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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2020, 08:57:04 PM »
I donít know if it actually got the media attention (disdain) that it deserved. Which kind of shows how common the behaviour had become. But this was meant to be a showpiece game.

Dublin handpassing the ball around in circles for over 5 mins, with their opponents continuing to hold their defensive shape, despite being 5 points down, in one of the first Super 8 clashes vs Donegal. This should have been considered a seminal moment for Gaelic Football, one which should have been met with the end of the Super 8s, and frees being awarded against back passes back into your own half.

Everyone should watch it again. And vomit.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

Dublin v Donegal in 2011 and the beginning of the blanket defence in football. Now that was vomit enducing and no one should be forced to watch it again.

 Thank f**k we are finally starting to see the end of it and teams now realise it wont work against the top sides and/or win an All Ireland.

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2020, 09:05:36 PM »
Laois beating Armagh, giving them a replay and beating them again....
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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2020, 09:20:20 PM »
I donít know if it actually got the media attention (disdain) that it deserved. Which kind of shows how common the behaviour had become. But this was meant to be a showpiece game.

Dublin handpassing the ball around in circles for over 5 mins, with their opponents continuing to hold their defensive shape, despite being 5 points down, in one of the first Super 8 clashes vs Donegal. This should have been considered a seminal moment for Gaelic Football, one which should have been met with the end of the Super 8s, and frees being awarded against back passes back into your own half.

Everyone should watch it again. And vomit.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

Dublin v Donegal in 2011 and the beginning of the blanket defence in football. Now that was vomit enducing and no one should be forced to watch it again.

 Thank f**k we are finally starting to see the end of it and teams now realise it wont work against the top sides and/or win an All Ireland.

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

Yes, noticed towards the end, a Down player practically shoved Greg Blaney to the ground, obviously telling him to lie down and waste time. Nope, up he got and carried on.

Great amount of long kicking in that game. A great spectacle.

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2020, 09:22:58 PM »
Laois beating Armagh, giving them a replay and beating them again....

You didnít give us a replay.

If the CCCCC were consistent, you wouldíve been turfed out for breaking the rules. Not only that, but you got home advantage for the rematch. You couldnít make it up.

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2020, 09:40:26 PM »

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.

.....and ended up squaring up to none other than Billy Walsh....  ;D ;D

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2020, 10:19:27 PM »
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2020, 10:28:35 PM »
Laois beating Armagh, giving them a replay and beating them again....

You didnít give us a replay.

If the CCCCC were consistent, you wouldíve been turfed out for breaking the rules. Not only that, but you got home advantage for the rematch. You couldnít make it up.
Still sore about it I see..... ;)
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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2020, 10:30:14 PM »
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs

Why was there a rematch?

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2020, 10:46:43 PM »
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs

Why was there a rematch?

Was there any rule against taking a penalty like that?

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2020, 11:16:06 PM »
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs

Why was there a rematch?

Galway appealed it, not sure on what grounds it was successful though

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2020, 11:27:51 PM »
From memory- Ros got the Cup, then the ref found some Connacht Council officials to tell them he didn't allow the goal as the lad who placed the ball didnt take the kick and therefore Galway were the winners.
Eventually it was replayed and we won.
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2020, 11:35:38 PM »
The player who places the ball on the spot, has to take the penalty?

Is that a proper rule?

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2020, 11:53:16 PM »
That is bonkers....what other young lad would have the neck to do that in a provincial final?

I think Cake's reaction was as much to do with the refs decision as anything else, he behaved like he scored a perfectly legit goal... anyone else they would prob have glanced to the ref to see his reaction.

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2020, 11:54:07 PM »
The player who places the ball on the spot, has to take the penalty?

Is that a proper rule?

It was disallowed because there were 2 players inside the 21 (if I remember correctly)

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Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2020, 12:11:01 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/controversial-sky-tv-deal-fails-to-chime-with-magical-riff-of-gaa-1.1750676

In the afterword to his much loved book Over the Bar , ” hEithir offers his interpretation of what the GAA is really about and tells the story of Bill Doonan, a restless Cavan man who literally broke for the border in 1943, joined the British army and quickly found himself serving as a radio operator in southern Italy. On a certain Sunday in September, the Irish man vanished and his unit, fearing the worst, quickly mounted a search. His mates found him in the rarest of places.

ďHe was up a tree on the side of a steep hill and appeared to be in a trance,Ē wrote ” hEithir. ďAnd in a way he was, for after much effort and experimentation, Private Doonan had eventually homed in on the commentary of the second half of the All-Ireland final between Roscommon and Cavan in Croke Park. He was too indispensible to be court-martialled
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