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mrdeeds

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15105 on: February 04, 2018, 04:13:24 PM »
any official attendance for the game last night?

Wasn't announced. A couple thousand at most.

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« Reply #15106 on: February 04, 2018, 08:03:55 PM »
The visit of the horrible hoors from Meath next week. They've got 2 good results so far and the hammering of Clare puts out glorious draw in perspective. It's a shame it's probably too soon for Gearoid but maybe Mackey might start. Have to make sure we don't lose to them.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15107 on: February 05, 2018, 01:11:39 PM »
Well the two teams we've got our 3 points from are rooted to the bottom of the table. Another 2 wins will surely see us safe and anything more will have us hunting for promotion.

Meath won't make it as easy for us to play football. We had acres of space on Saturday night. Meath are more physically imposing too and Cavan are back to small footballers. I wouldn't be too worried about Mackey and Gearoid starting on the bench, the team that finishes the game is more important. Club U21 over for Conor Brady and Thomas Galligan so good to have them as options.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15108 on: February 07, 2018, 07:52:56 AM »
The Cavan lads on good form for DIT. I'd be worried about their heavy workload. Clifford injured for Kerry with all his football while Howard refused to play Sigerson.

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« Reply #15109 on: February 08, 2018, 11:12:33 PM »
Meath fans really talking themselves up. Maybe I missed it but when did Meath transform from an average Div2 team to the next big thing in Leinster?  What's all this type based on. I think Cavan should just about beat them if they apply themselves properly.

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« Reply #15110 on: February 09, 2018, 03:40:03 AM »
I dunno Itchy, you'd have to imagine they're a wee bit more seasoned and settled than us all the same. This could be the first of a few games that offer us a yardstick to measure where we're at currently. It being Meath you'd dearly love to bate the hoors out the gate but I've a feeling midtable is the extent of our capability and we might have to suck this one up and put it down to experience.

Would love a nice feed of humble pie after that prediction though, and leave the sour grapes to d'ryals - grapes with stones in them, naturally.

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« Reply #15111 on: February 09, 2018, 10:00:52 PM »
Every single pundit, review, internet post is tipping Meath. So much so that I'm believing it myself. This can only be a good thing for us.

This is the real test of where we are, I hope we absolutely tear into them. If they're as good as they think they are then they'll beat us but we should make them earn those two points.

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« Reply #15112 on: February 09, 2018, 10:10:12 PM »
Here, what's the story with Oisin Kiernan? Why did he move to Castlerahan? A former Meath Junior.... I'm dubious we might have another Nesty Smith on our hands.

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« Reply #15113 on: February 09, 2018, 10:26:36 PM »
Every single pundit, review, internet post is tipping Meath. So much so that I'm believing it myself. This can only be a good thing for us.

This is the real test of where we are, I hope we absolutely tear into them. If they're as good as they think they are then they'll beat us but we should make them earn those two points.

Where does all this hype about Meath come from? Like what have they done at any level in recent times to warrant it. They've been a div 2 team for ages and couldn't get out. They are the 3rd best team in a poor province.  I hope their players believe this auld shite and as you say we tear into them. All any cavan man should need is to see that green jersey to get the blood pumping.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15114 on: February 10, 2018, 02:42:09 PM »
Here, what's the story with Oisin Kiernan? Why did he move to Castlerahan? A former Meath Junior.... I'm dubious we might have another Nesty Smith on our hands.

Fell out with club. Both parents are from Cavan. Half of Ballinacree in Cavan anyway.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15115 on: February 10, 2018, 03:02:08 PM »
There one change to 15 that announced.

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« Reply #15116 on: February 10, 2018, 08:15:28 PM »
There one change to 15 that announced.

Care to share?

Would have rathered play them tonight.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15117 on: February 11, 2018, 04:04:09 AM »

Where does all this hype about Meath come from? Like what have they done at any level in recent times to warrant it. They've been a div 2 team for ages and couldn't get out. They are the 3rd best team in a poor province.  I hope their players believe this auld shite and as you say we tear into them. All any cavan man should need is to see that green jersey to get the blood pumping.

You'd hope the derby nature of it would level it out and as you say if we tear into them we might pinch it, but they tanked Clare and were very competitive against a Roscommon team likely to go up, and that formline makes their confidence justified I think. We've a very new look team sprinkled with experience but we're not far enough down the road for this test I think. But you never know and here's hoping!

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15118 on: February 11, 2018, 10:46:49 PM »
Results today were perfect for us, such a pity our game couldn't go ahead. A win would have us topping the table. Heading to Cork in 2 weeks time will be a tough task and they look to be getting stronger as the league progresses. Still on the bright side, Mackey and Gearoid will have another week to get back to fitness and Enda Flanagan/Caoimhin Reilly will get a bit of a rest.

Division 2 is wiiiide open.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15119 on: February 16, 2018, 10:29:18 AM »
I thought cavan hoganstand forum was bad but I've just read the Meath version and I've got a headache now. Hard to imagine it was possible by chance to get so many idiots in one place at the same time.