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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Galway
July 14, 2024, 05:41:24 PM
Quote from: clarshack on July 14, 2024, 05:38:39 PMWhere did the Ref get the time from to give Donegal one last chance?
I'd say its from the subs made during injury time, plus the time take to hit that '45. Happy to see refs add on that time at the end of injury time when that happens.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling original
July 14, 2024, 10:26:11 AM
Had a look at the Kerry minor teams last night, listed as many players that I could think of from each team. Only named them in the first year they played. 13 players in total, we're involved yesterday. I'm sure there are others that were on the panel at one stage or another.

Shane Ryan
Brian O'Beaglaioch
Tom O'Sullivan
Killian Spillane

Jason Foley
Gavin White
Sean O'Shea
Mike Breen
Graham O'Sullivan

Dara Moynihan
Diarmuid O'Connor
David Clifford


Dylan Geaney

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 13, 2024, 08:34:59 PM
The only time Armagh won the All-Ireland title - Derry minors won the  All-Ireland minor championship and a side from Derry were the reigning All-Ireland Club champions...just saying.
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 13, 2024, 08:22:49 PM
Kerry's 5-in-a-row minor (2014-2018) run has produced one senior All-Ireland title.  And their squad depth is still isn't very good. Their bench is well below the other top sides in the country.
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 13, 2024, 07:07:37 PM
Quote from: screenexile on July 13, 2024, 07:05:18 PM
Quote from: Estimator on July 13, 2024, 06:58:25 PM
Quote from: screenexile on July 13, 2024, 06:57:16 PMWhat was the hop ball for?
Kerry players not beyond the D for the kickout

Need to see it again!
They showed the replay. Two lads not outside. The player receiving the ball was outside. But two lads hadn't made it out.
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 13, 2024, 06:58:25 PM
Quote from: screenexile on July 13, 2024, 06:57:16 PMWhat was the hop ball for?
Kerry players not beyond the D for the kickout
Just looking back though the programme from yesterday's final and there is a page detailing the top scorers from each final since 2000. Obvious names stand out: Conor Mortimer, Ciaran Kilkenny, Cormac Costello, Tommy Conroy, David Clifford.

But there is also a good few that maybe didn't play much football at senior level. Or have a major impact.

So a couple of questions: Did Eugene McVerry or Robbie Tasker (2009)play much senior football for Armagh?

Have the likes of Matthew Cooley (2018), Tomo Culhane (2019) or √Čanna Monaghan (2022) made any real headroads into the Galway senior team?

Would Kerry people have expected to get more out of Killian Spillane (2014), Conor Heaney (2015) and David Shaw (2016)?
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 01, 2024, 02:54:08 PM
Quote from: tyrone08 on July 01, 2024, 02:12:13 PM
Quote from: tiempo on July 01, 2024, 02:10:28 PM
Quote from: The Trap on July 01, 2024, 01:33:40 PMIf you watched derry v kerry you would hardly go to this one........Will be the same again.

That assumes Armagh will play for a low scoring slugfest similar to Derry, while they have been involved in a few of these games I don't think it's Geezers go-to, I think he'll have looked at that yesterday as an opportunity to get tore into Kerry. Armagh need to get the game to boiling point as quickly as possible and keep it there for as long as possible

High risk strategy. Armagh might not be as lucky and get away with as much off the ball stuff that derry got away with.

Kerry were no angels yesterday in the off the ball stuff. And at times the main instigators. It was definitely like for like from where I was sitting. Prime example was O'Connor, who couldn't wait to get stuck into Derry lads that were in his proximity. Obviously they seen McFaul as a weak link in terms of discipline, he was targeted throughout, late hits, pushing/shoving - usual craic.

But Kerry will hope that this narrative, about the rowdy northerners coming down to rough up St David and St Paudie of Fossa, continues into next week.

There'll be concerted effort from the Kerry lads in the media to highlight the treatment of their players by the dirty lads from the north. Especially when they are going to be up against a bigger, more physical side in Armagh.

Their articles, podcasts and interviews in the next fortnight will be an attempt to sway a referee decision here and there. Might get the ref to spot a little jersey holding in the full forward line, when the ref is standing in midfield.. that sort of stuff.
Quote from: Captain Obvious on June 22, 2024, 09:33:56 AMToday 12 teams left in the All Ireland championship and by next Sunday evening the 30th will only be four teams left standing. Knock out stages too rushed for a group stage to eliminate four teams.

People complaining that not enough teams are getting eliminated, but also that too many teams will soon be getting eliminated.

Even if 8 teams were eliminated at the end of the group stage. We'd still be down to four teams on the 30th.
Quote from: Estimator on June 16, 2024, 05:16:15 PMMcNally looking straight at that and gives a free out against Fenton  :o
Doubled up by another shocker from the umpire.
McNally looking straight at that and gives a free out against Fenton  :o
Another free not given for the initial throw in. New rules are looking 1v1, but all Hurson has to do there is blow for a foul.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling original
June 16, 2024, 09:58:33 AM
Individual performances last night were much better than in previous games. Didn't hand the opposition gilt-edged goal opportunities, which is a bonus. Thought the entire defence were decent.. including McKaigue. McFaul / Baker / McCloskey would all have been options for Motm.

Gilmore was showing a decent bit of bite on and off the ball. Dessie Dolan wasn't impressed with him. Gilmore did give one bad ball away. But Baker showed some tactical nous and fouled the man then lay on top of him, assisted by Glass.

Midfield were decent too, always looking for the ball. Glass made a couple of vital defensive interceptions, and scored a couple of points.

Only the Glen lads in the forward line can  come away with any credit. That was probably McGuigans worst (shooting) performance in a Derry jersey, think it was 3 wide, 2 short and one free that just about made it over the bar.

Not sure what Cassidy brings to the team any more - great at running in a straight towards the corner and then turning back. He'd a couple of shooting chances yesterday and looked like he didn't have the confidence to go for it. Could maybe do with some time on the sideline.

Looks like Harte is the same as RG in terms of trusting the bench. All those subs, that eventually came on, could have been made much earlier.

Will the Tyrone game be in Omagh on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon?  ;)
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling original
June 12, 2024, 12:18:49 PM
Saturday's game is now a Double Header with Down v Wicklow!
Magherafelt have been in the last 4 county minor finals, winning two of them.
They had Four Master beaten in the Ulster Club until the ref made a bizarre penalty call against them. So they are doing something right at underage, and they look to be the only club fit to challenge Glen.