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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:17:08 PM »
No-one is saying JH is shite, but what is Mayo about at this stage if its not about winning Sam?
3 finals he has done exactly the same thing, he is a phenomenal manager, hes just not going to win it with Mayo so whats the point.

The last year without Horan as manager ended in a qualifier defeat to Kildare. That's where Mayo could go again when thinking about a manager change.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: September 14, 2021, 02:08:22 PM »
What will we do without th'oul FBD to get us out of the house in early January?

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/pre-season-provincial-competitions-off-the-list-for-2022-40848214.html

Challenge games instead? As well to play those competitions.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 14, 2021, 12:20:30 AM »
Tyrone08 was spot on about Aidan O'Shea, very overrated for a player who cannot catch a ball cleanly or pass it with hand or foot. Our management team have made a few mistakes this year with some selections but few in the county thought we would get to the AI final last year, let alone this year. That said, we cannot keep coming back each year to accept defeat so easily and making cheap excuses, any of those players who played in the AI final should have been kicking down doors to win this year. Tyrone were the better team on the day, they did the simple things well and some of their scores were top drawer, well done. You give counties like Mayo the hope that one day we will eventually get over the line but we need to change this casual mindset and stop comments like " sure we will be back next year".

100%. There will come a day when we will stop getting to finals regularly. Sure it was 38 years after 1951.

It’s mad that Mayo only won 7 Connachts between 1952 and 1989.
Emigration might have had something to.do with it.
Plus Galway and Ros were strong for various stretches


Definitely part of the story

Dermot Earley was full a blown Mayo man-even born in Castlebar and a first cousin of Publican Mick Byrne

His father got a job one mile over the border in Roscommon and slipped through our fingers

Captain of the 1983 U21 team-Gerry Geraghty emigrated to Chicago and was as good if not better than Willie Joe Padden

Pearce Hanley would have developed into one of the top 4 midfielders in the country

On the other hand more recently

Keith Higgins father was a Galway man (must be where he got his hurling skills from)

Donal Vaughan’s parents both from Cork (I think)

The O’Sheas were born in Mullingar (Kerry parents) ****corrected*****

Lee Keegan-actually is English born and not a drop of Mayo blood in him

Are Keegan’s parents Irish then?

I remember reading a book about some of the unfortunate incidents involving Mayo players. Wasn’t one fella working in the garda and was shot during an armed robbery? Then another fella Ted Webb was killed crossing the train tracks. Both great prospects it seems.

John Morley, played with Mayo seniors 1961–1974. He was 37 when he was killed in 1980. The Connacht U16 competition is named after the late Ted Webb.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
« on: September 13, 2021, 10:52:47 PM »
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

I wouldn't think he is to shamed.

Ban for life? Ah lads get a life! A young lad has a bit of Banter! I'm sure Tyrone fans watching on TV had a good laugh!

I'd be more questioning why a chap like that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket.

There is always a chap that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket. That's life!

I suppose this will continue with the "that's life" attitude

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 13, 2021, 10:07:47 PM »
Peter Keane gone from Kerry. Thought he might’ve got one more year given how they were so close to beating Tyrone. No mention of whether he was sacked or left of his own accord but I think we can read between the lines. One below par performance done for him but it’s Sam or nothing in Kerry. Jack O’Connor conveniently out of work could be in line for a third stint.

Not gone yet but it seems like he's in the running along side O'Connor and it's hard not to see the latter chosen.

Meanwhile Brian Cody kept on as senior hurling manager for Kilkenny  it will be his 24th season in charge

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:23:20 PM »
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

I wouldn't think he is to shamed.

Ban for life? Ah lads get a life! A young lad has a bit of Banter! I'm sure Tyrone fans watching on TV had a good laugh!

I'd be more questioning why a chap like that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 13, 2021, 04:28:21 PM »
I genuinely believe that the ‘curse’ has actually become a curse. The more it is spoken about, coupled with the more often Mayo lose, the more in the minds of people the curse becomes a reality. There is a real subconscious belief in my opinion that they cannot win and this is a real mental block.

