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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 23, 2024, 06:18:17 PM
Mayo team to play Tyrone tomorrow.

Rob Hennelly (Raheny)
Jack Coyne (Ballyhaunis)
Rory Brickenden (Westport)
Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites);
Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar),
Stephen Coen(Hollymount/Carramore),
Enda Hession (Garrymore)
Diarmuid O'Connor (Ballintubber),
Jack Carney (Kilmeena)
Diarmuid Duffy (Ballinrobe)
Fergal Boland (Aghamore)
Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina);
Aidan O'Shea (Breaffy)
Tommy Conroy (The Neale)
Ryan O'Donoghue (Belmullet).

Four changes from the team that started against Kerry. Rob Hennelly, Stephen Coen, Enda Hession and Diarmuid Duffy come in. Out go Colm Reape, David McBrien, Eoghan McLaughlin and Bob Tuohy.
#2
Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2024
February 23, 2024, 05:54:44 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on February 23, 2024, 04:09:07 PM
Quote from: yellowcard on February 23, 2024, 02:30:18 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 23, 2024, 01:11:52 PM
Quote from: yellowcard on February 23, 2024, 10:47:08 AM
Quote from: johnnycool on February 23, 2024, 08:43:28 AMKyle Hayes starts for Limerick against the Dubs this weekend, a month before his sentencing trial...

Do Limerick know something the rest of us don't?


I wouldn't read too much into it. It's just John Kiely trying to create a siege mentality from within and he is firmly backing his player. Rightly or wrongly but he's stuck his neck on the block for Hayes. 
Probably wrongly

Many will hold that view but Kiely either believes in his innocence or he has decided to completely ignore any off the field misconduct because he sees Hayes' value to this Limerick team as being greater than any moralistic standpojnt.

If Hayes was a fringe player I'm not sure he would have thought it worth the media scrutiny of deciding to play him in a League game in February. If Hayes walks free an innocent man and helps Limerick create history to win 5 in a row Kiely will feel vindicated in standing by his player.   

He's been found guilty of violent disorder in a court of law, Kiely can believe all he likes, but that's the fact. All we're waiting on is his sentencing

It's not a good look for Kiely at all.
#3
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
February 23, 2024, 03:50:25 PM
Quote from: gawa316 on February 23, 2024, 03:45:31 PMIs that him out of the city game?

Yes.
#4
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
February 23, 2024, 02:16:10 PM
I see just when Rasmus Hojlund has found the goal scoring form he's ruled out with a muscle injury for the next 4 or 5 games. While a blow to United it's a boost to Villa and Spurs ahead of them.
#5
Quote from: Shamrock Shore on February 22, 2024, 09:41:58 AMEh..............

Going by your profile image Larry Cunningham?
#6
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 22, 2024, 05:42:50 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 22, 2024, 05:12:32 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on February 22, 2024, 05:07:01 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 22, 2024, 04:57:57 PMMayo 2023 are another warning sign for Derry.So are Galway 2023.  Journalists will always focus on the now and both teams got loads of attention in the run up to May, just like Derry now , but neither county was there at the business end.  Both counties have learnt their lesson .
Fans love winning but the All Ireland now is about pace, patience and avoiding injuries. Nobody was talking about Dublin this time last year.

What lesson have Galway learned? How have they shown to have learned from it?
They have been trying out other players in order to broaden the panel.The stars have not played in the first 3 matches.They aren't interested in the league final. I think that is significant. the all Ireland now starts in January.  It's more like the EPL now. Arsenal had basically the same team last season and they were gassed  with a month or so to go.

Saying that like Galway don't have a number of first choice players out injured? No option but to try out other players then.
#7
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 22, 2024, 05:05:22 PM
Quote from: Mario on February 22, 2024, 03:13:36 PMGlen got to an AI final last year too, Derry got to a league final, won a tough ulster champ, were still playing in July and lost the AI semi because they missed too many chances. It's more likely than not Derry won't win the AI, and there will be a queue of people lining up to blame their league form but it will have nothing to do with it. Players are capable of playing once a week in 3 week blocks. Sports science is there to manage training loads.


