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THe 2016 census showed modest increases in all counties bar Mayo but don’t let that fool you. The flood of non-nationals moving into all parts of Ireland during the period 2011-2016 brought up the figures and masked the drop of in the native populations of those counties. Dublin grows bigger and stronger while the western seaboard is losing ground all the time and the GAA membership reflects this in both instances, rural downwards and urban upwards.
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Tut, tut... you mean non-Irish nationals surely? Or are you stating that these individuals are nationals of nowhere? :P
Fear, you are having a really sloooow day!
You should know that in common parlance, the term I used means what I meant it to mean, if you know what I mean.
Most of us are bright enough to know that those non Irish nationals are natives of some country and it's tautology to emphasise that fact.

I hear you Lar, loud and clear, however this non-national is a lazy negative term that sickens my hole: why not something positive like overseas national? In these xenophobically febrile times there are too many boneheads just chomping at the racist bit to denigrate our fellow travellers with anything that denotes a substandard status, we should not indulge!

And tough, tough luck on Sunday last a chara ;)

Young people with connections abroad are playing Gaelic games throughout the country. Last Sunday we saw young Devidas Uosis perform at the highest level for the Kerry minors.
Hadn't their U17s a white South African chap whose club is An Ghaeltacht? ?!!!!
You could add in Shairoze Akram too, the first Pakastani-born player to win an All Ireland medal. For those not in the know, he was on Mayo's U21 side that beat Cork in the final. I'm told he's a cert for a place on the senior Mayo panel next year.
There are bound to be many others throughout the land but are still only a tiny fraction of the numbers playing Gaelic. As well as that, the probability is that those the kids who arrive in this country will  have played soccer beforehand. Left to their own devices, they are likely to opt for soccer - as a first choice anyway.

Pakistan-born, Roscommon-raised, with a Roscommon accent to match..

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GAA Discussion / Re: Commitment to Club and County
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:33:54 PM »
Aye Syfīn  sure one oul game is the same as another ::).

Have there been anyou games played in the Mayowestros  Championship yet?

Hardly 'one oul game'. As usual, clutching at straws to find something to critique.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Commitment to Club and County
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:09:27 PM »
On a night of gale force wind and driving rain Colm Boyle has just driven his club to a much needed victory in the Mayo Senior League. Six days on from the All Ireland it says much for the mettle of the guy.

Ah c'mon. I've seen minors lose in the championship and play county U16 the next day - it's not a matter of mettle, just moving on with your life.

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THe 2016 census showed modest increases in all counties bar Mayo but don’t let that fool you. The flood of non-nationals moving into all parts of Ireland during the period 2011-2016 brought up the figures and masked the drop of in the native populations of those counties. Dublin grows bigger and stronger while the western seaboard is losing ground all the time and the GAA membership reflects this in both instances, rural downwards and urban upwards.
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Tut, tut... you mean non-Irish nationals surely? Or are you stating that these individuals are nationals of nowhere? :P

What about non-EU nationals in a few years time?

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:37:34 PM »
Thunder are really making a play to keep Westbrook happy and in-house. May even tempt George to stick around for more than a season if it works well. After Durant betrayed them it’s good to see them back on their feet, one of the more likeable franchises.

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No one commenting on the real points Lar made.
2040 - Dublin 1.5m, Kildare 350k Wicklow 250k Meath 300k.
3m in the rest (22) of the 26
1m (Nat) in the 6.
What will the GAA do?

Die, if it doesn’t change.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:08:16 PM »
Conlon had a decent win last night. It's hard to tell but I still haven't been overly impressed by him yet.

