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what's your thoughts for this saturdays game?

i.am.legend (UK) - Posts: 31 - 19/04/2022 12:04:02    2411532

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Replying To RHF:  "A couple of days away from the big game and so quiet here.

What are peoples predictions? i think we need to up our game. Play like we did in the league and we will be in bother and our summer will be over before it is even summer."
I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year.

Cavan_Shambles (Cavan) - Posts: 571 - 19/04/2022 12:28:09    2411538

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Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
I wouldn't mind what McStay would say…..can't stand him… This is a game well within Cavans capabilities of winning… but Antrim will be a stern test so we will have to be on our game… A couple of more lads are coming back from injury and that will be a big help… If we speed up our delivery into our forwards I think we will win this by 5/6 points…

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 738 - 19/04/2022 13:12:33    2411554

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Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football.

breffnibluewhite (Cavan) - Posts: 187 - 19/04/2022 13:14:54    2411556

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Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "
Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football."
What are you on about? Why would it be one of Grahams last games? And McVeety is only just back in the country, he's not back in the county squad for a game 4 days away...

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1859 - 19/04/2022 14:18:03    2411582

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Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "
Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football."
Start the players who played in the league. No manager in his right mind would start McVitty after being away so long.

Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 190 - 19/04/2022 14:48:07    2411596

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "
Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "[quote=Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football."
Start the players who played in the league. No manager in his right mind would start McVitty after being away so long."]He started moynagh last year

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 301 - 19/04/2022 15:09:49    2411606

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "
Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "[quote=Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football."
Start the players who played in the league. No manager in his right mind would start McVitty after being away so long."]Start the players who played in the league. No manager in his right mind would start McVitty after being away so long.
Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 68 - 19/04/2022 14:48:07

Exactly but at the same time he did start Moynagh last year so the mind probably isn't that wise.

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 737 - 19/04/2022 15:58:38    2411616

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Antrim have improved under McGinley. We need to get our matchups correct, the two Murrays esp. I think McLoughlin would be well suited to Ryan and maybe Clarke on Conor. Mick McCann is also back playing brilliant stuff at 36 so ideally we would limit his influence. His brother Tomas is also back playing well and will need watching. Killian the gunner on Eastwood.

Cavan are being completely written off in all media outlets as far as I can see. If we can get over Antrim there is a big opportunity there for us coming in as massive outsiders. I'm not convinced by Tyrone coming through the other side and if Armagh could spring a surprise on Donegal this ulster championship could be blown wide open.

97Cavans (Cavan) - Posts: 225 - 19/04/2022 16:11:45    2411621

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "
Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "[quote=Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football."
Start the players who played in the league. No manager in his right mind would start McVitty after being away so long."]Well this very manager picked Moynagh in midfield last year against one of the country's top teams ( Tyrone ) despite having played no football in nearly 2 years…. He surely won't do that again… Could he be out of his mind again…? Hopefully not but McVitty will be a useful addition when up to speed

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 738 - 19/04/2022 16:24:25    2411625

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Replying To tom84:  "
Replying To Breffni1969:  "[quote=breffnibluewhite:  "[quote=Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football."
Start the players who played in the league. No manager in his right mind would start McVitty after being away so long."]He started moynagh last year"]Moynagh missed one year (not 3 like McVeety) and he was back with the squad for a number of weeks before he started that. Not a number of days, and even at that he's not even in the squad.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1859 - 19/04/2022 17:17:29    2411640

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Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "
Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "I see McStay was giving his predictions on the Ulster championship.

"whoever wins Donegal v Armagh has a tap-in of a semi-final against Cavan or Antrim."

So it is clear that we are not considered contenders in any way shape or form, which is understandable given our league position and the less than spectacular defence of our title last year."
Depend what way we set up if we set up same as we did for the league and treat all the opposition with the same respect as if we were playing kerry and try and keep the score down we will bring ourselves down to antrims level or below and it will turn in to a real dogfight.
As it is probably one of mickeys las t few games as manager i would throw caution to the wind and start mcvitty on the square and reallly shake things up with a much more direct style of football."
I'd love if they started playing a more direct style of football with the forwards they have never mind having McVeety back!

BigEZ (Cavan) - Posts: 23 - 19/04/2022 17:51:20    2411646

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Replying To RHF:  "A couple of days away from the big game and so quiet here.

What are peoples predictions? i think we need to up our game. Play like we did in the league and we will be in bother and our summer will be over before it is even summer."
It's quiet because a certain poster has sickened everyone else.

