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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 22, 2019, 12:38:33 PM »
Why is this game being played?
You can't not play the game even though the result won't affect the league table. If a teams win the league in ANY sport before the season finishes do they just cancel all the remaining matches as the title has been won reagardless?
Most of those leagues will still have something riding on them, be it relegation issues or prize money (Premier League etc.) or draft placings and so on. Granted in the likes of the World Cup you might get this scenario but then the tickets for those games would have been long since sold and possibly sold out, so there's going to be a large crowd at it even if there's nothing to play for in reality. That's not exactly going to be an issue in Cork on Saturday week.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 21, 2019, 05:33:49 PM »
Losing faith with RTE myself, Brolly becoming very hard to listen to. Dick Clerkin is awful on Sky and the Senan Connell role always seems a bit superfluous to me, he must be there for eye candy for the ladies or something.

Brolly is impossible to listen to. RTE need a big clearout.

Yeah, Senan Connell, could never figure that one out myself.

Senan Connell spent much of the pre-match from Hyde park last week telling us that the 45metre line in the hyde was nearer the goal than  the 45 in croke park! ::)

Maybe the groundman in croke park has bigger steps!  :P
You may think that about Senan, but that’s actually one of his smarter comments, that’s why he kept repeating it. Senan acts out the stage Dub role with an insane joviality. 
Someone in Sky loves him.
Think I recall that the guy who became producer of Sky's GAA coverage was the same guy who did it for TV3, and Connell was on that too. That may be something to do with it.

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:06:38 PM »
Was delighted Eoin Morgan captained England to the cricket World Cup. He has been instrumental in their transformation from a ho-hum cautious conservative side to the best in the one day game. He seems a really sound bloke as evidenced by his handling of an idiotic question afterwards so good luck to him. Dismissing cricket as an "English game" as many do is shortsighted. It's superb entertainment once you get waht's going on.
Aye, their disastrous WC campaign in 2015 was a major wake-up call for them, and they appear to have invested serious time and effort into developing the one day setup since then, and it has paid off.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:36:06 AM »
Dublin will stroll it if it was played on the moon.

At least the Rossies get the experience of getting hammered in Croker as opposed to some midlands dump.
I know, they'll have the joy of an extra hour or two to relive said hammering on the journey home. In a line of cars snaking out of Dublin or an more expensive public transport, no €2.70 15-20 min rides home for them.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:09:28 AM »
And €20 on the terrace, €25 every where else  >:(
Laous spoiled the party in the hurley stuff though.
Meanwhile Cork have to travel to Croke Park Saturday, Sunday and the following Saturday.
And if the hurlers beat Kilkenny the Saturday after that too.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:04:42 PM »
Who came up with that bloody name for this nonsense anyway?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 01, 2019, 02:15:30 PM »
Limerick is a balls

Would markievicz not be able to hold the crowd for the Mayo game?
If the Hyde can't hold it then Markievicz wouldn't. Think it's only 18k or even less when the H&S zealots went in trying to justify their fees.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 01, 2019, 02:13:11 PM »
Aren't Cork in Mullingar for Hurley stuff?
Hurling you mean.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: July 01, 2019, 11:52:38 AM »
I'd say double header in Croker for tyrone and mayo-Galway.
Croke Park not available, Westlife is on this weekend...
Iknow money needs to be made but how stipid is renting out your grounf when you need it most  seeing as it Idle for most of the year even early summer now the Dublin has lost interest
Typical of McKenna though, all about making money and who cares if the body owning the stadium might actually need its use at that time.

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The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.

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Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory


And ye wonder why your neighbours hope ye never win Sam. Disgusting arrogance.

The game shouldn't have been in McHale anyway. The whole thing is a disgrace.
And it wasn't even that fitting since they didn't score 5 goals in 1985, Sligo did but seemingly forgot that points count too, didn't get any and lost. Had won the minor league before that which made it more disappointing. Every time your hopes get up with a Sligo team they are invariably crushed, and too often it's self-inflicted.

The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time take Dublin out of Croke Park?
« on: June 26, 2019, 10:12:00 AM »
Time to take Monaghan out of Clones?
That's Monaghan who don't just play provincial championship games in neutral and sometimes even, whisper it, away venues, but don't even play all their league fixtures at the county ground. Yeah that's comparable to the Dubs behemoth alright.

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Have one semi in Croke Park and the other in Limerick, that'll be fair enough I'd have thought.

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No Ulster or Connacht team beat a Leinster or Munster team in the championship from 1973 to 1991.

Winning margins in championship matches between Leinster/Munster teams and Ulster/Connacht teams in that period were, 5, 17, 5, 16, 3, 12, 12, 11, 22, 1, 3, 16, 6, 10, 1, 2, 12, 9, 6 (replay), 8 (replay), 8, 7, 11 (replay), 11, 5, 3, 7, 8.

Out of 31 matches, about 7 or 8 were genuinely competitive.

But sure things were better in the old days, or something.

What on earth did people do without a tiered championship in those days?

Leinster used to be competitive even if Ulster and Connacht couldn't beat the winners
And there was no official funding in the mix

Competition in Leinster was always greatly overstated

Any more than two teams in the reckoning was rare and a historical aberration

Munster has never been competitive

From 1973 to 1991 the best teams in Ulster and Connacht were cannon fodder

Connacht were cannon fodder up to the mid 90s
Apart from Roscommon coming quite close to toppling Kerry in 1980 and Galway being good enough to win an AI but contriving to lose to 12 men in 1983. And Mayo going close in 89 too. Roscommon and Galway both won leagues in that late 70's/early 80's period too.

And if a few balls had bounced differently Limerick could have won 2/3 Munster titles in the last decade, and Tipp another, but sure the winners write the history  ::)

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Did anyone really believe that the decision would go Sligos way.
Connacht Council looking after the same county as it somehow always does.

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