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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: Today at 08:24:46 PM »
Ros hit 14 wides. If that was Mayo everybody would go to town on the shit forwards. Maybe Ros forwards are not as good as they're supposed to be.

I think their forwards are still pretty good for the most part but their shot selection in the 2nd half was deplorable. Shooting from way out or out on the wing when they had a strong wind behind them. It felt like they thought the wind would do all the work for them rather than working the ball a bit closer to goal.

Ultimately if you lose a half of football 0-11 to 1-1 you probably donít deserve it on the day.

I'm sure some of the Rossies can put me right but I can't recall on Sunday any of their forwards kicking a score with their weaker foot or even attempting it? Its hard to tell from Shane Walsh that his left foot is weaker and Ian Burke too is very strong on his left and kicked a score with his weaker foot near the end. Comer kicked a great score with his left against Mayo and Heaney kicked scores from both feet during the league.

I can recall Kieran Shannon doing an article on it a few years ago as he thought that was the big difference between Dublin & Mayo's forwards.

The BIG difference between Mayo and Dublin the last couple of years has been the SUBS BENCH. When the game is in the BALANCE toward the end of the game, Dublin can bring on fresh players as good as the ones coming off. Mayo DON'T have that luxury.

Maybe you could add discipline. Plus technique versus effort.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/i-wouldnt-want-to-play-on-this-team-paul-galvin-explains-why-mayos-tactics-are-death-to-a-halfforward-36927128.html
Their system of play is death to a half-forward, or an inside forward for that matter.

"So many times last Sunday Mayo defenders were ahead of the ball, killing my space forward players should be operating in.

"As a half-forward who loved playing in the pockets along the 45, I simply wouldn't thrive in this Mayo team. Too many bodies occupying the spaces I'd need to be taking up.

"There's something unnaturally frustrating about getting a ball in a championship game and not being able to hit a pass or execute what you see in your head.

"You can deal with that happening a few times or even for a few games, but over time if you're repeatedly blocked up, caught up, short of options, playing sideways, seeing opportunities but not being able to execute for congestion or lack of awareness, it gets irritating.

"Developing their forward play is a big problem for Mayo. If their backs stayed out of the way they would make things easier for themselves and have a chance of progressing. At the moment, it's hard, physical work just watching them trying to get out of their own way."


 https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/jim-mcguinness-mayo-now-on-a-familiar-but-unforgiving-road-1.3494910
For example, Keith Higgins is one of my favourite players. He is 33 now and still as easy on the eye to watch - fast, dynamic, powerful and a joy to watch, I think. Early in the second half he makes a break out of defence and he is going direct. But who is with him? Nobody. He becomes an isolated runner. Because that strategy is not in place. Then he went again a few minutes later and he kicked a fine score - because he had no choice. I felt Paddy Durcan broke out well a few times also but he too became isolated. And I feel this is a consistent problem for Mayo.

Lee Keegan breaks and he gets isolated but he sometimes has the capacity to use his speed and talent to kick a point on the run and it looks fine. But where is the support off the shoulder or ahead of the player on the ball? Imagine Kevin McLoughlin playing on the Dublin team. Think of him coming off those passes and working in that pod system with that engine, that decision making facility and his point-taking ability. The damage he would cause! Why does he go missing for periods for Mayo? Because the system is not relentless with Mayo. The dots are not fully joined up. Itís as if Mayo blindly trust they will find a way; get that score

Maybe you could add ''Just not good enough''. There is no time since 2013 that i felt we were better than Dublin. The effort has been massive and no other county outside Mayo can appreciate this. This group are just unlucky to have came along when Dublin have begun a massive conveyor belt of top quality players coming from a huge financial backing and procession of Home games.
Yes. Sometimes timing is the problem.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: Today at 08:02:09 PM »
Ros hit 14 wides. If that was Mayo everybody would go to town on the shit forwards. Maybe Ros forwards are not as good as they're supposed to be.

I think their forwards are still pretty good for the most part but their shot selection in the 2nd half was deplorable. Shooting from way out or out on the wing when they had a strong wind behind them. It felt like they thought the wind would do all the work for them rather than working the ball a bit closer to goal.

Ultimately if you lose a half of football 0-11 to 1-1 you probably donít deserve it on the day.

I'm sure some of the Rossies can put me right but I can't recall on Sunday any of their forwards kicking a score with their weaker foot or even attempting it? Its hard to tell from Shane Walsh that his left foot is weaker and Ian Burke too is very strong on his left and kicked a score with his weaker foot near the end. Comer kicked a great score with his left against Mayo and Heaney kicked scores from both feet during the league.

I can recall Kieran Shannon doing an article on it a few years ago as he thought that was the big difference between Dublin & Mayo's forwards.

The BIG difference between Mayo and Dublin the last couple of years has been the SUBS BENCH. When the game is in the BALANCE toward the end of the game, Dublin can bring on fresh players as good as the ones coming off. Mayo DON'T have that luxury.

