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Kerry V Donegal - 7 Like(s)

Replying To clondalkindub:  "Dublin players are injured all the time KB. Jack Mc in '17 final gone after 5 minutes knee Alan Brogan gone for two season's in '12 n '13 Kevin Nolan diabetes wiped him out at 23. Connolly not injured but gone for nearly two years Bernard knee last year Cooper injured this season Cian O Sullivan hamstring last year I could go on and on that's just off the top of my head"
Don't forget the back problems Dublin players suffer from, caused by carrying wallets full of cash

MuckrossHead (National) - 18/07/2019 14:48:05

Connolly Returns - 4 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "I was just trying to give an idea why he doesn't jump around on side line. You took what AI said in a strangle manner but you read what you want to read I guess. His career and previous armed forces experience explains a lot about his approach to being a manager and his handling of the team. He's been criticized for not jumping around.. why can't he be praised in equal measure? You're absolutely right he's just a man but an exceptional one that has achieved a great deal."
Saw him earlier on in Smithfield, there was a crowd of about 300 hungry Luas goers and only five pieces of avocado on toast, somehow everyone got a slice. ;) There are still some poor people in the city who dont have meals delivered to them, lest we forget.

TheUsername (National) - 18/07/2019 10:32:30

Kerry V Donegal - 4 Like(s)
I must say I find Donegal fans to be cagey about this game, most of the people on here saying Donegal will win are not from Donegal. I've friends up there from college and they are reluctant to call it either way. It was the same in 2014. Donegal were supposedly only travelling to collect the Sam Maguire but all the bluster and hype was coming from anti Kerry people who were dying to see us beaten. Donegal fans are very level headed and passionate about their team in my experience.

GeniusGerry (National) - 18/07/2019 10:42:33

Gaa Rules That Don't Make Any Sense - 4 Like(s)

Replying To The_Biler:  "The pick up. So many players get away with picking a rolling ball they might aswell get rid of it. It doesn't serve any purpose and is not a skill."
It absolutely is a skill. Watch someone new to football and you'll see that it is

Sindar (National) - 18/07/2019 18:03:59

Connolly Returns - 3 Like(s)

Replying To witnof:  "Nobody on this forum knows what has been going on in the Dublin camp, is going on now and what will go on in the future. This thread is as useful as piddling into the wind"
I don't think you fully grasp how HS works. None of us really has a clue about anything, we're just shooting the breeze, trying to get the odd rise out of each other & having a bit of fun while we're doing it.

MuckrossHead (National) - 18/07/2019 09:30:22

Kerry V Donegal - 3 Like(s)

Replying To JoeSoap:  "Eoghan Bán Gallagher has apparently picked up a serious injury in training and will be out for a length period. A huge loss for Donegal."
Fantastic young player. That's a real blow to Donegal.

GeniusGerry (National) - 18/07/2019 09:52:31

Connolly Returns - 3 Like(s)

Replying To greysoil:  "Seriously guys. Gavin is (an occasional) pilot - a regular job tbh, and I know. Stop making him out like he is some messiah. Individuals perform their jobs as are expected - flying in storms, landing and taking off in fog, visiting friends in hospital. An ordinary man who would be mortified reading this rubbish"
He is not some messiah....he is THE messiah! ;)

Jackeen (National) - 18/07/2019 10:27:41

Mayo V Meath - 3 Like(s)
I'm usually an optimist but it Just feels like we are near the end with the bulk of this Mayo team. Will be a major achievement to make a semi final from here but I'm not ruling it out. Going to Croke Park Sunday as it may be the last time we get to see Boyle, Higgins, Clarke, Moran etc play there and they owe us nothing but Jesus it's depressing we didn't cross the line and win an All Ireland.

yew_tree (National) - 18/07/2019 10:47:13

Cork Under 20'S - 3 Like(s)
Yes a good hammering. Lost by ten points two years ago when Clifford got 2-08. Obviously he was not there tonight. We have changed our team almost completely too though. Finally, this is something to be really positive about. Hate slaps on back when you lose. We played great football tonight. Well coached. Our scores were top drawer. Blake Murphy was superb when he came on. Paul Ring was brilliant at corner back, big O'Callaghan was outstanding... Thrilled with it.. Hopefully being relegated to Division 3 was the lowest point. Now we can genuinely start to get back up competing again..

bennybunny (National) - 18/07/2019 21:32:00

Kerry V Donegal - 3 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "EBG being out for Donegal opens things up nicely now for Dublin, Mayo crippled with injuries Donegal picking up injuries Kerry picking up injuries. Dublin players never seem to get injured and ye got Connolly and o'carroll back. The chasing is falling away slowly but surely."
Dublin players are injured all the time KB. Jack Mc in '17 final gone after 5 minutes knee Alan Brogan gone for two season's in '12 n '13 Kevin Nolan diabetes wiped him out at 23. Connolly not injured but gone for nearly two years Bernard knee last year Cooper injured this season Cian O Sullivan hamstring last year I could go on and on that's just off the top of my head

clondalkindub (National) - 18/07/2019 14:17:35

Gaa Rules That Don't Make Any Sense - 3 Like(s)
link I found above from a few years ago so not sure if the black card rule is still represented by the graphic. But why are deliberate trips or deliberate pulldowns deemed to be black cards and not red cards? The referees and other match officials have the most thankless jobs in the GAA, easy targets when a team doesn't get their result. But for me the black card will only be a fudge because it's from inconsistently refereeing the red and yellow card and a prospect of showing red is often the only way a ref can keep discipline in check in some games.

