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Media targetting of amateur players
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:12:05 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.
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Re: Media targetting of amateur players
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 01:18:10 PM »
Works both ways. Aidan seems to like the media aspect and being in the public eye, so he can't whinge too much about it. In general I don't think the media go too hard on our players. It's too small a country/demographic for that.

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 01:20:24 PM »
I actually noticed this myself today, Bernard Flynn having a go and it was a total rehash of a Tomas O'Se article.

Maybe it'll be good motivation for him. If he throws a tantrum it sorta backs up their point about attitude.  He's between a rock & a hard place with this one.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 01:23:03 PM by bennydorano »

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 01:28:26 PM »
This is not a case of a journalist having an opinion for better or for worse about a player, for what the player does on the field of play.
This is a case of a bad journalist with an agenda, putting a scornful cynical take on Aiden O'Shea spending time with kids,

O'Shea in selfie shocker while team mates huddle, --- therefore it proves he's not a team player, he just does what he wants  ::)


« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 01:32:51 PM by Main Street »

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 01:31:28 PM »
There's definitely a few lads that the media are hard on. The piece about the selfie is pathetic.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 02:09:44 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.

In fairness Keegan comes across well. AOS effectively took over management of the Mayo senior team at the ripe old age of 25 - that one wasn't going to pass by unnoticed.

On the pitch alone, however, it is fair comment to say he's flattered to deceive at times. Playing at 14 and 11 where his shooting is no where near good enough, nor his work-rate at 11, wastes his talent as a midfielder. Ironically I'd also say Murphy is over-hyped too, but his problem is the opposite, that he wanders way too far from goal most of the time.

It should be noted these are the same outlets that hyped him up not so long ago, the pendulum swings both ways.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 02:15:33 PM by Syferus »

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 02:16:28 PM »
I don't really see whats wrong with the O'Se article

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 02:19:44 PM »
It's far game lads. O'Shea hasn't produced when it has counted. We have a GAA media culture of saying nothing and it's dull and boring in the extreme. Why oh why do the media want to interview Jim Gavin time and time again is beyond me. He's so dull that he's almost condescending. 

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 05:48:09 PM »
Taking a selfie is #4 on the list of 'The top 10 least manly things you can do'.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 05:57:34 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Aidan O'Shea drives around in a sponsored 50k car due to his profile as a county player. He cheated Fermanagh out of the Championship last year and then to rub salt into the wound patently denied it when it was as obvious as the day was long, he got a free pass from the media on that count. He looks to have played an instrumental part in ousting two good servants of Mayo football in their role of manager which was done  appallingly. That's not taking into account him failing to produce the goods when it matters.

I think he is fair game to this kind of commentary.

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 06:13:00 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Aidan O'Shea drives around in a sponsored 50k car due to his profile as a county player. He cheated Fermanagh out of the Championship last year and then to rub salt into the wound patently denied it when it was as obvious as the day was long, he got a free pass from the media on that count. He looks to have played an instrumental part in ousting two good servants of Mayo football in their role of manager which was done  appallingly. That's not taking into account him failing to produce the goods when it matters.

I think he is fair game to this kind of commentary.

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 06:25:08 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Aidan O'Shea drives around in a sponsored 50k car due to his profile as a county player. He cheated Fermanagh out of the Championship last year and then to rub salt into the wound patently denied it when it was as obvious as the day was long, he got a free pass from the media on that count. He looks to have played an instrumental part in ousting two good servants of Mayo football in their role of manager which was done  appallingly. That's not taking into account him failing to produce the goods when it matters.

I think he is fair game to this kind of commentary.

Youre not a fan. I can tell

For a guy who thrives on and makes the most out of his GAA profile, free cars, advertisements etc - I don't think he can have many complaints when he gets some blowback when he acts out of line like he did in ousting the Mayo management because they had the temerity to put him in check regarding his duties or with his complete denial of any wrongdoing against Fermanagh last year when he clear as day cheated to put them out of the Championship.

If O'Shea was a really serious footballer, he'd keep his head down and focus on his football. Nobody is begrudging him what he's doing but if he isn't backing it up on the pitch as he has the ability to do then I think the criticism is fair, particularly when you see all the perks his profile earns him.

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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 06:25:48 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Aidan O'Shea drives around in a sponsored 50k car due to his profile as a county player. He cheated Fermanagh out of the Championship last year and then to rub salt into the wound patently denied it when it was as obvious as the day was long, he got a free pass from the media on that count. He looks to have played an instrumental part in ousting two good servants of Mayo football in their role of manager which was done  appallingly. That's not taking into account him failing to produce the goods when it matters.

I think he is fair game to this kind of commentary.

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 06:32:38 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Aidan O'Shea drives around in a sponsored 50k car due to his profile as a county player. He cheated Fermanagh out of the Championship last year and then to rub salt into the wound patently denied it when it was as obvious as the day was long, he got a free pass from the media on that count. He looks to have played an instrumental part in ousting two good servants of Mayo football in their role of manager which was done  appallingly. That's not taking into account him failing to produce the goods when it matters.

I think he is fair game to this kind of commentary.

Youre not a fan. I can tell

For a guy who thrives on and makes the most out of his GAA profile, free cars, advertisements etc - I don't think he can have many complaints when he gets some blowback when he acts out of line like he did in ousting the Mayo management because they had the temerity to put him in check regarding his duties or with his complete denial of any wrongdoing against Fermanagh last year when he clear as day cheated to put them out of the Championship.

If O'Shea was a really serious footballer, he'd keep his head down and focus on his football. Nobody is begrudging him what he's doing but if he isn't backing it up on the pitch as he has the ability to do then I think the criticism is fair, particularly when you see all the perks his profile earns him.

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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 06:52:52 PM »
We all remember the Dublin 'campaign' against Lee Keegan last September.

Now the media seems to have decided Aidan O'Shea deserves a kicking. This is just in the past couple of weeks:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0518/876179-aidan-oshea/

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/toms-s-aidan-oshea-not-in-same-league-as-michael-murphy-and-its-high-time-the-mayo-man-delivered-35710139.html

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-aidan-oshea-has-made-unsubstantiated-allegations-against-the-irish-independent-35678782.html


Is it really acceptable for the media to seemingly target an amateur sportsman in such a way?
Leaving aside the fact that it's a Mayo player (again), I think it's very unfair to have all this negative stuff written about a young guy who has to live and work like the rest of us and have all his family and colleagues reading this and know they're all talking about it, not to mention the rest of the country.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Aidan O'Shea drives around in a sponsored 50k car due to his profile as a county player. He cheated Fermanagh out of the Championship last year and then to rub salt into the wound patently denied it when it was as obvious as the day was long, he got a free pass from the media on that count. He looks to have played an instrumental part in ousting two good servants of Mayo football in their role of manager which was done  appallingly. That's not taking into account him failing to produce the goods when it matters.

I think he is fair game to this kind of commentary.

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