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GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson 2019
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:02:15 PM »
Jesus nuig would be dissapointed,I read somewhere they had 9 of last years team  that reached the final.Thera is no comer or Adam Gallagher(mayo) whatever happened him he was handy.As for mcdaid think he has taken a job in AiB bank.

Massive result for Mary's as they were supposed to be poor enough this year. NUIG will be back via back door. Decent team, on paper at least.

Thats what I thought, Tally still in charge of Mary's?

Thats a fairly strong NUIG team, probably slightly stronger than last year although Comer is a huge loss.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:59:43 PM »
Spurs were 13 points ahead of United less than a month ago now its down to 7 points and Harry Kane is out for 2 months plus Son could be missing for 10 games too. Spurs also have lost Dembele and have injuries to Sissoko and Wanyama and are still in 3 cup competitions.

We'll see if they have anything to spend now too. If they dont buy in January given the current situation Poch may realise that this really is Arsenal mark 2.

Can't see anything other than a loan signing, Levy will think the 7 point lead is good enough especially with the spiraling costs of the stadium.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:01:33 PM »
Very difficult to predict again this year. Galway & Kerry missing a lot of players through Crokes & Corofin and both teams are missing several players through injuries too.

Dublin 8/15
Kerry 13/2
Tyrone 8/1
Mayo 9/1
Galway 10/1
Monaghan 16/1
Roscommon 40/1
Cavan 50/1

Don't get Monaghan's odds, along with Tyrone I can't see them going down; Either side don't appear to be missing many players.

I think Roscommon & Cavan will go down but don't think its as clear cut as some seem to think.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:43:10 AM »
Is Galway v Cavan confirmed for Salthill?

Yes it's confirmed for Pearse Stadium along with the Roscommon league game. Match against Kerry is the one scheduled for Tuam.

Doh, cheers


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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: January 17, 2019, 10:45:13 AM »
Is Galway v Cavan confirmed for Salthill?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:14:20 AM »
Spurs were 13 points ahead of United less than a month ago now its down to 7 points and Harry Kane is out for 2 months plus Son could be missing for 10 games too. Spurs also have lost Dembele and have injuries to Sissoko and Wanyama and are still in 3 cup competitions.


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:09:14 AM »
I think it's fair to say De Gea hasn't had his best season this season, but personally if I'd a choice of any goalkeeper, he'd be on my team.

I only saw the second half of the Spurs match, but I thought it a bit odd that Gary Neville seemed reluctant to give him praise for all the saves he was making! Not that GN was totally incorrect in saying some of the finishing could have been better, but I thought he was a bit harsh on De Gea.

I dont think any of the saves he made were in the outstanding category. I think probably his level is catching up with him a bit there unfairly. Any other keeper made that amount of saves in a game it would be headline news, its because he makes the average saves look exactly that.....average, that makes them pass with little or no fuss.

He will be no different to any other player in the squad in wanting to prove his worth to the team under the new management and this seems to be driving the mini revival.

Martial's form still a worry I thought he would burst out of the shackles under Ole but he still seems to be holding a little back, hopefully he will progress with the team as the new system get embedded.

+1.  My thoughts after the game were that De Gea played well but the saves required were straight forward.   

Agreed, United had a lot of good chances in that second half and even in the first half United looked very dangerous and picked the wrong option on several occasions.


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 14, 2019, 03:58:10 PM »
Great result first and foremost. Obviously as the second half wore on it got more fraught and Spurs will be kicking themselves over the chances they missed (DeGea is amazing though - not just his reflexes but his uncanny ability to be in just the right place is something special). That said Lloris made a couple of fantastic saves as well (think he made 7 compared to DeGea's 11 - several of both were routine enough).

This was the big test for OGS and tactically he got it spot on from the start. The goal was coming as United looked like the old United on the break......deadly dangerous. Spurs regrouped at half time and Pochettino made the adjustments that helped turn the tide. United were still in control in the early period of the second half but the closer to the end it got the deeper United fell and the pressing in their half stopped. That they saw it out is great but the defense gave up way to many chances.....you won't get away with that every day and espsically against PSG, City or Liverpool. Really feel Jones needs to be sidelined. The guy is really struggling and was at sea again yesterday. Think his confidence is just shot. Not sure what the status of Bailly, Smalling or Rojo is presently (and all come with health warnings in some shape or form) but I think a differnet partner for Lindelof (who has turned things around from earlier in the season when I was convinced he was terrible) is required. Certainly an awful lot of work on the defensive side is required.....it all looks a little chaotic. Enthusiasm and spirit is papering over a few cracks at the minute.

I wasn't expecting a win but was hoping for a continuation of the positivity we'd seen in the previous 5 games. So it was better than that. some of the intricated triangle passing was really top drawer - you can see the players are confident and not afraid, in fact encouraged to use their abilities. Onwards and upwards. Been a long time since I've looked forward to the next game as much as in recent weeks.

I've not seen the highlights but at first glance I didn't think Jones was any more culpable than Lindelof yesterday. I do think its easy to blame the defence but what was in front of them should take more of a blame, thought Matic & Herrera dropped too deep and Pogba didn't work hard to close Spurs down. Spurs created 2 chances from Corners and not sure whether it was Son or Ali who went through on De Gea even though United had plenty of defenders back but was probably Lindelof's fault for been too deep, he should have played them offside. The biggest problem was giving Eriksen too much space on the edge of the box, can't let a player with his ability have so much freedom going forward.