Not sure I'd blame it on Glens club runs or a league final (Div 2 is less intense than Div 1 football) but it was clear Derry had a big dip in their 2nd half performance against Kerry in the All Ireland semi final. Now it might simply have been that they used up a lot of their energy with a impressive 1st half leading by three and scoring 1-11. 2nd half scores wasn't coming as easy and were making mistakes at both ends of the field that they weren't first half something that happens with tired minds and bodies.
#8
General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
February 22, 2024, 04:12:56 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on February 21, 2024, 03:29:22 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on February 21, 2024, 02:44:58 PMAccording to Sky sports Liverpool target Xabi Alonso is Bayern Munich's No 1 choice to succeed Thomas Tuchel after the Bundesliga champions confirmed they will part ways with the manager this summer – while they are also looking at Zinedine Zidane.


Would Zidane want it?

Wonder where Liverpool go if Alonso turns them down.
Hard to know, media linking him so must be something in it.
#9
Quote from: supersub on February 22, 2024, 02:29:42 PMCity's to lose. Arsenal close second after the dismantling job they did on Liverpool at the Emirates and the furore which followed from pitch and media. Ah well, always next year.

City would need to be top of the table before declaring that. Watched City's last two matches, lucky to get a draw against Chelsea and the match against Brentford was heading towards a draw until a slip that allowed Haaland in to score. Those was two home games they were expected to win by a bit to spare.

There is more spark to City's performances in the Champions league which might suggest retaining that trophy is their number one priority.


I questioned the timing of making public the departure of Klopp as it stands it's worked in Liverpool's favour as even with players out replacements have stepped in and given 100% with the aim to give Klopp a perfect send off at the end of this season.
#10
General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
February 21, 2024, 02:44:58 PM
According to Sky sports Liverpool target Xabi Alonso is Bayern Munich's No 1 choice to succeed Thomas Tuchel after the Bundesliga champions confirmed they will part ways with the manager this summer – while they are also looking at Zinedine Zidane.

#11
General discussion / Re: Premier League 2023-2024
February 19, 2024, 07:41:08 PM
Roy Hodgson has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager hours before their Premier League meeting with Everton.

A Palace statement also confirmed the 76-year-old, who was hospitalised after falling ill during a training session on Thursday, was "out of hospital and doing well".


Oliver Glasner: former Eintracht Frankfurt boss is the new Crystal Palace manager
#12
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 19, 2024, 07:30:04 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 19, 2024, 07:18:01 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on February 19, 2024, 07:05:37 PMDavy doesn't do careful manager speak ;D
He is such a breath of fresh air
Looking more frustrated this year not helped with losing his two coaches to club teams, injuries to current panelists and good first choice players Conor Daly,Cian McKeon,Ciaran Murtagh opting out for the year.
#13
Tyrone v Mayo
Dublin v Kerry
Galway v Derry
Roscommon v Monaghan

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

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

Wexford v Waterford
Longford v London
Carlow v Leitrim
Tipperary v Laois
#14
GAA Discussion / Re: GAA WTF
February 18, 2024, 08:24:25 PM
Quote from: AustinPowers on February 18, 2024, 07:15:51 PMWhat is going on  with the  new official GAA Website?  It is beyond woeful.

Looking for results is like  looking for a  needle  in a haystack.

The fixtures/results section  was so easy to  navigate before.  But this new  site  is truly awful

It's like they got some students on work experience to update the website.
#15
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 18, 2024, 08:22:48 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on February 18, 2024, 05:33:08 PMI don't think it's working for him but hard to see a change now.

Sides have changed their manager during Div 2 league campaign before. Limerick the most recent one last year. If it's a case that Glen has lost the dressing room then it's pointless carrying on with him in charge.