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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:05:05 PM »
22 participants.

Tyrone 18 Cork 4
Dublin 20 Roscommon 1, 1 draw
Mayo 18 Meath 4
Kerry 13 Donegal 7, 2 draws

Of the 18 that picked Tyrone, all 18 picked Dublin to stay alive till tomorrow.

Those 18 go 15-3 for Mayo.

Regarding margin of victory, both BennyCake and Farrandeelin got Tyrone by 3 correct, with BennyCake off by 4 and Farrandeelin off by 8 in Dublin's game.






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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 20, 2019, 12:25:24 AM »
18 tipsters so far:

Tyrone 15 Cork 3
Dublin 15 Roscommon 1 plus 1 draw
Mayo 14 Meath 4
Kerry 10 Donegal 6 with 2 draws


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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 20, 2019, 12:22:18 AM »
Tyrone by 10
Dublin by 14
Mayo by 4
Kerry by 1

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Paul Flynn of Waterford sneaked in a nice goal in the Munster hurling final years back. He was taking a free and the defenders were having a chat on the goal line expecting him to lob it over the bar. He fired it at the corner of the net and in it went. Always a nice surprise when that sort of thing happens, but it was risky too. A point was there for the taking and his shot could have been stopped altogether. It's the classic bird-in-hand-worth-two-in-a-bush dilemma.

A lot depends on how the run of play is going. If your team is about 4 points down in the early second half and hasn't scored in the last ten minutes, a goal can really turn things around for the spirit of the team. They say a goal is worth more than three points by the time you factor in the psychology of it.

I'd say three long range points are worth more than a softish goal.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo - Super 8s Round 1
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:40:07 PM »
 Paud O'Donoghue at full back took Kerry's kick outs right up to his last game in 1973.

The following year, 1974, goalkeeper Paudie O'Mahony became the first Kerry goalkeeper to take kickouts.

Paddy Cullen was taking them for Dublin in 1974.  I cannot recall when Billy Morgan started taking them for Cork.

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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 16, 2019, 01:32:12 AM »
20/21 July order of games:

Cork v Tyrone
Dublin v Roscommon
Mayo v Meath
Kerry v Donegal

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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 16, 2019, 01:30:00 AM »
The 9 with all four correct:

straightred
Ed Ricketts
sligoman2

Farrandeelin
petermce
Whishtup

Dire Ear
Solo_run
Corkscrew


With regard to margin of victory, Ed Ricketts was closest, off by a total of 7 and petermce off by 9.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Jimmy McGuinness
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:38:45 AM »
Was there a language barrier?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Minor/U17 Championship
« on: July 14, 2019, 10:00:47 PM »
Ulster final,  Monaghan 1.13 Tyrone 1.11
Not even the entry of the son of God could pull this one out of the fire for Tyrone.

Monaghan dominated the 2nd half but hit 10 or 12 wides.

You're welcome to number 6, some way to go to match our 22 Ulster Minor titles though, lean ar aghaidh ;)

Is 22 correct?

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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 13, 2019, 09:33:49 PM »
25 tipsters.

Dublin 25 Cork 0
Tyrone 21 Roscommon 3 and 1 Draw
Donegal 24 Meath 1
Mayo 13 Kerry 10 and 2 Draws.

Of the 21 who correctly picked Dublin and Tyrone, all 21 pick Donegal while 10 pick Mayo 9 pick Kerry and 2 Draws.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sean Cavanagh owes Kerry supports an apology?
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:50:43 PM »
Winter story in the summertime.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Is there a future for small rural clubs?
« on: July 12, 2019, 01:48:56 AM »
Areas of South Kerry now have three clubs combined to field a minor team.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo - Super 8s Round 1
« on: July 12, 2019, 01:47:38 AM »
I was just thinking isn’t it interesting that the Kerry, Mayo, Donegal And Meath group is the green and something group, the super greens.  It should provide an opportunity to give a good airing to the second geansai.

Don't like the Kerry Gold geansai at all at all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Minor and U-20 Football 2019
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:29:26 PM »
U-20 Munster semifinal:

Kerry 0-18 Limerick 1-3.

Cork/Waterford semifinal pushed back 24 hours (to Friday night 12 July) - No bonfires expected in Clonakilty for that fixture.

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