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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:32:06 PM »
RON has to play, opposite for McShane, very poor last day if you take the last minute point out of it.  Too lazy

Zero chance of McShane being dropped for this game after scoring the equaliser v Meath and saving our season. I'm expecting the same team with Peter Harte coming in for McCann. Ronan O'Neill to come off the bench earlier as a reward for his contribution the last day. Have seen it reported in a few media outlets that McCarron missed the Meath game with a chest infection and is expected to return to the defence. Hoping this doesn't mean the starting 15, think Hugh Pat and McKernan earned another start.

I thought Hugh Pat did well at times in the league but struggled the last day. Was well behind his man at times. If it had been McRory we'd have heard a lot more about it on here.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:56:18 AM »
Some crap talked on here with boys announcing Ronan OíNeill had left. He showed composure for the goal which others lacked. I donít think he has the fitness and athleticism to start but a good man to bring on in these kind of games.

I actually thought Richard Donnelly did ok in the first half last night. Won three or four balls kicked in acting as a decent target. Iíd like to see more from Mattie though. 11 is also an important position in the team and Iím not sure Sludden has done enough from there in recent games.

Iíve a feeling an another player or two will be added to the squad in the coming days. Possibly a bit of experience at the level and youíd think he might look at an u20 or two. Donaghy took some great scores for them. Big Kennedy could be worth a look too, though he went off injured.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 09, 2018, 10:34:32 PM »
Definitely harsh on Colm Cavanagh given heís only played a couple of county games this year and is trying to get back to fitness. If Tyrone get a run going heíd be the least of my worries.

Enjoyable game. Tyrone good in first half and should have been out of sight. Still missing too many chances. Performance after that was below the level needed but theee games are all about winning.

Two weeks now to get ready for next game and try to get the season going. Lot of work put in the last 6 months or more and over a number of years, might as well give it everything now and see where it takes them. Anyone hopzing they go out should never mentioning supporting Tyrone again. Utterly disrespectful to what our county is about.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 08, 2018, 08:19:12 AM »
Like most other people I will be ignoring southtyronegael and his imaginary friend thebigdog from now on.

In terms of Ronan O'neill it would be a strange time to quit. He has trained now for 7/8 months and has already missed 2 starred games so surely he'd be safer seeing the season out and see how it goes. If Tyrone get a run going there will be lots of games coming up and with the injuries he is bound to get time. He has had plenty of game time the last few years but on current form doesn't deserve to start. Hopefully he puts his head down and tries to take his chance when it comes. In my opinion he can have little complaints about not starting. it would be great to see him focus on his own game instead of blaming the manager for not starting. He is worth his place on the squad and as I say I hope he sticks with it.

Any thoughts on team for the weekend?

HP McGeary
Colm C
P McNulty
K McGeary
M Donnelly

Options seriously limited in FF line, I'd be astonished to see Sludden starting but he has a great chance of getting game time. I'd say RoN will start with a quiet word in his ear to go out and prove himself after his display v Monaghan. I know it didn't really work out great last year but might we Mattie move into FF line and send more early, direct ball in?

Iíd say that team wonít be far away. Mckernan might be close to starting at corner back ahead of McGeary. McNulty and Ronan OíNeill both with plenty to prove if start. You couldnít rule out conal McCann based on previous selections but heíd be seriously lucky to start based on current year performances.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: May 19, 2018, 11:25:51 PM »
Iíd be surprised if colm doesnít start. I actually think the team named will line out. Though it depends how fit McCann is.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: May 18, 2018, 04:16:45 PM »
Eugene and art were the ones to spot seans talents and gave him his chance in 02. Sean Cavanagh made Harte!

2002... the year Sean scored the equalising last minute goal in Ulster Championship v Armagh for the Seniors but couldnt make Mickey's U21 squad. Also the year Mickey won the All-Ireland U21. Unwillingness to introduce Sean to the squad another sign of his stubbornness. Though the whole Glencull thing tops the lot. Principled man in his own words. Happy enough to set his principles aside to get McCarron back in the fold but gave scores of players the silent treatment during his tenure treating them like meat suits and training ground fodder.

Sean was still a minor in 2001 and turned down the chance to play u21 as far as Iím aware. But sure harte did a terrible job winning the all Ireland with the u21s in 2001.

Thereís a lot to be said for resolving things face to face instead of through the media. Shocking way things are becoming.

Any word on the Monaghan injuries for this game.  Should we have a full hand I would go with

R Beggan
C Walsh
C Boyle
R Wylie
F Kelly
D Wylie
K OíConnell
N Kierans
D Hughes
D Ward
K Hughes
R McAnsepie
C McCarthy
J McCarron
C McManus
That's as good a team as have ever represented Monaghan but is there no place in the starting line up for the invincible Vinny Corey?
Against the Tyrone horde, the artisan element would need to be beefed up a few notches.

