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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.

Itís 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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Would have been a dreadful week if Galway hadn't won last night, sounds like a very comfortable win. How did Tierney play?

We won't know how good this group are until the next day although I do think this is a poor Mayo team. Galway hammered Mayo u17's & U18's in 2017. I see Solan get plenty of criticism but he can't perform miracles if the players aren't there.

Galway have 4 wins in a row against Mayo at this level. I still maintain they threw away a great opportunity last year to go very far and win against the Dubs in 2017 through poor management.
Yeah, it was pretty comfortable and was more or less over as a contest once Galway went 9 up early in the 2nd half.

Tierney was so so.  Probably his least effective game at this level so far this year.  Got into the game more in the second half and kicked a fine long distance free near the end but overall I thought we played second fiddle to Mayo around the middle for long periods of the game.

Ross Mahon and Sean Mulkerrin were solid at the back and some of the tackles and blocks through the game were top drawer at times.  The 2 Costello's and Darragh Silke were the pick of the forwards with Liam Costello kicking 4 pts from play for a MOTM performance.  The forwards high press on the Mayo backs caused a lot of turnovers in our favour and a led to a few nice scores through the first half especially - Divilly's influence there for sure.

We had good wins against the Dubs and Kerry in the John Kerins cup but its hard to know if those 2 were at full strength personnel wise for those games - I have my doubts.  Anyway, its either the Dubs again or Laois in the semi final in a few weeks time.

A lot of talk about PJ as the next Galway senior manager but he's still a rookie in management and would be a little soon to give him the senior gig yet. John Divilly would be a more suitable candidate to replace KW is he does step down this year.

The Dubs apparently played a 2nd string team in that John Kerins cup game as it was a dead rubber game while Kerry played a strong team. 

On Mayo, last year they won U20 Connacht and reached the AI final, before that championship started you could make a case that they were a "poor team" based  on their minor performances in 2016,2017 but their improvement came about due to what they did at schools level whereby a number of their players played in or won All Ireland schools titles.

One final note relating to this thread. The Connacht Junior champions Galway play Meath in the All Ireland semi final in Hyde Park on Saturday the winner will play Kerry in the AI final.


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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 11, 2019, 12:30:40 PM »
Sad news on Brendan Grace. His drunk act was classic stuff, from the lad with a feed of drink going to the Chinese restaurant or the father of the bride at the wedding. A really talented comedian,story teller and a decent singer also. RIP

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U20 All Ireland semi finals to be played July 27th or 28th, Munster still has to play its semi finals yet.

The line up will be

Galway or Mayo v Laois or Dublin
Munster winner v Tyrone or Derry


Minor 2017  Derry won Ulster,Galway Connacht,Dublin Leinster and Kerry Munster.


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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:00:53 PM »
Actor Rip Torn

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 08, 2019, 05:58:18 PM »
So only 5 teams made it back to the "Super 8" from last year - Dublin, Kerry, Tyrone, Donegal and Roscommon. Is there maybe only really a super 5? Or super 4 + Roscommon?

This was tweeted yesterday. The only counties who has reached the last 8 for the last 3 years in a row are Dublin,Tyrone,Kerry and Roscommon. 


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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 08, 2019, 05:49:30 PM »
"disastrous year all round for Galway GAA"  maybe so if judgement is only made on the senior championships for both senior Hurling and football teams.  The senior footballers stayed up in Div 1 that has to be one plus? U17s have All Ireland quarter final and the U20s have a Connacht final to play this week.
By the standards of recent years it has been poor. The hurlers never got going. They have to
go back and find new young lads and rebuild the team.

The footballers have reached the end of something . The KW years were
a dead end . D1 is good but the constant underperformance is not . Fair play to Ros but Galway should be able to defend a lead .

A good few players may have to be shown the door.

Galway fans have high expectations. We have had a good decade and expect success
The average over the last decade is more than one All Ireland per year.

County team all Irelands this decade

U21 football 2011 2013
U21 hurling 2011
Minor hurling 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018
Senior hurling 2017

Senior Club all Irelands

Hurling 2011 2014
Football 2015 2018 2019

Galway hurlers seem to have gone back to the where they were before Anthony Cunnigham arrived e.g a bunch of talented players but flaky.

I don't think they were that flaky this year to be honest. They just never really got going at any point. Never really played that well all year apart from parts of the Kilkenny game. Actually a fair while now since they were flaky. They've been super consistent for the best part of the last 6 or 7 years.

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I'm especially interested to see how Galway will fare under a new offensive game plan that many supporters are calling for. To play such a game you require very physical hard nosed defenders Mayo have that in Boyle,Keegan etc i'm not sure have Galway got those type of defenders.

I think Donegal might be a better comparison. Donegal get players behind the ball but they are still conceding a fair few scores but when they turn over the ball at least they try and break with pace and with numbers. Galway turn over the ball and the ball goes sideways a few times first and sometimes even backwards.


Galway hurlers able to beat Kilkenny and then knocked out of the championship by Dublin whom themselves got knocked out yesterday against the odds was far from super consistent this summer.

How far will Donegal get under this new system of play though? they are talked up as the number 2 team at the moment but will they reach the heights of what McGuinness did with them i'd wonder. Paddy McGrath, Neil McGee are still in their defence delivering the type of experience that Barrett,Higgins do for Mayo.  Most experienced defenders Galway have are Bradshaw,O'Donnell and many question why they keep getting starts.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 08, 2019, 03:20:30 PM »
Who came up with that bloody name for this nonsense anyway?

Someone in the media did on the Indo i think and it has sadly stuck.  All Ireland quarter final group stage is the official name. The problem with "super 8" name is that some people think the 8 must be 8 super teams when matter of fact some of the best 8 don't even reach the last eight as was the case in 2001 to 2017 under the old quarter final format.

HQ to make even more money could come up with a group stage for the last 4 in the years ahead and someone in the media will call it the fantastic four  ::)

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