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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1
« on: Today at 12:28:33 AM »

Maybe Roscommon are just out of their depth in Div.1and against Dublin in particular?

We weren't last year. Had won 4 out of our first 5 games. Where has it all gone wrong? We go from one disaster to another. We have a team sitting at home that would beat the current lot. Soul destroying stuff.

Yeah, it looks bad but I don't believe there is a better team sitting at home. The Murtaghs were there, the Smiths were there. Devaney has been busy. Who/how, and why are better players sitting at home? I always had time for Cathal Cregg but remember some Roscommon posters having ago at him when he was in the team.
 Really where it all went wrong was last year in the championship. The replay to Galway and loss to Clare. When you lose to Clare by 6 points in July, results from Feb/March in Div.1  don't mean a whit.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1
« on: March 25, 2017, 11:24:56 PM »

Maybe Roscommon are just out of their depth in Div.1and against Dublin in particular?
 

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U21 football championship 2017
« on: March 25, 2017, 10:20:43 PM »

With a couple of notable exceptions Mayo underage has been ordinary for quite a while now.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Cavan 19th March - MacHale Park
« on: March 23, 2017, 01:25:23 AM »
Pace is king.
Look at the impact Cormac Costello had in the final last year when the game was in the melting point.
He was able to make that yard of space for himself to get the shot off.

The game was stretched, big fast pitch, tired defenders who were slow to readjust to subs coming on. So there was that space there for him without him having to do a pile. Fellas that started didn't get the same joy. Contrast Kevin McMenamon's impact when he comes on in games to when he starts.

He was an All-Star lock until the two finals last year so that's not a great example to use.

Who?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Cavan 19th March - MacHale Park
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:26:45 PM »
Pace is king.
Look at the impact Cormac Costello had in the final last year when the game was in the melting point.
He was able to make that yard of space for himself to get the shot off.

The game was stretched, big fast pitch, tired defenders who were slow to readjust to subs coming on. So there was that space there for him without him having to do a pile. Fellas that started didn't get the same joy. Contrast Kevin McMenamon's impact when he comes on in games to when he starts.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1
« on: March 21, 2017, 12:32:58 AM »
Did Mayo find any new scoring forwards so far this year ?

You're still beating that oul drum Seafóid. Do you watch any of these games? We've scoring forwards like most I would expect but the teams we play against don't let forwards ponce about on the ball. The game has evolved, like it or not.

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Game is live on TG4. Mayo are getting plenty of live coverage this year anyway.

That's good news. The wan game I can t get to.
Mind you it wouldn t be a big loss if it wasn t shown. We're hard watchin this spring - a lot of the time anyway.
No way should Tyrone be losing this one. We're far too dysfunctional at the moment.

All those all Ireland final loses to Kerry have at least taught you how to play the cute hoors! ;)

Yearrah, actually no. Cavan was really a comfortable win for them - as comfortable as a 2 point win can be.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Cavan 19th March - MacHale Park
« on: March 21, 2017, 12:12:53 AM »
Give Kirby a go at FF as well, see how he gets on.
He'd offer a physical presence and he's well able to kick a score.

Strikes me as the archetypal winter footballer who would not thrive when the Summer sets in and the ground hardens. Mayo actually have a few of that type already. Big lads who can kick a score but maybe lacking a bit in pace and mobility. Loftus is of that ilk as well I think. Physicality is the one thing they're not missing anyway.

Yeah. I don't think some realise how claustrophobic it is for inside forwards against blanket defences. Size, pace and skill inside are almost ineffective now. It's more like rugby now with line breaks and support runners running lines in the middle third that make openings and opportunities to get shots off. Pace is damn all good if there is no space. The best defenders have pace as well and teams have more defenders back than forwards means there is no space.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Cavan 19th March - MacHale Park
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:51:57 PM »
Whats the story with Cafferkey, must be about 12 months since he last played?

For all the stick Doherty gets he certainly adds pace to that Mayo front 6 which was a noticeable miss yesterday. The younger forwards who've come into the panel in recent years appear to lack pace too, haven't seen enough of Loftus but he didn't look like he was that quick yesterday.

I certainly wouldn't be writing Mayo off just yet, they've a habit of peaking at the right time of the season but I'd much rather be playing Mayo in mid June rather than the middle of August.

Cafferkey was coming along nicely but had a 'set-back' before FBD where he was expected to play a bit. The latest is that he is still 4 weeks rehab from resuming full training with panel. So it is still a long term thing with him. As Rochford said ' he'll be ready when he's ready'. Hopefully he gets back.

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Game is live on TG4. Mayo are getting plenty of live coverage this year anyway.

That's good news. The wan game I can t get to.
Mind you it wouldn t be a big loss if it wasn t shown. We're hard watchin this spring - a lot of the time anyway.
No way should Tyrone be losing this one. We're far too dysfunctional at the moment.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:31:14 PM »

Who/what is the donkey whisperer? I wonder??

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
« on: March 20, 2017, 05:06:29 PM »
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.

St. Patrick's Day was Friday ffs. Even if he was was coming from Cork he would have to go out of his way to go through 7 counties. The man's mad of course - but nice mad.
FFS  ::)
I didn't write St Patrick's day
A St Patrick's Parade, held on a Sunday, meant he had to take a detour, once he hit the road block outside some town
Some of you Mayo people exist to make Rossies appear smart.

I was only rippin the piss out of Willie!!
That's still some detour or some big town. A 7 county detour would have taken him around Tokyo.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
« on: March 20, 2017, 01:13:51 AM »
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.

St. Patrick's Day was Friday ffs. Even if he was was coming from Cork he would have to go out of his way to go through 7 counties. The man's mad of course - but nice mad.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Cavan 19th March - MacHale Park
« on: March 20, 2017, 01:06:38 AM »
Doesn't help either tho when our build up play is slow and lateral  and gives time for the opposition time to get their numbers back and set up. When we played Tyrone in the quarter final we used Dillon as the out option to get the ball back up the pitch as quickly as possible after we turned possession back from Tyrone. It put Tyrone under pressure and yielded frees from rash tackling by Tyrone defenders rushing back. Today we worked the ball through the hands out of defence for the most part, played right into Cavan's hands. In relation to McLoughlins role, has the tactic of him as a sweeper been abandoned altogether? I just would of thought that as he seemed to have settled into the role by the end of the championship that the league would've been used to further bed it down and develop it. Right now other than man to man and just getting numbers back we aren't playing any obvious kind of defensive set up in this league.

The McLoughlin sweeper thing will kick in again later I expect. Or somebody else doing that role. My biggest concern is 10 and 12. With DOC off colour we are not stretching teams and they can defend narrow. McLoughlin as a pure wing forward has to be considered now. Hopefully DOC will get back fresh later. Boland is doing very well but more of a play maker and finisher than a player that can tear by players and break down massed defence.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:32:13 AM »
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.

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