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Having been at the two semi finals the weekend if this is supposedly the best four teams left then i really fear for Cavan football going forward, the standard was very poor and more defensive football really is a sight for sore eyes.

daddyknowsbest (Cavan) - Posts: 84 - 09/10/2018 09:29:36    2145725

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Replying To daddyknowsbest:  "Having been at the two semi finals the weekend if this is supposedly the best four teams left then i really fear for Cavan football going forward, the standard was very poor and more defensive football really is a sight for sore eyes."
Have to agree with you on this. I also attended the games at the weekend and although I suppose they kept you interested as to who was going to come out on top, the standard was certainly poor. I have a feeling the local paper headlines in a couple of weeks will again read " Ulster glory still awaits Cavan club champions"

YOUWONTCODME (Cavan) - Posts: 125 - 09/10/2018 10:48:18    2145738

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The county board must be the greediest shower in the country. Charging €13 into semi finals and junior finals twice. There is no where else in the country charging these prices into games and replays.
Tipperary had a weekend deal a few weeks back where €20 got you into as many games as you wanted over a weekend so you could of went to 5 or 6 if you wanted.

theDagger1986 (Cavan) - Posts: 156 - 09/10/2018 10:51:56    2145741

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Replying To daddyknowsbest:  "Having been at the two semi finals the weekend if this is supposedly the best four teams left then i really fear for Cavan football going forward, the standard was very poor and more defensive football really is a sight for sore eyes."
I have to agree with you terrible stuff all round. I think the pick of them was Croserlough v Gowna.

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4496 - 09/10/2018 11:12:59    2145748

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Replying To The Quiet Man:  "I have to agree with you terrible stuff all round. I think the pick of them was Croserlough v Gowna."
I totally agree with you.

The standard of the semi final was shocking. Yes, they were close games but in terms of quality football there was a big lack of it on show. Mickey Graham attended one of them and I doubt he was too pleased with what he seen.
It could be a long 60 minutes for the Cavan champions when they meet the Derry champions in the first round of Ulster.

YOUWONTCODME (Cavan) - Posts: 125 - 09/10/2018 11:29:56    2145752

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I think everyone at the crosserlough v gowna game would say gowna were very lucky to get another day out. I think poor refereeing decisions cost Crosserlough and the small pitch in Cootehill wont suit them either.

daddyknowsbest (Cavan) - Posts: 84 - 09/10/2018 11:51:18    2145758

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Replying To YOUWONTCODME:  "I totally agree with you.

The standard of the semi final was shocking. Yes, they were close games but in terms of quality football there was a big lack of it on show. Mickey Graham attended one of them and I doubt he was too pleased with what he seen.
It could be a long 60 minutes for the Cavan champions when they meet the Derry champions in the first round of Ulster."
Was he at the junior match there were a few nice players from Drumlane be interesting to see if they will be called in or called back by the new management.

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4496 - 09/10/2018 14:12:55    2145776

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Replying To The Quiet Man:  "Was he at the junior match there were a few nice players from Drumlane be interesting to see if they will be called in or called back by the new management."
He had Longford final.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 09/10/2018 15:31:23    2145788

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Looking forward to 3 good games this weekend. Castlerahan & Crosserlough to advance in the replays. My money is on Crosserlough to win it out!

Cuchullians to win the Intermediate by 3 or 4. Bit more experience in their team i think will tell and they have more big game players.

GAAhead2017 (Cavan) - Posts: 65 - 09/10/2018 17:41:43    2145809

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Replying To YOUWONTCODME:  "Have to agree with you on this. I also attended the games at the weekend and although I suppose they kept you interested as to who was going to come out on top, the standard was certainly poor. I have a feeling the local paper headlines in a couple of weeks will again read " Ulster glory still awaits Cavan club champions""
Agreed

Whoever wins it out, it'll be the first time they've won it, in a long time if not ever.

Similar to Ramor a couple of years back, the celebrations will take precedent and the 1st round of ulster will be a bonus.

Shame, as Derry club football is dour and Sloughtneil have been eliminated.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3636 - 10/10/2018 03:15:54    2145863

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Castlerahan and Lavey match was much higher quality than the other semi, Crosserlough and Gowna resembled an intermediate match. Winners of Castlerahan and Lavey will win the final by 3+.

Anchorman_6 (Cavan) - Posts: 24 - 10/10/2018 11:21:18    2145911

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Replying To Anchorman_6:  "Castlerahan and Lavey match was much higher quality than the other semi, Crosserlough and Gowna resembled an intermediate match. Winners of Castlerahan and Lavey will win the final by 3+."
Any of the four teams will struggle in Ulster. With no experience of it ever its a massive task.

Wouldnt it be great if Lavey from Cavan met Lavey from Derry in the first round. You'd have to fancy Lavey to win that one.

