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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Don't think it's going to happen so probably best just to ignore him. He doesn't seem to have the capacity to engage in grown up debate. Maybe he is on his school holidays as another poster suggested.

After a while he may get fed up listening to himself as the rest of us have."
Won't happen peilodoir I'm a stayer. Why do you keep posting about me. I can debate anything about football in a fair manner, I can gave praise when it's needed and often do I very rarely abuse players or management I respect the effort they put in.. I definitely don't belittle the effort players who have an all Ireland in their back pockets have put in.. all good men . What have you ever done on a football field . You laugh at me getting 6 points in lockjaw's competition. Does it mean that you got more points than me that you know more about football than I do. In your world you probably think that.. there's a lot of great gaa people in Donegal who deserve our county being up with the likes of Kerry and Dublin. We have decent support by going to all the games you get to meet these fantastic people but were miles off the mayo's of this world, we have about 3 to 4 thousand hardcore supporters who travel everywhere. These are the people I love to see Jim and the boys doing well for but as for the bandwagon supporters like yourself I just don't entertain yous. Mayo had 13000 at last home game we wudnt even get that in championship unless we get to play a big team in croker…. .

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2401 - 13/02/2024 13:35:20    2525850

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Replying To Commodore:  "Kieran Gillespie was an absolute beast of a defender prior to his injuries, looked a like a powerful full back or corner back in the making at that stage. Very sad for young player like him, but sounds like he might be on the road back.

Conor Morrison was another ferocious corner back who got badly injured, seen him in Club Championship in Glenties this year and I thought he looked impressive again, might make it back to County level again soon.

Luke Keaney in 2014 looked like another future Corner back but he also suffered hip issues I think and his career ended, we've definitely missed out on a few top quality defenders due to injury. He definitely had massive potential."
Yeah I think Kieran was destined for a great county career but for the series of unfortunate injuries. At this stage I'd say just let him be happy with whatever level of football he feels comfortable at.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9133 - 13/02/2024 14:30:44    2525866

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Replying To RoryGall35:  "Folks I follow Kieran Gillespie on instagram and he is in some shape..He put up a video of him hitting balls on a pitch and he looked very comfortable...I know he's had two very bad knee injuries but what age is he and is he'll definitely gone from county team..what a massive talent he was..."
He'll be 27 this summer. Still time, if he stays injury free and has the hunger for intercounty. I suspect he wants to get back to that level. He's put incredible effort into his rehab. Good to see him kicking balls. Listening to the DL debate interview with Kieran Cunningham this week he mentioned that McGuinness tried to convince MacNiallais (as well as Murphy) to sign up. Word on the street is MacNiallais is off to Australia.

StockholmGael (Donegal) - Posts: 112 - 13/02/2024 20:57:11    2525937

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "How do we see the Fermanagh game going? I would be quietly confident that we'll get the job done and get another two points on the board. The fact that it's in Letterkenny, and against a confident Fermanagh team would just make me a wee bit edgy all the same. Player for player, we're a better team but we'll need to be tuned in and take nothing for granted. They'd love nothing better than to take our scalp.

Jim has been changing things up game by game. Some of it injury-enforced and probably wants to get game time into as much of the panel as possible. It's no longer a cliche to say it's a 26 man game now. We need all panel members to be able to step in and make a contribution when required. Different sport obviously, but I was interested to hear Erik ten Hag's comments on Scott McTominay last Sunday evening after his late winner against Aston Villa. He made the point that McTominay was always ready to come in and make a difference, whether it was as a starter or an impact sub. No complaining, just head down, work hard and add value to the team when introduced. I would say that's exactly the kind of culture Jim is trying to cultivate within the squad."
If we can't beat the Erne men at home - no matter what the record at the venue is - forget about been any type of serious operator.

We will IMO put them away easily.

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1595 - 13/02/2024 22:06:50    2525945

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Shaun Patton played two Ulster club championship for st eunans a year or two before bonner persuaded him to join the Donegal set up. Patton was playing with Sligo rovers but got injured and cork city approached him. He said he was thinking of going to cork but bonner persuaded him to join the Donegal squad the rest they say is history. Doesn't sound good on a big club like eunans that it would take an outsider to get Patton.. I know it hurts you but admit I'm right. If I must say myself I'm seldom wrong. Enjoy your break now true to form you had 4 goes at me this morning.."
He did not play 2 ulster championships- your as far away as Fanad lighthouse from the club scene

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1595 - 13/02/2024 22:08:42    2525946

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Don't think it's going to happen so probably best just to ignore him. He doesn't seem to have the capacity to engage in grown up debate. Maybe he is on his school holidays as another poster suggested.

After a while he may get fed up listening to himself as the rest of us have."
+ 1

This is a fair point. Will give it a go

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1595 - 13/02/2024 22:09:48    2525947

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "He did not play 2 ulster championships- your as far away as Fanad lighthouse from the club scene"
Did he not play against Roslea and Omagh in 2014 I think. Good man come back with an answer asap. R u really a eunans man

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2401 - 14/02/2024 10:25:58    2525990

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "+ 1

This is a fair point. Will give it a go"
Yea you and peiladoir ignore me when yous know I'm right and can't answer my questions. lol.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2401 - 14/02/2024 10:34:07    2525996

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "He'll be 27 this summer. Still time, if he stays injury free and has the hunger for intercounty. I suspect he wants to get back to that level. He's put incredible effort into his rehab. Good to see him kicking balls. Listening to the DL debate interview with Kieran Cunningham this week he mentioned that McGuinness tried to convince MacNiallais (as well as Murphy) to sign up. Word on the street is MacNiallais is off to Australia."
Yeah Odhran has already left for Oz.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9133 - 14/02/2024 10:40:22    2525999

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Did he not play against Roslea and Omagh in 2014 I think. Good man come back with an answer asap. R u really a eunans man"
Hi rorysboys: You are correct. From the archives there was an S Patton in goals both days, 9th Nov 14 and 16th Nov 14.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 648 - 14/02/2024 12:13:45    2526011

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "If we can't beat the Erne men at home - no matter what the record at the venue is - forget about been any type of serious operator.

