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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: October 17, 2021, 09:05:24 PM »
15 for Ballinamore is Tom Prior.
Keith Bournemouth Centre forward for Mohill a quality player
Keith Beirne.

GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: October 17, 2021, 05:13:31 PM »
Decent quality Leitrim final. Mohill 0-10 Ballinamore 0-9 at half time. The TG4 camera mant has a big focus on Andy Moran in the crowd.

Class game!

Wayne Mckeon is an absolute baller

Yes a very good contest, TG4 correct in their decision to cover it.

Ballinamore Leitrim champs for the first time since 1990. 1-16 to 0-17.

GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: October 17, 2021, 04:20:07 PM »
Decent quality Leitrim final. Mohill 0-10 Ballinamore 0-9 at half time. The TG4 camera mant has a big focus on Andy Moran in the crowd.

GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: October 16, 2021, 11:11:56 PM »
Johnny Duane Galway.

Turns 30 on Monday, made his senior debut against Mayo in the semi-finals of the Connacht championship in 2011 – the same year he won an All-Ireland U21 title after the Tribesmen defeated Cavan at Croke Park.

He captain Galway minors in 2008 and also represented New York in the Connacht SFC in 2016. Two years later, the St James clubman would be back in the maroon of Galway as they captured the JJ Nestor Cup after defeating the Rossies at Dr Hyde Park.

His last appearance for his county came against Mayo in this year’s Connacht final at Croke Park, where he came on as a late substitute.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 14, 2021, 11:35:28 AM »
We were never going to get 100% vaccinated,  to get 90% adults vaccinated in mid October has probably already exceeded expectations for the government and NPHET

Context is needed on current case loads. What is current ages is there target testing going on in schools and college. On hospital numbers how many picked up the virus there when in for something else.

Journalists have gone to town with Martins no guarantee that October 22nd easing of restrictions will go ahead as planned comment even though his other colleagues when asked said it should go ahead.

As ever the government will decide on the advice of medical and  other experts and will study the data in front of them at next weeks meeting. What should be taken into account is we are a long way off to what the NPHET protections said we'd be right now and this isn't the same as last year when we entered winter with nobody vaccinated.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 13, 2021, 08:45:30 PM »
No matter what the outcome in Congress with an AI Final on 17th July an awful lot of games will have to be held in April/May.
E.G if we end up with the 2017 system
17th July AIF
2/3 July AISFs
18/19 June AI Qtr Fs
4/5 June Round involving Provincial losing Finalists.
20/21 May Provincial Finals plus Qualifier Round.
6/7 May Provincial SFs.
April - Provincial prelims and Qtr Finals.
Add in Hurley stuff plus Minors, u20s....

This more than likely will be the outcome in my opinion. But if Proposal B does go through, what dates will the games be played? Will the provinces have varying dates for their own standalone competitions?

Likewise Proposal A, anybody got the dates for the games under this proposal?

For proposal B the Provincial pre season league competitions would be played in February and March in every province.

The seven game league/championship starts in April. Play offs for the 3rd,4th best in Div 2 v Div 3,4 winners played in June along with All Ireland quarter finals. The All-Ireland final will be played July 16th/17th regardless of what format we have next year.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:51:09 PM »
Keith Ricken is set to take over the Cork senior footballers after a five-person selection committee recommended that the county executive propose his appointment on a two-year term.

Ricken, who will need to be confirmed at a full county board meeting, managed the Rebels' U20s to the All-Ireland title in 2019 and a second Munster crown this year. He also led Cork IT to their sole Sigerson Cup success in 2009.


I think Ricken could turn out to be a very good appointment. Cork have been one of the most if not the most underachieving teams in Ireland for the last number of years.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:08:34 PM »

 What deductions can we take from the fact that the President or any other of the Provincial chiefs have said nothing?

Connacht GAA chief John Prenty has spoken out.

In regards to the President he said it wouldn’t be appropriate for a member of the task force to speak out in favour of either proposal ahead of the vote.

“I was on the fixtures review committee that proposed both motions and didn’t put any favouritism towards one or the other,” he stated.

“So I think it would be inappropriate for me to be what the feeling is because I’ve got to stay neutral in this because of the fact I was on the committee.”

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 12, 2021, 10:24:25 PM »
Andy McEntee has been given the go-ahead to oversee what will be his sixth season in charge of the Meath senior football team.

The Nobber native got the nod after an emergency county board meeting in Trim's Knightsbrook Hotel tonight, with the vote on his future as Royals boss falling at the hands of the club delegates.

GAA Discussion / Re: Cluichí
« on: October 11, 2021, 04:19:17 PM »
Dia Domhnaigh 17 - 10 - 2021

Cratloe v Inagh Kilnamona   beo

Ballinamore Seán O'Heslins v Mohill   beo

First time ever for a Leitrim county final to get live TV coverage.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All stars 2021
« on: October 10, 2021, 01:13:25 AM »
Keegan the only nailed on All Star for Mayo. Maybe Ryan O'Donoghue as well.

Ruane is also nailed on in midfield.

If his final performance doesn't go against him then yes, but he was poor on the biggest day of all.
It shouldn't go against him. He was one of main reason why Mayo won the Connacht final and beat Dublin in the AI semi final.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 09, 2021, 04:01:24 PM »
Mr. Uachtarán represents New York.

Proposal B means the annual jolly to New York for Connacht teams will end.

No more Mayo supporters filling Times Square.

I suppose they'll still have the 2047 All-Ireland final to look forward to.

I think New York in Connacht championship was over once the B All-Ireland was voted back in. They'll play in the Tailteann Cup now instead of Connacht.

Still trips to London for the Connacht teams but February, March for a group pre season game doesn't have the same appeal as a championship match in May or June

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 08, 2021, 06:47:37 PM »
No one goes to Munster championship games anyway! You get a few at the final but the rest are ignored!

Kerry men would tell you they hardly count their Munster medals. Dublin are embarrassed collecting the Leinster Trophy these days and I doubt it’s even celebrated. Ulster counties make the most of theirs but the rest of the provinces are dead at county level. Stone dead and you can’t deny that.

Are these the scenes from something that is stone dead?

And how likely is scenes like that to be reproduced if Galway or Roscommon reach the All-Ireland quarter final by winning Div 2 or via a play off for finishing 2nd, 3rd in Div 2?

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 06, 2021, 04:13:33 PM »
Joyce remains in charge of the Galway footballers it seems.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 03, 2021, 06:04:49 PM »
Will that decision need a vote?
The Tailteann  will still be there for D3 and 4 teams (unless they make a Provincial Final)?
Don't think so. Yes Tailteann Cup will be up and running next year. So if we have the 2001 to 2017 format in place next year it will be less qualifier games.

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