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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 am 
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Gilroy's appointment could stir things up in Dublin in unexpected ways. The Vinnies Mafia will do everything in their power to ensure one of their own succeeds. Relations are already strained between Gavin and Connolly, I'm sure Gilroy will approach him. Other fringe players such as Lowndes, Costello, Schutte and McHugh will also find they are approached. A professional set up for the hurlers, which matches that of the footballers, will change the dynamic of Dublin GAA. Interesting times ahead.


Con O'Callaghan scored another 2 goals for the Cuala hurlers at the weekend.
Is Gilroy the man that could create a group of dual players in the Dublin setup ?


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Gilroy's appointment could stir things up in Dublin in unexpected ways. The Vinnies Mafia will do everything in their power to ensure one of their own succeeds. Relations are already strained between Gavin and Connolly, I'm sure Gilroy will approach him. Other fringe players such as Lowndes, Costello, Schutte and McHugh will also find they are approached. A professional set up for the hurlers, which matches that of the footballers, will change the dynamic of Dublin GAA. Interesting times ahead.


It's a great appointment and it will hopefully rebuild the progress which was lost between 2015-17.


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I think he's a decent outside the box choice because he seems to be a hugely driven guy in all walks of life but Mattie Kenny woulda been a super appointment and likely brought harmony back on the panel. No reason they can't reach top 3 spot in the Leinster with the panel they'll have.


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Hurling All Star Team

Conor Gleeson probably a bit unlucky - but coin toss between himself and Coleman.

No real complaints all round

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2017 PwC All-Star Hurling Team of the Year

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Waterford) – First-time All-Star
2. Padraic Mannion (Galway) – First-time winner
3. Daithí Burke (Galway) – Third-time winner
4. Noel Connors (Waterford) – Third-time winner
5. Padraic Maher (Tipperary) – Five-time winner
6. Gearóid McInerney (Galway) – First-time winner
7. Mark Coleman (Cork) – First time winner
8. Jamie Barron (Waterford) – Two-time winner
9. David Burke (Galway) – Four-time winner
10. Kevin Moran (Waterford) – Two-time winner
11. Joe Canning (Galway) – Four-time winner
12. Michael Walsh (Waterford) – Four-time winner
13. Conor Whelan (Galway) – First-time winner
14. Conor Cooney (Galway) – First-time winner
15. Patrick Horgan (Cork) – Two-time winner


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Take that, SASP :smug:


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Take that, SASP :smug:


How did the wonderboy Clifford do?


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Hon the banner.

Take that scum.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Yea good weekend for our lads, both footballers are hurlers.

For the hurlers, Kerry will be the main opposition and for the footballers, they just need to survive in div 3.


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Take that, SASP :smug:


How did the wonderboy Clifford do?

Mediocre, young O'Donnell looked better.


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themaddog wrote:
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Take that, SASP :smug:


How did the wonderboy Clifford do?

Mediocre, young O'Donnell looked better.


It's going to be hard for young Clifford with every senior footballer wanting to make his life difficult on the pitch. He could be a very good decoy though.


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themaddog wrote:
YOYO wrote:
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Take that, SASP :smug:


How did the wonderboy Clifford do?

Mediocre, young O'Donnell looked better.


You’d imagine he’ll need a year at least to physically develop and get used to senior level. Haven’t heard of O’Donnell before, such is the talent in Kerry.


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Tyrone made Galway look competent defensively. They're going down.


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Tyrone made Galway look competent defensively. They're going down.


What was the story with your hurlers today? They must have a few stone to lose? Antrim FFS


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iarmhiman wrote:
themaddog wrote:
YOYO wrote:
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Take that, SASP :smug:


How did the wonderboy Clifford do?

Mediocre, young O'Donnell looked better.


It's going to be hard for young Clifford with every senior footballer wanting to make his life difficult on the pitch. He could be a very good decoy though.

He's undoubtedly a special talent. However, both Paddy and Murphy had a championship season behind them at his age. Paddy is only coming into his prime now.


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YOYO wrote:
themaddog wrote:
YOYO wrote:
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Take that, SASP :smug:


How did the wonderboy Clifford do?

Mediocre, young O'Donnell looked better.


You’d imagine he’ll need a year at least to physically develop and get used to senior level. Haven’t heard of O’Donnell before, such is the talent in Kerry.

Nor will you ever hear of him as a Kerryman :lol:


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Dubs year


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Dubs year


What happened to the hurlers last night? Offaly rolling back the years with that performance.


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Still figuring out this Hurling lark.

But we've put one of our best men on it.


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Still figuring out this Hurling lark.

But we've put one of our best men on it.


