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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "disappointing to see so many begrudge Corofin the win, sort of pathetic crying."
Very few people begrudge Corofin their three in row, especially after their ET performance.

More people reacting to some Galway posters bias.

Corofin are an excellent team but that last quarter of normal time was extremely cynical and it nearly cost them but like the champions they are they reacted well in ET to win.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12873 - 19/01/2020 20:12:03    2260902

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Replying To conordee:  "Thankfully some football broke out in extra time and when it came down to a game of football one team was miles ahead of the other. Both teams served up rubbish in first 60 minutes and we can see why the game in general is in trouble. I watched a schools U16 game being abandoned by the referee during the week as all players got involved in a massive brawl so I guess ill discipline is still a major concern at all levels when you see what went on today."
I played in a schools game over 20 years ago that got abandoned due to fighting. I played in many underage club games where managers and selectors came on to the pitch to attack refs. That type of stuff is actually on the decrease, thankfully.
Normal time was very poor stuff. Both teams engaged in cynical play and there were plenty theatrics.
I'm glad it didn't finish with a winner after normal time, as it would've been a very unsatisfactory way to finish it.
Corofin got back to playing their game in extra-time and killed it off. Ronan Steede stepped up big time today. He kicked a few huge points.
Corofin have been on the go for 3 years without a break. I think we might see them regress a bit next season, but they'll still be hard to beat.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 676 - 19/01/2020 20:15:50    2260904

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Replying To PopeFrancis19:  "I was at the match. It was obvious after the throw in that Kilcoo's game plan was 14 man behind the ball, negative stuff, keeping it tight, and hitting on the break. Playing open football they would have been wiped off the pitch as happened to Nemo and Crokes."
In the first half Kilcoo had most attacks but squandered some very easy chances. Corofin did most of the kicking backwards- Were you watching a different match. Congrats though to Corofin as the have shown themselves to be a great team with their 3 in a row.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2120 - 19/01/2020 20:18:09    2260907

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Corofin by far the better team in extra time, but how some of the Corofin players didn't get black or yellow , just dismayed me,
There was a clear foot block and no card or penalty- yes the game was gone at that stage.
Both clubs were involved in ugly scenes at the end of normal time, some of the alleged verbals were shocking, but Croke Park will do as they always do, nothing !!!!
As to the Corofin individual who jumped the barrier , he should be named and banned

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1557 - 19/01/2020 20:23:00    2260909

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Replying To sam1884:  "Thanks I'm glad other posters are highlighting Corofin's antics and tactics and not just putting negative tactics onto Kilcoo. Corofin will be happy heading West with the All Ireland but a neutral will always call it out when a team uses negative tactics - I noticed some tried to paint Kilcoo as using "northern tactics" and Corofin being the good guys but the statistics won't back that theory up."
The statistics will also show Corofin scored far more from play than Kilcoo.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 774 - 19/01/2020 20:26:18    2260910

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Corofin's performance in ET was excellent and showed what a great team they are.

But their performance in the last 15 of normal time was so bad that it almost lost them a game that they never should have lost. They were so unambitious and cynical that it nearly cost them. Time wasting, driving, pulling and dragging off the ball, 15 men inside their own 45 against an inexperienced at this stage 14 men!"
Agree totally with that, Corofin where much better team but their pathetic antics in last 10 of normal time was ridiculous. Good luck to them, their supporters would be doing them a great favour telling to play rather than play act.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4291 - 19/01/2020 20:27:26    2260911

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Replying To letterkennyGuy:  "Just as a matter of interest dont you think corofin had 14 behind the ball aswell? Because on tv both teams set up the same"
Don't mention that lad, doesn't fit the false narrative!

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 840 - 19/01/2020 20:48:37    2260920

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Northern football sitting back .. mad for the physical stuff but couldn't back it up.. Kilcoo got what they deserved.."
Did Corofin not sit back? Definitely saw a different game to you..

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 840 - 19/01/2020 20:52:21    2260923

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The only people happy with that result will be Corofin fans, of which I am one. it was an ugly spectacle, and after watching the Monaghan/Tyrone final the other day, I'm left wondering how long football has left before the games are played in empty stadia. It's hard to imagine a sport where you can have so much movement, with so little happening. I'm seeing the heavy influence of basketball, which is played with one third of the players on a small court, where it belongs. The endless handpassing, and conservative play is a bore.

