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Replying To festinog:  "They're still in shock; neither Mayo nor Tyrone were given a snowballs chance today. It'll be mid-week before they even begin to process what happened today. Poor Woolly might have to give up the day job and stick with restauranting; every single one of the predictions made on that show were off by a country mile, which worries me for Corofin tomorrow..."
I red thumbed your comment by accident. Anyway I honestly will be surprised if Galway beat Tyrone in Omagh. They seem to have got their act together. If Monaghan beat Mayo that will put Tyrone in final. Cavan are relegated so it's fairly nervous stuff at bottom with both Roscommon and Monaghan needing points. With Kerry losing they need points to be sure.....it's all still to play for

FarneyLenny (Monaghan) - Posts: 110 - 16/03/2019 21:27:27    2172807

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Replying To FarneyLenny:  "I red thumbed your comment by accident. Anyway I honestly will be surprised if Galway beat Tyrone in Omagh. They seem to have got their act together. If Monaghan beat Mayo that will put Tyrone in final. Cavan are relegated so it's fairly nervous stuff at bottom with both Roscommon and Monaghan needing points. With Kerry losing they need points to be sure.....it's all still to play for"
I've been crying for the last five minutes, but now that I know it was an accident I think I can learn to live with it. :)

No doubt after today Tyrone will be hot favourites to win at home. What I will say for Galway is the relative consistency we've shown so far (one half against Kerry and an entire game against Dublin notwithstanding!). The game against Tyrone will certainly be a measure of Galway's mettle, and if they can overcome that, I wouldn't rule anything out.

Whatever happens, it's lovely to see the league getting torn open like this when the pundits already had the blue ribbons tied to one handle of the Irish National Insurance Cup (catchy name or wha'!).

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2603 - 16/03/2019 21:50:04    2172826

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Replying To FarneyLenny:  "I red thumbed your comment by accident. Anyway I honestly will be surprised if Galway beat Tyrone in Omagh. They seem to have got their act together. If Monaghan beat Mayo that will put Tyrone in final. Cavan are relegated so it's fairly nervous stuff at bottom with both Roscommon and Monaghan needing points. With Kerry losing they need points to be sure.....it's all still to play for"
The only thing I'll say is that I won't be surprised by an set of results in the final round.
Every year some people read form-lines after the first 2 or 3 games. This is a time when many teams are in heavy training, missing lots of players and playing on very soft pitches.
Tyrone got walloped by Mayo at home, who got hammered by Dublin, and then Tyrone beat Dublin pretty comfortably in Croker.
Dublin will be the team to beat come championship time. There isn't much between the next group of contenders.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 507 - 16/03/2019 21:57:14    2172832

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Replying To festinog:  "I've been crying for the last five minutes, but now that I know it was an accident I think I can learn to live with it. :)

No doubt after today Tyrone will be hot favourites to win at home. What I will say for Galway is the relative consistency we've shown so far (one half against Kerry and an entire game against Dublin notwithstanding!). The game against Tyrone will certainly be a measure of Galway's mettle, and if they can overcome that, I wouldn't rule anything out.

Whatever happens, it's lovely to see the league getting torn open like this when the pundits already had the blue ribbons tied to one handle of the Irish National Insurance Cup (catchy name or wha'!)."
It's great, only Cavan and Dublin have nothing to play for....

FarneyLenny (Monaghan) - Posts: 110 - 16/03/2019 21:59:16    2172835

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Galway starting to get a little more expansive. Last couple of games were encouraging for future. Although both Rossies and Mayo were poor.

Tyrone will be a big test but one that I think Galway are well equipped for. Irrespective of result a game like that is great championship preparation. Getting to final would give us an extra high quality game.

Probably have Corofin players next week but hard to see more than Silke and Burke having a chance of starting.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 958 - 16/03/2019 22:58:50    2172872

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Replying To festinog:  "I've been crying for the last five minutes, but now that I know it was an accident I think I can learn to live with it. :)

No doubt after today Tyrone will be hot favourites to win at home. What I will say for Galway is the relative consistency we've shown so far (one half against Kerry and an entire game against Dublin notwithstanding!). The game against Tyrone will certainly be a measure of Galway's mettle, and if they can overcome that, I wouldn't rule anything out.

Whatever happens, it's lovely to see the league getting torn open like this when the pundits already had the blue ribbons tied to one handle of the Irish National Insurance Cup (catchy name or wha'!)."
What pundits ?

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 1674 - 16/03/2019 23:02:20    2172874

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Replying To FarneyLenny:  "It's great, only Cavan and Dublin have nothing to play for...."
Happy for you , tis easily pleased you are , I hope your " its great " feeling continues long into the championship.

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 1674 - 16/03/2019 23:09:35    2172877

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Replying To superbluedub:  "What pundits ?"
The number of posts out of you this evening betrays many things, one of which is a familiarity with the internet and how to use it.

Figure it out for yourself SBD ina shuí.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2603 - 16/03/2019 23:45:04    2172889

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Replying To lilylanger:  "Monaghan
Roscommon
Dublin
Mayo."
2 out of 4 ain't bad kid ;-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 9085 - 17/03/2019 02:07:03    2172906

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Replying To FarneyLenny:  "Just listening to commentators at end of mayo v Kerry and they haven't a clue. Firstly they gave the wrong match up's for next weekend and then said Tyrone have no hope of reaching final. Do they lose interest when Dublin are gone????"
Yes I got to agree with you, they haven't a clue and did say Tyrone were basically out of it despite the win which is a strange comment when all Tyrone have to do is win one game and Mayo to loose against Monaghan who are fighting for survival.

