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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: September 03, 2018, 02:10:10 PM »
Wonder did Rice have second thoughts because of Keane also? He really is unsuitable for anything to do with man-management.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns??
« on: August 27, 2018, 09:46:15 AM »
Often it means the county board have someone else lined up... Jimmy’s winning matches?

If that's what is happening then think less hair and more tanned ! ;)
I don't think McGuiness or anyone outside the county would be interested in managing Mayo at the moment.
The team is going to be in transition and our executive will be counting the sandwiches at every training session next year so cheap and local will be the way to go for the foreseeable future!!

Surely not Eamon O'Hara?

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:09:56 AM »
Past his best unfortunately

Didn't lose it though. Was still -3 for his round (?). Other guy pulled off a few outrageous hole-outs. Paddy scrambled really well in fairness and avoided the dreaded double-bogey that has frequently haunted him.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:08:03 AM »
I attended it.  Awful reffing , Mark Coleman avoided a 2nd yellow when the ref was only one at the game didn't see him foul .... Dalton the Cprk no 1q the mouthiest  tool i have seen in a long time.

Hungrier team won.

Will Liam Cahill get the shout now ??

There will be a groundswell of support alright, especially when you consider the John Kiely factor in Limerick.

I wouldn’t be Cahill’s biggest fan given his attitude towards the big ball, but in fairness to him he has delivered at underage and deserves the top gig if he wants it.

Agree on the refereeing. It looked like he was going to allow everything go, and he just ignored steps completely.

Not sure there is a ref out there who enforces anything even close to the steps rule

In the Leinster final the Galway goalie was penalised for taking puck-outs outside the small square. No U-21 goalie has been pulled for it since as far as I can see, despite a number of transgressions.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns??
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:04:44 AM »
Heard earlier tonight, not from a great source mind, that players were dead set against Rochford. Had a get-together over the past couple of weeks... Peter Ford is hardly the answer though.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: August 24, 2018, 02:14:38 PM »
I don’t think Brexit is going to happen. Maybe if the OECD economies were growing  at 4% it might be possible but Europe is stagnating and the EU won’t concede much to a competitor.  Plus the UK is trína chéile , polarised and may be looking at no deal which would be suicidal. Brexit makes no sense given the context.

You are discounting the great British (political) stubbornness; realistically, the only way it can't happen in some form is to have another referendum and neither Tories or Labour would want to be seen backing that. They'd sooner send the nation to hell in a hand cart rather than swallow their pride.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: August 23, 2018, 04:01:43 PM »
Galway still dont have a real goal treat in their forwards. Sure one of them pops up from time to time but they are lacking  a permananet threat in the full forward line. They have won alot fo games firing over points from way out the field. That didnt work on Sunday and there seemed to be no plan B.

Not quite true; they scored more goals this year than last. Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion, JC, even Glynn, more than capable of hitting the net. It's a tactical approach that needs to be worked on. In the opening games v Offaly and KK they seemed to be more consciously going for goals, but that seemed to fade as the year wore on.

GAA Discussion / Re: Your county’s toughest defeat to stomach
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:00:02 AM »
Galway hurlers

1989 loss to Tipperary was sickening because of the ref, Mr Denton, and because Keady was suspended and because Antrim were in the final so it was a guaranteed all Ireland but Tipp's need was obviously greater...
91 v Tipp because it was the end of a great team
2013 losing to Clare after having been in the final the year before. And then the hoors went on to win the All Ireland. That was a real sickener

Footballers would include 1983 in a very bad final vs the Dubs who had 2 less players
2007 and 2011 getting dumped out of the championship by Meath. FFS
 And 2012 when we were beaten by Antrim.  Hardstation was ecstatic . Every cloud has a silver lining.

Bad, rancorous and all as '89 was, Tipp' largely outhurled us on the day. '90 final was the worst because it was the day we were to reclaim our mantle as the best team in the land, and beat Cork in the final to boot. The sporting Gods disposed otherwise; a crucial 65 not given and Tomas Mulcahy taking Tony Keady on a tour. (RIP Keady, though I never rated him as highly as many would have.) That for me, and not '91, was the logical end of that great team. All subsequent losing finals could have been won with a bit of luck, cuteness, managerial nous etc. We weren't really beaten comprehensively in any of them, save maybe '15 in the end.

Not as many regrets in football. '83 was ugly Seaf, but your other mentioned defeats came when we had rank bad teams, badly prepared and managed. 2003 defeat to Donegal, after a replay, was quite bad. Should have won the first day, when O'Mahony made a massive error in withdrawing the influential Ml. Meehan, and missed all round us in the replay in Castlebar. Tyrone could have been managed in the final. Beat Mayo in Connacht in 2005 with Paul Clancy starring in the unusual position of no. 6. Played Cork in the quarters in Croker, with Meehan running riot in the first half. Clancy, an injury doubt prior to the game, couldn't last at CHB and Cork ran through us repeatedly in the second half.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football team of the 90s
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:59:34 PM »
Sean Og de Paor and Ja Fallon?

Both played their best football in the 90's.

Joyce and Donnellan would really be more 00's given that they so young in 98. Ciaran McDonald would be more the 00's also.

Joyce maybe, streets ahead even then of most forwards named on the team anyway. Donnellan was as good in '98 as he ever would be, should be the first name on that list. Tomas Mannion for sheer versatility should be there also, ahead of a whole host of inferior northern representatives.

« on: August 15, 2018, 03:03:12 PM »
Best of Mayo (from last year) plus best of Galway would beat Dublin; Mayo for defensive solidity and Galway for score-making ability.

Don't get over carried away with either! Both are greatly hyped!

Maybe, but that Mayo defence last year played Dubs forwards to a standstill. One or two more naturally attacking players and they would have been home.

Nor The Cult's song 'Rain' talking about the weather!

The Cult's 'Go Outside' is a catchy dreamy summer song, but the video, cleverly interwoven with old actual footage of the Jonestown cult, is touching and quite creepy, showing as it does people who would shortly be dead.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:49:25 PM »
He tried to soften up George O’Connor at the throw in in 1996 and George was having none of it

I think Limerick people being sore about agricultural hurling is a bit rich.

Just on that tagent, I cant remember a dirty blow being struck this year throughout the championship. Think this is one of the reasons the skilful players are flourishing at the moment.
(Maybe the u21 lad with the kick on the Tipp lad  :o)

John McGrath gave a good dig to the Limerick defender the first day out.

« on: August 15, 2018, 01:44:13 PM »
Best of Mayo (from last year) plus best of Galway would beat Dublin; Mayo for defensive solidity and Galway for score-making ability.

Realistically, Galway need a new HB line.
Need to increase pace and work rate a la Mayo.
Probably the most important line on the field.

100% correct on the HB line issue, it's easier said than done though, the likes of Keegan and McCaffery aren't available to every county.

I though Bradshaw had a good year and Molloy is a serious talent too. With O'Ceallaigh and Kerin that should be 4 of the back 6 for next year which is a huge improvement from 3 years ago. Personally I would have Power in goals ahead of Lavelle but Walsh seems to really like Lavelle.

Bradshaw hadn't a bad year, but isn't the stopper / defensive shield we need and time is against him. If KW insists in picking Cathal Sweeney, Heaney, GOD, then he has to go.

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:16:55 PM »
Fans who are hoping to attend the All-Ireland football and hurling finals will need to buy separate tickets for babies or young infants that are travelling with them.


This was always the way, don't know why they're raising Cain about it now. Leave the child at home if you have to or let Mom stay at home too.

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