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General discussion / Re: The Open 2018
« on: Today at 03:31:37 PM »
Another bad day for Paddy, with his customary double-b thrown in. He's one of my favourite Irish sportspersons, but sadly these days he's the equivalent of a journeyman F1 driver driving around the back of the field in an uncompetitive car.

TW very stiff looking.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Timing of all Ireland Senior Finals
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:47:44 PM »
I suppose we can't discount it until we see what it's like, but hurling final in August seems a bit like having Christmas Day in November.

You Galway men should be happier as you won't be running the club championships in the depths of winter although some clubs may come unstuck yet again with lads in the US on temporary transfers and all the committee meetings that takes to sort out!

They've rarely finished before the depths of winter anyway; strangely enough, you can often have a better hurling day in later November than in the middle of October.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Timing of all Ireland Senior Finals
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:25:45 PM »
I suppose we can't discount it until we see what it's like, but hurling final in August seems a bit like having Christmas Day in November.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:18:44 PM »
UK politics is almost literally deadlocked. No majority in the Commons for any sort of Brexit. Calls for May to resign or be ousted, but it's likely she'd just about win a no-confidence motion, buying her a year's grace. Brexiteers can be clever and just stall everything until the deadline passes and a no-deal crash out becomes de facto  Voices of reason like Grieve, Soubry and Justine Greening are gaining little traction. A General Election might clear the sultry air around Westminster but it would surely see Corbyn in no. 10 , which would be worse, so there's no appetite for it. Sinn Fein are too spineless to take their seats and upset the status quo, hopefully this is rammed home to the electorate here by all parties at our next election. Big business in Britain really needs to become more strident and show the politicians the folly of their ways.

Jacob Rees Mogg looks like Teacher from the Bash Street Kids.







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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: July 17, 2018, 01:54:25 PM »
The big question is who is going to win a share of the next 4 or 5 all Irelands. KK still have work to do. Clare need to get organised. Limerick need more consistency. Are Waterford going to come back ? And Tipp?

Galway should be looking at the next 4/5 All Irelands and be licking their lips. The time is now with this team to make hay. Easily a cut above anything else that is out there at the minute, providing they play up to their form.

Hope that it happens but this Galway team won't stay going forever, they've yet to prove they can do a 'KK' on it and win multiple times, and orchestra-conductor JC is not getting younger and has major miles on board now.

Future could definitely be Limericks with a proven underage supply line. By the same token maybe not KKs. Tipp' have great hurlers but mostly in attack and mightn't be the easiest bunch to manage. Cork maybe, but not yet there defensively or in midfield, and Meyler has yet to prove himself as manager. They have the flair though. Waterford's next manager is crucial because they definitely have nearly enough players; a new playing style might rejuvenate them. Clare, I expect to fall away soonish as they haven't enough squad-depth to compete strongly every year and not a lot coming through to bolster it. I think Dublin will make the top 3 next season in Leinster, maybe at WX's expense.

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It appeared that Galway's wides were from more scoreable angles than Kerry's on the whole, I wouldn't be hugely worried although thats the 2nd game in a row where Brannigan has been guilty of some poor misses and it was a problem for him in previous years.

As for Kerry the hpye they got was ridiclous it transpired, you'd expect the nonsense from Brolly but Tomas O'Se fell into the trap and got very carried away with predicting Kerry to hammer Galway. In fairness I listened to Quirke & O'Cinneide on Friday and both were far more cautious. Kerry may have won the last 4 minors titles but they've still done nothing at u20 level and haven't won a game outside of the province at that level since 2008, their minor teams have been taller and more physical than anyone else's and it makes a huge difference at that age. Kerry could still reach the final but I just don't see how they could trouble the Dubs, they've too much work to do in such a short space of time.

