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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."
I suppose the worry for Donegal is that they allowed Armagh get into what should have been a winning position and fair dues to Donegal they didn't blink but Armagh surely did. However there's near half a dozen teams that would probably close out the game if they were in Armagh's position.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 710 - 14/05/2024 18:59:26    2544811

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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."
Would Tuam not be better for both teams and think capacity would suit. Difference of about 15-20 minute for Donegal, closer for Clare.

shaggykev (Donegal) - Posts: 228 - 14/05/2024 19:24:24    2544818

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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."
Where can you buy the three match package? Can't see a link on GAA site.

Al_Maguire (Donegal) - Posts: 249 - 14/05/2024 19:52:15    2544824

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Thanks all for the replies, Saturday would be preferable and with the new motorway from Tuam to the other side of Limerick the journey is a now bit easier. The new stadium is very good with brilliant views. For those who've never been there before parking is very good in Cork city, with the Stadium only a short walk (20 mins) from the city centre, I usually park at the City Hall Q-park. There are also loads of taxis that do drop offs a few hundred metres from the pitch. Would they move it to Pairc ui Rinn if the expected crowd is small?
As for the Clare game, Tuam or Roscommon look the most central if you take the mid-point from Malin Town to Carrigaholt in west Clare. Carrick on Shannon is closed as there is a new pitch been layed. I just hope they don't drag us to Croke Park as part of a double header with Galway v Armagh or Dublin v Mayo.

Ulsterchamps72 (Donegal) - Posts: 88 - 14/05/2024 20:31:34    2544826

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Replying To Al_Maguire:  "Where can you buy the three match package? Can't see a link on GAA site."
Ticketmaster

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 314 - 15/05/2024 08:35:46    2544845

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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."
I hope its not your own wedding. A weekend in Cork sounds good but could end up in divorce for me lol.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1891 - 15/05/2024 09:26:10    2544850

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Jesus boys isn't it just great that the buzz is back?!? I know I know that this good run has meant that a lot of so-called bandwagon supporters are back. But sure look isn't that a better situation than diehard fans going to matches and the team plodding along aimlessly like last year?

I'd say there will be a cracking atmosphere Saturday week in Ballybofey. It is a match I'd be very wary of. It has ambush written all over it. Tyrone would love nothing better than to come into our patch again and take the Ulster champions down a peg or two. I'm sure Jim will get the boys right back down to Earth this week. We'll need to win it and follow the path of least resistance to the quarter finals.

I doubt I'll get down to Cork, but the Clare match in a random neutral venue should be good craic.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9238 - 15/05/2024 10:20:19    2544866

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Replying To Ulsterchamps72:  "Thanks all for the replies, Saturday would be preferable and with the new motorway from Tuam to the other side of Limerick the journey is a now bit easier. The new stadium is very good with brilliant views. For those who've never been there before parking is very good in Cork city, with the Stadium only a short walk (20 mins) from the city centre, I usually park at the City Hall Q-park. There are also loads of taxis that do drop offs a few hundred metres from the pitch. Would they move it to Pairc ui Rinn if the expected crowd is small?
As for the Clare game, Tuam or Roscommon look the most central if you take the mid-point from Malin Town to Carrigaholt in west Clare. Carrick on Shannon is closed as there is a new pitch been layed. I just hope they don't drag us to Croke Park as part of a double header with Galway v Armagh or Dublin v Mayo."
Cork vs Donegal is at Páirc Ui Rinn. Springsteen concert in on in the new stadium, which is the reason for move. Capacity is about 16K.

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 260 - 15/05/2024 10:58:12    2544876

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Anyone looking to buy the 3 tickets deal , its available on Ticketmaster .. https://am.ticketmaster.com/gaa/donegalsm3mp

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 495 - 15/05/2024 11:23:07    2544878

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "Cork vs Donegal is at Páirc Ui Rinn. Springsteen concert in on in the new stadium, which is the reason for move. Capacity is about 16K."
That Springsteen gig is on 16 May.

WeGoAgain (Donegal) - Posts: 45 - 15/05/2024 11:37:11    2544885

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Replying To rorysboys:  "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."
Thats my point, they get nervy when the chips are down instead of putting teams away. Armagh are a very good team and will do well in the group stages if they can recover quickly.

