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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: Today at 05:40:23 PM »
Antrim pushing tickets still for a game with 2.5k capacity. But if there's a 2nd tier no one will be interested in going to games. A joke argument made by people who have limited mental capacity.

A bit of manners would go long way. Just because people don't agree with you doesn't mean that they have limited mental capacity.  Comments like that speak volumes. 

If it was a second tier game, they could push all they like, but can't imagine them selling 2.5k tickets for the visit of Sligo in the equivalent of the Nicky Rackard Cup.  They would be lucky to get 200. At least in this game they have the chance of taking Kildare's scalp and there are plenty that see an upset on the cards.

Wonder if you'd be making the same argument if Tyrone were in Division 3.  Wonder what you would be saying if Tyrone, Kildare or Mayo were to be beaten by Division 3 opposition on Saturday. Not out of the question that one of those results will go the way of the underdog. Now that I've mentioned it, it probably won't happen - but Derry, Down, Mayo and Monaghan have all been beaten by Longford in the past. Your big idea would rob us of the opportunity of a result like that happening again; which is great for Longford supporters and enlivens the qualifers. 

I'd wager that for supporters, those wins are worth far more than beating Wexford, Limerick and Carlow to lift the Jim Joe McGillicuddy Shield. 

There are a couple of Longfordians on here.  Would love their views.

Ok if Tyrone were in Div 3 or 4 I would have a different opinion. I would be of the opinion of introducing a 3rd tier!
I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings but I can see no rational reason for not supporting the tiering of the championship. None!

Antrim have a chance of taking a Kildare scalp? ROFL!!
Have you got anymore jokes? That's a really good one.

Kildare were well beaten by Division 4 Carlow last summer and a month ago only fell over the line v Wicklow.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down versus Mayo
« on: Today at 04:43:43 PM »
Heard the Carlow coach Poacher on Newstalk speaking up Down saying there was a buzz in the county and they'll run Mayo close. I think the buzz will soon end on Saturday as Mayo will hammer them out of sight!
I predict that Mayo will mark their All-Ireland intentions this weekend and show that they haven't gone away.

Against this current Down team who in the last two years alone have lost to Armagh,Louth,Laois,Clare,Cork in Newry? I think most can't see past a Mayo win here a likely comfortable one at that and doing what is expected will hardly mark their All Ireland intentions.

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I fear this is where Armagh's championship campaign will end this summer. Monaghan have got two kicks up the arse from Fermanagh,Cavan and with the mini break and home advantage they should be winning this game. The three games and two extra times has taken a lot out of Armagh and manner of the fade out v Cavan for the last quarter of the replay was not a good sign for supposedly fit team.




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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:06:14 PM »
Roscommon won because they were the hungrier outfit and when the game was in the melting pot, their appetite was in stark contrast to the galway one.

Alas, I fear hunger and honest application may only get you so far, and there is a strong possibility that the Rossie will not win another game, in fact, I dare say, many will view them as a weak link in the Super 8s and those coming through the qualifier route will be hoping they are in the Rossie group.

Hunger is only a small part in any upset win. What I saw of Roscommon's last two wins was they defended and attacked better than their opposition and look a far more organised unit that what they were last year. Going into last eight off the back of beating the NFL and what was the defending Connacht champions in MacHale Park and Pearse Stadium is a strong position to be in and their first game will be in Hyde Park I believe?

Be interesting to see how Galway react from this defeat. I remember plenty tipping Donegal to beat them in the round 4 tie two years ago and Galway walked that match.

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Leading tonight thanks to a OG and 2 shots on target in 60 minutes at home against the might of Gibraltar.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: June 10, 2019, 10:36:21 AM »
Happy enough for Monaghan to get Armagh in Clones, Armagh look to be in better shape than us, still, as it stands now it's hard to see either side getting through the next round.
Avoid Tyrone,Mayo and its easier to see it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:52:25 AM »
mayo have to come to Newry. Newry or Nowhere.
May as well have a crack at the league champions now as opposed to getting so called easier draws just to drag a couple more games out of the summer.

Kildare had a siege mentality going on with Newbridge last year. Wasn't yesterday a first qualifier win for Down in years and Down's home form was poor in Div 3 this spring?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:44:22 AM »
Short straw for Armagh.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Cavan (Sun - 02-06-19) Clones
« on: June 09, 2019, 06:31:34 PM »
Well done to Cavan in front today from pillar to post and closed out the game very well. As for Armagh, lost that game the first day and for a team supposedly fit they fade out of games a lot towards the end of them.


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Donegal basically won that game by half time. Most impressive thing was how well Donegal controlled that 2nd half. Those Tyrone supporters that walked out early looked shell shocked.


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Fair play to Donegal have Tyrone on the ropes and need to land that knock out blow 2nd half now.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Cavan (Sun - 02-06-19) Clones
« on: June 07, 2019, 05:12:31 PM »
Donaghy will be big loss and even if he plays Jarlath Óg Burns is unlikely to be near 100% fit after that heavy knock he got last weekend. All the pressure is on Cavan to deliver a win here and are safe in the knowledge that underdogs rarely win a replay.


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What like 11 same starters from last years All Ireland final? and changes were needed after the manner of that final defeat. Looks like Tyrone's game to lose tomorrow, Donegal under Bonner still doesn't convince me, one of those managers that has this care free attitude about his teams defensive responsibilities, shipped 2-17 at home to Tyrone last August and any team that don't defend well against Tyrone are normally well beaten.

 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: June 04, 2019, 09:01:33 PM »
You'll find that Euro Soccer thingy is now called "Champions League".
 

Don't let the catchy name fool you, group stages and knock out games from the last 16 stage is not a league. You will also find that three of the last four "Champions league" winners did not win their own domestic league the previous season. In other words champions of a cup competition.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:46:30 PM »
Soccer Cups are only secondary competitions.
Their Leagues are the Championships.


They have the European cup which is far from a secondary competition where the best team in Europe doesn't always win that cup and remains open for underdogs to produce giant killing act. It starts off with a group stage (a lot more sensible than a group stage for the final 8 ) and becomes knock out for the last 16. The leagues are their tiered system and are important with a world wide interest.

The GAA have a league which is their best format and tiered system already in place and HQ choose not to improve its importance and want to bring in a 2nd tiered format for its cup competition (the championship) beggars belief!

As far as I’m aware only the top teams get into the european cup. Most teams aren’t allowed to play in it.

The old European cup had league winners only taking part. Nowadays you can have a teams struggling in their own domestic league and still reaching the latter stages of that cup competition.

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