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Angelo

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« Reply #5400 on: January 17, 2020, 05:57:00 PM »
I don’t mean to be but when it comes to the business end only Galway and mayo are ever there.though you’re right probably a bit harsh.

Down, Derry and Armagh may be improving Angelo but Tyrone are miles ahead of them and so are Donegal. Monaghan can challenge Tyrone but seem more likely to be caught by other teams.

Basically Leinster is Dublin, Ulster is Tyrone, Donegal or monaghan(who I suspect will drop off), Connacht is Galway/ mayo / Roscommon and Munster is Kerry with an outside chance cork will come good.  The ai is Dublin. (Of those teams Monaghan, Roscommon and cork tend to drop off later in the year and really Donegal do a bit too. Add to that jury still out on Galway.)

That leaves one winner and really about three competitive teams.

To be honest it has become like the hurling - when you are off the pace you are really off the pace and

Not really. Fermanagh, Cavan and Down have contested three of the last Ulster finals. The gap is closing between the likes of Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone, Donegal and the rest. Unfortunately the gap is not closing with Dublin and the rest.

Take Dublin out and it would be a competitive championship.

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« Reply #5401 on: January 17, 2020, 06:07:31 PM »
That’s just the way the draw has worked out though. Cavan Fermanagh and down are not the same level as Tyrone or Donegal and nine times out of ten Monaghan would beat them but just appear to be a team that can be caught more than the other two.

It would be competitive between three or four yes I agree. You wouldn’t have any more than that capable of winning though.

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« Reply #5402 on: January 17, 2020, 06:14:34 PM »
That’s just the way the draw has worked out though. Cavan Fermanagh and down are not the same level as Tyrone or Donegal and nine times out of ten Monaghan would beat them but just appear to be a team that can be caught more than the other two.

It would be competitive between three or four yes I agree. You wouldn’t have any more than that capable of winning though.

They are still capable of beating Tyrone or Donegal on a given day or putting it up to them. That's competitive for me.

Monaghan have been beaten by Down, Fermanagh and Cavan in the last three seasons.

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« Reply #5403 on: January 17, 2020, 06:17:58 PM »
Aye always a procession for Kerry in Munster, as in like, always.

Except the five times in the last 18 years its been won by Cork, and over 30 times in total. No procession in those years and it wont be next year either!
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No county has won provincial titles more than Kerry have won Munster. They have 81 provincial titles, that's more than the combined amount of the other 5 Munster counties who stand at 50 as a cumulative total.

Clare in 1992 are the only county to have a Munster football championship outside of Kerry and Cork in the past 85 years.

If the Munster football has not been a procession historically then you must not know the meaning of the word.
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Statistically you're a fair bit out Angelo.

Antrim have won more provincial championships than anyone....57 hurling against a combined total of 13 amongst the other Ulster Counties. 57 out of 70 runnings of the competition is a higher stat (80%) than Kerry's 81 out of 131 runnings (61%). But hi thats ONLY hurling, isnt it!

On this basis which Ulster county has the most senior provincial honours of all in combined codes.....lol...lol.



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« Reply #5404 on: January 17, 2020, 06:20:24 PM »
Aye always a procession for Kerry in Munster, as in like, always.

Except the five times in the last 18 years its been won by Cork, and over 30 times in total. No procession in those years and it wont be next year either!

No county has won provincial titles more than Kerry have won Munster. They have 81 provincial titles, that's more than the combined amount of the other 5 Munster counties who stand at 50 as a cumulative total.

Clare in 1992 are the only county to have a Munster football championship outside of Kerry and Cork in the past 85 years.

If the Munster football has not been a procession historically then you must not know the meaning of the word.
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Statistically you're a fair bit out Angelo.

Antrim have won more provincial championships than anyone....57 hurling against a combined total of 13 amongst the other Ulster Counties. 57 out of 70 runnings of the competition is a higher stat (80%) than Kerry's 81 out of 131 runnings (61%). But hi thats ONLY hurling, isnt it!

