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Mayo will be favourites to beat Sligo and Leitrim. That's maybe where the run might end though.

Ros and Galway are both going in slightly down in themselves it seems as both were relegated from Division 1 of the league. If Mayo do get to the Connacht final, then Ros or Galway will fancy their chances against a Mayo team whose defensive issues are very problematic and without Cillian O'Connor also who is a massive loss. They'll also have the advantage of playing the top teams all summer long as well.

Weirdly enough for me, I expect Mayo to beat Sligo and Leitrim. They're both Division 4 teams and the only win between them was for Sligo - against Leitrim. The gap should be too big. Apologies to the Sligo folk here but that's how I view it anyway.

P.S. Given the above worries I have for Mayo it probably won't be and it'll be heart in mouth stuff for us. :-\

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General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: Today at 09:56:35 PM »
Echoing the above replies BallHopper. Your positivity is an inspiration to us all. A bump in the road as others describe it, luckily you haven't had many. Keep her lit.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2021
« on: June 13, 2021, 09:35:20 PM »
Yes indeed Cunny. Mayo only scored 9 points in the second half and my heart was in my mouth until they scored the last point to make it four. Whilst not sounding too arrogant, I did expect us to win today. We're either a serious football county or we're not. I did expect Clare would put it up to us however partly because we never put teams to the sword fully and our defensive 'system'. COC's injury just proves how valuable he is to the team. The forwards struggled to penetrate the Clare backs and if he was there, I think he might have steadied the ship up front. Job done however and promotion secured. Lots to work on in the coming weeks if Connacht is to be retained, especially if Cillian is out for a lengthy period.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2021
« on: June 13, 2021, 03:08:26 PM »
If anyone runs at us in championship we're frigged.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2021
« on: June 13, 2021, 06:54:27 AM »
Cork 2-17 Westmeath 0-19 53 mins played. Two Cork goals in a few minutes has swung this contest and both goals was errors in the Westmeath defence.

A tough one for Westmeath as they ran Meath and ourselves close in the opening two rounds.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2021
« on: June 12, 2021, 03:11:11 PM »
Mayo team to play Clare:

Rob Hennelly;
Enda Hession, Oisin Mullin, Lee Keegan;
Rory Brickenden, Paddy Durcan, Stephen Coen;
 Matthew Ruane, Diarmuid O'Connor;
Fergal Boland, Darren McHale, Bryan Walsh;
Tommy Conroy, Cillian O'Connor, Ryan O'Donoghue.

Kildare team to play Meath:

Mark Donnellan;
Mark Dempsey, Mick O'Grady, Eoin Doyle;
Kevin Flynn, David Hyland, Ryan Houlihan;
Luke Flynn, Kevin Feely;
Fergal Conway, Neil Flynn, Paul Cribbin;
Jimmy Hyland, Daniel Flynn, Darragh Kirwan.

Carr misses out after scoring 2-1 from play , yet boland starts . Cant see what's happening in training i suppose . Eoin o Donoghue dropped for hession who looks about two stone too light for county yet .
Horan has been an absolute revelation for mayo football and will be long remembered for making us serious but I just dont get some of his line of thought at all . Defensive structure is so easily exposed because of no protection too . If he doesnt want to play a sweeper he cant allow Mullen and Keegan to push up , it's just bollix , how many goal chances do we giveaway every game . Its farcical in the sense its gung ho but shur let Mullen play further up the pitch then if that's your philosophy,  its like it's a cotradicion of sorts .

That team won't start larry.

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 11, 2021, 08:13:43 PM »
Italian National Anthem is class.
It's one of my favourites.

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 11, 2021, 11:36:48 AM »
My tip of the euros is Hungary to be lowest scorers in the tournement @ 5/1. Very tough group with Portugal, Germany and France.

Watched them against Ireland a few days ago and created very little, especially considering they had home advantage.

