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Hot Fuzz ...Not into the Rugby afraid, played by posh boys from boarding schools.

Kerry to flop recon Cork will give em a good hiding in Munster final thats if they get over Limerick... Dara oshea was carring that team for the past couple of years...

Incalfheifers19 (Clare) - Posts: 12 - 25/05/2011 13:57:46    939797

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Incalf and Murph yer delusional and doing nothing for the image of sligo GAA. Relax with the arrogance please. We are very much in the same league as Leitrim and Roscommon at this moment in time, if even, going on the last performance. We need to eat some humble pie, regroup and get the heads on for the qualifiers. Leitrim deserved every bit of that win on Sunday they displayed everything we lacked as a team; heart, the will to win, first to breaking ball, pace and hunger. Absolute eye opener. i think the game has been analysed enough and I would agree with the general comments. I can't understand how their wing backs were afforded so much time and space. Their midfield ran riot as ours was non-existent, dwelling on the ball too much and when eventually letting it in, it came down with snow on it. Our kickouts need to be varied and improved in general. The Leitrim keeper's kickouts in contrast were the perfect trajectory with the right pace (i.e. not 'floaters') I am slow to criticise the full back line as it is a very difficult place to be when your midfield is being over ran. Hopefully management has spotted all this and will work on it in the coming weeks. I hope it was just a bad day at the office with complacency maybe getting to the lads. They have worked hard and Im sure that loss hurt them. This team did not turn in to a bad one over night. We need to aim to win the next qualifier game and take it from there, but there is a lot of work to be done.

Informed Nail (None) - Posts: 79 - 25/05/2011 17:27:59    940061

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Well done to Leitrim .. the best team won on Sunday! It was a vey sad day in Marchievick Park!
We were one game ahead...already thinking about the Rossies!
Have we not learned anything from last years Connacht final?

It was a very disappointing display of football with quite a few 'dirty' tackles from Sligo !! One of which was clear to see on the Sunday game hightlights !

I agree with another poster ... it will be a very short summer !!

I also agree with another person on this forum! With regards to the need for younger players ... !! We need to get rid of the politics that seems to dictate that the majority of players come from certain parts of Sligo! Open it up to the whole of Sligo !! There are some regions with some quality young players and they don't even get a look in !! Easkey, Enniscrone, Kilglass, Castleconner,... to name a few !! The game on Sunday was worse than any club game in any of those regions!

We did fantastic last year ..up to a point ....but we fell at the final hurdle ... the one that mattered most!! We lost the Connacht final! We had a very poor league this year. But, we need to move on from all of that ! History is just that .. history!

Either the team get over the psychological hangover they are still carrying around from last years Connacht final defeat and they start playing like they actually want to win, with some dedication and spirit ... or they just give up now and forget about 2011!

I say, we move on ... play with dedication and spirit - just as we know you can !!

Come on the YEATS men !

In the words of the American President ... Is feidir linn !!

yeats (Sligo) - Posts: 3 - 25/05/2011 21:43:12    940395

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Nail... you should have a little more faith in your team what chance have the team if fans do not believe. We are a much better team than Leitrim or Roscommon and although we had a few good victories last year sligo's best days are yet to come. There are some great footballers in Sligo and as a team we are in the top teir. That said this team with its undoubted talent needs to deliver to silence the critics Its time " to stand up and be counted or lie down and be mounted"

Incalfheifers19 (Clare) - Posts: 12 - 26/05/2011 10:13:03    940471

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couldnt agree more Incalfheifers19.. This narrow mindness that we are at the same level as the Rossies and Letrim is crazy, we will never go anywhere with this attitude.. We have to aim big we have the talent they dont.. I can guarnatee you the likes of WB Yeats, Brother Walfred, Sean Fallon, Constance Markievicz and the Westlife boys didnt have that negative attitude.

