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1. The GAA is too red-neck and backwards
2. Joe Brolly is far too intelligent for the GAA

pati (Meath) - Posts: 73 - 27/02/2018 20:35:04    2081084

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1. The majority of Irish people based on the island of Ireland know little about the outside world and care less.

2. The Irish diaspora are usually seen as a commodity to be milked, often in times of crisis.

3. The GAA has a lot to learn from professional sport in terms of disciplinary matters, which continues to be an embarrassment to the Association.

4.The hatchet man is still revered over the silky footballer/hurler in many quarters.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1546 - 27/02/2018 21:54:27    2081110

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Replying To pati:  "1. The GAA is too red-neck and backwards
2. Joe Brolly is far too intelligent for the GAA"
Very poor trolling effort, you really need to work on your form.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2423 - 27/02/2018 21:57:14    2081111

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I believe the forum software here is painfully outdated and needs something modern

effin (Fermanagh) - Posts: 32 - 27/02/2018 22:23:26    2081124

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Replying To JoeSoap:  "Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland was the most completely dominant summer from a single team I've seen in my time watching football. The Dubs in the past few years, for all they dish out hammerings, always came up against Kerry or Mayo that really put it up to them and they pulled through. Donegal 2012 nobody laid a hand on us all summer."
Apart from Kerry who they only bet by 2 points thanks to a freak goal and Cork who they also only beat by 2 points or even Tyrone who again they only beat by 2 points. Other than that yes noone was near them......

why (Kildare) - Posts: 142 - 28/02/2018 09:07:43    2081159

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Replying To TakeyourPoint.:  "If it wasnt for papa's big toe, Tyrone would have beat you's that summer."
Incorrect. This is something that bugs me to this day when people talk about that game. When Penrose fired that shot we were THREE points up so a goal would have merely leveled the match. As it was, Tyrone scored the resulting 45 to make it a 2 point game and the referee blew it up shortly after,

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6103 - 28/02/2018 09:40:53    2081164

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Compare Galway to Limerick for example. Both roughly same size population. But Galway are good at Soccer, Galway Utd, Hurling, won AI last year and lots of club titles recently. Gaelic football, Won 2 in late 90's early 00's and are in division 1 now, and rugby. Connacht won the Pro 12 recently. What has Limerick sports wise?
Munster rugby, Munster rugby and a small bit of soccer Limerick city? Na Piarsaigh are the GAA standard bearers.
Yet we are told that Limerick is a sporting city LOL

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1287 - 28/02/2018 13:31:26    2081219

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Replying To galwayford:  "Compare Galway to Limerick for example. Both roughly same size population. But Galway are good at Soccer, Galway Utd, Hurling, won AI last year and lots of club titles recently. Gaelic football, Won 2 in late 90's early 00's and are in division 1 now, and rugby. Connacht won the Pro 12 recently. What has Limerick sports wise?
Munster rugby, Munster rugby and a small bit of soccer Limerick city? Na Piarsaigh are the GAA standard bearers.
Yet we are told that Limerick is a sporting city LOL"
I wish you well mate in your enjoyment of your sporting city of excellence.

Your post has all the hallmarks of ' my dad can beat your dad in a fight, cos he's the best, strongest man ever'
Have a nice life and good luck.

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 429 - 28/02/2018 14:55:19    2081246

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Replying To galwayford:  "Compare Galway to Limerick for example. Both roughly same size population. But Galway are good at Soccer, Galway Utd, Hurling, won AI last year and lots of club titles recently. Gaelic football, Won 2 in late 90's early 00's and are in division 1 now, and rugby. Connacht won the Pro 12 recently. What has Limerick sports wise?
Munster rugby, Munster rugby and a small bit of soccer Limerick city? Na Piarsaigh are the GAA standard bearers.
Yet we are told that Limerick is a sporting city LOL"
Limerick FC Premier Division. Galway United First Division. Laughable comparing Connacht Rugby to Munster rugby. Tell us the good hurling clubs in Galway city? You won't reply because you're a troll and a bad one.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4813 - 28/02/2018 15:57:39    2081262

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Replying To Htaem:  "Good man OLLIE, sorry never even checked this page since I posted. Truth be told I like most of those things aswell.

Sorry OLLIE, I see Fleadh is on in August, I have 2 stags, a wedding and a couple of landmark birthdays that month....it's gonna be a bitch of a month!"
Jaysus Htaem you will need to get a loan out of the Credit Union for all them activities. It's not your stag is it ha?

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11623 - 28/02/2018 15:57:45    2081263

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Replying To Gleebo:  "1. The majority of Irish people based on the island of Ireland know little about the outside world and care less.

2. The Irish diaspora are usually seen as a commodity to be milked, often in times of crisis.

3. The GAA has a lot to learn from professional sport in terms of disciplinary matters, which continues to be an embarrassment to the Association.