However, I suppose it doesn't matters that much, as Tyrone are already destined to be doomed.

Tyrone very much up against it facing the golden generation of Monaghan footballers. The best ever Monaghan team v a Tyrone team trying to re-establish itself. It would be exceptionally embarrassing for Monaghan to lose this one. Huge pressure on them!!

Best team ever and that's before the invincible Vinny Corey gets added in. Hard not to be a little concerned from a Tyrone point of view.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:47:20 PM »
If you were to play Brennan and Bradley in the forward line I think Bradley would have to go to centre half forward like he did in 2015. Iím not sure youíd get away with both in the full forward line.

Iíd love to see us play a higher press game and push up on kick outs this year. If we donít have the ball players should drop back but the objective should be to get the ball back as quick as possible, not to mark space.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: May 10, 2018, 01:58:14 PM »
I don't bother with this thread anymore but it looked a page or two ago that a bit of football talk was going to break out but the usual suspects aren't having that. Colm Cavanagh no good, garvaghy talk etc. There is no reason why ladies football hurling etc can't be talked about on here but the only time it's mentioned is something to do with training in garvaghy.

Getting back to football. The team I'd like to see out next week if everyone is fit is as follows:

HP McGeary

Hugh Pat has to prove he's up to the corner back position at championship pace but he deserves a go after decent showings in the league. McNamee seems to be going well in club football and none of the other midfield options have done enough to warrant a place. So I'd happily take a chance on him there. McAliskey would be lucky to start but if left close to goal can get scores. He can also be used for the right footed frees. McShane would come out around the middle to help out.

If Cavanagh ruled out then I'd bring Mattie into midfield and throw on Kieran McGeary to half forward. I'm happy enough with our first 15 but worry the panel isn't as strong as some years.

It would be great if the county page could be used to discuss football over the next few months. Mickey Harte is the manager for the rest of the year so there is no point discussing that until the championship is over. There is a separate page for Garvaghy etc where it can be discussed.

General discussion / Re: Irish News
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:39:03 PM »
Really, surprising then that the disciplinary committee rescinded the red crd after reviewing video evidence.

He got off on a technicality not because he was innocent. There was no evidence to suggest he didnít strike

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:36:25 AM »
Well done to The Moy. Fitting end for Sean but Colm has turned into some operator.

Yeah always great to see Tyrone teams win All Ireland's. For a mid table intermediate team to go down to Thurles last week and beat a top Kerry team was up there with some of the best Tyrone club team wins ever.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:13:10 PM »
Anyone wanna hazard a guess at the Tyrone team Mickey will name tomorrow night?
Will we see many young players like Mulgrew, Lee Brennan, Cassidy at CB?
Wonder when was the last time the team didn't have a Cavananagh in it?

Very difficult to pick the team. OíNeill did nets the last day so youíd think Morgan will start this one. Full back line is very hard to call. Mcrory mcnamee mccarron have been regulars there past few years but heís bound to try something knew. Mckernan could well be the one to come in. McCann and hampsey very likely to start at half back. Brennan or McLaughlin could get other place if he pushed harte up to forwards.

Based on the McKenna cup McShane and McNulty did much better together than the other pairing so they may get a go.

I think burns Donnelly Sludden harte and Bradley all likely to get a go in forwards if fit. Mcaliskey or OíNeill most likely to take the other spot. From the two games I saw him play in McKenna cup lee Brennan didnít offer enough to suggest he should be starting here.

General discussion / Re: James McClean
« on: December 17, 2017, 07:37:42 PM »
Can someone explain to me how McClean won that award last night instead of Katie Taylor?

Personally I think Taylor is overrated especially when you consider the limited number of female boxers. She fought  a part time American the other night who had very limited fights both as an ameteur and professional and struggled to get past her. If any boxer was to get it Burnett would have been much more deserving winner.

Struggled to get by her. She thumped her on points despite a ridiculous penalty point called by the referee.

She did win easy on points but it was a very tough fight for her. She seems to have very quick hands but not much power. But maybe knockouts (autocorrect tried to correct this to knickers which would have messed up the sentence!) are unusual in womenís boxing. I just feel given the numbers involved and havenít watched a lot of her fights that sheís over hyped.

General discussion / Re: James McClean
« on: December 17, 2017, 06:07:20 PM »
Can someone explain to me how McClean won that award last night instead of Katie Taylor?

Personally I think Taylor is overrated especially when you consider the limited number of female boxers. She fought  a part time American the other night who had very limited fights both as an ameteur and professional and struggled to get past her. If any boxer was to get it Burnett would have been much more deserving winner.

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