Will this group provide 3 places in the last 16? I'd say it might.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:21:56 PM »
Perhaps the shenanigans after a lot of games last August/September might just be still in NPHET 's memory.

True, but there's a helluva lot progress with vaccines since then.

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:20:52 PM »
I once again will be rooting for the Netherlands and Italy.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: June 08, 2021, 09:29:07 PM »
Brolly v Oisin  McConville  https://t.co/K5Ra4pfnVZ?amp=1

That was really entertaining, and I have to say McConville is rapidly becoming my favourite pundit.

Definitely mine anyways. Hopefully we'll see more of him as we have to watch the games on TV this year.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: June 08, 2021, 08:09:28 PM »
Kenny Cunningham, Jaysus he's hard to listen to.   :-\

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General discussion / Re: People you admire
« on: June 08, 2021, 01:14:39 PM »
I have great respect for Mickey Harte because of his dtremendous dignity under pressure as he coped with the death of his daughter. I have reservations about much that Mickey has done but, like Aidan McGinely of recent times., Mickey and his wife were an inspitation to us all.
More controversial perhaps, I admire Arlene Foster who crossed deep sectarian divides to attend the Harte funeral.

I do not understand this in the slightest
What do you not understand? Do you think she should not have attended in order to conform with the usual stereotypes? Her religious beliefs prevented here attending the mass but she turned up for the graveside ceremonies and in doing so she probably upset more of her own supporters than anyone else.
There was nothing to be gained politically by her going there- just a token of respect for the ordeal the Harte and McAravey families were going through.

I think you are mixing up a number of things here. Can you tell me how her religious beliefs prevent her attending the mass? In any event 'in doing so she upset a number of her own supporters' - are you really excusing her bigotry and those of her supporters by admiring her for taking a slight step away from it? Your bar is set incredibly low. And of course there was something to gain politically (not that I'm saying that was necessarily what her attendance was for) - hasn't she fooled people like you into thinking she's a decent sort despite being a hateful bigot (as you state yourself in your response)?
She hasn't fooled me in the slightest. It goes against my nature to admit that I find anything done by the DUP or any of its members to be worthy of praise but to an impartial observer that would make me a bigot also.
I am told that the reason she attended the Harte funeral was because she felt sorry for Mrs harte  and genuinely wanted to show her understanding of a mother's grief. One mother expressing concern for another in her time of deepest grief is a human trait that crosses all sorts of political and cultural divisions.
I'm afraid I don't see how she could have hoped to gain anything politically by doing what she did- contrary to her perceived form. I can't warm to the DUP in any shape or form and the fact that Arlene is not  longer in that party doesn't bother me one way or the other.

One mother showing support for another rises above sectarian battle lines for me.

PS I must really be losing the plot big time! ;D
I recall seeing a (very reasonable) post by imtommygunne and I intended responding to it but when I went to look for it again, I couldn't' find it.
I'm genuinely stuck for time at the moment but I'll resume my search when I get a chance. ( Maybe 'll be locked up first.) Lol

'Sectarian battle lines' are not a major, or even a minor feature, of life in the north. I think you have swallowed a narrative on the Troubles which northern nationalists would not recognise.

Many people attend funerals of those of other faiths and always have done. That Arlene has deliberately drawn such attention to any such gesture she makes, when the rest of us would consider it the most basic of human decency, should tell you all you need to know about her.

After reading this thrilling discussion and seeing that Lar Naparka has decided to post his "last post" I would like to state that i

...come on, you can't leave us hanging like this!!

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I agree with thewobbler on this one. Natural athleticism and size are important, so too is the 'drive' to want to succeed. My cousin was born in December and managed to play hurling for Dublin due to all three of these - even though he wasn't the tallest either - he had that inner drive to succeed.

Anecdotal evidence I know, but that's what I tell those who have children who are born late in the year.

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General discussion / Re: People you admire
« on: June 07, 2021, 03:01:42 PM »
I admire Angelo for his ability to keep an argument going for about 50 pages or so.

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