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GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: Today at 02:26:01 PM »
The thing is I can't really see any point in the whole thing.

Are there really all that many people whose vote is going to be affected by this one way or the other?

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Bad news for Galway on the brannigan front,looks like a six week lay off which would have him back end of may,ligaments which are a fecker to heal.A very big loss the amount of ground he covers surreal,m.daly might get a couple of scores but as regards defending and tracking back not a patch on brannigan.

That's what I heard myself this weekend. A very big loss especially given the way Galway set-up. Brannigan carries a lot of ball between the lines and always seems to give Boyle an awful hard time of it. After Comer probably the one forward, Kevin Walsh didn't want to lose.

Keegan gone is balanced out by no Silke or Brannigan. Not even counting COC. He'll play 100%.

Dont Foul posted some stats during the week on all the televised Division 1 games in the league.

Brannigan was in flying form for Galway in the league based on the shooting stats.
That's before you even start talking about the amount of work he gets through on the pitch.
If he's missing he will be a very big loss for Galway.



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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:39:27 PM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/we-still-dont-know-where-the-cameras-will-be-rolling-469687.html

I’d say most people don’t really care that the schedule has yet to be finalised. Of all the sticks we have to beat RTÉ with this is the smallest. I’m sure most of the matches we give a shite about watching will be televised. Will all the Ulster championship matches he available on bbc ni once again?

Some people will care when they find out their county games isn't being broadcast; not enough to actually go to the game mind but enough to complain.

I think the BBC NI TV contract runs for the same period as the other GAA TV contracts.

I wonder will any of the other TV stations manage to match TG4's revolutionary picture-in-picture for kickouts. Knowing BBC NI they would probably use it to show 2 different crowd shots at the same time.

Also I wouldn't bet against some manager giving out about the qualifiers being "disrespected" by the television companies at some stage this summer.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: March 29, 2018, 02:53:52 PM »
Magpie Seanie - the reason they can show 7 game live is because of the weather and fixtures mess - the games that were cancelled, they would have still retained the rights to broadcast on a refixed date, and they simply shunted their expenditure to the next week. The real bravery is giving over so much of the schedule to it and fair dues to them for doing it.


It's hardly all that brave of TG4 given their GAA coverage is consistently the most popular thing they broadcast.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 24, 2018, 05:33:20 PM »
Tyrone v Kerry is a glorified friendly going on team announcements.Donegal v Mayo is going to be the only game that would be worth attending,virus from you know what kept a few icons out of Donegal team last week need them all back to beat Mayo.Dublin v Monaghan be a decent game as the Dubs dont do challenge games.Kildare v Galway another friendly of no importance be big drop in attendances imo over the 3 dead rubbers.

3 dead rubbers and one relegation decider, not sure why the Monaghan v Dublin game is getting deferred coverage on TG4? surely Cavan v Tipp Div 1 promotion decider would be more interesting.

All about eyeballs - TG4 know that they are likelier to get a much better audience for a deferred Monaghan v Dublin game, even if it is a dead rubber as opposed to, than for a promotion decider between Cavan and Tipp (which would also be a deferred game).

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:49:25 AM »
That's an inexperienced enough looking team that Cork have named.

The only 2 left from the 2010 All-Ireland win are Colm O'Neill and Donncha O'Connor.

However even beyond that there's a serious chunk of lads named there who have never played Division 1 football for Cork.

Also further proof they current Cork football management can't count naming a squad of 27 this time out.

Roscommon will have no excuses if they can't get the win.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:23:45 PM »
Back from mayo, highlights package doesn't do justice to how poor mayo were. Tyrone are getting better but wouldnt be getting carried away. We have started taking our chances at least.

Aidan O'Shea is the most overrated player at the minute. Can't see what he added the other day just getting involved in stupid stuff. You would think mayo would be tight on their discipline after the donny vaughan incident in AI final but they were at stuff all day. Mayo ones whinging about tyrone being dirty. The one bad moment from tyrone was mc nulty hit. I can see why the ref gave a red but i don't think it was.

