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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« on: September 26, 2022, 04:20:33 PM »
Had held back on voting in the poll until I saw how it played out with the club season.

I voted failure. The county championship felt rushed, with little build up between games. Always liked the way the County championship ran throughout the summer.
Clubs are still going to be playing on dark wet pitches in October which I thought was supposed to be avoided with this setup. What was the point?

Most counties are at semi final stage now. Some at final stages. There won’t be many clubs playing in October. Players will finally have an off season.

Fair enough, was basing this on my own county mainly (first round games only this weekend). Haven't paid much attention to elsewhere this year.
Surely thats on the county board if first round games are only happening now. Armagh semi finals were played yesterday and we were in the all ireland a bit longer than yourselves this year (for once)  ;)

Offaly (football) and Kildare (hurling) had county finals this weekend and there was a ton of counties with semi-finals.
Most counties are getting close to the business end now.

Was it wise to finish them off that soon?  First week of November for the first Leinster football championship match for Rhode now. They play the Meath champions who have semi finals to play yet.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AFL Invasion
« on: September 24, 2022, 03:08:47 PM »


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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« on: September 24, 2022, 02:54:35 PM »
All Ireland final pushed back to the last week in July and the League finals will be played this next year.  HQ didn't get their way yet but will try again next year.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« on: September 23, 2022, 12:15:34 AM »
Emlyn Mulligan of Leitrim

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Getting the opportunity to represent Leitrim in a league final in CROKE PARK in 2019 is the probably the highlight of my career.

The opportunities to play there for Division 3&4 teams especially are rear, the league final gives players that chance.

Don’t fix what’s not broken!

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 22, 2022, 05:54:02 PM »
From the Irish independent



Vinny Corey is to be appointed the new Monaghan football manager.


Monaghan will bring their exhaustive search for a replacement for Seamus McEnaney to an end later with Corey's approval.

It is expected that he will have his brother Martin at his side as a coach. Martin Corey has been with Mickey Graham in Cavan in recent years.

Other backroom appointments are expected by Corey who had a long and distinguished career as a Monaghan footballer, winning two Ulster titles in 2013 and 2015, before retiring in late 2019.

Corey is a Clontibret clubmate of Conor McManus and the expectation is now that the veteran forward will commit for another year.

Corey had been part of McEnaney's backroom team in 2021 and 2022, working as a coach and selector.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« on: September 22, 2022, 02:32:12 PM »
2023 season that's proposed

JANUARY

Under the proposal, the new season will begin with All-Ireland senior club football semi-finals in the second week of January with the finals in both codes taking place on 21 or 22 January.

A week later the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues will begin.

FEBRUARY

The Sigerson Cup final is down for 15 February with the Fitzgibbon Cup decider three days later.

MARCH

The next key landmark is the start of the Under-20 football championship, which will not commence until 18 and 19 March at the earliest.

With such pressure on the fixtures calendar, and to allow breathing space between the end of the football league relegation games and the start of the provincial championships, the GAA’s Competitions Control Committee will this weekend request that there are no league finals across the four football divisions, allowing a two-week gap before the start of the championships.

APRIL

Hurling league finals will take place on the weekend of 1/2 April. The provincial football series will begin a week later.


MAY

Provincial finals will take place early May.

The new format, if passed at Central Council level, would see both the qualifiers for the Sam Maguire and Tailteann Cup competitions played across three weekends, starting on 18 May.

JUNE

The All-Ireland football quarter-finals are down for the start of June under the proposed new draft.

In hurling, the move to play both the Leinster and Munster showpieces on the same day will attract plenty of debate. If the new plan is adapted the Joe McDonagh Cup final could now take place before the All-Ireland U20 hurling final at the end of May.

JULY

The Tailteann Cup final is down for 15/16 July, with the All-Ireland hurling final taking place a week later. Under these proposals the All-Ireland football final will move from 23 to 30 July.

AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER

The first weekend in August would facilitate a hurling final replay and also signal the start of county championships across the country. From week 32 until week 51, with the hurling semi-finals ending the season, the club championships will dominate the calendar

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Today seen a record-breaking crowd of 115,500 people pass through the gates in Ratheniska and over 200k the last two days, with one more day to go serious money made at 25€ per person.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 21, 2022, 08:31:17 PM »
Still nothing out of Donegal.

And we're down to the last four in the championship.

Might end up having to get McEniff set up to go again. It's fifty years since he guided us to our first Ulster. Has an 80 year old ever patrolled the sideline before?

Sean Boylan i think is part of O’Rourke Meaths management and Billy Morgan still involved with UCC both would be around the same age as McEniff.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« on: September 21, 2022, 03:26:08 PM »

Pat Spillane has explained why he thinks playing All-Ireland Finals in July is “stupid”.

 “I’m against the split season.”
While club championships are now well underway, Spillane feels that the GAA are missing a trick by curtailing the inter-county season so early.


“I’m completely against the split season,” the former RTE pundit told the Irish Independent.

“We have taken our two best products, inter-county hurling and football, and taken them off the shop window for nine months.


“It’s absolutely stupid.”
“Now, when you take your best product out of the shop window for nine months, you give the opposition a chance. Maybe we’re not going to go as far as the third Sunday in September to play an All-Ireland final, but at least take back the month of August.

“People say, ‘oh, you’re only saying that because you used to get paid for The Sunday Game’ and that’s a load of rubbish. I’m passionate about the GAA and a passionate GAA man, a passionate clubman and I like to see the GAA thriving.


“We’ve lost the month of August, we’ve lost the month of September and the main national papers are not talking about club matches. We’re not talking about club matches and we’re losing that opportunity for inter-county games, we need to change it. It’s an own goal.

“It’s absolutely stupid playing an All-Ireland in the middle of July. The funds for grassroots come from the inter-county game so without a vibrant inter-county calendar, we’re cutting off our noses to spite our faces,” he said.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 21, 2022, 02:51:36 PM »

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 15, 2022, 08:48:11 PM »
Seven football counties are looking to appoint a new manager: Roscommon, Donegal, Monaghan, Wicklow, Limerick, Westmeath and Wexford. Anyone want to guess which county will be last to appoint a new manager?
Afaik Wicklow and Wexford have appointed managers. Does that leave Ros, Donegal, Monaghan, Limerick and Westmeath?

Yes john Hegarty the new Wexford manager and Oisin McConville Wicklow

Three of the five seeking managers have Div 1 football next year. Limerick have Div 2 football while Westmeath should be pushing hard to gain promotion to Div 2.


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GAA Discussion / Re: All Stars 2022
« on: September 07, 2022, 04:03:18 PM »
A stab at the possible team that i think will be selected

S Ryan
C McKaigue J Foley T O'Sullivan
J Daly.  T Morley G White
C McDaid C Glass
P Clifford S O'Shea C Kilkenny
S Walsh D Comer D Clifford

Kerry 8
Galway 4
Derry 2
Dublin 1

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 02, 2022, 04:14:52 PM »
Seven football counties are looking to appoint a new manager: Roscommon, Donegal, Monaghan, Wicklow, Limerick, Westmeath and Wexford. Anyone want to guess which county will be last to appoint a new manager?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
« on: September 02, 2022, 02:57:43 PM »
Roscommon Referee’s Committee have withdrawn their services for all matches scheduled in the county for today, tomorrow and Sunday.



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