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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: Today at 12:14:44 AM »
A couple of questions - what’s a “normal” county and are you saying that the likes of Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone etc will never be able to compete with Dublin again?

A normal county is one within striking distance of the average population and where football is fairly popular, rather than only hurling.
Some of these counties will compete with Dublin some years, but that doesn't change the unfairness of the situation.

If you’re a county that can compete then compete. Otherwise amalgamate.

You’re about as genuine a debater as Fox Commander or that WUM account in the Mayo LGFA thread.

GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:35:36 PM »
Adults playing football, stripping out the non-Dubs playing in Dublin, would be a better comparison. We'd still have the most, but the discrepancy wouldnt be near as high.

That's because Dublin clubs are a ridiculous size.

Comparing professional sports is actually a terrible comparison. Players can freely move clubs in professional sports therefore neutralising the population discrepancy.

yes and no. Big teams buy big players and these are in big cities in general.

How about amalgamating counties who feel they can’t compete?

There are a range of counties of very broadly the same size; Kerry, Mayo, Meath, Tyrone etc  and there are some a bit smaller who compete well at times, like Monaghan or Offaly, and a few whose small population makes it difficult. If the smaller counties wish to combine there is a case for this. But they mostly affect themselves. Having one ridiculously big county undermines competition in the normal counties in a way that a few small counties do not.

But all this stuff about soccer and small counties does nothing to support Dublin's position, stop trying to divert debate .

A couple of questions - what’s a “normal” county and are you saying that the likes of Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone etc will never be able to compete with Dublin again?

You ask questions but never like the answers..

GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:34:54 PM »
Embarassing. It’s amazing to watch how fast Sean Cavanagh, perhaps the best player to ever wear a Tyrone jersey, became public enemy number one after breaking the Tyrone omertà.

GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
A taste of what's to come...

Is the @officialgaa system supporting this mans behavior? Would his behavior be tolerated if it was the men’s team ? @OrlaNWCI @NWCI need to support these ladies to understanding this classic bully behavior if the @Mayo_LGFA @MayoGAA don’t step up. #raging #MayoGaa #Mayoladies

You’re quoting someone with a Disney character for an avatar and 300 followers, Jinxy - you’d find far more reprehensible stuff on this forum to quote. We have a 100 page rape trial thread and an active 9/11 truther community ffs..

GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:58:46 AM »
The Mayo players released a statement at the time, Jinxy. This isn’t a rock many will die on given the sentiment towards Carnacon in Mayo.

GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:43:38 AM »
The beauty of the 'mental health' angle in this instance is that it's entirely subjective.
You can't question the veracity of such a claim or you will be torn asunder in the court of public opinion.
I can see how this will develop from here.
The majority of people discussing sport online are men.
A lot of the discussion surrounding this will be along the lines of, 'Are they for real?'
'FEMINIST' (as opposed to feminist) types, who only take an interest in ladies gaelic football once a year to lament the fact that it's still called 'ladies' football, will accuse them of misogyny, bullying etc. and before long we have a perfect storm where actual facts simply will not matter.

It brings to mind a recent article by friend of the board Ewan Mackenna, regarding the Serena Williams affair.
His opinion was (correctly in my view) that it wasn't equal treatment Serena wanted, it was special treatment.
This feels the same to me, but no male journalist (other than Ewan probably) will want to touch this story with a barge-pole.
At least not in any serious way which challenges the reasons for leaving given in the players' statement.

This is a weirdly preemptively defensive post, Jinxy. Cora and company have not found much support in their own county or own panel, nevermind in the general population. This whole episode is now pretty much done unless the appeal to ban Carnacon is successful.

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:46:44 AM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.
As without doubt the biggest rivals of the Dublin team, of course the fans are going to take the most joy out of beating our biggest rivals. We've two very painful defeats in recent memory also to add to that and plenty say they have memories of Mayo fans shoving it to them in the aftermath of those games. (Not me, I might add).

But "belittling" is nonsense in my opinion. Plenty of other fans from other counties seem to take great joy in belittling Mayo's achievements when they lose a final but Dubs fans know exactly how good Mayo have been in recent years.

Oh, spare us all the magnanimous winners nonsense. Dublin GAA executed a coordinated hit job on Lee Keegan before one of those finals ffs.

GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:43:02 AM »
A lot of words to say very little of note. And childish insults to boot.

GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:20:12 AM »
Calls to split Dublin are bullshit and thats from a Mayo supporter.In all honesty who wants to beat Fingal or North Dublin??? Yes Dublin have too many advantages that need to be looked at but splitting Dublin shouldnt be the answer.Having to play their all ireland quarter and semi finals away from croker would be a start IMO.

I want to beat Fingal or South Dublin, y’know actual existing counties in an inter-county sport. That’s natural.

Not the rigged game that is fûcking rural counties like Roscommon or Mayo lining up to the take their next flaking from an amalgamation of four counties with a population greater than our province.

We're not an amalgamation, those "counties" were created as administrative areas. In the 90s. Not 1890s. 1990s.

Lot of thicks on the board about Dublin these days. Apparently, pointing that out means you are a financial doper, cheat, one-eyed etc.
I don't quite follow you here.I don't really want to spoil the fun and would prefer to let the pair of you at it. But, looking at the Wikipedia article you referenced, I find Dublin refereed to as a former county.
Furthermore, "Prior to 1994 County Dublin was also an administrative unit covering the whole county outside of Dublin City Council." By my reckoniing there was, in effect two local adminstration units before 1994.
Further on, this is part of what you'll find:
"The total population of the three aforementioned counties and Dublin city was 1,345,402 according to the census of 2016."
All counties were created to simplify the process of facilitating local administration and Dublin was no exception, beginning with those created by Kiing John after the Norman invasion with the western ones, "THe Composition of Connaught," in the late 1500s.
All that's heavy going but the fact is the division of Dublin County into three separate local administration units by the legal authority of the day, makes each of them a county. I mean they were created by the same process that created County Dublin in the first place.
(Maybe I'm missing something but I don't think so.)

Dublin County and Dublin County Football team existed before the creation of these administrative areas. So neither can be considered an amalgamation 4 counties and it is moronic and/or intellectually dishonest to say that they are.

Like I said, a lot of thicks on this thread

They aren't 'administrative areas'. They're counties. This game is inter-county. Getit? Good.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:51:57 AM »
It is so satisfying to be a Browns fan.

I liked the article on Deadspin - “Saints first team to beat Browns in 37 weeks”

GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:55:36 PM »
Enjoyable, but long periods of handpassing and no foot involved.

Your posts in this thread are very transparent. Don't assume you're fooling anyone.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:42:45 PM »
50,000 attendance, incredible work being done to promote these ladies finals.

Surely it’s now one of if not the highest attended womens’ sporting events on the planet?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:27:06 PM »
That was a worldie, reminds me of Gooch’s against Mayo in 2011. Art.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:11:42 PM »
Good game so far.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:03:03 AM »
Ian Rappoport saying he was fine at practice on Friday, was late today and complaining about the hammy. How he acquired the injury is supposedly part of the reason for why he's been let go. Already on thin ice and whatever it was was one too many.

He hurt it during a photoshoot. Of all the reasons to release him this is the stupidest, but it is the Browns were talking about.

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