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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 07, 2020, 11:11:24 PM »
Is it just me or is Stephen Coen a bit slow/cumbersome for intercounty football?
I thought he was easily turned when he lined out as fullback and moving him out to chb could leave him more exposed.
Other than that, I think the team is as good as it gets.......Conor Loftus?
I think Horan/ McDonald see  something there that''s not immediately obvious to me but he certainly has come in as a footballer compared to what he was before this year.
Finally, one big plus is the return to form of Cillian.
I felt he had lost his way in recent years where he seemed to spend far too much time handbagging and swapping petty insults with whoever came his way. Right now, I feel he'll make the difference tomorrow.

I'm probably in a minority here but I like Coen despite him being slow as you say and a disaster when it comes to shooting. I think a holding 6 is his best position

Yeah, there seems to be more to Coen than meets the eye. He has been captain of Minor, Under 20 and Sigerson national titles.  He seems to be a leader.  Because of the standard of players available to Mayo in the past he has often ended up playing unorthodox roles.

I dont really rate him myself but he had some CV as you have pointed out so obviously has something  to not only make those successful teams but to captain them. He probably put in a man of the match performance against us tomorrow after me saying I dont really rate him. But managers seem to trust him for Mayo he has been played in numerous positions to do a job. I dont think he has a brilliant skill level to nail down a certain position for Mayo but he makes up for what he lacks skills wise with work rate. Similar in a way to O'Rourke for us who will never win you a game by kicking scores or doing a run but will do the basics right and rarely makes mistakes.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 05, 2020, 09:04:21 AM »
Terribly unfortunate for the players involved and hope they make a full recovery.

I thought the following sentence from the Sligo board statement a bit curious:
Due to the unforeseen circumstances of players testing positive for Covid-19 and other players deemed as close contacts, makes it impossible for Sligo to fulfil the fixture.

Are they saying that players testing positive was unforeseen or that other players being deemed close contacts was unforeseen.
The former can't really be unforeseen, is somebody external to the panel telling them that other players must be deemed close contacts? I didn't think that was the case.

Of course, I could be reading too much into this and maybe they meant the unfortunate circumstances, rather than unforeseen.

Its the HSE who decide who are close contacts and who has to self isolate. Well that is who made the call when Roscommon panel had the case

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 04, 2020, 08:31:11 AM »
I am skeptical no other counties are affected, Sligo is in the bottom 5 number of cases compared to others. Leitrim is the lowest yet the only 3 counties affected by covid along with Fermanagh.

I'd say a fair few cover-ups happening within county setups. Before you comment look at what the Dodgers did in the world series final game.

Privately I did say I would be surprised if they get to finish the championship. Imagine if covid had hit Mayo, Roscommon and Galway would Sligo be Connacht champions by default? It's farcical.

For me I am disappointed in part because you always think you have a chance but also know we likely avoided a hammering. I just care about the wellbeing of everyone affected tbh and their families. Wishing all a speedy recovery.

What are you on about? Plenty of more counties have been effected by covid. Antrim and Offaly hurlers. Wexford had four cases on their football team and two on their hurling team. Tyrone had a confirmed case on their football team as had Donegal a bit before the league. We ourselves were down 14 players and our manager for the league game against Cavan, We missed all those for two weeks training and only had them back last Saturday.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 02, 2020, 04:27:37 PM »
The Hyde has the best surface of the county grounds in Connacht.
Which doesn't say a lot for any of the grounds in Connacht. Given the weather we've been having for the last few weeks and given the forecast for the coming week, the Hyde will be no better than Pairc Sean was today. Also, next Sunday will be Mayo's fourth game on the trot on heavy underfoot pitches and will have to be leg weary. Ross will have the benefit of a free weekend.
Janey Mac, I'm getting worried already!

Roscommon have hardly had ideal preparation for this game, We hadn't the manager or half the squad at training for the last two weeks.

Just saw the news on Graham Geraghty.

Hope he pulls through and makes a full recovery.

