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#1
Connacht Minor championship started tonight. Draw in Tuam and a six point win for Mayo in Castlebar with Kieran McDonald son Kobe MOTM with 1-5.

Mayo 2-13 Roscommon 2-7
Galway 0-11 Sligo 2-5
#2
Odds to become the next permanent republic of Ireland manager. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 17/20
John O'Shea 4/1
Steve Bruce 6/1
Roy Keane 9/1
Anthony Barry 14/1
Lee Carsley 25/1
Willy Sagnol 25/1
Gus Poyet 25/1
Robbie Keane 28/1
Roberto Di Matteo 33/1
Chris Hughton 40/1
Jesse Marsch 40/1

The rest 50/1 or more.
#3
Quote from: square_ball on April 12, 2024, 09:33:10 AMLiverpool have a right good chance in the league now if they do go out. Ideal scenario will be Arsenal and City to meet in the champions league semi in a few weeks.

I am nearly tempted to stick a tenner on them to still win the Europa. They have been creating loads of chances and if they get an early goal in Italy, Atlanta could shit the bed. Depends if Klopp thinks they'd be better chasing it or turn their attentions to the winning the league.

Could be a blessing in disguise if Liverpool go out and City,Arsenal progress to the semi finals of the Champions league.


This is the schedule if they go through.

May 2nd - Europa league semi final 1st leg

May 5th Tottenham (H)

May 9th Europa league semi final 2nd
leg

May 13th Aston Villa (A)
#4
Quote from: Mourne Red on April 11, 2024, 09:40:18 PMKelleher has had a nightmare tonight

Was poor for the first and 3rd goals. One good save before half time to keep it 1-0.

Brian Kerr thinks Liverpool wasn't at best tonight because they didn't pick their strongest team. Looking at the bench he has a point.
#5
Venues and throw in times confirmed for the semi finals.

Saturday 20th  Sligo v Galway in Markievicz Park 3:30pm

Sunday 21st Roscommon v Mayo in Dr Hyde Park 4pm
#6
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
April 11, 2024, 05:55:38 PM
Quote from: quit yo jibbajabba on April 11, 2024, 04:20:57 PMHave to say I got well caught up in the drama of it all back in the day, but yes a bad un behind it all you'd have to say

For anyone who hasn't watched it, The People v OJ was a great ten parter
We all did.  https://www.rte.ie/archives/2015/0930/731477-dubliners-react-to-oj-simpson-verdict/
#7
1996 to 2005 was the last competitive decade for Leinster football championship. Titles won by Meath 3,Dublin 2,Kildare 2,Westmeath 1,Offaly 1,Laois 1. 


The last three years U20 Leinster championships was won by Kildare 2,Offaly 1 and since U17 was introduced in 2017 Leinster has been won by Meath 4, Dublin 2,Kildare 1 so there is the potential to get a different name to Delaney Cup in the years ahead.  For now it's a case of who will be 2nd best in Leinster and will grab the 2nd seed spot in the All Ireland group stage.

#8
GAA Discussion / Re: GAA crowds
April 11, 2024, 11:29:30 AM
Quote from: armaghniac on April 10, 2024, 10:42:34 PMOne thing I did notice on the Sunday game at the weekend was the crowds packed into rather informal setups in New York and London, it looked a bit 1970s.



London match plenty chose to stand than pay the extra money for a seat. It's one big party atmosphere that match with beer tents and all. Can anyone confirm if tickets was sold at the gate in New York? those days are meant to be over but Connacht GAA were saying otherwise.
#9
Top into the final. 2nd v 3rd has a semi final.
#10
Another night of drama with two draws in the Connacht U20 championship tonight.

Roscommon 0-6 Galway 0-6
Sligo 2-11 Leitrim 1-14

How the table stands



Games left in the group

Leitrim v Roscommon
Mayo v Sligo
#11
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 10, 2024, 09:22:17 AM
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.


Was a few in the media that was talking up Westmeath as the 2nd best in Leinster after winning the Div 3 title and how they were looking forward to the Westmeath v Kildare match. Must have been music to Wicklows ears.
#12
No Brian Fenton for Dublin this weekend as they were unsuccessful in their appeal on his red card in the league final
#13
2024 group stage done and dusted. 

Two Quarter finals next week.

Laois v Meath
Louth v Wicklow

The two winners play Dublin and Kildare in the semi finals.
#14
General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
April 09, 2024, 11:17:14 PM
Quote from: screenexile on April 09, 2024, 11:06:31 PMTuchel seems very annoyed about this call Bayern didn't get!

https://x.com/graefe_manuel/status/1777808412354433443?s=48&t=phQ2HHkWD0UVsLqr_FKpag



Tuchel: "What makes us really angry is the explanation on the field. He told our players that it's a kids mistake and he will not give a penalty like this in a quarter-final."
#15
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.