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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: Today at 12:22:44 PM »
Be interesting to see if he can get 70mins fit in two weeks.

I can see him starting and changing him with McGeary on 45/50 minutes.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: August 17, 2018, 08:39:32 PM »
Can anyone confirm or deny the rumours that the junior championship double header this evening is being changed to omagh?

Serious rain last night and today. Would Omagh hold it?? And risk ruining it for the rest of the year

How's the clubs looking for tickets? See a few disgruntled members already on FB.

Why would they be disgruntled? Sure most club's applications haven't even closed yet nevermind tickets being distributed.

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Tyrone 2018 All Ireland Final
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:55:50 AM »
They should get one into a 'waving an imaginary black card' pose for the craic.

GAA Discussion / Re: Your countyís toughest defeat to stomach
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:52:24 PM »
I was too young to fully appreciate the '95 and '96 defeats so for me it was the replayed Ulster final of 2005. Leaving the ground that day felt horrible. Made the semi final all the more enjoyable, though  ;)

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:47:56 AM »
Meyler saying he ll be fit for the final.

That'll be some boost. Where'd you hear that?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:22:51 PM »
We played Trillick last week and Killyclogher last night.
Just out of curiosity how did you fair out against these teams? That's the kind of games Loughmacrory will be hoping to play next season albeit the 2 named clubs where missing county men.  We played Truagh ourselves at the weekend as far as I am aware.

We were beat by Trillick but best Killyclogher quite well. They had a limited team out though.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:44:12 PM »
We played Trillick last week and Killyclogher last night.

GAA Discussion / Re: OTB - Omagh Bombing - Omagh GAA
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:51:46 PM »
Thanks for sharing that Dinny, probably would have missed it. At work here and had planned to put it off until later on, however, when I clicked on the link I couldn't stop it.

By God that brings back some memories. I'll never forget being outside my house with my 2 year old brother at the time hearing the bomb going off, feeling the ground shake and seeing the smoke rising. The world for so many changed forever that day.

Being born in Omagh in 1984 and growing up there we were very fortunate up to the bombing that we'd lived relatively sheltered from the troubles as a whole. I have no memories of any terrorist activity from the early 90s up to 1998 so the surreal experience of hearing, seeing and feeling a bomb go off was a totally alien experience.

The three men spoke fantastically and did the town and county proud. A special mention to my current club mate Karl, he did his family proud and I'm sure anyone who played against him will certainly agree with his analysis of how he plays the game.

Well done to all involved in OTB. An absorbing, sensitive and provoking piece of work.

Hot Chocolate's 'It started with a kiss' is pretty dodgy if you cut it off here...

It started with a kiss, in the back row of the classroom
How could I resist the aroma of your perfume
You and I were inseparable, it was love at first sight
You made me promise to marry you, I made you promise to be my bride
But you were only eight years old

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:36:33 PM »
I think we have to find a way of bringing our three main men into the game. Harte and Sludden (M Donnelly to a lesser extent) were on the periphery for too long in the Omagh match. I wonder will Mickey try something a bit left field and have Harte and Sludden hold their positions much further up the field than they usually would.

Dublin have the power and athleticism to go with and surpass our hard running game, so make them do something different. Implement a higher press and push our danger men further up the field. If they get the ball they'll get into dangerous positions quicker than receiving the ball on our own 45m line. We seen the double sweeper effectively abandoned from the get go v Monaghan. Obviously, Dublin are more dangerous in attack but we seen that they are vulnerable when they are pressed higher up. It's a risky approach though as they could blow us away with a goal and a rash of points in the first quarter and we're screwed.

I was in section 327 on 13m line in lower Hogan. From our view we couldn't see the ball squirm out towards Sludden and our first notion of a goal chance was when it hit the back of the net. Mighty stuff!

It reminded me of how big decisions and lucky breaks tend to even themselves out over the year. James McCarthy's goal against us in Omagh was after Morgan made a great save, the ball could have went anywhere but popped up perfectly for McCarthy to punch it in when on the ground. Karma at it's finest.

Not much else to say that hasn't been said already. Some final thoughts for me are...

- During and immediately after the game I was shocked at the level of focus on the ref's bias towards Tyrone. You could tell that they got a number of dodgy decisions against them but in the Tyrone section many around me felt that we were rid a few times too. I don't think this was a major factor and overall Monaghan may have a slight case for one or two poorer calls. One we can all agree on was the injury time, couldn't believe it when I seen 3 minutes. That was a poor call.

- There was a serious amount of jeering and booing from the Monaghan fans during the game towards free takers on the Tyrone side. This started from the very first free so it can't be all passed off as frustration with the ref.

- Both these teams were setting a record on Sunday for the number of joint games played in a championship season (18 including Sunday's game?) These games were squeezed into a time frame yet to be seen in a senior championship year and I feel this had a significant impact on the quality of the football on show. The game was very enjoyable and the atmosphere was electric coming down the stretch.


GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Tyrone 2018 All Ireland Final
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:30:51 PM »
True Orchard.
Anyway this should upset a few

"Tyrone are unlikely saviours. Unlikely and unlovely. Yesterday against Monaghan their sledging, diving, playacting, pulling, dragging, snarling, cribbing side was much in evidence. They could not be more different from Dublin, a skilful, athletic, sporting, attractive, exhilarating marvel of a team"

What a load of tosh Dublin have the 3 worst perpetrators of what is he is talking about in John Small, Johnny Cooper and Philly McMahon. Tyrone have no one in comparison and there was very little of what he was talking about on show yesterday by either team. But sure using a cheap stereotype conceived by a sore loser prob works to make a point so lets jump on it.

What a load of rubbish. The comment you highlight wasn't the worst/most inaccurate, though. This was worse...

Except when Dublin play. Their football is never boring; but their dominance is.

Dublin are a fantastic team and well on their way to becoming the greatest ever, however, they are not an exciting team to watch. They were a few years back when their all out attack blew teams away but this has been replaced by recycle after recycle and going for the % point. Look at the Galway match, the vast majority of their scores are coming from around or inside the 'D'.

I'm not blinkered, by the way, as Gavin has turned to this style to counteract the uber defensive approach brought in by McGuinness. However, Sweeney is talking bull, Dublin play boring football, too.

There's a good read on Ryan McAnespie in today's Examiner.
Monaghan heart with a bit of Tyrone blood (he could have been a runner for Mickey Harte), it documents some of  his childhood experience, much about his uncle Aidan who was murdered by a british soldier, his all star mother and sister  -  stalwarts of the Monaghan ladies.

Excellent article

Paddy Tally's stay in Galway to be a brief one? I see he's favourite for the Down job.

Bound to be tempting considering the travel involved with the Galway gig

General discussion / Re: Ban the Burka or Boris
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:38:26 PM »
I was surprised to read about Denmark banning the bruka and niqab a few weeks back considering the generally liberal approach in Scandinavian countries...

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