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Replying To doratheexplorer:  "If you think the red was a second yellow well football not the game for you. Wasn't quite three red cards type indiscipline. Maybe their partying by all accounts was a lack of discipline."
Bottom line is they won the Chanpionship for the 1st time ever and fair play to them.
Their next goal should be not to be know as a 1 year wonder and push on from that.
It's only natural they partied hard as most clubs who win it 1st time do the same.
A great team come back year after year. Let's see if that's the case with Castlerahan

Inaroundehouse (Cavan) - Posts: 975 - 09/11/2018 10:56:25    2150350

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Replying To Inaroundehouse:  "Bottom line is they won the Chanpionship for the 1st time ever and fair play to them.
Their next goal should be not to be know as a 1 year wonder and push on from that.
It's only natural they partied hard as most clubs who win it 1st time do the same.
A great team come back year after year. Let's see if that's the case with Castlerahan"
They got it hard enough to win one, much harder to win multiple championships.

Ive a feeling they will settle for what they have and not push on. A winners mindset is to go an extra step than before.

Im not sure they can.

YOUWONTCODME (Cavan) - Posts: 125 - 09/11/2018 11:41:57    2150361

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Replying To YOUWONTCODME:  "They got it hard enough to win one, much harder to win multiple championships.

Ive a feeling they will settle for what they have and not push on. A winners mindset is to go an extra step than before.

Im not sure they can."
Despite what you may think it is not easy to win a SFC in any county and no one in Castlerahan expected it to be easy. It is hard to win multiple championships it is just as hard to make multiple finals and keep coming back despite loosing. I am very proud of our Team and how they have handled themselves as Champions. The standard of the Cavan SFC is improving and hopefully this will continue. Congratulations to Mullahoran on their victory last weekend here's hoping they can go on a lift the Ulster trophy as well

rahanman (Cavan) - Posts: 123 - 09/11/2018 12:02:45    2150364

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Replying To rahanman:  "Despite what you may think it is not easy to win a SFC in any county and no one in Castlerahan expected it to be easy. It is hard to win multiple championships it is just as hard to make multiple finals and keep coming back despite loosing. I am very proud of our Team and how they have handled themselves as Champions. The standard of the Cavan SFC is improving and hopefully this will continue. Congratulations to Mullahoran on their victory last weekend here's hoping they can go on a lift the Ulster trophy as well"
Nobody ever said it was easy to win Co Championships.
But I never saw the Gaels get much credit for what they won this past 18 years.
Lads like Seanie Johnston or Eamon Reilly Ect never got credit for the 10 championship medals they won.
It must take some appetite or commitment to want it year after year.
All I heard was the standard was poor. They had nothing to beat. Suddenly now with Castlerahan winning the standard has dramatically improved. And posters here think a 6 point drubbing at home is hard luck.

Inaroundehouse (Cavan) - Posts: 975 - 09/11/2018 13:52:48    2150386

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Replying To Inaroundehouse:  "Nobody ever said it was easy to win Co Championships.
But I never saw the Gaels get much credit for what they won this past 18 years.
Lads like Seanie Johnston or Eamon Reilly Ect never got credit for the 10 championship medals they won.
It must take some appetite or commitment to want it year after year.
All I heard was the standard was poor. They had nothing to beat. Suddenly now with Castlerahan winning the standard has dramatically improved. And posters here think a 6 point drubbing at home is hard luck."
in fairness it was a fairly soft championship this year

IamADragon (Cavan) - Posts: 266 - 09/11/2018 15:21:48    2150403

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Replying To IamADragon:  "in fairness it was a fairly soft championship this year"
The standard has definitely improved 4 teams would have been better than the gaels this year.

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 706 - 09/11/2018 16:11:41    2150411

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Replying To Inaroundehouse:  "It's funny that when Castlerahan lose in Ulster it becomes a hard luck story but when the Gaels were net in Ulster down through the years the state of Club football within the County was questioned.
But not so this year?"
Don't know what you're on about. Castlerahan gave it everything and I offered my commiserations as is my own business. Things went wrong for them and on another day it could have been a different story. I only ever wish the best of luck for any Cavan team in Ulster and offered same commiserations to the Gaels last year on their Ulster final loss. For a lad that claims not to be a Gaels club man you need to lose the chip.