Maybe you could add discipline. Plus technique versus effort.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/i-wouldnt-want-to-play-on-this-team-paul-galvin-explains-why-mayos-tactics-are-death-to-a-halfforward-36927128.html
Their system of play is death to a half-forward, or an inside forward for that matter.

"So many times last Sunday Mayo defenders were ahead of the ball, killing my space forward players should be operating in.

"As a half-forward who loved playing in the pockets along the 45, I simply wouldn't thrive in this Mayo team. Too many bodies occupying the spaces I'd need to be taking up.

"There's something unnaturally frustrating about getting a ball in a championship game and not being able to hit a pass or execute what you see in your head.

"You can deal with that happening a few times or even for a few games, but over time if you're repeatedly blocked up, caught up, short of options, playing sideways, seeing opportunities but not being able to execute for congestion or lack of awareness, it gets irritating.

"Developing their forward play is a big problem for Mayo. If their backs stayed out of the way they would make things easier for themselves and have a chance of progressing. At the moment, it's hard, physical work just watching them trying to get out of their own way."


 https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/jim-mcguinness-mayo-now-on-a-familiar-but-unforgiving-road-1.3494910
For example, Keith Higgins is one of my favourite players. He is 33 now and still as easy on the eye to watch - fast, dynamic, powerful and a joy to watch, I think. Early in the second half he makes a break out of defence and he is going direct. But who is with him? Nobody. He becomes an isolated runner. Because that strategy is not in place. Then he went again a few minutes later and he kicked a fine score - because he had no choice. I felt Paddy Durcan broke out well a few times also but he too became isolated. And I feel this is a consistent problem for Mayo.

Lee Keegan breaks and he gets isolated but he sometimes has the capacity to use his speed and talent to kick a point on the run and it looks fine. But where is the support off the shoulder or ahead of the player on the ball? Imagine Kevin McLoughlin playing on the Dublin team. Think of him coming off those passes and working in that pod system with that engine, that decision making facility and his point-taking ability. The damage he would cause! Why does he go missing for periods for Mayo? Because the system is not relentless with Mayo. The dots are not fully joined up. Itís as if Mayo blindly trust they will find a way; get that score

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: Today at 04:59:57 PM »

Free in or play the advantage. Once the ball has been fouled the advantage is over and come back for the original free.

Advantage doesn't mean you can run all day with the ball in your hand.

Not sure how the rule is in hurling but in football, if you foul the ball during the advantage, it's a free against you AFAIK. Stupid rule though, the original free should stand

Within 5 seconds the original free stands if you foul the ball, outside that the advantage is over and normal rules apply. Fouling the ball will result in a free against you.

The non goal Tipp got v the Dťise defined the Munster ranking.

How would it?.

Even if they had won,they still wouldnít have made 3rd place
They would have had 3 points going into yesterday and an incentive to win

Are you really suggesting they didnít try yesterday,when on all evidence the opposite was the case?
The "goal" was kick in the nuts to them.
If they had a chance to qualify they would have been different.
The year after an all Ireland appearance can often be poor but the round robin changes the dynamic changes somewhat imo.
As it is this is a year to write off for them
They will be back

Are you seriously suggesting they didnít give 100% yesterday

I was at the game and Cork were under huge pressure bar the last 2 minutes of injury time.

Home advantage and the amount of games you have to play in a row have a huge bearing on results in Munster,which is hugely competitive.

How did Harnedy get away with the steps for the goal?

Can referee's not count to four?
Waterford player slapped him with the hurley across the grip as far as I could see

Free in or play the advantage. Once the ball has been fouled the advantage is over and come back for the original free.

Advantage doesn't mean you can run all day with the ball in your hand.
Advantage acrues
So if he was slapped by the hurley there was an advantage for that

Never heard of that one before.

So what you're saying is that Harnedy because he was slapped was allowed to overcarry or are you saying the once he was slapped his step count was reset to 0 and allowed to take another 4 steps irrespective of the 3 he'd already taken pre slap???
Don't think either are in the rule book.
the foul would be from where the slap was given
but county referees seem to be giving the players another 4 steps with the ball as an extra advantage
it has happened in a number of games this year during the league and championship

I'm not saying it doesn't happen but its certainly not in the rulebook, but that's never an issue in hurling as the rulebook is seldom adhered to.
Cody and the boys have their own rulebook

If Galway give KK a good schalaking in every sense of the word in the upcoming Leinster final then I can see Eddie Keher being wheeled out to complain about Galways physicality...

