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Replying To Gearoid1998ffowaed:  "Nobody begrudges Mayo winning, but I agree with everyone that it's disgusting and cowardly what they did to Sean kelly and it taints their win. Such a shame and real lose to the game if he can't come back from this injury. I believe he can't even walk on it yet."
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TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7970 - 27/06/2023 14:56:33    2490097

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Replying To unclegerry:  "I don't condone what he done but there were plenty of nasty stuff going on both both sides.. O Tomas o Se said he was the unlucky one to be caught on camera. Its part of most intercounty games. It shouldn't be but it is. Calling him a coward is a bit unfair.. He takes a lot of punishment physically for the Mayo cause.. 2 head high tackles last week v Cork and not even a free"
It's not in the slightest bit unfair. Total cowardice.

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 500 - 27/06/2023 14:59:44    2490099

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My view on the ROD stamp is it's not acceptable and if he was banned we could have little complaint but he has not been. Same as the Cork player the week before where his closed fist his on Jack Carneys head (even more dangerous) got little attention or outcry.

A Kerry player "took out" a Cork man in an all Ireland final early on a few years ago. The "dark arts" as they are called have always been around. Incidents happen in games and off the ball. I'm not sure it's anything new but obviously does not make it right.

I've seen some horrid hits and incidents in club games down the years.

I think Branding an entire team or county "thugs" over the actions of one player in one game is over the top. As for being "liked" I couldn't care less of the entire country is hoping we lose against Dublin.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11325 - 27/06/2023 15:45:16    2490123

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "They ??"
O'Donoghue's foot and his elbow. They were in cahoots.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2102 - 27/06/2023 15:49:30    2490127

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Replying To streaker:  "It's not in the slightest bit unfair. Total cowardice."
Kicks him from behind after he shoulders him from behind so double the cowardice.

Shaun Parton got sent off for a similar kick on Saturday but at least he had the decency to face him eye to eye as he did it.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 895 - 27/06/2023 15:52:34    2490129

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Replying To yew_tree:  "My view on the ROD stamp is it's not acceptable and if he was banned we could have little complaint but he has not been. Same as the Cork player the week before where his closed fist his on Jack Carneys head (even more dangerous) got little attention or outcry.

A Kerry player "took out" a Cork man in an all Ireland final early on a few years ago. The "dark arts" as they are called have always been around. Incidents happen in games and off the ball. I'm not sure it's anything new but obviously does not make it right.

I've seen some horrid hits and incidents in club games down the years.

I think Branding an entire team or county "thugs" over the actions of one player in one game is over the top. As for being "liked" I couldn't care less of the entire country is hoping we lose against Dublin."
I admire your honesty...
Your the first Mayo fan to call it as it is....
I've no issue with the result etc we deserved to lose but for all Mayo fans here etc apart from yourself to dispel what happened etc says it all...

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 904 - 27/06/2023 16:07:38    2490140

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Kicks him from behind after he shoulders him from behind so double the cowardice.

Shaun Parton got sent off for a similar kick on Saturday but at least he had the decency to face him eye to eye as he did it."
Is that Dolly's young fella?

I'll get my coat?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7519 - 27/06/2023 16:16:50    2490147

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To be fair it was a silly thing to do. People only making a deal out of it as he was caught on camera.

People need to move on from it now. Regardless of what people think of it, nothing was done about it so that is that

aidan64 (Kerry) - Posts: 668 - 27/06/2023 16:33:38    2490163

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Massive win for Mayo, nervy tight game, lacked in quality but all was expected with the pressure on the game and the weather conditions.
Both teams played badly and result could have gone either way. I feel Galway lost the game in the first half with the wides they kicked, esp the frees missed.
K Mcloughlin was very effective in the first half, great call and tactic to start him, Galway didnt know what to do with him.
Kickouts were a disaster, not all Reapes fault, Mayo were poor aerially and on breaks.
Huge difference from the Cork game was Mayos midfield, Flynn and Diarmuid O Connor, workrate and turnovers were huge and probably difference in winning and losing that game.
Eoghan McLoughlin what a frustrating player, great athlete, strong and has pace, great work rate tackled and won some good turnovers, but again his football skills, shooting and soloing keep letting him down.
Defensively Mayo were very good, Coyne Callinan and McBrien look like players that have been playing there for years, have all really impressed. Forwards played better than the last few games, confidence should improve now and more space in Croke Park should suit them.
Getting through that tough game with a win should be a good boost to the confidence for alot of the players.

