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Replying To ryan:  "Was at the Glenswilly game this evening. No sign of big Murphy, is he still playing club? Thought i read he came off the bench last week."
He was a pundit for BBC at the Down Antrim game. Think the rumours of him making a county comeback are nonsense. Michael is a great pundit, can see him making a great manger too in time.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2786 - 13/04/2024 22:11:56    2537703

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Replying To ryan:  "Was at the Glenswilly game this evening. No sign of big Murphy, is he still playing club? Thought i read he came off the bench last week."
Wasn't he in Newry on Pundit duty?

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1505 - 13/04/2024 22:18:03    2537706

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Replying To ryan:  "Was at the Glenswilly game this evening. No sign of big Murphy, is he still playing club? Thought i read he came off the bench last week."
He was working for the BBC at the Down/Antrim game

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 490 - 13/04/2024 23:43:17    2537710

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Will we beat Derry? Yes or no."
Yes.

It's definitely not going to be easy, but if everything goes well, if we can pick from as close to our strongest deck, of course we can win it. We have fantastic footballers, and I trust Jim to have the game plan right. Of course we will need luck, but the very best of teams need luck.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 14/04/2024 14:07:58    2537748

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Weather forecast looking good for next weekend, should be great for the game and I think a dry day will suit us better, all depends what players we have available but we should give them a good rattle at least, Ulster has been poor so far.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2786 - 14/04/2024 22:45:54    2537864

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Replying To ballboy101:  "Some hammering for Termon against Buncrana yesterday. Big statement of intent from the Inishowen side. New favourites for the Intermediate Championship?"
Think you're getting a bit ahead of yourself after the 2nd week of the league

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 490 - 14/04/2024 23:43:24    2537872

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "He was a pundit for BBC at the Down Antrim game. Think the rumours of him making a county comeback are nonsense. Michael is a great pundit, can see him making a great manger too in time."
Yeah and he's starting a weekly column with the Irish Times as well.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9211 - 15/04/2024 12:18:18    2537996

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Yeah and he's starting a weekly column with the Irish Times as well."
Its a pity, as I think we are too light inside at the minute with McBrearty injured, and Michael Murphy could play a full match inside at FF with this current team and cause mayhem one on one against any defender.

Commodore (Donegal) - Posts: 1123 - 15/04/2024 12:58:35    2538025

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Replying To Commodore:  "Its a pity, as I think we are too light inside at the minute with McBrearty injured, and Michael Murphy could play a full match inside at FF with this current team and cause mayhem one on one against any defender."
Yeah, Hugh McFadden and Langan have been tried on the edge of the square for periods this year, but not much has come of it. but Murphy would be some weapon in there but there's no point wondering

High_and_wide (Donegal) - Posts: 80 - 15/04/2024 13:50:05    2538064

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Once again, yesterday,for a 2nd weekend in a row, our opponents failed to field a reserve team. This is an absolute disgrace but not really surprising. A lot of people forecast this would happen.We have a panel of approx 25 players that haven't had any football at all so far this term.The clubs that voted against ourselves and Letterkenny joining the junior championship should hang their heads.

tidytownman (Donegal) - Posts: 297 - 15/04/2024 18:14:13    2538169

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Replying To tidytownman:  "Once again, yesterday,for a 2nd weekend in a row, our opponents failed to field a reserve team. This is an absolute disgrace but not really surprising. A lot of people forecast this would happen.We have a panel of approx 25 players that haven't had any football at all so far this term.The clubs that voted against ourselves and Letterkenny joining the junior championship should hang their heads."
Hi tidytownman: Was flagged as a bad decision at the time and now proving to be the case.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 654 - 15/04/2024 22:54:49    2538207

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Replying To tidytownman:  "Once again, yesterday,for a 2nd weekend in a row, our opponents failed to field a reserve team. This is an absolute disgrace but not really surprising. A lot of people forecast this would happen.We have a panel of approx 25 players that haven't had any football at all so far this term.The clubs that voted against ourselves and Letterkenny joining the junior championship should hang their heads."
About time for the reserve leagues to be restructured to be regionalized and have their own tiers not tied to the senior teams.

NPadraigAbu (Donegal) - Posts: 46 - 16/04/2024 01:16:01    2538223

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Replying To tidytownman:  "Once again, yesterday,for a 2nd weekend in a row, our opponents failed to field a reserve team. This is an absolute disgrace but not really surprising. A lot of people forecast this would happen.We have a panel of approx 25 players that haven't had any football at all so far this term.The clubs that voted against ourselves and Letterkenny joining the junior championship should hang their heads."
Maybe you should fact check your posts before posting them.

Bundoran have fielded a reserve team this year, just ina different division.

Also, Letterkenny (Gaels) are already in the Intermediate why would they want to drop to Junior?

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 829 - 16/04/2024 09:08:40    2538248

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You would think that with the footballers playing on Saturday that the Hurling game with Mayo could have been on Sunday.We are all supposed to be GAA people not two totally separate groups.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 1073 - 16/04/2024 11:53:29    2538314

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Replying To gunman:  "You would think that with the footballers playing on Saturday that the Hurling game with Mayo could have been on Sunday.We are all supposed to be GAA people not two totally separate groups."
Was thinking the same on the Sunday morning of the League final in Croke Park when there was a full program of LGFA league games played, meaning any GAA volunteers involved with those teams or anyone who wanted to support them couldn't support the men's team in Croke Park

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 490 - 16/04/2024 12:50:07    2538330

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Maybe you should fact check your posts before posting them.

Bundoran have fielded a reserve team this year, just ina different division.

Also, Letterkenny (Gaels) are already in the Intermediate why would they want to drop to Junior?"
If Naomh Conaill and St Eunans were not allowed in the Junior B Championship surely if any team in Division 1 have a Reserve Team they should be in Division 1B?

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 305 - 16/04/2024 18:05:04    2538391

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Michael does the GAAGO stuff, Second Captains podcast, BBC, now he's in the Irish Times? Where does he fin time to work his day job, coach the minors in Glenswilly, play and train for Glenswilly, run a sports shop….

SignTheContract (Donegal) - Posts: 197 - 16/04/2024 20:55:31    2538428

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https://www.irishnews.com/gaa/cahair-okane-jim-mcguinnesss-outside-the-box-thinking-is-a-real-threat-to-derry-27M6GPSOMNGNFEDCP4KHTREYBQ/?fbclid=IwAR0cxFb4C

Like many of us, i have been hugely impressed with Caolán McGonagle this year, and also believe that having Jason McGee fit would be important for us. However, Cahair O'Kane believes otherwise, and sees them as being an achilles heel for us. Interesting reading, he makes some good points. Not sure I agree with him, but Saturday evening will tell the tale.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 17/04/2024 01:03:21    2538477

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "If Naomh Conaill and St Eunans were not allowed in the Junior B Championship surely if any team in Division 1 have a Reserve Team they should be in Division 1B?"
Maybe ask Bundoran that question.

Or ask Downings why they didn't have a reserve team on Sunday?

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 829 - 17/04/2024 07:10:16    2538481

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Lots of talk of Jim having something up his sleeve. What sort of thing?

I think the things that could be got after is a clever use of the attacking mark, creating mismatches on the edge of the square with the likes of Langan and McGee drifting inside, and a kickout strategy that goes long and catches Odhran Lynch off his line. What else?

High_and_wide (Donegal) - Posts: 80 - 17/04/2024 09:30:24    2538502

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