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The Dubs, The Monies & The Prejudices - 22 Like(s)
No offence intended but I couldn't even be bothered reading it as its another attempt to justify why Dublin get most of the funding and how it has absolutely no bearing on their success lol. In other sports it it accepted that money brings success. Team GB invested millions and hey presto they are winning loads of Olympic gold medals. Nobody can deny that Dublin have the most talented group of players and to be honest they probably don't need the money but it does help. If money isn't important, then why not let the weaker counties have a larger share of it?

Green_Gold (National) - 27/06/2019 15:52:32

Who Is Aaron Kyles? - 6 Like(s)
Lord above lads, just like Rochford he is only in the job a few months, needs to be given a chance. Next thing we will be calling out the kit man and the medical staff. I dont know much about strength and conditioning but its definitely not something that is a quick fix. You are probably talking 2/3 years for lads like Oisin Gallen and Peadar Mogan. We need to have patience and judge at the end of the season.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - 25/02/2019 16:23:43

Kerry Vs Tyrone - 6 Like(s)

Replying To letsgosligo:  "Game postponed. Sensible thing to do given the circumstances. Sligo weren't so fortunate last year."
Yes this was the correct decision to postpone the game and give Tyrone a chance. These are unprecedented times and teams need to be given a chance. It was disgraceful what happened Sligo last year, would never have happened to a div 1 side.

Green_Gold (National) - 09/08/2021 15:32:28

Donegal Have The Friendliest Supporters In The Country - 5 Like(s)

Replying To TakeyourPoint.:  "You having a laugh?"
Ha ha yeah we are not so welcoming to our near neighbours. Things did get a bit toxic between Donegal and Tyrone in the 2013-2015 period and this was mainly due to the antics on the pitch from both sides. Things have calmed down a bit in recent meetings thankfully. I always remember how good the Dublin supporters were when we beat them in 2014, took their beating and congragulated us, no excuses either, one of the reasons they are a great team.

Green_Gold (National) - 16/07/2019 18:24:38

O'Gara red overturned - 4 Like(s)
Glad to see this overturned as you couldn't class that as a strike, more like a playful tap. Was it even a yellow card? In general I am not a fan of cards being overturned as it undermines the ref but in this case it was justified.

Green_Gold (National) - 19/08/2016 21:42:12

Ulster teams a joy to watch. - 4 Like(s)
Totally agree with you TRS, most of the Ulster counties have been a joy to watch this year - Tyrone, Down, Armagh have played some great football and Monaghan are beginning to find their form again. I have been very impressed with Armagh and Down, they have mixed the blanket defence with some great attacking play and they are not afraid to kick long into their full forward line. Then there is Donegal stuck in a time warp playing football from 2011, the game is evolving and has moved on but no one has told Rory Gallagher.

Green_Gold (National) - 30/07/2017 10:57:25

Analyst Claims Dubs 'Actually Being Underfunded' - 4 Like(s)
Not sure why the hell I am even reading this thread, heard all these arguements a million times before. Personally I feel funding should go to where it is needed most. The funding is not needed for the traditional big counties to spend on county teams, give more to the likes of Leitrim. They are a footballing mad county with a small population, surely these counties deserve more. Funding of the county teams is getting out of control if you ask me. We are headed for professionalism, if not already there. Counties spending millions is just ridiculous. The current Dublin team are really fantastic and I am a huge admirer. I wouldnt agree with people trying to downgrade their achievements. For me this is separate from the funding issue.

Green_Gold (National) - 27/07/2019 23:09:10

Donegal V Meath - 4 Like(s)
The final scoreline flattered Donegal. Meath were in this game until about 5 minutes to go, they played some great stuff but just ran out of steam. Meath found themselves in a great position midway through the second half when 2 points up, they had a couple of chances to extend the lead but didnt take the and Donegal took over after that. The only real problem I can see with this Meath side is their kickouts, not good enough at this level but otherwise they were excellent. Donegal will have to seriously improve to beat Kerry but I am confident we will. We probably needed a good hard game to prepare for Kerry. I fancy Meath to beat Mayo. Been a huge admirer of this Mayo team but they just seem to have run out of steam, on the other hand Meath are a team on an upward curve.

