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Replying To CCFabu:  "do you think so peiledoir, I'd fancy Galway ahead of them to be honest I think Galway are a quality outfit and very dangerous now they have such strong players are coming back"
I'd have Galway ahead of Derry too. Galway have some serious players, Conroy, Silke, Comer, Kelly and Walsh. I see commentators talking about Derry and the Glen factor and Derry underage success. Galway have the Corofin factor and way more All Ireland club titles recently. Glen were also lucky to beat Moycullen in the semi final two years ago. Galway have also just won 3 Connachts on the bounce, have a an All Ireland minor title from two years ago and an U20 title from 2020 having beat Dublin and were probably just one or two players of beating Kerry in 2022. If Galway lock down Glass in a similar fashion to what we did, you'd fancy them to come out on top. The issue both teams have is both have two dodgy keepers. I heard yesterday that Galway have never lost to Derry in the Championship.

Ulsterchamps72 (Donegal) - Posts: 90 - 16/05/2024 09:14:08    2545021

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Haha maith thú! I love them days on holidays when the sporting Gods put a couple of class fixtures back to back & even the wife can't dispute the fact that it's a day for the high stool!

Where ya off to in Spain? Bound to be some good bar that will be showing both."
Cheers Lockjaw. Still looking forward to it all the same.The wife is worse than me , can't get her home when she goes out ha. Heading to Gran Canaria, I'm sure there'll be a few Donegal or Tyrone people looking for the same as me. Roll on next week.

tidytownman (Donegal) - Posts: 297 - 16/05/2024 10:00:11    2545041

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Replying To Ulsterchamps72:  "I'd have Galway ahead of Derry too. Galway have some serious players, Conroy, Silke, Comer, Kelly and Walsh. I see commentators talking about Derry and the Glen factor and Derry underage success. Galway have the Corofin factor and way more All Ireland club titles recently. Glen were also lucky to beat Moycullen in the semi final two years ago. Galway have also just won 3 Connachts on the bounce, have a an All Ireland minor title from two years ago and an U20 title from 2020 having beat Dublin and were probably just one or two players of beating Kerry in 2022. If Galway lock down Glass in a similar fashion to what we did, you'd fancy them to come out on top. The issue both teams have is both have two dodgy keepers. I heard yesterday that Galway have never lost to Derry in the Championship."
Yeah I have a slight inkling for Galway in this weekend's fixture.
They're getting their best players back, and Derry have lost one of their best to injury in McGrogan.
Does anyone get the feeling that all it could take is one more damaging championship defeat for the knives to come out for Mickey Harte? I know a lot of Derry GAA people had some major reservations about his appointment, given his Tyrone past. If Galway can beat them the pressure will be on.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9261 - 16/05/2024 10:15:51    2545051

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Replying To tidytownman:  "Cheers Lockjaw. Still looking forward to it all the same.The wife is worse than me , can't get her home when she goes out ha. Heading to Gran Canaria, I'm sure there'll be a few Donegal or Tyrone people looking for the same as me. Roll on next week."
Good stuff. Aye it'd be serious craic if Celtic and Donegal can do the business! Enjoy!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9261 - 16/05/2024 11:00:17    2545063

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Anyone know the craic with buying a stand ticket for the Tyrone match only?
The clubs only seem to have terrace tickets so far and I don't want to buy the 3 match package as it's unlikely I'll get to Cork.
Will the clubs be given some stand tickets?"
Hi Lockjaw: If you have the season ticket that option is now available but they are saying stand tickets are limited.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 656 - 16/05/2024 11:29:18    2545069

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Anyone know the craic with buying a stand ticket for the Tyrone match only?
The clubs only seem to have terrace tickets so far and I don't want to buy the 3 match package as it's unlikely I'll get to Cork.
Will the clubs be given some stand tickets?"
The three match package only costs the same as paying for two games with one game free so even if you don't get to the cork game. If you are going to the neutral game you aren't losing out anything.

It's only if you are a one game person that the package doesn't suit.

Whateveryourhavingyourself (Donegal) - Posts: 37 - 16/05/2024 12:01:34    2545078

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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "The three match package only costs the same as paying for two games with one game free so even if you don't get to the cork game. If you are going to the neutral game you aren't losing out anything.

It's only if you are a one game person that the package doesn't suit."
Ah ok. Good to know.
I've actually gone and requested a few stand tickets from the club for the Tyrone game so I'll see what happens there.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9261 - 16/05/2024 13:26:18    2545099

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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "The three match package only costs the same as paying for two games with one game free so even if you don't get to the cork game. If you are going to the neutral game you aren't losing out anything.

