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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: Today at 04:44:58 PM »
I do find some of Harte's selections baffling.

I struggle to see the logic in the continuous chances afforded to McShane.

McCurry should have been whipped off after about 40 minutes today, he was struggling badly and his body language wasn't good. Burns had a great game against Monaghan and hasn't been seen since? Munroe and McNulty featured heavily in pre season but again seemed to have fallen off the radar.

Loughran got an opportunity today but we haven't seen McHugh, McCullagh or Cassidy in the league so you've got to wonder what the point is when they can't even get an opportunity in the league.

We need a bit of a shake up against Kerry next week, still an outside chance of a final spot.

Hopefully the likes of Burns, Conall McCann, Brennan and Mulgrew get a run out next week as some players have really exhausted Harte's faith at this point.

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Forward play was a mess. Used the early footpass in and it was a healthy option til Mayo got on top of that. Reverted to type then. Tyrone did leave 2 men at times in the FF line but they were completely static. McCurry lumping a Hail Mary on top of a double marked Bradley summed it up. Poor decision making, poor shooting. We don't have a top 4 forward unit.

Bradley did have a good game to be fair and Sean Cavanagh did really well too.

McCurry must have missed about 6 efforts at goal with none of them really terribly difficult opportunities. He was absolutley dreadful and looked a player completely bereft of confidence.

The worrying thing is the same old failings. Harte isn't the answer on frees either, missed a bad one in the second half that was fairly scorable.

More bad that good things to take out of that game, good to see McNabb back and felt he had a good game.

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Both black cards were wrong decisions

The Mayo black cards were correct decision.

Sludden should never have been black carded but Donnelly certainly should have.


I think you are wrong

Keegan wrapped his two hands around McNabb as he was bursting through and brought him to the ground. Donnelly should have been black carded for the same thing later on. Sludden's was a joke of a decision, probably not even a foul to be honest as he slaps the ball. Kirby's was a black card.

Lane is just a terrible ref, didn't have a telling impact on the game as the decisions balanced themselves out more or less but I'd dread going into a big game with him being the man in the middle next week.

Loughran's one near the end was a nasty one and he'll probably be looking at a ban. Mattie Donnelly might also be getting one as well.

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Very frustrating display.

Enough chances to win 5 or 6 but the decision making was terrible.

McShane is not county standard, McCurry was dreadful too.

Though Moran gave McCarron the runaround and Colm Cavanagh didn't seem to carry out his usual role effectively at all.


Thought McCarron marked Moran out of it. Least of Tyrone's problems.

Moran won pretty much every ball in front.

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Both black cards were wrong decisions

The Mayo black cards were correct decision.

Sludden should never have been black carded but Donnelly certainly should have.

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Very frustrating display.

Enough chances to win 5 or 6 but the decision making was terrible.

McShane is not county standard, McCurry was dreadful too.

Though Moran gave McCarron the runaround and Colm Cavanagh didn't seem to carry out his usual role effectively at all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Official Roscommon Thread
« on: Today at 01:56:50 PM »
Unlike my fellow Mayomen on the banter page, I have no interest in how much other teams beat other teams by. I certainly don't revel in it. Something must be seriously rotten in the County of Roscommon when they shipped a 21 point defeat last night. Is it all McStay's fault? Or has FOD stepping down caused the malaise?

I don’t gloat either. I sympathise with all decent Rossies who must be shell shocked this morning. I actually like Roscommon and  I’d I’d back them against any side bar my own- (with the possible exception of Sligo and Leitrim.)
Given that the population of the county was just over 64k at the time of the last census and that of Dublin was 1.345 million, the end result was never in doubt but the winning margin did neither team any good. I don’t want to keep harping here that the shafting of John Evan was a bad idea and the subsequent results bear this out. Fact is that things haven’t gone well for Roscommon since the time a few players got a bit pissed in Donegal and the red top newsrags went to town on the story. Dunno where they go from there but I do think when the management duo parted ways last year, the wrong one was let go.

Far from being shell-shocked, it was totally expected. I'm sure plenty in the county made a few pound betting on Dublin to cover the spread too. Losing just as easily to a far worse side at McHale was the shell-shock moment.

None of ye have any hope against Dublin this year and if ye think otherwise yer only codding yourselves and nobody else.

You'd be an expert on codding yourself.

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The likes of Paisley and Mc Guinness probably regretted much of their earlier lives,when they reached the top of the greasy pole together.But this society is littered with "reformed" characters who either deny or minimalise their past.I know a guy who is a pastor in an evangelical church who was very strongly rumoured to be heavily involved in the sectarian slaughter of two young girls and a customer in a mobile shop 25 years ago,but refuses to go to the Police.
Paisley never murdered anyone. Pretty sure Martin did. Like it or not, that is a significant difference.  You cannot discount the heinous atrocities highlighted in Ed Moloney's article.

Paisley incited a lot though and as far as many are concerned has a lot of blood on his hands too. You may not think it is the same but many do - myself included.
So does that make it okay then?  I'm no fan of Paisley myself and respect McGuiness for successfully delivering peace, but the collective air brushing of history on here regarding the incidents in Moloney's article is the elephant in the room.

What did you think of Collins, Lemass, de Valera?
Pretty sure none stooped as low as the proxy bomb.

That didn't answer my question.

What did you think of Collins, Lemass and de Valera?
This thread is about Martin McGuiness - What do you think of his likely involvement in some of the murders highlihted in Moloney's article?

