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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: Today at 01:50:04 PM »
I've played championship 3 times in a week at one stage in the past.  Unforgettable sequence of games and would have loved to have had the opportunity to do that every season. As would every other person involved when we chat about it.

Or maybe the adverse effect the traumatic experience of playing so many high intensity games has had on the oul mental health has distorted our reality

Any player would give their left nut to get playing 3 massive games in Croke Park 3 weeks in a row. Anybody that says different must be smoking ganga or otherwise off their f45860g rocker.

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Galway! Our bogey team! Again!

Ah well, I'm sure our lads will be well prepared and hope we wont make mistakes along the line like we did the last 2 semis against them that contributed to those defeats, but I'm not too confident about this one. Conceding the 4 goals against them last time out must be a major worry coming in to this game. Galway have a style of football that isn't in the slightest bit fazed by our 'blanket'.

Really looking forward to it though, m'sure it will a corker of a game, Galway supporters always sound people so there will be a great atmosphere at it.   

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: Today at 01:28:50 PM »
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We'll agree to disagree, in the world of finance the GAA will listen to the likes of Joyce and the public opinion on using penalties, with pressure being applied from sponsors and media. We seen the reality of the plan yesterday and I expect some head scratching in Croke Park this morning. There would have to be compromise and the Dublin Meath saga could never happen again but after such a high profile game yesterday the GAA will use it to make a slight change again imo.

The world of finance? The GAA are turning down lucrative replays here. For once, we can't throw the finance thing at them

😂.. no we can't to be fair but is it sustainable? My opinion like many is more about fairness on the players but when we think about it, the GAA are potentially throwing away over Ä1million, imagine a semi final goes the same way as yesterday. Media and sponsors would of loved another Armagh v Galway game in a packed stadium. I think decide on the day in the first match is crazy and when common sense takes over the authorities will all agree.

But we can't have it both ways, especially in these times. Are we expecting players and supporters of one of teh teams go out to Croke Park 3 weekends in a row now? We've known about this all year. A big game would always have these discussions, but we'll get used to it and move on
Happily. Cut ticket prices for a replay though.

Well of course you'd say that this morning. But it's not just price (and they used to cut replay prices alright). Just next weekend was meant to be off for players, and now we have some saying 3 weeks in a row is no issue, with the final 2 weeks after. Potentially 4 games in 5 weeks? Nah way...

Ah ffs catch yourself on, players would play a game every night of the week to get to an AI semi-final.

Of course they would. That's literally my point, but it wouldn't be fair on them. But it's not up to the GAA to flog them like that, they have to think on that stuff now. There's a reason we don't leave these decisions to the players. The right call was made with penalties seeing as we have a split season.
Ah in fairness at that level those lads could play 2 days in a row. Molloy from Galway played twice in one day for NUIG and Corofin Iím nearly sure once as well. A week is plenty of time to recover to be honest. I know itís a different level but Iíve seen club teams in Armagh play Sunday Wednesday Friday Sunday.

And we see players like Clifford being bollixed as he was made play 2 games in one day when the Sigerson was on. He's only now coming back from injuries. No sports scientist on the planet would allow 2 high intensity games in 2 days. They're amateurs, they need recovery. What is to be gained from flogging them?

That's is an entirely different matter as it was for 2 different teams which is fair enough.

You however are arguing about players having to play 3 weekends in a row as if that is some big deal. 

As Armagh18 just said to another poster 'tell me you never kicked a ball without telling me you never kicked a ball'.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: Today at 10:58:05 AM »

We'll agree to disagree, in the world of finance the GAA will listen to the likes of Joyce and the public opinion on using penalties, with pressure being applied from sponsors and media. We seen the reality of the plan yesterday and I expect some head scratching in Croke Park this morning. There would have to be compromise and the Dublin Meath saga could never happen again but after such a high profile game yesterday the GAA will use it to make a slight change again imo.

The world of finance? The GAA are turning down lucrative replays here. For once, we can't throw the finance thing at them

😂.. no we can't to be fair but is it sustainable? My opinion like many is more about fairness on the players but when we think about it, the GAA are potentially throwing away over Ä1million, imagine a semi final goes the same way as yesterday. Media and sponsors would of loved another Armagh v Galway game in a packed stadium. I think decide on the day in the first match is crazy and when common sense takes over the authorities will all agree.

