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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: Today at 12:04:30 PM »
The worse the game gets as a spectacle, the less likely it is we will see new blood analysing the game.
Before long, the only reason the casual observer will watch the Sunday Game is to see what nonsense Brolly & Spillane come out with.

GAA Discussion / Re: Carlow v Tyrone
« on: Today at 12:02:25 PM »
At least your kids didn't attack each other.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: Today at 09:46:41 AM »
Are SKY blaming RTE though?
That's how I interpret the statement, i.e. they weren't given the right list.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:12:12 PM »
Can you not get saorview up there?
I have a saorview/freesat combi box, so was wondering would it work up North instead of a SKY box.

GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:35:56 PM »
Kiss of Death from Arlene.

GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:35:02 PM »
That Longford player had literally no business going for that ball.

GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:22:48 PM »
I think we need official permission from Rossfan first.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:19:03 PM »
I mean physically aligned, i.e. it's already pointing at the same satellite you would use for freeview.

GAA Discussion / Re: Neil Francis
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:07:39 PM »

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:06:32 PM »
So - This is a summary of RTE, The National Broadcaster's performance yesterday.
1 - Put soccer on HD on RTE1 and a crucial hurling championship match on non HD.
2 - Went to a break for news and a lengthy series of advertisements  at half time during the Connaught final
3 - Blocked the signal from users in the north for The Sunday Game last night.

Not a great performance overall.  No wonder we need SKY.

Sky is the problem here. It was sky who blocked the programme
The hurling was on HD yesterday
Lesson: don’t rely on Sky for your GAA coverage on RTE. If you can, get an aerial and Saorview box or enabled TV. Aerial set up for about £150/200 and there will be no ‘blue screening’ of GAA and champions league

I think there are parts where sky is the only way to access RTE. No saorview signal.

Yes Sky is only option for some to get RTE
If so go for a sky box registered to an address in the South if u can
No blue screening then

If you got a freeview combi box and connected it to the SKY dish, which is already aligned, surely you would get RTE?

GAA Discussion / Re: Neil Francis
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:51:46 AM »
He has a point about the provincial finals to be fair.

He has a point about one provincial final and if the likes of Meath and Kildare could get their act together he wouldn't have a point at all. The exact same point could be made about the rugby world cup. The early rounds of that are a farce

Love the way the Dublin media have played the game, it's not the GAA's fault, we deserve the millions, I mean if only Kildare and Meath got their act together. Brilliantly played...
Dublin aren't the only team blocking their progress. Kildare can still prove me wrong this year and BTW - I'm not a Dub !

I agree with you on the National sport - its an unecessary debate and it smacks of small man snydrome. We are all free to play and watch whatever we want but I wish the likes of Francis would  stop trying to ram his preferences down all our throats just because he has some beef with the GAA

I don't think he has a beef with the GAA.
He's just a bit of a rogue and he knows what buttons to push to get attention in a soccer/GAA heavy summer sporting schedule.
Lately though I have found the excessive amount of 'this is why our sport is the best sport on the planet' nonsense within GAA circles really annoying.
I don't get the mentality of someone who would watch an amazing game of hurling and then use it as a stick (!) to beat other sports (usually soccer) with.

GAA Discussion / Re: Neil Francis
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:55:13 AM »
He has a point about the provincial finals to be fair.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:47:37 AM »
Honestly don't know. The missus would have a better idea of the inner workings. She told me it was being closed for something but I wasn't paying much attention.


GAA Discussion / Re: Neil Francis
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:45:29 AM »
That wasn't a deliberate wind-up though.
He really does hate the GAA.  ;D
The best bit of that was clowns on social media slagging him off for 'only' finishing 9th in the marathon at the '84 Olympics.

A lot of people hate the GAA. Mostly in strong and successful GAA counties in my experience. A lot of GAA people hate soccer and rugby also. I just read the Francis column today and see nothing objectionable tbh. The GAA is not a national game because we don't play other nations. Our 'soccer' team seems to be getting poorer with less quality players as the years go by. Often they are unwatchable. They get hammered 5-1 in a WC qualifier and it seemed like the FAI were desperate for the manager to stay on!

 Kiernan's criticism was ok too. There are lads in their 40's and 50's that spend more time running training and are fitter than some senior club players and even some senior county players in their 20s. Maybe it is not the GAA players that instigate it but all the talk of 'sacrifices' is wearing.

By that rationale, they are also fitter than the vast majority of professional rugby players.
My issue with Jerry is that he thinks fitness=the ability to run long distances.
Why would somebody playing a team sport on a pitch with set dimensions train to run long distances, when intermittent sprints are the dominant activity?
I know a few veteran marathon runners who are quite happy to pound the roads for hours on end, but they have very little speed or strength.
If you put them on a football field they'd be lost, and probably end up getting hurt.
Does that mean they aren't fit?
Of course not.
Fitness is sports specific.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:39:38 AM »
If you're paying for a SKY subscription, and you don't have SKY sports, you would want your head examined.
Just get a freeview box and you'll have everything you need.

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