4.The hatchet man is still revered over the silky footballer/hurler in many quarters."
Agree with your points 1 and 3 completely. What I meant by my first point.

pati (Meath) - Posts: 73 - 28/02/2018 18:53:16    2081311

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Replying To galwayford:  "Compare Galway to Limerick for example. Both roughly same size population. But Galway are good at Soccer, Galway Utd, Hurling, won AI last year and lots of club titles recently. Gaelic football, Won 2 in late 90's early 00's and are in division 1 now, and rugby. Connacht won the Pro 12 recently. What has Limerick sports wise?
Munster rugby, Munster rugby and a small bit of soccer Limerick city? Na Piarsaigh are the GAA standard bearers.
Yet we are told that Limerick is a sporting city LOL"
You sound like that Galway mayor a few years ago who was taking pops at Limerick City.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9371 - 28/02/2018 21:46:39    2081343

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Galway hurlers hopefully will send Limerick packing on Sunday in Pearse stadium. It will not be easy though.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1287 - 28/02/2018 22:54:40    2081357

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Replying To TakeyourPoint.:  "If it wasnt for papa's big toe, Tyrone would have beat you's that summer."
Yous don't count! But that would've levelled it anyway.

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 727 - 01/03/2018 11:46:33    2081400

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Replying To why:  "Apart from Kerry who they only bet by 2 points thanks to a freak goal and Cork who they also only beat by 2 points or even Tyrone who again they only beat by 2 points. Other than that yes noone was near them......"
I can just look at scorlines from a summer and make conclusions too. You'll be hard pressed to find a Kerry or Cork supporter that would claim they were close to us either of those days. Both teams got goals in the final minute to make it a lot more nervy than it needed to be. The Tyrone match, again, I never felt like we were going to lose it. They nearly nicked a goal in the final minute to equalise and then converted the 45 to bring it to within 2. But truth be told we dominated that game too.

I suppose my point wasn't so much about dominance on the scoreboard (though that came too), but just a team that was clearly above the rest all summer. We had another gear in 2012.

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 727 - 01/03/2018 11:50:19    2081403

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Replying To Furlong1949:  "Id say most counties could say the same thing when they win an All Ireland. When Meath won All Ireland in 1987 and 1999 no one laid a hand on us all summer. Kerry won All Irelands in 78 79 84 85 nonone laid a hand on them as well. When Cork won the All Ireland in 1973 no one could touch them eitheir. Are just a few I can remeber when teams went whole summers and no one could touch them.

Donegal had a great year in 2012. One of the best defensive systems ever in Croke Park. But in the final while they started like a train with Murphy and McFaddens goals. After the first 20, 25 mins of the game. Mayo were in the ascendency. I though the final wasnt one of their better performances on the year. The Donegal performance in the 1992 All Ireland final was a much better performance. Donegal were brillant in that final in 92.
I would say teams who won with better performances in All Ireland finals in the last 50 years were Tyrone in 2005 and 2008, kerry in 04 06 1985 1984 1978 1979 1981 1970 ,Galway 98 1966, Donegal 92. Meath 1967 1987 1988 1999 , Dublin 1977, Cork in 1973 Offaly in 1972 and Down 60 61 68 1994 ."
Mayo battled well in 2012 and showed the grit that have brought them to so many finals since, but I always felt we had another gear. Neil Gallaghers point in the second half just showed we could click and get the score when we needed. I was nervous in the stands obviously but watching it back it's really never in doubt, as well as Mayo played.

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 727 - 01/03/2018 11:52:29    2081405

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The more I think of this April intercounty closedown the more ridiculous it seems to me. Why couldn't it have been the month of May for the closedown to play club games, then all systems go from June and restore the All Ireland's to their traditional September dates , thereby not handing the month of September over to other sports or playing All Ireland's at the height of the holiday/tourist season in August when hotel capacity in Dublin is at its most limited?

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1110 - 01/03/2018 13:55:19    2081431

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Dublin are overrated and not too many of their older players will go down as all time greats apart from Cluxton & Brogan although the likes of Fenton & O'Callaghan They don't have any weaknesses though and ridiculously strong bench gets them out of any trouble they might be in.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 156 - 01/03/2018 17:06:19    2081467

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Replying To JDF:  "Dublin are overrated and not too many of their older players will go down as all time greats apart from Cluxton & Brogan although the likes of Fenton & O'Callaghan They don't have any weaknesses though and ridiculously strong bench gets them out of any trouble they might be in."
Hmmmm no weaknesses but yet over-rated. What about James McCarthy, Kilkenny, McMahon, O'Sullivan and even Kev Mc? I'm pretty sure they'll go down as greats.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 01/03/2018 18:06:56    2081477

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Mayo will never win an all Ireland because they build a team around a ghost that is Aidan O'Shea the most over rated player by a country mile in my opinion - in any big game the ghost disappears but the myth remains- often compared to Mike Murphy of Donegal well give me the big Donegal man every day of the week

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 3520 - 01/03/2018 18:16:31    2081480

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