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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:28:42 PM »
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Thats ridiculous
you have to wonder when is the last time some poster saw A o Sť play .
there maybe as good but there is no better player in the country . big strong skilful mobile great had massive engine and a great football brain . what's not to like
I would have him Midfield every match

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Good idea - Dublin a Province with 4 Co Boards .
If they want to boost playing numbers, great-  but not at the expense of competition

but think of the extra poer the 'Dublin ' county board would have  acting as a provincial one. and if they represent at least 25% of the country then they are entitled to it that  could be very attractive to the committee men

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I think people have completely the wrong end of the stick here.
the Gaa and its Finances are about promoting the plating of Gaelic games and the Allireland senior county championship is only one aspect of that and far from the most important.
Dublin deserve extra money by way of the sheer numbers they have to contend with . sharing money equally between clubs does not hold water. many rural clubs find it difficult in fielding 1 team , should they really get the same funding as Kilmacud Crokes who According to  'An Gclub'  last night field 180 teams  and there are several more clubs like them.
yes it does have a ling term effect on how the intercounty team Does but for 95% of the players the county team has no relevance they just want to go out and enjoy themselves playin football or stickball
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as for the problem of Dublin my solution would be treat Dublin as a province . let them split any way they see fit  but at the end of the Dublin Provincial championship the Dubs  still would have one team to follow and the rest of leinster championship would be a lot more enjoyable

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:56:08 PM »
I expect a loss on Saturday   , with a defeat to Tyrone the following week highly likely , relegation would then be on the cards. I expect a very poor show in the championship ,  with a few depressing retirements at the end of the season the likes we'll never see again . It will be a dull dark gloomy period over the next two years . You'd have to think if Dublin win 7/8 in a row the county game itself might die altogether too.

You don't have to ask Mystic Meg what's ahead for Mayo. Championship wise a lot will depend on a lucky draw for how far we progress.  Mayo not qualifying for the Super 8 last year was a financial disaster for Corporate GAA. So Corporate GAA will do their best to make sure they are there this year.

The game is dead for all teams outside division One, and that's being nice to Cavan and Roscommon. It's even being nice to the other 5! Dublin roll on and we are told we need them to be big and powerful for the GAA to prosper financially. Problem is they need opponents and they don't have any. Dublin fans are getting bored. We are all getting bored. Great hopes of the last couple of years like, Mayo, Tyrone, Kerry and Monaghan, Donegal have come up short and are coming up shorter each year. Kerry because of tradition look like the best bet to topple the Dubs in the future and that in it own way is as depressing as total Dublin domination.

There is a lot more to championship football than just winning the All Ireland. Sport as in life can be about the journey not just the destination and i don't think some Mayo supporters appreciate the journey they have been on since Horan became manager the first time. Now park your dead talk and focus on the topic of the thread which is Div 1 league football.
why do you think the Mayo support has held up as well as it has if we idnt appreciate the journey . don't pay any attention to the moanbags on here from mayo some have ben predicting the end of the world since  horan came last time if not before.
some of mayo best matches have been ones they  ended up losing im thinking of Kerry in limerick  in particular and they lost  no glory or honour  and won a lot of fans in the process.
I would rather mayo lose with their dignity intact rather than go down the route of galway and try and bore every one to death despite possibly having the best set of forwards in the county

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry's crown under pressure?
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:47:54 PM »
Whether or not Dublin do or don't achieve 5 titles in a row should not affect their legacy. They are already a great side but the extent of that shouldn't necessarily be measured in the number of titles they have won. Most people would say that Ronnie O'Sullivan is the greatest snooker player of all time yet he has won less world titles than Stephen Hendry, sometimes it is the way you play the game that is remembered long after you are gone. The best football that the current Dublin side played was probably in 2014 when they were actually beaten by Donegal in a smash and grab win and although they still do play the game in the right way there has also been a strong element of pragmatism employed since then.