But we can't have it both ways, especially in these times. Are we expecting players and supporters of one of teh teams go out to Croke Park 3 weekends in a row now? We've known about this all year. A big game would always have these discussions, but we'll get used to it and move on
Happily. Cut ticket prices for a replay though.

Well of course you'd say that this morning. But it's not just price (and they used to cut replay prices alright). Just next weekend was meant to be off for players, and now we have some saying 3 weeks in a row is no issue, with the final 2 weeks after. Potentially 4 games in 5 weeks? Nah way...

Ah ffs catch yourself on, players would play a game every night of the week to get to an AI semi-final.

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General discussion / Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« on: June 24, 2022, 09:29:01 AM »
Worse in a bar where a group of 6 wimmin order and pay for their drinks separately  :-[

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 23, 2022, 04:02:49 PM »
You thought Ros would beat them handy, how did that pan out?

Who thought that?

Taylor

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 23, 2022, 02:40:22 PM »
You thought Ros would beat them handy, how did that pan out?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 23, 2022, 02:09:39 PM »
if Derry were playing either of Meath or Roscommon they wouldn't be clear favourites to beat them and Clare have defeated both of them, this will be a very tough game with very little in it. 

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General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 22, 2022, 02:39:45 PM »
The government should abolish fuel excise duty, would solve their inflation problem overnight.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: June 22, 2022, 12:57:33 PM »
This guy is clearly on the windup, cant believe he has hooked so many experienced posters with his nonsense. I suppose it shows how far down the rabbit hole a large percentage of people have been led that they take this outlandish sort of thing seriously. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sam Maguire Qualifiers 2022
« on: June 22, 2022, 10:15:27 AM »
I think Clare will provide a massive test for Derry on Sunday and I just pray to god that there is no complacency amongst our players about the challenge they will face.

As they showed against Roscommon last time out this Clare team can play a swashbuckling style of football that will eat you if they get a sniff of victory and gain some momentum.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 20, 2022, 02:10:32 PM »
Think it's more the speed of the surface that makes the difference ie it doesn't play bigger but it plays faster.

Eh?

The surface can run faster than other surfaces 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 20, 2022, 11:41:06 AM »
Think it's more the speed of the surface that makes the difference ie it doesn't play bigger but it plays faster. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 16, 2022, 03:26:30 PM »
Derry will win by 10 points I think. The people here talk about being loyal Derry fans yet they don't seem to have much faith in their team who are Ulster Champions playing against a team who were lucky to win the last game. I will be watching in Cusack upper, the same place I was at in the last QF in 2007.
It will be interested to see what the semi final crowd is like, the last Derry semi final in 2004 the crowd was only around 35,000.

If we don't win by 7/8 points there is no point progressing. I appreciate the experience is critical to long term development. Our defensive style should not prevent us scoring as Clare should allow for lots of turnovers. I agree on your post.

Definitely, if we are only a couple of points up with time nearly gone we would be better to concede a goal or 2 rather than progressing and maybe getting beat in the next round.

8)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo AIQF 25th June
« on: June 15, 2022, 11:57:05 AM »
Just compare the 2 forward lines on paper and there are few, if any, Mayo players would get into the Kerry side. That has been Mayo's achilles heel for years. They simply don't have the firepower needed to win this match.

As the old saying goes, games aren't played on paper.

What have any of those Kerry forwards proved in championship football to be given the status you are bestowing on them or for you to say they are better than the mayo forwards?

If you are talking about winning All Irelands there will always be a doubt around the current Kerry side until they actually win it. However the 2 Cliffords, O'Shea, Geaney, Moynihan and O'Brien are better than anything that Mayo have bar possibly Diarmuid O'Connor. Not to mention a few very useful subs to bring off the bench. So I don't doubt their individual abilities but there may be a doubt around their collective ability to get over the line in a tight match.

Tyrone beat them last year and Cork the previous year once off matches and nobody would suggest that they had the same quality in their forward lines either, so there is a glimmer of hope for Mayo if they can keep it close enough for as long as possible and sow some more doubt in Kerrys minds. I haven't seen anything from Mayo to suggest that they are capable of this though and Kerry will certainly not be undone by complacency and preparation upheaval like they were in the last 2 years. I can only see a comfortable Kerry win here.   

David Clifford and Sean O'Shea are great players, none of these other players are anything special at the rarefied level of the best of the best. If they weren't wearing the kerry jersey they would definitely not be classed as any better than Cillian OConnor, Aiden O'Shea, Kevin McLaughlin or O'Donoghue.

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