Author Topic: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm  (Read 33271 times)

WhoDat

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 74
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #105 on: August 07, 2019, 06:19:50 PM »
Jason Doherty's injury confirmed as ACL.

That's a f**king balls. I'm not his biggest fan but no man deserves that sort of bad luck, especially when it's caused by putting your body on the line for your county.

why would you not be his biggest fan? very honest player who never goes for glory and always does the dirty work for mayo

I'd rate him behind D'OC, C'OC and Andy as a forward.

works a lot harder and is much better in the tackle than any of those 3

trileacman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3544
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #106 on: August 07, 2019, 06:39:53 PM »
Jason Doherty's injury confirmed as ACL.

That's a f**king balls. I'm not his biggest fan but no man deserves that sort of bad luck, especially when it's caused by putting your body on the line for your county.

why would you not be his biggest fan? very honest player who never goes for glory and always does the dirty work for mayo

I'd rate him behind D'OC, C'OC and Andy as a forward.

works a lot harder and is much better in the tackle than any of those 3

Whatever it's just an opinion don't get so hung up on it.
Fantasy Rugby World Cup Champion 2011,
Fantasy 6 Nations Champion 2014

Armagh18

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 215
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #107 on: August 07, 2019, 06:56:22 PM »
Jason Doherty's injury confirmed as ACL.
Aw thats an awful pity. Mayo having a horrible year with injuries.

WhoDat

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 74
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #108 on: August 07, 2019, 07:46:38 PM »
Jason Doherty's injury confirmed as ACL.

That's a f**king balls. I'm not his biggest fan but no man deserves that sort of bad luck, especially when it's caused by putting your body on the line for your county.

why would you not be his biggest fan? very honest player who never goes for glory and always does the dirty work for mayo

I'd rate him behind D'OC, C'OC and Andy as a forward.

works a lot harder and is much better in the tackle than any of those 3

Whatever it's just an opinion don't get so hung up on it.

Im also just stating an opinion, not getting hung up on it

giveherlong

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 397
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #109 on: August 08, 2019, 08:05:02 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/kevin-mcstay-mayo-may-be-washed-away-by-blue-wave-1.3977679

Kevin McStay: Mayo may be washed away by blue wave

Fully firing Dublin at Croke Park looks too tough an assignment for Horanís side

 
And then there were four. Kerry-Tyrone has its own recent history and edge and I am sure it will produce a worthy finalist on Sunday. But I think it is fair to say that the eyes of the country will be on the Saturday night live match. Dublin and Mayo: one more time.

One assumes it will be a full house in Croke Park. This rivalry has been bubbling for most of the decade. In a funny way, it reminds me of the old snooker wars between Jimmy White and Steve Davis. White was erratic, lovable, sometimes brilliant and sometimes left you hiding behind the sofa. So it is with Mayo. White was the peopleís darling.

Against that, you had Davis Ė the cool exterior, amazing consistency and perfect technique. That has been the story of Dublin. They love the heightened pressure of these knockout days. They have their process and that has produced the titles.

Jimmy White was always hoping that things would go right. He played on emotion. So do Mayo and they are hoping for the bounce of the ball, the brilliant goal out of the blue, the rush of blood comeback.

I was chatting with Aidan OíRourke, the former Armagh player, on Saturday and he was saying he had become exasperated by Mayo. Aidan is an All-Ireland champion, he has his medal. He played in two All-Irelands and Armagh won their first. That Armagh team got it done Ė against Kerry. And that is the hard cold quality you need. So Aidan probably began to wonder, well, how many chances does a team deserve? But now he is starting to fall for Mayo all over again.
Mayo missed about 1-8 in the first half. The game should have been over and done with at the break
In a one-off game like they played against Donegal, you sense this huge character and will and drive. And they kind of draw you in. They cast a kind of spell on the public. You end up rooting for them. The form line was all about Donegal but when it was put to me, without letting my Mayo blood get in the way, I still felt it was a huge chance for James Horanís side. Because you canít draw a line with Mayo; you know they will be unreasonably cussed.


