occasion. The worry would be the last round of games could have teams playing for nothing.

Dublin play a Championship game in Castlebar - Are you on drugs! Do you still believe in Santa?

If that's the way the draw works out then yes they would. I'd be very confident it would happen. Now if they were to play a team with a smaller ground than Castlebar it could get moved. For example if they played Tyrone the game could well be moved from Omagh which holds 18000 to the new casement which will hold 34000. No idea why you think it would get moved to croke park or think the other counties would let it happen.

Why do Leinster Counties let Dublin play early rounds in Croker ------ MONEY! If Mayo were to play Dublin there is no way the game would be in McHale Park. Corporate Boxes, Ground capacity, You name it. This is the real world. for god sake Mayo and Kerry had to play a replay in Limerick in case an unplayed Dublin game ended in a draw!

Money, Money, Money.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:53:11 PM »
This year wouldn't have been the worst year for it. You'd have had a group for example of Tyrone Dublin Mayo and Galway. That surely would lead to some great games. Dublin would have headed potentially to castkebar for a championship game which would be great. As a Tyrone fan a trip to Galway would be nice and a big home game to Mayo would be some occasion. The worry would be the last round of games could have teams playing for nothing.

Dublin play a Championship game in Castlebar - Are you on drugs! Do you still believe in Santa?

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:50:19 PM »
He thinks Kerry and Mayo will have it easy enough. This is music to my ears. Joe must have enjoyed his night in Boyle a few weeks ago because he's playing a blinder for us..

Don't know about Mayo! But Galway will have their work cut out for them!

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Awful sledging and skulduggery going on here.

Come on in, you should feel right at home!

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:27:58 PM »
Jeez Brolly has to be the worst analyst ever.He has about 10 false statements in about 2 minutes of analysis

40,000 turn up for to welcome a losing Mayo team in McHale Park. Jez, you'd be lucky to get a thousand (children)! Sorry Brolly but this is not 1989! The novelty of just being in an All Ireland final has well collapsed!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 23, 2017, 10:00:21 AM »
For the Mayo Season ticket holder it would have meant

Sligo(home)
Galway (away)
Derry (Home)
Clare (away)
Cork (Limerick)
Tyrone (away)
Dublin (away as usual)
Galway (home)
Kerry (Croke Park)
Dublin (away)

Just too many games and a huge financial and time cost!

Gaelic games has always been about decent rest time between games and the build up to the next game.

That is the reason I won't be renewing my season ticket next year!

How many chances can you be giving Kerry and Dublin to win an All Ireland?

How many extra games can you be putting on AMATEUR players and in consecutive weeks.

We have knock out in the Provincial series and we have knock out in the All Ireland series, why introduce this?


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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:28:28 AM »
So with the final 8 very nearly sorted, would anyone really have the appetite now for a two group round robin tournament? Personally I think the knock out stage at qtr final stage is when the championship finally starts to crank into gear, i think I'd have no desire for a mini league now.

Agreed!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v donegal
« on: July 22, 2017, 11:18:19 PM »
It was great to see Meehan getting some time on the pitch

Legitimately, hope he avoids injury and finishes his playing career the way he started it!

I don't mean to be a spoil-sport but Meehan has been a glorified mascot for Galway since he was added to the panel. With Armstrong out for the CF and Galway shoddy on frees the fact Meehan made no appearance spoke volumes about his role, much more than coming on in a match that had been over for 40 minutes. Apparently he's not going very well in training, but honestly that shouldn't come as any surprise given he has a bum ankle. Walsh either misled Meehan or thought his ankle had magically healed itself, I don't know which of the two scenarios make him look worse. Either way, a return for a player who was unwilling to admit his enforced retirement a few years ago was even what it was, retirement, would have been an easy sell.

I hope the best for the lad because in terms of pure talent he is one the best players I have every witnessed and he seems a good guy to boot, but no matter what happens this is not a fitting end for a great player. I hope he goes into coaching because he has a lot to give still to the sport and that would be a more fitting finale to his story than this sideshow.

