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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #480 on: April 19, 2014, 12:30:59 AM »
Dick Clerkin and Brolly seem to be continually sniping on Twitter. Not sure what has started it.

A few years ago, Monaghan V Derry, Celtic Park. Clerkin nearly had his eyes gouged out by Doherty. Brolly post match on RTE said Monaghan were the gurriers of Ulster football, never retracted. Doherty 'canonised' by Brolly, GAA hearing cleared of all charges on the basis of Brolly's defense...Clerkin ban stuck...

Because Clerkin was found out as a spoiler with limited ability! He's been going round for a decade raking lads heels and hitting them off the ball because he can't compete on a footballing level just ask Dara O'Se!

Doherty plays football ask anyone but if you want to start on him he won't shy away! I was at all those games and Clerkin got all he deserved!

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #481 on: April 19, 2014, 01:00:26 AM »
Dick Clerkin and Brolly seem to be continually sniping on Twitter. Not sure what has started it.

A few years ago, Monaghan V Derry, Celtic Park. Clerkin nearly had his eyes gouged out by Doherty. Brolly post match on RTE said Monaghan were the gurriers of Ulster football, never retracted. Doherty 'canonised' by Brolly, GAA hearing cleared of all charges on the basis of Brolly's defense...Clerkin ban stuck...

Because Clerkin was found out as a spoiler with limited ability! He's been going round for a decade raking lads heels and hitting them off the ball because he can't compete on a footballing level just ask Dara O'Se!

Doherty plays football ask anyone but if you want to start on him he won't shy away! I was at all those games and Clerkin got all he deserved!

Aye right, so for having 'limited ability' eye gouging is acceptable. And as if Dara O'Se and Brolly's word on Clerkin overrides all. I was at the game in Celtic Park too. You're having a laugh with your raking lads heels line stuff. Doherty was at it from the start. The dirty hit on O'Shea and all the ridiculous  defense in the aftermath is just a repeat of Derry's holier than thou attitude.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #482 on: April 19, 2014, 08:52:34 AM »
Dick Clerkin and Brolly seem to be continually sniping on Twitter. Not sure what has started it.

A few years ago, Monaghan V Derry, Celtic Park. Clerkin nearly had his eyes gouged out by Doherty. Brolly post match on RTE said Monaghan were the gurriers of Ulster football, never retracted. Doherty 'canonised' by Brolly, GAA hearing cleared of all charges on the basis of Brolly's defense...Clerkin ban stuck...

Because Clerkin was found out as a spoiler with limited ability! He's been going round for a decade raking lads heels and hitting them off the ball because he can't compete on a footballing level just ask Dara O'Se!

Doherty plays football ask anyone but if you want to start on him he won't shy away! I was at all those games and Clerkin got all he deserved!

Aye right, so for having 'limited ability' eye gouging is acceptable. And as if Dara O'Se and Brolly's word on Clerkin overrides all. I was at the game in Celtic Park too. You're having a laugh with your raking lads heels line stuff. Doherty was at it from the start. The dirty hit on O'Shea and all the ridiculous  defense in the aftermath is just a repeat of Derry's holier than thou attitude.

Don't worry Babarino you'll get your chance if yous meet us this summer. Dick Clerkin, if ever a name fitted! For all Ricey or Conor Gormleys faults, at least they could play ball.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #483 on: April 19, 2014, 09:02:30 AM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?

Yes Dick likes to play hard and tough. That's his prerogative. But I've seen him play ball too - he just didn't play the man all the time as some are suggesting. That game in Celtic park was a particularly spiteful one. Some would say a typical Ulster championship match. It wasn't all Dick's doing.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #484 on: April 19, 2014, 09:23:18 AM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?

Yes Dick likes to play hard and tough. That's his prerogative. But I've seen him play ball too - he just didn't play the man all the time as some are suggesting. That game in Celtic park was a particularly spiteful one. Some would say a typical Ulster championship match. It wasn't all Dick's doing.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #485 on: April 19, 2014, 10:18:34 AM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?

Yes Dick likes to play hard and tough. That's his prerogative. But I've seen him play ball too - he just didn't play the man all the time as some are suggesting. That game in Celtic park was a particularly spiteful one. Some would say a typical Ulster championship match. It wasn't all Dick's doing.

Need the chairman to step in here and make sure we get back to the original point ... whatever it was !!!!

Think Doherty's challenge was a definite yellow card, his first yellow was not.   Ref was inconsistent and Lynn in particular got a lot of 'black' abuse that went unpunished ... and what was Brolly talking about !!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #486 on: April 19, 2014, 10:37:11 AM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?

Yes Dick likes to play hard and tough. That's his prerogative. But I've seen him play ball too - he just didn't play the man all the time as some are suggesting. That game in Celtic park was a particularly spiteful one. Some would say a typical Ulster championship match. It wasn't all Dick's doing.

Need the chairman to step in here and make sure we get back to the original point ... whatever it was !!!!

Think Doherty's challenge was a definite yellow card, his first yellow was not.   Ref was inconsistent and Lynn in particular got a lot of 'black' abuse that went unpunished ... and what was Brolly talking about !!!!!!!!!!!

The first one looked like a clothes line in real time, but on the replay you could see he had his eyes on the ball so it shouldn't have been a card.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #487 on: April 19, 2014, 02:09:59 PM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?

Yes Dick likes to play hard and tough. That's his prerogative. But I've seen him play ball too - he just didn't play the man all the time as some are suggesting. That game in Celtic park was a particularly spiteful one. Some would say a typical Ulster championship match. It wasn't all Dick's doing.