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 09/11/2018 16:14:16    2150413

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Mullahoran are playing Banagher in the semi final of the Ulster IFC on Saturday evening. Part of a double header with the other semi final which is good to see and good value too. Anyone going up to Armagh for this, or have any thoughts? Think it's Cavans best chance for an Ulster club title in a while. Mullahoran did well in the quarter final (despite being pegged back to extra time) and they're for all intents and purposes a senior team, who just had a bad year in 2017. They certainly have the players who know how to do it, more than a few have senior medals. Banagher will be tough, especially with some one of the calibre of Mark Lynch playing with them. Hopefully though they can get the win and do the county proud now.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 938 - 16/11/2018 13:48:36    2151315

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "Mullahoran are playing Banagher in the semi final of the Ulster IFC on Saturday evening. Part of a double header with the other semi final which is good to see and good value too. Anyone going up to Armagh for this, or have any thoughts? Think it's Cavans best chance for an Ulster club title in a while. Mullahoran did well in the quarter final (despite being pegged back to extra time) and they're for all intents and purposes a senior team, who just had a bad year in 2017. They certainly have the players who know how to do it, more than a few have senior medals. Banagher will be tough, especially with some one of the calibre of Mark Lynch playing with them. Hopefully though they can get the win and do the county proud now."
Yeah good luck Mullahoran for the weekend. Hopefully they have a full strength team out.

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 16/11/2018 14:19:01    2151322

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "Mullahoran are playing Banagher in the semi final of the Ulster IFC on Saturday evening. Part of a double header with the other semi final which is good to see and good value too. Anyone going up to Armagh for this, or have any thoughts? Think it's Cavans best chance for an Ulster club title in a while. Mullahoran did well in the quarter final (despite being pegged back to extra time) and they're for all intents and purposes a senior team, who just had a bad year in 2017. They certainly have the players who know how to do it, more than a few have senior medals. Banagher will be tough, especially with some one of the calibre of Mark Lynch playing with them. Hopefully though they can get the win and do the county proud now."
Mullahoran are a very average intermediate team who struggled big time against bad teams such as Killeshandra Ballymachugh Belturbet and were defeated by Bailieboro. I'm not being anyway cynical saying that, just my honest opinion having seen them in all them games. They didn't win a game not one in 2017 so how are they suddenly a great team again?
They will get a rude awakening tomorrow.

theDagger1986 (Cavan) - Posts: 156 - 16/11/2018 16:55:31    2151338

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Mullahoran are a very average intermediate team who struggled big time against bad teams such as Killeshandra Ballymachugh Belturbet and were defeated by Bailieboro. I'm not being anyway cynical saying that, just my honest opinion having seen them in all them games. They didn't win a game not one in 2017 so how are they suddenly a great team again?
They will get a rude awakening tomorrow."
Very harsh on a young team. Of course they're going to struggle at times over the course of a season but they lost 2 games all year and easily came out of Division 2. Concession of soft goals was a major handicap at times but they worked on that as the championship went on and grew into it. Easily accounted for a highly fancied Cuchulainn's in the final. Their defence looked very impressive against a very strong Bredagh outfit and they break out very well when they turn over. They're going to give Banagher their fill of it even though they are a very good outfit and I don't think they've lost a game all year.
2017 their players were thrown into the deep end with a lot of their young guns having no senior exposure. But they showed some signs towards the end of last year of progress and could have beaten Crosserlough in the championship. Probably should have beaten Ballinagh in normal time to avoid relegation,
With the restructuring of the championships Intermediate is now harder won than before and hopefully we will see this higher standard reflected on our Ulster representatives in the future. Would be great to see a Cavan team in an Ulster final 2 years on the trot and even better to see one lift the cup. If Mullahoran keep improving no reason why it can't be this year. Hopefully the bug that was going around over that way during the week is fully cleared up and they are at their strongest. Best of luck.

