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GAA Discussion / Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 03:42:00 PM »
Yesterday was a great game but the result left a coldness .

The bottom line is that hurling was a better championship and for all hurling's imbalance and lack of spread the needs of the governing body to fill Croke park has never influenced who wins the hurling championship .

What would happen if Dublin hurling grows into a cash cow like the footballers? There's absolutely nothing intrinsically different to stop it, it's only not happening because by dumb luck football is king in the capital region.
Hurling is cultural so needs deeper roots.
You can't really buy it in.
Football is Dublin's GAA thing. Hurling isn't.  Doesnt have the scale.

Roscommon would be a great hurling county. 60k .100% hurling. Would win all Irelands every 20 years . Football is strategically the wrong option for Ros 
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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2017
« Last post by clonadmad on Today at 03:40:43 PM »
Objection lodged by Park to Joseph's fielding an ineligible player (Garvan)
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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« Last post by TheGeneral on Today at 03:40:41 PM »
What Glenariff have achieved in raising and securing funding to build their new facility is nothing short of magnificent. They are an example to many other clubs who wish to improve their own facilities. That being said securing the funding is actually the easier part. When all the big knobs leave after the grand opening and tea and sandwiches that is when it get tough. There are no grants for heat, electric, rates, maintenance or the like.

That's the nail on the head & i feel we have maybe over extended, could be wrong. I just think the maintenance & upkeep could be difficult year on year.

Reading the recent posts on Glenariff and reminded me of an article I read a few years back

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/a-spectacular-reversal-of-fortune-28955015.html

Obviously Glenariff wont incur the same costs stipulated in the article, but it puts into perspective the running of such facilities when regeneration and development is implemented.

Hopefully everything works out, and improves the facilities for all in the inner glens

Still think we're lacking some sort of area (3G) for recreational use all year round for the several sports clubs and groups in our area. It was being pushed a couple years back but dont know the outcome of the crusade, anyone shed some light?
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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Last post by magpie seanie on Today at 03:34:00 PM »
I believe (open to correction) that if a player is paid for endorsing something the money goes into a central pool to be divided out among the other panellists. Is this true? I seems to remember this.

That being the case the principle is already there. Would AIG be paying Dublin such big sponsorship if they had no one to play against? Same way as the star player wouldn't be a star if he had no team mates.

If this change was made I'd say expenditure should be monitored centrally so the money is not blown. If a cogent, workable, costed plan is not submitted the money is not released.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Last post by Syferus on Today at 03:33:50 PM »
is a Nama survivor and a high profile yank not bankrolling the management in Roscommon Syferus ???

Click the fūcking link. Keep on topic, I know it seems to be a sore point for you.
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by longballin on Today at 03:31:45 PM »
I thought it was Dublin and mayo in ladies final!

Jesus you're right I thought they were in the actual final but it's just intermediate so even more so to go ahead with the more important matches at home with the bigger demand.... can't ruin the weekend of the many to satisfy a few....

so do you feel same about intermediate club here as well? thats why this county is going down the tubes... all the elitism

Has someone a chip on their shoulder?  A bit like small man syndrome

If you don't get what Intermediate and Junior means to clubs and counties you don't get what the GAA is about.... and have bought into elitism big man
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by The Golden Years on Today at 03:29:45 PM »
I thought it was Dublin and mayo in ladies final!

Jesus you're right I thought they were in the actual final but it's just intermediate so even more so to go ahead with the more important matches at home with the bigger demand.... can't ruin the weekend of the many to satisfy a few....

so do you feel same about intermediate club here as well? thats why this county is going down the tubes... all the elitism

Has someone a chip on their shoulder?  A bit like small man syndrome
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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« Last post by theskull1 on Today at 03:28:50 PM »
yeah the ones that jump fences and hit kids and the ones that beat up referees  ;)

Didn't know 'Cut' was a Culchie  ;)
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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Last post by Orchard park on Today at 03:27:11 PM »
is a Nama survivor and a high profile yank not bankrolling the management in Roscommon Syferus ???
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