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Tiernan Kelly 6 Month Ban- Thoughts - 7 Like(s)
It's a joke. End of story. Fines are also a joke. There was an opportunity to come down hard on these teams but the GAA fluffed their lines probably because they didn't want the counties to appeal as they would probably win the appeal. Roll on next year and the next brawl.

eoinog (National) - 01/07/2022 14:56:21

Tiernan Kelly 6 Month Ban- Thoughts - 6 Like(s)
6 months fine if it started in January next year or it should be 1 year from now. Joke he would miss no championship game for Armagh

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 01/07/2022 14:46:23

Tiernan Kelly 6 Month Ban- Thoughts - 6 Like(s)

Replying To CC2020:  "He won't miss a league or championship match for Armagh. This is an absolute joke."
Are you surprised? The entire GAA system is nothing short of farcical.

ExiledInWex (National) - 01/07/2022 14:47:37

Tiernan Kelly 6 Month Ban- Thoughts - 5 Like(s)
He won't miss a league or championship match for Armagh. This is an absolute joke.

CC2020 (National) - 01/07/2022 14:20:11

Armagh Vs Galway - 3 Like(s)

Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Morgan forever plays on the edge and in my view a player that does everything to give Armagh a bad name… on and off the pitch.. Some of his antics have no place on a GAA pitch and Armagh would be better served without him… Armagh have some excellent players and don't need to resort to this type of stuff… they are fast becoming the country's most disliked team and it's all their own doing…."
Forker too

Lockjaw (National) - 01/07/2022 14:25:08

Tiernan Kelly 6 Month Ban- Thoughts - 3 Like(s)
Correct decision in the 6 month ban but maybe it could begin when county season begins. The lad knows he done a absolutely terrible act in the heat of the moment and id say he would do anything to to have his time back again. The ban has been handed out and that is that time to leave the lad alone, Moderators should remove this thread

Tarismelting22 (National) - 01/07/2022 14:40:27

Galway Hurling thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Oldtourman:  "Both Shefflin and Joe Canning are in the papers to day blowing up Limerick, as you would expect them to do. No problem there. It will be all be taken wit large quantities of Saxa."
You know where ye can stick your saxa salt!!! Hon Galway....can't wait!!

katser (National) - 01/07/2022 12:07:54

2022 All-Ireland Hurling Championship thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To tiobraid:  "How are people still going on about this? That Limerick team wasnt a patch on todays team (although they are the same players). They are completely different animals these days. They were highly inconsistent that year and lost half of their championship games and their shooting was highly erratic. That kk team on paper was not a bad team at all. Tipp lost one of 8 championship games that year and to the best of my knowledge no other team have won 7 games to win an all ireland - although I stand to be corrected on that one. Tipp scored 16 goals in the championship that year and ran up huge scores in most of those games (30+ points in 6 of them). Only for a slightly surprise win for an underperforming Clare in the final group game Limerick would have not even reached that Munster final. In that semi final, Hannon, Hegarty, O'Donoughue, Tom M and P Casey were all taken off - Hannon being the only one injured if memory serves me correctly. Those changes alone show that Limerick were certainly not the superpower then that they are now. They were far more inconsistent back then and didnt deserve to win that All Ireland by a long shot. The KK team that beat them that day were a team full of winners and it was not the ambush many seem to think it was. Ps. you succeeded in riling me up. well done!"
Im sorry but I disagree. The Munster final that year showed the gap was there between Limerick and Tipperary. The round robin match was a joke. Limerick rested players. Had they won, Clare would have qualified instead of Cork after we beat them in Ennis. Kilkenny beat Limerick and I genuinely believe Limerick took their feet off the pedal for that match. Tipperary won the All Ireland, people remember the red card but Tipperary were comfortable up to that point and would have won the match regardless.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 01/07/2022 14:52:08

Armagh Vs Galway - 2 Like(s)
The most surprising part of the incident was Morgan was jostled and goaded but he walked away from Comer. Everyone was expecting a reaction. Nope he walked away and the first man who would have got vilified and a 6 month suspension was clever enough to save himself. The GAA then had a massive problem, how to penalize a few from Armagh but also someone from Galway to make it look half even.... but also leave the instigator Comer fit to play in semi. I'm guessing they made a scapegoat from one of the subs.