KK don't have the physical power they once had and Galway should let them know it as they've been on the receiving end when the shoe was on the other foot.
I don't know. Maybe they would just take their beating. I think they know they have work to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYj-24PmwsE&t=54s

KK have been wondering when Galway would show up for a number of years



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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: Today at 02:32:11 PM »
Only 2 teams have won a World cup outside of their own continent. Brazil and Spain (South Africa 2010)
Brazil don't look like a team that can do it. So it will be a European team. My money is on the Ze Germans. Or Belgium. Or England. No sorry definitely not England.
Germany 2014 too

Yes of course, sorry. Point still stands it's very difficult to look outside of the 2 or 3 big teams. Germany, Spain, Brazil.
The Chermans are hardly going to win back to back world cups in fairness. Not even the Dubs could do that.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: Today at 01:02:27 PM »
Only 2 teams have won a World cup outside of their own continent. Brazil and Spain (South Africa 2010)
Brazil don't look like a team that can do it. So it will be a European team. My money is on the Ze Germans. Or Belgium. Or England. No sorry definitely not England.
Germany 2014 too

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GAA Discussion / Re: Heaney blasts BBCNI
« on: Today at 08:28:45 AM »
Sent a complaint to the bbc generally about the lack of coverage of the Ulster Club Championship Games on radio or television, for the craic.........

Heres the reply........

Thanks for your e-mail.

I understand you feel that thereís insufficient coverage given to Gaelic Football.

We try to give a wide range of sporting activities as much airtime as possible. Iím sure you can appreciate, that despite our best efforts, we cannot accommodate the myriad tastes of all sport lovers. A difficult decision has to be made by the BBC on the amount of time available to report on the days sporting results and which live sport will receive live coverage. The choices we make will not be appreciated by all sections of our audience.

However I appreciate that you feel we should provide greater coverage on BBC Northern Ireland.

I'd like to assure you that I've registered your comments on our audience log. This is the internal report of audience feedback which we compile daily for all programme makers and commissioning executives within the BBC, and also their senior management. It ensures that your points, and all other comments we receive, are circulated and considered across the BBC.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us with your concerns.

Kind Regards

, We try to give a wide range of sporting activities as much airtime as possible. Iím sure you can appreciate, that despite our best efforts, we cannot accommodate the myriad tastes of all sport lovers"

That is a non argument in the GAA context. Maybe they could roll it out to explain why showjumping gets fewer hours than usual.

GAA is as big as soccer in NI and doesn't get the respect it metrits on the BBC.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:57:51 PM »
Trump is claiming that family separation is a democrat policy.
What a cnut

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:53:13 PM »
Maguire to Kane. Cavan or Fermanagh to Connemara

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:51:11 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/18/tunisia-v-england-world-cup-2018-live-updates

25 min: ďI think one important difference right now is that Spurs are good,Ē Matthew Turner says. ďMan City are good. Liverpool are good. And they all employ a chest-out, collective, attacking football. That means England are flush with players who have confidence and want to play. And there are some Manchester United players too.Ē

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:24:39 PM »
So, I wonder how many on here are hoping for an England defeat and how many want a win. I hope they win, even though their commentators are unbearable.
The only decent England effort I remember seeing was Bobby Robson ''s 1990 team who reached the semis.
I would like to see them doing well this time. The usual suspects are not very interesting. 

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:44:16 PM »
Open to correction but in my opinion we tend to struggle at this tournament (bar the year we had Ryan, Stockdale, Porter etc.) due to the physicality and intense nature of regular games. Injuries and squad size really take their toll and our 2nd and 3rd choice in key positions isnt of the standard to that of opposition. Our sides tend to be a lot smaller and pitted in an extremely tough group - France (winners) and S.A (3rd place) we struggled - even though we could have beat them! Coupled with the fact it was arguably the best underage side Georgia have produced.

I'm not trying to make excuses for a disappointing tournament but the end goal is to produce professional players and we'll be fine in that department. Like an exceptional minor GAA side and an average one, you tend to get 2-3 seniors max!

This article on England tells you winning it isnt the be all and end all.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/englands-2016-u20-world-cup-winning-side-now/
4 of them held back by injuries
England had 18 or something on the injury list at the start of the 6N

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:39:16 PM »
As Fermanagh could not play Monaghan or Tyrone, if they are still there, then that increases the chance of Cork drawing one of these, which reduces Cork's prospects.

Why could Fermanagh not play Tyrone?
Health and Safety or else because they have already played Monaghan and they beat Tyrone?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:15:48 PM »
Roscommon had 2 poor wides and they were from Kilroy and Fintan Cregg and neither of them were just after half time, the rest were from difficult angles and outside the D.

Roscommon didn't score from play in the final 50 minutes and only mustered a one free in that time, they really struggled to create good scoring opportunities.

All Shane Walsh's free's were close to the 21 as were all the points from play in that 2nd half apart from Walsh's 1st point of the 2nd half.

It really doesn't fit the narrative that Roscommon threw the game away, they put themselves in a great position at half time but thats about it. There was a huge gulf in the teams in that 2nd half.

Galway with plenty of work to do going forward but at the beginning of the season if you'd told me we'd go unbeaten in the league and get to the league final and then beat Mayo and win the Connacht title beating the Rossies I'd be absolutely delighted.
I would have been happy with surviving in D1. Winning Connacht is great as long as we don't get a gutting later on.

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