I don't know whether they are the best ever, you could argue the toss all day long but another narrow win in an AI final will not really convince me either way. I doubt very much if the present Kerry side are motivated by stopping another team in order to preserve the status of their own county team from 40 years ago. The media may try and build it up as such but just trying to win an AI title for it's own sake is surely their primary motivation.     
can I mention the name Davis there 3 to choose from 2 def better than Ronnie

as for dublins 34 games in a row;  you have to take in account they play in leinster with 12 teams where as  Kerry had only  other 4 teams to contend with in Munster so that would screw with the figures

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:00:17 PM »
What was MacKenna getting at the other day with his tweet about Lee Keegan? He deleted it the next day.

Whilst we're on about Mayo I read the other day that there charging $25000 for a table of 10 at a fundraiser in the states!! If they can sell all those tables for that amount then you'd have to take your hat off to them. I can't understand their county board though, they've a huge diaspora which is probably bigger than anyone elses that they could take more advantage off. Their lack of a commercial manager is baffling, they should have been taking advantage of this team since 2012.

Was there some brouhaha with the Mayo county board trying to get the team attend a function right before the championship match in NY, and the team rightly declined. Or was that us the Rossies. I can never remember which county board annoys their supporters the most.

No that was our crowd weareros , a shabby organised event where the county board wanted the team to turn up at a bar owned by an ex-Mayo player on the night before the game and mingle around with well oiled supporters who had to pay a high cover charge for entry. Horan said get stuffed as he had a game to play the next day. The bar owner still packed the place out and the county board had a big biscuit tin at the door which only netted $6,000 out of all the money paid into said biscuit tin!!
I heard a private whip round for the players made a lot more than that delivered in to them in a dunes store bag. the spirit is will but there too much resentment towards the county board for them to do it them selves

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General discussion / Re: Lighting a home fire - advice welcome
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:50:16 AM »
make sure you have a chimney other know hole in the celing and toof to let the smoke our or just leave the door slightly ajar

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attendance only 6500. corresponding fixture 2 years ago had 8500. tyrone support getting smaller and smaller.

The corresponding fixture two years ago was a sun drenched day in late March. It was championship weather.

Sunday past was as bad as it gets conditions wise.

hard to believe the Mayo Roscommon game which filled a much larger stand and have a good crowd   standing the far side only have 10K if thats WHAT 6500 looks like  .
I wonder will mayo professional fames be out in force against cavan after last weeks display

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:36:33 AM »
I was looking at the prices for Armagh's game v Clare on Sunday...£14 if you purchase now but £19 on the day, that's a disgrace. Usually it's on the day that I decide to go as I normally go out cycling on a Sunday morning so depending on the time i get back usually determines if i have time to go to the match but i'll have to pay £19 for a league game...That's too much of a hike, that surely will have an impact on attendances?

Why the need for a difference in price on the day and pre booking?
i'm sure if you don't like the discount you don'tt have to take it

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: January 28, 2019, 02:54:10 PM »
Still though---if last night wasn't the time to discuss the new rules then no time will be.

I think he should've been allowed to at least discuss the new rules (whilst being reined in if he went on too long).


It has to be discussed
noy much point in discussing them until they have had a cjance to be trialed like the hand past a fter the fir FBD game peole were shouting  for it to be abandoned without seeing the any medium or even short term effect they might have  not to mention long term

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GAA Discussion / Re: 20 Euro for league games
« on: January 18, 2019, 05:48:51 PM »
So let's have free admission then? :D

No. Let’s not compare our entry fees to those of other sports, who have completely different overheads (professionalism). Let’s not create a “we need more staff to do things that aren’t needed” civil service style culture. Let’s try to fill out grounds with the wider GAA public, and not make following county teams a pursuit of the diehards only.
they may have to pay the players but they in general gave shit facilities apart form the top 3 rugby teams and ulsters was built as part of a peace dividend as for soccer not one club has a ground equivalent to any county ground not to mention bigger clubs.
a lot of money could be saved  if fewer stadiums were bulild buy would you county be willing to give up county matches . Ask kildare

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Shane Walsh of Galway gave his views on the new rules talking to rte
 "The hand pass rule seems just a bit daft with three. You’ve gone from a record number of hand passes in a game to three hand passes consecutively. I think that’s a bit of an extreme jump.

"If the ball can be moved forward quickly, move it forward quickly It's not a case of we have to count this hand-pass and use the three and then kick. Just play the game as you see it.

