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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:36:23 AM »
The tears didn't help her case

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:17:21 PM »
Well then he has a lot to answer for as captain, knowing this, but never raising it with the manager.

He knows he dare not defy the dictator harte or even bring up the issue for someone else. He really does seem to run a regime of fear.

Who doesn't run a dictatorship? Name one successful manager who doesn't? He's the manager, it's his call. You'd think by talking to you Dublin and the likes run some sort of utopian system where everyone has equal say.

Lad that's awful rubbish. This effects more than his 1 team, it effect the wider Tyrone, Ulster and GAA. It's unacceptable carry on. If you can't see the long term damage this could do you must be blind. Maybe Tyrone are missing out on a top protestant forward who's heard about Mickey set up and doesn't fancy being the odd one out.

Well put itchy

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:06:28 PM »
At cost I believe the houses is, but either  way an arrangement underwritten by arguiably the 2nd highest funding  private individual involved in the GAA.

Sean Mulryan has kept us afloat for a long long time

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:38:11 AM »
McStay is very likeable  and you've got to admire him for actually giving it a go but those scorelines in the Super 8's aren't a true reflection of the players Roscommon have, they went backwards results wise in the championship in 2018. Roscommon should have been a lot more competitive then they were.

They got a fair trimming off Mayo last year too in fairness.

Defendivecerakness and lack of fitness didn't happen this year alright

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Kieran Donaghy
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:35:57 AM »
All he did to back it up was catch the ball and be on a good team. Theres players up and down the country who could have done what he did Id give the same opportunities. Limited footballer and unlimited gob.

Im not going to pretend I like or respect him because hes retiring.

Would you think Kerry would have won 2006 or 2014 without him .

He wasn't whier than white and never pretended yo be but very few backs could ever manage him which is s fair testament to ability.

And he is seriously good company off field in my limited exposure......

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Kieran Donaghy
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:07:55 AM »
Won't be the last we will hear of him. Happy retirement and an example to loads of players how to maximise the gifts you have and of the need to slog it out. He arguably could have had cause to retire every year since 2013.

I brought him in to speak to TY students last year and the word back from everyone was that his enthusiasm  was infectious

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And how many are dropping out of club football because of the lack of football?

I give up, how many?
There were no Senior club games in Tyrone from 01st July until last week,
Fat lot of good the new condensed intercounty season did so.

County board or Mickey Harte decision??

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:52:03 AM »
Fully genuine  site and draw

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GAA Discussion / Re: Winahouseindublin.com
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:46:01 AM »
I read that alright, but wondering aree we to our necks again in operational debt, given the 3 month timeframe

Either way it's s serious rescue plan.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:33:29 AM »
6th Sept - The AFL Competition Committee is meeting next week with a view to introducing fixed formations at the restart after a score
in the next season, this season had the lowest scoring points per game in 50 years and congestion has been an increasing issue
for the game.

"With defensive strategies improved, data has shown the effect congestion has on the ability of players to demonstrate their skills and move the ball from end to end"

"Introduction of the six-six-six starting position at centre bounces could see the first phase of play after a centre bounce being more open with forwards and defenders engaging in one-on-one battles."

May have some merit in Gaelic Football but would need another referee to police in my opinion.

heres a link to the full article
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-competition-committee-to-look-at-6-6-6-next-week-20180906-p50224.html

Cunny funt - great video of Mayo v Dublin pulldowns you posted to illustrate a need to change the rules.
Andy Moran favours a 50 metre style penalty to be introduced for it.
http://www.the42.ie/andy-moran-50-yard-penalty-call-3925202-Mar2018/

It's funny the way someone involved in a professional sport can recognise that this is a problem, while anyone saying the same in a GAA context is often characterised as a misty-eyed traditionalist.
Most team sports, to a greater or lesser extent, need to be protected from coaches.
Coaches are there to win, they are not there to look after the health of the sport.
Checks & balances are required.

Most coaches now set out nt to lose  within the loose application of poorly defined rules

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GAA Discussion / Winahouseindublin.com
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:09:11 AM »
Big prize.

Generous man Sean Mulryan.

Optimistic sales targets.

Is it to clear existing debts or what will funds go to :Hyde Park / training centre/ new manager

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:06:56 AM »
Monaghan get so many things right.
If we could only copy them..... :-\

Keeping McStay would have been a start.

How do you keep someone who is determined to leave..

Mcstay hinted at issues with the county board ability  're facilities and finance but given he had a 3500 word well prepared exit speech do you not think he would have called it out if he was as your conspiracy theory suggests he was ousted  / pushed.
What changed in the 8 weeks since he announced without needing to that he was staying j don't know other than it appears he wasn't prepared to continue and accept several players have lives and may take a break from the hamster wheel of  intercounty football

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:25:45 PM »
Incredible to think , no new clubs created by the DCB though despite all the grants received

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Hurling Discussion / Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:04:15 PM »
its been a feature of Donoghue throughout his career.

when winning nobody blamed the bench in 2017.

the more obvious injured player who was started and cleaned was hanbury

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GAA Discussion / Re: Longford win NY Championship
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:30:58 PM »
Brian Kavanagh looks really pleased to be with Jamie....Jamie is wondering what am I doing here, I should be away off drinking some damn fine coffee somewhere else  :D

I heard Jamie was quoted as saying that playing with the Longford lads has re-ignited his love for Gaelic Football *

who is tanking the longford team in NY and buying Jamie Clarke  Mahon ???




* - I may have made this up.

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