Armstrong didn't feature yesterday, is he injured? As for Galway injuries are starting to mount and its a concern, forwards wise out strength in depth is good with Varley especially having a big impact in every game he's came on in. Midfield now a worry with Conroy & Duggan out, lets hope Conroy makes a speedy recovery. I'd be worried if we picked up an injury in the defence, certainly not as stacked as the forwards. 

Most of us Galway posters were still criticising the kickout strategy in the early rounds of the league, got to give them credit as there's been a significant improvement at both ends of the pitch and in Lavelle's kicking; He's really impressed me this season and has continued to improve.

Other thoughts;
Brannigan was better Sunday than the Connacht final, but needs to kick on again and really show that he can do it at the highest level (personally I have my doubts but will be delighted to be proved wrong).

Hope Daly gets another chance to show what he's capable off, maybe a more open game will suit him, not that there's going to be many of them.

Walsh has now taken on the mantle of being our most important player; superbly skillful and starting to take more of the right options. Comer is vital too but nowhere near as skillful as Walsh or varied in his play.

Anyone notice we changed our sub goalie?

Injuries are starting to mount up but Duggan may be back soonish. Dreadful luck to Paul Conroy, and hopefully, like Tom Parsons, not career-threatening. Without meaning to be harsh though, he's no huge loss to midfield as his best work in more recent games came in attack anyway. Armstrong cried off with injury beforehand also. Our forward options are getting stretched a bit also.

Kerry were incredibly terrible though, particularly in midfield.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:28:46 AM »
Wonder how does Stephen Nolan feel tonight?

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Weíll need to give massive protection to our fb line to have any chance.
Dec Kyne is a real battler but in a one on one situation against any of that Kerry inside line he is in trouble.
And we donít have any bench reinforcements for that line either.

We need to give them a hand because Kerry FF is potentially awesome, and any team will need a bit of aid versus them. But it's not through any massive inadequacies in our FB line. It's such lazy analysis this perception out there that the Galway FB line is weak (not saying you personally were suggesting it). How many more top forwards does Kerin have to get the better of before hes considered top class? For all that SAC is raw, he's still been excellent this year and if a well above average FB at this stage. And for all we give out about Kyne, hes a lot more solid in the corner and has been quite good. If youre talking full forward lines vs Full back lines, id way prefer the match up of Burke/Comer/Walsh against the Kerry fb line than Clifford/Geaney/JOD against the Galway fb line.

It's further out the field that the issues arise. We got destroyed at midfield in the match up last year, and im very frightened of the prospect of Stephen OB and Sean OS being isolated against Bradshaw and Sweeney, far moreso than the FF line.

I'd have more faith in our FB line (esp. if Kerins is fit) than the HB line; Sweeney has been way better than I'd give him credit for this year, but I fear that a pacy man will bring him on a tour; similarly Bradshaw loves attacking but is slow enough to turn and follow back if needs be. Allied to that, Conroy is no longer a midfielder, and CP seems to spook KW as a manager. I think we'll give a much better account of ourselves this time round, (and if by some chance we win, it would surely drive Kerry into the arms of Dublin in the semis), but it's a big ask.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:06:15 PM »
Boom Boom Boris goes bang! Pr!ck!

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:09:37 PM »
News flash that David Davis the Brexit secretary has resigned. Watch the shit hit the fan tomorrow. This will finish May.

Small f*ckin loss. As Brexit secretary, he admitted last year to parliament he had no idea what a 'No deal' Brexit would entail for Britain. Utterly incompetent.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:55:56 PM »
EU 2 Mercosur 1.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 30, 2018, 04:34:57 PM »
Messiís legs are gone. France running them off the park.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 24, 2018, 06:46:54 PM »
Please, just do her a favour and cut her adrift. Feel for her.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:56:38 PM »
Canít understand the narrative that Iceland deserved a point. They just packed the defence and hacked it out all second half. At least Argentina tried to play the right way, passed it around and created what few chances there were.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 14, 2018, 11:12:47 AM »
From a football purists POV, hope it's a Belgium/Argentina final.

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