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Rory is like the Elon Musk of the Donegal Thread. Except he only thinks that he owns it.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 325 - 11/11/2022 12:56:04    2447178

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Glenties will be sore about crashing out today and roughly so, they shouldn't have been well out the gate by full time.

Some of the substitions by management were baffling. Odhran Doherty was their best player after McKelvey and this season and was hauled off. Couldnt have been injured as he was back on for FT. Brought Leo McLoone back on as well. Surely there is better options on the bench than bringing on a tired player?

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 409 - 13/11/2022 17:05:14    2447399

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Hard luck to naomh conail, left it all out on the field. Missed A Thomson and brendan mcdyer. Two experienced men, and with ultan Doherty only back for his first game this year (did exceptionally well when introduced), and gallagher just back. And then mcgettigan not playing at all this year, we were stretching the panel and it finally caught up with us.
But as a proud naomh conail man, i couldn't fault any player.
Congratulations to the victorious team, great committed team who never threw in the towel. And i have to say there supporters were brilliant and very friendly.

My only complaint was the referee.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 613 - 13/11/2022 19:31:08    2447433

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Replying To The keeper:  "Hard luck to naomh conail, left it all out on the field. Missed A Thomson and brendan mcdyer. Two experienced men, and with ultan Doherty only back for his first game this year (did exceptionally well when introduced), and gallagher just back. And then mcgettigan not playing at all this year, we were stretching the panel and it finally caught up with us.
But as a proud naomh conail man, i couldn't fault any player.
Congratulations to the victorious team, great committed team who never threw in the towel. And i have to say there supporters were brilliant and very friendly.

My only complaint was the referee."
Come on now stop the excuses, n Conal have a big enough squad. Injuries happen lad you can't be blaming the defeat on missing two players who are in there mid thirties. For a county like Donegal we have to be beating club teams in Antrim it just proves what I'm saying Donegal football is not in a good place. I watched the glen errigal ciaran game I must say two outstanding teams and a very enjoyable game.. no disrespect to n Conal but st eunans wudnt be losing that game today this might offend a few people but it's true.. best teams don't always win finals. N Conal fans don't waste your time disputing this cause it's true..

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1865 - 13/11/2022 21:42:36    2447461

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Come on now stop the excuses, n Conal have a big enough squad. Injuries happen lad you can't be blaming the defeat on missing two players who are in there mid thirties. For a county like Donegal we have to be beating club teams in Antrim it just proves what I'm saying Donegal football is not in a good place. I watched the glen errigal ciaran game I must say two outstanding teams and a very enjoyable game.. no disrespect to n Conal but st eunans wudnt be losing that game today this might offend a few people but it's true.. best teams don't always win finals. N Conal fans don't waste your time disputing this cause it's true.."
The fact is we were missing key men, its not excuses. Its facts and that stretches you panel.
But we still had the game won in normal time and were 4 points up in extra time. So that is down to us not finishing it off, and in fairness the opposition never gave up also.
And even Mchugh said the referee was lets put it mildly, harsh on us.
So as i said congratulations to them and there supporter's.
We all know you wanted us to get beat because your jealous of our success and to make the silly point you made above about donegal football.
You can see it in your posts, wanting naomh conail to fail, and even donegal to fail to prove the last management did a great job, how sad is that.

But what a club team does in ulster has no reflection on how good or bad a county team is, so nice try, but you failed.
Kilcoo are all champions and have been around this last few years, yet Down how have they been doing?
When Crossmaglen were winning all irelands, how many did there county win. 1 all Ireland

When nemo rangers were winning all irelands, how many did Cork win, they still were in kerrys shadow.

You go talking about the other ulster games then, Glen v Errigal Cieran and they must both be brilliant.

How many tryone club sides have won ulster? Yet there County side can will All Irelands.

So stop wanting Donegal gaa to fail just so the previous management can have some moral victory.
And you lecture us and what a real supporter is, yea me and others see right through you.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 613 - 14/11/2022 10:03:21    2447473

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Come on now stop the excuses, n Conal have a big enough squad. Injuries happen lad you can't be blaming the defeat on missing two players who are in there mid thirties. For a county like Donegal we have to be beating club teams in Antrim it just proves what I'm saying Donegal football is not in a good place. I watched the glen errigal ciaran game I must say two outstanding teams and a very enjoyable game.. no disrespect to n Conal but st eunans wudnt be losing that game today this might offend a few people but it's true.. best teams don't always win finals. N Conal fans don't waste your time disputing this cause it's true.."
I honestly think this is the most sensible thing you have ever scripted on here.

