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WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:49:08 AM »
All this talk of counties merging and counties splitting why not do more to promote the club game and maybe restructure the all ireland club championship maybe a 32 team open tournament for all county champions get rid of provincial championships have it like old european club champions cup you could bring in teams outside ireland too.

have games live on rte2 on friday nights saturday and sunday  with a final on a saturday at like 4pm

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 07:50:17 AM »
make the club championship something big give it big platform

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 10:36:13 AM »
TG4 do a decent enough job. To be fair most of us are not interested in games club outside our county.

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 11:00:44 AM »
All this talk of counties merging and counties splitting why not do more to promote the club game and maybe restructure the all ireland club championship maybe a 32 team open tournament for all county champions get rid of provincial championships have it like old european club champions cup you could bring in teams outside ireland too.

have games live on rte2 on friday nights saturday and sunday  with a final on a saturday at like 4pm

I don’t think there’s any need to get rid of the provincial club championship.
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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 11:19:20 AM »
TG4 do a decent enough job. To be fair most of us are not interested in games club outside our county.
+1.
Also we should keep the Provincials Clubs Championships.
At least they're not as lopsided ad the County ones.
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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2018, 11:24:29 AM »
It's probably unfair to have a club from Donegal travelling to Cork for a c'ship game, with all the cost that that involves. Very few clubs would need an overnight stay for a provincial tie.

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2018, 12:02:24 PM »
It's probably unfair to have a club from Donegal travelling to Cork for a c'ship game, with all the cost that that involves. Very few clubs would need an overnight stay for a provincial tie.

+1 The provincial system is sound for club. Easier more accessible games for both Team and fans. Plus there is a midway challenge of winning another title!

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 02:44:25 PM »
All this talk of counties merging and counties splitting why not do more to promote the club game and maybe restructure the all ireland club championship maybe a 32 team open tournament for all county champions get rid of provincial championships have it like old european club champions cup you could bring in teams outside ireland too.

have games live on rte2 on friday nights saturday and sunday  with a final on a saturday at like 4pm

Show me a single club game in history, anywhere, that needed a “full house” sign, and then this conversation can begin.

Until then you’re confusing your personal interests and preferences with that of the general public.

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 03:51:08 PM »
The provincial championships are probably the best competitions in club. A lot of county championships have a lot of fluff games that aren’t of much interest to supporters.

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2018, 05:39:31 PM »
Club provincial championships are brilliant. The best games I was ever involved in were battles versus the likes of bellaghy and ballinderry. The club championship is brilliant as it is and should only be encouraged but not changed. I still believe the club finals should be maintained on st Patrick’s day.

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 07:00:37 PM »
All this talk of counties merging and counties splitting why not do more to promote the club game and maybe restructure the all ireland club championship maybe a 32 team open tournament for all county champions get rid of provincial championships have it like old european club champions cup you could bring in teams outside ireland too.

have games live on rte2 on friday nights saturday and sunday  with a final on a saturday at like 4pm

Is this your Jerry Maguire moment? Lay off the alcohol mate.

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2018, 11:04:33 PM »
Club provincial championships are brilliant. The best games I was ever involved in were battles versus the likes of bellaghy and ballinderry. The club championship is brilliant as it is and should only be encouraged but not changed. I still believe the club finals should be maintained on st Patrick’s day.

The format is perfect, why change it? BC1 and others who have experienced it at the different levels will cherish those moments of being in Croker as a player/supporter/parent or management.

Tg4 do a great job, I personally love these club games coming up, the intensity is hard to beat.
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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 12:25:12 AM »
Did the move to finish the club championships in the same calendar year fall by the wayside?

Not heard anything about it lately.


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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 03:20:31 AM »
Nothing wrong with the current format. The only change I'd make is work with Bord Fáilte to promote the All-Ireland club finals on St Paddy's day as a tourist attraction. Croke Park should be full when those matches are on. Tourists want a genuine Irish experience, and it doesn't get more genuine than that.

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Re: WHY DONT GAA PROMOTE CLUB GAME AND GIVE IT A BIG PLATFORM
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2018, 08:31:51 AM »
Club is the future. Holds much more interest and intrigue than county.