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TG4 All Ireland Gold - What Game From The Past Would You Like To See?

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Replying To TheHermit:  "If you replace complete with buy I think you'll find you'll be more in tune with histories judgment ;D"
If playing with words makes you happy and softens the disappointment of your own county's failure to complete the 5 in a row then im ok with that, thank God for the panel of footballers that completed that feat for my county, its because of them I'll never know what that feels like, my sincere sympathies to you it obviously still hurts badly 38 years later!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 704 - 28/03/2020 17:56:06    2274911

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Offaly v Antrim 1989 hurling semi

WildPundit (Tipperary) - Posts: 1643 - 28/03/2020 19:22:14    2274917

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "The 1947 Hurling All-Ireland Final, Kilkenny v Cork."
1936 All Ireland with Mackey's team at their zenith

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 94 - 28/03/2020 20:32:03    2274928

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1994 Connacht final Leitrim v Mayo - our greatest day

green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 395 - 29/03/2020 08:22:24    2274937

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "That's the 1, a mighty game of hurling."
It seemed to turn on its head every time you blinked.


Was real sad Galway didn't finish it off

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 676 - 29/03/2020 09:10:16    2274938

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Replying To Breezy:  "It seemed to turn on its head every time you blinked.


Was real sad Galway didn't finish it off"
That's right Cork took em in the final, how often do you see that happen where a team have a brilliant semifinal and stagnate in the final.

Jack O'Connor always reckoned he'd rather win a dour miserable semifinal as it would be easier for him to bring the lads back down to earth.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10740 - 29/03/2020 11:05:17    2274943

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Replying To green.and.gold:  "1994 Connacht final Leitrim v Mayo - our greatest day"
Highlights are on YouTube.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1744 - 29/03/2020 12:05:27    2274951

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Had to look it up, what a speech. That's what an All-Ireland speech should be, not 50 thank you's right down to the lad who milked the cows for the corner back."
You will get another chance to see our great 1980 All Ireland Final win and speech today......All Ireland Gold TG4 2pm. Watch out for the great respect, appreciation and love the Galway people have for The stylish Iggy Clarke.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 859 - 29/03/2020 12:45:07    2274959

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Replying To befair:  "Derry vs Down, first round 1994; greatest match ever, two brilliant teams, and whichever team won was going to stroll Sam Maguire. Blazing hot day, gladiatorial atmosphere, intensity was non-stop from start to finish. And also possibly the greats goal ever, esp in context"
TG4 showing this classic in full at end of april,think 26th

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 895 - 29/03/2020 14:49:39    2274963

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Just watched Limerick v Galway 1980 final , great coverage . Wish I could direct ALL my TV license monies to TnaG only as opposed to RTE fat cats .

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 204 - 29/03/2020 15:51:13    2274968

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Its very interesting watching the matches on youtube,Derry vs down 1994 that cork vs waterford match in 2004 was just epic (it's up already). Meath vs down just up. The red and black flags on the hill that day was amazing.

A few observations from some of the matches. God help Colm Rourke if you transported immediately from 1992 to modern day football. He spent a lot of all ireland commentary in 1992 critising donegals over elaboration, it was actually very patronising in hindsight. They weren't even over elaborate and it was a good game and Donegal were very good in the second quarter. The whole mantra was turnover and kick it up the field straight away, any form of possession and controlling the ball was a complete alien concept. Vinny Murphy was phenomenal man to win a high ball by the way.

Tyrone absolutely did not invent blanket defence, they did encourage backs to get forward though and they were just better than Kerry when they played them at the time. They dominated them in 2005, mcguigan had a great game. The blanket defence is something to attribute to jim mcguinnes.

It's stating the obvious but my Stephen cluxton kicks outs changed the face of football. The difference between 2005 final kick outs and 2013 is simply unbelievable. The kicking tee is probably a subtle yet significant factor, the tee enabling so much more control of the kick out. In the speech after he mentioned about jim Gavin emphasising repetition, repititition, repititition. That is why cluxton played pretty much all matches. He got to practise all the time as did his outfield players.

