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GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:10:24 PM »
Castlerahan who won their first senior championship this year is half a parish with the other half forming as Munterconnacht in junior championship. Mountnugent in Cavan is half a parish with the other half in Meath and play as Ballinacree.

Mullinaghta and Gowna would be a small parish anyway as half it is  a lake but Gowna are a strong senior club in Cavan with an abundance of young talent at the moment so together they'd form some team.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:47:23 AM »
I can't wait for Seanie Johnson to announce his retirement from Cavan again.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:56:45 PM »
U23 is Olympic team, LoI selection. I assume you mean U21?

Wpuld be the second Cavanman to play for the senior team if he made it.

Meath, Offally, Carlow, Tyrone and Leitrim are the only ones to not have produced an Ireland player.

U23 is the reserves for English League sides now. Jake Doyle Hayes starts most games for Villa at this level. Was on thr bench last week for first team v Nottingham Forest.

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General discussion / Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:39:57 AM »
Not harsh. Play uninspiring football and constantly makes excuses. First manager sacked twice in one year in PL.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: December 02, 2018, 09:05:15 PM »
Athletic grounds surely would have provided a better playing surface for a game of this magnitude, Omagh pitch is renowned for being a wet pitch and there were a few patches with surface water that players had to tread like eggshells around.

Not sure who the referee was but he had a very good match and despite both teams getting bodies back, it was a real battle with no shortage of quality given the conditions.

Referee was Noel Mooney from Cavan. Miles ahead of any other referee in Cavan especially McQuillan.

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: December 02, 2018, 08:20:21 PM »
What are your thoughts on Ramsey?

I'm a big fan. Things seem to happen when he's on the field. But lads more knowledgeable than me on the matter detest him.

Brilliant today but often slows things down and over complicates stuff. I'd love to keep him but not on crazy money he looking for.

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:18:43 PM »
A long long time since we've seen passion like that from players and supporters.

More evidence if ever needed that Wenger was kept on too long. Arsenal should beat United on Wednesday night also i wouldn't be surprise if they score another 4 goal against what will be a patched up United defence.

Utd at Old Trafford a bogey team. Torreira has being signing of the season.

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General discussion / Re: Top 3 Christmas Songs?
« on: November 29, 2018, 07:03:36 PM »
1. Shakin Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone
2. Stop the Cavalry
3. Feliz Navidad

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Seen that in some of the games that it was trialled in they were incredibly low scoring. In most after two hand passes they kicked it  backwards in order to keep possession and not risk having no option on third handpass.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:55:58 PM »
Great result and fantastic atmosphere. The soccer powers that be should take note.

What could soccer learn? Get elite South African and Kiwi players to become Irish players after a few years residency in order to compete at a game that only a handful of countries are good at as opposed to the most popular sport worldwide? I actually enjoy rugby but find it hard how soccer can learn from it.

As opposed to the England rejects who declare for Ireland soccer having never even lived in the country. Is the latest recruit not of English and Nigerian descent.  One thing soccer team could learn is you need to appoint world class coaches - not someone whos best achievement is winning a few titles in Scotland and a few 6th place finishes in the Premier League.  And a co-manager who no doubt was an unreal player but achieved diddly squat as a manager before getting drafted in to co-manange the country

The latest recruit was born in Dublin. Appoint a world class manager. In soccer? Who do you suggest   Pep, Unrai, Scolari? Would Denis O Brien cover a percentage? Could we stop Duffy playing much club football so he could concentrate on his international career. To compare soccer in Ireland with the EPL next door to rugby with centralised contracts that can discard a player like Zebo is mad.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:50:27 PM »
Great result and fantastic atmosphere. The soccer powers that be should take note.

What could soccer learn? Get elite South African and Kiwi players to become Irish players after a few years residency in order to compete at a game that only a handful of countries are good at as opposed to the most popular sport worldwide? I actually enjoy rugby but find it hard how soccer can learn from it.

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:26:12 PM »
Looks like a broken ankle for Welbeck.

Maybe broke and dislocated.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:07:20 PM »
Watched the latest walking dead there yesterday, some shift at the end. Funny when they did the in the next 3 episodes blurb they put up reviews and one of them was "The Walking Dead back to its best" they must of realised it'd gone to shite lol

Think this season is good. Rick's ending should have being different though.

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How about when you kick the ball over the bar you get as many points as the amount of your own players inside the oppositions 21yard line.  ;)

Well, it's certainly a novel idea!  ;)

Rossfan I never suggested that nothing should be done.

Itchy, I think this amended proposal doesn't make sense at all. Forcing the keeper to kick long will mean that anyone who stands inside the 45 for a kickout is immediatey taken out of the game. With no restriction on where players can stand for the kick out and knowing that the ball will land somewhere between 45-80 metres, all/most of the forwards will drop back into that area to clog up the space. Anytime the ball breaks (which will be more likely to happen now due to the increased number of players in the middle sector), It'll be a real scramble with several players around the ball/man in possession. Is that what people want to see?

Kicking the ball long is what we'd all like to see, but forcing it to happen is silly (Especially without a restriction on where players can be). One of the main reasons forwards stay up the field for kick outs at the moment is to try to cut off the short kick-out. That won't be necessary now, so forwards are unlikely to stay up the field.

Not everyone wants to see the kickout going long. I like to see teams who have some imagination and worked on a strategy. Football is continuously evolving like my own club who played the goalkeeper as an extra outfielder Sunday when we reduced to 14 in Ulster.
I'd question those coming up with rules if they didn't see problems with this one.
Also they've introduced a five yard kick pass. The sideline going forward actually punishes the team taking it as they have one less player forward as they are taking it.
Having watched my club evolve their style of play this year to become an attacking team was down to coaching and Declan Bonner is right when he said it is the fault of coaches and systems. No club teams in Cavan play defensive and we had the highest attended club football final as a result.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 06, 2018, 05:07:10 PM »
Castlerahan got a very raw deal from Mr Branigan with the softest yellow you will ever see, depriving them of a player for half the game. Cost them in the end .

Don't think it was even a foul.

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