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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v Mayo 11/06/17
« on: May 24, 2017, 11:39:50 AM »
I've a feeling Galway will be more desperate dan than fancy dan for this game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Benny Flynn
« on: May 24, 2017, 11:38:23 AM »
I think it has less to do with winning All-Irelands and more to do with delivering the goods for your team when it counts.
Aidan has been pretty anonymous in too many big games and shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Murphy, for example.
What irks some people I'd say is not that he has a media profile, but that he has a media profile despite not fulfilling his promise.
He should be contributing more.
If a player is operating at 80% of his capacity, and does stuff like TV appearances etc., it's easy for people to say, 'Well, if he wasn't doing that he'd get more out of himself as a footballer.'
Maybe that's unfair, but this is the world we live in.
For me, he wouldn't be in the top five Mayo players of the last couple of seasons.
He should be, but he's not.
Plus, this all needs to be viewed through the prism of the Holmes & Connelly affair, which did not go down well with a lot of 'gaels' all over the country.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Challenge Matches Thread
« on: May 24, 2017, 09:25:19 AM »
Limerick.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:52:21 PM »


I'd agree as well. Mayo's Keane was mentioned as an example of a player from a top 4 County say who was cleared to play, I wish he'd have been pushed a bit more on it (maybe he got off on a technicality, I can't remember).

Keane was sent off for striking. The camera showed clearly that he didn't strike, merely lightly tapped his opponent on the face. Same as Darren Hughes who got sent off for striking after ruffling his opponent's hair.

What does that even mean?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:43:36 AM »
I'm with Big Joe on this one. The disciplinary process was a farce and the CHC was a large part of that farce.  The mere fact that the CHC was ignorant of the rules of procedure was damning in itself and then Keane  protests that their hands were tied in the determined process to land the player with a 48 week ban and the stain of a perjurer.

The first rule of procedure is to be seen to be objective
and to go out of ones way to be seen to be objective and equal. This has all the signs of a witch hunt by a disciplinary process who were determined to nail the player over a nothing offense, getting him to travel up and down the country and when he fails to make a third trip, he's guilty by default? The case should never have been handed for a third time back to CHC. They might not have had ill intent but felt it was their duty, however that does not matter because the process was already toxic and had all the appearances of a witch hunt.

And then in the interview Keane ask Ger a couple of times, pleading an emotion,
"do you think that it is right that somebody can deliberately mislead the tribunal?"  Here Keane is betraying himself, being indignant at the perceived insult of a player who he believes deliberately misled his tribunal. There is no room for personal feelings in these matters, one could possibly conclude with justification that the indignant feelings of the CHC led them to ride roughshod over their own procedures in the rush to land the player with the suspension.

Ger was  quite within his rights to give a stuttering defensive Keane a hard time with the questions.

Stop trying to make 'Big Joe' happen.
It's not going to happen.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:41:25 AM »
I'm no fan of Joe Brolly, but his interview last week on Off The Ball last week was very entertaining, in particular the line about needing to be careful not to get "knocked over by kangaroos" at lower level GAA courts.  ;D

Whereas the guy from the CHC came across as a pompous moron!

Far from it, Benny.
Explained a complex issue very well, despite the clown of an interviewer butting in all the time.
Calm, logical and reasonable.
You'd know he was a Meath man.

I'll have a listen again. I was listening on the train on the way into work and just thought he sounded like he was not prepared to accept any responsibility for the chain of events, even though the whole thing was a complete shambles. I didn't think he convincingly explained why the CCCC held on to evidence that could have made this a non incident had it been handled correctly. The whole bit on them having their reputation tarnished and they were amateurs too was a bit nauseating too considering the coverage Fitzpatrick got and nobody has a clue who Liam Keane was before that interview so hardly an equal comparison.

The CCC or CHC don't decide what goes in the papers.  To be fair it's clear the media haven't been 100% over the full detail.  However Keane went a long way to clearing up a lot of the unknowns.

But I'd agree there are still a few unclear elements e.g. how was Frankie Quinn* (the Antrim Sec) able to identify Fitzpatrick when no-one else, including Fitzpatrick himself, was able to identify him?

*BTW Frankie should not be the butt of Brolly's snide laughter but should be congratulated for his accuracy.  It is Fitzpatrick in the clip!

Do you honestly think Fitzpatrick couldn't identify himself?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v Mayo 11/06/17
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:07:18 PM »
Get that wasp off my sangwidge!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster SFC
« on: May 22, 2017, 03:50:04 PM »
Banty was smart losing to avoid the Dublin humiliation that would have killed morale.

Always one step ahead.
The best Taoiseach we never had.

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Unreal.
Even in THIS thread the Mayo lads manage to make it all about them again.

FTB is the only one fighting this particular fight.

Most of the rest of us have moved on to Horan stepping down.

Some of us are eyeing up new targets.

This makes for ominous reading a couple of years on...

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 22, 2017, 03:46:13 PM »
I'm no fan of Joe Brolly, but his interview last week on Off The Ball last week was very entertaining, in particular the line about needing to be careful not to get "knocked over by kangaroos" at lower level GAA courts.  ;D

Whereas the guy from the CHC came across as a pompous moron!

Far from it, Benny.
Explained a complex issue very well, despite the clown of an interviewer butting in all the time.
Calm, logical and reasonable.
You'd know he was a Meath man.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:03:27 PM »
People would still watch football & hurling if you had a selection of farm animals on the sunday game.
All that advertisers care about is the viewing numbers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster SFC
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:51:51 PM »
Will that be played in Dr Netwatch Cullen Park?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Media targetting of amateur players
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:23:59 PM »
This just demonstrates how unwise Aidan was to engage with the Breheny stuff once it had more or less faded into the background.
The Indo has got some mileage out of him in the last few weeks.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster SFC
« on: May 21, 2017, 03:52:24 PM »
Who has the breeze for the 2nd half?

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