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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2018
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:25:47 PM »
Kerry beat Waterford by 31 points tonight.Imagine they had Clifford and O'Shea playing

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:08:02 PM »
Leinster Football final attendances 1980 to 1990 inclusive

1980    50,276
1981    28,398
1982    32,504
1983    36,921
1984    56,051
1985    33,423
1986    43,765
1987    48,122
1988    42,302
1989    56,839
1990    53,847

What was Meath and Laois in 1991? I suspect that might be the one of the few occasions it has fallen below 40000 in the last 30 years. Westmeath and Laois in 04 and Dublin Westmeath in 2016 being the other. 2017 was an aberration that won't occur again.

28,157

Thanks, I didn't think it would be that low. Of course the 230,000+ who turned up the Meath and Dublin matches would have more than made up for it.

It was played on a Saturday and was Meath 8th Leinster game that year. Westmeath/Laois had attendance 56,449 and replay played following had lower crowd of  38,300. Very unusual crowd was much lower for replay.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:59:27 PM »
Leinster Football final attendances 1980 to 1990 inclusive

1980    50,276
1981    28,398
1982    32,504
1983    36,921
1984    56,051
1985    33,423
1986    43,765
1987    48,122
1988    42,302
1989    56,839
1990    53,847

What was Meath and Laois in 1991? I suspect that might be the one of the few occasions it has fallen below 40000 in the last 30 years. Westmeath and Laois in 04 and Dublin Westmeath in 2016 being the other. 2017 was an aberration that won't occur again.

28,157

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I think the imbalance is a huge issue. More funding has to go into weaker counties to provide quality coaching and try and get an interest in GAA. I remember working with a lad a few years ago who took a career break to work full time as a recruitment officer for Parnells. His job involved going into schools and coaching hurling and signing them up with club.

Parnells sold their pitch beside the Airport and pissed all their money again signing up mercenaries likes Wooly and Conor Mort. Stephen Cluxton actually dropped down to their intermediate team to play with the lads he grew up with up as senior team was full of outsiders. They never got close to winning senior championship and now in AFL3.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:56:36 PM »
Parsons has his homework done

+1 . Which is unusual for a RTE football pundit. Ciaran Whelan has decent knowledge. The rest are of cliches and waffle. I think we will see more of Parsons this year in the studio

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:48:06 PM »
Tom Flynn man of match. Shane Walsh stepped up today and Armstrong made huge impact off bench. Roscommon kicked 4/5 bad wides 2 shots dropped short in second half. Also Roscommon didn't score from play in second half.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 17, 2018, 04:02:42 PM »
Gooch analysis is poor. Highlights Ciaran Murtagh scoring a point against Leitrim when it was actually his brother Diarmuid :roll_eyes:

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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2018
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:48:18 PM »
A serious side still without the 2 seniors. Donegal and Galway are probably best placed to compete with them. Kildare and Meath would be a level below while Dublin if they get going will improve more than their Leinster compatriots. Cork might do something but rarely do these days.

Are Galway not gone? Thought Roscommon beat them?

They are too, I hadn't realised their championship was so far ahead. Galway were strong at minor the last couple of years. The winner of Roscommon and Mayo will warrant respect but will do well to compete with that Kerry team.

Galway had 3/4 lads involved lads that played during league and u21 team that lost to Dublin last year.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2018
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:24:30 PM »
Decent start for the All Ireland U20 favorites Kerry 1-30 Limerick 0-5

Kerry won't be tested until All Ireland final. They probably walk that too.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Diarmuid not going to Boston After all
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:17:26 PM »
Dunno whether the topic here is fake news or not, but the Irish Independent today carried a mini article about players going to the States to play football for the summer.
As one would expect, Diarmuid was the principal centre of interest. If heís been refused entry the Indo reporter hasnít heard it by the looks of it. But a good few other players were mentioned who are also planning to spend the summer in America. Of special  interest to Mayo fans is the inclusion of Brian Reape and Adam Gallagher on the list.

