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This is a question for the hurling family, do you feel that the GAA made a mess of the hurling fixtures calendar wise? do you feel hurling played second fiddle to football this year? 2 weeks ago we had the first hurling All Ireland semi final between Galway and Tipperary, but all the talk leading up to that weekend was will we see how good Tyrone and Dublin will play, will they show their hand early, will this be a proper match or a training session, will Roscommon get a second chance against Mayo etc, very little about the hurling, it was an All Ireland hurling semi final, it is the biggest game of the season so far, it should have received a lot more coverage and build up than it did, should have been a stand alone match like this weekend. To me the GAA are messing around with the football fixtures and that also ends up messing up with the fixture calendar for hurling, bound to be worse next year with the flop 8 sorry super 8 in football

riverboys (Mayo) - 15/08/2017 10:00:57    2033517

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Replying To riverboys:  "This is a question for the hurling family, do you feel that the GAA made a mess of the hurling fixtures calendar wise? do you feel hurling played second fiddle to football this year? 2 weeks ago we had the first hurling All Ireland semi final between Galway and Tipperary, but all the talk leading up to that weekend was will we see how good Tyrone and Dublin will play, will they show their hand early, will this be a proper match or a training session, will Roscommon get a second chance against Mayo etc, very little about the hurling, it was an All Ireland hurling semi final, it is the biggest game of the season so far, it should have received a lot more coverage and build up than it did, should have been a stand alone match like this weekend. To me the GAA are messing around with the football fixtures and that also ends up messing up with the fixture calendar for hurling, bound to be worse next year with the flop 8 sorry super 8 in football"
From the title I thought you were selling hurling calendars.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - 15/08/2017 12:11:33    2033569

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From the title I thought you were selling hurling calendars.

How much are they and any discount for multibuy?

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - 15/08/2017 12:39:52    2033582

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All the talk in mayo perhaps! I lost interest after the first few lines.
What are you smiling?! There's probably more interest this year than any other year in the hurling

tiobraid (Tipperary) - 15/08/2017 12:59:24    2033591

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*smoking

tiobraid (Tipperary) - 15/08/2017 12:59:48    2033592

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Not a word in Mayo, never has been as quiet

riverboys (Mayo) - 15/08/2017 13:21:08    2033602

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"Hurling" counties might like to consider how they happily end the hurling season for the majority of counties before the end of May. The hurling elite don't seem to be be concerned by the plight of the short season for the non-McCarthy cup counties!

football first (None) - 15/08/2017 13:56:36    2033619

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Replying To riverboys:  "This is a question for the hurling family, do you feel that the GAA made a mess of the hurling fixtures calendar wise? do you feel hurling played second fiddle to football this year? 2 weeks ago we had the first hurling All Ireland semi final between Galway and Tipperary, but all the talk leading up to that weekend was will we see how good Tyrone and Dublin will play, will they show their hand early, will this be a proper match or a training session, will Roscommon get a second chance against Mayo etc, very little about the hurling, it was an All Ireland hurling semi final, it is the biggest game of the season so far, it should have received a lot more coverage and build up than it did, should have been a stand alone match like this weekend. To me the GAA are messing around with the football fixtures and that also ends up messing up with the fixture calendar for hurling, bound to be worse next year with the flop 8 sorry super 8 in football"
Is that a question, a statement, an ad for selling hurling calendars? Has the scheduling of all-ireland hurling semi finals in August been in some way detrimental to the promotion of hurling? Should they have had them in July or wait til the football season is over at the end of September? What's your point Riverboy??

KK1926 (Kilkenny) - 15/08/2017 13:57:50    2033621

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Education is a great thing, has the football fixtures overshadowed the hurling fixtures this year? Simple question, in past years both hurling All Ireland semi finals were on 2 weekends with no football matches being played. I totally agree that hurling in weaker counties are ignored by the elite, the 3 lower grade cups are finished in May, they should run through the summer and get their finals in Croke Park in September or as of next year August

riverboys (Mayo) - 16/08/2017 10:39:55    2034060

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Riverboy. In answer to your original question, any time Dublin are involved there will be more talk and more media hype regardless of what else is going on in the GAA world. The hurling has not been oversadowed. Strange that you would ask the question this year in particular.

ZUL10 (Clare) - 16/08/2017 11:36:48    2034104

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Replying To riverboys:  "Education is a great thing, has the football fixtures overshadowed the hurling fixtures this year? Simple question, in past years both hurling All Ireland semi finals were on 2 weekends with no football matches being played. I totally agree that hurling in weaker counties are ignored by the elite, the 3 lower grade cups are finished in May, they should run through the summer and get their finals in Croke Park in September or as of next year August"
No. There has never been as little publicity re football this year as everyone knew who the semi finalists would be 12 months ago. Mayo might have taken a diff route but the odds were small on their being anyone else involved, thus the reason for so little interest up to this point. And even still the media aren't getting excited as we await the inevitable Kerry-Dublin final.
Has the hurling championship completely over shadowed the football do you think?

tiobraid (Tipperary) - 16/08/2017 11:44:31    2034108

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I think that football has been playing second fiddle to hurling for most of the Summer, football is pretty much a yawnfest until the semis, and has been for years. It just gets more press coverage and always will, but hurling is still a vastly superior game, and always will be.

gilly2308 (Galway) - 16/08/2017 12:12:53    2034136

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