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Ulster Final Donegal V Cavan

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Replying To kanu:  "Never said it was premeditated. Watch it again. Galligan is in his line of vision. He realises he's on the wrong side of McKiernan so he does Galligan. Might not have meant to do the damage he did but he knew he was going to catch him"
I was watching it and was expecting "an intervention" from a linesman, umpires were a bit far away and don't have to be referees. He did make contact and so was lucky to escape a card of some sort. Thankfully the recipient, Thomas Galligan, went on to have an absolute horse of a game. As gutsy a performance as we have seen for years. As regards black cards, the poor outsider rarely get the rub of the green from referees. Not saying it's intentional but they appear to think that the favourites do things a little better.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 748 - 25/11/2020 20:33:28    2315415

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Replying To benjyyy:  "The McGonagle incident was completely accidental. He doesn't 'have a glance', that's just him realising what's going on as he only had intentions of following his man. There was no way it was pre-meditated. Any supposed movement he made was reflex as he had a split second to react. You don't intend to hurt someone in a split second."
Maybe not, but in a split second you can instinctively try avoid a a dangerous collision with an opponents head. He didn't.

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11693 - 26/11/2020 12:08:44    2315581

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Noone knows but himself. Lads calling his character into question on here isn't good - that he deliberately went out to 'do' Thomas Galligan? Personally I can't see it, I don't think he has that badness in him. He's a big physical player for sure and isn't afraid of throwing himself about. But deliberately elbowing someone to the head is another category entirely.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 7079 - 26/11/2020 12:52:39    2315592

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Replying To Breffni40:  "Maybe not, but in a split second you can instinctively try avoid a a dangerous collision with an opponents head. He didn't."
In a split second... that basically undermines your argument, hindsight is a great thing.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 898 - 26/11/2020 13:01:36    2315595

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Noone knows but himself. Lads calling his character into question on here isn't good - that he deliberately went out to 'do' Thomas Galligan? Personally I can't see it, I don't think he has that badness in him. He's a big physical player for sure and isn't afraid of throwing himself about. But deliberately elbowing someone to the head is another category entirely."
As you said the only one that knows for sure is himself but IMO it was accidental.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 687 - 26/11/2020 13:01:58    2315596

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I can hear the whining coming out of Cavan from a 100 miles away, whining about referees, Michael Murphy, venues. fellas getting a wee bump on the head, whine whine whine, a man is born to do one ting and wee Mickey Graham was born to whine, thank God he'll be whining in div 3 next season where no one will hear him.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1087 - 26/11/2020 14:43:18    2315632

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I can hear the whining coming out of Cavan from a 100 miles away, whining about referees, Michael Murphy, venues. fellas getting a wee bump on the head, whine whine whine, a man is born to do one ting and wee Mickey Graham was born to whine, thank God he'll be whining in div 3 next season where no one will hear him."
My god you are bitter. Cheer up lad , you can't win all the time.

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 746 - 26/11/2020 15:00:11    2315634

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I can hear the whining coming out of Cavan from a 100 miles away, whining about referees, Michael Murphy, venues. fellas getting a wee bump on the head, whine whine whine, a man is born to do one ting and wee Mickey Graham was born to whine, thank God he'll be whining in div 3 next season where no one will hear him."
Bitter much? No whining out of Cavan. Happy with the venue for the semi (although ye whined about the final venue) and all Graham and a few players did was answer a question when asked. Official Cavan statement shows all are fine with the venue. An opinion in an interview is hardly whining. However if you think that the ref wasn't worth a moan about, then I don't know what to say. He was poor. And a hit causing a blood sub and requiring stitching up on the sideline is hardly a bump...

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 987 - 26/11/2020 15:14:33    2315637

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "As you said the only one that knows for sure is himself but IMO it was accidental."
I think it was accidental too. He intended to give Galligan a bit of a rub going past but didn't bank on Galligan turning his head toward him and got him on the eye instead of his ear. It was notable that none of the Donegal players came over to see how he was - a pity.

round_ball_99 (Meath) - Posts: 15 - 26/11/2020 15:15:23    2315638

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I can hear the whining coming out of Cavan from a 100 miles away, whining about referees, Michael Murphy, venues. fellas getting a wee bump on the head, whine whine whine, a man is born to do one ting and wee Mickey Graham was born to whine, thank God he'll be whining in div 3 next season where no one will hear him."
You're the biggest whiner here!

round_ball_99 (Meath) - Posts: 15 - 26/11/2020 15:18:06    2315639

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I can hear the whining coming out of Cavan from a 100 miles away, whining about referees, Michael Murphy, venues. fellas getting a wee bump on the head, whine whine whine, a man is born to do one ting and wee Mickey Graham was born to whine, thank God he'll be whining in div 3 next season where no one will hear him."
I'd be embarrassed to show my face on here after all your talk last week. But here you are, cringingly bitter

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11693 - 26/11/2020 16:10:26    2315659

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I can hear the whining coming out of Cavan from a 100 miles away, whining about referees, Michael Murphy, venues. fellas getting a wee bump on the head, whine whine whine, a man is born to do one ting and wee Mickey Graham was born to whine, thank God he'll be whining in div 3 next season where no one will hear him."
TEARchonaill1

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4157 - 26/11/2020 16:38:44    2315672

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