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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "McGee hit = 43k views on youtube

Doherty hit = 6k views on youtube

I rest my case"
Joe Brolly on Sean Cavanagh dragging down Conor McManus 103k views.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 829 - 19/07/2019 22:33:46    2213346


Both players in that 'incident' have said there was little or no contact I'm glad to say, the Galway poster says it isn't true, but he would I suppose. Can't say the same about Mullins' hit on Talty in the same match though, now that should make this thread. Mickey O'Sullivan's taking down by our defense is worth mentioning too. Then there was Barr and Heery on the great Colm O'Rourke in that fourth game in '91, but the big man had the last laugh there.
Wait a minute, I better stop, I'll be giving us a bad name :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7759 - 19/07/2019 22:50:25    2213355


Joe Brolly on Sean Cavanagh.....Cavanagh was never the same 'mon' after that 'hit'.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1315 - 19/07/2019 23:39:58    2213368


Replying To perfect10:  "liam ryan on Saturday.
fair play to adrian mullen he got straight back up.
it was reminiscent of diarmuid o sullivan on some poor unfortunate from limerick i think.
what other "big but fair" hits are out there?"
Absolutely brutal pass from Conor Fogarty.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1112 - 19/07/2019 23:50:42    2213374


In the 2001 football final, a Meath forward was racing through the heart of the Galway defence when Tomas Mannion flattened him with a shoulder (can't remember who it was - possibly Trevor Giles). Nothing can beat Diarmud O'Sullivan's hit against Limerick though, especially after he topped it off with a mighty point from distance.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 839 - 19/07/2019 23:59:34    2213377


Ronan Maher is the best around in hurling for a number of years. Nearly always gets one in per game. His shoulder on kevin Moran a couple of years ago was his best (commentator mistakenly said it was Brendan) also had another big one in 2016 final against kk
Paudie gets a lot of the headlines for being tough but Ronan is a machine at timing them perfectly...most of the time
Having a fantastic year this year too

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2905 - 20/07/2019 06:41:41    2213402


Replying To katser:  "Ciaran Duff '83 Final.... sorry that wasn't a fair hit, just kick a man in the face while lying helpless on the ground."
Ahh come on he barely touched him with his foot.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1315 - 20/07/2019 10:04:39    2213434


I'd nominate any Tyrone club match in the 1970s and 80s. First job of the corner back was to lay down a marker and level a forward with a good dunt. And it was a matter of pride to stay on your feet; very few boys looking for frees in those days. These days, the game is faster and it's more difficult to line up a good shoulder. And on the rare occasions when this is managed, you may well get carded anyway - Stephen O'Neill hit somebody (different one from Bellew) a great shoulder in Croke Park, put the boy out over the line, absolutely shoulder to shoulder contact and he still got a yellow card. Sometimes the ref looks at the consequences more than the at the shoulder, and, seeing a man on the ground, assumes it has to have been a foul. Particularly a problem for a big man who connects with even a mild shoulder (such as Michael Murphy), he will usually be considered to have 'fouled', even when he hasn't. The lack of a proper physical tackle in Gaelic football is a flaw, to me anyway.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 796 - 20/07/2019 11:06:44    2213458


Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Neil McGee on Stephen O'Neill.

Noting more needs to be said."
These things happen. As I recall, McGee was set for impact and it was more like an awkward collision, not really a proper shoulder-to-shoulder test. These things happen - much depends on whether both men are set for the tackle or if someone is un-sighted and much depends on momentum and balance - sometimes someone will be sent flying with a moderate hit and sometimes a full-speed hit on the same person would not have near the same effect. Much depends on momentum, balance etc. I wouldn't be bragging about the un-sighted hit on Harte, it was either cowardly or a semi-accident, but not something to crow about, yer granny with a straw ass could have hit a man from the blind side like that.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 796 - 20/07/2019 11:19:06    2213460