Dublin have done a great job transitioning players, a young mannion,Kilkenny and mccaffrey started in 2013 and all went off. Mannion was injured but he wasn't shooting the lights out. Jack McCaffrey and kilkenny Man of the matches in the last 3 all ireland including replays. In 2013 it was the likes of Cluxton, brogan, mcmahon, flynn, connolly, mcauley, osullivan who led the team and they could afford time for the young players to mature. This ability to integrate players (admittedly very talented plsyers) and keep winning is very impressive.

Mayo miss to many frees, Murphy and McFadden were a 100% in 2012 and plenty were not easy.I didn't do the stats but mayo missed too many in 2012 and were not great in 2013 either. Colm Boyle is a great player by the way.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 273 - 29/03/2020 17:32:43    2274975

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Just watched Limerick v Galway 1980 final , great coverage . Wish I could direct ALL my TV license monies to TnaG only as opposed to RTE fat cats ."
I was lucky enough to be there that day. Watching it back now it's interesting how the significance of Conor Hayes' interception of Eamon Cregan's handpass intended for Big Joe barely registers on TV. I still wake up in a cold sweat over that one.

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 921 - 29/03/2020 17:44:17    2274976

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Was on the hill with my late father god rest him
we got the first train back to galway
Must have been the happiest train journey i ever made back to galway#
A few tears were shed today i can tell you

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1136 - 29/03/2020 17:45:05    2274978

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Replying To gunman:  "On my way home from the 2012 All Ireland Semi Final between Donegal and Cork I was talking to a Tyrone man and he said it was the best match he had ever seen.If a Tyrone man says that about a Donegal game then that is some recommendation.Both teams were brilliant that day and it was Donegal's best performance of that period."
Watched that game last night.

Boy were Donegal good, excellent in defence and their counter attacking play was of the very highest order. Cork were a good team but in the second half Donegal made them look very ordinary.

Nice to also see a youthful Michael Murphy and Paddy Mcbearty out there alongside some Donegal legends.

MartinEgan (UK) - Posts: 20 - 29/03/2020 19:45:49    2274990

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "I was lucky enough to be there that day. Watching it back now it's interesting how the significance of Conor Hayes' interception of Eamon Cregan's handpass intended for Big Joe barely registers on TV. I still wake up in a cold sweat over that one."
Great game to watch, ref let a lot go!!!!

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 859 - 29/03/2020 20:21:35    2274991

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Replying To Oldertourman:  "1936 All Ireland with Mackey's team at their zenith"
Good choice. Kikenny and Limerick dominated hurling in the mid 1930's. Also, three players in the 1936 final were selected for the Hurling Team of the Millennium. Mick Mackey of Limerick. Lory Meagher and Paddy Phelan of Kilkenny

http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/1936%20gaa%20annual.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl_DJpK-WzY

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 883 - 30/03/2020 22:40:51    2275061

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Well it can never happen but would like to see the famous "thunder and lighting" hurling final of 1939.

Also another fantasy would be to see extensive coverage of games that Christy Ring played in or Mick Mackey and not just the fussy clips that alas are only what's available.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1384 - 30/03/2020 23:40:52    2275064

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A question for the hurling folk on here, where would Ciarán Barr from Antrim rate amongst the hurlers of that era?

I'm asking coz I watched the allireland semifinal between offaly and Antrim last night and Barr was pulling the strings big time.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10740 - 31/03/2020 16:52:22    2275110

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "A question for the hurling folk on here, where would Ciarán Barr from Antrim rate amongst the hurlers of that era?

I'm asking coz I watched the allireland semifinal between offaly and Antrim last night and Barr was pulling the strings big time."
Was that shown on TV last night? I think he was always held in a high regard as a player, he won an all star if I'm not mistaken? Played for Dublin later in his career too

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 859 - 31/03/2020 18:01:40    2275114

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "A question for the hurling folk on here, where would Ciarán Barr from Antrim rate amongst the hurlers of that era?

I'm asking coz I watched the allireland semifinal between offaly and Antrim last night and Barr was pulling the strings big time."
Barr had a great season in 1989 but he never really produced the goods on a consistent basis in subsequent years. That Antrim team had some very stylish hurlers: Paul McKillen was one of the top midfielders of that era and regularly popped over a few long range points. Sambo McNaughton was a brilliant wing back. Their 1991 semi-final with Kilkenny was an epic and they were desperately unlucky to lose by 2-18 to 1-19. After that they went into a steady decline.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 800 - 31/03/2020 18:06:47    2275116

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