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Castlebar players forced to jump wall to get to pitch

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The Castlebar Mitchels players were forced to jump the wall to get to the pitch for a warm up before today's Connacht final at Tuam Stadium while the Corofin lads had the gate opened for their entrance. Were Castlebar out too early or is this poor sportsmanship? Any comments?

Toney (Meath) - 26/11/2017 20:33:58    2063661

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First world problems, who gives a rats the best team won end of thread.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - 26/11/2017 20:50:28    2063665

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "First world problems, who gives a rats the best team won end of thread."
What if one of the Castlebar Mitchels players got injured jumping the wall? Disgrace that this went on at a provincial final.

Toney (Meath) - 26/11/2017 20:57:03    2063667

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Replying To Toney:  "What if one of the Castlebar Mitchels players got injured jumping the wall? Disgrace that this went on at a provincial final."
What happened if the wall collapsed and West galway and east galway could finally settle their differences and become one united county.

XPAC (Westmeath) - 26/11/2017 20:59:08    2063668

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The Castlebar manager said in a pre-match interview on their chances in todays game "we're not looking any further than the wall the moment".

realdub (Dublin) - 26/11/2017 22:17:21    2063683

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Replying To realdub:  "The Castlebar manager said in a pre-match interview on their chances in todays game "we're not looking any further than the wall the moment"."
Dylan Wall, the Corofin player?

I don't see the big deal about this. There is a designated area for warm ups behind the dressing rooms at Tuam Stadium and Mitchels should've done their warm up there like Corofin but instead broke the rules.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - 26/11/2017 22:51:11    2063691

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Replying To Toney:  "The Castlebar Mitchels players were forced to jump the wall to get to the pitch for a warm up before today's Connacht final at Tuam Stadium while the Corofin lads had the gate opened for their entrance. Were Castlebar out too early or is this poor sportsmanship? Any comments?"
You have little for worrying about.. But as stated they broke the rules in regards the warm up routine..

Belclare1 (Galway) - 26/11/2017 23:29:11    2063694

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Maybe Donald Trump is a Corofin fan...

Monagael (Monaghan) - 27/11/2017 00:12:25    2063699

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They were due on the pitch at 1.40 but came out at 5mins early, so people think that should stop a team entering the pitch..haha thats ridiculous way to think and is this designated warm up area the gravel area beside the dressing rooms?
People get a hi-vis top and cant handle the power haha..

tommy132 (Mayo) - 27/11/2017 08:29:35    2063717

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Replying To Belclare1:  "You have little for worrying about.. But as stated they broke the rules in regards the warm up routine.."
Wasn't you on the gate there belcare, was it??

Spoddgy (Mayo) - 27/11/2017 09:12:10    2063724

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Just to clarify what happened and this is a quote from the Galway forum, Both teams were told as usual with every team to conduct their warm ups behind the dressing rooms on the designated warm up area so as not to cut up the pitch doing drills, Corofin did so , Castlebar decided they wouldnt and went out on the pitch. The stewards had the gate locked and were trying to ask an official why they werent using the warm up area but the Mayo lads didnt hang around and jumped the wall and warmed up out on the pitch. Corofin came out later and the gates were opened for them.

Rocky.Road (Galway) - 27/11/2017 09:36:45    2063726

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It this a new way of warming up? -'Jumping the wall', will it take off?

browncows (Meath) - 27/11/2017 10:08:59    2063732

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It looked like Ballybrit in fairness. What was the story behind no National Anthem at a Connacht Final, are we declaring independence out in the wild west? Tuam 'Stadium" looks like an abandoned chip van from the 1950's, total joke.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - 27/11/2017 10:29:03    2063736

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Replying To browncows:  "It this a new way of warming up? -'Jumping the wall', will it take off?"
Hahaha no they lost but if they had of won "jumping walls would be in for every team in Ireland next training session"

clondalkindub (Dublin) - 27/11/2017 10:41:45    2063737

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Also its my understanding that the running of everything on the day has nothing to do with Corofin .Its a Connacht GAA fixture and they outline procedures for everything.Could actually see Castlebar getting fined if they came out early as mad as that sounds.

fairplay4ever (Galway) - 27/11/2017 13:23:57    2063771

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Tuam Stadium was a kip hole 20 years ago and still is, nothing has changed, no wonder Galway county matches were moved to Salthill

riverboys (Mayo) - 27/11/2017 13:40:03    2063774

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Congrats to Corofin, who were the better side on the day, and good luck to them in the All-Ireland series.

However, this sort of thing from the stewards is the kind of petty nonsense that gives the GAA a bad name. It shouldn't matter if the away team are five minutes early out of the dressing room, open the gate and stop your messing.

Gleebo (Mayo) - 27/11/2017 15:53:29    2063797

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We are indeed still very much the land of the gombeen.
Jaysus, lads jumping over walls to get on a pitch. The carry on that passes for proper standards by officials and the state of the place to boot.
Rugby world cup my hole !
They dodged a bullet there.
Howld on a minute there now lads yell make sh1te of that field if ye go out before time and anyway mickey is busy out the back havin a squirt.

catch22 (USA) - 27/11/2017 18:35:29    2063818

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Jaysus sounds like Ninja Warrior Tuam

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - 27/11/2017 20:14:30    2063831

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Replying To Rocky.Road:  "Just to clarify what happened and this is a quote from the Galway forum, Both teams were told as usual with every team to conduct their warm ups behind the dressing rooms on the designated warm up area so as not to cut up the pitch doing drills, Corofin did so , Castlebar decided they wouldnt and went out on the pitch. The stewards had the gate locked and were trying to ask an official why they werent using the warm up area but the Mayo lads didnt hang around and jumped the wall and warmed up out on the pitch. Corofin came out later and the gates were opened for them."
They were hardly going out at 1.35 to do there warm-up for the game..like majority of places, you do the warm up somewhere else and then get to do a small bit on the pitch

tommy132 (Mayo) - 27/11/2017 20:28:03    2063833

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