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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Watched the Castlebar vs Breaffy game on Sunday. It was a good competitive match. Castlebar looked like they could pull away early on, but Breaffy stayed in touch and then improved for a deserved win in the end. Hennelly's 45s were crucial in the end. Aidan O'Shea also grew into the game and got on plenty ball. Castlebar couldn't handle him inside without fouling. I was disappointed with him going down holding his face after Castlebar keeper squared up to him. There wasn't any head contact at all. While the keeper shouldn't have reacted like that, it looked like O'Shea was trying to get him sent off. He's not the only player to have done it, but it's something I hate to see in football."
Shameful shameful stuff. He's an inter county player that kids look up to and he's behaving like that. He should have more respect for himself. There needs to be consequences for that type of carry on. Its creeping in far too much.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 930 - 12/08/2020 13:14:59    2287358

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It was comical. He went down like a big tree after being felled by a logger. The big eejit. I know in tight games players will do anything to win but that was a bit pathetic. He'll get some slagging over that for years to come.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6942 - 12/08/2020 13:28:25    2287363

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Gleeson got the line again

hamsterdean (Limerick) - Posts: 210 - 16/08/2020 21:04:45    2287800

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Replying To hamsterdean:  "Gleeson got the line again"
No surprise there. He's borderline in most games he plays. His indiscipline is what will stop him from becomming the player that he has the absolute potential to be. And that would be a shame.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 930 - 16/08/2020 22:33:52    2287807

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Replying To Bon:  "No surprise there. He's borderline in most games he plays. His indiscipline is what will stop him from becomming the player that he has the absolute potential to be. And that would be a shame."
Borderline would be an understatement.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 779 - 17/08/2020 12:45:48    2287878

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Replying To Bon:  "No surprise there. He's borderline in most games he plays. His indiscipline is what will stop him from becomming the player that he has the absolute potential to be. And that would be a shame."
His fitness level will be a factor in stopping that too i'd say.

Leftpeg1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 16 - 18/08/2020 10:21:07    2288018

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Replying To Leftpeg1:  "His fitness level will be a factor in stopping that too i'd say."
Gleeson has done stupid things in the past. I have criticized him and worried that he is not settled down at this time in his carrier. He is one of the strongest players in the game if not the most. Hitting hard with bad timing or late sometimes. The red card was wrong because the hit was side on. The problem he is going to have is even when the hit is fair the other player is hurt and this will draw attention from refs and everyone else. Gleeson definitely an enigma.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 859 - 18/08/2020 18:03:49    2288104

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Watched Gleeson yesterday take a lot of hits. They were falling off him like flies. Reminds me of Frank Cummins at his best. One of the best in the country at present. Scored from his own 45m. Hopefully he will pick his spots. Great win for a young Passage side.
Tadgh was a colossal for Clashmore at centre back in a penalty shoot out loss to Ballyduff Upper.1-25 each at the end of play.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 859 - 24/08/2020 17:33:14    2288954

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Replying To Canuck:  "Watched Gleeson yesterday take a lot of hits. They were falling off him like flies. Reminds me of Frank Cummins at his best. One of the best in the country at present. Scored from his own 45m. Hopefully he will pick his spots. Great win for a young Passage side.
Tadgh was a colossal for Clashmore at centre back in a penalty shoot out loss to Ballyduff Upper.1-25 each at the end of play."
The four points gleeson got from play were brilliant. The last one was pure class

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 930 - 24/08/2020 21:16:19    2288995

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Score line from Offaly u13B, hurling championship last night.
Edenderry 1-0. Clara 22-10 That's a 43 point margin, is that a record?

