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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 17, 2017, 10:31:05 PM »
1 – Niall Morgan – Éadan na dTorc (54)
2 – Pádraig Hampsey – Oileán a’Ghuail (10)
3 – Justin McMahon – An Omaigh (102)
4 – Cathal McCarron – An Droim Mór (88)
5 – Ronan McNabb – An Droim Mhór (51)
6 – Tiernan McCann – Coill an Chlochair (45)
7 – Jonathan Monroe – An Charraig Mhór (14)
8 – Matthew Donnelly – Trí Leac (82)
9 – Padraig McNulty – Dún Geanainn (32)
10 – Declan McClure – Cluain Eo (2)
11 – Ronan O’Neill – An Omaigh (56)
12 – Niall McKenna – Domhnach Mór (41)
13 – Darren McCurry – Éadan na dTorc (63)
14 – Cahir McCullagh – An Caisleán Glas (2)
15 – Ronan McHugh – Achadh Uí Aráin (2)
16 – Mickey O’Neill – Cluain Eo (19)
17 – Lee Brennan – Trí Leac (9)
18 – Colm Cavanagh – An Mhaigh (124)
19 – Sean Cavanagh – An Mhaigh (225)
20 – Peter Harte – Aireagal Chiaráin (106)
21 – Niall Sludden – An Droim Mhór (19)


The three defenders called into the panel this year all seem to be injured at the minute.

Ruairi Mullan left the panel I believe, Michael Cassidy got injured against Cavan, Harry Loughran hasn't featured at all, what is the nature of his injury?
Conor Clarke and David Mulgrew also havent featured, what is the nature of their absences?

Mullan went off injured in the O'Fiach game against Armagh. Did he leave the panel after that?

Clarke also went off injured in the same game and hasn't played since.

Loughran was with the squad Sunday but was not togged so presumably he is carrying an injury.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 17, 2017, 09:25:47 PM »
1 – Niall Morgan – Éadan na dTorc (54)
2 – Pádraig Hampsey – Oileán a’Ghuail (10)
3 – Justin McMahon – An Omaigh (102)
4 – Cathal McCarron – An Droim Mór (88)
5 – Ronan McNabb – An Droim Mhór (51)
6 – Tiernan McCann – Coill an Chlochair (45)
7 – Jonathan Monroe – An Charraig Mhór (14)
8 – Matthew Donnelly – Trí Leac (82)
9 – Padraig McNulty – Dún Geanainn (32)
10 – Declan McClure – Cluain Eo (2)
11 – Ronan O’Neill – An Omaigh (56)
12 – Niall McKenna – Domhnach Mór (41)
13 – Darren McCurry – Éadan na dTorc (63)
14 – Cahir McCullagh – An Caisleán Glas (2)
15 – Ronan McHugh – Achadh Uí Aráin (2)
16 – Mickey O’Neill – Cluain Eo (19)
17 – Lee Brennan – Trí Leac (9)
18 – Colm Cavanagh – An Mhaigh (124)
19 – Sean Cavanagh – An Mhaigh (225)
20 – Peter Harte – Aireagal Chiaráin (106)
21 – Niall Sludden – An Droim Mhór (19)


The three defenders called into the panel this year all seem to be injured at the minute.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 17, 2017, 06:19:51 PM »
I would be suprised if East Tyrone and In Hiding were actually Shea McGuigan and Kyle Coney.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 15, 2017, 08:46:34 PM »
Wasn't at the game but the full forward line seemed to give a good return.

Hope McKenna gets a few more games in at FF.

Seemed like there was quite a few of the u21s involved today.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 13, 2017, 07:35:19 AM »
you mean guys like sean cavanagh, mattie donnelly, kyle coney, conan grugan?

No I don't.

Coney and Grugan couldn't cut it. Donnelly and Cavanagh do their best work further out the field.
You're some piece of work. Without doubt a legend in your own mind as to your knowledge of football. I almost feel honoured to read your stuff

And what do you dispute in what I said?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:48:09 PM »
you mean guys like sean cavanagh, mattie donnelly, kyle coney, conan grugan?

No I don't.

Coney and Grugan couldn't cut it. Donnelly and Cavanagh do their best work further out the field.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:22:59 PM »
if most of the top counties have taller athletic players now would they not find it difficult to mark a smaller , nimble forward like bradley? if the right kind of low ball was delivered would it not in theory give the small forward and advantage?

How do you deliver low ball through a wall of men encamped in front of the full back line?

That is why modern football has rendered the speedy, skilful corner forwards near obsolete. The premier inside forwards in the game today are the guys like McManus, Geaney, McBrearty etc.

Even Kerry had the 2014 POTY hovering around his own half back line for a lot of the AI final. You look at the damage O'Donoghue can do when teams play open football against him, he took Tyrone for 3 goals in a league game down in Killarney. He destroyed Dublin in the 2013 AI final and did the same in the 2014 AI semis against Mayo, so what did teams do with them, they dropped bodies back, they stopped the supply of ball into him and he has failed to make an impact since.

