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GAA Discussion / Re: QF Phase 2 predictions
« on: July 19, 2018, 09:36:30 PM »
Dublin
Donegal
Galway
Monaghan

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:43:18 PM »
How many were in CP for yesterday games?

30k

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:41:59 PM »
The point you miss is that this is brought about by the negative tactic of teams having a 12 man protection of their D for the entire game. Even losing teams! That is the fundamental problem. The fly should not be forced to make unnecessary trips into the spiderís parlour just because the spider couldnít be arsed leaving it.

It is pathetic that a losing team refuses to chase the game unless the ball is brought to them and their negative defensive setup.

But Iím not missing this point HS.

By preventing teams from passing the ball back across their halfway line, it gives the chasing team a great incentive to push up, and shepherd their opponents into their own half. So it would create gaps where none currently exist, if only for a short while.

The only ďrewardĒ for pushing up now is teams like Dublin having the option to full blitz you going forwards, or to turn and go back if your team works hard enough to re-assume defensive positions. At which point tanks are emptied, and slaughter becomes inevitable.

So youíre point is to punish the team with better forwards for having them, and this is going to great exciting attacking games. Why not just skip to the chase and just make Dublin play with 11 men and give the other team a two goal head start.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:32:20 PM »
Wobbler, you really propose that we should be making it easier for teams who donít have the balls (or ability) to come out of their own half to get the ball back by forcing the opposing team to bring the ball to them?
Thatís pathetic. The onus should not be on the winning team to bring the ball to the losing team, it should be on the losing team to go and get it.
No thatís not what Iím proposing.

What Iíd like to see is that itís more difficult for a winning team to kill the game.

You might call that ďpatheticĒ.

But soccer took drastic steps to prevent this, in the form of removing the backpass and limiting goalkeepers to 5 seconds with the ball.

Basketball took drastic steps in the form of not being able to back past the halfway line, then the shot clock.

NFL has downs and a shotclock to ensure teams advance.

Rugby leagueís fifth tackle rule ensures regular turnovers.

Rugby union has an inbuilt mechanism to devalue clock killing throigh the danger of penalty kicks conceded in your own half.

Aussie Rules doesnít need so much of a precaution, as the penalty for being caught in possession close to goals is so severe.

All of these are constructs, rules, which have been designed to keep the play moving. All of the above also tweak their rules on a default basis to react to coaches exploiting weaknesses in their rules.

Itís called common sense. Expecting that sporting rules should remain untouched over time goes against the concept of human evolution.

And while you do get shite games in every code in every sport, none of these suffers from the malaise, apathy, and downright disenchantment  which is sweeping through Gaelic football.


Pathetic? I do wonder.

Except they didnít really, itís as easy to play short passes around the back there as it is in football. And a lot of soccer teams play the ďblanket defenseĒ. You canít just outlaw particular tactics for being boring.

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4-24 is some score for a defensive hard to watch team all the same.

Youíd have to say that if a team that donít even leave their half (according to some) can put that score up it must say a lot about the Rossies and sure the Dubs must put up at least 6-50?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:11:17 PM »
Do they not sell juvenile hill tickets?

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Only a week to go and this is a huge test of Galway imo. If they manage to put it up to Kerry in a champo game in Croker Iíll start to believe they have what their teams have lacked in the last few years. I think the Super 8s will benefit Galway because theyíll get a champo game in Croker that isnít do or die.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 08, 2018, 12:27:09 PM »
If Roscommon show up they could give Donegal and Tyrone a good game, the first group is very interesting though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Finishing on the Day -
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:15:10 PM »
Here is the link from GAA website.

http://www.gaa.ie/sportteller-content/stories/1/1/da3cc421-de34-4bdf-acdf-8588f1e77048/index.html#Slide_40

Note that the football free taking contest will have kicks from 33m out (top of the D).

RTE article states kicks will be from the 45...https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0705/976624-free-taking-comp/

Hopefully the referees will be aware of the rules of the competition and have the kicks taken from the correct distance.

When I was in a free taking comp, albeit at schools level, it was from the 45. Maybe theyíve changed it to the 33 but Iím almost certain it was initially from te 45, think I seen it from the 45 at inter county too.

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GAA Discussion / Re: U20 All Ireland series
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:58:14 PM »
Although Dublin are massive favourites the Leinster championship isn't over yet.

The two semis are Mayo v Derry and Kildare v Kerry
The Leinster final is on Friday night. Kildare v Dublin. After that game is played the venues and times will be made public probably a double header i'd say.

Why is Kildare v Kerry on the GAA website?

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GAA Discussion / Re: U20 All Ireland series
« on: July 04, 2018, 10:41:17 PM »
Although Dublin are massive favourites the Leinster championship isn't over yet.

The two semis are Mayo v Derry and Kildare v Kerry

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kildare v Mayo AI Qualifier Round 3
« on: July 04, 2018, 01:22:55 PM »
http://www.the42.ie/mayo-kildare-analysis-4107060-Jul2018/?utm_source=twitter_short

The stats from the game are in that link above.

Those kick out stats have surprised me, didn't think Mayo were that dominant on them; If before the game you'd shown me that stats I'd have said Mayo would have won comfortably.

Lost a few key knockouts near the end though

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GAA Discussion / Re: Fawning over Mayo
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:47:03 AM »
The heat wave is making people delirious.

" they're the best team to never win an All-Ireland but contrary to the history books, this is a team full of winners."

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/american-club-confirm-deadline-day-signing-of-mayo-duo-166706 

Its getting to embarrassing levels now on Social media and indo media fawning over the peoples champs.

The only sure thing on annual basis in the GAA that Mayo would not win the all Ireland.

Yeah, the best team not to win the All-Ireland is the 1982 Kerry team

That team wonít plenty AIs

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin V Donegal
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:19:27 PM »
***** Press Release ****
Following the announcement today by the CCCC regarding venues for the All-Ireland Quarter-Final Group stage (Super 8's) games.

C.L.G. Dhķn na nGall are to seek a meeting with GAA Officials to seek clarification on how any County may  use a Ground as both Neutral and a Home venue .

The intention of the meeting is to ensure a level playing field for every team who will qualify for the All-Ireland Quarter-Final Group Stage and ensure that no team has any advantage over any other team.

 Ed Byrne         
 P.R.O
 Donegal G.A.A
 
 074 9731035 / 087 6030306

Clarification: They donít play home games there, they give up home advantage and play in a neutral venue.

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