National - Intermediate final - Amazing game

Well done to both sides (The cilles and Westport) on an unbelievable game of football.

I wanted Cilles to win, But it wasn't to be, they can be very proud of themselves, one and all.

As for Westport, some unreal performances. How good was Oisin McLoughlin and Colm Moran. Shane Scott the midfielder too. immense.

I'm made up that Lee Keegan has finally been on the right margain of a 1 point game too. Great footballer in fairness. But lets hope that's his last all Ireland of 2017

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts:11934 - 19/02/2017 17:41:21   1958306

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Replying To waynoI:  "Well done to both sides (The cilles and Westport) on an unbelievable game of football.

I wanted Cilles to win, But it wasn't to be, they can be very proud of themselves, one and all.

As for Westport, some unreal performances. How good was Oisin McLoughlin and Colm Moran. Shane Scott the midfielder too. immense.

I'm made up that Lee Keegan has finally been on the right margain of a 1 point game too. Great footballer in fairness. But lets hope that's his last all Ireland of 2017"
Gutted but so so proud of players and coaches, thank you all for a fantastic journey, you owe us nothing.
On a side note Graham Reilly took Lee Keegan for a tour of croke park, now perhaps the uneducated will stop with the rubbish of Graham not turning up on big days, he certainly showed up today and gave the poty a torrid time.
Again thank you cilles.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts:10695 - 19/02/2017 18:55:37   1958340

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Fair play Wayno. Hard luck cillies and well done Westport. I'm hoping Lee will be climbing those steps later this year ;) he had a quiet day by his own standards...his brother Phil had a great game I thought

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8051 - 19/02/2017 20:37:18   1958399

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Congrats to Westport, the twin will be hoping tonight, happy that Mayo have a national title to celebrate.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:472 - 19/02/2017 21:29:10   1958422

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Apparently Westport's entire full forward line are doing the Leaving Cert this year. Who'd fancy taking them on at colleges level?!

roundball (Tipperary) - Posts:2463 - 19/02/2017 21:58:37   1958438

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If im honest i didnt even know it was on

rebelfan (Cork) - Posts:70 - 19/02/2017 22:16:02   1958444

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Replying To roundball:  "Apparently Westport's entire full forward line are doing the Leaving Cert this year. Who'd fancy taking them on at colleges level?!"
Lee Keegan is their oldest player at 27!

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8051 - 19/02/2017 22:24:03   1958445

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Well done Westport, a great achievement and a much needed boost for the county gaa scene as a whole. They also have a few very promising young pacy forwards who will have come to the attention of the county u-21 selectors on the basis of that performance. Their first goal in particular was a peach.

Hard luck to St. Colmcilles, who really dug in and made it interesting when it seemed that they were going to get routed in the second quarter.

As an aside though, I'd love to know what it is in the Mayo DNA that renders no lead comfortable. It would have been a travesty if Westport had managed to lose that game, but lose it they nearly did.

Also, what was the keeper doing for the incident leading to the penalty? Surely it would have been better just to catch the ball and drive out with it?

These are minor quibbles on a great day for the Port, two national titles in the football codes is not bad going at all for a town of 5k.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts:1099 - 19/02/2017 22:54:43   1958456

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It was a wonderful match. Just showed the pride in the parish teams.

Westport probably just about deserved it. But St. Colmcilles did our county proud. After a slow start, they showed the resilience that was once (and hopefully again) associated with Meath football. They never gave up and nearly pulled it off. Maybe another minute, may have given us a reply!

David (Meath) - Posts:360 - 19/02/2017 23:00:52   1958459

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Lee Keegan is their oldest player at 27!"
Can you see them doing much at senior level Yew Tree? Look like a side on the up.

roundball (Tipperary) - Posts:2463 - 19/02/2017 23:25:35   1958463

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Lee Keegan is their oldest player at 27!
yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:7960 - 19/02/2017 22:24:03


Really?

Some achievement. Just after seeing one of their goals. Young fella runs half the pitch and buries it into the hill. Super goal and a what a moment for the young man!

