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#1
Tyrone v Mayo
Dublin v Kerry
Galway v Derry
Roscommon v Monaghan Draw

Fermanagh v Cork
Louth v Cavan
Meath v Kildare
Armagh v Donegal

Down v Offaly
Clare v Wicklow
Sligo v Antrim
Westmeath v Limerick

Wexford v Waterford
Longfordv London
Carlow v Leitrim
Tipperary v Laois
#2
Derry v Monaghan
Dublin v Roscommon
Kerry v Mayo
Tyrone v Galway

Donegal v Fermanagh
Cork v Cavan
Meath v Louth
Kildare v Armagh

Antrim v Down
Limerick v Sligo
Offaly v Clare
Wicklow v Westmeath

Waterford v Longford
Laois v Carlow
London v Tipperary
Leitrim v Wexford
#3
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 04, 2024, 11:19:50 PM
Quote from: tbrick18 on February 04, 2024, 11:04:43 PM
Quote from: Lamh Dhearg Alba on February 04, 2024, 10:29:19 PMFirst half was positive enough for Tyrone. Very young team away against a settled outfit and with the wind against them, missed a couple of easy chances and all of a sudden 5 down and could easily have collapsed. Instead they worked their way back into it and the 3 point half time lead flattered Derry. Second half however was grim, totally lost their heads when the scores didn't come with the wind. You can put that down to lack of experience for sure, but it did happen a couple of times last season too which raises questions.

Overall though there are a number of very good young players who are looking like they can step up and a number of established players to come back in. Get the mix right and there's a right good team in there. Big question for me is do we have the management to pull that off.

Generally agree with that except for what you said about half time score.
I feel Derry could have easily been 8 or 9 ahead at half time. Took points when goals were begging.
Personally couldn't believe we were only 3 in front at half time.
Tyrone should have had a goal, good save from a shot that was saveable but a better forward would have nailed it.

Just watched the highlights and the glass goal did look deliberate. However, in real time it was a shot for a point I think and the wind caught it.

Conor said in post game interview on tg4 that it was a fluke
#4
General discussion / Re: Holidays
January 31, 2024, 04:41:21 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on January 31, 2024, 02:51:40 PM
Quote from: CitySlicker11 on January 31, 2024, 09:27:49 AMPalermo or Catania, would anyone recommend one over the other?

As a flight or as a city?
Catania is small enough and relatively quiet, you can get days trips to Mt Etna, only approved guides can bring you up to the volcanic areas. Taormina is also a feasible day trip.
The old city in Othigia, in Syracuse is lovely and much featured in films. You could go there from Catania for the day, it is a big hour in the train, or stay there. 

Palermo is a bigger busier place, not always "pretty" but a definite buzz about the place and plenty of restaurants etc.

I remember this chat from last year

Have been numerous times and travelled throughout the island

Would agree with a lot of what armaghniac has said. I definitely prefer Palermo over Catania, a lot more going and more to see and do.

Syracuse, and especially the old town Ortigia, is our favourite spot, could spend, and have spent,  days wandering the old streets.

Would recommend Taormina as well. Could easily spend a few days here. The town itself is beautiful, and you can go down to the beaches at isola Bella, naxos or letojanni. And I'd definitely go on up the mountain to the village of Castelmola, beautiful hilltop vilage
#5
General discussion / Re: The DUP thread
January 30, 2024, 10:47:25 AM
Yes, there could be twists and turns before the end of the week, they're not back in yet
#6
Mayo v Dublin
Monaghan v Kerry
Roscommon v Galway DRAW
Derry v Tyrone

Armagh v Meath
Fermanagh v Kildare DRAW
Louth v Cork
Cavan v Donegal

Down v Limerick
Antrim v Offaly
Sligo v Wicklow
Westmeath v Clare

Carlow v Waterford
Wexford v Laois DRAW
Leitrim v London
Longford v Tipperary
#7
Fergie did something similar at utd and things went pear-shaped
#8
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
January 27, 2024, 07:48:17 AM
1. Niall Morgan
2. Conall Devlin
3. Pádraig Hampsey
4. Aidan Clarke
5. Cormac Quinn
6. Michael McKernan
7. Tarlach Quinn
8. Brian Kennedy
9. Conn Kilpatrick
10. Niall Devlin
11. Peter Harte
12. Ben Cullen
13. Seanie O'Donnell
14. Darragh Canavan
15. Ciaran Daly

