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burdizzo

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« Reply #270 on: June 14, 2019, 10:14:43 AM »
Completely agree. The example of rugby and the AIL is very pertinent. The club game in this county (and I assume it's the same in others) is a shadow of what it was before professionalism came in, despite the massive 'popularity'.

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« Reply #271 on: June 14, 2019, 11:25:51 AM »
Agree with Don. It's gone too far. What Dublin are doing in particular can in no way be replicated in the like of Laois. We're way too many rungs down the ladder to care about. The GAA, in typical firefighter mode, start pumping money into what they believe are the two nearest challengers in Leinster in the hope that they can "raise standards" or hopefully give Dublin some sort of game. The whole thing is a sham. The GAA have completely lost sight of what they're about and have inadvertently promoted professionalism.

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« Reply #272 on: June 14, 2019, 11:36:11 AM »
Agree with Don. It's gone too far. What Dublin are doing in particular can in no way be replicated in the like of Laois. We're way too many rungs down the ladder to care about. The GAA, in typical firefighter mode, start pumping money into what they believe are the two nearest challengers in Leinster in the hope that they can "raise standards" or hopefully give Dublin some sort of game. The whole thing is a sham. The GAA have completely lost sight of what they're about and have inadvertently promoted professionalism.

Couldn't agree more more. As for the club game and player - the gaa dont care about them.

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« Reply #273 on: June 14, 2019, 11:48:21 AM »
Club football is a wasteland. I disagree wholeheartedly with the system we have in Laois, because it lends itself to absolutely nothing. It's of no real relevance and it doesn't make players better. But it might just be the most player friendly system in counties who are going nowhere. It at least allows you to play an "amateur" sport in an enjoyable, hassle free way. I am grateful for the sacrifice and effort that our county players put in, but I wouldn't do it myself. Give me 2/3 months in America any day of the week

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« Reply #274 on: July 10, 2019, 01:05:19 AM »
Thug who left young GAA star with brain bleed in horror chipper attack caged for three years
https://www.thesun.ie/news/4292194/brendan-keating-assault-carlow-laois-gaa-daniel-oreilly-sentencing/

Two men who assaulted Laois GAA star Daniel O’Reilly ‘high-fived’ as he lay unconscious, court hears
https://www.thesun.ie/news/4296406/men-assault-daniel-o-reilly-high-five-unconscious-court/
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« Reply #276 on: July 10, 2019, 07:01:44 PM »
What did he do for the likes of Laois when he was president?

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« Reply #277 on: July 10, 2019, 08:18:14 PM »
He sold the broadcasting rights of the games to a British broadacster. As for what he did for Laois, well...………..

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« Reply #278 on: July 11, 2019, 11:29:24 AM »
What did he do for the likes of Laois when he was president?

Nothing

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« Reply #279 on: July 11, 2019, 01:47:12 PM »
He was useless, one of the worst presidents in the history of the GAA.

It's fair stupid out of the Leinster Express to interview him about last Sunday.

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« Reply #280 on: July 11, 2019, 04:05:15 PM »
Now, John Horan is a president who in not afraid to protect the interests of his own county, Dublin.

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« Reply #281 on: July 11, 2019, 08:40:32 PM »
I wasn't a fan of the Sky Deal which will be the legacy of his presidency, but it's not fair to say O'Neill did nothing for Laois, sure where do ye think we got the money to buy the land for the Centre of Excellence? Central Council of the GAA bought that for us during his tenure. It saved us millions. We wouldn't have that facility if it wasn't for him.