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1352 - 14/11/2022 10:13:57    2447475

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Replying To The keeper:  "Hard luck to naomh conail, left it all out on the field. Missed A Thomson and brendan mcdyer. Two experienced men, and with ultan Doherty only back for his first game this year (did exceptionally well when introduced), and gallagher just back. And then mcgettigan not playing at all this year, we were stretching the panel and it finally caught up with us.
But as a proud naomh conail man, i couldn't fault any player.
Congratulations to the victorious team, great committed team who never threw in the towel. And i have to say there supporters were brilliant and very friendly.

My only complaint was the referee."
You weren't complaining about the referee after the county final was gifted to u tho.

These kinda things have a habit of been evened out.

Hard luck yesterday.

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1352 - 14/11/2022 10:25:07    2447479

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Replying To The keeper:  "The fact is we were missing key men, its not excuses. Its facts and that stretches you panel.
But we still had the game won in normal time and were 4 points up in extra time. So that is down to us not finishing it off, and in fairness the opposition never gave up also.
And even Mchugh said the referee was lets put it mildly, harsh on us.
So as i said congratulations to them and there supporter's.
We all know you wanted us to get beat because your jealous of our success and to make the silly point you made above about donegal football.
You can see it in your posts, wanting naomh conail to fail, and even donegal to fail to prove the last management did a great job, how sad is that.

But what a club team does in ulster has no reflection on how good or bad a county team is, so nice try, but you failed.
Kilcoo are all champions and have been around this last few years, yet Down how have they been doing?
When Crossmaglen were winning all irelands, how many did there county win. 1 all Ireland

When nemo rangers were winning all irelands, how many did Cork win, they still were in kerrys shadow.

You go talking about the other ulster games then, Glen v Errigal Cieran and they must both be brilliant.

How many tryone club sides have won ulster? Yet there County side can will All Irelands.

So stop wanting Donegal gaa to fail just so the previous management can have some moral victory.
And you lecture us and what a real supporter is, yea me and others see right through you."
Take it on the chin lad forget about the ifs. You were the first poster on gloating when Derry beat Donegal in Ulster final last year because you didn't like bonner.. you have the cheek to say I don't want n Conal orDonegal to do well. Your a sore loser if our county champions can't beat the Antrim champions we have a problem. I think I'm entitled to say st eunans would have win that game yesterday. Your on about injuries yet when I mentioned bonner having bad luck with injuries your response was that's what squads are for. Double standards lad. .

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1865 - 14/11/2022 11:36:17    2447493

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "You weren't complaining about the referee after the county final was gifted to u tho.

These kinda things have a habit of been evened out.

Hard luck yesterday."
I just stated the referee was harsh on us putting it mildly. Also carlin scored a point that was a meter wide.
However i also stated that it was down to us we got beat and praised the opposition. When your 3 points up with the last kick of the game, or 4 up in extra time, you should see it out.
Despite the likes of rorysboys looking down on Antrim football, its a hard place to go, as they are a proud county and take there gaa serious.
Remember the year gweedore won the ulster final, they still only came out of Belfast with a 4 point victory and got the scare of there lives. So maybe posters should show a bit of respect towards Antrim football. No team ever got an easy game in belfast.
I for one enjoyed our trip into belfast, and have to say had a fantastic day even after we got beat.
The supporter's and staff at the ground were extremely helpful and friendly.
Even when it went to a penalty shoot out, we all agreed neither side deserved to lose that way.
I also stated when we won the county final against kilcar, its no way to decide a gaa match. Its an amateur game and players deserve better.
The referee got it completely wrong in the county final, most honest gaa people including Naomh conail agree that it was never a red card. But has any side ever been critical off a referee when a decision goes there way?
Its been a great year for our club, 2022 county senior champions
Lets hope Donegal gaa show as much resilience as naomh conail has shown over the last 17 years. If they do we will not be far away when it comes to winning silverware.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 613 - 14/11/2022 11:46:36    2447498

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Where is this arrogance about Donegal club football coming from? What right or presumption do they have about beating other sides particularly Antrim who have a far better record in the club competitions. St. Gall's of Belfast have been in 2 recent All Ireland finals winning one and losing one. They've also been Kilmacud 7s champions so less of the nonsense about Donegal club football.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9558 - 14/11/2022 13:16:33    2447514

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Where is this arrogance about Donegal club football coming from? What right or presumption do they have about beating other sides particularly Antrim who have a far better record in the club competitions. St. Gall's of Belfast have been in 2 recent All Ireland finals winning one and losing one. They've also been Kilmacud 7s champions so less of the nonsense about Donegal club football."
Didn't Cargin not lose there last 5 Ulster championship matches, maybe that's a reason.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1865 - 14/11/2022 13:41:33    2447523

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Where is this arrogance about Donegal club football coming from? What right or presumption do they have about beating other sides particularly Antrim who have a far better record in the club competitions. St. Gall's of Belfast have been in 2 recent All Ireland finals winning one and losing one. They've also been Kilmacud 7s champions so less of the nonsense about Donegal club football."
The arrogance is all about one poster trying to get one over on another poster. He's more interested in having online arguments and annoying other posters than anything else.