I was told Giller has been put in to get rid of the trouble makers in the hurling set up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:54 pm 
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themaddog wrote:
YOYO wrote:
themaddog wrote:
YOYO wrote:
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Take that, SASP :smug:


How did the wonderboy Clifford do?

Mediocre, young O'Donnell looked better.


You’d imagine he’ll need a year at least to physically develop and get used to senior level. Haven’t heard of O’Donnell before, such is the talent in Kerry.

Nor will you ever hear of him as a Kerryman :lol:


Ah a Donegal man!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:29 pm 
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Cuala back to Croker again on Paddy's Day, up against some stab city scum.`


Up the Dubs tonight against Donegal.


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That's 0-3 in the league now.

I see lots of people talking up the new young Donegal players and how well they are doing to get close to a rusty Dublin side but they need to start winning.
If Bonner is determined to develop a new style he may have to accept relegation while the team takes time to adjust and have this as a long term template. Gallagher's mistake was he talked about changing then lost his bottle and went for a shit version of McGuiness System.

Paddy McBrearty is playing really well and still only 24.


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Dubs were cruising


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Dubs were cruising


Yup. They are not long back, in 3rd gear and I'm not buying what I'm reading about how well Donegal did.


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Kilkenny well worth their league title. Well superior to Tipp.

Had a look of the old KK in the 2nd half. Really shored up that half back line and won all the breaks. Tipp on the other hand couldn't handle Walter or Reid.

Tipp will improve for the championship. The question is will KK improve again in this new round robin Leinster championship. A game in Pearse Stadiujm awaits in May.


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Kilkenny looked to have that bit of dog back in them. I’d say two years of being written off will do that. Don’t think they’ll win the All Ireland but they’ll be sniffing around the semi final stage at least.


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The summer arrived in style this afternoon in Portlaoise as Laois and Westmeath basked in the warm sunshine and played out a hugely entertaining Joe McDonagh Cup clash, with the Lake County powering ahead in the closing stages to secure what could be a hugely important 2-21 to 1-21 victory in the first round of this new competition.

It is Westmeath's first win against the O'Moore men in the Championship since 1968.

These two counties were considered as front runners in the GAA’s new second tier section of the championship and they showed their ability at different stages in the tie, with Westmeath prevailing on account of their longer periods of ascendancy.

Michael Ryan’s side played with the aid of a deceptively strong breeze in the first half but their inaccuracy meant that they failed to fully exploit that assistance, even after Robbie Greville got them out to a great start when he fielded the ball over the head of Leigh Bergin and placed an inch-perfect low shot under Enda Rowland after six minutes.

Laois soon drew level as Westmeath started to rack up the wides, though they did move three points in front at various stages, with Eoin Price, Cormac Boyle and Ciarán Doyle all on the mark from open play. Their hurling was sharp and purposeful throughout, though eight missed chances – six of them struck right, on the terrace side of the ground – looked as if they might prove very costly.

The home side were far more dependent on Ross King’s free taking to keep them in contention, but they took over the game in the fifteen minutes before half time, taking only their second lead of the game through Neil Foyle’s goal shortly before the break.

Paddy Purcell, by far the star performer for Eamonn Kelly’s side in the Allianz League but never really as prominent today, was the instigator as he took possession on the 45m line and surveyed his options. Eschewing the easy point, he drove at goal and set up Charles Dwyer, who blasted for goal from the 20m line.

Former Laois goalkeeper Paddy Carroll proved his loyalty to his new home county of Westmeath with a stunning save, but the ball fell perfectly for Foyle to bat it to the net.

Two frees from King and points from Aidan Corby and Willie Dunphy made it 1-13 to 1-10 in favour of Laois at half time, and with the breeze set to favour them after half time, a comfortable home win looked likely.


Neil Foyle got the goal for Laois
Instead, the tide turned completely. Niall Mitchell got a flick on a lobbed ball to find the net with his first touch after coming on as a half-time substitute, and two points from Aonghus Clarke proved that Westmeath were a changed side.

Perhaps even more significant was the strength of their defensive play, though Kelly’s decision to deploy a sweeper in front of his full-back line seemed to backfire as Westmeath backs began to hoover up every loose possession close to their own goal with an extra man at their disposal.

The sides traded scores up until the final ten minutes, when Laois finally found some momentum and drew level through points from Matthew Whelan, Ross King and Charles Dwyer, all in the space of four minutes.

They failed to push on however and once Derek McNicholas put Westmeath in front with a haymaker of a free from well inside his own half with two minutes to play, Westmeath never looked back, closing out the win with two points on the break.

