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Replying To icehonesty:  "Joe Canning didn't deserve Hurler of the Year and had a poor year, but got it because of his profile.

The GPA are only in existence to promote professionalism. They should be scrapped.

Aidan O'Shea is the most overrated footballer in the country now that Colm Cooper has retired.

Mayo are my least favourite team and I hope they never win the All-Ireland.

Mayo people are bitter about the 1996 final, because they started a fight with Meath they weren't man enough to finish.

Eoin Kelly from Tipp was a better hurler than Henry Shefflin

Declan O'Sullivan is the best footballer Kerry have had since Maurice Fitz.

There are way too many inter-county matches.

Real GAA people play both hurling and football."
Real GAA people don't have your views. Spanner

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9369 - 25/02/2018 13:22:44    2079967

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I hate when a Irish rugby players catches a ball over his head and its cause of his GAA roots, all countries in rugby have lads that can catch a ball over there heads

Mayo players have over achieved for last few years (not a negative thing for ppl that dont like mayo to jump on)

Dublin are over rated, probably best PANEL of players..they have come at a time when all other counties are in decline or bit of a decline, not Dublins fault but dont think they can be regarded as best ever and plus if they are then the Mayo team has to be regarded in the top few teams as best ever.

Clubs are blaming County teams and croke park for loss of players cause of fixture lists and what ever but think the problem is in schools and colleges, schools football is in decline young people just dont want to play it and the coaching isnt there and GAA sports in Colleges are in big decline only the big Universities are keeping it going cause they have the money to do so

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 219 - 25/02/2018 13:22:45    2079968

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Replying To tonorio:  "Offaly were robbed of victory the first day. Phantom free given to Clare in injury time when no foul happened. I do have sympathy for the replay been forced and the Colin Lynch affair. Very gracious people after the third game when it would have been very easy to be bitter"
Offaly got the right result v Clare in Thurles and went on to win the All Ireland. Clare were ahead in the first replay until the referee made a human error. The rule was applied by GAA, and Clare agreed to the replay

The Colin Lynch affair was self inflicted, and the Clare player was correctly punished for striking an opponent.
The aftermath was badly handled by the Clare manager,lost a lot of sympathy over it.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 933 - 25/02/2018 13:30:52    2079971

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Clare should never have agreed to the replay. They'd beaten Offaly up a stick on that first day. Cork wouldn't have played any replay and that is for sure.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 25/02/2018 13:55:50    2079980

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Clare should never have agreed to the replay. They'd beaten Offaly up a stick on that first day. Cork wouldn't have played any replay and that is for sure.
An unpopular idea that I think may come in is the amalgamation of some counties..Clare and Limerick in Football. Kilkenny Carlow and Laois aswell maybe. Offaly and Laois in Hurling..
Give West Cork their own football team. That should have been done years ago according to many down there. There d be more than 7 or 8 All Ireland's in Cork by now.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 25/02/2018 14:01:34    2079981

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Beneath it all I DO like Dublin and many of their fans.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9104 - 25/02/2018 16:10:52    2080027

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Beneath it all I DO like Dublin and many of their fans."
xxx :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 25/02/2018 16:16:06    2080028

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Cork GAA supporters secretly like football. The game is suppressed there because two counties that they have a significant rivalry with, Kerry and The Capital win a lot of titles.

On top of that Kerry and Dublin are not successful in hurling. Cork people suppress football and discount it as a game because they hate being beaten by Kerry and the odd time when they play Dublin. When beaten they say ''sure it's all about the hurling anyway'' very little mention if that in 2010 when they won the AI.
They are still good Hurlers all the same, but they've had great footballers and football teams fed from a great tradition of football that is sadly dying.

why (Kildare) - Posts: 142 - 25/02/2018 16:22:01    2080035

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That it's an absolute disgrace and an embarrassment that a county with a population of 220,000 people has not won an all Ireland at any level since 1965.

Daith (Kildare) - Posts: 1080 - 25/02/2018 16:28:38    2080041

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Beneath it all I DO like Dublin and many of their fans."
bless ❤

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12994 - 25/02/2018 16:29:14    2080043

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Cillian O'Connor has turned into a hatchet man the past 2 seasons. Worries more about the movement of opposition defenders off the ball now than his own game.

Chops (Westmeath) - Posts: 758 - 25/02/2018 16:45:21    2080051

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Replying To why:  "Cork GAA supporters secretly like football. The game is suppressed there because two counties that they have a significant rivalry with, Kerry and The Capital win a lot of titles.

