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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Coaching officer is still there months after you said he would be 'gone soon'. Maybe he'll be in McGuinness backroom team as well?

Try get a bit of sightseeing done in Germany. It's well known how obsessive Mayo fans are but life's too short to be obsessing over other Counties."
You think he is still acting as the coaching officer? And will be next year? Is that what you are saying? These lads move their chair in the room until they get voted out at the end of the year. He has no say in anything anymore.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7683 - 20/08/2023 19:35:57    2501488

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "He doesn't have a notion who is in the backroom team."
Lol keep chatting boys they asked for no names to be leaked until ratified at CB meeting. S and C coach already there plus one former player from 2012 era as one of the coaches with him. You keep chatting to Peil20 lad if you want. The man who posted he would believe it when he sees it after Jim and team had already put things in place with CB. Stick the high stool ranting lads.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7683 - 20/08/2023 19:46:51    2501490

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "You think he is still acting as the coaching officer? And will be next year? Is that what you are saying? These lads move their chair in the room until they get voted out at the end of the year. He has no say in anything anymore."
It has been refreshing to have you here Flaker, so far you have proved very accurate, and ahead of the curve. Pay no heed to Peilledor, I can't figure out what his agenda is. I see him having a veiled pop at Bonnar on the Jim Is Back forum.

Hopefully the Coaching Officer and the current Childrens Officer (Former Chairman) have to foresight to stand aside prior to Convention, and not to seek election to any post.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 442 - 20/08/2023 20:14:37    2501493

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Very exciting times. Let's hope it works well for Jim. He will be under some pressure to deliver but time is needed for sure. He will have his enemies in the media and also those within the county but I think he must feel there's something special in the brewing in Donegal to make the return. He's not returning to win an Ulster and get to an All Ireland semi final. Big ask, but the best man is in charge."
I hope Jim is locked into a contract for the next 20 years. exciting times ahead and whoever is on that senior panel now is going to work like never before, can he coax Mac Niallas back as well as Murph?

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2545 - 20/08/2023 20:21:08    2501494

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Lol keep chatting boys they asked for no names to be leaked until ratified at CB meeting. S and C coach already there plus one former player from 2012 era as one of the coaches with him. You keep chatting to Peil20 lad if you want. The man who posted he would believe it when he sees it after Jim and team had already put things in place with CB. Stick the high stool ranting lads."
Even when he is addressing another poster I still get name checked. I'm honoured. This is after he posted earlier in the yesr he wouldn't engage with me again.

Rent free.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 672 - 20/08/2023 20:47:55    2501497

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Replying To SouthOfTheGap:  "It has been refreshing to have you here Flaker, so far you have proved very accurate, and ahead of the curve. Pay no heed to Peilledor, I can't figure out what his agenda is. I see him having a veiled pop at Bonnar on the Jim Is Back forum.

Hopefully the Coaching Officer and the current Childrens Officer (Former Chairman) have to foresight to stand aside prior to Convention, and not to seek election to any post."
There seems to be a lot of politics on here between club members.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7683 - 20/08/2023 20:50:12    2501498

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Replying To SouthOfTheGap:  "It has been refreshing to have you here Flaker, so far you have proved very accurate, and ahead of the curve. Pay no heed to Peilledor, I can't figure out what his agenda is. I see him having a veiled pop at Bonnar on the Jim Is Back forum.

Hopefully the Coaching Officer and the current Childrens Officer (Former Chairman) have to foresight to stand aside prior to Convention, and not to seek election to any post."
I'll second this, Flaker has called things as they have turned out, while a few who have sought to defend the CB preferred to play the man rather than the ball, choosing to throw anti Mayo digs in rather than face the issues he posed.

And like you, I hope those two individuals read the room, put their huge egos aside and get out of the way or progress.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1288 - 20/08/2023 22:09:57    2501504

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Great to see that Jim is set to be ratified tomorrow evening. Will give the county an untold boost and immediately make everyone within the county a lot more optimistic about our potential fortunes and the rest of the country a lot more fearful of what we have to bring to the table. Will be extremely interesting to see what if any players he can coax back, but even without players coming back, the renewed vigour and optimism as well as the inevitable improvement in fitness and game-plan will have the players who were slogged it out last season in a much better place also.

Aside from that, got to a few championship games at the weekend. The 3 games I got to were all fairly decent spectacles, although from reading match reports that certainly can't be said for all of them.

Was at Kilcar v Cloughaneely today. Was going in expecting a fairly one sided affair, especially with CCF missing Jason McGee. This didn't really turn out to be the case with CCF really putting it up to them, but Paddy McB was the difference as he so often is with a serious exhibition of kicking, he looks fit again and again under Jim's tutelage next year could be a player reborn hopefully if he stays injury free. With my county hat on , would be great to see Stephen McB back in also. I know it never really happened for him at senior intercounty level but he was probably the most impressive county minor I have ever seen so I feel there is still a lot of potential there.

Got to Dungloe Milford on Saturday and it was honestly a cracking game both in terms of excitement and standard of play. Two evenly matched teams going at each other it was great to see. Think both sides aims would be to get to prelim quarter finals and perhaps the actual quarter final so was huge for Dungloe to come away with a win as that will go a long way to getting them there. Both Greene's were back with Ryan playing pretty well and Conor getting the winning score. Not sure if they are back for good but would be a huge boost to Dungloe's young core if they are.

