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Great win! Should have been more comfortable but our kicking wasnt 100%.

I wonder will Armagh appeal the result?

Ronan1989 (Donegal) - Posts: 77 - 24/04/2022 16:41:02    2412764

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At least Armagh won their Appeals.....

If they hadn't it would've been over by half time.

Good night and God bless.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 279 - 24/04/2022 17:18:21    2412780

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If u wanna box, we will box, if u wanna play football, we will play football.

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 533 - 24/04/2022 17:25:09    2412784

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "Well done Donegal on a good and convincing win. On to meet Cavan now and should be a good game. Will be a bit of revenge wanted for 2020. Armagh are an odd one. All talk and bluster, but not much to back it up. Win a big League game on February is different than backing it up in Championship later in the year. Flaky enough team, as are management and some supposed big players"
Have we anyone amongst our club hurling scene who McGeeney could recruit!??

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4702 - 24/04/2022 17:25:53    2412785

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Great result for Ulster football today. Donegal put a poor league in context. Armagh have talked themselves up all spring as usual, but will be quiet for a while now. Cavan Donegal could be a great contest in the semi final.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 907 - 24/04/2022 18:05:53    2412811

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Armagh have very good footballers but need someone other than Kieran Mc Geeney in charge, has not succeeded at Kildare or Armagh. The whole hard image overshadows the team from playing the football they can play. Long season ahead & some big teams to overcome to go anywhere now for Armagh. Donegal are a team that can surprise big teams on their day, especially if Murphy stays fit.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1212 - 24/04/2022 18:08:19    2412813

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Well done Donegal. Appeals didn't matter to yous. Wise heads at the helm there. I thought Michael Murphy was outstanding.

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts: 869 - 24/04/2022 19:42:41    2412850

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We were just on today and can play much better so winning by 7 shows how far Armagh were off the pace. If we were more clinical and stopped putting ourselves under pressure from our own kick outs we could have won by a large margin.

Disappointed to see the Armagh keepers disgusting behaviour at the final whistle. Take your beating and go home.

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1669 - 24/04/2022 20:05:10    2412859

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Replying To Tir Conaill Abu:  "We were just on today and can play much better so winning by 7 shows how far Armagh were off the pace. If we were more clinical and stopped putting ourselves under pressure from our own kick outs we could have won by a large margin.

Disappointed to see the Armagh keepers disgusting behaviour at the final whistle. Take your beating and go home."
Yes unfortunately hearing many reports of him spitting at Murphy when offered a handshake at the end. He couldn't lace his boots. I suppose tomorrow McConville or McDonnell will say we instigated that too.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1153 - 24/04/2022 20:59:13    2412887

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Replying To ryan:  "If u wanna box, we will box, if u wanna play football, we will play football."
Armagh should stick to the boxing because they couldn't play football today. Rafferty's nonsense after the final whistle said it all. I hope Murphy wished him luck in the qualifiers.
Good performance by Donegal with plenty of room for improvement. Murphy and McHugh were on top of their game and Jason McGee and Shane O'Donnell came of age.

themaddog (Wicklow) - Posts: 107 - 24/04/2022 21:04:17    2412889

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Replying To Tir Conaill Abu:  "We were just on today and can play much better so winning by 7 shows how far Armagh were off the pace. If we were more clinical and stopped putting ourselves under pressure from our own kick outs we could have won by a large margin.

Disappointed to see the Armagh keepers disgusting behaviour at the final whistle. Take your beating and go home."
He's not even a keeper! Would have to wonder would they have been better off with Hughes in goals seeing as they didn't get one shirt kick out away when getting cleaned out in the first half.

Looked like their FB and HB lines weren't showing very well either.

Donegal2022 (Donegal) - Posts: 12 - 24/04/2022 21:14:32    2412894

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Great victory for Donegal. Did their talking on the pitch and left the rubbish of appeals behind them.

Hearing stories of a spitting incident at the end. I hope it's not true. If so, this would need to be addressed and properly this time.

fielder (Donegal) - Posts: 130 - 24/04/2022 21:53:37    2412904

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Replying To Saynothing:  "Any chance of you reading the posts before you reply to them. Animals homed before our own people, is that false? Now your on the subject of war zones, there are plenty of war zones around the world and very few have been welcomed like the Ukrainians, Oh yes they are white. Plus I'd like to hear both sides of this war but can't."
total nonsense talk , but not surprised at silly comments, what ever colour someones skin is they should be welcomed from a war zone like Ukraine, Are you seriously saying there is 2 sides to the mass murder that is taking place there, Open your eyes man, By the way we have a crowd of our own ones that wouldent work in a mad fit, And as a previous poster pointed out this is a fourm about all things gaa ,Please from here on can we just talk football or hurling , thanks

germac (Down) - Posts: 408 - 24/04/2022 22:01:10    2412909

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Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for Armagh, one of their players lets them down a bag full after the final whistle.

