Author Topic: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments  (Read 5272 times)

belleaqua

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 310
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2006, 04:52:08 PM »
is it possible to keep it to more management speeches/actions or rather than individual scores although i suppose they probably have more of an effect in reality!

ThatsTheFootball

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 46
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2006, 04:54:17 PM »
What about maurice fitzs point from the sideline against dublin with tommy carr trying to put him off! Unreal

hows she cutting

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 224
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2006, 05:24:34 PM »
Brian Mc Guigan returning from Australia in 05, without him Tyrone wouldn't have won the All Ireland

Gnevin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5627
  • Jasus!
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2006, 07:47:09 PM »
That goal Kevin Foley scored to beat dublin in 91
Anyway, long story short... is a phrase whose origins are complicated and rambling.

Bogball XV

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4931
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2006, 08:37:20 PM »
Leaving Gary Coleman on (whilst carrying an injury) v Down in 1994, if he had been replaced, 4Sams would be a regular Down poster!!

Mac hinery

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 320
  • Vintage Mac Hinery
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2006, 10:50:09 PM »
Niall Cahalane gubbing Enda Gormley.  He did everyone in Derry a great Favour, Gormley played the game of his life after that.  Niall we thank you.

rolloutking

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 310
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2006, 12:53:04 AM »
During Armagh run to the Sam in 2002 Joe Kernan pulled plenty of tricks. At half time in the semi final he took out his 1977 AI final jersey and said to the players "Do you want an All Ireland Jersey" They went out and won by a point.

On the way to the final he played the infamous Peace With Inches Speech on the team bus and then at half time he took out his AI final losing plaque from 77. He said to the players "Do you want one of these" and then hopped it off the fours walls and smashed it in shite in the shower.

Armagh won...job done

J70

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11855
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2006, 02:49:06 AM »
The Donegal players, led by Martin McHugh, agreeing, in a post-match clear-the-air meeting, that McEniff and his staff had to seriously increase the intensity of Donegal's preparations in the aftermath of what was a fairly pedestrian Donegal performance against Fermanagh in the Ulster semi-final in 1992. They hammered Fermanagh off the pitch in the end, but only after a very poor Fermanagh side had stayed with them and been arguably the better team for 40 minutes. The nervous display, as favourites, in the first 50 minutes of the AI semi against Mayo notwithstanding, it was a far different team in the subsequent matches, particularly against Derry and Dublin.

The return of Manus Boyle was also vital that season, although it was hard on Tommy Ryan, who lost his place for the AI Final after being the best player in the Ulster Championship.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2006, 02:52:23 AM by J70 »

Bud Wiser

  • Guest
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2006, 12:23:59 PM »
Babs Keating calling the Offaly lads a herd of sheep !

blanketattack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1162
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2006, 02:07:48 PM »
Donaghy's sending off against Cork. If he hadn't got sent off Kerry would have won the Munster Final and would have kept the team the same for the 1/4 final. They'd probably have beaten Donegal but would then have lost to Armagh.

Canalman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2741
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2006, 12:14:49 PM »
Alot of nonsense IMO. All Irelands are won cumulatively over an 8 mth period. Winning teams can always LOOK BACK and point out a "Turning Point" in their season (usually in a post season book or dvd) Luck plays a big part as does circumstance.My point is that you never see a team or manager point out such an "Inspirational Turning Point" mid season.

J70

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11855
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2006, 05:11:48 PM »
How would you be able to identify a game or decision as a turning point without the benefit of hindsight? Lots of decisions and changes are made through the course of a season - the very influential ones only become clear once they've unleashed whatever chain of events follows on from them. Kerry's decision to move Donaghy in to full forward was certainly a huge turning point this season. If O'Connor had resisted the calls for the move, would they have won the All Ireland? Similarly, Donegal would not have won an All Ireland in 1992 if the players, with the experience of the three previous seasons to inform them, hadn't made the collective decision to go all out with the training in the run-up to and aftermath of the Ulster final. That decision did not guarantee anything, but without that change in attitude and preparation, they probably would not have beaten Derry and would not have been in a position to beat Mayo and Dublin. And no one is saying that luck or circumstance plays no part!

off the laces

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 298
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2006, 06:02:39 PM »
ross carrs penalty up in celtic park after ml had missed one a rocket straight down the middle.
Keeps 'er' straight

never kickt a ball

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2510
  • hypocRiTEs
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2006, 07:05:51 PM »
Cormac mcAnallen's move to full-back in 2003?

TacadoirArdMhacha

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3909
    • View Profile
Re: "Inspirational" Season Turning Moments
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2006, 01:12:01 AM »
2002 - The Sligo game in Croke Park. Dessie Sloyan clean through and bounces the ball. The very firm turf means the ball goes higher than anticipated when bounced. In that second an Armagh defender comes across to cover. What was a goal scoring opportunity results in a fisted point. If it was a goal, Armagh were dead and buried. It was a point. A draw and we win the replay and the all-Ireland. Milimetres.
As I dream about movies they won't make of me when I'm dead