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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: Today at 12:36:09 AM »
Capacity limited to 18k so bound to be a shortfall

The clever suits in Croke Park has decided to put this as a triple header with 5 county teams involved.
No wonder there is a shortage of tickets for the Ulster finalists
There'd be e a bigger shortage with only 3,000 for a Clones Final.
It's still fcked up, you'd swear the end of time would happen if an Ulster final was scheduled for a Friday or a Monday evening, there is no Skysports involved.

GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2021
« on: July 26, 2021, 01:30:07 AM »
Should that not be a black card and a penalty under the new rules?

Do you mean the Cork player taken clean out of it with a body check in the first half? Def black card. Cork were running through Kerry down the left side. Had the ref correctly issued a black card Cork would prob have pushed their dominance hard up until half time and who knows?   The ref instead chose to bottle it in Killarney.

I was actually talking about the time in the second half when Clifford was clearly dragged back just outside the penalty box, and a free was given. Under these new rules surely that's a perfect example of a black card and penalty. Now, the game was long over at that point so it makes no difference, it's just another example of there being no consistency in how this rule is applied. And of course Dessie the gombeen has no notion of it either, as he called that " a perfect decision by the ref".

Missed parts of the first half so I can't remember the incident you're referring to, does sound like a similar case from that description.
Slagging Dessie off about not knowing the rule, but not knowing the rule yourself?
Drag back is not a black card. You have to deliberately bring someone to the ground without playing the ball to warrant the black card.

Not talking about Schtike, but its often the ones who give out most about the black card who are the ones calling for more black cards to be given. The way the rule is written, the black card is hard to get. Or should be hard to get if reffed correctly.
I think you are mistaken Hound,
it is a new rule.
If a cynical foul is committed on an attacking player with a goal-scoring opportunity inside the 20-metre line or the semi-circular arc, then a penalty will be awarded to the team affected. A black card and 10-minute sin-bin will also be given.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: July 25, 2021, 03:07:12 PM »
You don't have to buy a free off Conor Lane, he gifts them.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: July 25, 2021, 02:35:53 PM »
I didnt realise that RTE still broadcast games in SD on the Island.  Takes away from the game a bit
RTE1&2  are broadcast in both formats
I'm watching it on RTE1 in HD.  It might depend on your location and what box/method  you're using

General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: July 25, 2021, 12:10:35 AM »
In retort  Francis (the arrogant entitled prck)  implied that if anyone was dumb enough to take offense from something which had benign intention, then he apologizes to them. That Fitzgerald guy is just as bad, xenophobic attitude to anybody not Irish born who comes over here to take the place on the intl team away from good Leinster born and schooled players.  "The Team of Us",  but who are the "US"?.

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 21, 2021, 02:07:17 AM »
Japan   < 4k testing positive in a country of 140m.  that's <3 per 100k

Compare to NI -  1800 testing positive in a  population of 2m,  90 per 100k.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: July 20, 2021, 10:26:19 PM »
Take Barkas an out and out shite goalie and Bitton's narcisstic histrionics  out of the picture, there's the bare bones of a decent team there, though Edouard is still way off the pace with his touch. On first sighting Adaba has the looks of a very good player in the making.

Anders Diver, what a shameless character!!  :D

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 19, 2021, 11:48:31 PM »
I don't mind him but I think it's time to rethink for Donegal. They should be doing a lot better with the players they have at their disposal. I don't think there's an AI in them but best in Ulster should be very achievable.

Id say thats probably the view of most inside the county.

Bonner did all right, but time to let someone else try their hand at it.

A lot probably depends on who would be interested.

Maybe Murphy can do a McEniff and try player-manager now that hes washed up. :P

Last year worse than this year tbh. No shame in getting beat by Tyrone but should probably be running them a good bit closer than that.
With their  (soon to be washed up) talisman on the field all game I think Donegal would have prevailed. Tyrone only nailed the game in the last 10 minutes when they racked up 6 or so points in a row.   The scales were tipped when Murphy was dismissed.

 Would a return of Big Jim  to the manager's seat be realistic?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 18, 2021, 04:00:03 PM »
In stark contrast to Coldrick's relaxed performance yesterday, there was too much of  McQuillan influence in that game.

Impressive fitness levels from Tyrone with keeping numbers in defense while other players were galloping forward and backwards with haste  as the game dictated, though failure to score a goal from the many chances must be deeply worrying.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 18, 2021, 01:30:14 PM »
Donegal to win but tragedy strikes with Murphy out for 4 weeks.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 18, 2021, 01:00:41 PM »
Rian o neill is a joy to watch , one of the best footballers I've seen in a while . People quick to say hes not in Murphy, mcmanus category are not been fair minded or open minded . If someone who never seen any of McManus or o neill play till yesterday they'd say rian o neill is a better footballer .  McManus was cute as to get that free though reminded me of his namesake but a tony in a ros jersey , great men to fraud a free out of nothing.
McManus getting the 2 frees was the easy part, hitting them over the bar from a long range was the evidence of real class and leadership under intense pressure. Generally he's not that accurate over 45m out from goal, the easy decision would have been for him to call up Beggan, but he can be hit or miss.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 09:11:13 PM »
Some effort from Beggan, what's the kicking distance from the sideline on the 45?

60 metres
Thanks,  60m with a bit of an angle.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 06:08:11 PM »
Jaysus I'm near shaking after that, what a game. Great advertisment for Ulster football. Was full sure we had thrown another big lead after that second Armagh goal - but credit to the lads, they dug deep when it mattered and got the win. Can't have been easy after such a physically and emotionally draining day.

Alot of lads you could credit, but fair play to Conor for the bottle he showed in nailing two big pressure frees at the end. From being doubtful of playing any part, to playing every minute in that heat.

Hard luck to Armagh, obviously the early goals killed them. They're a young side and will be back stronger.
Only near shaking!!  after the second goal my pulse rate went to 115 and BP to 202 , but in the end  deja vu was foiled again.
I think a viewing of  BBCNI's deferred coverage is on the cards.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 06:00:22 PM »
Cuteness of mcmanus to buy 2 frees ar the end and of course the skill to convert them was the difference in the end.Another year, mcgeeney fails to deliver.

Stupid by Armagh to give him the frees. Very poor tackling.

They coughed up a cheap ball attacking up the middle as well which led to the winning free.
Awful pass by Campbell
It changed the momentum
Just madness
100% correct, that pass was an abdication of responsibility for an experienced player like him. It was ultimately the difference in the end.
Collectively Armagh ran out of steam after their efforts and made mistake after mistake, meanwhile  Monaghan just regained their composure.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 05:51:32 PM »
Credit to Banty in whatever way he handled the circumstances and managed to send out the team with a  championship positive mind set.

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