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Dublin Vs Donegal - 5 Like(s)

Replying To browncows:  "I have no problem with Dublin playing keep ball as its within the rules and they were good enough to be able to do it. I do have a problem with how the black card does not appear to apply to certain teams. The Dublin corner back should have got a black card in the first 5 minutes for an off the ball tackle and in the second half a Donegal player was in a one in one in front of goals when he was taken down with what would normally be called a rugby tackle -another black card. The analysis as usual on TV was very poor."
You forgot to mention the most obvious black card of the night when Michael Murphy deliberately foot tripped a Dublin player on the Cusack stand side of the pitch. Or is it only potential Dublin black cards that count?

AHP (National) - 15/07/2018 12:50:55

Galway Vs Kerry - 5 Like(s)
Delighted for Galway, great win even if it was a poor game, it's 2 points on the table so they don't care. Clones now becomes a very sticky wicket for an overrated Kerry team.

MillerX (National) - 15/07/2018 17:52:57

Munster Football Is Dead And Buried - 5 Like(s)
Season now hangs on the game v Monaghan in Clone now. Hyped up after two facile wins in Munster

jimski (National) - 15/07/2018 18:09:59

Tyrone V Dublin - 4 Like(s)

Replying To mayotyroneman:  "a few weeks ago we would have said this would be an easy win for the dubs...but with tyrone absolutely flying now, and dublin out of sorts last night, then this has the makings of being an almighty tussle...while the dubs will be favourites to edge it slightly, this is tyrone's all-ire;land final, and ten months work has culminating in a chance for revenge back in february tyrone had managed to establish a tactic to upset the dublin full back line and then changed up early so as not to reveal too much, then yesterday employed a tactic on two of roscommons key players nullifying them both, before making changes again early on...mickey harte has had this game in his sights for a long time and the dubs will find out that travelling to omagh in a full on quarter final is not the same as playing wicklow in portlaoise...or laois in kilkenny"
Eh ok....though I'm sure they have realised all this. I wonder will Jim Gavin have anything up his sleeve!!

Jackeen (National) - 15/07/2018 13:04:53

Galway Vs Kerry - 4 Like(s)
Isnt it great to see so many Kerry fans in Croke Park today and the huge amount of fans on the Hill in a non-Dublin game is a joy to behold..... So to all those fans who cry about not getting Terrace tickets and wanting them - where are you today....???????

Fionn (National) - 15/07/2018 17:20:47

Galway Vs Kerry - 3 Like(s)
Olé Olé Olé Olé Galway Galway. Who put the ball in the Kerry net? Patrick Sweeney. Seriously lads great match well done to both teams. Sorry Kerry fans- but first time in 53 years we have beaten you lot in the Championship!

galwayford (National) - 15/07/2018 18:29:36

Am I Missing Something? - 3 Like(s)
The G.A.A. have built up the super eights to no end over the last couple of months. Yet here we are today after 1 poor game and a not so bad game they have monaghan v kildare playing at 2pm yet at the same time have an all Ireland hurling quarter final being played at the same time. Who makes these fixtures and why clash the be all and end all of a super eight game against the hurling match complete mess and thats not to mention kerry v galway throwing in the same time as a world cup final that only happens every 4 years. Utter madness

mrsme (National) - 15/07/2018 12:55:01

Dublin Vs Donegal - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Whammo86:  "I was at the game. Not sure what it looked like on tv but Donegal we're trying to win back possession. Easier said than done."
Was at the game. Dublin are entitled to play out the last five minutes as they done. There's no rule saying you can't. It's not easy getting the ball back esp toward the end on. aWarm humid evening. Must say that the Dublin supporters are real proper supporters sat beside a few and nicer people you couldn't meet. Always liked the dubs and once were out hopefully they'll go on and win this years alll Ireland.

