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#1
Quote from: yellowcard on April 12, 2024, 12:39:33 PM
Quote from: statto on April 12, 2024, 06:43:09 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 11, 2024, 10:20:40 PMStrong Armagh team named, glad to see Rian back starting where he belongs.
Geezer changing all the numbers around does my head in as if Fermanagh will think jarly og burns is going play corner forward and turbitt is going play wing forward.I would like see Rian get a run at midfield as think this a weak area for us, but burns, crealey or mackin could all play middle of the field.

Numbers mean nothing. Basically we will play with one or two men up the pitch (probably Murnin and Turbitt/Conaty), one or two men as designated markers at the back (Burns and McKay) with everybody else moving up and down the pitch. Same as nearly every team nowadays so this thing of lining out teams in 1-6-2-6 simply pre-dates the Jimmy McGuinness tactical revolution. It still bemuses me to see a half back get extra credit for picking off scores when they are often the best placed players on the team to kick points. 
Yeah absolutely, we'll see 1 or 2 of the 3 you mentioned or Rian inside, the 2 sitting back and the rest will be up and down the field all day.
#2
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 12, 2024, 08:13:47 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 11, 2024, 10:20:40 PMStrong Armagh team named, glad to see Rian back starting where he belongs.

McCabe injured?
He must be. Conor O'Neill the same. No way those 2 aren't at least on the bench, McCabe had a great league and O'Neill was very good when he played.
#3
GAA Discussion / Re: GAA crowds
April 11, 2024, 10:24:55 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on April 11, 2024, 10:21:21 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on April 11, 2024, 09:21:52 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on April 11, 2024, 09:12:00 PM300 approx as far as I'm aware in Derry

Yet there will be endless whining if Derry do reach the All Ireland.

Could it reach the lunacy levels of '93?? That would be something to behold. Hoor's still haven't spoken to each other since. Clubs really struggled to get anyone to fill committee positions in' 94.

Thing is though, if they drastically decreased the corporate numbers attending the AI Final and increased the % to both senior finalists, pretty much everyone whose deserves a ticket would get one out of a capacity of over 82k.

I believe around 50% of the Celtic Pk stand is going to Donegal and Derry clubs, that's a hell of alot of seats going elsewhere.
See if we got rid of the "corporates" their money and the over paid coaches they enable would the game be in a far better place?
#4
Strong Armagh team named, glad to see Rian back starting where he belongs.
#5
Quote from: Dreadnought on April 10, 2024, 03:51:01 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 10, 2024, 02:14:43 PM
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 10, 2024, 08:49:32 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 10, 2024, 08:30:55 AM
Quote from: Aaron Boone on April 10, 2024, 06:54:16 AMIt's a tight Championship and always is.

Only 2 of the big 3 of Derry, Donegal and Armagh are going to make the Ulster final.
Not even a good wind up that.

There'll be a kick in Tyrone yet and Cavan will fear no one with the way they played at the weekend.

what exactly have tyrone shown for you to day there will be a kick from them
Canavan and McCurry are top top forwards. Plus the fact the huers beat us twice last year.

I'd seen nothing to suggest Cavan would beat Monaghan based on the league.

Nothing? Know we were poor vs yourselves, but we did well in away games, ran Donegal to a point, and finished 3rd while Monaghan were brutal in last 6 League games. Not saying we were favourites, but never nothing to see in this
Well based off what I seen yous looked a division 3 team that day, didn't see any more of yous to be honest and yous obviously had a strong start to the league and ran Donegal close.

Either way league form goes out the window come championship especially in a game with your neighbours and Cavan always strike me as a team that lifts things for championship in fairness and had a super win the other day. 
#6
GAA Discussion / Re: GAA crowds
April 11, 2024, 08:04:04 PM
Quote from: Tones on April 11, 2024, 06:56:22 PMIn 2017, 2018 you could have walked into the athletic grounds 5 minutes before thrown in for a league game and had your pick of a seat, now they queue an hour before thrown in, success does that, well some measure of success for Armagh.  Be happy your team is doing well, don't know any real supporter not getting tickets for any Armagh game.
Don't think so.
#7
News headline there- "new legislation means it will soon be illegal to assault shop staff in England and Wales, shop owners want the same here"

Didn't know it was legal at the minute....
#8
Quote from: Blowitupref on April 10, 2024, 02:29:21 PMNo Brian Fenton for Dublin this weekend as they were unsuccessful in their appeal on his red card in the league final
Imagine Meath caught them.

