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#1
Dublin with all 15 players back in defence when Derry have the ball and tackling in packs. No different than other teams at the top however the narrative is very different about them in the media.
#2
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on Today at 04:54:18 PMStill in Liverpools hands?

2024 name on the trophy type win for Liverpool.
#3
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
March 01, 2024, 04:51:04 PM
Quote from: 93-DY-SAM on March 01, 2024, 04:36:04 PM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on March 01, 2024, 04:05:43 PM
Quote from: 93-DY-SAM on March 01, 2024, 03:52:57 PMhttps://www.irishnews.com/gaa/derry-set-to-rest-key-men-and-avoid-dublins-cross-examination-LZ4E4NXQGFCYLC6YHN3VZNAF4Q/

Eight points secured four points ahead of the rest. Would be a sensible decision to rest players.

No idea if that's right or not as Derry name their team very late on these days but Cahair is prob not far off the money. A sensible decision if it turns out to be the case. We could be playing the Dubs again in a month in a league final.
Cahair has good sources he doesn't normally post articles up without getting his information correct. Will likely play Dublin in a month in the final though a League final would probably be more winnable if Dublin wasn't in it however Mickey Harte is looking at the long term and championship and feels now is the ideal time to rest players.
#5
GAA Discussion / Re: RG at arms length
February 28, 2024, 04:06:50 PM
Quote from: quit yo jibbajabba on February 28, 2024, 01:12:00 PMBe a brave team takes him on tbh ..

Would say more about that club or county team if they appoint him as their manager in the future.
#6
General discussion / Re: Premier League 2023-2024
February 26, 2024, 03:21:11 PM
Quote from: RedHand88 on February 26, 2024, 01:40:28 PMEverton points reduction reduced to 6 points. You'd think they'll be safe now.

One would feel sorry for little old Luton then again their manager said recently he always looked at the table without the points reduction for Everton.
#7
Quote from: jcpen on February 25, 2024, 05:53:58 PMFantastic display from Liverpool, as a neutral I was delighted to see them win. Chelsea were a disgrace in extra time.

Memory loss? You are a Liverpool supporter. Enjoy the win today and what's to come for the rest of the season. Chelsea have been a disgrace all season appointing Pochettino has proved to be another poor one by a club in a mess.
#8
The open top bus through the streets of Liverpool in mid May will be loaded down with trophies. League cup won and FA cup, Europa league and Premier league Liverpool's to lose.
#9
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 25, 2024, 04:36:22 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 25, 2024, 01:14:19 PM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on February 25, 2024, 12:37:11 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 25, 2024, 11:28:22 AM
Quote from: From the Bunker on February 24, 2024, 10:10:52 PMDublin used to target Mayo games back in the day when we were a threat. We took some wallopings in the League. We never beat them in that period in the League. Between the League and Championship it was a procession of beatings. They would have targeted this game. Not giving your main rivals an inch sets the tone for the rest of the year.
It felt like a normal Saturday with the sports news on the radio and the previews in the papers and the analysis on the telly but it's all an illusion. Once the match started everything was back to the 6 in a row. Competition in Gaelic football is dead. It's groundhog day.

The GAA weaponised Dublin's population advantage. The Dubs own the sport as a result. This didn't start yesterday. It has been going on for almost 2 decades. 

Maybe Derry are the new Mayo. If so, a future of one point hammerings awaits hi.  Mickey Harte wants to win everything but when he was breaking barriers the dubs were a totally different animal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3G1bwD0ao0


And why don't Kildare and Meath compete ? Even Fermanagh can compete in Ulster. WTF . Why don't they just cop on? And Tyrone were really poor to win just one all Ireland . Yeah. Jesus. etc etc

In 10 years Kerry won one all Ireland. Dublin won 8. Kerry can't produce fully formed players as fast as Dublin can. 

It's really weird to feel sorry for Kerry.

No such thing and few of those narrow losses was matches there to be won for Mayo. If given the same chance I doubt a Mickey Harte managed Derry would do the same.


Let's see

I remember last year all the talk in the papers about how Dublin were finished. They came in under the radar. The obstacle course that is the new championship is no bother to them. They always win Leinster. Top of the round robins. Quarter finals a doddle. Semi finals just turn on the turbo after 65 minutes. Same in the final.

Let's see how long the challengers can keep up the pretence.

I counted 7 new players yesterday compared to the 2020 final.