It's only if you are a one game person that the package doesn't suit."
Hi whateveryourhavingyourself: if you choose the 3 match package after 1pm Wednesday 15th bear in mind it's a terrace ticket for the Donegal game. You had to have purchased before the deadline for the stand.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 656 - 16/05/2024 13:36:34    2545102

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi whateveryourhavingyourself: if you choose the 3 match package after 1pm Wednesday 15th bear in mind it's a terrace ticket for the Donegal game. You had to have purchased before the deadline for the stand."
I see the package is sold out now. It was great offer and good to see it. Some difference in enthusiasm and interest between this year and last. Last year it was a trip to clare and Rory was pretty much there on his own.

Only galway of the provincial champions won the first group game last year. Tyrone will be a tough opposition especially having played them before. I wonder will meyler and harte be back. Macshane and Kilpatrick will be much more match fit. The last few big championship matches they've beat us there too so no fortress ballybofey. Though at least we know it's niall Morgan least favorite ground and we should look to keep it that way....

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 726 - 16/05/2024 19:41:37    2545184

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Big congrats to the team and management on getting over the line at the weekend. I certainly was envious of everyone there as seemed like a momentous occasion but I certainly wasn't thinking that when 4 points down in the second half. Commiserations to Armagh. They got so much right on the day and it was a cruel way to lose. That's two Ulster finals in a matter of weeks decided the same way and this needs to be looked at. The split season is too saturated and the scheduling is insane. From a Donegal perspective that's two games where our mental fortitude has been put to the max and we've come through this is one factor I really think Jim brings to the team. I cannot say I'm too enthused about seeing Tyrone again but there is plenty of time to recover. Exciting times indeed. On another note best of luck to the minors at the weekend. Be great to see them in an Ulster final and in the AI series.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2788 - 16/05/2024 19:54:04    2545186

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I just logged into my season ticket account to buy the 3 match package but see sold out.
However, the original email said below:

Deadline Reminder: Please note that the deadline to purchase your county's 3 match pack is 1pm on the Friday preceding your county's first group game.

NORTHMEN (Donegal) - Posts: 11 - 17/05/2024 11:32:34    2545233

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Replying To NORTHMEN:  "I just logged into my season ticket account to buy the 3 match package but see sold out.
However, the original email said below:

Deadline Reminder: Please note that the deadline to purchase your county's 3 match pack is 1pm on the Friday preceding your county's first group game."
got sorted.

NORTHMEN (Donegal) - Posts: 11 - 17/05/2024 12:27:39    2545249

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Hard luck to our minors this morning. Better first half than the first but the only Armagh scores in the second half were 2 killer goals at killer times.
On another note the standard of reffing at underage intercounty level in Ulster seems to be very poor, I thought for both teams the ref gave very soft frees for very little and then refused to give anything for some of the most obvious fouls I've seen.

NPadraigAbu (Donegal) - Posts: 51 - 18/05/2024 13:27:45    2545376

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Replying To NPadraigAbu:  "Hard luck to our minors this morning. Better first half than the first but the only Armagh scores in the second half were 2 killer goals at killer times.
On another note the standard of reffing at underage intercounty level in Ulster seems to be very poor, I thought for both teams the ref gave very soft frees for very little and then refused to give anything for some of the most obvious fouls I've seen."
Better second half*

NPadraigAbu (Donegal) - Posts: 51 - 18/05/2024 13:42:27    2545381

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For the mother of God, will Donegal people give it a rest about tickets. All i've heard is tickets, tickets, tickets. This time last year you couldn't have gave tickets away and now you'd think nobody else goes to matchers only you.

Neartheborder (Derry) - Posts: 57 - 18/05/2024 14:14:49    2545386

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Replying To Neartheborder:  "For the mother of God, will Donegal people give it a rest about tickets. All i've heard is tickets, tickets, tickets. This time last year you couldn't have gave tickets away and now you'd think nobody else goes to matchers only you."
Someone must be having a bad day.

FootballGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 232 - 18/05/2024 16:32:21    2545416

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Replying To Neartheborder:  "For the mother of God, will Donegal people give it a rest about tickets. All i've heard is tickets, tickets, tickets. This time last year you couldn't have gave tickets away and now you'd think nobody else goes to matchers only you."
For a few decades you couldn't give tickets away in Derry.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1341 - 18/05/2024 18:24:10    2545433

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Replying To Neartheborder:  "For the mother of God, will Donegal people give it a rest about tickets. All i've heard is tickets, tickets, tickets. This time last year you couldn't have gave tickets away and now you'd think nobody else goes to matchers only you."
Is this because mickey ain't winning Matches...

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 953 - 18/05/2024 19:09:26    2545440

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Replying To Neartheborder:  "For the mother of God, will Donegal people give it a rest about tickets. All i've heard is tickets, tickets, tickets. This time last year you couldn't have gave tickets away and now you'd think nobody else goes to matchers only you."
HA HA youve crawled out from under your toad stool , why was that

germac (Down) - Posts: 540 - 18/05/2024 20:28:04    2545465

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Replying To totalrecall:  "Is this because mickey ain't winning Matches..."
I hope they kept the receipt.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 852 - 19/05/2024 08:44:02    2545494

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