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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Avenger » July 27th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Well that was unexpected. Great win by Kilkenny. Cody got his tactics spot on.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby tomthefan » July 28th, 2019, 10:35 pm

Just watched the post match semi final discussion on the Sunday game and I'm tempted to ask who were Davy fitzgerald's Wexford playing. Never saw a post match discussion to be so about the losing team.
Apparently Wexford threw it away and tipp should have had another man sent off. Nothing else controversial happened at all such as tipp having three goals disallowed and Wexford getting a goal from a player who was in the small square before the ball arrived.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Laighin Break » August 10th, 2019, 9:20 pm

That third quarter by the Dubs was just unreal
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby cormac » August 10th, 2019, 10:51 pm

At the risk of sounding like a Yank, Dublin were awesome at the start of the second half.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Ruckedtobits » August 11th, 2019, 9:56 am

The impact of Davy Byrne and how Gavin changed his positioning from half-time seems to have been completely overlooked by the TV pundits, who usually pick up these elements very quickly.

From what I watched, in the first 10 mins of the second-half, Dublin mid-field got him on the ball, as a free, unmarked, man on at least six occasions in five minutes and he found a Dublin attacker in space with every pass. Five of his passes led directly to scores. Mayo had effectively marked the high-profile Dublin ball-carriers in the first half but they ignored Byrne in possession in that third quarter.

Superb Dublin performance from the players in third quarter but hats off to the tactical analysis of how to upset the Mayo game plan.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Laighin Break » August 12th, 2019, 9:14 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:The impact of Davy Byrne and how Gavin changed his positioning from half-time seems to have been completely overlooked by the TV pundits, who usually pick up these elements very quickly.

From what I watched, in the first 10 mins of the second-half, Dublin mid-field got him on the ball, as a free, unmarked, man on at least six occasions in five minutes and he found a Dublin attacker in space with every pass. Five of his passes led directly to scores. Mayo had effectively marked the high-profile Dublin ball-carriers in the first half but they ignored Byrne in possession in that third quarter.

Superb Dublin performance from the players in third quarter but hats off to the tactical analysis of how to upset the Mayo game plan.


Very good point. Jack McCaffrey barely attacked in the 2nd half but that could well have been part of the same tactic
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby hugonaut » August 12th, 2019, 1:05 pm

cormac wrote:At the risk of sounding like a Yank, Dublin were awesome at the start of the second half.


They were savage. Can't recall seeing a better 10 minute spell of football in the last 10-15 years.
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