16. Lorcan Quinn 17. Ruairi Canavan 18. Conor Cush 19. James Donaghy 20. Aodhan Donaghy 21. Nathan Mccarron 22. Lorcan McGarrity 23. Michael McGleenan 24. David Mulgrew 25. Michael O'Neill 26. Tiernan Quinn

Hard to see where scores will come from. Expect ruairi, cush, McGarrity on in 2nd half, keep things tight until then
#9
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
January 22, 2024, 05:52:21 PM
Rossies won't stay at that price for long!!
#10
GAA Discussion / Re: McGrath Cup
January 20, 2024, 03:04:16 PM
That's some pass from maguire to set up that Cork goal

Kerry 1.09 - 1.09 Cork
44mins
#11
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
January 18, 2024, 06:32:10 PM
Yous are starting to make the point for him
#12
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
January 17, 2024, 07:35:05 PM
There is a crazy amount of talent in Tyrone at the minute, but I get what you are saving Tyrone12345, it might take a few years to get a team together
I'd hope though in the next 3 or 4 years Tyrone would be right at the top challenging for honours again
#13
Quote from: intheknowhow on January 15, 2024, 04:06:59 PM
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Quote from: Milltown Row2 on January 15, 2024, 01:53:24 PMNo starred games in Cavan?, where there's a means or playing without county players and not losing points?

Another gripe of the club player losing out when the county 'keep' the players for so long, the preference it seems will always be with the 1% club rather than the 99% of games/players

Like I said, there shouldn't be ay argument on teams entering their own championships at whatever level they can, based on their county by/laws

But once you enter the provincial stage you can't be a div 1 team playing in your provinces championships at intermediate level or div 2 at Junior level.

Either you have aspirations of getting better in you county or dropping leagues within your county so that you can perform (should you win your title) in the All Ireland series

You shouldn't be able to do both, complaining that county players are not available isn't a hinderance, at least you have county players, a lot of clubs that enter junior or intermediate haven't any starters or panelists
No idea what that means.

Can't comment on other counties but in Arva's case they finished bottom of Division 1 and should have been relegated in any proper league format. The team that did get relegated had 9 points I think and joint 5th from bottom. So was it a Cavan by/law or GAA protocol caused this anomaly?

Like I said I can't understand what some are trying to fix here. There's plenty needs fixing in GAA, but getting knickers in a twist over formats and over complicating things should not be high on the list, if on it at all.

What's the point in the league then? You are devaluing it ... maybe Arva spotter he loophole.. work the league for a few years. We all know you better better playing better teams... it's no coincidence the all Ireland is won by div 1 teams and senior club championships are won by division 1 teams..
What loophole and how would they work it? I can assure you Arva had their hands full trying to win the Junior the last few years. Nothing else would have been on their minds only that. Some of their better players back to their best from injury, off form etc and some good youngsters coming through created a wave they rode to Croker and fair play to them. Great timing but to even suggest it was by design is crazy. That's more than playing Division 1, that's throwing county finals! Crazy talk.

Just curious do you think your league and champ structures has hampered how your county has performed ? Compared to let's say Tyrone and Monaghan who's leagues and champ align?
No. But the number of clubs we have hold us back which dilutes the overall standard of the club game. Plus a lot of our county plyers are not exposed to senior club football. I'd like to see an additional divisional county championship, like they have in Kerry, where every player in the county is eligible if good enough.

That's mad. I'd argue yous are so poor because there's not actually  meaningful games to play... 5 champ games a year ... you don't care about the league so where does the quality come from?

I think that's how Monaghan produce a decent team and players, because of the structures in the county provide games with jeopardy and meaning!

The fixation of champ in Cavan means no one cares about the league and everyone waits for the co men to come back ...

And Tyrone
#14

Kerry v Derry
Dublin v Monaghan
Galway v Mayo
Tyrone v Roscommon - draw

Meath v Fermanagh
Kildare v Cavan
Armagh v Louth
Donegal v Cork

Limerick v Antrim
Clare v Sligo
Offaly v Westmeath
Wicklow v Down

Laois v Longford
Tipperary v Carlow
London v Wexford
Waterford v Leitrim
#15
GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2024
January 13, 2024, 05:18:20 PM
That's one of the worst umpire calls I've seen