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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:54:39 AM »
Any club named after a woman.... other than a saint?

Whoever Seaninkerry is, he should be banned from this and every board. It's hard to imagine that anybody could be so callous!

Will there be  a SUDDEN DEATH penalty shootout if Mayo and Galway Draw in normal time and Draw in extra time ? The GAA have done away with REPLAYS except for Provincial Finals and All Ireland Finals

There MUST be a WINNER OUTRIGHT on Sunday, no replay for Tuam this year
45s not penalties and it's a long time since Galway played a senior championship game in Tuam.

If there is a draw after extra time, there will be a replay. No "45 shootout".

Apart from the obvious additional chance of meeting another "strong" county at the early stages of the qualifiers I fail to see the huge danger to Mayo that others do in the back-door route. The players themselves are on record as saying that playing matches week to week is easier on the body and more enjoyable than training for a fortnight or more for a game. Momentum is built. A fortune is spent on S&C , physio, diet, recovery etc so that players are at a near professional level. Playing a game week on week over two months could hardly be too onerous. This Mayo team thrives on this kind of situation and are relatively "lightly run" in the current season. There was few signs of fatigue at the end of last year's competition and that included extra time and replays which are unusual.

Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

Always rated Finnegan, even though he was half a Dub.  ;)
Finnegan was the grandson of Seamus O Malley, Mayo's first All Ireland winning captain.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA transfers
« on: March 16, 2018, 10:42:07 AM »
Bye-laws vary from county to county. Mayo allow internal inter-club transfers up to March 31st.

General discussion / Re: Books
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:36:17 PM »
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is a great read. Would make for a good film as well
A great read. Read it a few years ago and have watched for a follow-up from him but havent seen anything.

More like frozen lakes when it comes to McHale..

How's that massively expensive new Hyde pitch behaving itself ....... where a couple of weeks ago (Ros v Down) it wasn't able to handle a double header meaning Ros ladies v Meath was moved....

The pitch was so rock solid (after a week of showers) for the FBD final that the ball bounced over a Galway back to Enda, leading to a goal for us.

The worm has turned and it’s yer pitch that’s the provincial embarrassment..
I suppose it's too much to expect an expression of gratitude to Connacht Council and it's visionary Secretary for funding and guiding the pitch redevelopment :P :P :P

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:00:25 AM »
RTÉ news has been having a health crisis week.
Shock horror - numbers on trollies gone up as more people get sick in mid winter.
Or else Bowers was the only journalist rostered for the Christmas and New Year.
No need to expand services in Roscommon Hospital then!

Mayo / Re: Promising Players for Mayo 2018
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:55:46 PM »
Some nice touches at time but the conditions destroyed any attempt at good football. Positive displays for Park, Butler,McCormack, Douglas and Treacy of the starters and from Gibbons, Naughton and Gallagher of the subs. Big Barry had a poor 40 mins and a few of the new boys will hope for another chance. All in all ....not much to  see.

GAA Discussion / Re: New Rules Regards Eligibility
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:13:10 PM »
Treoraí  Oifigiúil   Cuid I
Rule 6.17      Age Grades

Effective from January 1st 2018, the above Section shall read:

Adult: - Club Be Over 17 years - Inter-County Be Over 18 years

Under 21: - Club Be Under 21 years and Over 16 years - Inter-County Hurling Be Under 21 years and Over 18 years

Under 20: - Inter-County Football Be Under 20 years and Over 18 years Minor

(Under 18)
: - Club Be Under 18 and Over 14 years Minor
(Under 17): - Inter-County Be Under 17 and Over 15 years

Under 16: Be Under 16 years and Over 12 years

Under 14: Be Under 14 years and Over 10 years

Under 12: Be Under 12 years and Over 9 years

To be “Under” an age shall mean that the player shall celebrate the Upper Limit birthday (e.g. 21st. for Under 21 Grade) on the 1st. January of the Championship Year or on a later date. To be “Over” an age shall mean that the player shall have celebrated the Lower Limit birthday (e.g. 17th. to participate in Adult Grades (Club)) prior to the 1st. January of the Championship Year. Adult shall include Senior, Intermediate and Junior Grades.

Girls may participate only up to and including the Under 12 Grade.

Note: In the interests of the avoidance of any doubt regarding Age Grade eligibility, Championship Year shall mean the Calendar Year in which the Competition is commenced. In the event that the Competition is completed in a subsequent Calendar Year, such circumstances shall not be construed so as to allow a player who was ineligible, by reason of age, at the date of the commencement of the Competition to play in the Competition at any time up to and including the date of its conclusion.

GAA Discussion / Re: All-Ireland Club Championships January-March 2018
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:06:02 PM »

17 February: Fulham Irish or Corofin v Moorefield (Kildare)

Possible venue for that game?

If it's a Corofin Moorefield semi final it'll probably be Tullamore you'd think, roughly half way between both counties.
If it's Fulham Irish v Moorefield probably Páirc Tuatha De Danann, Oiléan Mhanann, roughly half-way between both counties. ;D

Dandy Warhols. Every day should be a holiday

For when Mayo win Sam
But just in case we don't........

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: December 31, 2017, 03:20:13 PM »
Roscommon, with a Connacht title under their belt and hardened by a season in Div 1 plus the return of players "not available" last year must be well set up to do well this year. Despite the drubbing in the Croke Park replay they still have a potent forward line, above average midfield and potential to strengthen the defence. In McStay they have a top class coach. I'd be disappointed if they are not promoted.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: December 23, 2017, 10:49:48 PM »
19 games played the half way stage. Manchester City 13 points clear the league title as good as won already and will win it for certain probably by early April. Chelsea and Manchester United should finish 2nd and 3rd. A real battle for 4th between Tottenham,Liverpool and Arsenal. 

My team of the season so far.

Every team bar United and Chelsea are now closer to the relegation zone than they are to City. Can't understand anyone picking a team of the season without Fernandinho.

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