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Replying To bennybunny:  "Have to agree with you. Mayo, Tyrone and Galway should be put into super 8. They are solid Division 1 sides. Cavan beat Monaghan a division 1 side and a handy Division 2 side in Armagh. They have been a Division 1 side (up and down) over last few years. Meath are now a Division 1 side (though they will most likely only be spending one year at that level before taking their place as a solid Division 2 side). Meath v Cavan should be the playoff. Cork beat Limerick to get this far. Not fair in comparison to Cavan for sure. However, our 'reward' for beating an equally average Laois side will be two hidings in Croke Park before a dead rubber home game against Roscommon played in front of 100 people. Justice perhaps."
Dead rubber for ye hopefully
We aint thinking like that.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1303 - 04/07/2019 11:59:26    2205381

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Replying To Mike_Clitoris69:  "Is 5 points a hammering?"
Not always but in that game yes, Donegal should of won by allot more the goal at the end flattered Cavan, now I hope Cavan win this weekend but I can see Tyrone winning as handy as Donegal did unfortunately.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 338 - 04/07/2019 12:15:19    2205387

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "Dead rubber for ye hopefully
We aint thinking like that."
No to be fair it might not be for ye. Roscommon v Tyrone is very much 50/50. win that game and you should make semi-finals once you don't make a mess of the game against us. Lose that and you'll either have to beat Dublin (possible but unlikely) or expect us to beat Tyrone in Croke Park a week after our Dublin game (again possible but highly unlikely). Anyway, we see because it is equally as likely that you will be travelling to Portlaoise as it is to Cork (which means, if travelling from Roscommon town, a saving of over 3 hours round trip in the car). Anyway, best of luck in your games. Ye have a fine team.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3713 - 04/07/2019 18:08:13    2205556

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Mayo
Cork
Tyrone
Clare

county man (Limerick) - Posts: 1073 - 04/07/2019 21:55:16    2205653

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Cork v Laois - A dream draw for both to reach the last 8. Too much hype about Cork from decent Munster final performance while its ignored that they were relegated to Div 3 this spring and haven't reached the last 8 for a number of years. I will give them the nod here to win though but Laois will push them all the way. Cork by 2 points.

Tyrone v Cavan - awful draw for Cavan the one team they didn't want, haven't beaten Tyrone in the championship since 1983 and i don't see that changing this weekend but they will go down fighting in this game. Tyrone by 4 points.

Meath v Clare - A lot of making judgement on Meath on that trimming v Dublin but would Clare fare any better v Dublin in Croke park? Meath by 5 points because they have a better defence and forward line than Clares.

Galway v Mayo - Really ridiculous that this game is played outside of Connacht. Mayo have the momentum from 2 wins in a row while Galway's recent form is hammered by Tyrone,struggled past London,had flattering win v Sligo and well beaten by Roscommon. Mayo to get their first win over Galway since 2015 but as ever they won't make it easy for themselves. Mayo by 1 point AET

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 213 - 05/07/2019 15:12:48    2205935

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I will go with Cork, Tyrone, Mayo and Meath.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12018 - 05/07/2019 18:13:15    2205990

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Cork, Tyrone, Galway and Meath

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1377 - 05/07/2019 19:13:20    2206005

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Mayo, Laois, Clare, and Tyrone.

offyertrolley (Leitrim) - Posts: 117 - 05/07/2019 20:24:47    2206017

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Galway to win in all four.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2604 - 05/07/2019 20:36:35    2206023

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Galway Clare Cork Tyrone.

Itoldyouso (Roscommon) - Posts: 32 - 05/07/2019 22:56:25    2206059

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Great win for Cork. Dining at top table for first time since 2014
Everything else this year is gravy

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 469 - 06/07/2019 19:01:08    2206370

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "Dead rubber for ye hopefully
We aint thinking like that."
Bennybunny is probably the most negative Cork poster around. Take his remarks with a pinch of salt. ...basically an attention seeker. Roll on with the Super8ths.j

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 469 - 06/07/2019 19:11:33    2206377

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Replying To Rockies:  "Bennybunny is probably the most negative Cork poster around. Take his remarks with a pinch of salt. ...basically an attention seeker. Roll on with the Super8ths.j"
Realistic actually. Your a dreamer and a wind up merchant.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3713 - 06/07/2019 19:28:29    2206395

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Did the one week turnaround disadvantage laois. Co-incidentally, the counties played a challenge game over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Páirc Uí Rinn with Cork narrowly winning a high-scoring game.
Cork had two weeks to prepare and I rem Cork getting hammered by Kildare in 2015 after losing weekend prior to Kerry.

crikey (Australia) - Posts: 355 - 07/07/2019 02:09:29    2206735

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Did the one week turnaround disadvantage laois. Co-incidentally, the counties played a challenge game over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Páirc Uí Rinn with Cork narrowly winning a high-scoring game.
Cork had two weeks to prepare and I rem Cork getting hammered by Kildare in 2015 after losing weekend prior to Kerry.

crikey (Australia) - Posts: 355 - 07/07/2019 02:31:27    2206738

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Replying To crikey:  "Did the one week turnaround disadvantage laois. Co-incidentally, the counties played a challenge game over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Páirc Uí Rinn with Cork narrowly winning a high-scoring game.
Cork had two weeks to prepare and I rem Cork getting hammered by Kildare in 2015 after losing weekend prior to Kerry."
Back in 2015, Cork were in a downtrend at a low ebb after losing heavily to Kerry in Munster final (in replay).
This year, is opposite. Young team, Hurley and Collins in form, and I believe a good manager is in place. Team is well trained, and whilst defense can be improved, the Cork attack is quite potent.Midfield is strong.
The goal this year was to reach the last 8. Obviously, Dublin and Tyrone are tipped to emerge from group, and I am sure that's the way the Cork manager and team wants it.
Future looks way brighter than 6 months ago, Sean Powter will return next year, and here's to a good team performance in super 8ths,
Today...back to hurling.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 469 - 07/07/2019 12:32:44    2206922

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