Look, even if he does not hit top form again, It was nice for Meehan and the Galway Supporters to have a final proper goodbye!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v donegal
« on: July 22, 2017, 11:02:15 PM »
It was great to see Meehan getting some time on the pitch

Legitimately, hope he avoids injury and finishes his playing career the way he started it!

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A win is a win and Mayo are still there. Top 4 team.


Cafferky must have some serious dirt on mayo management to keep getting in picked. He's a liability at this stage after all his injuries and you would fear for mayo against Kerry/dubs if he plays FB. Kerry with their forwards dispatched cork with ease. Mayo are clearly on the slide and don't have the forwards to put teams away so while they win games. They have to grind out the win and the opposition always have a chance.

That's twice they have gone to extra time in the qualifiers this year and with an aging team (especially in defence) you would wonder will it catch up with them

They are finished, they've been finished now for two to three years! God only knows what Dublin were at last year that it took them a full 140+ minutes to put this lot away last year.

Not finished but peaked a few years ago. Dublin were running on empty when used up all of the energy to get past Kerry in the semi final. The Mayo team in the form of 2013 would have beaten Dublin last year.

Kerry game was their All Ireland and they were shot by the time they played Mayo. Worst performances of the season still good enough to beat Mayo. Since 2012 Dublin have either beaten/drawn with Mayo in every game league or championship. I think it's about 12 games at this stage. They clearly have Mayo's number. Kerry with their forwards and maybe Tyrone are the only teams who could beat Dublin

Absolutely, As I said this teams gig is up! How did Dublin not blow them away in the first game? How did they not blow them away in the first game the year before? Must have been putting so much into their quarter final that did this?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sunday 20th August Kerry v Mayo
« on: July 22, 2017, 10:37:52 PM »
Must avoid red cards/injuries in second half and against Roscommon next sunday. Caff is a worry at full back, Would be worried if Kerry fully press clarke kickouts and must ensure referee protect Cillian and Keegan

The Hollymount man is losing the run of himself again! Who is managing Hollymount these days?

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A win is a win and Mayo are still there. Top 4 team.


Cafferky must have some serious dirt on mayo management to keep getting in picked. He's a liability at this stage after all his injuries and you would fear for mayo against Kerry/dubs if he plays FB. Kerry with their forwards dispatched cork with ease. Mayo are clearly on the slide and don't have the forwards to put teams away so while they win games. They have to grind out the win and the opposition always have a chance.

That's twice they have gone to extra time in the qualifiers this year and with an aging team (especially in defence) you would wonder will it catch up with them

They are finished, they've been finished now for two to three years! God only knows what Dublin were at last year that it took them a full 140+ minutes to put this lot away last year.

Not finished but peaked a few years ago. Dublin were running on empty when used up all of the energy to get past Kerry in the semi final. The Mayo team in the form of 2013 would have beaten Dublin last year.

Especially with the cap and his team of analysts watching the game

Hey don't speak about Jim Galvin like that!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v donegal
« on: July 22, 2017, 10:24:51 PM »
Well done Galway! That's the talk! Now don't be just happy to play nice football against the Kingdom. Time to get that overdue win in Croker and who better to beat than Kerry?

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A win is a win and Mayo are still there. Top 4 team.


Cafferky must have some serious dirt on mayo management to keep getting in picked. He's a liability at this stage after all his injuries and you would fear for mayo against Kerry/dubs if he plays FB. Kerry with their forwards dispatched cork with ease. Mayo are clearly on the slide and don't have the forwards to put teams away so while they win games. They have to grind out the win and the opposition always have a chance.

That's twice they have gone to extra time in the qualifiers this year and with an aging team (especially in defence) you would wonder will it catch up with them

They are finished, they've been finished now for two to three years! God only knows what Dublin were at last year that it took them a full 140+ minutes to put this lot away last year.

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Happy enough with that Mayo team. If they play from the start then a win is likely. However our form to date this year doesn't suggest that it will happen. Might eke out a 1 point win. Then again Cork will be hurting badly and will want to put in a performance too to shut their ridiculers up. I wouldn't be surprised if they got a run at us and won either. If Mayo do win, they will probably lose the quarter final, or semi if they get that far. Up Mayo.

Thanks for the usual optimism Farr! I hope you are not involved in Career guidance in the School you work in! :P

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