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Replying To rorysboys:  "The answer is in the question lad. Do a wee bit of thinking and you might solve it."
Humour me what 3 Conor O Donnell are u calling that will be on county panel ?

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 21/09/2022 13:31:17    2441415

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I look forward to Marty Morrissey and co working it all out!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8186 - 21/09/2022 13:50:00    2441420

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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."
Doesn't make for great reading in today's democrat anyway.

A disgusting example of the 'win at all coats' mentality that is creeping into our game.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 373 - 21/09/2022 16:11:04    2441450

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Doesn't make for great reading in today's democrat anyway.

A disgusting example of the 'win at all coats' mentality that is creeping into our game."
Unfortunately you're right. Another example is when teams are leading late in games, players start going down faking injury, stopping the game, physios running on killing the game. All teams are at it. As you say.. win at all costs ruining the game

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 173 - 21/09/2022 19:56:40    2441473

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I'd agree with John Hoe Doherty's comments about the dragged-out process to appoint a new manager and all the secrecy about the thing,
http://www.donegaldaily.com/2022/09/22/picking-the-new-donegal-manager-is-getting-a-bit-messy-john-joe-doherty/

I'd also agree with John Haran's comments on the GAA podcast this week, why was there such a big rush to get the county Championship finished so early??
the champions will have a 5 or 6 week wait until the opening round of the Ulster Championship,
seems to be a serious lack of intelligence in whoever is running the GAA in this county.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2205 - 22/09/2022 15:20:48    2441559

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I'd agree with John Hoe Doherty's comments about the dragged-out process to appoint a new manager and all the secrecy about the thing,
http://www.donegaldaily.com/2022/09/22/picking-the-new-donegal-manager-is-getting-a-bit-messy-john-joe-doherty/

I'd also agree with John Haran's comments on the GAA podcast this week, why was there such a big rush to get the county Championship finished so early??
the champions will have a 5 or 6 week wait until the opening round of the Ulster Championship,
seems to be a serious lack of intelligence in whoever is running the GAA in this county."
I think it is good that club football is being played in the good weather and not ploughing through the muck in November,Maybe you could question why the Ulster championship starts so late which in my opinion is an unnecessary competition anyway (no doubt a minority opinion)

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 853 - 22/09/2022 21:25:45    2441594

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My sincerest condolences to the Devenney family on what must be an extremely difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8186 - 23/09/2022 08:42:35    2441603

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Replying To gunman:  "I think it is good that club football is being played in the good weather and not ploughing through the muck in November,Maybe you could question why the Ulster championship starts so late which in my opinion is an unnecessary competition anyway (no doubt a minority opinion)"
Good point, true enough it would be better to start the Ulster Club Championship as soon as possible, there's always different ways of looking at a thing, I think the All-Ireland Club series is brilliant, look at the joy winning Ulster brought to Gaoth Dobhair in 2018.

As I said on the other thread, my sincere condolences to the Devenney and Sullivan families, RIP.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2205 - 23/09/2022 15:29:58    2441657

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Replying To jacktheboy:  "Championship need a serious look at , one example a team like Milford playing senior when its doubtful they would win Junior.and other teams playing Junior when they should be in a higher grade."
Tough result for you to take today Jack.

Milford wouldn't win Junior yet they defeated the two teams who will be competing in the Intermediate Final this year in the league?? Analysis wouldn't be your forte.

Didn't cover themselves in glory today but showed that there is some great talent in the team.

Today's team was missing:
Ronan Docherty
Eoin O'Donnell
James Doyle
Ryan McMahon(came on but missed entire championship)
Gavin Grier
Conor Gormley
Conor McHugh

Might not be competing at senior but Milford still a decent side and if they got their act together could break into the category of Glenswilly, St Michaels etc..

ballboy101 (Donegal) - Posts: 174 - 25/09/2022 17:36:02    2441808

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Naomh Conail march onto another county final, there 6th final in a row.
12 county finals in the past 17 years. Players like Anthony Thompson and leo mcloone, Brick molloy, and others are a credit to the Naomh conail club.
Its amazing there still playing football at such a high level.
When you consider Some of the players i mentioned have played in two All Irelands and won one, won four ulster titles, 1 NFL, played in 12 county finals, and won 5.
Whatever way the county final goes, they are a credit to the club and county. And a great example of if your dedicated to the game, great things can happen.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 25/09/2022 19:07:49    2441823

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Will it be last we see of the McGee's? great lads and legendary stalwarts of club and county.
When GD get back to full strength they will be a force again for sure,
Great team to have won an Ulster senior club Championship, not many of those knocking medals around this county, many try but only the best succeed as the man said.
Well done NC today but i think they have reached their limit now, the real final is on next Sat evening.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2205 - 25/09/2022 19:34:30    2441826

