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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 08, 2019, 10:02:48 PM »
Rangers are a horrible shower. Great to see them bet again.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: December 08, 2019, 09:06:56 AM »

https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/1207/1097661-fai/

Chairman of Knocknacarra FC Gerry Carroll said the club relies on the FAI to provide a professional development plan for the Galway club which has 900 members - 95% of whom are under 18 years of age.
Mr Carroll said that if the funding is not there to provide a coaching structure for the club, it will stall the standard of coaching.
"They all aspire to be players for Ireland and they want to play for the big clubs in England and the Premiership clubs.
"Under our professional development plan, we have a coaching structure and have 100 coaches in that structure - generally volunteers.
"The FAI provide a professional development plan for us and we try to follow that plan. If the funding isn't there to provide that plan, it will stall our coaching here or the standard of coaching here.
"I hope that it won't impact on us but I expect that it will."

What a load of nonsense.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: December 06, 2019, 10:04:08 PM »
Sure he was a great lad - came to my local soccer club, threw us a lock of footballs and drank 5 pints before heading off into the night led by the ear by his PA.

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General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
« on: December 06, 2019, 10:02:32 PM »
Any sign of the mysterious "paymaster" or the famous Cavan political family being brought to justice yet?

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: December 02, 2019, 01:57:14 PM »
If the Queen is in fact dead and it was leaked on Twitter by someone called Gibbo, that’d be class.

 ;D ;D

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: December 02, 2019, 01:55:49 PM »
The Toy was possibly the greatest thing RTE have done in a decade. Credit where it is due, leading the way on some key issues effecting children. Well done to Tubridy too.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: December 01, 2019, 01:03:27 PM »
There are two things being discussed here as I see it. 1) The general pressures on training for a senior county team and 2) Cavan's loss of players which I believe are worse than in other comparable counties. I think in all the comments you can see posters mixing both up.

On No 1 I dont think there is much disagreement, something needs to be done. The GAA tried bans on county training but that has been abused/ignored.

On No 2 I believe every year we are starting from scratch with a new panel. As a result we will win nothing. If fellas arent going to give it everything we havent a hope. Listen to the wearecavan podcast last week and it was interesting, reading between the lines it seems to me Mickey is doing a reset. He wasnt happy with the commitment last year, he wasnt happy with "party buses". Maybe he is upping the Anti to see who wants to be a Cavan player and who wants to piss around and collect all the gear.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: November 29, 2019, 08:27:50 PM »
Look, I am not talking about mental health here. I am talking about leadership, fighting to the end, standing up in the face of adversity. Its nothing to do with skill or football ability, but its the stuff that makes great players. I don't know how anyone can look at Cavan and say that we have it. Eamonn McGee said it, scratch the surface and you can see that there isnt much there (full quote escapes me).

Listen to the wearecavan podcast, there is a real problem. Mattie was the issue we all thought yet here is Mickey Graham, a Cavan man, a man who worked a miracle with a club team from a half parish in Longford. Yet hes at training and has 18 turn up. I'm done making excuses for them lads. Sorry.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Team of the decade
« on: November 28, 2019, 11:35:10 PM »
An outbreak of Martin Brehenyism?
I see he was naming the best 100 Dublin players recently.
How about the best redheaded team of the last 20 years?

I always consider October and November to prime Martin Brehony List Season.

10 things everyone needs to do to beat dublin
5 players to watch out for
etc etc

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GAA Discussion / Re: Club v County
« on: November 28, 2019, 11:33:38 PM »
was just wondering is there any club teams that would go far in the all ireland series if they were up against inter county teams say  a club team took the place of their county team example would dr crokes go far if thet played as kerry



Also would the best club teams in ireland easily beat the worse inter county teams


id say there hurling clubs in kilkenny that would easily beat  most ulster inter country hurling teams

So they’d beat Carlow Laois and Westmeath? As there’s a puck of a ball between Antrim and those teams mentioned

Yeh,

Not sure that stacks up when you see the best Ulster club Hurling teams can also hold their own against many of the southern teams.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: November 28, 2019, 04:50:08 PM »
I'm sorry but this doesnt happen in counties that are serious about winning. There is a deficiency in our players, they dont want to do what is needed to succeed (which is their right).

I wonder what a dedicated stalworth like Martin Reilly thinks, hence few years left to win that Ulster and these boys pretty much have made sure that wont happen this year.

