Mayo haven't been on dis ting since 1951: ILF welcomes all comers to Cluiche Cheannais na hÉireann 2013

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Perennial sleeping giants and serial losing finalists Mayo take on Dublin tomorrow, 3.30pm. Beg, borrow or steal a stream, marvel at the brawn and desire of the amateurs on the park, ask yr friendly GAA posters what the hell it takes for a foul to be called, why hands are allowed and how knowing when to take yr point is a key cornerstone of malevolent irish rural psyche.

Enjoy the match. Boo the Dubs. Mayo, god help us.

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:21 (five years ago) link

Good man, high time for ILF expansion imo.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:23 (five years ago) link

best bits from football, rugby and boxing so i hear

Is this the one with sticks or without?

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:26 (five years ago) link

the one with sticks is called curling & they're allowed to kill each other under duress

should have said 'churling', helas l'escalier

Without

The fields in both counties are too small for hurling to ever have been developed as they art form it is in the dairy counties, is my theory.

But the ditches of boggy mayo, rocky kerry, the yards between the towers of ballymun, the border gaps of armagh, these are the spaces that light struggles into, that murder and dark deeds are swallowed whole by, that breed yr modern hack-of-all-trades gaa footballer

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:31 (five years ago) link

Ah now you make it sound like the most romantic country on earth

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:35 (five years ago) link

It is.

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:36 (five years ago) link

the fuck is this doing here

zvookster, Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:45 (five years ago) link

Being a football thread.

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 15:47 (five years ago) link

All set for it, think I've got a pub to watch in.

alright, first post on ilf. Going well so far.

woof, Saturday, 21 September 2013 15:58 (five years ago) link

gtfo newbie

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:05 (five years ago) link

My interest in GAA has waned since Limerick crapped out against Clare tbh. Who is this player for Mayo that everyone's raving about?

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:09 (five years ago) link

Just webmailed you about this DMac.

My heart and family loyalties say Mayo, my head says Dublin.

Anyone going? Tickets like hens teeth.

hyggeligt, Saturday, 21 September 2013 18:19 (five years ago) link

Does this mean that I can post about the rugby on here without getting laughed out of town? cz no one even mentioned the Lions tour while it was happening so far as i could make out, total travesty

Third Rate Zoo Keepers With Tenth Rate Minds (Windsor Davies), Saturday, 21 September 2013 22:01 (five years ago) link

♫♪ you're windsor davies
you post what you want ♪♫

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 21 September 2013 22:05 (five years ago) link

You can start a thread i guess but iirc there were ile threads tbf

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 22:09 (five years ago) link

Tickets arent a fuckin hope. Brother got 1 through contacts, they're trickling down but the system of allocating them out through clubs and organisations around the country means its not a market as such, its a game of who you know. He's not mad into it but feels it'd be bad form to sell.

I'll be watchin at home then joinin achill cru up around croker when we win.

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 22:14 (five years ago) link

Get an ip shielder and rte player will sort ye out folks btw

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 22:18 (five years ago) link

looked about ile for threads at the time, couldn't find any, assumed after a cursory glance through some older threads on the topic that rfu was just the sort of bourgie noncery that the stern stock of ilx had no truck with

Third Rate Zoo Keepers With Tenth Rate Minds (Windsor Davies), Saturday, 21 September 2013 22:52 (five years ago) link

It is today

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 23:23 (five years ago) link

The mayo player everyone is raving about is the redeveloped aidan o'shea, always a fielder of note but physically reconditioned over the summer to a cross between longcat and a sherman tank. His fetching of the high ball above a forest of thuggery is rivalled as a sight this year only by his can't-fail method of seeking out opposition defenders to run over on his maraudings.

O'Connor starts tomorrow with a dislocated shoulder not fully healed. Seven minutes max.

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 September 2013 23:41 (five years ago) link

I think we had a Lions thread. I know Six Nations has a couple of threads on ILE.

hyggeligt, Sunday, 22 September 2013 05:32 (five years ago) link

I can only see a 'Young Lions' thread

Don't care for rugger myself but imo ILF should offer a home to all your poor neglected sports, your huddled bantzes

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 22 September 2013 06:29 (five years ago) link

Minors doing a fucking job on tyrone

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 13:09 (five years ago) link

But a match in it yet

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 13:21 (five years ago) link

Che O'Donnell on for Tyrone I wonder how votes his Faither

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 13:28 (five years ago) link

