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Ladies Finals Day

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Went to ladies finals day at Breffni Park. Poor games on show. Ontermediate final was very poor. Two bad teams. Whatever Finbarrs was doing with so many subs. It looked so funny. You would think they collected them on the way into game

taboo (Cavan) - Posts: 18 - 18/08/2016 00:43:24    1902556

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Replying To taboo:  "Went to ladies finals day at Breffni Park. Poor games on show. Ontermediate final was very poor. Two bad teams. Whatever Finbarrs was doing with so many subs. It looked so funny. You would think they collected them on the way into game"
The senior game was quite entertaining.

marita (None) - Posts: 454 - 18/08/2016 13:23:25    1902745

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Laugh all you want but there's alot of mens teams that could do with the heart and enthusiasm off st finbars. Managed and trained by two lads in their 20's, over 30 at trainings including half 7 some Saturday mornings, no whinging or moaning and a championship in the bag..I'd take that. No point in wanting numbers at trainings and then telling them to sit in the stand come final day

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1360 - 18/08/2016 21:07:11    1902991

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Replying To taboo:  "Yea st finbarrs had 16 subs 1 got on and 2 more with two minutes to go what the point in having subs when you dont put them in there doing the same training we played them earlier on had same subs were wining by 18 points or more and still put no one on and half the team could of been took off"
Nonsense the reaction to them girls on the bench at the final whistle said it all its a team effort alot off them subs played throughout the championship, credit where credits due it takes more than one cog to keep a wheel turning,,

Full_view (Cavan) - Posts: 1 - 20/08/2016 01:50:27    1903434

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Replying To Full_view:  "Nonsense the reaction to them girls on the bench at the final whistle said it all its a team effort alot off them subs played throughout the championship, credit where credits due it takes more than one cog to keep a wheel turning,,"
Replying To taboo: "Yea st finbarrs had 16 subs 1 got on and 2 more with two minutes to go what the point in having subs when you dont put them in there doing the same training we played them earlier on had same subs were wining by 18 points or more and still put no one on and half the team could of been took off"
Nonsense the reaction to them girls on the bench at the final whistle said it all its a team effort alot off them subs played throughout the championship, credit where credits due it takes more than one cog to keep a wheel turning,,
Full_view (Cavan) - Posts:1 - 20/08/2016 01:50:27 1903434


If you stayed for the presentation and listened to Pamela Crowe you could see it meant the world to her and everyone involved with St Finbarr's. I was well pleased for her and Elaine Costin two former County players, getting back to Pamela she is a breath of fresh air. Any young girl thinking of taking up the game use Pamela as a roll model. Well done to all involved Sunday from the Juniors to the seniors and the ladies county board also a special thanks to Carol Kiernan for keeping the show rolling to time.

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4478 - 20/08/2016 11:17:07    1903469

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Was just watching the Cavan Cork match on tv and after a good start the Cavan team were just not fit for Cork. The girls tried their best and the experience will help in the future.
Two questions popped into my head as i was watching.
1. Is it not odd for Cavan to play their county final 6 days before an all Ireland quarter final?
2. Why are Lurgan so poorly represented on the county team?
Any thoughts on these queries?

marita (None) - Posts: 454 - 20/08/2016 14:22:52    1903542

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Replying To marita:  "Was just watching the Cavan Cork match on tv and after a good start the Cavan team were just not fit for Cork. The girls tried their best and the experience will help in the future.
Two questions popped into my head as i was watching.
1. Is it not odd for Cavan to play their county final 6 days before an all Ireland quarter final?
2. Why are Lurgan so poorly represented on the county team?
Any thoughts on these queries?"
Was just watching the Cavan Cork match on tv and after a good start the Cavan team were just not fit for Cork. The girls tried their best and the experience will help in the future.
Two questions popped into my head as i was watching.
1. Is it not odd for Cavan to play their county final 6 days before an all Ireland quarter final?
2. Why are Lurgan so poorly represented on the county team?
Any thoughts on these queries?

marita (All) - Posts:391 - 20/08/2016 14:22:52 1903542

Not everyone wants to play at inter-county level or maybe they don't like the management it's life in an amateur sport and even in a professional game.

