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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #150 on: July 20, 2019, 11:29:41 PM »
Tonight was all that we hoped that the Super 8s would be - the sheer majesty of a Dublin team in full flow in front of an enthralled crowd on a lovely summer Saturday evening at Croke Park.

Many children will start playing Gaelic football because of what they witnessed tonight. Memories to last a lifetime.

Unfortunately they'll feel let down because they have to get up for work on a Monday, so for their own food and buy their own car.... unlike the financially doped Dubs.

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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #151 on: July 20, 2019, 11:29:53 PM »
Dublin just seem to be getting better and better by every year, which is frightening. Although they haven't been fully tested yet, it's hard to see them lose with their power and fitness.

Whatever about the Super 8's, the Leinster championship needs to be abolished next year. Pointless competition. Even the Dubs must be getting sick of it.

I'd say the same about the Munster but at least Cork have the potential to trouble Kerry in the coming years. Then again it's Cork, so who knows.

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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #152 on: July 20, 2019, 11:36:23 PM »
Dublin just seem to be getting better and better by every year, which is frightening. Although they haven't been fully tested yet, it's hard to see them lose with their power and fitness.

Whatever about the Super 8's, the Leinster championship needs to be abolished next year. Pointless competition. Even the Dubs must be getting sick of it.

I'd say the same about the Munster but at least Cork have the potential to trouble Kerry in the coming years. Then again it's Cork, so who knows.

How does abolishing the Leinster Championship help anything? How does the back door work? How does any Leinster team get into the Super 8's?


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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #153 on: July 20, 2019, 11:37:43 PM »
Tonight was all that we hoped that the Super 8s would be - the sheer majesty of a Dublin team in full flow in front of an enthralled crowd on a lovely summer Saturday evening at Croke Park.

Many children will start playing Gaelic football because of what they witnessed tonight. Memories to last a lifetime.

These amazing Dubs continue to inspire.
;D ;D
Looking at the empty spaces all around the ground, I don't think enough kids were watching to knock together a couple of under 10 sides.
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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #154 on: July 20, 2019, 11:42:58 PM »
Tonight was all that we hoped that the Super 8s would be - the sheer majesty of a Dublin team in full flow in front of an enthralled crowd on a lovely summer Saturday evening at Croke Park.

Many children will start playing Gaelic football because of what they witnessed tonight. Memories to last a lifetime.

These amazing Dubs continue to inspire.
;D ;D
Looking at the empty spaces all around the ground, I don't think enough kids were watching to knock together a couple of under 10 sides.
Childer not fools, they'll see the chicken shoot for what it was unfortunately. Lack of competition = other options.

Zero atmosphere, regret going myself tonight as a neutral.  Supreme team, bit joyless. At least Mayo gave Dublin a game of it over the years even if fruitless in the grand scheme of things.

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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #155 on: July 20, 2019, 11:56:06 PM »
Dublin just seem to be getting better and better by every year, which is frightening. Although they haven't been fully tested yet, it's hard to see them lose with their power and fitness.

Whatever about the Super 8's, the Leinster championship needs to be abolished next year. Pointless competition. Even the Dubs must be getting sick of it.

I'd say the same about the Munster but at least Cork have the potential to trouble Kerry in the coming years. Then again it's Cork, so who knows.

How does abolishing the Leinster Championship help anything? How does the back door work? How does any Leinster team get into the Super 8's?

If Dublin play teams like Mayo, Kerry, Donegal and Tyrone regularly in June/July at least we'll get to see some competitive games.

The provincial championships just don't make any sense any more. Why are counties like Carlow and Wicklow even in the same competition as Dublin? Even Laois and Kildare are way off them.

You might get a few good games in provincial every year (Roscommon-Galway, Tyrone-Donegal), but overall it just isnt worth it.

Hopefully the league and championship competitions are switched around come next year and we can have some games to actually look forward to. Why do we have to wait until August for Dublin to actually play someone competitive?

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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #156 on: July 20, 2019, 11:58:31 PM »
Dublin just seem to be getting better and better by every year, which is frightening. Although they haven't been fully tested yet, it's hard to see them lose with their power and fitness.

Whatever about the Super 8's, the Leinster championship needs to be abolished next year. Pointless competition. Even the Dubs must be getting sick of it.

I'd say the same about the Munster but at least Cork have the potential to trouble Kerry in the coming years. Then again it's Cork, so who knows.

How does abolishing the Leinster Championship help anything? How does the back door work? How does any Leinster team get into the Super 8's?

If Dublin play teams like Mayo, Kerry, Donegal and Tyrone regularly in June/July at least we'll get to see some competitive games.

The provincial championships just don't make any sense any more. Why are counties like Carlow and Wicklow even in the same competition as Dublin? Even Laois and Kildare are way off them.

You might get a few good games in provincial every year (Roscommon-Galway, Tyrone-Donegal), but overall it just isnt worth it.

Hopefully the league and championship competitions are switched around come next year and we can have some games to actually look forward to. Why do we have to wait until August for Dublin to actually play someone competitive?
Dublin won last year without playing any competitive games
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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #157 on: July 21, 2019, 12:01:28 AM »
Dublin just seem to be getting better and better by every year, which is frightening. Although they haven't been fully tested yet, it's hard to see them lose with their power and fitness.

