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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: Today at 03:15:37 PM »
Roscommon had 2 poor wides and they were from Kilroy and Fintan Cregg and neither of them were just after half time, the rest were from difficult angles and outside the D.

Roscommon didn't score from play in the final 50 minutes and only mustered a one free in that time, they really struggled to create good scoring opportunities.

All Shane Walsh's free's were close to the 21 as were all the points from play in that 2nd half apart from Walsh's 1st point of the 2nd half.

It really doesn't fit the narrative that Roscommon threw the game away, they put themselves in a great position at half time but thats about it. There was a huge gulf in the teams in that 2nd half.

Galway with plenty of work to do going forward but at the beginning of the season if you'd told me we'd go unbeaten in the league and get to the league final and then beat Mayo and win the Connacht title beating the Rossies I'd be absolutely delighted.


Putting themselves in a great position and not kicking on is where Roscommon will be kicking themselves they have forwards well capable of kicking long range points as proved in last years final for whatever reason it didn't work out for them yesterday. For the huge gulf as suggested Galway still only won that game in injury time i think a better side than Galway would put the rossies away much sooner.

You are right plenty of work to be done for Galway before the last eight, their strength is their defensive system now and they gave away near 30 scoring changes yesterday and two goals do that against Kerry next and Galway will be beaten by a bit to spare.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 03:55:55 PM »
Well done Iceland hard work brings success. Messi will need to step up if Argentina are to make an impact in this World cup.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 16, 2018, 12:50:27 PM »
Galway by 6 with their superior fire power
I don't believe Galway have superior fire power, the two forward lines are on par however Galways forward line will likely be up against a loose marking defence while the Roscommon forward line won't be given the same time and room on the ball.  It all points to Galway win but and there is always a but shocks happen and a few has already happened this year Fermanagh v Monaghan,Carlow v Kildare and I always love to see a good underdog win and I can imagine we'll see some fantastic scenes on the field afterwards if Roscommon mange to win in front of their own supporters against the odds.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:50:02 PM »
De gea has made the world cup for me.  brilliant stuff ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

It's his third clanger in last four international games.
He needs to stop bumping into Ramos = concussion every time.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:46:52 PM »
Not a bad start to the World cup for Ronaldo.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Carlow v Tyrone
« on: June 15, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »
I don't think I've ever even met someone from Carlow before. What are they like?



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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 14, 2018, 05:56:07 PM »
The conclusion so far is Saudi Arabia are shite.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Limerick v Mayo, Gaelic Grounds. 9/6/18.
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:53:55 PM »
Good man mayoforsam. 4 dubs in your team. How are things in the Reservoir?

He asked for the best forwards in the country, Dublin have the best forwards- tends to happen if youíve won three in a row
Connolly no longer one of Dublins best forwards. Out of favour and he knows this and has decided to fly off to America instead of sitting on the bench.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:07:31 PM »
USA and Mexico hosted it before so they proved they can stage it on their own. I'd say all 3 is capable of staging it on their own, so why the need for a triple bid?

Two hosts too many means 2 less qualifying spots. But like I said, there'll be hundreds of teams in it by then so even Ireland should qualify.

Quantity over quality. No need for triple hosts. Just look at how tiny Qatar are and they will be hosting the 2022 World cup.





Time for the English to pull the finger out and get hosting another World cup.


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I have the impression that Tipp didn't really kick on from 2016 . They were mediocre enough last year in the qfs.
They haven't and were real lucky to be playing division 2 football this year at all.

They were a stray kick of a ball away from being promoted to D1 this spring. Your narrative would read very differently but for that.

Some have a constantly moving goalpost as to what Ďkicking oní even means. Monaghan, a media darling for supposedly establishing themselves at a high level, own losses to the likes of Down, Longford and Fermanagh in the championship and havenít even been particularly competitive in the AIQFs they have reached. Itís all a matter of perspective and how you choose to look at the dataset.
Division 2 was average at best this year Fermanagh would have gained promotion if in it. Monaghan won two provincial titles and I would give them a far chance of beating Mayo than Tipperary who haven't got close to winning a provincial title with this group of players.

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I have the impression that Tipp didn't really kick on from 2016 . They were mediocre enough last year in the qfs.
They haven't and were real lucky to be playing division 2 football this year at all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:23:17 PM »
Tipp 5/1 Is a massive price. I might put a few pound on that. Mayo are not in good shape despite beating a v poor limerick. Down v good price too, I only expect 2/3 points between cavan and down.
Mayo should win by about 6 points so 5/1 about right. If the Down keeper kicks the ball out to Cavan players as much as he did v Donegal yesterday then Cavan should win by comfortable margin.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:58:55 AM »
Tipp v Mayo the tie of the round. Potential banana skin for Mayo if they play like they did this time last year and presuming Tipp can improve on their poor performance v Cork. But you'd still think Mayo will win comfortably enough. Home advantage not worth a feck if the home fans don't turn up.

Sligo might give Armagh a game, and it will be very interesting to see how Carlow fare against Tyrone.

Overall it looks like results are all very predictable, but I'd be surprised if there's not a surprise in there somewhere.

They might but didn't give Armagh a game in the league this year and were hopeless against Galway. Hopefully the surprise results are wins for underdogs such as Carlow and Tipp.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Down 2018
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:33:55 PM »
Dreadful by Down hard to see them picking things up for the qualifiers either. Watching the game on BBC  I have lost count to how many Donegal scores came directly from Downs own kick outs.

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Caught a few minutes of Dublin v Longford, should Cooper have walked for the high elbow?
Without question.

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