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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« on: September 26, 2019, 11:14:20 AM »
Sadly an awful lot of Co Boards are vulnerable to this kind of individual as they try to fund and compete at Inter County level.
Now if the GAA was to decide that " football needs a strong Mayo" etc etc
Connacht GAA certainly thinks so.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: September 24, 2019, 10:32:45 AM »

Tourlestrane v Calry or Shamrock Gaels
Coolera v St Marys

Curry v Bunninadden
Geevagh v Castleconnor
Easkey v Enniscrone
St Farnans v St Johns

St Michaels ( :'() v Cloonacool or Tourlestrane B

Naomh Eoin v Easkey

GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 18, 2019, 02:22:23 PM »
This decade has actually been a golden age for football, especially the  last 5 years. If people could put their dublin bitterness/jealousy aside just consider how many epic games there have been between Dublin, Mayo and Kerry.

We have also seen the death of the blanket defence (unless your from Tyrone)

Dublin are coming back to the pack and there should be some epic games between themselves and Kerry in the next decade with a young Donegal team coming through as well and Cork finally showing signs of getting their s**t together
Finally with the introduction of a 2nd tier championship teams like Leitrim, Limerick, Louth have a genuine chance to actually win a trophy come the summer and hopefully its given a chance
You actually believe that?  :o

GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 18, 2019, 02:12:06 PM »
Cork Ladies football.

Since 2005 -
-11 All ireland final appearances.
Achieving a 5 in a row and then a 6 in row.

Now thats an achievement.
2005 to 2016 you mean. Mayo caught them on the hop in 2017 and then Dublin broke them since. Three now and counting.

General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: September 18, 2019, 09:37:27 AM »
Still take the money though, at the end of the day, gonna show principles go the full nine yards. Not we not going to Westminster but please give us the money!!
And there was a time when SF wouldn't sit in Stormont or Leinster House either, but those principles were jettisoned by them over time.

Anyway the posts by Shinner heads here conform to type, everything their guys do is right, anything the SDLP does is wrong. So predictable.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: September 17, 2019, 02:04:12 PM »
I've given up on RTE and GAA when Sky are broadcasting, better analysis, even if it is from a Tye-rone man. RTE complaining at lost revenues whilst sticking two fingers up at those in the North who have watched for years. Canning is the most useless trite commentator ever and not just with GAA.

Just googled Canning. Heís 68. Does he not have to retire same as Lyster?
Then you get the Marty Party in full drive then, careful what you wish for.

GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin - The Greatest Manager in GAA history
« on: September 17, 2019, 09:36:18 AM »
Anyone remember the circumstances of Micko leaving Kerry.
Did he give plenty of notice or was it sudden?
Left after a winning or losing year?
Left in 89 after three successive Munster final defeats.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: September 16, 2019, 10:24:48 PM »
I began watching the final on RTE,  the audio balance between crowd noise and commentary was spot on but unfortunately the audio was out of sync with the video. I switched over to Sky where the crowd noise was muted in favour of the commentary. That sky commentary is irritating,the same old very predictable rehashed phrases are used to describe the play, the co commentary was  mogadon inspired. I'd say Daragh Maloney should be given the AI final  commentary for RTE.
Maloney was doing it for the radio on Saturday.

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 11, 2019, 05:10:17 PM »

You again want to limit it to the games development money. I've told you numerous times now, the games development money has played a key role in all of this but it's only one part in the doping of Dublin. The money was freed up elsewhere and Dublin have spent it on many other areas including senior team preparation and everything this involves. This was enough to improve from losing to Westmeath and Laois to beating teams of that standard at the start. They were still getting bad beatings off teams outside Leinster but they slowly were closing the gap. It took a huge influx of players that came through the multi million euro system to push them to All Ireland contenders. This is not the first time I've had to clear things up for you and more than likely it won't be the last.

So before the games development funding Laois and Westmeath were beating Dublin?

What's the figures, Laois beat us twice in championship in about 40 years, Westmeath once? That's awesome analysis. I'm really glad you cleared that up. Now, there's probably not many that listen to you anyway, but you've removed all doubt about your gombeenism.

2004 - Westmeath beat Dublin
2003 - Laois beat Dublin

You have it now alright. That was a great win by Laois in 2003.
Their first Leinster since 1946. The money must have started coming in from 1947, eh?  Those dastardly Dubs.