It was Tyrones first win against the mighty Dubs in six years and also beat them in Croke park. But what did O'Rourke and Spillane have to say about that......Dublin are treating the league as a training exercise the win is of no significance. Please RTE move these two guys on...their personal dislike of Northern teams and Tyrone in general is exhausting for someone looking for unbiased commentary.

Game2Halves (Tyrone) - Posts: 260 - 17/03/2019 08:59:25    2172932

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "2 out of 4 ain't bad kid ;-)"
Hey kid.... I got 3 out of 4... still don't know why I picked Cavan to win!!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 553 - 17/03/2019 10:05:44    2172946

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Replying To festinog:  "The number of posts out of you this evening betrays many things, one of which is a familiarity with the internet and how to use it.

Figure it out for yourself SBD ina shuí."
Pot kettle black lol....

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 1674 - 17/03/2019 10:28:15    2172958

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looks like Cavan and Ros for the drop. How big was Roscommon mistake against Tyrone?

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 883 - 17/03/2019 10:54:52    2172970

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "looks like Cavan and Ros for the drop. How big was Roscommon mistake against Tyrone?"
Looks likely to cost us division 1 status unfortunately if we were on 4 and Monaghan lost to mayo we would stay up on head to head.
That said ultan was huge in putting us in a position to beat them in 1st place.
We've several lads back in training that'll make us better in championship murtagh, mc Manus, mc inerney ,stack but the two very horrible displays v Cavan and Galway show we are still very flaky and buckle when things like the goals conceded before half time against both go against us.
We just dont seem to get over knocks like them we seem to wilt and give up.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1302 - 17/03/2019 11:37:28    2172993

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "2 out of 4 ain't bad kid ;-)"
As long as Kerry lose I don't care...kid!

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 221 - 17/03/2019 11:47:57    2172999

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "Looks likely to cost us division 1 status unfortunately if we were on 4 and Monaghan lost to mayo we would stay up on head to head.
That said ultan was huge in putting us in a position to beat them in 1st place.
We've several lads back in training that'll make us better in championship murtagh, mc Manus, mc inerney ,stack but the two very horrible displays v Cavan and Galway show we are still very flaky and buckle when things like the goals conceded before half time against both go against us.
We just dont seem to get over knocks like them we seem to wilt and give up."
Yer first game against us in the storm could have gone either way...very fine margins in division 1

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9743 - 17/03/2019 14:21:53    2173044

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Replying To FarneyLenny:  "I red thumbed your comment by accident. Anyway I honestly will be surprised if Galway beat Tyrone in Omagh. They seem to have got their act together. If Monaghan beat Mayo that will put Tyrone in final. Cavan are relegated so it's fairly nervous stuff at bottom with both Roscommon and Monaghan needing points. With Kerry losing they need points to be sure.....it's all still to play for"
I would think that the chances of Kerry not making the final are the same as those of Cavan staying up. Both very outside. If Cavan beat the Dubs by a decent margin, Monaghan lose and Ros draw Cavan could stay up on points difference. Similarly if Mayo and Galway win (latter by a big margin) and Kerry lose then the Kingdom could lose out. All unlikely scenarios. I knew we would regret letting the Dublins tack on a load of late scores to beat us when the game was gone. Of course if Kerry at least draw well our head to head is an advantage against our neighbours. One way or other think Mayo will beat Monaghan so Tyrone would be out of it irrespective of the result against us.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1603 - 17/03/2019 14:58:47    2173052

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Replying To lilylanger:  "As long as Kerry lose I don't care...kid!"
I know jim :-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 9085 - 17/03/2019 15:06:08    2173056

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Replying To kiloughter:  "I would think that the chances of Kerry not making the final are the same as those of Cavan staying up. Both very outside. If Cavan beat the Dubs by a decent margin, Monaghan lose and Ros draw Cavan could stay up on points difference. Similarly if Mayo and Galway win (latter by a big margin) and Kerry lose then the Kingdom could lose out. All unlikely scenarios. I knew we would regret letting the Dublins tack on a load of late scores to beat us when the game was gone. Of course if Kerry at least draw well our head to head is an advantage against our neighbours. One way or other think Mayo will beat Monaghan so Tyrone would be out of it irrespective of the result against us."
Not so sure about your last sentence. Monaghan come to "fortress" McHale Park knowing a win will keep them up. Mayo are safe but need a favour from Tyrone if they are to make the final. Monaghan have much more to lose and are also a fine team.

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 1007 - 17/03/2019 15:31:02    2173065

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Replying To Llaw_Gyffes:  "Not so sure about your last sentence. Monaghan come to "fortress" McHale Park knowing a win will keep them up. Mayo are safe but need a favour from Tyrone if they are to make the final. Monaghan have much more to lose and are also a fine team."
Maybe but bottom line is if Kerry lose and ourselves and yourselves win (if all relatively small margins) we won't make the final with an inferior scoring difference.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1603 - 17/03/2019 16:06:19    2173083

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