Green_Gold (National) - 14/07/2019 19:59:54

Defence clap clap clap.. Defence clap clap clap - 4 Like(s)
Donegal were extremely defensive today but given the opposition I think it was justified. We played 15 v 15 against Kerry and got well beaten. With such a young team we couldn't afford to get a pasting from Dublin and dent their confidence. What were Donegal supposed to do, try to outscore Dublin in a free flowing game? By the way Dublin played very defensively as well.

Green_Gold (National) - 26/02/2017 18:35:47

Rory Gallagher steps down - 4 Like(s)

Replying To ryan:  "Poor article from martin Mc Hugh in paper on Wednesday. He really went to town on Jim again. Not healthy for Donegal GAA moving forward. Word on the street is that Mc Hugh is doing everything in his power to keep one of the early favs for the job from getting it. He is lining up a proposed candidate with financial backing. Mc Hugh was in the ear of JJ doherty, Mc Guinness for his first year until they fell out, and Rory's no 2 for the last 3 years. Mc Hugh doesn't want to let go of his control. I wish he would go for the job himself or put 6/7 years work into development squads instead of this behind the scenes lark."
I thought that Martin McHugh article was uncalled for, fair enough that he wanted to praise Rory but why mention the 2014 All-Ireland final. Why even go there? He is just reigniting the Jim v Rory debate and I'm sure everyone is sick of that by now. It's 3 year since Jim was in charge and yet we have Pat Spillane having a go at him over our current woes. With 2 sons and a nephew on the panel, Martin McHugh is not going to be impartial when it comes to picking the next manager & should nowhere near the process.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - 04/08/2017 09:44:30

Colm Boyle. - 4 Like(s)
I always find that these debates turn into slagging matches over who did what over the years, better to deal with the incident at hand. Boyle is a brilliant player who plays hard but mostly fair, I would not describe him as a dirty player. Fair enough, he should have got the line yesterday but the ref didn't spot it so we just have to move on. The GAA find it hard enough to uphold the decisions by refs and subsequent suspensions without retrospectively banning players. Are we talking about introducing citing as in rugby?

Green_Gold (National) - 11/07/2016 00:09:34

Kerry V Tyrone - 3 Like(s)
Very strange game, thought Tyrone were the better team for most of it but somehow lost. Kerry were all over the shop in the first half and its scary to think what Dublin would do to their defence. The crucial period was the 15 minutes after half time, Kerry got a couple of soft frees and Tyrone missed some very scorable chances, this kept Kerry in it. The Kerry subs made a huge difference especially Jack Sherwood and Tommy Walsh. Cathal McShane had another great game for Tyrone but needs a bit more help. Would Lee Brennan not make an ideal partner for McShane in the full forward line? I was surprised when Brennan left the Tyrone panel earlier this year. Finally the attendance was pathetic. Both teams deserve better than this. Did both set of supporters think they have no chance of beating Dublin or is there some other reason?

Green_Gold (National) - 11/08/2019 18:01:35

Championship - 3 Like(s)
A really disappointing result but was a good performance given the circumstances, we somehow hung on in the second half and didn't throw in the towel. There is no doubt those few minutes in the first half where the penalty was missed and the sending off happened was the turning point. It was never a penalty in the first place. Despite what Mickey Harte said at half time that the extra man would have no bearing, I always felt it would be significant in that sweltering heat. Also the way we play didn't help, we only run the ball and that is energy sapping. Could we have tried Jason McGee or Caolan McGonagle at full forward and knocked a few high balls in? We were run into the ground with 10 minutes left, surely a chance to try something different. Ban was absolutely immense, he kept driving at Tyrone, we really need to look at freeing him up from man marking duties. Langan, Niall O'Donnell and Caolan McGonagle were great as well. Langan has been our best player these past two seasons and we can build a team around him and some of those other lads. Hard to know what is in store for Michael, never good when you start getting injuries in your 30's. Would a good long rest help him? I'd assume he can't go on playing out the field and clocking up all those miles. Ryan McHugh, Thompson and Paddy McBrearty are still young men and have plenty to offer. Hard to see Neil McGee and Paddy McGrath soldiering on for another season. I think we all knew our defence was leaky and that proved the case again yesterday. We have plenty of men back but put no pressure on the ball and some of the tackling was atrocious. This is something that surely can be worked on. I know from watching club football that there isn't an abundance of good defenders out there, only Conor Morrison springs to mind who isn't on the panel. I would like to thank the team for all their efforts this year. I have to say that they are a really good team to watch and play really exciting football.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - 19/07/2021 12:59:29