Every player in any sport at the top level has an ego. Some wear pinks boots they’re that confident, some express it through bleached hair, some just get on with the business of the game and point to the scoreboard when the verbals start. I believe that this ‘ego’ within the Mayo set up is a false ego. Mentally they think they have it in the, but when push comes to shove they really don’t. I often tell a story of an AI club final I played in which we won but never should have.  With 10 minutes to go a comment was made to a Mayo legend about Mayo teams crumbling in AI final and you could actually see him physically shrinking in front of you. That’s deep seated. That was over 20 years ago. No amount of sports psychologists will break that. It’s there forever until that man dies and then there honestly will be a flood of media coverage of it and it will be like a weight off peoples shoulders. I know it isn’t real, I know it isn’t logical but the mind is not fully understood and if you hear something often enough and repeat it often enough it becomes ‘real’.

Interesting but also surely that is too simplistic given that at that point in time Mayo would not have had anywhere near the same level of fatalism attached to them.. How did that even manifest itself, did the Mayo player break down after being sledged about losing All Ireland finals?

I don't believe in any of the curse nonsense. When that last sole survivor passes away Mayo will still have to overcome the mental barrier of winning an AI final.

Was it just the starting 15 from 1951 just cursed because one of the unused subs Mick Loftus is still alive also.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 12, 2021, 06:44:14 PM »
Why would Mayo be looking to get rid of Horan anyway, if anything he has overachieved with a team in transition.
He overachived in his first period also. I do wonder where Mayo would be if he never became Mayo senior manager. I reckon closer to Galway in recent years than the consistently competitive outfit in the business end of the championship we have seen the last decade.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Kerry - All-Ireland SF 2021
« on: September 12, 2021, 04:00:22 PM »
If Donegal played Derry 5 times they would beat them well, one tight game can happen every now and then.  Same with Monaghan and Armagh.

Derrys are improving I'd expect them to push for Div 1 promotion next year. . Donegal have gone static and probably needed a new manager in place to bring improvement.


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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 12, 2021, 02:06:06 PM »
Well Done Tyrone! Who would have thought earlier on in the year!

The better team won today and Mayo Posters need to such it up and move on.

Talk of the worst team ever to win an AI is poor form.

This team has won the AI on merit. Talk of how great they are lies in the years ahead.

But today they are the best in Ireland.

Once again well done Tyrone and enjoy the celebrations into the new year.

That's real class From the Bunker, fair play to you.

Still hard to believe for me. I called for Mickey to go in recent years because I believed - despite his fantastic service and huge knowledge - that his conservatism and micro management was holding a good team back. But I never believed that simply changing management would sort everything and I felt any new manager would need time to implement their ideas. For Logan and Dooher and co to have done this in a hugely shortened season is incredible.

Small margins again but I do think we deserved it. We'll enjoy this first and who knows what the future holds, but tantalising to think what we could do with a fully fit McShane at full forward after a run of games and likewise Canavan properly bedded in and a role found for McKenna that maximises his considerable talent. This team can still be better.

My condolences to Mayo. Form guide was so limited that it was hard to be sure what to read into the semis. I did wonder were Dublin 2021 really not that great. Maybe not, but today did suggest Mayo were perhaps over rated on the back of that win. I wish Mayo all the best though and I hope their day comes very soon.

To everyone associated with Tyrone: congratulations  :D

Coming into this game, I had a feeling of 2012 all over again. We beat reigning champions Dublin with a young team that year.

That 2012 final closed out pretty much like yesterdays game.

Not a dig at you Bunker but this is narrative by plenty about this current team before and after this final.

The average age of Mayo starting 15 yesterday was 27, only 3 are under 25. O’Donoghue, Conroy, Mullin.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:46:58 PM »
Congratulations Tyrone fully deserved that win. FT Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:40:30 PM »
70 minutes played Tyrone 2-13 Mayo 0-14. Red card for Ruane.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:35:03 PM »
66 minutes played. Tyrone 2-11 Mayo 0-14.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:28:03 PM »
60 minutes 2nd goal for Tyrone. 2-10 to 0-12

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:15:31 PM »
Great ball and Finish by Mcshane. Poor defending by Mayo. Tyrone lead 1-10 to 0-9 48 minutes played.

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