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Moorefield v St Loman's

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "Are you saying that Leinster council should somehow have known 2 weeks in advance that Portlaoise would have snow and Navan wouldn't?"
Also were people supposed to go out on dangerous roads in Westmeath ( dunno what Kildare was like weather wise?) in order to get to Navan.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 11/12/2017 20:14:57    2064893

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Replying To Ibbecek:  "The second best (after Croker) playing pitch in Leinster lying idle today. Field of green (not white).
Pairc Tailteann nearer to both Newbridge and Mullingar. Meath matches going ahead no problem."
Navan being playable was irrelevant, why would you make players, players families, and club supporters travel from Mullingar and surrounding areas which was under a blanket of snow. The right call was made, if someone was killed in an accident on what is already a dangerous road from Mullingar to Kells, would it have been worth it?? The bigger question is why the Leinster championship couldn't be over by the last week of November.

Chops (Westmeath) - 12/12/2017 10:02:40    2064916

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Replying To gaelicgab:  "I think Moorefield came out of the harder side of the draw having beaten Portlaoise away and Rathnew away while St Loman's were impressive when beating Mullinalaghta and Simonstown after trailing by considerable margins on both occasions. I will go for Moorefield by one in a low scoring game."
I am going to stick with my prediction. Looking forward to a good game and the snow stays away.

gaelicgab (USA) - 15/12/2017 13:56:18    2065253

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Great game. Well done Moorefield.

What an amazing comeback!

MesAmis (Dublin) - 17/12/2017 15:36:35    2065426

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Well done to Moorefield ! They just never give up.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - 17/12/2017 15:39:18    2065427

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Kicking the ball away at the end must be one of the stupidest thing ever seen on a football field; giving away 10 yds further out the field is irrelevant but from there was absurd. And two suicidal passes from defence when Lomans were well in control. Have to hand it to Moorefreld tho; great heart to come back, and that man Sweeney never stopped driving them on. Credit to both teams, great game

befair (Down) - 17/12/2017 15:59:40    2065430

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Some game in fairness. Lomans lost their discipline and made silly mistakes at the end. Gifted Moorefield the goal and they just went into panic mode thereafter. Sharry going off on a second yellow, was a blow too.
Lomans were on fire for the majority of the second half, O Toole was excellent. 2 great points and a quality goal
Fair play to Moorefield , didnt give up. Eanna O Connor kicked some nice scores.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - 17/12/2017 16:31:11    2065434

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Time was up before last point was scored. Lomans should be entitled to a replay. But will it happen no

maroonkingdom (Westmeath) - 17/12/2017 16:45:36    2065439

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Replying To maroonkingdom:  "Time was up before last point was scored. Lomans should be entitled to a replay. But will it happen no"
5 minutes added time plus whatever the ref decides. Lomans player kicking the ball back probably added an extra minute. In fairness Lomans looked to be settling for a draw at the end but Moorefield drove on for the win.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - 17/12/2017 17:10:24    2065443

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Replying To maroonkingdom:  "Time was up before last point was scored. Lomans should be entitled to a replay. But will it happen no"
You seem to struggle with the definition of the phrase "at least".

Lomans have no one to blame.

The game was there for the winning and Moorefield took it.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 17/12/2017 17:50:09    2065450

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Replying To befair:  "Kicking the ball away at the end must be one of the stupidest thing ever seen on a football field; giving away 10 yds further out the field is irrelevant but from there was absurd. And two suicidal passes from defence when Lomans were well in control. Have to hand it to Moorefreld tho; great heart to come back, and that man Sweeney never stopped driving them on. Credit to both teams, great game"
Totally disagree. The Moorefield player encroached with the ball first and wasn't punished. Yet when the lomans guy moved it back he was penalised and ball moved further forwards. What's the difference ? Anyways the kick wasn't scored directly and as it was past 6 mins of injury time when 5 were indicated the referee should have blown then.