Kieran Donaghy retires - 3 Like(s)
A truly brilliant player and will be remembered as an all time great. Funnily enough I always feared Donaghy more than Gooch when facing Kerry. Best of luck to him in his retirement.

Green_Gold (National) - 11/09/2018 12:21:21

The state of the game - 3 Like(s)
It really is a sad state of affairs when club football takes over young lives to the extent that they can't even have a drink at the weekend or go away on a stag do with their mates. The senior inter-county sides probably are no more dedicated than this. I feel some limit should be put on the amount of training club players should have to do, I don't have an answer on how to do this. Paying managers and coaches for a club team is just ridiculous. How did we actually get to this stage? It seems the GAA have just slept-walked their way to this point. What is next - under-10's not allowed to go to a birthday party?

Green_Gold (National) - 08/03/2017 12:01:25

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 3 Like(s)
My heart goes out to the 3 counties who have had the restrictions reimposed again. It is unreal how this virus can spread so quickly, only a few weeks ago we thought we were in a good place. Difficult to see the club championships in any county being concluded, looks impossible for Kildare, Laois and Offaly. Very hard to know where we are with the GAA season now. Its been a rollercoaster ride, in April we thought the whole year was a washout but by June it was looking good, now I dont have any clue if any competition will get finished. I dont think the Dublin bashing is fair, they have a higher population density than any other county and have been doing brilliant so far.

Green_Gold (National) - 08/08/2020 23:21:57

All Ireland U21 Football Championship - 3 Like(s)
Well done to Dublin, far superior team on the day and the scoreline did not flatter them. Donegal just looked out on their feet and never got going. It might have made no difference to the result but the short turnaround from the Ulster final seemed to be too much for Donegal. As for the comments on Donegal being poor to watch, although bad today they have been excellent in Ulster. You have to give Dublin a lot of credit also as they defended brilliantly, sone fierce tackling. Great result for Galway today, should be a great final and best of luck to both sides.

Green_Gold (National) - 15/04/2017 21:38:18

"Just Not Enough Good Men" - Brolly on Mayo - 3 Like(s)
Shocking stuff from Brolly but I expect nothing else from him. He is always banging on about the amateur ethos of the GAA but then sees no issue questionning the character of amateur footballers.

Green_Gold (National) - 11/08/2019 14:14:13

There is no magic bullet. - 3 Like(s)

Replying To tirconaillview:  " Seems to be a concerted campaign to back Rory by former players and county board. Social media is being used as a deflection tactic."
You got this absolutely spot on, there definitely seems to be a concerted campaign against abybody who speaks out, we now have Rory Kavanagh now speaking out about these so-called keyboard warriors. I find this just a total insult as I go to all the Donegal games and am entitled to an opinion as much as the media guys like Rory. Fair enough there were a few over the top comments of a personal nature but the vast majority of supoorters are critical of the football and not being personal.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - 29/07/2017 13:10:30

Leo McLoone - 3 Like(s)
I hope we are not back to the bad old days regarding discipline away from the pitch. Fair enough, the players are entitled to a bit of a blow out after the match, no harm in that. However the players and management team need to be knuckling down now to the task ahead against Cork.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - 20/07/2016 15:29:20