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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."
What a bizarre post. Think you need a lie down in a cold room.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9261 - 19/05/2024 08:44:56    2545495

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Tickets don't get me started.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2458 - 19/05/2024 10:16:10    2545507

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Jesus, the standard of football of the Donegal ladies has ended up in the toilet.

StockholmGael (Donegal) - Posts: 120 - 19/05/2024 16:37:48    2545601

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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."
That's a problem you won't have to worry about shortly yourselves!!!!!!!!!

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 327 - 19/05/2024 17:06:52    2545612

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "Jesus, the standard of football of the Donegal ladies has ended up in the toilet."
You spoke too soon!

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 611 - 19/05/2024 17:19:44    2545614

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Replying To SouthOfTheGap:  "You spoke too soon!"
I'm not sure hey. A tough watch.

StockholmGael (Donegal) - Posts: 120 - 19/05/2024 17:46:07    2545626

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "I'm not sure hey. A tough watch."
welcome to the mcnulty philosophy on football.....anyone who seen Aodh Ruadh play for the last seasons under his tutealage will confirm!

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 953 - 20/05/2024 12:28:28    2545843

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All very quiet so far this week.

Disappointing results for the minors and the ladies at the weekend. Does anyone know if that's the minors finished now? Is there a backdoor route in the AI?

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9261 - 20/05/2024 14:10:08    2545870

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "All very quiet so far this week.

Disappointing results for the minors and the ladies at the weekend. Does anyone know if that's the minors finished now? Is there a backdoor route in the AI?"
Both games could be classed as a surprise at the weekend. In a sense that, the minors were expected to win and the ladies wernt given a prayer given how well Armagh ladies have done this year. Fair play to them for giving it their all.

The minors as far as I know go into the tier 2 competition now along with the other beaten provincial finalists. Not where they wanted to be I'm sure but they should re group and give it a good rattle.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 852 - 20/05/2024 15:01:28    2545888

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "Jesus, the standard of football of the Donegal ladies has ended up in the toilet."
Donegal have lost a lot of talented players , especially scoring forwards in the last year or two. They are a team in transition. Armagh would be regarded as contenders for semi finals and beyond. Hope Aimee Mackin's injury isn't too serious, excellent in league final.

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts: 515 - 20/05/2024 15:17:55    2545901

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How do we see the big game going on Saturday evening? I have to admit I'm very wary of it. I think we'll see a repeat of the Ulster semi final game where Tyrone will play in a low block and trust that they'll be able to get enough scores to beat us. Tyrone relish being written off and seen as underdogs, and you just know they'd absolutley love nothing better than to sicken us at home.

Donegal are on a high after the Ulster win so it'll be interesting to see if the heads are right for this challenge. Similarly, Tyrone recieved a huge boost after their u20s fine AI win last weekend against Kerry. I wonder will any of those lads make the jump up to senior now?

No matter the result, you'd have to fancy both teams to still progress from the group. But a win would be another psychological boost for what lies ahead. I will give us a tentative nod to win by a point or two in the Predictions Competition. I just wish we had either of the other teams up first, just to settle into this AI series instead of another ding-dong Ulster heavyweight battle.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9261 - 21/05/2024 10:52:03    2546088

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "How do we see the big game going on Saturday evening? I have to admit I'm very wary of it. I think we'll see a repeat of the Ulster semi final game where Tyrone will play in a low block and trust that they'll be able to get enough scores to beat us. Tyrone relish being written off and seen as underdogs, and you just know they'd absolutley love nothing better than to sicken us at home.

Donegal are on a high after the Ulster win so it'll be interesting to see if the heads are right for this challenge. Similarly, Tyrone recieved a huge boost after their u20s fine AI win last weekend against Kerry. I wonder will any of those lads make the jump up to senior now?

No matter the result, you'd have to fancy both teams to still progress from the group. But a win would be another psychological boost for what lies ahead. I will give us a tentative nod to win by a point or two in the Predictions Competition. I just wish we had either of the other teams up first, just to settle into this AI series instead of another ding-dong Ulster heavyweight battle."
The two Munster teams have an advantage fixture wise with a two week break between their games.Donegal and Tyrone will have to go again the following week,Donegal having to make the long journey to Cork with the home team having an extra week to prepare could prove to be a difficult assignment.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 1077 - 21/05/2024 11:53:41    2546113

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Replying To gunman:  "The two Munster teams have an advantage fixture wise with a two week break between their games.Donegal and Tyrone will have to go again the following week,Donegal having to make the long journey to Cork with the home team having an extra week to prepare could prove to be a difficult assignment."
Yeah that's true. Cork have some good footballers and if they get their tails up, it could be a tricky game surely.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9261 - 21/05/2024 13:54:07    2546155

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Replying To gunman:  "The two Munster teams have an advantage fixture wise with a two week break between their games.Donegal and Tyrone will have to go again the following week,Donegal having to make the long journey to Cork with the home team having an extra week to prepare could prove to be a difficult assignment."
Agreed. Not the easy group many would have you believe. Tyrone is difficult and Cork down in Cork with an extra week of rest over is tricky. Just ask Mayo!

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1341 - 21/05/2024 15:59:17    2546198

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If Meyler , Harte and Burns are back this weekend it will be close. If they aren't, I'd expect a six point win. Gallan will be hard to stop in his home pitch.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 1153 - 21/05/2024 16:39:30    2546217

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "If Meyler , Harte and Burns are back this weekend it will be close. If they aren't, I'd expect a six point win. Gallan will be hard to stop in his home pitch."
I think it will be tight even without those players back for Tyrone, Gallen should play well hopefully on his home pitch,
I'd agree this group is a lot tougher than people think, we have to come down from the high of winning Ulster and start again in another competition. Jim is best man we could have in charge to have the team in the right frame of mind, win this game and we will be favs to win the group.
I make this a 50/50 game, home advantage for us outweighed by Tyrone coming in as slight underdogs and more rested than us and aiming for revenge so it has all the ingredients of a brilliant contest.
I think we will hopefully shade it by a point or two.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2845 - 21/05/2024 18:52:49    2546232

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can we not fast forward to the last 7 mins of the game where it will be a draw and where a bit of excitement begins. leave the other 63 mins of awful football in the past. be better all round

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 2090 - 22/05/2024 15:36:20    2546429

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "The county board says they need 3 weeks after the Springsteen concert to prepare ground again. Páirc Uí Rinn capacity of 16K should be easily enough for the expected attendance."
We will know now who to go to for reliable info about Cork in the future.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 1077 - 23/05/2024 12:03:11    2546560

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Was there a public sale of tickets for this weekend's game?

greatpoint (USA) - Posts: 429 - 23/05/2024 12:47:19    2546573

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I think it will be tight even without those players back for Tyrone, Gallen should play well hopefully on his home pitch,
I'd agree this group is a lot tougher than people think, we have to come down from the high of winning Ulster and start again in another competition. Jim is best man we could have in charge to have the team in the right frame of mind, win this game and we will be favs to win the group.
I make this a 50/50 game, home advantage for us outweighed by Tyrone coming in as slight underdogs and more rested than us and aiming for revenge so it has all the ingredients of a brilliant contest.
I think we will hopefully shade it by a point or two."
I hope Gallen isn't injured! He seemed to limp off in the ulster final. Hopefully just cramp.

High_and_wide (Donegal) - Posts: 82 - 23/05/2024 13:35:31    2546590

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