Author Topic: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015  (Read 26637 times)

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NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« on: April 06, 2015, 12:46:52 PM »
This should be a good game to open proceedings on League Final day. Although Down finished top of the table, Roscommon were comfortable winners in Newry earlier in the season. The Shines and Senan Kilbride were too strong for the Down defence and they charged up the middle like buffalo on the prairie. Evans is a fanatical manager who will love taking the Rossies in their bus to Croke and will reckon Down have a bit of a soft belly. However, his fanaticism is nothing compared to what the smallest man in the pitch will bring. Based in Trinity, Conor Laverty will have thought every possibility through, just as he does in a micro-second on the pitch. He mightn't have many degrees or doctorates but he is a professor of the game and will be well aware that the last man in dearg agus dubh to lift a trophy in Dublin was DJ Kane. So I tip Down to take it in a high scoring game; when did Down last play Roscommon (if ever) at Croke ?

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 12:58:09 PM »
To be fair we have a bit of a soft belly too. I think both teams have trouble defending so it could be an open game. That said you could see both teams trying out more defensive tactics to try and improve their fortunes at the back.

Interesting that it was the two best attacking teams in the league that ended up on top when all was said and done.

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 01:11:08 PM »
Roscommon to win because Down can't seem to cope with bigger, more physical teams at the minute.

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 01:25:36 PM »
Roscommon to win because Down can't seem to cope with bigger, more physical teams at the minute.

Apart from our FB line our team resembles a Schools team such is their youth! Never been a terribly physical team. The team is based much more around pace than power.
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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 01:51:31 PM »
With McDermott likely to miss the game through suspension who will likely get the nod at corner back. David Murray seems the most likely I think. Pity Seanie will probably miss out on the game, he's been a fantastic servant to Roscommon football when we were going through some pretty bad years.

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 01:55:08 PM »
With McDermott likely to miss the game through suspension who will likely get the nod at corner back. David Murray seems the most likely I think. Pity Seanie will probably miss out on the game, he's been a fantastic servant to Roscommon football when we were going through some pretty bad years.

Hopefully we do what D1 teams do and find a technicality to get him out of it. Even if they could delay until after the final somehow and let him miss the London match everyone would be happy, we're likely to use that game to get starts in some other players anyways. Davy Murray will surely start for Seanie if he is out.

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 01:58:38 PM »
Roscommon to win because Down can't seem to cope with bigger, more physical teams at the minute.

Apart from our FB line our team resembles a Schools team such is their youth! Never been a terribly physical team. The team is based much more around pace than power.

Seemed big enough to me when you played us in Newry!

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015, 02:03:41 PM »
Roscommon to win because Down can't seem to cope with bigger, more physical teams at the minute.

Apart from our FB line our team resembles a Schools team such is their youth! Never been a terribly physical team. The team is based much more around pace than power.

Seemed big enough to me when you played us in Newry!

Some tall ladeens around the middle and Senan at FF obviously but we're no Cork 2010 or anything. Donie Shine is injured at the moment. Might be fit to feature in three weeks' time though.

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015, 02:07:37 PM »
As Dubh Driocht might recall, Down last played Roscommon at Croke Park 25 years ago this month. It was the semi final of the 1990 NFL, and Down won comfortably before losing to Meath in the final.

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015, 03:10:58 PM »
As Dubh Driocht might recall, Down last played Roscommon at Croke Park 25 years ago this month. It was the semi final of the 1990 NFL, and Down won comfortably before losing to Meath in the final.


Sweet Mother I feel real oul havin read that!

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2015, 06:17:38 PM »
This should be a good game to open proceedings on League Final day. Although Down finished top of the table, Roscommon were comfortable winners in Newry earlier in the season. The Shines and Senan Kilbride were too strong for the Down defence and they charged up the middle like buffalo on the prairie. Evans is a fanatical manager who will love taking the Rossies in their bus to Croke and will reckon Down have a bit of a soft belly. However, his fanaticism is nothing compared to what the smallest man in the pitch will bring. Based in Trinity, Conor Laverty will have thought every possibility through, just as he does in a micro-second on the pitch. He mightn't have many degrees or doctorates but he is a professor of the game and will be well aware that the last man in dearg agus dubh to lift a trophy in Dublin was DJ Kane. So I tip Down to take it in a high scoring game; when did Down last play Roscommon (if ever) at Croke ?

Jesus wept. Shocking touch of hero worship there brinking on a man-crush. Would you catch yourself on man.
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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2015, 08:02:46 PM »
I fancy a hatrick of titles in nxt 3 weeks. I have a doubt over cbs as they are playing the home of football.im going for 2 from 3

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 10:33:04 PM »
My rossie32 fans and please keep following rossie u21 cbs and div2 title. If any punting man likes a bet,spend the winnings on the ladies. Or just give them the winnings

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2015, 10:33:27 PM »
My rossie32 fans and please keep following rossie u21 cbs and div2 title. If any punting man likes a bet,spend the winnings on the ladies. Or just give them the winnings

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Re: NFL Division 2 final Down V Roscommon 26th April 2015
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2015, 10:42:32 PM »
This is a nice semi competitive game to have and an Oul run out in Croker as well.
Be nice to win the little cupeen too but sure it's a biteen meaningless.
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