On logic, they should not have been in that game. But I was down in Mayo for a few days during the week. The Castlecourt was jammed for one of Colm Parkinsonís road show gigs. Everyone was into the pre-match talk and wearing their colours and showing loads of belief.

The attitude was: we are at home in an All-Ireland quarter final, basically, and we have a good track record. I met a guy on Thursday who told me he wasnít worried about Donegal but he was very concerned about Dublin. I found the breeziness hilarious. Fair play to him. It didnít occur to him that his team could be beaten.

Recurring theme

And that belief was well founded. I reckon Mayo missed about 1-8 in the first half. The game should have been over and done with at the break. The difficulty for Mayo is that those were relatively easy chances. They were not pot shots. And this is a recurring theme with this side. If they donít tidy this issue up, it will catch up with them next Saturday night. They were blessed that Donegal replicated the wastefulness.

I felt very sorry for Donegal, even before the game. The minute I heard about the Eoghan BŠn Gallagher injury, I felt that the summer wouldnít work out for them. For the second championship in a row, they have suffered a major injury. They are talented but the talent is not that deep.

They are an emerging team but so much is contingent on Michael Murphy being able to maintain his form for the next few years. They are Ulster champions for the last two years and havenít reached an All-Ireland semi-final. They had their destiny in their own hands on both occasions.

Mayoís passionate army of supporters, young and old, will once again be heading to Croke Park with hope in their hearts. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Mayoís passionate army of supporters, young and old, will once again be heading to Croke Park with hope in their hearts. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Tyrone at home and Mayo away: these are hard, hard lessons. They are a good team and I felt they had developed beyond Michael but when the chips were down on Saturday night, it fell to him to prop the others up again. They had the breeze and momentum and missed those chances in the second half when they could have regained the lead. I am not convinced they deserved to be back that close but, once again, Mayo left the door open for their opponents.

The Backdoor: itís time to ditch the dummy teams
Dublin win phoney war, now letís never speak of it again
Gavin and Harte in no mood to give anything away at Healy Park

The main reason for Mayoís victory was this. In military terms, Mayo spent a long time identifying how they would destabilise Donegalís centre of gravity.

During the week, everyone knew that Murphy, Patrick McBrearty and Ryan McHugh were the men they had to stop. But Horan still had to devise a plan and then go and execute it. Putting Chris Barrett on McBrearty and holding him to 0-2 was as good a return as they could have asked for.

Paddy Durcan keeping Ryan McHugh under wraps worked perfectly. He welded himself to the Donegal playmaker but still managed to break forward to get his three points.

Now, I am not as convinced that Lee Keegan on Michael Murphy was the thundering success that some people believe. Murphy, I felt, was heroic on Saturday night. One thing keeps coming back to me. He was tearing along under the stand with the ball and collecting return passes at speed and he moved with a pace and intensity I didnít even know he had. He was like a man possessed. The thing that stands out was actually a miss. He spun on his left and connected beautifully on a hugely important point attempt. It missed by millimetres Ė I was right behind the shot so had a perfect view.


Massive loss
It goes down as a wide but trust me, it was a sublime bit of skill. After he scored his penalty, he gave Lee Keegan a ferocious and entirely fair belt. He shook him. He took the game to Mayo in those moments. Nobody else on that Donegal team got to Murphyís level. And that may be why they arenít reaching the last four.

The good news for Mayo is that they have improved as the season has gone on. But by how much? They werenít brilliant on Saturday night. Rather, they were functional. They do what they do so well Ė hugely physical and a massive tackle count. It would seem as if Jason Doherty is badly injured and, if so, he will be a massive loss. The game has to have taken a physical toll. I know they are happy and excited now. But it was a gruelling game.

Their wastefulness and the modesty of their scoring totals do not augur well. They are still too dependent on defenders for scores. On the positive side, Matthew Ruane got a gallop and he looked comfortable. For 55 minutes, Aidan OíShea was back to his very best. And I donít think they will fear Dublin because itís just not their nature to fear any team. They will tear into it.

What happened in Omagh on Sunday was just time that we will never get back. It was outrageous. I donít blame either team or manager; they were trying to maximise their advantage in planning ahead. The official teams submitted were just nonsense. A lot of people paid a fiver for a programme which contained fantasy teams. It shouldnít have been like this.