Winning Ulster? Realistically we are a marquee forward, a free taker and a total of about 5/6 positions short of being a team of real contenders for Ulster. Short of that we would need a massive slice of luck to land the Anglo Celt cup.
 These 3 lads are a massive loss especially for the league which has been a happier hunting ground for us over the last few years but as far as championship goes, without more help, these lads are not winning an Ulster medal. Too many players go missing in the hard games. If they feel burned out then you have to respect that, hope they go away and find the gra again. It's not ideal granted and for a small county the loss will be more pronounced but plenty of top players walk away for a bit. Some with AI medals in their pockets. It's a huge commitment playing IC and the grass might look greener on the other side. But it's a very short career so hopefully they miss it badly when they're away and are chomping at the bit to come back.
 In the meantime we have to get on with it and be positive. It's a chance for more players to step up to the mark when the chips are down. It's going to be physical and tough in the league next year and there are now less hiding places on the field. If the voids are filled then long term we could end up with a stronger team.

It's a vicious circle. When you start to think and believe like you say above then you will win  nothing. I've bo doubt our mentally weak players think exactly like that and that's why they leave like this. Dessue Moan retured today after 16 years I think with Monaghan. That's why monaghan win a few Ulster's and we win  nothing. Sickens me to say it
Eh. I was in Clones for both of Dessie's triumphs. Without Conor McManus I'd say he'd be retiring empty handed and may have done so long before now. That's not to say he's not a great stalwart. He deserves his successes and played a vital role in those victories but McManus was unreal, especially the second day.
 I don't like labeling our players mentally weak either. Everyone hits their wall at some stage and going up against bigger counties with bigger talent pools the bar is naturally going to be higher. There's no shame in meeting your match. I wouldn't be too quick either to question their commitment. They sacrifice a hell of a lot. If there's better players in the county let them stand up.

I never said there were better players in the county. What I said was they are mentally weak and I stand by that. You can see it on the field too when they play Tyrone or Donegal, bet before the ball is thrown in. I could also say they lack belief. I feel sorry for players like Martin Reilly, never gave up, keeps coming back hoping to get across the line for glory and then in December you find out that 3 of your best players aren't going to commit. But you know Martin keeps going back because he loves the jersey. I suppose we can only hope they come back hungry for success.
They are beaten well by Donegal and Tyrone because they do not have the quality to get scores in a pressure cooker environment. Miss handy frees. Go 20 minutes without scoring and then find themselves 6/7 points down. Only so much pressure our defense can soak up before the dam finally bursts. They are not the ones who go missing in games but to top it all off they are the ones who have come in for some particularly unfair criticism on social media this year especially on that kip of a forum HS. I don't blame them if they feel they need a break. That kind of crap has got to effect lads and I wouldn't put it down as mental weakness. I'd imagine they're a lot tougher upstairs than a lot of the "fans" running them down.

I understand you being defensive of these players and 99/100 I am too. But it is clear the players in general are weak mentally and lack leadership. Why do lads miss easy frees when the pressure comes on for example. It is in the head as the same lads will knock them over with their eyes closes in a league match. When a team gets a run on Cavan and goes 6/7 points up who stands up and is counted on the Cavan team. Maybe Martin Reilly but he is only one and in fairness McVitty did too. Thats about it. Clarke getting himself sent off for stupid things is another sign of mental weakness, subconsciously looking for an out.

If I were Mickey Graham my first appointment this year would be a top class sports Psychologist.


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General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
« on: November 28, 2019, 12:59:51 PM »
Did anyone hear something about a well known political Cavan family being involved?

There's a well known political Cavan family?

Yes.

Is this the person they cannot name for legal reasons?

"The men are Luke O’Reilly (66), Mullahoran Lower, Kilcogy, Co Cavan; Alan O’Brien (38), Shelmalier Road, East Wall, Dublin 3; Darren Redmond (25), Caledon Road, East Wall and another man in his 30s who cannot be named for legal reasons and by order of the court."

Don't think so, the person they can't name is up on a murder charge.

It's the mother and son who I've heard are connected to a well known political family in Cavan, I think the mother was brought in connection with buying credit for phones that were used in the Lunney kidnapping.
That sounds like a Cavan plan, a Cavan lad planning a kidnap and torture event, decides that subterfuge is getting his mom to purchase credit for the phones, that in all eventualities it could never fall back to him.

You're the bigger fool to believe anything Angelo says.

Now tell me where was that Hughes lad from that was trafficking humans in the back of trucks?

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General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
« on: November 28, 2019, 11:54:59 AM »
Did anyone hear something about a well known political Cavan family being involved?

There's a well known political Cavan family?

Yes.

Is this the person they cannot name for legal reasons?

"The men are Luke O’Reilly (66), Mullahoran Lower, Kilcogy, Co Cavan; Alan O’Brien (38), Shelmalier Road, East Wall, Dublin 3; Darren Redmond (25), Caledon Road, East Wall and another man in his 30s who cannot be named for legal reasons and by order of the court."

