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Mayo / Re: Mayo Club Football.
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:41:18 AM »
Cross had 3 adult football teams what seems like not that long ago. Is it 2 teams now?

They were arguably the best at senior, intermediate and junior back then. They beat Killala in a junior final but Killala went all the way to an AI final iirc? Cross. could not represent the county at Junior. Killala were a serious Junior team, so for Crossmolina to win that was some achievement.

Crossmolina have launched their own rugby club now as well which will hardly help?

They had a rugby team in the 50's and a senior football team.My friend's dad played both for Crossmolina back then. I would say the new rugby team will only be u8's and u10's which will hardly threaten a well run GAA club.
When I was young Ballina RFC were winning well at underage and the Stephenites were winning at underage too so I think the more sports kids play the better.
Emigration is the real threat to Mayo GAA not 10 year old or 16 year old kids playing soccer or rugby.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 25, 2018, 01:52:16 PM »
Well being a Bears fan I was subconsciously waiting for Trubisky to be a bust even if it is too early to tell but with Bill Walsh Syferus or is it Bear Bryant Syferus writing him off I am all in on Mitchell now and expect barring injury at least 10 years of elite qb play!! Bear down , Superbowl baby!!!

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:46:06 PM »
Ballyhaunis and Tooreen are in the Mayo hurling final.

GAA Discussion / Re: Is the Indo going after Tyrone GAA?
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:07:53 AM »
Tyrone, welcome to the world of Dublin, although no where near as bad as the noughties.

Its a long way from the sweetheart writings of Mayo.

Smart words from a dumb man/woman!!
You sir/madam are perhaps the most consistent gobshite I have ever had the pleasure to encounter!

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:50:05 AM »
Josh Gordon to the Pats by the look of it
Browns got a 5th round pick for him according to

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:19:21 PM »
What has Gilvarry been doing since 2013? When did he finish with the minors?
He managed Mayo minors 2014,2015,2016 before stepping down.

Manager of the Stephenites since 2017 and has done a good job bringing through a young team playing good open football. I don't think he is up to the Mayo job, maybe he should go for the U20's first whenever it becomes available.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:32:28 AM »
Watched the game live as I had the morning off today. The Bears D looks like a top 5 unit and the front 7 will cause trouble for all teams. The packers D looked way better than the last couple of years and is going to surpise alot of teams.Rodgers is going to get the ball in better field position than he has been used to.
While it is only one game as a Bears fan I am worried about Trubisky, he was very jumpy in the pocket and while the Rodgers comeback willl probably be the story of the game, Mitch missed a wide open Tre Burton in the endzone to make it 24-0 and missed a wide open Cohen which would have converted a huge 3rd down to break the Packers momentum. He is great and accurate throwing on the run but is very jumpy and inaccurate in the pocket.Nagy got a little carried away in the second half and should have pounded the ball with Jordan Howard to tire out the packers D!!
Roquan Smith looks like he belongs and it was impressive to have your very first play in a Bears jersey to be a sack of the QB! Mack was brilliant and he freed up Floyd, Hicks and Roy Robertson Harris to wreak havoc!Rodgers is well Rodgers but I think he won't have to do it all on his own this year which makes the Packers a contender for me.
Trubisky needs to improve (which is even tougher having only 13 starts in college) and it has to be this year or it will be like the Lovie years again and he will join the list of Cade McNown, Rex Grossman etc.. He doesn't need to be John Elway or Brett Farve but it would be nice if he could be a Jim McMahon or Phil Simms type QB!!
I know I am probabaly overreacting with Trubisky but just Google the list of names that have played QB for the Bears since Jim Harbaugh and you will understand why Bears fans just expect doom and gloom under center most years!!

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 05, 2018, 06:54:41 PM »
McStay for Mayo, you know it makes sense.
No chance Dinny, the lads in the Co Board executive have no love for him and especially Liam McHale. I don't think Horan will go for it either as again certain members of the executive won't want him there!!
My money would be somebody like Maurice Sheridan getting the gig.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: August 28, 2018, 11:14:13 AM »
It seems like Rochford resigned because he was left with no other option, he had stated last week that he wanted to stay and then was given 2 weeks to finalise a backroom team, unrealistic

There is a whole lot of propaganda going on in the county, so you need to know where the information is coming from and what that person gains from that news being out there.
I spoke to Noel Connelly a couple of weeks back, he told me the players didn't want Rochford but that they couldn't go against another manager and that McEntee would go for the job but not against Rochford. Who knows how much of that is true, how much of it is spin from he CB and how much of it is sour grapes against the players that ousted him. Any of those are a believable and understandable.

Its a mess

Personally I think Rochford did a great job, he got no credit within the county. I think especially in Ballina he was vilified for the Clarke thing and not playing Regan, the daggers were out for him locally. I also think his time was up. We were at a stage this summer when he had no players on the bench that he trusted to bring on in a scorching day in Newbridge. Not beating Galway eventually left us with too many injuries. But we had probably our best year ever as supporters in 2017

Ha!! Knockmoreman complaining about Ballina vilifying a manger for dropping a Stephenites man!! Sure every Mayo manager from the mid 80's to the late 90's would have been tarred and feathered out in bandit country for not picking a Staunton or Butler or O'Neill or (insert knockmore player name here)!! ;D ;D ;D
I think you will find a sizable majority of Mayo fans went after Rochford for the decision on Hennelly over Clarke including honary Knockmoreman Joe Brolly and most Ballina people think Rochford gave Evan as good a go as any of the other fringe players in the squad over the last 3 years!! (although I am sure the Ballina people you talk to say different of course ;))

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:26:08 PM »
Starting to wonder what the Pope wrote on that jersey...

