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Watched the game twice now. A lot of moments we could have been gone - T Kellys wide in 72mins. Conaty chance to put them 21 19 up but phew its great to win a tight ulster final, as since 2011, bar the monaghan 2014 win (where goal got them back in it), we seemed to have won the easier ones and lost the tighter ones so magic to come out of a real tight one.
The colour and scenes at the end will never be forgotten.
Patrick, what a speech.
On Armagh, some sound fans I spoke to and always had a small soft spot for them since 1992, when their minors who were in minor AI final and they fully stayed on to support us very well v the dubs, but there is 2 players in particular I am delighted they lost. One the nephew of a BBC pundit and also the man who used to man mark Michael Murphy and who was a disgrace v Lacey in the 2014 AI quarter.
Moving forward it would be great to see a packed ballybofey on 25/26. On a side note for our soccer fans on here, the 25th both at 3pm sees the Celtic Rangers and City Man United cup finals, so regardless of a clash I will be on that Ballybofey terrace.
Dun na nGall abu.
Enjoy these magical times.

NORTHMEN (Donegal) - Posts: 11 - 14/05/2024 11:43:42    2544677

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I heard it's on the Saturday as well, Tyrone will be out for revenge and trying to beat the Ulster Champions, think it will be a great game, home advantage will be a big help and the 16th man to roar them home."
On the GAA website and this website it is down for 25/26 but on the RTE website it is down for Sunday.I don't know if you can read anything in to that.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 1076 - 14/05/2024 12:38:03    2544698

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Donegal has done brilliantly ,i couldn't care less about the all Ireland series a joke of a competition really . but if Donegal want to win it as well they should forget about the Tyrone match let them idiots fight like mad for two mickey mouse pts and rest up and be fresh for cork and clare etc .. should be handy games for Donegal and arrive fresh into croke park when the serious stuff starts again

red.hugh (Donegal) - Posts: 176 - 14/05/2024 13:35:48    2544716

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Replying To gunman:  "On the GAA website and this website it is down for 25/26 but on the RTE website it is down for Sunday.I don't know if you can read anything in to that."
I would think it has to the Saturday as the sunday is consumed with the last round of the hurling. Judging by this weekends throw in times it would be 17.30 and be on gaa go.

The weekend after is a trip to cork. That's a bank holiday weekend and accommodation is very expensive. The cork marathon is on that Sunday so guess it will have to be a Saturday as well.

I suppose the neutral match against Clare would be somewhere like Roscommon or possibly Sligo.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 718 - 14/05/2024 13:37:55    2544717

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Replying To red.hugh:  "Donegal has done brilliantly ,i couldn't care less about the all Ireland series a joke of a competition really . but if Donegal want to win it as well they should forget about the Tyrone match let them idiots fight like mad for two mickey mouse pts and rest up and be fresh for cork and clare etc .. should be handy games for Donegal and arrive fresh into croke park when the serious stuff starts again"
Who cares about the All Ireland eh.If we don't beat Tyrone we will most likely be in a preliminary Q/F and if we won that we would be in a Q/F a week lateri.e we would be playing 3 weeks in a row,nothing too fresh about that as Mayo and Tyrone found out last year.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 1076 - 14/05/2024 14:24:45    2544729

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Yea there's no difference in Donegal and Armagh it took a penalty shootout to separate them. In my eyes Kerry and Dublin are a step ahead but were capable of getting to a final if things go our way. Were lucky so far with injuries hopefully it'll stay that way. Any word on what day the Tyrone game is on I have a wedding Saturday week .."
Tell her she'll be waiting at the altar for you that day!!

themaddog (Wicklow) - Posts: 132 - 14/05/2024 15:23:32    2544745

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Replying To red.hugh:  "Donegal has done brilliantly ,i couldn't care less about the all Ireland series a joke of a competition really . but if Donegal want to win it as well they should forget about the Tyrone match let them idiots fight like mad for two mickey mouse pts and rest up and be fresh for cork and clare etc .. should be handy games for Donegal and arrive fresh into croke park when the serious stuff starts again"
Yah, Tyrone and Donegal will both field a majority U20 team. Neither will need to give too much away before they meet again in Croker later in the year. Best outcome for all involved.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 410 - 14/05/2024 15:59:17    2544753

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Confirmed for 7.15pm Saturday May 25th.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9239 - 14/05/2024 16:06:55    2544765

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After the scramble for tickets for the Ulster final, the 3 match package is great value and guarantees entry to the Tyrone game. If we could only get the exact date for the trip to Cork in order to book a hotel it would be great. Where will the Clare game be played? Sligo, Tuam, Castlebar or Roscommon. They'd hardly bring us to Salthill.