Shocking news. hopefully he makes a full recovery

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: October 24, 2020, 02:37:21 PM »
The cavan free taker is as bad as I have ever seen

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:55:10 PM »
Yeah two buses and some players drove. Think there was 13 players and a few of the management on the bus with the player who has now tested positive. Few big names self isolating we will be well weakened

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:11:34 PM »
Rossies gone from 8/13 favs to 13/8 outsiders to beat Cavan in the last hour, looks like they will be missing a good lot of players. Doesn't look great for the overall shape of the championship.
Can see why Cavan are suddenly favourites with the reports tonight.

One Roscommon player tested positive for covid and number of other players have to self isolate as deemed as close contacts.

Wow, that would be quite a tning
a player caught it in college .Travelled on one of the two buses to Armagh last weekend. All on bus which includes 13 players and management to self isolate. One selector didnt travel so I presume he will be in charge come the weekend

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: October 11, 2020, 06:09:05 PM »
Two posters on here from Ros have PM'd me to ask me to take the post down as it is incorrect. That is fine, if it is incorrect I will take it down. One thing I would like clarified though is were the Gardai called to a function organised by Roscommon GAA in Boyle and did the meeting (or whatever it was) get disbanded as a result.

This from the Roscommon Herald (not from me or someone on twitter)...

Gardaí have confirmed to the Roscommon Herald that they attended at a premises in Boyle this afternoon, Saturday, October 10th  at approximately 4.30 p.m. following reports of potential breaches of current Covid-19 regulations. Following engagement with Gardaí  a group of people gathered in the premises agreed to leave. “An investigation focused on the organisers of the event is currently underway,”  the Roscommon Herald has been informed.

According to a statement from Gardai: “In respect of regulations which are declared to be Penal Regulations under the Health Act 1947 as amended, An Garda Síochána adopts the approach of the Four Es which sees Gardaí engage, educate, encourage, and as a last resort, enforce.  Where Gardaí find potential breaches of the public health regulations a file is prepared for the DPP in each case.

“While An Garda Síochána will seek to encourage people to maintain the necessary public health measures, it will intervene where there is non-compliance with public health regulations,” the statement concluded.

Yes cops attended and no its didnt get disbanded as a resukt

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: October 11, 2020, 05:42:06 PM »
Non story no rules or guidelines broken. Everything that took place met the specific rules around elite sports teams

GAA Discussion / Re: Another Kerry player fails a doping test
« on: April 28, 2020, 06:50:42 PM »
That's all I know. I didn't actually hear which player it was but was informed it was an Ulster based player that came from a sports journalist.

The sports journalist who informs you clearly thinks you are an awful mug.
Wasnt me chatting to him so what he thinks of me remains to be seen. Glad it wasn't a player for one of the better counties

GAA Discussion / Re: Another Kerry player fails a doping test
« on: April 26, 2020, 01:51:43 PM »
That's all I know. I didn't actually hear which player it was but was informed it was an Ulster based player that came from a sports journalist.

GAA Discussion / Re: Another Kerry player fails a doping test
« on: April 26, 2020, 12:38:50 PM »
Any word on which player failed the drugs test and which county they are from?
Heard it was a player from an Ulster county in Divison 1
Surely a third strike for Kerry would open to some huge questions.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: February 25, 2020, 10:38:09 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the penalty replay on TV, was hard to tell from where I was in the stand, other than to say I’ve no time for Cassidy from Derry .... far too whistle happy for my liking.

Armagh were superb going forward in first half, defence shockingly bad in second.  Soupy seems to be the only forward we have capable of running at a defence.  Watched him limp off after the game, seemed to be in bother.

You'll see nothing on that joke of a program.

Looks like their division 2 coverage is finished

Getting worse every year. Yet people moan about Sky?

Turned it off as soon as I saw pundits.

Where are sky since last August?

Open to correction by it was my understanding SKY dont have any rights to the League.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: February 11, 2020, 09:43:20 AM »
jamie played football there last summer.
simply hasnt transferred back and is training with the county
there is no backer..

So he isn't in London, hasn't transferred back to Cross and is playing for county? Something about that doesn't sit right with me. Not affiliated to a club but playing for county. It's just another example of the professionalism that we've seen so clearly with McShane. Is he working at home again?

Wasnt the movie star playing football with Athy and county with Tyrone before he retired? Same thing as Clarke playing his club football outside of Armagh. Mooney and another down footballer are also playing with same club as Clarke.

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