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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo for Sam 2019
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:22:08 AM »
All-time top scorers
As of 3 September 2018

1  Colm Cooper  Kerry  23-283  352  85 games  2002-2017  4.1 
Cillian O'Connor  Mayo  23-272  341  48 games  2011-  7.1 
3  Mikey Sheehy  Kerry  29-205  292  49 games  1973-1988  6.0 
4  John Doyle  Kildare  8-260  284  67 games  1999-2014  4.2 
5  Padraig Joyce  Galway  12-229  265  66 games  1997-2012  4.0 
6   Bernard Brogan  Dublin  21-196  259  58 games  2006-  4.5 
7  Paddy Bradley  Derry  17-202  253  44 games  1999-2012  5.8 
8  Steven McDonnell  Armagh  18-197  251  67 games  1999-2011  3.7 
9   Maurice Fitzgerald  Kerry  12-205  241  45 games  1988-2001  5.4 
10  Brian Stafford  Meath  9-206  233  41 games  1986-1995  5.7 
11  Oisin McConville  Armagh  11-197  230  52 games  1994-2008  4.4 
12  Jimmy Keaveney  Dublin  15-182  227  42 games  1964-1980  5.4 
13  Peter Canavan  Tyrone  9-192  219  58 games  1989-2005  3.8 
14  Conor McManus  Monaghan  7-204  225  50 games  2007-  4.5 
15  Sean Cavanagh  Tyrone  9-181  208  89 games  2002-2017  2.3 
16  Colin Corkery  Cork  5-182  197  32 games  1993-2004  6.2 
17  Ross Munnelly  Laois  6-168  186  70 games  2003-  2.7 
18  Dean Rock  Dublin  8-173  197  36 games  2013-  5.4 
19  Dara O'Cinneide  Kerry  11-149  182  54 games  1995-2005  3.4 
20  Matt Connor  Offaly  13-142  181  26 games  1978-1984  7.0 
21  Pat Spillane  Kerry  19-123  180  56 games  1974-1991  3.2 


I find it laughable people think COC shouldn't be on the Mayo team personally. His scoring rate is phenomenal.

PS. Looking at that list, I really think Paddy Bradley wasn't as recognized as he should have been nationally as he was on a weaker side as opposed to some other forwards of that era.

Dont suppose there is one floating around for Play V Frees?

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GAA Discussion / Mayo for Sam 2019
« on: April 01, 2019, 10:57:11 AM »
Well.........

Finally, a taste of silverware in Croke Park, injects belief, can they win the big one?

Still get good odds of 11/1.


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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:47:59 AM »
Good game of ball, however, a big difference between this and the full housed colosseum in August/September.

Interesting championship ahead.

Not overly worried.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 26, 2019, 08:12:18 AM »
So it's a Mayo v Kerry final.
I presume the game will be in Croker and probably next Sunday. Am I correct?

Off to Croker ffs  >:(. What's on in the Gaelic Grounds?

There are no premium seats or Corporate boxes there. There's is a chance to charge the common follower €30 into Croker. The GAA don't care about the common fan. This is confirmed by the game being at 4pm on a Sunday.
If you lived in mid Mayo, say Castlebar, what time would you make it home traveling by road?

Prob 3 hours on the road.

Game over at about 6pm, back to the car at 6:30pm, hour for some grub on the way home. Looking at being at home some time after 10pm.

And if on in Limerick?

Probably 45 minutes less of travel, Less likely to have a pit-stop of an hour for food, Gaelic ground are on the good side of town for travelling to Mayo. I know you know little or nothing about having to attend a fixture 2 to 3 hours away from where you live on a Sunday evening. So you have no concept of what is involved.

Again, a genuine question it was, if your asking me should i feel sorry for you because of it, no chance. I have no time for Mayo or Mayo fans, especially on here.

I have travelled the length and breath of the country following both the footballers and hurlers and my club in plenty of Leinster and all irelands matches. Fair enough for the Dublin football its only the league but i have travelled for the games, not as much as i do now with the kids etc.

The league final should be played in the national stadium, if its too arduous or expensive for you, stay at home this time but dont complain about it, its a league final, a chance of silverware.




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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 26, 2019, 08:02:42 AM »
So it's a Mayo v Kerry final.
I presume the game will be in Croker and probably next Sunday. Am I correct?

Off to Croker ffs  >:(. What's on in the Gaelic Grounds?

There are no premium seats or Corporate boxes there. There's is a chance to charge the common follower €30 into Croker. The GAA don't care about the common fan. This is confirmed by the game being at 4pm on a Sunday.
If you lived in mid Mayo, say Castlebar, what time would you make it home traveling by road?

Prob 3 hours on the road.

Game over at about 6pm, back to the car at 6:30pm, hour for some grub on the way home. Looking at being at home some time after 10pm.

And if on in Limerick?

Do they not have a sense of humor in the financial game your involved in?

It was a genunine question out of interest.

Take it ham and cheesy.


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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 25, 2019, 04:41:37 PM »
So it's a Mayo v Kerry final.
I presume the game will be in Croker and probably next Sunday. Am I correct?

Off to Croker ffs  >:(. What's on in the Gaelic Grounds?

