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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: January 21, 2019, 01:24:01 PM »
Lets break it down...you owe your mate £20 for the bet you done with him and lost...Correct?
Your mate owes you £65 for the £20 bet you done with him which won...Correct?

So why don't both of you pay each other up and see how you fare out and I believe you will end up with £45 after everything is paid out...No/Yes?
No, he will end up with 45 profit in total. The friend still needs to give him 65.

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GAA Discussion / NFL Div 4 2019
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:17:28 AM »
Antrim, Derry, Leitrim, Limerick, London, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

I'm assuming we're odds on favorites. I'm honestly not sure who the other favorites for promotion would be? One of Antrim, Limerick and Wexford maybe?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:24:32 PM »
After Derry's much improved displays this season there should be some very healthy competition for places for the opening league match against Antrim.It is important, however, for management to always put out a very strong side in each of the league games as we can not afford any slip ups. I would expect that the u20 players would not be considered for the League  games except in an emergency situation.Assuming that Brendan Rogers,Paul McNeill and Ryan Bell will not be fully fit, I would suggest the following team to be picked against the Glensmen.
                                                 B McKinless
N Keenan                                  C Mulholland                        K McKaigue
M McEvoy                                   C McKaigue                          E McGill
                                  C McAtamney            C McFaul
P Coney                                     C Bradley                            P Cassidy
E Lynn                                        E Bradley                            S McGuigan
Subs
T Mallon
E Concannon
S Quinn
R Dougan
G McKinless
J Rocks
D Hughes
T O'Brien
J Doherty
N Toner
A much better effort than usual Optimist. But still at least 4 wrong.

Chrissy McKaigue, IMO, can only effectively play at full back for county. He doesn't have enough going forward and all too often plays the ball back after running 30yards, which slows the whole attack down even if it does retain possession.
Of that team, I'd drop mulhullan, put Chrissy in full back and bring mckinless into CHB.
We need to be tough to beat first a foremost. With the exception of Rodgers that would be our strongest available defence IMO.
Wouldn't have any complaints about the rest of the selection.
I never want to see Chrissy at full back after last year's qualifier against Kildare. I can't remember if it was him or Johnston who was wearing no. 3 but between the pair of them they looked like under 14s trying to mark the big fella whose name escapes me.  It's not his game.

I think he's got plenty in his game to play 6. Or 5/7.  I completely agree that he slows it down too often but that's not a lack of ability, that's just him doing what he's been trained to do for his club for the last few years. We just need to train it out of him. He's a good ball carrier, a decent passer when he tries it, and has kicked many a good score from distance. Rogers/Mulholland full backs for me, every day.

I agree, wouldn't have Chrissy in the fullback line either. He's not comfortable marking in there. I'd be tempted to play him Midfield, as Derry aren't overloaded with options in this position

We'll just have to agree to disagree.
IMO, Chrissy's best football in a county jersey was when he was consistently playing full back. He's had runs in MF and CHB, none of which have been very good. I think he really cant play a HB role at all as he's not defensive enough when on that line. But in FB, he has a man-marking job and that I think he can be very good at whilst also marshalling the full back line.
Any player can have a bad day if he's put into a position he's not regularly playing in though.
I'd have Rodgers in CHB before Chrissy. But, only an opinion.
Although ultimately I don't agree with you I definitely understand your argument. It's nice that we seem to have more defensive options than in previous years.
Also, was Chrissy at full back against Kildare? I honestly don't remember that. I mind thinking Flynn was too big physically for his man before Rogers was brought on. I thought it was McNeill and maybe Johnson who were tried before that?
Just looking up at the squad posted above, are we a bit short on forwards? Both E Bradley and P Cassidy named in forwards when both could end up playing midfield and more defenders on the bench. Outside of Bell is there any other forwards to come in (not on U20s)?

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One positive change I'd like to see is a traditional Irish split in the GAA. Let the Ulster teams who favour the current set up carry on as they are, giving primacy to tactical massed defence, running with the ball through "blankets", passing through the hands, further development of the game into a sort of basketball/rugby hybrid, coming up with new ways to spoil the spectacle etc etc and let the more naive, purist counties from Connacht , Munster and Leinster get on with developing their game back into something it should resemble i.e. FOOTball 😜

Now...are we talking 9 counties or 6 counties here?
Talking out their arse is what they're doing

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https://twitter.com/BMG_11/status/1084734505070534656

Derry blown up for 1 handpass in a row!! Is that even a thing!!??  And also, 2 handpasses in a row.

Tyrone twice got away with 4 handpasses in a row - both resulting in scores.
Clear evidence as to why that rule should be done away with and asap at that. Makes the refs job even harder and if county refs had bother with it then i'm sure club refs would have the same issues.

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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:32:05 PM »
Lets see if they manage to make a hames of this.

Assume TG4 have lost the rights or will they keep some games?