Whatever about the Super 8's, the Leinster championship needs to be abolished next year. Pointless competition. Even the Dubs must be getting sick of it.

I'd say the same about the Munster but at least Cork have the potential to trouble Kerry in the coming years. Then again it's Cork, so who knows.

How does abolishing the Leinster Championship help anything? How does the back door work? How does any Leinster team get into the Super 8's?

If Dublin play teams like Mayo, Kerry, Donegal and Tyrone regularly in June/July at least we'll get to see some competitive games.

The provincial championships just don't make any sense any more. Why are counties like Carlow and Wicklow even in the same competition as Dublin? Even Laois and Kildare are way off them.

You might get a few good games in provincial every year (Roscommon-Galway, Tyrone-Donegal), but overall it just isnt worth it.

Hopefully the league and championship competitions are switched around come next year and we can have some games to actually look forward to. Why do we have to wait until August for Dublin to actually play someone competitive?
Dublin won last year without playing any competitive games

Kerry and Donegal weren't as good last year. Kerry will definitely challenge Dublin, if not this year, in the coming years with their exciting young players.

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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #158 on: July 21, 2019, 12:08:25 AM »
Roscommon have almost single handedly given enough reason for binning the Super 8s and the 2 tier system. It’s not right on them.
They might be doing every county a favour

There was nothing wrong with the all Ireland quarter finals being on the same weekend in August as double headers
We've 1 more year of the 'trial'.
And everyone should lobby their county board to kill this thing quickly before it completely destroys our championship

It's not the Super 8's that is destroying the Championship, Leinster is already a wasteland.

Who wants to see a one horse race ?
okay but under a straight forward knock out 1/4 final there is a chance (however remote) that they could be caught out. All this system does is give them and the other stronger teams the safety net of 2 other games to salvage the situation. Its a farce.

A group stage for the last 8 was always going to be a ridiculous concept. Now you have Cork,Roscommon and probably a few other teams tomorrow forced to fulfill dead rubber fixtures when those players are better off with their clubs.

Forget this 3 year trial nonsense and bring back the straight knock out All Ireland quarter finals for 2020.
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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #159 on: July 21, 2019, 12:52:19 AM »
Just home from this away game.
Weary, depressed, disappointed for the lads but it was amateur boys against professional men.
Hard to know where we go from here, how many lads will have the appetite to slog it out over the winter again.
Some one said we've put a 2 tier Championship to bed.
We've probably made the case for a 3 or 4 tier championship when you think we're better than 24vir 25 if the teams out there.
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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #160 on: July 21, 2019, 01:08:15 AM »
Just home from this away game.
Weary, depressed, disappointed for the lads but it was amateur boys against professional men.
Hard to know where we go from here, how many lads will have the appetite to slog it out over the winter again.
Some one said we've put a 2 tier Championship to bed.
We've probably made the case for a 3 or 4 tier championship when you think we're better than 24vir 25 if the teams out there.

It doesn’t matter how much Ros improve. The championship is rigged
It would be no different if PSG played in the League of Ireland
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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #161 on: July 21, 2019, 01:21:34 AM »
Just home from this away game.
Weary, depressed, disappointed for the lads but it was amateur boys against professional men.
Hard to know where we go from here, how many lads will have the appetite to slog it out over the winter again.
Some one said we've put a 2 tier Championship to bed.
We've probably made the case for a 3 or 4 tier championship when you think we're better than 24vir 25 if the teams out there.

Tough watch, there'll be a day when Ross will have a midfielder or 2 and a team to match...keep the faith. No shame today, yer lads kept at it.

Connacht abú.

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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #162 on: July 21, 2019, 01:35:31 AM »
Just home from this away game.
Weary, depressed, disappointed for the lads but it was amateur boys against professional men.
Hard to know where we go from here, how many lads will have the appetite to slog it out over the winter again.
Some one said we've put a 2 tier Championship to bed.
We've probably made the case for a 3 or 4 tier championship when you think we're better than 24vir 25 if the teams out there.

You have my respect. I really don't know anything else Roscommon can do. Fair play for keeping your provincial championship alive at the very least.

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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #163 on: July 21, 2019, 01:37:22 AM »
I know.
But I also know  that we will only ever win Connachts, Div 2s and in the future Intermediate All Irelands.
There will be no more 1943s or 44s.
Nor Cavan nor Offaly winning Sam again.
Sorry for Monaghan, Sligo, Westmeath, Laois etc who didn't win one back in the days of true amateurism.
We haven't even got dreams any more and when that happens it's not a good place to be.
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Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« Reply #164 on: July 21, 2019, 02:09:14 AM »
That is a tough read  ,Rosfan. Very tough for the players to be able to put in the effort year after year knowing there is no hope of ultimate success.Watched only pieces of todays game and I was one who would never miss any part of any championship game.Dublin will win this years all Ireland and they can win the next 5 for all I care.The system is rigged in there favor no matter what spiel we are fed from Croke Park and it is not going to change.