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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Strong team named. Cian, Danny, Daire back. Be close enough to starting 15 for league I'd imagine.

Not a bad punt at 7/4."
Bookies are no fools……

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2013 - 20/01/2024 14:44:49    2521126

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Only the hardy will stay for the two games tomorrow I reckon! Might be tempted away after the hurling to the warmth and refreshments of the Craobh bar which I assume will be showing the big ballers on TV.

Not seen any teams named yet. Galway have been going well so far but same as Dublin against weak enough opposition.

Would be good preparation for later meetings to give them a bit of a trimming :-)"
Hmmm.
Oh well.

Glensboy (Antrim) - Posts: 297 - 20/01/2024 15:53:26    2521139

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Replying To Jack L:  "First trophy of the year for the footballers today."
Hmmmm Ah well…

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2013 - 20/01/2024 16:42:43    2521146

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Hmmmm Ah well…"
Hmmmm i guess you are used to this ah well ,,,

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2839 - 21/01/2024 00:00:00    2521217

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Bad day at the office. Hurlers dreadful. Better to have whatever gameplan was there exposed at this stage I suppose!

Then the women decided to assume that they have a right to speak on behalf of all of Dublin GAA. Might have concentrated more on the football perhaps ...

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 21/01/2024 00:41:19    2521222

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Bad day at the office. Hurlers dreadful. Better to have whatever gameplan was there exposed at this stage I suppose!

Then the women decided to assume that they have a right to speak on behalf of all of Dublin GAA. Might have concentrated more on the football perhaps ..."
I did nt attend yesterday Barney.What was up with the women?I believe the weather was very bad.P s.I see O Donnell was listed FF for the hurlers.How did he do?

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3702 - 21/01/2024 12:13:47    2521259

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "I did nt attend yesterday Barney.What was up with the women?I believe the weather was very bad.P s.I see O Donnell was listed FF for the hurlers.How did he do?"
The women in news for other reasons than football! Easy win for your girls.

Hurling was bit of a mess for us. Eoin at ff not happening. All very well in Dublin but good backs are well able for a reconstructed one of their own on edge of square.

Galway much the more organised, took their scores well and good team play, Dublin like headless chickens mostly, I suppose as well to get the "plan" out of way early!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 21/01/2024 13:28:00    2521270

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "The women in news for other reasons than football! Easy win for your girls.

Hurling was bit of a mess for us. Eoin at ff not happening. All very well in Dublin but good backs are well able for a reconstructed one of their own on edge of square.

Galway much the more organised, took their scores well and good team play, Dublin like headless chickens mostly, I suppose as well to get the "plan" out of way early!"
Oh true.Better to find out esrly.O Donnell is a big unit and a fine hurlee.Thought he might make a good FF but cest la vie.Thanks Barney.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3702 - 21/01/2024 13:49:25    2521271

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Bad day at the office. Hurlers dreadful. Better to have whatever gameplan was there exposed at this stage I suppose!

Then the women decided to assume that they have a right to speak on behalf of all of Dublin GAA. Might have concentrated more on the football perhaps ..."
With the footballers and ladies team losing, it wascertainly a day yo forget for the dubs yesterday

Jack L (None) - Posts: 3104 - 21/01/2024 13:59:31    2521274

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Bad day at the office. Hurlers dreadful. Better to have whatever gameplan was there exposed at this stage I suppose!

Then the women decided to assume that they have a right to speak on behalf of all of Dublin GAA. Might have concentrated more on the football perhaps ..."
Barneygrant, surely it is you that is making the assumptions, there is no mention of all of Dublin Gaa on the banner, or indeed any part of Dublin Gaa or indeed any reference to the GAA at all. My opinion would be that it is an agreed opinion of the Ladies involved yesterday to call for a ceasefire in Palestine (note that is all it says "ceasefire in Palestine").

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 691 - 21/01/2024 14:53:21    2521289

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Replying To sligo joe:  "Barneygrant, surely it is you that is making the assumptions, there is no mention of all of Dublin Gaa on the banner, or indeed any part of Dublin Gaa or indeed any reference to the GAA at all. My opinion would be that it is an agreed opinion of the Ladies involved yesterday to call for a ceasefire in Palestine (note that is all it says "ceasefire in Palestine")."
I doubt very much that it was the idea or with the consent of everyone on the panel.

Teams and players have no business making political statements like that. Didn't they stop Gough wearing a rainbow wrist thing?

There can be no complaints about anyone in future using occasion of match to make a political point.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 21/01/2024 15:11:22    2521305

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "I doubt very much that it was the idea or with the consent of everyone on the panel.

Teams and players have no business making political statements like that. Didn't they stop Gough wearing a rainbow wrist thing?