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 22 - 25/08/2020 10:30:08    2289043

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That should read 73 point margin.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 22 - 25/08/2020 10:31:37    2289044

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Replying To Mickthemiller:  "Score line from Offaly u13B, hurling championship last night.
Edenderry 1-0. Clara 22-10 That's a 43 point margin, is that a record?"
There's something seriously wrong with a score-line like that, on so many levels. I doubt if the U13s (on either side) gained very much from that. Coaches should not allow that to happen - no wonder we have huge levels of dropout during the teenage years.
I saw a similar scoreline from an U12 game paraded on social media in my own county a few weeks ago - with parents so "proud" of the winners! Coach education is failing, if this kind of thing is seen as "good practice".

football first (None) - Posts: 1157 - 25/08/2020 10:44:33    2289047

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Replying To football first:  "There's something seriously wrong with a score-line like that, on so many levels. I doubt if the U13s (on either side) gained very much from that. Coaches should not allow that to happen - no wonder we have huge levels of dropout during the teenage years.
I saw a similar scoreline from an U12 game paraded on social media in my own county a few weeks ago - with parents so "proud" of the winners! Coach education is failing, if this kind of thing is seen as "good practice"."
Image having to persuade your 13 year to continue or turning out for the next game after subjecting him to that. Stop recording at some point. Have a mercy rule and stop the game. Don't tell me for one second that they are still learning. For that to happen they are not touching the ball. In the present climate of covid probable better to stop as at least you are reducing the risk factor. If a 73 point win is a badge of honour for anyone, it is a sad reflection on them.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 859 - 25/08/2020 14:26:38    2289087

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Replying To Canuck:  "Image having to persuade your 13 year to continue or turning out for the next game after subjecting him to that. Stop recording at some point. Have a mercy rule and stop the game. Don't tell me for one second that they are still learning. For that to happen they are not touching the ball. In the present climate of covid probable better to stop as at least you are reducing the risk factor. If a 73 point win is a badge of honour for anyone, it is a sad reflection on them."
I had to check that score line a few times to check that it was correct. It is very disheartening to those losing Ednederry players to endure a hammering like that, very hard to lift their spirits to line out the next day, and not much benefit to Clara either.
Both clubs are better known for football, although Clara were promoted to Senior B hurling for this year. Edenderry are trying to revive hurling in the club,in a football dominated area.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 22 - 25/08/2020 15:46:09    2289099

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Galway SHC Preliminary Quarter Finals this Weekend
Mullagh v Killimordaly
Liam Mellows v Gort
Ahascragh/Fohenagh v Craughwell
Ardrahan v sarsfields

katser (Galway) - Posts: 932 - 25/08/2020 16:08:43    2289103

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Replying To katser:  "Galway SHC Preliminary Quarter Finals this Weekend
Mullagh v Killimordaly
Liam Mellows v Gort
Ahascragh/Fohenagh v Craughwell
Ardrahan v sarsfields"
Some good matches there. Are Gort decent this year?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 994 - 27/08/2020 23:06:25    2289439

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Replying To katser:  "Galway SHC Preliminary Quarter Finals this Weekend
Mullagh v Killimordaly
Liam Mellows v Gort
Ahascragh/Fohenagh v Craughwell
Ardrahan v sarsfields"
Just out of curiosity, where in Galway are Mullagh, KIllimordaly, and Sarsfield GAA clubs? Think I know where the other clubs are located.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 22 - 28/08/2020 11:10:00    2289470

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Replying To Mickthemiller:  "Just out of curiosity, where in Galway are Mullagh, KIllimordaly, and Sarsfield GAA clubs? Think I know where the other clubs are located."
Mullagh, Killimordaly and sarsfields are located in East Galway about 9miles from the town of Loughrea.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 932 - 28/08/2020 16:26:32    2289521

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Some good matches there. Are Gort decent this year?"
No, Gort are well seasoned and relying on the same group of players they have had for the last 10yrs no youth or speed.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 932 - 28/08/2020 16:31:22    2289523

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Replying To katser:  "No, Gort are well seasoned and relying on the same group of players they have had for the last 10yrs no youth or speed."
I figured. Sigh. They had a nice run I suppose. Time to reload.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 994 - 28/08/2020 17:40:24    2289537

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