Don't think so, the person they can't name is up on a murder charge.

It's the mother and son who I've heard are connected to a well known political family in Cavan, I think the mother was brought in connection with buying credit for phones that were used in the Lunney kidnapping.

Wonder which one of them will tell the Guards that Quinn Jr is the paymaster

Sure why don't you go in and tell them yourself?

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: November 28, 2019, 09:03:37 AM »
I'm sorry but this doesnt happen in counties that are serious about winning. There is a deficiency in our players, they dont want to do what is needed to succeed (which is their right).

I wonder what a dedicated stalworth like Martin Reilly thinks, hence few years left to win that Ulster and these boys pretty much have made sure that wont happen this year.

Winning Ulster? Realistically we are a marquee forward, a free taker and a total of about 5/6 positions short of being a team of real contenders for Ulster. Short of that we would need a massive slice of luck to land the Anglo Celt cup.
 These 3 lads are a massive loss especially for the league which has been a happier hunting ground for us over the last few years but as far as championship goes, without more help, these lads are not winning an Ulster medal. Too many players go missing in the hard games. If they feel burned out then you have to respect that, hope they go away and find the gra again. It's not ideal granted and for a small county the loss will be more pronounced but plenty of top players walk away for a bit. Some with AI medals in their pockets. It's a huge commitment playing IC and the grass might look greener on the other side. But it's a very short career so hopefully they miss it badly when they're away and are chomping at the bit to come back.
 In the meantime we have to get on with it and be positive. It's a chance for more players to step up to the mark when the chips are down. It's going to be physical and tough in the league next year and there are now less hiding places on the field. If the voids are filled then long term we could end up with a stronger team.

It's a vicious circle. When you start to think and believe like you say above then you will win  nothing. I've bo doubt our mentally weak players think exactly like that and that's why they leave like this. Dessue Moan retured today after 16 years I think with Monaghan. That's why monaghan win a few Ulster's and we win  nothing. Sickens me to say it
Eh. I was in Clones for both of Dessie's triumphs. Without Conor McManus I'd say he'd be retiring empty handed and may have done so long before now. That's not to say he's not a great stalwart. He deserves his successes and played a vital role in those victories but McManus was unreal, especially the second day.
 I don't like labeling our players mentally weak either. Everyone hits their wall at some stage and going up against bigger counties with bigger talent pools the bar is naturally going to be higher. There's no shame in meeting your match. I wouldn't be too quick either to question their commitment. They sacrifice a hell of a lot. If there's better players in the county let them stand up.

I never said there were better players in the county. What I said was they are mentally weak and I stand by that. You can see it on the field too when they play Tyrone or Donegal, bet before the ball is thrown in. I could also say they lack belief. I feel sorry for players like Martin Reilly, never gave up, keeps coming back hoping to get across the line for glory and then in December you find out that 3 of your best players aren't going to commit. But you know Martin keeps going back because he loves the jersey. I suppose we can only hope they come back hungry for success.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: November 27, 2019, 10:54:09 PM »
I'm sorry but this doesnt happen in counties that are serious about winning. There is a deficiency in our players, they dont want to do what is needed to succeed (which is their right).

I wonder what a dedicated stalworth like Martin Reilly thinks, hence few years left to win that Ulster and these boys pretty much have made sure that wont happen this year.

Winning Ulster? Realistically we are a marquee forward, a free taker and a total of about 5/6 positions short of being a team of real contenders for Ulster. Short of that we would need a massive slice of luck to land the Anglo Celt cup.
 These 3 lads are a massive loss especially for the league which has been a happier hunting ground for us over the last few years but as far as championship goes, without more help, these lads are not winning an Ulster medal. Too many players go missing in the hard games. If they feel burned out then you have to respect that, hope they go away and find the gra again. It's not ideal granted and for a small county the loss will be more pronounced but plenty of top players walk away for a bit. Some with AI medals in their pockets. It's a huge commitment playing IC and the grass might look greener on the other side. But it's a very short career so hopefully they miss it badly when they're away and are chomping at the bit to come back.
 In the meantime we have to get on with it and be positive. It's a chance for more players to step up to the mark when the chips are down. It's going to be physical and tough in the league next year and there are now less hiding places on the field. If the voids are filled then long term we could end up with a stronger team.

It's a vicious circle. When you start to think and believe like you say above then you will win  nothing. I've bo doubt our mentally weak players think exactly like that and that's why they leave like this. Dessue Moan retured today after 16 years I think with Monaghan. That's why monaghan win a few Ulster's and we win  nothing. Sickens me to say it

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