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Replying To peiledoir20:  "If you knew anything about the game you'd know he's much more dangerous inside than he is in the full back line."
Any opinion lad on what happened at the end of the Glen Fanad game tonight.? Sledging hasn't gone away I'm afraid.. hopefully Co board will take the correct action. No room for this in the game we love.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 18/09/2022 21:58:19    2441108

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Replying To FootballGuy:  "I don't think anything happened today that doesn't happen at every other game Tirchonaill1, unfortunately you need to make it obvious sometimes to be given the free, and all players do it nowadays. If players didn't do this we would have the likes of Ryan McHugh and Co being battered on the pitch and given no protection. I wouldn't call it diving because that implies there wasn't a foul, you're just highlighting the foul really. If you don't, you're making it easy for the ref to turn a blind eye.

Murphy really was a class act today, MOTM in my eyes. Hopefully we still see this performance for many years to come for Donegal."
What I don't like to see is fellas acting like they were hit in the head when the tackle was to the body, I hate to see it, also appealing to the ref to act.
Ryan does take an awful battering in fairness; I think his tendency to duck the head down as he runs forward doesn't help him when he's being tackled usually by bigger men.
Semi final draw is in and I'd expect Glenties to get past Gaoth Dobhair and Eunans to beat Kilcar so a repeat of last years final. Eunans will be hard to stop unless Kilcar can find a way to beat them, can't see it though.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2196 - 18/09/2022 22:01:54    2441109

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Replying To The keeper:  "You dont win 5 county title's by feigning injury. Player's like Anthony Thompson, leo mcloone, and co are a credit to Donegal football. Playing since 2005, All ireland and ulster title's and continue to show unbelievable commitment to there club.

Eunans definitely are the red hot favourites, young and powerful, and will only get better.
Kilcar probably second favourites.
With NC and gweedore a bit behind with age catching up with some of the more senior players.
However i would never write NC off completely as the players they have just dont know how to throw in the tower. A example Donegal should follow."
Where's all this great n Conal talent when you have to take on a man nearer 40 than thirty. No wonder all the young lads are leaving squads.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 18/09/2022 22:03:01    2441110

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Nothing sad about it lad. Am I not allowed to tell the truth. Plenty experts all over social media and we still can't get a manager.. ha"
You really believe that our main man is better deployed out the field than inside leading the line ??

U can't b serious..

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 19/09/2022 08:59:09    2441122

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St Eunan's are rightfully favourites, they have a great squad, but Kilcar have a good recent record against them, simply because, unlike Glenties, St Eunan's will play them on the front foot which suits Kilcar better than teams staying back.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 5028 - 19/09/2022 09:00:20    2441123

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Any opinion lad on what happened at the end of the Glen Fanad game tonight.? Sledging hasn't gone away I'm afraid.. hopefully Co board will take the correct action. No room for this in the game we love."
Wasnt at it so can't comment on it.

Never nice to hear though.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 373 - 19/09/2022 09:19:25    2441126

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Where's all this great n Conal talent when you have to take on a man nearer 40 than thirty. No wonder all the young lads are leaving squads."
What young lads are leaving squads?
NC did bring on a young player, who helped change the game with his running at glenswilly.
And the 40 year old you are referring to was brought on when game was over, as it was his 100th championship appearance. Another great servant for NC.
Its a shame posters are only looking for negatives to use against this NC team. When there are so many great servants on it who served their county with pride and club for the last 17 years.
The game was played in great spirits and that was down to both sides, and an example of that was at the final whistle, when both sides embraced and shaked hands.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 19/09/2022 09:52:38    2441133

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Replying To The keeper:  "What young lads are leaving squads?
NC did bring on a young player, who helped change the game with his running at glenswilly.
And the 40 year old you are referring to was brought on when game was over, as it was his 100th championship appearance. Another great servant for NC.
Its a shame posters are only looking for negatives to use against this NC team. When there are so many great servants on it who served their county with pride and club for the last 17 years.
The game was played in great spirits and that was down to both sides, and an example of that was at the final whistle, when both sides embraced and shaked hands."
Only asking where's all the young lads. Young Gallagher. Byrne. Gildea. Etc. in my mind I can't see n Conal winning it, the legs seem to be gone in a good few lads. This is not a criticism by the way I respect and admire the older lads for there commitment down the years.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 19/09/2022 11:14:26    2441154

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From what I saw over the weekend Eunans will be hard to stop and may well have their eyes on bigger prizes ahead. In saying that, a virtuoso performance from the likes of Paddy McBrearty and Ryan McHugh could derail them. But Eunans just have so many options it's hard to see it.

The intermediate final should be a good competitive game. Both teams will try to play football and it's a very hard one to call. Looking forward to watching it.

In the junior Na Rossa had a great win against Eunans. The fact that Conor Morrison wasn't involved certainly helped their cause but they still had to go and win it. Carndonagh edged their Inishowen rivals Iorras and by all accounts Conor O'Donnell's return had a huge bearing on that match. A couple of good semi finals to look forward to there as well.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8165 - 19/09/2022 11:44:24    2441170

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Only asking where's all the young lads. Young Gallagher. Byrne. Gildea. Etc. in my mind I can't see n Conal winning it, the legs seem to be gone in a good few lads. This is not a criticism by the way I respect and admire the older lads for there commitment down the years."
Gallagher is not on the panel sadly, disagreement with management, and did not want to play. When he was there, he was getting plenty of game time.
The other two, are on the bench and i am sure will be used at some stage.
But who do you drop?
Mcgill should start the next day, has the engine and plenty of football in him. I would bring E Doc back to the halfback line. And mcgill in the half forward line.