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 16/11/2018 19:24:08    2151351

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Mullahoran are a very average intermediate team who struggled big time against bad teams such as Killeshandra Ballymachugh Belturbet and were defeated by Bailieboro. I'm not being anyway cynical saying that, just my honest opinion having seen them in all them games. They didn't win a game not one in 2017 so how are they suddenly a great team again?
They will get a rude awakening tomorrow."
Mullahoran are the Cavan Intermediate Champions for 2018 the best we have if you have issue with that why not keep it to yourself

rahanman (Cavan) - Posts: 123 - 17/11/2018 08:54:19    2151384

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Replying To rahanman:  "Mullahoran are the Cavan Intermediate Champions for 2018 the best we have if you have issue with that why not keep it to yourself"
Who said I had an issue with it?
I merely gave my opinion. They are worthy intermediate champions of Cavan but for people to start suggesting they'll win ulster is over the top from what I've seen. Am I not allowed have an opinion?

theDagger1986 (Cavan) - Posts: 156 - 17/11/2018 12:41:33    2151397

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Who said I had an issue with it?
I merely gave my opinion. They are worthy intermediate champions of Cavan but for people to start suggesting they'll win ulster is over the top from what I've seen. Am I not allowed have an opinion?"
From what you've seen? You mentioned a few early rounds. Did you see the county final or Ulster 1st round. Bredagh would have been short enough odds for Ulster.

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 17/11/2018 13:13:12    2151400

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Who said I had an issue with it?
I merely gave my opinion. They are worthy intermediate champions of Cavan but for people to start suggesting they'll win ulster is over the top from what I've seen. Am I not allowed have an opinion?"
To quote yourself "Mullahoran are a very average intermediate team " and you wonder why I would assume you have an issue with the fact they are our champions

rahanman (Cavan) - Posts: 123 - 17/11/2018 13:29:51    2151401

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Who said I had an issue with it?
I merely gave my opinion. They are worthy intermediate champions of Cavan but for people to start suggesting they'll win ulster is over the top from what I've seen. Am I not allowed have an opinion?"
Of course you are entitled to your opinion however when it is so negative would it not be better to keep it to yourself

rahanman (Cavan) - Posts: 123 - 17/11/2018 13:37:31    2151402

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Mullahoran are a very average intermediate team who struggled big time against bad teams such as Killeshandra Ballymachugh Belturbet and were defeated by Bailieboro. I'm not being anyway cynical saying that, just my honest opinion having seen them in all them games. They didn't win a game not one in 2017 so how are they suddenly a great team again?
They will get a rude awakening tomorrow."
Sure I suppose there was no point turning up after that burn. Oh wait what's that? Mullahoran won? Soz

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 938 - 17/11/2018 23:56:40    2151432

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Replying To rahanman:  "Of course you are entitled to your opinion however when it is so negative would it not be better to keep it to yourself"
Well done mullahoran on a fantastic win.

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 706 - 18/11/2018 08:45:05    2151440

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Mullahoran are a very average intermediate team who struggled big time against bad teams such as Killeshandra Ballymachugh Belturbet and were defeated by Bailieboro. I'm not being anyway cynical saying that, just my honest opinion having seen them in all them games. They didn't win a game not one in 2017 so how are they suddenly a great team again?
They will get a rude awakening tomorrow."
Strange that you are so bitter, are ya a gowna man?

IamADragon (Cavan) - Posts: 266 - 18/11/2018 12:23:44    2151452

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Congratulations Mullahoran on an absolutely epic victory last night in Armagh. Didn't think I'd see a contest like the one in Cootehill again in a while but the Banagher game had to be one of the most unbelievable contests I have ever witnessed. Other neutrals I spoke to there said the same. It was a shame there had to be a loser and very tough on the Derry young lad who missed the free.
The two teams served up some nights entertainment. The game had everything. Heart, guts, big hits, mistakes, great saves and drama galore but there was plenty of excellent football on display too. At times both teams had it won, both teams could have killed it and both teams were dead on their feet but no team would give up the ghost and they both made great work to come back and force 3 draws with virtually the last kick of the game each time. I couldn't pick a man of the match but the spine of the Mullahoran team was outstanding. I thought T McGaharn was immense at full back. Hynes and K Brady had great games. PP Galligan was everywhere. Enda Reilly won some amount of ball in the half forwards and Philip Brady is some handful at full forward. I don't know what way the final is going to go but one thing looks very clear to me. It's going to take a great performance to put Mullahoran out. They don't know when they're beaten. Best of luck in the final.

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 18/11/2018 17:48:52    2151503

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