Dessie_Cross (National) - 01/07/2022 14:55:36

Penalties - 1 Like(s)
The order of precedence should be 1. Goals scored. So if the full time score is 1-10 to 13pts, the team with the goal wins. It makes an "extra goal" worth 4 points really (stealing this one I admit as somebody else made this point and I thought it was good). 2. Extra time with "first to 2 or a goal" winning it. I don't watch American Football but believe the 1st to score a touchdown in extra time wins. 3. Penalties. But lets look positively, when was the last time in a GAA match the ball was kicked 10 times in a row?

ExiledInWex (National) - 01/07/2022 09:00:10

Armagh Vs Galway - 1 Like(s)

Replying To kingpuck71:  "Ok. I'll try and give my slant on what I believe the GAA are trying to do. When Comer and his Armagh counterpart were holding and shoving and doing basically not an awful lot, then everyone else should stay clear and let the officials deal with it. The fact that the first person jumps in to " defuse a situation " means that someone else then jumps in to " defuse " the situation before there are 30 people trying to defuse the situation. Amazing how trying to diffuse a situation is normally ( not always ) by reaching for someone from the opposition and dragging them away or getting them in a headlock or maybe even worse. This ignites the spark that contributes the melee. Then all of a sudden someone tries to diffuse the situation in a more aggressive manner and the whole thing kicks off. So everyone that waded in after the initial 2 people contributed to what happened. Lets not kid ourselves. When most were running in they were not going in shouting calm down lads or lets sort this out. It was a case off I'm going for the first person in an opposition shirt, bib, tracksuit. Maybe the wording is too vague but the message should be that if an incident kicks off then stay out and let the officials sort it. But sure where's the craic in that. Another problem is that the GAA won't apply the rules of the Official guide properly, therefore will create, as they already have, a situation where this kind of thing will never stop."
I think the key words in your post are "when an incident kicks off". The incidents don't just kick off, someone starts them, usually one player who somehow can't pass an opponent as he leaves the field without giving a shoulder in the back or similar. Because all the players are in close proximity a "melee" often develops. If the player that gives the shoulder first was dealt with severely it would sort this out. Importantly the player that risks "kicking it off" should be suspended whether a melee ensues or not.

sligo joe (National) - 01/07/2022 09:06:46

2022 All-Ireland Hurling Championship thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To tiobraid:  "Maybe but it seems to be a Munster, Leinster and Cannacht thing the past couple of weeks! In fact Limerick posters and nearly the least bullish!"
Limerick are in the comfort zone. They know their name is on the cup and there is no need to be bullish. Having a hurler of the year coming back, having beaten all and sundry without him. They are going to walk it from here and the only question is which of Kilkenny or Clare will they comfortably beat in the final.

ExiledInWex (National) - 01/07/2022 09:54:56

2022 All-Ireland Hurling Championship thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Limerick are in the comfort zone. They know their name is on the cup and there is no need to be bullish. Having a hurler of the year coming back, having beaten all and sundry without him. They are going to walk it from here and the only question is which of Kilkenny or Clare will they comfortably beat in the final."
I wont be disagreeing with that unfortunately. However, from a neutral perspective I really hope we havent another one sided final. Clare-Limerick have drawn 3 times this year (70 mins) so I'll hold onto that hope even if I do think Limerick will have two comfortable wins from here.

tiobraid (National) - 01/07/2022 10:06:32

Galway Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To katser:  "I'm not talking to a lad who basically said that Galway footballers are you did say football is boring? So if something is boring it's no good, useless! I'm a hurling stalwart put I'd still watch and support the Galway footballers! You obviously don't realise football is harder to play than hurling!"
Fair play Katser. As the great Joe Connolly said once 'whether hurling or football we are Galway' or words to that affect. As I said previously I respect the Clare Sparrow academic knowledge of hurling but certainly have no time for the code narrow mindness. That maroon jersey either code does it for me and it is the narrow mindness imo that often holds us back. Every Galway person who can go on Sunday or on Saturday week should go and support the massive efforts made by our troops. For the record I think we will win on Sunday once we block the channels where Limerick have been most effective.

kiloughter (National) - 01/07/2022 11:31:00

Donegal GAA thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To rorysboys:  "You must know him lad, if you know he's interested. Not much previous managers could do if he wudnt commit. Another thing huge step up from playing div 2 football to making it at county level.. you'll probably mention Ryan Bradley but players like that don't come around too often.."
I don't think snobbery against players operating outside Div1 is helpful. Plenty of good intermediate and even junior club players have represented the county with distinction over the years. If you're good enough it shouldn't matter what club you're from.

