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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2010 on: September 14, 2019, 04:20:01 PM »
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Supposed to be great work going on in Wicklow

Heard that myself, particularly in Greystones. Wicklow minors beat Dublin last year. Hopefully the likes of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow bring on these young teams and the Leinster Senior Championship will be more competitive in 3 to 5 years time.

Kildare won leinster minor titles in 13, 15, 16. They are not near competitive. Why will 3 - 5 years time be any different?

The Leinster Championship is a dead duck. No amount of faffing about or hoping for minor teams to step up is going to change that. The Dubs won't admit that money has been a big factor in this. Certainly not the only one but it's no coincidence.

In the 40 years from 1957 to 1997, Kildare didn't win a single Leinster senior football title. 0.
I don't know why that was, but could some of the reasons why they didn't win one in those 40 years not be similar to reasons why they haven't won one in the last 19 years?

Good minor teams will give Kildare are a good baseline, but they could do with a player of two who are the best in their position in the country to lift them to be genuine challengers.

And how come no other county has won any  of the last 9? I suppose thats downs to every other county not having the volunteers that Dublin have. Mothing to do with finances. God no.

Usual head in the sand stuff from you Dubs

Nothing to do with good players either I take it

Of course it does. I've no problem admitting Dublin are a fantastic team. Pity ye can't admit that finances are part of the reason for the success.

This is a one in a generation group that have been brought through by excellent volunteers!

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2011 on: September 14, 2019, 05:26:23 PM »
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Supposed to be great work going on in Wicklow

Heard that myself, particularly in Greystones. Wicklow minors beat Dublin last year. Hopefully the likes of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow bring on these young teams and the Leinster Senior Championship will be more competitive in 3 to 5 years time.

Kildare won leinster minor titles in 13, 15, 16. They are not near competitive. Why will 3 - 5 years time be any different?

The Leinster Championship is a dead duck. No amount of faffing about or hoping for minor teams to step up is going to change that. The Dubs won't admit that money has been a big factor in this. Certainly not the only one but it's no coincidence.

In the 40 years from 1957 to 1997, Kildare didn't win a single Leinster senior football title. 0.
I don't know why that was, but could some of the reasons why they didn't win one in those 40 years not be similar to reasons why they haven't won one in the last 19 years?

Good minor teams will give Kildare are a good baseline, but they could do with a player of two who are the best in their position in the country to lift them to be genuine challengers.

And how come no other county has won any  of the last 9? I suppose thats downs to every other county not having the volunteers that Dublin have. Mothing to do with finances. God no.

Usual head in the sand stuff from you Dubs

Nothing to do with good players either I take it

Of course it does. I've no problem admitting Dublin are a fantastic team. Pity ye can't admit that finances are part of the reason for the success.

This is a one in a generation group that have been brought through by excellent volunteers!

There are some sad saps on this forum. Forty minutes away from a mouth watering All Ireland Final replay and this is what we get from self proclaimed Gaelic football enthusiasts. So sad.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2012 on: September 14, 2019, 05:31:07 PM »
Will you get there before throw in?
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2013 on: September 14, 2019, 08:19:12 PM »
Well done Dublin. 5 in a row. Best volunteers in the history of the GAA.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2014 on: September 14, 2019, 10:49:01 PM »
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Supposed to be great work going on in Wicklow

Heard that myself, particularly in Greystones. Wicklow minors beat Dublin last year. Hopefully the likes of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow bring on these young teams and the Leinster Senior Championship will be more competitive in 3 to 5 years time.

Kildare won leinster minor titles in 13, 15, 16. They are not near competitive. Why will 3 - 5 years time be any different?

The Leinster Championship is a dead duck. No amount of faffing about or hoping for minor teams to step up is going to change that. The Dubs won't admit that money has been a big factor in this. Certainly not the only one but it's no coincidence.

In the 40 years from 1957 to 1997, Kildare didn't win a single Leinster senior football title. 0.
I don't know why that was, but could some of the reasons why they didn't win one in those 40 years not be similar to reasons why they haven't won one in the last 19 years?

