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Leinster vs Connacht, Sat 4th Jan, 17:30 Eir

  • 03-01-2020 1:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


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    I think we all know how this one is going to go.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    I'm just thankful for small mercies. Like Noel Reid not playing for Leinster anymore. And not making the trip this year. That's how desperate it is...


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,140 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Leinster's squad management over the festive period has been superb. At the same time, I would love to see Connacht make a battle of it, it would do both sides the world of good ahead of Rds 5 and 6 in Europe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,580 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    Connacht won’t come and role over, I’m sure Leinster will win but they won’t make it easy. I’d be surprised if the spread was accurate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,273 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    Agreed! Connacht could not be as poor as last week! I think it will be a close match.
    Delighted to see Frawley get the nod! Hope he goes well.
    It's doubtful that Stephen Fitz could be as poor as T.O.H was last week!
    Thornbury makes the l/o a lot harder for us also.
    I think Leinster by 7!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Connacht won't roll over and will give it a lash but Leinster are going to get ball on a conveyor belt for the first 30 minutes if they're interested. Furlong, Dooley, Ryan, Ruddock and Molony should be getting the ball on a plate to the halfbacks and I can see Deegan and Cronin punching a few massive holes on a quick recycle off McGrath.

    I'd say Leinster by 18. They'll ease off once the game is won.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    The bookmakers saying Leinster by 28. Connacht are usually game in this fixture unlike Ulster but that lineup...

    If it's a similar deal to the farcical Ulster game I wouldn't be too surprised.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    The real focal point of the match is whether Friendy hates Horwitz so much that he won't bring him on, even if Baby Fitz loses a leg.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,997 gally74


    The real focal point of the match is whether Friendy hates Horwitz so much that he won't bring him on, even if Baby Fitz loses a leg.

    fairness, he has been average any time he has being on...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,761 ✭✭✭ Donnielighto


    Tickets still available for this?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Tickets still available for this?

    Corner seats in the Anglesea still going on Ticketmaster, doesn't look like there's many though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,129 Granny15


    Hopefully we see some moments of brilliance from Frawley. Connacht are throwing in the towel with that selection considering it’s their cup final every year. Hopefully we see some creativity from the backs and try to unlock their defence rather than running them ragged and running in overlaps or pummelling them on their line.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Granny15 wrote: »
    Hopefully we see some moments of brilliance from Frawley. Connacht are throwing in the towel with that selection considering it’s their cup final every year. Hopefully we see some creativity from the backs and try to unlock their defence rather than running them ragged and running in overlaps or pummelling them on their line.

    Throwing in the towel?!
    They have barely enough players fit. This isn't Ulster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Throwing in the towel?!
    They have barely enough players fit. This isn't Ulster.

    They literally had 24 players at training the other day. Including academy lads. They ended up having to bring in a couple of ail players to make up the numbers apparently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Granny15 wrote: »
    Hopefully we see some moments of brilliance from Frawley. Connacht are throwing in the towel with that selection considering it’s their cup final every year. Hopefully we see some creativity from the backs and try to unlock their defence rather than running them ragged and running in overlaps or pummelling them on their line.

    Hardly Connachts cup final, wtf. Connacht won the league a few years ago. Long gone past the days when season was defined by one game. One plus of not being in the rds tomorrow will be not hearing guff like that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,369 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Hardly Connachts cup final, wtf. Connacht won the league a few years ago. Long gone past the days when season was defined by one game. One plus of not being in the rds tomorrow will be not hearing guff like that.

    Next time you're up you should join us on the terrace. Totally different guff there. We're great craic! :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,129 Granny15


    molloyjh wrote: »
    Next time you're up you should join us on the terrace. Totally different guff there. We're great craic! :p

    Are you referring to the boys who chant dross “Leinster Leinster. “ Yeah great craic. Make me want to put a bullet in my head


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Hardly Connachts cup final, wtf. Connacht won the league a few years ago. Long gone past the days when season was defined by one game. One plus of not being in the rds tomorrow will be not hearing guff like that.
    molloyjh wrote: »
    Next time you're up you should join us on the terrace. Totally different guff there. We're great craic! :p

    You'll be absolutely sending it in no time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,307 ✭✭✭ Dave_The_Sheep


    Well, aren't we a delight this evening.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,044 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Granny15 wrote: »
    Are you referring to the boys who chant dross “Leinster Leinster. “ Yeah great craic. Make me want to put a bullet in my head

    If it's great craic why would you want to put a bullet in your head?? :/

    Feel free to pm man if you're having a tough time. Can't stand to see someone having demons in their thoughts like that


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Only the greatest horseplay of all time on the terrace.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Granny15 wrote: »
    Connacht are throwing in the towel with that selection considering it’s their cup final every year.

    That's without doubt the best side we could put out in probably the most injury-ridden provincial season of any side in recent memory. Doesn't help there's no hope of emergency loans for whatever reason.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,044 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Only the greatest horseplay of all time on the terrace.

    Absolute Kearnage with the lads


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Absolute Kearnage with the lads

    Nothing better than a flat deece with the BMs on the terrace


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,365 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Only the greatest horseplay of all time on the terrace.
    Absolute Kearnage with the lads
    Nothing better than a flat deece with the BMs on the terrace

    You all joke, but I was on the terrace at the RDS for the Ulster game and this is how terrace people really talk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,044 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    awec wrote: »
    You all joke, but I was on the terrace at the RDS for the Ulster game and this is how terrace people really talk.

    Awec please say "how now brown cow"

    Pretty please? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,369 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    awec wrote: »
    You all joke, but I was on the terrace at the RDS for the Ulster game and this is how terrace people really talk.

    That was just Thomond...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭ The Rape of Lucretia


    Granny15 wrote: »
    Connacht are throwing in the towel with that selection considering it’s their cup final every year.

    Hardly throwing in the towel - that suggests more that they know they cant win whatever. They could of course have picked a better team, and indeed had the feel of a cup final tilt at the top team. But it was planned by the through the IRFU that they throw this game, like the Ulster one. The Munster game was they one they were planning to win, but blew. As the weakest of the four thats always a risk for Connacht with this effective hobbling of the Christmas games.

    These 6 games - more heavy training sessions than matches with results that matter - have become a critical strategy, and strength, of Irelands 6N preparations. Its a wonder it wasnt put in place years before it was. The crowds still go even though they arent real games - its holiday time, its a social outing, good atmos given that the results dont really have consequence, yet an interest in how various players are going in the manner of the Final Trial of old.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,973 Synode


    Can't make match tonight. 4 free tickets for Grandstand if any fans want them. PM me


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 58 ✭✭✭ PonchoMcHoncho


    Connacht always put up a good fight against Leinster but the team sheets don't bode well. Given Leinsters current form you'd have to expect an all mighty hammering.


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