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« Reply #240 on: October 14, 2021, 09:43:43 PM »
They can choose game that are close

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« Reply #241 on: October 14, 2021, 09:46:55 PM »
Friday night would only work if it was local Derby teams playing against each other.  Dublin and Kildare or Monaghan and Armagh. Even then there might be compilations with work.

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« Reply #242 on: October 14, 2021, 09:49:20 PM »
why dont rte show friday night or early saturday afternoon games for divsion 3 and 4 if proposal b happens to give them exposure try and pick the most important game of the week in those leagues.

So players/coaches/supporters of counties should travel on a Friday night 100+ miles after work to a game and another 100+ and get home after midnight? To satisfy who?

I donít think itís unreasonable to think that thereíll be 1-2 Friday night games every week. Just a bit of commonsense needs shown. Run through each the fixtures. If the county grounds of those involved are more than 50km apart, rule it out. And if none meet that criteria, then thereís no Friday night game that week. Pick a match or two from whatís left.

Donít try to tell me the players, supporters and media wouldnít get a tremendous lift from a standalone prime time a lot on national tv. Especially a D4 or D3 county.


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« Reply #243 on: October 14, 2021, 10:20:48 PM »
why dont rte show friday night or early saturday afternoon games for divsion 3 and 4 if proposal b happens to give them exposure try and pick the most important game of the week in those leagues.

So players/coaches/supporters of counties should travel on a Friday night 100+ miles after work to a game and another 100+ and get home after midnight? To satisfy who?

I donít think itís unreasonable to think that thereíll be 1-2 Friday night games every week. Just a bit of commonsense needs shown. Run through each the fixtures. If the county grounds of those involved are more than 50km apart, rule it out. And if none meet that criteria, then thereís no Friday night game that week. Pick a match or two from whatís left.

Donít try to tell me the players, supporters and media wouldnít get a tremendous lift from a standalone prime time a lot on national tv. Especially a D4 or D3 county.

So letís get this straight, teams prepare a good hour before the games nowadays, good pre match meal then head off to somewhere 50 + miles, to play under lights possibly depending on time of year, for what? And as supporters they give up their time also?

So Iím working on a building site till five on a Friday then prep for a game at county level.
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« Reply #244 on: October 14, 2021, 10:24:01 PM »
Friday night would only work if it was local Derby teams playing against each other.  Dublin and Kildare or Monaghan and Armagh. Even then there might be compilations with work.
The GAA scheduled Dublin v Kildare in the 2013 NFL for a Friday night at Croke Park. Kildare refused to play on the Friday and it was moved to the Sunday, which turned out to be probably the coldest day of the entire year. I didn't go. Liverpool and Spurs on the box looked more attractive as a spectacle and was more attractive as a spectacle.

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« Reply #245 on: October 14, 2021, 10:25:39 PM »
MR2 thereís club championship games being played midweek all across Ireland at the minute. Often in grounds an hour away from home.

The prep is the same. The travel is the same. The floodlights are the same. And pro rata the stakes are the same.

If itís 1-2 times a year everyone gets on board with it.

Honestly think youíre overplaying this one.

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« Reply #246 on: October 14, 2021, 10:33:52 PM »
MR2 thereís club championship games being played midweek all across Ireland at the minute. Often in grounds an hour away from home.

The prep is the same. The travel is the same. The floodlights are the same. And pro rata the stakes are the same.

If itís 1-2 times a year everyone gets on board with it.

Honestly think youíre overplaying this one.

County and club is different. County league and club league different as is championship also different, they ainít players all from one side of the county, they possibly 60/70 miles away from a meeting point to head another 50/60 miles?

Look itís my view if you think itís viable the crack on
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« Reply #247 on: October 14, 2021, 10:33:55 PM »
Friday night would only work if it was local Derby teams playing against each other.  Dublin and Kildare or Monaghan and Armagh. Even then there might be compilations with work.
The GAA scheduled Dublin v Kildare in the 2013 NFL for a Friday night at Croke Park. Kildare refused to play on the Friday and it was moved to the Sunday, which turned out to be probably the coldest day of the entire year. I didn't go. Liverpool and Spurs on the box looked more attractive as a spectacle and was more attractive as a spectacle.

I remember being at the Armagh Down NFL match on a Friday night a few seasons back. Never was as cold at a match in me life. And Down won with a late goal to round  off a great  night!!

