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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin.
« on: September 22, 2017, 12:51:01 PM »
Small should have went off in last years aif as well. 
Small margins.

The man with the flying elbows should've been sent off lots of times too.

How long do we continue this?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 22, 2017, 12:32:16 PM »
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Poor aul John Small
His left jaw needing an ice bag despite it being the right side of his face that Donie Vaughans arm slid up against (after initially making contact with the top of his right arm).

At no stage during Smalls tackle on Boyle or during Vaughans tackle on Small was the left side of his face in contact with the opponent.
The disappointing thing with this image was that the "physio" (or whatever his role was) only applied the ice bag to the face when McQuillan came back on the scene after talking to his linesmen.

Was it as disappointing as Boyle clutching his face on the ground after being shouldered in the chest?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:36:38 AM »

For balance the way Dublin closed out the game was horrendous and needs to be looked at.


Was it any different to how Mayo started it?

Mayo forwards were holding the Dublin backs and at least two Dublin backs were thrown to the ground two handed in view of ref.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:08:21 PM »
In fairness Keegan was lousy to do that. Fair play to Rock for keeping his cool, but Keegan went down in my estimation for doing that. To even think of taking the tracker out of it's slot and throwing it at him is fairly desperate.

That's exactly what it was - desperation.

If it wasn't premediated how did McEntee know to squirrel the unit away on the quiet?

Were O'Gara's fingers squirrelled away somewhere on the quiet too?

Yawn with the whataboutery.

Boyle is no choirboy - if O'Gara is found guilty of some offence he should do a spell on the sidelines accordingly.

Those calling Vaughan's running clothes line a yellow card really need to get a grip of themselves.

Whataboutery indeed. I'm not calling anyone choirboys. But you coming on here taking the high moral ground on stuff that takes place on the field is laughable. Or whataboutery if you prefer.

You have history in making up accusations on these pages without backing anything up so it's hard to take you seriously.

I'm not taking any moral high ground - both sides were as bad as each other. A poster claimed it was an act of desperation yet Tony McEntee pocketed the tracker without questions.

What unsubstantiated accusations are these?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:58:36 AM »
In fairness Keegan was lousy to do that. Fair play to Rock for keeping his cool, but Keegan went down in my estimation for doing that. To even think of taking the tracker out of it's slot and throwing it at him is fairly desperate.

That's exactly what it was - desperation.

If it wasn't premediated how did McEntee know to squirrel the unit away on the quiet?

Were O'Gara's fingers squirrelled away somewhere on the quiet too?

Yawn with the whataboutery.

Boyle is no choirboy - if O'Gara is found guilty of some offence he should do a spell on the sidelines accordingly.

Those calling Vaughan's running clothes line a yellow card really need to get a grip of themselves.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:46:25 AM »
In fairness Keegan was lousy to do that. Fair play to Rock for keeping his cool, but Keegan went down in my estimation for doing that. To even think of taking the tracker out of it's slot and throwing it at him is fairly desperate.

That's exactly what it was - desperation.

If it wasn't premediated how did McEntee know to squirrel the unit away on the quiet?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:03:09 PM »
Small certainly milked it.

Any feedback on Boyle clutching his face in the same incident?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Thank God it was not a draw!
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:21:54 AM »
When ye have a panel of Mayo men only (no Ballaghaderreen Co Roscommon players) ye'll win Sam.
Karma

We won before with Ballaghaderreen Co Roscommon players, what different now?
Oops... you should have checked that username of yours before clicking that reply.

How many different accounts does Syf have??

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:04:37 AM »
Did anyone notice Lee Keegan fire something at the ball just as Rock struck the winning free? Kilkenny noticed this and ran straight at him which led to his black card. During this commotion Keegan picked up the object and handed it to Tony McEntee who put it in his pocket. It was a completely shitty  act from a player I admire massively.

Yes, it was Keegan and I thought it was a sod of grass at the time.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:50:03 AM »
Any chance of someone actually mentioning the match or is this thread strictly whingefest only?

One of the many imponderables about this intriguing game is how much Mayo's marathon road to the final may have taken from them - having had to peak a number of times. Will they be able to raise their game again next Sunday. Who knows. But if they do and can pull it off, fair dues to them.
I would much prefer Mayo's path to the final than Dublin's.

Tyrone were a well oiled machine in 2005 compared to Kerry who had coasted to the final.

The respective build ups are very similar to that final.

Tyrone went in as 6/4 underdogs in 2005 if memory serves.
I was thinking the same thing. The Dubs didn't play a single match.

It's a good analogy but Tyrone already had an AI medal at that point and that changes everything

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Croke Park Experience
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:55:50 AM »
I had a chuckle at this line in the linked balls.ie article in the OP:

"Tomás Meehan is the GAA's Chief Information Officer - he also won an All-Ireland with Galway in 1998 and an All-Ireland club title with Caltra in 2004. When you step inside the doors of Croke Park, presume everyone has an All-Ireland medal, even the person asking if you'd like milk with your coffee."

I wonder what were the chances that the best person for that role would have won Sam Maguire?

Quite high?

The shortlist for the role only comprised IC or ex-IC players.

Really?  Is that even legal?  Or is that just the way the shortlist ended up having been open to all potential candidates?

It was open and advertised by one of the Senior IT recruiters and some non-IC qualified people applied - they just didn't make the shortlist.

