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Bad news for Galway on the brannigan front,looks like a six week lay off which would have him back end of may,ligaments which are a fecker to heal.A very big loss the amount of ground he covers surreal,m.daly might get a couple of scores but as regards defending and tracking back not a patch on brannigan.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: April 21, 2018, 07:42:12 AM »
Piece from Fridays Irish Times

Qualifier guarantee for lucky trio of

Cork, Kerry, and Roscommon are the only teams guaranteed to avoid the first round of this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers.

The seeded nature of the Munster SFC, which rewards the previous year’s finalists with byes to the semi-finals, and Roscommon’s fortune in being drawn in a Connacht semi-final for the second year in a row, means the trio will begin the All-Ireland competition at the earliest on Saturday, June 23, in the second qualifier round, which takes place on the same day as the Munster SFC final.

The disparity of the provincial championships feeding into the All-Ireland SFC is highlighted by the advantageous circumstances provided to Cork and Kerry, compared to Ulster SFC preliminary round teams, Cavan and Donegal, who would have to win one of two games to reach the second round of the backdoor.

To make the Super 8, either team will have to win four consecutive games in their provincial championship (ie, win the Anglo-Celt Cup), through the qualifier system, or win four between the Ulster SFC and the qualifiers. In contrast, if Cork, Kerry, and Roscommon win their respective semi-finals, they need only claim another victory from their following two outings to make the All-Ireland quarter-final stages.

After four seasons of a split backdoor system, this year sees a return to the open qualifier draw, meaning any of the 16 teams that failed to reach their provincial semi-finals — the four quarter-finalists in Leinster, Connacht, and Ulster, the three in Connacht, and the Ulster preliminary round losers — can be pitted against one another.

Most, if not all, of the qualifiers are expected to take place on Saturdays, with the master fixtures calendar scheduling them for June 9, 23, 30, and with the final knockout round taking place on July 7 or 8.

That sequencing means a team hoping to reach a Super 8 All-Ireland quarter-final group from the second-round stage must win three games in as many weekends, before their Super 8 outings on July 14/15 and July 21/22, a total of five in succession.


Time to bring it back to topic I guess - any word on how serious Brannigans injury is?
Not going to speculate how bad an injury it is,but it has kept him away from his place of work.Hopefully nothing too serious.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:15:22 AM »
9th June
The counties who will be in Round 1 of the football qualifiers are: Galway or Mayo; Sligo or London; Tyrone or Monaghan; Down or Antrim; Armagh or Fermanagh; Meath or Longford; Limerick or Clare; Tipperary or Waterford; two from Donegal, Cavan, Derry; two from Wexford, Laois, Westmeath; two from Offaly, Wicklow, Dublin; two from Louth, Carlow, Kildare.

Jesus McHale part will be jammers with the big match,
Pearse stadium will be jammers the same day for ed Sheehan it's win, win for the gaa.
off course they will have the match on a big screen sure doesent ed only love the "Galway girl",what's the chances of him giving a bar of "the green and red of mayo".All in all it promises to be a great day whoever you will set the record for the most county jerseys ever uat a music concert!😁

GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »
Well the first round losers have plenty of time to lick their wounds before the first qualifier match and then it's make or break.

Dates for qualifier rounds:

9th june (1st round)

23rd June (2nd round)

30 June  (3rd round)

7th July (4th round)

GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:33:00 PM »
New York can't travel I'm afraid a lot of players may not get back in to the states!

I know that, but the assumption is they will lose. What happens if New York wins?
Stole this from a report when Sligo played new York it still doesent explain what would happen if indeed new York were to win.
New York don’t enter the All-Ireland qualifiers but you can guarantee that should they lose, Sligo will want to take the benefit of their second chance. That would mean an uneven number of teams entering the back-door. Sure, a preliminary round qualifier shouldn’t be a big deal, but it would mean changing the calendar for the entire year. Depending on who wins in Gaelic Park, the whole Championship structure will be completely different. Now a Sligo defeat is unlikely, but in this day and age (or any day and age in fairness) having a scenario where one team has to win to stop the whole competition from descending into farce is beyond crazy.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:02:55 PM »
New York can't travel I'm afraid a lot of players may not get back in to the states!

GAA Discussion / Football qualifier route 2018
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:49:57 PM »
With many of the top teams out in the first round going in to the qualifiers definitely a minefield.
Take the losers of galway/mayo.tyrone/Monahan. donegal/cavan nothing to stop them being drawn against each other.It really shows the significance of these first round games.

12/13 May

Leinster football championship
Laois v Wexford
Louth v Carlow
Offaly v Wicklow

9 May

Ulster football championship
Fermanagh v Armagh

Munster football championship
Clare v Limerick
Tipperary v Waterford

Qualifiers format

Twenty eight of the twenty nine teams beaten in the provincial championships enter the All-Ireland qualifiers, which are knockout. Sixteen of the seventeen teams (New York do not enter the qualifiers) eliminated before their provincial semi-finals play eight matches in round 1,
with the winners of these games playing the eight beaten provincial semi-finalists in round 2.
The eight winning teams from round 2 play-off against each other in round 3,
with the four winning teams facing the four beaten provincial finalists in round 4 to complete the double-elimination format.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 30, 2018, 11:04:06 AM »
Had a look over on resdubs there. There's nearly as much written about Mayo than Galway in the early posts.

Well It goes to show where they think the real threat lies,They would expect to beat Galway handy enough, and I read somewhere else a lot of dubs wouldn't go to the final  where as a mayo or kerry would be a bigger draw.Listening to Tomas o se on radio this morning he hopes Galway don't get a hiding and in the next breath says he doesent expect it to be a big win for the dubs.hopefully the latter!😁

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 29, 2018, 07:54:28 PM »
Did you actually just say that Reservoir Dubs has ‘balanced views’?

That’s much more incredible than what you posted from a Wille Joe jr.

Well in fairness a few even said if Galway were to win  a national title against the dubs it would be a hard pill for mayo to swallow.

The Willie Joe junior actually posted afterwards a big good luck to the rossies!!

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 29, 2018, 07:25:42 PM »
Borrowed this post from the "reservoir dubs site"
Which I have to say is a fairly good with it's balanced views except for the one below which I had to copy.
i know it's not representative of all mayo fans but there is always going to be"One"

The vast majority of us want to see you not alone beat Galway but hammer them so badly that they are broken men (and a broken county). I haven’t spoke to one friend or family from Mayo that wants Galway to win. Now I assume Dublin want to bring joy to Dublin more than they do misery to Mayo 

Up the Dubs 

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 27, 2018, 04:38:47 PM »
Bookies in no doubt of Sunday's outcome

Dublin 2/9

Galway 4/1

Probably correct ,ah the odd outsider comes in too!!

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 25, 2018, 06:54:49 PM »
Well mayo pulled it out of the fire,it probably is a good result for Galway in that retaining div 1 status covers over a lot of deficiencies,I fully expect Galway to beat them in castlebar.
As for next sunday I'm just hoping Galway perform and a loss of 5pts or less, a drubbing mind you would probably have me having to readdress my above prediction!!!

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 23, 2018, 04:43:59 PM »
Silke a big loss not as big as Keegan to mayo but look, it opens up the door for someone else.
Did Mike farragher play in the half backline v kildare in last year's div2 final?
With Galways current set up he would be an ideal half back for his accurate kickpassing and well able to take a score too.
Every team is going to have injuries Galway could well pick up some in the league final and that's where your panel comes into it jesus go with what you have and no whingeing about who you haven't.friday rant over!😁

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