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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15450 on: March 17, 2019, 04:54:17 PM »
Why people are still pouncing his name as McVitty I don't know.. Its McVeety...

Cavan a middle of the road team in all reality, fortunate to beat Tipp last year to get promoted. Maybe Caoimhin Reilly and Bradley to come back in as forwards options. Mcveety would be a threat inside but would be a loss further out the field.. Driving from deep. 

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« Reply #15451 on: March 17, 2019, 04:57:04 PM »
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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15452 on: March 17, 2019, 07:07:30 PM »
Thought Murray was good too. Gearoid looks a lot leaner too.

Referee was awful. For both teams. Just a bad referee.

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« Reply #15453 on: March 18, 2019, 08:38:26 PM »
Did anyone make the match. Very disappointing show again.  Last 2 games have been steps backward in my opinion. Where to start..

1- Freetaking. Abysmal, disorganised, no one seems to know who is taking them. I've cut Mickey some slack but for f**k sake this needs to get sorted. If I say Raymond Galligan run up the field again only to be told to go back I will scream. Our most reliable free taker this year is Jack Brady and he is on the bench. Niall McKiernan gets a first start and he gets to be on frees. Its bonkers. Sort it out Mickey. Monaghan stayed in touch thanks to frees, i dont think they got a point from play in the first half. Oh yes and if the bloody free isnt on then recycle the ball instead of blasting it wide.

2- Mcvitty midfield. Maybe we were forced into it as Thomas Galligan and Paul Graham were not togged but for me this is a waste of Mcvitty. You need him running from deep or closer to goal. I was not impressed with Clarke in there either. Didnt do enough for me.

3- New lads. Most are simply not up this level yet. Poor decision making, playing the ball backwards as not strong enough to take on a man. There is a bit about Rehill and Gerry Smith needs to up his work rate, too much swanning around and not enough getting stuck in.

4- Forward play. Again Mickey Graham needs to do more here. Leaving a big immobile player like Niall McKiernan on his own in the FF line and bringing our main scoring threat of the whole league Madden way out the field was crazy. We looked like we hadnt a clue how to attack.

5- Tackling/Discipline. Its brutal, lads who use to be able to tackle are now flat footed and throwing in lazy arms and conceding frees against teams that can score within 50m of the goal. Then the usual moaning - 3 free brought in by the ref yesterday and McVitty black card probably for moaning too. Again Mickey can surely see that this is a problem so what is he doing about it. I listened to an interview with Killan Clarke after Tyrone game and he was talking some crap about how the ref was determined to get him. What a load of bollox Killian. Senior player should be looking at himself, not the ref.

6- Leaders. I think we dont have any on the pitch.

Positives

Moynagh had a serious game and really brought it to Monaghan. McKiernan had an impact as a sub. Full back line was good. Apart from that there were none. As things stand I cannot see us spring anything on monaghan in Ulster I am afraid.

Came on to post my impressions, this covers everything.

Depressing day in Clones, Monaghan just looked like a far far more professional and able outfit. Hard to see us turning them over in the Championship, don't have the players in the full forward line.

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« Reply #15454 on: March 19, 2019, 03:05:54 PM »
Did anyone make the match. Very disappointing show again.  Last 2 games have been steps backward in my opinion. Where to start..

1- Freetaking. Abysmal, disorganised, no one seems to know who is taking them. I've cut Mickey some slack but for f**k sake this needs to get sorted. If I say Raymond Galligan run up the field again only to be told to go back I will scream. Our most reliable free taker this year is Jack Brady and he is on the bench. Niall McKiernan gets a first start and he gets to be on frees. Its bonkers. Sort it out Mickey. Monaghan stayed in touch thanks to frees, i dont think they got a point from play in the first half. Oh yes and if the bloody free isnt on then recycle the ball instead of blasting it wide.

2- Mcvitty midfield. Maybe we were forced into it as Thomas Galligan and Paul Graham were not togged but for me this is a waste of Mcvitty. You need him running from deep or closer to goal. I was not impressed with Clarke in there either. Didnt do enough for me.

3- New lads. Most are simply not up this level yet. Poor decision making, playing the ball backwards as not strong enough to take on a man. There is a bit about Rehill and Gerry Smith needs to up his work rate, too much swanning around and not enough getting stuck in.

