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General discussion / 2024
December 30, 2023, 04:25:24 PM
A massive year politically with elections in some key areas

US Elections which could turn chaotic

Possible uk elections

Eu parliament elections

on the home front we got local elctions in ireland

on the sporting front we got the euros and olympics and will there be a new name on the sam magure cup or will it be dublin or kerry again.
Ciarán Carey insists that this "taboo" subject in GAA circles must be tackled before the horse has bolted with the three-time All-Star adamant that "cocaine is well and truly alive in every little club in Ireland now".
"It's frightening where it's after going in the last year and a half, frightening! There isn't too much talk about it in the GAA because it's such a taboo subject. It mightn't be a popular thing to say, but it's reality and it's real," Carey told the Irish Independent.

"It's rippling through most villages and parishes in the country and there aren't too many clubs where cocaine isn't alive. I wouldn't be a bit afraid to say that about all codes; soccer, rugby, GAA or whatever, it's gone that serious."

Carey outlines how some GAA clubs are making strides to solve the growing issue by educating their members about the dangers involved, but he is abhorred with how drug use has been normalised in recent years.

"People are trying to normalise it and make it as if it's somebody having a cigarette outside, 'Sure go out and have a line instead of a fag, You're fine, no one will really mind'. That will be disastrous as a nation if we continue to go down that road," he added.

"Fifteen years ago, you'd be lucky to get a bit of hash in villages and now these places are awash with cocaine and tablets so that'll tell you how far it's after coming. It isn't going away and it's actually growing.

"I'm flabbergasted with the way it is allowed to go where it's going. It doesn't take a vacation, there's no Bank Holiday for addictions, so I'm going to do my best to confront it in whatever way I can.

"Addiction has no boundaries. It's inevitable that anyone who takes cocaine recreationally, if you take it long enough and often enough then the drug will snap them and hijack them.

"You're masking, you're hiding, you're ducking and diving from something, you're obviously taking this to cope. I need to stress also, this isn't just a male issue, cocaine is fairly strong in both sexes."
The cups like christy ring lory meghar  Nicky Rackard  if a casual sees that they dont have a clue what they mean or what level they are at can they not change it to something like all Ireland B  Championship or intermediate  or even all ireland plate all ireland vase etc why are the gaa obsessed with names.
Do you think the  GAA should  keep the current league format.
Make it a tradition why wait to the january get it over with before the new year other sports do boxing day gaa could turn it into a tradition since they not do st.patricks day anymore.
Nobody allowed to go to games anyway so we cant have the ole people be working excuse and if its within provincial championship games can throw in can be between 8 and 8.30 giving those 9 to 5 players plenty of time to get to a game and any employer should let their people go early if they going to be working late.The GAA and the public were all talking about having the championship to lift the mood of the nation so why not spread the games out more  have them all on tv and have some friday night games.
Maybe they should play league finals at Páirc Uí Chaoimh after they being calling it a white elephant and maybe all ireland semis too.
Have 3 Teams qualify from the super 8s  group winners get a bye to semis looking over the last two seasons using this system there was not one dead rubber every team had something to play for in the last game either playing to win the group and get the bye or playing to avoid 4th and get into quarter final.It be good idea aswell to play the two quarter finals at the ground of the team that finished 2nd.
GAA Discussion / Next Decade of GAA Predictions
December 31, 2019, 02:27:23 PM
Does anyone have any predictions of what will happen with then gaa in the next decade.

Do you think that by the end of the decade we will see a new format where provincials or scrapped all together or done sperately from all ireland.
GAA Discussion / Friday Night League Games
December 30, 2019, 04:06:30 PM
Anyone like the idea of having league games on a friday night not all just maybe one league game a week on rte 2 Friday nights.
GAA Discussion / GAA Need to Get Rid of Replays
December 27, 2019, 11:29:07 PM
No need for them in this day and age. If level extra time then either have penalty shootout or first team to two points maybe.
Fifa award the world cup and club world cup winners a badge they get to wear untill the next tournament is over i think uefa give the euro winners a bade too so do  you think the gaa should give the all ireland winners a badge they can wear on their shirts imagine a shiny little badge on the dublin shirt.
anyone like the idea of playing club championship finals on st stephens day boxing  day is big sports day in the uk and else where.Do you think the gaa should capture the boxing day hype and play the club finals on 26th december.
GAA Discussion / Club v County
November 28, 2019, 11:00:14 PM
was just wondering is there any club teams that would go far in the all ireland series if they were up against inter county teams say  a club team took the place of their county team example would dr crokes go far if thet played as kerry

Also would the best club teams in ireland easily beat the worse inter county teams

id say there hurling clubs in kilkenny that would easily beat  most ulster inter country hurling teams