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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division Two 2022
« on: January 16, 2022, 11:16:32 PM »
Clare I wouldn't have expected to finish bottom, have they lost many players?
Pretty hard to call on promotion.

Lost 5/6 lads.  Beat Kildare against the odds last year and were lucky have Laois in group too.  Offaly game looks to be only winnable game for them.

Lost 4 central players year before to retirement, lads going travelling and injuries.  Colm Collins has done fantastic with small pool of players

GAA Discussion / Re: McGrath Cup
« on: January 07, 2022, 10:45:58 PM »
Cork Team

Christopher Kelly, Eire Óg
Seán Powter, Douglas
Sean Meehan, Kiskeam
Paul Ring, Aghabullogue
Cian Kiely, Ballincollig
Diarmuid Phelan, Aghada
Tadhg Corkery, Cill na Martra
Shane Merrit, Mallow
Joe Grimes, Clonakilty
Danial O’Connell, Kanturk
Brian Hurley, Castlehaven
Colm O’ Callaghan, Eire Og
Mark Cronin, Nemo Rangers
Daniel Dineen, Cill na Martra
Damien Gore, Kilmacabea
Joe Creedon, Iveleary
Paul Walsh, Kanturk
Paudie Allen, Newmarket
Kevin Crowley, Millstreet
Kevin O’Donovan, Nemo Rangers
Cillian O’Donovan, Macroom
David Buckley, Newcestown
Blake Murphy, St. Vincents
Evan Cooke, Ballincollig
Fionn Herlihy, Dohenys
Luke Fahy, Ballincollig

Fairly inexperienced looking Cork side named.
Joe Grimes is a Kerryman - a guard from Listowel who is stationed in Clonakilty.

1. Stephen Ryan (Kilrush Shamrocks)
2. Dara Conneely ​ (Ennistymon)
3. Eoghan Collins ​ (Ballyhaunis)
4. Ciaran Morrissey ​ (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
5. Cian O Dea ​ (Kilfenora) (Capt)
6. Alan Sweeney ​ (St Breckans)
7. Daniel Walsh ​ (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
8. Darragh Bohannon ​ (Shannon Gaels)
9. Darren O Neill ​ (Eire-og, Inis)
10.Emmet McMahon (Kildysart)
11. Keelan Sexton ​ (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
12. Ciaran Downes ​ (Kilmihil)
13. Mark McInerney ​ (Eire-og,Inis)
14. Joe McGann ​ (St Breckans)
15. Aaron Griffin ​ (Lissycasey)
16. Tom O Brien (St Josephs Doora Barefield)
17. Ronan Lanigan (Eire-og, Inis)
18. Jack Sheedy (St Breckans)
19. ​ Maccon Byrne (St Breckans)
20. Dan Keating (Kilmihil)
21. Padraig Kelly (St Breckans)
22. Tom McDonald (St Josephs Doora Barefield)
23 Manus Doherty (Eire-og, Inis)
24. Andrew Shannon (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
25. Brian McNamara (Cooraclare)
26. Cathal O Connor (Coolmeen)

My feeling loking at those two lineups is that Clare at 7/4 might represent a bit of value.
Not big stakes but my feeling is Collins is a superior manager to Ricken.

Clare missing 7/8 key players for tomorrow Will be his toughest year to keep Clare in D2. Good to see Ciaran Morrissey starting. Mark McInerney is son of 92 legend Francis McInerney.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 19, 2021, 06:10:43 PM »
Robbo probably deserves a red but the fact Kane wasn’t given one makes it a joke.

But Kane is England captain 🙄

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: December 19, 2021, 06:10:05 PM »
Yes a red card for Kane but Kopp loses the plot in a lot of games.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: December 19, 2021, 05:10:50 PM »
Don't see too many Liverpool games but is Klopp allowed harangue the officials like this every week...


GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2021
« on: December 18, 2021, 07:54:15 PM »
Hate the way players go down now trying to get men booked or send off, Not very manly as Colm O'Rourke would say.

