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Replying To foreveryoung:  "I met him once ever, years ago; nice man. Id be inclined to agree with you. From the article, he doesn't put himself across as a rock the boat man anyway."
Oh he's not a rock the boat man and that's for sure, it's bad for a manager to have yes men with him.

Anyway Mikey will be a happy Rockie this evening after the Stacks beat the Narries 0:13 to 0:10, the Narries were death a double blow with Mush getting hut in the warm up and Moran getting hurt after 5 mins.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13796 - 05/12/2021 17:27:19    2391754

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Replying To Saynothing:  "Mightn't have been a classic but as you know, players don't go out to entertain, win is their aim. Any match is better viewing than watching players on £500,000 a week walk around the pitch. Club football are the unsung heroes so great to see more games on TV."
Just reading this now, and i agree with you but is that free tv or pay per view tv , as you well know your co board was charging 15 pounds to watch your co final on Tyrone tv

germac (Down) - Posts: 354 - 05/12/2021 21:12:18    2391798

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Went back to Tralee yesterday, Interesting day, the speed and the skill of all players was at a very high level but many match ups cancelled each other out. The early injuries for Kerins O Rahillys must have been big blows to their game performance. Stacks benefited from getting some handyish score able frees within shooting distance. Whilst Savage played well he missed a couple of frees in first half which were crucial at the finish.
Incredible atmosphere there with it quite obvious all these players know each other very well in this huge derby fixture. Attendance was given as 8.5K but 12,000 be more accurate with kids etc. Programme very good buy for only 3 euro.

hurler32 (Limerick) - Posts: 852 - 06/12/2021 09:52:59    2391811

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Oh he's not a rock the boat man and that's for sure, it's bad for a manager to have yes men with him.

Anyway Mikey will be a happy Rockie this evening after the Stacks beat the Narries 0:13 to 0:10, the Narries were death a double blow with Mush getting hut in the warm up and Moran getting hurt after 5 mins."
Congratulations to Stacks. They'll fancy a good run in Munster. The injuries were a serious blow to the Narries! A fine game I hear (didn't get to see it).

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 750 - 06/12/2021 11:51:45    2391831

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Replying To germac:  "Just reading this now, and i agree with you but is that free tv or pay per view tv , as you well know your co board was charging 15 pounds to watch your co final on Tyrone tv"
Does it really matter? If someone wants to watch it they'll find a way. I wasn't at county final but I was happy to pay to view it. It's a small price to pay for places like Garvahey and I'm sure the new excellent centre in Kerry is the same. Kerry taking nothing for granted and building for the future, pity the weaker teams wouldn't do the same instead of crying about one sided matches.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 997 - 06/12/2021 12:01:03    2391835

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Replying To hurler32:  "Went back to Tralee yesterday, Interesting day, the speed and the skill of all players was at a very high level but many match ups cancelled each other out. The early injuries for Kerins O Rahillys must have been big blows to their game performance. Stacks benefited from getting some handyish score able frees within shooting distance. Whilst Savage played well he missed a couple of frees in first half which were crucial at the finish.
Incredible atmosphere there with it quite obvious all these players know each other very well in this huge derby fixture. Attendance was given as 8.5K but 12,000 be more accurate with kids etc. Programme very good buy for only 3 euro."
Ya the reff definitely looked like he was a Donaghy fan, calling a mark for him at 1 stage and giving him a free in the second half when he was fouling his marker.

Stacks fans bring great noise and colour fair play to them, I think they will be playing NCW in the semifinal, I wonder will that be played in Mallow? Or is it a home and away system.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13796 - 06/12/2021 13:27:10    2391852

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Congratulations to Stacks. They'll fancy a good run in Munster. The injuries were a serious blow to the Narries! A fine game I hear (didn't get to see it)."
Ah it was a decent game but like you say the loss of the 2 boys had a big impact on the game but that's football.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13796 - 06/12/2021 13:33:42    2391853

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya the reff definitely looked like he was a Donaghy fan, calling a mark for him at 1 stage and giving him a free in the second half when he was fouling his marker.

