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sid waddell

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #465 on: September 10, 2017, 09:13:04 PM »
Why? As far as I can see, the point of this thread is to discuss which Gaelic sports are good spectacles and which are not. This appears to be the primary theme from the beginning.

Therefore, I thought it the most apt thread for my comment.

The thread is about hurling and football and not comparing camogie and ladies football. If you think Ladies football puts camogie in the shade then start another thread. If you are comparing hurling with ladies football or camogie with mens football then I feel sorry for you.
The media that cover camogie and women's Gaelic football regularly compare them in favourable terms to hurling and men's Gaelic football.

If the media that cover these games do so, it's a more than legitimate topic of discussion.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #466 on: September 10, 2017, 10:02:02 PM »
county camogie has gone very defensive lately - low scoring

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #467 on: September 11, 2017, 09:57:59 AM »
The standards of Camogie and Ladies Football have greatly improved over the past decade. Being from a relatively non-hurling county I would rarely have watched the camogie final but was greatly impressed with the quality on show yesterday. Ladies football needs a look at its rules as most teams are being coached in tackling on the same basis as men's football but efforts to rip the ball etc are being blown by some refs and ignored by others. The same applies to the physical contact rule with some blowing for minimal contact and others reffing as per GAA rules.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #468 on: September 18, 2017, 02:05:37 PM »
Not much talk on here today . . . I thought yesterdays game was far and away a better match than the Hurling Final!

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #469 on: September 18, 2017, 06:43:48 PM »
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #470 on: September 18, 2017, 06:54:05 PM »
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #471 on: September 18, 2017, 06:57:20 PM »
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #472 on: September 18, 2017, 07:40:48 PM »
Not much talk on here today . . . I thought yesterdays game was far and away a better match than the Hurling Final!

I agree that the football was a better game but the Hurling didn't leave the majority of the GAA public depressed and empty at the result of it.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #473 on: September 18, 2017, 07:57:39 PM »
Not much talk on here today . . . I thought yesterdays game was far and away a better match than the Hurling Final!
One good game a year.. ..
Hurling Championship was far better over all.
Even the Camogie final was better than most of the football  this year  :D

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #474 on: September 18, 2017, 08:33:34 PM »
That was a serious game yesterday and the best games this year and past have had Mayo involved, but not enough games to warrant football is better than hurling
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #475 on: September 18, 2017, 09:08:32 PM »
Yesterday was the two best teams in football playing with nothing between them.

The semi final between galway and tipp was the two best teams in hurling playing with nothing between them.

The games between the top teams are always good. There used to be less top teams in hurling but now there is less in football so the real good games are harder to come by.   


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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #476 on: September 18, 2017, 09:25:21 PM »
Well summed up. Yesterday was a great game but its seem we have to wait maybe 364 days for the next one. The 2018  hurling c'ship  will throw in as it ended this year with many games impossible to call. The 2014 hurling final and replay were fantastic games in what was otherwise a poor championship and as with the Dublin this year Kilkenny ran out winners then and the depression continued.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #477 on: September 18, 2017, 09:38:30 PM »
Not much talk on here today . . . I thought yesterdays game was far and away a better match than the Hurling Final!
One good game a year.. ..
Hurling Championship was far better over all.
Even the Camogie final was better than most of the football  this year  :D

Nonsense there were plenty of good games in the Championship just because they weren't games between the top teams and the audiences weren't big doesn't mean it didn't happen!

This was probably as good a Champoonshil as there has been in a long time.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #478 on: September 18, 2017, 10:18:10 PM »
What were they? I can think of about one mayo weren't involved in.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #479 on: September 18, 2017, 10:44:32 PM »
Not much talk on here today . . . I thought yesterdays game was far and away a better match than the Hurling Final!
One good game a year.. ..
Hurling Championship was far better over all.
Even the Camogie final was better than most of the football  this year  :D

Tosh, Mayo V Derry, Mayo V Kerry drawn game, Roscommon V Mayo drawn game were all very enjoyable games with yesterday's game the icing on the cake. Mayo being the common denominator