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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2019, 08:49:38 PM »
Very easy win for Cavan. That was probably the worst display from Monaghan since 10 years, they played as if there was a total absence of coached preparation. Cavan had they played with more confidence in the 2nd half would have won by a country mile.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2019, 08:50:16 PM »
Brilliant to see. Monaghan again underwhelming when removed from Clones. For all of the stick the fans give the Dubs over Croke Park, they can't handle away days themselves.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2019, 09:08:10 PM »
Cavan well worth the win. Monaghan will still be in super 8s with decent run in qualifiers.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2019, 09:51:32 PM »
Half foward Reilly MOTM? Him McVetty & McKeirnan all excellent

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2019, 10:17:20 PM »
Brilliant to see. Monaghan again underwhelming when removed from Clones. For all of the stick the fans give the Dubs over Croke Park, they can't handle away days themselves.

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Well done Cavan. Few jitters in the 2nd half but weathered the storm. Hunger in spades. Qualifiers shaping up rightly!

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2019, 11:16:28 PM »
No complaints apart from the penalty decision obviously. Couldn't see what it was given for at the match given I was nearer other goals. But just seen it back. Crazy stuff

That said the best team won and margin prob didn't flatter them either.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2019, 02:37:12 AM »
No complaints apart from the penalty decision obviously. Couldn't see what it was given for at the match given I was nearer other goals. But just seen it back. Crazy stuff

That said the best team won and margin prob didn't flatter them either.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2019, 09:02:42 AM »
Well done Cavan. Are Monaghan the new Mayo? As in gone past it?
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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2019, 09:16:32 AM »
Well done Cavan. Are Monaghan the new Mayo? As in gone past it?

Both Monaghan and Mayo are past it Joe brolly says so although brolly ,Spillane and o Rourke said mayo were finished after 13 final .

Cavan deserving winners but let a poor performing Monaghan team back into it when the game was there to be killed . Playing keepball inviting the turnover with over twenty mins left would be punished much more severally by a better team like Tyrone or Donegal . Some decent players on the Cavan team, kick passing impressive , kickouts need to be worked on , mckieron shooting off his weaker foot three times on the trot was poor choice . Lots of stuff they can work on but I can't see why they couldn't improve and have a right cut at it for an Ulster title .
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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2019, 09:20:07 AM »
Well done Cavan. Are Monaghan the new Mayo? As in gone past it?

Monaghan have their level which is they can beat any of the main chasing bunch (Tyrone, Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry) on any given day. They can also lose to the likes of Fermanagh or Cavan. Yesterdays result changes very little as to where Monaghan are.

As for Mayo, we are not as strong as we were circa 2013-2017.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2019, 09:21:24 AM »
Delighted with the win. Brilliant 1st half and a nervous 2nd when monaghan pressed up very hard. Martin Reilly was the clear man of the match (except to Dick Clerkin!). I thought Jason McLoughlin was outstanding. Cavan needed badly to win this game and take out 1) our biggest provincial rivals and 2) a top 6 team. They did that well. Peno did look soft but I don't think anyone would argue we were not 4pts better today.

Bit of a worry was our inability at times to secure a kick out and some players looked to panic when monaghan pressed us and stopped making the hard runs. Good move by Mickey to bring mcvetty out the field to deal with that issue.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2019, 12:43:10 PM »
Well done Cavan. Are Monaghan the new Mayo? As in gone past it?

Monaghan have their level which is they can beat any of the main chasing bunch (Tyrone, Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry) on any given day. They can also lose to the likes of Fermanagh or Cavan. Yesterdays result changes very little as to where Monaghan are.

As for Mayo, we are not as strong as we were circa 2013-2017.

Yes Monaghan lack consistency, it seems they struggle when favourites and excel as the underdog. As for Mayo Horan and number of the experience players such as Barrett,Moran have said this is the strongest Mayo team/panel yet and they backed up those words so far by winning a first national title for 18 years but i suppose they will be fully judged as to where they are this summer.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2019, 09:38:23 AM »
Brilliant win for us. Much the better team on the day. We looked nervous second half and looked like shooting ourselves in the foot but very happy with how we saw the game out. As soon as our lead was under real threat and the game was in the melting pot and there for both teams we upped a gear and always looked comfortable enough. Winning margin really should have been more more in truth. Free taking still an issue and cannot afford to pass up some of the scores we did. Sitting back and messing around with the ball in defense doesn't really suit us either. Kick outs good enough but we are error prone here when the pressure is on. Armagh should be a great occasion and a good gauge of where we're at. Should go in as favourites so will be interesting to see how we carry the baggage and if we can put in a back to back display.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2019, 09:49:35 AM »
No more than ourselves when Cavan were kingpins the population was up around 90,000.

There were Less people living in Cavan when they last won an all Ireland than there is today according to whatever I looked up there

Cavan were ranked 14th in population when they last won the AI. They would have been ranked higher than that in the previous years and during their golden era but the shifting demographics at the time meant the decline was steady and irreversible. By the 1970s they were in the 20's and have stayed there since. All counties suffered population decline but Cavan and Roscommon are unique when you look at county ranking by population. Few counties have declined as badly as them.

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Re: El Classico - Breffni Park, Saturday 18th
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2019, 09:51:40 AM »
Roscommon won't be happy with that result, having Monaghan in the qualifiers, not easy.