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If it needs to be done during this period it needs to be a straight knockout like before, no backdoors just a front door, teams train all year not just for championship, they train for the league also, getting an extra game or two wonít make a pile of difference, and winning an All Ireland through the backdoor always comes with an asterisk

Where do those asterisks appear though? You never see them in any roll of honour. Only in peopleís heads.

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Round of 32
Round of 16
QFs
SFs
Final

Five rounds. Open draw. Even if you have a week break between each, it still takes 9 weeks to complete. Plus a few weeks for counties to prepare. So thatís about 12 weeks, or 3 months.

Thatís still a long window to complete, considering the risk of a second wave that may bring it to a halt halfway through. Weíd all love a championship this year if itís safe to do so.

So, best not to piss about, and get it played in as short a timeframe as possible. The shortest timeframe is what Iíve listed above. But Iím sure HQ will find some stupid way of pissing about with it, dragging it out and needlessly complicating things.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: June 05, 2020, 11:34:02 PM »
Just catching up with Brollys column last week. He couldnít help attacking Cavanagh for his UK comment among other things. Iím hardly Cavanaghs biggest fan, but Brolly just sounded like a petty, spiteful child.

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:38:28 PM »
Itís taking something that has always been visible and putting it away so that it can no longer be seen. To me, thatís hiding it. Iím not saying it stirs something in me or makes me feel more Irish. Not at all. However the promotion of the national identity is a founding principle of the GAA. I can understand why many would not want that removed.

Captains kissing the bishops ring (ooerrr! etc), bishops throwing the ball in.. they were removed and who the feck misses those? Jaysus, when you look back, WTF Like? Pitch invasions I was against removing too, but upon seeing old footage I think, jaysus that was madness. Iím surprised there werenít more injuries involving peopleís eyes taken out with flag poles, people trampled on, clashing of heads, glasses smashed etc. Madness.

Anyway, flag/anthem different issues, but some things need taking away. And sometimes we need to have certain things taking away before we realise they werenít such a good idea.

The GAA is a national identity, and the culture around it; community, family days out, sport, language, music, dance, where youíre from, friendships made, fitness, etc. Do we need a flag/anthem when we have all that?

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 05, 2020, 11:51:13 AM »
Ps. Remember Jarlath Burns and his National Anthem/Flag rant that quickly disappeared.

I remember big Jarlath saying that a few years ago, and I disagreed.

As time goes on, I agree with him. The Irish flag isnít needed at any ground. A GAA flag should be flown with flags of the participating teams. . And the anthem isnít needed either, except for All Ireland final day.
When you say needed..... What do you mean? There are probably many things in the GAA that somebody may say arenít needed. Is the promotion of the Irish language needed? Is scůr needed? Do clubs and venues need to be named after people involved in conflict and uprising?
I think the point is that all of these things are wanted.

Interestingly, why would the anthem all of a sudden become needed on All Ireland final day?

GSTQ is obviously wanted at NI matches. But nationalists complain about it being unwelcoming to play for/support NI, yet are outraged at the thought of removing the same from GAA matches. The Irish flag is a political thing, and I just think it shouldnít be flown, and not because itís unwelcoming to unionists. I just do t see the point of anthem being played at a McKenna Cup or NFL div 4 game on a freezing Saturday night over a tinny PA system. Itís not needed. All Ireland day yes, as thatís the national final. Play it then.

Scor and the Irish language arenít political, so thereís no comparison with those to anthem/flag.
I donít mind the soccer team playing GSTQ. I have no other longing to support them so it is not off putting for me. For what it is worth, I dislike our national anthem and would be happy for the country to scrap it, let alone the GAA. However, I can see why moving from an association which promotes our national identity to one that hides it would annoy people.
There are many unionists who would disagree with you that the Irish language is not political and if it discourages sections of the community from participating and it is not needed, why keep it?

Itís not hiding national identity. Do you see/hear the flag/anthem at GAA matches and suddenly realise ďJaysus, I forgot we were Irish. Good job we have the flag/anthem to remind us!Ē. A lot of us donít need a tri colour wrapped around us to prove we are Irish.

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 05, 2020, 11:15:08 AM »
Ps. Remember Jarlath Burns and his National Anthem/Flag rant that quickly disappeared.

I remember big Jarlath saying that a few years ago, and I disagreed.

As time goes on, I agree with him. The Irish flag isnít needed at any ground. A GAA flag should be flown with flags of the participating teams. . And the anthem isnít needed either, except for All Ireland final day.
When you say needed..... What do you mean? There are probably many things in the GAA that somebody may say arenít needed. Is the promotion of the Irish language needed? Is scůr needed? Do clubs and venues need to be named after people involved in conflict and uprising?
I think the point is that all of these things are wanted.

Interestingly, why would the anthem all of a sudden become needed on All Ireland final day?

GSTQ is obviously wanted at NI matches. But nationalists complain about it being unwelcoming to play for/support NI, yet are outraged at the thought of removing the same from GAA matches. The Irish flag is a political thing, and I just think it shouldnít be flown, and not because itís unwelcoming to unionists. I just do t see the point of anthem being played at a McKenna Cup or NFL div 4 game on a freezing Saturday night over a tinny PA system. Itís not needed. All Ireland day yes, as thatís the national final. Play it then.

Scor and the Irish language arenít political, so thereís no comparison with those to anthem/flag.

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:00:48 AM »
Ps. Remember Jarlath Burns and his National Anthem/Flag rant that quickly disappeared.

I remember big Jarlath saying that a few years ago, and I disagreed.

As time goes on, I agree with him. The Irish flag isnít needed at any ground. A GAA flag should be flown with flags of the participating teams. . And the anthem isnít needed either, except for All Ireland final day.

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 04, 2020, 11:50:29 PM »
So have I got this right then?

1. GAA club to open in East Belfast;

2. They sign up their first Prod;

3. "She's a Witch, burn her!"

I guess that's what you call a 'warm house for Protestants'  ;D

Did their new clubhouse qualify for an RHI boiler? ;)

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No Giles or Staunton instead of Coleman? And what about Cascarino?!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 04, 2020, 06:52:12 PM »
Bournemouth v Palace and Norwich v Everton on BBC. Hardly games to get excited about normally, but Iíll just be glad to see any sort of football to be honest.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: June 04, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »
Hmm, you have a point. An hour an a half then  ;D

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: June 04, 2020, 11:03:04 AM »
Normal People.

Just as I suspected. Long drawn out episodes where nothing really happens. You could have fitted all 12 episodes into an hour, the riding included.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 03, 2020, 05:45:55 PM »
Was John Terry found guilty over the Anton Ferdinand one?

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General discussion / Re: Iconic sporting photos - non-GAA
« on: June 03, 2020, 04:24:54 PM »


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General discussion / Re: Iconic sporting photos - non-GAA
« on: June 02, 2020, 10:37:26 PM »


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