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Title: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 05, 2018, 10:11:06 PM
Galway almost safe after 2 wins from 2 so far, another win here would practically guarantee D1 football next year.

After a somewhat fortuitous win against Monaghan, we came badly unstuck against Kerry.

Bookies have us as marginal favourites to end our losing streak to the neighbours
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 05, 2018, 10:14:29 PM
It'll be a hard one for Mayo. Unfortunately it seems Galway are flying it. I think they will win on Sunday too.  :-\
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 05, 2018, 10:16:38 PM
Hardly any need for a separate thread for this out of the Division One discussion, it's only February.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: BennyCake on February 05, 2018, 10:23:23 PM
Will Galway beat Mayo? Not if they hav Willi... er, never mind.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 05, 2018, 10:34:52 PM
Hardly any need for a separate thread for this out of the Division One discussion, it's only February.

Typical arrogance from the fancy dans  >:(
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 05, 2018, 10:41:13 PM
It’s only a warmup for the FBD final anyways.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 05, 2018, 10:41:55 PM
The arrogance has been coming from only one side of the border this decade and it isn't our side, and Mayo have earned that right.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 06, 2018, 12:44:37 AM
Hard to know how this one will go. Maybe a touch of the phoney war about it with both sides meeting again in May. Neither side are desperate for league points either. Mayo might not want to lose a 4th game on the bounce to Galway though. Just in case they start getting notions about themselves. So that little bit of extra motivation might be on their side on the day but who knows.

Not to mention there is Sigerson quarter finals the middle of this week too with a number of players involved in those.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 06, 2018, 01:28:51 AM
It'll be a hard one for Mayo. Unfortunately it seems Galway are flying it. I think they will win on Sunday too.  :-\

Plámás.Mayo are better than Galway .
Galway's kickouts are not ideal at the best of times and in Salthill they'll be gone with the wind .
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 06, 2018, 09:59:19 AM
Hard to know how this one will go. Maybe a touch of the phoney war about it with both sides meeting again in May. Neither side are desperate for league points either. Mayo might not want to lose a 4th game on the bounce to Galway though. Just in case they start getting notions about themselves. So that little bit of extra motivation might be on their side on the day but who knows.

Not to mention there is Sigerson quarter finals the middle of this week too with a number of players involved in those.

Anyone playing Sigerson should be rested really although three of our best players at the weekend had played it midweek
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 06, 2018, 11:35:55 AM
Hard to know how this one will go. Maybe a touch of the phoney war about it with both sides meeting again in May. Neither side are desperate for league points either. Mayo might not want to lose a 4th game on the bounce to Galway though. Just in case they start getting notions about themselves. So that little bit of extra motivation might be on their side on the day but who knows.

Not to mention there is Sigerson quarter finals the middle of this week too with a number of players involved in those.

Anyone playing Sigerson should be rested really although three of our best players at the weekend had played it midweek
Ideally yes. But I can't see Comer being rested. Himself and Sean Kelly both played Sigerson midweek last week having played league the previous Sunday and both played again last Sunday.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 06, 2018, 02:32:10 PM
Comer at the moment is in flying form however if he doesn't slow down he'll be burnt out by May. The talk pre-league about Galway missing players seems to be parked now maybe a sudden realisation that the replacements that have come in are as good if not better than those players that are missing in action? 
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 06, 2018, 02:46:00 PM
Comer at the moment is in flying form however if he doesn't slow down he'll be burnt out by May. The talk pre-league about Galway missing players seems to be parked now maybe a sudden realisation that the replacements that have come in are as good if not better than those players that are missing in action?
It's only the league
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: From the Bunker on February 06, 2018, 02:59:06 PM
Comer will play against Mayo! If Galway win, I can see Galway using him more sparingly after that as the pressure to stay in the Division will be off. The fixtures so far have suited Galway and I think this fixture is coming at a good time for them. 
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 06, 2018, 03:01:09 PM
Comer at the moment is in flying form however if he doesn't slow down he'll be burnt out by May. The talk pre-league about Galway missing players seems to be parked now maybe a sudden realisation that the replacements that have come in are as good if not better than those players that are missing in action?

I still think the likes of Ian Burke, Daly, Silke and Power are likely to get back on the team once they are available. Cummins possibly but he's been injured a lot over the past 12 months. FOC might struggle to get his place back ahead of Cooke or Flynn. Not sure he's really mobile enough in midfield for the modern game. Young Molloy's chances probably not helped by missing all the league due to Corofin's run. Farragher hard to tell.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Blowitupref on February 06, 2018, 03:11:42 PM
Comer will play against Mayo! If Galway win, I can see Galway using him more sparingly after that as the pressure to stay in the Division will be off. The fixtures so far have suited Galway and I think this fixture is coming at a good time for them.

Care to explain how you think the fixtures suited them? Tyrone is not a fixture you would hand pick to start your league campaign and trying to beat Donegal away in round 2 is tough or be it they have a very poor record in Letterkenny. Mayo hard to know where they are at yet but could beat Monaghan away so should be capable of beating Galway.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 06, 2018, 03:13:07 PM
Comer at the moment is in flying form however if he doesn't slow down he'll be burnt out by May. The talk pre-league about Galway missing players seems to be parked now maybe a sudden realisation that the replacements that have come in are as good if not better than those players that are missing in action?
It's only the league

Quite. Donegal could have easily drawn or won the match last Sunday and the narrative would be very different heading into this Sunday.
Galway only won a third of all kickouts and lost a majority of their own restarts against Donegal. This is not a habit that will lead to the winning of football matches on a regular basis and if similar is replicated on Sunday then it's going to be very tough.

Given that Mayo will have targeted this match as two points that are very attainable, Galway can't afford to rest Comer in Salthill, that's the reality of the situation.

I still think the likes of Ian Burke, Daly, Silke and Power are likely to get back on the team once they are available. Cummins possibly but he's been injured a lot over the past 12 months. FOC might struggle to get his place back ahead of Cooke or Flynn. Not sure he's really mobile enough in midfield for the modern game. Young Molloy's chances probably not helped by missing all the league due to Corofin's run. Farragher hard to tell.

Daly and Burke will definitely come into the starting 15 if fit unless their playing form falls off a cliff. Silke depends on who you are going to replace for him and in what position. Power and Lavelle is all much of a muchness.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on February 06, 2018, 04:53:30 PM
Rehab out for the rest of the league
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 06, 2018, 06:42:05 PM
Those kickout stats are worse than I thought, technically Galway won 9 out of 20 of their own kickouts but the reality it was 7 out of 20 as a free was given against Cooke within seconds of catching the ball and a hop ball was given seconds after Bradshaw caught the ball which Donegal subsequently won.

Thats absolutely diabolical, winning 35% of your own kickouts against Div 1 opposition and winning is some sort of miracle. Galway did exceptionally well to come away with the win.

Cooke gave the ball away than anymore else although, he played well overall but just needs to be more careful with his kick passing. He's looking to make things happen when in possession which I like rather than the safe option FOC & Flynn tend to use.




Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 06, 2018, 06:56:27 PM
Rehab out for the rest of the league

Jaysis that's fairly harsh commentary on poor Evan!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: From the Bunker on February 06, 2018, 07:01:32 PM
Comer will play against Mayo! If Galway win, I can see Galway using him more sparingly after that as the pressure to stay in the Division will be off. The fixtures so far have suited Galway and I think this fixture is coming at a good time for them.

Care to explain how you think the fixtures suited them? Tyrone is not a fixture you would hand pick to start your league campaign and trying to beat Donegal away in round 2 is tough or be it they have a very poor record in Letterkenny. Mayo hard to know where they are at yet but could beat Monaghan away so should be capable of beating Galway.

You avoided Kerry and Dublin. You played Donegal in Letterkenny, a place they never do well in! You meet a Mayo team who never start well in the League. Tyrone at the moment look to be still shook from last years semi-final.  If Galway were playing Mayo in Castlebar, I'd be less confident.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 06, 2018, 07:26:57 PM
Comer will play against Mayo! If Galway win, I can see Galway using him more sparingly after that as the pressure to stay in the Division will be off. The fixtures so far have suited Galway and I think this fixture is coming at a good time for them.

Care to explain how you think the fixtures suited them? Tyrone is not a fixture you would hand pick to start your league campaign and trying to beat Donegal away in round 2 is tough or be it they have a very poor record in Letterkenny. Mayo hard to know where they are at yet but could beat Monaghan away so should be capable of beating Galway.

You avoided Kerry and Dublin. You played Donegal in Letterkenny, a place they never do well in! You meet a Mayo team who never start well in the League. Tyrone at the moment look to be still shook from last years semi-final.  If Galway were playing Mayo in Castlebar, I'd be less confident.

In fairness Kerry and Dublin will have near full strength sides in the latter rounds and will be more fitter. Mayo i read elsewhere have won 3 of their last 4 round 3 games in NFL.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mayoman dan on February 06, 2018, 07:43:02 PM
With Regan out for a while and Cillian very out of form id like to see something like this start in the forwards

                              Gibbons    Aido
           
             Diarmuid    Mc Loughlin     Boland

            Freeman     Doherty       Loftus

We need to be looking at options and if not now then when.This is a strong albeit experimental forward line.Freeman could be swapped with Naughton or Treacy.Im not convinced by Douglas and we know what Andy and Cillian can do its time to give others a chance
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 06, 2018, 07:54:04 PM
Comer will play against Mayo! If Galway win, I can see Galway using him more sparingly after that as the pressure to stay in the Division will be off. The fixtures so far have suited Galway and I think this fixture is coming at a good time for them.

Care to explain how you think the fixtures suited them? Tyrone is not a fixture you would hand pick to start your league campaign and trying to beat Donegal away in round 2 is tough or be it they have a very poor record in Letterkenny. Mayo hard to know where they are at yet but could beat Monaghan away so should be capable of beating Galway.
Maybe Tyrone are just not good enough
Monaghan could only just beat Kildare

You avoided Kerry and Dublin. You played Donegal in Letterkenny, a place they never do well in! You meet a Mayo team who never start well in the League. Tyrone at the moment look to be still shook from last years semi-final.  If Galway were playing Mayo in Castlebar, I'd be less confident.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: cornetto on February 06, 2018, 08:54:07 PM
Galway to start with the same 15, league is the league Walsh would have targeted this game as it is a home match,in fairness mayo travel well and after a defeat always seem determined to bounce back.i expect it to be the usual tight game with Galway that bit ahead fitness wise to shade it.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: slippery dodger on February 07, 2018, 05:09:32 AM
What kind of crowd are ye expecting in Salthill on Sunday?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 07, 2018, 07:56:56 AM
What kind of crowd are ye expecting in Salthill on Sunday?

I'd say there could be between 8 and 10k at it.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 07, 2018, 08:53:54 AM
What kind of crowd are ye expecting in Salthill on Sunday?

I'd say there could be between 8 and 10k at it.
Plus another thousand walking the Prom
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: ballinaman on February 07, 2018, 09:59:38 AM
What kind of crowd are ye expecting in Salthill on Sunday?

I'd say there could be between 8 and 10k at it.
That's a big disparity Farr..between 8 people and 10 thousand people ?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 07, 2018, 11:17:09 AM
Mayo will be well up for this game especially given last weeks antics by Kerry. The mayoblog has made for entertaining reading this week, perhaps I'm harsh but the main man has a high opinion of himself.

I'd expect COC to start this week as there's no better man at guiding the ref through a game these days. Comer could certainly learn a thing or two from his rival captain in terms of his craftiness, his temperament has been exceptional since his sending off in Limerick a few years 3 years ago.

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: tonto1888 on February 07, 2018, 11:23:19 AM
What kind of crowd are ye expecting in Salthill on Sunday?

I'd say there could be between 8 and 10k at it.
That's a big disparity Farr..between 8 people and 10 thousand people ?

it means he will probably be right
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: rosnarun on February 07, 2018, 11:28:17 AM
What kind of crowd are ye expecting in Salthill on Sunday?

I'd say there could be between 8 and 10k at it.
That's a big disparity Farr..between 8 people and 10 thousand people ?

it means he will probably be right
or is he just doing a Ger Loughnane." If Ihad my way, I wouldn't even tell them the time of the throw-in"
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 07, 2018, 11:41:19 AM
It is such a pity that Mayo haven't won Sam yet. The Galway hurlers would have been working away over a similar time period and experiencing similar heartbreak. Now that they have done it everyone looks at them differently.  I hope Mayo find the extra bit they need this year.
Also if Ros get promoted there could be 3 Connacht teams in D1 next year. That would be good for improving the standards in the province.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 07, 2018, 03:55:39 PM
Mayo will be well up for this game especially given last weeks antics by Kerry. The mayoblog has made for entertaining reading this week, perhaps I'm harsh but the main man has a high opinion of himself.

I'd expect COC to start this week as there's no better man at guiding the ref through a game these days. Comer could certainly learn a thing or two from his rival captain in terms of his craftiness, his temperament has been exceptional since his sending off in Limerick a few years 3 years ago.

Seems that way with him alright. The Mayo news podcasts can't be done without him now it seems either and having his brother and son giving their views on the podcasts in the past shows how much of a pull he has with the Mayo GAA media now.

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: rosnarun on February 07, 2018, 04:05:05 PM
Mayo will be well up for this game especially given last weeks antics by Kerry. The mayoblog has made for entertaining reading this week, perhaps I'm harsh but the main man has a high opinion of himself.

I'd expect COC to start this week as there's no better man at guiding the ref through a game these days. Comer could certainly learn a thing or two from his rival captain in terms of his craftiness, his temperament has been exceptional since his sending off in Limerick a few years 3 years ago.

Seems that way with him alright. The Mayo news podcasts can't be done without him now it seems either and having his brother and son giving their views on the podcasts in the past shows how much of a pull he has with the Mayo GAA media now.


proper windbag. doesn't seem to to go to half the games
cant listen to it when hes on it neraly as bad as the look at me club51 crowd , mayo mick excepted.
I suppose it part of the price of being high profile . you get liggers
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Lar Naparka on February 07, 2018, 06:12:08 PM
Mayo will be well up for this game especially given last weeks antics by Kerry. The mayoblog has made for entertaining reading this week, perhaps I'm harsh but the main man has a high opinion of himself.

I'd expect COC to start this week as there's no better man at guiding the ref through a game these days. Comer could certainly learn a thing or two from his rival captain in terms of his craftiness, his temperament has been exceptional since his sending off in Limerick a few years 3 years ago.

Seems that way with him alright. The Mayo news podcasts can't be done without him now it seems either and having his brother and son giving their views on the podcasts in the past shows how much of a pull he has with the Mayo GAA media now.
I didn't know WJ has a son old enough to take part in a podcast. Either he's much older that he looks or he began bonking at a very early age. ;D
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Manning18 on February 07, 2018, 06:13:29 PM
Comer will play against Mayo! If Galway win, I can see Galway using him more sparingly after that as the pressure to stay in the Division will be off. The fixtures so far have suited Galway and I think this fixture is coming at a good time for them.

Care to explain how you think the fixtures suited them? Tyrone is not a fixture you would hand pick to start your league campaign and trying to beat Donegal away in round 2 is tough or be it they have a very poor record in Letterkenny. Mayo hard to know where they are at yet but could beat Monaghan away so should be capable of beating Galway.

You avoided Kerry and Dublin. You played Donegal in Letterkenny, a place they never do well in! You meet a Mayo team who never start well in the League. Tyrone at the moment look to be still shook from last years semi-final.  If Galway were playing Mayo in Castlebar, I'd be less confident.

You're making a dogs dinner of proving this opinion. You do realise we'll have to play Dublin and Kerry later on?

In round 1, Galway couldve got a Mayo team just back from holidays, a Monaghan team with Hughes & McManus out and that look half fit, or a Kerry side missing 14 players. Instead they got the one team that had hit the ground running up to that point in Tyrone. Round 2 they meet a reasonably forward Donegal side. They don't meet Kerry or Monaghan now until late on when they'll have likely sorted their injuries. Plus Galway are they only team in division 1 that have to contend with missing players through the club championships. The luck of fixtures has been anything but favorable
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 07, 2018, 06:16:55 PM
Mayo will be well up for this game especially given last weeks antics by Kerry. The mayoblog has made for entertaining reading this week, perhaps I'm harsh but the main man has a high opinion of himself.

I'd expect COC to start this week as there's no better man at guiding the ref through a game these days. Comer could certainly learn a thing or two from his rival captain in terms of his craftiness, his temperament has been exceptional since his sending off in Limerick a few years 3 years ago.