Good minor teams will give Kildare are a good baseline, but they could do with a player of two who are the best in their position in the country to lift them to be genuine challengers.

And how come no other county has won any  of the last 9? I suppose thats downs to every other county not having the volunteers that Dublin have. Mothing to do with finances. God no.

Usual head in the sand stuff from you Dubs

Nothing to do with good players either I take it

Of course it does. I've no problem admitting Dublin are a fantastic team. Pity ye can't admit that finances are part of the reason for the success.

This is a one in a generation group that have been brought through by excellent volunteers!

There are some sad saps on this forum. Forty minutes away from a mouth watering All Ireland Final replay and this is what we get from self proclaimed Gaelic football enthusiasts. So sad.

Even sadder saps posting 40 mins before an AI final when your county are playing. 🤭🤭

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« Reply #2015 on: September 17, 2019, 09:04:05 PM »
I'm a little puzzled at some very strange remarks from Declan Darcy about Diarmuid Connolly's return to the squad: https://www.the42.ie/dublin-diarmuid-connolly-declan-darcy-4812056-Sep2019/

Connolly's private life is his own concern. I don't want to know anything about it, it's his own business. What's bothering me is - are Dublin so far ahead of the pack that they could afford to carry a passenger in the All-Ireland series?

I know Connolly in his prime was a superstar, but he was eighteen months out of inter-county football and looked it. Are Dublin that far ahead that they could carry him? I know he's not a passenger in the sense they couldn't carry Joe Duffy or Christy Dignam or some other hero of the city, but dammit, those comments from Darcy are just plain odd.

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« Reply #2016 on: September 18, 2019, 10:55:50 AM »
I'm a little puzzled at some very strange remarks from Declan Darcy about Diarmuid Connolly's return to the squad: https://www.the42.ie/dublin-diarmuid-connolly-declan-darcy-4812056-Sep2019/

Connolly's private life is his own concern. I don't want to know anything about it, it's his own business. What's bothering me is - are Dublin so far ahead of the pack that they could afford to carry a passenger in the All-Ireland series?

I know Connolly in his prime was a superstar, but he was eighteen months out of inter-county football and looked it. Are Dublin that far ahead that they could carry him? I know he's not a passenger in the sense they couldn't carry Joe Duffy or Christy Dignam or some other hero of the city, but dammit, those comments from Darcy are just plain odd.

In 35 minutes he set up 2 points, and while he missed a goal opportunity, it eventually went for a 45 which Rock pointed. So direct involvement in 3 points for Dublin, and cost a few turnovers too. But overall, there was at least half a dozen players on the pitch who contributed less than he did. So a passenger? I don't think so.

And while there may have been some sympathy shown to get on the panel of 35 or whatever it is. To get in the 26, he had to be showing more in training that his competitors for half forward cover. To suggest he was in the 26 as some sort of compassionate play is clearly way off the mark. 

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2017 on: September 18, 2019, 11:45:00 AM »
Well done Dublin. 5 in a row. Best volunteers in the history of the GAA.

Thanks , i feel i have contributed to the success.

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« Reply #2018 on: September 18, 2019, 12:51:50 PM »
Colm o'Rourke in the Indo today saying the Dubs aren't given ENOUGH funding..... ::)

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« Reply #2019 on: September 18, 2019, 09:14:16 PM »
I'm a little puzzled at some very strange remarks from Declan Darcy about Diarmuid Connolly's return to the squad: https://www.the42.ie/dublin-diarmuid-connolly-declan-darcy-4812056-Sep2019/

Connolly's private life is his own concern. I don't want to know anything about it, it's his own business. What's bothering me is - are Dublin so far ahead of the pack that they could afford to carry a passenger in the All-Ireland series?

I know Connolly in his prime was a superstar, but he was eighteen months out of inter-county football and looked it. Are Dublin that far ahead that they could carry him? I know he's not a passenger in the sense they couldn't carry Joe Duffy or Christy Dignam or some other hero of the city, but dammit, those comments from Darcy are just plain odd.

