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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 25, 2020, 09:15:58 AM »
There's a contention from some on here on here that Dublin's access to greater funding compared to other counties contributes to Dublin's dominance. And there are others who dispute this - for those that dispute this point, do you dispute it on the grounds that 1) Dublin don't get greater funding? 2) the additional funding doesn't improve team preparation? or 3) some other reason?

Dublin are a better team because they have better players, I thought that was very obvious.. stick a sack full of money in their shorts won't make them run quicker or shoot more accurate. They are the better team because now, after years of dropping numbers in Dublin's GAA, they have a massive pool to pick from. the chart showing where the money is spent on its teams doesn't even have Dublin at the top

A deliberately ignorant reply, and if it's not deliberate then you really are an idiot.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 09:43:30 AM »
On another note Dublin club football is ridiculously strong. There are three or four teams who would be competitive for the all Ireland. No other county would have that.

Hurling is very strong too.

I donít think kk hurling is a good comparison either. Some of the best ever were in that team. Now theyíre gone kk arenít the same level at all. An example I would use for Dublin is Bernard brogan and even diarmuid Connolly. When any other county loses a player of the year material player they usually struggle to replace them. Dublin have lost two and not even batted an eyelid. The current dominance has just been a conveyor belt with absolutely no sign of stopping.

Additionally one of the biggest things I find the dubs dominate on is pace and power. You watch say Tyrone and someone like Marty Donnelly. When he plays against anyone bar Dublin his pace and power stand out. When he plays Dublin he is not even as pacy or powerful as Dublinís weakest player. That is not purely down to having the best set of players ever itís the resources they have available.

Dublin teams have won 4 AI club titles this decade. Behind Galway and the same as Armagh. Admittedly thats an improvement but it isn't exactly scorched earth.

Hurling is not 'very strong'.

How do resources increase pace and power? By that logic any culchie sponsor could write a cheque and win.

Exactly. Get a culchie AIG situated in every culchie county to write a cheque for a few million a year. Stop whinging culchies, and just get on with it!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Championship 2020
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:18:44 AM »
Splits and amalgamations , not a hope would supporters of county football take to that , just get the wealth spread evenly,  cap spending .

Would make very little difference. The reason Dublin are all powerful is mainly down to population. Spending money in schools or clubs to hire GPOs to teach kids the basics of the game wouldnít have the massive affect that we are seeing.

The bigger population didn't make them dominant pre-2011. Cork are the next biggest population and they don't dominate at either code.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: November 22, 2020, 10:57:56 AM »
Speculation linking Joe Brolly with Sinn Fťin candidacy in Mayo


https://www.con-telegraph.ie/2020/11/22/speculation-linking-joe-brolly-with-sinn-fein-candidacy-in-mayo/

Hardly have the time, running between 2 houses, barrister, Twitter, TV and getting pished

I wanna tell ya..... try it some time!
But remember, it's a well. paid. job!

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: November 22, 2020, 08:54:34 AM »
Talk of splitting Dublin is pointless. Never going to happen, or nor in my opinion should it. Dublin are semi professional these days, so that's what it's going to take to compete with them. Even allowing for the same resources and incentives, most counties would never be able to compete. It will take professionalism of sorts, and the dismantling of the inter county system, to make Gaelic football in any way interesting again. You can't keep entering a race you are never going to win

So rather than split dublin, the intercounty game should be dismantled and replaced by a small number of professional teams?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 16, 2020, 09:56:17 AM »
Mayo have reached all ireland semi final every year James Horan in charge. 3 week break now, ideal after 5 games in a row in terms of physical prep , hope itís Cork personally ...Cian O Neil is owed one 8)

Was he with Kerry when we beat them in 2017?
He was manager of Kildare in 2017.
Was involved with Kerry in 2013 and 2014 if memory serves me.
Took over Kildare then in 2015 until 2019.