He's fighting bums to warm up like just about every fighter. No point trying to question his credentials until he fights someone of note.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies GAA Finals
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:46:20 PM »
They may be less dependent, but the game will still completely hinge on Cora. The same as it began, as it as it always was and as it will end for her.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All-Stars
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:59:13 PM »
Whelan won't be too far away I'd say:

Ciarán Whelan's 15

Kung fu Colm at full-back says different.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:45:52 PM »
Larnaparka - the Black Card WAS NOT INTRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THE CAVANAGH FOUL.
Sadly it has always paid to foul in Gaelic Football and continues to do so.
Wasn't it?
Joe Brolly seems to think that it was. At least he thinks it was due to this incident and his highlighting of it that the card was introduced.
What do you say led to the card being introduced?

The GAA convention held about three months before Sean Cavanagh rugby tackled Conor McManus..

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Home advantage counts in every sport. To think different contravenes every known published article on it. Croke Park is a massive advantage to Dublin and that shouldn't be even up for debate.
Sure but what % difference does it make? GAA has different fan dynamics to soccer. Maybe they can't be compared.

Also this Dub team looks very like Cody pomp Kilkenny.  Will Kildare be ready for the fall or can we expect more of the battered wife commentary indefinitely?

In soccer it's worth 0.6 of a goal.
In NFL is 2.8 points.
In AFL it's 7 points.
In NBA it's 2.33 points
In Super Rugby it's worth 5 & 10 points if International Travel involved.

So based on the above I would say Croke is worth 2/3 points to Dublin, enough to win 4 All-Irelands by a point...

As for a Kildare being a battered wife, a bit of a crude analogy do you not think? It's not the physical beatings it's the lack of support from outside the province and indeed the narrative that Leinster is sh*t and Meath/Kildare must do better that's probably done more harm as people just ignored the evidence to the contrary until now.
Maybe it is but I would assocate  Kildare fans with insight and the odd whine. Poor Kildare. Woe is Kildare. 
All great teams die eventually. Kildare should be thinking ahead .And Kildare are ahead of the rest of Leinster.

Who is going to change the system?  You need to be organised to do that.

You could look at the hurling experience in  Galway. We got hammered numerous times by Kilkenny. Some of them were dreadful. There were some awful managers as well. Ger Loughnane.
But the people involved never gave up. They broke with the old system in 2011 and went for youth . Could have won the final in 2012 but didn't have the experience. Kept at it. And then Kilkenny imploded. And who was left standing ?


That must be one of the greatest pieces of Rubbish written on this board!

+1

The ultimate seal of approval from someone who'd know.

Someone still hasn't gotten over the flaking, I see. I suppose it's commendable because most Galway supporters have forgotten football and hurling even exist by now.. :'(

Jaysus Chrisht Syf

You need to spend some time outside your own primrose coloured hole once in a while

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqVxNJx0EDw
Seriously lads just ignore the troll.
Absolute imbecile

Leave Seafoid alone and learn some manners.
Learn some manners is it? 😂😂
Condescending p***k.
Do you actually realise how embarrassing you are on this board?
You talk a great game but I'd wager you wouldn't make a poor junior C team yourself for all your bluster.
Lie down like a good ladeen.

It’s ironic that you talk about embarrassment as you post the sort of nonsense that would make a schoolyard bully blush.

Talking tough on the internet never fails to make me laugh - people like you seem to hit some sort of psychotic break when presented with a keyboard because there is literally no way you could function in society acting like you do on here.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:39:18 PM »
Sky has been a total failure in all but a financial sense. But that seems to be the only thing HQ judges any aspect of the sport on these days.

I don't think the Sky coverage itself has been a failure. I think it's been very good.

TV3 commentators, analysts. If people are so pea-minded that replacing Matt Cooper with a woman makes them salivate then I dunno what to say. McGuiness was good because he can speak well, not because of anything Sky did.

The production quaility never really lived up to the hype here to be perfectly honest, and it’s attracted feck all GAA supporters let alone outside interest. Whereas RTE highlight negatives, Sky paper over them in a style that illicts eye-rolling in much the same way. As bad as what we’ve always had.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:20:24 PM »
Sky has been a total failure in all but a financial sense. But that seems to be the only thing HQ judges any aspect of the sport on these days.