We'll win by 3 or 4.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4682 - 19/04/2022 20:45:43    2411663

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Replying To cavanman47:  "It's quiet because a certain poster has sickened everyone else.

We'll win by 3 or 4."
Agreed on both points.

Think it'll be tight, they're not a team that gets put away easy, but think we've enough to win by 3 points. Then if we get through, as underdogs, we'd be hoping to catch the winners of Donegal Armagh. Hopefully they're concentrating so much on beating the stuffing out of each other, that we can come up at them. We've beaten both in recent years, and no reason we couldn't be highly competitive, although it will take a huge performance and putting in a combined showing that we've not seen this year yet. Need more than 5 or 10 minute flashes here and there. Starting with Saturday, we need to start nailing this down. Hopefully we show we can step up from league to Championship and show the difference in them.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1859 - 20/04/2022 10:46:50    2411724

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "Agreed on both points.

Think it'll be tight, they're not a team that gets put away easy, but think we've enough to win by 3 points. Then if we get through, as underdogs, we'd be hoping to catch the winners of Donegal Armagh. Hopefully they're concentrating so much on beating the stuffing out of each other, that we can come up at them. We've beaten both in recent years, and no reason we couldn't be highly competitive, although it will take a huge performance and putting in a combined showing that we've not seen this year yet. Need more than 5 or 10 minute flashes here and there. Starting with Saturday, we need to start nailing this down. Hopefully we show we can step up from league to Championship and show the difference in them."
Have a feeling it will be low scoring, boring and negative. But can hack that for a 1st round tie if we get the result. 0-13 - 0-10 my prediction. 1st round games are about getting the result more so than the quality of the performance.
Antrim are always a handful at home for 45/50 minutes but our experience should pull us through.
Hopefully Armagh will beat Donegal as I feel Donegal have a big score to settle with us from 2020 if they get through.

Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 190 - 20/04/2022 13:25:39    2411806

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Team & Predictions for the Antrim Game
Apart from the Tipperary final (which was worryingly poor), I have been mostly confined to northern sound this year. That said, I still know my football so the below will still be right enough.

1. Raymond
2. Jason 3. Faulkner 4. Killian Clarke

6. KT Gunner 12. Conroy
5. Gerry Smith 15. Conor Brady 7. Luke Fortune

8. Thomas G 9. James Smith

11. Stephen Smith

10. Gearoid

14. TED 15. Paddy Lynch

I'm playing with 2 Centre Backs, 3 including Conor Brady when Antrim have the ball. The attacking part of the 5 man half back will be filling the D when we don't have the ball, and then have license to go ripping and tearing when we have it. Attacking from the back line is mostly done direct and though the hand like we did in 2020. Conroy & Stephen Smith playing as two sorta quarter backs (in different parts of the field) as kicking specialists to get occasional early ball into the 2 inside men. Not expecting a huge amount of kick passing from the remaining players around the middle.

Subs: Would be happy enough to see Ciaran Brady definitely and maybe Cian Madden coming on in the attacking line of my half back line. Conor Madden in my FF line. And Martin & Cormac Reilly in the HF line, perhaps FF line if stuck. Wouldn't be massively warm on anyone else I haven't mentioned's form going into this c'ship at the moment, excluding injured players.

Predictions: Cavan 1-17 Antrim 1-11
Both Teams to Score a goal in the first half and not in the 2nd
Paddy Lynch with the Cavan goal assisted by Thomas Galligan

PatTheDandy (Cavan) - Posts: 336 - 20/04/2022 13:59:27    2411827

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Replying To PatTheDandy:  "Team & Predictions for the Antrim Game
Apart from the Tipperary final (which was worryingly poor), I have been mostly confined to northern sound this year. That said, I still know my football so the below will still be right enough.

1. Raymond
2. Jason 3. Faulkner 4. Killian Clarke

6. KT Gunner 12. Conroy
5. Gerry Smith 15. Conor Brady 7. Luke Fortune

8. Thomas G 9. James Smith

11. Stephen Smith

10. Gearoid

14. TED 15. Paddy Lynch

I'm playing with 2 Centre Backs, 3 including Conor Brady when Antrim have the ball. The attacking part of the 5 man half back will be filling the D when we don't have the ball, and then have license to go ripping and tearing when we have it. Attacking from the back line is mostly done direct and though the hand like we did in 2020. Conroy & Stephen Smith playing as two sorta quarter backs (in different parts of the field) as kicking specialists to get occasional early ball into the 2 inside men. Not expecting a huge amount of kick passing from the remaining players around the middle.