INTENSE START

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:34 (five years ago) link

mayo 0-1

stick yr hawkeye up yer arse, bet its a dub working it

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:34 (five years ago) link

cheap ball out of hand from cafferkey gives it back to dubs easy kicking distance out 0-1 to 0-1

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:35 (five years ago) link

mayo intensity giving them opportunites, which they are missing. must be a final

0-3 to 0-1 but letting them away with it not to already be five up

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:40 (five years ago) link

one on one the mayo halfline have them scared, three points in it

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:43 (five years ago) link

shitty goal conceded from allardycesque punt all level

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:47 (five years ago) link

dub on the back foot but comfortable there while mayo struggle to turn it into points, one in it to the eventual winners

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:52 (five years ago) link

another soft wide from mcloughlin, the theo walcott of this final

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:54 (five years ago) link

Lots of wides. Dublin taking time getting into it!

hyggeligt, Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:54 (five years ago) link

Bloody hell @ crossbar!

hyggeligt, Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:54 (five years ago) link

thought that hennelly stopped it

dublin much more penetrating when they get it in attack, but holding it in reserve yet

another great save hennelly, mayo look paperthin at the back

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:57 (five years ago) link

Hennelly justifying petrol money. Dublin seem to be pushing now.

hyggeligt, Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:00 (five years ago) link

seven mayo wides yet, a lot of them gettable

right, spurs stream on, two screens max, see ye the other end

and commiserations

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:01 (five years ago) link

A lot of sloppy play from both teams

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:09 (five years ago) link

(xpost) Perhaps. It's a tough one to call. Will look like Cork supporters have swamped stadium by end with amount of red in crowd from sunburn.

hyggeligt, Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:11 (five years ago) link

Dublin out of jail in an incredible way to be only a point down. Awful mistake by the Mayo keeper.

Evil Juice Box Man (LocalGarda), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:21 (five years ago) link

Very poor game so far, which is a shame.

Evil Juice Box Man (LocalGarda), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:22 (five years ago) link

And shit by cluxton too. Game on.

Evil Juice Box Man (LocalGarda), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:40 (five years ago) link

Just as Dublin were getting back into it

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:42 (five years ago) link

Just as

a fox barks, btw. just barks. (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:43 (five years ago) link

MDMA

Evil Juice Box Man (LocalGarda), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:43 (five years ago) link

They won today by a point, and while they didn't do themselves justice mayo will feel there's a lot that could've been improved too.

Last year there was a point between us over two games.

Talk of splitting the county based on that seems a bit premature.

That's not to mention that fucking Kerry minor team. If croker was winner stays on today them lads would've two medals each imo.

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Monday, 18 September 2017 00:41 (one year ago) link

That David Clifford kid is a phenomenon

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Monday, 18 September 2017 00:43 (one year ago) link

fucking hell that is a rich combo of funny and hilarious. "it's like an injection you don't want and it keeps going"

gotta say the co-commentator there drifts into the sort of stuff that annoys me, like acting as if it's wrong or an injustice or something. there is no "deserve".

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 18 September 2017 07:32 (one year ago) link

i meant to say "a rich combo of hilarious and sad" honest, oops.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 18 September 2017 07:32 (one year ago) link

the whole split dublin thing is just bollocks - you can't have an all-ireland in which one county is forced to field regional teams. the only amusing element is it might end up dublin v dublin some years.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 18 September 2017 07:33 (one year ago) link

what i wish would happen, and i dunno how we get there, is for there to be a few more teams at the level of mayo, kerry and dublin. the mayo kerry first game and dublin mayo yday were some of the best gaa i've ever seen. we need more of that all season.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 18 September 2017 07:36 (one year ago) link

Everything about that radio clip sounds like from the 1970s for some reason, which is wonderful.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 18 September 2017 11:17 (one year ago) link

If people only understood where I come from they'd have a lot more appreciation about the efforts I'm making tbh

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Monday, 18 September 2017 15:14 (one year ago) link

second captains was good today, mike quirke made some of the points i made upthread in a more calm manner.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 18 September 2017 15:58 (one year ago) link

No craic in that

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Monday, 18 September 2017 16:00 (one year ago) link

lolz.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 18 September 2017 16:06 (one year ago) link

It was good. Tbh it needed another hour tho, I mean the game itself got little or nothing and as an actual match it deserves a full analysis.

