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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Galway
Today at 09:29:07 AM
I don't buy this narrative in the media that Donegal will be happy with their lot for the year.

They might never get a better chance to win Sam this year given the way things have worked out.

Dublin v Galway - Dublin by 8 - Galways injuries are too much - they have the footballers to trouble Dublin when at all full strength but not sure if they have enough raw pace.

Armagh v Roscommon - Roscommon by 2 - Armagh will fall back into their shell and Roscommon could take advantage of that - but hope Armagh win

Donegal v Louth - Donegal by 7 - Donegal should have too much - and are our best chance of preventing a Dublin Kerry Final again.

Kerry v Derry - Kerry by 6 after a strong Derry start
Quote from: Mario on June 24, 2024, 01:08:06 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on June 24, 2024, 12:46:43 PMAs bad as Derry's Championship form has been.

Is Derrys win v Mayo actually their biggest championship win since their resurgence 2 years ago?

Donegal and Tyrone in 2022 Ulster Championship the other two that come to mind.

Surely beating the AI winners in 2022 was bigger as were both Ulster finals. Armagh and Donegal were at Mayos level but there was a trophy on the line.

I probably would agree but Mayo are always very highly rated in the media.
As bad as Derry's Championship form has been.

Is Derrys win v Mayo actually their biggest championship win since their resurgence 2 years ago?

Donegal and Tyrone in 2022 Ulster Championship the other two that come to mind.

General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
June 21, 2024, 10:09:48 PM
Unlikely that the French keeper would have saved it.

But the correct decision was made. The offside player clearly impeded the goalkeeper.
Will the extra days rest mean anything to Derry?
I want to believe that Derry will beat Mayo on Saturday but the reality is Mayo will beat them comfortably.

Could inflict a really damaging defeat on Derry unless they go more conservative.

And the worst thing about that happening is we'll have to listen to the bandwagon Mayo fans waxing lyrical again
GAA Discussion / Re: Power Rankings
June 20, 2024, 09:18:07 AM
James O'Donoghue still has Derry at 3 in his power ranking on the podcast last night.

Reckons they'll beat Mayo this weekend.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 19, 2024, 12:39:54 PM
Has there ever been a team in the history of the GAA influenced so much by the manager as that Derry team and Rory Gallagher, with the Exception of Jim McGuinnesses Donegal.

Every movement on the field that that Derry team made was micro managed from RG. They knew the system inside out and had ultimate belief in it.

Derry job was always going to be a very tough one. Harte done well to win a league with them.

Same with whoever takes over from Jim McGuinness, its not going to be a simple task.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 19, 2024, 09:44:53 AM
Quote from: LC on June 19, 2024, 09:12:12 AM
Quote from: Truthsayer on June 19, 2024, 12:22:57 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on June 18, 2024, 11:41:48 PM
Quote from: Truthsayer on June 18, 2024, 11:21:59 PMJust listened to that podcast. Is getting repetitive alright. He hasn't liked Harte long before he went to Derry and use of C word is not acceptable. Says a lot of truth bout the mess he's made of Derry but we've heard it before. Also is not wrong that many in Tyrone are disgusted with what Hartes done (a lot of folk in Derry not too happy with it either).
That's hardly headline news though lol.

Haven't bothered listening to the podcast and doubt I will tbh.

At the end of the day we're all Irishmen watching/playing/coaching/discussing our national game. I don't think calling Harte a c u next tuesday is acceptable at all and I doubt Harte has done anything so terrible as to justify a personal attack like that.
Yeah I did say calling him the 'c' word is unacceptable. You can add Louth as well to list with people disgusted with Harte.
Strange no-one seems too bothered he was very derogatory about Dick Clerkin in the last two podcasts as well.. : )

Listening to the recent podcast he wound his neck in a fair bit regarding Dick Clerkin and then linked this into Brian Mullins pinning him against a wall one day in Dublin.........supposedly.

In relation to Joe's abhorrence for a Tyrone person managing the Derry team does he not know who stepped in last year to take over from RG.

Joe also had a swipe at mercenary managers just doing it for the £, a couple of his mates from the 93 squad would be in this category, one in particular has managed a serious amount of teams across Derry, Down and Tyrone.  A lot of clubs did not get much return in their investment.

I'm not aware of what he said about Dick Clerkin, but its no harm to take him down a peg or two.

I'd lost a lot of respect for Brolly in recent years but would still have more respect for him than Clerkin.
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
June 19, 2024, 09:31:52 AM
I know its said every year but have the Turks potential to go far?

If you look at the clubs their midfielders play for.

Real Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and Benfica.

Guler and Yildiz only teenagers tipped to go very far.
GAA Discussion / Re: Power Rankings
June 18, 2024, 04:32:39 PM
Updated Power Rankings - Coming near the business end of the season now.

1. Dublin - No change
2. Kerry - No change
3. Donegal - Up 1 places
4. Galway – Down 1 Place
5. Mayo – Up 1 place
6. Armagh - Up one place
7. Tyrone - Up one place
8. Derry - Down 4 places
9. Cork- No Change
10. Roscommon – No Change
11. Louth - Up one place
12. Monaghan – Down 1 place
13. Down - No change
14. Cavan – No Change
15. Sligo – No Change
16. Westmeath – No Change
17. Meath – No Change
18. Kildare - No change
19. Clare - No change
20. Antrim – Up one Place
21. Laois  - Up 2 places
22. Fermanagh – Down 2 places
23. Wexford – Down 1 Place
24. Wicklow - Up 1 place
25. Leitrim - Down one place
26. Limerick – No Change
27. Offaly – No Change
28. Carlow – No Change
29. Longford – No Change
30. Tipp – No Change
31. Waterford – No Change
32. London – No Change
33. New York - No change
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
June 17, 2024, 11:42:43 AM
Quote from: NorthAntrim on June 17, 2024, 11:41:05 AMAntrim were shocking first half and fermanagh shocking the second. Antrims handling errors let them down badly and i think Fermanagh thought the game was dead and couldnt get going again when needed. Bad losers too, full time whistle shake hands and move on.

Brewster park BTW. Major facelift needed as a county ground. Starting with the toilets!

Always thought Brewster was a nice ground.

Has it gotten run down in recent years?
Armagh still 3rd favorites for the All Ireland ahead of Donegal.

Would have though Donegal would have leap frogged them after this weekend.
Same old story with Mayo.

A galliant effort but fall short.

Should have been a bit more cynical on that last attack.

Dublin probably still only in 3rd or 4th gear. But great to see them stutter a bit.