(Yeah right)
#9
Sick bastards. Its child abuse.
#10
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 10, 2024, 08:49:32 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 10, 2024, 08:30:55 AM
Quote from: Aaron Boone on April 10, 2024, 06:54:16 AMIt's a tight Championship and always is.

Only 2 of the big 3 of Derry, Donegal and Armagh are going to make the Ulster final.
Not even a good wind up that.

There'll be a kick in Tyrone yet and Cavan will fear no one with the way they played at the weekend.

what exactly have tyrone shown for you to day there will be a kick from them
Canavan and McCurry are top top forwards. Plus the fact the huers beat us twice last year.

I'd seen nothing to suggest Cavan would beat Monaghan based on the league.
#11
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 10, 2024, 08:53:01 AM
Quote from: The Boy Wonder on April 09, 2024, 11:32:39 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on April 09, 2024, 06:08:44 PMYou still can't answer why Meath and Kildare are broken but not other teams who are much closer to dublin - i.e. Derry and Kerry and Tyrone when they get themselves in gear will be there or thereabouts.


Teams get a huge confidence boost by winning their provincial championship and are much more primed for a crack at the Dubs than Leinster counties who have been crushed by the Dubs for over a decade. The demoralising effect of Dublin's dominance in Leinster also has a knock-on effect in the League - the imbalance of Ulster v Leinster teams in Division 1 being the prime example.

The provincial system exacerbates the problem with Leinster football. The Ulster Championship is the model for a proper Provincial competition. Connacht has Mayo, Galway & Roscommon in regular contention. Munster has Kerry, Cork and at times Clare or Tipperary. If Kildare and Meath were in Connacht or Munster I would say they would be quite competitive and in the shake-up quite regularly.



or maybe Ulster teams are just better?
From what I saw of Meath and Kildare against us in the league neither even play the same sport as Dublin. Woeful stuff.
#12
Quote from: Aaron Boone on April 10, 2024, 06:54:16 AMIt's a tight Championship and always is.

Only 2 of the big 3 of Derry, Donegal and Armagh are going to make the Ulster final.
Not even a good wind up that.

There'll be a kick in Tyrone yet and Cavan will fear no one with the way they played at the weekend.
#13
GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
April 09, 2024, 11:46:15 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on April 09, 2024, 11:43:36 PMThere were 2 x trials days with 60 students from Colleges at A,B & C grades at it, think 4 per school are invited. The 2nd trial took place the Wed after the Hogan. Tony Scullion in charge.

Was there not county u20 fixtures on that Wednesday if I remember rightly?

Don't think trials the best way to do it imo, give it for actual performances. Lads probably enough football with county minor/u20 games starting and club leagues as well.
#14
Quote from: The Boy Wonder on April 09, 2024, 11:32:39 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on April 09, 2024, 06:08:44 PMYou still can't answer why Meath and Kildare are broken but not other teams who are much closer to dublin - i.e. Derry and Kerry and Tyrone when they get themselves in gear will be there or thereabouts.


Teams get a huge confidence boost by winning their provincial championship and are much more primed for a crack at the Dubs than Leinster counties who have been crushed by the Dubs for over a decade. The demoralising effect of Dublin's dominance in Leinster also has a knock-on effect in the League - the imbalance of Ulster v Leinster teams in Division 1 being the prime example.

The provincial system exacerbates the problem with Leinster football. The Ulster Championship is the model for a proper Provincial competition. Connacht has Mayo, Galway & Roscommon in regular contention. Munster has Kerry, Cork and at times Clare or Tipperary. If Kildare and Meath were in Connacht or Munster I would say they would be quite competitive and in the shake-up quite regularly.


Bar the odd slip Kerry are regularly miles better than the rest in Munster although to a lesser extent than the Dubs. Weak excuse either way, no reason Meath shouldn't be a whole pile more competitive. 
#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?
I think rule is teams are kept apart where possible who have already met, e.g. Derry and Monaghan last year.