2020
Cluxton
Fitzsimons Byrne Cooper
Murchan Small MCDaid
Fenton McCarthy
Scully Kilkenny Bugler
Small O^Callaghan Rock

Dublin:2024  D O'Hanlon;
S MacMahon, T Clancy, E Murchan;
C Murphy, J Small, L Gannon 0-01;
B Fenton 0-01, P Ó Cofaigh Byrne;
R McGarry 0-01, S Bugler 0-03, C Kilkenny 0-03 (1m);
P Small 0-03, C O'Callaghan 3-04 (1-00 pen, 0-02f), N Scully 0-01.

They just have a much bigger production line.
Reading too much into the league. They needed the old guard to get themselves over the line in the championship last year.

Derry eight points on the board should be looking to rest players in their remaining league fixtures now.
#10
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 25, 2024, 04:34:49 PM
Too the surprise of nobody Donegal v Armagh finishes in a draw.
#11
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 25, 2024, 12:37:11 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 25, 2024, 11:28:22 AM
Quote from: From the Bunker on February 24, 2024, 10:10:52 PMDublin used to target Mayo games back in the day when we were a threat. We took some wallopings in the League. We never beat them in that period in the League. Between the League and Championship it was a procession of beatings. They would have targeted this game. Not giving your main rivals an inch sets the tone for the rest of the year.
It felt like a normal Saturday with the sports news on the radio and the previews in the papers and the analysis on the telly but it's all an illusion. Once the match started everything was back to the 6 in a row. Competition in Gaelic football is dead. It's groundhog day.

The GAA weaponised Dublin's population advantage. The Dubs own the sport as a result. This didn't start yesterday. It has been going on for almost 2 decades. 

Maybe Derry are the new Mayo. If so, a future of one point hammerings awaits hi.  Mickey Harte wants to win everything but when he was breaking barriers the dubs were a totally different animal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3G1bwD0ao0


And why don't Kildare and Meath compete ? Even Fermanagh can compete in Ulster. WTF . Why don't they just cop on? And Tyrone were really poor to win just one all Ireland . Yeah. Jesus. etc etc

In 10 years Kerry won one all Ireland. Dublin won 8. Kerry can't produce fully formed players as fast as Dublin can. 

It's really weird to feel sorry for Kerry.

No such thing and few of those narrow losses was matches there to be won for Mayo. If given the same chance I doubt a Mickey Harte managed Derry would do the same.

#12
Quote from: ONeill on February 25, 2024, 12:18:07 AMI don't think there's any special side you'd fear in the CL. Bar City.
Real Madrid would be thinking the same.
#13
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 24, 2024, 09:47:43 PM
Will be plenty of soul searching in the Kerry camp after losing with a near full strength team by ten points and conceded 3-18 against a Dublin team without Stephen Cluxton; David Byrne, Michael Fitzsimons,James McCarthy, Paul Mannion, Cormac Costello, Colm Basquel and Jack McCaffrey
#14
Quote from: thewobbler on February 23, 2024, 11:12:18 AM
Quote from: Snapchap on February 23, 2024, 10:47:48 AM
Quote from: thewobbler on February 23, 2024, 10:31:09 AMIt would seems the list of Bob Dylan's favourite songwriters could extend from here to the moon.

If I was to ask 10 random Irish people if they've heard of Paul Brady, honestly I doubt he'd register with more than 5.

I like his music too. But for whatever reason, he seems to have no ability to transcend generations.

I respectfully think you're talking through your hoop! Anyone who can sell out Vicar street for almost a  month solid, and who has has his songs covered by the sort of names listed above, can't serioulsy be argued to be not well known. Especially in hs own country.

I honestly do believe you're overestimating his reach.

23 sold out nights in Vicar St is a wonderful accomplishment. But to put it in perspective, the cumulative audience figure accounts for about one quarter capacity of one night in Croke Park, and this happened 23 years ago.

Is he well known within Irish folks circles? Absolutely, he's an esteemed overlord at this point. Does he have a peculiar (and I mean in a good way) resonance with music lovers which means he has fans across the world? Absolutely.

But could he also spend the afternoon in a busy Kilbroney Forest park without anyone recognising him? Absolutely.


Reminds me of this picture.  On the left some random guy with his phone in his hand on the New York subway, on the right Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.

#15
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 22, 2024, 03:41:47 PM
Some counties main objective is staying up in Division 1 and anything else is a bonus. Kerry and Derry bringing back the Clifford brothers and Glen players back so soon is a clear message that their objective is to win the league title and then carry that form into the championship.

Harte has joined up with Derry to win the All-Ireland title and IMO they'll likely have a better chance of achieving that feat in 2025 should Glen get an early exit from the Derry or Ulster this autumn/winter.