Malonemagic (Laois) - 17/12/2017 18:19:03    2065452

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A masterclass in capitulation from Loman's I am afraid. I do not understand why the blanket was not immediately implemented when Sharry went off. They will be sick in Mullingar tonight and they will be wondering whether they will have a better chance of winning a Leinster club championship. The defense looked shaky throughout esp when delivering the ball so that hand pass in injury time was true to form. One thing I will say is that the final free was at least 5 yards forward from where it was supposed to be. Silly from the Loman's player to move the ball but he was correct in that the free was further back and that was down to poor officiating. In saying that Loman's had plenty back to deal with the situation but somehow managed to leave the Moorefield player free to slot the winning score. Clear sign that their nerve was gone.

panamasam (Australia) - 17/12/2017 18:48:14    2065458

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Anyways the kick wasn't scored directly and as it was past 6 mins of injury time when 5 were indicated the referee should have blown then.
Malonemagic (Laois) - 17/12/2017 18:19:03 2065452


"At least 5 minutes".

The referee blows the final whistle at his own discretion.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 17/12/2017 19:40:56    2065465

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Replying To MesAmis:  " Anyways the kick wasn't scored directly and as it was past 6 mins of injury time when 5 were indicated the referee should have blown then.
Malonemagic (Laois) - 17/12/2017 18:19:03 2065452


"At least 5 minutes".

The referee blows the final whistle at his own discretion."
So if he played 20 .....

Malonemagic (Laois) - 17/12/2017 22:06:01    2065479

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Replying To Malonemagic:  "
Replying To MesAmis:  " Anyways the kick wasn't scored directly and as it was past 6 mins of injury time when 5 were indicated the referee should have blown then.
Malonemagic (Laois) - 17/12/2017 18:19:03 2065452


"At least 5 minutes".

The referee blows the final whistle at his own discretion."
So if he played 20 ....."
If there was an additional 15 minutes of stoppages within injury time then yes 20 minutes would be applicable.

However there wasn't so he didn't play 20 minutes yesterday.

It really isn't that hard.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 18/12/2017 08:08:13    2065488

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What a game for the neutral fan in Portlaoise yesterday. Moorefield never gave up especially 37 year old Ronan Sweeney who took the fight to St Loman's throughout. There in the second half as Moorefield were six points adrift, a few questionable decisions went against Sweeney but he kept his cool and plugged away when he could've easily dropped the head. You have to feel sorry for St Loman's but they have only themselves to blame for not closing out the contest. Congratulations Moorefield and commiserations to Loman's.

gaelicgab (USA) - 18/12/2017 11:04:44    2065496

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I know its only sport but I cant imagine what its like to be a Lomans player after yesterday!

Hats off to Moorefield. They never gave up. Ronan Sweeney was immense throughout.

Why do people always want someone to blame? "At least 5 minutes" means that no less than 5 minutes added time will be played

Ban (Westmeath) - 18/12/2017 11:27:41    2065500

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Lomans got what they deserved. They tried to be to clever wasting time and throwing the ball back for the free. Lomans fans complaining about the ref need to have another look at the game. I remember Sweeney picking up a ball in the 2nd half and get a shoulder straight in the face and lomans actually got a line ball from it. Number 11 sticking his tongue out and pointing at the crowd should feel embarrassed today.

wd45 (Westmeath) - 18/12/2017 11:37:03    2065501

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Replying To wd45:  "Lomans got what they deserved. They tried to be to clever wasting time and throwing the ball back for the free. Lomans fans complaining about the ref need to have another look at the game. I remember Sweeney picking up a ball in the 2nd half and get a shoulder straight in the face and lomans actually got a line ball from it. Number 11 sticking his tongue out and pointing at the crowd should feel embarrassed today."
A Westmeath fan queuing up to have a pop at St Loman's players. Cop yourself on. Number 11 was probably the best player on the pitch. He was after kicking a brilliant point and turned to the crowd to celebrate. His marker arguably should have been sent off beforehand for raising the fist twice at a Loman's player. It was a total collapse from Loman's but they can hold their heads up high as they've done Westmeath proud.

Toney (Meath) - 18/12/2017 11:53:16    2065503

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He had a good 10 mins. If your going to be show boating and pointing out to the crowd you have to make sure you win the game. You look foolish when you do it and then lose. I didn't see much sign of him in the last 10 mins when it mattered.

wd45 (Westmeath) - 18/12/2017 11:58:53    2065504

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