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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7680 on: April 17, 2019, 10:45:23 PM »
Delaney wasn’t in charge for Saipan was he? I thought he took over in 2005?

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« Reply #7681 on: April 18, 2019, 02:05:54 AM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
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« Reply #7682 on: April 18, 2019, 03:40:16 AM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...

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« Reply #7683 on: April 18, 2019, 08:59:00 AM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...

At what level? Every level? Adult level? If you're right fair enough but I'd be surprised if that were true? Where does that stat come from? Are we talking 26 counties or 32 counties?

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« Reply #7684 on: April 18, 2019, 06:04:09 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0510/962502-report-shows-decline-in-numbers-playing-soccer/

This Sport Ireland report shows soccer as the 5th most popular participation  sport in Ireland in 2017 with Gaelic football  8th and Hurling 12th.

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« Reply #7685 on: April 18, 2019, 06:29:36 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...

At what level? Every level? Adult level? If you're right fair enough but I'd be surprised if that were true? Where does that stat come from? Are we talking 26 counties or 32 counties?

Every level and 26. CSO/Sport Ireland

There is a very foolish notion out there that their grassroots isnt massively improved over the last decade.

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« Reply #7686 on: April 18, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »
Back in 1990 after the 26 Co team "won" the Soccer World Cup an excited  Athlone soccer bigot told me "Gah" was finished and no one would be playing or watching it in 15/20  years.
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« Reply #7687 on: April 18, 2019, 09:43:54 PM »
Back in 1990 after the 26 Co team "won" the Soccer World Cup an excited  Athlone soccer bigot told me "Gah" was finished and no one would be playing or watching it in 15/20  years.

He wasn't wrong if he was talking about the Leinster Championship!  ;)

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« Reply #7688 on: April 19, 2019, 01:05:32 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...
The  fraud speaketh, more nonsense. Only a fraud on the GAA discussion would come up with that bull. Those high soccer participation numbers come from a dubious sports whatever study, and  are inflated by people who play  7 a side, occasional once a week kickabouts in the park with jerseys for goalposts, lunchtime kickabouts.

 When participation is defined by playing and being a  member of a club, the soccer figures dwindle and lag far behind the GAA. Baile your Hole, only a dimwit like yourself would think that selecting a gaelic name would fool people into thinking you're someone other than the worm you are.
Others might remember the fraud Myles na gCopaleen, at least he eventually gave up the pretense, well mostly stopped, but he could never shake off the lingering stain of being a duplicitous fraud.

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« Reply #7689 on: April 19, 2019, 02:13:09 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...
The  fraud speaketh, more nonsense. Only a fraud on the GAA discussion would come up with that bull. Those high soccer participation numbers come from a dubious sports whatever study, and  are inflated by people who play  7 a side, occasional once a week kickabouts in the park with jerseys for goalposts, lunchtime kickabouts.

 When participation is defined by playing and being a  member of a club, the soccer figures dwindle and lag far behind the GAA. Baile your Hole, only a dimwit like yourself would think that selecting a gaelic name would fool people into thinking you're someone other than the worm you are.
Others might remember the fraud Myles na gCopaleen, at least he eventually gave up the pretense, well mostly stopped, but he could never shake off the lingering stain of being a duplicitous fraud.

Playing numbers are playing numbers. And I dont think you are right in your counter claim of shifting the goalposts. Its exceedingly foolish to claim Gaelic games has more participants than soccer. This came up in the context of an equally foolish claim that nobody takes soccer seriously in Ireland

The rest of your post is just a shyte attempt at bullying.

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« Reply #7690 on: April 19, 2019, 04:37:22 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...
The  fraud speaketh, more nonsense. Only a fraud on the GAA discussion would come up with that bull. Those high soccer participation numbers come from a dubious sports whatever study, and  are inflated by people who play  7 a side, occasional once a week kickabouts in the park with jerseys for goalposts, lunchtime kickabouts.

 When participation is defined by playing and being a  member of a club, the soccer figures dwindle and lag far behind the GAA. Baile your Hole, only a dimwit like yourself would think that selecting a gaelic name would fool people into thinking you're someone other than the worm you are.
Others might remember the fraud Myles na gCopaleen, at least he eventually gave up the pretense, well mostly stopped, but he could never shake off the lingering stain of being a duplicitous fraud.

Playing numbers are playing numbers. And I dont think you are right in your counter claim of shifting the goalposts. Its exceedingly foolish to claim Gaelic games has more participants than soccer. This came up in the context of an equally foolish claim that nobody takes soccer seriously in Ireland

The rest of your post is just a shyte attempt at bullying.
You call that bullying but are happy to call another poster special needs and Rainman. You are a sham of the highest order.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7691 on: April 19, 2019, 05:03:52 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...
The  fraud speaketh, more nonsense. Only a fraud on the GAA discussion would come up with that bull. Those high soccer participation numbers come from a dubious sports whatever study, and  are inflated by people who play  7 a side, occasional once a week kickabouts in the park with jerseys for goalposts, lunchtime kickabouts.

 When participation is defined by playing and being a  member of a club, the soccer figures dwindle and lag far behind the GAA. Baile your Hole, only a dimwit like yourself would think that selecting a gaelic name would fool people into thinking you're someone other than the worm you are.
Others might remember the fraud Myles na gCopaleen, at least he eventually gave up the pretense, well mostly stopped, but he could never shake off the lingering stain of being a duplicitous fraud.