There can be no complaints about anyone in future using occasion of match to make a political point."
I see 34 players and management standing shoulder to shoulder behind the banner, no sign that anyone is being held there against their will. No sign of any dissenters standing away from their teammates. Teams and players have freewill and that includes facing any consequences of breaking a rule if they believe the issue at hand justifies it.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 691 - 21/01/2024 15:54:40    2521311

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Replying To sligo joe:  "I see 34 players and management standing shoulder to shoulder behind the banner, no sign that anyone is being held there against their will. No sign of any dissenters standing away from their teammates. Teams and players have freewill and that includes facing any consequences of breaking a rule if they believe the issue at hand justifies it."
Same with kneeling nonsense. Everyone expected to go along with and keep their mouths shut.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 21/01/2024 16:05:17    2521318

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Same with kneeling nonsense. Everyone expected to go along with and keep their mouths shut."
What's nonsense to you barneygrant might be significant to others, but if you know some of them stood as they did "against their will" let me know, I have to disagree. Those women are stronger characters than that and Mick Bohan can read a room better than to let a maverick cohort take over the group. The main thing is you and me are both entitled to our disparate opinions but for me I am proud when my sporting heroes, be they the women this time or David Hickey back in the day express their support for an action so that multiples of children's lives lives might be spared.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 691 - 21/01/2024 16:47:02    2521333

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Lovely gesture by Kerry GAA forming a guard of honour for the Dublin ladies in Parnell at the weekend.

Fair play. Well done on the victory also.


Bad weekend all round for the Dubs.

Many congrats to Longford on back2back OBC titles also.

Galway were always gonna be too strong for us I felt in the Hurling, but hoped the scoreline would be closer....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3755 - 22/01/2024 12:52:29    2521518

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "The women in news for other reasons than football! Easy win for your girls.

Hurling was bit of a mess for us. Eoin at ff not happening. All very well in Dublin but good backs are well able for a reconstructed one of their own on edge of square.

Galway much the more organised, took their scores well and good team play, Dublin like headless chickens mostly, I suppose as well to get the "plan" out of way early!"
Whoever thinks using EOD at FF is a good idea, hasnt a clue...
Seriously - our best defender and use him as a target man up top.
Madness - hopefully the end of this experiment.

We tried this with Rushey also. Crazy stuff.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3755 - 22/01/2024 12:56:13    2521519

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Replying To Fionn:  "Whoever thinks using EOD at FF is a good idea, hasnt a clue...
Seriously - our best defender and use him as a target man up top.
Madness - hopefully the end of this experiment.

We tried this with Rushey also. Crazy stuff."
It was best left to the training pitch or challenge games.

I suppose it was chance to try a few things in real time, and we do lack goal scoring forwards, but as you say, no serious team is at this. Lyng won't have Huw Lawlor at 14!

We'll know more in a few weeks when Tipp visit.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 22/01/2024 13:32:42    2521531

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Replying To Fionn:  "Lovely gesture by Kerry GAA forming a guard of honour for the Dublin ladies in Parnell at the weekend.

Fair play. Well done on the victory also.


Bad weekend all round for the Dubs.

Many congrats to Longford on back2back OBC titles also.

Galway were always gonna be too strong for us I felt in the Hurling, but hoped the scoreline would be closer...."
Liked the look of McGinnis throughout the campaign ha something about him that can be honed at senior Breathnach i think will make senior maybe Lowry too. I wonder were Breathnach mins being managed with the league in mind, or maybe he was carrying something.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4448 - 22/01/2024 13:38:49    2521534

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Replying To Fionn:  "Whoever thinks using EOD at FF is a good idea, hasnt a clue...
Seriously - our best defender and use him as a target man up top.
Madness - hopefully the end of this experiment.

We tried this with Rushey also. Crazy stuff."
He is a great defender alright but no harm in tryiing him there.Ive seen him play FF in football and he is a handful and in the past ive seen super defenders like Brian Corcoran and Brian Whelehan become excellent full forwards.No harm done as its only Walsh cup.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3702 - 22/01/2024 20:00:57    2521629

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "He is a great defender alright but no harm in tryiing him there.Ive seen him play FF in football and he is a handful and in the past ive seen super defenders like Brian Corcoran and Brian Whelehan become excellent full forwards.No harm done as its only Walsh cup."
He played at full forward for Whitehall in club championship, and did well, but inter county is different league altogether. He hardly met even one inter county standard full back in Dublin. There's him and Paddy Smyth basically! Every other county has lads well used to marshalling the best.

Days of a Tony Doran wreaking havoc on the edge of square are long gone. Most effective forwards now are fast lads who play away from the goals = likes of Hutchinson, Jake Morris, Gillane even.

Indeed, Limerick are good example of how % play now is to take points from out the field. They do score goals, but almost as icing on cake at this stage!

Anyway, Dublin miles off that.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 23/01/2024 08:36:26    2521675

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