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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2018
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:06:56 PM »
God be with the 1890s......

Great times, limerick tipp cork all winning all Ireland's. Munster was actually competitive but could also back up being a competitive province itself with winning all Ireland's.
How may Counties actually took part back then?
Connacht and Ulster were too poverty stricken and disorganised in those days.

Pretty sure it was a club championship anyway for a while . Remember reading Bray emmets all Ireland victory is down as a Dublin victory yet they play in wicklow . Must of played in Dublin at the time im guessing.  On that point an awful lot of them Dublin all ireland pre heffo were teams made up of a lot of culchies ,teachers and cops who didnt travel home in them days.

Bray Emmets are actually competing again in Dublin hurling leagues.In AHL 4 or 5.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:27:37 AM »
Easy when Hyundai gives you a car and you don't have to actually work a day as a Dublin player.

Donít know how many times this bullshit has been disproven

Some people donít let the truth get in the way of a good story

Dublin players got the month off work to train before the AI final. No other team got this privilege. Fact
Presume this is an April fool.

I know many won't believe this, but I know for a 100% fact that Cian O'Sullivan took just 4 days holidays in September. He worked full days on the Monday-Thursday leading up to the All Ireland (worked very late on Thursday after training, as mid/late September is busy season in his job). Took Friday off and Mon-Wed inclusive the following week, back to work on Thursday.

Wasnt Cluxton back teaching on the Monday? It was Tuesday at the latest I'm near sure.

And i'm pretty sure kilkenny was down the country doing teaching practice in the run up to a recent final.

Kilkenny was teaching up in Donegal.Think that was before 2016 final.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:43:55 AM »



Dubs going full duck, no dinner. Pretty much their strongest available side minus the obvious absentees.

Thatís about the strongest team available at the moment. No sign of Paul Mannion - it would be good to have him there if needed.

COYBIB
Mannion recovering from a pulled hamstring I believe. May be too soon for him. Hopefully we'll see Costello off the bench.

Very interesting that CKK actually named at 14. Definitely been our standout player of the league, and great that he's almost eliminated the "slow down the play when there's absolutely no need to" from his game.

Cian O'Sullivan a big loss. Haven't heard what his injury is, but I fear it may be long term.

Would love to see Connolly make a surprise appearance from the bench, but I think it's highly unlikely!

Mannion played 40 minutes for Crokes in league game last week. Wouldn't be surprised to see Paddy Small starting instead of Kev Mc. Think COS dislocated his shoulder and will be out until July. McCaffrey will earn it to be back for championship too. Can't afford any more injuries in the backs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: March 29, 2018, 11:29:01 AM »
How are those Dublin figures holding up compared to previous years?

I'd say for the run of the mill games they are probably up. Seem to have gotten over 20,000 for them all, in some of the previous years they'd have been between 15 and 20k. Definitely makes sense to play them there when Parnell Park holds less than half of that. It's just a pity they don't have a 30,000 stadium that they could aim to fill for all the games.

They are down so, the Spring series use to regularly bring in 30+, 40K+ a good few times. Only natural I suppose.

It always depended on the opponents etc. The first  game as All Ireland champions used to get good crowds when marketed. Other than that the games v Tyrone or Mayo for example always got decent crowds. But plenty of other games ranged from around 17-22k.

The last time Monaghan played Dublin in 2016 there was 17k at it so the crowd was up on the same fixture 2 years ago.

There was a full round of club games last sunday morning/afternoon in Dublin which meant a lot of supporters were missing

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 Between Michael and Martin Farragher for man of the match.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 12, 2018, 04:18:59 PM »

Kilkenny players worked for a living


where does this come from that Dublin players don't work?

there's plenty you can legitimately moan about without making up nonsense to make yourself look like an idiot.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 03, 2018, 01:37:02 PM »
Lee Keegan is the best defender in the country but he is a master in the dark arts too. Watched 5/6 games previous to that game where he escaped blatant black card/yellow cards offences. As for this campaign about his name been blackened is just nonsense. Was playing on the edge too long as was bound to get caught eventually.

