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Congrats to Kerry's Dr Crokes and Darragh!

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Congratulations to Kerry's Dr Crokes on winning the All-Ireland Senior Football Club Championship! Congratulations to Kerry's Darragh O'Connell on his man of the match performance for his adopted club in winning the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship! All from a rural county on the southwest coast of Ireland! ;-)

legendzxix (Kerry) - 17/03/2017 20:37:57    1967980

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It was galling to see a county like Kerry with such tradition in playing good football resorting to " Puke Football" in the second half. This tactic in the last few minutes of keeping the ball by spraying passes across the field using the extra man and keeping possession must be difficult for proud Kerry people to watch. Winning is all that matters but Kerry over the years are used to winning but winning with style and charisma not with what we saw today

townbuck (Leitrim) - 17/03/2017 20:52:17    1967990

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The "rural south west region"

Knoxboya (Monaghan) - 17/03/2017 21:09:00    1967997

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Congrats to Crokes. Finally got there by playing like an Ulster side, and adopting those tactics as if they were invented in Killarney! If you can't beat them wha.... :) No congrats for Cuala? As classy as ever Kerry lads

jimbodub (Dublin) - 17/03/2017 21:11:30    1967998

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Congrats to Crokes. Finally got there by playing like an Ulster side, and adopting those tactics as if they were invented in Killarney! If you can't beat them wha.... :) No congrats for Cuala? As classy as ever Kerry lads"
Darragh played well! ;-)

legendzxix (Kerry) - 17/03/2017 21:26:54    1968002

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Darragh played well! ;-)"
I was there chief I know. I was also there to clap Crokes deserved victory

jimbodub (Dublin) - 17/03/2017 21:30:38    1968004

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Replying To jimbodub:  "I was there chief I know. I was also there to clap Crokes deserved victory"
No congrats for Cuala? jimbodub (Dublin) Waffle for the sake of waffle. You'll have to ask that of the hurling community. The Kerry connection was a Kerryman on both teams.

legendzxix (Kerry) - 17/03/2017 21:52:21    1968010

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Replying To legendzxix:  "No congrats for Cuala? jimbodub (Dublin) Waffle for the sake of waffle. You'll have to ask that of the hurling community. The Kerry connection was a Kerryman on both teams."
Dear oh dear...

jimbodub (Dublin) - 17/03/2017 21:57:03    1968013

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Congrats to Crokes and Cooper. Nice to see him get that elusive medal. Have to say though that the sending off was a right slap in the nuts for Slaughtneil. (pardon the pun). But they would have won with 15 men and will be fairly sick that they left it behind them today. Great achievement by them all the same and hope they get back to an AI Final again soon.

Fionn (Dublin) - 17/03/2017 23:33:36    1968032

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Replying To Fionn:  "Congrats to Crokes and Cooper. Nice to see him get that elusive medal. Have to say though that the sending off was a right slap in the nuts for Slaughtneil. (pardon the pun). But they would have won with 15 men and will be fairly sick that they left it behind them today. Great achievement by them all the same and hope they get back to an AI Final again soon."
You can't say that definitely Fionn as the game would have played out differently

KYTotalFootball (Kerry) - 18/03/2017 07:47:47    1968056

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Replying To townbuck:  "It was galling to see a county like Kerry with such tradition in playing good football resorting to " Puke Football" in the second half. This tactic in the last few minutes of keeping the ball by spraying passes across the field using the extra man and keeping possession must be difficult for proud Kerry people to watch. Winning is all that matters but Kerry over the years are used to winning but winning with style and charisma not with what we saw today"
I'm curious what you think they should have done instead since SN had a wall of men back. Run in contact? Launch a high ball into a blanket defense?

Iamlegion666 (Monaghan) - 18/03/2017 09:43:15    1968065

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Replying To legendzxix:  "No congrats for Cuala? jimbodub (Dublin) Waffle for the sake of waffle. You'll have to ask that of the hurling community. The Kerry connection was a Kerryman on both teams."
Half a GAA man from the Kerry rural region.

arock (Dublin) - 18/03/2017 11:06:40    1968083

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Fionn is correct. The Derry side were the best footballing side. Refereeing was questionable in my opinion. The amount of head high tackles that went unpunished (on McKeague) in the first 15 minutes was unbelievable to watch. I do not put any blame on Crokes for playing keep ball in the last 10minutes as any experienced side would do the same with a extra man.

browncows (Meath) - 18/03/2017 11:20:52    1968087

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Kerry is a stronghold of Gaelic football. So it is nice to see an area where football is number 1 to win. Tough luck on Slaughtneil. Mid Ulster is also a GAA stronghold.

galwayford (Galway) - 18/03/2017 13:20:17    1968119

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