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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Last post by greenlight on Today at 07:38:49 AM »
Newbridge complete the league and championship double, and reserves also win the league. Quite an achievement for Paddy Bradley in his first management job in the county.

Quite fortunate he took the team when they were ranked #1 in Div.2 and not the worst team in Div.1, though. Season could have been so much different.
General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Last post by Milltown Row2 on Today at 07:36:28 AM »
Think that's an ABU statement
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Last post by Milltown Row2 on Today at 07:34:54 AM »
Getting money and doing the right thing with it can prove very difficult...Antrim needs to follow a model that's worked but of course what works in, let's say Dublin, might not 100% apply to Belfast, different needs different outlook... course Belfast can and should have more potential so be interesting to see the blueprint
GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Last post by Hectic on Today at 07:32:58 AM »
Dublin has a massive population and hence more potential than any county in Ireland. However this needs to be harnessed and Dublin over the last couple of decades have made massive strides in this regard.

I look at our own situation in Belfast where we have a relatively large urban population that is not being exploited to anywhere near the extent Dublin is.

Finance would be a massive step but it is not the full journey. It takes organisation, commitment and vision among other things and Dublin deserve massive credit in this regard.

Surely the ultimate goal is to have as many young people participate in Gaelic games with success being a by product of this. I wpuld rather see Dublin dominate than have their massive population disengaged with the games.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Last post by Hectic on Today at 07:25:13 AM »
Listen Belfast needs it, we've the worst clubs in the land sure

I would throw a large chunk of resource at Belfast if it was available. Bullshit to say worst clubs in the land and I know ypu are being facetious but there is simply a large population not being fully exploited and rather than being good a lot of Belfast clubs have the potential to be outstanding if it could be more harnessed.
GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2016
« Last post by macdanger2 on Today at 05:00:58 AM »
Anyone want to renew this?
GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Club JFC/IFC 2017
« Last post by Dinny Breen on Today at 04:58:50 AM »
Kildare JFC final on today Caragh v Ballymore. IFC final is between Kilcock & Raheens.
GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Last post by Captain Scarlet on Today at 04:29:14 AM »
I know Ewan Mckenna wrote a very good piece on this and how John Bailey with Bertie backing him up helped to get money pumped into Dublin GAA and that led them to where they are now.
Reading it I found myself saying to myself why the f**k did we get left so badly behind in Kildare. We had Charlie McCreevy who had serious influence as Min for Finance. We had the horsey crowd and the boom times about to roll and all the money slushing around.
On top of all that we had a better senior team than Dublin for the period when the big plans really kicked in. Had we cashed in more, built Hawkfield and improved the county ground we would never have been left behind.
I know it is purely hypothetical but John Bailey had the vision. Do others counties have that to actually spend the money, even if it is given to them?
GAA Discussion / Re: Commitment to Club and County
« Last post by macdanger2 on Today at 04:27:11 AM »
Aye Syfīn  sure one oul game is the same as another ::).

Have there been anyou games played in the Mayowestros  Championship yet?

First two rounds of the three game league of the championship played already. Next weekend for the final round AFAIK

Then qf, SF and final. Hard to look past Mitchells, tubber, breaffy and knockmore for the last four.
GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies GAA Finals
« Last post by Captain Scarlet on Today at 04:20:21 AM »
Football and by that virtue ladies football has an easier in that hurling/ camogie, but at the same time fair play to the LGFA who have really worked well with TG4 and big sponsors to promote the game.
Unlike the men the Dubs are kinda due a win, and they seem to have moved up a level. As I said elsewhere Mick Bohan is a man most men's teams would welcome with open arms.
I think Dublin also are also producing a doc right now too. Once again, fair play to all involved and 42,000 tickets is serious going.
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