Longford V Meath - 18 Like(s)
It'd be great to see an upset.
To see one of the minnows have their day in the sun and give a little joy to the long suffering fans but I just can't see it I'm afraid.
Longford by 2.
MesAmis (National) - 15/05/2018 14:46:08
Two Different Sets Of Rules - 11 Like(s)
It's almost like they're different sports.
MesAmis (National) - 20/05/2018 19:14:46
Time To Confess - 8 Like(s)
On the whole economic tough times undoubtedly still an issue in Donegal and elsewhere and just cannot agree with the narrative of Dublin getting everything at the expense of everyone else. I could take you on a tour of my city and you'll see some things that might make you think a little more about the growing inequality in Ireland, Dublin very much included. Dublin is a big place and the inequality in the city is growing year on year.
Those that have the most, whether they be in Dublin or Donegal are benefiting and doing well Muck. The rest are being left behind, regardless of where they live.
MesAmis (National) - 24/07/2018 13:10:57
Gooch on Tyrone - 7 Like(s)
And what did ye get for drawing that game?
KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts:5939 - 03/10/2017 22:30:23 2052873
A replay! I thought that much was obvious!
Something Kerry could never get in the 00s off Tyrone.
MesAmis (National) - 03/10/2017 22:48:36
Dublin Vs Donegal - 7 Like(s)
Donegal kept a sweeper in front of their full back line, it was McGee by the end, and didn't push up and try and win the ball back.
If Donegal, or anyteam, don't want to play even when 5 points down I really don't see why Dublin shouldn't just keep the ball.
In the 73rd minute Donegal still had a sweeper back and weren't pushing up, they then eventually pushed up and Dublin attacked and Paul Flynn scored in the space McGee vacated.
It's how to beat teams when they won't come out to play.
MesAmis (National) - 14/07/2018 21:47:13
GAA Athletes For A NO Vote - 7 Like(s)
Completely disagree with you Liam.
This vote, although only being voted on by those resident in the ROI, has implications for everyone on the island.
Realistically if abortion is freely available in the south, that makes it a lot more available for those in the north than it is at present. It'll be easier to travel to Letterkenny or Dundalk than it is to England. There are people campaigning, for both Yes and No, from the north because this result will directly affect them.
To say that this vote won't have an effect on the north is very far wide of the mark.
Of course those in the north are entitled to have their say, ludicrous to think otherwise.
MesAmis (National) - 23/04/2018 12:40:34
Mayo Ladies Walk Out - 7 Like(s)
What's your take then on the majority of the Mayo players?
You know the ones that disagree with your characterisation of their manager, the ones that disagree with their former captains and walk away players version of events.
Are the being condescending too?
That's the biggest issue for me that the majority of players back the manager, but you think you know better than these women who are playing for him?
The majority of players backed the manager when the chance came to get rid. That's the key to it, it has nothing to do with gender either.
MesAmis (National) - 19/09/2018 10:25:07
Falling USFC Attendances - 6 Like(s)
35 quid a ticket might have something to do with that!
Scandalous price to pay for provincial football.
MesAmis (National) - 28/05/2018 11:20:04
Tomas O Se - the King of Yerra - 6 Like(s)
The Yerra merchants were out in force all week pretending that they thought Cork had a chance today. It wasn't just Tomás, the whole Ó Sé clan was tipping Cork for a big performance.
It's so patronising and disrespectful because you know that they don't believe a word of what they're saying. It's basically trolling Cork football.
MesAmis (National) - 02/07/2017 20:07:51
Car park - Clonliffe Road - 6 Like(s)
Getting the Luas from Hueston only gets you to Middle Abbey St., Busaras, or Connolly. All are min 20 mins walk from Croke Park, but a lot longer with young kids and requires walking through parts of the city that best avoided.
Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:917 - 06/08/2017 20:22:36
It's not war torn Damascus bud.
Thousands of us manage to live there without incident everyday believe it or not.
"Area best avoided" me hole.
MesAmis (National) - 06/08/2017 21:07:24
Rochford Resigns - 6 Like(s)
Yeah realistically Donegal went uber defensive for one game, the Semi-Final versus Dublin in 2011.
Outside of that they had a very similar style in 2011 to Dublin that year and by 2012 they had evolved into a more attacking team that we saw land an All-Ireland and get to a final in 2014.