On top of that Kerry and Dublin are not successful in hurling. Cork people suppress football and discount it as a game because they hate being beaten by Kerry and the odd time when they play Dublin. When beaten they say ''sure it's all about the hurling anyway'' very little mention if that in 2010 when they won the AI.
They are still good Hurlers all the same, but they've had great footballers and football teams fed from a great tradition of football that is sadly dying."
Thats a bizzare confession.
By the same token Kerry secretly love hurling but they dont want to look poor in Munster.

ZUL10 (Clare) - Posts: 516 - 25/02/2018 17:05:03    2080065

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It really annoys me that GAA fans start cheering before the end of the anthem!! Nowhere, outside of GAA matches, do you hear an anthem being interrupted.

Des123 (Dublin) - Posts: 1 - 25/02/2018 17:26:16    2080094

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I personally think a large majority of GAA lads from the north take criticism to heart without actually analyzing if there is any thruth to the criticism, because of real life issues over the last 40 years there has developed a siege mentality , I love the north I love the passion, I'm a huge fan of Antrim hurling , I've been critical of teams from the north that went very negative but rarely could I engage a fellow Gael on the subject but found the shutters came down , I can't and wouldn't speak for every poster but not everyone is anti the north if someone expresses an opinion it's not allways geographic based it may just be how some actually thinks

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5156 - 25/02/2018 17:26:34    2080095

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Replying To Daith:  "That it's an absolute disgrace and an embarrassment that a county with a population of 220,000 people has not won an all Ireland at any level since 1965."
There are a lot of counties hanging their heads in disgrace. We only hit the 220k mark this year and there are a lot of those folk came from a place that has no idea what the GAA are. Good deal of dubs too who stay dubs!

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1488 - 25/02/2018 17:41:27    2080107

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Replying To Des123:  "It really annoys me that GAA fans start cheering before the end of the anthem!! Nowhere, outside of GAA matches, do you hear an anthem being interrupted."
Hello and welcome Des, unfortunately your pet hate was more or less started by our own beloved fans.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 25/02/2018 17:48:51    2080113

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Meath are the real disgrace in Leinster football. A massive population, good tradition, and they cannot win. Take a look at Monaghan and Cavan and even Roscommon GAA. Far better teams. I blame Colm O Rourke and his bad mouthing. He works for INM so he cannot really say anything good about the game. Kildare are unlucky. They were never a GAA county- more horse racing and soccer/rugby. But they have potential. And will hopefully make the Leinster final again this year.
Hurling is in a far stronger position then football. Anyone of 3 or 4 teams could win, KK, Galway, Tipp or maybe Waterford. Football it will be the Dubs again this year.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1287 - 25/02/2018 19:43:33    2080178

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Replying To ZUL10:  "Thats a bizzare confession.
By the same token Kerry secretly love hurling but they dont want to look poor in Munster."
When's the ;ast time you head anyone from Kerry dismiss hurling?

why (Kildare) - Posts: 142 - 25/02/2018 19:53:55    2080184

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Replying To realdub:  "Hello and welcome Des, unfortunately your pet hate was more or less started by our own beloved fans."
I'm not sure how that can be traced to any one county as a point of origin. That said, it never bothered me; in fact to think there's something very appropriate in transitioning directly from a song called The Soldiers Song to good throaty battle cry for your county. Give me that raw passion any day over the somber delivery other country's anthems are delivered with.

My unpopular view? I hate the expression "XXX is a real Gael". What the hell does that even mean? Do they read a chapter of Peig Sawyers every morning before leaving the house, travel to work on foot while knocking a sliothar in the air and catching it before it touches the ground, and when they get to work its something that involves currachs, pints of porter, and building stone causeways to Scotland. And of course all the while they only speak Irish, play the uilleann pipes, and avoid city life like the plague.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2423 - 25/02/2018 20:26:08    2080204

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "Clare should never have agreed to the replay. They'd beaten Offaly up a stick on that first day. Cork wouldn't have played any replay and that is for sure.
An unpopular idea that I think may come in is the amalgamation of some counties..Clare and Limerick in Football. Kilkenny Carlow and Laois aswell maybe. Offaly and Laois in Hurling..
Give West Cork their own football team. That should have been done years ago according to many down there. There d be more than 7 or 8 All Ireland's in Cork by now."
What are you talking about? The first day Offaly had the game won only Cooney to give a free to Clare in injury time when no foul had occurred. I agree Clare probably had the replay won as they had weathered the worst of the Offaly storm. But if Cooney had done his job right Offaly win the first game and there is no replay and hence no controversy

tonorio (Offaly) - Posts: 580 - 25/02/2018 21:58:05    2080260

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