Mayo don't need forwards ...... from the outside  Reape never got a proper chance anyways

unfortunately in the chances he got, he didnt make a good impression.

He never played any league games?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Diarmuid not going to Boston After all
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:49:39 PM »
Dunno whether the topic here is fake news or not, but the Irish Independent today carried a mini article about players going to the States to play football for the summer.
As one would expect, Diarmuid was the principal centre of interest. If heís been refused entry the Indo reporter hasnít heard it by the looks of it. But a good few other players were mentioned who are also planning to spend the summer in America. Of special  interest to Mayo fans is the inclusion of Brian Reape and Adam Gallagher on the list.

Was Gallagher on bench for Galway game?

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I have the impression that Tipp didn't really kick on from 2016 . They were mediocre enough last year in the qfs.

They rely on Quinlivan and he wasn't 100% fit against Armagh after getting injured against Cork. Peter Acheson was huge loss too.

To say they 'rely' on Quinlivan is a bit harsh in that he's probably one of the best forwards in the game, and if we was on any other team in the country he'd be a major cog, in my opinion. But they do have scoring forwards in Conor Sweeney and Liam McGrath too, with a decent supporting cast from the half forward and half back lines. So yes, Quinlivan is very important, and if you shut him down it's a major blow to Tipperary, but they are not a one man band in the forward line.

Quinlivan is vital cog in that he go out to midfield/half forward and win a ball when nothing comes into FF line. He was hampered with that injury last year against Armagh and nobody stood up. The others 5 forwards only scored 0-3 from play between them. Will John McGrath or Seamus Kennedy be called up for Mayo game?

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I have the impression that Tipp didn't really kick on from 2016 . They were mediocre enough last year in the qfs.

They rely on Quinlivan and he wasn't 100% fit against Armagh after getting injured against Cork. Peter Acheson was huge loss too.

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deep down no one rate clare or tipp as football teams. did anyone in mayo go 'oh damn' when they heard we fot Tipp and dispite theyre good showing  last year against mayo  no one would have been too worried had we got them again.
Like no one will consider this a  a great mayo team until next September no one will realy have any worries about tipp or clare till they beat a proper good team
Tipp beat Galway something Mayo haven't been able to do in their last 3 championship games. Clare biggest win was against Roscommon in 2016 they wouldn't have won that game if the rossies had extra week or two to prepare for that game IMO.

Easy to use that excuse now. That was Clare third game in 20 days at the time with a very pool of players. They were promoted against the odds that year against Roscommon who made semi final of Division 1

In fairness it was also Roscommon 3rd game in as many days and they didn't have the momentum of winning instead they were off the back of a 11 point beating.

Extra time for Tipp to prepare and recover from their trimming should be a help for this game but worrying for them is with loads of momentum v Mayo in 2016 they still lost by 5 points

Yeah but Roscommon had a much bigger panel and were able make 3/4 changes for Clare team. Clare had the same 20/21 lads.

Michael Quinlivan will need to be top of his game the next day. He didn't score off Keegan in 2016 game but was fouled 5/6 times by him.

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Tipperary and Clare have to be the two most overrated teams in the country.

Have to disagree especially about Clare. It achievement for them to survive in Division 2 considering that they struggled in D4 up to 5/6 years ago. Some of the best club players in county are involved with hurlers. Others wont commit, Kilmurray Ibrickane the dominant club team for last 15 years only have one panel on county panel. West Clare the heartland of football is struggling with immigration. Kilkee and Kilrush are competing in the intermediate grade,Doonbeg not far behind as have to amalgamate at juvenile level. Unlike Tipp Clare have no success at minor/u21 level. What they do have is a quality manager in Colm Collins who gets the best out what they have. Gary Brennan, Jamie Malone and Eoin Cleary would make any intercounty team.

Tipp have the credentials to be a top team. They have the football and physicality but self belief seems to be their issue. Until they beat a division one team they won't get the recognition.

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