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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin
« on: December 05, 2019, 01:20:43 PM »
Total devastation here, i said it here before, my biggest fear is the day Jim Gavins leaves the team.

The most important thing to remember, its not all about the winning, its the legacy and culture he leaves in place and the men he made. All future players will aspire to this era as the template.

The team still has the players to win a couple of more, however some slight cracks are appearing and who will also follow him in retirement.

My choice for successor is Cluxton.

Pass me a bucket! You only appear on here to crow about how great Dublin are (look at your username ffs) and to insult others.

It's like he's done media training and treats this as the media but got it all wrong  ;D

To be fair though I find some of the criticism of Gavin a bit harsh. Yes he has clear advantages but he is clearly an exceptional guy too. It will be very interesting to see how they follow up now. You would expect them to still dominate but how much so will tell us how good he is / was.

 ;) :D 8)

Ok it is about the winning and putting and keeping the rest of the country in their place, is that better for you.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Greatest Gaelic Football Manager?
« on: December 05, 2019, 08:54:24 AM »
I have see it on twitter but cant find it now.

Compared records of Gavin, Cody and O dywer over a 7 year period at the height of their dominance, Jim Gavin comes out on top.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin
« on: December 05, 2019, 08:50:13 AM »
Total devastation here, i said it here before, my biggest fear is the day Jim Gavins leaves the team.

The most important thing to remember, its not all about the winning, its the legacy and culture he leaves in place and the men he made. All future players will aspire to this era as the template.

The team still has the players to win a couple of more, however some slight cracks are appearing and who will also follow him in retirement.

My choice for successor is Cluxton.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 26, 2019, 09:04:57 AM »
Is the GPA Dublin centric?  I see Mark Vaughan (If you remember him) is on a scholarship, hes in his mid 30s and hasnt played since 2010 or so.

The GPA has benefits but they need to open up about structures, salaries, who gets what and where and why.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin over the next few years
« on: November 13, 2019, 08:52:13 AM »
If anyones up in Dublin, il give you a tour of Innisfails grounds.

PM me.
Ah, Jaysus, will ya get away up the yard, will ya? ;D
I thought most normal Dub supporters would be still buzziní after the five in a row and saving their energies for number six, instead of trolling half truths on mickey mouse boards like this one.
I sípose it  takes all types. You should be gearing upp for Sanat now and stuff the oulí crap about the Dubs training on shitty grounds, worse than youíd find in most other counties.
Some months ago, in case you forgot, there was an unholy row when the county board threw a hissy fit when they removed some specialist training equipment from the sports centre in Adamstown.
They bought and installed the equipment but when they werenít allowed access to this gear at times that suited them, they removed it all in a big huff.
Now, where did they relocate this?
Hardly in Innisfails, did they??
Every county needs pitches for outdoor work and itís no big deal that the Dubs train in Innisfails but thatís not even half the story. What centre)s) of excellence do they use and where does the barrage of sports specialists work? Dieticians and the rest of the backroom backups donít put on wellies and trot out the Malahide road, do they, not to mention physiotherapists and probably  psychiatrists also.
Itís like saying that the Dubs fundraise for their holidays like everyone else but they donít have to stand out on the pissings of rain shaking plastic buckets at passersby, do they?
Look, make the most of what you have won so far and accept that the good times wonít keep rolling forever and leave the coat-trailing and slagging until ye f**k up the AI series same as the Leinster championship.

A lar come on, we are all friends here, its a genuine offer, il show up their training base, and you can compare it to the multi million Euro facilities around the country. PM me and il send on my mobile. Kinsealy is a nice place, the reopened the old Campions pub there accross from the Graveyard, does a bit of food.

I remember the story, they moved the gear to a new Gym built in Parnell Park (makeshift).

I am enjoying it, its a great time to be a Dublin supporter and i know it wont last forever so will enjoy, i plan to  watch the 9 All Ireland finals played this decade the Dubs were in over the Christmas period. Il skip 2012 and 2014  :D and will throw in the Semi final v Kerry 2013, one of the greatest games ever played.
It's a boring time to be a Dublin supporter. The reaction to the last few all Irelands showed it.
Compare to the reaction when Laois beat the hurlers or Mullinalaghta won Leinster.
Honest wins.   
An rud is annamh is iontach.

With all due respect, its only boring for non Dubs. The celebrations this year were on par with 2011, i was in about 4 or 5 different places on the day and the day after this years AI and it had that 2011 feeling.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin over the next few years
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:42:49 AM »
If anyones up in Dublin, il give you a tour of Innisfails grounds.

PM me.
Ah, Jaysus, will ya get away up the yard, will ya? ;D
I thought most normal Dub supporters would be still buzziní after the five in a row and saving their energies for number six, instead of trolling half truths on mickey mouse boards like this one.
I sípose it  takes all types. You should be gearing upp for Sanat now and stuff the oulí crap about the Dubs training on shitty grounds, worse than youíd find in most other counties.
Some months ago, in case you forgot, there was an unholy row when the county board threw a hissy fit when they removed some specialist training equipment from the sports centre in Adamstown.
They bought and installed the equipment but when they werenít allowed access to this gear at times that suited them, they removed it all in a big huff.
Now, where did they relocate this?
Hardly in Innisfails, did they??
Every county needs pitches for outdoor work and itís no big deal that the Dubs train in Innisfails but thatís not even half the story. What centre)s) of excellence do they use and where does the barrage of sports specialists work? Dieticians and the rest of the backroom backups donít put on wellies and trot out the Malahide road, do they, not to mention physiotherapists and probably  psychiatrists also.
Itís like saying that the Dubs fundraise for their holidays like everyone else but they donít have to stand out on the pissings of rain shaking plastic buckets at passersby, do they?
Look, make the most of what you have won so far and accept that the good times wonít keep rolling forever and leave the coat-trailing and slagging until ye f**k up the AI series same as the Leinster championship.

