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i'v never understood the hype around Peter Canavan. He was good but i never thought he was anything else

Another of mine is this. The championship shouldn't be changed around to suit ''weaker counties''. IMO they had their change to improve themselves with the Tommy Murphy Cup and didn't take it.

why (Kildare) - Posts: 142 - 24/02/2018 11:00:45    2079640

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "The amount of funding given to Dublin by the GAA, at the expense of the rest of the country, is a disgrace & harmful to the GAA in the long run."
How is that an unpopular opinion. It couldn't be much more popular.

An unpopular opinion of mine would be that the money to double is grossly misrepresented by the media, particularly social media/joe.ie style outlets. When you look into the details of the money that's gone to Dublin it is not actually disproportionate.

The money has been used to get as many kids playing games as possible. I can't think of a better use of money than that. Really getting as many playing our games should be the number 1 priority of the GAA.

The only reason it becomes and issue is because you've got a top level based on the county game which contains gross disparities in population between the teams.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2045 - 24/02/2018 11:11:38    2079642

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Replying To tonorio:  "Club championships are far superior to intercounty. The changes made to the intercounty championships over the last 20 years have made it only the elite can win either code now

No hurling or football should be played before 1st March. It's ridiculous playing this time of the year in mud baths and freezing weather.

Cynical fouling is just as bad in hurling as football

The sin bin should be brought into both codes instead of the black card. Black card is no disadvantage to a team now

Championship should be straight knock out with the league as the more prestigious competition. It's the better competition of the 2"
There's a lot of sense in this post

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2045 - 24/02/2018 11:17:14    2079643

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1.Most GAA jerseys are awful.
2.League is actually better competition and way to go.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1655 - 24/02/2018 11:22:27    2079648

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "1.Most GAA jerseys are awful.
2.League is actually better competition and way to go."
They've gotten better in recent years. Were particularly bad from 2000-2013 or so.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2045 - 24/02/2018 11:32:04    2079650

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Dublin are not such great a team that everyone thinks. Apart from Mayo they have had no decent team to beat in the last number of years.

You can only beat who is in front of you but if this Dublin team were around a decade earlier they wouldn't win anything.

KY4SAM2015 (Kerry) - Posts: 688 - 24/02/2018 11:58:05    2079655

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1) Scrap the current All Ireland Championship and replace it with a three tier championship like it is at club level with Senior (12 teams), Inter (10 teams) and Junior (10 teams).

2) If Louth win a Leinster title in my lifetime I will wear a Meath jersey in the Bull for one night.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11472 - 24/02/2018 12:15:05    2079661

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Replying To Whammo86:  "They've gotten better in recent years. Were particularly bad from 2000-2013 or so."
To be fair, the Antrim one isn't the worst.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1655 - 24/02/2018 12:31:04    2079664

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Maybe its the players fault not the gambling companies?

WunderBar (Galway) - Posts: 130 - 24/02/2018 12:47:58    2079667

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By being heavily involved in the gaa and speaking irish on a daily basis i consider myself more irish than those who dont participate in gaa. In fact i question the patriotism of many rugby folk

11jm11 (Kildare) - Posts: 310 - 24/02/2018 13:14:04    2079674

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It will never mean as much to me because of the local nature / tribalism of the GAA but Soccer played at it's best is a more skilful sport & better to watch than Gaelic football.

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 472 - 24/02/2018 13:30:10    2079675

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Replying To WunderBar:  "Maybe its the players fault not the gambling companies?"
Very Trump like answer

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 4875 - 24/02/2018 14:13:44    2079685

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Replying To 11jm11:  "By being heavily involved in the gaa and speaking irish on a daily basis i consider myself more irish than those who dont participate in gaa. In fact i question the patriotism of many rugby folk"
Jaysus wait till Ormand reads this.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11472 - 24/02/2018 14:18:52    2079687

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Time to scrap the provincial championships for good and glory or go back to straight knockout. one chance...gone.

woops (Kerry) - Posts: 1954 - 24/02/2018 14:35:53    2079689

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Jaysus wait till Ormand reads this."
my sentiments exactly

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12719 - 24/02/2018 14:40:19    2079691

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Get rid of the backdoor

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 4875 - 24/02/2018 14:50:55    2079692

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Replying To OLLIE:  "1) Scrap the current All Ireland Championship and replace it with a three tier championship like it is at club level with Senior (12 teams), Inter (10 teams) and Junior (10 teams).

2) If Louth win a Leinster title in my lifetime I will wear a Meath jersey in the Bull for one night."
Unpopular in Meath Ollie, but popular in the rest of the country. You did win a Leinster championship in 2010 even though the official record doesn't acknowledge it.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2795 - 24/02/2018 16:03:56    2079699

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I don't like the way the Gaa plays Amhran na bhfiann before every inter-county game, completely dilutes it, they should save the anthem for finals.

Ps, I don't like our national anthem either, it's dull and lifeless, which is a shame considering our rich history of music in this country.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 7900 - 24/02/2018 16:14:19    2079701

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Replying To 11jm11:  "By being heavily involved in the gaa and speaking irish on a daily basis i consider myself more irish than those who dont participate in gaa. In fact i question the patriotism of many rugby folk"
Do carry round a shillelagh, watch Ros na Run, drink Guinness by the barrel full and love a feed of cabbage and bacon aswell?

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 7900 - 24/02/2018 16:19:38    2079702

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I think the All-Ireland championship should be 100% knock out, 100% open draw.

Players who moan on and on about the "pressure", "sacrifice" and generally complain about playing shouldn't play at all. Give up.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2182 - 24/02/2018 16:21:26    2079703

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