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Cavan V Donegal - USFC Final 2019

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Replying To breffblue101:  "Not to sound negative but that young man hasn't played inter county level since 2016.
The training these lads on county panels go through since winter time is intense. A player who hasn't had any conditioning or training to the standards the lads on the team is not an option and i don't think we should be dwelling on that. We should focus on the 26 players on the panel who have earned their right to get to a Ulster Final through hard work commitment and determination."
Well I certainly wasn't suggesting he be called up for the Ulster final! More of a general query as to whether he's injured or just not called up etc.

He played in 2017 under mcgleenan by the way, but injuries again affected him.

GallantJohnJoe (Cavan) - Posts: 307 - 11/06/2019 12:13:11    2193432

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "On sale Wednesday I believe"
Tickets up on gaa.ie at the minute. I just got 2 in the Gerry Arthur for the inlaws.

Nothing from Croke Park on the season ticket holders allocations as yet.

cavangirl87 (Cavan) - Posts: 5 - 11/06/2019 12:51:21    2193461

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Replying To cavangirl87:  "Tickets up on gaa.ie at the minute. I just got 2 in the Gerry Arthur for the inlaws.

Nothing from Croke Park on the season ticket holders allocations as yet."
Got 5 top class tickets for the covered stand up in Breffni earlier. Its not what you know , its who you know. Come on the blues. Eyeball

eyeball (Cavan) - Posts: 85 - 11/06/2019 13:22:47    2193483

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Replying To cavangirl87:  "Tickets up on gaa.ie at the minute. I just got 2 in the Gerry Arthur for the inlaws.

Nothing from Croke Park on the season ticket holders allocations as yet."
I just see that. Very strange how they're up already. i was basing that on a tweet from Official Cavan GAA, maybe they just got it wrong.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 952 - 11/06/2019 13:45:30    2193489

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Replying To theweanling:  "you're right!! Argue got a point right after it wasn't it. buchanan didn't seem to recover after breaking his leg that time. for all we know he mightn't even be interested in playing anymore.
Cavan are after getting three monkeys of their back this year, roscommon, monaghan and an ulster semi final. is a fourth too much of a stretch i wonder?"
Already done. We rescued a game with 14 men when we were seriously under the cosh. And we won a replay. Put back to back performances together as favourites too. Going for the 7 in a row at this stage :)

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 11/06/2019 16:17:11    2193561

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "I just see that. Very strange how they're up already. i was basing that on a tweet from Official Cavan GAA, maybe they just got it wrong."
are tickets just being distributed to clubs or can we buy online?

breffblue101 (Cavan) - Posts: 13 - 11/06/2019 17:18:52    2193592

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Replying To breffblue101:  "are tickets just being distributed to clubs or can we buy online?"
I got mine on line at lunch time ,, available for all areas , I looked there all that is left on line is for behind the goals , clubs and usuall shops will have some

goonie (Cavan) - Posts: 285 - 11/06/2019 21:47:25    2193703

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Ahhh lads.

I have a spring in me step since Sunday, what a great feeling to be in an Ulster final! Had several people at work approach me wanting to talk about Cavan, and sure of course I was only too happy to wax lyrical about us :)

Hugely impressed with Cavan this year, even during the league there were signs of what we were capable of, and thankfully we've come good in the championship.

I thought some of the football we played on Sunday was genuinely as good as you'd see anywhere. However, there are a few weaknesses, kickouts in particular and not driving home a lead.

But look, we're in bonus territory now, Donegal may be complacent given the hammering they gave us last year and in the league the year before that. One thing is certain, Mickey has changed the mentality of our lads. Onwards and upwards!

Ned_Stormcrow (Cavan) - Posts: 1022 - 12/06/2019 09:25:49    2193815

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Unlikely to be much change to Cavan team for final but Ciaran Brady could be a real good option in the forward line for putting the likes of McHugh or Eoin Ban on the back foot while having the energy to track, but Gerry Smith will slot back in to half backs if recovered from injury and Martin Reilly will move back to half forwards . We probably need to focus on primary possession more than anything else though,the Donegal keeper was extremely good v Tyrone, targeted pin point kicking. Three midfielders needed i feel.

celt2018 (Cavan) - Posts: 157 - 12/06/2019 09:48:53    2193819

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One of main things I came away from Clones delighted about was finally nailing the problems we've had with our free taking. Was apprehensive when I first seen Murray take on the frees as I know he isn't a regular free taker with the Gaels but he done a marvelous job with some real pressure scores. It les us down badly throughout the year and it was the difference in a lot of games we played.

Also great to see Ray Galligan convert the three he had when the game was in the melting pot as he didn't look overly confident on them in previous games. His last two were real good scores. I know from seeing him with his club that he's been one of the best from dead ball in Cavan over the last few years and hope he carries that into the final.

westcavankid (Cavan) - Posts: 83 - 12/06/2019 14:02:34    2193938

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Starting 15 for Donegal?

