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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2013, 11:23:53 PM »
You will hear, "how could you watch soccer after that?" and other ballbaggy comments though.

Let's not pretend that Gaelic football fans are far removed from sport snobbery.

That is true too. But I've never heard football fans denigrate hurling.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2013, 11:24:29 PM »
You will hear, "how could you watch soccer after that?" and other ballbaggy comments though.

Let's not pretend that Gaelic football fans are far removed from sport snobbery.

That is true too. But I've never heard football fans denigrate hurling.
Aye, cos it's better. :D
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2013, 11:30:38 PM »


For me it's like the stupid hot hairdresser you see. I wouldn't never leave my beautiful intelligent wife (gaelic football) for her, but there's an odd night you'd be tempted to book a hotel room.



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Football is more like the farmers daughter with the chunky thighs and a hairy lip.Hurling is the graceful ballet dancer with legs that go on and on and on..

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2013, 11:31:45 PM »
Watched the last 10 mins of the Dublin-Mayo semi last year and it was a cracker now that I look back on it. The semi-finals usually through up a top match every year in both codes.

Funny how when we see a fantastic match in football (Kerry-Galway 08), (Tyrone-Armagh 05), (Mayo- Dublin 06) never does some-one voice the opinion "wasn't it better than seeing the Cats bore their way to an All-Ireland" but when there is a decent hurling match the occasion cannot pass without a "jaysus that was better than a football " comment.

Bullshit.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2013, 11:35:38 PM »
It may also be the case that hurling is easier watched because the RTE pundits actually like the game. Their football counterparts seem to totally despise their game and have us all thinking "This game is a lot of bollox" before the ball is even thrown in. A depressing shower of whinging cnuts.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2013, 11:37:53 PM »
It may also be the case that hurling is easier watched because the RTE pundits actually like the game. Their football counterparts seem to totally despise their game and have us all thinking "This game is a lot of bollox" before the ball is even thrown in. A depressing shower of whinging cnuts.

That's why I always think England are going to win the World Cup.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2013, 11:38:41 PM »
Still nawthing on the AI club final in March.

Great game, though.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2013, 11:39:48 PM »
Watched the last 10 mins of the Dublin-Mayo semi last year and it was a cracker now that I look back on it. The semi-finals usually through up a top match every year in both codes.

Funny how when we see a fantastic match in football (Kerry-Galway 08), (Tyrone-Armagh 05), (Mayo- Dublin 06) never does some-one voice the opinion "wasn't it better than seeing the Cats bore their way to an All-Ireland" but when there is a decent hurling match the occasion cannot pass without a "jaysus that was better than a football " comment.

There were some classic hurling matches throughout the noughties but you fail to mention any of them, your point being that the football games were better. The last great GAA game was played today. The rest is history and fair play to Dublin and Cork for a fantatstic occasion.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2013, 11:46:47 PM »
Hurling can be shite too.

2 strikes of the sliotar and it's a point, from one keeper to the other end. 28 players ignored.

Also, 91% of the clearances are to no one in particular. Like football in 1977.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2013, 11:55:42 PM »
We want to see scores, not passes.

Teams do now have a keep possession (feckin about) game. I find that style hard to watch. Too many opportunities for mistakes.

Hurlers are a hell of a lot more accurate with the stick than footballers are with the boot. When they clear the ball 80 yards, they still give their own man more of a chance to win it than footballers do with a 30 yard pass.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2013, 11:59:20 PM »
Watched the last 10 mins of the Dublin-Mayo semi last year and it was a cracker now that I look back on it. The semi-finals usually through up a top match every year in both codes.

Funny how when we see a fantastic match in football (Kerry-Galway 08), (Tyrone-Armagh 05), (Mayo- Dublin 06) never does some-one voice the opinion "wasn't it better than seeing the Cats bore their way to an All-Ireland" but when there is a decent hurling match the occasion cannot pass without a "jaysus that was better than a football " comment.

Bullshit.

Why is it bullshit ? It is definitely true to say that in the aftermath of a great game of football that football supporters don't feel some bizarre need to stick the chest out and say gaelic football is the greatest sport ever even though many many of us believe it truely is (we are entitled to our view!)
This hurling superiority nonsense is a deep down inferiority thing ..... hurling knows its on the hind tit in terms of the overall level of interest in the sport compared to football. It knows that it will never compete with gaelic football in the hearts and minds of those outside the small hurling heartlands. It knows that it needs a broader audience and hence why it is orgasmic with delight at the way this years championship is panning out.

The superiority thing is just painful to listen to. A flavour of the bullshit i will have to listen to tomorrow in work from various hurling heads:
"Jaysus, you'd never see a game like that in football" ..... correct, its a different sport.
"After watching that, it would remind you why i wouldn't cross the road to see my county in an All-Ireland football final" ... why oh why the need to say this ?
And when talking about the golf .... "ara, that aul golf is just protestant hurling"
Change the bloody tune.


And the reality of all this ..... the game today, while highliy entertaining and showing great levels of skills also could have the adjectives 'nice' and 'innocent' used to describe it. 'Nice' FFS

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2013, 12:00:36 AM »
That's only because the ball moves faster between player a and b. An 80 yard pass in football takes 3.5 times longer to reach its target, bringing in to play 3-4 variables.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2013, 12:02:22 AM »
Watched the last 10 mins of the Dublin-Mayo semi last year and it was a cracker now that I look back on it. The semi-finals usually through up a top match every year in both codes.

Funny how when we see a fantastic match in football (Kerry-Galway 08), (Tyrone-Armagh 05), (Mayo- Dublin 06) never does some-one voice the opinion "wasn't it better than seeing the Cats bore their way to an All-Ireland" but when there is a decent hurling match the occasion cannot pass without a "jaysus that was better than a football " comment.

Bullshit.

Why is it bullshit ? It is definitely true to say that in the aftermath of a great game of football that football supporters don't feel some bizarre need to stick the chest out and say gaelic football is the greatest sport ever
Who are you trying to kid?
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2013, 12:04:41 AM »
Watched the last 10 mins of the Dublin-Mayo semi last year and it was a cracker now that I look back on it. The semi-finals usually through up a top match every year in both codes.

Funny how when we see a fantastic match in football (Kerry-Galway 08), (Tyrone-Armagh 05), (Mayo- Dublin 06) never does some-one voice the opinion "wasn't it better than seeing the Cats bore their way to an All-Ireland" but when there is a decent hurling match the occasion cannot pass without a "jaysus that was better than a football " comment.

Bullshit.

Why is it bullshit ? It is definitely true to say that in the aftermath of a great game of football that football supporters don't feel some bizarre need to stick the chest out and say gaelic football is the greatest sport ever
Who are you trying to kid?

Antrim hurling aficionados are the worst. They won't even watch the football final.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2013, 12:06:06 AM »
That's only because the ball moves faster between player a and b. An 80 yard pass in football takes 3.5 times longer to reach its target, bringing in to play 3-4 variables.
I did compare the 80 yard hurling pass to the 30 yard football pass. Keep up.

The ball itself has a lot to do with it. If a back gets a touch on a football coming from 30 yards, it'll travel a fair distance from the two competing for it. A hurling ball will almost drop dead, giving the forward a better chance of getting it.
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