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Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2022, 10:48:21 AM »
Going into any game at this level with complacency can be lethal; but I'd hope, and frankly expect, that the current Derry squad will have used the past few weeks to come down from the Ulster Final, focus on what they need to do and started to prepare specifically for the next game, and for Croke Park.

We now know it will be Clare, and I think that they deserve the respect due to a team that has reached this level of the competition. I was at the game in Ennis, and while we won by nine, they were still dangerous: Keelan Sexton scored 5 points, Darren O'Neill had a strong game in midfield, Clare were also missing Ciarán Russell, who had a good game against Roscommon, and Podge Collins, who can be very influential for them, only came on as a sub midway through the second half. I'd say they have kicked on considerably since February, but crucially, so have we.

Really looking forward to this game. Doire Abú!
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2022, 10:56:28 AM »
Id rather have got someone else, Derry are favourites here, Clare be up for this
Yeah tricky draw for Derry. Definitely favourites but Clare a sticky side as Armagh know from experience. Will be really close game.

All this codology - all Derry fans wanted Clare.

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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2022, 11:07:14 AM »
Id rather have got someone else, Derry are favourites here, Clare be up for this
Yeah tricky draw for Derry. Definitely favourites but Clare a sticky side as Armagh know from experience. Will be really close game.

All this codology - all Derry fans wanted Clare.

We wanted Clare or Cork which is the same as any other team in the QF wanted!!!

Doesn't mean the Clare game will be a breeze.

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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2022, 11:09:56 AM »
Its a dream draw for Derry, great chance of making an AI final. Easy enough match for their players to get accustomed to Croke Park ahead of an AI semi final.

There will be absolutely nothing easy about it. Clare will be just as glad that they got us as we are to get them. They'll not have any fear of us.

Lets be honest, it will be their easiest game of the championship to date. I never understand lads on forums warily trying to talk up the opposition ahead of a match as if their opinion is going to make one jot of difference.

Roscommon thought it was their easiest game to date and look what happened to them. Derry are no better than Roscommon. If they bring their Ulster form and aren't complacent they should be ok but I wouldn't write off Clare.

Roscommon are wide open defensively it was ideal game for Clare. They'll struggle against Derry defence and it should be a routine victory for Derry before a bigger test in the semi final.

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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2022, 11:12:35 AM »
Expect news on the time/date and venue today but any idea when tickets would go on sale? Clubs sale first again?

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Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2022, 11:32:07 AM »
Id rather have got someone else, Derry are favourites here, Clare be up for this
Yeah tricky draw for Derry. Definitely favourites but Clare a sticky side as Armagh know from experience. Will be really close game.

All this codology - all Derry fans wanted Clare.

We wanted Clare or Cork which is the same as any other team in the QF wanted!!!

Doesn't mean the Clare game will be a breeze.

Correct but all this  I wish we got someone else, we don't do favourites well...blah, blah, blah.

Everybody want Clare, even more than Cork.

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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2022, 11:35:52 AM »
Difficult to see anyone stopping Derry. It is the dream draw on the dream side of the draw. Get the bunting up. Derry for Sam.

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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2022, 11:50:25 AM »
Its a dream draw for Derry, great chance of making an AI final. Easy enough match for their players to get accustomed to Croke Park ahead of an AI semi final.

There will be absolutely nothing easy about it. Clare will be just as glad that they got us as we are to get them. They'll not have any fear of us.

Lets be honest, it will be their easiest game of the championship to date. I never understand lads on forums warily trying to talk up the opposition ahead of a match as if their opinion is going to make one jot of difference.

Roscommon thought it was their easiest game to date and look what happened to them. Derry are no better than Roscommon. If they bring their Ulster form and aren't complacent they should be ok but I wouldn't write off Clare.

Roscommon are wide open defensively it was ideal game for Clare. They'll struggle against Derry defence and it should be a routine victory for Derry before a bigger test in the semi final.

Spot on, Roscommon were as open as a 5 Dollar hooker. No pressure on any of the Clare shooters, Derry don't do open, a huge  chance to make it to an All Ireland final. Collins deserves huge credit for keeping Clare in the upper half of division 2 & an All Ireland Quarter Final appearance. Very honest side, well drilled & superably coached. Derry just have better players.

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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2022, 12:01:46 PM »
Id rather have got someone else, Derry are favourites here, Clare be up for this
Yeah tricky draw for Derry. Definitely favourites but Clare a sticky side as Armagh know from experience. Will be really close game.

All this codology - all Derry fans wanted Clare.

Clare will also have wanted Derry.

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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2022, 12:31:46 PM »
Fantastic draw for Derry. Realistically they should expect to beat Clare although there's no doubt Clare will give a very good account of themselves.

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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2022, 02:55:04 PM »
Clare are useless - they should have been beat by an average Roscommon
Look at the result in the National league
A division 2/3 team at best
Basically a buy to the semi final

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Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2022, 03:00:36 PM »
Clare are useless - they should have been beat by an average Roscommon
Look at the result in the National league
A division 2/3 team at best
Basically a buy to the semi final

Clare have been a Div 2 team since 2017.
Derry on the other hand have played three seasons in Div 3 and one season in Div 4 since 2017
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Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2022, 03:26:56 PM »
Clare are useless - they should have been beat by an average Roscommon
Look at the result in the National league
A division 2/3 team at best
Basically a buy to the semi final

To call them useless is a bit harsh but Roscommon will be kicking themselves for not winning that match on Saturday. Clare have a few good forwards but Derrys brand of catenaccio will eat them up and the only downside for Derry is not getting a sterner test before the semi final.

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Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2022, 05:25:17 PM »
Clare are useless - they should have been beat by an average Roscommon
Look at the result in the National league
A division 2/3 team at best
Basically a buy to the semi final

Clare have been a Div 2 team since 2017.
Derry on the other hand have played three seasons in Div 3 and one season in Div 4 since 2017

Yes Clare are established Div 2 team that have have reached the last 8 of the championship a second time under Collins a fine achievement considering they struggled in Div 3 before he took over.
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