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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« on: Today at 10:29:29 AM »
Will anyone notice the difference  :P

Bit of a pain that folks in the UK who paid for GAAGO can't watch old games back that are under sky's domain. Can't watch the Sunday game either.

No, something equally stupid would be if say during the troubles some unknown individual from Outer Mongolia or burkina fasa decided to have a rant about one of our warring tribes and someone with plenty more to worry about actually went out of their way to take offence to it and someone else actually considered it newsworthy.

The Jews are a resilient bunch, I'm sure they'll recover from this heinous attack.

And sure if they feel threatened by the odd ill-judged tweet by some obscure individual they can be rest assured there's always the safety of their middle eastern home where they'll be kept at a safe distance from such barbed words and stinging diatribes.

General discussion / Re: Garden sheds
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:03:05 PM »
Going to build one myself out of wood. Need to source a few large logs to use as uprights and do a weatherboard cladding. It'll be a bit of a project but looking forward to get stuck in. Going to put reclaimed clay roof tiles on it too.

It'll be a grand excuse to sit outside, drink beer and stare at piles of wood and holes in the ground for a few months. I might even saw a bit of timber or two. There'll always be next summer to finish it off.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA video game
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:42:43 PM »
For a sport that is only in its infancy in terms of its adaption to the video game world they should focus on playability and fun rather than trying to recreate the game too realistically. The realism can come later. 

Game players can forgive a lack of accurate details but as we saw with the earlier incarnations if it doesn't play well they might as well not bother.

Sensible Soccer being a prime example of this.

GAA Discussion / Re: For how long...
« on: August 10, 2014, 08:11:05 PM »
To be fair Hurling needs this change as much as football does.

GAA Discussion / Re: For how long...
« on: August 10, 2014, 07:51:24 PM »
It doesn't matter the team or the sport, the lack of competitiveness is bad for any sport. It's one thing for a team as Man U in the EPL that had won a lot but were at least challenged for their titles. It's not just the Dublin fans potentially turning off it's everyone.

Of course this might be Dublin peaking before a barren spell but either way it's in the GAA's own interest to try level the playing field as much as possible. I said it before, they should standardise the resources and facilities available to each county. GAA can do nothing about population differences but it should be able to ensure that Leitrim minors to seniors should have access to the same quality of gyms, training pitches, specialist coaching as their Dublin or Cork counterparts.

The NFL realised in the late 80's that they couldn't let the teams with the most money dominate the league as they new it would ruin the sport. So they brought in the salary cap and shared out all advertising revenue equally. The GAA should take note.

General discussion / Re: The UN, The Middle East and Southern Sudan.
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:06:24 PM »
Unfortunately these global scale bodies cannot be everywhere and anywhere and are subject to the political pressures at home too. Quite often it's hard to act conscientiously for both sides of a dispute and it would probably serve everyone better if it acted judiciously and brutally forceful but again it would lose support of the people.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: August 10, 2014, 04:57:35 PM »
Anyone going to Wembley this year? Looking for Falcons vs Lions tickets of there's any spare.

GAA Discussion / Re: Muineachán v Baile Átha Cliath - AIQF
« on: August 09, 2014, 06:38:38 PM »
Cheers for the links.

Good to see someone else getting tanked by the Dubs. Was starting to think that there might have been something wrong with Meath.

GAA Discussion / Re: Muineachán v Baile Átha Cliath - AIQF
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:56:55 PM »
live streaming anywhere???

GAA Discussion / Re: Seamus Kenny retires
« on: August 09, 2014, 03:17:27 PM »
14 years it's hard to believe. he battled through a lot and became a real leader on the field, it's just a shame some of the injuries he had meant we didn't have him when we needed him. Should have been on this year a bit more.

What an even bigger hero he would have been if his shot wasn't blocked on the line at the end of the Louth game that lead to Joes 'goal'.

I totally agree. The nonsense that we had today and last years final is really maddening. It really puts a dampener on what was becoming an exciting finish to both those games.

Madness, what the hell do referees say to them?? Doesnt the clock keep running while the keep takes forever to take a kick out.

Surely it should be black and white how much time was left?

Certainly not the greatest Kerry team but their raw talant should be enough.

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