Football has changed, we can't play the type of ball Bradley, Brennan et all would thrive upon because the opposition are not going to allow these lads the time and space they crave. You have two options with mass defence these days, that's keep ball and wait patiently for the opening to come or to play the ball over the top. If you're going playing it over the top you need forwards who can win it anyway and can also play. We have the forwards who can play but we don't have those aggressive, rangy guys like McManus, McBrearty, Donaghy, Murphy, Andrews, Mannion, Geaney who can win it anyway and who can take their chances.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:52:13 PM »
The football we're playing at the minute is suited to the players we have.

The team as a whole lacks physicality when you compare it to Dublin, Mayo and Kerry. Every serious team will crowd their defence with numbers. The two factors lacking with Tyrone at the minute is:
a) a reliable free taker
b) a top rate ball winner in the full forward line.

The likes of McCurry, Brennan, Bradley and O'Neill are all lovely footballers but I don't they're particularly great ball winners, especially in the air.

It's about getting the balance right, McAliskey is a big loss as he was a guy who could combine the inside and roving roll quite well, he had a great engine on him, good aggression and some class too. Bradley is a classy player but I'm unsure how effective a guy of his stature can be in the modern game when played in the full forward line. I think the reason he has been used out the pitch so far is that it allows him to get on the ball. Maybe he'll be given his chance this year in there to see how he gets on but I would have doubts, he has to be one of the smallest players playing county football at the minute.
Are cormac costello or paul mannion big physical men ?
If mark Bradley was playing for dublin he wouldn't be spending most of his time in the half back line

Mannion is over 6ft.
Costello is not small either.

Bradley is about 5ft6 or 5ft7. I can't think of a shorter county player about at the minute, he's a fantastic player but I'd have doubts whether he can be effective inside in the modern game. One way to find out though.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 12, 2017, 05:53:03 PM »
The football we're playing at the minute is suited to the players we have.

The team as a whole lacks physicality when you compare it to Dublin, Mayo and Kerry. Every serious team will crowd their defence with numbers. The two factors lacking with Tyrone at the minute is:
a) a reliable free taker
b) a top rate ball winner in the full forward line.

The likes of McCurry, Brennan, Bradley and O'Neill are all lovely footballers but I don't they're particularly great ball winners, especially in the air.

It's about getting the balance right, McAliskey is a big loss as he was a guy who could combine the inside and roving roll quite well, he had a great engine on him, good aggression and some class too. Bradley is a classy player but I'm unsure how effective a guy of his stature can be in the modern game when played in the full forward line. I think the reason he has been used out the pitch so far is that it allows him to get on the ball. Maybe he'll be given his chance this year in there to see how he gets on but I would have doubts, he has to be one of the smallest players playing county football at the minute.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:31:10 PM »
If it was up to me I'd give him 3 more years to develop this new team as we've came through a long period of change and are hopefully coming out the other side with a new energetic young team. Whereas teams like Donegal and Mayo are seeing a lot of their older players reaching the age to retire.

I was reading that we only have 5 players from 2010 team; Sean, Colm, Justy, Petey and McCarron.

Do you think Leenie he should retire after 2017 if we don't win Sam?

he should stick to football and leave the other stuff to clergy men. And use a few forwards!


Your first point is nothing to do with management or football. Your second point shows your absolute lack of knowledge of the modern or game or quality of current tyrone panel.

I still think he needs a semi final and a performance this year to retain the job.

I'd agree with this.

The last two seasons have brought a bit of expectancy so we will need to kick on this year. We were a bit unlucky with how the QF draw went for us, I always think the team coming through the back door have a slight advantage over the provincial winner at this stage. I think our QF record is much better coming through the qualifier route than it is the Provincial route and even at that it was small margins that decided it.

QF Provinicial route is

P6 W2 L4

QF qualifer route is

P5 W4 L1

We just happened to draw by far the toughest team we could have and lost on the narrowest of margins this year but the expectancy will be an All Ireland semi-final this year and I think we will need to be competitive with Dublin up until the last kick of the game.

Kerry have got some very handy QF draws in recent years, they generally have a lot of bother in this round if they get a pretty decent side pitted against them.

2013 - Cavan
2014 - Galway
2015 - Kildare
2016 - Clare

Hopefully we'll get a bit of luck this year in a decent QF draw should we get there.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Club/Player Contract
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:39:21 PM »
Is this Big Jim's fault?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:21:22 PM »
Best of luck to him, he'll be a big loss

Hope he takes his time coming back and doesn't rush it, Conor Clarke should be a cautionary tale for any player rushing their comeback from a cruciate injury.

We've had a good few cruciate injuries in recent years - O'Neill, McNabb, Clarke and McAliskey now.


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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 08, 2017, 11:02:36 PM »
There's some time between January 8th-3rd Week in September. Player Burnout and Managers "Common Sense" should prevail -

How many of the big teams played any 1st teamers today??

Donegal played their U-21. Mayo had 10 Debutants as their All Ireland team is on Holidays in SA. Dublin had a Full reserve team out. Kerry had 1 player from their Munster Final

Tyrone started with 9 Established Players and a Further 5 on the Bench

Madness

Monaghan had a fair few starting, the 3 big counties were away on their team holidays.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2017
« on: January 08, 2017, 05:51:46 PM »
McAliskey will be a big loss if the reports are true.

We have a bit of depth there but I think McAliskey is the one with most pace and aggression of them.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2017
« on: January 08, 2017, 04:48:28 PM »
4 of the 6 games were decided by the narrowest of margins.

The McKenna Cup is pure theatre.

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