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GAA Discussion / Re: Football team of the 90s
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:51:47 PM »
Joyce,  Savage, Ja Fallon
Or is it just the Ulster team of the 90s.

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:30:04 PM »
Having a free car makes paying other bills easier😉.
Also helps not being traipsed across country  cramped in a bus 2 or 3 times a week for training.
AIG v Bush Hotel or Glennon Bros.

GAA Discussion / Re: OTB - Omagh Bombing - Omagh GAA
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:23:10 PM »
A shameful day.

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:08:41 PM »
Why on earth allow a pick off the ground?
If it's because people can't do  the lift properly  sure allow clear throwing of the ball and bring back throw goals.
But one thing for sure is most football games are now horrible spectacles.  Partisan fans will go to see their own teams but neutrals have given up ( except for the ticketed Brigade at AIFs)

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:29:02 AM »
Abolish hand throwing,  solo running?. Allow the man to be tackled?

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:16:31 AM »
Inter County football as a concept is flawed. People won't commit to a race they can't win. The All Ireland Championship is great for those who take turns to win it, but for everyone else it has lost its appeal. Larger counties have far too many advantages and it takes a golden crop every 20 or 30 years for anyone else to get a sniff. In some cases that never happens at all. If it's not competitive, there's a reason for that, but the GAA don't want to own what is blatantly obvious. It's far better to sit idly by and pray the first few months of the Championship fade to memory so we can get to the proper stuff, the Super 8's.
36 years since a small County won or reached an AI Final.
That was the remarkable County of Offaly who in a 26 year period won 3 football and 4 Hurling AIs .
6 football Counties have never reached an AI Final.
Of the small Counties who did reach Finals it's 38 years for Ros, 66 for Cavan, 82 I think for Laois and was it 88 Monaghan.

So what do we do if we accept the County model is flawed?
And it obviously is due to population differences which are going to be exacerbated in the next 20 years.
You'll have 1.5m in Dublin while Kildare,  Meath, Wicklow at least 800k.
Meanwhile 11 small BMW Counties  will have about 650k.
Will anyone want to move away from the County model as it's fairly ingrained at this stage?
However shorter term we need to fix our "product" to at least make the game attractive to neutrals again.

General discussion / Re: Willie Frazer and FAIR
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:47:37 AM »
I presume Nationalusts/Irish people don't pay any tax or rates etc in the 6 Cos?

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 14, 2018, 09:11:48 AM »
And in Munster. .....

Just one group of 6. Top 2 make final or top 4 make semis. Simple.
And the average winning margins?

The Tom Tommy Carr Rule "Ya can't give a black card in the first 10 minutes"

GAA Discussion / Re: Willie Barret - Referees Development Chairman
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:46:43 AM »
Agree with Seanie - the overcarrying and throwing and allowing the ball carrier to get away with all sorts of assaults and charging etc. needs clamping on.
As the game is all about possession maybe time to consider allowing tackling of the man?

GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:41:53 AM »
And in Munster. .....

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:25:00 PM »
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Tyrone 2018 All Ireland Final
« on: August 13, 2018, 03:16:22 PM »
Good post by Dinny.
If only bloody Leitrim and Longford would use their sponsorship money from the Bush Hotel and the Sawmills the way Dublin use theirs from AIG. .......
Will the 54k attendance Saturday wake them up to the reality that the Monster has started doing to the National scene what it has already done to the Leinster scene?
Also add in the fact that football is an awful spectacle nowadays.

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