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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: August 02, 2021, 03:52:28 PM »
What a game, the last quarter was overdrive by Tipp and after that save on 69 minutes Waterford scores 1-4 or something in 3 minutes!


I wonder will the football,  match that next?  :P

Be tough to match but should be interesting nonetheless.

Liam Cahill to get the call to come home to Tipp before the year is out.
Tipp.have reached the end of the road with that great team.
Rebuilding is going to.take a while.

If Tipp get Cahill back next year and he gets his 2 u20/21 all ireland squads buying into a senior setup

The rebuild could be in place by 2023

Tipp need a keeper/corner back/full back and 2 forwards

It’s not an insurmountable problem

Not sure they need a keeper, they've the two Hogans to pick from and TBH any defeats they've had this year or the last were nothing to do with their keepers.

They need to rethink their middle third. They need more power and pace in there as they've been badly exposed in there the last two defeats. Both Waterford and Limerick cut through there like a hot knife through butter. They have some of the players who came off the bench on Saturday who looked like they can cut it at this level in Mark Kehoe and Willie Connors, but they need to find at least a few more as we now see the difference a strong bench can make to teams and is proving essential to having a tilt at an AI win.
Tipp can't cope with the running game.
Neither can Galway.
Would love to see the Deise winning this year.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: August 02, 2021, 03:05:54 PM »
I’m not sure I follow.

Monaghan played Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone this year. Are you saying it would have been much better if they had just played Armagh and Tyrone?

Was the interest in those games less because they played Fermanagh first?

Dunno if this is directed at me or not, but I don't see what Fermanagh got out of the 10 point defeat. Would they not have been better to play teams at their level?
Sorry, I thought your point was that having teams like Fermanagh in the championship is the reason why people are turning off/losing interest.

I don’t necessarily agree with that and I can’t see how early round mismatches have any bearing on the interest people have in the matches later on in the championship.
People understand that Tyrone are likely to put 20 points on Antrim and may only show a passing interest in that game but that’s not going to put them off the whole championship.

Yes 100% not the whole championship. But there are lots of different issues here.
Mis Matches: People as you say are turned off the mis matches but by not grading teams we miss the chance of some great games at 2nd and 3rd tiers. Like in reality the Championship is only started to get interesting for Dublin, Kerry and probably Mayo. But if we had 8 teams all playing each other in an even format, the quality and the product would be far superior at all levels.

Coverage: Weird one for me. There are hapes of instances of managers denying access to players for interviews. Teams are named with a host of changes. No one had a notion of the Tyrone team on Saturday and when it did come out it wasn't near right. There was changes on the Dublin team as well. Teams moan all the time but they don't help themselves. By all means promote the dung out of the games but Counties shoulder a lot of the blame for me.
GAA should insist that all teams are named 2 days before the game any changes only within the 26 named. And a mandatory press conference with Management and Players available before and after.

Chance to win Sam or Liam: Another red herring. Leitrim, Antrim, Sligo etc have no chance of winning Sam and this is the reality. Put them in a competition that they can realistically win and get promoted from.

There is no rational for continuing with the current Provincial and All Ireland format. It's time we all got real.
Tyrone didn't win their first Ulster title until 1956. That was very shoddy. Should Tyrone have been shunted off into a different competition in the 1940s?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin: AISF21 (Saturday 14th August)
« on: August 02, 2021, 10:26:44 AM »
Some of us did indeed let ourselves down that day :-[

The Dubs project had already started by then.
It was only a few years later that total Leinster dominance was a reality.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin: AISF21 (Saturday 14th August)
« on: August 02, 2021, 08:58:22 AM »
Hard to believe this was 15 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs-0u1E3uw

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: August 02, 2021, 07:02:32 AM »
Ireland have 30 something Olympic medals in total, half of which were won by boxers.

Athletics medals don't tend to be flúirseach unless there is an exceptional talent . Competition is very heavy and other countries are more organised.

Maybe rowing could turn into a regular medal winner.

https://youtu.be/R_XR_xcM5M8




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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 10:03:16 PM »
A lot here getting carried away. Dublin don't care about hammering teams anymore. It's hard for Dublin to get themselves up for a Championship that they have dominated for the guts of 17 year now. They won't fear Mayo. Most of this group have never lost to Mayo in League or Championship.

Yup - they very much look a team who know they don't get anything extra beating the opposition by 8 points or 18 points.

Double-digit hammerings only hasten the day that Dublin will be split.
More "competitive" winning margins delay that day a bit further.
Splitting Dublin is inevitable. Accepting the funding and the plan 15 years ago was a poisoned chalice , all Irelands notwithstanding. The basis of sport anywhere  is competition.

But no other sport I know of tries to introduce competition by handicapping the best team...

It's not Dublin’s fault Kildare missed easy chances and generally shat themselves.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSundayGame/status/1330254398535176204

Dublin broke the model
The next model will break Dublin.

Ní uasal agus íseal ach thuas seal agus thíos seal

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 06:50:40 PM »
A lot here getting carried away. Dublin don't care about hammering teams anymore. It's hard for Dublin to get themselves up for a Championship that they have dominated for the guts of 17 year now. They won't fear Mayo. Most of this group have never lost to Mayo in League or Championship.

Yup - they very much look a team who know they don't get anything extra beating the opposition by 8 points or 18 points.

Double-digit hammerings only hasten the day that Dublin will be split.
More "competitive" winning margins delay that day a bit further.
Splitting Dublin is inevitable. Accepting the funding and the plan 15 years ago was a poisoned chalice , all Irelands notwithstanding. The basis of sport anywhere  is competition.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 05:55:50 PM »
Meh! Kildare were competitive enough. Accuracy was not where it needs be but with Division 1 football next season Feeley, Doyle and Cribben to return I am optimistic that we can close the gap as Dublin will transition for a year or two before kicking on. The mad Flynn brothers were class, Dan best player on the pitch and Luke marked Fenton out of the game. A decent year. Everyone was expecting a trimming so confidence maintained. Only 2 goals conceded all year.
It all depends on whether Kildare can build on today. Next year fewer of the dropped shots, more cuteness etc. They do have the potential but will need to stay in D1.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 05:30:10 PM »
Dublin are still going to see this out without much trouble, but they've looked pretty flat at times and made more uncharacteristic mistakes that you wouldn't have seen in past years.

Not sure if Mayo without O'Connor can take them, but it's really starting to feel like it's set up for Kerry to do them in the final. Will be interesting to see the response of this Dublin side when a top team are doing well against them in the championship.
Dublin might gift Kerry one or two Sams in between 6 in a rows.
Beating Dublin won't change the system. Dublin have the money, the population,  the coaches and the process .

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 05:24:06 PM »
Goal for Kildare. Fair play

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Kerry - All-Ireland SF 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 05:16:27 PM »
Kerry are a few years ahead of Tyrone at the minute

In what way? That Tyrone side to me would appear to be longer on the road than Kerry who have much more scope for improvement than Tyrone.
Kerry brought Dublin to a replay in the 2019 all Ireland final.
Tyrone didn't do that yet.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 05:06:33 PM »
If Kildare could reduce the errors they could be in with a chance.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 04:26:23 PM »
Kildare point to get them within a point.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 04:17:52 PM »
Kildare doing ok so far but Dubs finding it easier to get scores,

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