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tippabu

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Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« Reply #465 on: March 30, 2019, 05:55:41 PM »
Thought the square ball rule was scrapped??

I thought you couldn't be in the square when the ball is being passed but as soon as it's on the way you can be in there. May be wrong though

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« Reply #466 on: March 30, 2019, 05:57:52 PM »
Thought the square ball rule was scrapped??

I thought you couldn't be in the square when the ball is being passed but as soon as it's on the way you can be in there. May be wrong though

Correct. Old rules still apply from placed balls.

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« Reply #467 on: March 30, 2019, 06:11:41 PM »
51 mins gone and still all to play for. Meath 1-14 Donegal 0-14
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« Reply #468 on: March 30, 2019, 06:17:54 PM »
Game and final is there to be won for Donegal now. As I type a Donegal goal!

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« Reply #469 on: March 30, 2019, 06:18:45 PM »
It's a great game.

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« Reply #470 on: March 30, 2019, 06:25:21 PM »
Come on Donegal. Less of the keep ball stuff. Keep going for it.

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« Reply #471 on: March 30, 2019, 06:26:30 PM »
66 mins played. Donegal 1-16 Meath 1-14
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« Reply #472 on: March 30, 2019, 06:30:48 PM »
Meath have badly ran out of steam.

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« Reply #473 on: March 30, 2019, 06:34:39 PM »
FT Donegal 1-17 Meath 1-15. Donegal with a very controlled display 2nd half but Meath it must be said faded badly in that 2nd half.
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« Reply #474 on: March 30, 2019, 06:37:03 PM »
Thay used to say meath were never beat

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« Reply #475 on: March 30, 2019, 06:37:36 PM »
Good comeback, although such a slow start canít be allowed to happen again. Eight points down in ten minutes! But, they didnít lie down and young lads like OíDonnell and Gallen really stood up. Some game from Murphy though! Where would we be without him?


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« Reply #476 on: March 30, 2019, 06:39:12 PM »
Meath ran out of stream, but there will be teams that score less against Donegal this year.
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« Reply #477 on: March 30, 2019, 09:32:26 PM »
Kind of a strange one as weíd been focused on finishing strong as opposed to starting strong this year. Perhaps Donegal were a bit slow out of the blocks. But they just seemed to have the edge on us physically and just that bit more streetwise when it came to keeping possession. But we seemed to run out of steam a bit as they had us chasing everything and our shooting let us down at crucial moments when we were struggling to stay in front. Graham Reilly didnít quite have the impact needed from the bench despite looking frenetic when he came on. Nonetheless we had a good game overall and showed some really positive play. Some of those lads hadnít played in Croker at senior and this will stand to them. Well done to Donegal on the win, looking forward to playing ye again next year and maybe this summer too.
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« Reply #478 on: April 01, 2019, 11:25:05 AM »
Where has the young lad come out of it? I've never heard him mentioned anywhere before, some performance from an 18 year old.

Cian Ward claimed last Monday Meath were at championship pace in January so I'd worry about them making an impact come the height of summer, the draw has been kind to them so should make an Leinster final so have a good chance of making the super 8's dependent on draw.

Donegal have a lot of good younger players, easily top 3 in the most talented bunch of 19-22 olds in the country. Donegal seem to have a lot of top younger players and plenty of top players aged 29+ but not many in the 23-28 age range, similar to Kerry.

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« Reply #479 on: April 01, 2019, 09:58:25 PM »
I had heard what Cian said and it is a slight worry but I still think we are a better team this year as well as being overall fitter. The more I watch the game back I think it was more lost by us not having a game plan once Donegal got to grips with what we were doing. We needed to change things up a bit but perhaps we didnít have the depth in the panel to do that. That said, once Donegal started to crowd in on Newman it gave McMahon a bit more space and he was doing well before his hamstring went. While Reilly is a good player to bring on heís not the same type of player as McMahon and by his own admission isnít fit enough yet. Getting held scoreless for most of the second half is a worry but itís not like we didnít have chances. Lads taking the wrong option when there were better ones on and a few dropping short or narrowly wide and it could have been much different. But if weíre to stay in Division 1 we need another string to our bow and we need to develop young lads like James Conlon and give them game time.
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