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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:33:21 PM »
RTE have made a strategic decision to cover more hurling games at the expense of football.
I don't really blame them.

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Anyone who says that wasn't a top top game after watching the scores compilation just doesn't like Gaelic football.

https://twitter.com/JoeBrolly1993/status/998271113498124289
 ;)

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Yeah, Sheehan seems to 'loft' his kicks more.
Beggan just drives the ball.

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Rory Beggan vs. Bryan Sheehan.
Who kicks it further?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:52:35 PM »
Here ye go folks
https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/dublin-reign-supreme-but-where-does-your-county-rank-on-the-2018-gaa-rich-list-36922874.html

"Last autumn a prominent Dublin GAA club organised a golf classic with a little bit of a difference from the standard event many other clubs run to raise the funds. The entry fee for a team of four was 6,000. They got 30 teams."

You'd wonder why they didn't name the club? The Indo would hardly exaggerate.
My own club's golf classic was 60 a head, with a tenner discount if you were a member of the golf club!

A lad from Judes (who wasn't involved in any way with the refurb other than giving a donation, but this what he'd heard) told me that a benefactor told Judes he'd give them an interest free loan equal to the amount they could raise from members' donations for the refurbishment. The loan is repayable, but over a long period, and obviously without any interest.

I remember hearing about the race nights (or race days) Kilmacud Crokes would have where they would absolutely rake in cash.
Might just have been rumours but given the size of the club, and how well-connected they would be it stands to reason they would find it easier than most to raise serious money.

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Armagh have been playing division 3 football for two years. You're expecting too much. If the talent was there, that wouldn't have happened. Armagh have played 14 division 3 games in 2 years and won 9 of them.

That 2014 side which knocked Tyrone out was the last decent outfit. You had two Kernans, Clarke and Mallon.

It's just a dip in the talent pool, systems or none.

And it's fcukin glorious.
Schadenfreude is lovely but it doesn't win all Irelands. Neither does groupthink.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/no-one-knows-where-tyrone-are-at-sean-cavanagh-hoping-to-see-impact-of-stephen-oneill-in-red-hand-attack-36915715.html
"Mickey's certainly the boss," Cavanagh responds when asked whether players have an input in team meetings. "No, no, you don't stand up, no. Mickey's very single-minded in his approach and I think anyone who knows him (feels the same)."

Cavanagh details "quite an autocratic style" of leadership during Harte's lengthy reign and doubts whether Tyrone will adopt a more attacking approach against Monaghan following their harrowing All-Ireland SFC semi-final loss to Dublin last August.

Would he have sacrificed an Ulster title to play more expansive football?

"It's easy to say it now but at the time, genuinely, and this is the big thing, when you're an inter-county footballer, and Mickey is a very convincing manager as well, whenever you're in that zone, you think nothing else but what Mickey is telling you.

"It's only on reflection afterwards that you realise that you would have liked maybe to try something different. At the time I was 100pc convinced that we'd win an All-Ireland last year.

Sounds like he escaped a cult.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:38:16 PM »
Poor crowd in Enniskillen given that Armagh would have 4000-5000 against Ulster opposition in the league.

But the football is equally poor.
Price of league tickets much cheaper and the price of championship tickets turns plenty away.

Don't forget the fact that the league is also a much better competition.

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Strange choice.
Has he managed a club team recently/ever?

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It's a bit rich Brendan Murphy taking offence at Paddy O'Rourke saying Carlow have no chance of winning anything (I'm paraphrasing) in the current system, and then he disappears to America for the summer.

https://twitter.com/BrendanMurphy17/status/964484764450410498

James Dolan from Westmeath (vice-captain) heading Stateside as well.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/huge-blow-for-westmeath-as-vicecaptain-departs-for-us-36919383.html

Have the transfer rules made things worse, i.e. players are now opting to go at the start of summer instead of after they are knocked out?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Underdogs
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:25:49 PM »
Some amount of knuckles being dragged in that thread.
The 6 counties really are 20 years behind the rest of us.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:32:35 PM »
Can't wait until Pairc Tailteann is finished and we never have to play in Croke Park again.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Underdogs
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:16:18 AM »
Yeah, I've reported everyone for sexism.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Underdogs
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:12:17 AM »
You would imagine that this concept has even more potential now in the age of social media.
Glad to see it back as I really enjoyed it when it was on before.
I still remember some lad not making the cut and him going on a rant about how he'd "make bits of Ciaran Whelan" (the final game was against Dublin).  ;D
Think it was Jarlath Burns who bore the brunt of his ire.

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https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/dr-ed-coughlan-are-mayo-responsible-for-their-own-downfall-470748.html

Crikey, don't recall hearing too much about him previously.

Is it harsh to suggest he hasn't a clue what he's on about when it comes to footballing matters?

He was fitness coach under Horan.

I wouldn't pay too much attention to any fella with a PhD that insists on being referred to as 'Dr'.

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