Lockjaw (National) - 01/07/2022 11:47:03

Galway Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Lol that is some interpretation right there. I'm a hurling man katser, from a long lineage of hurling blood. But your reply is what I expected, you didn't name any places with flags."
I had to deliver stuff out to the lads in Eyrecourt and onto Portumna back down through Killimor into Mullagh over to Cappataggle and onto Loughrea and there are some support out there for Galway! Was over South Galway way and seen more yellow and blue flags than Galway flags in Gort! Loughrea had a Ukrainian flag out in the lake and replaced it with a Galway flag!

katser (National) - 01/07/2022 12:05:28

2022 All-Ireland Hurling Championship thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Oldtourman:  "Tiobraid, look back over the years. I remember as a young lad in '64 and '65 Tipp absolutely hockeying Cork in both Munster Finals and also destroying KK and Wexford in the two Finals. Who would have thought that Tipp would win just one All Ireland in the next 22 seasons- and were fortunate to win that one. When Cork destroyed Waterford by record margins in '82 and '83 who would have thought they would lose both Finals. There is absolutely no guarantee Limerick will win the All Ireland this year though they are favourites."
Agreed theres never a guarantee and this time last year I fully believed Limerick were over rated. I was as wrong as I have ever been! I've seen Limerick play off their best the last few years and still win easily at the end - prime example against Tipp this year where they literally knew they could turn it on when they wanted! I've never seen a hurling team like them where panic isnt in their nature at all. Hannon and Nash in particular are masters at leading the team by doing the right thing especially when the pressure comes on. Given what is being said about Galway I can see some red cards on Sunday. I've no doubt Gillane will be targetted given the little digs he gave in the past to Eanna Murphy in particular. Could be a tasty one early on especially if Grealish moves over on Gillane.

tiobraid (National) - 01/07/2022 12:44:38

2022 All-Ireland Hurling Championship thread - 1 Like(s)
I pick Clare to edge Kilkenny in the first semi final, and Limerick to beat Galway. If Galway have one their days when all systems click, well then who knows.

thelongridge (National) - 01/07/2022 12:47:26

2022 All-Ireland Hurling Championship thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To ExiledInWex:  "There is nothing worse at a GAA match than a lad showing up behind you with a bodhran. You are going to listen to this insufferable din for 2 hours from some Johnny-come-lately who wouldn't be able to tell you who the county champions are. Give me the Kilkenny crowd over the nouveau riche bandwagon associated with any other newly successful county at any given time. Say what you want the Kilkenny support are if nothing else knowledgeable about the game. Every other county has a core support through good and bad and then a massive bandwagon when times get good."
If you can find them because they don't even show up on the turnip wagon never mind the bandwagon. They may show up for the final. I know having lived there for 15 years and returning from their games to the local to find their knowledge was limited to what the other fellow told them. Not having watched it even on the t.v. Incidentally I am a great admire of Kilkenny hurling and rarely missed going to their games but you have elevated them to level that does not align with my experience.

Canuck (National) - 01/07/2022 13:55:07

Galway Football thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "From a ticket allocation point of view I mean. Galway will already have the numbers, and between Derry, Cavan and Westmeath there would be virtually no one from Mayo at it if it was squeezed into that fixture list. Feck all from Cavan, Derry or Westmeath would attend the minor as they will already be staying for two games so it would just be Galway supporters watching it."
I would suggest Tailteann game at 1.15pm, minor at 3pm and senior game at 5.30pm. That way minimal impact to an existing arrangement as I acknowledge the Tailteann final was scheduled for that date well in advance. They somewhat accommodated Derry fans over Galway fans last Saturday allowing Derry fans if they so wished to see their minors in Parnell Park and later their seniors were on at Croke Park. Hence why Derry had much bigger support than us but you heard no complaints from the Galway side of things. We just got on with the job. I have nothing against the Hyde but for a minor final (unless it was a replay in this instance) it is not fair on the minor players who dream of an opportunity such as this don't mind Galway fans whereby some are already choosing between the hurling and football given the significance expense.

kiloughter (National) - 01/07/2022 14:10:46