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GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:14:30 PM »
Topic was on prime time there this evening. Anyone with RTE1 +1 will get it at 22:30

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GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 17, 2019, 05:54:03 PM »
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Kilmacud are a massive club. Huge membership. Those members fund half the wages of a hurling GDO and all the wages of Pauric McDonald. There's only a small number of Dublin clubs that can compete with that, I doubt any non-Dublin can. They also have probably the largest number of volunteers giving up their free time than any other club in Ireland. And a significant proportion of those are non-Dubs!   

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/all-ireland-final-replay-james-mccarthy-a-central-pillar-of-dublin-s-towering-empire-1.4017404


When Paddy Christie got a group of players together to send a volt of energy and purpose through Ballymunís underage structure, it coincided with the arrival of James Glancy, the Leitrim footballer, as coaching officer in the area. Glancy sometimes coached the clubís minor team and noticed two tall and conspicuously talented teenagers always knocking about together. He didnít know who they were until he asked and found out that they were Barney Rockís and John McCarthyís young lads.

Glancy was there to witness their progression through Jim Gavinís All-Ireland winning under-21 team in 2010 to the Dublin teams that have dominated this decade at All-Ireland senior level.


When he thinks of McCarthy as a minor, he instantly sees ďa long stringy ladĒ. But in the years after Glancy arrived, the Kickhams got gym equipment into the clubhouse upstairs and burned out plenty of light bulbs over the following winters. [/i]


Glad you now agree population is an advantage. I suppose Ballymun Kichams are huge as well. They too could afford a GDO. Lookit, fair play to Dublin, no one here is saying what they achieved isn't something special, it clearly is.

But if all the senior clubs in every other county in the country have the benefits of a GDO and gym equipment that is fully funded without having to have fundraisers it might be a good start. You must agree with that?



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GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 17, 2019, 07:49:48 AM »
Good piece by McStay. Himself and Canavan are the only ex players so far (that Iíve heard) to sort of tell it as it is.

He says in his piece that itís no coincidence that Kerry didnít score in the last 15 minutes, any other opposition team rarely scores against them in the last 15 in the championship.


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GAA Discussion / Re: 5 in a Row clothing !
« on: September 16, 2019, 01:29:13 PM »
Mods?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:50:47 PM »
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Time will tell, obviously as a Dub fan there is no need to point out the hammerings Dublin have handed out to teams after half time in games....


Results this year back this up:

HT - Kildare 4 down, lost by 14
HT - Meath  4 down, lost by 16
HT - Cork 6 down, lost by 13
HT - Roscommon, forget this one
HT-  Mayo 2 up, lost by 10.

This trend would have been maintained had there been 15 v 15 for the whole game, Kerry may only have lost by 7 though as they are the second best squad in Ireland now.


AIF, HT - Draw

Dublin win by 6.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:21:06 AM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QyTIKn63ep4

Great insight here from Jim 😅

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:48:00 PM »
Jack O'Shea trying to convince Dublin that Eoghan O'Gara should be a starter  ???

He is gone from Kerry too long and the cure hoorism has left him.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:10:38 AM »
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Supposed to be great work going on in Wicklow

Heard that myself, particularly in Greystones. Wicklow minors beat Dublin last year. Hopefully the likes of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow bring on these young teams and the Leinster Senior Championship will be more competitive in 3 to 5 years time.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 04, 2019, 03:22:28 PM »
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We were told Kerry would be blitzed in the first game and they weren't and I doubt they will in the second game either.

Time will tell, obviously as a Dub fan there is no need to point out the hammerings Dublin have handed out to teams after half time in games....


Results this year back this up:

HT - Kildare 4 down, lost by 14
HT - Meath  4 down, lost by 16
HT - Cork 6 down, lost by 13
HT - Roscommon, forget this one
HT-  Mayo 2 up, lost by 10.

This trend would have been maintained had there been 15 v 15 for the whole game, Kerry may only have lost by 7 though as they are the second best squad in Ireland now.



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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 04, 2019, 02:39:13 PM »
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Why?

Most people here were saying Kerry would be well beaten. Loads of 'experts' said Mayo lost their chance against Dublin in drawn All Irelands yet every time Mayo played this Dublin team in an All Ireland they went toe to toe and competed all the way. No reason Kerry can't go again.

Dublin are a great team and they've the ability to put any team to the sword. At times in the drawn game they looked set to pull away from Kerry but Kerry left a lot of scores behind them too and had they taken those it would have been a big mountain for Dublin to climb when they did get on top.

I think people are reading too much into Dublin's performance with 14. That's not evidence that they would have beaten Kerry with 15 rather it's evidence of the character, bravery, organisation and tactical nous of this Dublin team that they could still play as if they had 15 when a man short. I don't think any other team would have survived against Kerry with 14 players but I don't think Dublin would have been significantly better with 15, Cluxton just wouldn't have been marking Tommy Walsh!

As with the first day, Dublin are rightly favourites and if there's to be an easy winner it will be them but Jack Barry will cause Fenton the same problems his caused every time they've matched up, Moran is still Fenton's only real contender for best midfielder in Ireland and Geaney, Clifford, O'Se and O'Brien are still capable to tearing Dublin's defence to shreds.

The replay should be another great game and I'll be looking forward to it once again.

I went for the draw as a prediction myself but you are living in fantasy land if you think the replay will be close. This time around Dublin will blitz Kerry in the first 10 minutes, there will be no arm signals the next day to slow things down. The replay will be over at half time. It was obvious to anyone watching it that had it been 15 v 15 for the whole match Dublin would've won by a comfortable 7 to 8 points.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:08:18 PM »
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The 9/2 on offer for half time full time Kerry / Dublin looks a good bet.

Killarney was a disaster for us. We tried to play a kick pass game that day and failed. Horan went conservative against Dublin (donít blame him) after that. Possession was obviously the mantra.

If Kerry can share possession and play a kicking game into their inside forwards in the first half they could build a lead.

Whatever happens after that is up in the air.

Wouldnít rule out a draw.

FFS I didn't back the draw..................

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: August 30, 2019, 09:25:11 PM »
The 9/2 on offer for half time full time Kerry / Dublin looks a good bet.

Killarney was a disaster for us. We tried to play a kick pass game that day and failed. Horan went conservative against Dublin (donít blame him) after that. Possession was obviously the mantra.

If Kerry can share possession and play a kicking game into their inside forwards in the first half they could build a lead.

Whatever happens after that is up in the air.

Wouldnít rule out a draw.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: August 28, 2019, 12:21:45 AM »
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Dublin forwards are set in stone:
Howard - Kilkenny - Scully
Rock - Con - Mannion

I wouldn't say that Jim Gavin is ruthless, wouldn't be surprised if Costello starts instead of Scully.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: August 26, 2019, 09:37:26 PM »
Any news on the teams yet?

Brogan or Connolly to start instead of Scully? Is that likely?

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