Yet despite this a lot of people, Liam above, still parrot this line about Donegal and McGuinness being this anti-football team that invented defensive football! All based on one game, that they actually lost!
MesAmis (National) - 28/08/2018 10:15:50
Car park - Clonliffe Road - 6 Like(s)
I can't think of another part of any city or town in the 26 counties that would be less safe to walk through than the drug ravaged crime ridden hell hole that is the north inner city of Dublin. You may feel comfortable walking around there however.
Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:919 - 06/08/2017 22:38:44 20299
Hyperbolic and offensive nonsense that really should not have been allowed to be posted on this site imo.
You obviously live a very sheltered life if you wouldn't walk through the North Inner City (where Croke Pk is) on a match day alongside thousands of other match goers from all over Ireland.
It must amaze you that all of those thousands of people emerge from their experience unscathed.
MesAmis (National) - 06/08/2017 23:38:50
'The People's Game' - 5 Like(s)
There are more GAA clubs in Cork than there are rugby clubs in all of Ireland.
The people's game?
A long way to go for the rugby goys to be fair.
MesAmis (National) - 06/03/2018 20:29:24
Meath V Tyrone - 5 Like(s)
You'd be worried about McEntee on the sideline if he has to be held back by his own players to stop him having a go at the referee. Not a great look for him.
It took me a couple of slow motion replays to see that Meath should've had a free in at the death. The ref isn't superhuman lads, he had a split second the make the call.
As for the penalty. I've seen it several times in slow motion since and still can't see whether the foul occurred inside or outside the box.
As in every single game of football (or any sport for that matter), you get some calls and you don't get others. On Saturday night Meath got some calls and didn't get others, the same as Tyrone.
MesAmis (National) - 11/06/2018 08:09:50
The Dubs Propaganda Machine - 5 Like(s)
Yerra Yerra Green and red you in Mayo couldn't possibly understand the down trodden nature of those from the Kingdom.
Never has a football county in history had to overcome so many obstacles and bad luck than the poor downtrodden kingdom.
Yerra you just don't get it up there in Mayo.
MesAmis (National) - 17/12/2017 14:35:28
12 stadia to make up Ireland's 2023 RWC Bid - 5 Like(s)
Sorry can't agree with you there. Why would you not rent out stadiums and showcase what the gaa has to foreigners and millions of people throughout the globe. Heck you could even showcase the stadiums to people in our own country who don't know what we have.
gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts:3698 - 15/11/2016 13:17:47
A rugby cup won't showcase the GAA at all.
Not definitely against it or anything but I just don't think that that is a reason for doing it.
For me there are two reasons why the GAA should assist in this venture.
1. Investment in GAA facilities.
2. The negative hounding of the GAA from the private school educated media would be astronomical if they refused.
MesAmis (National) - 15/11/2016 13:52:34
Dublin Vs Donegal - 5 Like(s)
Of course it'll happen tomorrow if Galway are still playing with a sweeper and sitting back whilst Kerry are 5/6 points ahead.
Neither the Kerry footballers nor Fitzmaurice are stupid.
Kerry are a team I've always associated with that type of play.
MesAmis (National) - 14/07/2018 21:49:34
Kildare V Armagh - 5 Like(s)
Tonight really puts where Meath are in perspective though doesn't it?
MesAmis (National) - 29/07/2017 21:16:45
Dunphy on the Dubs - 5 Like(s)
From Balbriggan to Kippure and from Lucan to the North Wall they'll be loved.
What the rest of country or the odd crank thinks doesn't matter one iota.
MesAmis (National) - 23/09/2017 14:49:13
Sympathy votes - 5 Like(s)
He wasn't playing in midfield for most of the final whilst Mayo were dominant in that sector. He went to half back when McCaffrey was taken off injured in the first few minutes.
Mayo's dominance of the midfield area began to wane when McCarthy was moved back there after half time.
It's amazing what people see and don't see from games imo.
In anyways Andy Moran was fully deserving of POTY but to suggest McCarthy was dominated by the Mayo midfield is plainly wrong seeing as it was only in the second half of the game that he was directly up against them and in that second half he was, quite simply, the dominant figure in the match.
MesAmis (National) - 07/11/2017 10:17:03