Seems that way with him alright. The Mayo news podcasts can't be done without him now it seems either and having his brother and son giving their views on the podcasts in the past shows how much of a pull he has with the Mayo GAA media now.
I didn't know WJ has a son old enough to take part in a podcast. Either he's much older that he looks or he began bonking at a very early age. ;D

He was on during summer podcasts, a young child around 10 i'd say.  WJ also praises him for doing to well in the prediction league he has set up on his blog.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Manning18 on February 07, 2018, 06:17:43 PM
Mayo will be well up for this game especially given last weeks antics by Kerry. The mayoblog has made for entertaining reading this week, perhaps I'm harsh but the main man has a high opinion of himself.

I'd expect COC to start this week as there's no better man at guiding the ref through a game these days. Comer could certainly learn a thing or two from his rival captain in terms of his craftiness, his temperament has been exceptional since his sending off in Limerick a few years 3 years ago.

The "tinfoil hat" vibe has always hung around that site but it really seems to be strong this week
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 07, 2018, 06:59:15 PM
It's turned into a desperate echo chamber, there is very valid criticism to be made about Kerry cynicism (I'm thoroughly sick of the false narrative constantly pushed in the media by the ex Kerry players about their "pure football")  but Mayo are well fit for it themselves, they could do with dropping the victim complex.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: From the Bunker on February 07, 2018, 07:24:09 PM
It's turned into a desperate echo chamber, there is very valid criticism to be made about Kerry cynicism (I'm thoroughly sick of the false narrative constantly pushed in the media by the ex Kerry players about their "pure football")  but Mayo are well fit for it themselves, they could do with dropping the victim complex.

Yes, I agree Mayo are no Angels (far from it)! But a player getting a broken Jaw in a League Game deserves the Victim treatment!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 07, 2018, 07:53:09 PM
To be clear Shanahan deserved a red card for a cynical high tackle, it's a terrible injury for Regan as a result of a bad challenge.
It's all the other nonsense spouted over there as if there's some conspiracy against Mayo that is feeding a completely unwarranted victim complex.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 07, 2018, 10:16:48 PM
To be clear Shanahan deserved a red card for a cynical high tackle, it's a terrible injury for Regan as a result of a bad challenge.
It's all the other nonsense spouted over there as if there's some conspiracy against Mayo that is feeding a completely unwarranted victim complex.

Aye. That and the uncapableness of being able to post an opinion anymore doesn't go down well with me.

P.S. good one ballinaman  :D
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: maigheo on February 08, 2018, 12:26:38 AM
Used to enjoy listening  to the Mayo News podcasts until Willie Joe and his family took over.Not interested in listening to someone giving expert analysis who has never played the game.The out cry over the Ronan Shanahan and Evan Regan incident is getting embarrassing at this stage and makes Mayo people look like cry babies and whiners.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 08, 2018, 08:38:26 AM
Time to move on from last week's defeat. My initial prediction still stands. Hopefully the players aren't caught up in the histrionics of last weekend as much as the fans are. Kevin Walsh will have Galway fired up for this one. Mayo better be prepared. Even the backlash that may follow afterwards.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 08, 2018, 12:37:47 PM
I'm sure he will play but you'd be slightly concerned about Comer's workload lately. The past few weeks he's had games for NUIG midweek and Galway at the weekend. And that will continue into next week at the very least. I know he's young and built like a brick shithouse but it's a lot of intense gametime this early in the year. I guess Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly have been in the same boat as him but Comer does everything at 100mph. You don't want him knackered by May.

Actually just read a poster on another forum who was at the game and thought he looked tired against UCC last night.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: whitey on February 08, 2018, 01:10:30 PM
Comer hit the Mayo boys a few great rattles last summer......I wonder if he will be in the crosshairs come the weekend. 
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Crete Boom on February 08, 2018, 06:57:28 PM
I'm sure he will play but you'd be slightly concerned about Comer's workload lately. The past few weeks he's had games for NUIG midweek and Galway at the weekend. And that will continue into next week at the very least. I know he's young and built like a brick shithouse but it's a lot of intense gametime this early in the year. I guess Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly have been in the same boat as him but Comer does everything at 100mph. You don't want him knackered by May.

Actually just read a poster on another forum who was at the game and thought he looked tired against UCC last night.

It's such bullshit that Comer and players like him have so many games in February, time to do away with the FBD and the likes and play the Sigerson in January on its own!!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: ballinaman on February 08, 2018, 07:40:25 PM
Cian Hanley coming home from AFL. Well now....
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 08, 2018, 07:42:01 PM
I'm sure he will play but you'd be slightly concerned about Comer's workload lately. The past few weeks he's had games for NUIG midweek and Galway at the weekend. And that will continue into next week at the very least. I know he's young and built like a brick shithouse but it's a lot of intense gametime this early in the year. I guess Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly have been in the same boat as him but Comer does everything at 100mph. You don't want him knackered by May.

Actually just read a poster on another forum who was at the game and thought he looked tired against UCC last night.

It's such bullshit that Comer and players like him have so many games in February, time to do away with the FBD and the likes and play the Sigerson in January on its own!!

Tbf, the managers should just choose not to play these lads
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 08, 2018, 07:43:05 PM
Cian Hanley coming home from AFL. Well now....

I thought Brisbane had resigned him? Tough on him if it hasn't worked out
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: twohands!!! on February 08, 2018, 07:49:24 PM
I'm sure he will play but you'd be slightly concerned about Comer's workload lately. The past few weeks he's had games for NUIG midweek and Galway at the weekend. And that will continue into next week at the very least. I know he's young and built like a brick shithouse but it's a lot of intense gametime this early in the year. I guess Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly have been in the same boat as him but Comer does everything at 100mph. You don't want him knackered by May.

Actually just read a poster on another forum who was at the game and thought he looked tired against UCC last night.

Looking at the team lists for the Sigerson games, there was quite a few lads across the various counties who played both Sigerson and NFL games over the last while. A few seemed to have picked up injuries - Powter from Cork and a couple of the Kerry lads, but even for the lads who don't pick up injuries I wouldn't be surprised if a fair few of the Sigerson&NFL players they have a drop-off in form later in the year. Even aside from the games - the Sigerson can involve a bit of travel, which is something lads who are already away at 3rd level and travelling to away NFL games plus travelling to training hardly need any more of.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 08, 2018, 07:49:49 PM
Cian Hanley coming home from AFL. Well now....

When is the last time a lad who has came back from an extended stay in Australia had much of an impact? Marty Clarke? The sad reality is the reason most return is they’re crocked. Cian got a very bad blow doing the knee in the minor AISF so he even went over with health concerns.

The lad will have to rebuild his life at home given he went straight over as a minor and I doubt he went to college there.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 08, 2018, 08:09:16 PM
Cian Hanley coming home from AFL. Well now....

I thought Brisbane had resigned him? Tough on him if it hasn't worked out
Tough on him alright as he thought he would make it out there like his older brother. He'll need to be showing well for Ballagh to get a call up to senior panel so 2019 at the earliest i'd say.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Lar Naparka on February 08, 2018, 11:00:44 PM
Anytime I went to this pitch before I was driving but this time I plan to take the train. So I don't know the best way to get there from the railway station. I guess it's about three miles so I ain't gonna walk there because the weather will probably be bad.
What's the best way to get there; bus, taxi, rickshaw or whatever?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Tatler Jack on February 09, 2018, 10:37:00 AM
There is a good bus service from city centre to Salthill Lar - 401 I think. I walked from station in July - took about 40 mins. Nice exercise.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Lar Naparka on February 09, 2018, 11:17:40 AM
There is a good bus service from city centre to Salthill Lar - 401 I think. I walked from station in July - took about 40 mins. Nice exercise.
Thanks Jack. I wouldn't mind walking myself but not at this time of year. Odd are it will be cold, wet and windy. In other words, a typical Salthill day. ;D
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Mayo4Sam on February 09, 2018, 11:18:32 AM
Anytime I went to this pitch before I was driving but this time I plan to take the train. So I don't know the best way to get there from the railway station. I guess it's about three miles so I ain't gonna walk there because the weather will probably be bad.
What's the best way to get there; bus, taxi, rickshaw or whatever?

Walk it ya lazy bollix, it'll take you 30-40 mins


A game we have to win I think both for laying down a marker and our league safety. We have Dublin up next so could be looking at 2 pts from four games if we dont

Cann't wait for the May game, I think it will be the best in years
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: rosnarun on February 09, 2018, 11:25:14 AM
I'm sure he will play but you'd be slightly concerned about Comer's workload lately. The past few weeks he's had games for NUIG midweek and Galway at the weekend. And that will continue into next week at the very least. I know he's young and built like a brick shithouse but it's a lot of intense gametime this early in the year. I guess Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly have been in the same boat as him but Comer does everything at 100mph. You don't want him knackered by May.

Actually just read a poster on another forum who was at the game and thought he looked tired against UCC last night.

It's such bullshit that Comer and players like him have so many games in February, time to do away with the FBD and the likes and play the Sigerson in January on its own!!

all very well in theory mayo had one weekend off the FBD and what did they do play a challange against NUIG(or GMIT?) who were removed from the competition to ease the schedule.

how about a combined FBD McKenna obyrne cup etc in January  confined to 3rd level students, Most of mayos FBD team were students anyway
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 09, 2018, 12:42:39 PM
There is a good bus service from city centre to Salthill Lar - 401 I think. I walked from station in July - took about 40 mins. Nice exercise.
Yeah should be regular enough buses going out that side. Probably about €15 in a taxi.
As regards walking - have done this loads of times - probably the best route is to head down Shop Street, over the bridge and walk down through Dominick Street & Sea Road into Lower Salthill (you come out near Wards pub).
A few hundred metres down the road then turn right into Devon Park which brings you through to the stadium.
No need to go through the village itself to get to the stadium.
I park near Wards hotel most days for work and it takes me somewhere between 10-15 mins to walk into Quay Street in the city centre.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 09, 2018, 03:25:45 PM
Any team predictions? If Parsons is back I'd imagine he will get some game time. Loftus instead of Regan perhaps? If Caff got a knock last week will Caolan Crowe start full back?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Manning18 on February 09, 2018, 08:27:04 PM
Some laugh reading the site managers post about the Galway game over on Mayo GAA blog. No small amount of delusion for starters, but under it all, the ringing sense of a long standing inferiority complex. It's no wonder so many sane Mayo fans are embarrassed by the page
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Crete Boom on February 09, 2018, 08:30:13 PM
Some laugh reading the site managers post about the Galway game over on Mayo GAA blog. No small amount of delusion for starters, but under it all, the ringing sense of a long standing inferiority complex. It's no wonder so many sane Mayo fans are embarrassed by the page

Aye must be like looking in a mirror for yourself!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 09, 2018, 08:44:19 PM
To be clear Shanahan deserved a red card for a cynical high tackle, it's a terrible injury for Regan as a result of a bad challenge.
It's all the other nonsense spouted over there as if there's some conspiracy against Mayo that is feeding a completely unwarranted victim complex.
Agree totally. And it’s driven by the dude that runs the site.His posts are getting more and more embarrassing and cringeworthy by the week.
He is totally feeding some sort of victim complex.
I’m from a border town, my house now is in Mayo & I’m married to a Mayo lady so I’d keep a certain amount of an eye on football in Mayo.
Used to enjoy that site a few years ago but it’s gone to the dogs over the last while.
The in laws who go to most Mayo games are embarrassed by that site.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: MayoBuck on February 09, 2018, 09:01:51 PM
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
8. Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
9. Shane Nally - Garrymore
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
13. Neil Douglas - Castlebar Mitchels
14. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
15. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: MayoBuck on February 09, 2018, 09:05:00 PM
Nothing surprising there but probably a couple of changes before throw in. Don't like hammering the guy but hopefully Caff is not put marking Comer.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 09, 2018, 09:13:10 PM
Nothing surprising there but probably a couple of changes before throw in. Don't like hammering the guy but hopefully Caff is not put marking Comer.
Really think Comer won’t be at his best regardless on Sunday.
He’s just played 5 full games in 15 days with a Sigerson semi to come on Wednesday.
He should be rested but he probably won’t be.
Pretty strong Mayo team there.
Question for Mayo lads - Stephen Coen.How do ye rate him?
Have to say I’ve seen him play a good bit and I just don’t see what he brings to the table.
Seems very one paced and limited to my eyes anyway.
I know he came on in AI final in 2016 after Keegan’s black card and was marking Connolly who didn’t do much. But any time I’ve seen him either before or since I just haven’t seen anything from him that would lead me to think he should get near that team.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 09, 2018, 11:23:43 PM
Nothing surprising there but probably a couple of changes before throw in. Don't like hammering the guy but hopefully Caff is not put marking Comer.
Really think Comer won’t be at his best regardless on Sunday.
He’s just played 5 full games in 15 days with a Sigerson semi to come on Wednesday.
He should be rested but he probably won’t be.
Pretty strong Mayo team there.
Question for Mayo lads - Stephen Coen.How do ye rate him?
Have to say I’ve seen him play a good bit and I just don’t see what he brings to the table.
Seems very one paced and limited to my eyes anyway.
I know he came on in AI final in 2016 after Keegan’s black card and was marking Connolly who didn’t do much. But any time I’ve seen him either before or since I just haven’t seen anything from him that would lead me to think he should get near that team.

You answered the way I would have answered it. He has been exposed in every position. But management must see otherwise.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 10, 2018, 01:26:38 AM
Nothing surprising there but probably a couple of changes before throw in. Don't like hammering the guy but hopefully Caff is not put marking Comer.
Really think Comer won’t be at his best regardless on Sunday.
He’s just played 5 full games in 15 days with a Sigerson semi to come on Wednesday.
He should be rested but he probably won’t be.
Pretty strong Mayo team there.
Question for Mayo lads - Stephen Coen.How do ye rate him?
Have to say I’ve seen him play a good bit and I just don’t see what he brings to the table.
Seems very one paced and limited to my eyes anyway.
I know he came on in AI final in 2016 after Keegan’s black card and was marking Connolly who didn’t do much. But any time I’ve seen him either before or since I just haven’t seen anything from him that would lead me to think he should get near that team.

Most mayo people don't rate Coen, I think he'll make it as our CHB. He should NEVER shoot though
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: joemamas on February 10, 2018, 03:40:32 PM
Nothing surprising there but probably a couple of changes before throw in. Don't like hammering the guy but hopefully Caff is not put marking Comer.
Really think Comer won’t be at his best regardless on Sunday.
He’s just played 5 full games in 15 days with a Sigerson semi to come on Wednesday.
He should be rested but he probably won’t be.
Pretty strong Mayo team there.
Question for Mayo lads - Stephen Coen.How do ye rate him?
Have to say I’ve seen him play a good bit and I just don’t see what he brings to the table.
Seems very one paced and limited to my eyes anyway.
I know he came on in AI final in 2016 after Keegan’s black card and was marking Connolly who didn’t do much. But any time I’ve seen him either before or since I just haven’t seen anything from him that would lead me to think he should get near that team.

Most mayo people don't rate Coen, I think he'll make it as our CHB. He should NEVER shoot though

Surely you jest.

You do need some level of pace for CHB

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 10, 2018, 08:49:00 PM
Andy Moran's dad passed away today. RIP.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 10, 2018, 09:19:06 PM
Andy Morgan's dad passed away today. RIP.

Vinny has been bad for a while. Originally from Fairymount. Best wishes to the whole Moran family.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Rossfan on February 10, 2018, 10:21:59 PM
Andy Morgan's dad passed away today. RIP.

Vinny has been bad for a while. Originally from Fairymount. Best wishes to the whole Moran family.
+1.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: cornetto on February 11, 2018, 08:43:41 AM
Keep an ear to the radio before travelling,bit of snow here last night it's probably worse,out the country.it should more than likely go ahead.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: cornetto on February 11, 2018, 08:57:26 AM
Just saw there on Galway radio Twitter account pitch inspection at 8.30 am both games go ahead as planned.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 11, 2018, 09:01:44 AM
Safe travelling to all involved.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 11, 2018, 11:24:42 AM
Just saw there on Galway radio Twitter account pitch inspection at 8.30 am both games go ahead as planned.

Cheers
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 11, 2018, 11:25:18 AM
Andy Moran's dad passed away today. RIP.

Sad to hear. RIP
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on February 11, 2018, 01:06:37 PM
Any sign of Galway naming a team?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 11, 2018, 01:39:28 PM
Any sign of Galway naming a team?
One change I heard.
Barry MCHUGH in for Adrian Varley
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: MayoBuck on February 11, 2018, 01:59:45 PM
Crowe, Hall and CO'C in for Mayo. Out goes Harrison, Nally and Douglas.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 11, 2018, 02:25:13 PM
Goal for the fancy dans
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 11, 2018, 02:42:13 PM
Haven't seen such a shite first half in ages. At least Kerry were able to do things last week. Full forward line shocking for Mayo.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: joemamas on February 11, 2018, 02:47:14 PM
Haven't seen such a shite first half in ages. At least Kerry were able to do things last week. Full forward line shocking for Mayo.