Money may buy the best solicitors but not class (or an win in the Ulster Championship) it seems...

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 337 - 25/04/2022 09:42:09    2412946

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for Armagh, one of their players lets them down a bag full after the final whistle.

Money may buy the best solicitors but not class (or an win in the Ulster Championship) it seems..."
Also, Spillane referenced Einstein's definition of insanity theory when talking about Mayo's performance yesterday. You could apply the same to Aiden Forker's. Still trying every ****house tactic going to get under Murphy's skin after all these years. Yet again the great man rose above it and turned in another virtuoso performance.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8049 - 25/04/2022 09:51:54    2412949

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "Yes unfortunately hearing many reports of him spitting at Murphy when offered a handshake at the end. He couldn't lace his boots. I suppose tomorrow McConville or McDonnell will say we instigated that too."
Baseless accusations like this should have no place on a forum unless you have concrete evidence ie: the accusation has come straight from Murphy himself. If not the case, then I think both yourselves or the forum administrator should remove the comments.
Vile accusations have repercussions both on and off the pitch.
And as for the usual commentary about "orange flags" and "thuggary" its no surprise to us in Armagh. Having endured comments like "go back to your bombs and bullets" for years at away games in the South, we don't expect much better. And whilst this only stems from a handful of supporters, it tarnishes the game and leaves a very sour taste.

Orchardgael22 (Armagh) - Posts: 10 - 25/04/2022 10:17:02    2412962

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Justice has been served IMO. Armagh were miles off Donegal yesterday and Donegal won pulling up. Really is a pleasure watching Murphy play when fit- makes the game look so easy. McBrearty turned it on when he had to and put away some nice scores.
Bonnar made a brilliant point after the game when questioned about not appealing the suspensions. He stated how waiting on appeals to come through would of distracted preparation for the clash and rightly so. Armagh were probably preparing without the trio and then got them back and caused disruption whereas Donegal just accepted they wouldn't have the players and went all out preparing without them.
Long road for Armagh now I feel depending on draw. They have had a decent year though staying in div 1 which will be good for a young team so they aren't gone too far yet.

Regarding the spitting incident mentioned- I did not see it but if this happened he deserves to miss the remainder of the year. A player would rather get a box in the mouth than be spat on. Disgusting, disrespectful act. Hopefully this is noted and not pushed under the carpet like recent weeks incidents. (O'Neill striking offence)

Lets park this and move on. Few massive games coming up Derry v Tyrone, Monaghan v Down and Cavan v Donegal. Predicting a Monaghan Donegal final.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 205 - 25/04/2022 11:00:00    2412990

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Replying To fielder:  "Great victory for Donegal. Did their talking on the pitch and left the rubbish of appeals behind them.

Hearing stories of a spitting incident at the end. I hope it's not true. If so, this would need to be addressed and properly this time."
If that's true about someone spitting at a player, it's the lowest level that can be descended to. The alleged player (If it's true) should take a moment to reflect & if he has done this, should retire from the game. Passion & physicality is fine but spitting on or at an opponent is the action of someone who shouldn't be playing sport.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1212 - 25/04/2022 11:27:51    2413001

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Replying To Orchardgael22:  "Baseless accusations like this should have no place on a forum unless you have concrete evidence ie: the accusation has come straight from Murphy himself. If not the case, then I think both yourselves or the forum administrator should remove the comments.
Vile accusations have repercussions both on and off the pitch.
And as for the usual commentary about "orange flags" and "thuggary" its no surprise to us in Armagh. Having endured comments like "go back to your bombs and bullets" for years at away games in the South, we don't expect much better. And whilst this only stems from a handful of supporters, it tarnishes the game and leaves a very sour taste."
The paranoia is strong in this post.
One of the Armagh players let the jersey down yesterday, it is not a baseless accusation. Vile behaviour on the pitch should also have consequences, unless you get your legal team involved like Armagh have a tendency to do.
Unfortunately one of the Armagh players was unable to take his beating like a man and resorted to the lowest of behaviour. How Murphy showed such restraint when he followed him down to the Armagh huddle I'll never know.
One man is a great ambassador for his county, the other is an Armagh man.

themaddog (Wicklow) - Posts: 107 - 25/04/2022 11:41:39    2413015

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Replying To Orchardgael22:  "Baseless accusations like this should have no place on a forum unless you have concrete evidence ie: the accusation has come straight from Murphy himself. If not the case, then I think both yourselves or the forum administrator should remove the comments.
Vile accusations have repercussions both on and off the pitch.
And as for the usual commentary about "orange flags" and "thuggary" its no surprise to us in Armagh. Having endured comments like "go back to your bombs and bullets" for years at away games in the South, we don't expect much better. And whilst this only stems from a handful of supporters, it tarnishes the game and leaves a very sour taste."
At least you have a chip on both shoulders to keep you balanced.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 337 - 25/04/2022 11:53:49    2413028

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