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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:19:07 AM »

How come Holmes and Connelly are not mentioned in this merry-go-round? Surely a top option for Sligo gig.
 
Mayo players were destroyed for lacking confidence in them but we've had one Sligo poster here wanting Sligo players have an input in next managerial appointment.

Holmes and Connelly have a good cv, and surprising they have not been even in the discussion for other counties. Makes no sense.

They were still better than Rochford however much you want to convince yourself they weren't.

Moi? Not trying to convince myself of anything. Just wondering why other counties have not snapped them up. Then there was Tommy Jordan that won a club AI but it all turned sour in Sligo.
 Still, I don't get how you can say that H&C were 'better' than Rochford? Better how?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:58:07 AM »
Fear of rowdyism? :)
Insurance I suspect.

Yeah, who the f**k would insure a Mayo team?

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:55:41 AM »

How come Holmes and Connelly are not mentioned in this merry-go-round? Surely a top option for Sligo gig.
 
Mayo players were destroyed for lacking confidence in them but we've had one Sligo poster here wanting Sligo players have an input in next managerial appointment.

Holmes and Connelly have a good cv, and surprising they have not been even in the discussion for other counties. Makes no sense.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:33:21 AM »
Seen as the thing in cbar mall got cancelled i think they should show the game in mchale park
??
What happened?

Logistics apparently. Its no bloody wonder castlebar is a town in.decline.  its such a homely provincial town , its sad to see it lagging behind .  Even for games now the town is not near as lively as it used to be .

Hopefully yer man Sam Maguire will rejuvenate the whole town.

Don't get it? What in The Mall was cancelled?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:47:29 PM »
Very low key down here in Mayo! Most resigned in Public to another defeat to Dublin on their home turf! God be with the days of the Hype before a final!

Ah weve had too much hype followed by dissapointment, better for lowkey followed by an almighty surprise

Nah. Hype had nothing got to do with losing those AIs in the past. Similarly, no hype this time will have nothing to do with losing this one.
The last hyped final was 2004 afair.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 08, 2017, 12:14:18 AM »
If Mayo don't win, the best possible result for the sport is Dublin flaking them. It would mean even the most cross-eyed observer couldn't ignore the imbalance Dublin have created if they win an AI by hammering every single team they faced.
Mayo getting hammered will mean they didn't turn up for the final or got their tactics badly wrong. Every observer including the ones cross-eyed will want to see a close competitive All Ireland final.

They might get close and competitive to an extent. For Mayo, the reality is, we've messed up better chances. Including last year. Even though we've put 3 good games together and have been arguably as good as we've been in those games as any since Horan took over. However, there is so much stacked against a Mayo win, you just have to despair. Our kickout strategy and execution is improving but Dublin's is better. Dublin keep possession better and rarely turn over  - teams are still guaranteed easy scores from our errors in possession. Likes of Fenton and Kilkenny can slow down and dictate things when needed - we can't. That's before you look at cavalry off the bench. There is a 5-10 point swing there.
 I was optimistic about Kerry (not confident) and gave us a 50/50 chance  - all going well. which it didn't but we got there. I'm only hopeful here. Maybe 20/80 or even 10/90. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 04, 2017, 01:21:27 AM »
Gawd ye talk some shit and why is it everyone around croke park today talks different to ye. Do ye go , do ye represent anyone ? Utter shit talk in here, nobody thinks like ye, I discussed dividing the hill for the football final with several people today and all were agreed .