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Problem with gweedore today was some of there better players just didn't look fit for championship football. You could see after 20 minutes, they were struggling to stay with the pace of the game.
Like NC some players are at the end of there career, and will be hard to replace.
For the players gweedore have had this past 10-15 years, they probably under achieved, when you consider Glenswilly have 3 county titles.
Whether the county title is next wkends winners, only time will tell. Definitely the favourites will be next weeks winners.
But as i said previously, the NC players, especially the older ones like Thomson, leo, brick, marty boyle, brendan mcdyer, own NC nothing.
Great roll models for all the young players, no controversy during there career, no getting thrown off panels. Just pure hard work and dedication to the cause. Well done NC.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 25/09/2022 21:21:41    2441846

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It was always going to be a tough ask for Gaoth Dobhair but typical of them they kept plugging away and didn't give in to NC right up to the final whistle. I think Alcorn has done a decent job there blooding new players in. When you think of the calibre of players that were missing/retired/unavailable since the Ulster triumph in 2018 - Cassidy, Gillespie, Carroll, Mulligan, McFadden-Ferry, O'Baoíll, Collum that's a serious chunk of quality and experience.

But what can you say about Naomh Conaill? They just keep on trucking away. It's remarkable what they have accomplished over the last 17 years. Everyone is saying that the "real" final is next Saturday. But I think it'd be very foolish to rule NC out. They'll have been disappointed at how last year's final went. A Naomh Conaill team written off is a dangerous one.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8186 - 26/09/2022 09:24:24    2441863

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Think NC will win the final. They are in cruise control. We haven't seen them at 100% yet. Remember this is a team who bet Gweedore and Glenties comfortably last year and got stung by a Eunans team waiting in the long grass.
With the way the draw has worked out this year, I think Glenties will be the ones waiting in the grass this year.
They are missing no one from last year's team who bet Kilcar and Gweedore except for Ultan Doherty but strong talk he'll be back for final as he was togged and ready if needed. Kieran Gallagher is back playing with the reserves and Id imagine himself and Nathan Byrne will be added to the senior panel.
People are writing NC off, pure madness.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 877 - 26/09/2022 17:42:38    2441963

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Looking forward to the Intermediate final. Both teams have tradition and would see themselves as senior clubs. I think they'll both try to play football & win it as opposed to just trying not to be beaten if that makes sense, and the neutrals should get to see a good game as a result.

Kilcar & Eunans should also be a great game. Paddy McBrearty has been in irresisitible form. It will be interesting to see who picks him up. Naomh Conaill are in a lovely position. They'll be underdogs no matter which team they face, they will have had an extra week's recovery time & will have a chance to get a good look at both potential opponents ahead of the final.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8186 - 27/09/2022 09:29:54    2441985

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Think NC will win the final. They are in cruise control. We haven't seen them at 100% yet. Remember this is a team who bet Gweedore and Glenties comfortably last year and got stung by a Eunans team waiting in the long grass.
With the way the draw has worked out this year, I think Glenties will be the ones waiting in the grass this year.
They are missing no one from last year's team who bet Kilcar and Gweedore except for Ultan Doherty but strong talk he'll be back for final as he was togged and ready if needed. Kieran Gallagher is back playing with the reserves and Id imagine himself and Nathan Byrne will be added to the senior panel.
People are writing NC off, pure madness."
From what I have seen and heard Eunans are even better than last year. Their stats are incredible and they waste very little. They will adapt to whatever NC bring and win comfortably enough.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7336 - 27/09/2022 12:14:19    2442021

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "From what I have seen and heard Eunans are even better than last year. Their stats are incredible and they waste very little. They will adapt to whatever NC bring and win comfortably enough."
St. Eunans certainly are the team to beat, they have even managed to improve their squad on last year, while the challengers seem to have all regressed a little bit.

Kilcar will be no easy game for them on Saturday though, if Patrick and Ryan are on top form they will have a very good chance or progressing. There will be a few players on the kilcar squad such as Mark McHugh, Ciaran Mcginley etc who are starting to push on in years now and know they don't have all that many opportunities left now to claim a 2nd Dr. Maguire and they really don't want to finish their careers having only won 1 with the group of players they've had. So I'd expect Kilcar to really push them very hard. I'm going to go against the grain and predict them to win in extra time.

FootballGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 159 - 27/09/2022 13:43:58    2442039

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What ever happened to young Eoghan McGettigan who was corner forward for Naomh Conaill a couple years ago? Unbelievable that they've been able to win championships without him. Such a panel they have.

HB245 (Monaghan) - Posts: 133 - 27/09/2022 14:19:34    2442043

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "From what I have seen and heard Eunans are even better than last year. Their stats are incredible and they waste very little. They will adapt to whatever NC bring and win comfortably enough."
That's if Eunans beat Kilcar which is no easy task either, in the intermediate final I hope Dungloe win it, no harm to Glen but what I heard of the sledging that went on in the semi final and for that reason alone I'd rather see Dungloe win it.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2205 - 27/09/2022 14:45:15    2442046

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "That's if Eunans beat Kilcar which is no easy task either, in the intermediate final I hope Dungloe win it, no harm to Glen but what I heard of the sledging that went on in the semi final and for that reason alone I'd rather see Dungloe win it."
I would think most in the county would be shouting for a Glen. Thought it's not likely they would last too long in senior but a title would show good progress.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7336 - 27/09/2022 14:55:17    2442048

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