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Replying To Forpucksake:  "Cork play Dublin at HQ in their first game. They'll be destroyed"
Yes, I really fear for Dublin. A lot of their players are long in the tooth. Cork are coming up to Croke park with big wins over Laois and Limerick.
I hope that home advantage will be a mitigating factor against overwhelming Cork class.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 493 - 07/07/2019 21:03:05    2207381

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I think if we picked a panel of the best 26 players from the other 7 teams they'd still have a hard time beating Dublin to win Sam,
I think Kerry are favourites in our group, then it's any one of Donegal Meath or Mayo to join them and play Dublin in the semi final,
I think Dublin will win the other group with Tyrone then meeting Kerry in the semi final, Dublin v Kerry or Tyrone in the final. that's my thought's on it anyway, obviously I'm hoping Donegal get through to the semi final but it won't be easy, we need to beat Meath first and that wont be as easy as the media would have you believe, we might shade it by 2 or 3 points if all goes well next Sunday."
On this Summer's form,Donegal should win their group.Runner up spot between Kerry and Mayo .

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1195 - 07/07/2019 21:06:00    2207385

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Donegal, Mayo and Tyrone are favourites to make the semi-finals.

Roscommon and Cork are capable of causing an upset against Tyrone but Tyrone will be expected to pick up wins as they did over Kildare and Cavan.

Are Meath outsiders for making the semi-finals? I'm not writing them off, I just think every other team will be more confident of getting the results required."
Yerra I'd have to agree with u, two from Donegal/Mayo/Meath on one side, Tyrone and Cork I reckon the other. I'll go for a Donegal v Tyrone final, sure twould be a great occasion, Tyrone to win by 10 and the Kingdom pick the 6 in a row minor.

CornAghais91 (Dublin) - Posts: 126 - 07/07/2019 21:07:17    2207388

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Replying To Rayo1:  "I fear for Meath and especially Roscommon. Semi finals......Donegal v Tyrone and Dublin v Kerry. Final......Dublin v Donegal."
I'd be more concerned about the state of Galway football at the minute rather then fretting about how the Connacht champions will fare in the Super 8s. Enjoy watching the next few weeks at home while the big boys battle it out.

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 190 - 07/07/2019 21:12:40    2207393

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "1. Kerry are Munster champions
2. Mayo have had no rest and Kerry will have had time to size up Mayo.
3. Kerry are Kerry."
Mayo are battle hardened. A very difficult opponent.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6261 - 07/07/2019 21:19:19    2207400

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Replying To Forpucksake:  "Cork play Dublin at HQ in their first game. They'll be destroyed"
Destroyed !
Are you mad or what ? Cork aren't a bad side.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1237 - 07/07/2019 21:22:40    2207405

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Replying To waynoI:  "FAO: Dubs on here.

DON'T.....BITE."
Perhaps you ought to stop trying to control peoples' responses and what they write about here.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1260 - 07/07/2019 21:31:25    2207420

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "1. Kerry are Munster champions
2. Mayo have had no rest and Kerry will have had time to size up Mayo.
3. Kerry are Kerry."
Kerry just about beat clare and cork, kerry are not as good as donegal or mayo, i fancy mayo to top the group and donegal second

achara (Monaghan) - Posts: 420 - 07/07/2019 21:34:08    2207425

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I predict Dubs will have a lacklustre Super 8s, and I also predict they won't make AI final.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4291 - 07/07/2019 21:44:48    2207438

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Don't fear for Meath. This is bonus territory. Everything achieved this year. This is about developing and seeing where to improve for league."
Absolutely, we have nothing to lose at this point, just enjoy these 3 games and see what happens.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8322 - 07/07/2019 21:46:28    2207442

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Replying To achara:  "How are kerry favorites? Mayo and donegal are better teams and would expect both to go through"
Kerry are div 1 runners up and in good form. Mayo are in good recent form despite a load of injuries and a defeat to Ross. Dl are in good recent form but played in 2nd division this spring. Hard to pick from those 3 but u will have better idea on favorite after next sunday

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3744 - 07/07/2019 21:48:37    2207445

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Replying To Donegalman:  "Kerry are div 1 runners up and in good form. Mayo are in good recent form despite a load of injuries and a defeat to Ross. Dl are in good recent form but played in 2nd division this spring. Hard to pick from those 3 but u will have better idea on favorite after next sunday"
Yep thats true, it's just my opinion that kerry are overrated, will be tight between the 3 of them all the same

achara (Monaghan) - Posts: 420 - 07/07/2019 22:00:31    2207461

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Cork have momentum now, and a taste of Croker. They'll fly out of the traps and we're gonna have to be very careful!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7701 - 07/07/2019 22:14:25    2207471

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Replying To Htaem:  "Absolutely, we have nothing to lose at this point, just enjoy these 3 games and see what happens."
Precisely. Management players and fans can relax. I hope the players have a great night tonight, they absolutely deserve it. We are in total bonus territory. Not one bit of pressure, go out and enjoy themselves and express themselves on the pitch

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16467 - 07/07/2019 22:33:50    2207481

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Replying To realdub:  "Cork have momentum now, and a taste of Croker. They'll fly out of the traps and we're gonna have to be very careful!"
I really believe Cork could be a real banana skin for Dublin next Sunday. While I would never bet against the Dubs I reckon Cork to win at 16/1 is the best value bet next weekend.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1260 - 07/07/2019 22:36:59    2207485

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Replying To realdub:  "Cork have momentum now, and a taste of Croker. They'll fly out of the traps and we're gonna have to be very careful!"
Cork going for the double...bit is between their teeth.
Dubs on Saturday and Cats on Sunday. Murphy's will be flying

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 493 - 07/07/2019 22:37:15    2207487

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Replying To realdub:  "Cork have momentum now, and a taste of Croker. They'll fly out of the traps and we're gonna have to be very careful!"
Will Cork gamble on resting players in phase 1? If Cork can shock Tyrone in phase 2, they'll be home in phase 3 chasing a semi-final spot.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6261 - 07/07/2019 22:39:34    2207491

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Kerry Div 1
Mayo div 1
Tyrone Div 1
Donegal Div 2 winners - div 1 next yr
Meath Div 2 runners -up , Div 1 next yr
Roscomon Div 1- div 2next yr
Dublin Div 1
And
Cork relegated from Div 2

League matters !!!

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1557 - 07/07/2019 22:52:09    2207500

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No harm but, Rocommon, cork and meath are cannon fodder. Donegal or kerry to exit next.

Shood (Tyrone) - Posts: 2 - 07/07/2019 23:26:01    2207515

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If Carlsberg did All-Irelands wins, a Mayo win would look like this from here on and make up for lots of heartbreak at final and semi-final stage over the last 30 years:

Super 8s Group
Beat Kerry (1997, 2004, 2006, 2014)
Beat Donegal (1992, 2012)
Beat Meath (1996)

Win their group

Semi-Final
Beat Cork (1989)

Final
Beat Dublin (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)

The Super 8s just wasn't the same without Mayo last year, its great to see them in it this year. I can't wait for Kerry vs Mayo next week.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 08/07/2019 05:31:55    2207550

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