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General discussion / Re: Cost Of Living
« on: August 11, 2022, 05:10:11 PM »
A big deep recession will sort inflation, and its coming worldwide.

Governments need to take the Energy companies to task, UK especially. Open season on profiteering.
The EU price cap on gas  is about €40 per megawatt . The UK price cap is over £260.
Another advantage of the wee Union.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: August 11, 2022, 04:32:03 PM »
Hurling is at an interesting juncture because the 3 top teams, namely Cork, Tipp and KK who between them have something over 80% of all All Irelands , are all in a state of change.

Senior All Ireland last won

Cork 2005
Kilkenny 2015
Tipp 2019

U20/21 last won

Cork 2021
Kilkenny 2022
Tipp 2019

Big 3 have won 5 of the last 5 titles

Minor

Cork 2021
Kilkenny 2014
Tipp 2022

big 3 have won 3 of the last 5 titles

They haven't gone gone away yet if they can translate underage into adult
They never go away but times when all 3 are off all Ireland pace simultaneously are very rare.   

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: August 11, 2022, 02:27:37 PM »
Hurling is at an interesting juncture because the 3 top teams, namely Cork, Tipp and KK who between them have something over 80% of all All Irelands , are all in a state of change.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: August 11, 2022, 12:07:00 PM »
The 4 in a row team that won 8-11 all Irelands was unique and can't be replicated any more than Barcelona can replicate their glory days.
I remember being in a pub in Dublin at lunchtime on the day of  the 2015 all Ireland, looking at KK fans, wondering what it must feel like to have won so much
 That was the last one.

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General discussion / Re: Cost Of Living
« on: August 11, 2022, 06:55:18 AM »
Inflation could be over in 12-18 months.
At some level of interest it will stop.
It's not a permanent change.

Does deflation ever happen?
it does. We had d of the last deflation for most of the last decade. There is too much debt . It will probably happen when interest rates go down again., say at 2%

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: August 10, 2022, 08:46:32 PM »
The GAA aren't answerable to UEFA. The seating capacity is the issue.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0729/1312973-pats-to-play-conference-league-qualifier-at-tallaght/

"St Patrick's Athletic, however, have been forced to move their Conference League third-round qualifier home leg against CSKA Sofia to Tallaght Stadium.The move is in order to facilitate UEFA's requirement that games in this round are played at Category 3 stadia, with a minimum capacity requirement for seating of 4,500."

How many LoI stadiums qualify as category 3?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: August 10, 2022, 03:32:08 PM »
St Pats had to move their game  to Tallaght and Sligo Rovers needed a derogation from UEFA in order to comply with UEFA rules regarding seating.https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0729/1312973-pats-to-play-conference-league-qualifier-at-tallaght/
Most of the top GAA stadiums would breeze the tests.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stadiums_in_Ireland_by_capacity

The League of Ireland is really the poor relation. Some sort of programme to get all Premier League grounds up to UEFA standards.

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General discussion / Re: Cost Of Living
« on: August 10, 2022, 02:56:07 PM »
Inflation could be over in 12-18 months.
At some level of interest it will stop.
It's not a permanent change.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: August 10, 2022, 02:21:24 PM »
Kilkenny are 2 years behind Man Utd.

They are like the Kerry team who could not beat Tyrone or the other ones who could not beat Down.

There will be huge pressure to deliver an all Ireland imo. Out of respect for Cody there  issue was probably shelved but 8 years is massive for them and on the slippery slope to Cork...
 

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: August 10, 2022, 09:25:22 AM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0809/1314857-bradley-toasts-rovers-but-hits-out-at-travel-issues/

The one aspect which the Shamrock Rovers manager expressed disappointment about was the travel logistics as they try to make their return home with an SSE Airtricity League fixture against Derry City to come on Friday, followed by the first leg against Ferencvaros next week.

They will fly into Shannon Airport on Wednesday morning rather than to Dublin.

"We're really disappointed at that," he said.

"We find out again that (St Patrick's Athletic's opponents CSKA) Sofia are flying in and out of Dublin direct.

"There are serious questions that need to be asked there. How the Irish teams can't do this and it seems like every team that comes to play here can do it. Serious questions need to be asked of people that are making these decisions. It's not acceptable."


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2 aspects from today's OTB

Ann Downey of KK camogie said players don't get enough time to prepare for the all Ireland Final and that she would prefer September finals
Because the season is shorter the GAA's ad income is going to be lower

So any news from the club players? Or are you just going to quote county players? the 1%
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I'm not sure the club players will get to decide. Club schedules are all over the place.
How much advertising do the club games bring in?

Define "all over the place". Or alternatively , just give up commentating (relentlessly) on a topic you know little about.
I didn't realise it was an advertising agency we are all members of.
There is no system. Some counties ran club championships in parallel with the all Ireland. Others did not.

The key feature of this change to the all Ireland was that it was rushed. I am not surprised that the club side is somewhat disorganised . Club was always run independently of county.

Where do you think the money to develop GAA stadiums comes from ? It's not all attendance money.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: August 09, 2022, 12:53:01 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/hurling/2022/0808/1314592-a-flame-has-gone-out-but-quirke-kept-the-fire-burning/He thanked the referee, the County Board and the opposition, Kilruane McDonagh’s for their compassion on the night. Then, voice breaking, he said they would take a few days to do what they had to do, to say goodbye to their man, their leader.

"Craig Morgan, one of their players and a personal friend of Dillon on the county team, actually knelt down beside him in his hour of need," he said.

"It's tough times on us here and we find it very hard. Dillon was our man."


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2 aspects from today's OTB

Ann Downey of KK camogie said players don't get enough time to prepare for the all Ireland Final and that she would prefer September finals
Because the season is shorter the GAA's ad income is going to be lower

So any news from the club players? Or are you just going to quote county players? the 1%
[/quote
I'm not sure the club players will get to decide. Club schedules are all over the place.
How much advertising do the club games bring in?

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2 aspects from today's OTB

Ann Downey of KK camogie said players don't get enough time to prepare for the all Ireland Final and that she would prefer September finals
Because the season is shorter the GAA's ad income is going to be lower

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: August 09, 2022, 09:11:46 AM »
They aren’t more extreme though as they’ve always been pretty extreme- they aren’t much different. There is a school of thought that brexit will make drugs harder to get in and that does not please the loyalist paramilitaries who would definitely be in the running to be the ones pulling their strings.
That's business as usual when things are ticking over. But anti Protocol when Brexit reduces the economy by more than 5% is a different kettle of fish imo.

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