LAOIS: Enda Rowland; Lee Cleere, Leigh Bergin, Joe Phelan; Eric Killeen, Matthew Whelan, Padraig Lawlor; Ben Conroy (0-01), James Ryan; Charles Dwyer (0-04), Aidan Corby (0-01), Patrick Purcell (0-01); Willie Dunphy (0-01), Neil Foyle (1-02), Ross King (0-10, 0-09 frees 0-01 ‘65)

Subs: Stephen Maher (0-01) for Corby (HT), Ryan Mullaney for Phelan (46), PJ Scully for Dunphy (53), Cian Taylor for Ryan (55), Colm Stapleton for Cleere (63), Mark Kavanagh for Foyle (64).

WESTMEATH: Shane McGovern; Shane Power, Tommy Doyle, Gary Greville; Liam Varley, Paul Greville, Derek McNicholas (0-01, free); Cormac Boyle (0-03), Eoin Price (0-02); Joey Boyle, Aonghus Clarke (0-03), John Gilligan; Niall O’Brien (0-07, 0-04 frees), Ciaran Doyle (0-02), Robbie Greville (1-03).

Subs: Alan Devine for Gilligan (HT), Niall Mitchell (1-00) for J Boyle (HT), Brendan Doyle for Power (41), Conor Shaw for Doyle (68), Alan Cox for C Boyle (70+5)

Ref: Patrick Murphy (Carlow)


https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0505/ ... nst-laois/

Massive win for us and another stepping stone.


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Went to Parnell Park today for the Cats v Dublin game.

Dublin were magnificent and are very unlucky not to win the game.

Kilkenny were off their game today but found something with 5 minutes to go.

This round robin will be brilliant. Full house at Parnell Park today and big away support.


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Why can't Mayo play every game in Croker, they are so shithouse everywhere else.


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Went to Parnell Park today for the Cats v Dublin game.

Dublin were magnificent and are very unlucky not to win the game.

Kilkenny were off their game today but found something with 5 minutes to go.

This round robin will be brilliant. Full house at Parnell Park today and big away support.


Friend of a friend of a friend is on the Dubs hurling panel. They were very confident going into the match and apparently Gilroy has made a good impact, the players like him. Shame they couldn't do it in the end but good performance.


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Cork destroying Tipp.


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Some comeback by Tipp.

Brilliant game


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Bah. Fair play to Tipp for the comeback but still a good result for Cork. Very impressed with them today. Seem to have moved on again from last year.

Galway Cats next up. Loving this new championship format


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Leinster football is incredibly weak outside dublin at the moment.


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Leinster football is incredibly weak outside dublin at the moment.


Shite sport anyway.

Hurling is better.


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Bah. Fair play to Tipp for the comeback but still a good result for Cork. Very impressed with them today. Seem to have moved on again from last year.

Galway Cats next up. Loving this new championship format


First half was great. I was bouncing around the room and then had to catch a cab to the airport at HT.

I followed the second half debacle on twitter. I didn't think the game was dead and buried at any stage but how did we let that slip? We look like we will concede multiple goals each game we tog out for which is a worry.

A great chance missed to bury Tipp. We will be fine with the point but we should have killed them off for the summer when we had the chance.


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Shite sport anyway.

Hurling is better.


Did you ever play sport to adult level? Typical armchair supporter. 5 asides don’t count.

What a result for Carlow. Nice to see Longford best Meath too. Meath are very average anyway so not big shock there.

and least we forget Laois beating Westmeath.


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iarmhiman wrote:
Gavin Duffy wrote:
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Shite sport anyway.

Hurling is better.


Did you ever play sport to adult level? Typical armchair supporter. 5 asides don’t count.

What a result for Carlow. Nice to see Longford best Meath too. Meath are very average anyway so not big shock there.

and least we forget Laois beating Westmeath.


Who cares? We beat Laois in hurling a few weeks back and that's all I give a shit about.

Actually. Why the fudge am I even responding to you of all posters? :lol:


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iarmhiman wrote:
YOYO wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Gavin Duffy wrote:
Leinster football is incredibly weak outside dublin at the moment.


Shite sport anyway.

Hurling is better.


Did you ever play sport to adult level? Typical armchair supporter. 5 asides don’t count.

What a result for Carlow. Nice to see Longford best Meath too. Meath are very average anyway so not big shock there.

and least we forget Laois beating Westmeath.


Who cares? We beat Laois in hurling a few weeks back and that's all I give a shit about.

Actually. Why the fudge am I even responding to you of all posters? :lol:


Hurling is a beautiful game. It has kind of become fashionable to say you like hurling but not the football. It’s usually from a certain type of sports fan. The one that’s never played either or the one that got despondent as a kid not making the team.


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