Na Rossa v Naomh Conaill really was the proverbial game of two halves and ended in a draw. To be honest it is hard to read too much into the game because of the strength of the wind made it almost impossible for the team playing against it. Before the championship I would probably have had Na Rossa as favourites along with Carndonagh for the junior championship. Was quite surprised at the strength of the Naomh Conaill outfit. Had 4 players playing who played pretty much every game for the seniors in the league and then also had the likes of Nathan Byrne, Leon and Aaron Thompson and Daniel Gildea playing so for the junior championship if they can keep the same team out I don't think they will be far away. Na Rossa looked absolutely excellent in the first half and I was thinking to myself they wouldn't look too far out of place in lower reaches of senior championship but that was probably aided by the wind. Young Cillian Bonner and Oisin Caulfield along with John McDyre really stood out. Real drama at the end where Na Rossa keeper saved a penalty with last kick of the game when Gildea could have just chipped over so you think Naomh Conaill will be kicking themselves. Real local derby feel to it though and I think it really illustrated that Naomh Conaill and Eunans having their second teams in Junior Championship is beneficial for both themselves and the teams they are against. Could be a different story if either of them actually wins the championship, could be an awful lot of complaining done.

donegalforsam11 (Donegal) - Posts: 103 - 21/08/2023 00:18:31    2501512

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Even when he is addressing another poster I still get name checked. I'm honoured. This is after he posted earlier in the yesr he wouldn't engage with me again.

Rent free."
Nah not rent free lad I always persist in replying to posters who are clueless, especially those with more than one account. You just keep going unfortunately but at least other posters from your own county also know you are a bluffer.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7683 - 21/08/2023 00:28:10    2501513

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The irony of a county board unveiling McGuinness to clubs tonight, a county board who have been questioned by those same clubs and asked to consider their positions. Yes here they are, surviving, continuing and endlessly hanging on.
Lets face it folks, they're going no-where.

PeterQ92 (Donegal) - Posts: 72 - 21/08/2023 08:43:14    2501521

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thoughts on no appointed linesmen at championship games?

beidhmeanseo (Donegal) - Posts: 126 - 21/08/2023 08:51:47    2501522

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I hope Jim is locked into a contract for the next 20 years. exciting times ahead and whoever is on that senior panel now is going to work like never before, can he coax Mac Niallas back as well as Murph?"
I don't believe Michael Murphy will return, he said his decision was final, Jim or no Jim. Odhran MacNiallais might return, a lot depends on his current fitness and whether he would buy-in to the required commitment.

I'm delighted to have Jim McGuinness back, as I have been very vocal here in recent years in stating that I believe we have the talent to be a top team, rival the top sides and that I believed player selection and tactical setup was holding us back. Now my opinion will be put to the test, as Jim has probably already got an idea of what he wants in terms of players and system etc and we will soon see if Donegal doesn't have the players or if as I suspected, we just don't have good coaches.

Commodore (Donegal) - Posts: 1000 - 21/08/2023 10:10:09    2501531

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Replying To beidhmeanseo:  "thoughts on no appointed linesmen at championship games?"
I'd say they can hardly get enough referees, never mind having referees as linesmen.

There's just so many more games on nowadays compared to the past. And you are also competing in a small pool with the dual referee, those who are doing both GAA and LGFA.

At this stage, the debate will soon have to start in relation to paying referees, and paying them a decent amount.

Also a debate to be had about using retired referees, or retired people whose fitness may not be of a high enough level to referee; but who know the rules, as official linesmen.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 442 - 21/08/2023 11:36:02    2501550

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Nah not rent free lad I always persist in replying to posters who are clueless, especially those with more than one account. You just keep going unfortunately but at least other posters from your own county also know you are a bluffer."
12.30 in the morning, 1.30am German time?

Jesus.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 672 - 21/08/2023 11:41:56    2501552

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Lol keep chatting boys they asked for no names to be leaked until ratified at CB meeting. S and C coach already there plus one former player from 2012 era as one of the coaches with him. You keep chatting to Peil20 lad if you want. The man who posted he would believe it when he sees it after Jim and team had already put things in place with CB. Stick the high stool ranting lads."
Well we all know how two brother in law's will be part of the team. Not exactly brilliant insight lol.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 1065 - 21/08/2023 11:43:15    2501553

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Replying To PeterQ92:  "The irony of a county board unveiling McGuinness to clubs tonight, a county board who have been questioned by those same clubs and asked to consider their positions. Yes here they are, surviving, continuing and endlessly hanging on.
Lets face it folks, they're going no-where."
It'll be a great PR exercise for them and I'm sure some might feel it'll gloss over the horror show of the academy and finances. Hopefully systemic change happens despite the welcome distraction of Jim returning.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1288 - 21/08/2023 11:47:23    2501554

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Well we all know how two brother in law's will be part of the team. Not exactly brilliant insight lol."
Oh so you already know the names of the backroom team? Sure fire them out there so.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7683 - 21/08/2023 11:53:50    2501556

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Well we all know how two brother in law's will be part of the team. Not exactly brilliant insight lol."
I'm sure Anton will be involved, but it's also interesting that Eugene Eivers, who was part of Jim's original S&C team, has resigned as S&C with Meath in the last few days. Jim could be getting more of the old band together.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 442 - 21/08/2023 11:54:35    2501557

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "12.30 in the morning, 1.30am German time?

Jesus."
Yes lad who now checks times of posts. Not weird at all. Number 1 i am back in Dublin. Number 2 I wasn't on here posting at 12.30 last night not that it should matter. Maybe you can contact HS about their posting delays and times. Since you seem to care.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7683 - 21/08/2023 11:56:57    2501558

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Bringing back former managers doesn't always bring success. Eamonn Coleman returned to Derry for 4 seasons and wasn't as successful given that he didn't have the same talent to pick from.

PattyONeill (Derry) - Posts: 183 - 21/08/2023 12:09:27    2501563

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