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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 01, 2020, 03:23:11 AM »
Was at the CPN/Rostrevor game; a draw at half-time, then Rostrevor for some reason substituted half their defenders, and CPN dominated from then on.
Have to mention the CPN goalie, who operated very effectively as a sweeper in front of the Rostrevor full-forward line, preventing any long balls coming in. His kick-outs were also excellent; the county should definitely be looking at him

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GAA Discussion / Defensive football
« on: July 20, 2020, 04:54:05 PM »
This is depressing. Was talking to a ref, who has officiated at two recent games. As no spectators allowed, depending on his reports. Both were low-scoring, and both, he says, had the same old defensive tactics, 15 men behind the ball, short, uncontested kick-outs, endless hand-passing around the 45 meter line. So despite all the rule changes designed to disincentivise the defensive game the coaches haven't changed.
Time for something more dramatic? Maybe a move to 13-a-side, (which would also allow a more level playing field for smaller clubs/counties)

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: July 13, 2020, 08:43:44 PM »
Are spectators allowed at the games this coming Friday?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:53:24 PM »
Why would you want to see a photo of u17s training you weirdo?
Cut out that type of innuendo, no need for that DownJim.He is only trying to put this point
across on the issue
I am concerned that the above innuendo could be libellous; the moderators should take action

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GAA Discussion / Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« on: April 27, 2020, 08:57:04 PM »
I donít know if it actually got the media attention (disdain) that it deserved. Which kind of shows how common the behaviour had become. But this was meant to be a showpiece game.

Dublin handpassing the ball around in circles for over 5 mins, with their opponents continuing to hold their defensive shape, despite being 5 points down, in one of the first Super 8 clashes vs Donegal. This should have been considered a seminal moment for Gaelic Football, one which should have been met with the end of the Super 8s, and frees being awarded against back passes back into your own half.

Everyone should watch it again. And vomit.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

Dublin v Donegal in 2011 and the beginning of the blanket defence in football. Now that was vomit enducing and no one should be forced to watch it again.

 Thank f**k we are finally starting to see the end of it and teams now realise it wont work against the top sides and/or win an All Ireland.

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« on: April 27, 2020, 03:15:14 PM »
No question, the dog in Croke Pk........  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvIu8XxUKIw

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 27, 2020, 03:10:01 PM »
The real shame is how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 09, 2020, 01:27:24 AM »
I was in the Canal End also; Cork were there for the taking, but our kick-out strategy was disastrous.  The management didn't respond, instead made foolish changes in the forward line.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: March 27, 2020, 01:32:03 PM »
V unlikely there will be any GAA games this year. Might be a good time for reflection that GAA sports are a hobby, that shouldn't require a spartan existence, with training regimes, even at club level, that make it v difficult for anyone married with children. But once one team does it, everyone has to do it; it's running to stand still, and takes much of the enjoyment away from it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:59:34 PM »
Always liked O'Rourke, but that was vulgar at best, homophobic at worst

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Club Championships
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:59:55 PM »
And they call it #TheToughest? Not any more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T24eXGRZKv4

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:58:06 PM »
Agree, the first yellow was a Tyrone tumble, but the second was just stupid; always uphill after that, but incredible fighting spirit after that. Kick-out policy crumbled in extra time

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Club Championships
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:06:12 PM »
Sending off was critical; 1st yellow was bought by a dive, 2nd card was warranted, v foolish from the Kilcoo player

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Bricks and mortar are expensive, networks aren't; resources should be instead going into ulster football at a club level. See what investment has done for Dublin; the GAA should be trying to emulate this in Belfast and Derry

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 16, 2020, 04:21:16 PM »
Any news from the Kilcoo camp? Any injury concerns? Think they are a great bet at 10/3; Corofin are deserved favourites, but Kilcoo, keep stepping up

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