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DOC deserves a lengthy ban for this, these dangerous high hits have to be stopped, if its let go on it's only a matter of time before some really serious injury is inflicted, it will be interesting to see what ban he gets.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 278 - 15/05/2018 22:29:51    2101197

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "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."
My admiration for your talents and insightful comments continues to grow, Cuckoo

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1149 - 15/05/2018 23:16:44    2101218

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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."
Cantona was racially abused and didnt hit Simmons hard enough.

Diarmuid was stupid and dangerous and deserves more than a one game ban. I hope he doesn't get more than a one game ban.

Sardines don't like seagulls or MMA.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4489 - 16/05/2018 00:11:08    2101228

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As a Galway fan I cant say that I have the greatest time of either of the O Connors, however its a one game ban for a high tackle and that's that, book closed and lets move on.

Glad to see TP tweet and that he's on the mend....long road ahead of him but no better man. Have great time for the man.

Some of the Mayo posters online (not nesseciarly here) would want to get a grip, Galway fans never said we would win an AI, it was a media push and were just happy to be competitive but Mayo fans slating us online saying that its not about Connacht for them anymore etc., seems crazy....sure even Keegan was on the TV spouting on about how Mayo had targeted this game. Mayo saying Galway were overly defense ive anything s was the other way around!

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 354 - 16/05/2018 09:32:40    2101259

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I thought the first half was fairly good but the match really got bogged down in the second half with both teams retreating everyone behind the ball. Galway are probably the most defensive team in the country at the moment and very difficult to play against. We are continually being told defensive team will win nothing so it will be interesting to see how far Galway can go with these tactics. Personally I think it can bring you only so far, you won't win a big match in Croke Park scoring 12 points.

The main difference between the teams was conversion rate, Mayo hit far too many wides. It was amazing how the pace of the match dropped considerably in the second half, it was played at a snail's space, also a lot of shots were dropped short. I still think Mayo can rally and make the Super 8's, especially if they can avoid the losers of the Monaghan/Tyrone match in the qualifiers. The O'Connor brothers have no discipline at all, they are a liability at the moment, really good players but just no discipline. Cillain looks like he could get sent off in any game he plays.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1115 - 16/05/2018 10:10:25    2101273

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Replying To Green_Gold:  "I thought the first half was fairly good but the match really got bogged down in the second half with both teams retreating everyone behind the ball. Galway are probably the most defensive team in the country at the moment and very difficult to play against. We are continually being told defensive team will win nothing so it will be interesting to see how far Galway can go with these tactics. Personally I think it can bring you only so far, you won't win a big match in Croke Park scoring 12 points.

The main difference between the teams was conversion rate, Mayo hit far too many wides. It was amazing how the pace of the match dropped considerably in the second half, it was played at a snail's space, also a lot of shots were dropped short. I still think Mayo can rally and make the Super 8's, especially if they can avoid the losers of the Monaghan/Tyrone match in the qualifiers. The O'Connor brothers have no discipline at all, they are a liability at the moment, really good players but just no discipline. Cillain looks like he could get sent off in any game he plays."
Cillian needs to contribute more from open play and the other forwards need to back themselves more rather than having the fallback of Cillian scoring frees. It's harder for him to get off the team than get on it.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4489 - 16/05/2018 10:30:58    2101281

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Galway will be a threat later on in the year. They have the tradition, a good manager and
a system that the players have bought into.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 761 - 16/05/2018 10:59:34    2101296

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Replying To The_DOC:  "As a Galway fan I cant say that I have the greatest time of either of the O Connors, however its a one game ban for a high tackle and that's that, book closed and lets move on.

Glad to see TP tweet and that he's on the mend....long road ahead of him but no better man. Have great time for the man.