Subs: Would be happy enough to see Ciaran Brady definitely and maybe Cian Madden coming on in the attacking line of my half back line. Conor Madden in my FF line. And Martin & Cormac Reilly in the HF line, perhaps FF line if stuck. Wouldn't be massively warm on anyone else I haven't mentioned's form going into this c'ship at the moment, excluding injured players.

Predictions: Cavan 1-17 Antrim 1-11
Both Teams to Score a goal in the first half and not in the 2nd
Paddy Lynch with the Cavan goal assisted by Thomas Galligan"
Moynagh will definitely start, so you'd need to find some space for him in your team. Think we will see a few changes alright though, from the League, as we usually do when we get to Championship. Marty Reilly is now fit again, and has played for his club. Hard to leave Marty out when he is fit, he offers so much. Conor Brady fit too, so can see him playing like you say. Ciaran Holla is seemingly full training. Might not start, but might see some time for him at some stage. And can't see TED starting (I could be wrong though) but more likely to see one of the lads who started more often earlier, maybe Cormac O'Reilly. Cian Madden might get a start too, he's been getting them all league long and was decent too. It's a very tough team to call...

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1859 - 21/04/2022 07:55:48    2411970

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Can't see Conroy starting…. He is too slow for championship football.. If we go out and play at a fast tempo we will win this with a bit to spare… if we play the slow over and back hand passing game we will keep Antrim in the game and risk getting caught with a sucker punch…. All down to what management see I guess…!!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 738 - 21/04/2022 09:40:11    2411991

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "Moynagh will definitely start, so you'd need to find some space for him in your team. Think we will see a few changes alright though, from the League, as we usually do when we get to Championship. Marty Reilly is now fit again, and has played for his club. Hard to leave Marty out when he is fit, he offers so much. Conor Brady fit too, so can see him playing like you say. Ciaran Holla is seemingly full training. Might not start, but might see some time for him at some stage. And can't see TED starting (I could be wrong though) but more likely to see one of the lads who started more often earlier, maybe Cormac O'Reilly. Cian Madden might get a start too, he's been getting them all league long and was decent too. It's a very tough team to call..."
The only place I'd play Martin Reilly Is on the edge of the square full forward.
As a defensive half forward he's too negative always playing the ball backwards.
Kick it into him. He can win ball, beat a man, take a score. Playing defensively he tends to go backward more often than forward and we have plenty to fill that roll.

Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 190 - 21/04/2022 09:54:55    2411996

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Its Championship time. All Senior, Under 20 and Minor teams are out this weekend. Team delivered with promotion in Division 4, but this game with Antrim in Ballymurphy is the game that the focus was on all the time. Antrim ran Cavan very close two years ago, and without a super save from Galligan with a goal chance from McCann, Antrim would have gone closer that day. They have played at a stronger standard this year in Div 3, and will be well prepared. I truly feel the game will still be in the melting pot in last ten minutes, and that Cavan's bench could be the winning of the game.

Super to see players coming back from injuries, and back to fitness, means that players will be gunning to get on the starting team for Saturday. From the League Final, its clear consistency of scoring is an issue, scoring of marks and frees particularly too, but the defence looks very solid. Very hard to predict the starting team, tight in a game like this is key, a very strong centre needed especially against Antrim's strong centre. Hoping for big games from T Galligan, James Smith and Gearóid McKiernan. Would love to see Oisín Kiernan back, Conor Moynagh to start for sure, hoping Killian Brady can stay out of crazy fouls, and show his worth. It is a very open aired pitch in Corrigan Park, and Galligan must had the frees on if its not going his way. Hope to Caoibhín O'Reilly, and Patrick Lynch upfront, they have killer talent to finish any chances, and love to see classy passes from Smith too. Be super to see Ciarán Holla Brady come of the bench with 15 minutes to go!

Love to see a great solid performance, and see Cavan not fall asleep for 5-10 minutes on the score board, but just hope Mickey's boys come out on top. Wishing all Cavan teams the best of luck this weekend!

PS

Who is Ted lads? Excuse my stupidity

Cavan67 (Cavan) - Posts: 6 - 21/04/2022 10:25:31    2412010

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