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Diarmuid O Connor was reckless and silly but those saying he went to do serious damage are way off the mark.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 5862 - 15/05/2018 15:38:34    2101027

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Diarmuid O Connor was reckless and silly but those saying he went to do serious damage are way off the mark."
I disagree he has previous form and you can see he is fully aware of Conroy coming and lifts the elbow. Maybe a rush of blood to the head by him again but people saying it was accidental really need to give their head a wobble.
He obviously regretted it straight away whether that was because he was caught by the ref or for losing his cool but was no way an accident

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 905 - 15/05/2018 16:43:26    2101055

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Can't have any sympathy for O'Connor, challenges like this where the opponent's head is clearly the target are very dangerous, and must be discouraged by long suspensions, no room for ambiguity or the "he's not that kind of player" defence.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 77 - 15/05/2018 16:44:32    2101056

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Diarmuid O Connor was reckless and silly but those saying he went to do serious damage are way off the mark."
To be clear I think he was only upset to get caught but I dont actually think he meant to cause serious damage to conroy (a suspected concussion). But it was a disgraceful behaviour. Rochford should be livid, mayo had the ball and advantage

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 699 - 15/05/2018 16:52:12    2101062

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "I disagree he has previous form and you can see he is fully aware of Conroy coming and lifts the elbow. Maybe a rush of blood to the head by him again but people saying it was accidental really need to give their head a wobble.
He obviously regretted it straight away whether that was because he was caught by the ref or for losing his cool but was no way an accident"
I never said it was totally accidental, I am saying he did not mean to connect the way he did. He didn't mean to do a full elbow smash splitting Conroy open.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 5862 - 15/05/2018 17:04:05    2101075

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If Eric Cantona played for Mayo their fans would say he accidentally slipped into the crowd.

He didn't intend to do damage? What a load of nonsense. What do you think happens when you elbow someone with such force in the head? You do serious damage. 10/10 to DOC for technique. He even followed through and everything. If it happened in mma it would be shown on highlight reels for years to come. He'll get away with a token ban when he should be seeing a few months on the sidelines.

Pantani (Dublin) - Posts: 19 - 15/05/2018 17:11:17    2101081

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "I never said it was totally accidental, I am saying he did not mean to connect the way he did. He didn't mean to do a full elbow smash splitting Conroy open."
Fair enough i agree he probably didn't mean to hit hit as hard as he did. If its only a concussion Conroy has hes a lucky man ad it could have caused way more serious damage such as a broken jaw/cheekbone/eyesocket.
On the same incident Colm Boyle was lucky he wasnt black carded as he is clearly seen effing anf blinding the ref when he shows a red card which is a black card offense under the rulebook. He would have been better served taking his frustration out on Diarmuid who let his team down and more or less cost Mayo the win

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 905 - 15/05/2018 17:17:50    2101086

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Replying To Pantani:  "If Eric Cantona played for Mayo their fans would say he accidentally slipped into the crowd.

He didn't intend to do damage? What a load of nonsense. What do you think happens when you elbow someone with such force in the head? You do serious damage. 10/10 to DOC for technique. He even followed through and everything. If it happened in mma it would be shown on highlight reels for years to come. He'll get away with a token ban when he should be seeing a few months on the sidelines."
When you remember Connolly got a 2 month ban last year for brushing aside the linesman and O'Connor will probably get a one or two game ban for something intentional that could have killed a fella it just goes to show how much of a joke the whole suspensions stuff is in the Gaa

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 905 - 15/05/2018 17:22:55    2101092

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "When you remember Connolly got a 2 month ban last year for brushing aside the linesman and O'Connor will probably get a one or two game ban for something intentional that could have killed a fella it just goes to show how much of a joke the whole suspensions stuff is in the Gaa"
It was shocking by DOC he got sent off the red did his job and DOC cost mayo the win , end of story its time to Let it go and this coming from a galway man ,the game is over we move on and hopefully get a hold of the rossies in final and rewrite some wrongs
Also were you as equally outraged at that disgraceful challenge on Lee Keegan by McNulty from tyrone that forced keegan to have surgery,miss work and keep him out of the game for a few months or is it just an anti mayo thing from a rossie ?

Galwayjoe86 (Galway) - Posts: 152 - 15/05/2018 18:03:11    2101106

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Replying To Pantani:  "If Eric Cantona played for Mayo their fans would say he accidentally slipped into the crowd.

He didn't intend to do damage? What a load of nonsense. What do you think happens when you elbow someone with such force in the head? You do serious damage. 10/10 to DOC for technique. He even followed through and everything. If it happened in mma it would be shown on highlight reels for years to come. He'll get away with a token ban when he should be seeing a few months on the sidelines."
Zzzzzzz great to have another new poster.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 5862 - 15/05/2018 18:14:24    2101110

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Replying To Pantani:  "If Eric Cantona played for Mayo their fans would say he accidentally slipped into the crowd.

He didn't intend to do damage? What a load of nonsense. What do you think happens when you elbow someone with such force in the head? You do serious damage. 10/10 to DOC for technique. He even followed through and everything. If it happened in mma it would be shown on highlight reels for years to come. He'll get away with a token ban when he should be seeing a few months on the sidelines."
The same Mayo fans who on here defended the Kerry player who broke our own players jaw in the league game not so long ago which was a shocking tackle which looked worse in slow mo. Good man back in your box there.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 5862 - 15/05/2018 18:16:44    2101112

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Diarmuid Connolly got a 12 wk ban for next to nothing last year, but the Sunday Game panel seen to it that it was highlighted, What DOC done here is 100 times worse, will he get a 12 week ban?? Andy Moran chest barged the ref and gets no ban back in March, you couldn't make this stuff up. is it because everybody has sympathy for 'poor' Mayo?

