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Ulster Final Donegal V Cavan

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Cavan had a look of a team that were not going to be beat. Emotion certainly helped them though they mixed this with very good tactical play as well. I don't think Donegal were prepared at all for what Cavan brought. They weren't at the pitch at the start and when they did get the run on them in the middle if first half needed to push on and maybe take the emotion away from Cavan. I also don't want to be too critical as it does a disservice to Cavan. Cavan made Donegal look ordinary. I do think gallen would have helped so it's a pity he was injured.

I hope they look at it in the right way and use the hurt next year to push on but there are certainly no guarantees.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 350 - 22/11/2020 18:51:12    2313151

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An absolutely class day of football. Delighted for Cavan and Tipp. Sort of Deja vu from 2004 for me.

Am I correct that both would've been locked in the second tier 2021 championship if they didn't win today?

Morty (Westmeath) - Posts: 187 - 22/11/2020 18:51:34    2313152

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Well done Cavan lifted my spirts with youre performance and heart you showed
A great thing you done or youre supporters too
Ill never forget the huge support Caven had in croke park in the u21 final aganst Galway

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1248 - 22/11/2020 18:51:41    2313153

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Replying To sligo joe:  "That ref had no feel for an intense game of championship football, no black card warranted today, no mark awarded b4 half time, did I miss something? Poor by Donegal keeper for the goal, but no more than the Brefni deserved."
In terms of that mark sligo joe on BBC they were saying that the ball was half blocked by a Donegal back as it was kicked in, and the rule says it must be a clean ball in? However I didn't notice any half block myself to be honest.

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1162 - 22/11/2020 18:53:36    2313158

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The Donegal player was lucky he didnt see red too. Arm cleary drops down to strike player.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 3890 - 22/11/2020 18:58:10    2313164

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Replying To endgame:  "Nothing until 1972."
I always new Cavan had great tradition, listening to the older generations stories of the great Cavan teams of the '30s, '40s and '50s and their battles with Kerry and Galway, but why did it take Donegal so long to get their first Ulster Title!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1154 - 22/11/2020 18:58:39    2313166

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Congratulations to Cavan, what a performance. I must admit I did not see that one coming.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 2018 - 22/11/2020 19:00:53    2313171

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Cavan should have won by more. They were brilliant and fearless tonight, and outclassed Donegal. Absolutely delighted fo

Daith (Kildare) - Posts: 1140 - 22/11/2020 19:01:10    2313172

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Congratulations Cavan. Comiserations to Donegal. Guts and heart and fight in abundance. The Anglo Celt Cup is years tonight but don't stop there."
Whilst your congrats to Cavan are no doubt 100% genuine [ great day to be fair ] your last sentence might contain an element of self-interest ;-)
I'm afraid if Mayo are to win Sam this year they will have to beat Dublin in the final - assuming they overcome Tipp. But who in Mayo or Cavan wouldn't like a repeat of the short whistle final.

timmyhogan (UK) - Posts: 106 - 22/11/2020 19:06:02    2313182

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Replying To JoeSoap:  "Sin é katser and that's why I bang the drum so often. And we have lost 4 Ulster finals in the last 10 years as well. This is a golden period of Donegal football in terms of challenging for honours.

We only made the breakthrough in the 1960s however came up against that amazing Down team and also a Cavan team that pushed Down and won a few Ulsters themselves that decade. Our first came in '72 and to be honest the great team that won the All-Ireland in 1992 should have had more Ulsters but there were a lot of great teams competing in Ulster in the 80s and 90s.

Anyway that's how it goes"
Maith an fhear a Sheoshaimh agus ná bíodh imní ort!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1154 - 22/11/2020 19:06:32    2313183

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Well done Cavan. It was great to see. Sheer heart and determination. There is definitely a few giants of footballing men in Cavan. Tonight there will be a few more.

HighStoolBandit (Tyrone) - Posts: 105 - 22/11/2020 19:07:30    2313187

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Replying To katser:  "Maith an fhear a Sheoshaimh agus ná bíodh imní ort!"
Ara, beidh lá eile ag bPaorach :-)

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1162 - 22/11/2020 19:09:29    2313191

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Congrats to Cavan, a county with a great GAA tradition Delighted for. them.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1519 - 22/11/2020 19:11:38    2313198

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Congratulations to Cavan, well done to all. The disallowed goal should have stood and not sure what the Ref was doing dishing out a yellow cards -was he colour blind!. That rule should be deleted from rule book as it is not being applied correctly and could have cost Cavan the game.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2207 - 22/11/2020 19:14:14    2313205

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Glad someone said it. Cassidy gave us nothing. And we still managed it. I don't know what "it" is, but Mickey Graham has it in spades.

What a man.
What a group of players.
What a win!

I haven't shed a tear at a sporting event before, ever.

I did tonight.

I cannot believe what this Cavan team has just done! Heroes!"
Weve had our arguments on here but I'm genuinely delighted for you and I'm only raging you werent there in the flesh to savour it. Enjoy it.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13598 - 22/11/2020 19:21:49    2313221

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Replying To waynoI:  "Weve had our arguments on here but I'm genuinely delighted for you and I'm only raging you werent there in the flesh to savour it. Enjoy it."
That we have, but we're all just passionate fans at the end of the day.

Tonight is our night (and Tipp's), and I've a feeling Sam will stay in Dublin this year, but it's moments like this, for whatever county is lucky enough to enjoy them, that makes our games so so special.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4315 - 22/11/2020 19:35:11    2313255

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Replying To JoeSoap:  "Look at what that means for Cavan and Tipp today. Tell me again that provincials are dead. Leinster teams playing the poor mouth every year. Get over yourselves, there's plenty life in Gaelic football."
Sour comment. What today should show is how great it is to have competitions that there is actually a chance of a variety of winners. Do you think Meath, Laois Westmeath or Kildare couldn't beat Cavan or Tipperary. It was fantastic to see these underdogs rise to the challenge but don't be so deluded as to think that they'd have a snowballs hope in hell of winning a provincial title if they were against the Dubs

jonno (Kildare) - Posts: 212 - 22/11/2020 19:42:55    2313266

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Hello from the artist formerly known as Breffni39

#cavan4sam Legends of men!

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11743 - 22/11/2020 19:43:31    2313267

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The more I think about it the more amazing Cavan's win becomes. Their path to the final was a serious minefield, they negotiated their way through it 3 times without losing even a finger in the process, just brilliant.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7852 - 22/11/2020 19:43:50    2313269

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Replying To browncows:  "Congratulations to Cavan, well done to all. The disallowed goal should have stood and not sure what the Ref was doing dishing out a yellow cards -was he colour blind!. That rule should be deleted from rule book as it is not being applied correctly and could have cost Cavan the game."
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s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5367 - 22/11/2020 19:49:17    2313278

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