A lar come on, we are all friends here, its a genuine offer, il show up their training base, and you can compare it to the multi million Euro facilities around the country. PM me and il send on my mobile. Kinsealy is a nice place, the reopened the old Campions pub there accross from the Graveyard, does a bit of food.

I remember the story, they moved the gear to a new Gym built in Parnell Park (makeshift).

I am enjoying it, its a great time to be a Dublin supporter and i know it wont last forever so will enjoy, i plan to  watch the 9 All Ireland finals played this decade the Dubs were in over the Christmas period. Il skip 2012 and 2014  :D and will throw in the Semi final v Kerry 2013, one of the greatest games ever played.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin over the next few years
« on: November 11, 2019, 08:08:08 AM »
If anyones up in Dublin, il give you a tour of Innisfails grounds.

PM me.




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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 09:21:19 AM »
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I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

You are polluting it with not knowing the spelling of the province.

Misspelling you mean, is that the best you have, obviously have too much time on your hands....

A genuine question, how do fans and players of other clubs in Galway feel about Corofins dominance? or anyone from Armagh (Cross) or Laois (Port) etc,.

Thank you ďthe greatest ď aka  Kerryforsams
Time for a new name again

Defintley not me, i have had two names on this forum, the aristocrat and the greatest. I never denied it, i lost my previous log ins so set up a new account.

Thanks for the acknowledgement.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin over the next few years
« on: November 08, 2019, 09:19:40 AM »
Are they likely to win 6-7-8 and draw more and more criticism ?
Or would they throw 2020 and start the clock again in 2021 with no hassle ?

Being a Dublin fan, i think we can win it next year, however i dont think we will win 7 in a row and it will open up a bit. Nobody dominates forever, watching the Hurling in the 00s with Kilkenny so far ahead of the pack i probably felt the same as the begrudgers on here feel but look a the hurling now, wide open, tight games, different winners every year.

If you hear Cluxton in the media last week, he doesnt sound like he will be around for much longer, and few will join him, already two high profile players gone. Cracks will appear.

On the other hand, you will see Ciaran Archer join up with the panel(Hopefully), he has the potential to surpass the current talented crop of forwards and be one of the greatest, but must learn his trade.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin over the next few years
« on: November 08, 2019, 09:11:55 AM »
From Paddy Power:

To win 6 AISF championships in a row in 2020 4/7
To win 7 AISF championships in a row in 2021 6/4
To win 8 AISF championships in a row in 2022 11/4
To win 9 AISF championships in a row in 2023 9/2
To win 10 AISF championships in a row in 2024 15/2

Donegal are 9/1 to win it next year, Tyrone 16/1 and Mayo 18/1 all of which PP think is less likely than Dublin winning ten in a row.
9 in a row has a bad look in an amateur sport that is part of the summer furniture for so many people

Would that be the same case in Galway and Armagh football championships? One team dominating, sure why bother.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: November 06, 2019, 03:08:06 PM »
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I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

You are polluting it with not knowing the spelling of the province.

Misspelling you mean, is that the best you have, obviously have too much time on your hands....

A genuine question, how do fans and players of other clubs in Galway feel about Corofins dominance? or anyone from Armagh (Cross) or Laois (Port) etc,.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: November 05, 2019, 07:55:01 AM »
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

A great achievement, are people in Galway getting a bit "why bother" if the same team is winning all the time. Are they looking to change the format to give the lesser teams a chance, is there bitterness towards Corofin?

You decided to log in under your other user name?

Anyway, Corofin don't get special over the top funding from the GAA.
Do Corofin have an incredible backroom team?
They don't have all home games to win their county, Provincial and All Ireland titles.
What is a home game worth in extra points to a home side?
Does the referee give 50/50 decisions to the home side?
I'm sure there is a level of envy within the county, but on the national stage Corofin can lose to anybody.

I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

1. Dublin senior footballers dont get any funding from the GAA, if they do its the same as other teams. If you are talking about the development money for school children, a recent study has confirmed Dublin are underfunded.
2. The only home games Dublin play are in the O Bryne cup, Dublin use a stadium they cant even train in for the home games, a disadvantage.
3. The Dublin senior fooball team uses half the money on preparation of their team annually compared to Mayo, a disavantage
4. Dublins training facility in Innisfails is miles, and i mean miles behind other countys with the nice new centre of excellence, there is a slant on the pitch and no hot water some times, a disadvantage.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:08:56 PM »
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

A great achievement, are people in Galway getting a bit "why bother" if the same team is winning all the time. Are they looking to change the format to give the lesser teams a chance, is there bitterness towards Corofin?

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