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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 23, 2024, 10:47:04 AM
Quote from: seafoid on February 23, 2024, 09:55:34 AMMeanwhile

Speaking on the RTÉ GAA podcast, former Fermanagh defender Ryan McCusker believes that Kevin McStay may be overly loyal to some of the more experienced players in his Mayo squad

https://twitter.com/RTEgaa/status/1760919663393878461

And I think he may be correct.
#2
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 22, 2024, 06:44:13 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 22, 2024, 05:12:32 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on February 22, 2024, 05:07:01 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 22, 2024, 04:57:57 PMMayo 2023 are another warning sign for Derry.So are Galway 2023.  Journalists will always focus on the now and both teams got loads of attention in the run up to May, just like Derry now , but neither county was there at the business end.  Both counties have learnt their lesson .
Fans love winning but the All Ireland now is about pace, patience and avoiding injuries. Nobody was talking about Dublin this time last year.

What lesson have Galway learned? How have they shown to have learned from it?
They have been trying out other players in order to broaden the panel.The stars have not played in the first 3 matches.They aren't interested in the league final. I think that is significant. the all Ireland now starts in January.  It's more like the EPL now. Arsenal had basically the same team last season and they were gassed  with a month or so to go.


You are superimposing a narrative of convenience, upon circumstances of inconvenience.
#3
Quote from: Armagh18 on February 22, 2024, 01:56:35 PM
Quote from: trailer on February 22, 2024, 01:00:50 PMWe need a modern stadium irrespective of the costs. £200, £300m, £400m, £500m who really gives a f**k? Like a proper f**k? We're getting it and Stormont, the British Gov, and the GAA can pay for it.

End of.

Yup.

Yup X 2
#4
Quote from: Sandy Hill on February 21, 2024, 09:27:42 PMThere's something special about going to an Ulster Final in Clones!

I agree, but its still a pain in the hole, metaphorically and Literally.
Maybe its the masochist in me.
#5
Quote from: 6th sam on February 21, 2024, 05:39:06 PMI think it's time to step back and re-calibrate. There has been negativity around casement from the start, and my own views have changed over the years.
I think any criticism of the ulster council has to be tempered by the fact that they were breaking new ground on a mammoth project and experience and knowledge were thin on the ground .the lack of consideration of residents was a big weakness , and unfortunately has given the whole project a bad rep.
However there is no doubt that an anti-GAA agenda has been pro-actively negative from the start. This anti-GAA element, incredibly, is not just from unionists.

Genuine concerns must be addressed but there are overwhelming positives to this project:
For everybody including Stormont government : economic spin-off and feel good factor for Belfast with big games, events , and impressive aesthetics .
For GAA: second best stadium in second biggest city. Worldwide recognition , income generation
For Antrim: a state of the art venue for their games and their promotion of the gAA

The GAA have secured 50k from Southern government , and will perhaps increase its own contribution via internal and external funding to make it happen .

The precedent has been set by its ambition in re-building Croke Park 30 years ago, benefitting the GAA and everybody else in terms of economic /tax benefits .


The British government and stormont will have to stump up a significant sum but they'll get it back in droves in terms of economic and social benefit.
The initial planned outlay must be significantly increased due to inflation and cost of labour and materials , alone .

Those of an "Irish" background should be careful not to support vexatious concerns from anti-gaa , anti-Irish sources .

Casement must happen because:
1. Genuine Concerns can be addressed.
2. Antrim GAA people deserve it
3. Ulster GAA people deserve it
4. West belfast deserves it
5. Belfast and the neglected 9 counties of Ulster deserve it.
6. The Euros has presented an opportunity
7. Shared future by benefitting all
8.  Not allowing further DUP bullying and lack of generosity to hold us back





Hear hear.
Well summed up.
#6
Quote from: weareros on February 20, 2024, 05:56:04 PM
Quote from: Derryman forever on February 20, 2024, 05:29:35 PMIt's not Leo's money.

It's not but at least his government has been generating surpluses to be in a position to do so. There's not one vote for Irish gov in 26 for any of this. This €800m is on top of €50m already signed off on for Magee, paying to keep North in Erasmus, €10m to fund nursing places, €200m contribution to EU peace fund, and of course a lot of work to keep North in EU customs union which provides free access to lucrative EU market for farmers and business while 26 is a net contributor not to mention letting EU raid our seas for the privilege. And I was and am a strong supporter of Dublin funding Casement as can be seen earlier in this thread.


Oh!
I forgot that I should feel grateful that the Irish Nation should commit its resources to supporting the Irish Nation in its own country.
#7
It's not Leo's money.
#8
Quote from: armaghniac on February 20, 2024, 01:16:27 PM
Quote from: Saffrongael on February 20, 2024, 12:56:10 PMWell done Leo

It is pretty generous all things considered.
In the spirit of generosity I think the GAA should increase their contribution to reflect inflation since the original budget and put maximum pressure on the British.


That seems like the right thing to do.
#9
Tyrone v Mayo Mayo
Dublin v Kerry Dublin
Galway v Derry Derry
Roscommon v Monaghan Monaghan

Fermanagh v Cork Fermanagh
Louth v Cavan Louth
Meath v Kildare Meath
Armagh v Donegal Armagh

Down v Offaly Down
Clare v Wicklow Clare
Sligo v Antrim Sligo
Westmeath v Limerick Westmeath

Wexford v Waterford Wexford
Longford v London Longford
Carlow v Leitrim Leitrim
Tipperary v Laois Tipperary
#10
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 18, 2024, 02:17:38 PM
Quote from: les Antiques on February 18, 2024, 02:13:22 PM
Quote from: screenexile on February 18, 2024, 02:10:28 PMThat's a red if it's a rugby game!!

But it is not a rugby game....
what did Frank Burns get a red fir against Galway last year
#11
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 18, 2024, 02:11:44 PM
Quote from: screenexile on February 18, 2024, 02:10:28 PMThat's a red if it's a rugby game!!


Should have been red
#12
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 17, 2024, 03:12:17 PM
Fermanagh making Donegal look good.
#13
Quote from: LC on February 15, 2024, 06:07:27 PMIts gonna take a few £million just to clear the site.

I wonder how Stormont dodged the procurement rules on this.

Obviously some contractor is being handed a blank cheque and no doubt will fill their boots.

And: you know this:- or you are just saying?
#14
GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson Cup 2024
February 09, 2024, 07:14:57 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on February 09, 2024, 07:12:41 PM
Quote from: Nanderson on February 09, 2024, 06:21:04 PM
Quote from: Derryman forever on February 09, 2024, 04:36:09 PM
Quote from: square_ball on February 09, 2024, 03:33:32 PMYou'd need to watch it again. It was 10 steps before he kicked it into the net.

watched it again 6 steps from the bounce to kick.
You could probably take another look at it just to be sure. But its at least 7. Youtube lets you adjust playback speed so its easy to count them

If only referees had that instant slow mo replay to count the steps  ;D

Boys arguing over how many steps while watching replays and complaining about refs being useless  ;D




I was thinking that myself.
In real time counting i make 6 steps. And in my opinion i suspect few referees count steps .
#15
GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson Cup 2024
February 09, 2024, 04:36:09 PM
Quote from: square_ball on February 09, 2024, 03:33:32 PMYou'd need to watch it again. It was 10 steps before he kicked it into the net.

watched it again 6 steps from the bounce to kick.