It is shocking, we are so one dimensional. Frustrating to watch.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: inthrough on February 11, 2018, 02:48:10 PM
Desperate first half with Galway's blanket defence smothering the life out of the game.

Come on Mayo!!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 11, 2018, 03:11:20 PM
DOC very lucky. Think that was a red card.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Tubberman on February 11, 2018, 03:12:48 PM
DOC very lucky. Think that was a red card.

You're 'avin a larf m8
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 11, 2018, 03:29:52 PM
Conroy showing his 'class'.  ::)
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: inthrough on February 11, 2018, 03:32:40 PM
Embarrasing end to a brutal game.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 11, 2018, 03:36:50 PM
Well this one has gone off the rails.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: MayoBuck on February 11, 2018, 03:43:27 PM
Oh dear
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Kurtz on February 11, 2018, 03:46:32 PM
Ah it wasnt that bad for this time of year
well done Galway
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 11, 2018, 03:47:17 PM
That will put a few more thousand bums on seats in Castlebar on May 13 anyway. Possibly not for the right reasons though.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mouview on February 11, 2018, 03:47:27 PM
Mayo should win this with the breeze. Galway wont score much against that wind
???
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 11, 2018, 04:00:56 PM
will somebody not think of the poor innocent O'Connors??
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Manning18 on February 11, 2018, 04:02:24 PM
Very comfortable for Galway in the end, you got the sense that the game could've gone on for days and Mayo wouldn't have gotten any closer to bridging the gap. Full back line is starting to look a lot more solid, Kerins turning into a good corner back. Midfield is probably the one area Mayo got a bit of joy. Three man of the match awards for Comer in a row I believe
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 11, 2018, 04:05:36 PM
Conroy showing his 'class'.  ::)
And as for Cillian O Connor?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 11, 2018, 04:11:37 PM
I don't know which was worse, the incidents at the end or the Mayo forward play.

McLoughlin was shocking, DOC was poor and deserved to be sent off. Loftus will get off handy because of his age but was beat every time the ball went in near him. Doherty didn't get on much ball, so won't do much that way. Cillian was terrible. Three or four shocking wides in the second half. Another deserved red card. AOS did his best I suppose but was ploughing a lone furrow up there.

The it's only the league contingent will be out in force on mayogaablog for sure, but I'm sure they must be concerned with what we've witnessed there today. I know Keegan et al are out missing, be it injured or whatever, but I do worry about the future of Mayo football when I see the likes of what went on there today.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: inthrough on February 11, 2018, 04:19:50 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Whishtup on February 11, 2018, 04:22:15 PM
Galway 'bate' Mayo

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0211/939915-galway-bate-mayo-in-bad-tempered-tussle/
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: MayoBuck on February 11, 2018, 05:45:14 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

Agreed. 3rd, 4th, 5th etc. men in should get the line straight away. Only way to fix it.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: joemamas on February 11, 2018, 05:54:08 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

We witnessed a very incompetent referee today. How the Galway #3 did not get a black card for a clear pull back on McLoughlin who was gone by him was mind boggling.
Conroy literally pulled Ao Shea along the ground by the back of his jersey, ref was looking straight at it. How he lasted as long as he did on the field was mystery.

Cilian o Connor probably deserved to see red, as did his brother.but COC was fouled every time he went near the ball.
A O Shea dragged down in square, two stupid umpires could not tell the ref

None of the above complaints cost Mayo the game.
Galway were better, full stop.
Their game plan is simple, play with three forwards, Comer and two other fast ones.
Thank God Shane Walsh is as selfish as he is, otherwise game would have been over at halftime.

As for Mayo, Farr said it all re our forwards.
Maybe we did not want to show our hand , maybe, big maybe re forward play.
We are missing seven potential starters.

I have said this before, but it probably requires a tread of its own, the coaching or lack thereof of Mayo underage forwards over the past six to eight years is coming home to roost.
Who was in charge of that debacle.

We might beat Kildare, maybe Donegal.
All in all depressing  stuff
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: OgraAnDun on February 11, 2018, 05:55:35 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

We witnessed a very incompetent referee today. How the Galway #3 did not get a black card for a clear pull back on McLoughlin who was gone by him was mind boggling.
Conroy literally pulled Ao Shea along the ground by the back of his jersey, ref was looking straight at it. How he lasted as long as he did on the field was mystery.

Cilian o Connor probably deserved to see red, as did his brother.but COC was fouled every time he went near the ball.
A O Shea dragged down in square, two stupid umpires could not tell the ref

None of the above complaints cost Mayo the game.
Galway were better, full stop.
Their game plan is simple, play with three forwards, Comer and two other fast ones.
Thank God Shane Walsh is as selfish as he is, otherwise game would have been over at halftime.

As for Mayo, Farr said it all re our forwards.
Maybe we did not want to show our hand , maybe, big maybe re forward play.
We are missing seven potential starters.

I have said this before, but it probably requires a tread of its own, the coaching or lack thereof of Mayo underage forwards over the past six to eight years is coming home to roost.
Who was in charge of that debacle.

We might beat Kildare, maybe Donegal.
All in all depressing  stuff

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to put two arms around a man and drag him to the ground to receive a black card.

Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 11, 2018, 06:06:30 PM
I don't know which was worse, the incidents at the end or the Mayo forward play.

McLoughlin was shocking, DOC was poor and deserved to be sent off. Loftus will get off handy because of his age but was beat every time the ball went in near him. Doherty didn't get on much ball, so won't do much that way. Cillian was terrible. Three or four shocking wides in the second half. Another deserved red card. AOS did his best I suppose but was ploughing a lone furrow up there.

The it's only the league contingent will be out in force on mayogaablog for sure, but I'm sure they must be concerned with what we've witnessed there today. I know Keegan et al are out missing, be it injured or whatever, but I do worry about the future of Mayo football when I see the likes of what went on there today.
It is only the league. Until Galway win a championship qf , beating Mayo won't mean much.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Mayo Border on February 11, 2018, 06:12:03 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to put two arms around a man and drag him to the ground to receive a black card.

Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play.
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He impeded his run. Clear black card offence. Cillian did similar to Comer in 2nd half and got no card either. Ref showed early that he was out of his depth reffing at this level. And when are linesmen and umpires going to take some part in policing games. The guys with white coats stand like statues and appear not to see what is happening in front of them.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: sligoman2 on February 11, 2018, 06:16:38 PM
Hello all, I’ve  said it many times but it’s way past time to have 2 refs.  How in the name of god is one man supposed to manage that mess, linesmen and umpires Not the answer.  Big difference I saw there was that galway easily broke through Mayo defense while Mayo were too slow and ponderous and galway turned them over easily.

I think Oconnor should get at least a month, intentionally elbowing someone to the head is not acceptable..
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: OgraAnDun on February 11, 2018, 06:16:55 PM




Pulling jerseys or impeding a run is not included as a black card offence.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: joemamas on February 11, 2018, 06:19:18 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

We witnessed a very incompetent referee today. How the Galway #3 did not get a black card for a clear pull back on McLoughlin who was gone by him was mind boggling.
Conroy literally pulled Ao Shea along the ground by the back of his jersey, ref was looking straight at it. How he lasted as long as he did on the field was mystery.

Cilian o Connor probably deserved to see red, as did his brother.but COC was fouled every time he went near the ball.
A O Shea dragged down in square, two stupid umpires could not tell the ref

None of the above complaints cost Mayo the game.
Galway were better, full stop.
Their game plan is simple, play with three forwards, Comer and two other fast ones.
Thank God Shane Walsh is as selfish as he is, otherwise game would have been over at halftime.

As for Mayo, Farr said it all re our forwards.
Maybe we did not want to show our hand , maybe, big maybe re forward play.
We are missing seven potential starters.

I have said this before, but it probably requires a tread of its own, the coaching or lack thereof of Mayo underage forwards over the past six to eight years is coming home to roost.
Who was in charge of that debacle.

We might beat Kildare, maybe Donegal.
All in all depressing  stuff

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to put two arms around a man and drag him to the ground to receive a black card.

Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play.

Your joking right, if I drag a guy down with one hand it is ok.
Galway #3 played the man , the ball was gone over his head.
I will apologize in advance if I am wrong.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Mac2 on February 11, 2018, 06:19:48 PM
Galway moved the ball a lot quicker and had the legs on Mayo when they ran at them.
Comer, Brannigan and Walsh all on top of their men.

Some of the Mayo lateral stuff was hard to watch, over back, back again..
There's few Mayo lads on that team that are just not up to it. Cafferky is finished, Coen is far too slow and I can't see Gibbons having the mobility for championship either.
 

Doesn't look like we've found any new players so far up to the level required, so we're back to the same crew again with no guarantees that they'll be as good as before what with serious injuries and all.

Less said about the end the better, COC taking out his frustration from not being able to kick the ball over the bar, probably as well he sits the next one out.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Gael85 on February 11, 2018, 06:26:40 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

You are correct on that rule. If we were giving black cards for pulling a players arm we have games reduced to 7 a side. Its a grey area which should be looked into though.

We witnessed a very incompetent referee today. How the Galway #3 did not get a black card for a clear pull back on McLoughlin who was gone by him was mind boggling.
Conroy literally pulled Ao Shea along the ground by the back of his jersey, ref was looking straight at it. How he lasted as long as he did on the field was mystery.

Cilian o Connor probably deserved to see red, as did his brother.but COC was fouled every time he went near the ball.
A O Shea dragged down in square, two stupid umpires could not tell the ref

None of the above complaints cost Mayo the game.
Galway were better, full stop.
Their game plan is simple, play with three forwards, Comer and two other fast ones.
Thank God Shane Walsh is as selfish as he is, otherwise game would have been over at halftime.

As for Mayo, Farr said it all re our forwards.
Maybe we did not want to show our hand , maybe, big maybe re forward play.
We are missing seven potential starters.

I have said this before, but it probably requires a tread of its own, the coaching or lack thereof of Mayo underage forwards over the past six to eight years is coming home to roost.
Who was in charge of that debacle.

We might beat Kildare, maybe Donegal.
All in all depressing  stuff

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to put two arms around a man and drag him to the ground to receive a black card.

Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: OgraAnDun on February 11, 2018, 06:39:21 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

We witnessed a very incompetent referee today. How the Galway #3 did not get a black card for a clear pull back on McLoughlin who was gone by him was mind boggling.
Conroy literally pulled Ao Shea along the ground by the back of his jersey, ref was looking straight at it. How he lasted as long as he did on the field was mystery.

Cilian o Connor probably deserved to see red, as did his brother.but COC was fouled every time he went near the ball.
A O Shea dragged down in square, two stupid umpires could not tell the ref

None of the above complaints cost Mayo the game.
Galway were better, full stop.
Their game plan is simple, play with three forwards, Comer and two other fast ones.
Thank God Shane Walsh is as selfish as he is, otherwise game would have been over at halftime.

As for Mayo, Farr said it all re our forwards.
Maybe we did not want to show our hand , maybe, big maybe re forward play.
We are missing seven potential starters.

I have said this before, but it probably requires a tread of its own, the coaching or lack thereof of Mayo underage forwards over the past six to eight years is coming home to roost.
Who was in charge of that debacle.

We might beat Kildare, maybe Donegal.
All in all depressing  stuff

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to put two arms around a man and drag him to the ground to receive a black card.

Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play.

Your joking right, if I drag a guy down with one hand it is ok.
Galway #3 played the man , the ball was gone over his head.
I will apologize in advance if I am wrong.

Looking at the image I posted, it doesn’t specify two arms but we had a talk from McEnaney when the black card was first introduced and I’m fairly sure that was the impression I came away with. I remember O’Rourke (Louth manager at the time) complaining about Dublin finding a loophole in the rule whereby two men would wrap a player up but not let him go to ground (like the choke tackle in rugby) therefore cynically stopping play without getting a black card. I could well be mistaken re the two hands thing.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: blast05 on February 11, 2018, 07:42:11 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

We witnessed a very incompetent referee today. How the Galway #3 did not get a black card for a clear pull back on McLoughlin who was gone by him was mind boggling.
Conroy literally pulled Ao Shea along the ground by the back of his jersey, ref was looking straight at it. How he lasted as long as he did on the field was mystery.

Cilian o Connor probably deserved to see red, as did his brother.but COC was fouled every time he went near the ball.
A O Shea dragged down in square, two stupid umpires could not tell the ref

None of the above complaints cost Mayo the game.
Galway were better, full stop.
Their game plan is simple, play with three forwards, Comer and two other fast ones.
Thank God Shane Walsh is as selfish as he is, otherwise game would have been over at halftime.

As for Mayo, Farr said it all re our forwards.
Maybe we did not want to show our hand , maybe, big maybe re forward play.
We are missing seven potential starters.

I have said this before, but it probably requires a tread of its own, the coaching or lack thereof of Mayo underage forwards over the past six to eight years is coming home to roost.
Who was in charge of that debacle.

We might beat Kildare, maybe Donegal.
All in all depressing  stuff

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to put two arms around a man and drag him to the ground to receive a black card.

Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play.

Your joking right, if I drag a guy down with one hand it is ok.
Galway #3 played the man , the ball was gone over his head.
I will apologize in advance if I am wrong.

Looking at the image I posted, it doesn’t specify two arms but we had a talk from McEnaney when the black card was first introduced and I’m fairly sure that was the impression I came away with. I remember O’Rourke (Louth manager at the time) complaining about Dublin finding a loophole in the rule whereby two men would wrap a player up but not let him go to ground (like the choke tackle in rugby) therefore cynically stopping play without getting a black card. I could well be mistaken re the two hands thing.

At first you say this: "Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play."
And then you admit you're not sure what the rule is..

Comedy.

Just read the damn text: http://www.gaa.ie/features/feature/gaelic-football-rule-changes-116057/ (http://www.gaa.ie/features/feature/gaelic-football-rule-changes-116057/)
There is nothing about 1 hand or 2 hands or however many hands
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: whitey on February 11, 2018, 07:43:45 PM
It's a black card if you pull him down, not it you pull him back
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: IolarCoisCuain on February 11, 2018, 08:03:18 PM




Pulling jerseys or impeding a run is not included as a black card offence.

I seem to remember Richie Feeney getting the line inside the first minute of an All-Ireland club final between Castlebar and St Vincent's for impeding a run. Which is the black card rule in a nutshell, of course.

Nobody really knows how it works, and the punishment it delivers is harsher than the supposedly higher card, the yellow. It's a nonsense, and should be done away with.

A sin bin is the best way to deal with cynical play. There were already rules in existence for dealing with violent play and all the black card has done is confuse referees.

Which brings us to that unfortunate business in Salthill earlier today. The ref wasn't up to it. He had two early incidents when he could have shown he understood what was going on by carding Seán Andy or Cillian, or both, but he bottled it. The players realised he was soft and upped the ante until the boxing started. That's what always happens. Gaelic football is a bloody hard game to ref to begin with. This fella made a bags of it. There we are.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 11, 2018, 08:03:47 PM
Galway good value for that win, Mayo with just 0-1 from play from their starting six forwards is simply not good enough. Poor form by Cillan O'Connor with that dirty hit. I have a feeling that Mayo will win May meeting and this game will be long forgotten then.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: tyroneman on February 11, 2018, 08:04:00 PM




Pulling jerseys or impeding a run is not included as a black card offence.

'Impeding a run' can fall under the deliberately body checking one.....
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: OgraAnDun on February 11, 2018, 09:08:10 PM
There isn't a field sport in the world that would put up with what went on at the end of that sorry excuse for a game. The fact that no one got the line for the first tussle meant that a second was inevitable.

The sooner red cards are handed out for participants in free for alls, even if that means half a dozen going, the sooner this rubbish will stop.

It is embarrassing full stop.

We witnessed a very incompetent referee today. How the Galway #3 did not get a black card for a clear pull back on McLoughlin who was gone by him was mind boggling.
Conroy literally pulled Ao Shea along the ground by the back of his jersey, ref was looking straight at it. How he lasted as long as he did on the field was mystery.

Cilian o Connor probably deserved to see red, as did his brother.but COC was fouled every time he went near the ball.
A O Shea dragged down in square, two stupid umpires could not tell the ref

None of the above complaints cost Mayo the game.
Galway were better, full stop.
Their game plan is simple, play with three forwards, Comer and two other fast ones.
Thank God Shane Walsh is as selfish as he is, otherwise game would have been over at halftime.

As for Mayo, Farr said it all re our forwards.
Maybe we did not want to show our hand , maybe, big maybe re forward play.
We are missing seven potential starters.

I have said this before, but it probably requires a tread of its own, the coaching or lack thereof of Mayo underage forwards over the past six to eight years is coming home to roost.
Who was in charge of that debacle.

