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Lee Keegan a few times!  ;D
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
April 01, 2022, 05:30:40 PM
Dreadful. Just heard.
Saw Swanee earlier. Arm in sling inside his pullover.
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That tackle o'hora did in the first half was as good as you'd see. It's rare you see dispossessions like that these days. (Although O'Shea did a couple of good ones too).

His 'tackle' on Shane Walsh was hardly one for the annals.

Walsh should have kept his hands to himself then instead of trying to grab him to the ground.

Exactly Farr. Walsh lost.
Before the throw in Finnerty made a show of toughing up to O Hora. Barging into him and giving him the bumpers. For me, that told me he was terrified of The Swan - which he should have been. Swanee just laughed in his face. Finnerty, I suspect was happy to get an injury and get replaced asap.
Swanee got a right clatter later. Par for the course with him. He hurts people but not going to moan if he gets hurt as well. He's used to it.
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I'd prefer Aidan O'Shea in midfield and Loftus in the forwards.

I just prefer Aidan O Shea in midfield.   
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2021
June 16, 2021, 12:42:50 PM
Cillian O Connor going to be out for the Summer with damaged Achilles.

Apparently Trump has pardoned Pat McEnaney before Biden takes office.
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Is there anyone anywhere predicting a Rhubarb victory??

19 people here are.

Even the kids I'm listening to don't believe that Mayo can win. It's a first for me. The kids always used to believe we could win. Now they are like kids that realise there is no Santa anymore. It's kinda sad.
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Westmeath game was in Portlaoise. Dubs rarely dish out as high a score outside Croke Park. Despite what some might make you believe  playing on your own patch has familiarity and easier to implement practiced tactics.

familiarity is no such problem when it comes to Croke Park for Mayo and its believed they play their best football on that pitch.

Quote from: dublin7 on December 13, 2020, 01:35:23 PM

The fact Croke Park pitch is much better for their style of football, the Westmeath game was their first of the season and Westmeath put everyone behind the ball and played to keep the score down are some of the actual reasons for the scoreline.

Dublin had played two league games going into that match, 22 scores Dublin got not a lot different from the amount of scores in the other Leinster championship matches the main difference is Westmeath didn't allow Dublin in for easy goals unlike Laois, Meath.

Mayo play much better football inside of Croke Park than they do outside of it

The main players all have had serious game time there over the past few years

Even some of the younger lads have played there with their clubs and schools

So what?
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
December 13, 2020, 10:17:23 PM
Spy writer John Le Carre, aged 89.
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who will mayo put on fenton?

Matthew Ruane is the man for the job.

Mayo have no answer to Fenton. Let's not be codding ourselves with a matchup there. Dublin can only be beaten by a team that gets them out of their comfort zone. Dublin's comfort zone though is a very high gear. To even threaten them you have to get them to up that and get them to crack. Realistically I cant really see Mayo having enough to do that. Nobody else does either so it is what it is.

really? i haven't been that impressed by him this year. mayo's midfield is a weak link in general i think

Winning clean possession yes but crowding the middle 8 and winning breaking ball Mayo remain strong in that area.

i agree that mayo are superb tacklers and winning dirty ball and forcing turnovers is a really strong area for them, probably their strongest area. but i do think fenton is a great man for winning a ball cleanly and doing away with it quickly, either laying off the pass or carrying the ball through the middle himself. he doesn't dawdle. can't see him getting bottled up too often.
Lookit anyway, the two best teams in the country over the last decade are in the final. Other teams were hawked and pimped up but .........

I don't imagine how Mayo can win but this whole championship has been a nice distraction in probably the most difficult time of an awful year for everybody.

Same with the other sports as well. It's been great to have the games.
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Quote from: galwayman on November 27, 2020, 03:47:26 PM
Are you talking about Comer being on the bench?
Galway started 14 of the named 15.
The guy that didn't play was being given every chance to be right but wasn't ready by game day.
They are forced to name the team by a certain day.