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0109/1022296-rte-to-show-live-allianz-league-and-club-championships/
All explained in the link you posted above.

"RTÉ's live club championship matches will consist of two matches each weekend, from September through November. Running alongside TG4's existing coverage, RTÉ will select their own two matches separate from the Irish language broadcaster's choices."

Lets see if they manage to make a hames of this.

Assume TG4 have lost the rights or will they keep some games?

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0109/1022296-rte-to-show-live-allianz-league-and-club-championships/

No, TG4 not effected, it looks like it's a reallocation of the Eir rights which doesn't involve games on a Sunday.

I hope the TG4 coverage will not be affected, is there any definite news about that?

So far this is what has come out of the GAA's sealed lips.
https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-eir-sport-rte-announce-new-broadcast-agreement/
"eir sport will broadcast at least two games each weekend from January 26th this season, with a full list of these fixtures to be announced next week"

One of those games will be a saturday game.

"eir sport will continue to be the home of Saturday Allianz League games under lights"




See above post
I read a reference to TG4's club coverage continuing, not the NFl games.
RTE are selecting 2 club games from the TG4 rota.
"RTÉ's live club championship matches will consist of two matches each weekend, from September through November. Running alongside TG4's existing coverage, RTÉ will select their own two matches separate from the Irish language broadcaster's choices."

RTE's 4 NFL games are selected from Eir sports Friday night  schedule.
Ah ok, you didn't specify that to be fair.
It seems like RTÉ have 2 separate club games from TG4 from what I can gather.

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"RTÉ's live club championship matches will consist of two matches each weekend, from September through November. Running alongside TG4's existing coverage, RTÉ will select their own two matches separate from the Irish language broadcaster's choices."

That's a serious amount of club football. Great to see!

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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: January 11, 2019, 11:49:45 AM »
Lets see if they manage to make a hames of this.

Assume TG4 have lost the rights or will they keep some games?

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0109/1022296-rte-to-show-live-allianz-league-and-club-championships/
All explained in the link you posted above.

"RTÉ's live club championship matches will consist of two matches each weekend, from September through November. Running alongside TG4's existing coverage, RTÉ will select their own two matches separate from the Irish language broadcaster's choices."

Lets see if they manage to make a hames of this.

Assume TG4 have lost the rights or will they keep some games?

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0109/1022296-rte-to-show-live-allianz-league-and-club-championships/

No, TG4 not effected, it looks like it's a reallocation of the Eir rights which doesn't involve games on a Sunday.

I hope the TG4 coverage will not be affected, is there any definite news about that?

So far this is what has come out of the GAA's sealed lips.
https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-eir-sport-rte-announce-new-broadcast-agreement/
"eir sport will broadcast at least two games each weekend from January 26th this season, with a full list of these fixtures to be announced next week"

One of those games will be a saturday game.

"eir sport will continue to be the home of Saturday Allianz League games under lights"




See above post

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:27:45 AM »
Anyone got the team from tonight?
Derry: Mallon, Concannon, Mulholland, Quinn, Dougan (0-3), McGill, Rocks, C McKaigue, McFaul (0-3), McAtamney (0-2), Bradley (1-6, 3f), Coney, Cassidy (0-1), Lynn (0-5, 1f), Hughes.

Subs: Mark McGrogan for E Bradley (43), Paudie McGrogan for J Rocks (50), Sean McKeever for Eamon McGill (52), M Bradley for D Hughes (58).

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:46:35 PM »
Double header Omagh or owenbeg?
Think I read it's 2 neutral venues.
Donegal v Armagh in Omagh
Derry v Tyrone in Armagh

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:42:46 PM »
Tyrone again in the semi final on Sunday. Suppose it gives them another game to bring in some of the squad or boys who we're with the universities before the league.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:41:23 PM »
Double header Omagh or owenbeg?
Think I read it's 2 neutral venues.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:01:28 PM »
I'm not familiar with this QB1. What's the premise?

Follows 3 of the top High School QB's in the country throughout their senior year.
Season 1 had Jake Fromm (Georgia), Tate Martell (Ohio State) and Tayvon Bowers (Wake Forest).
Season 2 has Justin Fields (Georgia/Ohio State), Sam Hartman (Wake Forest) and Re-al Mitchell (Iowa State).

Fromm won the Georgia starting job over Fields this year who is now transferring to Ohio State where he will compete with Martell for the starting role. Hartman won it over Bowers at Wake Forest.

 

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:33:14 AM »
Anyone watching the new season of QB1 on Netflix?

First season was very good. I can't get over the number of coaches these high schools have. I think one team had 22 coaches.

Who pays those wages - sponsors, rich parents etc??
I've watched the first couple episodes and funny enough I had the same thought. Serious number of coaches.
It's interesting the possible links/QB competition between season 1 + 2 with Georgia, Ohio State + Wake Forest.

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