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GAA Discussion / Re: Gaa lookalikes
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:22:04 PM »
the one on the right, not sure what you call him  ::)

Lighten up Cunny, it's a bit of follow on craic from the All Stars thread

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:57:47 AM »
Sky has been a total failure in all but a financial sense. But that seems to be the only thing HQ judges any aspect of the sport on these days.

How much have you watched SKY?  If you find it so objectionable it is not unreasonable to assume you don't actually watch it and so your comments have no credibility.  Your objections to SKY are purely political.

When RTE has put football on RTE1 which doesn't broadcast in HD it is almost unwatchable with its fuzzy broadcast on HD TVs while SKY has always offered HD.

First World problems? What about all the men and women gaa volunteers who put in endless hours each week,  unable to watch the game they help create? Football quarter finals exclusively behind Murdochs pay wall is an absolute disgrace and the decision makers in Coke Pk should be ashamed of decisions like these

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gaa lookalikes
« on: September 22, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »
the wee lad from Gentle Ben

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A Roscommon footballer (the one on the right, not sure what you call him  :D)

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All-Stars
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:34:07 AM »
Down getting two nominations and Galway getting none is a little odd.

Stephen Cluxton
Michael Fitzsimons, Cian O’Sullivan, Keith Higgins
Colm Boyle, Chris Barrett, Jack McCaffrey
Colm Cavanagh, James McCarthy
Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Con O’Callaghan
Paul Mannion, Paul Geaney, Andy Moran.

Will be surprise if those 15 aren't named as this years All Stars.

Cian OSullivan, I just don't see it, never have.  The man marks fresh air and looks decent in plenty of space, the 1 time all year a team put pressure on him, he's very average. Shouldn't be within a country mile of the All Stars.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:23:40 PM »
Dublin and Mayo served up an absolute classic. The work and dedication to the game that those players have put in is a credit to them. I was gutted for Mayo but buzzing the whole way home having witnessed two sets of warriors going hell for leather to win. Reading this thread would depress the hole off ye though
I have noticed reading your posts on here for a Derry man you have a lot love for Mayo. Out of interest what is your connection with Mayo some family there?

A very close friend and holidays in Mulranny..sure whats not to love about the hoors?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 19, 2017, 07:27:17 PM »
Dublin and Mayo served up an absolute classic. The work and dedication to the game that those players have put in is a credit to them. I was gutted for Mayo but buzzing the whole way home having witnessed two sets of warriors going hell for leather to win. Reading this thread would depress the hole off ye though

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:43:27 PM »
If Dublin weren`t about now then would people be saying Mayo have it too easy and the GAA needs to change to stop them winning?
Galway bet them in Connacht, extra time needed v Cork and Derry, Ros and Kerry held them to a draw.
So no people wouldn't.
Anyway there are about 6 or 8 Counties with bigger football populations than Mayowestros so they would go back to the pack.
Meanwhile the 1.3 million can't be just ignored.

do you Ross men ever come up for air? Youse are all bonkers

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:11:52 AM »
Just home. Words can't begin to describe the disappointment I feel....not for myself or the the supporters but for that bunch of players. The temptation for some will be to start singling out individuals for blame for isolated incidents. I think that would be unfair. If we were to look at the commentary and forecasting over the past few months this Mayo team had no chance. Yet again they had this great (and I mean that sincerely) Dublin team on the ropes. Top marks to all, including management, for a great season. The inability to finish scoring opportunities is all that stood between the teams. We need to hold what we have and blood some new players over the FBD and League. If management remain on (and I see no reason why they wouldn't) they need to rest some experienced players, cut those from the panel that they obviously have no faith in and bring in a half dozen or more big athletic footballers. Don't write our obituary yet.


Mayo are far from finished. Was an absolute honour to have been at that game yesterday, a serious battle between 2 great teams. The speed and intensity was breathtaking . Some serious performances from both sides. McCarthy was a giant for the Dubs, he's had an incredible year. There's a good few wee things that just didn't go Mayo's way and yet there was still only the bare minimum between the teams. The 2 O'Shea's were excellent in the middle, Moran as usual this year was excellent. McLoughlin buzzing around and linking so much of the good play. Keegan, Boyle and Barrett in defence, christ you didn't even know if Kilkenny was on the field, and then Keegan pops up with the goal.
Met so many great Mayo folk yesterday, and this is another hammer blow for them and the team, but they will definitely be back next year. You can be so proud of those warriors yesterday.

Yes they are! No one can come back for the what will be an 8th year of this group together (getting to finals and semi-finals). There's only a trickle of new blood and the baggage is just to much at this stage.

Dublin is a MONSTER. Mayo bursting a gut yesterday hides how far they are ahead!

