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GAA Discussion / Re: Meath vs Mayo, Croke Park 21/7/19
« Last post by Cunny Funt on Today at 01:38:03 PM »
https://twitter.com/maigheoforsam/status/1152852959346253824?s=21

 I know Conor Diskin,Brian Reape,Cian Hanley are now overseas but what has happened to Evan Regan,Ger Cafferkey,David Drake,James Durcan to no longer make the 26?
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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 01:37:12 PM »
The hurling has the right system. Round robin at the beginning followed by straight knock out games.

The football has this bolted on round robin system at the latter end of the championship.

Hurling has 6-8 teams who could win and a fresh set of semi finalists
every year. Football has one Paris St Germain with a few maybes and the rest straggling
It does not have 8 teams who can compete
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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 01:34:32 PM »
The Dubs are like a supertrawler scraping the sea floor for fish

Ros is a small boat on Lough Ree
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Put the u-20s out on the 4th.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by GalwayBayBoy on Today at 01:32:03 PM »
The hurling has the right system. Round robin at the beginning followed by straight knock out games.

The football has this bolted on round robin system at the latter end of the championship.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 01:32:00 PM »
What’s the beak even attendance figure for Croke Park?

Did someone mention 30k is needed to break even based on the cost of the event itself.

That figure gets thrown around a lot but it's actually false. If you think about it how could any number like that be accurate when ticket prices vary considerably between games. For example, none of the upper tiers or nally terrace was open yesterday so that's a saving straight away.

When you include corporate boxes and the fact that takings from shops/bars inside all go to the GAA, a crowd in Croke Park is more profitable than a similar one in another county ground. That's why so many games are in Croker.
That's what Peter McKenna once said and I have no reason to disbelieve him. When you factor insurance and maintenance costs in  and that only a percentage of the bar/fast food  etc. takings goes to the GAA, the  apparent profits shrink considerably.

Yes but every ground has insurance and maintenance costs. Having a double header in Croker is considerably cheaper than opening up 2 provincial grounds.
Attention focuses on the unfairness of the Dubs playing in Porky Crokey but if you look
at it from the point of view of the spreadsheet jockeys at HQ the GAA
need the revenues . They do not care about the product.


The All Ireland at this stage is a revenue Ponzi scheme
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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by RedHand88 on Today at 01:30:48 PM »
Time to scrap this league format in the middle of a championship. Was never a fan to begin with but it’s even worse than I thought no matter how hard the media tries to hype the games up.

Wonder would Tyrone take second place now if they could skip the Dublin game. Can't see any incentive to winning it, there's no preference between Kerry and Donegal.
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Longford / Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 01:28:05 PM »
The Longford Football Championship is again more interesting than the All
Ireland inter county championship

Go bhfóire Dia orainn
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GAA Discussion / Re: Ewan McKenna
« Last post by Smokin Joe on Today at 01:25:11 PM »
Tweet looks like it's gone now.
What did it say?
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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by yellowcard on Today at 01:22:37 PM »
Time to scrap this league format in the middle of a championship. Was never a fan to begin with but it’s even worse than I thought no matter how hard the media tries to hype the games up.
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