We might beat Kildare, maybe Donegal.
All in all depressing  stuff

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to put two arms around a man and drag him to the ground to receive a black card.

Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play.

Your joking right, if I drag a guy down with one hand it is ok.
Galway #3 played the man , the ball was gone over his head.
I will apologize in advance if I am wrong.

Looking at the image I posted, it doesn’t specify two arms but we had a talk from McEnaney when the black card was first introduced and I’m fairly sure that was the impression I came away with. I remember O’Rourke (Louth manager at the time) complaining about Dublin finding a loophole in the rule whereby two men would wrap a player up but not let him go to ground (like the choke tackle in rugby) therefore cynically stopping play without getting a black card. I could well be mistaken re the two hands thing.

At first you say this: "Too many fans at matches expect black cards to be given out for any sort of rough or cynical play."
And then you admit you're not sure what the rule is..

Comedy.

Just read the damn text: http://www.gaa.ie/features/feature/gaelic-football-rule-changes-116057/ (http://www.gaa.ie/features/feature/gaelic-football-rule-changes-116057/)
There is nothing about 1 hand or 2 hands or however many hands

Not sure whether it has to be one hand or two hands to drag someone down  ::) Comedy alright, you need to get down to the open mic night at your local bar if you think that’s hilarious. Maybe you’d be a good enough lad to ‘read the damn’ post. I don’t consider myself to be one of the people at the match baying for a black card after a mistimed shoulder.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: OgraAnDun on February 11, 2018, 09:09:41 PM




Pulling jerseys or impeding a run is not included as a black card offence.

'Impeding a run' can fall under the deliberately body checking one.....

Of course, but not through pulling a jersey or an arm.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Dubhaltach on February 11, 2018, 09:33:36 PM
Atrocious performance from Mayo. We were completely out of ideas when it came to breaking through the Galway blanket, while at the opposite end Galway seemed to find gaps in our defence with ease.

As we were missing 8 starters from the All Ireland final, I wouldn't be pushing any panic buttons but at the same time it's clear that our panel players beyond the first 15/16 are just not at the required level. The era after this great team fades away is looking pretty bleak at the moment.

A few points on today,

Cillian now has a few weeks without any games, he needs to use this time wisely and get his head right. That red card has been coming for a while now. I'm all for using cuteness to gain an advantage but he has become very obvious and has developed a reputation which will get into referee's heads.

Jason Gibbons is an honest player who always gives his all but he has been around for years now and come championship, he has never made an impact. It's difficult to see how last year, management didn't deem him good enough for a place on the panel yet this year, they started him for the first 3 matches of the league. I know that both Tom and Seamie have been unavailable but surely these games would have been ideal to try out younger players.

Conor Loftus needs to spend a bit of time in the gym. He was pushed off the ball a few times today and looked like a minor at times. He is a very talented player but today's performance would be a bit concerning.

Finally, how many Gaelic football matches descend into brawls in injury time nowadays? It's a complete farce at this stage. Any team carrying a lead into the last few minutes would be mad not to start one as the benefits far outweigh the negative consequences. I'm not complaining about Galway here as I hope we would have done the same had we been in the lead but something seriously needs to be done. Immediate red cards, a time-clock, and a harsher punishment for preventing a quick free all need to be looked at.



 
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: trileacman on February 11, 2018, 09:48:51 PM
Red cards are light enough. I’ve seen far worse done on a pitch. They’re red cards but don’t deserve the howls of consternation some people are making.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Jinxy on February 11, 2018, 09:55:50 PM
Atrocious performance from Mayo. We were completely out of ideas when it came to breaking through the Galway blanket, while at the opposite end Galway seemed to find gaps in our defence with ease.

As we were missing 8 starters from the All Ireland final, I wouldn't be pushing any panic buttons but at the same time it's clear that our panel players beyond the first 15/16 are just not at the required level. The era after this great team fades away is looking pretty bleak at the moment.

A few points on today,

Cillian now has a few weeks without any games, he needs to use this time wisely and get his head right. That red card has been coming for a while now. I'm all for using cuteness to gain an advantage but he has become very obvious and has developed a reputation which will get into referee's heads.

Jason Gibbons is an honest player who always gives his all but he has been around for years now and come championship, he has never made an impact. It's difficult to see how last year, management didn't deem him good enough for a place on the panel yet this year, they started him for the first 3 matches of the league. I know that both Tom and Seamie have been unavailable but surely these games would have been ideal to try out younger players.

Conor Loftus needs to spend a bit of time in the gym. He was pushed off the ball a few times today and looked like a minor at times. He is a very talented player but today's performance would be a bit concerning.

Finally, how many Gaelic football matches descend into brawls in injury time nowadays? It's a complete farce at this stage. Any team carrying a lead into the last few minutes would be mad not to start one as the benefits far outweigh the negative consequences. I'm not complaining about Galway here as I hope we would have done the same had we been in the lead but something seriously needs to be done. Immediate red cards, a time-clock, and a harsher punishment for preventing a quick free all need to be looked at.

There are no 'brawls' in inter-county football anymore.
That was 'handbags' in danger of boiling over into a 'fracas'.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: dublin7 on February 11, 2018, 09:57:14 PM
Red cards are light enough. I’ve seen far worse done on a pitch. They’re red cards but don’t deserve the howls of consternation some people are making.

COC threw an elbow into the galway players jaw. If think that's normal it's a sad state of affairs
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 11, 2018, 10:02:45 PM
Red cards are light enough. I’ve seen far worse done on a pitch. They’re red cards but don’t deserve the howls of consternation some people are making.

COC threw an elbow into the galway players jaw. If think that's normal it's a sad state of affairs

What's not normal is he was caught........ a most dislikesble insidious  player
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: dublin7 on February 11, 2018, 10:12:47 PM
Red cards are light enough. I’ve seen far worse done on a pitch. They’re red cards but don’t deserve the howls of consternation some people are making.

COC threw an elbow into the galway players jaw. If think that's normal it's a sad state of affairs

What's not normal is he was caught........ a most dislikesble insidious  player

As another poster pointed out that red card has been coming for a while. Some of the stuff he has gotten away with in the last few seasons is a joke.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: From the Bunker on February 11, 2018, 10:15:12 PM
Some disgraceful antics from both sides. But you'll have that in a derby where the Referee does not come down hard early on! Is the game becoming unreffable?

Most of Mayo's squad players failed to shine and in the process dragged the usual reliables into the mud with them. I'd be worried about today  - But we have seen this form in the League year on year.



Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Dubhaltach on February 11, 2018, 10:21:46 PM
Atrocious performance from Mayo. We were completely out of ideas when it came to breaking through the Galway blanket, while at the opposite end Galway seemed to find gaps in our defence with ease.

As we were missing 8 starters from the All Ireland final, I wouldn't be pushing any panic buttons but at the same time it's clear that our panel players beyond the first 15/16 are just not at the required level. The era after this great team fades away is looking pretty bleak at the moment.

A few points on today,

Cillian now has a few weeks without any games, he needs to use this time wisely and get his head right. That red card has been coming for a while now. I'm all for using cuteness to gain an advantage but he has become very obvious and has developed a reputation which will get into referee's heads.

Jason Gibbons is an honest player who always gives his all but he has been around for years now and come championship, he has never made an impact. It's difficult to see how last year, management didn't deem him good enough for a place on the panel yet this year, they started him for the first 3 matches of the league. I know that both Tom and Seamie have been unavailable but surely these games would have been ideal to try out younger players.

Conor Loftus needs to spend a bit of time in the gym. He was pushed off the ball a few times today and looked like a minor at times. He is a very talented player but today's performance would be a bit concerning.

Finally, how many Gaelic football matches descend into brawls in injury time nowadays? It's a complete farce at this stage. Any team carrying a lead into the last few minutes would be mad not to start one as the benefits far outweigh the negative consequences. I'm not complaining about Galway here as I hope we would have done the same had we been in the lead but something seriously needs to be done. Immediate red cards, a time-clock, and a harsher punishment for preventing a quick free all need to be looked at.

There are no 'brawls' in inter-county football anymore.
That was 'handbags' in danger of boiling over into a 'fracas'.

 ;D Ye royals must be longing for the day that the true 'brawl' returns. Seemed to suit ye!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Itchy on February 11, 2018, 10:40:25 PM
Some disgraceful antics from both sides. But you'll have that in a derby where the Referee does not come down hard early on! Is the game becoming unreffable?

Most of Mayo's squad players failed to shine and in the process dragged the usual reliables into the mud with them. I'd be worried about today  - But we have seen this form in the League year on year.

That Nolan lad is a useless ref. Saw him few weeks ago in Ennis and he was brutal.  Same today.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 11, 2018, 10:52:27 PM
Some disgraceful antics from both sides. But you'll have that in a derby where the Referee does not come down hard early on! Is the game becoming unreffable?

Most of Mayo's squad players failed to shine and in the process dragged the usual reliables into the mud with them. I'd be worried about today  - But we have seen this form in the League year on year.

That Nolan lad is a useless ref. Saw him few weeks ago in Ennis and he was brutal.  Same today.

Did anyone ever deserve a deceng uppercut more than Tony  Mcdntee today
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 11, 2018, 11:08:42 PM
Strange one today. Mayo looked completely rudderless up front without Andy Moran's ability to make intelligent runs and drag markers out of position. They will obviously be much better when he's back on the team but there is a big reliance on him up front which is probably not ideal given he's 34 now. I doubt they'll be majorly worried after today but it's likely they will have to go back to the trenches with almost the exact same team yet again this Summer. None of their younger players are staking much a claim from what I can tell anyway.

Galway have adopted a style akin to Donegal under McGuinness. A packed defence and they attempt to break with speed as soon as they turn the ball over. Not my personal cup of tea but Walsh and Tally have decided to go down this road and they are not going to change because I'm not a fan of it. They have an ideal target man in Comer who can win any kind of dirty ball put into him and a few players behind with real pace like Walsh, Brannigan, Heaney, etc, who can punch holes in a defence that have men pushed up the field. Physically they are a different proposition to the callow outfit of a few years ago. Galway's kickout strategy is still a problem though as they are losing too many of their own kickouts. Without checking the stats I'd say they have had less possession than the opposition in all 3 league games that they have won. Probably not sustainable in the long run unless they remedy it.

Keth Duggan must have a wry smile on his face after this appeared in the paper in the Irish Times on Saturday.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/mayo-and-galway-still-standing-in-one-another-s-way-1.3385794 (https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/mayo-and-galway-still-standing-in-one-another-s-way-1.3385794)
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: inthrough on February 11, 2018, 11:20:50 PM

Finally, how many Gaelic football matches descend into brawls in injury time nowadays? It's a complete farce at this stage. Any team carrying a lead into the last few minutes would be mad not to start one as the benefits far outweigh the negative consequences. I'm not complaining about Galway here as I hope we would have done the same had we been in the lead but something seriously needs to be done. Immediate red cards, a time-clock, and a harsher punishment for preventing a quick free all need to be looked at.

There are no 'brawls' in inter-county football anymore.
That was 'handbags' in danger of boiling over into a 'fracas'.
Not to mention schmozzles. I haven't seen a good schmozzle in years!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: moysider on February 11, 2018, 11:23:36 PM
Day's like today Mayo are tough going to watch. Always talk about unearthing new players but very difficult for young players to survive, let alone thrive, when we are so dysfunctional in the league. New players in Dublin set-up come into a team that is always well organised and the 'process' is always intact. Last week we started with Douglas and Regan inside. Neither featured last year and yet they were expected to spearhead an attack against a top team. Both are also players that are probably more suited to playing off a bigger target player inside.
 Also I think that it should be obvious at this stage to Mayo management that a couple of the younger players are projects that need to be seriously looked at.
 Galway are going to be a tough nut to crack come championship. This new system suits them.
The Galway Shawl has been replaced by a blanket.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mayoman dan on February 12, 2018, 12:20:48 AM
Day's like today Mayo are tough going to watch. Always talk about unearthing new players but very difficult for young players to survive, let alone thrive, when we are so dysfunctional in the league. New players in Dublin set-up come into a team that is always well organised and the 'process' is always intact. Last week we started with Douglas and Regan inside. Neither featured last year and yet they were expected to spearhead an attack against a top team. Both are also players that are probably more suited to playing off a bigger target player inside.
 Also I think that it should be obvious at this stage to Mayo management that a couple of the younger players are projects that need to be seriously looked at.
 Galway are going to be a tough nut to crack come championship. This new system suits them.
The Galway Shawl has been replaced by a blanket.

Good post Moy.A friend watching the game said to me we could have Mc Manus Geaney and Mc Brearty as our ff line and we would still struggle.The ball going in is painfully slow and usually shite.The backwards and sideways handpassing is very frustrating to watch.Without Andy as the target man we look very short on ideas going forward.No need to panic just yet but 1 or 2 have shown they are not good enough if we want to be challenging for sam.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: From the Bunker on February 12, 2018, 12:32:09 AM
Day's like today Mayo are tough going to watch. Always talk about unearthing new players but very difficult for young players to survive, let alone thrive, when we are so dysfunctional in the league. New players in Dublin set-up come into a team that is always well organised and the 'process' is always intact. Last week we started with Douglas and Regan inside. Neither featured last year and yet they were expected to spearhead an attack against a top team. Both are also players that are probably more suited to playing off a bigger target player inside.
 Also I think that it should be obvious at this stage to Mayo management that a couple of the younger players are projects that need to be seriously looked at.
 Galway are going to be a tough nut to crack come championship. This new system suits them.
The Galway Shawl has been replaced by a blanket.

Good post Moy.A friend watching the game said to me we could have Mc Manus Geaney and Mc Brearty as our ff line and we would still struggle.The ball going in is painfully slow and usually shite.The backwards and sideways handpassing is very frustrating to watch.Without Andy as the target man we look very short on ideas going forward.No need to panic just yet but 1 or 2 have shown they are not good enough if we want to be challenging for sam.

Ah, we are in our usual place at this time of the year! We had a weak enough team out there today. Going into the final quarter, Roachford seemed more intent in giving lads game time than looking for inspirational players to come off the bench and save the game.  I've said this before, I don't really care about relegation. I'd rather if we did not. but if we did it would not be the end of the world. I'm more interested in us being ready for the summer, and that does not even mean the Connacht Championship!
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: moysider on February 12, 2018, 12:59:17 AM
Day's like today Mayo are tough going to watch. Always talk about unearthing new players but very difficult for young players to survive, let alone thrive, when we are so dysfunctional in the league. New players in Dublin set-up come into a team that is always well organised and the 'process' is always intact. Last week we started with Douglas and Regan inside. Neither featured last year and yet they were expected to spearhead an attack against a top team. Both are also players that are probably more suited to playing off a bigger target player inside.
 Also I think that it should be obvious at this stage to Mayo management that a couple of the younger players are projects that need to be seriously looked at.
 Galway are going to be a tough nut to crack come championship. This new system suits them.
The Galway Shawl has been replaced by a blanket.

Good post Moy.A friend watching the game said to me we could have Mc Manus Geaney and Mc Brearty as our ff line and we would still struggle.The ball going in is painfully slow and usually shite.The backwards and sideways handpassing is very frustrating to watch.Without Andy as the target man we look very short on ideas going forward.No need to panic just yet but 1 or 2 have shown they are not good enough if we want to be challenging for sam.

Ah, we are in our usual place at this time of the year! We had a weak enough team out there today. Going into the final quarter, Roachford seemed more intent in giving lads game time than looking for inspirational players to come off the bench and save the game.  I've said this before, I don't really care about relegation. I'd rather if we did not. but if we did it would not be the end of the world. I'm more interested in us being ready for the summer, and that does not even mean the Connacht Championship!

I agree with that in the main Bunker. But I would have a few concerns. We dodged bullets last year until we cut loose v Ros in second game in August. We wont get away with that again.
Look at what we are at. Trying to develop new players; but what chance do new players have coming into a Mayo league team? Dublin have Fenton and McAuley there. A good few of McCarty, Cooper, Fitzsimmons, McMahon, O Sullivan will be on the pitch. Kilkenny will be playing quarterback. We re putting out teams where the most senior midfielder wasn't in championship panel last year. Most of the starting backs are out too. I know we'll end up with roughly the same team come championship, and fine enough with that. Anybody that emerges out of the mist will do so in training because these league games look like a chore - even the die hard fans must be pissed off at this stage.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: larryin89 on February 12, 2018, 07:31:49 AM
We're frigged
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: TheGreatest on February 12, 2018, 08:57:23 AM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown analysis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont happen.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Tubberman on February 12, 2018, 10:00:45 AM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown anaylis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

What about your comment about the Dubs dragging Mayo men to the ground last Sept. You said: 

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Kill or be killed. Anything other than that is loser talk.