rorysboys (National) - 15/07/2018 13:12:05

Dublin Vs Donegal - 3 Like(s)
Really enjoyed the game to be honest, for me it was in the melting pot all game and Donegal are a very good side who i wouldn't be surprised to see in the latter stages and who could do some damage. Its a pleasure to watch Michael Murphy play he really is probably the best footballer in the country. I was a bit surprised by some Dubs reactions after the game that we were well on top throughout the game i didn't think we were and didn't feel like throughout the game. The goals swung the momentum for the Dubs and Donegal could/should have had a couple themselves. Paddy McB was a huge loss for them and probably would have been a lot closer score wise if he had been. Donegal out scored us for points. Massively useful game for Dublin as Donegal tired a few systems against us. They tried the high press for sickouts, man for man, thats great experience at this pot. Thankfully Cluxton and Fenton were in majestic mood. The running game hurt at times but thought we got to grips and we blocked the central channell well, the high long ball came in to play half way through the second half and we dealt with well. Over all i was happy with that. Michael Murphy was man of the match. But for me young Brian Howard was Dublin best player. What a star we have in this young man and i have been raving about him all year. Has it all can play half back, midfild half forward, he can tackle, field, score, pick a pass, he was the barians behind the first goal, he came of age last night and we have another gem. I think he will eventually end up in midfild with his club mate at Raheny Fenton. Dublins shot execution was awful, Ciaran Kilkenny had one of his wort games that i can remember, i suppose hes entitled to one bad game in 100. Thought Mannion and Con struggled a bit and both look out of form at the moment. Rock drifted out of the game in the second half when there were very few frees given. The possession based game of trying to break the blanket game doesnt suit forwards really. I think generally there were a fair few cobwebs to this performance and hopefully we got them out of our system yesterday. Loads to work and sharpen up on really. As for the last ten minutes and closing the game out its brilliant. The way i look at is its beating the blanket, its using a teams system against them. If you are going to play a blanket defense against Dublin and try and counter, Dublin are going to starve you of the possession you need to work that system and use that system again you, the only hope you have with it is if you are ahead. But if Dublin are ahead you can forget getting the ball they will just play football in front of the blanket and wear the teams energy down. Its the same way they beat Tyrone last year, get ahead and play football in front of them and just eat away at the minutes and chip away at the score. I love it to be honest and makes the opposition team think. Dublin are inviting the opposition to come out and play football. The only downside is must be awful for the opposition team, stuck in that rigid system watching a team just tap the ball out in front of you. Not really the type of way players want to be playing in Croke Park in the height of summer. But if thats how teams set up, so be it. So we go to Omagh, with a good foothold in the group and points on the boards. Not the best performance but hopefully we got blew a few cobwebs off. Was really impressed with Donegal. This group is going to very competitive.

TheUsername (National) - 15/07/2018 14:12:29

Man Of The Match Awards - 3 Like(s)
The M.O.T.M.A should be a huge honour to receive, yet every week when the player gets presented with it you would be forgiven for thinking that they were about to go to the electric chair such is their enthusiasm. Why could they not say he was thrilled and honoured to get it and come out with a line line that famour horse trainer said (RIP) I will have sex and all tonight. Instead he spouts the usual stuff. A team effort, knew they would be up against it and that performance would not be good enough the next day. Yawn Yawn... If Rory MC Iiroy wins a tournament he doesn't say that performance today won't win The Master's. When the O Donovan brother's win a less prestigious race they don't say the same thing same with all sports people. Why then do GAA people give you the impression that they are embarrassed to get a deservedly accolade. Lighten up lads.

eoinog (National) - 15/07/2018 20:08:33

Galway Vs Kerry - 3 Like(s)

Replying To aristocratickingdom:  "These strange mayo fans are out in their droves for galway again. very funny behavior from them. Anyway to the main stuff. Galway got their win, fair play to them but tbh there was a league feel to that game evidenced by galway winning as they are only a league team. Kerry now know they've to win next week so it will be real champo game and kerry will blitz an average monaghan team. But sorry to bust your bubble galway and mayo fans but that was galway's all ireland today. We will never play as bad again. kildare will prob beat galway and so will monaghan. Not an all ireland winning team at all. Some folk on here saying they top2 team and whats worse is people saying tyrone are in contention now. The same tyrone that got taut a lesson last august against a dwindling dub team that will eventually be taken down this year by the might of the kingdom and then onto win all ireland. haters gonna hate"
Good man. Ye hammered a poor Cork team and did very little today in a must win game. Of course we'll support Roscommon and Galway now that we're out. A real Kerry poster would be a gracious loser today. Off with you now and buy a spellchecker before you pick a new username to post even more rubbish.