Some of the Mayo posters online (not nesseciarly here) would want to get a grip, Galway fans never said we would win an AI, it was a media push and were just happy to be competitive but Mayo fans slating us online saying that its not about Connacht for them anymore etc., seems crazy....sure even Keegan was on the TV spouting on about how Mayo had targeted this game. Mayo saying Galway were overly defense ive anything s was the other way around!"
Did yer captain not say something about winning the All-Ireland?
If we start complaining about what other fans are saying online then we wouldnt have time to do anything else haha.
When it was 15v15, Galway were more defensive. Mayo went very defensive when down to 14 which was probably expected, they just didnt have pace to counter attack like Galway do.
Galway subs had an impact and Mayos didnt which was the difference in the end. Mayo brought on 2 players that I think have never eveb played FBD league , Durcan and Hanley, which is crazy

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 181 - 16/05/2018 11:38:08    2101310

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Replying To Green_Gold:  "I thought the first half was fairly good but the match really got bogged down in the second half with both teams retreating everyone behind the ball. Galway are probably the most defensive team in the country at the moment and very difficult to play against. We are continually being told defensive team will win nothing so it will be interesting to see how far Galway can go with these tactics. Personally I think it can bring you only so far, you won't win a big match in Croke Park scoring 12 points.

The main difference between the teams was conversion rate, Mayo hit far too many wides. It was amazing how the pace of the match dropped considerably in the second half, it was played at a snail's space, also a lot of shots were dropped short. I still think Mayo can rally and make the Super 8's, especially if they can avoid the losers of the Monaghan/Tyrone match in the qualifiers. The O'Connor brothers have no discipline at all, they are a liability at the moment, really good players but just no discipline. Cillain looks like he could get sent off in any game he plays."
Looks to me like the wheels are starting to come of the bus, discipline going out the window is the first tell tale sign.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 278 - 16/05/2018 12:10:17    2101322

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "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"
Sorry now but you are wrong. The tackles in the Mayo Tyrone game were both scandalous. Boyles and the tackle on Keegan. Both were, at the very least, extremely reckless and had the potential to cause very serious damage. they both should have got long bans as should DOC.

Your overall point is correct. Sanctions for foul play in GAA are ridiculous. They rarely take into account force or potential to do serious injury. It seems a punch is a punch even if one is a slap and the other is an MMA knockout!

In rugby they have a good system
Guilty/Not Guilty
Grade Offence (1, 2, 3) (Highest grade can have open ended bans)
Give ban associated with offence and grading
Reduce or increase ban by 50% depending on record. (Cian Healy had a ban double because of his bad record)

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 628 - 16/05/2018 13:39:09    2101360

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Replying To The_DOC:  "Were the Mayo fans booing DOC for getting sent off when the teams went in a half-time?"
No, O'Connor's red card was justified, ridiculous and a dangerous thing to do and isn't wanted in our game, the booing at half time was for the ref and umpires, the play after the sending off when Galway were on the attack appears to show the Galway player with the ball punch a Mayo player in the face (now that what was seen in real time, I haven't watched the game back yet to clarify that) then following ball to the corner forward where he kicked a point from an impossible angle was wide, umpire raised the white flag for a point, you could clearly see that fans in the stand were on their feet waving wide. That's what the booing was for

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1221 - 16/05/2018 13:56:50    2101370

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Some terrible shooting especially in the first half coupled with Diarmuid O Connors indiscipline cost us dearly. Galway were not great on the day either but the players they introduced particularly Brannigan and Ian Burke had a hand in the scores that got them over the line. I thought Rochford was slow to use the bench and when he did we seemed to have no shape at all esp from mf up. We dont know how fit guys are but I thought there was a case for Vaughan being brought in much earlier esp after we lost Tom Parsons. Also Drake for Loftus made no sense at all. Our attacking division was seriously depleted with the game in the balance, albeit with 14 men. Its great to see the likes of James Durcan and Cian Hanley pushing for places up front but why were they not tried in the league? Its a big few weeks coming up for Rochford's tenure. An unkind draw in Rd1 could see the end of his reign and the end of this great Mayo team as AI contenders. Alot of commentators are talking about the mental miles mayo have on the clock but I think it is physical wear and tear that we are starting to see manifest after 7 solid years on the road, all of which were long seasons. I hope I am wrong but after Parsons injury on top of the numerous question marks we have on the fitness of others, the vultures are circling. To use boxing parlance, Father time is undefeated and I think this team is approaching the final bell.

