National - All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 2017

If rumours are true regarding Johnny Cooper, our chances a lessened somewhat I would say. Hopefully things are patched up but there's a few forwards around the country who wouldn't be too unhappy if Cooper wasn't involved, that's for sure!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts:5960 - 30/05/2017 22:01:06   1992420

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Replying To realdub:  "If rumours are true regarding Johnny Cooper, our chances a lessened somewhat I would say. Hopefully things are patched up but there's a few forwards around the country who wouldn't be too unhappy if Cooper wasn't involved, that's for sure!"
What rumours?

panamasam (Australia) - Posts:727 - 30/05/2017 22:17:56   1992429

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Replying To panamasam:  "What rumours?"
It's on the Dublin page

realdub (Dublin) - Posts:5960 - 30/05/2017 23:11:06   1992453

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Looks like they've settled their differences, Cooper is back :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts:5960 - 31/05/2017 10:24:45   1992535

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Why out of the 4 years that the A and B side of the Qualifiers have the Ulster Preliminary Round losers been in the A side only once and the B side 3 times? Would you not expect it to be year about i.e. 2 years of the A side and 2 of the B side after 4 years of it or is that not how they work out who goes in the A and B and it is more complicated than that?

Now, I know that there was a proposal to remove the A and B side of the Qualifiers so it may no longer matter (or maybe didn't really matter anyway) but I noticed it first last year when I thought the Ulster team were due to be in the A side again (2014 A side, 2015 B side) but then thought would wait and see this year as was expecting it to be back in the A again.

Leinster also have the Preliminary round (Connacht does too but they, or more to the point NY, doesn't get in) and they have had the same allocated pots for the 4 years i.e. 2 in to the A side and 1 in to the B side. So not really sure how they decide the early stage pots or why some Provinces seem static in their allocation while others change. Anyone?

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts:3350 - 31/05/2017 11:37:41   1992575

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "It's amazing the much talked about Ulster championship and it's ultra competitiveness has seen the three games have three one sided matches with wins of 9points 11 points and 16 points.
yet the much maligned munster championship has seen two games with both games having only a single point separating the teams."
Ulster is not as competitive as it was but compared to the other provinces it's still the toughest to win.

In Ulster there are three genuine contenders Tyrone, Donegal & Monaghan. Leinster & Munster have only one each while Connacht have two.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts:4179 - 31/05/2017 13:25:50   1992616

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "The Ulster Championship is living on reputation and past glories. To be truthful it's totally crap and one sided now."
How in the name of God can a championship with three genuine contenders be "one sided"?

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts:4179 - 31/05/2017 13:28:44   1992617

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Ulster is not as competitive as it was but compared to the other provinces it's still the toughest to win.

In Ulster there are three genuine contenders Tyrone, Donegal & Monaghan. Leinster & Munster have only one each while Connacht have two."
Ah now come on - to be fair to Mayo, Connacht have 2.5 or 3 contenders:
1) Galway
2) Rossies
3) Mayo

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts:162 - 31/05/2017 14:46:21   1992668

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Although Ulster's competitiveness can be overstated at times it is still probably the most competitive province, as it is generally just not to the extent that is sometimes stated.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts:10886 - 31/05/2017 14:57:40   1992674

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Nobody said that antrim or fermanagh or the others are competitive in ulster but to have 3 (i would include cavan aswell) genuine contenders is fairly competitive compared to the other provincials!

achara (Monaghan) - Posts:255 - 31/05/2017 15:23:55   1992685

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Dublin v kerry final. 2 best teams in the country
Dublin for the treble.

GGdub (Dublin) - Posts:169 - 02/06/2017 08:14:27   1993362

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I think by the time our provincial Finals are over we will have a fair idea where the 4 all Ireland semi finalists are likely to come from. Until then it's only guess work.

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts:568 - 02/06/2017 11:54:52   1993467

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Hoping for a good performance from Dublin tomorrow as they enter this transitional period.

We have nothing to complain about really we have had a good few years, anything else achieved is bonus territory, but its important to be realistic.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:688 - 02/06/2017 14:11:15   1993536

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Replying To border Gael:  "I think by the time our provincial Finals are over we will have a fair idea where the 4 all Ireland semi finalists are likely to come from. Until then it's only guess work."
Yeah your right - 2 from Connacht in the semi anyway along with Dublin and Kerry.

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts:162 - 02/06/2017 14:14:33   1993542

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Hoping for a good performance from Dublin tomorrow as they enter this transitional period.

We have nothing to complain about really we have had a good few years, anything else achieved is bonus territory, but its important to be realistic."
I'm not sure if this wins the weekly sarcastic award or the weekly passive aggressive award - hat donned to you in any regard good sir!

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts:162 - 02/06/2017 14:50:48   1993558

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can anyone tell me when the draw for the first qualifying round is on..
Cheers.

anonymous1980 (Wexford) - Posts:9 - 02/06/2017 19:29:30   1993673

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Ulster is not as competitive as it was but compared to the other provinces it's still the toughest to win.

In Ulster there are three genuine contenders Tyrone, Donegal & Monaghan. Leinster & Munster have only one each while Connacht have two."
Yeah there's three this year that can win it in Ulster, but you could also say if kildare, Meath, Cork and Tipperary were in ulster they would be contenders and fancy there chances.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:12263 - 02/06/2017 20:00:03   1993681

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Plenty of youth in Dublin Team Vs Carlow tomorrow

Cluxton
Fitzy
Cooperman
Lowdnes
Scully
O'Sullivan
Jack
Fenton
Jimmy Mc
Kilkenny
Dermo
Mannion
Macker
King Con
Dean Rock.

Looks like the rumours abound about Cooper were unfounded, McCarthy starting in midfield is worth the of price of admission. Scully giving a run at 5. A first, but probably not the last start for King Con and in his preferred position. This will be Dermo last game before the final. :)

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:688 - 02/06/2017 22:16:40   1993742

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So Mayo, Tipp, Clare, Cavan and another two of the Div 1 Ulster teams will end up in the qualifiers, championship bubbling up nicely.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:688 - 11/06/2017 17:51:24   1997960

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