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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2018, 04:20:04 PM »
I always felt Derry was Ulsters best chance to keep the run going in 1995. Tyrone beat them, but I thought they wouldn't have enough to win an AI. And so it proved. 1995 was a big opportunity for Derry to win a second AI.

It's weird that that team never really got close again.

Agree. If there was a backdoor in 1995, Derry would have had their 2nd all-ireland.

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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2018, 07:44:37 PM »
I always felt Derry was Ulsters best chance to keep the run going in 1995. Tyrone beat them, but I thought they wouldn't have enough to win an AI. And so it proved. 1995 was a big opportunity for Derry to win a second AI.

It's weird that that team never really got close again.

Agree. If there was a backdoor in 1995, Derry would have had their 2nd all-ireland.

You could also say that if the back door had been introduced in 93 they may not have any All Irelands.

They never got close again because they got rid of Coleman after the loss to Down in 94. A game that really could have gone either way. Down werenít really tested after that on their way to their fifth All Ireland title, which tells you how good that particular Derry team was. But the knives were out for the wee man from Ballymaguigan after the game in Celtic Park and we all know now just how wrong your county board was.
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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2018, 11:26:38 PM »
Just looking at the highlights of those games again now. I just remember us being delighted to see Dublin and Cork getting beat. Derry were bridging a 35 year gap from their previous final in 1958. I donít suppose anyone here has memories of that game?

But other memories of that year was of course Tohill and Brolly.
The winning Derry point against Dublin was fantastic.
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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2018, 07:03:48 AM »
I always felt Derry was Ulsters best chance to keep the run going in 1995. Tyrone beat them, but I thought they wouldn't have enough to win an AI. And so it proved. 1995 was a big opportunity for Derry to win a second AI.

It's weird that that team never really got close again.

Agree. If there was a backdoor in 1995, Derry would have had their 2nd all-ireland.
Dont know , they couldnít beat a 13 man tyrone team in 95. They sacked Coleman in 94. They hadnít really a serious forward line and they played an auld done cork team in the final and just about bate them.  Armagh were a much better football team in 02. As joe Kernan says it takes a great team to win 2.

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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2018, 12:24:25 PM »
I always felt Derry was Ulsters best chance to keep the run going in 1995. Tyrone beat them, but I thought they wouldn't have enough to win an AI. And so it proved. 1995 was a big opportunity for Derry to win a second AI.

It's weird that that team never really got close again.

Agree. If there was a backdoor in 1995, Derry would have had their 2nd all-ireland.
Dont know , they couldnít beat a 13 man tyrone team in 95. They sacked Coleman in 94. They hadnít really a serious forward line and they played an auld done cork team in the final and just about bate them.  Armagh were a much better football team in 02. As joe Kernan says it takes a great team to win 2.
Thought we were much the better team myself and the semi final was a tougher test.
Football was much better nearly a decade later just as it is much better these days. Hard to compare.

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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2018, 01:17:41 PM »
I always felt Derry was Ulsters best chance to keep the run going in 1995. Tyrone beat them, but I thought they wouldn't have enough to win an AI. And so it proved. 1995 was a big opportunity for Derry to win a second AI.

It's weird that that team never really got close again.

Agree. If there was a backdoor in 1995, Derry would have had their 2nd all-ireland.
Dont know , they couldnít beat a 13 man tyrone team in 95. They sacked Coleman in 94. They hadnít really a serious forward line and they played an auld done cork team in the final and just about bate them.  Armagh were a much better football team in 02. As joe Kernan says it takes a great team to win 2.

That Cork team bate Mayo 5 15 to 0-10 Ö doesn't read like a " auld done" score

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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2018, 01:19:53 PM »
That Cork team bate Mayo 5 15 to 0-10 Ö doesn't read like a " auld done" score

A demoralised Mayo team that had won the Connacht final by 1-5 to 0-7, and who lost the following year to Leitrim...

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Re: Derry 1993 - 25 years on
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2018, 02:00:45 PM »
3 late Cork goals that day made it worse than it was. Not that Mayo we're great like.

Jacko was Mayo manager that year if I recall.