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Congrats Easkey, best of luck in Connacht final

Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1440 - 10/11/2018 18:19:16    2150525

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Congrats to Easkey, great win, they were 1-10 to 2 pts up and clonbur pulled it back to 1-10 a piece only for spectacular point last kick of the game to win it from Ryan mckenna, crazy game, well done all

Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1440 - 17/11/2018 18:54:15    2151418

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Replying To NewSligofan:  "The criticism here about Tourlestrane is disgraceful. They are the best club in our county by a million miles. I believe they had better senior teams in 00's but they had more competition which isn't there problem anymore.

This team/management are the most tactically astute team we've ever had in this county, I include the senior inter county team in this. The way they control games is brilliant. They pride themselves in the tackle. They rarely concede cheap frees in the scoring zone. Last Sunday Ballintubber scored one point from play. Incredible. Oisin Kennedy (scored a wonderful point) commited two lazy tackles in the second half resulting in two easy frees for O'Connor. The disgust in Oisin's teammates was there to be seen. They had the game plan down to a tee. The reason they didn't get over the line was
1. Two inter county forwards couldn't start (Gaughan & Egan)
2. John Kelly (another inter county forward) had an off day. Time and Time again lost the ball cheaply. This isn't like him usually.
3. Gary Gaughan getting a match ending injury in the first attack. Anyone who has watched Tourlestrane this year (very little on this forum by the looks of it.) would know Gary is the focal point off the attack. He parks himself on the penalty spot and makes so many runs back and forth winning endless amount ball. He either takes on his man drawing frees or wholes up the ball to bring the rest of his team into the game. Anyone who watches them would know this. They didn't have a similar type to replace him and struggled offensively because of it.

That's serious bad luck. Any club team in the country would struggle with losses like that.

Do ye know what will happen now? If McGowan/O'Hara stay they'll tweak the system again to make sure they learn from it. Why? Because that's what astute teams/management do.

These posters criticising them are still in the dinosaurs age, it's no wonder that football in this county is in the doldrums."
Just in case anybody has forgotten,a reminder of how good Ballintubber are. They were playing at home , had a nice lead at half time,so if they were to be the next high kings of Connacht ,one would expect that they would kick on in the second half and see it out! What happens, Corofin up the pace , run at them and let in early ball and in 8 mins the game is over. Ballintubber scored 2 points in 28 mins. My point being Tourlestrane would have won that game in Enniscrone if there had been any football nous on the line.

Maggiepie (Sligo) - Posts: 184 - 26/11/2018 17:05:34    2152506

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Replying To Maggiepie:  "Just in case anybody has forgotten,a reminder of how good Ballintubber are. They were playing at home , had a nice lead at half time,so if they were to be the next high kings of Connacht ,one would expect that they would kick on in the second half and see it out! What happens, Corofin up the pace , run at them and let in early ball and in 8 mins the game is over. Ballintubber scored 2 points in 28 mins. My point being Tourlestrane would have won that game in Enniscrone if there had been any football nous on the line."
Maggiepie, your a Sligo man but your not from Tourlestrane and you think you know more than football men on the line for them? Good for you but they out smarted every team in Sligo for last 3 yrs and all the opposition managers. In fact in most cases they made them look clueless. Ballintubber couldn't have run into better luck with the injury list for tourlestrane and a harsh sending off. That had alot more to do with it than anything on the line.

Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1440 - 27/11/2018 04:40:00    2152556

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Replying To Maggiepie:  "Just in case anybody has forgotten,a reminder of how good Ballintubber are. They were playing at home , had a nice lead at half time,so if they were to be the next high kings of Connacht ,one would expect that they would kick on in the second half and see it out! What happens, Corofin up the pace , run at them and let in early ball and in 8 mins the game is over. Ballintubber scored 2 points in 28 mins. My point being Tourlestrane would have won that game in Enniscrone if there had been any football nous on the line."
Think you and I are the dinosaurs that's living in the dark ages. We on this occasion share the same views

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 575 - 27/11/2018 15:46:54    2152618

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Replying To eoinog:  "Think you and I are the dinosaurs that's living in the dark ages. We on this occasion share the same views"
There is no doubt mistakes were made on the sideline. The negative tactics however were probably dictated by the injuries to 3 key forwards. However with strong wind in second half they should have pushed up as some good scores were kicked in that period with limited possession. The worst mistake however was bringing on a clearly injured Liam Gaughan with 10 minutes remaining meaning they were effectively playing with 13 men for the remainder of the game.

Anto (Sligo) - Posts: 251 - 27/11/2018 19:09:32    2152637

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Replying To Sligonian:  "Maggiepie, your a Sligo man but your not from Tourlestrane and you think you know more than football men on the line for them? Good for you but they out smarted every team in Sligo for last 3 yrs and all the opposition managers. In fact in most cases they made them look clueless. Ballintubber couldn't have run into better luck with the injury list for tourlestrane and a harsh sending off. That had alot more to do with it than anything on the line."
Your 'defending the indefensible'. It's becoming apparent by the day that modern coaches are having a very negative effect on the game not only in Sligo, but in most counties. The players are consumed by fear, are not able to play with a free spirit and the evidence of this was clear in what happened in Kerry. An abundance of talent well capable of winning an All Ireland was squandered by systems and tactics all borne out of fear, fear of not winning ,fear of making a mistake, fear of being the one who caused the loss of the game etc. etc. I sincerely hope that GAA HQ hold firm on this occasion and do not give in on the proposed rule changes, until they are properly tested. This big push coming from the GPA is most certainly being prompted by the managers and to dilute the changes to appease them, will be the end of it's authority.
Next thing managers will be advocating a square ball with handles on it, to eliminate all elements of chance out of the game!

Maggiepie (Sligo) - Posts: 184 - 27/11/2018 19:49:20    2152644

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What a performance from the half parish in Longford. Mullinaghta are Leinster Club Champions. First time a Longford club has won this and for this little club it's some achievement. They won 3 in a row in Longford Championship and improved each year when they competed in Leinster club Championship. Tourlestrane also won 3 in a row but made no impression in Connacht. A great achievement to win 3 in a row but alas they won't be considered as good as past Tourlestrane teams Not to mention other great club teams in Sligo.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 575 - 09/12/2018 18:22:42    2153778

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Replying To eoinog:  "What a performance from the half parish in Longford. Mullinaghta are Leinster Club Champions. First time a Longford club has won this and for this little club it's some achievement. They won 3 in a row in Longford Championship and improved each year when they competed in Leinster club Championship. Tourlestrane also won 3 in a row but made no impression in Connacht. A great achievement to win 3 in a row but alas they won't be considered as good as past Tourlestrane teams Not to mention other great club teams in Sligo."
Thats a load of rubbish eoing. Considering they were down 5 key players they performed very well against Ballintubber. With a bit of luck and different tactics they would have got to final. Also this is best Tourlestrane team. Previous teams over last 20 years may have had better individuals but this team are well balanced team and have very good players on bench. They will be back again next year to do 4 in a row and its other other top teams like Marys, Tubber got finger out and make Sligo championship a bit more competitive.

Anto (Sligo) - Posts: 251 - 09/12/2018 21:52:13    2153804

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