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Tyrone Gaa

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Re: Co. Board/Garvaghey etc
« Reply #210 on: January 07, 2018, 05:00:27 PM »
By common consent, perhaps only 3 players in the running for captaincy - Harte, Donnelly, C Cavanagh.  A good captain has to be able to read people and communicate with people, not just be a good player.  Cavanagh is an excellent player, but three factors are against him: (1) he plays a high-energy style and is getting on.  Harte likes to get a few years out of his captains.  Cavanagh is getting to the end of his playing years.  (2) He has a short fuse.  More so than the other two and can always be guaranteed to pick up a card.  Saying that Donnelly should not have been capt for "ill discipline" and then opting for the short-tempered CK as some kind of level-headed saint is comical.  CK has one of the poorer discipline records on the Tyrone team.  I've seen Sean Cavanagh wrestling him away from incidents in games, realising that his younger brother was going to get booked.  (3) He's an introvert, not a natural communicator or someone who would naturally get onto other's players' wavelengths.  In that regard, he's the opposite of his outgoing and personable older brother.  There's more to motivating others than just playing well.  A good capt is a mix of football skills and people skills.  Donnelly is a fanatic about football and winning and comes from a long line of great football people who live for the game, and he's a pleasant lad off the pitch.  Obviously, as a mere 2 times all star, AI minor winner and O'Neill cup winner, he wouldn't be a good enough footballer to get onto bigdog's club or county team, but most rational people who don't have an axe to grind will accept that he's a good all round choice for the position.  So would Harte, obviously, but you can imagine the stick MH would have got if Peter had been appointed.  Cavanagh is a good player, and I wish that he was 6 years younger so we'd get more of him, but for the reasons outlined, despite his great on-field attitude, skills and energy, I don't see him as 100% capt material.

I will never get the time back I spent reading this dribble!! How unfortunate.

Has Colm Cavanagh turned 30 yet? I wouldnít class him as on the road out. His discipline is exceptional and maybe a flaw that could have been leveled at him in his younger days but I actually canít remember him seeing red or black. He isnít as media savvy as Sean a fair point but on the pitch I see him organising players and ensuring everyone is working.

I donít feel MD is a bad candidate for captain, I just felt Colm was stronger from the outside looking in.

Was at todayís game and if Richie Donnelly plays many games for Tyrone this year I will be amazed, he was so bad today and looked well of the pace. He has bulked up but canít carry it the way Mattie can.
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Re: Co. Board/Garvaghey etc
« Reply #211 on: January 14, 2018, 08:42:55 PM »
What a terrible advert for Gaelic football Mickey Harte and Rory Gallagher promote. I wonder what masterful advice Stephen o Neill will have for Tyrone's one man forward line when their are four Dublin defenders around him come high summer? Lol what a joke Tyrone are really becoming. Three more years!... Three more years!

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« Reply #212 on: February 08, 2018, 01:49:18 PM »
Didn't Tyrone just play against Dublin leaving two men up and an actual genuine half forward line only this weekend?

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Re: Co. Board/Garvaghey etc
« Reply #213 on: February 28, 2018, 10:55:14 PM »
What a terrible advert for Gaelic football Mickey Harte and Rory Gallagher promote. I wonder what masterful advice Stephen o Neill will have for Tyrone's one man forward line when their are four Dublin defenders around him come high summer? Lol what a joke Tyrone are really becoming. Three more years!... Three more years!

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Re: Co. Board/Garvaghey etc
« Reply #214 on: March 05, 2018, 09:42:43 PM »
i see the tyrone hurlers are the latest team to be refused access to garvaghy pitches. a friend of mine had a relation home from america last summer and wanted to see garvaghy. they drove up to front gates only to be told by someone guarding the entrance that they couldnt get in. its turning into area 51. god knows what goes on up there....
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Re: Co. Board/Garvaghey etc
« Reply #215 on: March 05, 2018, 10:17:09 PM »
i see the tyrone hurlers are the latest team to be refused access to garvaghy pitches. a friend of mine had a relation home from america last summer and wanted to see garvaghy. they drove up to front gates only to be told by someone guarding the entrance that they couldnt get in. its turning into area 51. goes knows what goes on up there....

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Re: Co. Board/Garvaghey etc
« Reply #216 on: April 04, 2018, 11:58:58 PM »
i see the tyrone hurlers are the latest team to be refused access to garvaghy pitches. a friend of mine had a relation home from america last summer and wanted to see garvaghy. they drove up to front gates only to be told by someone guarding the entrance that they couldnt get in. its turning into area 51. god knows what goes on up there....

The further your ilk are from Garvaghey the better.   Stick to the pubs.

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Re: Co. Board/Garvaghey etc
« Reply #217 on: April 06, 2018, 01:41:24 PM »
i see the tyrone hurlers are the latest team to be refused access to garvaghy pitches. a friend of mine had a relation home from america last summer and wanted to see garvaghy. they drove up to front gates only to be told by someone guarding the entrance that they couldnt get in. its turning into area 51. god knows what goes on up there....

That is very strange. I be up there all the time using the play park with the kids and also the walking track around it that is open to the public. I have never been unable to gain access. Even if the gates are locked there is a pedestrian entrance so you can still walk. I think your cousin is talking sh1te.