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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:36:44 PM »
The best forwards in Connacht (from Roscommon) kicked some wides today

The Best forward in the country from Galway went missing until the game was won today!

Ah come on now. He was quiet most of the game (thought the Ros man marker, McInerney I believe, played very well, for all that Comer shouldve had a penalty), but the time he did hit his purple patch was right at the crunch stage of the game

2 points from a hype player.... dhoukd have had a free not a penalty, was fouled outside , Mcinerney got the better of  the bsttle..... comer lucky not to be booked for hit on Lavin.....
McInerney did well. BeidH lá eile ag an bPaorach.
Comer's class may surface in the next match.
Last year Ros had the psychological upper hand but Galway seemed to play conistentky and seize it easily enough today. Lots to learn for Ros if they are in the mood to learn.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:06:49 PM »
The non goal Tipp got v the Déise defined the Munster ranking.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:13:44 PM »
Compton going off was a game changer. He was playing well and you’d feel for Lavin in goals as nobody from Ross was looking for the ball for his kick outs.

Maybe Ross got a bit complacent at half time thinking the game was won?

Whatever the Galway lads giving out about Walsh he made some brave substitutes in the 2nd half that swung the game.

To me it looked like they panicked when Galway up their game a bit.
They had three wides in a row at one stage in the second half.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:09:27 PM »
Unmared header. Tsk Tsk Brazil

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:21:23 PM »
Connacht titles are valued in Ros mar an rud is annamh is íontach.  They have to get over the rhubarbs and the herrins. A team of heron chokers has to be good to beat the rhubarbs.  So Ros have to be good to best them. And that is not easy .

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:59:35 PM »
Roscommon are in a bad place and all the bravado from posters in here cant paper over that.  Very limited side  overall.
Poster
Hard luck to the rest of the posters. It's not nice losing a CF.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:32:08 PM »
Very well observed thing here  :

https://www.rte.ie/sport/football/2018/0615/970790-no-more-glitz-roscommon-show-worth-of-provinces/

For Roscommon, by contrast, there is probably no Croker humiliation so great that it could take the sheen off a Connacht title. At the end of the day, a Connacht title is a Connacht title and they ain't taking that away from you

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 11:05:14 AM »
May the best team win

https://youtu.be/tuRhE7y6-EA

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:58:58 AM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0613/970274-all-you-need-to-know-about-roscommon-v-galway/
This final sees two sides that it's fair to say have not yet reached their peak. Roscommon's march to the All-Ireland series in 2017 was another indicator of their rise under Kevin McStay and their promotion in the spring, after a few narrow narrow victories, underlined a growing maturity.

The squad, while missing the influential Seán Mullooly, can take much heart from Peter Domican's return in defence.



The Rossies did well to curb Galway's attacking threat at this stage last summer and so Domican and the likes of John McManus and Fintan Cregg will have to be well primed to stifle a a forward division that's even more formidable now.

That said, Roscommon will have worked on getting the most out of their 10-15 lines against a Galway rearguard that boasts a more tougher complexion than 12 months ago.

In his column on these pages, Philip Jordan feels Galway aren't yet at the level to claim All-Ireland glory, but adds that they need to win Sunday's game by four or five points to show that they are moving further in the right direction.

Their new-found defensive solidity is underlined by the concession of only two goals in all their competitive games to date in 2018. 

Did You Know
This is the first time since 1976-1977-78 that Galway and Roscommon have met in three successive Connacht finals.

Roscommon’s last Connacht final win in Dr. Hyde Park was in 2001 when they beat Mayo by 2-10 to 1-12.

Galway’s last Connacht final win in Dr. Hyde Park was in 1998 when they beat Roscommon in a replay (extra-time) by 1-17 to 0-17.

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 https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0612/969997-jordan-galway-ros/

Galway were working hard, but they weren’t organised and that’s where they fell short.

Roscommon, defending champions, don’t forget, and playing at home in Hyde Park, will represent a sterner test on Sunday and it’s the sort of game that Galway need to go out and win by four or five points. This would show that are moving in the right direction.

In Ian Burke, Damien Comer and Shane Walsh they have three very different forwards and in a day when man-to-man marking is dwindling in football defences they are all men that need specific attention.

They pose different problems, with Burke’s guile and skill, Comer’s power and direct lines and Walsh (who is like Marmite to a lot of Galway fans it seems) with his pace and willingness to take a man on. They all need to be marked and that can upset the opposition’s defensive game-plan.

I don’t see Galway as genuine All-Ireland contenders just yet, but winning on Sunday and then three games in the Super 8 could really bring them on. Playing in a first All-Ireland semi-final, if they could make it that far, would be a huge step.

I’m not necessarily saying you have to lose one to win one, but if you look at Dublin in 2010 and Donegal in 2011 - they lost a semi-final before going on to win Sam Maguire.


Galway manager Kevin Walsh

An area Galway will continue to have to work on is the transition between defence and attack, and getting the balance right between getting men behind the ball, in the right positions and working hard, and then committing bodies forward.


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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:17:16 PM »
One of the centres for group matches is Volgograd.  It was known in Ww2 as Stalingrad, where the Nazis ran into a wall.

The Soviets won the war but the cost was unbearable.

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2015/10/12/svetlana-alexievich-truth-many-voices/

"She also very quickly explained that the fault lay not with one man but with the experiences of Soviet generations, now reworked for new wars. When she listed the fake descriptions of events in Ukraine in the Russian media, she spoke of Russian society as a “collective Putin.” As she put it, “Putin placed his bet on the basest instincts and won. Even if he disappeared tomorrow, we would remain as we are.”

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:07:28 PM »
Croatia are playing Nigeria in Kaliningrad. Until 1945 it was a German city, in Prussia, called Königsberg. Nobody talks about Prussia any more.

And nobody talks about Bulgaria on the news anymore.
Any time the Wombles come up they do 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:30:37 PM »
If there were 2 or 3 teams in the province operating at peak level it would increase thé likelihood of Sam coming thar Sionna.  I think a strong Ros would be good for Galway and vice versa.

The gas thing is, both Mayo and Galway were shite the last time Roscommon won AI titles! It's kinda like saying Leinster needs to be strong for Dublin to win AI titles! The reality is it does not matter. If anything it's a hindrance.
That is only one example
The last time Galway won they did it on the shoulders of Mayo.
The last decent Ros team followed a very unlucky Galway team that lost 3 finals. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:47:37 PM »
Syf must be a reincarnated Real Madrid fan who lived under Franco 

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:25:29 PM »
Croatia are playing Nigeria in Kaliningrad. Until 1945 it was a German city, in Prussia, called Königsberg. Nobody talks about Prussia any more.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:16:56 PM »
Mayo in all of them. Please Lord let them be correct.
Fermanagh/Laois in none. Might be groupthink

Do you think either really have a chance?
They need to win 1 match if they lose their final.
Depends on the draw. I don't know how good Monaghan and Tyrone are tbh.

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