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Dublin V Cavan

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Replying To letterkennyGuy:  "Your having a laugh. Dublin would have had donegal beaten at half time? Fair play cavan no excuses they had the fire in the belly but what happened today was Donegal were already togged out ready for a rattle at Dublin and I still think they would have beaten ye!
Thompson was rested to give mc brearty game time etc nobody to blame but ourselves.
The gap is not as wide as people think there are too many astrixes beside Dublins dominance and when its a level playing field it will be much tighter but it needs to happen soon. Even the hard-core Dublin supporter would agree with me saying something needs to be done before the game is ruined.
Good luck Cavan"
You are off your chops if you think we would get close to the Dubs. Tyrone is the only good/contending team we've beat in a knockout scenario since 2014.

joeteor (Donegal) - Posts: 203 - 22/11/2020 19:32:39    2313250

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "They could play it in Navan. It's a different year, so something novel could be good."
One of the best surfaces in the country. Half way between both counties. Navan, why not?

round_ball_99 (Meath) - Posts: 19 - 22/11/2020 19:32:43    2313251

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Replying To avonali:  "Steven Cluxton - Teacher.
Philly McMahon - Business.
Cian O'Sullivan - Tax Consultant PWC.
Michael Fitzsimons - Physiotherapist.
Jonny Cooper - Student recruitment, DCU.
John Small - Account officer, Digicom Office technology.
Eric Lowndes - Teacher.
Brian Fenton - Physiotherapist, Beaumount Hospital.
James McCarthy -Bank rep.
Ciarán Kilkenny - Student St Pat's Drumcondra.
Con O'Callaghan - Student, UCD.
Jack McCaffrey - Doctor
Paul Mannion - Digital innovation student, UCD.
Paddy Andrews - Dealer in stockbrokers.
Dean Rock - Leisure centre executive, Stewarts sports centre, Palmerstown.
Kevin McManamon - Sports psychology consultant

Professional sportsmen earn their income from sport. These guys don't. We lost one. of our best players due to work commitments.
WE'll play anybody anywhere."
How many full time development officers are in Dublin? Or sorry special volunteers as you Dubs like to put it. Are they professional? Semi professional players with a professional background team. When will Cork or Antrim be getting 20 million for development? It beyond a joke now. We were beat this year on a really bad day in Ballybofey. It happens but the Dub machine plays every game at home in Croker. So a semi professional team playing on the best facilities. HHHMMM sounds very professional to me.

HighStoolBandit (Tyrone) - Posts: 126 - 22/11/2020 19:37:34    2313259

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Replying To round_ball_99:  "One of the best surfaces in the country. Half way between both counties. Navan, why not?"
Yea, I see no reason why they couldn't. They played Mayo v Kerry in Limerick a few years ago because of the American football.
Croke Park isn't necessary when there will be no crowds. They can play the final there but Semis not as necessary.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2420 - 22/11/2020 19:39:07    2313261

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Replying To letterkennyGuy:  "Unfortunately its only some Dublin fans don't see the astrixes."
yes..but where are they??What do they signify??? PLease explain.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1819 - 22/11/2020 19:45:23    2313273

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just for the hell of it, I am going to say yes, Cavan can do it. They have great attitude and spirit. I dont know how they are going to do it though.

Good luck!

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3810 - 22/11/2020 19:49:33    2313281

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Replying To HighStoolBandit:  "How many full time development officers are in Dublin? Or sorry special volunteers as you Dubs like to put it. Are they professional? Semi professional players with a professional background team. When will Cork or Antrim be getting 20 million for development? It beyond a joke now. We were beat this year on a really bad day in Ballybofey. It happens but the Dub machine plays every game at home in Croker. So a semi professional team playing on the best facilities. HHHMMM sounds very professional to me."
Let's. look at the players shall we.Are they professionals? No. QED, You can hmm and haw all you want but you are. talking utter nonsense. How can a teacher be a semi-professional. Can you explain that?? Lowndes, Kilkenny, Cluxton are full time teachers. So sling all the muck you want but you are talking drivel.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1819 - 22/11/2020 19:56:41    2313294

