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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:30:26 PM »
A bitterly cold day in Castlebar. Fair dues to Tyrone, they had a plan and they stayed to the script professionally. Mayo were a bit of a mess, not helped by losing Andy, Boyler, Lee and Cillian. The pitch was a mess also with all the sand. But Tyrone had to deal with that also and had to deal with losing a few decent players of their own.

It's been a while since I've seen Mayo people leave a ground with 15 minutes to go! Brought back long forgotten memories.

Tyrone got a decent lead early on a choked the life out of us. Unfair to single out players, as there was not much anyone could do, so was the Lack luster feel there was to Mayo today! Looks like we are destined for division two. No big deal! It's been coming. The League (especially this year) has seemed a huge inconvenience. Maybe we need Division Two football to blood players and to rest our veterans. Donegal are no world beaters but they have acquitted themselves well in Division One despite lack of points on the board to prove this.

Hopefully today was one of those blips. Or Maybe it's another gradual notch to mark the ending of this decent group! I fear it is more the second. As a collective of Players, Management and fans there are only so many years that the knocks can be taken!
A real eye catching result that in Castlebar a case of everything that could go wrong went wrong for Mayo today? Donegal will need Paddy McBrearty, Ryan McHugh and Odhrán Mac Niallais back to win next weekend.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:20:09 PM »
Fermangh Armagh game was dreadful however all that mattered today was Armagh securing promotion without needing to worry about round 7. 

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:41:36 PM »
And kildare are now officially down to division 2 for next year.

For anyone in division two I would not be doing high fives about that fact!
Armagh coming up from Division three are as good if not better than Kildare.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 06:19:56 PM »
Kevin De Bruyne will win the PFA player of the year however Mo Salah has to be a close second.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 03:40:08 PM »
Lucky enough try right on half time. Hard to see the Irish letting this lead slip now.

Game was over after 15 minutes.  2-14 (20) scored after 45 minutes very impressive however Nemo Rangers so poor today.

Corofin in total control 1-5 to 0-1 and probably should be more ahead.

Fine goal by Gary Sice

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:31:33 PM »
Mr Deeds  no I don’t know any of the above.I wouldn’t be a big following of Tipp footballers
Would you know many Down players may I ask

Sorry I came across as condescending. I'm a Cavan man so know lots of Down footballers. To me Sweeney shoud have got the All Star semi final year and I believe Comerford is maybe best gk in Ireland behind Cluxton.

Ah here, we aren't playing ye till next week, could ye not wait to talk us up then!! Tbf, I wouldn't be overly familiar with down either bar 4/5 players even though I watched all their Ulster games last year just never overly paid attention.

Still haven't got over game last year. A lot of people go on about Quinlivan but Sweeney probably better. What your thoughts?
Conor Sweeney a better scorer while Michael Quinlivan a better footballer.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:51:41 PM »
Ed Woodward did the transfer business and how many of the last number of signings were the managers choices or the choice of business man to sell jerseys?

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 16, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
Certainly wouldn't rule Liverpool out, they have European cup tradition against a side that are trying to live up to their favourites tag that alone brings its own pressures. Bayern Munich,Barcelona will stroll into the semi final while Juventus v Real Madrid could go either way.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 14, 2018, 05:05:20 PM »
A poor game that had 0-0 written all over it with 70 minutes played. Sevilla at the stage really didn't look like scoring either unlike the 1st leg. A sub Ben Yedder turned this tie on its head and scored two for good measure why didn't he start either leg?

Its was poor Champions league exit for Manchester United however even in Fergusons time they suffered that, maybe complacency played its part as recent wins over Chelsea,Liverpool might have given that mind set going into last night game. At least they will have Champions league football again next year and look to do better. It will be now interesting to see how the remaining Premier league teams fare in the Champions league 2 already out and probably a 3rd (Chelsea) before the last eight is not good for a league that labels itself as the best league in the world.

I just saw Mourinho's comments about how he knocked Man Utd out at OT with Porto and Real Madrid, so it's nothing new for United. He's some cookie.

Comments made little sense was he clutching at straws after that defeat? His Porto side went on to win the Champions League,Real Madrid were one of the best in Europe. Sevilla in comparison will likely be knocked out in the next round.

GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: March 12, 2018, 05:30:59 PM »
Just wondering with the emergence of the Super 8's could we get the first All Ireland winner to lose two Championship games. Also could we get a team knocked out without losing any games?
Just another example of how daft this new format is. Were the county reps sipping whiskey for the day when this was voted in?

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 12, 2018, 05:27:55 PM »

Dublin to beat Kerry
A narrow win for Tyrone v Donegal
Galway and Monaghan to draw a low scoring match
Mayo to beat Kildare

Not too far away. :)

Kildare v mayo could be the game of the weekend,it's do or die for kildare,a win gives them a chance while mayo have the cushion of Tyrone at home in there next match to garner a minimum 4pts.i expect Galway to beat Monahan in a tight game what odds on both finishing with 15?
Wins for Dublin and donegal.

Don't give up the day-job! ;)
Though Tyrone are more of a hedgehog than a cushion, Mayo will surely langer Tyrone senseless in the next round.
FoSB ?? a tyronite  who finally emerges , throwing shapes, after cowering in some some dark hole for months on end until rescued by Tyrone coming out on top in a relegation dogfight :)

Mayo are mentally strong which is important in GAA
they always push on and do enough to stay up
many teams just give up

Mayo stay up each year because they play stronger starting teams and are fitter for the latter rounds. With two games to play this Division one campaign looks done and dusted already.

Galway v Dublin league final and the only question is the margin of victory for the Dubs?
Kildare relegated and will be a big surprise if Donegal don't join them after that defeat to Tyrone at the weekend.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:03:24 PM »
United are brutally awful to watch. I don't have a problem with United fans celebrating their victories and happy with life under Jose. But it comes at a cost. Jose has a shelf life. He will move on. When he does and he is replaced with someone interested in playing in attractive football you don't get to reclaim your history. When you disown your culture it ceases to be your culture
Did you also think good Italian sides over the years that was well organised were also brutal to watch? Every manager has a shelf life and Mourinho replaced someone that played even less attractive football with less success. When Mourinho moves on the Manchester United board of directors will look to replace him with someone that is capable to build on the progress already made and holding on to the clubs culture whatever that is? won't come into it.

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