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 314 - 15/05/2024 11:53:26    2544894

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Replying To WeGoAgain:  "That Springsteen gig is on 16 May."
The county board says they need 3 weeks after the Springsteen concert to prepare ground again. Páirc Uí Rinn capacity of 16K should be easily enough for the expected attendance.

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 260 - 15/05/2024 12:30:56    2544897

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "Thats my point, they get nervy when the chips are down instead of putting teams away. Armagh are a very good team and will do well in the group stages if they can recover quickly."
They are a very good team and I fancy them to finish ahead of Galway in the groups if they can get over the disappointment of Sunday. I wouldn't be one but surprised to see them in an AI semi this year but they will need to get the heads right first.

They need to stop this carrying on of playing to the supporters during the game. It was very evident on Sunday. Celebrate once you have the game won, not during it.

In the end that's what inevitably cost them. They got too caught up on emotion and couldn't see the game out.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 844 - 15/05/2024 12:33:21    2544899

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Replying To greenfan:  "Anyone looking to buy the 3 tickets deal , its available on Ticketmaster .. https://am.ticketmaster.com/gaa/donegalsm3mp"
Anyone know the craic with buying a stand ticket for the Tyrone match only?
The clubs only seem to have terrace tickets so far and I don't want to buy the 3 match package as it's unlikely I'll get to Cork.
Will the clubs be given some stand tickets?

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9238 - 15/05/2024 13:40:37    2544922

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "The county board says they need 3 weeks after the Springsteen concert to prepare ground again. Páirc Uí Rinn capacity of 16K should be easily enough for the expected attendance."
Ah really, I see. Yeah, pairc ui rinn would more than hold the expected crowd no doubt. Shame, I wanted a wee gander at the new stadium.

WeGoAgain (Donegal) - Posts: 45 - 15/05/2024 14:40:02    2544933

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Anyone know the craic with buying a stand ticket for the Tyrone match only?
The clubs only seem to have terrace tickets so far and I don't want to buy the 3 match package as it's unlikely I'll get to Cork.
Will the clubs be given some stand tickets?"
No stand tickets on sale just through clubs. It depends on club membership what allocation a club gets.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2445 - 15/05/2024 14:55:06    2544936

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "They are a very good team and I fancy them to finish ahead of Galway in the groups if they can get over the disappointment of Sunday. I wouldn't be one but surprised to see them in an AI semi this year but they will need to get the heads right first.

They need to stop this carrying on of playing to the supporters during the game. It was very evident on Sunday. Celebrate once you have the game won, not during it.

In the end that's what inevitably cost them. They got too caught up on emotion and couldn't see the game out."
do you think so peiledoir, I'd fancy Galway ahead of them to be honest I think Galway are a quality outfit and very dangerous now they have such strong players are coming back

CCFabu (Donegal) - Posts: 112 - 15/05/2024 15:06:06    2544938

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Replying To rorysboys:  "No stand tickets on sale just through clubs. It depends on club membership what allocation a club gets."
Good stuff. Hopefully should be alright then so. I don't mind standing on the terrace at all, it's just not suitable for young kids.

I tell you another bonus about Donegal's great win the last day is that the kids are now all talking about Farrah, Dáire, Paddy, Ryan etc etc

Anything that puts an end to this Mbappe, Messi Ronaldo obsession is a good thing. If I hear one more Siiiiuuuuuu at underage gaelic training it's an automatic 5 laps of the pitch!!!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9238 - 15/05/2024 15:37:37    2544949

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Confirmed for 7.15pm Saturday May 25th."
Won't make it unfortunately. Will be in Spain. Same day as the Celtic cup final. I'd safely say that's that day written off for me.

tidytownman (Donegal) - Posts: 297 - 15/05/2024 17:21:03    2544969

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Replying To tidytownman:  "Won't make it unfortunately. Will be in Spain. Same day as the Celtic cup final. I'd safely say that's that day written off for me."
Haha maith thú! I love them days on holidays when the sporting Gods put a couple of class fixtures back to back & even the wife can't dispute the fact that it's a day for the high stool!

Where ya off to in Spain? Bound to be some good bar that will be showing both.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9238 - 16/05/2024 07:28:24    2545009

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