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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15120 on: February 17, 2018, 01:24:17 PM »
No team named yet. Imagine couple changes anyway. Enda Flanagan probably out. Missed DIT semi. Pity for him after 2 3 in quarter from wing back. Galligan probably be in goals. Not sure how close Mackey, Johnson and McKiernan are to starting.

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« Reply #15121 on: February 18, 2018, 06:25:45 PM »
Great result and if I'm honest never saw it coming. McVeety was MOTM for me. Even at end carried through tackles. Really like the look of David Philips. Old fashioned corner back. Gearoid looks mobile but usually does on heavy pitch. Caomhin Reilly is what we've needed for so long and with college football done should be even more energetic in future. Nearly safe I'd say and if we win against Cork we're looking up. Though Cillian Clarke played as well as he has in a long time and he done well at midfield breaking ball where Moynagh and Martin Reilly were very sharp. Holla goal unreal. The mark from Gearoid, the kick pass from Mackey and then the finish.

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« Reply #15122 on: February 18, 2018, 07:32:22 PM »
That was good for the heart. We're better than Meath, comfortably better on today's showing. Our big players are doing well. Caoimhin was fantastic again, the ball stuck almost every time. Gearoid and Mackey linked up well. Martin Reilly was excellent in defence. McVeety was quiet early on but had enough in reserve to make a few fantastic raids forward to ease pressure at the end.
I'd like to see a bit more from Magee. Moynagh needs to be fitter, Connolly was poor once again when he came on, Johnston would have been a better option to get an insurance score surely.
Overall though things look good. McGleenan didn't put a foot wrong today. His decision to stick with Clerkin seems a good one, hope he's fit again for next week.

On another note, the surface in Breffni is shocking. I know the weather has been rough but it looked like a bad club pitch today.

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« Reply #15123 on: February 18, 2018, 07:40:40 PM »
Being an issue for a few years. It's past its lifecycle since being put down. It's finally being done after league and probably wil be out of use for rest of year.

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« Reply #15124 on: February 18, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »

Where does all this hype about Meath come from? Like what have they done at any level in recent times to warrant it. They've been a div 2 team for ages and couldn't get out. They are the 3rd best team in a poor province.  I hope their players believe this auld shite and as you say we tear into them. All any cavan man should need is to see that green jersey to get the blood pumping.

You'd hope the derby nature of it would level it out and as you say if we tear into them we might pinch it, but they tanked Clare and were very competitive against a Roscommon team likely to go up, and that formline makes their confidence justified I think. We've a very new look team sprinkled with experience but we're not far enough down the road for this test I think. But you never know and here's hoping!

Sweet sweet victory but like I said Meath are no great shakes. For some reason they suddenly thought they were but clearly they are not

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« Reply #15125 on: February 19, 2018, 02:29:02 AM »
You were spot on itchy! Delighted with that I must say. It's a far cry from the doomsday/death knell stuff of January and we look to be going in the right direction again. One more big result and we're in the mix for promotion. It's going to be a very interesting finish.

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« Reply #15126 on: February 19, 2018, 11:07:04 AM »
can we have mc gleenan back lads? will do a straight swap for him with mickey harte.

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« Reply #15127 on: February 19, 2018, 11:47:49 AM »
can we have mc gleenan back lads? will do a straight swap for him with mickey harte.

There's still lots that would let you have him for free...

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« Reply #15128 on: February 25, 2018, 05:13:41 PM »
You were spot on itchy! Delighted with that I must say. It's a far cry from the doomsday/death knell stuff of January and we look to be going in the right direction again. One more big result and we're in the mix for promotion. It's going to be a very interesting finish.

We've got it.  What do we need to go back up?  Down next saturday should be exciting.  Pray McVitee hasn't picked up an injury that hasn't been masked up by the adrenaline of thee day.
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« Reply #15129 on: February 25, 2018, 05:16:45 PM »
You were spot on itchy! Delighted with that I must say. It's a far cry from the doomsday/death knell stuff of January and we look to be going in the right direction again. One more big result and we're in the mix for promotion. It's going to be a very interesting finish.