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4478 - 20/08/2016 15:13:04    1903560

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you made a friend taboo....
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Hi Mr Taboo its me the old sub that you don't seem to think should have got on in the final. Make up your mind you give out that subs didn't get on then in the next breath give out about one that did? Oh I see, its my age you have a problem with, silly old me. You say "the sub St Finbarrs did put in was about 50 yrs old" Ouch 50?!!Mr Taboo that was below the belt you seem to know so much about me and while I'm well on my way I haven't got there just yet (although my birthday was last week and no card from you my anonymous friend, MrTaboo whats the story?!) I wasn't aware of an upper age limit on playing football but maybe I should check with Cavan Ladies to be sure as you seem to know everything you're probably right. You continue "she was playing 30 yrs ago when my wife was playing" (it's actually only been 23 years just if you're ever on A Question of Sport) Ah that's sooo nice that you have followed my career so closely I never knew I had a superfan. It's a pity your wife didn't stay playing, I'm having the time of my life and St Finbarrs has a lot to do with that. Tell her to come out to Bunnoe, we actively encourage women to continue playing and having the craic for as long as they can and want to.
And then there's your comment "whatever Finbarrs was doing with so many subs. It looked so funny". Are you for real? You think having a big squad is to be laughed at? If having big numbers out training week in week out is a joke I'm sure every club in the county, men & women, would wish the joke was on them! Big numbers leads to intense training sessions (I'm lucky I'll be getting the bus pass soon as some tackles flying in could put an auld wan out of action) We have fantastic competition for places with no primadonnas thinking that their place is guaranteed. We know our whole squad did our bit to win the final. You're right Mr Taboo its hilarious!
I haven't asked the lads why they put me on yet. Maybe its because I train as hard as anyone else? Or I keep them on their toes by never giving up during drills, if Mammy Fitch can keep hauling her slow ass around this pitch maybe I better not give up? Or it could be that I couldn't play the only other time we won a championship final because the jersey wouldn't go on me as I was about to give birth to two more pesky future St Finbarrs players? Or maybe they're just afraid of me! I don't know, but I do know they made an old woman very happy (you should try this on your lovely old wife, it works!)

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1360 - 05/09/2016 18:50:11    1910387

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And then there was your sucker punch "she was no good then (30 yrs ago) or now". Ah come on I must have done something that makes you follow my career so closely? I don't know how you can say I'm no good now when the ball never came near me in the 5 mins I was on and I got SO many compliments on the speed I ran onto the pitch at and the way I moved off the ball, and they wouldn't lie, would they? Seriously I don't know how I'm going to struggle on after your damning analysis of my career, maybe polishing my championship medal might help me so I'll try that. I got to play in a final on Breffni Park alongside some of my best friends, my nieces, my daughter, my other daughter as Maor Uisce and my 3 other little superfans watching me (you should join them Mr Taboo and start a fanzine or something). Life doesn't get much better. Four St Finbarrs mammies played that day with 14 children between us and thats not counting all the mammies on our joke of a subs bench. This is an achievement to be celebrated, not sneered at.
I will be sure to pass on your comments to our two managers, although I don't know if they'll still be over us after their crappy performance in the last months, only winning the league, the 9aside and now a championship, really its just not good enough!
Anyway Mr Taboo keep following my progress (or lack of!) and wish your wife (sorry I don't know who either of you are) good luck from me, she's going to need it if this is your attitude to aging and women in sport.
Yours sincerely
Denise Fitzpatrick Age 45 (oops!!)
St Finbarrs (Interrmediate County Champions)

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1360 - 05/09/2016 18:50:27    1910388

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