Up until lately Dublin would average 4 to 5 Leinster titles a decade. That was the norm. The collective rest would come good every now and again a grab what was left over (naturally). The collective rest don't do this anymore. If you think that winning 14 of the last 15 titles can not be attributed to money, then what is the reason for the change? Why have Dublin become more dominant?

From Wikipedia:

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Leinster Senior Football Championship titles, is as follows:

1880s: 1 each for Kilkenny (1888) and Laois (1889)
1890s: 7 for Dublin (1891-92-94-96-97-98-99)
1900s: 6 for Dublin (1901-02-04-06-07-08)
1910s: 6 for Wexford (1913Ė14-15-16-17-18)
1920s: 5 for Dublin (1920-21-22-23-24)
1930s: 3 each for Kildare (1930-31-35), Dublin (1932-33-34) and Laois (1936-37-38)
1940s: 3 for Meath (1940-47-49)
1950s: 3 each for Louth (1950-53-57), Meath (1951-52-54) and Dublin (1955-58-59)
1960s: 3 each for Offaly (1960-61-69), Dublin (1962-63-65) and Meath (1964-66-67)
1970s: 6 for Dublin (1974-75-76-77-78-79)
1980s: 4 for Dublin (1983-84-85-89)
1990s: 4 each for Meath (1990-91-96-99) and Dublin (1992-93-94-95)
2000s: 6 for Dublin (2002-05-06-07-08-09)
2010s: 9 for Dublin (2011-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19)

Pretty stark that.

Ball hopper, no Colm OíNeill?

I canít recall John Small getting red last year.
Yes O'Neill was sent off in 1990.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« on: August 21, 2019, 01:57:16 PM »
2017. Best performance I've seen by a losing team. Too many first half wides. 2013 went through my head at half time.

I said it at ht to a neighbour of mine , ala 2013. We needed to be further ahead and should of been.

We probably won't see Mayo win it now but I don't believe the potential is not there to win all irelands . I don't believe the vision is there nor the culture . If you can't get men like young Irwin and o donoghue lad from belmullet to behave and buckle down , ''tis a bad sign on your leaders . Cathal Horan is another . Something very wrong and always has been in Mayo when you can't maximise on your elite players , Mayo has too small a pick to let any talent slip through .

You only have to observe some of the commentary over on the wj blog to understand men that have a say in Mayo football some are not even football men , they haven't a footing clue .
You can't be serious.

They don't help themselves in so many ways but at the same time you'd feel a bit sorry for the people who have to put the show together, and end up with the two most familiar final pairings possible. Not much nuggets to be sourced that weren't previously done.

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final Tickets
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:11:00 PM »
Iím not even sure i would go to this final even if I was given a free ticket, never mind paying Ä90 for one.

Iím in two minds if Iíll even watch it live, and Iíve never missed watching (or attending) a final since 1985.
Same, Spurs-Arsenal is on at 4 and though I'd not have ever considered the possibility of watching soccer over a major football game, especially the final, then I might be switching over especially if the first half confirms the inevitable.

Ä90 is extortion for a ticket too.

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:38:25 PM »
So if Leitrim players all get free cars and dinners, jobs in Carrick, a lorry load of backroom staff (Jim Gavins word) their 3,500 registered GAA players will turnout a 25 as good as the best of Dublins 39,000?
Only 1 team can win says he.
Yes but when it's the same team every year...
GAA you've got a problem

What has cars and dinners got to do with it? Plus backroom staff - I heard Derry had about 14 or 15 and they're in Div. 4.

Nobody was complaining about Dublin'spopulation 15 years ago - it was never mentioned.  Now, it's an issue as they are winning.

If you translate this to club level for example, in Galway, are people complaining because Corofin are winning the championship? - is their population bigger than clubs in other parts of Galway? No.  Have they more money than other clubs in Galway? No.
By all accounts they have a huge catchment area so it's conceivable that they have a bigger population than most, not compared to the city or town clubs but to the rest, and the penetration would be far greater than in the urban areas as it almost always is.

GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 22, 2019, 04:37:13 PM »
Would Dublin not be fairly half way/neutral for Tyrone/Cork and Kerry/Donegal? It would have been a logical enough choice for Mayo Meath too given a lot of Mayo people are based in Dublin. The Tyrone Cork game would have attracted a poor crowd wherever it was played. And I don't think the other two games I mentioned would have got as many people if played as two stand alone games somewhere outside Croke Park.
An awful lot more of them are based in Mayo though. I know the outlook of those running the country is pretty much Dublin-centric, but surely that's taking it a bit far that we go putting on games in Dublin for the convenience of the relatively small number of ex-pats based there?

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