What has been missed is Pogba could have had a 2nd half hattrick, thought he missed the best chance of the game when Martial pulled it back to him.

Its a brilliant win though and pulls Spurs back into the top 4 hunt.


Ya - it wasn't that the bodies weren't there it was that they weren't in the right places or seemed to lack structure/organisation. And yes, defending is about more than just the back 4. I just think Jones looks the only one on the team who doesn't want to see the ball and has been playing poorly. Maybe I overstated things based on yesterday alone....I'll have to review the highlights myself later.

Totally right on the chances United had to kill it off, especially Pogba. The one he made out of nothing and almost lifted it over Lloris would have been something special. He still frustrates at times but he has immense ability and we're beginnning to get some consistency.

Desperately need a commanding centre half like Van Dijk. There were times yesterday when we had too many players in our own box, looked like they were getting in each others way.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:23:28 PM »
Managed to see some highlights courtesy of MayoMick on youtube. You can't take too much from certain players performances this time of year, the heavier pitch will suit some lads.

Its a huge shame we won't see Silke, Molloy & Wall for a while now and Ian Burke, likely we won't see them at all during the league if Corofin get to the final. Galway's panel will certainly be tested given the loss of the Corofin lads and then missing Conroy, Varley & Brannigan through injury and with Cathal Sweeney opting out. Thats a lot of players to be missing, certainly don't see a repeat of last years league campaign. I'd exepct McDaid and John Daly to get plenty of game time during the league.

Anyone know if Danny Cummins is part of the panel this year? Whats the verdict on Frankie Burke, can't confess to seeing much of him but just doesn't look he possesses the attributes to be playing at this level.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:56:49 AM »
Great result first and foremost. Obviously as the second half wore on it got more fraught and Spurs will be kicking themselves over the chances they missed (DeGea is amazing though - not just his reflexes but his uncanny ability to be in just the right place is something special). That said Lloris made a couple of fantastic saves as well (think he made 7 compared to DeGea's 11 - several of both were routine enough).

This was the big test for OGS and tactically he got it spot on from the start. The goal was coming as United looked like the old United on the break......deadly dangerous. Spurs regrouped at half time and Pochettino made the adjustments that helped turn the tide. United were still in control in the early period of the second half but the closer to the end it got the deeper United fell and the pressing in their half stopped. That they saw it out is great but the defense gave up way to many chances.....you won't get away with that every day and espsically against PSG, City or Liverpool. Really feel Jones needs to be sidelined. The guy is really struggling and was at sea again yesterday. Think his confidence is just shot. Not sure what the status of Bailly, Smalling or Rojo is presently (and all come with health warnings in some shape or form) but I think a differnet partner for Lindelof (who has turned things around from earlier in the season when I was convinced he was terrible) is required. Certainly an awful lot of work on the defensive side is required.....it all looks a little chaotic. Enthusiasm and spirit is papering over a few cracks at the minute.

I wasn't expecting a win but was hoping for a continuation of the positivity we'd seen in the previous 5 games. So it was better than that. some of the intricated triangle passing was really top drawer - you can see the players are confident and not afraid, in fact encouraged to use their abilities. Onwards and upwards. Been a long time since I've looked forward to the next game as much as in recent weeks.

I've not seen the highlights but at first glance I didn't think Jones was any more culpable than Lindelof yesterday. I do think its easy to blame the defence but what was in front of them should take more of a blame, thought Matic & Herrera dropped too deep and Pogba didn't work hard to close Spurs down. Spurs created 2 chances from Corners and not sure whether it was Son or Ali who went through on De Gea even though United had plenty of defenders back but was probably Lindelof's fault for been too deep, he should have played them offside. The biggest problem was giving Eriksen too much space on the edge of the box, can't let a player with his ability have so much freedom going forward.

What has been missed is Pogba could have had a 2nd half hattrick, thought he missed the best chance of the game when Martial pulled it back to him.

Its a brilliant win though and pulls Spurs back into the top 4 hunt.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:38:25 AM »
Its a shame Daniel Flynn won't be around as Kildare have the makings of a very good team.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:42:49 PM »
Ciaran Murtagh not involved for Roscommon this year?


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:31:37 AM »
Tactically we're a work in progress which is understandable so Sunday is going to be very difficult. United have got themselves back in the top 4 hunt and even if they lose on Sunday its not the end of the world but I do think if Chelsea sign a striker then its going to be difficult to make up a 9 point deficit if thats what it is come Sunday evening.

I really doubt a centre half will come in as Woodward is highly unlikely to be under any pressure from Ole to do so; Good to see the clubs 4 best youngsters have gone away with the 1st team although I'd like to see Chong go out on loan.





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From watching the minors the last few years Id have said Sean Mulkerrin was the outstanding defender during the period of winning the last 4 Connacht Minor titles, he was involved in last years FBD panel and is still available to the U20's again this year. I really like the look of Cein D'Arcy too, seen some action during the league last year so would expect to see more of him this year.

From last years minors I thought Cathal Sweeney was the standout player, like the look of Matthew Cooley too;

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:28:02 AM »
Any news on the Galway panel apart from the two Sweeney's opting out?

Suppose a few lads will get a chance to stake a claim for a place during the league with the absence of the Corofin lads. Is John Daly good enough to be part of the panel this year?

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