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OK, Lar and Drummer. In the O'Mahony years Mayo would have lost that game. That's all I'm saying. Why the hell I brought 'Mortimer's club' into it is anybody's guess ;D, but let's just say there were a few Shrule men on the panel at that time.

Well Farrandeelin, it's worth pointing out that there were just as many, if not more, Knockmore players knocking around during the same period i.e. McLoughlin, Howley, Kilcoyne, Munnelly.   So I wouldn't be so quick to blame S/G players for failures during O'Mahony's time in charge.  In fact I wouldn't point the finger at any individual player or group of players in relation to those losses.  If the same system and style of play was in place during those years as we currently have then it's likely results would have been alot different. 

It's also worth pointing out that "there were a few Shrule men on the panel" on plenty of occasions during the 00s when Mayo displayed the grit and spirit required to win big games, games which were significantly more important than last Sunday.  So I think you should give a bit more thought in future before making such lazy and uninformed comments about a club who have served Mayo teams as prominently as any other club during the last 15 years or so.

You know Cosmo, you have put a decidedly positive spin on my post and seen as it's getting late. I won't state anything negative in my brief synopsis of the game. I, like yourself am having to eat humble pie about Barry Moran. Also fair play to the lads for having the guts to come back to win. Under a previous regime where Mortimer's club, this more than likely would not have happened. Anyway, well done to the lads. True there are lots of things to learn from. I'll post about them tomorrow night sometime.

Farrandeelin, would you mind clarifying what you mean in reference to "Under a previous regime where Mortimer's club"?

GAA Discussion / Idea to Improve Football
« on: March 28, 2012, 12:58:02 PM »
Just something I've been thinking of lately ....
Why don't the GAA introduce a rule whereby any player seen to commit a third man tackle should automatically be given a yellow card, irrespective of the circumstances?

For me, the lenient treatment of third man tackles is one of the main reasons why football is a less attractive game to watch than it used to be.  Removing this from the game would significantly improve the pace of the game and should return the free flowing nature of gaelic football which has been lost recent years. 

In the absence of any official rule to prevent mass defences, extra defenders etc. I believe automatic yellow cards for third man tackles is the single easiest way that we can improve the "modern" game, and I can't see any reason why it shouldn't be introduced.

It's something that would be easy to understand for players, mentors and spectators, and easy to judge for referees/linesmen/umpires.

What do you think?

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