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Monday, 18 September 2017 19:03 (one year ago) link

Little disappointed that this didn't break gaa in wider ilx, there might never be a better advert ito buildup, context and actual delivered match

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Monday, 18 September 2017 19:05 (one year ago) link

Did you advertise it outside this thread? Bcz the thread title is not the most inviting for newcomers.

Learning to appreciate a completely new sport is hard. I got into hurling because of ilx, your thread, and - I think I said this before - for the first hundred posts or so I thought you were all taking the mick, Truman Show like. I couldn't believe it actually existed. That was enough for me to get intrigued. Read about the rules, watch matches etc. But it takes an effort and I will for ever be way, way behind the two of you, because it's not in my cultural dna.

Hurling sucked me in GAA football, too, and I've embraced both, though at a molecular level it's still hard; I notice I miss things other people notice. Not a score, but the tiny things, things from around the game. And feels.

Having said that, someone like LJ should be all over this. Die-hard rooting for Tyrone, or whoever is the equivalent of Jute Gyte in GAA football.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 18 September 2017 19:24 (one year ago) link

I can't stop listening to that midwest radio thing upthread. Martin Carney fucking loses it at 3 mins 12, like embarrassingly so in my opinion. His voice betrays an entitled rage that has no justification to it - I'd go as far as to see that kind of voice is part of the problem. Also there's a palpable vibe of the two guys secretly relishing the return of their old friend Mr Pain at the end. The game isn't even over and they're not open to the possibility of an equaliser. As a Dublin fan I still was nervous in the final minutes, they sound certain, but there's also a sense of the tension being relieved, of everything being easier when the thing you feared happens once again.

It's some fucking dark shit.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:14 (one year ago) link

but i'm sorry, it's also hilarious. the main commentator actually has the tone of voice and words of a whining child. carney is like as if he genuinely believes this is the greatest injustice of all time - to lose a game, fairly played, between a couple of great teams. and his bitterness at "dublin will do whatever now, they'll do anything" - like as if we're supposed to try a fucking banana shot from the halfway line rather than (in truth, masterfully) passing the ball around to end the game despite a ludicrous addition of two spare minutes.

almost every dublin fan i've spoken to has a p negative view of mayo, which feels harsh, but the likes of carne are responsible for this. i spoke to a pal before the game last week who's v active in gaa in dublin and he said "i thought i'd never hate a team as much as meath, i was wrong" - feels tough enough on a side that gives it such a lash but i am fairly sure it all comes from the weird sense of hype around mayo, even in defeat they get the column inches. there is an element of addiction to the cycle of hurt and heroism - someone could write a thesis let alone an article.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:23 (one year ago) link

i mean if carney drifted into the vein of a man howling at the cosmos for its indifference, seeking reasons for the random hurt and injustice of existence, then i could be down with it. but i don't get that from his tone.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:29 (one year ago) link

Far be it from me to say anything about this being your focus two days after three in a row

It's a nice luxury for ya imo

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:47 (one year ago) link

haha it's not really my focus, just itt. i've spent a lot of time discussing the dubs in the last 36 hours, with family and friends. i don't know anyone from mayo so you're the sounding board here.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:11 (one year ago) link

I think there was one added minute to injury time. It was warranted imo and didnt a dublin player get a black card

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:15 (one year ago) link

Another fucking cross to bear o it's too much god help us, mayo

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:17 (one year ago) link

there was a lot more than one, i'd need to see it again but from memory there were 6 minutes added and he blew up at least 78:30, maybe 79:00. it was a joke. there were stoppages within the six but not three minutes' worth.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:18 (one year ago) link

blew up at 78:50. I felt it was excessive at the time

Number None, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:22 (one year ago) link

Agreed on the stoppage time

it was deflationary for us imo, to be one down and maybe two minutes to play I think we could have used the urgency to push one last time

With six to go, it was a real sense of dubs in ten ascendancy and even if we snatched one - and let's be real they never looked like letting that happen- there was no trouble to the dubs to hit us again and then another few mins of holding us off.

The three minute the ref added, it was over at that stage tbh

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:23 (one year ago) link

Not sidestepping the duty, but as far as being a sounding board goes for the MWR listening, Dublin hating, sorrow loving, conspiracy theorist mayo fan, and again I'm not for a second saying these ppl don't exist in great numbers, I'm probably not your guy.

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:24 (one year ago) link

I mean I'm the mayo fan other mayo fans slag for being Judas if not joining in on all that shite, if I don't predict a win in teh final, all that stuff

I'm not, if spurs and Ireland haven't given it away, that type of supporter trevor

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:27 (one year ago) link

Xpost There might have been 2 minutes actually. Yknow yourself the ref is always going to give the other team a chance to score in a game that tight.

