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Ulster football in the future
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:29:24 AM »
Monaghan seem to have peaked. They never made it to the semis.  Donegal have a big reconstruction job to do. Armagh and Down may have turned a corner but need a lot of work. Derry don't seem interested. Cavan need momentum. And Tyrone? What is likely to happen over the next few years? How long before an Ulster Sam?
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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 10:24:29 AM »
How long before a Sam anywhere but Dublin?

I reckon they could do 7/8 in a row

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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 10:30:30 AM »
How long before a Sam anywhere but Dublin?

I reckon they could do 7/8 in a row

There is always the chance of them getting turned over in a semi or a final, but they could certainly do 7/8 out of 10
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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 11:04:16 AM »
Monaghan seem to have peaked. They never made it to the semis.  Donegal have a big reconstruction job to do. Armagh and Down may have turned a corner but need a lot of work. Derry don't seem interested. Cavan need momentum. And Tyrone? What is likely to happen over the next few years? How long before an Ulster Sam?
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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 12:38:27 PM »
Monaghan seem to have peaked. They never made it to the semis.  Donegal have a big reconstruction job to do. Armagh and Down may have turned a corner but need a lot of work. Derry don't seem interested. Cavan need momentum. And Tyrone? What is likely to happen over the next few years? How long before an Ulster Sam?
They'll have to wait till the Dublin €€€€millions are diverted to the sleeping giant Antrim.

Once Casement is built........

And the SW get their act together  ;D
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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 08:50:40 AM »

And the SW get their act together  ;D

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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 09:32:51 AM »
Monaghan seem to have peaked. They never made it to the semis.  Donegal have a big reconstruction job to do. Armagh and Down may have turned a corner but need a lot of work. Derry don't seem interested. Cavan need momentum. And Tyrone? What is likely to happen over the next few years? How long before an Ulster Sam?
They'll have to wait till the Dublin €€€€millions are diverted to the sleeping giant Antrim.

Once Casement is built........


I was hoping for a shorter time frame.......
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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 09:57:59 AM »
Monaghan seem to have peaked. They never made it to the semis.  Donegal have a big reconstruction job to do. Armagh and Down may have turned a corner but need a lot of work. Derry don't seem interested. Cavan need momentum. And Tyrone? What is likely to happen over the next few years? How long before an Ulster Sam?

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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 03:44:41 PM »
Living in Dublin and seeing how they've finally got their shit together from nursery stage up to senior I would indeed be worried about a huge dominance by the Dubs.
The days of the GAA being considered inferior and a bogman's ball game are long gone with me often meeting highly successful businessmen on a Sat morning with their U5 kid standing in a cold wet Sat morning.

The Dubs have always had the population and the home advantage but now they've got the money and organisational skills to really make it pay. They have been toying with Kerry now the last 6 years and beside Mayo who nobody can understand nobody else is coming close to them.
They've virtually changed their whole team since that 2011 win without much fuss and to me they peaked against Tyrone this year and didn't play that well in the final.

Of course teams will have bad days but with this new system coming in they can afford to have a bad day and still win Sam. Some will say it's still 15 v 15 and money can only do so much but to be the Dubs are head and shoulders above the rest and watch how they canter through the National league again in 2018 bringing in more new talented youngsters hungry for success.
I'd say Brogan and Connolly could be on their way out. Not a good time to be a Tyrone, Mayo or Kerry man living in the capital.

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Re: Ulster football in the future
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 05:14:07 PM »
Living in Dublin and seeing how they've finally got their shit together from nursery stage up to senior I would indeed be worried about a huge dominance by the Dubs.
The days of the GAA being considered inferior and a bogman's ball game are long gone with me often meeting highly successful businessmen on a Sat morning with their U5 kid standing in a cold wet Sat morning.

The Dubs have always had the population and the home advantage but now they've got the money and organisational skills to really make it pay. They have been toying with Kerry now the last 6 years and beside Mayo who nobody can understand nobody else is coming close to them.
They've virtually changed their whole team since that 2011 win without much fuss and to me they peaked against Tyrone this year and didn't play that well in the final.

Of course teams will have bad days but with this new system coming in they can afford to have a bad day and still win Sam. Some will say it's still 15 v 15 and money can only do so much but to be the Dubs are head and shoulders above the rest and watch how they canter through the National league again in 2018 bringing in more new talented youngsters hungry for success.
I'd say Brogan and Connolly could be on their way out. Not a good time to be a Tyrone, Mayo or Kerry man living in the capital.

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