gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts:2740 - 12/03/2012 14:18:52 1127623
The championship will be wide open again this year as it has been for the last number of yearsThere's been 4 different champions in the last 4 years, how can you narrow it down this much already? Kerry & Cork will be there or thereabouts, Dublin showed a true measure of intent yesterday, Tyrone are improving all the time and who's to say Mayo won't go one better than last year?I reckon it could be a novel pairing this year, much like Cork v Down in 2010, a final no one saw coming
gigoer (Wexford) - Posts:1997 - 12/03/2012 14:26:31 1127629
I think its quite open this year, you can't predict it to be a three horse race after a round of league games in March, that's pure nonsense. There is no settled pattern to any team yet, true Cork, Kerry and the Dubs looked good at the weekend but Laois, Donegal and Armagh looked cat and Donegal beat Cork last weekend and Armagh had the pure audacity to go to Tralee and beat Kerry who in turn should have beaten Dublin out the gate in Croke Psrk so go figure all that out, it's certainly not a basis for predicting a three horse race.
Richieq (Meath) - Posts:2365 - 12/03/2012 14:27:49 1127630
dublin cork kerry donegal kildare tyrone mayo meath armagh derry down galway , one of these teams might have a chance but i dont have a crystal ball
hipster (Dublin) - Posts:2374 - 12/03/2012 14:36:05 1127636
hipsterCounty: DublinPosts: 23411127636 dublin cork kerry donegal kildare tyrone mayo meath armagh derry down galway , one of these teams might have a chance but i dont have a crystal ball ____________________Apparently Clondalkindub has one, you might want to pop round to his for a cuppa one of these days!
brendtheredhand (Tyrone) - Posts:10719 - 12/03/2012 14:42:51 1127642
Think about it, he's dead right. Who could see Mayo, Galway, Meath, Donegal, Down or even Tyrone or Kildare having the players to win an All Ireland. It's ludicrous to say it has been wide open last few years when only Down came anyway close to getting in there.
tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts:1432 - 12/03/2012 15:58:58 1127733
Absolutely shameful to leave out Tyrone, Galway and Kildare.
paddyogall (Mayo) - Posts:5092 - 12/03/2012 15:59:34 1127734
Cork are the team to beat.....prob at least 6 contenders, far too early to predict...div 2 is pretty strong, so it's anyones come the Summer...
delordub (Kildare) - Posts:105 - 12/03/2012 19:06:32 1127992
Absolutely shameful to leave out Tyrone, Galway and Kildare. ________Absolutely shameful that you did not even know where Galway and Tyrone (two of the counties you mentioned) are playing this coming weekend.
waynoI (Dublin) - Posts:10882 - 12/03/2012 19:13:18 1127999
paddyogallCounty: MayoPosts: 46721127734 Absolutely shameful to leave out Tyrone, Galway and Kildare. _____________A slight over statement.
jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts:14809 - 12/03/2012 19:20:00 1128014
No chance it's between them 3 and no one else. We're all miles ahead of the rest of yous.
clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts:7029 - 12/03/2012 19:22:01 1128018
As a Tyrone supporter I would be happy to reach the last eight and take it from there. I would expect to see Dublin, Kerry, Cork, Kildare, Tyrone, Mayo, Donegal and Down all contending.
Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts:1102 - 12/03/2012 19:26:37 1128025
No chance it's between them 3 and no one else. We're all miles ahead of the rest of yous. Down beat Kerry two years ago, Meath beat Dublin earlier that year, Mayo beat Cork last year. Or did I dream all those things?
doublehop (Kildare) - Posts:4168 - 12/03/2012 20:14:46 1128074
Doublehop I know it's hard to take but it's the truth pal.
clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts:7029 - 12/03/2012 20:38:00 1128096
dublin is taking sam 2012 no harm to any other county were going to sort the league out first,after that rip any team apart that comes near them in leinster and then come champoinship time got help who ever stands in the dubs way they will go through them for a short cut,back to back all irelands no excuses we giller and the management no problems with the team plenty on the bench for options itsw only march but its in the bag ;-)
dubbydave. (Dublin) - Posts:3927 - 12/03/2012 20:59:47 1128118
Kildare will win Leinster this year, better players and better attitude then Dublin.
paddyogall (Mayo) - Posts:5092 - 12/03/2012 21:02:29 1128121
waynoICounty: DublinPosts: 38951127999 Absolutely shameful to leave out Tyrone, Galway and Kildare. ________Absolutely shameful that you did not even know where Galway and Tyrone (two of the counties you mentioned) are playing this coming weekend. __________________________Sweet:o)
brendtheredhand (Tyrone) - Posts:10719 - 12/03/2012 21:02:59 1128122
No doubt about one of those 3 and A. N other, from Tyrone being the most likely county. I think a more sensible debate is why these 3 counties and what apparent advantages do they have over the other counties ? I get slated for mentioning air time and its bias, but I'll ask ye. If you were playing an amateur sport and in February, March and April you were on the tele and in the media giving interviews, playing in croker then surely that nervous psychological doubt has evaded your psyche come the summer. Compare that to the counties who hit the bright lights of Dublin for the first time and under the glare of the media spotlight they bottle it cannot handle the pressure. Dublin, Cork big big counties with great resources comparably to Louth and Longford, Fermangh Clare etc etc playing in the same competition its like asking a heavyweight to bet a lightweight. People wax lyrical about football and its passion but the reality is it's just like soccer sure they'll only ever be a few winners to pick from. Some might say that's life but i think we need to re-evaluate the structure within the GAA because at the moment only Tipp or da Cats will win Mc Carthy and Sam is between 3 teams.
take.yer.pints (UK) - Posts:76 - 12/03/2012 21:09:55 1128126
It's very easy to state the self-obvious at the beginning of March. More interesting would be to forsee which other teams will improve and come into contention by next August. For the sake of football I would like to see one or two teams like Limerick, Longford, Roscommon, Louth, Monaghgan etc making a big breakthrough. Who will it be ?
nevergivein (Roscommon) - Posts:115 - 12/03/2012 21:17:17 1128132
I'm a fan of Kildare's work ethic and attitude, but saying their players are better than Dublin's.... how?
realdub (Dublin) - Posts:5099 - 12/03/2012 21:17:17 1128133