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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:13:37 PM »
Well-done Roscommon , listening to willies commentary was gas , some don't like his style but he's brilliant IMO. Sounds like ros are strong and hardend . Did ros have a change of s&c program/coach? 

They will fancy beating our bucks next week.

yeah no mayo influence at all now, the lad form ballina gone replaced by Noel Flynn based in lucan previously involved with Laois

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GAA Discussion / Re: 20 Euro for league games
« on: January 20, 2019, 11:10:24 AM »
Any logical reason to increase the ticket prices? Surely to increase attendances the introduction of better value price tickets would make common sense.

It’s what happens when accountants take over and business development executives are given targets.

First they have to justify their salaries, then those of their support staff, and on top of this they need to show growth. Spreadsheets for everything, and a justifiable “business need” for everything they suggest.

It’s wrong. The GAA is not a business. It’s a community organisation rooted in volunteerism. This is something accountants, for their own reasons, cannot quantity and strategise.

That is it in a nutshell. The GAA at the top level is run by accountants who set financial targets but failk to see the bigger picture.

Dick Clerkin unsurprisingly out defending it already, he is the ultimate establishment man.

a gobshite of the highest order, this decades jarlath Burns
..... is he grooming himself for politics

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Show a game a few days later, with the home local radio commentary from the Sunday.
Jaysus God forbid, Im referring to local commentary here, most of the chaps on local radio have a very skewed view of the world outside their own county,
Good to see rte getting involved but they must cover the lower divisions.

can you imagine Hegartys commentary trying to match to live viewing

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About time RTE did something useful on GAA in the league. Lets hope the highlights show gives us highlights and not Pat and Joe talking shite for 3/4 of it.

So true, the amount of coverage that Soccer and Rugby relative to GAA excluding the winter months on their website is very noticeable.

As for the content aspect, I could easily make the argument that the producers of those shows, Sunday game etc, have zero interest in the game itself, and are just looking for a reaction from viewers to a controversial comment.

If I were the director general of the GAA, I would privately say to RTE, your product is pure shit and for the most part is unacceptable, get your act together or we will produce our own highlights program and either stream (and take the ad revenue, after all it is our product.) or sell it to a tv channel who can do a far better job.

when broadband is finally  ::) widely available in Ireland , there may very well be a dramatic shift in viewer habits.


I believe that has been very directly told to mcbrnnett within days of he taking the role

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:34:13 PM »
Players opting out on Cunningham. Colour me surprised. Who could have seen this coming?

I think those that opted out did so before Cunningham was even in the running for the job.

Correct but not as good a story to peddle.... there is normal player churn, a few post college travelling,a few in 30s retired , and 2 or 3 unavailable... No big story...

The earliest anyone ive spoke to from Ros had any wind of these was a few weeks back. So it was known in October that 3 of yer 5 best players were taking the year off and noone spoke about it on here or elsewhere online?

It was well known last September  no big secret or mystery.......... so not sure what in the dark Rossies you were talking to..... wouldn't agree with your high raking of the players as being 3 of the top 5 though, decent and all that they are

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 03:29:18 PM »
Apparently 7 Corofin players on the Galway FBD panel. Bernard Power,Liam Silke,Dylan Wall,Kieran Molloy,Mike Farragher,Jason Leonard and Ian Burke.

A big U turn by either club or Walsh...

All good footballers and as a Rossie I'd prefer to see none on county panel

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:10:26 AM »
only one apart from who you have listed from that I see is Fintan Cregg who is going travelling also.....

Dont see any major issue, or indeed any reason why McStay alluded to players not committing as a reason to bail out....


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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:28:59 AM »
Players opting out on Cunningham. Colour me surprised. Who could have seen this coming?

I think those that opted out did so before Cunningham was even in the running for the job.

Correct but not as good a story to peddle.... there is normal player churn, a few post college travelling,a few in 30s retired , and 2 or 3 unavailable... No big story...
I would not be so sure about that. There are players from other counties opting out for a variety of reasons but the bottom line where the vast majority are concerned is that they can't don't see any point in putting in the sacrifices needed to compete at intercounty level when they know there's nothing in store for them except Armageddon when the meet Dublin or one of the others that are attempting t keep place with the Dubs.
John Maughan has had over a dozen who told him they weren't interested. Last year, the Fermanagh manager had much the same story to tell and the Tipp squad were a few first choice players who didn't commit for another season.
THe numbers defecting will continue to grow, I'm guessing.

I am referring to the Roscommon player turnover which is at very normal levels so no big story

There is a considerable  issue nationally as can be told from at least  Offaly, Fermanagh, Wicklow and Meath news stories over the past few years

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:44:25 AM »
Players opting out on Cunningham. Colour me surprised. Who could have seen this coming?

I think those that opted out did so before Cunningham was even in the running for the job.

Correct but not as good a story to peddle.... there is normal player churn, a few post college travelling,a few in 30s retired , and 2 or 3 unavailable... No big story...

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 06:48:41 PM »
They’re still shďte enough to be within striking distance for us despite all that water retention..


It woukd seem the water retention is affecting your brain......


The most bigoted,  simplistic and blinded see football better than you...

I will be a happy Rossie when or  if we reach Monaghans level of consistency year on year., league and championship...... and they haven't the privilege of Leitrim and Armagh being a path to last 8......

And the expected retort will be Longford beat them in the bsck door once........

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Sean Mc
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:46:43 PM »
Wasn't a bad footballer when he chose to actually play football I suppose.

what he did to David kelly was outrageous in 2011.....

but on the whole he was a  football playing back, too loose for corner back and not fast enough for wing back at county level but got the very best out of himself and must have been a very positive influence within a panel to have lasted so long

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General discussion / Re: Ruth Dudley Edwards: a brain to be reckoned with
« on: January 03, 2019, 12:18:51 PM »
RDE

THE Conor Cruise of the 21st century

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More attempted deflection.

Your post was absolutely pathetic. Realise that and move on.

Guess who called his son Kuba

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Not like Syferus to miss out on a chance to give us more information of his many Mayo heros

Eh are you not the one that wrote the daftest post questioning the guys parents??

I queried why anyone would give he name Kuba to a child.... stand over that, Have seen too many kids suffer because of flamboyant naming flashes by their parents....

But if you think it stupid fair enough...

Not as stupid as the Mayo lover who pretends to be Rossies honest on here though
Get a grip ffs. You made a dick of yourself. You are now serving up classic deflection.

No deflection. I couldn't fathom how anyone called a child Kuba. The polish  may explain....

But hardstation I will defer to your considerable experience of making a dick of  oneself here

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General discussion / Re: Celebrities that you admire
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:53:30 PM »
Michael O Leary

OK, not everyones cup of tea. However, look at the colossal changes his company have made to aviation. Trips possible to the UK and further afield for the price of a train ticket. Ryanair the biggest airline in Europe coming out of a country with 5m inhabitants. Every other airline out there scurrying to keep up with the innovations of low fare flying. I see my parents have traveled on city breaks to cities all over Europe on a shoe string budget, something they could never have dreamed off when they were young.

Surely Ireland's greatest ever business man and he pays his taxes in Ireland too.

About the only thing going for him paying tax in Ireland, but the most ignorant Anti worker silver spoon in mouth clongowes boy grotesque sc**bag tgat the country has ever produced.....

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