4- Forward play. Again Mickey Graham needs to do more here. Leaving a big immobile player like Niall McKiernan on his own in the FF line and bringing our main scoring threat of the whole league Madden way out the field was crazy. We looked like we hadnt a clue how to attack.

5- Tackling/Discipline. Its brutal, lads who use to be able to tackle are now flat footed and throwing in lazy arms and conceding frees against teams that can score within 50m of the goal. Then the usual moaning - 3 free brought in by the ref yesterday and McVitty black card probably for moaning too. Again Mickey can surely see that this is a problem so what is he doing about it. I listened to an interview with Killan Clarke after Tyrone game and he was talking some crap about how the ref was determined to get him. What a load of bollox Killian. Senior player should be looking at himself, not the ref.

6- Leaders. I think we dont have any on the pitch.

Positives

Moynagh had a serious game and really brought it to Monaghan. McKiernan had an impact as a sub. Full back line was good. Apart from that there were none. As things stand I cannot see us spring anything on monaghan in Ulster I am afraid.

Came on to post my impressions, this covers everything.

Depressing day in Clones, Monaghan just looked like a far far more professional and able outfit. Hard to see us turning them over in the Championship, don't have the players in the full forward line.

Only getting a chance to reply now. I am not actually as down on the weekend as some.

First thing first we need a genuine free taker. Even to carry, chap from Baileboro or Connolly two names that come to mind.

The referee was awful and any decisions going went to Monaghan. Mcmanus could easily have seen red. Our kick outs always seem to go long which was great in the first half when we were on top but not when Monaghan got on top of us.

Gerry Smith first game starting back at this level in a year will improve the half back line come championship. Monagh is a real leader and shows real aggression stupid from him to get a ball thrown up. Clarke was obviously done to stick with Hughes. Madden is proving he is for this level seriously workrate. I would love to see McVeety inside, I have never seen him lined out at midfield but last year he was a goal threat and was closer in to kick scores. Podge done well on Mcmanus to a point and is the man for the job.  G coming on as our most important player is huge and could see the difference he made. I can't see C O'Reilly getting back up to speed for this year and he will be a miss.

Overall I believe we can improve more than the Monaghan team can and there is hope for turning them over come championship. Mickey is the right man for the job and although is disappointing to be going down at least there seems to be a plan compared to the bluffer last year.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15455 on: March 19, 2019, 03:47:38 PM »
Did anyone make the match. Very disappointing show again.  Last 2 games have been steps backward in my opinion. Where to start..

1- Freetaking. Abysmal, disorganised, no one seems to know who is taking them. I've cut Mickey some slack but for f**k sake this needs to get sorted. If I say Raymond Galligan run up the field again only to be told to go back I will scream. Our most reliable free taker this year is Jack Brady and he is on the bench. Niall McKiernan gets a first start and he gets to be on frees. Its bonkers. Sort it out Mickey. Monaghan stayed in touch thanks to frees, i dont think they got a point from play in the first half. Oh yes and if the bloody free isnt on then recycle the ball instead of blasting it wide.

2- Mcvitty midfield. Maybe we were forced into it as Thomas Galligan and Paul Graham were not togged but for me this is a waste of Mcvitty. You need him running from deep or closer to goal. I was not impressed with Clarke in there either. Didnt do enough for me.

3- New lads. Most are simply not up this level yet. Poor decision making, playing the ball backwards as not strong enough to take on a man. There is a bit about Rehill and Gerry Smith needs to up his work rate, too much swanning around and not enough getting stuck in.

4- Forward play. Again Mickey Graham needs to do more here. Leaving a big immobile player like Niall McKiernan on his own in the FF line and bringing our main scoring threat of the whole league Madden way out the field was crazy. We looked like we hadnt a clue how to attack.

5- Tackling/Discipline. Its brutal, lads who use to be able to tackle are now flat footed and throwing in lazy arms and conceding frees against teams that can score within 50m of the goal. Then the usual moaning - 3 free brought in by the ref yesterday and McVitty black card probably for moaning too. Again Mickey can surely see that this is a problem so what is he doing about it. I listened to an interview with Killan Clarke after Tyrone game and he was talking some crap about how the ref was determined to get him. What a load of bollox Killian. Senior player should be looking at himself, not the ref.

