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Jack Falvey - 1 Like(s)

Replying To avonali:  "There's a good piece on Jack Falvey All-Ireland winner 1946 who played with Blennerville and Kerins ORahilly on Terrace Talk. Interestingly he was offered trials for Hull City but turned them down. He was my father's first cousin."
Thanks Avon.

CiarraiMick (Kerry) - 26/11/2020 09:43:01

A Winter Of Discontent: Post Championship Thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To CiarraiMick:  "My final word on the Kerry Cork game. We were nt as bad as pundits saying and although I hate blaming other factors having watched game again I noticed the ref was hard on us and even Corks equalising free for full time was very soft. I don't think a free like that would ve given earlier in the fame. In any case I always say you should leave it in refs hands anyway and we had chances to be further ahead. On another note if we had won we probably would ve beaten Tipp no disrespect to them and we all would have missed out on the wonderful emotional scenes and uplifting spirit of Tipps special MF win."
Mick I dont know if you ever go on the kerry Pro boards forum but if you get a chance give it a look and check out the John Connellan thread go to the last post on the first page you might find it interesting.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 26/11/2020 14:23:34

A Winter Of Discontent: Post Championship Thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To CiarraiMick:  "My final word on the Kerry Cork game. We were nt as bad as pundits saying and although I hate blaming other factors having watched game again I noticed the ref was hard on us and even Corks equalising free for full time was very soft. I don't think a free like that would ve given earlier in the fame. In any case I always say you should leave it in refs hands anyway and we had chances to be further ahead. On another note if we had won we probably would ve beaten Tipp no disrespect to them and we all would have missed out on the wonderful emotional scenes and uplifting spirit of Tipps special MF win."
If I was making a list of people to blame for the Cork result the ref would be a long way down it. I know that's not what you are saying but I don't remember it being a big factor. Re Dublin I saw that post as well, and have been saying for years on here that their S & C is a huge and very under acknowledged factor in what they have achieved, and a lot of that comes down to money. They are years ahead of the rest of us in putting high performance programmes in place by all accounts, and it shows on the pitch in the closing minutes of games and in the way they are able to impose themselves on teams physically. I would love to see a breakdown of what it all costs vs other teams. You will never get the figure of course because it'll be bundled in with a whole host of other costs in the accounts. Anybody that tries to tell you they know the details is talking pony because they just won't be available to anybody that isn't involved in the running of the team. That is not to say Kerry are badly off or anything, in fact we hired our first full time S & C man last year so we are better off than most. I'm not sure what other counties have. I'd imagine that most Division one counties have or are getting good programmes in place. We are told money doesn't kick the ball over the bar etc but that's utterly foolish and naïve talk. High level conditioning and coaching makes a huge huge difference at the top level.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - 26/11/2020 20:41:23