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« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2017, 09:01:57 PM »
Bud - I'll repeat it again. You're just lucky they haven't decided to referee hurling the same way as they referee football. Watched a good bit of the minor and senior semi finals and the vast difference in refereeing attitudes is the major explanation for the relative health of the games. And don't pretend "good hurling folk" are in any way better than their football counterparts. Ye are just lucky that the w**kers in Croke Park don't have a professional agenda and are seeking to sanitise your code. If they did the games yesterday would have ended 11 v 11. Things that are a yellow card in football are often not a free in hurling. When the rules are applied and a "good hurling lad" gets suspended everyone goes berserk. Two lads in the minor game pulled the helmets off each other and barely got a talking to.

Count your blessings. The way gaelic football is refereed has changed its nature completely at the higher levels and not for the better. It's still a brilliant game to play and watch 90% of the time. We've enough people knocking us without fellow gaels doing it.

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« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2017, 09:22:19 PM »
Poor Syrians, can't return to their country for fear of torture and then put on a bus in Ballaghadreen and driven to Croke Park to shout for Roscommon.
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« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2017, 09:34:35 PM »
Bud - I'll repeat it again. You're just lucky they haven't decided to referee hurling the same way as they referee football. Watched a good bit of the minor and senior semi finals and the vast difference in refereeing attitudes is the major explanation for the relative health of the games. And don't pretend "good hurling folk" are in any way better than their football counterparts. Ye are just lucky that the w**kers in Croke Park don't have a professional agenda and are seeking to sanitise your code. If they did the games yesterday would have ended 11 v 11. Things that are a yellow card in football are often not a free in hurling. When the rules are applied and a "good hurling lad" gets suspended everyone goes berserk. Two lads in the minor game pulled the helmets off each other and barely got a talking to.

Count your blessings. The way gaelic football is refereed has changed its nature completely at the higher levels and not for the better. It's still a brilliant game to play and watch 90% of the time. We've enough people knocking us without fellow gaels doing it.
hurling isn't refereed properly anymore at county level.

its gone from a fast skillful sport featuring small skillful nippy players to a collision sport involving teams with everyone over 6ft
you burst past/through your opponent and force him to foul you while you take 7/8 steps (actually this is going on in football too)
grab the arm, grab the helmet, hurley over the shoulder

do referees care that players are holding off the ball anymore? I mean, in club games if a corner back does it he will be talked to and carded


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« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2017, 10:39:21 PM »

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hurling isn't refereed properly anymore at county level.

its gone from a fast skillful sport featuring small skillful nippy players to a collision sport involving teams with everyone over 6ft
you burst past/through your opponent and force him to foul you while you take 7/8 steps (actually this is going on in football too)
grab the arm, grab the helmet, hurley over the shoulder

do referees care that players are holding off the ball anymore? I mean, in club games if a corner back does it he will be talked to and carded
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Uttter rubbish. Clare won in 2013 with a team of small skillful players. KK were no giants either and Cork may win this year with a surplus of small skillful players. Hurling is not Footballs problem.

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« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2017, 10:53:43 PM »
Bud - I'll repeat it again. You're just lucky they haven't decided to referee hurling the same way as they referee football. Watched a good bit of the minor and senior semi finals and the vast difference in refereeing attitudes is the major explanation for the relative health of the games. And don't pretend "good hurling folk" are in any way better than their football counterparts. Ye are just lucky that the w**kers in Croke Park don't have a professional agenda and are seeking to sanitise your code. If they did the games yesterday would have ended 11 v 11. Things that are a yellow card in football are often not a free in hurling. When the rules are applied and a "good hurling lad" gets suspended everyone goes berserk. Two lads in the minor game pulled the helmets off each other and barely got a talking to.

Count your blessings. The way gaelic football is refereed has changed its nature completely at the higher levels and not for the better. It's still a brilliant game to play and watch 90% of the time. We've enough people knocking us without fellow gaels doing it.
hurling isn't refereed properly anymore at county level.

its gone from a fast skillful sport featuring small skillful nippy players to a collision sport involving teams with everyone over 6ft
you burst past/through your opponent and force him to foul you while you take 7/8 steps (actually this is going on in football too)
grab the arm, grab the helmet, hurley over the shoulder

do referees care that players are holding off the ball anymore? I mean, in club games if a corner back does it he will be talked to and carded

There is an element of truth to that. No-one calls charging in hurling anymore.
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