Cavanagh shouldnt have been blacked, Bradley did not dive, complete nonsense, harsh on boyle as bradley iis so small but still hit him, Boyle should have been off for hp mcgeary challenege which was worse than mc nultys.

Thats my 2 bits, on to the next one!

Remember Mayo finished the game without Boyle, Andy, Cillian, Keegan, Higgins, Barrett, Harrison, Vaughan! More than half a team of decent players.

Aye I know that's why I said I am not getting carried away. I know mayo take the league lightly but a year playing division 2 football next year will do them no favours!
Div 2 naturally can’t be underestimated. Cork taking longer than expected getting back to top tier.

If you look at the record books, the record of the teams who were relegated from Division 1 in the following summer's championship has been woeful for the most part.

As it is Cork are still mathematically in with a chance of being relegated to Division 3 this year.
When you look at the list of teams who have been relegated over the last while, the only ones who have gotten relegated to Division 2 and were promoted back to Division 1 the following year were Donegal in 2013 and 2014 and Tyrone in 2015 and 2016.

Next year's Division 2 will have
1 from Cavan, Roscommon, Tipperary,
Kildare
3 from Cork, Clare, Down, Meath
Armagh
1 from Fermanagh or Longford
plus either Donegal or Mayo.

There's a lot of awkward enough looking competitors in there. I don't think getting promoted out of there would be any sort of walk in the park.

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Will this be televised? It's the only meaningful D1 game next weekend

I'd be utterly gobsmacked if this wasn't the live game, given all the other games in Division 1 are dead rubbers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:32:30 PM »
Cork have lost all three of their home games in the league this year.

The list of teams who have lost all their league home games so far is
Mayo
Kildare
Louth
Offaly
Wexford
Waterford

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 14, 2018, 01:30:28 PM »

Given the evidence of the first half last weekend, monaghan are comfortably a better side than Galway at present - despite the latter’s excellent form thus far in the league.

Looking at the changes Monaghan made for that game, they may not be disappointed to miss out on a league final.

Watching it I thought the same - they looked very much like a side who knew they were safe and had no interest in having to play Dublin in Croke Park 2 weekends in a row.

Monaghan have Tyrone in the first round in Ulster, so O'Rourke has to know there's a decent chance they could be in the qualifiers from Round 1. Back in 2015 when they lost to Dublin 2 weeks in a row in the league (in the last round game and in a semi-final) they ended up limping out of Croke Park in August.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 11, 2018, 03:50:05 PM »
I think Galway are nearly a shoe-in for one of the two league final places after today with 10 points and a score difference of +17.

They've beaten both Monaghan and Kerry (who are the only ones beside Dublin who could get to 10 points), both who have a -1 score difference.

In the bottom 5 Tyrone, Mayo and Kerry are on 4 points (Kerry still to play) Donegal on 2 and Kildare on 0.
Even for Kildare if they managed to get to 4 points they have lost to both Tyrone and Mayo and their score difference is now is -18
Mayo's is -4, Tyrone's is -1, Kerry's is -1 and Donegal's is -11.
Donegal have also lost in head-to-heads versus Kerry and Tyrone so they are really in a tight spot as well.
From looking at the current table, even if Donegal win their 2 remaining games and get to 6 points they might still get relegated if results elsewhere go against them.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:41:24 PM »
Sludden's shot for goal managed to beat 4 Donegal players- he really managed to thread the needle with his shot.

All to play for in the 2nd half. I don't think anyone would be surprised if this ended up being decided in injury-time.

There's been no draw in any game in Division 1 so far this year.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: February 24, 2018, 09:01:10 PM »
February 4       Meath 0-21 Clare 0-07
February 11   Clare 0-11 Tipperary 0-11
February 24   Tipperary 2-15 Meath 1-10

Says it all about Division 2

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:57:04 PM »
With Monaghan getting the win, it looks like the relegation battle is between Tyrone, Mayo, Donegal, and Kildare.

Be surprising if Kerry got pulled into it even though they are on 4 points.


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FT Dublin 2-10 Mayo 0-12

Mayo's score difference didn't take too big a hit, which could be vital in their relegation battle.

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