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Diving In Our Game

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It's one thing that I think everybody hates to see in soccer and it has been creeping into the GAA recently. The GAA should set an example of what happened today and that fullback should be given a 3/4 match ban. It's totally unacceptable and could well have cost Corofin a place in the final.
It's in the video below for anyone who didn't see it live.
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SlipperyDodger (Cork) - Posts: 72 - 17/02/2018 22:29:51    2077789

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Sean Cavanagh could be called the Greg Louganis of Gaelic Football. He has now retired from inter County so we wont see him throwing his 6 foot 3, 15 stone frame to the ground in apparent agony after the slightest contact any more.

HEREBENJI (Donegal) - Posts: 335 - 17/02/2018 22:57:34    2077795

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Here we go, another anti-Tyrone thread in the making. Care to mention the specific incidents you base your opinions on? I daresay I've seen SC play more often than you, and a cleaner player you couldn't get. He spent have his career being continually fouled by talentless spoilers with little protection from refs and only natural strength allowed him to play through the crap he had to put up with.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 435 - 17/02/2018 23:36:20    2077801

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Replying To essmac:  "Here we go, another anti-Tyrone thread in the making. Care to mention the specific incidents you base your opinions on? I daresay I've seen SC play more often than you, and a cleaner player you couldn't get. He spent have his career being continually fouled by talentless spoilers with little protection from refs and only natural strength allowed him to play through the crap he had to put up with."
It's not or at least it shouldn't be an anti Tyrone thread , all teams have individuals capable of trying to con the ref , and I mean every team , it's important for the integrity of the game that they are pulled up on it , supporters need to have a United front against diving , I watch the game as it's physical skillful and played at pace a joy to watch also like an even contest 15 v 15 , it's also sad and creeping in is the right word that's it's more prevalent than before .

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 4822 - 18/02/2018 09:04:08    2077829

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Definitely retrospective bans need to be brought in for diving. It's becoming very common now and is destroying games. It's actually worse than what goes on in the Premier League because it's sole aim is getting players sent off rather than trying to steal a penalty in soccer.

RightFull (Monaghan) - Posts: 61 - 18/02/2018 09:28:28    2077834

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Diving & simulation at Inter County level is fast catching up on soccer, it destroys the game. Some of the incidents in GAA over the years with fellas holding their head like their shot are just cheats, the lowest of the low. The fact that they & others within their team, county defend it shows how low they are prepared to descend, scraping the bottom of the barrel.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 622 - 18/02/2018 09:57:15    2077840

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Not quite diving... but one of my favourites ever was a Donegal player who shipped a very heavy tackle from a Dublin forward to his right side... he then got up of the ground looking around and started holding the left side of his face!!! All on TV! Classic! Not quite as bad as A O'Mahony's whip lash fall back when Donnacha O'Connor give him a shove!

DonegalAtlantic (Donegal) - Posts: 32 - 18/02/2018 16:02:57    2077926

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In hurling Padraig Maher and Brick Walsh are experts at it

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 852 - 18/02/2018 16:43:02    2077953

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Although the incident in the Corofin game yesterday was poor, I don't think diving is at epedemic proportions in gaelic football. However we don't want to see it creeping in and I would support retrospective bans.

Disappointing that some posters are singling out Tyrone for diving as they are no worse than any other teams.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1156 - 18/02/2018 17:43:07    2077976

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Replying To essmac:  "Here we go, another anti-Tyrone thread in the making. Care to mention the specific incidents you base your opinions on? I daresay I've seen SC play more often than you, and a cleaner player you couldn't get. He spent have his career being continually fouled by talentless spoilers with little protection from refs and only natural strength allowed him to play through the crap he had to put up with."
Have to agree with this, never remember him diving.

Kerry and Mayo have had very high profile cases in the last 10 years and nothing is ever said about them.

Seems like sour grapes from other counties....

county man (Limerick) - Posts: 1027 - 18/02/2018 18:21:30    2077999

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Replying To SlipperyDodger:  "It's one thing that I think everybody hates to see in soccer and it has been creeping into the GAA recently. The GAA should set an example of what happened today and that fullback should be given a 3/4 match ban. It's totally unacceptable and could well have cost Corofin a place in the final.
It's in the video below for anyone who didn't see it live.
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Creeping in? It's being in the game for years. I remember playing underage years ago and lads being pushed going down holding their face. Nobody likes to admit it because of soccer and the holier than thou attitude. Also the grabbing the defenders arm and falling down to look like a push has always being rife. Other incidents of cheating is calling a sideline you know is not yours and bias with linesmen and umpires at club level.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1245 - 18/02/2018 19:01:01    2078028

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Maybe players going down holding their faces as if they have been hit about the head should be automatically made to sit out the remainder of the game and forced to gain medical clearance before they are allowed to play again. After all, health and safety is of paramount importance

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1180 - 18/02/2018 19:54:52    2078059

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Replying To doratheexplorer:  "
Replying To SlipperyDodger:  "It's one thing that I think everybody hates to see in soccer and it has been creeping into the GAA recently. The GAA should set an example of what happened today and that fullback should be given a 3/4 match ban. It's totally unacceptable and could well have cost Corofin a place in the final.
It's in the video below for anyone who didn't see it live.
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Creeping in? It's being in the game for years. I remember playing underage years ago and lads being pushed going down holding their face. Nobody likes to admit it because of soccer and the holier than thou attitude. Also the grabbing the defenders arm and falling down to look like a push has always being rife. Other incidents of cheating is calling a sideline you know is not yours and bias with linesmen and umpires at club level."
Agree with you re calling the line ball , 100 % however I get to three club games a week at least both codes , only speaking about Dublin but no it's not rampant, quite simply if it was I wouldn't go

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 4822 - 18/02/2018 20:45:56    2078094

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Replying To 890202:  "In hurling Padraig Maher and Brick Walsh are experts at it"
there was a tipp player on saturday night who ran up the field,fell on the ground in front of 2 wexford players,and got a free.i honestly thought i was seeing things when the referee pointed his hand.i think it was number 5.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 2516 - 19/02/2018 17:01:01    2078448

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