YOUWONTCODME (Cavan) - Posts: 125 - 10/10/2018 11:34:15    2145913

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Replying To Anchorman_6:  "Castlerahan and Lavey match was much higher quality than the other semi, Crosserlough and Gowna resembled an intermediate match. Winners of Castlerahan and Lavey will win the final by 3+."
Lavey might rue not taking their goal chances, should have had 4 goal but poor finishing let them down. Overall all 4 teams were poor and Mickey Graham has a job on his hands that I wouldn't envy

IamADragon (Cavan) - Posts: 267 - 10/10/2018 12:09:45    2145919

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Replying To IamADragon:  "Lavey might rue not taking their goal chances, should have had 4 goal but poor finishing let them down. Overall all 4 teams were poor and Mickey Graham has a job on his hands that I wouldn't envy"
I personally thought the Crosserlough V Gowna was the best of the two but again everyone to their own opinion. Regarding Ulster I feel for any off them it will be a huge ask to even get near a half decent result. Goals up in Breifni so almost ready for Sunday.

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4496 - 10/10/2018 18:16:26    2145979

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Replying To YOUWONTCODME:  "Any of the four teams will struggle in Ulster. With no experience of it ever its a massive task.

Wouldnt it be great if Lavey from Cavan met Lavey from Derry in the first round. You'd have to fancy Lavey to win that one."
No way the other lavey would win

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 182 - 10/10/2018 19:27:32    2145989

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My Team of the championship so far

Ciaran Flynn (Cavan Gaels)
Fergal Reilly (Castlerahan)
Mark McKeever (Gowna)
Killian Brady (Mullahoran)
Gerry Smith (Lavey)
Brian O'Connell (Ramor Utd)
Darragh Brady (Drumlane)
James Smith (Crosserlough)
Thomas Galligan (Lacken)
Cian Madden (Gowna)
Dara McVetty (Crosserlough)
Ryan Connolly (Drumlane)
Emmet Fitzimons (Killinkere)
Eugene Keating (Cuchulainns)
Paddy Rudden (Laragh Utd)

StayDownKing (Cavan) - Posts: 22 - 10/10/2018 21:20:08    2145998

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Replying To StayDownKing:  "My Team of the championship so far

Ciaran Flynn (Cavan Gaels)
Fergal Reilly (Castlerahan)
Mark McKeever (Gowna)
Killian Brady (Mullahoran)
Gerry Smith (Lavey)
Brian O'Connell (Ramor Utd)
Darragh Brady (Drumlane)
James Smith (Crosserlough)
Thomas Galligan (Lacken)
Cian Madden (Gowna)
Dara McVetty (Crosserlough)
Ryan Connolly (Drumlane)
Emmet Fitzimons (Killinkere)
Eugene Keating (Cuchulainns)
Paddy Rudden (Laragh Utd)"
No Monaghan Drumlane

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4496 - 10/10/2018 23:45:21    2146014

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My Team of the championship so far

Ciaran Flynn (Cavan Gaels) - he would prob tell you himself he had a poor year
Fergal Reilly (Castlerahan) - yes
Mark McKeever (Gowna) - no
Killian Brady (Mullahoran) - not standing out for mullahoran at minute imo
Gerry Smith (Lavey) - absolutely
Brian O'Connell (Ramor Utd) - yes
Darragh Brady (Drumlane) - should be donal monaghan
James Smith (Crosserlough) - yes
Thomas Galligan (Lacken) - yes
Cian Madden (Gowna) - maybe
Dara McVetty (Crosserlough) - best player in cavan but didnt exactly set it alight yet this championship
Ryan Connolly (Drumlane) - played one good game in championship
Emmet Fitzimons (Killinkere) - Shane Tierney Best inside forward so far
Eugene Keating (Cuchulainns) - ?
Paddy Rudden (Laragh Utd) - yes

StayDownKing (Cavan) - Posts: 15 - 10/10/2018 21:20:08 2

theDagger1986 (Cavan) - Posts: 156 - 11/10/2018 10:21:47    2146042

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "My Team of the championship so far

Ciaran Flynn (Cavan Gaels) - he would prob tell you himself he had a poor year
Fergal Reilly (Castlerahan) - yes
Mark McKeever (Gowna) - no
Killian Brady (Mullahoran) - not standing out for mullahoran at minute imo
Gerry Smith (Lavey) - absolutely
Brian O'Connell (Ramor Utd) - yes
Darragh Brady (Drumlane) - should be donal monaghan
James Smith (Crosserlough) - yes
Thomas Galligan (Lacken) - yes
Cian Madden (Gowna) - maybe
Dara McVetty (Crosserlough) - best player in cavan but didnt exactly set it alight yet this championship
Ryan Connolly (Drumlane) - played one good game in championship
Emmet Fitzimons (Killinkere) - Shane Tierney Best inside forward so far
Eugene Keating (Cuchulainns) - ?
Paddy Rudden (Laragh Utd) - yes

StayDownKing (Cavan) - Posts: 15 - 10/10/2018 21:20:08 2"
I struggled with a goalie to be honest, Was a toss up between Donal Monaghan & Darragh Brady in the half back line. I also haven't seen a number of teams play like Buttlersbridge, Arva, Belturbet, Denn &Mountnugent so you can take this selection as incomplete :)

StayDownKing (Cavan) - Posts: 22 - 11/10/2018 13:06:30    2146079

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Could only make one game today and was a the game in Kingscourt. What a game of football considering weather conditions.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 13/10/2018 19:23:44    2146384

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