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Farrandeelin

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Railway cup no more?
« on: November 21, 2017, 09:35:37 AM »
I see Connacht have pulled out. What next for this once glamorous comp?
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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 09:49:51 AM »
Ban Connacht teams from all AI competitions until they line out in the Railway Cup.

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 09:52:38 AM »
Ulster crowd love bans!!
Apart from the lads who get a free dinner no one in Connacht will be too bothered.
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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 10:24:41 AM »
Is Connaught not part of Dublin now anyway?

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 10:26:44 AM »
"Connaught" might be alright.
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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 12:21:53 PM »
Sure they hardly ever win it anyway

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 12:38:21 PM »
Sure they hardly ever win it anyway

Mayo never win the AI .... doesn’t mean they will pull out of it (no matter how advisable that may be😂)

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 12:59:36 PM »
Ending a farce. Aussie Rules took the prestige the Railway Cup once had.

150 souls in Carrick for the final. It's done.

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 01:10:01 PM »
Death of the Interpros?


With Connacht confirming that they no longer intend to take part, the Interprovincial Series could be dead in the water.

This year's competition was scrapped in August after Connacht revealed that they would not be putting forward a team and - speaking to RTE this morning - their provincial council secretary John Prenty may have sounded the death knell for the competition formerly known as the Railway Cup:

"We feel it has run its course and we decided at the beginning of the year that we wouldn't compete this year. I don't think we'll take part again but what the other three provinces will do again I don't know."

The Railway Cup used to attract huge crowds in its prime and it was viewed as the ultimate honour for a player to represent his province. But it has struggled to find a place in the GAA calendar since the club finals took its traditional St Patricks Day slot.

Things got even worse when it was switched from February to December, with only 150 people attending last year's football final in Carrick-on-Shannon, where Pete McGrath's Ulster took the silverware.

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 01:16:51 PM »
Do no harm to get rid of it for a bit, clear up the fixture list or at least not add to it / put players under pressure to nearly have a 12 month season.

Maybe in the years to come the GAA Calender can be sorted once and for all and perhaps will coincidence with an appetite for it's return.


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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 01:24:48 PM »
Do no harm to get rid of it for a bit, clear up the fixture list or at least not add to it / put players under pressure to nearly have a 12 month season.

Maybe in the years to come the GAA Calender can be sorted once and for all and perhaps will coincidence with an appetite for it's return.

Nah.

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 02:09:04 PM »
Ending a farce. Aussie Rules took the prestige the Railway Cup once had.

150 souls in Carrick for the final. It's done.

5,000 were in Armagh 2 or 3 years ago though.

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 02:27:20 PM »
Has it run its course because the "big 3" find it a inconvenience to take part? last year you had D Daly J Small (Dublin)
D Clarke,J Doherty,C O’Shea (Mayo) and  A O’Mahony,T Walsh (Kerry) from those 3 counties and Walsh,Daly,C O Shea are hardly the cream of the crop from those counties. If it went ahead this December probably even less from Kerry,Dublin and Mayo would play.

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2017, 02:30:32 PM »
Has it run its course because the "big 3" find it a inconvenience to take part? last year you had D Daly J Small (Dublin)
D Clarke,J Doherty,C O’Shea (Mayo) and  A O’Mahony,T Walsh (Kerry) from those 3 counties and Walsh,Daly,C O Shea are hardly the cream of the crop from those counties. If it went ahead this December probably even less from Kerry,Dublin and Mayo would play.

It ran its course because no one turns up to the games - player interest was always relatively strong. Can't believe anyone is pushing anything but the obvious on the this topic after all these years of evidence.

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Re: Railway cup no more?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 03:56:08 PM »
Ending a farce. Aussie Rules took the prestige the Railway Cup once had.

150 souls in Carrick for the final. It's done.

5,000 were in Armagh 2 or 3 years ago though.
ThO'Sé unsophisticated people would watch anything......
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