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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:42:04 PM »
This game should be in Croke Park. That’s the way the ‘Super 8s’ we’re laid out. Cork this year, and Roscommon last year, would have had legitimate gripes about playing in Croke Park

Donegal played two away games last year, not Roscommon. Their game against Dublin in Croke Park was Dublin's home game. Their game against Tyrone was in Croke Park as a neutral venue.

Whereas Donegal's "neutral" game was against Dublin, in Croke Park, which is the same as us playing a neutral game in Ballybofey.

Yes, Donegal had two away last year, Roscommon two away this year. Congress (shamefully) rejected the Donegal motion to change that. It is made more ridiculous by the fact that Croke Park will be half full. No one is going to be denied seeing Dublin Ros by moving it to Offaly or Portlaoise.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:07:30 PM »
I see bookies have Dublin to win by 15 points. I think that is more than for Meath, Cork and Kildare. I guess beating Mayo and Galway away from home means nothing at this stage. I believe we’ll be well able to throw that back in their face come 9 or so on Saturday.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:22:18 AM »
Dublin will stroll it if it was played on the moon.


Like Croker, there’d be no atmosphere.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:52:09 AM »
Give the Rossies a break. FFS, it’s not like they’re asking for much, perhaps a bit of fairness.
Should be in O’Connor Park.

Bigger counties will always support each other until they get fochted themselves. Then all hell will break loose.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:04:45 PM »
Whatever about the regular "small" decisions going mainly against us he refused to make the big calls against a big team.
He'll most likely get the AI Final so.

Cian Ward who I see as one of the better GAA analysts on GAA Hour called it a stonewalled penalty. Tyrone will be outraged by their yellow cards but I would rather get the ref decisions that impact scoreline any-day and they got the benefit of the non penalty call and the soft storable frees. Having said that, best team won and onto Round 2.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo - Super 8s Round 1
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:48:43 AM »
Christ Lar, you must be of my father's vintage! He was on about that - full back kicking the ball out - yesterday too. I don't think Cluxton started the keeper kicking it out. It was done in the 90s anyway.

It was always a fella in the fullback line that had a belter of a kick. But it was liable to go anywhere: over the sideline, into the crowd. But it’s intended target was middle of field and may the best man catch it or slap it down. Not unlike Clark’s which are tailor made for a Willie Joe and a David Moran. I mentioned here after Roscommon game that this would happen when Clark replaced Hennelly and ye would not listen. Hennelly can send kicks that launch an attack (look at Ruanes point against Ros) and can do the point blank saves too - saved a certain goal from Glennon. Yes he can get caught on a short kickout as can every goalie.  But he’s the better option for Mayo should a team press up like Kerry and have a strong midfield.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 15, 2019, 03:39:49 PM »
Imagine for a second if that was McCann who did what Smith did there. Imagine the social media outrage.
When tyrone are playing you dont need to imagine anything, it happens right in front of your eyes, Smith got fouled after he hit that shot that was saved by morgan, peno all day, also after the save from cregg a tyrone player picked the ball straight off the ground in the big square but sure the ref was a rossie ;D

You've a vivid imagination. Will the Roscommon media be running a match report this week on how they beat Tyrone as they bid to defend their All Ireland title or does the delusion extend only to the performance of the referee?
They are always like that, the most delusional fans in the country. Won Connacht this year and you had grown Rossie men crying like it was Leitrim circa 1994

The above brought to you by a Mayoman. Doing delusion better than anyone for 70 odd years.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:27:55 PM »
Imagine for a second if that was McCann who did what Smith did there. Imagine the social media outrage.
When tyrone are playing you dont need to imagine anything, it happens right in front of your eyes, Smith got fouled after he hit that shot that was saved by morgan, peno all day, also after the save from cregg a tyrone player picked the ball straight off the ground in the big square but sure the ref was a rossie ;D


How is it a foul after he hits the shot? It's a follow through.

An elbow shoulder in the back as he was shooting is a penalty. Given the soft scorable frees he gave Tyrone all day, he somehow missed that. Worse it sent Smith sprawling against post injured and he was not the same player after that. Double advantage to Tyrone there.

It wasn't a foul. It was Smith's momentum and striking a ball off balance that brought him into the post. It's not netball.

Not only was it a foul. He was fouled twice on that run. But in GAA big men who are strong runners have to be hauled to the ground before they will get a free.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:20:16 PM »
Imagine for a second if that was McCann who did what Smith did there. Imagine the social media outrage.
When tyrone are playing you dont need to imagine anything, it happens right in front of your eyes, Smith got fouled after he hit that shot that was saved by morgan, peno all day, also after the save from cregg a tyrone player picked the ball straight off the ground in the big square but sure the ref was a rossie ;D

How is it a foul after he hits the shot? It's a follow through.