There is no All Ireland in this Mayo team simply because there is nobody remotely near Dublin on or off the pitch!

can you get much closer than a draw or 1 point games? They'll be glad you're no-where near the setup. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:57:12 AM »
Just home. Words can't begin to describe the disappointment I feel....not for myself or the the supporters but for that bunch of players. The temptation for some will be to start singling out individuals for blame for isolated incidents. I think that would be unfair. If we were to look at the commentary and forecasting over the past few months this Mayo team had no chance. Yet again they had this great (and I mean that sincerely) Dublin team on the ropes. Top marks to all, including management, for a great season. The inability to finish scoring opportunities is all that stood between the teams. We need to hold what we have and blood some new players over the FBD and League. If management remain on (and I see no reason why they wouldn't) they need to rest some experienced players, cut those from the panel that they obviously have no faith in and bring in a half dozen or more big athletic footballers. Don't write our obituary yet.


Mayo are far from finished. Was an absolute honour to have been at that game yesterday, a serious battle between 2 great teams. The speed and intensity was breathtaking . Some serious performances from both sides. McCarthy was a giant for the Dubs, he's had an incredible year. There's a good few wee things that just didn't go Mayo's way and yet there was still only the bare minimum between the teams. The 2 O'Shea's were excellent in the middle, Moran as usual this year was excellent. McLoughlin buzzing around and linking so much of the good play. Keegan, Boyle and Barrett in defence, christ you didn't even know if Kilkenny was on the field, and then Keegan pops up with the goal.
Met so many great Mayo folk yesterday, and this is another hammer blow for them and the team, but they will definitely be back next year. You can be so proud of those warriors yesterday.


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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:44:30 AM »
Should senior players who excluded themselves from the panel this year as a result of not liking the manager be allowed back next year?

alot of the same boys excluded themselves from their hurling team (as they got humiliated) in the county final on Saturday to play a feckin 7's tournament !

Minors blown away by an incredible Kerry team. Their movement was top drawer and our boys were chasing shadows alot of the time. Clifford should have been double teamed from the start. Kerry double-teamed Brown when he he moved to the edge of the square even though they were a mile ahead...anyways, great achievement by the young bucks, they can hold their heads high, 2nd best team in the land!

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:51:38 PM »
Mayo have shown they're well fit for Dublin in the past but time will tell whether Dublin have pulled away from everyone this year.

I can see it being ding dong for 50 odd minutes but Dublin pulling away and winning by 8 or 9.

I can see it over by eight minutes, hope I am wrong, a team that should have been beaten by Derry playing this Dublin team should get destroyed, I hope not,  c'mon mayo.

Was it not after 8 minutes last year? Every time Mayo line up against the Dubs, the prediction by the majority it seems is a hammering match. In the last 3 games, 2 points total has separated the teams (in 225+ minutes of football, and thats with Mayo giving them a 2 goal start in one of the games). Dublin are continually improving, but Mayo have improved on last year as well. Doherty and Moran flying in attack for example. I'm not sure who'll win but there will only be a kick of a ball between the teams.. Maybe even after a reply c'mon Mayo!

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:06:04 AM »
Expecting a comfortable 3-4 points win. Dubs have not met the type of firepower we are bringing and won't be ready for it.  That plus pressure of 3 in a row and that they become shaky enough on AI days gives us the upper hand. When Dubs have 60%+ possession they are almost unbeatable but tomorrow they will have to scrap for every ball and won't have time too set up their chess like moves. Dubs will be under pressure throughout and will make mistakes. We are better prepared more relaxed and with more players showing form. Can't see us blowing this one.

This post would give you the jitters as it reads like it was taken straight from the Dublin Tyrone semi with the name changed!

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:58:24 PM »
Saunders wee lad hits Monroe Jr at the weigh in. Saunders doesn't even flinch to stop him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah3W5CVJrac&feature=youtu.be

Now i'm a monroe supporter

A classy guy. Looking forward to this scrap

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:32:47 AM »
They reckon Boxnation is available on Freeview Walt as well as Virgin and BT. Boxnation is on Mobdro if you have an android tablet / phone, though the quality / stream can't be guaranteed

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:52:22 AM »
People are quick to write off GGG based on a fight where he wasn't at his best, yet still won and knoced his man down.  Plus, Jacobs had a significant weight advantage on the night and was basically a LH.  Can't see Alvarez stopping GGG.  Be interesting to see if Alvarez can stay on his feet though, Mexicans are tough as hell but he won't have ever been hit by someone as strong as GGG. 


I'd agree with all this. Jacobs was huge in comparison to Golovkin. Really looking forward to this fight, should be a cracker

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