I was watching the game with my dad and when Dublin were playing keep ball in the dying seconds he said "ah they shouldnt be doing that". THATS EXACTLY WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:29 (one year ago) link

yeah it was more curiosity as to their existence rather than lumping you all in together.

i do kinda think dublin did what they had to do. and if they had to do more they would have. they don't play with wild abandon in the finals under gavin, they never have. they just put themselves in a position to win, in the last 5-10 minutes, and usually take the opportunity. read jim mcguinness there talking about mayo throwing it away in the last 10 etc, and having the job done, and it's kinda silly. i don't have stats to hand but i bet dublin score a heap in the last 5-10 minutes. they have beaten the likes of kerry by 6/7 points having been level on 62 mins. a lot of that is the bench but they're also incredibly calm.

xpost the keep ball really irritates people but it's actually effective. two years ago in the semi-final they did that for 6/7 minutes and sucked the entire mayo defence to one corner of the midfield then passed to kev mc and he scored a goal.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:34 (one year ago) link

cluxton did have one really loose handpass tho.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:35 (one year ago) link

xpost to deems re "curiosity about their existence"

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:35 (one year ago) link

McGuinness is right about what Mayo have to learn but I think his use of that game to support the thesis was 100% forced and incorrect.

Nobody in the country thinks that you can shut down this Dublin team with 7 minutes left to play and only two points in it, and certainly no Mayo fan wanted us to try.

The moments that mattered, where it felt like we had a chance, were when we were dominating the midfield battle, Keegan goal, and the two seconds prior to Vaughan's moment.

I don't think McGuinness's suggested tactics would've worked as he says and I don't think we could have had the success we did in the game with that mentality.

tbh subbing McLoughlin and Moran felt like bad calls at the time, and seeing how we never really got through ye again after that I'm inclined to call them out as confirmed mistakes.

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:48 (one year ago) link

LBI have you watched it back yet!

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:48 (one year ago) link

I think McGuinness overstated the thing a bit too - there were times where Dublin were a bit rattled but no more than during the games of recent years. Two years ago Mayo scored a goal second half and pushed ahead. Last year in both matches they had spells of dominance. But he is the high priest in the cult of "cause chaos in the Dublin ranks" - he's been dining off being the only person to beat Gavin for a long time.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:58 (one year ago) link

The unstated fact is that it takes a hell of a lot to play this Dublin team that way. Add the bench they have into it and it's not tactical nor individual failure when they come strong at the end of a match, it's absolutely inevitable.

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 11:19 (one year ago) link

Watched it last night! Of course not nearly as entertaining when you know the score already. Plus I miss the extra added tension of having a favorite side. Still, I thought especially the second half was great fun. I thought it was strange how Mayo played in ET. They seemed out of it, all of a sudden, bit all over. O'Connor was great. Vaughn's red was so stupid.

Discarding that I knew the outcome already, Mayo just never looked like they'd nick it the last 15 mins or so.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:31 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

im pissin myself the more i think about this

what must he be like to live with

.b derf (darraghmac), Monday, 7 May 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

well that was a particularly fucking horrible injury

gneb farts (darraghmac), Sunday, 13 May 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

Yea very nasty. Poor guy.

Caught the last 6 minutes of that game today. I'd say they were the best minutes

well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 13 May 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link

seen angle from behind and i just cannot

gneb farts (darraghmac), Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:07 (one year ago) link

I caught a glimpse of it on one of those GAA banter pages. Yikes

well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:14 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

rip

repartee is deft (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 16:11 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

just when i thought i was out

that goal from carr is the type of individual brilliance the team hasnt had since the crossmolina ronaldinho himself

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 6 July 2019 21:06 (two weeks ago) link

oh its huge from the start this one

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Sunday, 14 July 2019 15:08 (one week ago) link

comprehensive victory for committed competence here

mayo opting for another approach

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Sunday, 14 July 2019 15:36 (one week ago) link

Thought it'd be a tighter game tbh

. (Michael B), Sunday, 14 July 2019 16:05 (one week ago) link

spillane and everyone else did but the prick was like Nostradamus at half time

mayo havent shown

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Sunday, 14 July 2019 16:22 (one week ago) link

Standard is poor in this game

. (Michael B), Sunday, 21 July 2019 14:05 (three days ago) link


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