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Tyrone V Kildare

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A thoroughly enjoyable and exciting game in Omagh despite the atrocious playing conditions. Both teams deserve great credit for maintaining such a positive and sporting attitude throughout.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 947 - 20/02/2022 17:33:58    2401352

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Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "A thoroughly enjoyable and exciting game in Omagh despite the atrocious playing conditions. Both teams deserve great credit for maintaining such a positive and sporting attitude throughout."
I'd agree; draw would have been a fair result. Pitch was a mud-bath, swirling wind etc accounted for some over-hit passes and misses for both teams. But yes, I've seen far worse games in far better conditions.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 1141 - 20/02/2022 18:34:50    2401378

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Haven't the composure for much of a comment just yet that doesn't drop an f bomb, but well done Tyrone

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 310 - 20/02/2022 19:24:52    2401407

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A great match in atrocious conditions. Healy Park was in a brutal state. A pure mud batch right down the middle. How it was deemed to be ok to play on is beyond belief. Players safety is a joke.

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts: 869 - 20/02/2022 21:23:18    2401462

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Replying To border Gael:  "A great match in atrocious conditions. Healy Park was in a brutal state. A pure mud batch right down the middle. How it was deemed to be ok to play on is beyond belief. Players safety is a joke."
I'm agreeing with you and will go further. GAA season is a joke, players are being used, they think nothing of spectators safety with Cork having to travel to Derry. As Pat said last night it's a joke. When all football fields will be at their best the inter county football season is over.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1269 - 21/02/2022 08:52:55    2401484

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Replying To Saynothing:  "I'm agreeing with you and will go further. GAA season is a joke, players are being used, they think nothing of spectators safety with Cork having to travel to Derry. As Pat said last night it's a joke. When all football fields will be at their best the inter county football season is over."
Thankfully the clubs will be able to make use of them then. The championship will be played on good pitches, as usual. The league is being played on poorer pitches, as it always has been. Not much had changed there. The only difference is the clubs will now likely have better conditions to play in, for more of their games.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1489 - 21/02/2022 10:24:33    2401509

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Impressed by tyrone yesterday missing a lot of players but braving it out for the win. V few sides can close out games as well as tyrone and they haven't really got going yet this year. A lot go on about ulster being v competitive and that is true but I'd even at this early stage have tyrone doing back to back ulsters quite handily. Armagh nearly going too well too early bit like galway few yrs back and think donegal and ourselves have regressed from even last year. Tyrone Mayo Kerry and Dublin still the big 4 by a distance with Kerry favourites for the summer ahead but you wouldn't rule out other three.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1674 - 21/02/2022 11:52:28    2401546

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Replying To seanie08:  "Impressed by tyrone yesterday missing a lot of players but braving it out for the win. V few sides can close out games as well as tyrone and they haven't really got going yet this year. A lot go on about ulster being v competitive and that is true but I'd even at this early stage have tyrone doing back to back ulsters quite handily. Armagh nearly going too well too early bit like galway few yrs back and think donegal and ourselves have regressed from even last year. Tyrone Mayo Kerry and Dublin still the big 4 by a distance with Kerry favourites for the summer ahead but you wouldn't rule out other three."
All the talk from Armagh people was All Irelands before yourselves brought them back to earth. Fully agree, peaking when other teams were taking it easy.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1269 - 21/02/2022 14:24:50    2401610

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Thankfully the clubs will be able to make use of them then. The championship will be played on good pitches, as usual. The league is being played on poorer pitches, as it always has been. Not much had changed there. The only difference is the clubs will now likely have better conditions to play in, for more of their games."
People might think differently when injuries start building up and if a player is out for five or six weeks then his season is over. Yes there will be great weather for concert goers.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1269 - 21/02/2022 15:21:41    2401639

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Thankfully the clubs will be able to make use of them then. The championship will be played on good pitches, as usual. The league is being played on poorer pitches, as it always has been. Not much had changed there. The only difference is the clubs will now likely have better conditions to play in, for more of their games."
Spot on. Couldnt agree with you more

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3587 - 21/02/2022 15:45:02    2401648

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Replying To Saynothing:  "People might think differently when injuries start building up and if a player is out for five or six weeks then his season is over. Yes there will be great weather for concert goers."
So you're in favour of having the intercounty season continue to run into September?
As a club player who rarely got to play a championship match on a good pitch, I think the shortening of the intercounty season is a good thing.
Almost all of my meaningful club matches took place at the end of the year on poor pitches in bad weather. This was after training the whole summer on good pitches, but having no championship matches to play.
Under the new system, intercounty championship will continue to take place in our better weather, as will at least some of our club championship games.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1489 - 21/02/2022 15:54:42    2401655

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The championship isint won in February. Its when the " bee hits the window " peaking in February is not where you want to be at. Building in February is a much more professional approach

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts: 869 - 21/02/2022 21:29:11    2401744

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "So you're in favour of having the intercounty season continue to run into September?
As a club player who rarely got to play a championship match on a good pitch, I think the shortening of the intercounty season is a good thing.
Almost all of my meaningful club matches took place at the end of the year on poor pitches in bad weather. This was after training the whole summer on good pitches, but having no championship matches to play.
Under the new system, intercounty championship will continue to take place in our better weather, as will at least some of our club championship games."
I'm in favour of the intercounty season running into September. I'm also in favour of the county championships being played in the summer.

The county teams should be a representative team of the clubs / players from the county. Over the past 20 - 30 years the county team has evolved into a totally separate team. With the split season it almost becomes a totally separate sport.

I believe in an ideal world a county player could play for his club in a championship game one weekend and for his county the following weekend. A masters fixture list with defined club / county weekends could work just as well as the split season.

We're not in an ideal world though so the split season is the next best thing. I believe while this seems like a good solution right now - in the long term it could be detrimental.

brianb (Kildare) - Posts: 189 - 24/02/2022 11:41:23    2402185

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