Will we see much change? Il go with the following, strength, pace and physicality

1. Galligan
2. McLoughlin
3. Faulkner
4. Monagh
5. Smith (if fit or C.Brady)
6. Clarke
7. Rehill
8. Con Brady
9. G McKiernan
10. M. Reilly
11. McVitty
12. Murray
13. O. Keirnan
14. Galligan
15. Madden

Mackey in at 45 mins

breffblue101 (Cavan) - Posts: 13 - 12/06/2019 15:03:40    2193973

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Replying To breffblue101:  "Starting 15 for Donegal?

Will we see much change? Il go with the following, strength, pace and physicality

1. Galligan
2. McLoughlin
3. Faulkner
4. Monagh
5. Smith (if fit or C.Brady)
6. Clarke
7. Rehill
8. Con Brady
9. G McKiernan
10. M. Reilly
11. McVitty
12. Murray
13. O. Keirnan
14. Galligan
15. Madden

Mackey in at 45 mins"
Breffblue101,your probably correct,no changes likely from Monaghan game/first Armagh game as changes last day out were injury related only.

celt2018 (Cavan) - Posts: 157 - 12/06/2019 16:11:13    2194004

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Conor Lane from Cork reffing it.

GallantJohnJoe (Cavan) - Posts: 307 - 13/06/2019 10:56:53    2194299

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Replying To eyeball:  "Got 5 top class tickets for the covered stand up in Breffni earlier. Its not what you know , its who you know. Come on the blues. Eyeball"
Anywhere you can check where you're seat is in Clones

Virginia (Cavan) - Posts: 93 - 13/06/2019 13:23:46    2194404

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Replying To Virginia:  "Anywhere you can check where you're seat is in Clones"
None as far as I'm aware, went on Google earth to try to figure out what section is where on the Pat McGrane

ramor101 (Cavan) - Posts: 286 - 13/06/2019 16:07:58    2194496

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The sections in the Pat McGrane run from A to K (and I don't think there's an I. So E and F are central and (I think) A is the end closest to the town.

The seats further back are AA, BB. . .etc

The Hill is open standing - seat numbers are printed on tickets but these don't mean anything - same with O'Duffy Terrace.

The Gerry Arthur stand is much the same as the Pat McGrane. The roof covers very few rows on a rainy day.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3833 - 13/06/2019 17:07:13    2194518

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Replying To GallantJohnJoe:  "Conor Lane from Cork reffing it."
Great news. He likes the underdog, punishes Donegal-style mass tackling, and of course likes to give us the odd dodgy penalty !!!

MadgeKing (Cavan) - Posts: 455 - 13/06/2019 18:19:46    2194546

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Replying To GallantJohnJoe:  "Conor Lane from Cork reffing it."
Great news. He likes the underdog, punishes Donegal-style mass tackling, and of course likes to give us the odd dodgy penalty !!!

MadgeKing (Cavan) - Posts: 455 - 13/06/2019 19:25:44    2194569

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Ticket help!

Told the missus to stop in Supervalu and pick up 2 tickets this evening for the hill, was told they're all gone. 2 other people in there looking for them at same time too.

Checked the tickets.ie site and none available there either. Could they be all sold out already?

Total_Football (Cavan) - Posts: 69 - 13/06/2019 20:55:29    2194585

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Tickets not available on GAA.ie this evening. There could be a small final tranche of terrace tickets released in the net few days. I'd assume everything through the clubs is already taken, they are in these parts anyway. Huge demand in Donegal too.

How are lads seeing the potential matchups? I'm sure Mickey has a plan to mix it up and put this Donegal team off its stride. They were excellent against Tyrone, in part because they knew what was coming and swallowed it up. We have to find a way to put the doubts in.
Up front, I don't think putting Gearoid in at full forward would expose McGee enough. McVeety is the man for that job. Play the big man at wing forward running at the smaller Donegal half backs from deep- it will help counter Donegal's kickouts also.
Start Mackey. Head and heart says this has to be. We need to hit the ground running and this man will make it happen in the biggest match of his life. It will keep EB Gallagher busy and get the scoreboard moving for Cavan from the off. Madden could be kept in reserve until the second half.
Will McGee be fit? If not its McFadden and Thompson probably to start in the middle for Donegal. That's a fair challenge but we can't afford to move Clarke in there- Brady and Galligan it's up to you lads.
The Donegal forward line, where do we start? Michael Murphy- do you go man-for-man with Clarke? Clarke needs to stay at no 6 so Murphy's movement will take him out of position too much. Personally I would give the big job to Conor Moynagh. That might sound crazy however he is the standout footballer this year and has the engine to keep with Murphy all over the pitch. He can counter attack when marking a deep lying Murphy.
Faulkner on McBrearty and Jason on Jamie Brennan. Rehill to pick up Langan.
There is so much to think about. The football talk is everywhere and will only ramp up in the next few days- a dream to be talking positive about Cavan for once! When you say 'Donegal' the immediate thought is how much more quality they have. But when the matchups are put down one-to-one there are a lot of reasons to be confident. Leave the 'hunger' clichés out of it. We can match them on football ability and let the hunger be a bonus.

MadgeKing (Cavan) - Posts: 455 - 13/06/2019 21:31:49    2194595

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