By the way, reading through your post history shows a worrying obsession with Mayo players. 
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: TheGreatest on February 12, 2018, 10:16:12 AM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown anaylis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

What about your comment about the Dubs dragging Mayo men to the ground last Sept. You said: 

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Kill or be killed. Anything other than that is loser talk.

By the way, reading through your post history shows a worrying obsession with Mayo players.

I am not talking about Dublin for a change if we can stick to the topic. I thought O Connors elbow tackle to the face of a bloke half his size a disgrace.

His brothers tackle was dangerous but a yellow.

Elbow to face/high dangerous tackles when losing to dragging players to the ground to slow play down to win an All Ireland. There is a big difference IMO.

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Manning18 on February 12, 2018, 11:25:53 AM
You can really tell someone who hasn't played football in many years (or even at all), by the way they talk about blankets. The odd time there is actually a blanket system, think Donegal in year 1 under McGuinness or Tyrone at times 2 years back. The vast majority of the time, blankets arise from slow buildup play. If you're a modern day wing forward, you don't just stand there with the hand on the hips while the Opposition play a dozen hand passes over and back the midfield area. You naturally try get back and dispossess, and you have all day to do so. Mayo had 130 handpasses to Galway 30 in the first half apparently. Of the 6 Galway starting forwards, which ones exactly were the assigned sweepers? Because I remember each of them spending plenty of time in attack, and even Heaney attacking from wing back. If there was a blanket system, surely it would be easy to pinpoint which forwards were removed back to play as extra half backs? Mayo kicked a few balls inside in the first 10 mins. They lost each one, and then reverted to handball as they didnt have a target they trusted inside. The flow of the game stemmed from there
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mayoman dan on February 12, 2018, 01:44:50 PM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown analysis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont happen.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

Maybe when he attacks a linesman and an innocent by stander in a pub.Any mayo fan ive spoken too is in agreement cillians hit was cowardly and stupid and he deserves to be punished for it.Your in no position to play the victim did you miss Smalls elbow on the Donegal player on saturday???

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Lar Naparka on February 12, 2018, 02:36:11 PM
When leaving the ground, I wasn’t too pessimistic about our chances come summer. After all, we had lots of lads missing, who are almost certain to nail down their places for the championship, and as well as that, Mayo are notorious for their slow start in every league for years past.
No need to panic just yet- or so I thought.
This morning I had my doubts and when I compared the personnel who started last year’s AI final and the team that lined out yesterday, my nasty suspicions were well and truly conformed.
Y’see, eight of those who started against Dublin were missing yesterday but only one, the peerless Andy, was a forward. In other words, what we saw in the attack yesterday is more or less the best we have for May 13th and whatever comes after that. If that’s not a cause for panic, I dunno what is.
When you think back over the years Mayo have been facing Dublin in AI finals, the one thing Jim Gavin had that we couldn’t match is the strength of his bench. We sure have had a bizarre run of bad luck and could, should have one or more of those games but in all games Gavin had better subs than we had and if we manage to meet again this year, the same problem will persist.

I don’t know if anyone will agree with me but the only credible contender for a starting place has been Eoin O’Donohue and he will be up against some serious opposition if he is to nail down a place. I really am at a loss here; Mayo have for years past been able to come up with top class midfielders and backs but the attack has always been the problem. Kerry and Galway look to have quite a few promising prospects and Dublin as always could field a top class team or two as well as their first fifteen but the same can’t be said about Mayo.
Unless Rochy & Co. can come up with something different this year, our play will be only too predictable and we’ll have to go suck the hind tit once again. I wish things were otherwise but I can’t see any other outcome for the coming championships
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: cornetto on February 12, 2018, 02:45:41 PM
Something that was alluded to on the "fantastic"😁galway bay commentary was that after the melee which mcentee got involved in he headed straight for the dressing room rochford they said didnt even look at him or speak to him could there be a bit of friction in the camp??or was he just pissed off mcentee got involved?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: TheGreatest on February 12, 2018, 02:59:50 PM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown analysis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont happen.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

Maybe when he attacks a linesman and an innocent by stander in a pub.Any mayo fan ive spoken too is in agreement cillians hit was cowardly and stupid and he deserves to be punished for it.Your in no position to play the victim did you miss Smalls elbow on the Donegal player on saturday???

You've gone off topic, Mayo are being discussed, hundreds of threads on Dublin on this site and others and are heavily discussed as always.

Mayo, always the victim and deflection tactics. The Mayo team have poor discipline and its a major issue that some of the Mayo players cant control their violent temper or have moments of madness, its costing them the big one, the perfect example is last years all Ireland final.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mayoman dan on February 12, 2018, 03:08:21 PM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown analysis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont happen.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

Maybe when he attacks a linesman and an innocent by stander in a pub.Any mayo fan ive spoken too is in agreement cillians hit was cowardly and stupid and he deserves to be punished for it.Your in no position to play the victim did you miss Smalls elbow on the Donegal player on saturday???

You've gone off topic, Mayo are being discussed, hundreds of threads on Dublin on this site and others and are heavily discussed as always.

Mayo, always the victim and deflection tactics. The Mayo team have poor discipline and its a major issue that some of the Mayo players cant control their violent temper or have moments of madness, its costing them the big one, the perfect example is last years all Ireland final.

Victim my hole can you not read??? Cillian was 100% wrong.I disagree that its costing us the big one as we have shown time and again we struggle against 14 men.The inability to put scores on the board when on top have cost us IMO.Il ask you again did you see Smalls elbow on the Donegal player???
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 12, 2018, 03:10:25 PM
Something that was alluded to on the "fantastic"😁galway bay commentary was that after the melee which mcentee got involved in he headed straight for the dressing room rochford they said didnt even look at him or speak to him could there be a bit of friction in the camp??or was he just pissed off mcentee got involved?

Course there's friction in the camp. AOS gave out to Rochford for not getting involved himself.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: TheGreatest on February 12, 2018, 03:22:23 PM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown analysis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont happen.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

Maybe when he attacks a linesman and an innocent by stander in a pub.Any mayo fan ive spoken too is in agreement cillians hit was cowardly and stupid and he deserves to be punished for it.Your in no position to play the victim did you miss Smalls elbow on the Donegal player on saturday???

You've gone off topic, Mayo are being discussed, hundreds of threads on Dublin on this site and others and are heavily discussed as always.

Mayo, always the victim and deflection tactics. The Mayo team have poor discipline and its a major issue that some of the Mayo players cant control their violent temper or have moments of madness, its costing them the big one, the perfect example is last years all Ireland final.

Victim my hole can you not read??? Cillian was 100% wrong.I disagree that its costing us the big one as we have shown time and again we struggle against 14 men.The inability to put scores on the board when on top have cost us IMO.Il ask you again did you see Smalls elbow on the Donegal player???

I must of missed it to be honest.

Its a matter of opinions I suppose, to me Mayo violent tendencies and thuggish behaviour, childish play acting and trying to get players sent off is costing them. I suppose you can include ousting managers and trying to influence team selection to that list too.



Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 12, 2018, 03:47:32 PM
AOS getting blinded by the Sun, diving headfirst at Comer and then going to the umpires looking for a penalty was my favourite part of this match.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 12, 2018, 03:54:41 PM
Comer picking up AOS at times reminded me of two bulls butting heads down at the local mart.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mayoman dan on February 12, 2018, 03:54:50 PM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown analysis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont happen.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

Maybe when he attacks a linesman and an innocent by stander in a pub.Any mayo fan ive spoken too is in agreement cillians hit was cowardly and stupid and he deserves to be punished for it.Your in no position to play the victim did you miss Smalls elbow on the Donegal player on saturday???

You've gone off topic, Mayo are being discussed, hundreds of threads on Dublin on this site and others and are heavily discussed as always.

Mayo, always the victim and deflection tactics. The Mayo team have poor discipline and its a major issue that some of the Mayo players cant control their violent temper or have moments of madness, its costing them the big one, the perfect example is last years all Ireland final.

Victim my hole can you not read??? Cillian was 100% wrong.I disagree that its costing us the big one as we have shown time and again we struggle against 14 men.The inability to put scores on the board when on top have cost us IMO.Il ask you again did you see Smalls elbow on the Donegal player???

I must of missed it to be honest.

Its a matter of opinions I suppose, to me Mayo violent tendencies and thuggish behaviour, childish play acting and trying to get players sent off is costing them. I suppose you can include ousting managers and trying to influence team selection to that list too.

Oh you missed the Dublin players thuggery thats convenient.Like i said your in no position to preach to anyone when your own team engages in the same thuggery violence and diving to get players sent off
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 12, 2018, 03:59:36 PM
Hefty bans to be handed out this and 60 page threads on certain players. Numerous articles in all media for the next weeks and a full breakdown analysis on the Sunday game.... Oh wait.. . .  that wont happen.

Mayo the media sweathearts again with the thuggery, when are people going to cop on to them.

Maybe when he attacks a linesman and an innocent by stander in a pub.Any mayo fan ive spoken too is in agreement cillians hit was cowardly and stupid and he deserves to be punished for it.Your in no position to play the victim did you miss Smalls elbow on the Donegal player on saturday???

You've gone off topic, Mayo are being discussed, hundreds of threads on Dublin on this site and others and are heavily discussed as always.

Mayo, always the victim and deflection tactics. The Mayo team have poor discipline and its a major issue that some of the Mayo players cant control their violent temper or have moments of madness, its costing them the big one, the perfect example is last years all Ireland final.

Victim my hole can you not read??? Cillian was 100% wrong.I disagree that its costing us the big one as we have shown time and again we struggle against 14 men.The inability to put scores on the board when on top have cost us IMO.Il ask you again did you see Smalls elbow on the Donegal player???

I must of missed it to be honest.

Its a matter of opinions I suppose, to me Mayo violent tendencies and thuggish behaviour, childish play acting and trying to get players sent off is costing them. I suppose you can include ousting managers and trying to influence team selection to that list too.

Oh you missed the Dublin players thuggery thats convenient.Like i said your in no position to preach to anyone when your own team engages in the same thuggery violence and diving to get players sent off

That is just a troll account Dan.. the puppet master isn’t even from Dublin.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: TheGreatest on February 12, 2018, 04:04:19 PM
Gentlemen, attack the post, not the poster.

Its a forum of opinion which I believe is an accurate description of Mayo and their players.

Hopefully Mayo get knocked out early of the championship so we don't have to suffer their fans or media love in.

Have a good evening.

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: magpie seanie on February 12, 2018, 04:04:36 PM
It has been said a few times but bears repeating - Cillian O'Connor was very overdue that red card. His brother was extremely lucky to escape with a yellow card for a really nasty and dangerous challenge directly afterwards on the same player.

It must be a while since Mayo beat Galway?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 12, 2018, 04:13:22 PM
Gentlemen, attack the post, not the poster.

Its a forum of opinion which I believe is an accurate description of Mayo and their players.

Hopefully Mayo get knocked out early of the championship so we don't have to suffer their fans or media love in.

Have a good evening.

What did Mayo fans do to You?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: rosnarun on February 12, 2018, 04:37:44 PM
It has been said a few times but bears repeating - Cillian O'Connor was very overdue that red card. His brother was extremely lucky to escape with a yellow card for a really nasty and dangerous challenge directly afterwards on the same player.

It must be a while since Mayo beat Galway?
the incident only happen after the referee had abdicated all responsibility for the welfare off the players , Cillian had galway lads screaming in his face after missing a free earlier  and they are suprized he reacted? Diarmuids was just a bad tackle he has shown remarkable restrain  previously against monaghan in as did Aidan oShea yesterday being dragged along the ground when he was down injured and then getting booked just because he was assaulted in the minutes before that  as he was for most of the game.
I was always a fan of Galway football but they went down hugely in my estimation in the 2 games they have played mayo this year ,
if kernan was still in charge  you'd blame the ulster influence but no the have home grown scumbags as well,
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 12, 2018, 04:40:42 PM
It must be a while since Mayo beat Galway?
June 2015 and lucky OG was the difference that day.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: tonto1888 on February 12, 2018, 04:48:09 PM
It has been said a few times but bears repeating - Cillian O'Connor was very overdue that red card. His brother was extremely lucky to escape with a yellow card for a really nasty and dangerous challenge directly afterwards on the same player.

It must be a while since Mayo beat Galway?
the incident only happen after the referee had abdicated all responsibility for the welfare off the players , Cillian had galway lads screaming in his face after missing a free earlier  and they are suprized he reacted? Diarmuids was just a bad tackle he has shown remarkable restrain  previously against monaghan in as did Aidan oShea yesterday being dragged along the ground when he was down injured and then getting booked just because he was assaulted in the minutes before that  as he was for most of the game.
I was always a fan of Galway football but they went down hugely in my estimation in the 2 games they have played mayo this year ,
if kernan was still in charge  you'd blame the ulster influence but no the have home grown scumbags as well,

aye, because there was no dark arts before Kernan/Harte came along
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 12, 2018, 04:58:08 PM
It has been said a few times but bears repeating - Cillian O'Connor was very overdue that red card. His brother was extremely lucky to escape with a yellow card for a really nasty and dangerous challenge directly afterwards on the same player.

It must be a while since Mayo beat Galway?
the incident only happen after the referee had abdicated all responsibility for the welfare off the players , Cillian had galway lads screaming in his face after missing a free earlier  and they are suprized he reacted? Diarmuids was just a bad tackle he has shown remarkable restrain  previously against monaghan in as did Aidan oShea yesterday being dragged along the ground when he was down injured and then getting booked just because he was assaulted in the minutes before that  as he was for most of the game.
I was always a fan of Galway football but they went down hugely in my estimation in the 2 games they have played mayo this year ,
if kernan was still in charge  you'd blame the ulster influence but no the have home grown scumbags as well,

There's no defence for either of the O'Connors yesterday, the outcome wasn't as bad, but Cillian's "challenge" was worse than the Shanahan one some Mayo fans lost their shit about only a week ago (rightly so to be fair). When did some Mayo fans turn into such one eyed whingers?

Galway are going to ship another huge beating in the summer if they continue with the current kick out strategy, you cannot be successful long term relying on such meagre primary possession, the pressure on the defenders to be consistently good in the tackle and on top of the opposition forwards all through is simply too much. Mayo were missing at least half a team yesterday and the result will have no bearing on the May contest, if Mayo secure as much of the ball and have their full team out then Galway will be in bother.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: whitey on February 12, 2018, 06:28:02 PM
Cillian and Diarmuid O connor have been getting dogs abuse for years and the referees have done nothing to protect them. Johnny Cooper could have ended DOCS career with that 2 legged lunge in 2015 drawn game and McCauley could have brokern COCs neck with a clothes line tackle in the drawn final in 2016.....both were straight red card offenses but yet the referees bottled making the hard calls. Cillian got stamped and punched in the face yesterday and again no action taken by the referee
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: dublin7 on February 12, 2018, 06:41:55 PM
Cillian and Diarmuid O connor have been getting dogs abuse for years and the referees have done nothing to protect them. Johnny Cooper could have ended DOCS career with that 2 legged lunge in 2015 drawn game and McCauley could have brokern COCs neck with a clothes line tackle in the drawn final in 2016.....both were straight red card offenses but yet the referees bottled making the hard calls. Cillian got stamped and punched in the face yesterday and again no action taken by the referee

What a ridiculous post. COC must have scars on his elbows from all the cheap shots he has thrown in the last few years. Have you already forgotten how COC deliberately ran into a Galway player and threw himself to the ground to get the player sent off in the connaght championship this year. (Galway player got a ridiculous black card) or how come you didn't mention Donie Vaughan's closeline in All Ireland final in your bitter rant.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 12, 2018, 07:12:15 PM
Cillian and Diarmuid O connor have been getting dogs abuse for years and the referees have done nothing to protect them. Johnny Cooper could have ended DOCS career with that 2 legged lunge in 2015 drawn game and McCauley could have brokern COCs neck with a clothes line tackle in the drawn final in 2016.....both were straight red card offenses but yet the referees bottled making the hard calls. Cillian got stamped and punched in the face yesterday and again no action taken by the referee

What a ridiculous post. COC must have scars on his elbows from all the cheap shots he has thrown in the last few years. Have you already forgotten how COC deliberately ran into a Galway player and threw himself to the ground to get the player sent off in the connaght championship this year. (Galway player got a ridiculous black card) or how come you didn't mention Donie Vaughan's closeline in All Ireland final in your bitter rant.

