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Chicago Senior Football Final - 4 Like(s)

Replying To tomsmith:  "To smith here It would be interesting to know what the cost of the winning team was"
I know you are from Cavan Tom but every post I've read from you seems to be about money lol!!!

Viking66 (National) - 10/08/2022 09:51:35

Shane Walsh Transfer - 2 Like(s)

Replying To cavanman47:  "I bet you're one of those who cries racism when English football fans boo James McClean. But yeah, generalise an entire group of people based on where they're from."
I don't even know who James McClean is. So, don't bet cavan man. You'd only end up losing your money, and that certainly isn't the cavan way.

foreveryoung (National) - 10/08/2022 11:34:57

Chicago Senior Football Final - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "You can't compare Counties made up of indigenous players there for the long term with 2 month makey up teams of semi pro junketeers."
I'll compare who I like if it comes to payments to players. Junketeers? None of them in the wonderful amateur game in Ireland?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 10/08/2022 12:26:13

Chicago Senior Football Final - 2 Like(s)

Replying To tomsmith:  "To smith here It would be interesting to know what the cost of the winning team was"
Another thread, another Cavan man...only focussed on the money.

foreveryoung (National) - 10/08/2022 15:03:15

Galway Football thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Gaillimher:  "To win this years All Ireland has been a fantastic achievement by Jack O Connor, but Kerry had been knocking on the door over the past three years and only difference this year is they had that 'bit of luck' - everything fell into place for them - Tyrone gone early, Dublin without Con O'Callaghan in the semi-final and then meeting a young inexperienced team in the final. Jack knew that Kerry were ready this year - which is why he left Kildare in the way he did and then convinced the Kerry County Board to replace Peter Keane with himself. Jack is an opportunist. Where was Jack 3-4 years when no one wanted the job - fair play to Peter Keane/Maurice Fitzgerald etc, at least they took on the challenge when no one else was putting themselves forward, dealt with a pandemic that disrupted everyones plans and was only missing that piece of luck needed to win an All-Ireland. Jack being treated as some sort of 'messiah' is laughable in my opinion - have a look at his record with the Kerry U21's and the players from previous years minor teams that were available to him at the time."
I waited weeks to hear a mention of Peter Keane. Not a word from any of the Kerry Group but only on this forum. They soon forgot that he was the the man who nurtured most of the current group through the minors. Foley, a year older, settled into the full-back, Gavin White, a year older settled, into the half-back position, Graham O'Sullivan, a year older, settled into the corner-back slot, a more mature David Clifford, Diarmuid O'Connor also more mature. Keane had the players already in place. After watching hurling and football games for close to seventy years I must ask if any other manager would have not switched another back on to Shane Walsh in an attempt to curtail his ouput, a switch with Graham O'Sullivan, Paul Murphy perhaps. If Galway had won I'm sure the question would have been asked. I feel Keane was treated like Bonnar in Tipperary.

Gaa Fan (National) - 10/08/2022 17:27:50

Shane Walsh Transfer - 1 Like(s)

Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Well if you are naive enough to think these transfers do not include some sort of cash inducements then you can't be helped…!!!"
Don't worry I can help myself. I'm just saying because you say "of course there is" without evidence does not mean it's true, and because folk choose to believe something does not mean it's true. And if it's shown that a particular transfer involved cash it does not mean that is always the case. There are lots of people in GAA clubs who would totally oppose such a practice, players too, very difficult to keep a club together in those circumstances

sligo joe (National) - 10/08/2022 09:23:24

Shane Walsh Transfer - 1 Like(s)

Replying To ballydalane:  "I heard Kilmacud Crokes offered Walsh a free lifetime supply of coddle as an inducement, they're notorious for it."
It would be more caviar and lobster out Stillorgan way and not coddle as you suggest !

DUBJOHN (National) - 10/08/2022 09:40:07

Shane Walsh Transfer - 1 Like(s)

Replying To foreveryoung:  "Cavan folk always equate the money factor into things. Didn't the late Neil Toibin make a living talking about them, he'd so much material on it? They can't get over the fact that Seanie left of his own free will, for altruistic reasons, to play football in a better county. No! It had to be for ----- of course. Sure no Cavan man would do it for anything else!"
While we don't always see eye to eye on issues Mr Young it has to be said many of the Cavan posters on this forum definitely reinforce the stereotype!

