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Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« Reply #615 on: February 12, 2019, 08:19:25 AM »
Maybe New Roscommon will put ye out of ye're misery at th'end o' May😀

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I remember 2012 and the Leinster Final. Cunningham's first year
They did a cull of the non performers the previous autumn and built up from scratch with an u21 team that wasn't used to losing

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It was wonderful after 20 plus years largely of shite and inconsistency
They could have won the all Ireland that year but didn't have the cuteness and KK were very strong
The work they started eventually led to the all Ireland in 2017 

It is good to see the neighbours doing well.
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Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« Reply #616 on: February 12, 2019, 09:47:15 AM »
Thanks Seafóidín.
We've improved by 3-14 against Tyrone anyways.
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« Reply #617 on: February 12, 2019, 11:08:18 AM »
Thanks Seafóidín.
We've improved by 3-14 against Tyrone anyways.

Maybe we've got worse by 3-14?
That was never a square ball!!

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« Reply #618 on: February 12, 2019, 11:57:40 AM »
What did the Galway posters make of Antaine O'Laoi? I thought he played well, certainly is too light but certainly has the pace and skillset to trouble a good defender. Cunnigham is very frustrating but its too be expected given he's played very little football for 5 years; No problem in winning the ball but its hard to know whats going to happen when he gets it, scored a good point against the wind with his weaker foot and should have scored a goal but lacked composure. Just think its might be another year to two before we see the best of him.

John Daly looks the part although he's got work to do on his strength but thats to be expected given he's still u21. Wynne is mobile enough but is just not a good enough defender of good enough on the ball to be playing. O'Donnell looks like he's coming to the end, pace wise he's never been quick but looks to have slowed down from last year; Duane isn't that quick either but has overtaken O'Donnell if it was up to me. Cooke looked shattered after 5 minutes, thankfully he has no game mid week.

Delighted to get the result, really didn't see it coming with all the lads missing. Galway certainly hit more than any other team in div 1 with injuries and then there's the Corofin lads missing too.

Galway excellent against the wind but woeful with it, thats got to change. That first 15 minutes was dreadful stuff, appalling to watch.

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« Reply #619 on: February 12, 2019, 12:25:38 PM »
Fair play to Kerry, good game of ball, good atmosphere around the town afterwards.

There is nothing like a couple of defeats to put the sting in the tail for the Dubs, the only thing that matters is the Super 8s onwards.

Mayo Kerry league final would be welcomed.

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« Reply #620 on: February 12, 2019, 12:56:58 PM »
Fair play to Kerry, good game of ball, good atmosphere around the town afterwards.

There is nothing like a couple of defeats to put the sting in the tail for the Dubs, the only thing that matters is the Super 8s onwards.

Mayo Kerry league final would be welcomed.

Gavin definitely had to tailor your season to build fitness towards the championship more than recent years as the physical and mental strain would probably have been too much on the journey to the drive for five if you went all out to dominate the league, and you can see lads like Mannion, Cooper, Fenton, McAuley, Rock, Howard etc.. are getting sharper with every game.
It will be interesting to see how our new boys will get on against the All Ireland champs Sat week in Croker. I think the wider faster pitch compared to the McHale Park sanded bog will better suit our style under Horan and it will be intriguing to see if this plus the obvious extra work our lads have over the Dubs at the moment will be enough to bridge the huge gap between us in previous league meetings.

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« Reply #621 on: February 12, 2019, 02:19:34 PM »
Mayo Kerry league final would be welcomed.

By Jim Gavin most of all.

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« Reply #622 on: February 12, 2019, 04:10:43 PM »
Fair play to Kerry, good game of ball, good atmosphere around the town afterwards.

There is nothing like a couple of defeats to put the sting in the tail for the Dubs, the only thing that matters is the Super 8s onwards.

Mayo Kerry league final would be welcomed.

Gavin definitely had to tailor your season to build fitness towards the championship more than recent years as the physical and mental strain would probably have been too much on the journey to the drive for five if you went all out to dominate the league, and you can see lads like Mannion, Cooper, Fenton, McAuley, Rock, Howard etc.. are getting sharper with every game.
It will be interesting to see how our new boys will get on against the All Ireland champs Sat week in Croker. I think the wider faster pitch compared to the McHale Park sanded bog will better suit our style under Horan and it will be intriguing to see if this plus the obvious extra work our lads have over the Dubs at the moment will be enough to bridge the huge gap between us in previous league meetings.
It's far from make or break, but I still think Gavin would prefer Dubs to be in a league final. It's a competitive game, which is great preparation and you learn more from competitive games than any other. And while come August, many might not care who had won the league, on the day every single player on both sides will be doing their best to win.

In the 90s winning the league was seen in a similar fashion to winning the Par 3 in Augusta. There was only 1 double in a 13 year period.
Whereas from 2003 onwards there's been 9 doubles done.
A lot of people think that Dubs learning to beat Tyrone and Kerry in the league, helped us learn how to finally beat them in the championship, after years of being nearlymen.