Fair play to both teams and congratulations to Westport.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts:10600 - 20/02/2017 08:03:58   1958506

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A very strange refereeing decision nearly cost Westport the game - the penalty incident.

Torcaill (Australia) - Posts:141 - 20/02/2017 09:15:37   1958523

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Replying To roundball:  "Can you see them doing much at senior level Yew Tree? Look like a side on the up."
Very hard to say really. With so many young players the odds that they all stay local is probably low.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8051 - 20/02/2017 09:18:56   1958524

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Gutted but so so proud of players and coaches, thank you all for a fantastic journey, you owe us nothing.
On a side note Graham Reilly took Lee Keegan for a tour of croke park, now perhaps the uneducated will stop with the rubbish of Graham not turning up on big days, he certainly showed up today and gave the poty a torrid time.
Again thank you cilles."
Hard luck RD. Now do you understand the Fermanagh fans in the QF in 2015?

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts:4111 - 20/02/2017 09:37:49   1958527

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Well done Westport, a great achievement and a much needed boost for the county gaa scene as a whole. They also have a few very promising young pacy forwards who will have come to the attention of the county u-21 selectors on the basis of that performance. Their first goal in particular was a peach.

Hard luck to St. Colmcilles, who really dug in and made it interesting when it seemed that they were going to get routed in the second quarter.

As an aside though, I'd love to know what it is in the Mayo DNA that renders no lead comfortable. It would have been a travesty if Westport had managed to lose that game, but lose it they nearly did.

Also, what was the keeper doing for the incident leading to the penalty? Surely it would have been better just to catch the ball and drive out with it?

These are minor quibbles on a great day for the Port, two national titles in the football codes is not bad going at all for a town of 5k."
Yeah I think that was a rush of blood to the head, fair play to the ref he was blocked from seeing the trip but listened to umpire who informed him,
I think Westport were surprised by the pace with f cilles, a guy beside me couldn't believe how fast Graham Reilly was for a big man, he said Keegan wouldn't have expected that turn of pace from him.
There is a bit of the old perception of Meath teams been big strong men that can't run , Meath have one of the fastest half forward lines in country

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts:10695 - 20/02/2017 09:38:43   1958529

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royaldunne, while the ref listened to the umpire and awarded the black card, he was not permitted by rule to award the penalty.

Torcaill (Australia) - Posts:141 - 20/02/2017 09:48:13   1958534

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Replying To gotmilk:  "Hard luck RD. Now do you understand the Fermanagh fans in the QF in 2015?"
Lol, :) , bit more yeah.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts:10695 - 20/02/2017 09:50:08   1958536

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Congrats to Westport on a deserved win but very hard luck to St. Colmcilles for never giving up. They did themselves and the club proud with their successes this last year or so and will be remembered as heroes forever within the parish for their achievements.

On a side note, if I was a Westport supporter and had of lost that game, I would be raging with their free taker and the goalie for that trip that lead to the penalty. Don't get wrong any one can kick a ball wide but it was his technique that really had me scratching my head. Kicking the ball as high as possible thus losing control and accuracy instead of stroking the ball over correctly and he missed at least 3/4 score able frees early in the second half that should have killed us off. Anyhow it didn't matter in the end but you'd wonder what coaching leads to players doing this.

Laytown Legend (All) - Posts:420 - 20/02/2017 10:06:27   1958547

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Replying To Torcaill:  "royaldunne, while the ref listened to the umpire and awarded the black card, he was not permitted by rule to award the penalty."
Sorry under the rules he was perfectly correct to issue penalty, the cilles player was taken down in square before ball went out, therefore been deliberately tripped while trying to retrieve ball, it was stupidity on behalf of goalie (don't want to be hard on the lad we all do stupid things) but it was clearly a black card and penalty

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts:10695 - 20/02/2017 13:27:42   1958664

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Replying To Torcaill:  "royaldunne, while the ref listened to the umpire and awarded the black card, he was not permitted by rule to award the penalty."
Why not ? He is entitled to consult with them

Dellboypolecat (Tyrone) - Posts:14923 - 20/02/2017 13:59:23   1958677

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