These guys owe us nothing and you can be sure that this Mayo team guys will not go without an almighty fight.

Onward we go. I am praying for a favorable draw to get us back up and running

unclegerry (Mayo) - Posts: 1144 - 16/05/2018 14:02:32    2101374

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1 other thing, what eejet decided to put green and red netting behind both goals in Castlebar, hard enough to see what's going on never mind being blinded by colours, from what I heard you couldn't see the Galway players, just a white face moving around the pitch, change the netting before any more matches

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1221 - 16/05/2018 14:02:52    2101375

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Replying To riverboys:  "No, O'Connor's red card was justified, ridiculous and a dangerous thing to do and isn't wanted in our game, the booing at half time was for the ref and umpires, the play after the sending off when Galway were on the attack appears to show the Galway player with the ball punch a Mayo player in the face (now that what was seen in real time, I haven't watched the game back yet to clarify that) then following ball to the corner forward where he kicked a point from an impossible angle was wide, umpire raised the white flag for a point, you could clearly see that fans in the stand were on their feet waving wide. That's what the booing was for"
Very disappointed that McLaughlin took a dive, he was barely touched and from the TV camera's it was him that shoved his hand in Kerin's face first and then got a hand to the back of the head, certainly wasn't a punch.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 99 - 16/05/2018 14:07:29    2101378

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Replying To riverboys:  "1 other thing, what eejet decided to put green and red netting behind both goals in Castlebar, hard enough to see what's going on never mind being blinded by colours, from what I heard you couldn't see the Galway players, just a white face moving around the pitch, change the netting before any more matches"
Was that netting not there for the league ? Thought I remembered seeing that during the league games

Galwayjoe86 (Galway) - Posts: 144 - 16/05/2018 14:24:03    2101388

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Replying To JDF:  "Very disappointed that McLaughlin took a dive, he was barely touched and from the TV camera's it was him that shoved his hand in Kerin's face first and then got a hand to the back of the head, certainly wasn't a punch."
Agree, he should have been at least booked as well, he pushed his hand into Kerins face first and then when Kerin pushed it away he threw himself down.. Cheating all the way, disgraceful act.

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1300 - 16/05/2018 14:42:45    2101391

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I think Galway supporters have justifiable reasons to be optimistic about their team. Without bringing AI speculation into it, there's a good mix of pace, power and athleticism there with the guys now in the panel (and a few more options still outside). The likes of Duggan was a revelation for me. For moving up to the level of genuine contenders some tactical flexibility has to be developed, and also self-belief, so that Galway are not going to show up against the likes of Kerry with half the team not believing they're the equal of Kerry, or Dublin or whoever. It has to be remembered that a fair number of the younger Kerry players (assuming they're picked) are also on a learning curve, which is why realistically they're unlikely to really trouble the Dubs this year. The belief thing won't be a problem for Kerry... they get fed that right from the bottle! But talented minors (just out) can't deliver AI's anymore... Galway for me have more of the right players to do this over the next couple of years, so it's not outrageous to talk about it. Kerry will come good at some point after, no doubt.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 1742 - 16/05/2018 14:51:31    2101395

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Replying To JDF:  "Very disappointed that McLaughlin took a dive, he was barely touched and from the TV camera's it was him that shoved his hand in Kerin's face first and then got a hand to the back of the head, certainly wasn't a punch."
So did Comer. Let's call all players out now cause it's getting out of hand.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 8987 - 16/05/2018 15:00:44    2101399

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "So did Comer. Let's call all players out now cause it's getting out of hand."
"out of hand" pun intended - ha ha good one

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 354 - 16/05/2018 15:49:57    2101416

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "So did Comer. Let's call all players out now cause it's getting out of hand."
They didn't show the full Comer incident so we don't know what really happened. Comer might have been trying to win a free but he certainly wasn't trying to get an opponent sent off.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 99 - 16/05/2018 17:35:04    2101455

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