The last year the Dubs didn't make the league final, 2012, we didn't win Sam. There was the 2011 hangover, so maybe not the biggest surprise. But in hindsight getting to a competitive league final, which I'd say we most likely would have lost, would have been the best thing that could have happened to us. Instead the first really competitive game we had, we were knocked out of the championship.

Certainly getting to a league final has never hurt us under the Gilroy/Gavin years, so while Jim won't lose any sleep over it, I'd be pretty sure he'd prefer to stick with the winning formula and get that extra competitive game in. Unless, maybe he thinks we'll get it against Meath for a change in Leinster!


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« Reply #623 on: February 12, 2019, 04:25:48 PM »
Fair play to Kerry, good game of ball, good atmosphere around the town afterwards.

There is nothing like a couple of defeats to put the sting in the tail for the Dubs, the only thing that matters is the Super 8s onwards.

Mayo Kerry league final would be welcomed.

Gavin definitely had to tailor your season to build fitness towards the championship more than recent years as the physical and mental strain would probably have been too much on the journey to the drive for five if you went all out to dominate the league, and you can see lads like Mannion, Cooper, Fenton, McAuley, Rock, Howard etc.. are getting sharper with every game.
It will be interesting to see how our new boys will get on against the All Ireland champs Sat week in Croker. I think the wider faster pitch compared to the McHale Park sanded bog will better suit our style under Horan and it will be intriguing to see if this plus the obvious extra work our lads have over the Dubs at the moment will be enough to bridge the huge gap between us in previous league meetings.
It's far from make or break, but I still think Gavin would prefer Dubs to be in a league final. It's a competitive game, which is great preparation and you learn more from competitive games than any other. And while come August, many might not care who had won the league, on the day every single player on both sides will be doing their best to win.

In the 90s winning the league was seen in a similar fashion to winning the Par 3 in Augusta. There was only 1 double in a 13 year period.
Whereas from 2003 onwards there's been 9 doubles done.
A lot of people think that Dubs learning to beat Tyrone and Kerry in the league, helped us learn how to finally beat them in the championship, after years of being nearlymen.

The last year the Dubs didn't make the league final, 2012, we didn't win Sam. There was the 2011 hangover, so maybe not the biggest surprise. But in hindsight getting to a competitive league final, which I'd say we most likely would have lost, would have been the best thing that could have happened to us. Instead the first really competitive game we had, we were knocked out of the championship.

Certainly getting to a league final has never hurt us under the Gilroy/Gavin years, so while Jim won't lose any sleep over it, I'd be pretty sure he'd prefer to stick with the winning formula and get that extra competitive game in. Unless, maybe he thinks we'll get it against Meath for a change in Leinster!

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« Reply #624 on: February 12, 2019, 05:31:40 PM »
I can't understand this craic of thinking Dublin are out of the running to win the league , do ye not think they are capable of winning all their remaining games ? Personally I think they will win it out and in style too.
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« Reply #625 on: February 12, 2019, 05:38:16 PM »
I can't understand this craic of thinking Dublin are out of the running to win the league , do ye not think they are capable of winning all their remaining games ? Personally I think they will win it out and in style too.

The top two teams in Division 1 contest the National Football League final. The bottom two teams are relegated to Division 2.

If 2 teams end on one loss each and the Dubs win the next 4 games and have 2 losses they won't qualify

Mayo, Kerry, Galway and Ros all have superior losses to the Dubs . I don't think the Dubs are interested in the League this year
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« Reply #626 on: February 12, 2019, 06:08:19 PM »
I can't understand this craic of thinking Dublin are out of the running to win the league , do ye not think they are capable of winning all their remaining games ? Personally I think they will win it out and in style too.

I expect them to win all their remaining games, whether thats enough to get them to a league final I don't know.

I'm surprised at the ex Kerry players the last few days, cute Kerry hoorism appears to have disappeared and they've got a bit carried away. Then there's the media, in the last 3 weeks they've got carried away with Monaghan, Mayo and now Kerry. I've not seen anything from anyone to suggest they could get within a few scores of Dublin, Kerry in particular conceded 2 goals against Dublin; Peter Keane will certainly be alarmed at how easy both goals were.

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« Reply #627 on: February 12, 2019, 06:15:44 PM »
The top two teams in Division 1 contest the National Football League final. The bottom two teams are relegated to Division 2.



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« Reply #628 on: February 12, 2019, 06:35:11 PM »
I was just looking at the odds there
Tyrone have drifted out from 8/1 to 50/1
The bookies obviously hate Tyrone as well
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« Reply #629 on: February 12, 2019, 09:01:39 PM »
I can't understand this craic of thinking Dublin are out of the running to win the league , do ye not think they are capable of winning all their remaining games ? Personally I think they will win it out and in style too.

The top two teams in Division 1 contest the National Football League final. The bottom two teams are relegated to Division 2.

If 2 teams end on one loss each and the Dubs win the next 4 games and have 2 losses they won't qualify

Mayo, Kerry, Galway and Ros all have superior losses to the Dubs . I don't think the Dubs are interested in the League this year

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