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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 21, 2018, 05:47:18 PM »
That’s the type of logic I’d expect from you. You are as bad as sy.

The sheer misplaced arrogance of this post is astounding.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:36:14 PM »
From an outsider's view ...…
At this juncture in Mayo football and to get all their best players committed is James Horan not the best bet?

But is a win now mentality the right one in a Mayo team that realistically hasn’t any hope of winning now? Horan showed a mistrust of youth last time..

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 20, 2018, 03:54:51 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/ladies-football/ewan-mackenna-women-in-sport-have-been-fighting-hard-for-parity-clearly-on-this-occasion-it-didnt-suit-some-37334309.html

Is Jinxy Ewan MacKenna?

Mostly agree but the derisive reference to ‘crusades’ does an incredible injustice to the countless cases in recent years where such efforts were full justified, situations where society would have swept things under the rug as always had it been in the past.

I’d also argue the Cora/Tierney group have been met with a very, very muted response both in the LGFA and in the media in general, published or social. It flies in the face of the idea he puts out there of an overreaction.

Maybe I'm being cynical but the only pieces I've read that were in support of the girls were written by Jaqui Hurley on rte website, Sinead Kissane in the independent and Mary Hanningan in today's Irish Times.
Isn't it convenient that they then were apparently the only journos in attendance at their press conference the other night?

Jaqui Hurley’s report was essentially a by-the-blows account of what was said at that press conference so I’d caution that it may be posters own biases showing on this one rather than her’s. In general she’s an excellent host and reporter, by the way.

And by the same token Kissane’s writing has rarely been alarmist either, usually making more sensible points than most columnists.

Just because the Carnacon axis tried to stack the deck by only inviting those two journalists it shouldn’t reflect negatively on them. They were just covering a story.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 20, 2018, 02:43:34 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/ladies-football/ewan-mackenna-women-in-sport-have-been-fighting-hard-for-parity-clearly-on-this-occasion-it-didnt-suit-some-37334309.html

Is Jinxy Ewan MacKenna?

Mostly agree but the derisive reference to ‘crusades’ does an incredible injustice to the countless cases in recent years where such efforts were full justified, situations where society would have swept things under the rug as always had it been in the past.

I’d also argue the Cora/Tierney group have been met with a very, very muted response both in the LGFA and in the media in general, published or social. It flies in the face of the idea he puts out there of an overreaction.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Why are Posters obsessed about Dublin GAA??
« on: September 20, 2018, 02:29:35 PM »
The usual troll accounts out in full force I see. The sad part is seperating the shallow, one note WUM accounts from the actual opinion of the average Dublin supporter has become less and less obvious as the years have went by.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: September 19, 2018, 11:06:48 PM »
What's your alternative?

No point even discussing it. As a Roscommon native, you should be happy to take whatever Galway and Mayo don't want. Be grateful that you get the odd bite. I reached an all time low sitting in front of Dublin fans clapping our scores and being genuinely surprised that we had "one or two who could play a bit". Best to get us into a lower tier competition and stop cluttering up the place.

In a forum filled with weak attempts at trolling (that the posters appear to think are brilliantly constructed rouses) this has to be one of the more embarassing efforts.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:05:01 PM »
Red card should stand for his petulance after getting card.  Said it all about him.  He may have been a great player at times but he was always an unlikeable tit.

I like how you’re talking about the odds on favourite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or in the past tense. Salty like seawater.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 19, 2018, 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.

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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..

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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.

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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

https://twitter.com/ElaineSandraLiz/status/1041973198768812033

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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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