It a blight on every game hurling or football.  If a lad goes down holding head leave him out off pitch 10/15 minutes to get assessed.  2 Naas lads went down holding after committing dangerous tackles which saved them getting the line.

GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: December 18, 2021, 07:13:09 PM »
Big second half from Crokes. Pearson and Cunningham stepped up with Mannion.

GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: December 18, 2021, 06:24:51 PM »
Portarlington playing lovely direct football.

The four point half time lead doesn't do them justice. Kilmacud have been very poor.

They weren’t great in their county final in fairness

Agree Crokes haven't played well since beating Boden. Too reliant on Paul Mannion. Portarlington should win handy enough.

GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: December 17, 2021, 07:44:33 PM »
Getting back on topic- some scores from Philly.

GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: December 17, 2021, 03:14:25 PM »
Every team needs a couple of players like him & while opposition supporters disliked him they would have loved to have him on their team.

A bit like Ricey

Like Ricey a good man to score from corner back.

Scored 2-21 in 62 championship games and 1-20 in 65 league games.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All stars 2021
« on: December 15, 2021, 07:38:24 AM »
All Stars are always a mess!
How the hell did Oisin Mullen get YPOTY?
There is a Monopoly among the BIG counties always.

Others nominated for Young player of the year was Matthew Tierney (Galway) Darragh Canavan (Tyrone) do you believe one of those should have won it instead of Mullen?

U20 player of the year should be confined to u20 championship.  Should increase young player to u23. With change from u21 to 20 not many lads u20 starting senior championship.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All stars 2021
« on: December 14, 2021, 08:33:26 PM »
How in under God did Kerry get the same number of All-Stars as Mayo? It’s hilarious. Mayo take down the Dubs and make the final but still apparently don’t deserve more than a team that won no games outside of their province. 

Paudie Clifford must have got one for his performances in the Munster Championship because it certainly had nothing to do with the semi-final.

I’d imagine McKernan’s discipline worked against him when it came to All-Star selection.

The best team in Ireland in 2021 was Tyrone, and Kerry lost to them by a point after extra time.
Tyrone had Mayo beaten a long way out from the final whistle in the final.
Mayo might have beaten Dublin but Dublin were a pale shadow of themselves, especially evident in earlier games such as v Meath.
Any kudos Mayo got from beating Dublin was more than lost in the poor showing in the All-Ireland final.

Also, league form plays a part. Kerry were joint winners with the best record overall with a points difference of +44 across the 4 games.

On that basis Kerry are at least as deserving as the same amount as Mayo.

Again, Kerry lost to Tyrone despite being heavy favourites and having beaten them by 16 points at the end of the League. Kerry generally do well in the League and have lost the Munster Championship once in a decade, should they be nailed on for a minimum of three All-Stars every year then?

Favouritism relates to the volume of money being bet on either team. Why should that have anything to do with All-Stars or anything else for that matter? Kerry beating Tyrone by 16 points in the league only adds to their All-Star merits, for some bizarre reason you think it should count against them, as if losing to them by 16 points would have been better.
Kerry's only loss between Div 1 and C'ship was to lose to the Champions by 1 pt AET, compared to Mayo who performed meekly in their most important game, particularly in the crucial home straight, and the outcome wasn't in doubt long before it ended.
Contrast that to Kerry who put it up to Tyrone all the way through, and the game was still in the melting pot until the final whistle.

A long time when league results counted towards All Stars. Probably had tougher  A v B games than 3 games in munster.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: December 13, 2021, 12:45:54 PM »
Will that draw stand though???

Draw is voided

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All stars 2021
« on: December 10, 2021, 11:15:43 PM »
Would O’Sullivan have deserved one?

Probably get All Star for scoring in most games. In 3 munster championship games spent more time in the forwards when pressed up on opposition kickouts. His marker usually played out the field.  The only championship game played in defence had a good first half on McCurry who then came into the game after that.  Would have McKiernan in before him.

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