Vaughan got the line, that's why perhaps?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: whitey on February 12, 2018, 07:13:41 PM
Cillian and Diarmuid O connor have been getting dogs abuse for years and the referees have done nothing to protect them. Johnny Cooper could have ended DOCS career with that 2 legged lunge in 2015 drawn game and McCauley could have brokern COCs neck with a clothes line tackle in the drawn final in 2016.....both were straight red card offenses but yet the referees bottled making the hard calls. Cillian got stamped and punched in the face yesterday and again no action taken by the referee

What a ridiculous post. COC must have scars on his elbows from all the cheap shots he has thrown in the last few years. Have you already forgotten how COC deliberately ran into a Galway player and threw himself to the ground to get the player sent off in the connaght championship this year. (Galway player got a ridiculous black card) or how come you didn't mention Donie Vaughan's closeline in All Ireland final in your bitter rant.

I didn't address Vaughan because we were talking about the O Connors, but you might remember McCarthy took Vaughan out in the replayed final last year with a vicious  shot to the head....straight red all day long.  Next passage of play Tom Parsons required 7 stitches from a headbut from an anointed Saint on a he Dublin team
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: larryin89 on February 12, 2018, 07:24:14 PM
Galway are brilliant.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 12, 2018, 07:31:10 PM
Galway are brilliant.

Brilliant. That’ll definitely lull them into a false sense of security for the summer.

Mayo by six in that one, I’m afraid.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Mac2 on February 12, 2018, 07:32:02 PM
Galway are brilliant.
Excellent post
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: trileacman on February 12, 2018, 08:15:27 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: dublin7 on February 12, 2018, 08:36:24 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 12, 2018, 08:43:23 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years

The only standout game DOC had that year was the U21 AISF. Incredible how the idea he carried them to that AI has leaked into more than a few brains in the intervening two years.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: criostlinn on February 12, 2018, 08:44:55 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years
You're right it has to be something with the coaching. Maybe if the gaa could send a few million quid down this way we could sort it out
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 12, 2018, 08:47:17 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years

Did he? not for his scoring anyway

V Leitrim 1-0 (a penalty)
V Roscommon 0-0
V Dublin 1-1
V Cork 1-0
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 12, 2018, 09:10:45 PM
Well done Galway, fully deserved the win yesterday. I thought at ht that we were well placed to push on having played badly but only two points down. Instead,  we never got started in the second half and we were beaten from a good way out.

I think the way we setup in an attacking sense for the last two games has been completely headless - we don't seem to have a plan for getting scores other than winning frees or someone producing a bit of magic. None of the forwards are playing off each other, no loop runs or interplay, no runs to the flanks to stretch the backs and create space for an early ball. No runners coming through the wall of players on the 45 bar an occasional burst from Durcan, EOD or DOC. Instead it's just handpassed laterally until we lose it or maybe get lucky and win a free.

On the rows at the end, Cillian's elbow was dirty and needless. If the ref had sent off DOC for the first high challenge, a lot of the subsequent problems would have been avoided, instead he lost control completely and it could have gotten a lot nastier than it did.

At this rate, we'll need to get points in Newbridge and against Tyrone in castlebar, I wouldn't be confident going to Ballybofey on the last day needing a result
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 12, 2018, 09:24:28 PM
If Mayo were a company they would rent out their D1 spot to another company. Mayo don't care about the league. The players only have interest in Croke Park in late summer. They will have all the forward choreography ready  by mid July.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: whitey on February 12, 2018, 09:38:46 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years

Did he? not for his scoring anyway

V Leitrim 1-0 (a penalty)
V Roscommon 0-0
V Dublin 1-1
V Cork 1-0

Correct me if Im wrong but didnt he play in midfield for most of the 2016 U21 championship?

I think it was in the Dublin game he made a vital interception in his own goalmouth.

Hard to be racking up big scores if youre making incredible plays 130 yards away down the other end of the field.


He was named player of the U21 Championship for 2016

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/u21-player-of-the-year/

He was flat out excellent in every game he played
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: criostlinn on February 12, 2018, 09:50:08 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years

Did he? not for his scoring anyway

V Leitrim 1-0 (a penalty)
V Roscommon 0-0
V Dublin 1-1
V Cork 1-0

Correct me if Im wrong but didnt he play in midfield for most of the championship?

I think if it was in the Dublin game he made a vital interception in his own goalmouth.

Hard to be racking up big scores if youre making incredible plays 130 yards away down the other end of the field.


He was named player of the U21 Championship for 2016

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/u21-player-of-the-year/

He was flat out excellent in every game he played

He was carrying that form into the senior championship in 2016 until he was taken out of with a cheap shot from a kildare lad. Similar to 2015 when another cowardly cnut decided the only way of stopping him was to try and break his legs. Didnt stop him winning ypoty. But sure what about it, he should suck up this treatment from the cheap shot merchants and just get on with it
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 12, 2018, 09:52:04 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years

Did he? not for his scoring anyway

V Leitrim 1-0 (a penalty)
V Roscommon 0-0
V Dublin 1-1
V Cork 1-0

Correct me if Im wrong but didnt he play in midfield for most of the championship?

I think if it was in the Dublin game he made a vital interception in his own goalmouth.

Hard to be racking up big scores if youre making incredible plays 130 yards away down the other end of the field.


He was named player of the U21 Championship for 2016

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/u21-player-of-the-year/

He was flat out excellent in every game he played

No he didn't play midfield.

V Leitrim the midfield pairing was Val Roughneen, Stephen Coen
V Roscommon the midfield pairing was  Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane
V Dublin the midfield pairing was Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane
V Cork the midfield pairing was again Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane

Tracking back and defending is more about the game he plays than scoring but some still think he's good consistent scoring forward.

Wouldn't pay much attention to those underage awards that was probably won on public popular vote by many supporters that probably didn't even attend all four games he played. Coen and Ruane had better U21 campaigns than DOC had IMO.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Blowitupref on February 12, 2018, 09:59:47 PM
If Mayo were a company they would rent out their D1 spot to another company. Mayo don't care about the league. The players only have interest in Croke Park in late summer. They will have all the forward choreography ready  by mid July.
You will see in the in next few games they will care a lot more as they won't want to lose their long standing Div 1 status.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: whitey on February 12, 2018, 10:02:29 PM
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0402/779013-roscommon-v-mayo/

Well RTE claims he played at midfield in the Roscommon game.

In any games of I saw or listened to he played all over the field and seems to have been given that mandate by management.

He was not the designated free taker either.....in the Dublin game Loftus scored 4 frees and Irwin 3
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 12, 2018, 10:44:09 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years

Did he? not for his scoring anyway

V Leitrim 1-0 (a penalty)
V Roscommon 0-0
V Dublin 1-1
V Cork 1-0

Correct me if Im wrong but didnt he play in midfield for most of the championship?

I think if it was in the Dublin game he made a vital interception in his own goalmouth.

Hard to be racking up big scores if youre making incredible plays 130 yards away down the other end of the field.


He was named player of the U21 Championship for 2016

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/u21-player-of-the-year/

He was flat out excellent in every game he played

No he didn't play midfield.

V Leitrim the midfield pairing was Val Roughneen, Stephen Coen
V Roscommon the midfield pairing was  Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane
V Dublin the midfield pairing was Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane
V Cork the midfield pairing was again Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane

Tracking back and defending is more about the game he plays than scoring but some still think he's good consistent scoring forward.

Wouldn't pay much attention to those underage awards that was probably won on public popular vote by many supporters that probably didn't even attend all four games he played. Coen and Ruane had better U21 campaigns than DOC had IMO.

Where .is ruane  now, thought Irwin and reape  would get full league runs
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 12, 2018, 10:51:49 PM
Irwin has the pace of an amputee in fairness.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 12, 2018, 11:15:39 PM
Watched it back there, we weren't actually as bad as I thought coming out of Salthill yesterday. Still bad though  :(

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: moysider on February 12, 2018, 11:38:41 PM
Doc challenge was much more deliberate than coc and for me that makes it the least acceptable of the two. Coc didn’t raise his arm above the horizontal, to me he didn’t go out of his way to strike the head of the corner-back. It’s an off the ball challenge and a red but not worth the angst that it’s causing so many haters.

Doc knew exactly what he was doing though, in his eyes it was payback and despite being the player who’ll get off more likely in was definitely the more vindictive challenge.

Considering DOC more or less carried a Mayo U21 All Ireland it's amazing how he has never pushed on to be a top senior footballer. They just don't seem to be bringing any fresh blood into the team and come the summer it will be the same senior players they are relying on. I'd question the coaching in the county that they can't bring through any decent two footed forwards in years

Did he? not for his scoring anyway

V Leitrim 1-0 (a penalty)
V Roscommon 0-0
V Dublin 1-1
V Cork 1-0

Correct me if Im wrong but didnt he play in midfield for most of the championship?

I think if it was in the Dublin game he made a vital interception in his own goalmouth.

Hard to be racking up big scores if youre making incredible plays 130 yards away down the other end of the field.


He was named player of the U21 Championship for 2016

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/u21-player-of-the-year/

He was flat out excellent in every game he played

No he didn't play midfield.

V Leitrim the midfield pairing was Val Roughneen, Stephen Coen
V Roscommon the midfield pairing was  Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane
V Dublin the midfield pairing was Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane
V Cork the midfield pairing was again Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane

Tracking back and defending is more about the game he plays than scoring but some still think he's good consistent scoring forward.

Wouldn't pay much attention to those underage awards that was probably won on public popular vote by many supporters that probably didn't even attend all four games he played. Coen and Ruane had better U21 campaigns than DOC had IMO.

Where .is ruane  now, thought Irwin and reape  would get full league runs

Nah. We did well to get an AI out of those lads. The team was driven by O Connor (who was heroic at times) and Coen' s strength, leadership, good attitude and size was massive as well. But that was underage stuff and Coen' s strengths at underage do not translate at senior and his weakness is damning. I never imagined that Irwin or Reape would be senior players.
 O Donaghue and Hall were the pick of the quality apart from O Connor. Ruane looked good and raw but no idea how he has come along since.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 13, 2018, 09:46:24 AM
thanks for response,

given the absolute paucity of scoring forwards I'd have though Reape and irwin would get a good run of games to either eliminate them or make them, but maybe the brains trust can do that without playing them
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: rosnarun on February 13, 2018, 10:13:24 AM
thanks for response,

given the absolute paucity of scoring forwards I'd have though Reape and irwin would get a good run of games to either eliminate them or make them, but maybe the brains trust can do that without playing them
only a matter of time before Reape makes it . hes got all that's required just add the high level of fitness inter county needs and I expect well see him before the end of the league.
Irwin would have much further to go in terms of fitness.
Ruane is still on the panel too but need to buld up a lot if he wants a midfield slot but a very good footballer
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 13, 2018, 11:15:51 AM
There's a bit of chatter about Galway been way ahead of other teams in terms of fitness, we won't know how true that is until late on in the year. I'd be very surprised if Galway would make the same mistakes Roscommon did 2 years ago, Kevin Walsh is in his 4th year in charge and never put too much emphasis on the league in previous campaigns. There was nothing in the Donegal game that suggested that Galway were well ahead of their opponents in terms of fitness either.

I do think Galway have improved their tackling technique which is probably down to Paddy Tally but until the summer comes we won't know to what extent.

Both sides were culpable of poor wides, Shane Walsh in particular who in general played well was poor in front of the posts; In fairness he looks a better player than last year, he looks bigger without affecting his pace and looks to be working harder and putting far more effort into stopping and dispossessing an opponent.

Kickouts though a huge problem, haven't seen the stats yet but there's a period towards the end of the 1st and beginning of the 2nd where Galway lost 4 or 5 in a row of their own, their were times when a Galway player had found space between the full back line and half back line but Lavelle didn't want to risk it. It needs a lot of work between now and May otherwise Galway will be on the wrong end of a hiding come the championship.

P Sweeney is out of his depth at this level, don't like been over critical of him as its the manager fault for continue to pick him. It was a great finish from McHugh but his lack of pace and strength will stop him from starting games this summer. I certainly wouldn't write him off though but looks like he's just not there yet in terms of S & C. I can see why Sean Kelly continues to be picked, he has great energy and covers a lot of ground but he just isn't strong enough to warrant a start come championship.

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: magpie seanie on February 13, 2018, 11:44:31 AM
After reading the last few pages I think Mayo should just stop playing gaelic football. It seems their players have been targeted repeatedly and systematically for unwarranted and vicious assaults with referees and GAA officialdom tacitly complicit. Very unfair that lads like Cillian and DOC who just want to play ball and show their skills are treated in this way. Someone needs to think of the children.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mouview on February 13, 2018, 11:51:13 AM

Both sides were culpable of poor wides, Shane Walsh in particular who in general played well was poor in front of the posts; In fairness he looks a better player than last year, he looks bigger without affecting his pace and looks to be working harder and putting far more effort into stopping and dispossessing an opponent.

Kickouts though a huge problem, haven't seen the stats yet but there's a period towards the end of the 1st and beginning of the 2nd where Galway lost 4 or 5 in a row of their own, their were times when a Galway player had found space between the full back line and half back line but Lavelle didn't want to risk it. It needs a lot of work between now and May otherwise Galway will be on the wrong end of a hiding come the championship.

P Sweeney is out of his depth at this level, don't like been over critical of him as its the manager fault for continue to pick him. It was a great finish from McHugh but his lack of pace and strength will stop him from starting games this summer. I certainly wouldn't write him off though but looks like he's just not there yet in terms of S & C. I can see why Sean Kelly continues to be picked, he has great energy and covers a lot of ground but he just isn't strong enough to warrant a start come championship.

If Shane Walsh would work on his finishing, it would really take the work out of putting teams away.
Midfield is a continuing problem as Conroy is no longer an inter-county midfielder (if ever); unable to shape or dominate the position, he should be picked at 10 or 12 instead and help out the sector. Cooke is game but still light at this level and his distribution still suspect. Less said about Flynn the better. Would like to see Cein D'Arcy get a run, a better prospect in the longer term than Cooke I have a feeling. Are Enda Tierney or Michael Day still on the panel?
Ml Daly, if and when fit, will come in for Sean Kelly; Cummins / Ian Burke / even Eoin Finnerty for P Sweeney. Cunningham (if good enough) and Army off the bench.
HB line will also be a problem. Bradshaw and Heaney are adequate, but not defensive-minded enough. Only the current tactical defensive set-up is stopping C Sweeney from getting exposed. Liam Silke will should probably come in corner back and push out Kyne. GOD simply not good enough. Johnny Duane probably worth a run, maybe Kieran Molloy.
For KW, there's no point continually building for next year. One more fiasco like Tipp / Roscommon / Kerry and he should be out. Might as well have a right go this year and see where he gets.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Jinxy on February 13, 2018, 12:31:03 PM
Mayo's track record of producing natural forwards over the last 20 years would suggest that waiting around for some young lad to come up through the ranks is optimistic at best.
I'm blue in the face saying ye need to CONVERT some of your pacy half backs (which you have an abundant supply of) into inside forwards.
At least give it a try.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Manning18 on February 13, 2018, 12:33:00 PM
There's a bit of chatter about Galway been way ahead of other teams in terms of fitness, we won't know how true that is until late on in the year. I'd be very surprised if Galway would make the same mistakes Roscommon did 2 years ago, Kevin Walsh is in his 4th year in charge and never put too much emphasis on the league in previous campaigns. There was nothing in the Donegal game that suggested that Galway were well ahead of their opponents in terms of fitness either.

It's complete nonsense. Underdogs win a match + Walsh & Brannigan continuing to be very fast = Galway are at peak fitness. That seems to be the gist of the logic

I don't doubt that they are ahead of Mayo in terms of readiness, having seen Mayo's holiday schedule. But otherwise it's very lazy analysis that everyone assumes they're like Roscommon of two years in targeting the league. If anything, they faded quite badly out of the Tyrone game with an extra man in the second half, and a strong wind. The Donegal game was just tit for tat between two very closely matched sides, with no obvious fitness edge. Walsh hardly has history of targeting the league either as a player or manager.

There's between 4-6 starters to come into the championship side, and they're the only team having to deal with missing club All Ireland players. If they had got Dublin first up, and been pipped in the Donegal game, the narrative would be that they're struggling to bridge the D1 gap and missing the Corofin contingent. Now because they've won a few games while underdogs, they've been flat out running since the end of October apparently
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mouview on February 13, 2018, 12:35:20 PM
Mayo's track record of producing natural forwards over the last 20 years would suggest that waiting around for some young lad to come up through the ranks is optimistic at best.
I'm blue in the face saying ye need to CONVERT some of your pacy half backs (which you have an abundant supply of) into inside forwards.
At least give it a try.

Agree with that. Mayo arguably lost to Dublin in 2013(?) through moving back Keith Higgins when one of the defenders were injured. Lee Keegan is good enough to play anywhere and Mayo aren't stuck for defenders.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 13, 2018, 01:03:09 PM
Those stats that someome was looking for.