Oh sure Jesus, how could I forget Newbridge or Nowhere! :D

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 16, 2020, 09:19:41 AM »
Mayo have reached all ireland semi final every year James Horan in charge. 3 week break now, ideal after 5 games in a row in terms of physical prep , hope itís Cork personally ...Cian O Neil is owed one 8)

Was he with Kerry when we beat them in 2017?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 15, 2020, 01:13:58 PM »
Galway subs as per programme
Gleeson
Bradshaw
Steede
O curraoin
Finnerty
Leonard
Costello
O Donnell
Sice
C.sweeney
Molloy

No SeŠn Andy or Adrian Varley, Varley could be a big loss yet

Comer isnt listed either yet he's warming up

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 13, 2020, 02:07:16 PM »
Curious with Mayo why Darren Coen is no longer a starter. After Cillian he is the best point scoring forward. Despite the relative ease beating us, I still thought some of the shooting was poor enough. I suppose he and COC play same position so one or the other.
Yeah with AOS playing 14 thereís one less spot available inside now. O Connor is a guaranteed starter while Conroy offers something different in there.
Not a bad sub to have I guess

Lack of pace and inconsistency would be going against him. Conrory is lightening fast and a bit of an unknown quantity for opposition.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 12, 2020, 09:55:15 PM »
Pat Kenny needs to search the land for a big glipe who can play full forward. Because Ireland arenít going to score any goals passing the ball around like itís a hot spud.

Yeah, and Ryan Tubridy would want to step up to the plate too!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 12, 2020, 04:41:11 PM »
A Whats App doing the rounds is obviously bullshit then  ::)

Its a tik tok and he'll do well not to be thrown off the panel


that tik tok was doing the rounds a few days after galway league game and he was still on panel afterwards,  so I'd say that's someone making up rumours

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
« on: November 10, 2020, 06:59:07 AM »
The microphone is never off. Ever.

Brennan freely chose to say what he said in a recording studio so is far from blameless. He is a guard so if anyone should get the idea that what you say in a room with a recording device can be used against you he should. Was he not caught up in some controversy about his gob and a tape recording?

But Parkinson is an absolute snake for runnimg with it. And he did, there was no mistake.

Brennan was on the phone I think, not in a recording studio

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 09, 2020, 10:52:31 AM »
Thatís the worst Iíve see the Rossies play in a long time. No game plan at all, we had it all our own way. Wouldnít read too much into it

Donít believe missing the Sligo game will make one difference to Galway. Itís an advantage if anything, chance to rectify the shambles that was Tuam
Seriously have you played championship football before - at club level I mean?
Going into a game cold is absolutely of zero benefit.
Iíd much prefer to play three weeks on the bounce if I was a player

Not sure what me playing championship football has to do with it

It will suit Galway a lot better to be planning for Mayo for three weeks rather than having to deal with little more than a challenge match against Sligo





And FWIW Iíve a senior county and provincial club medal  8)

Thereís a guy in my club has one, worst footballer ever!!

It was more that this galway lad seems to think I need one to have a valid opinion
Not what I meant at all - didn't mean it to come across that way.
Each to their own but genuinely as a player I would have fancied my teams chances a lot less going into a game with no meaningful preparation.
We would have beaten Sligo I have no doubt but we would at least have had a game to blow off some more cobwebs.
It does make a difference in terms of match fitness and sharpness.
No amount of A v B training games can replicate it.

Mayo had no prep before league game in Tuam and they were flying - because they had ovviously targeted that game.
Galway are doing lilewise for Sunday's game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 08, 2020, 08:11:27 PM »
Winter football in the wind and rain suits a team like Mayo down to the ground. Things are poised perfectly for them to win the big one this year.

It doesn't and it's not.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« on: November 07, 2020, 01:29:12 PM »
Is it just me or is Stephen Coen a bit slow/cumbersome for intercounty football?
I thought he was easily turned when he lined out as fullback and moving him out to chb could leave him more exposed.
Other than that, I think the team is as good as it gets.......Conor Loftus?
I think Horan/ McDonald see  something there that''s not immediately obvious to me but he certainly has come in as a footballer compared to what he was before this year.
Finally, one big plus is the return to form of Cillian.
I felt he had lost his way in recent years where he seemed to spend far too much time handbagging and swapping petty insults with whoever came his way. Right now, I feel he'll make the difference tomorrow.


Mark it down Lar - I agree with everything you've said ;)

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