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« Reply #248 on: October 14, 2021, 10:37:44 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2021/1012/1253361-league-based-all-ireland-potentially-worth-10m-to-gaa/

Goodbye Proposal B, and good riddance.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40721610.html

GAA finance department dismiss claim 'Proposal B' is the lucrative option for championship reform

Inflated attendance claims and not accounting for juvenile tickets in the calendar review taskforce model was cited for the counterclaim

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« Reply #249 on: October 14, 2021, 10:43:41 PM »
MR2 thereís club championship games being played midweek all across Ireland at the minute. Often in grounds an hour away from home.

The prep is the same. The travel is the same. The floodlights are the same. And pro rata the stakes are the same.

If itís 1-2 times a year everyone gets on board with it.

Honestly think youíre overplaying this one.

County and club is different. County league and club league different as is championship also different, they ainít players all from one side of the county, they possibly 60/70 miles away from a meeting point to head another 50/60 miles?

Look itís my view if you think itís viable the crack on

Iím just trying to open the eyes a bit wider.

Most of Co Armagh is closer to Newry than half of Co Down is. Half of Tyrone is close to Ballybofey the. half of Donegal is. Itís a situation that has to be replicated in half the counties of Ireland. Travel times for neighbouring counties for a Friday night game wonít be an issue.

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« Reply #250 on: October 14, 2021, 10:51:30 PM »
Hereís a question

If proposal B is passed, which basically makes provincials irrelevant,  what would be the point of building Casement?

Some might say whatís  the point of building it anyway? But you know what I mean. Casement will likely hold Ulster finals. So if the ulster championship becomes a meaningless pre season competition likethe McKenna cup, it could be played in the moy or somewhere, for all thatís going to attend.

Antrim are unlikely to fill Casement, so if the Ulster championship  becomes as dead as the emu, why build Casement?
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« Reply #251 on: October 14, 2021, 10:52:09 PM »
Like said if people think itís a good idea then crack on, I did the games at Croke one Saturday night, Dubs were playing a hurling football doubleheader, great night and was lucky enough to get the tickets from a great aul poster on here, Budweiser, but it was a Saturday.

If I lived in Ballycastle and was part of the county team and we were playing Dublin senior hurling, 7.30 throw in, what time would I need to be heading to a game at? Now remember Iím working till 5
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« Reply #252 on: October 14, 2021, 11:03:21 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2021/1012/1253361-league-based-all-ireland-potentially-worth-10m-to-gaa/

Goodbye Proposal B, and good riddance.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40721610.html

GAA finance department dismiss claim 'Proposal B' is the lucrative option for championship reform

Inflated attendance claims and not accounting for juvenile tickets in the calendar review taskforce model was cited for the counterclaim

Make you wonder what Conor O'Donoghue was at.  Inflated attendance claims certainly as I said at the time not hope would Pre season provincial leagues played in February and March will get that type revenue.

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« Reply #253 on: October 15, 2021, 12:11:19 AM »
Friday night would only work if it was local Derby teams playing against each other.  Dublin and Kildare or Monaghan and Armagh. Even then there might be compilations with work.
The GAA scheduled Dublin v Kildare in the 2013 NFL for a Friday night at Croke Park. Kildare refused to play on the Friday and it was moved to the Sunday, which turned out to be probably the coldest day of the entire year. I didn't go. Liverpool and Spurs on the box looked more attractive as a spectacle and was more attractive as a spectacle.
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« Reply #254 on: October 15, 2021, 07:27:00 AM »
why dont rte show friday night or early saturday afternoon games for divsion 3 and 4 if proposal b happens to give them exposure try and pick the most important game of the week in those leagues.

So players/coaches/supporters of counties should travel on a Friday night 100+ miles after work to a game and another 100+ and get home after midnight? To satisfy who?

I donít think itís unreasonable to think that thereíll be 1-2 Friday night games every week. Just a bit of commonsense needs shown. Run through each the fixtures. If the county grounds of those involved are more than 50km apart, rule it out. And if none meet that criteria, then thereís no Friday night game that week. Pick a match or two from whatís left.

Donít try to tell me the players, supporters and media wouldnít get a tremendous lift from a standalone prime time a lot on national tv. Especially a D4 or D3 county.

So letís get this straight, teams prepare a good hour before the games nowadays, good pre match meal then head off to somewhere 50 + miles, to play under lights possibly depending on time of year, for what? And as supporters they give up their time also?

So Iím working on a building site till five on a Friday then prep for a game at county level.
Thereís not too many lads working on building sites playing county and theres not too many lads thatíll be on site to 5 especially on a Friday but I get what youíre saying.