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I'd predict Tyrone by 4 again but Cork can certainly get a shock here if we're not on it.
Tyrone normally win by far greater margin than 4 points when the opposition they face are poor defensively and i can't see Tyrone giving the Cork forwards the time and room to play as Dublin did last Saturday or Kerry did in the Munster final.



 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 15, 2019, 02:53:46 PM »
Hard to be optimistic at the minute for 2020 if it stays as is.
We are now also well into our longest All Ireland football final appearance drought since we first made it to one in 1919.
I wouldn't be too worried about losing all Irelands as a measure of quality
It never did Mayo any use

I'm not so sure about that, need to be getting there or thereabouts in my opinion regardless of the result, no one 21 or under in the county has any recollection of Galway in an All Ireland football final and the resultant hype and interest levels in the county that it brings with it. Mayo don't have a top tier hurling team to compete with for hearts and minds either.
On that bigger level, some of the stand out players for the minor hurlers yesterday were from Moycullen, Mountbellew and Ballygar, now while a good portion of hurling people in the county will be delighted with that spread out from the traditional heartlands, it's a development that should fill anyone from the football ends of the county with some trepidation for the future. This follows on from the ten dual minor players last year having to pick which code to play, with 9 opting for the small ball. Both sides made their respective finals and the footballers were the ones that lost.

Was last year not a case of getting there or thereabouts? reached the NFL final and All Ireland semi final if Dublin wasn't the opponents in both games Galway might have won both who knows?

Now this year was a big fall back on where Galway was in 2018 especially in the championship. Similar to Mayo's exit in last summer and the Mayo county board decided to remove Rochford from his position a debate ongoing if it was the right one.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Meath vs Mayo, Croke Park 21/7/19
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:17:31 PM »
Meath are decent value at 9/4 considering the results at the weekend

If the game was played some where other the odds would be decent but outside of Dublin does any team have a better record in the championship in Croke Park than Mayo do the last 5 or 6 years?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo - Super 8s Round 1
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:51:54 PM »
As abject and toothless a performance as I've seen from a Mayo team in a long time. Some of them didn't even look remotely interested in being there and beaten to every ball from the first minute. Kerry looked hungrier and more up for it from the word go. I guess this is what happens when injuries and games on top of games add up. Kerry had a couple of weeks to prepare for this game while Mayo have been bouncing from game to game, week in and week out while juggling injuries. It caught up with them. Kerry were fresh and prepared while Mayo looked out on their feet. The scheduling for these games is an absolute mess. It shouldn't be that one team is able to bounce into this phase of the competition after a couple of weeks' break while another is doing multiple games on the trot just to get to the next phase where they will have to continue playing week in week out in the Super 8s. Every team should be given some breathing space to prepare for this stage of the competition.

That said, Mayo were miserable to watch. Leggy, disinterested, kickouts an absolute shit show from the word go, defenders seriously lacking pace, forwards receiving the worst ball imaginable. When you make Shane Enright look like a quality defender, you know something is seriously amiss with your team.

It's a serious uphill battle for Mayo now. I'm not even sure they'll beat Meath, I don't even know if they'll win a single game in this Super 8s. I'm also not sure Kerry will do them a favour next week either and beat Donegal.

Would be less of a mess if Mayo did as they were expected to do this summer (win Connacht)  At least Mayo can be thankfully they are still in the battle as the last time they reached they last 8 there was no group stage just straight knock out football.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo - Super 8s Round 1
« on: July 14, 2019, 04:52:59 PM »
Most impressive display of any side to date in this years championship in that first half by Kerry. Defensively they have been excellent, Moran has dominated the skies and their forwards have been excellent although O’Donoghue has been below par. Men against boys and Mayos kick passing has been dreadful whilst they have very little energy from that middle 8 today.

Overall a disappointing game for the neutral in the sense that it is so one sided and was over after 25 minutes.

Would agree with most of that and its true for a game that had so much hype its disappointing that its so one sided so far.

Game set match.
Half time in the first game but I think that’s full time on Mayo’s season.

Far from over yet for Mayo. Meath in Croke park and Donegal in MacHale Park and Mayo will likely be favourites for both games.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Meath vs Donegal - 3rd time lucky??
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:29:36 PM »
McBrearty with a fine finish on that goal. Meath from just 1 point down to now 5 ahead in a flash. All scores from play so far.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:26:31 PM »
Rossfan red card my hole,Tyrone won game in second gear for most of the game.
Yup. Tyrone were never in trouble at any point yesterday.
Reality check

The game was very much in the melting pot 1st half and Roscommon could or should have led at the break, the fact they didn't came back to haunt and goals that was vital in the wins v Galway,Mayo didn't come v Tyrone.

