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Replying To JDF:  "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."
Maybe he was just saying a quick prayer.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1149 - 16/05/2018 19:37:53    2101484

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Replying To JDF:  "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."
We did see a replay and he wasn't touched in the face it's as clear as day , he was cheating but your right he wasn't trying to get anyone sent off, still no excuse for this behavior whatsoever.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 8987 - 16/05/2018 20:46:52    2101505

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "We did see a replay and he wasn't touched in the face it's as clear as day , he was cheating but your right he wasn't trying to get anyone sent off, still no excuse for this behavior whatsoever."
I thought it was gas. Most entertaining incident of the match. After getting done for over carrying by the big bad bully in black Damo rightly decided he'd had enough and was going home and taking his ball with him. Despite the efforts of numerous of the rough kids from the estate across the road he wasn't giving in and was keeping his ball. Realizing that mammy was on the scene he decided the best route was deflection and get some much needed sympathy. Which worked. Even though the ball was brought forward he probably should of been booked too. Too funny.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 16/05/2018 21:15:57    2101517

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Replying To SamandLiamSoon:  "I thought it was gas. Most entertaining incident of the match. After getting done for over carrying by the big bad bully in black Damo rightly decided he'd had enough and was going home and taking his ball with him. Despite the efforts of numerous of the rough kids from the estate across the road he wasn't giving in and was keeping his ball. Realizing that mammy was on the scene he decided the best route was deflection and get some much needed sympathy. Which worked. Even though the ball was brought forward he probably should of been booked too. Too funny."
The strength of the man is incredible Aidan O Shea couldn't budge him , and he said in an interview recently that he doesn't do that much gym work this year, don't think I've ever seen a Gaa player that big and strong so fast and good , Barrett in the first half was chasing his shadow he couldn't get near him and Barrett is quick.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 8987 - 17/05/2018 07:21:01    2101578

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "The strength of the man is incredible Aidan O Shea couldn't budge him , and he said in an interview recently that he doesn't do that much gym work this year, don't think I've ever seen a Gaa player that big and strong so fast and good , Barrett in the first half was chasing his shadow he couldn't get near him and Barrett is quick."
Some lads are just physically imposing without the gym. Comer is abnormal. Great strength

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9011 - 17/05/2018 09:28:14    2101599

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "The strength of the man is incredible Aidan O Shea couldn't budge him , and he said in an interview recently that he doesn't do that much gym work this year, don't think I've ever seen a Gaa player that big and strong so fast and good , Barrett in the first half was chasing his shadow he couldn't get near him and Barrett is quick."
Comer is craft and there's no denying that but form the other angle it looks like Barrett's hand was near his eye so there's always the chance his finger accidentally went into Comer's eye, unfortunately the last replay they show doesn't go back far enough.

As for Comer he's obviously benefiting from working with the new S & C coach Galway have this year, I heard the same interview where he said he was spending less time in the gym so its clear he wasn't managed correctly in that department in previous years. He should have been operating at a higher level the last 2 years but looks like he wasn't getting the right advice. The only weakness in his game is his awareness which I'm sure can be worked one but as you say its I can't recall another forward so quick and strong and that can kick with either foot.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 99 - 17/05/2018 09:35:03    2101603

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Sure any lad thats mad into gyming will always say they dont do much..he was a scrawny lad that couldnt make the annaghdown minor team and then got into his gyming..and fairplay to him, good example to show young lads these days.

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 181 - 17/05/2018 14:35:46    2101719

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Replying To JDF:  "Comer is craft and there's no denying that but form the other angle it looks like Barrett's hand was near his eye so there's always the chance his finger accidentally went into Comer's eye, unfortunately the last replay they show doesn't go back far enough.

As for Comer he's obviously benefiting from working with the new S & C coach Galway have this year, I heard the same interview where he said he was spending less time in the gym so its clear he wasn't managed correctly in that department in previous years. He should have been operating at a higher level the last 2 years but looks like he wasn't getting the right advice. The only weakness in his game is his awareness which I'm sure can be worked one but as you say its I can't recall another forward so quick and strong and that can kick with either foot."
Reminds me of Graham Geraghty. Very skilful, strong, tough as nails, hates losing. A very good captain.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4489 - 17/05/2018 19:00:43    2101764

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No more than AOS a decent lad. Gets unwanted attention but hopefully his football will do the talking. I like the Times story a few weeks ago where he was on drums with the fans when St Jarlaths were last in the Hogan cup final in 2011.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1211 - 17/05/2018 21:01:23    2101799

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After watching it again Kevin Walsh will be annoyed with the soft free's Galway gave away in that 1st half that kept Mayo in it. Mayo did have plenty of wides but they were all outside of the D and the shots they got away from near the D they were under severe pressure. Its not often Comer can find himself isolated with is marker but when he does the ball simply has to go in, after about 20 mins Armstrong got on one of Clarke's kickouts and there was nobody within 30m of Comer & Barrett. The ball had to go him to him but instead Armstrong took a wild shot and kicked it wide from a really tough angle. Galway have to get their decision making spot on and Conroy is probably the biggest culprit of that.

Mayo lack that inviduality that Comer & Walsh to create a score from nowhere from way out, Andy Moran can do it but there's no way he can pick up a ball up 50m out and create his own score from there, Mayo are relying on the likes of Higgins, Durcan and Keegan for producing to get those type of scores.

Galway took control in that last 10 mins as opposed to hanging on last year, Kelly could have taken a shot on goal when through and if Cooke had passed to Shane Walsh after about 65 minutes he'd have been through too as nobody was near him. Even when Mayo got back within 2 points and put Galway under pressure Flynn came up with a mark and ended up with a score 90 seconds later. Galway showed greater maturity of how to manage the lead which is only natural as the team develops.

There's plenty to work on but there's reasons why we should be optimistic over the next few years.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 99 - 18/05/2018 10:22:51    2101895

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https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/football/dr-ed-coughlan-are-mayo-responsible-for-their-own-downfall-470748.html


Don't hold back their Doc whatever you do.


Very harsh imo if Mayo had won last year does he write this article I very much doubt it.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 8987 - 18/05/2018 11:03:19    2101910

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