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Yeh excellent player and very unfortunate for both himself and Mayo. He was well worth his place on that field when those ding-dong Dublin v Mayo games were in full flight.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8610 - 20/05/2024 21:47:57    2546017

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Huge loss for Mayo and Mitchell's. We always seem to get a year ending injury to some player. Paddy never has a bad game. All the best to him in his recovery.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11262 - 21/05/2024 09:18:42    2546051

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Commiserations to Paddy Durcan.Its a terrible blow for Mayo and indeed for all true gaa fans.Paddy Durcan is one of the best half backs in the country and a high scoring half back.An exciting player to watch.Wishing Paddy a speedy recovery.Sport can be cruel.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3704 - 21/05/2024 11:03:01    2546095

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Desperate luck for Paddy Durcan
Quality baller, never nice to see
Hard one, but wishing him a successful recovery

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20614 - 21/05/2024 12:23:31    2546122

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Wishing Evan Comerford a speedy recovery.Tough luck on the young man.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3704 - 23/05/2024 19:04:31    2546684

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So Mayo want a neutral venue for our fixture, and rightly so. A game in Thurles would be brilliant for atmosphere and fireworks in general I'd say.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8610 - 23/05/2024 19:50:38    2546696

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Replying To Jazzyjeff:  "The Tailteann Cup has been a great addition. For counties with smaller populations or those who would have usually exited the qualifiers in round one or two it can only be a positive thing. Sure look at Down or Kildare who may see themselves above it but for counties like a Fermanagh for instance- winning an all island competition would be huge. Or a county like Antrim last year that got to the semi- finals or Sligo the year before. That gave those teams and fans something to really savour and but for a break of the ball they could have been in the final.

I agree with the 3 teams going through. I can some logic or idea in that there really shouldn't be any dead rubbers as someone should always have something to play for (3rd place or top place and an automatic entry to Q/Final). However the lack of jeopardy is a real issue. But then we have to balance whether the lack of jeopardy is better than a weekend full of dead rubbers where loads of teams have nothing to play for. Personally I prefer just top two go through.

As for the draw it was nonsensical to do it this week. Utterly bizarre. Wait a week and it would have been so much cleaner."
To strike a better "jeopardy/no dead rubber" balance - 4 groups of 4
- top 5 of all 16 to QFs (could omit group winner)
- bottom 5 eliminated
- middle 6 to Prelim QFs (6 hosts 11, 8 hosts 9 etc)

Other idea:
- 4 groups of 5 (each with one Prov Final)
- top 3 of all 20 to QFs
- bottom 7 eliminated
- other 10 to Prelim QFs (4 hosts 13, 8 hosts 9 etc)

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2665 - 24/05/2024 15:41:34    2546864

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Replying To realdub:  "So Mayo want a neutral venue for our fixture, and rightly so. A game in Thurles would be brilliant for atmosphere and fireworks in general I'd say."
The GAA could do with a high profile game of two teams battling it out for the group win. The direct route to the quarter-finals is supposed to be the carrot of the current format.
Donegal v Tyrone and Louth v Meath the standout games today. One to possibly determine a group win and the other might be the elimination decider.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 7949 - 25/05/2024 11:21:07    2546942

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All provincial champions have gotten off to a good start. Clare are the only provincial finalist to be beaten in Round 1. Clare lost to Cork who were on the other side of the Munster draw.
If Galway beat Westmeath and Armagh beat Derry, both will be through with a Round 3 playoff for a quarter-final. If Dublin beat Cavan and Mayo beat Roscommon, both will be through with a Round 3 playoff for a quarter-final. If Kerry beat Meath and Louth beat Monaghan, both will be through with a Round 3 playoff for a quarter-final.
If Donegal beat Cork and Tyrone beat Clare, Donegal will win the group with a round to spare and Clare will be out. Tyrone and Cork will playoff for home advantage in the preliminary quarter-final.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 7949 - 25/05/2024 21:14:29    2547080

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