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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: April 20, 2019, 07:40:52 PM »
Didn’t get to see Munster game, but they were up against it. Leinster have it all to do tomorrow.
I see some absolute Muppet in full Munster supporter kit (jersey and suede loafers) went onto the pitch to remonstrate with Billy Vunipola. Billy should have knocked him into Row Z.
He should have told the referee about a few rules

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GAA Discussion / Re: Scór
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:37:48 AM »
Went to All Ireland final in Castlebar Saturday.  Great crowd - biggest in years.  50 Years of Scor.  MC awful however.  Why would Scor have shot themselves in the foot like this?  Mumbled his way through the event. Another thing is that Scor seems to be dying in counties, and yet at this level, it's still a great day's entertainment.
Every dog has to have its day in the sun
There are plenty of other organisations who promote music and dancing.

The GAA should focus on its 3 core sports. Football, hurling, handball.

No I strongly disagree.

It’s said many times that the gaa club is the hub of the community. In some places it is. A lot of cases, it’s not. Loads of clubs I know cater for underage teams. Girls and boys. Fair enough. But once over 16, left school etc, a few will remain, play u-21, senior but the majority will drop out and be more or less lost to the club. Because there’s very little else for them. The only ones catered for are the elite senior footballers.

If a youngster isn’t that good at football, he’ll hardly feel like a valued club member. After underage, that’s him gone. But he could’ve been a great rounders player, handballer, Irish dancer, solo singer, a great quizzer, Irish language speaker, stage performer etc. But if the club doesn’t cater for any of the above, he’s gone forever. And he mightn’t get his own kids involved with the club either.

If the gaa club really is the hub of the community, it has to cater for all of the community. Scor should be a huge part of that.
Some clubs promote scor instead of fielding a team in hurling, football or getting a handball or rounders section going

There are other organisations who already more than cater for Irish music, dancing and other events

Culture i.e. music and dancing is part of the GAA as much as football, hurling and camogie.

A fantastic outlet for people who don't play any sport or have retired etc.  Great for the young people also.  At football, they get abuse hurled on them whereas it's great to be part of Scór.

Scór is far more entertaining than a game of senior league football any day of the week.

I love all these people who are 'great gaels' but don't want our language and culture to be part of the modern GAA.
What's a great gael? Define it.
The GAA is a sports organisation.
Is cuma bhfuil rudai deanta trí Gaeilge nó Bearla. Leanann na cluichí at aghaidh.

I've been to scor events, and they drag on.
Irish culture isn't defined by Irish music and dancing

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GAA Discussion / Re: Scór
« on: April 16, 2019, 05:02:14 PM »
Went to All Ireland final in Castlebar Saturday.  Great crowd - biggest in years.  50 Years of Scor.  MC awful however.  Why would Scor have shot themselves in the foot like this?  Mumbled his way through the event. Another thing is that Scor seems to be dying in counties, and yet at this level, it's still a great day's entertainment.
Every dog has to have its day in the sun
There are plenty of other organisations who promote music and dancing.

The GAA should focus on its 3 core sports. Football, hurling, handball.

No I strongly disagree.

It’s said many times that the gaa club is the hub of the community. In some places it is. A lot of cases, it’s not. Loads of clubs I know cater for underage teams. Girls and boys. Fair enough. But once over 16, left school etc, a few will remain, play u-21, senior but the majority will drop out and be more or less lost to the club. Because there’s very little else for them. The only ones catered for are the elite senior footballers.

If a youngster isn’t that good at football, he’ll hardly feel like a valued club member. After underage, that’s him gone. But he could’ve been a great rounders player, handballer, Irish dancer, solo singer, a great quizzer, Irish language speaker, stage performer etc. But if the club doesn’t cater for any of the above, he’s gone forever. And he mightn’t get his own kids involved with the club either.

If the gaa club really is the hub of the community, it has to cater for all of the community. Scor should be a huge part of that.
Some clubs promote scor instead of fielding a team in hurling, football or getting a handball or rounders section going

There are other organisations who already more than cater for Irish music, dancing and other events

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General discussion / Re: Paris....advice
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:37:22 PM »
The spire is only 150 years old

But yeah, terrible all the same

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GAA Discussion / Re: Scór
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:48:48 AM »
Went to All Ireland final in Castlebar Saturday.  Great crowd - biggest in years.  50 Years of Scor.  MC awful however.  Why would Scor have shot themselves in the foot like this?  Mumbled his way through the event. Another thing is that Scor seems to be dying in counties, and yet at this level, it's still a great day's entertainment.
Every dog has to have its day in the sun
There are plenty of other organisations who promote music and dancing.