6- Leaders. I think we dont have any on the pitch.

Positives

Moynagh had a serious game and really brought it to Monaghan. McKiernan had an impact as a sub. Full back line was good. Apart from that there were none. As things stand I cannot see us spring anything on monaghan in Ulster I am afraid.

Came on to post my impressions, this covers everything.

Depressing day in Clones, Monaghan just looked like a far far more professional and able outfit. Hard to see us turning them over in the Championship, don't have the players in the full forward line.

Only getting a chance to reply now. I am not actually as down on the weekend as some.

First thing first we need a genuine free taker. Even to carry, chap from Baileboro or Connolly two names that come to mind.

The referee was awful and any decisions going went to Monaghan. Mcmanus could easily have seen red. Our kick outs always seem to go long which was great in the first half when we were on top but not when Monaghan got on top of us.

Gerry Smith first game starting back at this level in a year will improve the half back line come championship. Monagh is a real leader and shows real aggression stupid from him to get a ball thrown up. Clarke was obviously done to stick with Hughes. Madden is proving he is for this level seriously workrate. I would love to see McVeety inside, I have never seen him lined out at midfield but last year he was a goal threat and was closer in to kick scores. Podge done well on Mcmanus to a point and is the man for the job.  G coming on as our most important player is huge and could see the difference he made. I can't see C O'Reilly getting back up to speed for this year and he will be a miss.

Overall I believe we can improve more than the Monaghan team can and there is hope for turning them over come championship. Mickey is the right man for the job and although is disappointing to be going down at least there seems to be a plan compared to the bluffer last year.

The ref was indeed woeful but for me he was woeful for both teams, I dont think he favoured Monaghan us over . I think they just made more of their frees than we did. Monaghan should have had at least one sending off. McManus's was border line for me but the assault that followed a few mins later in front of the stand was a stone wall red card and the linesman stood right in front of it. Yes, there are reasons we can improve a lot but where are the scores going to come from. McKiernan is going to get dogs abuse in that game, a spoiler will follow him around like a bad smell.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15456 on: March 24, 2019, 06:26:17 PM »
Done ok today but Dublin always that bit better. McVeety class inside and Gearoid is getting back to speed. Thought our backs done ok and it was mostly man to man. Couple strange decisions. Clear point for Martin and then the free against Martin that led to goal. Our kickouts good. Frees still an issue. Good to see Oisin Kiernan back after treatment. Seems discipline still an issue off the field.

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« Reply #15457 on: March 24, 2019, 09:23:46 PM »
Done ok today but Dublin always that bit better. McVeety class inside and Gearoid is getting back to speed. Thought our backs done ok and it was mostly man to man. Couple strange decisions. Clear point for Martin and then the free against Martin that led to goal. Our kickouts good. Frees still an issue. Good to see Oisin Kiernan back after treatment. Seems discipline still an issue off the field.

That anything to do with Mackey not on the bench?

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15458 on: March 24, 2019, 10:13:19 PM »
Anyone know for sure who was dropped for discipline? Could potentially be some not there because of injury?

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« Reply #15459 on: March 25, 2019, 08:26:43 AM »
Anyone know for sure who was dropped for discipline? Could potentially be some not there because of injury?

Yeah two lads dropped for discipline reasons.

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« Reply #15461 on: March 25, 2019, 01:11:52 PM »
Anyone know for sure who was dropped for discipline? Could potentially be some not there because of injury?

Yeah two lads dropped for discipline reasons.

Surprised at Holla.

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« Reply #15462 on: March 25, 2019, 02:42:49 PM »
Anyone know for sure who was dropped for discipline? Could potentially be some not there because of injury?

Yeah two lads dropped for discipline reasons.

Surprised at Holla.

Wasnt there a rumour about him last year before Donegal too? I thought we left this crap in the past. Sad to see.

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« Reply #15463 on: May 07, 2019, 11:36:24 AM »
It is quiet here two weeks till el classico!

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15464 on: May 07, 2019, 01:03:17 PM »
cavan playing dublin tonight in parnell park so obviosuly preparations are being ramped up!