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 460 - 15/05/2018 19:00:04    2101124

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Replying To Galwayjoe86:  "It was shocking by DOC he got sent off the red did his job and DOC cost mayo the win , end of story its time to Let it go and this coming from a galway man ,the game is over we move on and hopefully get a hold of the rossies in final and rewrite some wrongs
Also were you as equally outraged at that disgraceful challenge on Lee Keegan by McNulty from tyrone that forced keegan to have surgery,miss work and keep him out of the game for a few months or is it just an anti mayo thing from a rossie ?"
You completely missed my point, i was referring to the joke of suspensions that a disgraceful hit like at or doesnt carry the suspention it warrants compaired with want can result in a 2 month ban like Connolly got last year. It doesnt matter if it was a Mayo, Roscommon Galway or Dublin player. To raise your elbow like that can cause serious damage.
On the incident you brought up i was sprry fpr Keegan as he is a cracking player but the ball was a 50 50 between him and McNulty who intented to challenge for the ball but not decapitate him. Colm Boyles challenge in the same game was worse than McNultys

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 905 - 15/05/2018 19:24:10    2101133

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Diarmuid Connolly got a 12 wk ban for next to nothing last year, but the Sunday Game panel seen to it that it was highlighted, What DOC done here is 100 times worse, will he get a 12 week ban?? Andy Moran chest barged the ref and gets no ban back in March, you couldn't make this stuff up. is it because everybody has sympathy for 'poor' Mayo?"
This is gas, few familiar posters with the usual drivel. Nobody is debating that it wasn't a red card but now we need to bring in extra punishment and start comparing it to other incidents that have no relevance? Again I assume these posters were outraged when the Mayo player had his jaw broke in the league hand?

And as for Andy Moran incident? That chest barge thing again? Lol.

Most Mayo losers take their medicine and don't make excuses when we lose, I just take exception to the usual lads lining up to have a pop. It's a bit sad.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 5862 - 15/05/2018 20:20:25    2101148

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "When you remember Connolly got a 2 month ban last year for brushing aside the linesman and O'Connor will probably get a one or two game ban for something intentional that could have killed a fella it just goes to show how much of a joke the whole suspensions stuff is in the Gaa"
A man of great talents, who can not just read lips but also a person's intentions. Well done Cuckoo

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1288 - 15/05/2018 20:31:05    2101154

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "This is gas, few familiar posters with the usual drivel. Nobody is debating that it wasn't a red card but now we need to bring in extra punishment and start comparing it to other incidents that have no relevance? Again I assume these posters were outraged when the Mayo player had his jaw broke in the league hand?

And as for Andy Moran incident? That chest barge thing again? Lol.

Most Mayo losers take their medicine and don't make excuses when we lose, I just take exception to the usual lads lining up to have a pop. It's a bit sad."
Nothing to do with who won or who lost, there is no place for deliberate high hits that can have serious consequences that in fairness might be unintended at the time. Regardless of the intention, this type of challenge must be discouraged by appropriate suspensions. In the recent Mayo/Tyrone game there were two totally unacceptable hits, one by Colm Boyle on a Tyrone player and the other by a Tyrone player on Lee Keegan, neither of these challenges were remotely within the rules and were dangerous and reckless and in both cases a player suffered serious injury. Colm Boyle got a yellow and the Tyrone player in the other incident a red and one month suspension. The GAA need to signal that these type of reckless head high challenges will not be tolerated, just too dangerous to ignore.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 77 - 15/05/2018 20:49:05    2101161

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "If your going to compare yourselves to Mayo's forwards, good luck with that. Comer completely bottled up but Galway continued to kick the ball in. Armstrong very poor. Possession? You are you Sky Sports?"
Bottled up in the 2nd half with being double marked etc. Had Chris Barretts number in the first half winning all the little possession he got. A bit lazy in your analysis making sweeping statements. Course it was not pretty but all teams in the last 15 yrs or so who have all ireland ambitions are not always pretty to watch from my experience.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1373 - 15/05/2018 20:59:25    2101165

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Replying To neverright:  "A man of great talents, who can not just read lips but also a person's intentions. Well done Cuckoo"
Judging by your previous posts especially the one on this thread giving your pathetic description of what you think happened i can safely say you couldnt have a more acurate name to post under.

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 905 - 15/05/2018 21:06:58    2101167

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "Fair enough i agree he probably didn't mean to hit hit as hard as he did. If its only a concussion Conroy has hes a lucky man ad it could have caused way more serious damage such as a broken jaw/cheekbone/eyesocket.
On the same incident Colm Boyle was lucky he wasnt black carded as he is clearly seen effing anf blinding the ref when he shows a red card which is a black card offense under the rulebook. He would have been better served taking his frustration out on Diarmuid who let his team down and more or less cost Mayo the win"
"If its only a concussion"
You're talking of serious injury, brain injury, that most sports are doing their best to avoid; no 'if only' about it.
I agree punishment should match the crime.

Mayfair (Galway) - Posts: 14 - 15/05/2018 21:18:48    2101168

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just wondering will Mayo use Danny Kirby now . Given that Tom Parsons is out for the foreseeable future. I watched him playing against us in the league last year and I was well impressed but he hasn't been given much if any game time in championship football. Is it time for him to be given a starting place.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5048 - 15/05/2018 22:19:48    2101195

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