An elbow shoulder in the back as he was shooting is a penalty. Given the soft scorable frees he gave Tyrone all day, he somehow missed that. Worse it sent Smith sprawling against post injured and he was not the same player after that. Double advantage to Tyrone there.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:09:41 PM »
In fairness the diagram by TOS was a total windup. Might as well have had John Cleese showing the chart. There’s a few Red Hand lads that will take the bait. Ease up lads. Ye won and will likely meet Kerry in semi.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 14, 2019, 01:17:18 PM »
Now I know why ye're neighbours all detest ye.
They have my sympathies.

Now we know why Ballaghaderreen declare for Mayo.

They have our sympathies.

Such juvenile nonsense that belongs on Facebook. Can ye not debate football like men and women. I'm from Ballaghaderreen and will be Ros til I die. As for the game, Tyrone were clearly the better team and congrats on the win. Barring a shock now, both Tyrone and Dublin should qualify but I live in hope that some something interesting will happen next weekend. We looked very sluggish. That could be the 5 week layoff which Connacht Council will need to do something about in planning games, or just that we are still not at the pace of the top teams. We had to work very hard for our scores and got some great ones and unfortunately missed some easy ones. Realistically we needed a couple of goals to win this one and to maintain a clean sheet. We were unlucky in the former and lucky in the latter. That said I was optimistic at halft time as the breeze began to pickup. I thought we might see more long range efforts like we did in the league with the breeze in our favor but Tyrone controlled the second half very well. Never got to grips with McShane who will give Player of the Year a fair rattle this year. The wait to beat Tyrone goes on. While closer, we are still a good bit off at championship level. But lets see what next weekend brings. I have a feel there is a twist in this group yet.








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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:04:45 PM »
None of that stuff can be accurate lads. Sure off the top of my head and going down memory lane, in the 1980 championship Roscommon scored:

9-19 v London
1-14 v Galway
3-13 v Mayo
2-20 v Armagh
1-6 (ouch) v Kerry

That's an average of 24 points per game.

A total of 120 points.

The fact is that 220 points total is the top score of all time over a championship.  That's 27.5 PPG if you want to go down that road.


All these totals will be beat over and over again with more and more games being added to the championship. God forbid if a decent Dublin side got put out of Leinster in a quarter final having played in the prelim then they would be looking at playing 11 games up to an all-ireland final. They would smash these records again.

The Dublin one is that, yes. I do think it should be PPG if you are trying to make a case on offensive power. Don't get me wrong, Tyrone's PPG at 21 is seriously impressive. But against that, more games also mean that the good teams are just hammering a lot of bad teams along the way. Dublin may not get their first serious challenge this year until their game in Omagh (and even that could be two B teams out) - although I do hope both Cork and Ros can put it up to them. Many of the points in these records are of the shooting fish in a barrel variety.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 12, 2019, 05:13:59 PM »
None of that stuff can be accurate lads. Sure off the top of my head and going down memory lane, in the 1980 championship Roscommon scored:

9-19 v London
1-14 v Galway
3-13 v Mayo
2-20 v Armagh
1-6 (ouch) v Kerry

That's an average of 24 points per game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:01:08 PM »

When a team is averaging 14 or 15 men behind the ball it's crazy for anyone not to label them as defensive.

I don't know how, this side of metaphysics, a team can score 23 points or more and 'average 14 or 15 men behind the ball'. Looked at Dublin or Donegal lately, or is this just a blinkered buy-in to the critical hype?

Speaking of metaphysics and to invoke the great Tyrone man in your picture, as I said before playing against Tyrone's defensive system, particularly when a forward carries the ball into contact is akin to De Selby’s theory of reality as “a succession of static experiences each infinitely brief”. Well that's how it was for Ros last year anyway. Hopefully we have learned.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:50:11 AM »
Needless to say the bould Harte got one of his cards overturned as we expected.

Only one! disgrace. Especially after an objective analysis by Des and Sean C on The Sunday Game rubbished all 3!

In subsequent Sunday Game investigative journalism:

Des and Pat Spillane reveal how Munster is the toughest province and how Clare and Cork nearly felled the Kingdom
Des and Ciaran Whelan go undercover to unveil the monetary struggles of Dublin GAA and the sinister forces at work trying to keep them down

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