Galway kickouts won 10/18 - 56%   Mayo 8/18 - 44%

Mayo kickouts won 17/20 - 85%   Galway 3/20 - 15%

Overall

Galway 13/38 - 34%   Mayo 25/38 - 66%

Basically Mayo won nearly all their kickouts apart from 3 and won not far off half of Galway's on top. I know this is partly because of Galway's system but going forward conceding so much primary possession will not be sustainable.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Blowitupref on February 13, 2018, 01:11:37 PM
On the comparison with Roscommon in 2016 if i recall right they lost the FBD final coming into Div 1 and also lost their opening Div one game against Monaghan.

2016 when Galway last won Connacht they only won two games in Div 2. This year in Div one they have already won 3 games. Now that either means Div 2 games were tougher to win than this year in Div 1 or Galway have put more of focus and training into the league this year. I think the latter looks to be the case...
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 13, 2018, 01:15:35 PM

Both sides were culpable of poor wides, Shane Walsh in particular who in general played well was poor in front of the posts; In fairness he looks a better player than last year, he looks bigger without affecting his pace and looks to be working harder and putting far more effort into stopping and dispossessing an opponent.

Kickouts though a huge problem, haven't seen the stats yet but there's a period towards the end of the 1st and beginning of the 2nd where Galway lost 4 or 5 in a row of their own, their were times when a Galway player had found space between the full back line and half back line but Lavelle didn't want to risk it. It needs a lot of work between now and May otherwise Galway will be on the wrong end of a hiding come the championship.

P Sweeney is out of his depth at this level, don't like been over critical of him as its the manager fault for continue to pick him. It was a great finish from McHugh but his lack of pace and strength will stop him from starting games this summer. I certainly wouldn't write him off though but looks like he's just not there yet in terms of S & C. I can see why Sean Kelly continues to be picked, he has great energy and covers a lot of ground but he just isn't strong enough to warrant a start come championship.

If Shane Walsh would work on his finishing, it would really take the work out of putting teams away.

With Shane I think it's more decision making than anything. Sometimes he doesn't release the pass at the right time and sometimes he tries shots that are just marginally outside his range. He drops way too many shots short into the keepers arms. I really think that is what is holding him back from being an absolutely top level player because on the ball he's incredible to watch. He can solo at pace with the ball faster than most defenders can run without a ball and he can kick off either foot equally well so defenders can't even force him onto his weaker side if they do catch up with him. Picking the right moments to pass and shoot is his big challenge.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: macdanger2 on February 13, 2018, 01:38:28 PM
Those stats that someome was looking for.

Galway kickouts won 10/18 - 56%   Mayo 8/18 - 44%

Mayo kickouts won 17/20 - 85%   Galway 3/20 - 15%

Overall

Galway 13/38 - 34%   Mayo 25/38 - 66%

Basically Mayo won nearly all their kickouts apart from 3 and won not far off half of Galway's on top. I know this is partly because of Galway's system but going forward conceding so much primary possession will not be sustainable.

Galway more or less conceded the mayo kickouts for the last 20-25 minutes of the second half so that probably skews those figures somewhat. It's not often you'll see a team winning so easily with those sort of kickout stats though.

Watched the game back and Walsh was very poor for someone with a big enough reputation. Comer was top notch although it was a bit of a waste playing him so deep for the first half of the second half imo
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 13, 2018, 02:36:17 PM
shane walsh to me is hugely over hyped on what he has delivered at senior intercounty to date
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 13, 2018, 02:50:53 PM
shane walsh to me is hugely over hyped on what he has delivered at senior intercounty to date

I think he's so hyped because his talent is so apparent to everyone. Solos and kicks the ball with both feet. So comfortable on the ball. Beautifully balanced runner that glides along the top of the grass. He's not even a bad fetcher of a high ball at times. Aesthetically he might be the most pleasing to the eye footballer to watch in the country but you can have all the skill in the world but unelss it's married to good decision making on the field you won't reach your potential.

I love watching him play but it can be frustrating. I think he could be something else if you transplanted him into the Dublin team and someone like Jim Gavin could get into his head.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 13, 2018, 03:07:31 PM
has he remotely delivered at intercounty on this " so apparent talent"
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Jinxy on February 13, 2018, 03:32:48 PM
Walsh reminds me a bit of the early years of Diarmuid Connolly in that he looks amazing when he has the ball yet doesn't make enough of an impact in games.
Back then you'd often hear Dublin players raving about how naturally talented Connolly was and how he was doing unbelievable things in training, yet he could be incredibly frustrating to watch.
Has Walsh ever played in the FF line?
He strikes me as the sort of lad who needs to have limited options when he gets the ball, i.e. take the defender on and score vs. try and be a playmaker.
Himself and Comer could do serious damage.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mouview on February 13, 2018, 03:40:42 PM
Walsh reminds me a bit of the early years of Diarmuid Connolly in that he looks amazing when he has the ball yet doesn't make enough of an impact in games.
Back then you'd often hear Dublin players raving about how naturally talented Connolly was and how he was doing unbelievable things in training, yet he could be incredibly frustrating to watch.
Has Walsh ever played in the FF line?
He strikes me as the sort of lad who needs to have limited options when he gets the ball, i.e. take the defender on and score vs. try and be a playmaker.
Himself and Comer could do serious damage.

With his ball-carrying pace and ability to beat opponents, I don't think FF line would be his best siting; facing goal and coming onto a pass at speed is his forte. There is nothing 'co called apparent' about his ability in fairness, it's real, and he's having quite a good league so far. It's as GBB and others have pointed out, he needs to put his talent at the best disposal of his team. Maybe playing in Div I will finally instruct him on how to do it.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 13, 2018, 03:42:54 PM
Walsh reminds me a bit of the early years of Diarmuid Connolly in that he looks amazing when he has the ball yet doesn't make enough of an impact in games.
Back then you'd often hear Dublin players raving about how naturally talented Connolly was and how he was doing unbelievable things in training, yet he could be incredibly frustrating to watch.
Has Walsh ever played in the FF line?
He strikes me as the sort of lad who needs to have limited options when he gets the ball, i.e. take the defender on and score vs. try and be a playmaker.
Himself and Comer could do serious damage.

With his ball-carrying pace and ability to beat opponents, I don't think FF line would be his best siting; facing goal and coming onto a pass at speed is his forte. There is nothing 'co called apparent' about his ability in fairness, it's real, and he's having quite a good league so far. It's as GBB and others have pointed out, he needs to put his talent at the best disposal of his team. Maybe playing in Div I will finally instruct him on how to do it.

all this ability is still potential which is crazy at his age. having a decent league but could his best friend even say he has play 2 really good consecutive championship games ever
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 13, 2018, 03:52:37 PM

Both sides were culpable of poor wides, Shane Walsh in particular who in general played well was poor in front of the posts; In fairness he looks a better player than last year, he looks bigger without affecting his pace and looks to be working harder and putting far more effort into stopping and dispossessing an opponent.

Kickouts though a huge problem, haven't seen the stats yet but there's a period towards the end of the 1st and beginning of the 2nd where Galway lost 4 or 5 in a row of their own, their were times when a Galway player had found space between the full back line and half back line but Lavelle didn't want to risk it. It needs a lot of work between now and May otherwise Galway will be on the wrong end of a hiding come the championship.

P Sweeney is out of his depth at this level, don't like been over critical of him as its the manager fault for continue to pick him. It was a great finish from McHugh but his lack of pace and strength will stop him from starting games this summer. I certainly wouldn't write him off though but looks like he's just not there yet in terms of S & C. I can see why Sean Kelly continues to be picked, he has great energy and covers a lot of ground but he just isn't strong enough to warrant a start come championship.

If Shane Walsh would work on his finishing, it would really take the work out of putting teams away.

With Shane I think it's more decision making than anything. Sometimes he doesn't release the pass at the right time and sometimes he tries shots that are just marginally outside his range. He drops way too many shots short into the keepers arms. I really think that is what is holding him back from being an absolutely top level player because on the ball he's incredible to watch. He can solo at pace with the ball faster than most defenders can run without a ball and he can kick off either foot equally well so defenders can't even force him onto his weaker side if they do catch up with him. Picking the right moments to pass and shoot is his big challenge.

That missed free is inexcusable and shouldn't be missed and his first wide was self indulgent whilst his 3rd wide was another poor execution. Their are times when I feel he could be carrying the ball further as more often than the space is their and he could easily draw more frees. In fairness many of his attempts come from moments of brilliance he's created himself. Lets hope he matures into the player he should be.

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 13, 2018, 04:47:45 PM
It has been said a few times but bears repeating - Cillian O'Connor was very overdue that red card. His brother was extremely lucky to escape with a yellow card for a really nasty and dangerous challenge directly afterwards on the same player.

It must be a while since Mayo beat Galway?
the incident only happen after the referee had abdicated all responsibility for the welfare off the players , Cillian had galway lads screaming in his face after missing a free earlier  and they are suprized he reacted? Diarmuids was just a bad tackle he has shown remarkable restrain  previously against monaghan in as did Aidan oShea yesterday being dragged along the ground when he was down injured and then getting booked just because he was assaulted in the minutes before that  as he was for most of the game.
I was always a fan of Galway football but they went down hugely in my estimation in the 2 games they have played mayo this year ,
if kernan was still in charge  you'd blame the ulster influence but no the have home grown scumbags as well,

Well over the top, have you really not seen Cillian O'Connor do this to his opponents? Its the main reason its him attracting this kind of attention other than anyone else because he's done it on so many occasions in the past.

You'd want to drop the victim act.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 13, 2018, 04:53:33 PM
Galway have got noticeably more scummy since Walsh took over. I’d put it down to a deficit of other ideas by the manager, honestly. Galway have some wonderful footballers who have been sent out to play a very limited, bully-boy style of blanket football in recent years.

Mayo are no angels but apart from the O’Connors I’d safely say they try to play more football than Galway do.

Christ, we’ve a very similar panel to Galway’s in terms of our strengths and weakenesses and we always go out to play football for better or worse. I wish Galway had that courage because what they’re currently doing is not Connacht football.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 13, 2018, 05:06:10 PM
Thats a 1/10 in the wum stakes, I hope nobody takes the simpletons bait.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 13, 2018, 05:12:46 PM
Thats a 1/10 in the wum stakes, I hope nobody takes the simpletons bait.

Incredible that you’d think that was an attempt to wind up anyone. Probably more to do with your personal dislike of the poster than anything else. I’ve been very consistent about Galway’s style of play.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: larryin89 on February 13, 2018, 07:27:04 PM
Whats connacht football like anyway?

Galway are a brilliant side, have a horrible feeling theyll win one before  or  in 2020. Have our bucks rattled , cant see us giving Galway any trouble in May. It will be a sombre mchale park on the evening of 13th of May. Absolutely dreading it, the final chapter , thought it would be last year tbh but it's a shoe in now for 2018.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 13, 2018, 07:34:30 PM
Whats connacht football like anyway?

Galway are a brilliant side, have a horrible feeling theyll win one before  or  in 2020. Have our bucks rattled , cant see us giving Galway any trouble in May. It will be a sombre mchale park on the evening of 13th of May. Absolutely dreading it, the final chapter , thought it would be last year tbh but it's a shoe in now for 2018.

Galway aren’t even in the same postcode as Donegal at the moment but they’re going to win an AI by 2020? Talking about WUMs..
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 13, 2018, 07:41:31 PM
Whats connacht football like anyway?

Galway are a brilliant side, have a horrible feeling theyll win one before  or  in 2020. Have our bucks rattled , cant see us giving Galway any trouble in May. It will be a sombre mchale park on the evening of 13th of May. Absolutely dreading it, the final chapter , thought it would be last year tbh but it's a shoe in now for 2018.

Galway aren’t even in the same postcode as Donegal at the moment but they’re going to win an AI by 2020? Talking about WUMs..

This is the same Donegal that Galway hammered in the championship last Summer and beat up in Donegal in the league only the week before last?
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 13, 2018, 10:40:48 PM
Whats connacht football like anyway?

Galway are a brilliant side, have a horrible feeling theyll win one before  or  in 2020. Have our bucks rattled , cant see us giving Galway any trouble in May. It will be a sombre mchale park on the evening of 13th of May. Absolutely dreading it, the final chapter , thought it would be last year tbh but it's a shoe in now for 2018.

Galway aren’t even in the same postcode as Donegal at the moment but they’re going to win an AI by 2020? Talking about WUMs..

This is the same Donegal that Galway hammered in the championship last Summer and beat up in Donegal in the league only the week before last?

That was meant to read Dublin and not Donegal.

GBB, take it from a county who have done the whole blow-your-gasket in the league and smacked around the likes of Donegal and Kerry, it means nothing come the summer.

Galway are likely to hit the same wall we did and Monaghan continually hit in the summer because you're out earlier than we were and against an aging Mayo side who knows a trip through the Quailifers this year is as good as game over for their AI aspirations.

The Quailifers, if Galway can recover, would be a good test for a young Galway team and we'd get to see if Walsh has really made progress or if he's still threading water.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 13, 2018, 10:52:45 PM
Whats connacht football like anyway?

Galway are a brilliant side, have a horrible feeling theyll win one before  or  in 2020. Have our bucks rattled , cant see us giving Galway any trouble in May. It will be a sombre mchale park on the evening of 13th of May. Absolutely dreading it, the final chapter , thought it would be last year tbh but it's a shoe in now for 2018.

Galway aren’t even in the same postcode as Donegal at the moment but they’re going to win an AI by 2020? Talking about WUMs..

This is the same Donegal that Galway hammered in the championship last Summer and beat up in Donegal in the league only the week before last?

That was meant to read Dublin and not Donegal.

Dublin I can agree with.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Manning18 on February 14, 2018, 12:02:25 AM
Walsh reminds me a bit of the early years of Diarmuid Connolly in that he looks amazing when he has the ball yet doesn't make enough of an impact in games.
Back then you'd often hear Dublin players raving about how naturally talented Connolly was and how he was doing unbelievable things in training, yet he could be incredibly frustrating to watch.
Has Walsh ever played in the FF line?
He strikes me as the sort of lad who needs to have limited options when he gets the ball, i.e. take the defender on and score vs. try and be a playmaker.
Himself and Comer could do serious damage.

With his ball-carrying pace and ability to beat opponents, I don't think FF line would be his best siting; facing goal and coming onto a pass at speed is his forte. There is nothing 'co called apparent' about his ability in fairness, it's real, and he's having quite a good league so far. It's as GBB and others have pointed out, he needs to put his talent at the best disposal of his team. Maybe playing in Div I will finally instruct him on how to do it.

all this ability is still potential which is crazy at his age. having a decent league but could his best friend even say he has play 2 really good consecutive championship games ever

He put together 5 very good games consecutively in his debut season, aged 20. I think this shows his "apparant talent" that you questioned, that he could standout vs Mayo and Kerry at that age, but also probably proves the point that he hasn't fulfilled his talent since. He was contributing as much to games back then as he is now, despite filling out since
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 14, 2018, 11:14:32 AM
i'll disagree with you on his debut season being as brilliant as you allude to but will grant you his debut seaosn w,as his best but has he strung 2 good championship games together in the intervening years ????
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 14, 2018, 12:28:01 PM
Galway as a whole haven't really put a decent number of good championship games back to back over the past few years but certainly Shane Walsh needs to be more consistent, a frustrating player to watch purely because of the level of ability he has.

Within the league, the Mayo and Tyrone games were relatively comfortable wins, Donegal game could have gone either way. We won't know until the summer is over how the whole year will pan out, would be incredibly unlucky to get relegated from Division One at this stage so that's aim one for the year probably ticked off. Galway need to get to the "Super 8" competition and compete, whether that's by the qualifiers route or as Connacht champions is much of a muchness.

Consensus from Mayo seems to be that once they get the full compliment of the their top players back and Galway have burnt themselves out from the league a la Roscommon 2016, the match on May 13th shouldn't be too much hassle, I hope it'll be more of a dogfight myself but certainly I don't think that Mayo will be as half cooked as they were in 2016 and to a lesser extent 2017, Mayo really need to go through the front door as I think it's becoming very apparent that they have an excellent first 15 that is capable of winning the big one but there is a fairly limited panel behind that. Last thing they need to more games to get to the final as in 2016 and 2017.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 15, 2018, 09:50:40 AM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: mouview on February 15, 2018, 10:16:32 AM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.

He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 15, 2018, 10:35:51 AM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.
If KW was a student I'd give him a C. Too many flops even though there have been promotion and those Mayo wins. The team should be further ahead at his stage. Abject surrender is  not acceptable.
He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 15, 2018, 01:19:57 PM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.

He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.

Goalkeeping fiasco? Is there much better options than Lavelle or Power in Galway? Neither are what could be described as good goalkeepers.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 15, 2018, 01:51:18 PM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.

