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Your most memorable moments of 2017

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Some will be more high profile than others for sure but nonetheless we all have one or two that stay long in the memory.
Undoubtedly, Rock putting that last free over to clinch what was a great final and Cannings point to seal a final place are outstanding but what's you're abiding memory of 2017 good or bad ?
Happy new year to all.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1674 - 31/12/2017 12:30:58    2066349

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Some will be more high profile than others for sure but nonetheless we all have one or two that stay long in the memory.
Undoubtedly, Rock putting that last free over to clinch what was a great final and Cannings point to seal a final place are outstanding but what's you're abiding memory of 2017 good or bad ?
Happy new year to all."
For me it was Daniel Flynn's point from along the side line in the Leinster Final.
Also Moorefields comeback to win Leinster.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1457 - 31/12/2017 12:42:17    2066352

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Roscommon winning Connaught from nowhere.
Cillian O Connor hitting the upright for what could easily have won Mayo the AI.
Con O Callaghan's goal in the final.
Galway winning the hurling final in a novel pairing.
Cork revival in Munster hurling.
Kelly kicking the ball out for a 45 from the goal kick.
AOS and Donaghy ding dong.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 571 - 31/12/2017 15:08:05    2066374

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Ros winning nestor
Coc bottling a free in a final again

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1110 - 31/12/2017 16:44:46    2066384

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Roscommon winning Connacht.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4633 - 31/12/2017 17:14:11    2066387

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The sanctimonious vilification of Connolly Part XXXXI
The writing of ref match reports AFTER the game and after listening to radio
Rocks point in AI Final
Gleeson getting off with red card
Manion's point in 2nd half AI Final
Joe Canning finally getting an AI medal
The rewarding and excusing of bad behaviour
Cuala Hurlers carrying the torch of Dublin hurling
Ladies footballers winning I Final
Dublin Camogie seniors getting to semi-final and Juniors to AI Final
Joe Brolly - listen and read him all the time

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 3688 - 31/12/2017 17:20:08    2066388

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Joe Cannings point against Tipp. I had to change my diaper afterwards. What a match and finish! Typical Tipp and Galway match.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 197 - 31/12/2017 17:45:01    2066391

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "Ros winning nestor
Coc bottling a free in a final again"
So Cillian missing a free was memorable for ya...cant say I'm surprised. Happy new year.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9159 - 31/12/2017 18:15:18    2066394

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O'Callaghan's goals in semi and final, and winning it of course.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6818 - 31/12/2017 18:43:06    2066396

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Has to be
Joe Cannings point
Con Callahgans goals
Aussie Gleesons Goal

ZUL10 (Clare) - Posts: 499 - 31/12/2017 19:13:34    2066399

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Seeing our mighty captain David Burke finally lift the Liam McCarthy cup.Its a day I will never forget.

bud14 (Galway) - Posts: 237 - 31/12/2017 21:01:42    2066404

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Joe McQuillan's pathetic excuse for refereeing performance in the Dublin v Mayo All Ireland Final 2017, watched the game again today on TG4 and am still livid on some of his decisions and stuff he let go on both teams, he's not welcome in Mayo

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1274 - 31/12/2017 21:46:01    2066405

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Lee Kegan destroying every player he came up against all year and then not getting an All Star

culmore (None) - Posts: 1274 - 01/01/2018 00:05:40    2066408

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Replying To riverboys:  "Joe McQuillan's pathetic excuse for refereeing performance in the Dublin v Mayo All Ireland Final 2017, watched the game again today on TG4 and am still livid on some of his decisions and stuff he let go on both teams, he's not welcome in Mayo"
Let it go man. Dublin scored more than us. End of.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4633 - 01/01/2018 07:09:05    2066412

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Replying To yew_tree:  "So Cillian missing a free was memorable for ya...cant say I'm surprised. Happy new year."
Would like to have seen Cillian nail that free but it was by any measure a seminal moment in the All -Ireland Final and in the Sporting year.Happy New Year to you too.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 805 - 01/01/2018 09:08:15    2066415

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Carlow's performances against Dublin and Monaghan. Only team not to concede a goal vs Dublin in 2017!!!

novalis (Carlow) - Posts: 196 - 01/01/2018 13:38:53    2066426

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Listen, The all Ireland final result is memorable and to win 3 in a row is just, mind-blowing and something that I never believed possible even after 2011.

Personally, I never made a big fuss about the record of unbeaten games but upon reflection during the winter ive come to realise how good an achievement that was too. The record equalling game against Kerry in Tralee was one of my favourite away trips in terms of the whole day out, The amount of Dublin fans in Tralee was incredible and definitely a highlight.

Having said all that, Aside from the obvious (beating Mayo and claiming the 3 in a row) , I think our absolute demolition job of Tyrone will live with me for a very long time. I think it was 5 times Mickey Harte and Jim Gavin teams came up against one another in previous encounters and im open to correction but I think it was 2 draws and 3 one point margains between the teams. Everyone myself included felt Tyrone would give Dublin a serious test, Some predicted a Tyrone win similar to Donegal in 2014 but Dublin coming out and just disposing of a very good Tyrone team was just totally unexpected. It was emphatic and if anyone had of told me leading up to the game that after 20 mins Dublin fans would be ole-ing when passing the ball around cause it was so comfortable id never have believed you. An absolute snore-fest for the neutral, But as a Dublin fan, I got so much satisfaction out of that. There was no one who could complain about a refereeing decision or any controversy, Just one team getting it so tactically spot on and everything that could have went well for us, Went well. The definition of the perfect game plan and performance in every single aspect of Dublin's play. Tyrone just couldn't live with it. The performance of young Con O'Callaghan though, the boy turned into a man that day..

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12733 - 01/01/2018 23:41:15    2066452

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Replying To bud14:  "Seeing our mighty captain David Burke finally lift the Liam McCarthy cup.Its a day I will never forget."
I will never forget either as we were on the receiving end of a defeat that day and really do not know when we will get back again. However I was honoured to stand with the Deise supporters around me to applause a memorable day for a great team that totally deserved their achievement.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 241 - 02/01/2018 00:57:22    2066454

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Joe casually stroking a sideline cut over the bar after Waterfords second (pox of a) goal.

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 304 - 02/01/2018 02:07:17    2066457

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Replying To culmore:  "Lee Kegan destroying every player he came up against all year and then not getting an All Star"
Steady on. While Keegan had some fantastic performances, especially the first Roscommon game and the All Ireland final, he had some very quiet games too.
He certainly didn't 'destroy' every player he faced, as you said. I can attest to that from being in Pearse Stadium when we played Mayo. Nobody could have argued with him getting an All Star, but you have to say who you'd drop in his place. All selected in the half-back line were very worthy.
We tend to see the best of Keegan on Croker. He's a phenomenal player and the big pitch and fast ground certainly seems to suit his style.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 187 - 02/01/2018 09:49:50    2066463

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