We will IMO put them away easily."
I admire your confidence and hope you're right. Beware pride before a fall though!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9133 - 14/02/2024 12:22:10    2526015

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi rorysboys: You are correct. From the archives there was an S Patton in goals both days, 9th Nov 14 and 16th Nov 14."
Good lad il be awaiting eunans forever reply. He'll probably go back hibernating.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2401 - 14/02/2024 12:58:33    2526021

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "I admire your confidence and hope you're right. Beware pride before a fall though!"
I predicted a 6 pt win. No way will Fermanagh beat us. They beat us in Rory Gallagher's time in o donnell park because a lot of our established players wernt rushed back and we played a fairly experimental side. With Donegal going strong it should be handy enough points. The Armagh game is the one that'll gave us an idea where were at.. Jim or mc geeney will not want to lose that one.. by the way I'm not being disrespectful to Fermanagh a small county who deserve a lot of praise.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2401 - 14/02/2024 13:10:00    2526024

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi rorysboys: You are correct. From the archives there was an S Patton in goals both days, 9th Nov 14 and 16th Nov 14."
Correct, Maxi called him in for the ulster campaign in 2014. That is the only 2 games he played for Eunans prior to Bonner getting him involved with the county. He was with Sligo in 2017 and got injured. Cork wanted to sign him but Bonner approached him and he decided to commit to the gaelic. Word on the street was that certain members of Eunans were unhappy about Bonner taking a soccer man into the Donegal squad, Haran included. A few phone calls were made as well citing Eunan's unhappiness. I bet Eunan's are happy now that Bonner persuaded Patton to commit to the GAA.

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 724 - 14/02/2024 14:21:13    2526048

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Replying To ryan:  "Correct, Maxi called him in for the ulster campaign in 2014. That is the only 2 games he played for Eunans prior to Bonner getting him involved with the county. He was with Sligo in 2017 and got injured. Cork wanted to sign him but Bonner approached him and he decided to commit to the gaelic. Word on the street was that certain members of Eunans were unhappy about Bonner taking a soccer man into the Donegal squad, Haran included. A few phone calls were made as well citing Eunan's unhappiness. I bet Eunan's are happy now that Bonner persuaded Patton to commit to the GAA."
Eunans had probably approached PaPa or Niall Morgan or another keeper to join them.
Anyways back to the game, it should be in Ballyshannon, we need another 2 points and we'd get them there. There would have been a massive crowd and atmosphere. Fermanagh were excellent the last day out and the days of them been fragile like Beleek China are long gone. It will a battle. I hope for two more points on the board.

Ulsterchamps72 (Donegal) - Posts: 77 - 14/02/2024 14:54:00    2526054

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Good lad il be awaiting eunans forever reply. He'll probably go back hibernating."
Eunans maintained after the defeat to St Enda's that the Omagh club knew all about them. They had serious homework done on them and knew stuff that they shouldn't have known.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 648 - 14/02/2024 15:15:45    2526057

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Replying To ryan:  "Correct, Maxi called him in for the ulster campaign in 2014. That is the only 2 games he played for Eunans prior to Bonner getting him involved with the county. He was with Sligo in 2017 and got injured. Cork wanted to sign him but Bonner approached him and he decided to commit to the gaelic. Word on the street was that certain members of Eunans were unhappy about Bonner taking a soccer man into the Donegal squad, Haran included. A few phone calls were made as well citing Eunan's unhappiness. I bet Eunan's are happy now that Bonner persuaded Patton to commit to the GAA."
Yea that's the story I heard too. Eunans forever must have been one of the unhappy ones he's still denying it. At the end of the day it was a great bit of business, I remember being at the mc kenna cup game he made his debut I think it was in clones. He had a few shaky moments that day but a few months later he was number 1 and has never looked back..

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2401 - 14/02/2024 15:20:38    2526058

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Replying To rorysboys:  "I predicted a 6 pt win. No way will Fermanagh beat us. They beat us in Rory Gallagher's time in o donnell park because a lot of our established players wernt rushed back and we played a fairly experimental side. With Donegal going strong it should be handy enough points. The Armagh game is the one that'll gave us an idea where were at.. Jim or mc geeney will not want to lose that one.. by the way I'm not being disrespectful to Fermanagh a small county who deserve a lot of praise."
Yeah the Armagh game will be the real acid test ahead of Derry in April.

The question is whether McGuinness will go all out to try and beat Armagh or see where we are at or if he will not show his hand yet.

Commodore (Donegal) - Posts: 1112 - 14/02/2024 15:22:25    2526060

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Replying To Commodore:  "Yeah the Armagh game will be the real acid test ahead of Derry in April.

The question is whether McGuinness will go all out to try and beat Armagh or see where we are at or if he will not show his hand yet."
I know that but I feel he will want to lay down a marker to Armagh, there's a lot at stake in that game although in all probability whoever loses the game will still finish second.. you have to show your hand sometime .

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2401 - 14/02/2024 16:18:17    2526070

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why are people on this forum talking about things that happened in 2014.

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 469 - 14/02/2024 16:26:18    2526071

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