Most Donegal fans would expect us to do well against an Antrim club, but not necessarily beat them.

I'd be well aware of St Galls success and it's never been the case that a club team success is in any way related to county success.

The narrative just shows the lack of knowledge and respect this poster has for anyone who disagrees with them. It's not what most knowledgeable Donegal fans think.

Al_Maguire (Donegal) - Posts: 216 - 14/11/2022 13:48:36    2447525

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Where is this arrogance about Donegal club football coming from? What right or presumption do they have about beating other sides particularly Antrim who have a far better record in the club competitions. St. Gall's of Belfast have been in 2 recent All Ireland finals winning one and losing one. They've also been Kilmacud 7s champions so less of the nonsense about Donegal club football."
I agree wholeheartedly, Antrim Clubs have been terrific over the years, some fantastic teams. Please don't pay any attention, there is an ongoing quarrel going on between a couple of posters here.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 325 - 14/11/2022 14:11:27    2447527

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Replying To Al_Maguire:  "The arrogance is all about one poster trying to get one over on another poster. He's more interested in having online arguments and annoying other posters than anything else.

Most Donegal fans would expect us to do well against an Antrim club, but not necessarily beat them.

I'd be well aware of St Galls success and it's never been the case that a club team success is in any way related to county success.

The narrative just shows the lack of knowledge and respect this poster has for anyone who disagrees with them. It's not what most knowledgeable Donegal fans think."
Hang on there I'm not disrespecting Antrim football I'm stating fact. Cahair o Kane has a tweet up today of every counties record this last ten years in Ulster club c ship. Go and see it. And Antrim are at the bottom. .

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1865 - 14/11/2022 14:53:23    2447531

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Come on now stop the excuses, n Conal have a big enough squad. Injuries happen lad you can't be blaming the defeat on missing two players who are in there mid thirties. For a county like Donegal we have to be beating club teams in Antrim it just proves what I'm saying Donegal football is not in a good place. I watched the glen errigal ciaran game I must say two outstanding teams and a very enjoyable game.. no disrespect to n Conal but st eunans wudnt be losing that game today this might offend a few people but it's true.. best teams don't always win finals. N Conal fans don't waste your time disputing this cause it's true.."
So you think the team that in the last 17 years who have only won 2 ulster games and lost 6 ulster games would've done better yesterday for what reason? They were there last year got beat in there own ground and in the county final we the inferior team. They are also Donegals second most decorative team but yet never even competed in an ulster final. So don't come at me with that dribble

naomh_conaill_4 (Donegal) - Posts: 466 - 14/11/2022 16:28:37    2447559

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Replying To naomh_conaill_4:  "So you think the team that in the last 17 years who have only won 2 ulster games and lost 6 ulster games would've done better yesterday for what reason? They were there last year got beat in there own ground and in the county final we the inferior team. They are also Donegals second most decorative team but yet never even competed in an ulster final. So don't come at me with that dribble"
Must be I can't gave an opinion. What I'm saying is what most people I talked to today are saying is that eunans would have done better in Ulster.. this is from a neutral. I firmly believe it

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1865 - 14/11/2022 17:07:05    2447566

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For what it matters Donegal have some great footballers but have relied upon that slow backwards and sideways handpassing stuff far too much. Instead of going out to win games with great players like Michael Murphy Donegal have tried to stop the opposition too much.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9558 - 14/11/2022 17:24:09    2447569

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Where is this arrogance about Donegal club football coming from? What right or presumption do they have about beating other sides particularly Antrim who have a far better record in the club competitions. St. Gall's of Belfast have been in 2 recent All Ireland finals winning one and losing one. They've also been Kilmacud 7s champions so less of the nonsense about Donegal club football."
I can tell you for a fact, there was no naomh conail player or supporter that expected anything other than a massive battle in belfast.
There is just one poster on here, who has little knowledge about the game, that continues to drag people into arguments. A key board warrior.

Good luck to Carlin gaa in the next round, i would love to see yous in an ulster final.

As whether Eunans could of done better, well they weren't good enough on county final day, so we will never know. But they have not a great history in ulster, so they cant really talk.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 613 - 14/11/2022 17:50:58    2447574

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Must be I can't gave an opinion. What I'm saying is what most people I talked to today are saying is that eunans would have done better in Ulster.. this is from a neutral. I firmly believe it"
How could they have done better when they were already beaten by the team that lost yesterday. They lost the County Final, they can come back and have another go next year. Naomh Conaill Senior County Champions 2022, get over it.

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 54 - 14/11/2022 18:04:56    2447576

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "You weren't complaining about the referee after the county final was gifted to u tho.

These kinda things have a habit of been evened out.

Hard luck yesterday."
Ah your back, it took you a good while to get over the County Final.

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 54 - 14/11/2022 18:09:00    2447577

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