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Quote from: Mario on June 17, 2024, 06:46:12 PMBe tough for many Derry fans to go to it. You can't go unless you stay over.

Tough is the word.
You could go down and up, but you'd be driving 8 odd hours for a an hour and a bit of football.

Too much for young kids to travel.
Too expensive for many to stay.

No issue with it being in Castlebar,  but surely a 2.30 or 3pm throw in would have been more sensible to allow people to travel.
I think it's ridiculous the minors are playing kerry in mullingar with the seniors in Castlebar.  Should be a double header.
Derry minors play Kerry in Mullingar on Saturday.  Would it not have made sense to have them play before derry and mayo game?
Imo, a derry team on form with all our players available beats mayo with all players available and on form.

But Derrys confidence is shot to hell, key players not performing to their own standards, and we've been missing 5 or 6 starting players through injury or suspension. Of those who were injured and have returned, like Mcevoy, they are rusty.

Missing players include Mcevoy, conor doherty,  mcgrogan, mckindless, murphy, loughlin. All key starting players last year except for Murphy.
That's been hard to absorb and with others not playing well and some questionable tactics, it's been a tough and disappointing championship especially after hopes being so high from beating the dubs.
GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland prelim QFs
June 17, 2024, 10:10:26 AM
Quote from: Crete Boom on June 17, 2024, 09:57:03 AMI think if Derry show up at all they will have enough to take us in McHale Park. We have no penetration against a mass defence apart from O"Shea and O"Donoghue so if Derry crowd them out and stop Ruane's runs forward we won't score much more than 9 or 10 points and we never create many goal chances against a mass defence. We will need to get Cillian a lot on the ball to try and score from out around the 45 as Flynn and Carney seemed too hesitant to take on long range points and we will miss the running power of McLaughlin and Durcan, but if I know this you can be sure Harte does to and will have a plan to stop it. Throw in the massive effort that counted for nothing against the Dubs and I just don't see us having enough in the tank for this one unless we are lucky enough that the reported rifts in the Derry camp might put them off their game enough for us to scrape through.

Have you seen Derry play in the championship this year?
Dublin game might not have been a spectacle, but in comparison to how we've been playing it'll be like a Div1 v Div3 side.
Its possible we turn a corner, but with injuries, form and tactical naivety so far this year - I'm not hopeful.
GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland prelim QFs
June 17, 2024, 09:31:31 AM
I'm glad we avoided Tyrone and Louth, we do t need any more sub-plots before a game.

League form is out the window for Derry and based on how we've been playing and with all the injuries, we'll really struggle.
Mckindless back will help, but our attacking play has been non existent and we've been getting cleaned out at midfield.

Hard to see anything other than a Mayo win unless Derry find some form.
Galway mistake gifted Armagh there, but it was an exciting enough last 10 mins.
Galway playing all the football now. Galway should be further ahead but some mistakes in the final 3rd.
Always a chance for armagh when the scoreboard is close, but could get away from them very quickly here.
Armagh not playing with the same intensity that they brought to Derry.
Galway with a lot of possession but not many clear cut scoring chances.
Dull enough game so far.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling original
June 15, 2024, 11:05:46 PM
A few players played well, glass, gilmore, Baker, clucky, mcfaul and mulholland.
Very poor showing from some. Murray (is he injured?),  mcguigan, paul cassidy, mckaigue, Rogers were all very poor. Handling errors, shot selection, effort just not there.

Tactics exactly the same and still not working. A better team would have took advantage.
That was just a stay of execution I feel.

And then no subs made when lads were obviously not performing .

Harte has to go.
Quote from: bennydorano on June 15, 2024, 02:39:39 PM
Quote from: marty34 on June 15, 2024, 02:28:33 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on June 15, 2024, 02:10:25 PMIt's a loss that is deserved, but can be absorbed at this stage, if it was Rian O'Neill or the like with a do or die match up next it would have been appealed imo (and I couldn't see anything other than an appeal being successful due to the push/ extenuating circumstances). It was not in the same ballpark as McKinless's act of thuggery.

Both were thuggish acts.

Kicking someone's head while they lie on the ground is a scummy act.

Call it out.
A stupid red card yes, but there's no equating the 2 acts at all - with Mackin, if there's no push, there's no kick -  McKinless's act was a forceful act of thuggery. Seems to me to be something a few Derry supporters on here latched onto post footballing humiliation.

I didnt hear anyone from Derry condoning or excusing McKinless.
The fact you're trying to create some sort of mitigating circumstances for an Armagh player says more about you than anything else.

Both thuggish acts.
Both should be called out as such.
Quote from: Wildweasel74 on June 14, 2024, 11:58:00 PMSeriously, you didn't think he wasn't going get suspended  for doing that

What I don't understand is that he only got one game where mckinless got 2.
Surely both should have the same treatment?

Not trying to say one was worse then the other by the way, I just don't understand the different suspensions for similar acts.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling original
June 14, 2024, 02:14:02 PM
Quote from: OakLeaf on June 14, 2024, 01:36:12 PMHard to see McEvoy starting as he seemed to be limping along the sideline at the Armagh game. That's the third game they've named him and he hasn't even been togged in the previous two.

Who replaces him if he is out?
Don't need any more shuffling about of players, I'd rather a straight swap with someone on the bench if needed.
General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
June 13, 2024, 03:18:24 PM
Its been out a while, but I've watched the first season of Patriot on Prime.
I thought it was really good.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling original
June 09, 2024, 11:31:38 AM
Quote from: quit yo jibbajabba on June 09, 2024, 10:17:11 AMIf it ain't broke don't fix it. He's some record at Minors tbf to him

He wasn't at the right level for the senior job, but def seems to have the right persona for the minor role.
Derry by far the better side but not taking their scores and gave away 2 very sloppy goals.
Dublin growing in confidence as a result.

Our cor er back, number 2, is getting a tough time in there