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Score Of The Game

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There's been way too many negative threads set up on the back of what was an absolute classic of a match last Sunday.
What was the best score of the match? So many to choose from - Keegans goal, O'Callaghan's solo effort for a lad of that age on the big stage to execute it was exceptional, the Andy Moran shuffle point, Connolly's shot from 45 yards out

For me, Colm Boyle on the outside of the boot just before half time was the best of them

Although it wasn't a score, that pass from Connolly across the pitch to set up Rock for the fisted point was unreal

keithlemon (Australia) - 21/09/2017 09:54:20    2048888

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Cillian O'Connor's equalising point was a great score too.

Philly McMahon's block on Doherty after Cluxton's save was fantastic too.

Such a great game of football it really says a lot about certain posters round here that all they saw were perceived (and perception is key to it) negatives with the game and with both teams.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 10:07:52    2048896

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I'd go with Connolly's myself. To do what he did whilst getting absolutely hauled at was something else.

It really was a great game when you think of all the scores.

Mayo missed a few simple ones but otherwise the rate at which chances were converted was something else.

The 2 teams played at a level better than anything that has gone before.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - 21/09/2017 10:10:15    2048899

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McCarthy nailed a couple of huge scores at crucial times too though, it must not be forgotten.

Chops (Westmeath) - 21/09/2017 11:07:08    2048928

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Connolly's score was epic
3 lads hop off him, leaves them all in his wake and eases it over the bar from distance
Genius

The moment of the game was his outside of the foot ping pass to Dean Rock for his handpassed point
Class

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 11:45:52    2048949

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Cillian O'Connor's equalising point was a great score too.

Philly McMahon's block on Doherty after Cluxton's save was fantastic too.

Such a great game of football it really says a lot about certain posters round here that all they saw were perceived (and perception is key to it) negatives with the game and with both teams."
It's not just posters on here it's the media coverage also. Articles about Mayo being chokers and concentrating on the gamesmanship. Let's talk more about the football.

Mayo were absolutely brilliant. I really think they showed that to be successful now you have to be competitive all over the pitch. Conceding territory in the way that Tyrone and Donegal do is dead as an All Ireland winning strategy. I'd love to hear more about that.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - 21/09/2017 11:47:13    2048951

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Replying To Whammo86:  "It's not just posters on here it's the media coverage also. Articles about Mayo being chokers and concentrating on the gamesmanship. Let's talk more about the football.

Mayo were absolutely brilliant. I really think they showed that to be successful now you have to be competitive all over the pitch. Conceding territory in the way that Tyrone and Donegal do is dead as an All Ireland winning strategy. I'd love to hear more about that."
A part of the game we don't recognise enough old school defending.. 3 or 4 turnovers from Chris Barrett of the highest quality.. He was a man possessed...

MURPHB33 (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 11:53:36    2048953

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Replying To keithlemon:  "There's been way too many negative threads set up on the back of what was an absolute classic of a match last Sunday.
What was the best score of the match? So many to choose from - Keegans goal, O'Callaghan's solo effort for a lad of that age on the big stage to execute it was exceptional, the Andy Moran shuffle point, Connolly's shot from 45 yards out

For me, Colm Boyle on the outside of the boot just before half time was the best of them

Although it wasn't a score, that pass from Connolly across the pitch to set up Rock for the fisted point was unreal"
O'Callaghan's goal was unreal, unfortunately!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - 21/09/2017 11:56:45    2048956

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It's not just posters on here it's the media coverage also. Articles about Mayo being chokers and concentrating on the gamesmanship. Let's talk more about the football.

Mayo were absolutely brilliant. I really think they showed that to be successful now you have to be competitive all over the pitch. Conceding territory in the way that Tyrone and Donegal do is dead as an All Ireland winning strategy. I'd love to hear more about that.
Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts:1727 - 21/09/2017 11:47:13


Yeah a lot of the media coverage has been similar enough in terms of negativity.

The game was breathtaking at times I thought.

A lot of unwarranted criticism of Mayo in what I read. Jim McGuinness (who's articles can be great but are sliding a bit of late imo) didn't really bother to analyse the game and went for fairly lazy cliches in his articles regarding Mayo not being cute enough to slow down the game when they were 2 points up! What's he on about?!! There was about 15 mins to go at that stage and only 2 points in it. What he suggested doing would have been madness!

MesAmis (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 12:06:48    2048958

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Replying To Whammo86:  "It's not just posters on here it's the media coverage also. Articles about Mayo being chokers and concentrating on the gamesmanship. Let's talk more about the football.

Mayo were absolutely brilliant. I really think they showed that to be successful now you have to be competitive all over the pitch. Conceding territory in the way that Tyrone and Donegal do is dead as an All Ireland winning strategy. I'd love to hear more about that."
Agree 100%, nothing between these two footballing teams, not sure if Tyrone have the personnel to match them and with Mickey in charge for another three years probably we will never know.

sligo joe (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 12:21:08    2048962

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It was an outstanding game between 2 outstanding teams. Maybe not the most eye catching score of the day but the movement off the ball from Keegan in the build up to his goal was exceptional.

Soma (UK) - 21/09/2017 12:26:15    2048965

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Connolly's point was the best.

HurlingSnob (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 13:53:04    2049005

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I thought Andy Moran's first half exhibition was outstanding. We just couldn't contain him. Connolly's pass to Rock was the most sublime piece of skill in the game. I thought Boyle's point was top drawer. Kev Mc's turnover in our half, can't remember who he pinched the ball from, was a game changer. Fantastic game of ball.

Joxer (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 14:28:19    2049022

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Keegan's goal with half the Dublin backline hanging out of him was, for me, the score of the game. O'Callaghan's goal would have been equally good except for him fouling the ball. There were some well taken points but nothing exceptional.

neverright (Roscommon) - 21/09/2017 14:39:04    2049028

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Forgot about Colm Boyle's point. Outrageous effort!

Kevin McLoughlin kicked a beauty in the second half too. I thought Paul Mannion's first point was a well worked move straight from the throw in. Real signal of intent from him too.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 14:48:19    2049030

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Plenty to pick from from both sides. Every score in a game like Sundays is a great score it could be argued. I have to watch the game back again but McLoughlin in the first half was a lovely score. Cons goal was a great individual goal while Keegan's goal was a well worked team goal. Mannions point right after HT was great in it's simplicity. Boyle Andy Doherty Rock Kevin MC Cillian kicked some lovely scores. McCarthy kicked crucial scores 2nd half along with Connolly. They're just off the top of the head. Some day when I can face it I'll watch it again. High quality scores all round. Great to see a positive thread on the final.

Weary (None) - 21/09/2017 16:20:00    2049069

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Some great scores, Boyle and Connolly with super points, O'Callaghan's goal, in fact both goals were well worth the roar that followed them, it was an epic game.

realdub (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 18:15:53    2049107

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