He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.

I wouldn't agree with the Mulholland comparison as I thought he was completely out of his depth but agree with everything else. The mannner of those last 3 defeats has been appalling, its one thing losing to Kerry like that but the way Roscommon & Tipp dismantled Galway just isn't good enough.

I'm sick of naming him but there's one Galway forward who's got so much game time the last few years even though he's not one of the best 20 forwards in the county.

The Galway job is starting to look like a decent proposition for the first time in a long time, the vultures will be circling should Galway limp out of the championship like previous years.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: magpie seanie on February 15, 2018, 02:21:54 PM
As we Sligo lads told ye Walsh is not a good manager but ye have a good group of players and the addition of Paddy Tally will be a big help. Tally might help him with his selection problems and shake up training a little. The big question is whether ye have put too much into surviving in Div1 and won't improve between now and the championship. Remains to be seen.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Orchard park on February 15, 2018, 02:24:38 PM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.

He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.

Goalkeeping fiasco? Is there much better options than Lavelle or Power in Galway? Neither are what could be described as good goalkeepers.

i suspect like ourselves its making the best out of a very limited goalkeeping pool
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 15, 2018, 05:10:10 PM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.

He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.

I wouldn't agree with the Mulholland comparison as I thought he was completely out of his depth but agree with everything else. The mannner of those last 3 defeats has been appalling, its one thing losing to Kerry like that but the way Roscommon & Tipp dismantled Galway just isn't good enough.

I'm sick of naming him but there's one Galway forward who's got so much game time the last few years even though he's not one of the best 20 forwards in the county.

The Galway job is starting to look like a decent proposition for the first time in a long time, the vultures will be circling should Galway limp out of the championship like previous years.

In fairness to Walsh Galway have made much more progress under him than Mulholland. If things turn bad this summer I can imagine the next Galway manager will be either John Divilly who is currently showing his worth with UCD or James Horan even though he claimed recently he wouldn't manage another county.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 15, 2018, 06:17:28 PM
As we Sligo lads told ye Walsh is not a good manager but ye have a good group of players and the addition of Paddy Tally will be a big help. Tally might help him with his selection problems and shake up training a little. The big question is whether ye have put too much into surviving in Div1 and won't improve between now and the championship. Remains to be seen.
Tally is only in with them for the last 3-4 weeks as he was unavailable until then.
He seems to be highly rated.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 15, 2018, 06:37:33 PM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.

He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.

In fairness Walsh has been a big improvement over Mulholland but the thing is how much of this is down to him or just down to the fact that Galway have better quality players coming on stream now that they did when Mulholland was in charge and the young players that Mulholland had back then are now physically developed and are therefore better players now than they were then.

Is it the coaching or just better players? The eternal question. Sometimes a successful management job can be all about the timing and when you get the job. Mulholland was probably always on a loser when he took it. A team in transition and just about the only talented players he had were very young and staight out of underage. And expected to compete with a mature big physical team like Mayo in the province.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 15, 2018, 07:58:10 PM
How do you explain beating those mature physical Mayo teams and only beating little old Roscommon once in three tries? I think a lot of people have a suspicion that Galway can’t live with Mayo if they come with their A game even now.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: larryin89 on February 15, 2018, 09:44:57 PM
How do you explain beating those mature physical Mayo teams and only beating little old Roscommon once in three tries? I think a lot of people have a suspicion that Galway can’t live with Mayo if they come with their A game even now.

Im not sure thats true at all at this stage, Galway look to have our measure now. We are genuinely at the end of the road this time , this will be proven this year..They owe is nothing tbh been a fantastic few years , most of us didnt think it would last as long as it did. Personally thiught , when the final whistle blew in Limerick after ET  it was done and dusted . If they do happen to go on a run again in the summer , its beyond human .
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 15, 2018, 10:02:04 PM
How do you explain beating those mature physical Mayo teams

Galway didn't beat them at first. They annihilated us in 2013. Beat us relatively handy in 2014. By 2015 the teams were a bit closer physically and Mayo won a tough game by 4 points after a freakish Galway own goal was the decisive score in the match. It was only on the 4th try that Galway actually managed to beat them.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: seafoid on February 16, 2018, 08:52:02 AM
Kevin Walsh was on off the ball last night, he was on for a while but didn't really give much away. He talked about the importance of staying in Div 1 so make of that what you will. He talked a little abut Paddy Tally and how Mary's were his priority until they were out of the Sigerson so can't imagine he's spent too much time with the panel yet, from what I know about Tally I can't imagine he'd had anything to do with that kickout strategy.

He's annoyed about the criticism he's taken after the Tipp, Roscommon & kerry games in the last 2 years and deflecting from it by talking about promotion and the games against Mayo.

He's annoyed is he? As a Galway fan, I'm annoyed about the goalkeeping fiasco last year, the lack of a kickout strategy, the continuous selection of players out of their depth, the untimely and erroneous substitution policy, the heavy defeats in all of these (plus Donegal in 2015) games, the lack of courage against a tame Kerry side last year. Kevin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, Alan Mulholland did no worse and got lambasted for it.

In fairness Walsh has been a big improvement over Mulholland but the thing is how much of this is down to him or just down to the fact that Galway have better quality players coming on stream now that they did when Mulholland was in charge and the young players that Mulholland had back then are now physically developed and are therefore better players now than they were then.

Is it the coaching or just better players? The eternal question. Sometimes a successful management job can be all about the timing and when you get the job. Mulholland was probably always on a loser when he took it. A team in transition and just about the only talented players he had were very young and staight out of underage. And expected to compete with a mature big physical team like Mayo in the province.
Normally a manager blending in under 21s or 20s into a team will have a cohort of older players in the mix from whom the young lads can learn. When Mulholland took over there were very few decent older players with experience. 
And galway were at a low ebb with a long series of being dumped out of the qfs early, usually by a single point

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 16, 2018, 11:03:10 AM
Mulholland had 3 years in charge and even at the end of the 3rd year Galway hadn't closed the gap in the physical stakes on the top teams, whether that was down to him or that was down to a lack of investment in the team I wouldn't have a clue. Someone earlier mentioned Horan as a potential candidate to replace Walsh, Horan said he couldn't see himself managing another county but in the same interview he did say they could be famous last words and when asked about a team to watch in the super 8's he mentioned Galway and was very complimentary about them. Horan's view on Galway has certainly softened in the last 2 years.

Given the last 2 defeats to Galway you'd think Rochford will have his Mayo side in better shape then they have been when they've faced Galway in the last 2 championships but this game falls a month earlier than it has done in the previous 2 years, as of Sunday there is 12 weeks until the game. I've seen several pundits state the loser is in real trouble but I don't agree, from a Galway point of view there's a decent panel there should Walsh need to freshen things up during the qualifiers and loser has 3 weeks to prepare for the 1st round of the qualifies which is more than enough time.

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 16, 2018, 12:26:37 PM
Given the last 2 defeats to Galway you'd think Rochford will have his Mayo side in better shape then they have been when they've faced Galway in the last 2 championships but this game falls a month earlier than it has done in the previous 2 years, as of Sunday there is 12 weeks until the game. I've seen several pundits state the loser is in real trouble but I don't agree, from a Galway point of view there's a decent panel there should Walsh need to freshen things up during the qualifiers and loser has 3 weeks to prepare for the 1st round of the qualifies which is more than enough time.

Fair or not the point the pundits are trying to make here is that it's Sam or bust for Mayo every year with this team until they secure the All Ireland title, they could do with the shortest route possible in 2018 given the milage certain players have.
If Galway can get to the Super 8 by whatever means and if at least competitive there - ideally making a semi final, although I don't see that happening personally - then that's a "good year" (barring another hiding on exiting the championship), obviously all evidence to date indicates that Galway (along with 28 or 29 other counties) haven't a chance of winning Sam and logically the expectations for 2018 should be adjusted and set accordingly.
Mayo are due a win over Galway in May but if that does transpire it will only be "real trouble" for Galway if a hasty qualifier exit happens on the back of a loss to Mayo (which would surely also mark the end of Walsh's tenure) but the current context and expectation for Mayo is that anything less than Sam is another wasted year with this current set of players. I've heard Mayo people talking about the memories, the great days out, how every other county bar the Dubs would swap with them, the journey along the way etc. but unless the All Ireland is annexed this team will just be another one on the pile of couldashouldawoulda's

I certainly wouldn't write Mayo off if they lose on May 13th but the questions are being posed about whether they have the panel for 8 matches in 10 weeks to make it back to the big one, they may well do like 2017 when they eventually roared back.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2018, 01:40:33 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 16, 2018, 01:46:44 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.
That pretty much sums up what that blog page has turned into over the last while.
The victim complex is something else.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 16, 2018, 01:48:04 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.
That pretty much sums up what that blog page has turned into over the last while.
The victim complex is something else.

+1
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: TheGreatest on February 16, 2018, 02:02:22 PM
2 months is a joke, a 2 year ban or longer would suffice. Entering the field of play is a no no.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mayo-selector-faces-twomonth-ban-after-prolonged-flashpoint-in-galway-36609779.html 

Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 16, 2018, 02:02:55 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.

Merciful hour, that's some one eyed screed. A "Fine Fund"?! You'd nearly hope for Mayo to win the biggie so that these people can relax about the whole thing and just get on with their lives in a more positive way.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 16, 2018, 02:21:11 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.
That pretty much sums up what that blog page has turned into over the last while.
The victim complex is something else.

+1

+2. Embarrassing at this stage.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Jinxy on February 16, 2018, 02:37:03 PM
Blogs and fan pages in general are the natural habitat of the lesser spotted head-the-ball.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Lar Naparka on February 16, 2018, 08:44:08 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.

Merciful hour, that's some one eyed screed. A "Fine Fund"?! You'd nearly hope for Mayo to win the biggie so that these people can relax about the whole thing and just get on with their lives in a more positive way.
Ah, you can't blame the entire Mayo nation for what a couple of gobshites post on Wilie Joe's blog.  I am surprised that he entertains this type of laitcheko as it takes from the credibility of his site. He used to have a set of guidelines for posters at one time that forbade obscenities of all sorts but his standards have certainly dropped since then.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Syferus on February 16, 2018, 09:21:10 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.

Merciful hour, that's some one eyed screed. A "Fine Fund"?! You'd nearly hope for Mayo to win the biggie so that these people can relax about the whole thing and just get on with their lives in a more positive way.
Ah, you can't blame the entire Mayo nation for what a couple of gobshites post on Wilie Joe's blog.  I am surprised that he entertains this type of laitcheko as it takes from the credibility of his site. He used to have a set of guidelines for posters at one time that forbade obscenities of all sorts but his standards have certainly dropped since then.

He doesn’t have the time to be moderating when he’s travelling to all these matches.. oh, wait.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: galwayman on February 16, 2018, 09:27:00 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.

Merciful hour, that's some one eyed screed. A "Fine Fund"?! You'd nearly hope for Mayo to win the biggie so that these people can relax about the whole thing and just get on with their lives in a more positive way.
Ah, you can't blame the entire Mayo nation for what a couple of gobshites post on Wilie Joe's blog.  I am surprised that he entertains this type of laitcheko as it takes from the credibility of his site. He used to have a set of guidelines for posters at one time that forbade obscenities of all sorts but his standards have certainly dropped since then.
A lot of his own contributions are not much better in all honesty albeit minus the expletives.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Gael85 on February 16, 2018, 10:00:41 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

Quote
Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.

Sweet jesus. Some simple people on that blog.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: spuds on February 16, 2018, 10:29:38 PM
If this post from the Mayo blog is anything to go by the Armed Response Unit will have to be on call on May 13. Some lads take these things far too seriously. Jaysus.

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Pebblesmeller says:
February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
A straight red is an automatic 1 game ban so there is nothing new in Cillians suspension. Regarding that incident with Cillian, Kerin knew exactly what he was doing, i.e. running across the front of Cillian to slow him down from taking the line ball. Kerin knew what he was at and got what he deserved. I’m not saying it is right, and Cillian deserves his red card and 1 game ban, but I’m still glad he did it.
To be honest, I would gladly contribute to a “Fine Fund” to help pay these fines. When our players are not going to get protection from incompetent refs and resort to “protecting” themselves and dealing with these incidents themselves, then I will set-up a direct debit this minute. As for McEntee, fair play to him. Like Cillian and Diarmuid, I hope he does likewise again.
Mayo have to lay out a marker to all comers, if you are going to come for us with that attitude then you better expect to be on the receiving end of serious hits. f**k em all. f**k the refs and the GAA also. We have waited long enough this year alone for the refs/linesmen/umpires to do their jobs (our opponents have 6 reds in 3 league games against us so far with one of our players having to get his jaw rewired) and it is well past time we stood up for ourselves.
On May 13th I hope to Christ Mayo wait in the tunnel outside the Galway dressing room and set a f**king marker down there and then. No refs, no cameras, no sly digs. Just man on man. As Kieran McGeaney once said, “you wanna fight, we’ll fight. Ya wanna play football, we’ll play football”.

Sweet jesus. Some simple people on that blog.  ;D ;D
Boss man there lost the run in more ways than 1. There is another reservation for the greater spotted head-the-ball (©Jinxy) on Reservoir Dubs.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: maigheo on February 16, 2018, 11:00:51 PM
If you think that post is bad try reading some of the posts from a poster named Revilino[ I think]. Cringe worthy stuff.I used to think the Hogan Stand was bad but the Blog is not to far off it at this stage
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Duine Eile on February 16, 2018, 11:37:49 PM
Galway Footballers Homepage or whatever he calls himself on Facebook is getting as bad as that, some serious crap being posted there the last while. Some people shouldn't be trusted with internet access  ::)
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: larryin89 on February 17, 2018, 01:21:51 PM
Seems to be a lot of negativity for the mayogaablog in here of late.  Personally I enjoy it , its not going to be balanced for the neutrals , pretty sure thats not nor ever has been his intentions,its biased Mayo and makes no apologies for it. Few of our own biting too I see, that wouldnt be a.little of the green eyed monster ,mayo news pieces, podcasts, popularity of the blog has grew immensely the last few years . Dont understand why its getting slated in here recently.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: MayoBuck on February 17, 2018, 01:31:48 PM
Seems to be a lot of negativity for the mayogaablog in here of late.  Personally I enjoy it , its not going to be balanced for the neutrals , pretty sure thats not nor ever has been his intentions,its biased Mayo and makes no apologies for it. Few of our own biting too I see, that wouldnt be a.little of the green eyed monster ,mayo news pieces, podcasts, popularity of the blog has grew immensely the last few years . Dont understand why its getting slated in here recently.

I enjoy it too for the most part. A few loons posting there but also some really good contributors. The results archive is an excellent resource too.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: larryin89 on February 17, 2018, 01:45:54 PM
Yeah im a bit of a loon , impulsive reaction , ott stuff etc but sure wouldnt the internet be pretty dull if everyone was reserved,conservative, super intelligent , balanced etc . Crikey , ya need the ejits like yours truly too , the high stool brigade who never kicked a ball , if ye didnt have us sure there would be no craic at all.

People need to let it go more in general , have a few pints , shtick out the chest, bang the counter , say fook the dubs , we'll bate the shite out of them next week. 
Why is there no fun allowed anymore ,duh like, its like robots we are becoming.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 17, 2018, 01:47:11 PM
Seems to be a lot of negativity for the mayogaablog in here of late.  Personally I enjoy it , its not going to be balanced for the neutrals , pretty sure thats not nor ever has been his intentions,its biased Mayo and makes no apologies for it. Few of our own biting too I see, that wouldnt be a.little of the green eyed monster ,mayo news pieces, podcasts, popularity of the blog has grew immensely the last few years . Dont understand why its getting slated in here recently.

I enjoy it too for the most part. A few loons posting there but also some really good contributors. The results archive is an excellent resource too.

The best part of blog. If the main man of the blog wasn't so egotistical and many of his followers/posters weren't so loony it would make for better reading.
Title: Re: Gaillimh v Maigh Eo, Staid na Gaoithe, 1400, 10-Fea-2018
Post by: Mac2 on February 17, 2018, 02:54:16 PM
Yeah im a bit of a loon , impulsive reaction , ott stuff etc but sure wouldnt the internet be pretty dull if everyone was reserved,conservative, super intelligent , balanced etc . Crikey , ya need the ejits like yours truly too , the high stool brigade who never kicked a ball , if ye didnt have us sure there would be no craic at all.

People need to let it go more in general , have a few pints , shtick out the chest, bang the counter , say fook the dubs , we'll bate the shite out of them next week. 
Why is there no fun allowed anymore ,duh like, its like robots we are becoming.
Thing is yer man WJ is a conceited knob, you can get banned for criticizing a player but all manner of other stuff is let go.