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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:05:54 AM »
Another draw please for Armagh and a win for Kildare would do nicely...

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA felt bullied over Liam Miller match
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:37:45 PM »
But the GAA could have subtly put the boot into the FAI and been great lads
Instead of writing a line about being bullied he could have put in his report how we have grown as an organisation and they were happy to help the Miller family. How they wished they had come to them sooner.
Now whether it was true or not wouldn't matter a shite, but it would have been picked up and been positive spin...

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA felt bullied over Liam Miller match
« on: February 01, 2019, 12:54:06 PM »
The key key thing here is why the feck is this being brought up again?
The talk of being bullied and 'public' opinion...by public do they mean GAA members in terms of Newbridge? That a lot of GAA people (the public) also had no issue with the Liam Miller gig.
The public could do with bullying them a bit more and maybe they might listen a bit more.


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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA felt bullied over Liam Miller match
« on: January 30, 2019, 05:56:47 PM »
FFS did someone not have a word and just say 'drop that section there Tom'...

Look I do think that the Liam Miller organisers initially went about it bad, but to say the GAA were bullied by media when any GAA person I spoke to was saying they should open the place up for a charity match...that was not bullying from media that was a groundswell with their own ranks.
They tried to bully Kildare and the public pushed back. Who was the bully there?

Christ why oh why open this all up again?!

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: January 29, 2019, 12:31:11 PM »
Jaysus lads this reminds me of Kildare fan forums and pub talk re Geezer...Christ you still can't mention him on one forum for fear of opening old wounds.
He does split opinion and in Kildare there was a thing whereby he was immune from criticism from one point of view and the cause of all our problems towards the end of reign from another.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: January 28, 2019, 02:41:36 PM »
Anyone changing predictions after Week 1??
Kildare will be happy coming back to get a draw, but will be delighted that Hyland and Masterson had such an impact from the U20 team.
Donegal got the win in Ennis, so you would imagine those three are the ones pushing hardest to go up.

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GAA Discussion / The GAA and Founding Principle
« on: January 25, 2019, 11:10:51 AM »
Just wondering has anyone seen or, more to the point read this?

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/columnists/the-founding-principle-of-the-gaa-has-been-increasingly-neglected-899984.html

I know we see on Twitter the talk of Croke Park 'suits' and those same suits tend to be heavily involved locally, or have given years of volunteer service to the GAA as they will often point out...BUT then how can they stand over some of the moves like the ticket increase.
Saying it is for the benefit of the grounds and so on, when clubs face levies anyway for projects. Let the extra few quid stay in the membership's pockets and they will be the ones looking after the clubs a lot of the time anyway.
In every club the same few are tapped up all the time, so I don't see the need to raise any prices, in fact there should have been a freeze. The accounts are in rude health centrally after all.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:18:52 AM »
In terms of defenders I see some rumours doing the rounds re Godin to United. Then the usual Twitter craic saying he is nearly 33 and finished but feck sake he was one of the best men at the World Cup and was never quick. He has a serious brain and if he has legs beside him then he could really run a back line.
Plus he is on a free and not the type of lad who is going to act the bollox.
You would Dalot is worth the punt too once he gets bedded in. I don't think anyone can underestimate the fact that Jose must be horrible for young players to work with so a few lads coming back in or through the ranks are other potential ways to shore up the rear.

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General discussion / RTE Salaries
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:59:08 PM »
This just released...
Ryan Tubridy - 495,000
Ray D'Arcy - 450,000
Joe Duffy - 398,000
Sean O'Rourke - 308,964
Marian Finucane - 300,167
Miriam O'Callaghan - 299,000
Claire Byrne - 216,000
Bryan Dobson - 198,600
George Hamilton - 186,195
Mary Wilson - 185,679

I am all for talent getting rewarded but can I ask who is going to try to poach anyone there? Marian coughs her way through two chats a week.
Even more amazed that George Hamilton, who I like, is on that. What does he actually do??

There needs to be a clear-out and a new generation on 50% less brought in.

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GAA Discussion / Green Energy
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:13:33 PM »
Lads,

just wondering what the situation is with grants in terms of solar or any other smaller renewables in terms of a club.
In a connected one, is it possible for a club to have a herd no?

Just wondering have any clubs gone down the solar/ wind route...

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:11:05 PM »
Div 2 is tasty in fairness.
I think in one way Kildare need to not be too reliant on Flynn going forward so I'd like to think we could cope without him. the last two years it has been so obvious that we were always looking to him, even if he was isolated.
I just think it is a good chance for others to step up and to tweak tactics a bit.
Would posters not fancy Donegal over Armagh? When is McBrearty back?

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 10, 2018, 08:59:35 PM »
Didn't get to see it, but how did Larmour do?

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General discussion / Re: Blindboy
« on: November 10, 2018, 08:36:58 PM »
I like him at times, but there is a bit too much fawning over him in the Twitter echo chamber. Like he says what a lot of people my age think and makes some great arguments, but he is not a voice of a generation.
Although in fairness he might not have asked for that, but he is being touted as such from times. He is a very well read fella and very clever but he needs to lose the bag at some stage. He is a skilled interviewer and a great communicator but the plastic bag is a sideshow at this stage.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 24, 2018, 12:53:00 PM »
Just listening to Ciara Kelly on Newstalk and in fairness she did say 'the GAA is better than this'.
The mammies and daddies are now piping up and that is serious. No time for fuckin scummy behaviour.

The f**king saddest thing around all this is that these lads throwing punches and acting hard don't hit a fair shoulder all game or go in for the 50/50 breaking ball.

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In Kildare we have Kfm who do all the usual big games and their sports coverage is good overall.
There is also a media partner who have been kept on, but I honestly don't see any output bar a quick chat with the manager or a player at the height of Super 8s. Club scene coverage is non-existent and I didn't see a camera at the county final at all.

But then again the fuckin PA system is fucked in Newbridge for as long as I can remember and it hasn't been seen to.

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