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Dublin, Kildare, Donegal, Armagh.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5596 - 16/07/2021 16:19:45    2360454

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Tyrone
Armagh
Kildare
Dublin

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 16/07/2021 21:06:06    2360505

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Why are we being trown in to the same bracket as dublin? We haven't won an allireland since 2014 and we've won 1 allireland in 12 years."
Ah here what are you on ?81 Munsters , 37 All Ireland's and have all the money yous need

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2723 - 16/07/2021 21:30:10    2360515

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Dublin
Westmeath
Donegal
Monaghan

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 908 - 16/07/2021 21:57:43    2360524

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Dublin,Kildare,Monaghan & Donegal.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2312 - 17/07/2021 11:07:34    2360593

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Dublin,Kildare,Monaghan & Donegal."
Agree

Gumball (Donegal) - Posts: 8 - 18/07/2021 09:49:14    2360964

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Here's an interesting one.

Several bookies including Ireland's biggest one have suspended betting on the football championship, to win outright.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 242 - 18/07/2021 10:41:11    2360978

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Here's an interesting one.

Several bookies including Ireland's biggest one have suspended betting on the football championship, to win outright."
Suspended on who ?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10796 - 18/07/2021 11:27:38    2360991

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Suspended on who ?"
It's back up again. I'm guessing that there might have been a rumour about one of the teams re virus. I heard some of that last night after the hurling.

I can't recall for sure, but I think Kerry have been cut again in last day or two. Now 15/8 or 7/4 and Dublin out to 5/6 or even 10/11 in places.

Odds on the Meath game also contracted. Might just be a corrective as people start to think that maybe the gas is running low.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 242 - 18/07/2021 13:28:52    2361017

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Tyrone surprise me, these guys have great strenght in tackle and they have great ball skills.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4727 - 18/07/2021 14:04:34    2361029

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A clear penalty, terrible miss but what was the Donegal player rolling around as if hit by a volley from an elephant gun?

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4727 - 18/07/2021 14:21:55    2361034

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Replying To arock:  "A clear penalty, terrible miss but what was the Donegal player rolling around as if hit by a volley from an elephant gun?"
Might be a game changer. The rolling around is a hoping the Tyrone player would see red. The Donegal player, no 14 got red for a kick on the Tyrone player.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 382 - 18/07/2021 14:37:15    2361039

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Replying To arock:  "A clear penalty, terrible miss but what was the Donegal player rolling around as if hit by a volley from an elephant gun?"
Might be a game changer. The rolling around is a hoping the Tyrone player would see red. The Donegal player, no 14 got red for a kick on the Tyrone player.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 382 - 18/07/2021 14:37:30    2361040

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Replying To arock:  "A clear penalty, terrible miss but what was the Donegal player rolling around as if hit by a volley from an elephant gun?"
It clearly wasn't a penalty as mckernan was 3 feet in front of the Donegal player

TYE08 (Tyrone) - Posts: 92 - 18/07/2021 14:39:36    2361042

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An awful lot of HS posters will be dining on "humble pie" before this season is done. First servings this evening.

ponga (Mayo) - Posts: 576 - 18/07/2021 19:18:34    2361283

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Replying To ponga:  "An awful lot of HS posters will be dining on "humble pie" before this season is done. First servings this evening."
Mayo 10/1 now, gotta be worth a tenner!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8271 - 18/07/2021 19:24:09    2361289

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Replying To realdub:  "Mayo 10/1 now, gotta be worth a tenner!"
Sorry realdub.....I hate humble pie.

ponga (Mayo) - Posts: 576 - 18/07/2021 19:46:01    2361301

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Replying To ponga:  "Sorry realdub.....I hate humble pie."
I'm having some of that, Kerry @ 13/8 looks well tasty this time around also.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8271 - 18/07/2021 20:45:38    2361351

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Replying To realdub:  "I'm having some of that, Kerry @ 13/8 looks well tasty this time around also."
Go for it.....

ponga (Mayo) - Posts: 576 - 18/07/2021 21:04:20    2361362

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Replying To GAA2424:  "There should be 2 tiers- 16 teams in both and straight knockout. The provincials should be kept and are used to quality to tier 1 (Munster and Connacht finalists and Leinster and Ulster semi finalists)

More counties qualify from Ulster as there are better quality teams and Leinster because there are a lot of counties in that province

The 4 remaining teams qualify through qualifiers

Qualifiers consist of the 20 remaining counties. First round has the 8 preliminary round losers from each provincial championship (excluding New York)
Second round has the quarter finalists of Leinster and Ulster as well as first round winners. Third round is the 8 winners from second round and 4 winners advance to tier 1

All qualifier losers are in tier 2

Tier 1 and Tier 2 championships are open draw and straight knockout"
Given the unbalanced nature of the current inter-county All-Ireland SFC, I propose a two-tier combined League-Championship structure below that would provide all counties with a reasonable opportunity to succeed.

Tier 1 (Top 16 teams) is drawn into 3 groups of 6, 5 and 5 teams. With the 6-team group playing the other 10 teams, and the 5-team groups playing separate round robins, each team plays a 10-match schedule, 5 at home and 5 away.

Top 8 in a combined 16-team, 10-match table, advance to Aussie AFL-style playoffs (also known as the 2017 C Ring Cup SHC format, excluding round 1).

Tier 2 (Lower 16 teams) has a similar structure.
4 up (Tier 2, SF 4) / 4 down (Tier 1, 13th-16th).

After the All-Ireland Championship is completed, the 2 highest-ranked teams from each Province contest respective stand-alone Provincial Finals.

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2061 - 19/07/2021 04:22:25    2361478

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