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« Reply #11700 on: February 14, 2020, 02:48:54 PM »
Mooney plays as a half back, he was a forward as a Minor. He'd probably match Jack McCaffrey for pace. He's easily one of Downs best players. Hopefully he recovers from his attack,doubtful he'll play any football this year.

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« Reply #11701 on: February 14, 2020, 03:00:17 PM »
Mooney is a class player. That Ulster Final when Tyrone were hammering Down, Mooney stood up and scored a couple of great scores. He is easily Down's best player and one of the best about.

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« Reply #11702 on: February 14, 2020, 03:04:44 PM »
Nrico - you must be some player if you claim Mooney is just average. He is a super player, athletic, fast, strong and would start on every county team in Ireland bar possibly Dublin. He would certainly pick a spot on Tyrone outfit. A serious footballer who unfortunately for him is currently playing on an average team and still stands out a mile. He would be All star material playing with any of the top 4/5 teams.


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« Reply #11703 on: February 14, 2020, 03:11:29 PM »
Seems to attract a lot of off field attention.Being a good footballer can have its downside when socialising.

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« Reply #11704 on: February 14, 2020, 03:29:42 PM »
what way are the u20s going ATM? Be heavily fancied tomorrow?

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« Reply #11705 on: February 14, 2020, 03:38:28 PM »
The thing that a lot of you miss is that no one pulls on the jersey to play for Mickey Harte. It's Tyrone they want to play for. I know the relationship with the manager is important but it can be overstated. Always whispers about people not getting on with Mickey Harte but it's very rare you see a first 15 player walk away from the panel. It's usually guys frustrated at not getting on.

If rumours are to be believed Mickey Harte's family don't get on with Mickey Harte.

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« Reply #11706 on: February 14, 2020, 04:23:48 PM »
Whatís the story with Conal Grimes - no sign of him lately on any team sheets

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« Reply #11707 on: February 14, 2020, 04:25:43 PM »
Whatís the story with Conal Grimes - no sign of him lately on any team sheets

Probably undergoing a silent ban for some of his exploits last season.

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« Reply #11708 on: February 14, 2020, 04:26:28 PM »
Whatís the story with Conal Grimes - no sign of him lately on any team sheets

He was No. 19 against Kerry?

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« Reply #11709 on: February 14, 2020, 04:27:00 PM »
What a load of shite. AFL is an incredibly physical game, Gaelic football doesnít compare in that regard. Completely different game and different fitness required. Gaa would be quicker and more twisting and turning. AFL games regularly last over 100 mins and the ground is massive. Itís a much more lung busting run type sport. They cover crazy kilometres throughout games. The skills levels would be much higher in GAA as well. I could see McKenna playing CHB or somewhere like that now. Even midfield as he will be extremely fit and used to getting up and down the ground.

AFL players average running distance is 13k (Just done research on google them on distances posted by the teams), the same for intercounty game is averge 13k but intercounty is done in less time...
AFL is an incredibly physical game - Obv it is im not doubting that but so is Gaa, McKenna will be likened to Caolan Mooney, same build and speed! Some say Mooney didn't make but he played 2 season with Collingwood who where one of the top teams in the AFL

The average county player runs around 9.5km-10km per game if I remember correctly. We did a study on this last year. There are of course some who will run more. The average AFL was upwards of 14km per game with some covering 18-20km per game. They're different games so can't compare like for like. AFL is a professional game and they've some of the best sports science people over there. 
I'd say McKenna would much rather play Gaelic football. I played for a season and a half in Perth about 8 years ago and couldn't believe how boring the game is at times, catch, kick and tackle. Side stepping and dummies lead you to near getting your head taken off as I found out. I'm biased but I think gaelic is a much superior game in terms skills and excitement.

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« Reply #11710 on: February 14, 2020, 04:29:53 PM »
Whatís the story with Conal Grimes - no sign of him lately on any team sheets

He was No. 19 against Kerry?
Should've been on, would've made more of a mark on the game than what was in defense

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« Reply #11711 on: February 14, 2020, 04:47:43 PM »
Whatís the story with Conal Grimes - no sign of him lately on any team sheets

Probably undergoing a silent ban for some of his exploits last season.

The trumpet knows of no exploits. Watch that slander!!

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« Reply #11712 on: February 14, 2020, 04:55:06 PM »
What a load of shite. AFL is an incredibly physical game, Gaelic football doesnít compare in that regard. Completely different game and different fitness required. Gaa would be quicker and more twisting and turning. AFL games regularly last over 100 mins and the ground is massive. Itís a much more lung busting run type sport. They cover crazy kilometres throughout games. The skills levels would be much higher in GAA as well. I could see McKenna playing CHB or somewhere like that now. Even midfield as he will be extremely fit and used to getting up and down the ground.