The GAA should focus on its 3 core sports. Football, hurling, handball.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: April 13, 2019, 07:05:38 AM »
Connacht seem to be producing good players and they wouldn't have a fraction of the schools rugby or club rugby that Ulster has

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GAA Discussion / Re: Too many for one Team
« on: April 11, 2019, 05:31:49 PM »
Can I ask when should clubs start emphasising competitiveness? U14 onwards?
What does competitive mean though? Boys want competitive games at U12. As do girls.
I'd want all our Under 10s to be able match their opponents skillwise.
The growth spurt will happen eventually for all children

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GAA Discussion / Re: Too many for one Team
« on: April 09, 2019, 04:47:12 PM »
play 13 for one half, another 13 for the other half
only solution

invite other clubs in your pitch to play games and play 9 a side or 11 a side and field two teams

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: April 06, 2019, 10:14:24 AM »
Has anyone been to Russia?

Thinking of going to Helsinki-St Petersburg-Moscow.  Anyone have experience of getting visas for Russian holidays?
You can buy a cruise/ferry from Helsinki or Tallinn into st Petersburg that has a visitors visa included
Afaik

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo for Sam 2019
« on: April 04, 2019, 05:01:44 PM »
Aidan O'Shea is in unbelievable shape too from what I saw last Sunday.
Hard to keep that going until end of summer

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: April 03, 2019, 02:44:44 PM »
Well done to the mayo boys. Better team on day. Our lads never showed up on the day and could have stole at at the end. Still have a Gavin White, David Moran, Micheal Burns, Tadgh Morley and John Buckley to return. P.Geaney first game back since operation. Jason Foley only back from injury and James Donoghue will improve with more games. Thought referee could have given more protection to Cifford, O'Brien and O'shea who were pulled and dragged off the ball. Referee should have red carded Diarmuid O'Connor for high challenge on Gavin Crowley. Tom Sullivan has his nose busted too. There was a small dunt on Tommy Walsh by Aidan O'Shea in first half and Mayo forwards pulling Kerry backs to the ground at the end. Sure look the better team won and we can't have any complaints.
you're only realising that about the Mayo backs now?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Limerick Hurling - A millionaires playground.
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:39:54 PM »
Limerick in their first league final in 13 years.

That was some goal scored by Guillane there yesterday from a driven ball in from defence, just flicked in totally caught the keeper off guard.
Limerick are a serious outfit with a good chance of putting two AI's together. If they can get out of Munster.
Yeah, I think getting out of Munster with a healthy squad will be tough

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Hurling Discussion / Re: The home of hurling
« on: March 21, 2019, 07:30:24 PM »
Still think they've too many mé féiners on that Tipp panel


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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:29:06 PM »
U got a Galway club team playing great attacking fball,  playing to their strengths. With the fball ability available to Kevin Walsh should he not try to get away from that defensive shit.

Oddly enough, there are similarities to the way Corofin and Galway (and many county teams now) play. Often times playing across the back, playing laterally, until someone breaks forward at pace and then a quick interchange of hand passes followed by a score. Corofin just do it better than Galway though.

I've been as stern a critic of KW as anyone, and the performances this year v Rossies (FBD) and Kerry (both in Tuam) were very poor. However, there was much better balance between defense and attack in Castlebar and last Saturday wasn't the worst I've seen either. Maybe he's finally getting the compromise right and hopefully a few incoming Corofin players and eventual injury-returnees will boost things further. Hope they go to Omagh now and have a right go. Momentum at any time of the year is no harm.
Corofin kick pass the ball up the field

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:26:42 PM »
With Galway, Kilkenny and Kerry clubs involved it’s no surprise with such a poor support. They hardly get behind their counties.

If a Mayo or Ulster club were in the final you would have a good overall county support backing their clubs.

There are Galway clubs playing on Paddy's Day most years between football and hurling and the attendance has never been that low. Must have been a reason for it this year.

And Corofin v Dr Crokes was considered a "dream final" so to speak yet the attendance was down massively.

Both hurling clubs in the final come from very small parishes so they are not going to account for many by themselves.

To me it looks like they didn't get as many neutrals in as other years for whatever reason.
With Corofin being so successful in recent years would they get much supporters from other Galway clubs?
Most diehard Galway fans were already at a county gsme the day before

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