In 35 minutes he set up 2 points, and while he missed a goal opportunity, it eventually went for a 45 which Rock pointed. So direct involvement in 3 points for Dublin, and cost a few turnovers too. But overall, there was at least half a dozen players on the pitch who contributed less than he did. So a passenger? I don't think so.

And while there may have been some sympathy shown to get on the panel of 35 or whatever it is. To get in the 26, he had to be showing more in training that his competitors for half forward cover. To suggest he was in the 26 as some sort of compassionate play is clearly way off the mark.

I dunno Hound. I'm only going on how Darcy is quoted in the interview.
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I think first and foremost it was really important for us, the care of Diarmuid. To bring him back into the group was the right thing to do Things weren’t going really well for him probably outside of football and I think he needed football, he needed structure and whatever about whether he was to function within our group or not.

He had soldiered long and hard for us and he deserved that right to come back in and I think it was a really good thing for him to do. No matter whether we won an All-Ireland, I still think it would have been the right thing to do because we were looking after one of our own and he needs to be in our family.

Because the lads are brilliant to look after him, and reach out to him, which is really, really important. It was very impressive to see it, when it operated, and how Diarmuid flourished in that environment, and that friendship being shared to him.

We'll have to agree to disagree about how good or bad he was. Nobody ever agrees 100% on these things, not even the players themselves. I find the whole thing very puzzling. But then, really, maybe it's none of my business either. Dublin won, and won well. That's the bottom line.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2020 on: September 19, 2019, 10:32:25 PM »
I'm a little puzzled at some very strange remarks from Declan Darcy about Diarmuid Connolly's return to the squad: https://www.the42.ie/dublin-diarmuid-connolly-declan-darcy-4812056-Sep2019/

Connolly's private life is his own concern. I don't want to know anything about it, it's his own business. What's bothering me is - are Dublin so far ahead of the pack that they could afford to carry a passenger in the All-Ireland series?

I know Connolly in his prime was a superstar, but he was eighteen months out of inter-county football and looked it. Are Dublin that far ahead that they could carry him? I know he's not a passenger in the sense they couldn't carry Joe Duffy or Christy Dignam or some other hero of the city, but dammit, those comments from Darcy are just plain odd.

In 35 minutes he set up 2 points, and while he missed a goal opportunity, it eventually went for a 45 which Rock pointed. So direct involvement in 3 points for Dublin, and cost a few turnovers too. But overall, there was at least half a dozen players on the pitch who contributed less than he did. So a passenger? I don't think so.

And while there may have been some sympathy shown to get on the panel of 35 or whatever it is. To get in the 26, he had to be showing more in training that his competitors for half forward cover. To suggest he was in the 26 as some sort of compassionate play is clearly way off the mark.

I dunno Hound. I'm only going on how Darcy is quoted in the interview.
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I think first and foremost it was really important for us, the care of Diarmuid. To bring him back into the group was the right thing to do Things weren’t going really well for him probably outside of football and I think he needed football, he needed structure and whatever about whether he was to function within our group or not.

He had soldiered long and hard for us and he deserved that right to come back in and I think it was a really good thing for him to do. No matter whether we won an All-Ireland, I still think it would have been the right thing to do because we were looking after one of our own and he needs to be in our family.

Because the lads are brilliant to look after him, and reach out to him, which is really, really important. It was very impressive to see it, when it operated, and how Diarmuid flourished in that environment, and that friendship being shared to him.

We'll have to agree to disagree about how good or bad he was. Nobody ever agrees 100% on these things, not even the players themselves. I find the whole thing very puzzling. But then, really, maybe it's none of my business either. Dublin won, and won well. That's the bottom line.

Agree Iolar. Very strange stuff. 'the care of Diarmuid'
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2022 on: September 24, 2019, 11:22:18 AM »
What Reg No do Ballagh people get if they buy a new car ;)

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2023 on: September 25, 2019, 10:22:23 PM »

If at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #2024 on: September 26, 2019, 12:43:42 AM »