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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 29, 2020, 04:23:21 PM »
Just seen there Georgia are ranked higher than Italy in World Rugby?
They rarely play teams above them

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Dissent is a black card offence do it was a valid overturning

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Cork Kilkenny camogie match blown up more than 2 minutes early.

Grounds for appeal surely?
More than two minutes before the end of the regulation 60 minutes or more than two minutes before the end of the advertised amount of injury time?

4 minutes injury time allocated. Ref blew up around 61.50.

Referees discretion

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The difference in Croke Park with no fans and Croke Park with 60k fans is day and night. I really don't think it will be that big of a deal in terms of players handling the occasion. The bigger dimension of the pitch and the travel & logistics in getting there is another matter and that is where Dublin may gain an edge if they even needed one to begin with.

The extra week will do Cavan no harm just to come back down to earth after the euphoria of last weekend. If they had to play again this Sunday they might have great difficulty in getting back up for another game so soon. Last Sunday will have been their All Ireland final in many respects. If Donegal had beaten Cavan last weekend most people would be viewing next weekends game as an All Ireland decider and that is the way Cavan have to approach the game. They have beaten a side that many consider to be number 3 in the country after Dublin & Kerry. And deservedly beat them. That must give them massive confidence going into next weekends encounter and I am sure that Mickey Graham will have a plan. His Mullinaghta side beat a red hot fancied Kilmacud side in a provincial club decider a few years back which would have been a similar sized task to what Cavan will face next weekend.

What 'travel and logistics'? They need to get from Cavan to Dublin on a Saturday afternoon. Its not like the lads who had to travel 12,000 miles for that Russian league games, is it.

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"It's a neutral venue" so both should change.

That Milltown lad must be chasing some high office or National Committee in the GAA as he throws out the oul once in a generation, others try harder line.

(If only his own County tried harder they might displace Fermanagh as the 8th best team in Ulster)

Thats the big myth in the GAA, that Dublins home pitch is Parnell Park. If there was ever a motion needed it would be to declare Croke Park as Dublins home ground, then a lot of this rubbish about Croke park hosting all these games would soon vanish.

Anyway, time for Cavan to move on. The GAA arent interested in fairness, they are interested in money and helping the big teams as much as possible. Cavan need to accept the game will be in Croke Park and get on with preparing for it.

But it costs the GAA more to open Croker than provincial grounds...

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 25, 2020, 12:51:58 PM »
There's a contention from some on here on here that Dublin's access to greater funding compared to other counties contributes to Dublin's dominance. And there are others who dispute this - for those that dispute this point, do you dispute it on the grounds that 1) Dublin don't get greater funding? 2) the additional funding doesn't improve team preparation? or 3) some other reason?

2 is in dispute. The funding goes to games development, not the senior team.

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Dublin are 1/100.

Well done GAA. Financial doping does what it says on the tin.

Yet Dublin have always beaten them

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 12:30:55 PM »
On another note Dublin club football is ridiculously strong. There are three or four teams who would be competitive for the all Ireland. No other county would have that.

Hurling is very strong too.

I don’t think kk hurling is a good comparison either. Some of the best ever were in that team. Now they’re gone kk aren’t the same level at all. An example I would use for Dublin is Bernard brogan and even diarmuid Connolly. When any other county loses a player of the year material player they usually struggle to replace them. Dublin have lost two and not even batted an eyelid. The current dominance has just been a conveyor belt with absolutely no sign of stopping.

Additionally one of the biggest things I find the dubs dominate on is pace and power. You watch say Tyrone and someone like Marty Donnelly. When he plays against anyone bar Dublin his pace and power stand out. When he plays Dublin he is not even as pacy or powerful as Dublin’s weakest player. That is not purely down to having the best set of players ever it’s the resources they have available.

Dublin teams have won 4 AI club titles this decade. Behind Galway and the same as Armagh. Admittedly thats an improvement but it isn't exactly scorched earth.

Hurling is not 'very strong'.

How do resources increase pace and power? By that logic any culchie sponsor could write a cheque and win.

Exactly. Get a culchie AIG situated in every culchie county to write a cheque for a few million a year. Stop whinging culchies, and just get on with it!

Its the logical extrapolation of 'its just about resources' line

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mickey Harte new Louth manager?
« on: November 24, 2020, 03:09:15 AM »
Would imagine Harte didn't want to manage another Ulster team.

Thats what jumped out at me. Not many other jobs a 1h drive from home that he wouldn't be allergic to.

Intersting to see how it pans out, but a serious statement of intent from Louth

You getting worried??

More worried about his propensity for references leaking into this jurisdiction than anything football related.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mickey Harte new Louth manager?
« on: November 24, 2020, 01:53:04 AM »
Would imagine Harte didn't want to manage another Ulster team.

Thats what jumped out at me. Not many other jobs a 1h drive from home that he wouldn't be allergic to.

Intersting to see how it pans out, but a serious statement of intent from Louth

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 01:49:06 AM »
On another note Dublin club football is ridiculously strong. There are three or four teams who would be competitive for the all Ireland. No other county would have that.

Hurling is very strong too.

I don’t think kk hurling is a good comparison either. Some of the best ever were in that team. Now they’re gone kk aren’t the same level at all. An example I would use for Dublin is Bernard brogan and even diarmuid Connolly. When any other county loses a player of the year material player they usually struggle to replace them. Dublin have lost two and not even batted an eyelid. The current dominance has just been a conveyor belt with absolutely no sign of stopping.

Additionally one of the biggest things I find the dubs dominate on is pace and power. You watch say Tyrone and someone like Marty Donnelly. When he plays against anyone bar Dublin his pace and power stand out. When he plays Dublin he is not even as pacy or powerful as Dublin’s weakest player. That is not purely down to having the best set of players ever it’s the resources they have available.

Dublin teams have won 4 AI club titles this decade. Behind Galway and the same as Armagh. Admittedly thats an improvement but it isn't exactly scorched earth.

Hurling is not 'very strong'.

How do resources increase pace and power? By that logic any culchie sponsor could write a cheque and win.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 23, 2020, 04:05:39 PM »
Dublin fans are a bit like unionists. They want the ascendancy and everything stacked in their favour and are not interested in a level playing field.

The GAA see Dublin GAA as a cashcow and that's all that matters to them.

And you wonder why Dubs don't want to know.

The howl of culchie losers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 23, 2020, 04:04:26 PM »
True Laois.
If we can't have 4 County Boards in Dublin how about a compromise
1 County Board but fielding 2 football teams Dublin City, pop c550k and Dublin County pop c800k?
They'd each be in the top 3 for playing numbers.

No they wouldn't. There are very few GAA clubs in Fingal and DLR. And thats before we get to how many of your 550k and 800k are culchies.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 23, 2020, 02:45:20 PM »
Dublin club teams are not dominating lienster

It’s almost like club and county are different competitions

Or people are mistaking a strong county side with overall strength of tbe games in your capital.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 23, 2020, 02:26:03 PM »
You can split dublins senior side without splitting their club scene into two counties.

So the current county board structure remain in place with them managing 2/3/4 county sides?

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