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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:30:21 PM »
Mayo v Tyrone is nailed on.

Hope so! Will be a big blow to the coffers of the Super 8 should one of those go out!

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:21:01 PM »
Showed about 2 minutes highlights of the Clare v Limerick  and Tipp v Waterford football games tonight  ::)

Pat went into a rant about the state of the championship afterwards which we all knew about a long time ago. Whelo says smaller counties should 'buck up'.

You have to love the "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" attitude from Whelo.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:18:00 PM »
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I'd be surprised if the double header in Tullamore between Kildare vs Carlow and Laois vs Westmeath will break the 6000 mark
Good jaysus! !! Over half a million people live in those 4 Counties!!!

Welcome to the future.

There is very little interest in the county game in Kildare. The Seanie Johnson debacle was quite dividing and the the financial doping of Dublin is very obvious the closer you are & the media's negative narrative around Leinster football is self-fulfilling.

On the plus side I was coaching u7 boys at a 3 club blitz Sat and there was over a 100 pure u7s i.e no u6s. It's just a pity the GAA have killed their dreams before they even knew they had them .

That's the important thing - Youngsters playing! Sure you look at most counties and the intercounty appeal is low!

It's awful to see Kildare support dwindling though. They always had a good fan base, even when they weren't winning.

These things happen with lack of success, or loss of hope. A problem that is only around the corner with Mayo football. Gaelic Football is dying as a spectacle.  Many people I know only watch the last ten minutes of games that are on the TV, where there is a lot of tension in a low scoring blanket defence game. RTE look to have abandoned covering games.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:53:17 PM »
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I'd be surprised if the double header in Tullamore between Kildare vs Carlow and Laois vs Westmeath will break the 6000 mark
Good jaysus! !! Over half a million people live in those 4 Counties!!!

Welcome to the future.

There is very little interest in the county game in Kildare. The Seanie Johnson debacle was quite dividing and the the financial doping of Dublin is very obvious the closer you are & the media's negative narrative around Leinster football is self-fulfilling.

On the plus side I was coaching u7 boys at a 3 club blitz Sat and there was over a 100 pure u7s i.e no u6s. It's just a pity the GAA have killed their dreams before they even knew they had them .

That's the important thing - Youngsters playing! Sure you look at most counties and the intercounty appeal is low!

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On August 5 last year Tyrone beat Armagh in the all Ireland quarter final on a score of 3-17 to 0-08. Dublin destroyed them in the semi final. They had a poor league. And now this. It is not ideal. The big question is whether the fall in form is temporary or whether a very long period of mediocity a la Meath or Down or Galway beckons.

Fixed that for you!  ;)

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: May 20, 2018, 03:41:27 PM »
Yawn!

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:20:10 PM »
Celtic have won 13 major trophies since Servco was formed!

Scottish League Championship: 7
 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Scottish Cup: 3
 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18

Scottish League Cup: 3

2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18

Rodgers has won more Cups in two years than Neil and Ronnie did in the previous Five years!

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Conroy - 7 stitches and severe concussion - True?

10 year ban if true.

Diarmuid learned his trade from the Greatest!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDb9nvzY9sY


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General discussion / Re: Eurovision final here we come!!
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:51:56 AM »
I found that the majority of songs sounded exactly like somebody else. Germany = Ed Sheeran for example.

I though the Czech song was relatively original and quirky and would have been my pick. I thought Germany would win it. I thought the UK's was awful altogether. Ireland's was as bland a ballad as you could get. Marty Whelan is beyond unbearable.

Marty is trying to much to be like Terry Wogan. Also he was totally lost in the scoring system!

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General discussion / Re: Eurovision final here we come!!
« on: May 13, 2018, 12:00:42 AM »
Best song was from the UK!

Eurovision has had some decent winners in recent years despite the whining every year about block voting.

But the sh1te that won this year! Sh1te!

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https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0511/962789-all-you-need-to-know-about-mayo-v-galway/

"After some impressive showings during the League, O'Donoghue from the Belmullet club will make his championship debut on Sunday afternoon. The 2016 All-Ireland U21 winner is a no-nonsense defender, strong in the tackle, while equally adept at making imposing runs up the field.

He kicked vital points in the wins over Monaghan and Donegal and will be entrusted with keeping tabs at Galway's inside forward line in Castlebar."

Were there no decent forwards on that u21 team ?

These are the six forward from that under 21 team.

Fergal Boland (Aghamore)
Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
Diarmauid O’Connor (Ballintubber)

Liam Irwin (Breaffy)
Fionan Duffy (Crossmolina)
Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber)

Two are playing regularly for Mayo - Loftus and Diarmuid. Fergal Boland is in and out! Liam Irwin does not have the discipline for Senior Intercounty. Not much more you can get from an under 21 team - even a successful one!


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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:20:13 AM »
Anyone know how much the Kerry Group deal is worth to Kerry
doesnt seem to be anything out in the public domain that i can find,
on their website they say the Kerry group donated 1 million euros
towards the centre of excellence. Friends of Kerry 700k.

A lot of talk about Leitrim only getting 20k for the jersey sponsorship.
In light of what Dublin/AIG deal is 800k a year, Mayo appear to be 537k for last year,

Anyone know Kerrys deal or others?

Shush, only Dublin's money matter, nobody else cares about Kerry Group or Leitrim's direct neighbours Mayo.

Expenditure, shush.

The only comparison ignorant people use is Dublin V Leitrim.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You'd need to dust down your 3rd class national School Atlas and educate yourself.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: May 09, 2018, 11:09:23 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/dublin-gaa-and-aig-agree-new-fiveyear-sponsorship-deal-36885688.html

Well done Dublin GAA!!

Amateur sport my hole!

Sure everything is fine.  The cash cow keep the coffers healthy at HQ.

So pipe down minions.



Kildare went through a few bob in their time - not too much to show for it though.

Another Dub programmed to deflect.



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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 09:42:50 PM »
Chelsea only draw with Huddersfield which means Liverpool now only need a draw v Brighton.

Sh1te! Thought that was enough! Still it takes a bit more pressure off of the Brighton game!

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