You trying to make little of the comer debacle ? Joyce played silly beggars and all this nonsense about Padraig joyce been all straight as a dye , would ya give over , ' no damien won't play any part , 4 - 6 weeks ,so it would take a miracle "

Absolute fraud . Poor manager imo , won't be long at the helm.

I wouldn't see it that way Lar. Comer couldn't be fit for Mayo game but he still was a huge distraction when introduced. He pinned down one of Mayo's best defenders and a launch pad for attacks. We only got over the line there. Conroy and Walsh played hell and we were lucky that no other Galway forward did anything much. We handled Walsh and Conroy poorly.
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
November 30, 2020, 10:37:14 PM
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Schools staying open as planned then?

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
November 16, 2020, 11:50:40 PM
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Will RTE focus on that bit of outright cynicism from Mayo....hmm.....
nice boys win nothing.

Absolutley....however Sean Cavanagh endured a terrible time over his drag down, when prevening a goal...manhood questioned, analysed to death on RTE etc, tons of media coverage

Just wondering if Mayo will get the same treatment...or if it's all ok as it's not a Tyrone player
Sean Cavanagh got the full nine years because of Joe Brolly's emotional reaction- nothing more or less. IIRC, no intercounty player came out to say he was critical of what SC had done.
IMO, that's perfectly understandable.
Players in Cavanagh'as or McLoughlin's position will react instinctively if they see the game slipping away from them. Unlike spectators they can't sit back on their arses and worry about what armchair warriors are thinking.

Yeah, they'll all do it, no matter which county it is, but is that the way it should be?

If someone is clean through and gets taken out, it should be a penalty in addition to a straight red (and all the extras that brings). The punishment should fit the crime instead of the current cop out. This "taking one for the team" bullshit might end.
Surely not a penalty if the offence is outside the box though ?
Happy enough to see McLaughlin scythe Kelly down personally , I remember Meehan scoring a goal into that end in Connacht 2009 final to level things up and had 2 of our lads had chance to take him down and went the honourable route instead .

Why not?

It might remove the urgency to just hack the player out of it just outside the box, instead of actually trying to close him off and get a tackle in.
Why not?
Because the devil is in the details.
What both SK and Eoin Mac did was clear enough. What they did could be classed as straightforward cynical foul, designed to prevent the opposition scoring and maybe the award of a penalty in such cases would be appropriate.
Go back to the '17 (?) final.. Dublin were awarded a 40 methre free in the closing minutes.. The stakes could not have been higher. Then Lee Keegan tried to put Dean Rock off as he went to take the free. Rock didn't miss but the tsunamii of shite that swept social media was hard to stomach.
In the same game, Con O'Callaghan ran in and booted the ball off the tee and into the crowd as David Clarke prepared to restart. Several other Dublin players began pulling and dragging the opposition players to prevent Mayo getting the ball downfield.
How many penalties should/ could have been given in the manic last 5 minutes?
THe purpose of all those acts of "unsporting" behaviouir was no different to what SK and Eion Mac did.
It was noticeable that neither Dublin or Mayo players and officials went public on the shenanigans in any form. Cynical fouling is part and parcel of the modern game and whale scything a player down as he bears down on goal can be penalised easily enough, it's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

It's all so true Lar. I was fit to be tied watching Mayo trying to lose that game the last day - but of course they weren't trying to lose it. I gave myself a good talking to and came to my senses. We would have been over the moon about any type of Connacht win back in the lean days.
I would look at the McLaughlin foul maybe a bit differently than most. My take is thank God he was on pitch and the pace to get there. Like Stephen Coen could never get there.
There's a lot of stuff out there about Joyce and sour grapes. He's entitled to be bitter. Galway had a great opportunity there. He's not correct about all the ref. decisions but I can understand why he is sour.
For me, the closeness of the game was down to Mayo not being clinical and at it. That's not Joyce's concern and he is entitled to be devastated. For all Walsh's brilliance, Joyce will have expected him to manage that end game better too. I think, deep down, that really annoys him.