We've got it.  What do we need to go back up?  Down next saturday should be exciting.  Pray McVitee hasn't picked up an injury that hasn't been masked up by the adrenaline of thee day.

Will need to beat either Roscommon or Tipperary.

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« Reply #15130 on: February 25, 2018, 11:31:07 PM »
Credit where it's due, Mattie has done a fantastic job in having us safe after 4 games and in with a shot at promotion. Clearly he has the players pulling hard with him and I don't recall a cavan team going to cork and winning before. So delighted to be proven wrong.

Down will not be easy as they will not want to slide into relegation battle and they've come to breffni and won before. Anyway it's great to have a bit of positivity about the place.

Anyone make the match, couldn't go myself.

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« Reply #15131 on: February 26, 2018, 12:54:16 AM »
I was below. Great to get the win and it was well deserved!
I didn't get to Ennis, but I was at all the rest and there is a good consistency to the performances, which continued today.
That was the problem with last year...far too much chopping and changing and a different team sheet every week. We simply did not have a settled team. What we are seeing this year looks a lot more settled and the results so far are proving that right.

We played a really good first half, into a strong breeze. Cork were playing 13/14 behind the ball a lot of the time, which was hard to break down, but we chipped away. We fell away a bit in the second half, and were a fair bit more meandering in the first two thirds. It invited Cork onto us more than we needed. In fairness though, we defended well and gave away very few frees. We weathered the storm and if anyone was going to rattle the net it should have been us. Moynagh pulled a shot wide and both Galligan and Martin R had good efforts cleared off the line. Cork didn't really have any solid goal chances, but they did put a lot of scoreable point efforts wide. If they had been more clinical at that stage of the match, the gap could have been a whole lot tighter.

The last time I was there was a horrible h***r of a day in the qualifiers, so it is great to finally put that demon to rest!

I'll have to say that I'd prefer Galligan goals, purely for his restarts. Farrelly is a good keeper, no doubt, but his kick outs just aren't as accurate. We gave a few scores away, that came from poor restarts. When Murray came on, he worked really hard to make himself available for kick outs on a few occasions and he was picked out well, but there wasn't enough of it. Unless you really have no other options, the days of just hitting it in a lad's general direction are gone.

Ado Cole scored two lovely points (one under serious pressure) but I'm not convinced that he is the ff that we need. A decent footballer, no doubt, but he's a bit scattery betimes. I'd like to perhaps see David Brady getting a decent run in that position.

The pitch was in s***e...it was more beach than field and cut up very badly. I don't know how they played the hurling after, without losing the sliotar in some of the craters that appeared!

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« Reply #15132 on: March 11, 2018, 07:33:49 PM »
What's the predictions for the league finale lads??

To go 5 games unbeaten, 4 wins on the trot.. It would be a crying shame not to get promoted now. I think it will come down to a big game between ourselves and Tipp in Breffni to decide who goes up.

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« Reply #15133 on: March 11, 2018, 07:53:56 PM »
What's the predictions for the league finale lads??

To go 5 games unbeaten, 4 wins on the trot.. It would be a crying shame not to get promoted now. I think it will come down to a big game between ourselves and Tipp in Breffni to decide who goes up.

Only game that counts is the Roscommon match. This is the one I want us to get promotion from. If Roscommon lose it effectively blows their chance of promotion so they have to throw everything at us. We have something to prove to ourselves as well when it comes to the Rossies so if ever there was a league game to test our championship pulse then this is it.

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Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« Reply #15134 on: March 11, 2018, 08:05:39 PM »
Very impressed with the year so far. That match yesterday was always going to be tough and I saw that murray and mcpbillips were missing at start and then the huge blow that killian wouldn't start I was sure that we'd be bet but there's a new steel in the team and along with timely subs and hit players stepping up we found a way to win. Mattie said he wanted to set one thing right this year - make breffni a fortress again. I hope he now focus on setting one other thing straight, getting one over our bogey team Roscommon. I know they've quality forwards but they are weak enough elsewhere. Down bet them and a very poor Meath team took a point. If we get well set up and up for the game no reason we couldn't set a few things straight. Hopefully so anyway