Playing numbers are playing numbers. And I dont think you are right in your counter claim of shifting the goalposts. Its exceedingly foolish to claim Gaelic games has more participants than soccer. This came up in the context of an equally foolish claim that nobody takes soccer seriously in Ireland

The rest of your post is just a shyte attempt at bullying.
You call that bullying but are happy to call another poster special needs and Rainman. You are a sham of the highest order.

I'm being accused of all sorts by a small group of posters. Im not a GAA man, Rainmam seriously thinks I'm Paul Kimmage ffs. Calling out stupid posts is one thing. Deciding in a group you don't like a poster and dismissing everything they say as part of a plot is another.
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« Reply #7692 on: April 20, 2019, 03:27:46 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...
The  fraud speaketh, more nonsense. Only a fraud on the GAA discussion would come up with that bull. Those high soccer participation numbers come from a dubious sports whatever study, and  are inflated by people who play  7 a side, occasional once a week kickabouts in the park with jerseys for goalposts, lunchtime kickabouts.

 When participation is defined by playing and being a  member of a club, the soccer figures dwindle and lag far behind the GAA. Baile your Hole, only a dimwit like yourself would think that selecting a gaelic name would fool people into thinking you're someone other than the worm you are.
Others might remember the fraud Myles na gCopaleen, at least he eventually gave up the pretense, well mostly stopped, but he could never shake off the lingering stain of being a duplicitous fraud.

Playing numbers are playing numbers. And I dont think you are right in your counter claim of shifting the goalposts. Its exceedingly foolish to claim Gaelic games has more participants than soccer. This came up in the context of an equally foolish claim that nobody takes soccer seriously in Ireland

The rest of your post is just a shyte attempt at bullying.
You call that bullying but are happy to call another poster special needs and Rainman. You are a sham of the highest order.

I'm being accused of all sorts by a small group of posters. Im not a GAA man, Rainmam seriously thinks I'm Paul Kimmage ffs. Calling out stupid posts is one thing. Deciding in a group you don't like a poster and dismissing everything they say as part of a plot is another.
Can you explain why you are referring to another poster as Rainman?
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7693 on: April 20, 2019, 07:20:58 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...
The  fraud speaketh, more nonsense. Only a fraud on the GAA discussion would come up with that bull. Those high soccer participation numbers come from a dubious sports whatever study, and  are inflated by people who play  7 a side, occasional once a week kickabouts in the park with jerseys for goalposts, lunchtime kickabouts.

 When participation is defined by playing and being a  member of a club, the soccer figures dwindle and lag far behind the GAA. Baile your Hole, only a dimwit like yourself would think that selecting a gaelic name would fool people into thinking you're someone other than the worm you are.
Others might remember the fraud Myles na gCopaleen, at least he eventually gave up the pretense, well mostly stopped, but he could never shake off the lingering stain of being a duplicitous fraud.

Playing numbers are playing numbers. And I dont think you are right in your counter claim of shifting the goalposts. Its exceedingly foolish to claim Gaelic games has more participants than soccer. This came up in the context of an equally foolish claim that nobody takes soccer seriously in Ireland

The rest of your post is just a shyte attempt at bullying.
You call that bullying but are happy to call another poster special needs and Rainman. You are a sham of the highest order.

I'm being accused of all sorts by a small group of posters. Im not a GAA man, Rainmam seriously thinks I'm Paul Kimmage ffs. Calling out stupid posts is one thing. Deciding in a group you don't like a poster and dismissing everything they say as part of a plot is another.
Can you explain why you are referring to another poster as Rainman?
Because he is a bully, moron and all round bellend

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7694 on: April 20, 2019, 07:47:31 PM »
He was in the FAI already but not at the head of it. Either way it has long appeared to me that those that run the FAI are either incompetent or corrupted. Its not a serious organization and Ireland isn’t a serious footballing country despite the high levels of interest there is in the game as a form of entertainment and our national team will never amount to anything for the foreseeable future. Happy to be proven wrong of course but I doubt it.
Soccer has twice the playing numbers of Gaelic games. I'd hate to see playing numbers if they ever did get serious...
The  fraud speaketh, more nonsense. Only a fraud on the GAA discussion would come up with that bull. Those high soccer participation numbers come from a dubious sports whatever study, and  are inflated by people who play  7 a side, occasional once a week kickabouts in the park with jerseys for goalposts, lunchtime kickabouts.

 When participation is defined by playing and being a  member of a club, the soccer figures dwindle and lag far behind the GAA. Baile your Hole, only a dimwit like yourself would think that selecting a gaelic name would fool people into thinking you're someone other than the worm you are.
Others might remember the fraud Myles na gCopaleen, at least he eventually gave up the pretense, well mostly stopped, but he could never shake off the lingering stain of being a duplicitous fraud.

Playing numbers are playing numbers. And I dont think you are right in your counter claim of shifting the goalposts. Its exceedingly foolish to claim Gaelic games has more participants than soccer. This came up in the context of an equally foolish claim that nobody takes soccer seriously in Ireland

The rest of your post is just a shyte attempt at bullying.
You call that bullying but are happy to call another poster special needs and Rainman. You are a sham of the highest order.

I'm being accused of all sorts by a small group of posters. Im not a GAA man, Rainmam seriously thinks I'm Paul Kimmage ffs. Calling out stupid posts is one thing. Deciding in a group you don't like a poster and dismissing everything they say as part of a plot is another.
Can you explain why you are referring to another poster as Rainman?
Because he is a bully, moron and all round bellend
You really are an insufferable bollocks to be using that as a form of abuse. I reported you earlier this week for this and the mods have decided to let it fly. I'm done here with you and your blind ignorance and that's even before talking of the scutter you post.
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