Stacks fans bring great noise and colour fair play to them, I think they will be playing NCW in the semifinal, I wonder will that be played in Mallow? Or is it a home and away system."
Didn't see match as we still have league matches but hats off to Donaghy, still battling away and a handful for any back line.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 997 - 06/12/2021 14:00:43    2391864

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Replying To Saynothing:  "Didn't see match as we still have league matches but hats off to Donaghy, still battling away and a handful for any back line."
He's an animal of the highest degree, I'd hate to be marking him :-) he's as strong as an old horse.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13796 - 06/12/2021 16:20:16    2391883

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya the reff definitely looked like he was a Donaghy fan, calling a mark for him at 1 stage and giving him a free in the second half when he was fouling his marker.

Stacks fans bring great noise and colour fair play to them, I think they will be playing NCW in the semifinal, I wonder will that be played in Mallow? Or is it a home and away system."
Stacks v NCW is a Kerry venue. I assume that is Austin Stack Park.

Stacks will be clear favourites for the Munster championship. Reading between the lines of one of Pat Spillane's recent columns, it is almost a foregone conclusion.

Whether it is or not, remains to be seen. I would say of the four remaining teams , all have a reasonable tradition and are big clubs within their counties. Obviously they are going well but I wouldn't have been thinking any would have had a Munster title in sights at the start of the year..the county would have been the only focus (unlike say a Kilcoo now or Dr Crokes,Corofin,Nemo Crossmaglen of times past). This is bonus territory for all really so in that sense it is open enough.

We'll see how it pans out. Hopefully we will get three good games..no negative stuff..

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3879 - 06/12/2021 19:02:33    2391917

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Replying To Saynothing:  "Does it really matter? If someone wants to watch it they'll find a way. I wasn't at county final but I was happy to pay to view it. It's a small price to pay for places like Garvahey and I'm sure the new excellent centre in Kerry is the same. Kerry taking nothing for granted and building for the future, pity the weaker teams wouldn't do the same instead of crying about one sided matches."
Like who ,is crying about one sided matches, And dont compare yourselves to the mighty Kerry, Do you honestly think Kerry co board would charge their patrons almost 20 euro to watch the county final, on pay per view tv ,I wouldent think so ,Well what you Kerry folk think ,Add in tg4 wanted to show Tyrone final free

germac (Down) - Posts: 354 - 06/12/2021 19:23:10    2391921

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Stacks v NCW is a Kerry venue. I assume that is Austin Stack Park.

Stacks will be clear favourites for the Munster championship. Reading between the lines of one of Pat Spillane's recent columns, it is almost a foregone conclusion.

Whether it is or not, remains to be seen. I would say of the four remaining teams , all have a reasonable tradition and are big clubs within their counties. Obviously they are going well but I wouldn't have been thinking any would have had a Munster title in sights at the start of the year..the county would have been the only focus (unlike say a Kilcoo now or Dr Crokes,Corofin,Nemo Crossmaglen of times past). This is bonus territory for all really so in that sense it is open enough.

We'll see how it pans out. Hopefully we will get three good games..no negative stuff.."
I wouldn't take any notice of Pat Benny, Stacks are good but the style of football they play and the lack of a marquee forward means they won't put up massive scores against other good teams but they won't concede a whole pile either because they're very defensive .

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13796 - 07/12/2021 12:38:00    2391978

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I wouldn't take any notice of Pat Benny, Stacks are good but the style of football they play and the lack of a marquee forward means they won't put up massive scores against other good teams but they won't concede a whole pile either because they're very defensive ."
Isn't it kind of par for the course at this stage that whichever team Spillane predicts to win, actually loses? He seems to get it so wrong, so often!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 750 - 07/12/2021 14:09:43    2391993

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Isn't it kind of par for the course at this stage that whichever team Spillane predicts to win, actually loses? He seems to get it so wrong, so often!"
I'd be no Nostradamus myself but Pat does seem to get it wrong more than he gets it right at this stage, football has changed a lot since Pats day and he seems stuck in the past.

After 2003 Páidí used to always go for what ever team played against Kerry, but that was just pure roughery :-) , God I miss that man.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13796 - 07/12/2021 15:17:21    2391999

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