Thank god we have hurling.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2852 - 19/01/2020 20:53:10    2260924

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Only in the last 7 or 8 minutes of normal time .. ye boys up north are at it since Mc Guinness started it"
Jee the old mc guinness jibe. That one is getting old now lad throw a good one at me...
Jim must be living around Galway these days by the way.

letterkennyGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 95 - 19/01/2020 21:02:25    2260927

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Replying To Ailteoir:  "The statistics will also show Corofin scored far more from play than Kilcoo."
The statistics will show one of the reasons for this was the amount of fouls Corofin made just outside the scoring zone with the aim of breaking up attacks before Kilcoo worked the ball into a realistic shooting position; Kilcoo in the main were very disciplined in the tackle. Congratulations to Corofin, great champions but as a neutral I think it important to highlight the false "northern tactics" agenda on here this evening. Corofin do what a lot of great champions do which is be cynical and I thought the ref was soft with them today but throwing yellow cards towards Kilcoo players when a few of their tackles went wrong a lot easier.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 559 - 19/01/2020 21:10:38    2260930

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "Did Corofin not sit back? Definitely saw a different game to you.."
Corofin did all the attacking in the first half, but with so much congestion in the Kilcoo goal mouth they should have taken their points instead of going for goals. Kilcoo's plan was to stifle their opponents' footballing ability (football meaning using the foot mostly for passing and scoring). In more than 70 minutes of play Kilcoo scored 7 points in total - 3 from play. Corofin on the other hand got all their scores from play apart from the 3 frees. I'm glad that the team that plays football, when allowed to, won it. Kilcoo have some good footballers, a young enough team but they obviously concentrate more on defending than on attacking, missed some easy chances.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 820 - 19/01/2020 21:17:58    2260932

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Replying To lorcano:  "Should have been replay very disrespectful to club football considering All Ireland final would be replay. Different rules for club and county."
Oh dear God no, they couldn't put people through another hour of that

TheImmortal (USA) - Posts: 24 - 19/01/2020 21:19:02    2260933

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Glad they were caught? They just won three in a row .. Good man"
Glad their cynical and unambitious play in normal time was caught out and that they had to win the 3 in a row doing what they're good at.

Good man.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12873 - 19/01/2020 21:24:36    2260935

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Well done Corofin . The best club team ever


However Corofin did play very cynically in the last quarter of normal time. I dont know how anyone can comment on kilcoos defensive play and yet be blind to Corofins.

I see joe.ie that kilcoo made corofin play defensively. No one can force another team to do that particularly not the best team in the country

Again well done Corofin absolutely the better team

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1101 - 19/01/2020 21:30:50    2260937

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Replying To letterkennyGuy:  "Jee the old mc guinness jibe. That one is getting old now lad throw a good one at me...
Jim must be living around Galway these days by the way."
According the Pat Spillane it was Tyrone who started the puke stuff! It's the norm now in every county, unfortunately.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 820 - 19/01/2020 21:31:33    2260938

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Glad their cynical and unambitious play in normal time was caught out and that they had to win the 3 in a row doing what they're good at.

Good man."
Better second time around.. Good man.

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 173 - 19/01/2020 21:59:20    2260949

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Replying To baire:  "According the Pat Spillane it was Tyrone who started the puke stuff! It's the norm now in every county, unfortunately."
Yes you are 100% correct every county is guilty of it some worse than others just.
Haha i wudnt pay mush heed to Spillane says Kerry are a brave hand at the puke stuff 2014 final for instance a carbon copy of corofin today and never a word about it BUT its the win that they and corofin will be remembered for and that's what matters! Don't get me wrong corofin are a fantastic team as we seen in extra time today...

letterkennyGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 95 - 19/01/2020 22:03:53    2260952

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Replying To baire:  "Corofin did all the attacking in the first half, but with so much congestion in the Kilcoo goal mouth they should have taken their points instead of going for goals. Kilcoo's plan was to stifle their opponents' footballing ability (football meaning using the foot mostly for passing and scoring). In more than 70 minutes of play Kilcoo scored 7 points in total - 3 from play. Corofin on the other hand got all their scores from play apart from the 3 frees. I'm glad that the team that plays football, when allowed to, won it. Kilcoo have some good footballers, a young enough team but they obviously concentrate more on defending than on attacking, missed some easy chances."
There was serious congestion in both goal mouths, to suggest it was only one goalmouth is not accurate.

Corofin defended brilliantly in large numbers and broke that bit more effectively throughout. They were excellent for 10 mins in extra time and that was the key difference because Kilcoo didn't come out with the same intensity that they had for the previous 71 minutes.

By the way, neither team was 'allowed' play much football due to excellent defences. If you saw Kilcoo play Glenties in the Ulster final you would know they are a fine outfit. Small margins but some funny arguments being put forward here.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 840 - 19/01/2020 22:06:05    2260954

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Better second time around.. Good man."
Always happy to repeat what I said for those who struggle.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12873 - 19/01/2020 22:14:27    2260956

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