All I saw on the jersey was Francis and assumed we had finally won the approval of legendary center half back Francie Grehan! ;)

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:09:50 PM »
Just my opinion, but I think Rochford cost that team at least one All-Ireland.

Which one Jinxy? 2016?

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns??
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:01:34 PM »
Embarrassing for the County Board and their earlier statement telling us all was well.

If I was near PC I'd post a Chemical Ali meme here....,

They couldn't give a shite in the executive as long as they feel the have taken back control from the players and that those players  or any future county players now know who runs Mayo football then they will be quite happy. Also if it saves a few pounds and reduces the headaches of organising training camps/ backroom staff etc.. then all the better!!

It is a pity cause I would say a large chunk of the team who maybe felt they could go for a year or two more will retire now which will make the transition to a new team a lot harder when losing all that experience.
I expect a cheap local safe manager to be appointed which could spell a few years in the wilderness till there is the appetite at board level to actually compete again!!

Anyone for John Maughan part 3??

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns??
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:36:51 AM »
Often it means the county board have someone else lined up... Jimmy’s winning matches?

If that's what is happening then think less hair and more tanned ! ;)
I don't think McGuiness or anyone outside the county would be interested in managing Mayo at the moment.
The team is going to be in transition and our executive will be counting the sandwiches at every training session next year so cheap and local will be the way to go for the foreseeable future!!

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo! f**king Hell
« on: August 19, 2018, 12:08:19 AM »
1989 All Ireland Senior Final  Cork beat Mayo
1991 All Ireland Minor Final  Cork beat Mayo
1994 All Ireland U-21 Final  Cork beat Mayo
1995 All Ireland U-21 Final  Kerry beat Mayo
1996 All Ireland Senior Final  Meath beat Mayo
1997 All Ireland Senior Final  Kerry beat Mayo
1999 All Ireland Minor Final  Down beat Mayo
2000 All Ireland Minor Final  Cork beat Mayo
2001 National League Final  Mayo beat Galway
2001 All Ireland U-21 Final  Tyrone beat Mayo
2004 All Ireland U-21 Final  Armagh beat Mayo
2004 All Ireland Senior Final  Kerry beat Mayo
2005 All Ireland Minor Final  Down beat Mayo
2006 All Ireland U-21 Final  Mayo beat Cork
2006 All Ireland Senior Final  Kerry beat Mayo
2007 National League Final  Donegal beat Mayo
2008 All Ireland Minor Final  Tyrone beat Mayo
2009 All Ireland Minor Final  Armagh beat Mayo
2010 National League Final  Cork beat Mayo
2012 National League Final Cork beat Mayo
2012 All Ireland Senior Final Donegal beat Mayo
2013 All Ireland Minor Final  Mayo beat Tyrone
2013 All Ireland Senior Final  Dublin beat Mayo
2016 All Ireland U-21 Final Mayo beat Cork
2016 All Ireland Senior Final  Dublin beat Mayo
2017 All Ireland Senior Final  Dublin beat Mayo
2018 All Ireland U-20 Final  Kildare beat Mayo

Even Kildare are getting in on the act now!

Fcuk that that's enough to give you a nose bleed my grandfather was a Mayo man can't believe I am descended from such an unfortunate people.

I would say your grandfather is/was pretty happy being a Mayoman. Maybe it is a reason we fail to seal the deal but football is much bigger than an All Ireland medal for most Mayo people! It is more spiritual, probably to do with the fact the county has been ravaged by emigration! It is a reference point for all Mayo people all across the world and to this day it's special to meet up on All Ireland final day or a semi final in Dublin. My brother and sister live abroad and three of my oldest friends so it is as much about meeting up with them as Mayo people as winning Sam!! The defeats are tough but that passes and the couple of nights out with my mates and my family are top notch despite the losses!!

« on: August 17, 2018, 10:34:44 AM »
I'll lave this with ye ;D

One of my better pieces.

He definitely gets his inspiration from here.
Wow an article full of ridiculous stats, with no actual conclusion other than Dublin are too good but they're really shite and a bit of a cry. I note he amends the Ulster stats to include only the "nationalist community" but makes no mention of country people in Dublin, the higher percentage of foreign people working in Dublin, and the far higher percentage of locals in a county who absolutely hate the GAA, and in particular their own county (or "West Brits" as the "nationalist community" might call them!)

He's not the only indo columnist who thinks his readers are idiots and will swallow any oul shite.

I'd like to see him do an article on why is that certain Kildare clubs have applied to play juvenile in Dublin instead of Kildare, despite his contention that Dublin GAA is being run so very badly!

Evidence please? #fakenews

I heard that as well, not just Kildare clubs, a lot of Wicklow and Meath too, Sure Bray Emmets playing their hurling Dublin.

Or he could focus on the full time professional athletes in the Kildare team who gave up work for a year to focus on Football, I believe the are more than 4.

Are Kildare turning professional.

No they don't, there underage teams have played some league and tournaments in South Dublin to improve standards just like Toreen in Mayo do likewise playing the Tain league against Galway clubs but Bray Emmets were Wicklow hurling champions in 2015 & 2016 and lost out in the semi-final last year so how is this possible if the play their hurling in Dublin?
You whine all the time about the bullshit arguments and general shite talk comments about Dublin (of which there are many) on here all they time but you yourself are King/Queen of shite talk on here throwing out barstool wisdow in one liners without any facts to back it up!

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