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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:52:01 PM »
I'm worried. We always shit the togs in Croker. Hope I'm wrong. AFS2022!

Are you from Galway. Armagh's last game in Croker in January was actually rather good.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 24, 2022, 01:58:04 PM »
Every man and his dog heading from south Armagh on Sunday, let’s enjoy the spectacle.

Armagh may have more supporters than Dublin this weekend.
But I suppose when we have won 6 in a row the interest will fall off too.

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General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 23, 2022, 08:26:18 PM »
Sure is the price of a barrel of oil not away down this past few weeks?
has not gone

Oil is priced in dollars, if you watch Drici's thread the dollar is up against £ and € partly because of these events.
Petrol has gone up over the summer because the Americans do a lot of driving around then, which is why diesel has not gone up so much.
However, oil has fallen a bit in the last day or so, we should see this show up.

diesel has not gone up so much??????

In April, diesel was more expensive than petrol in the 26 counties, now it is cheaper again.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 23, 2022, 11:11:16 AM »
Not sure what to make of this match. Armagh are being bigged up a bit more than they should be imo. Don't get me wrong, good wins against (albeit terrible defending champions) Tyrone, and then a Donegal team, that even looking out of sorts, were fit to get back into the game and lead despite the bad start. The black card and penalty turned the game and then were able to coast after that. I'm just not sold on Armagh yet. For years they were fit to do it in league, but looked poor come summer when it mattered. They'll have huge momentum with their run, but really think a Galway team with good confidence, forwards in form, will be a very different thing than what they've seen this summer. It's a very different beast they'll be facing. I just think they flatter to deceive a lot. And with Rian O'Neill, a great player, but can go from the hottest of hot to the coldest of cold from one day to the next. If he has an off day, I don't see where Armagh get enough scores from. Think Galway are solid, playing well, and have 3 to 4 forward that need to be wrapped up, and can't see this being done to all of them so scores might come a bit easier to them. It'll be a battle and we'll see how Armagh go then, but I'd take Galway by 3.

I really, really hope you are wrong on that, but I don't mind telling you as an Armagh supporter and a lifelong member of the 'glass half empty brigade', your post articulated a lot of my fears ahead of this match.

This is as a good draw for Armagh (as it was for Galway) but too many are conflating a good draw with an easy draw and this match is not that. I would guess that Galway are - by some distance - the best team we will have played in the Championship this year and will represent a formidable obstacle for us.

When did Armagh last put in a performance three times in a row against decent teams?

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General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 22, 2022, 11:34:52 PM »
How do Americans do more driving in the Summer…..?
Maybe a fraction of a percentage more but surely not enough to affect the price of petrol?

It seems to be a couple of percent more, and makes a difference. Even Europeans may drive more, plenty of people from Mayo or Kerry will drive to Dublin on Sunday, something they do not do every week.

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General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 22, 2022, 11:02:44 PM »
Sure is the price of a barrel of oil not away down this past few weeks?
has not gone

Oil is priced in dollars, if you watch Drici's thread the dollar is up against £ and € partly because of these events.
Petrol has gone up over the summer because the Americans do a lot of driving around then, which is why diesel has not gone up so much.
However, oil has fallen a bit in the last day or so, we should see this show up. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 22, 2022, 10:53:30 AM »
G, u some amount of jump on the bandwagon Armagh supporters when you barely had 7k at Ballybofey. (Limited Capacity of course)

There was 10,000+ Armagh people at the league games in the Athletic grounds against Tyrone and Kerry and not many less against Monaghan. There are a good few for whom it will not be their first game.
20 years ago the Armagh championship support was about 16,000, which is a substantial proportion of the county. 
This game will attract people with Armagh connections who think that Kerry v Mayo might be interesting too.

The forecast for Sunday is a bit mixed at present, it would be nice if the rain and wind held off as it would suit Galway.

How would the wind and especially rain suit Galway? They have very little physicality all over, their whole game is based on quick counter attacking at speed, usually with the foot. Armagh are a much more physical side and would be expected to thrive in a game in the trenches. Galway rely heavily on individual moments from their best footballers, Conroy Walsh & Comer, none of whom would suit a wet day whatsoever. Both Galways Connacht wins came on hot dry days. Historically they've performed poorly when the elements have been bad. It would probably blunt Armagh's direct kicking game in alright, but that's also what Galway have been incorporating heavily also

The forecast today makes rain more likely than not on Sunday.
There is more rain generally in Galway than Armagh


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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:26:55 PM »
No longer tickets available to buy for the Sunday. I doubt if they’ll be rummaging through bags to confiscate sandwiches on people anyway.

If they would confiscate those bloody horns, I would be happy enough.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 21, 2022, 05:35:27 PM »
Tell me this... was chatting to a lad there and he happened to say that Croke Park dont allow you to take a backpack in anymore.  Now i says, sure i was there in Jan for the league game v the dubs and brought one in no bother. 

I'm now thinking, feck could he be right.  Long oul time in Croke Park for the 2 games and the kids with me.  I need a right supply of sambos and snacks!

Anyone able to shed light on this for me?

Put them in clear plastic bag and I'd say you would have no problem however many munchies you bring.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 21, 2022, 03:18:31 PM »
G, u some amount of jump on the bandwagon Armagh supporters when you barely had 7k at Ballybofey. (Limited Capacity of course)

There was 10,000+ Armagh people at the league games in the Athletic grounds against Tyrone and Kerry and not many less against Monaghan. There are a good few for whom it will not be their first game.
20 years ago the Armagh championship support was about 16,000, which is a substantial proportion of the county. 
This game will attract people with Armagh connections who think that Kerry v Mayo might be interesting too.

The forecast for Sunday is a bit mixed at present, it would be nice if the rain and wind held off as it would suit Galway.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« on: June 21, 2022, 10:02:44 AM »
They should just have said "two geographical groups", which would probably still be North-South but could be East-West and some shuffling could be done 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 21, 2022, 01:07:36 AM »
U don't get used to a pitch after 1 game, seriously what Meath, Kildare excuse, they play there every Yr. Dublin who plays most games there, the only team used to Croke Park.

Being hammered in Croke Park doesn't advance you, for sure.

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General discussion / Re: Southern landline phone question
« on: June 20, 2022, 10:29:56 PM »
It doesn't sound like something you would get on old fashioned landline, but things are more varied nowadays.
Could the number have been redirected to a mobile or VOIP type service?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 20, 2022, 04:48:49 PM »
Think it's more the speed of the surface that makes the difference ie it doesn't play bigger but it plays faster.

I remember talking to some lads who were playing in an intermediate club final a few years back and one of them mentioned that the size of the stands threw them off a bit in terms of judging distance when kicking. Was something I hadn't heard mentioned before in discussion about playing in Croke Park. This would have been their first time playing in Croke Park. Their own pitch would be a big pitch and not far off Croke Park size.

I think it is helpful that Armagh had a good game in Croke Park back in January. It means that all their players are used to the place and associate it with success. If Armagh go at it then they have every chance, but if they are apprehensive and timid then they are banjaxed.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: June 15, 2022, 06:53:55 PM »
TM is a f**k up in terms of the seat allocation. I don't know anyone with tickets with concessions who got anywhere near the centre sections. And have heard of people who couldn't get concessions for juvenile tickets and had to buy full-price tickets for kids but others were able to buy discounted tickets later in the day for the same section. I think a bit more clarity on how the TM tickets are allocated would be welcome.

It isn't a f**k up, the GAA sell the best seats to people paying the full price, which is hardly unreasonable.

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