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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:25:59 PM »
If Tyrone and Monaghan beat Galway and Mayo, Tyrone make the final. In fairness to them you wouldn't have put them in the chase after round 2.

GAA Discussion / Re: Club Questions
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:26:51 PM »
I would check this out for yourself. Many clubs have charitable status provided any income raised is used for the promotion of club activities. There is also Sports Bodies Tax Exemption which differs very little. explains most but club accountant or auditor should be able to advise. Thanksgiving

GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:22:24 PM »
In Mayo Garrymore & Hollymount are both in the same parish. They won 9 SFC between them between 1974 & 1994. Garrymore collecting six. They also were the first Mayo Club team to reach an All Ireland Club Final in 1981/82, but lost out to Nemo Rangers. Garrymore still reach a QF in Mayo nearly every year, while Hollymount have amalgameted and reached an All Ireland Intermediate Club final a few years ago.
Not entirely true. While Garrymore (and Hollymount ) both fall into Kilcommon parish, Garrymore traditionally also drew from Crossbooyne parish, especially during the years when they dominated Mayo football. The borderline between Garrymore and Milltown was also a moveable feast. This doesn't lessen the achievements of Garry but is not the same as Mullinalaghtna.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Centre of Excellence
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:23:40 PM »
Who's going to pay for it?
2.1 million from rural regeneration funding. Balance from fundraising which has been ongoing. Say what you like but when most of us thought this was a pie in the sky idea, John Prenty has seen it to fruition. The concept of a fully indoor pitch for that little money is mind boggling. Feck the begrudgers. The best sports administrator in the country by a mile.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:54:39 AM »
Any club named after a woman.... other than a saint?

Whoever Seaninkerry is, he should be banned from this and every board. It's hard to imagine that anybody could be so callous!

Will there be  a SUDDEN DEATH penalty shootout if Mayo and Galway Draw in normal time and Draw in extra time ? The GAA have done away with REPLAYS except for Provincial Finals and All Ireland Finals

There MUST be a WINNER OUTRIGHT on Sunday, no replay for Tuam this year
45s not penalties and it's a long time since Galway played a senior championship game in Tuam.

If there is a draw after extra time, there will be a replay. No "45 shootout".

Apart from the obvious additional chance of meeting another "strong" county at the early stages of the qualifiers I fail to see the huge danger to Mayo that others do in the back-door route. The players themselves are on record as saying that playing matches week to week is easier on the body and more enjoyable than training for a fortnight or more for a game. Momentum is built. A fortune is spent on S&C , physio, diet, recovery etc so that players are at a near professional level. Playing a game week on week over two months could hardly be too onerous. This Mayo team thrives on this kind of situation and are relatively "lightly run" in the current season. There was few signs of fatigue at the end of last year's competition and that included extra time and replays which are unusual.

Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

Always rated Finnegan, even though he was half a Dub.  ;)
Finnegan was the grandson of Seamus O Malley, Mayo's first All Ireland winning captain.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA transfers
« on: March 16, 2018, 10:42:07 AM »
Bye-laws vary from county to county. Mayo allow internal inter-club transfers up to March 31st.

General discussion / Re: Books
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:36:17 PM »
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is a great read. Would make for a good film as well
A great read. Read it a few years ago and have watched for a follow-up from him but havent seen anything.

More like frozen lakes when it comes to McHale..

How's that massively expensive new Hyde pitch behaving itself ....... where a couple of weeks ago (Ros v Down) it wasn't able to handle a double header meaning Ros ladies v Meath was moved....

The pitch was so rock solid (after a week of showers) for the FBD final that the ball bounced over a Galway back to Enda, leading to a goal for us.

The worm has turned and it’s yer pitch that’s the provincial embarrassment..
I suppose it's too much to expect an expression of gratitude to Connacht Council and it's visionary Secretary for funding and guiding the pitch redevelopment :P :P :P

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:00:25 AM »
RTÉ news has been having a health crisis week.
Shock horror - numbers on trollies gone up as more people get sick in mid winter.
Or else Bowers was the only journalist rostered for the Christmas and New Year.
No need to expand services in Roscommon Hospital then!

Mayo / Re: Promising Players for Mayo 2018
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:55:46 PM »
Some nice touches at time but the conditions destroyed any attempt at good football. Positive displays for Park, Butler,McCormack, Douglas and Treacy of the starters and from Gibbons, Naughton and Gallagher of the subs. Big Barry had a poor 40 mins and a few of the new boys will hope for another chance. All in all ....not much to  see.

GAA Discussion / Re: New Rules Regards Eligibility
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:13:10 PM »
Treoraí  Oifigiúil   Cuid I
Rule 6.17      Age Grades

Effective from January 1st 2018, the above Section shall read:

Adult: - Club Be Over 17 years - Inter-County Be Over 18 years

Under 21: - Club Be Under 21 years and Over 16 years - Inter-County Hurling Be Under 21 years and Over 18 years

Under 20: - Inter-County Football Be Under 20 years and Over 18 years Minor

(Under 18)
: - Club Be Under 18 and Over 14 years Minor
(Under 17): - Inter-County Be Under 17 and Over 15 years

Under 16: Be Under 16 years and Over 12 years

Under 14: Be Under 14 years and Over 10 years

Under 12: Be Under 12 years and Over 9 years

To be “Under” an age shall mean that the player shall celebrate the Upper Limit birthday (e.g. 21st. for Under 21 Grade) on the 1st. January of the Championship Year or on a later date. To be “Over” an age shall mean that the player shall have celebrated the Lower Limit birthday (e.g. 17th. to participate in Adult Grades (Club)) prior to the 1st. January of the Championship Year. Adult shall include Senior, Intermediate and Junior Grades.

Girls may participate only up to and including the Under 12 Grade.

Note: In the interests of the avoidance of any doubt regarding Age Grade eligibility, Championship Year shall mean the Calendar Year in which the Competition is commenced. In the event that the Competition is completed in a subsequent Calendar Year, such circumstances shall not be construed so as to allow a player who was ineligible, by reason of age, at the date of the commencement of the Competition to play in the Competition at any time up to and including the date of its conclusion.

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