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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2018, 08:36:46 AM »
When you are going for 5 in a row and the success seems to be continuing then its easy enough to stay and win trophies
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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2018, 09:15:00 AM »
When you are going for 5 in a row and the success seems to be continuing then its easy enough to stay and win trophies

Guaranteed part of history, life-time guarantee of fame and and the great opportunities that will come from that....easy to sell that over the limited chance of actually making it in Aussie rules.

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2018, 10:22:23 AM »
Easy answer, keep paying them under the table.

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2018, 03:23:13 AM »
How many GAA players have actually gone to Oz to play in the AFL? Is it really all that many?

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2018, 03:29:41 AM »
How many GAA players have actually gone to Oz to play in the AFL? Is it really all that many?

When they tend to be the best prospects in counties it’s more than you’d ever want going.

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2018, 08:50:35 AM »
How many GAA players have actually gone to Oz to play in the AFL? Is it really all that many?

At the moment, the following are on senior lists in Oz.
Cillian McDaid (Carlton)
Ciaran Byrne (Carlton)
Conor McKenna (Essendon)
Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast Suns)
Zach Tuohy (Geelong)
Mark O'Connor (Geelong)
Conor Nash (Hawthorn)
Conor Glass (Hawthorn)
Daragh Joyce (St Kilda)
James Madden (Brisbane)
Colin O'Riordan (Sydney)

Have I missed anyone?
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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2018, 02:14:44 PM »
How many GAA players have actually gone to Oz to play in the AFL? Is it really all that many?

At the moment, the following are on senior lists in Oz.
Cillian McDaid (Carlton)
Ciaran Byrne (Carlton)
Conor McKenna (Essendon)
Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast Suns)
Zach Tuohy (Geelong)
Mark O'Connor (Geelong)
Conor Nash (Hawthorn)
Conor Glass (Hawthorn)
Daragh Joyce (St Kilda)
James Madden (Brisbane)
Colin O'Riordan (Sydney)

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Callum brown from derry away there last month, and anthony tohills lad although I dont know if he playing much football

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2018, 04:58:53 PM »
How many GAA players have actually gone to Oz to play in the AFL? Is it really all that many?

At the moment, the following are on senior lists in Oz.
Cillian McDaid (Carlton)
Ciaran Byrne (Carlton)
Conor McKenna (Essendon)
Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast Suns)
Zach Tuohy (Geelong)
Mark O'Connor (Geelong)
Conor Nash (Hawthorn)
Conor Glass (Hawthorn)
Daragh Joyce (St Kilda)
James Madden (Brisbane)
Colin O'Riordan (Sydney)

Have I missed anyone?

McDaid has come home since.

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2018, 05:19:39 PM »
When you are going for 5 in a row and the success seems to be continuing then its easy enough to stay and win trophies

Guaranteed part of history, life-time guarantee of fame and and the great opportunities that will come from that....easy to sell that over the limited chance of actually making it in Aussie rules.

But imagine how many Dubs youngsters will never get the chance to represent Dublin? To make the best 15 in any county is a great achievement but in the capital city with a million population is something else.

Other thing with the Dubs is how many of their players even suit the Aussie Rules?? You're looking at Fenton, and he blossomed too late to be picked up. Other than him, only Paul Flynn stands out as being similar in athleticism to the other guys selected.

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2018, 06:43:33 PM »
With Dublin having a huge pick, would they not benefit from having a B team in the NFL?

In a way, their success might actually put some players off the game. Even with Dublin clubs, the playing numbers seem to be mental. Players will piss off to other sports if they’ve no hope in hell of getting a game at club level, never mind county.

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
But is that not what we don't want? Are Dublin in need of having a B team to further showcase their talents. Can't help but think there are at least 30 more able county players in Dublin who could contribute to even more success for the Dubs, but won't get the chance because of the depth available already.

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2018, 07:32:41 PM »
Realistic chance of Dublin a v Dublin b league final at some point

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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2018, 09:11:40 PM »
Divide the 1.3m population colossus into 4 County teams.
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Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2018, 09:58:56 PM »
Realistic chance of Dublin a v Dublin b league final at some point

People that say this pretend like the people proposing the obvious - splitting Dublin - somehow didn’t foresee this potential outcome, or that the idea is so unpalatable that it would be preferable to allow a totally broken system remain in place where everyone and their dog knows no one is going to beat Dublin and that if they do it will happen so rarely to have no benefit to the health of the sport.

People and players have given up on this sport at IC level in droves in recent years. The alarm bells are ringing everywhere but in Dublin clubhouses and Croke Park boardrooms.