There are no premium seats or Corporate boxes there. There's is a chance to charge the common follower €30 into Croker. The GAA don't care about the common fan. This is confirmed by the game being at 4pm on a Sunday.
If you lived in mid Mayo, say Castlebar, what time would you make it home traveling by road?

Prob 3 hours on the road.

Game over at about 6pm, back to the car at 6:30pm, hour for some grub on the way home. Looking at being at home some time after 10pm.

And if on in Limerick?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Limerick Hurling - A millionaires playground.
« on: March 25, 2019, 03:27:53 PM »
Limerick in their first league final in 13 years.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 25, 2019, 10:35:59 AM »
The words i thought i would never say as a Dub, Delighted to see Meath back in Division 1. Fair play to them and hopefully a couple of battles over the next few years in Div 1 and Leinster.

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Lads if ye are getting all this money and it is not going towards coaching the likes of an underage (and Adult) Philly and it is not going towards the repayments on a stadium, not going towards a centre of excellence, not going on travelling expenses for players? Where are all these huge amounts of money going?

I would say the majority goes to GDO salaries, but I am not certain of the make up of the distribution of the development money.


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https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/philly-mcmahons-message-for-dublins-rivals-stop-complaining-about-us-and-start-competing-908744.html

Critics point out that Dublin GAA receives by far the highest coaching funding from Croke Park despite having their own commercial department and being in a position to strike lucrative sponsorship deals no other county can.

“I didn’t see all this money, I didn’t get any money,” said McMahon. “What money did I get from that, from the figures that have been going around? I got Paddy Christie coming to my school, taking me out of class, and telling me to come up and train in Poppintree Park. That’s what I got!

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Not even the Dublin players understand the imbalance in funding compared to other counties

The point is that the games development funding didn't go anywhere near the likes of Philly and his ilk. It was volunteer members who gave him all his coaching.
What magic fairy provided the funding for all the paid coaches in the schools and clubs, who also take coaching sessions with development squads
Games development coaches do not take Dublin development squads! Outright lie, again.

Dublin development squads are taken by unpaid ex-Dubs players mostly, e.g. when my lad was involved a couple of years ago (for a very short time!) Stephen O'Shaughnessy, Declan Lally, David Henry were among the coaches. Ciaran Whelan and Paddy Christie used to be involved. And many more.

Outside GDO's taking 4-8 year olds who aren't on teams, if you wanna get paid for coaching in Dublin, become manager of a Senior Division 1 or 2 team (preferably not your own club). Same shite that goes on in many/most counties.

Too much truth. They wont be able to handle it.

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https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/philly-mcmahons-message-for-dublins-rivals-stop-complaining-about-us-and-start-competing-908744.html

Critics point out that Dublin GAA receives by far the highest coaching funding from Croke Park despite having their own commercial department and being in a position to strike lucrative sponsorship deals no other county can.

“I didn’t see all this money, I didn’t get any money,” said McMahon. “What money did I get from that, from the figures that have been going around? I got Paddy Christie coming to my school, taking me out of class, and telling me to come up and train in Poppintree Park. That’s what I got!

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Not even the Dublin players understand the imbalance in funding compared to other counties

The point is that the games development funding didn't go anywhere near the likes of Philly and his ilk. It was volunteer members who gave him all his coaching.

+1

some people don't want to hear it though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time take Dublin out of Croke Park?
« on: March 05, 2019, 10:03:42 AM »
Why are every club in the 31 Counties continuously fundraising?
Because they get sweet FA from HQ.

True in some cases, but not in all.

A lot of GAA club grants come from the sports grant, my own benefited from this recently thankfully, its also heavily politically motivated too.
What is your club?

Ah now couldn't been telling you all that, but we are the Dublin of Dublin  ;)

Vinnies so

 ;)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time take Dublin out of Croke Park?
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:46:47 AM »
@ Baile Brigín 2 , you are wasting your breath on these Mayo lads, sure they don't even enjoy GAA anymore according to them, although they will all be looking for tickets if they get to the final.

Back to the thread, the Great Kerry team, in some of their wins, played one decent match in Munster, 2 in Croke park, 210 minutes of football to win one, now that's soft.

At least all the teams that come up to play the Dubs in Croker up their game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time take Dublin out of Croke Park?
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:44:02 AM »
Why are every club in the 31 Counties continuously fundraising?
Because they get sweet FA from HQ.

True in some cases, but not in all.

A lot of GAA club grants come from the sports grant, my own benefited from this recently thankfully, its also heavily politically motivated too.
What is your club?

Ah now couldn't been telling you all that, but we are the Dublin of Dublin  ;)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Shot Clock
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:06:51 PM »

Btw for the usual grunters I never said I was in favour but I have obviously have a more open mind the myopic Dublin supporters....must be all the fake All-Irelands that make them so angry...they know...
Yeah, it's just Dublin supporters against this ridiculous idea...

Although I see your distancing yourself from it now! Maybe, you've decided to think it through.

Grunter!! Getting a tad grumpy in oul age Dinny

 Ridiculous idea! hardly considering it's been doing the rounds for years. Now giving Dublin millions and not splitting them up, doesn't get more ridiculous than that in fairness, oh wait letting Dublin use Croke for league matches since 2011.......The GAA is full of ridiculous ideas but one to actually improve the game as a spectacle certainly isn't...

Ewan....

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