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Fermanagh V Armagh

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Not looking now but could do again. Irish IP's can't access the iPlayer. I was sure I'd be able to get it though because I definitely watched the McKenna Cup final earlier in the year via BBC Sport NI. Mind you, it might not have been in the iPlayer...

Look I know that RTE paid for x amount of games and they made the decision to pay for the matches at the latter end of the Championship. Fair enough they'll get the higher viewing figures. Who is to blame? The GAA or RTE? Like, this is our national sport and this is the flagship competition. In what other sport in what other country in the world would this happen?"
There's a browser extension you can use that'll allow access to the iPlayer from anywhere. You then have to set your region to NI on the iPlayer site. Generally works for me without issue

greatpoint (USA) - Posts: 165 - 20/05/2018 14:59:01    2102301

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Replying To gotmilk:  "I did RD. Bit worse for wear this morning though. Like yourself I had a few quid on Fermangh, Half time/Full time was 5/1.

Wasn't great but Fermanagh were well organised. Dropped deep and then broke at pace. Actually thought the scoreline flattered Armagh. We had two great goal chances that we didn't take.

Anyway we head on and play the winners of todays game. Either Monaghan or Tyrone would be heavy favourites and deservedly so but I can't see us taking a big beating from either side. I think either game would be a close affair."
So do I.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13743 - 20/05/2018 18:20:57    2102334

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Great result for fermanagh. Not the biggest surprise though. Rory again showed he is a top level manager as opposed to mcgeeney who has always flattered to deceive. Rory wasn't too bothered by the league final result. He used it as a guide to prepare his team for the championship tie. Mcgeeney on the other hand is a great worker but he lacks that bit extra in the management skills that the likes of a Gallagher brings.

Jonnycee (Longford) - Posts: 96 - 20/05/2018 19:53:14    2102375

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Clearly there is no love lost between McGeeney and Gallagher going by the clips on the Sunday game with Gallagher parading up and down the sideline roaring and fist pumping in the direction of the Armagh bench and a fairly frosty handshake at the end. I'm sure McGeeney is no saint but I though Gallagher was out of order and it is fairly embarrassing seeing a manager behaving like a child like that. They could meet again in the qualifiers and McGeeney may have the last laugh then.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 330 - 21/05/2018 12:02:41    2102606

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "Clearly there is no love lost between McGeeney and Gallagher going by the clips on the Sunday game with Gallagher parading up and down the sideline roaring and fist pumping in the direction of the Armagh bench and a fairly frosty handshake at the end. I'm sure McGeeney is no saint but I though Gallagher was out of order and it is fairly embarrassing seeing a manager behaving like a child like that. They could meet again in the qualifiers and McGeeney may have the last laugh then."
Was on the other side of the pitch and didn't see what was going on on that sideline but I believe that the Armagh official, Paddy McKeever, was sent to the stand for jostling Gallagher so obviously it was not all one-sided as you suggest

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1304 - 21/05/2018 17:51:33    2102747

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Replying To neverright:  "Was on the other side of the pitch and didn't see what was going on on that sideline but I believe that the Armagh official, Paddy McKeever, was sent to the stand for jostling Gallagher so obviously it was not all one-sided as you suggest"
I was on side of pitch at McKeever incident. Aidan Forker had been getting a bit of 'attention' from a couple of Fermanagh players which seemed to rile McKeever a bit. An Armagh player got a free near dugouts. While he was being treated Forker had the ball. Gallagher started roaring and Forker and he exchanged verbals. McKeever then came in and shoved Gallagher. Gallagher complained and McKeever got sent to stand.

Armaghball (Armagh) - Posts: 96 - 21/05/2018 18:52:22    2102765

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Obviously Gallagher is a good manager as he has done well wherever he has gone and seems like the kind of coach the players he works with would love but he wouldn't be flavor of the month with anyone outside of that.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 330 - 22/05/2018 09:05:36    2102885

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "Obviously Gallagher is a good manager as he has done well wherever he has gone and seems like the kind of coach the players he works with would love but he wouldn't be flavor of the month with anyone outside of that."
I'm sure he'll be devastated about that .

RedRum (Fermanagh) - Posts: 257 - 24/05/2018 09:25:37    2103459

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