MURPHB33 (Dublin) - Posts: 166 - 26/05/2011 18:25:10    941031

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Incalfheifers19....... how could you reckon Sligo are ahead of Roscommon and Leitirm , as far as I can recall both Roscommon and Leitrim have beaten Sligo the last time they played each. Roscommon have always had a good record against Sligo. Also about Sligo being on the top teir in football, they are no better than Roscommon as both are in division 3 next year. You need to get over their wins against Galway and Mayo last year and get back down to earth, this is not to say that all Sligo supporters are of the same opinion as yourself Incalfheifers19

Rossman1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 25 - 26/05/2011 19:11:39    941071

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Incalfheifers19....... how could you reckon Sligo are ahead of Roscommon and Leitirm , as far as I can recall both Roscommon and Leitrim have beaten Sligo the last time they played each. Roscommon have always had a good record against Sligo. Also about Sligo being on the top teir in football, they are no better than Roscommon as both are in division 3 next year. You need to get over their wins against Galway and Mayo last year and get back down to earth, this is not to say that all Sligo supporters are of the same opinion as yourself Incalfheifers19

Rossman1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 25 - 26/05/2011 19:12:41    941073

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Rossman1... When was the last time Roscommon beat a notable team in the championship??? You only won Connacht last year becase you didnt have to play the big two ( it was basically a default title). We were robbed this year in division two tyrone let us down big time on the last day of the league against Meath and Kildate suddently decided to play against us, the royals should have gone down. You are delusional if you think Roscommon are the same level as Sligo. We might both be in Division three next year but we will be first while you will be last

MURPHB33 (Dublin) - Posts: 166 - 27/05/2011 08:49:53    941271

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941271 Rossman1... (a)When was the last time Roscommon beat a notable team in the championship???[\b] You only won Connacht last year becase you didnt have to play the big two ( it was basically a default title). We were robbed this year in division two (b)tyrone let us down big time on the last day of the league against Meath and Kildate suddently decided to play against us[\b], the royals should have gone down. You are delusional if you think Roscommon are the same level as Sligo. We might both be in Division three next year but we will be first while you will be last

(a) Sligo not a notable team so?
(b) Sign of a bad team if your depending on other teams to keep you up

moomoo (Kerry) - Posts: 4023 - 27/05/2011 10:46:11    941328

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moomoo come back when the modern Kerry beat Tyrone. Thats one thing O hara has over any modern Kerry player. He knows what it feels like to beat Tyrone in the championship.. Kerry are great when they are knocking the byjaysus out of the dubs or Mayo ( teams with no spines) but when they face a hard team like Sligo, Down or Tyrone they show their true cowardly colours. Dont know how ya wont that game againt us two years ago we were robbed.

MURPHB33 (Dublin) - Posts: 166 - 27/05/2011 11:41:21    941372

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Murphb33 your arguement is nonsense. When was the last time Kerry lost to Clare, Tipperary, Waterford at senior. So what if we have beaten Tyrone, ran Kerry to a point, beat a half interested and injury riddles Mayo last year and a Galway team missing 2 of their best forwards. If we cannot beat so called inferior teams like Roscommon and Leitrim it is an absolute waste of time beating the previously mentioned teams.

A sports psychologist needs to spend a long time with this Sligo team. This is a team with a lot of good individual players but until they lose this cocky arrogant streak they will not win anything. An experienced manager in charge would also be a huge benefit.

Anto (Sligo) - Posts: 270 - 27/05/2011 12:22:46    941407

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MURPHB33
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941372 moomoo come back when the modern Kerry beat Tyrone. Thats one thing O hara has over any modern Kerry player. He knows what it feels like to beat Tyrone in the championship.. Kerry are great when they are knocking the byjaysus out of the dubs or Mayo ( teams with no spines) but when they face a hard team like Sligo, Down or Tyrone they show their true cowardly colours. Dont know how ya wont that game againt us two years ago we were robbed.

Oh wow he know what its like to beat Tyrone how many All Irelands has he won again?

Come back when Sligo actually win something. What are you one about the hard teams Kerry have played Sligo in the championship two time and won both games.

The reason Kerry beat Sligo in that game is because Kerry scored more then Sligo thats normaly now its works.