GreenandRed (National) - 15/07/2018 20:18:31

Am I Missing Something? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To thelongridge:  "Dragging Kerry and Galway to Croke Park makes no sense. Limerick is the obvious venue. Why Congress agreed to use Croke Park as a neutral venue is beyond reason, what do people think at Congress?. Neutral venues should be the most convenient to the competing counties."
Agreed, the Gaelic Grounds would have been ideal for Kerry/Galway and Navan could have easily held Kildare/Monaghan, the atmosphere was dead in Croker yesterday and seems no better today. This tosh of players wanting or deserving a run in Croke Park gets on my goat, this prestige and importance of the place is being diluted with overuse and the Dubs are able to hire it out as if it were a bouncy castle, I hope this changes at Congress next year and more of our provincial venues get these matches

Richieq (National) - 15/07/2018 16:54:42

Galway Vs Kerry - 3 Like(s)
What a win Galway.

Dubsfan28 (National) - 15/07/2018 17:45:32

Galway Vs Kerry - 3 Like(s)
come on spillane lets hear it from you...puke football!

mayotyroneman (National) - 15/07/2018 17:49:24

Galway Vs Kerry - 3 Like(s)
Olé Olé Olé Olé Galway Galway Galway. Who put the ball in the Kerry net? - Its the Galway. First time in 50 odd years.

galwayford (National) - 15/07/2018 17:51:04

Galway Vs Kerry - 3 Like(s)
Well done to Galway Another wet day for EF/Kerry in Croke Park ... And another 3pt loss We even had Fitzmaurice losing it on the sideline with his selectors while getting rained on.. Ahh the memories!! Bad aul weekend for Kerry football But the beauty is they can put it right next weekend.. well maybe..

jimbodub (National) - 15/07/2018 18:00:56

Galway Vs Kerry - 3 Like(s)
There's the Croke Park hoodoo broken. Not an enjoyable spectacle for the neutrals, but we won and fairly well too. Wishing Paul Conroy a speedy recovery, I hear it's a broken leg, poor lad. Gaillimh go deo!

festinog (National) - 15/07/2018 18:06:01

Kilkenny Vs Limerick - 3 Like(s)
I have to say some of the comments here are bordering on the ridiculous. In the early part of the match Kilkenny were given a sideline which came if a Kilkenny player, they scored from it. Every time Sean Finn went out to get ball his Hurley was being pulled, no frees awarded. Darragh O'Donovan was man handled and caught around the neck near the end and this led to a score. Kilkenny have always played the game on the edge and they met a side that can mix it today. Only for poor finishing Limerick would have won this game handy. Take your beating with some dignity.

Hoover78 (National) - 15/07/2018 18:15:53

Dublin Vs Donegal - 3 Like(s)

Replying To browncows:  "I have no problem with Dublin playing keep ball as its within the rules and they were good enough to be able to do it. I do have a problem with how the black card does not appear to apply to certain teams. The Dublin corner back should have got a black card in the first 5 minutes for an off the ball tackle and in the second half a Donegal player was in a one in one in front of goals when he was taken down with what would normally be called a rugby tackle -another black card. The analysis as usual on TV was very poor."
You only seem to see things from one vantage point and I doubt you'd ever make an arguement in Dublins favour but consider the amount of times the free count has been massively in favour of the opposition and tell me that Dublin were guilty in every instance while getting all the frees that could on another day gone in their favour. It's easy when you only want a team to loose to find faults as to why they won.

Dubh_linn (National) - 15/07/2018 11:37:28

Dublin Vs Donegal - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Dubh_linn:  "You only seem to see things from one vantage point and I doubt you'd ever make an arguement in Dublins favour but consider the amount of times the free count has been massively in favour of the opposition and tell me that Dublin were guilty in every instance while getting all the frees that could on another day gone in their favour. It's easy when you only want a team to loose to find faults as to why they won."
Spot on.... Dubs are being criticised because it is Dublin. So easy to criticise a team or county you dont like or dont want to win. The amount of black card offences in games that are not commented on, but once Dublin, or even an Ulster team do it - then the bandwagon scribes are out in force..... Also, as other posters have commented, including one from Donegal, Dublin closed out the game with a few things in mind: 2pts and a win reserve energy ensure no injuries late on, especially with a tough game v Tyrone in Omagh coming up in 6days. Any team would do the same - yet we get lambasted for it... Mmmmmm.... As for next week and an away match against a formidable Tyrone team - as Dean Rock said in his interview - Bring it on..!

Fionn (National) - 15/07/2018 12:05:22