I agree Eunans are favourites and are an exceptional side. Kilcar also look to be going strong.
I also agree that the biggest danger with NC is there are a lot of milage in the legs of the older players, i just hope like all NC supporters that there is one more kick in them. But if not, they owe us nothing and have been a credit to our club.
I remember the days where we were proud to win the intermediate championship, and we know this period will not last forever.
NC will not look past gweedore, as the group stage game was a glorified friendly. Gweedore didn't put in a tackle the whole game. I am sure they will be a different prospect next wkend.
But win, lose or draw, they can hold there heads up high.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 19/09/2022 12:24:46    2441177

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A year is a short time in football - Rory was been slated last year for playing defensive football and this year apparently we are all conquering all out attack which won't be stopped on the March for ulster….

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 19/09/2022 12:34:02    2441181

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Has the penny dropped in Termon yet.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 562 - 19/09/2022 13:30:00    2441192

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "A year is a short time in football - Rory was been slated last year for playing defensive football and this year apparently we are all conquering all out attack which won't be stopped on the March for ulster…."
LOL - behave. They were defensive but are evolving into a team with a lot more strings to their bow. Lets see who wins the different championships across Ulster but to my mind, there wouldn't be any team out there for Eunans to fear. IF of course they do become our representatives.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8165 - 19/09/2022 13:43:25    2441201

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Gweedore v Kilcar final

ModernMaharaja (Donegal) - Posts: 39 - 19/09/2022 14:23:59    2441211

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Has the penny dropped in Termon yet."
Its very slow in dropping. The same man was in charge of termon several years ago. I remember them playing NC, and were 8 points behind mid way through the second half, and they still continued to play 15 men behind the ball.
Its the perfect example of the so called modern coach, everything that is wrong in Donegal football.
Having a decent bunch of players, but are obsessed with stopping the opposition, and are not able to transition into beating the opposition.
Our own club had them so called coaches, and we wasted a few years, because we had a talented bunch of footballers.
Thankfully them coaches and there teams are getting beat now, and hopefully with time it will be the end of it all together.
I hated it with my own club, and hope i never see it again.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 19/09/2022 14:52:27    2441214

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Replying To The keeper:  "Its very slow in dropping. The same man was in charge of termon several years ago. I remember them playing NC, and were 8 points behind mid way through the second half, and they still continued to play 15 men behind the ball.
Its the perfect example of the so called modern coach, everything that is wrong in Donegal football.
Having a decent bunch of players, but are obsessed with stopping the opposition, and are not able to transition into beating the opposition.
Our own club had them so called coaches, and we wasted a few years, because we had a talented bunch of footballers.
Thankfully them coaches and there teams are getting beat now, and hopefully with time it will be the end of it all together.
I hated it with my own club, and hope i never see it again."
Did you watch the County Finals last year? Glenties were still at it then and will do it this year again should they make the Final.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 373 - 19/09/2022 15:15:16    2441218

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What a mess the Donegal GAA website is, we might need you Lockjaw or somebody that knows what they are at to go in and sort it out for them.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2196 - 19/09/2022 15:38:08    2441222

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "What a mess the Donegal GAA website is, we might need you Lockjaw or somebody that knows what they are at to go in and sort it out for them."
Yeah it's a terrible website. Like if you click on Adults -> Fixtures & Results it brings you to a page with competitions such as the Conor McGurk Cup, the Cuchulainn Cup, Ulster football league competitions, McKenna Cup.....

instead of breaking it into logical sections or even a properly functioning filter....

e.g. County and Club

Do it in a hierarchical order - senior, intermediate, junior etc

I don't think there is any section dedicated to the junior championship at all.

Compare it to the Leitrim GAA website which is a far better job..

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8165 - 19/09/2022 16:13:32    2441234

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Did you watch the County Finals last year? Glenties were still at it then and will do it this year again should they make the Final."
I was at the county final last year, and it was not 15 men behind the ball. NC just didn't turn up on the day, and Eunans ran away with the game.
We had a nice mixture the last few years, with playing big Charlie mcguinness in full forward and having runners off him. As you can see from winning county titles in 19 and 20.
I am not saying you can not have a defensive plan against strong opposition, however you also have to have some sort of plan for winning the game also.
This is where a lot of the modern coaches fail, just like in Termons case.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 19/09/2022 16:47:42    2441245

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Glenswilly certainly got their tactics right yesterday, they just lacked the overall quality of naomh conaill. St eunans got great joy off putting pressure in the kick out last year and Glenswilly replicated that turning over loads the naomh conaill kick outs particularly in the first half. The breeze was no douht a factor in being able to push up effectively. They generally used murphy very well at full forward but just kicked too many wides in the first half. In fairness to NC they uped it quite a bit in the second half and were comfortable enough in the end. Their bench does add something to them as well.

Overall Hard to look past st eunans. With the patton kick out and niall o'donnell back playing well atnthe weekend they shoukd have too much for the rest. And although they seem to be playing a more expansive game with putting more pressure in the ball out the field I'm not sure they will want a shoot out with kilcar as that might suit kilcar. It would great if they did and we could see both attacks go at it properly.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 668 - 19/09/2022 17:43:43    2441251

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