Brian Fenton in action against Mayoís Lee Keegan, Tom Parsons and Diarmuid OíConnor. Will Mayo put Keegan on Dublinís key man to try and curb his influence? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Brian Fenton in action against Mayoís Lee Keegan, Tom Parsons and Diarmuid OíConnor. Will Mayo put Keegan on Dublinís key man to try and curb his influence? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
All four games should have taken place at the same time. And so it was a glorified challenge match. It was a real wallop to the integrity of the Super 8s concept. We ended up with a reserve game of football. Nothing useful could be mined from that game.

It was Dublinís sixth game of the championship. Now they can see the summit. They are two games out from separating themselves from every football team in GAA history. Funny, that was as close as anyone got to Dublin this year. They have beaten teams by 26, 18 and 9 points. Sunday was as close as any team has come to them!

It has been a magnificent effort that has allowed them to stroll within two games of destiny. A huge amount of work and planning has gone into this. They are right now where Kerry were in 1982 against Offaly. As I see it, all other contenders have fallen back. Kerry and Tyrone have not scaled the heights. Mayo are Mayo. Donegal are out.

Meanwhile, Diarmuid Connolly is back and having the time of his life, despite the black card he was issued in Omagh. There were nine black cards this weekend, incidentally and in my view, it has become incredibly difficult to referee such fouls. I feel the word ďdeliberateĒ has to come out of the rule. We have a huge weekend ahead of us and the black card may well be a significant issue.

Evan Comerford was outstanding. Sean Bugler and Cormac Costello and Bernard Brogan did well. All of these guys want to be in the 26. Their core players were relaxing at home. Fatigue is not an issue.

What are their weaknesses? The standard reservation is that they are not great under the high ball. Well, who is? It has always been an issue for teams. Wasnít it a high ball that unseated Kerry in 1982? I think this is grasping at straws. Mayo; Kerry; Tyrone: none of these teams are great under the high ball.


Rude health
To be frank, I do not see any obvious weakness in Dublin. All I see is magnificent athleticism, a team approach, huge confidence allied to energy and humility. The hype will come into the city now but I imagine they will enjoy that. They have no injury worries. So every aspect has been very carefully and expertly managed to bring them to the pinnacle of the season in seriously rude health.

The clock is ticking for Mayo. What is Dublinís centre of gravity? Who do you go after if you want to destabilise them? When I thought about it, I wrote down Stephen Cluxton and Brian Fenton. Thatís about it.

The idea of Mayo beating Dublin and then either Kerry or Tyrone is pushing the realms of possibility to a place I donít think Mayo can reach
Cluxton has been tried before. He has been rumbled slightly but not to any devastating effect. Has anyone ever targeted Fenton and tried to dislodge him from that smooth, Rolls Royce midfield playmaking game of his? I think he is more important than James McCarthy now because more scores come from him.

What about Lee Keegan on Fenton? Could that provoke some sort of chaos that might, just might, unsettle Dublin enough to allow Mayo to get their claws into them?

I am not sure.

The idea of Mayo beating Dublin and then either Kerry or Tyrone is pushing the realms of possibility to a place I donít think Mayo can reach. It pains me to come to that conclusion and hopefully they can confound us yet again.

Pace will be a deciding factor. Mayo are an older team now than when they last met Dublin. It would appear as if this is the greatest team of all time they are playing. Dublin at full force in Croke Park is a different class and I think this is beyond Mayo.

It is fitting that they get to have one more shot in Croke Park and to at least stand in front of this blue wave. But that doesnít mean they wonít get washed away.

Have you yesterdays Dara OíSe article?