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Home advantage counts in every sport. To think different contravenes every known published article on it. Croke Park is a massive advantage to Dublin and that shouldn't be even up for debate.
Sure but what % difference does it make? GAA has different fan dynamics to soccer. Maybe they can't be compared.

Also this Dub team looks very like Cody pomp Kilkenny.  Will Kildare be ready for the fall or can we expect more of the battered wife commentary indefinitely?

In soccer it's worth 0.6 of a goal.
In NFL is 2.8 points.
In AFL it's 7 points.
In NBA it's 2.33 points
In Super Rugby it's worth 5 & 10 points if International Travel involved.

So based on the above I would say Croke is worth 2/3 points to Dublin, enough to win 4 All-Irelands by a point...

As for a Kildare being a battered wife, a bit of a crude analogy do you not think? It's not the physical beatings it's the lack of support from outside the province and indeed the narrative that Leinster is sh*t and Meath/Kildare must do better that's probably done more harm as people just ignored the evidence to the contrary until now.
Maybe it is but I would assocate  Kildare fans with insight and the odd whine. Poor Kildare. Woe is Kildare. 
All great teams die eventually. Kildare should be thinking ahead .And Kildare are ahead of the rest of Leinster.

Who is going to change the system?  You need to be organised to do that.

You could look at the hurling experience in  Galway. We got hammered numerous times by Kilkenny. Some of them were dreadful. There were some awful managers as well. Ger Loughnane.
But the people involved never gave up. They broke with the old system in 2011 and went for youth . Could have won the final in 2012 but didn't have the experience. Kept at it. And then Kilkenny imploded. And who was left standing ?


That must be one of the greatest pieces of Rubbish written on this board!

+1

The ultimate seal of approval from someone who'd know.

Someone still hasn't gotten over the flaking, I see. I suppose it's commendable because most Galway supporters have forgotten football and hurling even exist by now.. :'(

Jaysus Chrisht Syf

You need to spend some time outside your own primrose coloured hole once in a while

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqVxNJx0EDw
Seriously lads just ignore the troll.
Absolute imbecile

Leave Seafoid alone and learn some manners.

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Home advantage counts in every sport. To think different contravenes every known published article on it. Croke Park is a massive advantage to Dublin and that shouldn't be even up for debate.
Sure but what % difference does it make? GAA has different fan dynamics to soccer. Maybe they can't be compared.

Also this Dub team looks very like Cody pomp Kilkenny.  Will Kildare be ready for the fall or can we expect more of the battered wife commentary indefinitely?

In soccer it's worth 0.6 of a goal.
In NFL is 2.8 points.
In AFL it's 7 points.
In NBA it's 2.33 points
In Super Rugby it's worth 5 & 10 points if International Travel involved.

So based on the above I would say Croke is worth 2/3 points to Dublin, enough to win 4 All-Irelands by a point...

As for a Kildare being a battered wife, a bit of a crude analogy do you not think? It's not the physical beatings it's the lack of support from outside the province and indeed the narrative that Leinster is sh*t and Meath/Kildare must do better that's probably done more harm as people just ignored the evidence to the contrary until now.
Maybe it is but I would assocate  Kildare fans with insight and the odd whine. Poor Kildare. Woe is Kildare. 
All great teams die eventually. Kildare should be thinking ahead .And Kildare are ahead of the rest of Leinster.

Who is going to change the system?  You need to be organised to do that.

You could look at the hurling experience in  Galway. We got hammered numerous times by Kilkenny. Some of them were dreadful. There were some awful managers as well. Ger Loughnane.
But the people involved never gave up. They broke with the old system in 2011 and went for youth . Could have won the final in 2012 but didn't have the experience. Kept at it. And then Kilkenny imploded. And who was left standing ?


That must be one of the greatest pieces of Rubbish written on this board!

+1

The ultimate seal of approval from someone who'd know.

Someone still hasn't gotten over the flaking, I see. I suppose it's commendable because most Galway supporters have forgotten football and hurling even exist by now.. :'(

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