Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby El Paso » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:02 pm

Agent Shields gets himself suspended for Waterford!



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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby El Paso » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:29 pm

Great game of ball settled by a fantastic goal

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:46 pm

Aviva again . Nov. 4th. One game away from “. The Double”, what an achievement. Well done SK. & the whole squad. Super strike by Patrick.

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby Ezeikial » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:26 pm

UCD are a lovely footballing team, but with no cutting edge.

If they can find a striker, they could make a mid-table impression next season
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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby White Horse » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:37 pm

Did some people really argue that McEleney wasn't worth the reported 50 grand to re-sign him?

It's beginning to look like a steal.

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby Martin Lawlor80 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:27 pm

Ezeikial wrote:UCD are a lovely footballing team, but with no cutting edge.

If they can find a striker, they could make a mid-table impression next season


They had a really good one, I wonder where he is now...

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby niall_hearty2000 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:38 pm

El Paso wrote:Mountney’s defending and positioning is far superior to Connolly’s but his crossing has been as bad and his first touch pretty shocking

What actual game were you at?
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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby El Paso » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:32 am

niall_hearty2000 wrote:
El Paso wrote:Mountney’s defending and positioning is far superior to Connolly’s but his crossing has been as bad and his first touch pretty shocking

What actual game were you at?


Watched on tv. There was a reason he was subbed first, not long after I posted that. I like John in the team more than the alternatives. But he was weak on the ball tonight.

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby iloveduffy.com » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:55 am

Mountney did seem shattered after 60 mins, should have been subbed sooner, shields had a go at him for not chasing a ball only a few feet away. His touch in the second half was poor and crosses were just ok. He definitely brings more to the game than Connolly, more phyaical and better at getting the ball back than mcgrath, but not as skillful.
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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby Townfan7 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:20 am

Perhaps not just Mountney but generally I thought the team looked somewhat jaded however, they did enough & deserved to win the game against a well organised UCD side.


MC Eleney's goal was worth the trip up to Oriel, a super strike.

It's great to be looking forward to yet another trip to the Aviva. We are enjoying some great times following Dundalk FC these recent years, long may it continue.

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby Wexford White » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:37 am

Townfan7 wrote:Perhaps not just Mountney but generally I thought the team looked somewhat jaded however, they did enough & deserved to win the game against a well organised UCD side.


MC Eleney's goal was worth the trip up to Oriel, a super strike.

It's great to be looking forward to yet another trip to the Aviva. We are enjoying some great times following Dundalk FC these recent years, long may it continue.

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I agree with your comments.
I was a bit uneasy in the second half, was wishing for that second goal. Looking back on it, their keeper was excellent - and maybe a bit lucky on the odd occasion.
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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby White Horse » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:01 am

Townfan7 wrote:Perhaps not just Mountney but generally I thought the team looked somewhat jaded however, they did enough & deserved to win the game against a well organised UCD side.


The reason they were jaded was due to UCD controlling most of midfield possession and making Dundalk work hard to close them down.

Listen to Patrick McEleney's interview on RTE and one of the first things he said about the game was that UCD "made us run a wee bit".

It may have been said in a understated manner, but that is a serious compliment to UCD.

Teams who don't have Dundalk's phsical fitness and quality on the bench would have been there for the taking by UCD in the last 30 minutes. That is the way they play and how they will win games next season.

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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby colymull » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:04 am

This UCD will take some big scalps next season. If they can keep that squad together and get in a decent striker than they will have no trouble finishing mid table. It’s refreshing to see a team come to Oriel and try to play us at our own game. I genuinely thought they would fade away as the game went on, but full credit to them, they were pretty much still in the match till the final whistle.
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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby Louth4sam » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:18 am

I couldn't believe UCDs fitness last night. I expected them to fade badly in second half but they are possibly the fittest side we've faced domestically this season. Looks like a shrewd move nabbing their fitness coach now
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Re: Dundalk V UCD | Fri 28 Sept | 7:30pm | Oriel Park | FAI Cup Semi-Final

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:42 pm

MAC WITH A BANG Dundalk 1 UCD 0: Patrick McEleney magic keeps double dream alive for Lilywhites with FAI Cup semi-final win
The winger scored one of his trademark solo goals to send Stephen Kenny's men through to the decider


https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/31 ... final-win/
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