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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:27:33 PM »
Lads the dubs have everyone exactly where they want them.
Nope. I’d say we’ve definitely flown under their radar.
Surely they are not waiting in the long grass are they?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:22:03 PM »
Good win for Galway certainly top dogs in Connacht now with a gap to the Rossies and us! Pity about that performance against the Dubs (although everyone seems to have a poor performance in Croker against them) otherwise it would be back to back league finals for the tribesman!!

Hopefully we can get some type of positive performance in Tralee this evening although it feels like another bad defeat is on the cards!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:04:09 PM »
While today was disappointing I am glad Ireland are not going into the world cup as favourites. It has never suited us to be favourites. I am still looking forward to the world cup. We did beat New Zealand in the Autumn.

I hope you are right but when you look at the teams that go far in the World Cup they back it up whether they are favourites are not!! Momentum is huge going to a World Cup as well and we don't have that at all now!! I just worry for our confidence and teams now know if they get ahead of us early we struggle to chase games. Throw in the pressure of never getting past a quarter final I think it will be tough in the world cup!! I still think having Joe in charge is a huge advantage to us so I still have hope of a World Cup semi!!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:43:53 PM »
Fair play to Gatland , 3 grand slams in his Wales tenure which is equal to Ireland's amount in 136 years of Home/Five/Six nations rugby!
Wales and England looking a lot stronger than us heading into the World Cup?

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:33:16 PM »
I don't want to blame the ref but come give the Welsh a yellow!!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:24:14 PM »
Why not take Sexton Murray and all subs on the starters really haven’t shown up

At this stage it would be no harm to throw in Carty and Marmion. It just hasn't happened for Murray and Sexton all tournament!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:19:27 PM »
Looks like they’ve downed tools since Schmidt has announced he’s leaving.
A month ago I would have been confident of the opposite not so much now!!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:15:34 PM »
Quinny giving out about the ref now!! While the ref hasn't done us any favours I would have him down the bottom of the list of why we are taking a beating at the moment!!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:07:27 PM »
Wales have dominated us all over and after 15 mins our heads dropped and we have looked well and truly beaten!! If Gatland wasn't a conservative coach the Welsh could open up and hammer us!! What's really disappointing is that at international level in a game that matters the Welsh beat us 9 times out of 10 which is something Irish rugby needs to look at cause it is not as if there is a huge talent difference between us and the Welsh!! It just seems they believe and know they can beat us even if we have a slightly more talented team on the pitch!!!
Also we now head into the world cup on a downward spiral in terms of form and I don't think good performances by the provinces to end the season will necessarily make that much of a difference!!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 03:28:03 PM »
Have we ever conceded  this amount of penalties in a half under Schmidt? This a big lead in wet conditions  away from home?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 24, 2019, 01:06:18 AM »
The likes of Higgins & Moran really struggled tonight. Father Time is saying hello. Didn't have the legs. Disappointed in Dublin. Normally they are ruthless. Only for Hennelly it would have been a slaughter

Dublin are holding back. The second half proved that. No point in hammering Mayo and bringing the spotlight back on them.

Been saying this before - Mayo in 2017 is the last time anybody seen Mayo in real Championship. That will be two years ago this summer. two years is a fair bit of time for lads in their 30's. Lads who have been on the go for the guts of a decade or more.

Ah, relax a bit Bunker.
Tonight was not championship. We've got chasings before in league and wouldn't be surprised if we got one in 2017 as well but cant recall. It doesn't matter. I do remember we got hammered by Donegal in Ballyshannon in league in 2012 even though we had a player advantage for guts of an hour.
We are usually completely dysfunctional this time of year so nothing new there.
Tonight was team a that has a process pretty much perfected v a cobbled together effort. The lad, mostly talking to Horan on sideline. on the telly. is the Dublin based selector/trainer. 
Dublin do not have to cope with those logistical issues. Imagine Dublin having players trained in Mayo/Connacht/wherever?
This is not about age or miles or shite. Talent even. It's about logistics/ organisation and coaching in a sympathetic environment.
We are up against it I know but we have had a decent cut at it a few summers. Forget about tonight.