The Ryan O Donoghue situation, everyone hates to see this stuff, he shouldnt have done the kickout he did, the shoulder he gave is normal enough in a game but would he have done the kick if Kelly hadnt an injured ankle, no he wouldnt have. I hate that this stuff is just accepted as part of the game now, it goes on in all games, and GAA have let it creep in and let it be the norm, this weekend there will be alot more off the ball hits and digs and nothing done. There was plenty of other off the ball stuff from both sides that would be considered cowardly, if Ryan is going to be accused of it then others can be too, including Kelly who is no angel on the field.

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 615 - 28/06/2023 15:47:33    2490457

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Replying To tommy132:  "Massive win for Mayo, nervy tight game, lacked in quality but all was expected with the pressure on the game and the weather conditions.
Both teams played badly and result could have gone either way. I feel Galway lost the game in the first half with the wides they kicked, esp the frees missed.
K Mcloughlin was very effective in the first half, great call and tactic to start him, Galway didnt know what to do with him.
Kickouts were a disaster, not all Reapes fault, Mayo were poor aerially and on breaks.
Huge difference from the Cork game was Mayos midfield, Flynn and Diarmuid O Connor, workrate and turnovers were huge and probably difference in winning and losing that game.
Eoghan McLoughlin what a frustrating player, great athlete, strong and has pace, great work rate tackled and won some good turnovers, but again his football skills, shooting and soloing keep letting him down.
Defensively Mayo were very good, Coyne Callinan and McBrien look like players that have been playing there for years, have all really impressed. Forwards played better than the last few games, confidence should improve now and more space in Croke Park should suit them.
Getting through that tough game with a win should be a good boost to the confidence for alot of the players.

The Ryan O Donoghue situation, everyone hates to see this stuff, he shouldnt have done the kickout he did, the shoulder he gave is normal enough in a game but would he have done the kick if Kelly hadnt an injured ankle, no he wouldnt have. I hate that this stuff is just accepted as part of the game now, it goes on in all games, and GAA have let it creep in and let it be the norm, this weekend there will be alot more off the ball hits and digs and nothing done. There was plenty of other off the ball stuff from both sides that would be considered cowardly, if Ryan is going to be accused of it then others can be too, including Kelly who is no angel on the field."
I cant agree on the stamping. We will see belts and sly digs this weekend, but nothing as disgusting as that. Sean Kelly is a very clean player and I've never seen him doing a sly dig. Yes he did appear to feign injury on one occasion , which is not commendable , and which I was very surprised with, , but its not in the same league as what we saw in salthill on Sunday.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 901 - 28/06/2023 16:29:21    2490473

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Good to see some decent posters on here who accept O'Donoghue was well out of order. Flynn went too kick him too although he was deliberately looking for his injured ankle but if the ref or linesman seen it he'd be sent to the line.

Mayo have more then a chance this weekend.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 273 - 28/06/2023 17:03:23    2490483

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Replying To yew_tree:  "My view on the ROD stamp is it's not acceptable and if he was banned we could have little complaint but he has not been. Same as the Cork player the week before where his closed fist his on Jack Carneys head (even more dangerous) got little attention or outcry.

A Kerry player "took out" a Cork man in an all Ireland final early on a few years ago. The "dark arts" as they are called have always been around. Incidents happen in games and off the ball. I'm not sure it's anything new but obviously does not make it right.

I've seen some horrid hits and incidents in club games down the years.

I think Branding an entire team or county "thugs" over the actions of one player in one game is over the top. As for being "liked" I couldn't care less of the entire country is hoping we lose against Dublin."
Fair play to you yew_tree. Your honesty is as welcome as the good deed of a neighbour in a time of need.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1849 - 28/06/2023 17:05:27    2490485

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Replying To yew_tree:  "My view on the ROD stamp is it's not acceptable and if he was banned we could have little complaint but he has not been. Same as the Cork player the week before where his closed fist his on Jack Carneys head (even more dangerous) got little attention or outcry.

A Kerry player "took out" a Cork man in an all Ireland final early on a few years ago. The "dark arts" as they are called have always been around. Incidents happen in games and off the ball. I'm not sure it's anything new but obviously does not make it right.

