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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros V Donegal Hyde Park 21/7/18
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:57:03 PM »
The mechanics of Super 8ís means a Roscommon win here would put Tyrone in strong position, regardless of their 7pm Dublin game. Final positions could be Dubs 6pts, the rest all on 2.
Can you provide a decent argument for Roscommon to win this game? It would be major turnaround from such a heavy defeat last weekend and Donegal are similar ranked side to Tyrone.

I think at best Roscommon are looking at a five or six point defeat here and even for that to happen they would need to improve massively in defence. Dublin should do enough to win in Omagh so the Tyrone v Donegal game in round 3 a likely play off for a semi final spot.
A lot of assumptions there obvious based solely on last weekends set of results, Ros will run Donegal all the way and I expect them to pull off a result.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:05:27 PM »
Not up to your standard syf but its the best I can do.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:03:22 PM »
I see they are trying to sanitise the u20 championship by playing the final at headquarters, they have made some haymes  of this competition, most counties had to field weakened teams because they had lads doing exams, after years of commitment to development panels what would be a last chance to represent their county for a lot of lads goes up in smoke, I would particularly mention our own Connacht council in this regard, brainless whatevers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:32:21 PM »
The feckin rhubarbs could not handle being out of the headlines so they manufactured this bull.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:49:50 PM »
Let me guess Baggio90 is reincarnation of Il Bomber Destro?
Jaysus is desperate Dan back?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:45:54 PM »
The Roscommon ones are quite likeable chaps in winning. I was dreading the ribbing on here after the loss on my 30th birthday but I think you have found yourselves a new fan.

Good luck to Ross in the super 8s

Armagh and Fermanagh people are the only Ulster lads we can stand.
Speak for yourself syf, as far as im concerned Ulster people are the finest.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:37:41 PM »
All the pressure on Roscommon as defeat would mean its been a poor season given their easy run to reach the super 8's and would suggest they've gone backwards.

Donít let anger cloud your judgement.

Don't understand the little hype around Roscommon. Think they are doomed tomorrow. Spineless when it comes to it. Beating near neighbours once every other year in May and subsequently booking the Gresham for the first Sunday in September doesn't constitute talent. Limited team who (and as a Tyrone man pains me to say this) will be dumped out tomorrow by a harder, sterner better coached Armagh team.
Ahem, could you please give us your prediction for our game next weekend, you are so incisive with your analysis.

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GAA Discussion / Re: New beginnings?
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:57:30 PM »
Not while the following continues,
1. Club delegates to county boards are decided on a persons availability to attend meetings rather than overall ability.
2 . The same applies to county board delegates to provincial councils whose power far exceeds their ability.
3. Delegates to central council are rewards for loyalty to the gaa and are most unlikely to oppose the dictatorial attitude of gaa headquarters.
And we all follow like sheep. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kildare v Mayo AI Qualifier Round 3
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:04:14 PM »
It will make the 100 pages yet, a great obituary to the rhubarbs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:58:35 PM »
The spirit of 77 would be enough to carry Armagh through to the Super 8s.  Only worry is whether we have the players of the same abilities?

I have been as critical of McGeeney as anyone else but he has brought this squad to a stage where they are reaching a level of maturity that has been stilted by playing Division 3 for too long.  He has been handicapped by the withdrawals of players for whatever reasons and by injuries, although they affect all teams.

They have the potential to beat Roscommon if McGeeney can resist his usual impulse in bigger games to change the style of play to supposedly deal with the opposition threat like in last year's Tyrone match.  Best to build on the current game plan and go for it against Roscommon, we would rather go down attacking than wilt against a reasonable but flaky Roscommon team with some amended defensive system.

Completely agree on that last point.

I hate defensive football but watching a mimic is worse than watching the real thing
The spirit of 77? you surely mean the luck and incompetent ref of 77 Mr. Collins of westmeath, Mickey Freyne had a perfect goal disallowed for square ball, Armagh got a penalty to bring them back into the game and the foul was clearly yards outside the area if it was a foul at all and if you think im doting just read Eugene McGees book "great all-ireland semi finals" and he says everything I have said here and of course we had the very sporting Armagh manager walking across the field and sledgeing the great Dermott Earley before he took a late 45 when the game was level, to the day he died Dermott would not say what O Neill said to him that day, more class than O Neill I would say.

Still sore about that then. Wasn't there a replay and a chance for the Rossies to right all those wrongs?
Now the thing about the replay oh yeah, ye had a keeper called Mcalinden who made 2 saves that day that were voted save of the season and 2nd save of the season that year and then proceeded to get lobed from 50 yds out on the cusack sideline by Jimmy Keaveney in the final, now for f... sake  all a long time ago and I was with that great Armagh team on several occasions after games with the Rossies, anyway back to the future, a brave team selected by McStay, should be a proper game between these 2 attack minded footballing teams, best of luck to all and may the best team win and safe travelling to all. supporters.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:09:13 AM »
The spirit of 77 would be enough to carry Armagh through to the Super 8s.  Only worry is whether we have the players of the same abilities?

I have been as critical of McGeeney as anyone else but he has brought this squad to a stage where they are reaching a level of maturity that has been stilted by playing Division 3 for too long.  He has been handicapped by the withdrawals of players for whatever reasons and by injuries, although they affect all teams.

They have the potential to beat Roscommon if McGeeney can resist his usual impulse in bigger games to change the style of play to supposedly deal with the opposition threat like in last year's Tyrone match.  Best to build on the current game plan and go for it against Roscommon, we would rather go down attacking than wilt against a reasonable but flaky Roscommon team with some amended defensive system.

Completely agree on that last point.

I hate defensive football but watching a mimic is worse than watching the real thing
The spirit of 77? you surely mean the luck and incompetent ref of 77 Mr. Collins of westmeath, Mickey Freyne had a perfect goal disallowed for square ball, Armagh got a penalty to bring them back into the game and the foul was clearly yards outside the area if it was a foul at all and if you think im doting just read Eugene McGees book "great all-ireland semi finals" and he says everything I have said here and of course we had the very sporting Armagh manager walking across the field and sledgeing the great Dermott Earley before he took a late 45 when the game was level, to the day he died Dermott would not say what O Neill said to him that day, more class than O Neill I would say.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin V Donegal
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:41:04 PM »
31 counties should be asking the question, cp is not a neutral venue for Dublin and if a precedent is set this year it will be very hard to change, Clones or nowhere should be the call.Cant believe the likes of Kerry, Mayo Tyrone etc teams that it will more than likely effect in the near future are not asking the same question.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 01, 2018, 10:07:22 PM »
quote directly from a member of one of the teams, exact words.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:21:20 PM »
Clares fitness levels were just not good enough yesterday, if they were anyway near what would be acceptable from a team playing at this stage of the championship Armagh would be out.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:45:25 PM »
And we have seen Carlow who beat Kildare and Kildare who beat Mayo and Leitrim who ah jayus give it up lads 8)

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