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Replying To rorysboys:  "Was expecting a lot better to be honest. Just my opinion"
Were ya aye, had a glance through it there and it's already a thousand times better than what was there.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1324 - 24/03/2024 09:40:39    2532983

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "Were ya aye, had a glance through it there and it's already a thousand times better than what was there."
Sure that wudnt be hard lad. I'm not saying it's bad it's not.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2431 - 24/03/2024 10:34:50    2532998

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Sure that wudnt be hard lad. I'm not saying it's bad it's not."
You obviously paid no heed to the PRO announcement: ' The new http://donegalgaa.ie is now LIVE!! As previously outlined, I ask that you bear with me whilst I work to adjust, improve & enhance the new site. I ensure my best efforts at all times. Your patience in the past months has been appreciated! Sinéad, PRO CLG Dhún na nGall'

StockholmGael (Donegal) - Posts: 117 - 24/03/2024 13:11:49    2533033

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "You obviously paid no heed to the PRO announcement: ' The new http://donegalgaa.ie is now LIVE!! As previously outlined, I ask that you bear with me whilst I work to adjust, improve & enhance the new site. I ensure my best efforts at all times. Your patience in the past months has been appreciated! Sinéad, PRO CLG Dhún na nGall'"
Once they have a certain ex manager's head stuck in place of the Donegal crest, he will be pleased and only then.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1324 - 24/03/2024 15:52:38    2533114

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Was expecting a lot better to be honest. Just my opinion"
A functioning, maintainable, and upgradeable website is essential for an organisation like Donegal GAA, and this is the first time the organisation can say they have a website that merits any of those labels. The previous iterations of the website were notoriously user-hostile, but it was evident that little-to-no maintenance was ever carried out on the site. The board will be paying a consultancy firm to build, maintain, and host the new site etc, but I'm sure there will be an awful lot of effort on the part of the PROs to keep migration costs down and to streamline updates.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 408 - 24/03/2024 15:55:39    2533119

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "Once they have a certain ex manager's head stuck in place of the Donegal crest, he will be pleased and only then."
Very easy to offend on here. . I said there was nothing wrong with the new layout but that I expected a wee bit better. Jez lads am I not entitled to an opinion. Anti rorysboys agenda still going on but as it you two boys I wudnt mind. Lol

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2431 - 24/03/2024 16:04:45    2533128

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "You obviously paid no heed to the PRO announcement: ' The new http://donegalgaa.ie is now LIVE!! As previously outlined, I ask that you bear with me whilst I work to adjust, improve & enhance the new site. I ensure my best efforts at all times. Your patience in the past months has been appreciated! Sinéad, PRO CLG Dhún na nGall'"
The way they have launched the website is exactly the right way to do it. Everything isn't completely finished, but by launching it they will get feedback on how it's performing and identify any bad user experiences that can be improved in due course. That's how modern IT systems are developed.

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 490 - 24/03/2024 17:20:36    2533195

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Replying To greenfan:  "The way they have launched the website is exactly the right way to do it. Everything isn't completely finished, but by launching it they will get feedback on how it's performing and identify any bad user experiences that can be improved in due course. That's how modern IT systems are developed."
All we need now is fixtures and results coming in quick. Sure we'll all be happy then. Not to hard to please rorysboys. Old school to the bone.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2431 - 24/03/2024 18:14:58    2533229

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Big day Sunday expecting huge support. A league final with mc Guinness in charge that's what we wanted, now hopefully we'll turn up in big numbers no excuses lads it's a Sunday with a bank holiday Monday. Come out and support the lads they deserve it plus we'll have a chance to see Derry. Super Sundays don't come any better. Armagh will travel in huge numbers but hopefully so will we.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2431 - 24/03/2024 18:40:18    2533246

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Replying To rorysboys:  "All we need now is fixtures and results coming in quick. Sure we'll all be happy then. Not to hard to please rorysboys. Old school to the bone."
I would agree with that, a Website is only as good as how well its kept up to date and that especially includes the people that sends in results.