On this basis which Ulster county has the most senior provincial honours of all in combined codes.....lol...lol.
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I'm talking about football and you're talking about hurling. Ulster hurling was such a procession for Antrim that they scrapped it and bundled Antrim into a different province.

You're only serving to further my point.

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« Reply #5405 on: January 17, 2020, 06:29:27 PM »
That’s just the way the draw has worked out though. Cavan Fermanagh and down are not the same level as Tyrone or Donegal and nine times out of ten Monaghan would beat them but just appear to be a team that can be caught more than the other two.

It would be competitive between three or four yes I agree. You wouldn’t have any more than that capable of winning though.

They are still capable of beating Tyrone or Donegal on a given day or putting it up to them. That's competitive for me.

Monaghan have been beaten by Down, Fermanagh and Cavan in the last three seasons.

They’re not capable of beating Tyrone or Donegal. When was the last time Tyrone were put out of Ulster by a team that wasn’t Donegal or Monaghan? I am not one hundred percent in the answer but suspect you would go back years and the day Derry beat them was an anomaly.

Nine times out of ten Monaghan beat those teams.

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« Reply #5406 on: January 17, 2020, 06:32:42 PM »
Yes I can accept that the flow of the conversation was based on football stats, but in the interest of your statement about which county has the highest percentage of provincial  dominance being specifically accurate you were wrong. It's ok though, your main point still remains valid.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5407 on: January 17, 2020, 08:50:39 PM »
Joe will be really p!ssed off that the thread has moved away from him. Could we all just refocus.
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« Reply #5408 on: January 17, 2020, 11:20:42 PM »
I was brought to a state beyond tears of deep sadness reading about Joe's account of experiencing deep hurt by RTE's decision to axe him.
Although Joe did have some happy memories with RTE  "But I loved the public conversation, don't get me wrong"
Though Joe can rest assured on that ,  I'm sure there's not one member of the public who doubted that Joe loved the limelight of the public conversation.

"I was surprised by how enthusiastic I was when I got the call from eir. I didn't expect to get a call from anybody. And when I got the call, I could feel instinctively that I'd like to do it."
You see, it just goes to show that the call will come.  If you have the  phone  - the call will come.   regardless if you check your phone every 5 seconds over a one month period just  to make sure it's working,  the call will come.
It's said that Joe was in a restaurant when he took the call from Eir, all of a sudden he went all strange, fellow patrons were even reminded of Meg Ryan as he  kept repeating --  Yes Yess Yesss.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5409 on: January 17, 2020, 11:30:48 PM »
What are all of these slanderous rumours supposedly doing the rounds about Jim Gavin?

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« Reply #5410 on: January 18, 2020, 10:56:18 AM »
What are all of these slanderous rumours supposedly doing the rounds about Jim Gavin?

I wouldn't say there is much to them.

If there is, it might be another reddener for screenexile though.

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« Reply #5411 on: January 18, 2020, 01:14:28 PM »
Joe will be really p!ssed off that the thread has moved away from him. Could we all just refocus.

I enjoyed his OTB interview.

The four month intercounty season was an interesting proposal, although as he conceded, one with zero chance of being implemented.

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« Reply #5412 on: January 18, 2020, 08:09:19 PM »
What are all of these slanderous rumours supposedly doing the rounds about Jim Gavin?

I wouldn't say there is much to them.

If there is, it might be another reddener for screenexile though.

I'd say you're right. Fairly tenuous it seems.

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« Reply #5413 on: February 03, 2020, 02:31:40 PM »
I see twitter in uproar over Colm O Rourke's pansy boy comment last night. Wonder how RTE will react to this. David Gough outraged. Will Colm see the axe, if it was Joe the fake outrage would be unreal.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5414 on: February 03, 2020, 02:35:28 PM »
I see twitter in uproar over Colm O Rourke's pansy boy comment last night. Wonder how RTE will react to this. David Gough outraged. Will Colm see the axe, if it was Joe the fake outrage would be unreal.

Gough tagged RTE Head of Sport into his tweet accusing O'Rourke of homophobia. The only possible inference is that he's trying to get Colm sacked. I can't see this playing out well in Meath.