Viking66 (National) - 10/08/2022 10:03:55

Shane Walsh Transfer - 1 Like(s)

Replying To ballydalane:  "I heard Kilmacud Crokes offered Walsh a free lifetime supply of coddle as an inducement, they're notorious for it."
Sure coddle is only for peasants.

Bon (National) - 10/08/2022 11:15:38

Chicago Senior Football Final - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Is thectrophy called the Hypocrisy Cup?"
It is. Corn Uí Phocrasaigh. Named after the GAA stalwart Irish-Amercian Seamus Ó Pocrasaigh.

WanPintWin (National) - 10/08/2022 13:48:12

Galway Football thread - 1 Like(s)
Sadly the hoganstand is turning into an obituary column every day young and older are being bereaved we should pause and say a prayer for them may they Rest In Peace

fishpond (National) - 10/08/2022 14:04:44

Shane Walsh Transfer - 1 Like(s)

Replying To cavanman47:  "I apologise for assuming you were up to date on events on this side of the Atlantic. I suppose if you were, you'd stop with the bigoted insults."
you seem very offended for someone peddling rumours about inducements...is it because Crokes are from the Southside of Dublin?

Kingcon (National) - 10/08/2022 15:43:26

Monaghan GAA thread - 1 Like(s)
I would not have picked Banty as the manager 3 years ago. I thought it was a backward step. But I was still hoping he would do well. I want to see Monaghan do well no matter who is over them. Year one due to Covid was a write off. But in year 2 I was impressed with how we were going. The match against Armagh in Newry was one of the best matches that I have been at in a long time. Young players like Mulligan, Lavelle, O'Hanlon and Bannigan were all given a chance and they were refreshing. We should have won the Ulster final considering who Tyrone were missing. I think that is as much as we could have expected though. Roll on 12 months and we went backwards. Some of the young players got injured (leonard) and others walked away for whatever reasons. Out of that list above of 22 players only 4 featured against Mayo in Castlebar this year. Only one started. We had no tactics. We only started to make a go of it once we were too far behind. A frustrating end. The Co. board need to get a replacement in quickly. The Club championship has one round down and this is the best place to assess new players for next year. If they leave it much longer then the start of the new era will just be more of the same I think.

Tim_NicebutDim (National) - 10/08/2022 16:11:31

Monaghan GAA thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Tim_NicebutDim:  "I would not have picked Banty as the manager 3 years ago. I thought it was a backward step. But I was still hoping he would do well. I want to see Monaghan do well no matter who is over them. Year one due to Covid was a write off. But in year 2 I was impressed with how we were going. The match against Armagh in Newry was one of the best matches that I have been at in a long time. Young players like Mulligan, Lavelle, O'Hanlon and Bannigan were all given a chance and they were refreshing. We should have won the Ulster final considering who Tyrone were missing. I think that is as much as we could have expected though. Roll on 12 months and we went backwards. Some of the young players got injured (leonard) and others walked away for whatever reasons. Out of that list above of 22 players only 4 featured against Mayo in Castlebar this year. Only one started. We had no tactics. We only started to make a go of it once we were too far behind. A frustrating end. The Co. board need to get a replacement in quickly. The Club championship has one round down and this is the best place to assess new players for next year. If they leave it much longer then the start of the new era will just be more of the same I think."
Good post. Banty 2.0 was a strange one as I thought he was onto something in year 2 even in the matches we lost there was a youth and vigour about things along with a pace we hadn't seen in a few years but year 3 all seemed to go back to 2019 levels of Conservative in your shell football with the young lads of 21 either gone or cast aside and reverting to the tried and trusted tired old formula. If the new man coming in can tap back into what was building in 21 and forget last year could be onto something. Will take a few brave calls starting likes of Jones Mulligan Woods in every game benching the more experienced servants etc. Could be a rocky road for a year or two but be worth it in the long run.

seanie08 (National) - 10/08/2022 16:26:24

Westmeath Football thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Claretandblue:  "Anyone who thinks Shamrocks will beat Loman's this weekend is clearly afflicted by sun stroke"
I think Lomans will win but can anyone tell me when the last time Lomans beat Shamrocks in Championship? Last 3 results- 2017 - Group Stage - Draw 2018 - County final - Shamrocks Win 2019 - Group Stage - Shamrocks Win

Temple56 (National) - 10/08/2022 16:43:51