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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA crowds
April 08, 2024, 09:55:15 PM
Are any of those you talk to GAA decision makers?
Jarlath Burns isn't a dictator, only Congress can change the Rules in th'oul Treoir Oifigiúil ;)
Quote from: Shamrock Shore on April 08, 2024, 02:45:46 PMMissed the game as I am over here in Texas chasing total eclipse.

You could have stayed at Sun seen in Longford all day today
Quote from: seafoid on April 08, 2024, 11:31:50 AMThis was last week

Westmeath manager Dessie Dolan questioned the GAA's fixtures scheduling after his side won the Allianz Football League Division 3 title, just eight days before they have to play a Leinster SFC quarter-final.
"It is hectic," Dolan told RTÉ Sport. "This is our third week in a row and we're playing Wicklow in the championship next week. It's hard to believe the championship is only a week away after a national final.
"The winners play the following weekend as well, so there's the possibility of five weeks in a row. It is extremely busy.
"It's difficult to get the lads regrouped and focused for match after match after match but that's what we have to do.

Did Dessie not see the fixtures months ago and plan training etc accordingly?

He sounds like he only discovered the fixtures a week or 10 days ago!
GAA Discussion / Re: GAA crowds
April 08, 2024, 10:08:21 AM
4k in Carrick* and De Páirc. About what you'd expect at those 2 fixtures.
Dungarvan just over 1k, probably about what you'd expect.
Didn't see any figures for Leinster where crowds have been declining for years in a one team Competition.
Cavan v Monaghan was a pretty poor turn out for a fixture which regularly drew 5 figure crowds.

*€30 for a stand seat was a disgrace for a Qtr Final. No wonder the Stand was half empty.
Kildare won 3 Leinster SFCs in the last 90 or so years so hardly sleeping giants.
Meath with all their winning tradition up to the early years of the Century have fallen a long way.
It might that but most ordinary folk especially South of a line from mid Sligo to Ardee have about 9 higher priorities.

While Harris was ranting to the converted yesterday someone needs to tell him it's not and won't be a 1 party Government.
There never was a serious Connacht Hurling Championship.
There used to be a serious competitive Leinster Championship as recently as 2004.
Handy win for Monaghan tomorrow?
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
April 06, 2024, 11:14:28 AM
"Gael" is such a quaint old term  ;D
Best of luck to him personally but I'd have expected a "GAA Special" to be about gaelic games players not some ladeen playing another sport overseas.
The only sport where the first reaction to a team announcement is "That team won't be starting"
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
April 05, 2024, 11:21:37 PM
GAA special starts off with a buicín who's taking up Yankee stuff.
Switched off at that stage.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
April 05, 2024, 09:36:13 PM
GAA Late Late starting now
Will they be handing the "sacked officers" over to the Hague for a war crimes trial?
Too much hurley stuff infecting this thread😳
Back to football I see Smug Jim expects to be trialling a scatter of new football rules in League AND Championship in 2025!
Not to mention taking frees from the hand in the right place :o