Ulsterchamps72 (Donegal) - Posts: 88 - 14/05/2024 16:08:53    2544769

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Replying To themaddog:  "Tell her she'll be waiting at the altar for you that day!!"
Your right with game at 7.15 I'll have to gave the wedding a miss. Plenty time for weddings.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2445 - 14/05/2024 16:12:44    2544770

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Replying To Ulsterchamps72:  "After the scramble for tickets for the Ulster final, the 3 match package is great value and guarantees entry to the Tyrone game. If we could only get the exact date for the trip to Cork in order to book a hotel it would be great. Where will the Clare game be played? Sligo, Tuam, Castlebar or Roscommon. They'd hardly bring us to Salthill."
I'd be 99.99% certain that the Cork game will be on Saturday as the Cork marathon is on the Sunday. Castlebar or the Hyde will host the Clare game I'd imagine.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 844 - 14/05/2024 16:24:00    2544774

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Replying To Ulsterchamps72:  "After the scramble for tickets for the Ulster final, the 3 match package is great value and guarantees entry to the Tyrone game. If we could only get the exact date for the trip to Cork in order to book a hotel it would be great. Where will the Clare game be played? Sligo, Tuam, Castlebar or Roscommon. They'd hardly bring us to Salthill."
I see the Cork City marathon is Sunday June 2nd, so maybe makes it more likely our match Saturday (Could impact hotel prices too).
Though with Corks poor football support and the distance from Donegal they may not expect a big crowd. Hopefully in the new stadium as looks class.

NORTHMEN (Donegal) - Posts: 11 - 14/05/2024 16:27:53    2544776

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Replying To Ulsterchamps72:  "After the scramble for tickets for the Ulster final, the 3 match package is great value and guarantees entry to the Tyrone game. If we could only get the exact date for the trip to Cork in order to book a hotel it would be great. Where will the Clare game be played? Sligo, Tuam, Castlebar or Roscommon. They'd hardly bring us to Salthill."
Hyde Park is a good venue.I don't like Sligo,terrible stand there.Carrick on Shannon might be an option,we played Laois there in a qualifier in 2013.I wouln't mind the Hyde.I have bad memories of the last time we were in Castlebar,the wet day,the cement seats,the defeat and the nightmare getting out of it.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 1076 - 14/05/2024 17:16:58    2544789

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Replying To red.hugh:  "Donegal has done brilliantly ,i couldn't care less about the all Ireland series a joke of a competition really . but if Donegal want to win it as well they should forget about the Tyrone match let them idiots fight like mad for two mickey mouse pts and rest up and be fresh for cork and clare etc .. should be handy games for Donegal and arrive fresh into croke park when the serious stuff starts again"
What a stupid post. Surely we need to top our group to avoid a pre quarter final match to have us fresh for a possible quarter final. To top our group we need to beat Tyrone.

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 314 - 14/05/2024 17:52:35    2544795

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Yea there's no difference in Donegal and Armagh it took a penalty shootout to separate them. In my eyes Kerry and Dublin are a step ahead but were capable of getting to a final if things go our way. Were lucky so far with injuries hopefully it'll stay that way. Any word on what day the Tyrone game is on I have a wedding Saturday week .."
I would beg to differ. Armagh hadn't the bottle to put us away when they were 4 points up. If we were in the same position I think we would have managed the game better and seen the match out.

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 314 - 14/05/2024 17:58:02    2544796

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Replying To Ulsterchamps72:  "After the scramble for tickets for the Ulster final, the 3 match package is great value and guarantees entry to the Tyrone game. If we could only get the exact date for the trip to Cork in order to book a hotel it would be great. Where will the Clare game be played? Sligo, Tuam, Castlebar or Roscommon. They'd hardly bring us to Salthill."
I'd say you're safe to assume that the Cork game will be on the Saturday evening due to the fact the Cork marathon is on the next day. We're going to stay in Mallow on the Saturday night and train it into the city to save the stress of driving round a city I'm not at all familiar with. And the hotels in the city are very pricey.

WeGoAgain (Donegal) - Posts: 45 - 14/05/2024 18:11:08    2544801

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That's a horrific time for throw-in

CCFabu (Donegal) - Posts: 112 - 14/05/2024 18:12:32    2544802

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Yea there's no difference in Donegal and Armagh it took a penalty shootout to separate them. In my eyes Kerry and Dublin are a step ahead but were capable of getting to a final if things go our way. Were lucky so far with injuries hopefully it'll stay that way. Any word on what day the Tyrone game is on I have a wedding Saturday week .."
Tell her she'll be waiting at the altar for you that day!!

themaddog (Wicklow) - Posts: 132 - 14/05/2024 18:39:26    2544805

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Your right with game at 7.15 I'll have to gave the wedding a miss. Plenty time for weddings."
Home game, evening throw in, plenty of time to attend then mass and then make it to the game. Have the Donegal jersey on under the suit!

FootballGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 232 - 14/05/2024 18:50:01    2544807

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "I would beg to differ. Armagh hadn't the bottle to put us away when they were 4 points up. If we were in the same position I think we would have managed the game better and seen the match out."
It's only my opinion lad we played them three times and only a point have separated us in three games. They are a very decent team who we done well to overcome.. if I'm being honest they were probably the better team on Sunday but the losses they had this last few years has definitely affected them . They seem to get very nervy in the last few minutes of full time and extra time.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2445 - 14/05/2024 18:54:26    2544810

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