GreenandRed (National) - 18/07/2019 17:13:53

Mayo V Meath - 3 Like(s)

Replying To TakeyourPoint.:  "Do you think it will be the last time we see these lads? They where some warriors. I don't think Cillian O'Connor got enough recognition for what he achieved last weekend, that was unbelievable when you think about it. To become the highest ever scorer in championship football is some going for a lad of only 27. He could well play for another 6/7 years and at this rate he would be out of sight. He might be the highest scorer for a long time to come."
If we get beat it could well be. Clifford rightly stole the headlines last weekend. As for Cillian, fine achievement alright but he will never get the recognition unless he and Mayo win Sam.

yew_tree (National) - 18/07/2019 17:23:26

Mayo V Meath - 3 Like(s)

Replying To TakeyourPoint.:  "Do you think it will be the last time we see these lads? They where some warriors. I don't think Cillian O'Connor got enough recognition for what he achieved last weekend, that was unbelievable when you think about it. To become the highest ever scorer in championship football is some going for a lad of only 27. He could well play for another 6/7 years and at this rate he would be out of sight. He might be the highest scorer for a long time to come."
Meath man Dean rock might pass him out if he stays as dublins main free taker for the next 5 years or so.

Royal.Legend (National) - 18/07/2019 17:31:13

Dublin V Roscommon - 2 Like(s)
If you have ever played sport or know anything about sport you will know that no game is a foregone conclusion, that is why Japan can beat Zuid Africa in the Rugby World Cup, why Leicester can win the premiership, why Caltra can win the All Ireland club championship, why Offaly can deny Kerry a 5 in a row and why Roscommon can take Dublin in their own back yard next Saturday. Its not probable but most definitely possible. The loss to Tyrone might actually benefit Roscommon, the shackles are off, the expectation is low so they can express themselves and run at Dublin and use their very obviously talented forwards to frighten the bejaysus out of the Dublin defence. If the two goal opportunities that Roscommon created in the Tyrone game had come off they would have gained momentum and Tyrone's heads would have dropped, it didn't happen, so coulda, woulda, shoulda... Can this Roscommon team beat the Dubs, of course they can, will they next Saturday, probably not. If they stay within 7 or 8 points of the Dubs then the general consensus would be that "it was a good result for Roscommon". Anthony Cunningham won't be of that opinion and he is dead right, Roscommon can beat Dublin and that should be their goal. They need to put the Dubs on the back foot, if they are chasing the game like last weekend Dublin will waltz it. Roscommon Population = 65K ish Mayo Population = 130K ish (twice Roscommon's) Galway Population = 258K ish (4 times Roscommon's) Dublin Population = 1.3 million (20 times Roscommon's) Fortunately, there will only be 15/20 Rossies competing against 15/20 Dubs on Saturday but the Odds are stacked against the Rossies obviously. Roscommon to win by 10.

Hoofhearted (National) - 18/07/2019 03:40:06

Dublin V Roscommon - 2 Like(s)
You know its great to he optimistic but i genuinely feel for the rossies in this one. Mother of all hidings on the way and a trip home pondering was it worth winning connaught at all

lilypad (National) - 18/07/2019 07:05:31

Connolly Returns - 2 Like(s)
Nobody on this forum knows what has been going on in the Dublin camp, is going on now and what will go on in the future. This thread is as useful as piddling into the wind

witnof (National) - 18/07/2019 09:07:16

Connolly Returns - 2 Like(s)

Replying To greysoil:  "Seriously guys. Gavin is (an occasional) pilot - a regular job tbh, and I know. Stop making him out like he is some messiah. Individuals perform their jobs as are expected - flying in storms, landing and taking off in fog, visiting friends in hospital. An ordinary man who would be mortified reading this rubbish"
Top manager but I'd be inclined to agree

realdub (National) - 18/07/2019 09:16:25

Gaa Rules That Don't Make Any Sense - 2 Like(s)
A neutral game been played in your home county. How unlucky is that having to play a neutral game at home.

EDH (National) - 18/07/2019 19:55:06

Mayo V Meath - 2 Like(s)

Replying To daytona11:  "Yeh going week after week takes its toll. Takes us v the dubs this year. We had 2 games versus Longford. The week before the Dubs the game went to extra time too. Its a big enough challenge to play them lads in croker without being exhausted. We still managed to put up a decent score though and it was still tight at half time."
Yep very hard. I think that's where donegal got the advantage (along with bench, Murphy etc) but you could actually see they were still fresh in those last 10/15 mins, while we looked tired. Not in anyway taking away from donegal, they were the better team and deserved winners. Just could see our lads were dead on feet. This week it's the same for mayo and us, so if nothing else it will even out that. I

royaldunne (National) - 18/07/2019 19:57:59

Kerry V Donegal - 2 Like(s)

Replying To JoeSoap:  "Eoghan Bán Gallagher has apparently picked up a serious injury in training and will be out for a length period. A huge loss for Donegal."
Big loss alright - conversely nothing coming out of the Kerry camp as per usual! They could all be injured and you'd know nothing about it, which is frustrating when your a supporter but maybe it's a good thing at times like this. No one seems to know if JOD's substitution at half time was because of picking up a knock or simply that he wasn't getting into the game enough.

TheHermit (National) - 18/07/2019 09:53:02