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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #630 on: September 21, 2017, 10:46:07 AM »
Played a bit of hurling for Vincent's but you would be right, not a hurling man and a big name coach or 2 coaches will be brought in. It looks like a steady the ship job, get the players back that have been lost and attract hurlers that maybe inclined to football.

Even though I heard its a done deal, I'm still not convinced until officially confirmed. Totally left field.


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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #631 on: September 21, 2017, 11:11:42 AM »
No money involved this time round.

Believe it or believe it not, Pat Gilroy is strongly rumoured to be a done deal.
That's who I heard too.

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #632 on: September 21, 2017, 11:15:27 AM »
Played a bit of hurling for Vincent's but you would be right, not a hurling man and a big name coach or 2 coaches will be brought in. It looks like a steady the ship job, get the players back that have been lost and attract hurlers that maybe inclined to football.

Even though I heard its a done deal, I'm still not convinced until officially confirmed. Totally left field.

Not as left field as Sean Boylan thinking he'd accepted the Meath hurling job when he was actually offered the football job and that didn't exactly go too badly.

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #633 on: September 21, 2017, 11:27:13 AM »
Played a bit of hurling for Vincent's but you would be right, not a hurling man and a big name coach or 2 coaches will be brought in. It looks like a steady the ship job, get the players back that have been lost and attract hurlers that maybe inclined to football.

Even though I heard its a done deal, I'm still not convinced until officially confirmed. Totally left field.

Not as left field as Sean Boylan thinking he'd accepted the Meath hurling job when he was actually offered the football job and that didn't exactly go too badly.
Sean Boylan was the hurling manager before being asked to take on the football role. Shame to spoil a good story.

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #634 on: September 21, 2017, 11:39:33 AM »
If there was ever a moment of ironic salvation in the GAA, it was Diarmuid Connolly calling for calm after winning the free that was just about to win Dublin the All-Ireland, after being banned for most of the Summer for needlessly losing the head over a sideline ball in  Carlow.

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #635 on: September 21, 2017, 11:45:56 AM »
If there was ever a moment of ironic salvation in the GAA, it was Diarmuid Connolly calling for calm after winning the free that was just about to win Dublin the All-Ireland, after being banned for most of the Summer for needlessly losing the head over a sideline ball in  Carlow.

maybe a lesson to be learned for Roscommon manager if he is interested in getting the best players in the county back on the panel.

or maybe its only leopard players who change spots, leopard manager maybe paid too much to

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #636 on: September 21, 2017, 12:12:21 PM »
While Connolly made a positive contribution on Sunday, his tally now stands at 4 points from play in 6 All Irelands. Does he contribute enough at the business end of the championship to warrant being touted as Dublin's greatest ever (Paul Curran last Saturday)?

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #637 on: September 21, 2017, 12:20:15 PM »
If there was ever a moment of ironic salvation in the GAA, it was Diarmuid Connolly calling for calm after winning the free that was just about to win Dublin the All-Ireland, after being banned for most of the Summer for needlessly losing the head over a sideline ball in  Carlow.

maybe a lesson to be learned for Roscommon manager if he is interested in getting the best players in the county back on the panel.

or maybe its only leopard players who change spots, leopard manager maybe paid too much to

Stop trying to continually distract from the uncomfortable truths about Dublin.

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #638 on: September 21, 2017, 12:39:13 PM »
Syferis,

i trust at this stage you have at least primary school completed and suspect by your many post timings you might actually have made college.

so you should know the difference between TRUTH and OPINION. No mater how often you post your opinion unless you can back it with hard facts it remains that your OPINION


Truth definition, the true or actual state of a matter.

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #639 on: September 21, 2017, 12:40:49 PM »
If there was ever a moment of ironic salvation in the GAA, it was Diarmuid Connolly calling for calm after winning the free that was just about to win Dublin the All-Ireland, after being banned for most of the Summer for needlessly losing the head over a sideline ball in  Carlow.

maybe a lesson to be learned for Roscommon manager if he is interested in getting the best players in the county back on the panel.

or maybe its only leopard players who change spots, leopard manager maybe paid too much to

Will leave that for a thread it belongs in. I was actually praising Connolly for taking his chance and redeeaming himself in the process. It was a memorable moment in a marvelous game of football.

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #640 on: September 21, 2017, 12:54:36 PM »
If there was ever a moment of ironic salvation in the GAA, it was Diarmuid Connolly calling for calm after winning the free that was just about to win Dublin the All-Ireland, after being banned for most of the Summer for needlessly losing the head over a sideline ball in  Carlow.

maybe a lesson to be learned for Roscommon manager if he is interested in getting the best players in the county back on the panel.

or maybe its only leopard players who change spots, leopard manager maybe paid too much to

Will leave that for a thread it belongs in. I was actually praising Connolly for taking his chance and redeeaming himself in the process. It was a memorable moment in a marvelous game of football.

 credit to Connolly he showed serious maturity even if the haters still find faults....


my response on other was based on your username and hoping Connolly is proof everyone can move on if they want to

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #641 on: September 21, 2017, 01:07:46 PM »
Indeed Elphinman.
Wouldn't it be great to see the best 30 footballers in Ros on our panel come 1st January.
Will any of Dublin's senior citizens retire?
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #642 on: September 21, 2017, 01:10:42 PM »
rossfan it would be

i havent a clue about Dublin footballers other than watching them, they are 150 miles from my front door where rugby is my challenge

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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #643 on: September 21, 2017, 01:25:48 PM »
To be blunt, his status has outstripped his actual contributions on the biggest stages by quite a degree. Connolly also doesn’t kick many easy, let alone hard, points when matched up on Keegan, which belies the fact that he is not close to being the best player in the country that was still the line in most quarters until around last year’s AI finals.

All that said, he is still an excellent player when he decides to keep his head. I would give Kevin Mc just as much if not more credit for steadying Dublin in the second half on Sunday, though. He’s a player that actually deserves more praise than he gets IMO.

Not a lot to argue with there. Unfortunately, these days, people seem to have to nail their colours to the mast when it comes to talking about Connolly, or O'Shea and Keegan too, for that matter. If you say anything good or bad about either of them, then it turns into this big Mayo v Dublin brouhaha and, the specific nuts and bolts of what they do on the actual pitch, is almost an after thought. Connolly deserves great credit for winning the free that Rock converted and his composure immediately afterwards. But what about the ridiculous Hail Mary shot he attempted a few minutes before? There wouldn't have been a need for Rock to kick that free, if Connolly had shown more common sense there, that the likes of Brogan, McMannamon or Mannion typically display in the dying minutes of games. Aido sent one up of his own last year too. But mention either of those and, you will automatically be labeled a bitter begrudger, depending on who you are talking to. It's very tiresome.  :-\
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Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Reply #644 on: September 21, 2017, 01:39:42 PM »
Connolly is a fantastic player. That shouldn't be in doubt. His position in the all time greats list will only ever be opinion. Let's be honest, none of us are on a position to say one way or the other really