Denn Forever

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5379
  • Any means neccessary
    • View Profile
    • Malcolm x
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #110 on: August 08, 2019, 12:15:35 PM »
Do Mayo have any potential Seamus Darby's?  That supposes that Mayo can keep it tight until close to the end. Big decision for Mayo on goalkeepers.
I have more respect for a man
that says what he means and
means what he says...

rosnarun

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3421
  • Maigheo Abķ
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #111 on: August 08, 2019, 12:22:40 PM »
Do Mayo have any potential Seamus Darby's?  That supposes that Mayo can keep it tight until close to the end. Big decision for Mayo on goalkeepers.
David drake . on for the last 5 minutes or else send to Chicago for TJ byrne
If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well. Moliere

Blowitupref

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3595
  • There will be at least 2 mins of additional time
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #112 on: August 08, 2019, 01:56:06 PM »
The Mayo starting team from the 2017 All Ireland final and last championship meeting v Dublin

D Clarke
B Harrison D Vaughan C Barrett
K Higgins C Boyle L Keegan
S O'Shea T Parsons
K McLoughlin A O'Shea P Durcan
J Doherty A Moran C O'Connor

Should be interesting to see how many of that team will start again on Saturday or be involved. Clearly Doherty won't be playing after his unfortunate injury. Could Parsons see some game time? Clarke back in goal??
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

Baile an tuaigh

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 462
  • mac uilin clg 1907-2007Na Gleannta Glas d'Aontriom
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #113 on: August 08, 2019, 03:38:39 PM »
Hi boy's, wouldn't it be poetic justice after all those glorious failures, if Mayo could stop Dublin's five in a row.

Taylor

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1605
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #114 on: August 08, 2019, 04:03:26 PM »
Hi boy's, wouldn't it be poetic justice after all those glorious failures, if Mayo could stop Dublin's five in a row.

Wouldnt it be fantastic if they could get the job done.

However I would have no faith they could actually go on and finish the job regardless of opposition which would be typical of this Mayo team.

A superb team who give their all but just cant seem to finish the job - so many things always transpire against them


From the Bunker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9158
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #115 on: August 08, 2019, 06:05:38 PM »
Hi boy's, wouldn't it be poetic justice after all those glorious failures, if Mayo could stop Dublin's five in a row.

Wouldnt it be fantastic if they could get the job done.

However I would have no faith they could actually go on and finish the job regardless of opposition which would be typical of this Mayo team.

A superb team who give their all but just cant seem to finish the job - so many things always transpire against them

Yes Dublin have got in their way nearly every year.  Not a big ask for them to beat Dublin once in that period. I'm sure if another team met them as many times, they'd have beaten Dublin at least once or at least came close in that period.

priceyreilly

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 196
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #116 on: August 08, 2019, 07:15:54 PM »
Just providing some facts and figures for your viewing pleasure.

A lot of the players that will line out at on Saturday would have been underage in 2007, that year:
Dublin received 1,603,903 in games development funding.
Mayo received 7,475.

2008
Dublin - 1,637,380
Mayo - 25,900.

2009
Dublin - 1,638,000
Mayo - 45,500.

2010
Dublin - 1,588,000
Mayo - 43,500.

2011
Dublin - 1,371,333
Mayo - 42,000

2012
Dublin - 1,509,631
Mayo - 35,920

I think you get the picture.

WhoDat

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 74
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #117 on: August 08, 2019, 07:20:32 PM »
the more I think about it, the more i think that Doherty injury has significantly weakened mayo. he stood up in the donegal game, showed for a lot of ball, put his body on the line, took a couple of scores. losing him also weakens their bench

From the Bunker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9158
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #118 on: August 08, 2019, 07:31:30 PM »
Just providing some facts and figures for your viewing pleasure.

A lot of the players that will line out at on Saturday would have been underage in 2007, that year:
Dublin received 1,603,903 in games development funding.
Mayo received 7,475.

2008
Dublin - 1,637,380
Mayo - 25,900.

2009
Dublin - 1,638,000
Mayo - 45,500.

2010
Dublin - 1,588,000
Mayo - 43,500.

2011
Dublin - 1,371,333
Mayo - 42,000

2012
Dublin - 1,509,631
Mayo - 35,920

I think you get the picture.

That  cannot be right? You must be confusing Dublins repayments on their home pitch?

From the Bunker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9158
    • View Profile
Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« Reply #119 on: August 08, 2019, 07:35:40 PM »
Mayo people traveling  en mass this weekend. Safe in the knowledge that their hard earned money spent on Match tickets will  help maintain the employment of GDOs in Dublin GAA for another year. Top Job!