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 305 - 24/03/2024 18:52:03    2533256

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Don't agree with these league finals at all. Leagues should be a race to the top, same as the promotion and relegation places, score dif and head to head results to decide if level on points.
Will Derry be going all out to try and beat Dublin? I doubt it, Dublin can afford to go for it cause they will stroll through Leinster.
Derry and ourselves have a big game coming in 3 weeks so I see no point busting a gut and risking injuries to key players when we have already got promoted,
saying that any day your beating McGeeney and Armagh is a day to enjoy to the fullest.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2786 - 24/03/2024 21:12:34    2533332

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Don't agree with these league finals at all. Leagues should be a race to the top, same as the promotion and relegation places, score dif and head to head results to decide if level on points.
Will Derry be going all out to try and beat Dublin? I doubt it, Dublin can afford to go for it cause they will stroll through Leinster.
Derry and ourselves have a big game coming in 3 weeks so I see no point busting a gut and risking injuries to key players when we have already got promoted,
saying that any day your beating McGeeney and Armagh is a day to enjoy to the fullest."
We will be going flat out against Dublin. It isn't every day we get to a Division one final. We will be going there to win. A National League title to add to the Ulster Championships would be another milestone on the road to what we hope is an all Ireland. I must admit though that the return of Jim McGuinness adds a different factor to Donegal. Not saying I fear youse but certainly very wary of the fixture coming up, I would have preferred literally anyone else.

Jazzyjeff (Derry) - Posts: 175 - 24/03/2024 21:40:35    2533343

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "I would agree with that, a Website is only as good as how well its kept up to date and that especially includes the people that sends in results."
lol if you know you know

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 408 - 25/03/2024 00:36:54    2533405

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Replying To Commodore:  "This would be my current ranking and logic for that ranking

Tier 1 - Dublin, Derry & Kerry - Likely serious All Ireland challengers

Tier 2 - Mayo, Tyrone, Galway - Potential All Ireland challengers, but not consistently firing on all cylinders at this point in the year.

Tier 3 - Armagh, Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon - Armagh and Donegal look good in Division 2, while Monaghan and Roscommon struggling in Division 1, all of these sides have potential to move into the Tier 2 bracket come Championship."
I agree with tier 1 but over the last 2/3 years I'd have Armagh and Donegal along with Tyrone, mayo and Galway, although I do think Galway have massive potential to go to tier 1

Liftball (Armagh) - Posts: 12 - 25/03/2024 11:37:58    2533489

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Replying To Commodore:  "This would be my current ranking and logic for that ranking

Tier 1 - Dublin, Derry & Kerry - Likely serious All Ireland challengers

Tier 2 - Mayo, Tyrone, Galway - Potential All Ireland challengers, but not consistently firing on all cylinders at this point in the year.

Tier 3 - Armagh, Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon - Armagh and Donegal look good in Division 2, while Monaghan and Roscommon struggling in Division 1, all of these sides have potential to move into the Tier 2 bracket come Championship."
I agree with tier 1 but over the last 2/3 years I'd have Armagh and Donegal along with Tyrone, mayo and Galway, although I do think Galway have massive potential to go to tier 1

Liftball (Armagh) - Posts: 12 - 25/03/2024 11:52:55    2533499

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Replying To Liftball:  "
Replying To Commodore:  "This would be my current ranking and logic for that ranking

Tier 1 - Dublin, Derry & Kerry - Likely serious All Ireland challengers

Tier 2 - Mayo, Tyrone, Galway - Potential All Ireland challengers, but not consistently firing on all cylinders at this point in the year.

Tier 3 - Armagh, Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon - Armagh and Donegal look good in Division 2, while Monaghan and Roscommon struggling in Division 1, all of these sides have potential to move into the Tier 2 bracket come Championship."
I agree with tier 1 but over the last 2/3 years I'd have Armagh and Donegal along with Tyrone, mayo and Galway, although I do think Galway have massive potential to go to tier 1"
Yeah I agree. Galway yesterday missing Shane Walsh, Damien Comer, Finnerty, Killian McDaid and others, huge quality players and Paul Conroy is just back, I would expect to see a bounce upwards from them come Championship if they get those players fit, but not sure if they will have enough time to get match fit. Hugely talented players to be without.

In fairness I think Armagh overall are looking stronger than both Tyrone and Donegal at the moment, realistically Armagh are Derry's closest challengers at the moment, I only listed them in Tier 3 because of the National League position, but I think Derry and Armagh are ahead of the rest in Ulster.

Commodore (Donegal) - Posts: 1123 - 25/03/2024 11:53:37    2533502

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Replying To Commodore:  "
Replying To Liftball:  "[quote=Commodore:  "This would be my current ranking and logic for that ranking

Tier 1 - Dublin, Derry & Kerry - Likely serious All Ireland challengers

Tier 2 - Mayo, Tyrone, Galway - Potential All Ireland challengers, but not consistently firing on all cylinders at this point in the year.

Tier 3 - Armagh, Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon - Armagh and Donegal look good in Division 2, while Monaghan and Roscommon struggling in Division 1, all of these sides have potential to move into the Tier 2 bracket come Championship."
I agree with tier 1 but over the last 2/3 years I'd have Armagh and Donegal along with Tyrone, mayo and Galway, although I do think Galway have massive potential to go to tier 1"
Yeah I agree. Galway yesterday missing Shane Walsh, Damien Comer, Finnerty, Killian McDaid and others, huge quality players and Paul Conroy is just back, I would expect to see a bounce upwards from them come Championship if they get those players fit, but not sure if they will have enough time to get match fit. Hugely talented players to be without.

