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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2022, 06:27:01 PM »
Time for an All Northern Ireland Championship or even better merge with the British Championship

Some abortion of a thread

Says the arch-partitionist, from Queen's feckin' County.

It’s called Laois,Son

No self respecting Irishman would call it anything else

You lads need to be pitied

learning nothing but British history in your schools

Just wait till you hear what’s happened Queenstown and the likes of sackville street.

No self respecting Irishman would you the term "northern ireland" when discussing GAA as even you must know GAA works through the 4 ancient provinces, of Ulster is the one you are speaking off. I know you probably think you are awfully witty but you are not. Regarding the success of Ulster counties in the All Ireland series, well it may have something to do with 1) A aggressively anti gaa government in control in the 6 counties for most of its 100 years and 2) The fact that 3 counties south on the republic side of the border had been (and continue to be) cast aside in terms of economic growth more than any other part of the country I would argue - just look at infrastructure (road, rail, universities etc).
 

The lad is clearly winding. Looking a bite.

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2022, 07:02:33 PM »
Some population centres should be doing better namely Cork footballers, Wicklow. Antrim could be thrown in there too. 

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2022, 08:30:06 PM »
When you are from a county like Laois it’s hard to keep people interested in football especially when you have one Leinster in 75 years and zero all Irelands in the competitions history, even though Laois have produced lots of good players and the occasional good team . The gap is widening and unfortunately apathy is only going to get worse .
21/22 counties in similar situations .
Turn championship into a tiered league system like English football with promotion and relegation it’s the only hope for gaa in weaker counties .

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2022, 08:51:47 PM »
Some population centres should be doing better namely Cork footballers, Wicklow. Antrim could be thrown in there too.

Kildare has a large population and nothing much to show in either hurling or football. Too much horsing about.
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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2022, 09:09:36 PM »
When you have sports  administered by province you get provincial championships. This would be the place to start reform.

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2022, 09:23:23 PM »
Some population centres should be doing better namely Cork footballers, Wicklow. Antrim could be thrown in there too.

What is the population of Wicklow? Surely the most under-achieving county in Ireland.
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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2022, 03:50:23 PM »
Time for an All Northern Ireland Championship or even better merge with the British Championship

Some abortion of a thread

Says the arch-partitionist, from Queen's feckin' County.

It’s called Laois,Son

No self respecting Irishman would call it anything else

You lads need to be pitied

learning nothing but British history in your schools

Just wait till you hear what’s happened Queenstown and the likes of sackville street.

No self respecting Irishman would you the term "northern ireland" when discussing GAA as even you must know GAA works through the 4 ancient provinces, of Ulster is the one you are speaking off. I know you probably think you are awfully witty but you are not. Regarding the success of Ulster counties in the All Ireland series, well it may have something to do with 1) A aggressively anti gaa government in control in the 6 counties for most of its 100 years and 2) The fact that 3 counties south on the republic side of the border had been (and continue to be) cast aside in terms of economic growth more than any other part of the country I would argue - just look at infrastructure (road, rail, universities etc).
 

The lad is clearly winding. Looking a bite.

There's a bit of a want in that lad, probably borne out of sheer despair at the state of his own county

In fairness, he has a point about the hurling - the teams in the top half of the country just don't seem to have it.

Most ulster counties can manage to put out a competitive football team though - so at least there's hope of silverware on one front

If yer a Laois man, looking at 2 bags of shite, it must be a massively more frustrating

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2022, 07:02:17 PM »
Some population centres should be doing better namely Cork footballers, Wicklow. Antrim could be thrown in there too.

What is the population of Wicklow? Surely the most under-achieving county in Ireland.
142,425 according to the previous census but I'd expect that to be increased by another fair bit from the latest census. Wicklow have often intrigued me as they're not particularly into hurling either so I assume football is the main of both codes there. I do know there is a good few rugby people down there affiliated to Leinster. I suppose Bray Wanderers too. But nothing out of the norm. Would be a fairly wealthy county. I've met plenty of D4 types who aren't from Dublin but actually Wicklow.

If there are any Wicklow folk on here perhaps they might chip in. I actually had a few quid on them to turn over Offaly last week but they underperformed.

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2022, 08:32:30 PM »
Geographically Wicklow is two different counties. Clubs along coast and then bordering Kildare/Carlow/Wexford.

Plus you've a huge influx of Dubs who often contribute nothing to local clubs

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2022, 09:56:02 PM »
Geographically Wicklow is two different counties. Clubs along coast and then bordering Kildare/Carlow/Wexford.

Both useless.
Many counties have two parts, Leitrim or even Armagh.
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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2022, 10:01:14 PM »
Yep, Wicklow is split along the east-west spine, with the west Wicklovians looking upon the easties as virtual Dubs -- will take the equivalent of the sporting alchemist's magic to produce a formidable whole from that mixture.

Mustn't forget either, with no disrespect to the Wicklow folk in the slightest, but it was only split out into a separate county from Dublin and Carlow in 1606 -- the very last of the 32 Counties to be so designated.
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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2022, 11:51:06 PM »
Yep, Wicklow is split along the east-west spine, with the west Wicklovians looking upon the easties as virtual Dubs -- will take the equivalent of the sporting alchemist's magic to produce a formidable whole from that mixture.

Mustn't forget either, with no disrespect to the Wicklow folk in the slightest, but it was only split out into a separate county from Dublin and Carlow in 1606 -- the very last of the 32 Counties to be so designated.

Christ glad they weren't subjected to unionism and their notions of ethnic cleansing. Its a wonder there's an Ulster championship at all, maybe having to fight for it up north has bred a more competitive gael, while those in the south have a more delicate disposition, hence their apathy to provincial championships and winning football.

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Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2022, 12:26:13 AM »
Time for an All Northern Ireland Championship or even better merge with the British Championship

Some abortion of a thread

Says the arch-partitionist, from Queen's feckin' County.

It’s called Laois,Son

No self respecting Irishman would call it anything else

You lads need to be pitied

learning nothing but British history in your schools

Just wait till you hear what’s happened Queenstown and the likes of sackville street.

No self respecting Irishman would you the term "northern ireland" when discussing GAA as even you must know GAA works through the 4 ancient provinces, of Ulster is the one you are speaking off. I know you probably think you are awfully witty but you are not. Regarding the success of Ulster counties in the All Ireland series, well it may have something to do with 1) A aggressively anti gaa government in control in the 6 counties for most of its 100 years and 2) The fact that 3 counties south on the republic side of the border had been (and continue to be) cast aside in terms of economic growth more than any other part of the country I would argue - just look at infrastructure (road, rail, universities etc).

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