Maybe a few Sligo game from modern times for you

2000: Connacht Semi Final Galway 0-22 Sligo 0-04
2001: Qualifiers Dublin 3-17 Sligo 0-12
2004: Connacht Quarter Finals: Roscommon 2-16[\b] Sligo 1-15
2004: Qualifiers Clare 1-15 Sligo 1-07
2004: Tommy Murphy Cup: Clare 1-11 Sligo 0-11
2005: Connacht Quarter Finals: Leitrim[\b] 1-11 Sligo 0-09
2005: Qualifiers: Cork 3-13 Sligo 0-11
2006: Connacht Quarter Finals: Galway 0-19 Sligo 1-12
2007: Quarter finals: Cork 1-11 Sligo 0-08
2008: Connacht Semi Finals: Mayo 3-11 Sligo 0-07

Seems like a lot more bad results then good to me in that space of time

moomoo (Kerry) - Posts: 4023 - 27/05/2011 12:27:07    941411

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Rossman1... When was the last time Roscommon beat a notable team in the championship??? You only won Connacht last year becase you didnt have to play the big two ( it was basically a default title). We were robbed this year in division two tyrone let us down big time on the last day of the league against Meath and Kildate suddently decided to play against us, the royals should have gone down. You are delusional if you think Roscommon are the same level as Sligo. We might both be in Division three next year but we will be first while you will be last

Bit of a contradiction as you stated earlier it was nonsense to say sligo were in the same league as Roscommon or Sligo. Definetly an inflated opinion and something which has spread from the players to the supporters.

Rosfan (Roscommon) - Posts: 774 - 27/05/2011 13:21:30    941468

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Come on true fans of Sligo need to unite and believe in thier team, As for the Rossies they are a 1 man team and will achieve nothing, come back to me when you have as many connaught senior championships as Sligo do...

Incalfheifers19 (Clare) - Posts: 12 - 27/05/2011 15:11:37    941597

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Come on true fans of Sligo need to unite and believe in thier team, As for the Rossies they are a 1 man team and will achieve nothing, come back to me when you have as many connaught senior championships as Sligo do...

They already do and have more All Irelands

moomoo (Kerry) - Posts: 4023 - 27/05/2011 16:26:43    941688

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ncalfheifers19.... You really do not know what you are talking about do you? Go and check the records, Roscommon have 21 Connacht senior titles in comparison to Sligos 3, and Roscommon have won the all Ireland twice albeit a long time ago now but Sligo have never done so. And if Sligo is such a fantastic team what happened against Leitrim last week?

Rossman1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 25 - 27/05/2011 16:37:08    941708

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Let's stop this wimpish nonsense talk, the content of the talk on this forum over the last 6 months shows how far we have tumbled.

Garavogue (Sligo) - Posts: 95 - 27/05/2011 16:44:01    941718

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All the talk about Roscommon winning a handy title last year. Sligo reached the final beating a spineless mayo team and an injury hit Galway team. When Sligo went into the Connaught final as favourites they bottled it. Unless they face New York or London in the qualifiers, its going to be a short summer

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2772 - 28/05/2011 08:07:01    942004

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Jack L from nowhere, the summer in Ireland is May, June and July whether you win or lose a football game, Thank God.

allSOran (Sligo) - Posts: 690 - 28/05/2011 13:41:21    942161

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27/05/2011 08:49:53
MURPHB33
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Rossman1... When was the last time Roscommon beat a notable team in the championship??? You only won Connacht last year becase you didnt have to play the big two ( it was basically a default title). You are delusional if you think Roscommon are the same level as Sligo. We might both be in Division three next year but we will be first while you will be last

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Complete nonsense, Sligo went into last July's Connacht final as the best by beating both Mayo,Galway & as they say to be the best you have to beat the best (Roscommon did that in the final) & beating Leitrim is no given as you found out last weekend.

BTW we also beat Sligo in the U21 final & our Club team hammered your best club team.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2350 - 28/05/2011 15:25:57    942220

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