Need the chairman to step in here and make sure we get back to the original point ... whatever it was !!!!

Think Doherty's challenge was a definite yellow card, his first yellow was not.   Ref was inconsistent and Lynn in particular got a lot of 'black' abuse that went unpunished ... and what was Brolly talking about !!!!!!!!!!!

The first one looked like a clothes line in real time, but on the replay you could see he had his eyes on the ball so it shouldn't have been a card.
By that rational Doherty had his eyes on a shoulder to shoulder challenge with O'Shea and so should not have been a yellow. ;D
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #488 on: April 19, 2014, 02:31:39 PM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?

Yes Dick likes to play hard and tough. That's his prerogative. But I've seen him play ball too - he just didn't play the man all the time as some are suggesting. That game in Celtic park was a particularly spiteful one. Some would say a typical Ulster championship match. It wasn't all Dick's doing.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #489 on: April 19, 2014, 03:27:21 PM »
He's tearing in to Donal Og now

http://balls.ie/gaa/joe-brolly-serious-issue-donal-og-cusack/

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The fall out from Sky’s foray into the GAA world continued today as former Cork hurling captain and current RTE analyst Donal Og Cusack wrote in his Irish Examiner column that he agrees with Aidan O’Shea’s assertion that football pundits do little to help improve the image of the game. One line is particular stands out.

It has improved in the last few seasons but mostly football punditry never really gets past the level of “Your jumper is gas Pat but that’s a desperate game of football isn’t it?”

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #490 on: April 19, 2014, 03:59:54 PM »
He's tearing in to Donal Og now

http://balls.ie/gaa/joe-brolly-serious-issue-donal-og-cusack/

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The fall out from Sky’s foray into the GAA world continued today as former Cork hurling captain and current RTE analyst Donal Og Cusack wrote in his Irish Examiner column that he agrees with Aidan O’Shea’s assertion that football pundits do little to help improve the image of the game. One line is particular stands out.

It has improved in the last few seasons but mostly football punditry never really gets past the level of “Your jumper is gas Pat but that’s a desperate game of football isn’t it?”

If you read Donal Og's full article, apart from that comment in bold, it's hardly controversial. Joe likes to criticise and poke fun at people but can't really handle it coming back the other way. It seems like he's getting a bit twitchy as his après match style of lazy analysis will be scrutinised like never before this year - can he improve? I doubt it, as his ego will not let him admit that he needs too.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #491 on: April 19, 2014, 06:51:39 PM »
Dick Clerkin and Brolly seem to be continually sniping on Twitter. Not sure what has started it.

A few years ago, Monaghan V Derry, Celtic Park. Clerkin nearly had his eyes gouged out by Doherty. Brolly post match on RTE said Monaghan were the gurriers of Ulster football, never retracted. Doherty 'canonised' by Brolly, GAA hearing cleared of all charges on the basis of Brolly's defense...Clerkin ban stuck...

Because Clerkin was found out as a spoiler with limited ability! He's been going round for a decade raking lads heels and hitting them off the ball because he can't compete on a footballing level just ask Dara O'Se!

Doherty plays football ask anyone but if you want to start on him he won't shy away! I was at all those games and Clerkin got all he deserved!

Aye right, so for having 'limited ability' eye gouging is acceptable. And as if Dara O'Se and Brolly's word on Clerkin overrides all. I was at the game in Celtic Park too. You're having a laugh with your raking lads heels line stuff. Doherty was at it from the start. The dirty hit on O'Shea and all the ridiculous  defense in the aftermath is just a repeat of Derry's holier than thou attitude.

Don't worry Babarino you'll get your chance if yous meet us this summer. Dick Clerkin, if ever a name fitted! For all Ricey or Conor Gormleys faults, at least they could play ball.

Try not to be such a Wally Cronc. The way the draw is set up, we'll be doing very well to meet. It should be fun, no need for the nasty stuff.

And back to the point. Most of the time Brolly's good craic, and he's smart enough to know when he gets carried away. He should have retracted what he said though, and RTE shouldn't let him be a pundit on Derry games. If they do, someone from the opposition should be there to challenge him.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #492 on: April 19, 2014, 07:32:36 PM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?


As the man is a twitter whore and cant keep his mouth shut

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #493 on: April 19, 2014, 08:18:50 PM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?


As the man is a twitter whore and cant keep his mouth shut

Have your 907 previous posts been this intelligent? How many followers do you have on Twitter? If you don't rate what he has to say unfollow.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #494 on: April 19, 2014, 10:26:33 PM »
Dick Clerkin and Brolly seem to be continually sniping on Twitter. Not sure what has started it.

A few years ago, Monaghan V Derry, Celtic Park. Clerkin nearly had his eyes gouged out by Doherty. Brolly post match on RTE said Monaghan were the gurriers of Ulster football, never retracted. Doherty 'canonised' by Brolly, GAA hearing cleared of all charges on the basis of Brolly's defense...Clerkin ban stuck...

Because Clerkin was found out as a spoiler with limited ability! He's been going round for a decade raking lads heels and hitting them off the ball because he can't compete on a footballing level just ask Dara O'Se!

Doherty plays football ask anyone but if you want to start on him he won't shy away! I was at all those games and Clerkin got all he deserved!
To quote Clerkin himself (in Declan Bogues book ) "Fergal plays hard, plays fair,I took it to the edge, it was just a case of stopping him and stopping him playing "