I don't think losing to last years AI finalists by 4 points can be considered a reality check. Last years trimming v Tyrone in Croke Park certainly was and was one of the main reasons why Kevin McStay and his management stepped down.
No it wasn’t Rossies still waste too much possession
Scoring average is still not good enough to trouble top teams
Missed chances still don’t count in any sport

No what wasn't, that Roscommon could have led at half time?

Possession stakes especially 1st half was good from Roscommon. Tyrone had more of vice grip on possession 2nd half. Scoring average is rarely high against well organized defences as Tyrone's defence is, for example Mayo's last championship game v Tyrone was won with scoring just 0-13.

Main reason why Roscommon couldn't be competitive v the top teams was because they were ropey in defence.  The missed chances yesterday they didn't miss v Galway and Mayo was my point and those misses proved costly in the end.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Cork 13 July 2019
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:18:57 PM »
Cork have improved bigtime. They didnt stop and i hope they give Tyrone a game....could be a cracker. Hurley is a beast. The Vikiing and Loughrey were impressive too

They have improved their forward play and are decent in midfield but they are awful defensively and a side as poor as that in defense are highly unlikely to give Tyrone a game in Croke Park, i foresee Tyrone scoring about 3-20 at least.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:13:37 PM »
Rossfan red card my hole,Tyrone won game in second gear for most of the game.
Yup. Tyrone were never in trouble at any point yesterday.
Reality check

The game was very much in the melting pot 1st half and Roscommon could or should have led at the break, the fact they didn't came back to haunt and goals that was vital in the wins v Galway,Mayo didn't come v Tyrone.

I don't think losing to last years AI finalists by 4 points can be considered a reality check. Last years trimming v Tyrone in Croke Park certainly was and was one of the main reasons why Kevin McStay and his management stepped down.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Cork 13 July 2019
« on: July 14, 2019, 01:17:28 AM »
Are the Dublin public getting tired of watching this team? Seems the crowds are way down, 40K at Leinster final, 30K at this game. 5 years ago every game they played was full house or close to it.

It’s beginning to kill the argument that the neutral game needs to be in CP to cater for the crowd, Thurles would be able to take a Dub/Ross game and maybe not sell out.

Short answer is yes as the last Dublin V Cork championship game in Croke Park had attendance of over 70,000.

I didn't get to see the RTE after match analysis (Brolly on there made me switch off) but I hope they were not patronising to Cork for getting within 13 points of Dublin

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 13, 2019, 05:48:50 PM »
A competitive contest so far. Tyrone lucky enough to be ahead at half time as on another day the rossies would have scored those goal chances and they missed a few straight forward frees also.

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AI junior semi final AET Galway 7-17 Meath 5-22. No blanket defences in that game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Cork 13 July 2019
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:50:17 PM »
The last championship meeting between the two Cork were considered All Ireland contender while Dublin had won just 2 senior All Ireland titles in 30 years. Changed times...

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo - Super 8s Round 1
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:49:43 PM »
I'll go for Kerry all day long.  Mayo shcraping past tier2, tier3 teams until now, much like last year before Kildare match.  Kerry will be angered by the league final and the crowd will be like a 16th man.  Would be better for the group to tee up a Mayo/Donegal finale (assuming Meath don't pull off a few shocks).  Game of the qualifiers.

Agree with the jist of what you're saying. But Galway are now tier.2 or 3?

There is no tiers yet thankfully. What about Kerry "shcraping" past Cork and they were no more convincing v Clare as Mayo was v Down (similar quality teams are Down and Clare in my view)

Anger not much use if Kerry don't come up with a plan to shore up their defence and find ways to at least break even in midfield. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cavan v Tyrone - 5pm, Clones, Sat 6th July
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:40:21 PM »
And the top 6 are?

Laughed when reading the Irish news just now where Cahair OKane said the 'big six' plus Meath and Cork.

http://www.irishnews.com/paywall/tsb/irishnews/irishnews/irishnews//sport/gaafootball/2019/07/12/news/breakdown-if-the-world-stopped-now-who-d-be-in-the-allstar-full-forward-line--1661500/content.html

At least he named 6 teams. You talked about a top 6 and could only name 5 teams.

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