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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: December 22, 2020, 07:41:13 PM »
970 cases with 13 deaths in the 26 today. Halfarsed lockdown after Christmas.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 21, 2020, 12:40:25 PM »
Bernard Brogan had a good interview with Malachay Clerkin in the Irish times at the weekend in relation to dublin funding

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/bernard-brogan-finances-didn-t-win-five-all-irelands-in-a-row-1.4439956

If that's the case, why bother fund them?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 21, 2020, 11:09:34 AM »
The idea of returning to 60 minutes and 3 subs crossed my mind at the weekend. Clearly the longer the period of playing and the more subs the more advantage the semi professional outfits have. We need to get Gaelic games back to being recreational sports and not the professional and media driven games they have become where those with greatest financial resources have overwhelming advantages. I saw the details of Dublin's backroom team at the weekend - could Leitrim or Carlow footballers afford such a set up.

Three subs would make an impact anyway I can imagine.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 20, 2020, 09:07:08 AM »
You'd wouldn't have thought McStay was from Mayo. He was more biased towards Dublin. Looking for the O Connors to be carded, saying Cooper should stay on because he was sent off last year.. Generally foaming over Dublin
They are good but no need for theatrics

That was terrible fawning over 'poor' Johnny Cooper alright.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 19, 2020, 10:10:40 PM »
Is Coldrick the ref whose partner works in Croke Park?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 19, 2020, 10:00:56 PM »
When was the last time you saw a Dublin player hit an absolutely unbelievable score under big pressure?
McCaffrey v Kerry 2019
O'Callaghan v Mayo 2019
Mannion v Mayo 2019
Howard v Mayo 2019
McCarthy x 2 v Mayo 2017
Connolly v Mayo 2017
McManamon, O'Gara, Connolly v Kerry 2016
Brogan v Kerry 2015

If those scores are not good enough for you, then probably only Cillian O'Connor's points in 2016 and 2017 against Dublin meet your criteria for points scored in any match in Croke Park since 2014

Pressure on the man, extreme pressure in the situation

Nope.

You're overegging them.

They might be great scores but they weren't under severe pressure. For example the McCaffrey goal, nobody could even get close enough to him to make a tackle and he was one on one with the keeper.

There's never an element of a player doing something amazing where he has to do it by himself. The last time I've seen Dublin do this is with Donegal in 2014. Ever since then it's like they walk it in, do not take on a shot if they are not high %. That's exactly what it was today, they just retain and recycle until the simple chance presents itself. Their complete confidence in their levels of conditioning to be able to grind a team down allows them to do this and execute it so well.

And that becomes easy when the opposition don't do the basics like mark corner and full forwards, which they failed to do for both goals.

The unfortunate reality is Dublin pushed on while every other county regressed. That was a relatively poor Mayo team. And they are clearly the second best team out there. But what Mayo did was expose cracks. Up to you and yours to properly exploit them

Exposed? Merely half papered over them due to the 'closeness' for 50 or so minutes.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 19, 2020, 09:30:38 PM »
It is what it is. Dublin have better players than us. To have a chance we needed everything to go in our favour.

We can't afford to lose a player like Paddy Durcan at half time. We can't afford to have Jason Doherty and Brendan Harrison sitting in the stand for a full championship.

Lee Keegan got a black card in 2016 on a 50:50 decision. Jonny Cooper didn't get one in the 2nd half today. Fitzsimons arguably should have seen red in the 2nd half today yet we didn't even get a free.

Just to reiterate, I'm not being bitter as Dublin have better players than us. Everything had to go our way to win and it didn't.

My thoughts exactly.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 19, 2020, 08:27:55 PM »
Tonight is about Dublin*. Congrats to them on another win. I knew this was coming so I'm not as down and out as I have been with previous losses. I'm just sick of not being on the victorious side in All Ireland finals.

* Not the blame game yet for me.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 19, 2020, 06:28:48 AM »
Best of luck to the Mayo team later on today.

Not expecting the win, but hoping for it. If one looks long and hard at both camps, only one outcome is viable. Matches are not won on paper, nor on previous games. Tradition and history don't take the field, so it'd be nice to have the gods smiling down on us for a change this evening later on. But it needs to be earned. Players will need to play out of their skin and make it happen. Not much more to be said by me I'm afraid. It's over to the panel now. Please God Mayo will do it.

Up Mayo.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 18, 2020, 05:34:00 PM »
Both unchanged teams named.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« on: December 17, 2020, 09:21:13 PM »
You'd wonder if there's any point in having this competition going ahead seeing as there'll be some sort of restrictions after Christmas.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 16, 2020, 08:27:16 AM »
But has lived in Roscommon for many years ;D
It has to be quite challenging to live life with saying Roscommon in every sentence...a day in the life

“How’s the form ? Ah not too bad, grand morning now Roscommon but afternoon isn’t promised great”

“50 Diesel on pump 8 Roscommon, Thanks”

“Lamb chops Roscommon for dinner is it?”

Nice to see some of the old legends being remembered and honoured  ;)
Ya, always good to see the name. I’m sure he’d happy if the torch is passed...badly overdue !
For sure he would be. For a county that has produced good footballers it's hard to believe it's 69 years since we won it. Anyways as Tubberman said there's a game to be won.

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Edwin Poots contracted the virus. 8)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cillian O'Connor wins Golden Boot Race
« on: December 15, 2020, 02:02:03 PM »
You would indeed wonder why he starts at all.  ::)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 15, 2020, 12:38:39 PM »
Powerful piece. And it's all true as well.

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