AFL players average running distance is 13k (Just done research on google them on distances posted by the teams), the same for intercounty game is averge 13k but intercounty is done in less time...
AFL is an incredibly physical game - Obv it is im not doubting that but so is Gaa, McKenna will be likened to Caolan Mooney, same build and speed! Some say Mooney didn't make but he played 2 season with Collingwood who where one of the top teams in the AFL

The average county player runs around 9.5km-10km per game if I remember correctly. We did a study on this last year. There are of course some who will run more. The average AFL was upwards of 14km per game with some covering 18-20km per game. They're different games so can't compare like for like. AFL is a professional game and they've some of the best sports science people over there. 
I'd say McKenna would much rather play Gaelic football. I played for a season and a half in Perth about 8 years ago and couldn't believe how boring the game is at times, catch, kick and tackle. Side stepping and dummies lead you to near getting your head taken off as I found out. I'm biased but I think gaelic is a much superior game in terms skills and excitement.

Watched a bit of Essendon highlights to see how McKenna did. Came to the opinion AFL is a horrendous game. An absolute dearth of talent. Were it not for the mark it'd just be a game of royal shrovetide football. It was really telling from McKenna's contributions he was trying to play gaelic football; accurate passing, low trajectory passes, taking on players, selling dummies etc. He stood out a mile in the melee of men running around dragging each other to the ground and thumping the ball as far as you can. Not that it done him any favours, AFL is a game designed to advocate fitness and strength over talent and finesse.

There was a passage of play where McKenna bounced the ball twice on the run and the commentators were in awe of it. f**king imagine had they seen him solo it.
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« Reply #11713 on: February 14, 2020, 05:37:10 PM »
What a load of shite. AFL is an incredibly physical game, Gaelic football doesnít compare in that regard. Completely different game and different fitness required. Gaa would be quicker and more twisting and turning. AFL games regularly last over 100 mins and the ground is massive. Itís a much more lung busting run type sport. They cover crazy kilometres throughout games. The skills levels would be much higher in GAA as well. I could see McKenna playing CHB or somewhere like that now. Even midfield as he will be extremely fit and used to getting up and down the ground.

AFL players average running distance is 13k (Just done research on google them on distances posted by the teams), the same for intercounty game is averge 13k but intercounty is done in less time...
AFL is an incredibly physical game - Obv it is im not doubting that but so is Gaa, McKenna will be likened to Caolan Mooney, same build and speed! Some say Mooney didn't make but he played 2 season with Collingwood who where one of the top teams in the AFL

The average county player runs around 9.5km-10km per game if I remember correctly. We did a study on this last year. There are of course some who will run more. The average AFL was upwards of 14km per game with some covering 18-20km per game. They're different games so can't compare like for like. AFL is a professional game and they've some of the best sports science people over there. 
I'd say McKenna would much rather play Gaelic football. I played for a season and a half in Perth about 8 years ago and couldn't believe how boring the game is at times, catch, kick and tackle. Side stepping and dummies lead you to near getting your head taken off as I found out. I'm biased but I think gaelic is a much superior game in terms skills and excitement.

Watched a bit of Essendon highlights to see how McKenna did. Came to the opinion AFL is a horrendous game. An absolute dearth of talent. Were it not for the mark it'd just be a game of royal shrovetide football. It was really telling from McKenna's contributions he was trying to play gaelic football; accurate passing, low trajectory passes, taking on players, selling dummies etc. He stood out a mile in the melee of men running around dragging each other to the ground and thumping the ball as far as you can. Not that it done him any favours, AFL is a game designed to advocate fitness and strength over talent and finesse.

There was a passage of play where McKenna bounced the ball twice on the run and the commentators were in awe of it. f**king imagine had they seen him solo it.

I wouldn't have a huge interest in. It's played at a helter skelter place but doesn't have much method to it from my eyes. I think guys like Fenton or Clifford would have struggled as they are quite languid and the style wouldn't have suited them.

What jumps out at you about McKenna is his pace in those clips, these are pro lads in a game that is honed around pace and power and he is burning a lot of these guys. He has some engine on him.

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« Reply #11714 on: February 14, 2020, 06:02:35 PM »
AFL wasnít about pace and itís only the last number of years that pace has started to play a major part. If you remember the old international rules teams they sent over were full of slow big tall players and the Gaelic teams literally run rings around them until the Aussies resorted to dirt. In fact AFL is moving more towards Gaelic football style running and playing on rather than take a mark, Gaelic is now moving more towards and Aussie rules style game ffs.