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Replying To tomsmith:  "Lockjaw Co Donegal

Tomsmith here from Cavan who got a draw on Saturday.

Mr Lockjaw from Liffer your team on Sunday dident represent Donegal. It was a sort of aNational team
Where was Mc Cleland born was it in London derry
Where is Mullins from is it away up in Dunlin
Where id Brennan from is it County Leitrim he lives in
Where is the Sub Goalkeeper from is near Bellek Co Fermanagh

Enough said"
Who is McClelland and yes Ballyshannon is near to Beleek

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 404 - 30/01/2018 00:20:41    2072253

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Lockjaw Co Donegal

Tomsmith here from Cavan who got a draw on Saturday.

Mr Lockjaw from Liffer your team on Sunday dident represent Donegal. It was a sort of aNational team
Where was Mc Cleland born was it in London derry
Where is Mullins from is it away up in Dunlin
Where id Brennan from is it County Leitrim he lives in
Where is the Sub Goalkeeper from is near Bellek Co Fermanagh

Enough said"
Sorry buddy..no such place as London derry

RoryGall35 (Donegal) - Posts: 9 - 30/01/2018 00:51:08    2072258

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MDMA and O'Gara have Tír Chonaill blood in them too!
Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 5676 - 29/01/2018 15:12:22


True enough.

Straight swap then?

MDMA and EOG for Mullins and McBrearty senior. We'll keep O'Gara Junior and yous can keep McBrearty Junior.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 11788 - 30/01/2018 08:10:48    2072270

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Don't like blaming refs but was very dissapointed with the double hop at the end. At the end of the day the ref was the nearest to the Kerry player and the linesmen were the next. You would think one of the three officials would have seen it. If this happened in the last minute of an allerand final with both sides level there would be some uproar."
What was your view on the Donegal back squirting the contents of his water bottle at Paul Geaney just before he took the penalty?

why (Kildare) - Posts: 142 - 30/01/2018 09:32:29    2072279

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Lockjaw Co Donegal

Tomsmith here from Cavan who got a draw on Saturday.

Mr Lockjaw from Liffer your team on Sunday dident represent Donegal. It was a sort of aNational team
Where was Mc Cleland born was it in London derry
Where is Mullins from is it away up in Dunlin
Where id Brennan from is it County Leitrim he lives in
Where is the Sub Goalkeeper from is near Bellek Co Fermanagh

Enough said"
Lol

I could begin to dissect this but life is way too short.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 5908 - 30/01/2018 09:49:21    2072284

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Lads he might have missed the double-hop, but he should have also called back the Donegal kick from the mark that lead to that last goal because the Donegal lad took a rake of steps before kicking it instead of playing it from where he caught the ball.
So you know swings and round abouts"
Absolutely spot on Hermit.

I have no time for this nit picking about things that were missed & what about this & what about that.

As you said swings & roundabouts.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4530 - 30/01/2018 10:05:08    2072292

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Replying To why:  "What was your view on the Donegal back squirting the contents of his water bottle at Paul Geaney just before he took the penalty?"
It gave him the energy and motivation he needed to score a point.

ps it was no penalty. Forward collapsed on the ground with men around him. He knew he had no chance other than to try the ref for a peno.

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3232 - 30/01/2018 11:02:54    2072315

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Lads he might have missed the double-hop, but he should have also called back the Donegal kick from the mark that lead to that last goal because the Donegal lad took a rake of steps before kicking it instead of playing it from where he caught the ball.
So you know swings and round abouts"
Sneaking in extra steps here and there occurs constantly in all games, the double hop doesn't. Pretty poor for no officials to pick up on it.

greatpoint (USA) - Posts: 162 - 30/01/2018 13:22:04    2072394

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Replying To greatpoint:  "Sneaking in extra steps here and there occurs constantly in all games, the double hop doesn't. Pretty poor for no officials to pick up on it."
Much more than a few steps if you want to check back on the tv coverage, but as I said there's innumerable instances of decisions like this in every game.

The ref did not cost Donegal the game, I think a relatively poor first half performance did that with only McBreaty keeping them in the contest up to that point.

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 3639 - 30/01/2018 13:59:44    2072409

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Much more than a few steps if you want to check back on the tv coverage, but as I said there's innumerable instances of decisions like this in every game.

The ref did not cost Donegal the game, I think a relatively poor first half performance did that with only McBreaty keeping them in the contest up to that point."
Correct analysis, Donegal played better against the wind with 14 men and Mullins was foolish to kick out.
The referee probably did cost them a deserved point awarding a dubious penalty and allowing a blatant double bounce ( two points scored). With respect to the 3rd Donegal goal their midfielder Hugh McFadden was still being dragged, pulled and obstructed after the free was awarded .. when the offending players weren't retreating the referee allowed him (almost encouraged him) to advance from the ruck and get his kick away... its something you see happening usually when a player is fouled in his own half and seldom results in a score.

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts: 267 - 31/01/2018 00:01:19    2072653

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Lockjaw Co Donegal

Tomsmith here from Cavan who got a draw on Saturday.

Mr Lockjaw from Liffer your team on Sunday dident represent Donegal. It was a sort of aNational team
Where was Mc Cleland born was it in London derry
Where is Mullins from is it away up in Dunlin
Where id Brennan from is it County Leitrim he lives in
Where is the Sub Goalkeeper from is near Bellek Co Fermanagh

Enough said"
Good man 'Tomsmith here' .. a proper curved ball but well answered by Donegal lads on here.
Work and life has a habit of moving people around .. great Rossies like Early to Kildare , Newton and O'Connor to Inishowen in Donegal.

Even in your own county:
Last Ulster winning team was coached by a DONEGAL man,
Current team is coached by a TYRONE man,
The great John Wilson lived, taught and played for a while in LETTERKENNY,
Centre half forward on your famous Polo Grounds team was a DONEGAL man which reminds me that the legendary Mick Higgins was born in NEW YORK. Not forgetting of course that the great Seanie lived and played for a while in KILDARE.

Well done on your draw on Sunday, it would be great to see the Breffni Blues being competitive again in the top flight. A lot of tradition and passion for football in Cavan. Was wondering if your connected to Tom Smith a GAA broadcaster on New York radio and International soccer games involving Ireland on ESPN USA?

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts: 267 - 31/01/2018 00:48:55    2072658

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Lockjaw Co Donegal

Tomsmith here from Cavan who got a draw on Saturday.

Mr Lockjaw from Liffer your team on Sunday dident represent Donegal. It was a sort of aNational team
Where was Mc Cleland born was it in London derry
Where is Mullins from is it away up in Dunlin
Where id Brennan from is it County Leitrim he lives in
Where is the Sub Goalkeeper from is near Bellek Co Fermanagh

Enough said"
Tomsmith Co Cavan

Lockjaw here from Donegal.

I note that the Cavan senior county football team have seen fit to start recruiting players from over the border in the Royal county. If memory serves me it was also a on outsider who led your team to their last Ulster championship success.

What would your take be on that?

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 5908 - 09/02/2018 09:16:48    2075187

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