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#1
General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
April 12, 2024, 10:39:55 AM
Some comments a bit disrespecting towards Atalanta here.

This is a side which have hit close to 100 goals in Serie A just a couple of seasons ago. Something unheard of in the league. Hit over 90 another season.

Not going as well as they were but Gasperini is a top class coach.
#2
Meath need a Malachy O'Rourke type figure to come in and straighten them out.
#3
That's a fair system can't have any complaints with that.


Some amount of draws though very competitive 😅
#4
Is it top 2 or top 4 that gets through?
#5
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 09, 2024, 10:33:22 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 09, 2024, 10:15:17 PMCan somebody answer me this.

Does the provincial winners follow the same rota as before the group stages were introduced.

For example will Derry meet Dublin in the semis this year if they both win provincials, top their groups and win their respective quarter finals.


**(Derry have met Munster champions and Connacht champions in past two semis so would be due the Dubs)**

Or is it open draw in this new system?
I think rule is teams are kept apart where possible who have already met, e.g. Derry and Monaghan last year.

Oh yes I remember that now wasn't sure what you meant there; so the old system is gone and Eamonn Fitzmaurice was incorrect.

Its amazing how many experts get things wrong in podcasts which add to the confusion.

On the Independent GAA Podcast they spent a bit of time discussing how unfair it was on Westmeath that all Kildare had to do to get to the All Ireland series after losing all their league games was to beat Westmeath in the Leinster championship; without considering that they have to beat either Wexford or Louth aswell in the Semis.

Dick Clerkin and Colm Keys I think it was.

Wicklow subsequently beat Westmeath anyways.
#6
Quote from: Blowitupref on April 09, 2024, 10:48:20 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 09, 2024, 10:15:17 PMCan somebody answer me this.

Does the provincial winners follow the same rota as before the group stages were introduced.

For example will Derry meet Dublin in the semis this year if they both win provincials, top their groups and win their respective quarter finals.

**(Derry have met Munster champions and Connacht champions in past two semis so would be due the Dubs)**

Or is it open draw in this new system?

A draw will be used for the All Ireland semi finals.

That was my initial instinct but have you seen this confirmed anywhere?

As Eamonn Fitzmaurice was saying on the RTE GAA Podcast last week that Derry and Dublin would be due to meet in them Semis if they keep their winning runs going?
#7
Can somebody answer me this.

Does the provincial winners follow the same rota as before the group stages were introduced.

For example will Derry meet Dublin in the semis this year if they both win provincials, top their groups and win their respective quarter finals.

**(Derry have met Munster champions and Connacht champions in past two semis so would be due the Dubs)**

Or is it open draw in this new system?
#8
General discussion / Re: Overused words
April 09, 2024, 04:40:10 PM
'thats very Irish'

If its used once its too many
#9
If Monaghan can constantly put it up to Tyrone than why can't Cavan.

We've a awful inferiority complex when it comes to Tyrone beaten before we hit the field.

Let's hope it's changed under this management.

As that Tyrone side can be vulnerable.
#10
Quote from: Eire90 on April 07, 2024, 05:44:42 PMso how does that effect things will Monaghan be in pot 4 now

Be Pot 3 id say unless their is a raft of shock provincial finalists.
#11
Wexford going well v Carlow.

Have been keeping an eye on their results racking up big scores under the radar.

Are they building something there?
#12
Quote from: Blowitupref on April 06, 2024, 03:37:59 PMHalf time in a sunny but windy Ruislip,  Galway 1-15 London 0-3. Cathal Sweeney goal on 30 minutes to give Galway a 11 point lead and game as a contest as good as over.



Galways shooting has been very good
#13
Quote from: Blowitupref on April 06, 2024, 03:05:35 PMGalway panel picture today in Ruislip which includes injured players such as Shane Walsh which should end any more odd and pure speculation posts



I wouldn't turn down a trip to London either haha.

Great to see him there though.
#14
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 05, 2024, 05:19:36 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 05, 2024, 05:05:17 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on April 05, 2024, 03:15:45 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 05, 2024, 10:45:19 AMWhats the feeling on Shane Walsh in Galway.

Played first game or two of league and then got injured.

Has been on holiday since that and I see hes in Portugal this week too.

Definitely deserves a holiday considering all the football hes played.

But it seems as if he gets special treatment and that he seems more committed to Kilmacud than Galway.

But I may be totally wrong on that.

Odd post. Got injured in round 1 of the NFL and will be back playing for Galway once he overcomes it.
Quote from: Cunny Funt on April 05, 2024, 05:39:09 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 05, 2024, 05:19:36 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 05, 2024, 05:05:17 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on April 05, 2024, 03:15:45 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 05, 2024, 10:45:19 AMWhats the feeling on Shane Walsh in Galway.

Played first game or two of league and then got injured.

Has been on holiday since that and I see hes in Portugal this week too.

Definitely deserves a holiday considering all the football hes played.

But it seems as if he gets special treatment and that he seems more committed to Kilmacud than Galway.

But I may be totally wrong on that.

Odd post. Got injured in round 1 of the NFL and will be back playing for Galway once he overcomes it.

My gut feeling there's more to it than that but could be wrong
Yeah doesn't seem to be the most dedicated sort of boy. Don't know whether to describe him as flaky or if thats a bit harsh.

After over a decade of service I think it's clear there is nothing wrong with Shane Walsh commitment to Galway senior footballers. Best not to engage with that wum.

My gut feeling there's more to it than that but could be wrong
Yeah doesn't seem to be the most dedicated sort of boy. Don't know whether to describe him as flaky or if thats a bit harsh.

You are getting very defensive I just asked the question.

We'll see in few months time hopefully I'm wrong.
#15
Quote from: didlyi on April 05, 2024, 05:55:16 PMTheres a lot of variables at play. Even in hurling strongholds the number of players playing Hurling does not equate with the interest in the game. I would say hurling in Cork and Clare is much greater than 60% in terms of public interest and support but maybe closer to 60 in terms of participation.

Hard to know on Clare.

As regards Football only area... It's fairly big but the population mightnt be high.