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Replying To HighStoolBandit:  "How many full time development officers are in Dublin? Or sorry special volunteers as you Dubs like to put it. Are they professional? Semi professional players with a professional background team. When will Cork or Antrim be getting 20 million for development? It beyond a joke now. We were beat this year on a really bad day in Ballybofey. It happens but the Dub machine plays every game at home in Croker. So a semi professional team playing on the best facilities. HHHMMM sounds very professional to me."
They are paid for by the Dublin Clubs and Dublin GAA, we owe no one money. Some Dublin clubs have as many players as some counties.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4734 - 22/11/2020 20:01:51    2313303

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Replying To daytona11:  "The pitch is brutal at the best of times let alone November / december time."
Makes Navan more of a level playing pitch then, doesn't it? (see what I did there???)

jimski (Kildare) - Posts: 368 - 22/11/2020 20:11:53    2313331

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Replying To arock:  "They are paid for by the Dublin Clubs and Dublin GAA, we owe no one money. Some Dublin clubs have as many players as some counties."
Which is actually the problem rather than semi pro or pro talk. When you have such a high playing population with proper coaching and resources, you will get better players coming through. The best 10 in a pool of 10,000 are going to be better than the best 10 in a pool of 100, all other things being equal (which they are not). Thats simple maths.

benjyyy (Donegal) - Posts: 1421 - 22/11/2020 20:14:31    2313340

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Can we have one thread that doesn't descend into the same tired old nonsense about Dublin. Why can't we enjoy the build up to a really rare semi-final pairing

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1230 - 22/11/2020 20:15:02    2313342

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Replying To daytona11:  "The pitch is brutal at the best of times let alone November / december time."
What are you talking about. Navan one of best in county, just no lights so would have to be at lunchtime.

winatallcost (Meath) - Posts: 307 - 22/11/2020 20:29:39    2313365

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Replying To daytona11:  "The pitch is brutal at the best of times let alone November / december time."
The pitch got recognition for one of the best playing surfaces last year.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2420 - 22/11/2020 20:30:00    2313366

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Replying To JoeSoap:  "Can we have one thread that doesn't descend into the same tired old nonsense about Dublin. Why can't we enjoy the build up to a really rare semi-final pairing"
I agree - let's just enjoy these 2 novel semi final pairings.

And who knows - maybe with the year that is in it - we could get what most neutrals would welcome - a Tipp v Cavan Final.
Strange year so anything could happen.

Personally I think it is great that both Tipp and Cavan have won provincial titles this year.

Such a great pity that there will be no fans at either or even there today.... great celebrations for both and both fully deserved their victories today.

As for Cavan - a much needed break and a weekend without a game next week for them. So batteries can be recharged a small bit.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3405 - 22/11/2020 20:34:32    2313374

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Today was a day of romance in Armagh and Cork

Unfortunately this Dublin team doesn't do romance and cant see anything on a 1 sided contest, really hope I'm wrong

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3979 - 22/11/2020 20:35:01    2313375

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Today was a day of romance in Armagh and Cork

Unfortunately this Dublin team doesn't do romance and cant see anything on a 1 sided contest, really hope I'm wrong

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3979 - 22/11/2020 20:35:03    2313376

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Replying To JoeSoap:  "Can we have one thread that doesn't descend into the same tired old nonsense about Dublin. Why can't we enjoy the build up to a really rare semi-final pairing"
It's all part of winning, you need broad shoulders when you loose, but broader shoulders when you are winning.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4188 - 22/11/2020 20:38:37    2313384

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no disrespect to cavan,only team that can close is Mayo, end of

GameofTyronesIsBackhere (Tyrone) - Posts: 46 - 22/11/2020 20:45:15    2313396

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Replying To grahamc9897:  "Cavan havnt a hope in hell ! Dublin could play there 2nd team and win by a cricket score !"
Yep, for some perspective, I cannot recall ever seeing a team priced at 1/100 in a match at this late stage of a competition as Dublin are for this semi. Cavan are 20/1, the points spread is 14 points and I'll be walking the dog.

SouthsideRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 74 - 22/11/2020 20:52:14    2313406

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Replying To grahamc9897:  "Cavan havnt a hope in hell ! Dublin could play there 2nd team and win by a cricket score !"
Yep, for some perspective, I cannot recall ever seeing a team priced at 1/100 in a match at this late stage of a competition as Dublin are for this semi. Cavan are 20/1, the points spread is 14 points and I'll be walking the dog.

SouthsideRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 74 - 22/11/2020 20:52:22    2313407

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