The issue is not how saintly Lee Keegan is! The issue is that over the period of 6 days Lee Keegan was subjected to the Consorted campaign from the national media! None of Dublins Saints such as Small, Cooper or McMahon who all continuously engage in the dark arts were singled out!!  Why? Because the NATIONAL media based in Dublin will not blacken their own (and why should they).

Bar a couple ex Dublin players how many of the national media are Dubs? Cooper and Philly have been called out many a time in media and are marked men with referees. We could go on about players and darts arts. Dublin, Kerry and Mayo are top teams but also the most cynical of pitch.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 03, 2018, 01:26:54 PM »
Fair enough but surely its not healthy to have such an obvious bad natured campaign against a player through media like what happened keegan  two years ago,I dunno but I think it crossed the line .its one thing to be playing down your counties chances with a bit of beal bocht but to me that seemed extreme . 

James Horan is in national spotlight too but for a smart guy he seems to go the other end of the scale altogether , absolutely mocked Galway in the run up to last couple of championship clashes .we know how they ended

Horgan had right go at Johnny Cooper on Eir a few weeks ago. Hmmm what's that pot, kettle, blaack

What he say about him


Called him out for his diving antics.
That's outrageous. Surely deserves a boycott and a firm response from Jim Gavin. Jonny Cooper diving. Come on James seriously. He should be giving credit to Cooper and the Dublin medical team for the way they get him through some games after the serious injuries he receives. That magic spongue to the head treatment is such a medical breakthrough.

Rightly called out by Horan. Cooper is great defender but doesn't need to get involved in these antics as big call will go against him eventually.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 03, 2018, 01:15:52 PM »
Lee Keegan is the best defender in the country but he is a master in the dark arts too. Watched 5/6 games previous to that game where he escaped blatant black card/yellow cards offences. As for this campaign about his name been blackened is just nonsense. Was playing on the edge too long as was bound to get caught eventually.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 03, 2018, 11:40:20 AM »
Fair enough but surely its not healthy to have such an obvious bad natured campaign against a player through media like what happened keegan  two years ago,I dunno but I think it crossed the line .its one thing to be playing down your counties chances with a bit of beal bocht but to me that seemed extreme . 

James Horan is in national spotlight too but for a smart guy he seems to go the other end of the scale altogether , absolutely mocked Galway in the run up to last couple of championship clashes .we know how they ended

There was no campaign towards Lee Keegan in 2016. He sailed close to the wind in many big games for Mayo and was rightly called out by pundits who were asked opinion on the Connolly/Keegan incidents in the first 2016 game. Everyone will obviously be bias towards their own county. We see the same when Kevin McStay,Billy Joe Padden,James Horan,John Maughan and Martin Carney air their views on national tv/radio.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 03, 2018, 11:17:31 AM »
Fair enough but surely its not healthy to have such an obvious bad natured campaign against a player through media like what happened keegan  two years ago,I dunno but I think it crossed the line .its one thing to be playing down your counties chances with a bit of beal bocht but to me that seemed extreme . 

James Horan is in national spotlight too but for a smart guy he seems to go the other end of the scale altogether , absolutely mocked Galway in the run up to last couple of championship clashes .we know how they ended

Horgan had right go at Johnny Cooper on Eir a few weeks ago. Hmmm what's that pot, kettle, blaack

What he say about him


Called him out for his diving antics.

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Tony McEntee on sideline yesterday.Did he appeal his suspension?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry All Ireland & League Champions 2018
« on: February 25, 2018, 06:56:50 PM »
Kerry discipline was poor again. Shane Enright and Peter Crowley do some amount of fouling

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 25, 2018, 06:55:07 PM »
Kerry don't like it when its put up to them

the stunt of removing the Galway footballs from behind their goal in the first half shows how petty Kerry are

What happened there? Anyone know why Sean Andy and Johnny Heaney were blackcarded? Kerry forwards holding the Galway backs on kickouts and getting away with it again. Done same in Monaghan last week.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All-Ireland Club Championships January-March 2018
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:00:15 PM »
Kieran Fitzgerald having the game of his life.

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