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GAA Discussion / Re: All-Ireland Club Championships January-March 2018
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:00:15 PM »
Kieran Fitzgerald having the game of his life.

GAA Discussion / Re: All-Ireland Club Championships January-March 2018
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:09:05 PM »
No way a red card. This referee was out of depth in Mayo/Kerry game and no better today.

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.

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

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.

GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Cillian O'Connor
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:19:47 PM »
Thought Diarmuid O'Connor challenges were worse than Cillian red card.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:21:47 PM »
Where has Dermo Connolly been?

Only returned to training this week so will probably feature in next  game.

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:10:33 AM »
I would be no fan of Ewan MacKenna but the abuse he is getting on-line from the Dublin Zealots is ridiculous.

Anyhow between MacKenna, Colm O'Rourke, Off The Ball and now the more subtle Malachy Clerkin (2 of his most recent articles in the Irish Times have been about the amount of inter-county players not based in their home counties (Dublin Footballers and Galway Hurlers had none) and the home advantage that Croke Park gives Dublin) there is a bit more focus on the financial doping of Dublin. Still can't believe one of the zealots argued that playing at home is a disadvantage to Dublin because teams are more up for it  ::)

Ewan was pulled up by Dublin fans for liking a tweet from a Kildare supporter was gloating about Jonny Cooper been stabbed years ago.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: January 28, 2018, 10:14:52 PM »
Hopefully ye do go up as great potential in that side. Imagine ye had Colin O'Riordan  :)

and peter acheson....if only

Is he due back?

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:44:41 PM »
Hopefully ye do go up as great potential in that side. Imagine ye had Colin O'Riordan  :)

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:24:27 PM »

Tipp have been going really well Preseason . Steven O`Brien in Midfield will supply the Forwards with plenty of ball . 7/4 is a serious price with PP ! ! !

you can get 2/1 in ladbrokes. Weve went well, beat limerick before christmas and CIT and garda collage last few weeks, all big wins. Were due to play UCD last tuesday which wouldve wrapped it up nicely. No real challenge at all but Cork played waterford in a non contest and had a good game v clare but it will be interesting to see how many of them play against tipp. Patience might be needed with O'Brien, his club dont play football so he hasnt really played any football the last couple of years, might have a few hit and miss games before getting fully up to speed. Jack kennedy is one im expecting alot from this year. We have plenty of options at midfield this year compared to championship game against them last year when we had to bring quinlivan out the pitch, himself and sweeney will be able stay in the full forward line for the most part now and if they are on song cork will do very well with what looks a poor line of the team for them to contain them. Confident going into this game although weary aswell given we are usually a summer team who dont perform well in the league, will possibly be missing 1 or 2 experienced players for this one  and its cork playing their first game in the new stadium doubled with the hurlers and they are capable of absolutely anything good or bad

Ye have a strong central spine. Are Liam Casey and George Hannigan available too? If can sort out defence and keep lads away from hurlers ye will definitely make the last 8 in championship.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:27:25 PM »
Bit of a sickening loss in the end for Donegal. Played very well after going down to 14. McBrearty and MacNiallais were immense. But a few very soft hometown decisions, some slack marking and a fucked-up lockout leading to the second Kerry goal made the difference.
The ref seemed to buy every silicon enhanced fall to floor made by a Kerry player.

Same as yesterday game. Anytime contact made to  player in possession dived to ground holding his head.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: January 28, 2018, 08:39:00 AM »
How did the Dublin 'newbies' get on?

Howard will make it no bother, better than Paul Flynn already. Basquel has great pace and is a tidy footballer but I'd be surprised if he gets anywhere near the 1st 15 come championship with Mannion, Con O'Callaghan, Connolly and possibly Costello all likely to come in ahead of them.
James Doran has the potential to be a farsuperior version of Kevin McMenamin in a couple of years too.

Howard has a long way to go to match what Paul Flynn has done.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: January 28, 2018, 08:35:50 AM »
So much for catching the Dubs early in the league!

Ffs, Dublin have never lost an opening game in the league under Gavin, that's just lazy journalism trying to give false hope. Kildare missed 2 goal chances and 6 wides in the 1st half needed a bigger cushion than 2 points. eDublin also had a very effective containment plan for Feeley.

At least out margin defeat is coming down, on track to beat Dublin circa 2023.

We lost opening league to Cork in 2015

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: January 28, 2018, 08:28:37 AM »
A draw game, decent result for Cavan considering they were away and had weakened side out.

Clare didnt have full team either.Missing 4/5 key players which they cant afford to be without. 11 of starting team yesterday was u23.Lack of bench cost yesterday and this also cost them in big games last year.With players opting for hurling and some of the best club players not committing to county scene Colm Collins is doing a remarkable job against the odds.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:25:46 PM »
Clare (Allianz League v Cavan): Killian Roche; Cian O'Dea, Cillian Brennan, Gordon Kelly; Pearse Lills, Ciaran Russell, Jamie Malone; Gary Brennan, Cathal O'Connor; Alan Sweeney, Eoin Cleary, Gearoid O'Brien; Eibhin Courtney, Keelan Sexton, Conor Finnucane

Very experimental Clare team. Look very weak in backs. Eibhim Courtney and Conor Finucane are 2 promising young players who will hopefully add more firepower to the Clare attack.

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