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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:36:41 PM »
Its going to be difficult for Rashford to play up front with the from of Lukaku plus he offers more to the team than Rashford; I'd like to see Lukaku play out wide right to see how he'd get on, he played their for Belgium against Brazil in the world cup and was very impressive.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:40:32 PM »
Not sure Farr. Heard gilvarry was but not sure.

What club nominated Horan was it Westport or tubber , matter of interest.

Gilvarry has said he won't be going for it.

Sound , cheers. Might be alone so . Can't see Solan going for itwith Horan going for it.
Probably be as well getting it sealed and James Horan can get the whole feast of football on show at McHale park the weekend. Really hope reape gets a right crack at for the league . He's showing so well .

I'd say Horan's backroom team would be far more expensive than what Rochford was proposing.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:19:32 AM »
Go and watch any game their so called star player has played in the last few years Sid; Team play was completely lost on her.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:50:40 AM »
The beauty of the 'mental health' angle in this instance is that it's entirely subjective.
You can't question the veracity of such a claim or you will be torn asunder in the court of public opinion.
I can see how this will develop from here.
The majority of people discussing sport online are men.
A lot of the discussion surrounding this will be along the lines of, 'Are they for real?'
'FEMINIST' (as opposed to feminist) types, who only take an interest in ladies gaelic football once a year to lament the fact that it's still called 'ladies' football, will accuse them of misogyny, bullying etc. and before long we have a perfect storm where actual facts simply will not matter.

It brings to mind a recent article by friend of the board Ewan Mackenna, regarding the Serena Williams affair.
His opinion was (correctly in my view) that it wasn't equal treatment Serena wanted, it was special treatment.
This feels the same to me, but no male journalist (other than Ewan probably) will want to touch this story with a barge-pole.
At least not in any serious way which challenges the reasons for leaving given in the players' statement.
Jacqui Hurley and Sinead Kissane were the only two journalists at the press conference it seems ::)

Their some craic, likely the only two who even knew about it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:02:57 AM »
Their a joke, is that it?

They've been used to having their own way for far too long and not used to someone standing up to them and they've had a meltdown. There was an interview with Cora Staunton about 5/6 years ago on Setanta I think it was, don't think i've ever seen any sportsperson come across as so arrogant.

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So as well as having a population of around 750k (100k more than the 11 BMW) these 4 lazy Counties are going to get loads of €s to try and make a competitive Leinster Championship.
Only Meath have any tradition
Kildare 3 Provincial titles in over 80 years
Wicklow none ever
Louth 1* on the last 60.
Maybe they should give all the cash to the Biffos -or is it simply recognition that only Counties with large young populations will be able to compete for AIs in future.

*awarded to Meath.

750k is a lot of potential 'customers'; Thats what they see them as!!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: September 12, 2018, 12:28:33 PM »
SFC attendances
2016 -  947,000 (65 games)
2017 - 973,000 (63)
2018 - c.850,000 (68 games)

Loss of Revenue € 2m ??
Did the price of tickets not go up this year?

I'm not sure what the price was last year but £40 for a stand ticket for an All Ireland semi final is too much, especially when the fans involved have just forked out for 2 matches extra than they would have had under the previous structure. I wonder how attendance would have been affected if the stand tickets were £25 and the Hill £10.

Stand ticket for the semi's were 45 euro's which is too dear but don't think the price will have affected attendances.

To be fair kids tickets for 5 euro's are brilliant value for money in comparison to any other form of entertainment.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football All Stars 2018
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:31:43 AM »
Galway, Monaghan & Tyrone all have 7 players nominated.

Only one Tyrone forward though, fairly sums up where their issues are.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:15:45 AM »
I could have sworn I saw something on twitter last friday that Jack O'Connor had confirmed to a Kerry radio station that he was staying on with their u20's?


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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:28:34 PM »
How does that club rossie draw work ? Where did they get the money to Purchase the house ?

They'll have got it for free, Mulryan who owns Ballymore is a Rossie; He used to sponsor them.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:23:31 PM »

Show us this increased partcipation, year by year breakdown, number of new clubs and green areas purchased to facilitate. [/b]


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https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/money-talk-is-wide-of-the-mark-37297041.html

With the help of State funding the GAA's market share has increased impressively in the capital. The cumulative growth rate in Gaelic football among children between the ages of eight and 12, from 2011 to this year is almost 42 per cent. Over the same period in hurling, the cumulative rate of growth is 64.1 per cent. Could any of this have been seen as a sure thing, a no-brainer? Not that long ago, carrying a hurl in many parts of Dublin might mark you out as a bit odd, and almost certainly from the country. It is a different place now. That is the real story of the investment in Dublin and there are many more like it untold.

Absolutely brilliant to see such growth in youth participation rates.

But this is clearly a bad thing in some people's eyes.

Those people are miserable cranks.

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The cumulative growth rate in Gaelic football among children between the ages of eight and 12, from 2011 to this year is almost 42 per cent. Over the same period in hurling, the cumulative rate of growth is 64.1 per cent

Would like to see a source, is this growth in clubs or growth in schools, if schools how many are then engaging with clubs, primary school programs generally last a school term, are we seeing an increase in school teams entering competitions.

Basically what is KPI for the millions spent, surely new clubs and new green field sites should be part of that conversation? We keep hearing Dublin are doing a wonderful job, at winning All-Ireland's in football and making their hurlers competitive absolutely but growing the game, I see no new clubs I see no new grounds I see a stadium in Parnell Park at a par with Newbridge, with even worse parking. So if the GAA are pumping millions into Dublin GAA, what is the actual benefit to the organisation as a whole, is it really to maintain the same footprint year after year?

The Dublin posters have chosen to ignore this; It won't be long before a jouno is writing about this given we know many of them read the board.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:34:50 AM »
McStay is very likeable  and you've got to admire him for actually giving it a go but those scorelines in the Super 8's aren't a true reflection of the players Roscommon have, they went backwards results wise in the championship in 2018. Roscommon should have been a lot more competitive then they were.

They got a fair trimming off Mayo last year too in fairness.

Their was that too but their was at least signs of promise with the draw the first day.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:21:42 AM »
Ballagh.

Is that in Roscommon or Mayo?

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:55:12 AM »
McStay is very likeable  and you've got to admire him for actually giving it a go but those scorelines in the Super 8's aren't a true reflection of the players Roscommon have, they went backwards results wise in the championship in 2018. Roscommon should have been a lot more competitive then they were.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:08:16 AM »
https://winahouseindublin.com/

Should be a great earner from Roscommon, reckon Mulryan has given that away for free.

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