I've seen some horrid hits and incidents in club games down the years.

I think Branding an entire team or county "thugs" over the actions of one player in one game is over the top. As for being "liked" I couldn't care less of the entire country is hoping we lose against Dublin."
I wouldnt say the whole country in fairness... ;o)

As with 2 years ago YT, if ye beat us, I will be shouting for ye to go and finally win Sam this year.
Mayo deserve to get over the line at some stage tbh.

I could be wrong but I think the winners face the winners of Derry v Cork in the Semi Final on Sun 16th July.
Think Derry will be too strong for Cork unfortunately.

Anyway, should be some game this weekend. A Sell Out so it will be a great atmosphere also.
Have my Hill ticket - both nervous and excited.

May the best team win.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3899 - 28/06/2023 19:48:05    2490514

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Best of luck on Sunday, Mayo. Hope ye put the Dubs away and go all the way. Looking forward to having a few belters of games with ye next year, le cúnamh Dé. Galway have only ourselves to blame and a small bit of hard luck with injuries but that's sport and we'll take the rough with the smooth. If ye beat the Dubs, maybe we might topple Limerick in the hurling! Stranger things have happened.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 929 - 29/06/2023 09:14:16    2490560

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We're not quite back but we're improving. These bucks will put a smile on our faces in the meantime.

Maigh Eo Abú!

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7519 - 29/06/2023 10:53:25    2490574

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Best of luck at weekend. Not jinxing ye but I've a feeling ye will blow them away. 5 point win.

Ros2013 (Roscommon) - Posts: 520 - 29/06/2023 12:05:54    2490602

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Replying To Fionn:  "I wouldnt say the whole country in fairness... ;o)

As with 2 years ago YT, if ye beat us, I will be shouting for ye to go and finally win Sam this year.
Mayo deserve to get over the line at some stage tbh.

I could be wrong but I think the winners face the winners of Derry v Cork in the Semi Final on Sun 16th July.
Think Derry will be too strong for Cork unfortunately.

Anyway, should be some game this weekend. A Sell Out so it will be a great atmosphere also.
Have my Hill ticket - both nervous and excited.

May the best team win."
Might be wrong about semis. For example if all 4 favourites win QF then armagh cant play derry which means dublin cant play kerry. But dublin could draw either armagh or derry.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 901 - 29/06/2023 12:20:32    2490610

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Replying To Fionn:  "I wouldnt say the whole country in fairness... ;o)

As with 2 years ago YT, if ye beat us, I will be shouting for ye to go and finally win Sam this year.
Mayo deserve to get over the line at some stage tbh.

I could be wrong but I think the winners face the winners of Derry v Cork in the Semi Final on Sun 16th July.
Think Derry will be too strong for Cork unfortunately.

Anyway, should be some game this weekend. A Sell Out so it will be a great atmosphere also.
Have my Hill ticket - both nervous and excited.

May the best team win."
Indeed May the best team on the day win. It's very hard to know where both teams are. Dublin have not been tested bar Roscommon but then again hammered Louth (which we couldn't do) and Sligo.

Mayo have played some brilliant football v Kerry and for a quarter against Galway. We will need to replicate that for 50mins plus if we have any chance Sunday.

Mayo v Dublin games tend to take on a life of their own so all previous form could go out the window. Man on man open football game is what I'm hoping for and see if we are good enough, if not so be it.

I didn't hold out much hope in McStays first year especially after loosing Keegan (our best player last year) and Oisin Mullin but league champions and a quarter final appearance is a decent season. That said it appears to be an open year in terms of the number of teams that can win it so there is an opportunity there…

Up Mayo and safe traveling to all supporters this weekend.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11325 - 29/06/2023 16:52:18    2490707

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Replying To Ros2013:  "Best of luck at weekend. Not jinxing ye but I've a feeling ye will blow them away. 5 point win."
Call me crazy but I am thinking of backing Mayo to win 7-9 pts

republican (Sligo) - Posts: 338 - 29/06/2023 19:43:26    2490736

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Replying To republican:  "Call me crazy but I am thinking of backing Mayo to win 7-9 pts"
You said it...crazy

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 901 - 30/06/2023 10:28:10    2490795

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