"If the attacking mark goes through, you will look to play to players’ strengths.

"You’re probably going to see a few big lads you’ve never seen before play football inside in the full-forward line. I think it brings a bit of excitement – you’re showing the art of catching and kicking, which is a huge part of what Gaelic football  is about.

"So I think that would be huge if they implement that one. But does it slow up the game? Will teams use the time advantage to kill off games? It’s 15 seconds, that’s probably something that trial and error will work out. I don’t know. For us, having the likes of Damo [Comer] inside, it would be something you’d like to use." :)
I notice he didn't mention the sin bin this has to be a must one of the more positive proposals"


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I too would be a supporter of the forward mark,Michael Murphy,Aidan o shea in around the forward line,soaring for high ball.it did not work too well for Jason Doherty's in the fbd last Sunday, he caught a high ball was in on goal but was called back for a mark.it can be tweaked though.
Shane Walsh of Galway gave his views on the new rules talking to rte
 "The hand pass rule seems just a bit daft with three. You’ve gone from a record number of hand passes in a game to three hand passes consecutively. I think that’s a bit of an extreme jump.

"If the ball can be moved forward quickly, move it forward quickly It's not a case of we have to count this hand-pass and use the three and then kick. Just play the game as you see it.

"If the attacking mark goes through, you will look to play to players’ strengths.

"You’re probably going to see a few big lads you’ve never seen before play football inside in the full-forward line. I think it brings a bit of excitement – you’re showing the art of catching and kicking, which is a huge part of what Gaelic football  is about.

"So I think that would be huge if they implement that one. But does it slow up the game? Will teams use the time advantage to kill off games? It’s 15 seconds, that’s probably something that trial and error will work out. I don’t know. For us, having the likes of Damo [Comer] inside, it would be something you’d like to use." :)
I notice he didn't mention the sin bin this has to be a must one of the more positive proposals"


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I too would be a supporter of the forward mark,Michael Murphy,Aidan o shea in around the forward line,soaring for high ball.it did not work too well for Jason Doherty's in the fbd last Sunday, he caught a high ball was in on goal but was called back for a mark.it can be tweaked though.

so is the mark compulsory if the ball I scaught or is there an option to play on?

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 02:26:03 PM »


From a mayo point of View Reape plunket and Mcdonagh look ready to take teir places whenever call on . I think Diskin could do with another year but has massive potential but need to build his strength on the ball .  howmany of the players yesterday will play come summer maybe 5 of the statters for mayo ,

Was hoping Conor Loftus would have made more of his opportunity yesterday. He is in danger of been cut if he doesnt up his game. What did you think?
I don't think conor loftus is built for the FBD it seemed to be very soggy onder foot and bouncing ball were a hazard. it can some times gie cover to slower players who  wont make the cut under former ground

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:14:52 AM »
Heard from our lot that it's in Tuam.
Hope they're right and not just wishful thinking.
Heard from our lot that it's in Tuam.
Hope they're right and not just wishful thinking.

not sure why any one would want to go to Tuam. the stand side is a dup and should probably not ne open the roof is rusting away abd the seat seem to be made for national schools kids
other than that very enjoyable game with Michal daily looking like hes going to Fulfill his potential as he really turned he game in a very Short period.
From a mayo point of View Reape plunket and Mcdonagh look ready to take teir places whenever call on . I think Diskin could do with another year but has massive potential but need to build his strength on the ball .  howmany of the players yesterday will play come summer maybe 5 of the statters for mayo , so would not worry over result.
and I didn't hear any booing

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:02:44 AM »
The Mayo team to start v Galway on Sunday. Higgins,Boyle,D O'Connor all back.


1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
2. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
4. David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
5. Colm Boyle - Davitts(C)
6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
7. James McCormack - Claremorris
8. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
9. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
11. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
13. Connor Diskin - Claremorris
14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

Loftus and Boland need big campaigns in the league to start staking a proper claim . Loftus has massive potential
what about the drake after nearly 10 years nearly time to claim a jersey
hard to believe Eoin o donoghue and reape were on the 2016 squad . they should be well ready at this stage

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