The GAA pay significantly below the market rate but they do emphasize a requirement that candidates have a background in the GAA.

This was pitched at €125k IIRC

That's below market rate for a top CIO. I think their model is right btw they are able to attract high level candidates precisely because people want to work in the GAA and will take less for the privilege. I see the same in the IRFU, they pay below market rate as well.

But it's not really a top level CIO position - it's not like comparing to even a mid size company - the brief is far different.


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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:35:57 PM »
Is it rue that affiliated Dublin youth players get their food delivered to them. Is it true that the senior team are driving sponsored vehicles. These are just rumours?
Do sponsored cars make you play better? I wonder was it the sponsored cars that made our hurlers play so poorly this year?

Mayo and Kerry lads have sponsored cars. Dublin had sponsored cars under Pillar, and probably before that too. Maybe its because we've changed to Subarus that's brought the improvement.
Hah! Tell me more....
AOS drives a car sponsored by AIB for whom he does promotional work, same as Berno does for Supervalu but I don't know of any player driving a car that is supplied by a commercial team sponsor. Maybe you know more than I do.
Mayo lad I work with said a car dealer gives a number of cars to Mayo lads. Burke Motors or something like that?

Yeah, several players are driving cars from different dealers and fair play to them.
It's not a centralised deal where the whole panel, management and backroom team are given cars though!

Neither is the Dublin Subaru deal
That's not my understanding of the deal.
According to the Indo, announcing details of the sponsorship deal with Suburu, "Subaru will provide vehicles to the players and management of the Dublin senior football and hurling teams. Both teams will also benefit from a Subaru Forester Van to transport their kit around the country as they compete in the All-Ireland Championships and National Leagues."
I take that to mean that all hurling and football panels along with the management of both sides get sponsored cars.

That's ok - I get that you misunderstood.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:51:28 PM »
Is it rue that affiliated Dublin youth players get their food delivered to them. Is it true that the senior team are driving sponsored vehicles. These are just rumours?
Do sponsored cars make you play better? I wonder was it the sponsored cars that made our hurlers play so poorly this year?

Mayo and Kerry lads have sponsored cars. Dublin had sponsored cars under Pillar, and probably before that too. Maybe its because we've changed to Subarus that's brought the improvement.
Hah! Tell me more....
AOS drives a car sponsored by AIB for whom he does promotional work, same as Berno does for Supervalu but I don't know of any player driving a car that is supplied by a commercial team sponsor. Maybe you know more than I do.
Mayo lad I work with said a car dealer gives a number of cars to Mayo lads. Burke Motors or something like that?

Yeah, several players are driving cars from different dealers and fair play to them.
It's not a centralised deal where the whole panel, management and backroom team are given cars though!

Neither is the Dublin Subaru deal

Apologies, maybe the backroom team aren't included. From http://www.subaru.ie/subaru-life/gaa-partner.html
Nice for the Dub hurlers considering where they stand ;)

Subaru will provide vehicles to the players and management of the Dublin senior football and hurling teams. They will be driving the versatile & capable ‘go anywhere’ life-style Subaru AWD vehicle range. The models being provided are from across the range, including Impreza, XV Crossover, Forester and Outback. Both teams will also benefit from a Subaru Forester Van to transport their kit around the country as they compete in the All Ireland Championships and National Leagues.

Some players in both panels have a sponsored Subaru - it's not a general deal for all players and management.

Nothing on the level of Big Aido's deals.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:45:43 PM »
Is it rue that affiliated Dublin youth players get their food delivered to them. Is it true that the senior team are driving sponsored vehicles. These are just rumours?
Do sponsored cars make you play better? I wonder was it the sponsored cars that made our hurlers play so poorly this year?

Mayo and Kerry lads have sponsored cars. Dublin had sponsored cars under Pillar, and probably before that too. Maybe its because we've changed to Subarus that's brought the improvement.
Hah! Tell me more....
AOS drives a car sponsored by AIB for whom he does promotional work, same as Berno does for Supervalu but I don't know of any player driving a car that is supplied by a commercial team sponsor. Maybe you know more than I do.
Mayo lad I work with said a car dealer gives a number of cars to Mayo lads. Burke Motors or something like that?

Yeah, several players are driving cars from different dealers and fair play to them.
It's not a centralised deal where the whole panel, management and backroom team are given cars though!

Neither is the Dublin Subaru deal

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Croke Park Experience
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:09:48 PM »
I had a chuckle at this line in the linked balls.ie article in the OP:

"Tomás Meehan is the GAA's Chief Information Officer - he also won an All-Ireland with Galway in 1998 and an All-Ireland club title with Caltra in 2004. When you step inside the doors of Croke Park, presume everyone has an All-Ireland medal, even the person asking if you'd like milk with your coffee."

I wonder what were the chances that the best person for that role would have won Sam Maguire?

Quite high?

The shortlist for the role only comprised IC or ex-IC players.

Really?  Is that even legal?  Or is that just the way the shortlist ended up having been open to all potential candidates?

It was open and advertised by one of the Senior IT recruiters and some non-IC qualified people applied - they just didn't make the shortlist.

The GAA pay significantly below the market rate but they do emphasize a requirement that candidates have a background in the GAA.

This was pitched at €125k IIRC

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