Sure it will be divided Larry. The game is won and lost on the pitch though. Remember McDanger kicked that point in 2006 to win into an exclusive Dub hill. Opposition - if they are good enough - can take energy from an atmosphere like that as well. A quietened hill might suck energy from Dubs as well. Dublin in a semi is a much rawer experience than a final when the hill is divided. But it has to be divided for a final for equality.
 If anything I have a problem with the ticket allocation, where tickets are distributed nationwide and clubs use them for fundraising by selling lines and raffling them off. Croke Park have no problem with this apparently - even though it is a form of touting imo - because clubs need funds that headquarters don't want to know about.
 There was about 40,000 Mayo fans at semi replay and the same for first game. Big numbers in Ennis, Limerick and in CP for Roscommon as well. A lot of these fans haven't a hope of getting a final ticket.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roddy Doyle says the GAA is a bit of a con
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:53:17 AM »
If that was all it was Jinxy you wold be correct but it wasn't just that. He said people only watch a GAA while there's no soccer on and it was a con job. I think that deserves to be challenged as it's clearly rubbish. If he just said he wasn't a fan then fair enough.
But that is the case with a lot of people.

And so fooking what?

No it's not. I've lived in a few different counties and I can't recall anyone who watched GAA as a stop gap until the soccer returned. Some were bigger soccer fans than GAA fans but none just watched GAA because   there was no soccer.

It is what it is. There are those that enjoy many sports but have a leaning towards one. I'd be like that with a lean to Gaelic Football. Other people are more insular.
 A friend of mine lived in Cork City a while and played with a local soccer team. The club organised a friendly the afternoon of the '89 AI final, such was their hatred of Gaelic football.
 I also know Mayo lads (mature adults) who would rather Liverpool beat Burnley or Manchester United beat Everton in 2 weeks time than Mayo win the AI.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:02:36 AM »

There's no doubt that the Hill is a much more intimidating place in a semi when it is practically all Dublin - like 2006 was unreal.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All Stars
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:52:51 AM »

He shouldn't be. Kerry will get Geaney and Murphy maybe still has a shout. Cases can be made for Harte and Cavanagh, but the system failure of Tyrone v Dublin leaves them a bit high and dry. Realistically, everything that happened before the semis is dodgy form. Donegal's implosion in particular puts a lot of things in perspective. Tyrone can hardy expect to get All-Star out of winning Ulster this year. If anything Connacht was more difficult and Roscommon wont be putting hands up for any.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:34:46 AM »
Will be a disaster for Donegal going with Banty. Brings a team of mercenaries with have and is hardly likely to have the future of Donegal football in his heart! Young lads that need nurturing /coaching for 2/3 years.

He expressed interest in the gig but he'll hardly get it?! He's just sniffin a few bob. He's the last type of spoofer Donegal need right now.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All Stars
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:27:00 PM »
hard to see Cluxton  getting one , he has had feck all to do all year
but if Dublin win he probably will

I think the hammerings in the Quaterfinal have lessened the chances  any wild card except maybe at full back where none of the top 4 were outstanding probably a corner back will get it

hes well up in the poty odds

I got him at 250-1 for poty preseason

If Dublin win very likely to get poty.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All Stars
« on: August 29, 2017, 01:00:46 AM »
Niall Morgan would be a serious contender!!!

Only if Cluxton and Clarke are both dropped for the final and have nightmare games on the bench. Morgan third in line and he cant leap over the other two now. But yeah, he is a contender I suppose - but not a chance really.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All Stars
« on: August 29, 2017, 12:58:56 AM »
Geaney a shoe in from Kerry - with Murphy a good shout -  but hard to see any others outside two finalists. When push came to shove the best players were in the teams that won the semis. 

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:05:16 PM »
Leinster rugby have confirmed that Willie Duggan has passed away at the age of 67.

The former Ireland and Leinster number 8 died following a suspected heart attack in his home in Dunmore in Kilkenny.

"Very sad news from Kilkenny this morning of the passing of Leinster & Ireland Rugby legend Willie Duggan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. #RIP," read a tweet from Leinster.

Duggan won 41 caps for Ireland and was widely regarded as the best number eight in Europe during his career. He won his first cap in 1975 and finished his international career in 1984 as Ireland captain. He also toured with the Lions in New Zealand in 1977.

Duggan created an unwanted record in 1977 when he became the first player to be red carded in a Five Nations clash.

Duggan always maintained he was never sent off and instead the referee "came towards him and said would he mind leaving the field?"

A great player RIP

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