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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: Today at 06:43:51 PM »
Leitrim v Mayo/Sligo in the SFC semifinal. Must be Ros v Galway/London.

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GAA Discussion / Re: JP McManus - Christmas comes early
« on: Today at 06:41:11 PM »
How much of it will Mayo put towards debt repayments?

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Mayo / Re: Mayo Club Football.
« on: Today at 07:46:25 AM »
Still senior at least. That's what those relegation playoffs are about. Cross were very very poor. Maybe Rochford knew what he was at by leaving Loftus on the bench because he offered nothing yesterday. The winner will probably come from the Castlebar Ballintubber semi. Thought Garrymore would have beaten Ballaghaderreen too.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:05:32 PM »
The problem for Mourinho is they don't have the squad to deal with fixtures in the Champions League midweek and Premier League on the weekend!


I sometimes despair when I read rubbish like this.

Sarcasm at it's worst seanie.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:33:51 PM »
The basic point here is that an increasing population requires the State to sub divide counties in Dublin.  Are those who defend Dublin arguing that the GAA should simply ignore an increasing population imbalance, no matter how great it becomes?

How about amalgamating counties who feel they can’t compete?
If the only reason for amalgamating a number of counties would be to field the strongest senior team for the new entity, then the move would probably be a positive one.

But if that’s the only reason to do so, there are many others than that would damage the best interests of the GAA and that's putting it mildly.
For starters, if, say, three counties come together there would then be just one county board where there were three before the amalgamation.
A lot of  intercounty players would lose out as there would now be only one intercounty panel instead of three. The numbers playing at club level in any grade would also be dramatically reduced for the same reason.
Clubs would also have to amalgamate in order to survive and to do so, would cause other problems. In most rural areas, there is a strong bond between a club and the local community. The Parish Rule is very important for those clubs.
This rule has its own drawbacks but, on the whole, it’s the main reason for the existence of those clubs in the first place.
If clubs are forced to amalgamate in order to survive, the bond between each club and it main support base would no longer exist. Boys (or girls also) would be less willing to join any club if it’s located in another parish and they know few if any those already there.
And to cap it all, there's another snag that most Jackeens probably never have heard of.
There’s usually a lot of animosity between adjoining parishes and that has been the ways for generations, certainly long before the GAA was founded.

Well said Lar, parish rule, despite its drawbacks is keeping smaller clubs, such as Kilfian, Moygownagh and Lacken from North Mayo alive despite underage amalgamations. Also I'm heading to see one of the biggest rivalries, my own club and Crossmolina within in Ballina in a relegation playoff. There's certainly no love lost between the two teams.  :D

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:19:03 AM »
The gas thing is that despite sh1te results they lie 5th in the table!

Yes, a club the stature of Utd should strive to be 5th...

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GAA Discussion / Re: Why are Posters obsessed about Dublin GAA??
« on: September 21, 2018, 08:47:33 AM »
@Priceyreilly

In answer to your question,

Hard work by thousands of volunteers, good coaching structures put in place, a long term plan by visionaries, more of the population playing GAA , at underage anyway, a good recruitment drive from clubs, clubs bettering themselves with structures and facilities,  Good corporate governance, good club Community spirit, historical competing and in regards specifically to the senior footballers, Jim Gavin and the structures and mindset he put in place along with some of the naturally gifted footballers the country has produced and some of the hardworking group of footballers every produced in the country.

There you go, have a great day.

 ;D We have an answer!!! One that can be ripped apart but an answer at least. Here we go:

Hard work by thousands of volunteers - Every county has hard working volunteers
good coaching structures put in place - Highly financed coaching structures. Paid regional development officers overseeing the work by paid coaches under elite pathway programs
a long term plan by visionaries - A plan devised by the GAA Review Committee and impossible without Bertie support
more of the population playing GAA - Dublin have always had more population playing GAA
at underage anyway - Underage and senior
a good recruitment drive from clubs - This was apart of the plan overseen by the highly paid officers
clubs bettering themselves with structures and facilities - Again, the money provided paid coaches which pushed this
Good corporate governance - The increased success off the back of the financial doping attracted numerous new sponsors worth millions more
good club Community spirit - Same in every county
historical competing and in regards specifically to the senior footballers - Senior footballers moved from a top 8 team to unbeatable, hurlers went from minnows to provincial champions and All Ireland contenders, underage results went from hopeless to dominant, again all bought
Jim Gavin and the structures and mindset he put in place along with some of the naturally gifted footballers the country has produced and some of the hardworking group of footballers every produced in the country - Gaelic Games first professional team! Players created through the multi million euro development system and then coached and prepared by an extensive backroom team consisting of some highly paid coaches. 

So fair play for actually attempting an answer but unfortunately for you, I just batted it out of the park.  :)

Alternative Universe response and not worth a reply. Enjoy your ignorance.

I waa expecting better than that from you.

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Kildare winning the Newbridge or nowhere campaign. Not the result of said match however.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:11:31 PM »

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:41:21 PM »
According to the Western People Horan, Solan and Enda Gilvarry are allowing their names be put forward by the clubs. No other candidates are expected.
Is that as separate candidates or what?

Separate it seems. Horan is expected to challenge as well.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:16:17 PM »
Some scoring by the Vikings in that last quarter.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:32:46 AM »
Accused of “managing an unsafe environment”. Really?

I think he’d need a bit more than that. Unless he has been directly slandered himself somewhere, it is the environment that has been described as unsafe, not him.

What did you mean by “unsafe environment” Ms Staunton?

It was an unsafe environment for me to be in as it was making me have low self esteem and I felt my mental health was suffering. So, I left.

But it wasn't her in an unsafe environment from what I took from her interview, it was 'young girls'.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone's noughties team would stuff the Dubs!
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:34:53 PM »
Let's get them to play each other to find out.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:33:06 PM »
Liadh (sp) Ní Riada their presidential candidate?


Or will they spring Gerry from the hat?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 15, 2018, 12:13:33 AM »

Leahy simply has to go the legal route on this imo.

I think he should hold his station! A bit like he has done up to now. The ball is now in Cora and Carnacons court.

Ironically Cora is releasing her book soon, and she will be in the media promoting it and she is in line for some uncomfortable questions.

If they ask them.

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