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Tailteann Cup.

  • 19-06-2022 2:09pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,598 ✭✭✭

    Apologies mods if there is a thread already for this competition but I could not see one,

    Glorious sunshine in Croker for the semi-finals today. 12 minutes gone in first game between Cavan and Sligo and Cavan are 6 pts up already!!

    Tbf it's a very young inexperienced team up against a team who were playing in an All Ireland Semi Final a few years ago.

    The second semi between Westmeath and Offaly should be a very closely fought game.I think that the GAA have missed out on a huge opportunity to further promote the Tailteann Cup if they had played the final on the Saturday of the All Ireland weekend.

    The likes of Sligo would bring a huge crowd,am a proud Leitrim man,and only for us wrongly having a goal disallowed for a 'square ball' against them in the quarter final I would be in Croke Park today:(

    The trains from Sligo were fully sold out yday and today with big numbers heading up to cheer on the black and white.

    A game like Cavan v Westmeath would easily draw 60k+ to Croke Park between supporters from both counties and nuetral fans.

    Instead it is being put on the Weekend of a semi final where less fans for the Tailteann game will be able to travel.

    Post edited by Bleating Lamb on



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,598 ✭✭✭Bleating Lamb

    Great open game now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,895 ✭✭✭Coillte_Bhoy

    60k for Cavan V Westmeath? What are you on

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭Akabusi

    Sligo blessed to get a penalty, foul was just outside the square.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,103 ✭✭✭zetecescort

    Cavan tipping away getting points while Sligo have missed a few decent goal chances when in hindsight they may have been better off knocking them over

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,895 ✭✭✭Coillte_Bhoy

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  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭Treble double

    Not a bad game. Cavan seem to have better forwards and are getting good joy from long kickouts. Sligo have opened them up a few times but haven't taken the chances. Kicked a couple into the keepers hands which is a killer, some bad wides aswell.

    Cavan look more streetwise, hopefully Sligo can push them all the way.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,252 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number

    Young Spillane is a handy player, still can't break into the Kerry team.

  • Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭asdfg87

    Would it not have been better for supporters if this match was innCarrick-on Shannon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭MacDanger

    Sligo have missed a lot of goal chances. Possible peno on that last one I thought

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,598 ✭✭✭Bleating Lamb

    Cavan up by 2 pts after 55 mins.....both teams playing attacking positive football.

    Sligo have spurned several more goal chances in the second half.

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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,252 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number

    Sligo need a goal, but those damn posts today.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,566 ✭✭✭DJIMI TRARORE

    Surprisingly open game, Sligo should be ahead, timber hit 3 times, Kiernan clearing twice off the line and at least 5 easy poi ts kicked wide, but Cavans experience seeing them through

  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭Whatdoesitmatter

    I'll say one thing for this competition. At least the eventual winner will be a worthy one and not a county that's bought their way to victory

  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭Treble double

    Sligo left it after them, small bit green. Cavan a solid keeper and a bit stronger in the air as well as mckernians experience creep over the line

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,598 ✭✭✭Bleating Lamb

    FT-Cavan-0:20 to Sligo 1:14

    A 3 point win for a Cavan side that dominated the midfield and kicked 17 pts from play.Some of them from long distances out.

    Sligo will be kicking themselves for the 6 or 7 great goal chances that they missed.They kicked some lovely points themselves throughout the game.

    Cavan were the better team overall but will need to seriously tighten up their back line to have a chance of winning the final.

    Definitely a success for the first ever Tailteann semi-final,good quality fare on show from both sides and a great atmosphere in Croke Park

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    Why did they switch camera position? The hill is always on the left as you look at it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,598 ✭✭✭Bleating Lamb

    Cavan is a county that very much became part of the commuter belt to Dublin over the last 10 years.....this has increased the number of supporters for the County team as newly moved people with young children are joining Cavan clubs as happens in other counties.

    Even before that Cavan have a great fanbase. Likes of Westmeath is a proud football county and literally all able bodied GAA fans in the county would be up for heading to a final in Croke Park.

    Add in 20 k then of interested nuetrals who would look forward to seeing a good tight match and there is your crowd.

  • Registered Users Posts: 38,224 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    John Maughan is a scary man

    Id hate to make him angry

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    Disappointing crowd. Must be only 7 or 8k max.. Really not good for the TC. Needs full stadium with big atmosphere for a semi final.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,895 ✭✭✭Coillte_Bhoy

    Youre just plucking figures out of the air now, why on earth would 20k neutrals go to see that game? And if both counties have such great support, where are they all today

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,525 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    20 thousand neutrals for a Cavan match

    My god

    C’mon we’ll make the spin from Tipp to see Cavan vs Westmeath in the 2nd tier of the Football Championship, spending a fortune on petrol, tolls and match tickets

    Great day out

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,525 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    For what it’s worth, it genuinely doesn’t matter what type of Marketing/Promotion they do; there’s an obvious ceiling for the Tailteann Cup. It’s hitting that ceiling year-on-year is key

    *60k in attendance for the final is not a realistic ceiling btw

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭Quitelife

    Big enough day out for the 4 teams today in Croke park , reasonable crowd circa 10k .live on tv for those interested which is a sizeable audience as TNAG have proven over the years . Teams in a competition they have a chance of winning . How bad ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,238 ✭✭✭keeponhurling

    What’s the official attendance today ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 38,224 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    Shows there's not much difference between lower table Div2 and top table Div 3 with Westmeath a Div 3 team comfortably dealing with Offaly who were very close to staying in Div 2 this year

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,839 ✭✭✭redarmy

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,057 ✭✭✭threeball

    Enjoyable game of football. At least both teams are showing a bit of adventure rather than the constant switching and probing 45m out that the top teams get involved in.

    Cavan vs Westmeath will be a good game in the final and a matchup not often seen in championship.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,545 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm

    Makes me wonder how Offaly managed to lose to Wexford in Leinster, with that amount of firepower Offaly have!

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,057 ✭✭✭threeball

    I'd say they'll get 30k at the final. Every man and his dog show up at a final regardless of the level. Junior club finals draw a crowd.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 38,224 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    So will the winner of Westmeath and Cavan be guaranteed a place in the All Ireland (SM Cup) next year no matter league/Provincial championship results ?