In fairness I think Armagh overall are looking stronger than both Tyrone and Donegal at the moment, realistically Armagh are Derry's closest challengers at the moment, I only listed them in Tier 3 because of the National League position, but I think Derry and Armagh are ahead of the rest in Ulster."]A lot of teams reporting a large amount of injuries. Ourselves paddy mc brearty, Ryan mc Hugh.eoin ban. Conor o Donnell. Caolan mc Colgan.Brendan mc Cole. With cship 4 weeks out it's not good preparation. Galway. In the same boat.. games coming thick and fast as I predicted a while ago you need a good run with injuries. The dubs look good going to be hard to stop have a big squad and avoiding injuries so far but that could change. Derry look good but I think donegal could ambush them.. Sunday will tell a lot about them.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2431 - 25/03/2024 12:05:45    2533509

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Re: Meath match on Saturday night.

In summary the opening 21 minutes was poor, well our decision making in the final 3rd was poor and lot of sloppy passing, similar to the opening half against Kildare and other games too. However the flurry before half time made the scoreboard look respectable and the 2nd half was much better.

I was in main stand behind Donegal dug out, didn't see what happened Patrick McBrearty, he was gone down the tunnel before I realised he was off. I seen the heavy hit on Ryan McHugh, I thought the ref was poor enough, not unlike Cavan or Kildare games.

It was a dead rubber match, but still concerning that we have no Brendan McCole, Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Jason McGee or Conor O'Donnell participating in pre-match drills yet, and not sure why Michael Langan wasn't even on the bench for the game. Now its looking like Paddy McBrearty will be out with a serious injury and unclear if Ryan McHugh's knock is serious.

We are missing too many key players at the moment with Derry looming in 4 weeks.

Commodore (Donegal) - Posts: 1123 - 25/03/2024 12:06:03    2533511

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Replying To Commodore:  "Re: Meath match on Saturday night.

In summary the opening 21 minutes was poor, well our decision making in the final 3rd was poor and lot of sloppy passing, similar to the opening half against Kildare and other games too. However the flurry before half time made the scoreboard look respectable and the 2nd half was much better.

I was in main stand behind Donegal dug out, didn't see what happened Patrick McBrearty, he was gone down the tunnel before I realised he was off. I seen the heavy hit on Ryan McHugh, I thought the ref was poor enough, not unlike Cavan or Kildare games.

It was a dead rubber match, but still concerning that we have no Brendan McCole, Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Jason McGee or Conor O'Donnell participating in pre-match drills yet, and not sure why Michael Langan wasn't even on the bench for the game. Now its looking like Paddy McBrearty will be out with a serious injury and unclear if Ryan McHugh's knock is serious.

We are missing too many key players at the moment with Derry looming in 4 weeks."
I don't see the point of risking key players in games that mean nothing, we are already promoted, now Paddy and Ryan could be out for a while, the focus should be on Derry and even then the bigger focus should be getting it right for the group stages of the All Ireland series.
Derry remind me a bit of ourselves in 2020, being hyped by the media, back to back Ulster Champions, I don't know what Sunday will tell us either, I expect Dublin to beat them even if Derry go all out for the win, Derry are reaching their peak and with Mickey there now the potential is there to land the big one, just hard to know, the wheels can come off the cart very quick too.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2786 - 25/03/2024 14:52:56    2533607

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I don't see the point of risking key players in games that mean nothing, we are already promoted, now Paddy and Ryan could be out for a while, the focus should be on Derry and even then the bigger focus should be getting it right for the group stages of the All Ireland series.
Derry remind me a bit of ourselves in 2020, being hyped by the media, back to back Ulster Champions, I don't know what Sunday will tell us either, I expect Dublin to beat them even if Derry go all out for the win, Derry are reaching their peak and with Mickey there now the potential is there to land the big one, just hard to know, the wheels can come off the cart very quick too."
I suppose the thinking is that injuries can and will happen at any time. Paddy and Ryan could just as easily have done themselves an injury in Convoy as in Ballybofey on Saturday night. It's very unfortunate. Really hope the injuries aren't too bad and that with a bit of rest and recovery between now and the Derry game they'll be good to go. (Who knows - maybe a bit of mid games are afoot?)

Derry are going well but like you say, if we could cause an upset and turn them over, would that disruption to their momentum be fatal? Maybe not. Harte has a proven track record of getting Tyrone going again in the old qualifier system.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9211 - 25/03/2024 16:27:03    2533650

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