Suspected as you say. I'm wise enough to know war blurs lines, there is no defending some of the actions carried out by the Provos but every war or conflict will have these incidents across all sides. Martin McGuinness was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things due to the discrimination and state sponsored terrorism that was taking place in his own community. If you can't take that on board then there's no point discussing matters with you.

Now for the third time of asking.

What did you think of Collins, Lemass and de Valera?

For some reason it seems you are having difficulty applying your moral affliction to other parties, maybe because your ideals are not as pure as you'd like paint.

For what it's worth, Collins was one of the leading IRA men when 13 Protestant civilians were murdered in his home county of Cork over a short period of time. What do you think of Collins? A civilian informant was also murdered by Collins hit squad. What did you think of Collins?

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Official Roscommon Thread
« on: Today at 12:00:51 PM »
Roscommin were too swift removing John Evans, got them promoted 2 years ago. He was removed because of championship results when they had a load of injuries.  Not like they improved last year.

The problem I see with Roscommon is that they're just not good enough, they've had a lot of hype and certain elements of their support on here would tend to feel that they are big players.

A lot of commentary seems to focus on the failings of managers, injuries, internal conflict etc as the reason for disappointing performances. The real reason for the disappointing performances is down to the players, from what I've seen they are overhyped and a lot of that seems to have gone to their heads. I'm surprised at the lack of criticism the players seem to have got now, they've struggled along for the past 4 years now, three different management sides but little upturn in performances or results - just excuses being pedaled for the the under performing players.

I don't think McStay is a good manager and tactically they looked an absolute rabble last night but realistically what's a manager going to do with them. What are realistic expectations for Roscommon. I think they're miles behind Mayo and even Galway. The gap between Sligo and Leitrim to Roscommon is probably much closer than the gap between Roscommon to Galway and Mayo.

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The likes of Paisley and Mc Guinness probably regretted much of their earlier lives,when they reached the top of the greasy pole together.But this society is littered with "reformed" characters who either deny or minimalise their past.I know a guy who is a pastor in an evangelical church who was very strongly rumoured to be heavily involved in the sectarian slaughter of two young girls and a customer in a mobile shop 25 years ago,but refuses to go to the Police.
Paisley never murdered anyone. Pretty sure Martin did. Like it or not, that is a significant difference.  You cannot discount the heinous atrocities highlighted in Ed Moloney's article.

Paisley incited a lot though and as far as many are concerned has a lot of blood on his hands too. You may not think it is the same but many do - myself included.
So does that make it okay then?  I'm no fan of Paisley myself and respect McGuiness for successfully delivering peace, but the collective air brushing of history on here regarding the incidents in Moloney's article is the elephant in the room.

What did you think of Collins, Lemass, de Valera?
Pretty sure none stooped as low as the proxy bomb.

That didn't answer my question.

What did you think of Collins, Lemass and de Valera?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Search for New Mayo Manager
« on: Today at 11:04:50 AM »
In hindsight, Mayo can be very grateful Holmes and Connelly got the gig ahead of McStay back in 2015.

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The likes of Paisley and Mc Guinness probably regretted much of their earlier lives,when they reached the top of the greasy pole together.But this society is littered with "reformed" characters who either deny or minimalise their past.I know a guy who is a pastor in an evangelical church who was very strongly rumoured to be heavily involved in the sectarian slaughter of two young girls and a customer in a mobile shop 25 years ago,but refuses to go to the Police.
Paisley never murdered anyone. Pretty sure Martin did. Like it or not, that is a significant difference.  You cannot discount the heinous atrocities highlighted in Ed Moloney's article.

Paisley incited a lot though and as far as many are concerned has a lot of blood on his hands too. You may not think it is the same but many do - myself included.
So does that make it okay then?  I'm no fan of Paisley myself and respect McGuiness for successfully delivering peace, but the collective air brushing of history on here regarding the incidents in Moloney's article is the elephant in the room.

What did you think of Collins, Lemass, de Valera?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1
« on: Today at 12:04:14 AM »
Roscommon look a very unfit side

McStay being found out and I have little sympathy for him, always came across as a right little whingebag.

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I see Peter Harte is playing in the half forward line these days,  out of interest how is he performing there? Lee Keegan was tried in the half forward line for ourselves a few years ago without much success if I remember it properly. But given the options we have in the half back line when we've a full hand to pick from and our issues in our half forward line with lack of pace maybe it's something we may need to look at again.

Very well.

I would have been a big critic of his until he moved from 6 to the half forward line during the 2015 season. He's really flourished since then, he's had the freedom to express himself.

I don't think that team will start though, I see the likes of Meyler, McNabb and McCurry coming in.

No Burns in the 26. Injured?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U21 football championship 2017
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:27:55 PM »
Roscmmion football is at low tide this spring to say the least. Been a long time now since I've seen a primrose team win a match.

Basic errors, particularly when it came to kicking and when to kick let us down. Not unlike two years ago at minor against the same. Can't be too surprised by the result but this and the form of the minors indicating they may not do much better should serve as a wake up call to the CB about penny pinching at the grades that were the platform for most of our best players to be developed.

I was pulling the piss out of CK's confidence but this was always gonig to be a touch-and-go match. Well done to Sligo. They'll be up against it in the final but you never know. It would be some time for them to win their first and last U21 Connacht title.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48H34ukFe8g

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