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The Drop Kick
« on: April 15, 2020, 12:54:08 PM »
Many many many years ago I remember being taught the drop kick by an uncle. Have these disappeared completely?

Can anyone remember seeing a drop kick in recent times, or have a video link?



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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 02:34:39 PM »
Are they still legal?

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 02:48:28 PM »
Ahhh I well remember when the ball used to be kicked.....
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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 03:25:33 PM »
Are they still legal?

Nothing against them. . . was OK to use when you're just trying to kick the ball as far as possible but it's not accurate.

Tohill used to fire in an odd dropkick back in the day it used to go a clean mile!

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 03:26:28 PM »
There was a Down player that used to be super at them....was a joy to watch


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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 03:33:17 PM »
Conor Deegan liked a drop kick too

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2020, 03:42:32 PM »
Gary Mason was the master at the drop kick. Distance and accurate.

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2020, 03:52:43 PM »
Yes, when I think drop kicks, Down come into my head.

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2020, 05:15:41 PM »
Did tohill not score a goal of a drop kick against down in 94 in celtic park. Not sure if it hit the cross bar  or not but it was a  screamer t,he auld memory wouldn't be great going that far back.😄
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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2020, 05:37:22 PM »
Are they still legal?

Nothing against them. . . was OK to use when you're just trying to kick the ball as far as possible but it's not accurate.

Tohill used to fire in an odd dropkick back in the day it used to go a clean mile!

Not accurate, you obviously never witnessed Armagh’s Jim Tidsy McKerr drop kicking a ball!

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2020, 05:39:04 PM »
Did tohill not score a goal of a drop kick against down in 94 in celtic park. Not sure if it hit the cross bar  or not but it was a  screamer t,he auld memory wouldn't be great going that far back.😄



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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2020, 05:40:54 PM »
Used to be an oul GAA coaching book released in late 80s or early 90s by the officialdom if I remember.

But two pages showed you the drop kick and different drills to use it and another two pages showed you how to kick the ball over your head with accompanying drills. Some Craic lol

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2020, 05:42:20 PM »
Did tohill not score a goal of a drop kick against down in 94 in celtic park. Not sure if it hit the cross bar  or not but it was a  screamer t,he auld memory wouldn't be great going that far back.😄

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2020, 07:01:03 PM »
Was this not something all the auld boys swore at you if you tried so you never tried it again?

I mind as a kid watching our seniors and we’d a boy in corner forward who kept trying drop kicks and they would never ever come off lol.

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Re: The Drop Kick
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2020, 07:10:40 PM »
A drop kick is a better ball to catch - better trajectory for high catching.