Don't  forget the time the freak fog bank that descended on McHale Park in Feb 2012 that saved us from an almighty hammering from the Dubs!

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Bad decision for the wider Gaa public but committee  men are influenced by income so I thought a smarter wording would have been no nominate the same ground for their home game and neutral game for the quarter final series  which would have been a lot harder to turn down as the GAA could say to Dublin you can always nominate Croker for your home quarter final and say Thurles or Nowlan Park or Pairc Ui Coaimh for their neutral game!

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 22, 2019, 12:24:50 AM »
Six changes to the Mayo team published for Saturday night but will that team start as selected?

1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
2. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis(C)
5. Lee Keegan - Westport
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
9. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Ciaran Treacy - Ballina Stephenites
13. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

Interesting team and I hope Caff can prove me wrong again as he did against Cavan as I thought he was finished at this level because of injuries.
I hope Hennelly can prove me wrong because I am always worried with him in the team! He just seems to have a fatal mistake in his locker every big game when the pressure is on and I think his kickouts are stylish looking but overrated!! I don't care that Clarkie's kickouts look like he hits them with a shovel, they tend to get to the man in Green and Red more often than not!
Will be watching how Ruane goes in the middle and I am really looking forward to how McDonagh, Reap and Treacy get on in the wide open spaces of Croker!!!

Yeah. Be interesting to see how this goes.

On the goalkeeping thing, I'd say Horan is trading off Hennelly's gaffs against maybe better control of games with kick-outs and the long range frees. He's probably also hoping that with experience Bob might not make any more clangers!

I understand the logic Moy but honestly  I think his kickouts are way overrated and so far in clutch situations he has crumbled a lot going back to minor!! I am thinking  back to Dublin 2013, Kerry 2014, Dublin replay 2015 & 2016!! All those days when the pressure was on his kickouts went south and I am not talking about one or two missed kickouts either!! Then he is soo vulnerable under the high ball too!!
The key for me is Clarkie hit a terrible kickout straight to Diarmuid  Connolly in 2016 the first day and bang a point the dubs go two ahead with 70 on the clock!! 3 mins later Connolly hits a wide and Clarkie threads the ball out on the 45 to a Mayoman with the Dubs pressed right up, pressure on All Ireland on the line and he finds his man which results in the equalising point!! Clarke misses pressure kickouts but he recovers Robbie unfortunately tightens up and regresses with pressure and teams all know that!! Robbies free are average enough and I wonder what his hit rate is? If I had to guess I would say it is 40%!! If Clarkie is done cause Horan can't  live with his kickouts then I would have rather seen O'Malley or Flanagan get a shot!!

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 21, 2019, 09:37:28 PM »
Six changes to the Mayo team published for Saturday night but will that team start as selected?

1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
2. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis(C)
5. Lee Keegan - Westport
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
9. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Ciaran Treacy - Ballina Stephenites
13. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

Interesting team and I hope Caff can prove me wrong again as he did against Cavan as I thought he was finished at this level because of injuries.
I hope Hennelly can prove me wrong because I am always worried with him in the team! He just seems to have a fatal mistake in his locker every big game when the pressure is on and I think his kickouts are stylish looking but overrated!! I don't care that Clarkie's kickouts look like he hits them with a shovel, they tend to get to the man in Green and Red more often than not!
Will be watching how Ruane goes in the middle and I am really looking forward to how McDonagh, Reap and Treacy get on in the wide open spaces of Croker!!!

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Great to see another Dublin player get a car for the year

  https://twitter.com/trollier10/status/1097922241801740293?s=20
Professionalism in all but name
Yes he's a hurler. But if he's getting that, what are the footballers getting?

Sure I've seen a few of the ladies team receive sponsored cars recently as well.

https://www.denismahony.ie/web/brand-ambassadors/

In fairness Aidan O'Shea was a brand ambassador for Audi Ballina and got a car for a couple of years and Joe Canning is a brand ambassador  for Audi Galway and has a free car for this year so it's  not just the Dubs.

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