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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:42:06 PM »
To me the series underlines that claims that our top footballers train to the level of professional athletes is bullsh*t. We looked really good at the start of both games, but were swamped by the end by a team playing with an alien ball.
I'm not having a go at our players, they can't be expected to hold down a job and reach the top level of conditioning. But they also can't cod themselves that they're superfit - or jump down Jerry Kiernan's throat when he states the obvious.

We won the series last time, against a better team of Australians.

Australian summers, a lack of players from our best team and a vomiting bug had more to do with our lads fading as any conditioning issues. Please stop trying to mould events to suit a narrative you clearly wanted something to fit into beforehand.

fair points re playing success in the series itself.
My points are  nothing to do with our ability to beat the Australians in a made-up sport, it's about contributing to  promoting another sport which has robbed us of some of our best talent. More importantly exposing amateur GAA players to increased risk of sport in an unfamiliar, highly attritional contact sport against heavier ,presumably better conditioned full time top professionals. Even junior club GAA pre-seasons are at least 6-8 weeks long , progressively exposing Players to equip them for the rigours and risks of a game they are familiar with , against fellow amateurs with a similar level of conditioning. Yet with the rules concept , with minimal prep, we are exposing them to the unfamiliar rigours and risks of this sport against full timers, who are usually much heavier and more cynical.  it's indefensible and we need to wise up!


Fear maith - It's all well and good going gung-ho into this rubbish. Our lads who are lesser conditioned can end up with a knock that can maybe not end their career but can impair their career in the future. 

GAA people have been watching to much of the Toughest Trade and the shite Sky and AIB - kammy and jeff road to croker (fantasy) telling people in this insular sport how strong and great we are!

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:54:41 AM »
Amusing seeing Big Dick calling out the Dublin players for snubbing the Aussie Rules team and the players kicking up a fuss.

Whatever why you cut it, the entire Dublin contingent opting out was a snub so they’d be better served to stop telling people piss is rain and expecting them to believe it. No one likes them to begin with but they’re really giving no one any reason not to dislike them with craic like this.

Going off to Australia to play professionals without any players from our best and only professional side was obviously a bad start to say the least.

We don't have any professional sides

You just keep telling yourself that. If it makes it easier to believe the lie.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: November 19, 2017, 01:35:11 AM »
How many years of league records until Celtic equal rangers in a row record. That surely the next big thing for Celtic

If they do it this year they will be up to 7 in a row! Not far to go!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time for roscommon to shit or get off the pot?
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:58:50 PM »
I was thinking this headline could apply to Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Tyrone, Cavan, Clare or Tipperary.

The headline will always apply to my own county as long as Sam is not won!

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Mayo / Re: Mayo Club Football.
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:58:58 PM »
Ballyhaunis are proposing that there be 16 teams in each division next year, broken into 2 groups of 8. Seamus Tuohy reckons something will have to be done with the Super 8s coming in. He even says 11 league games is too much!

But we were told the Super (Duper) 8's was brought in to help the Clubs? Ask Zulu!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:42:34 PM »
Well handy for France having to wait 4 World Cups to be host again.

The Rugby World Cup in Ireland would have been a logistical nightmare. The governing body seen this and duly made sure we were outed!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:43:14 PM »
That’s embarrassing with the crowds already gone before final whistle
It didn't take them long to jump off the band wagon

why wud they stay?

To clap off their team and thank them for the effort they put in during the campaign... The Dutch and even Italy have not qualified so to get this far was a great achievement! Show a bit of respect and clap them off

They wanted to hurry home. The History Channel were shown a special on Liverpool The Glory Years.

Giles on now.

Not fond of GAA.

GAA was sectarian in those days!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:33:29 PM »
That’s embarrassing with the crowds already gone before final whistle
It didn't take them long to jump off the band wagon

why wud they stay?

To clap off their team and thank them for the effort they put in during the campaign... The Dutch and even Italy have not qualified so to get this far was a great achievement! Show a bit of respect and clap them off

They wanted to hurry home. The History Channel were shown a special on Liverpool The Glory Years.

I do enjoy those programmes. Jez, Man u were absolute shite them years. Nearly 25 years of huffing and puffing! While all the while Liverpool won league after League and European Cup after European Cup. Thanks for that memory - that's cheered me up!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:53:30 PM »
Can't get a foot on the ball!  :-[

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:18:39 AM »
So what if its a junket good for people who entertain us most of the year.Begrudgery in Ireland at its best knocking the efforts of wonderful ambassadors,watched 90 mins of tripe from your so called professionals in Copenhagen give me MM CMCM etc any day of the week.

A truly uneducated comment. You are putting on a pedestal a Mickey mouse game, that no player from Dublin our All Ireland Champions wanted to be involved in.

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:11:00 AM »
Ó Sé calls for end to 'bastardised game'
12 November 2017

Marc Ó Sé is a coach with CBS Tralee.

Marc Ó Sé has described the International Rules series as a 'bastardised game' that needs to be put out of its misery.

"I know that people say that one of the great positives the series provides the GAA is that it gave us the opportunity to represent our country - but I never felt like an international player," the former Kerry defender wrote in the Mail on Sunday ahead of this morning's first Test in Adelaide, which ended in a 10-point defeat for Ireland.

"It is not like representing your country at rugby and soccer, where you are playing your game in a global tournament which you know matters.

"We were playing a makey-up game two times a year and against the same opponents every time. That's not just a poor man's version of international sport, that's a desperate man's version."

With the Kerry SFC not starting until September next year because of the new inter-county championship structure, Ó Sé fears clubs will suffer most if the series continues.

"If the club is truly the pillar of the Association, then it should be in no way undermined for the benefit of a small number of elite players playing a bastardised game with a dodgy past and a non-existent future," he added.

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:13:21 PM »
So what if its a junket good for people who entertain us most of the year.Begrudgery in Ireland at its best knocking the efforts of wonderful ambassadors,watched 90 mins of tripe from your so called professionals in Copenhagen give me MM CMCM etc any day of the week.

 ::)

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:41:42 PM »
What halfwit allowed the two teams to lineup in these jersies? Horrible colour clash.

That's what happens when you have more interest in selling Jerseys than the game they are playing in.

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:49:21 PM »
Seamus Darby by a mile.
How can that be Ireland's Greatest Sporting moment. Shouldn't even be in the list imo.

Houghton moment a deserved and obvious winner.

It was an incredible moment shook the world man. Houghton isnt even from Ireland ffs!

His dad was though!

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:44:41 PM »
I detest how people think that soccer started in Ireland in the late 80's. As if there were not incredible results got by teams Managed by Touhy, Giles and Hand.

Also the GAA curtailed the development of International games especially in rural areas. One of the most sectarian organisations up to 1971.

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