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GAA Keeping Rural Ireland Alive - 13 Like(s)
As I write this, the new Leinster club champions Mullinalaghta have just appeared on the late late show and well done to them. They have given hope to clubs up and down the country. It was interesting to listen to their captain speak about the post office gone, shop, one pub closed and one left etc....however the GAA club is the ever constant. My club wouldn't be much bigger and I'd imagine it's a case in every county where most clubs are rural, with services and people disappearing. So for all the giving out we do just be thankful that we are all part of a fantastic organization, far from flawless and at times extremely frustrating but it's ours all the same and it's keeping communities alive.

yew_tree (National) - 14/12/2018 21:55:14

GAA Clubs Had It Tough In The North During The Troubles - 11 Like(s)
In my club we suffer with emigration but so do most rural clubs north and south. It's a struggle to keep heads above eater but we do it and it's down to great people giving up their free time right down to folk buying club lotto tickets weekly. However what I've heard clubs in the north experienced during the trouble pales into anything most clubs go through today...burning of clubhouses, destroying pitches, British army breaking hurls at checkpoints, intimidation was disgusting. I've great admiration for those in the north who kept the game going through those hard times.

yew_tree (National) - 29/01/2019 14:39:49

No Palestinian Flags - 9 Like(s)
I have to agree...wear your county colors...bring Your county flag and roar your county on...that's the only statement you should be making at a GAA game.

yew_tree (National) - 18/06/2018 18:50:23

Cavan V Roscommon - 9 Like(s)

Replying To Vishred:  "Two Division 2 teams fighting it out for survival in Division 1. Should be a cracker.."
They are both in division 1 on merit. Your post is bull

yew_tree (National) - 20/02/2019 13:16:01

2019 Attendances - 9 Like(s)

Replying To kiloughter:  "Absolutely. And it does not matter who Dublin play be it Kerry, Mayo or whoever. Winning becomes routine. Sat night would have that type of crowd whoever Dub would be playing."
Would have been at least double there if Mayo were playing Dublin sat night mate and you know it.

yew_tree (National) - 04/02/2019 11:32:23

Falling Football Attendances - 8 Like(s)

Replying To galwayford:  "Antrim are not good at Gaelic football, they are ok but not great at hurling."
So because he is from Antrim his opinion is not valid? Really arrogant

yew_tree (National) - 07/02/2019 15:21:47

Is Dublin's Success False, Tarnished And Bought? - 8 Like(s)
No it's not false or tarnished. They are the best team. The playing field is not level but what sport is? You are always going to have bigger teams and the so called "lesser teams". Mayo have a huge advantage over Leitrim for example. Kerry have a free rein in Munster etc.... Mayo spent over 1.5 million on our county teams in 2017. As a club memeber I have seen the breakdown and the cost of tranport and accomodation is crazy. Plus the cost of players up and down for training. This is one area where Dublin save. They don't have to fork out for hotels in peak summer months. We (every club in mayo) are also paying back the loan repayments on MacHale Park which ok came about many will say by crazy decisions at board level but Dublin have never had the expense to develop their own county ground because they use Croke Park. So those are two main advantages that Dublin have from my point of view but they are not advantages that can be wiped out. They are also not the fault of Dublin so its a catch 22.

yew_tree (National) - 05/09/2018 14:46:31

Things in the GAA that make you Cringe - 8 Like(s)

Replying To waynoI:  "The minute silence before every single game makes me feel ill aswell actually. Can we add that one to the list ? "Please stand for a minutes silence as a mark of respect to little Brucey, Mary O'Reilly's pet jack Russell, Who was run over by a John Deer tractor whilst Paddy O'Neill was out wrappin hay bales.....hey!!""
Wayno what is wrong with a minutes silence? The GAA is a community. I know you don't really get that same fabric in urban area's but in rural Ireland, the local GAA club is the centre of the world from actual games, local festival, a guard of honor at a funeral, the whole community looking out for each other. When a member the GAA members are there, preparing food, helping with parking etc. The minute's silence is a mark of respect which clearly you have not shown by that post which seems to take a swipe at rural Ireland which your tractor jipe.

yew_tree (National) - 04/07/2016 14:12:30

Daylight Saving - 8 Like(s)

Replying To Uimhir.a.3.:  "Geography obviously wasn't a strong point."
Ah go easy on Wayno...Dublin school kids only have geography books that cover inside the M50 ;)

yew_tree (National) - 06/03/2019 22:03:38

Joe Canning - not fit to lace Shefflin's boots - 8 Like(s)
Hate these threads...attempting to beat down on a player after a bad game who's team have not won the All Ireland us easy and petty. I've seen the same happen Mayo players. Yes there was an coup but there is no instructions or rule books. These are amuteur players with jobs and normal lives...I think people except and demand too much on GAA players these days.

yew_tree (National) - 04/07/2016 18:57:30

AOS - A passenger who cost Mayo All Irelands - Brolly - 7 Like(s)
Ah yes Joe...the man who preaches respect in the GAA yet attacks individual players...AOS is not the first and won't be the last.

yew_tree (National) - 27/01/2018 13:49:18

Mayo's double standard's - 7 Like(s)
Mayo are a cod...always fall flat on their faces. Come on Roscommon send them packing please

yew_tree (National) - 02/08/2017 21:17:46

Dublin V Tyrone All Ireland Final 2018 - 7 Like(s)
Congrats on the 4 in a row. Some team. Hope we can be back next year and throw a spanner in the works but for now ye look good for the five.

yew_tree (Dublin) - 04/09/2018 18:10:41

The All Ireland Weekend In Dublin. What Do You Do? - 7 Like(s)
Drive up morning of final, breakfast in kinnegad and book into Citywest. Taxi into town, for pints. Walk to Croker and watch us loose another final...back to Citywest after to drown the sorrows.. Drive home Monday with saw doctors on radio "to win just once" repeat the above the following least this year we are taking a break :0

yew_tree (National) - 14/08/2018 12:15:45

Kieran Donaghy is Immune to refereees - 7 Like(s)
Imagine the uproar if Lee Keegan or Diarmuid Connolly had their hands around the neck in the choke like hold on an opposition player? This man is immune to referees...did the Sunday game call him out? Yearrah

yew_tree (National) - 31/07/2017 09:10:19

The Mayo Hype Machine Is Back Boys And Girls. - 7 Like(s)
Stick to the love letters to Wolly Parkinson Wayno.

yew_tree (National) - 05/02/2019 22:36:49

New York vs Sligo - 7 Like(s)
I listened to the GAA Hour podcast and couldn't agree more with Parkinson. This game should be televised or at least streamed. Get some camera's out there, interview fans, ex-pats. Have a show sat night from a bar in New York with a discussion panel on the year ahead etc. Get some interest going. It is after all the curtain raiser to the Championship.

yew_tree (National) - 05/05/2017 13:41:18

Plans For New Stadium In Connacht - 6 Like(s)

Replying To PyatPree:  "Pairc Ui Chaoimh a white elephant?, they had 3 Ed Sheeran concerts, 2 Munster Hurling games, Munster football final, 2 league matches, Soccer match for Liam Miller this week, not to mention games in the county championship, probably used more then most GAA Stadiums"
Anything built outside the M50 is deemed a white elephant

yew_tree (National) - 28/09/2018 20:01:02

Andy Moran Hands On Maurice Deegan - 6 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "More excited about competing in our 6th final in a row if I'm honest, our young lads are doing very well, we have lads getting rested and once again Jim is going about his business in an exceptional manner. If ye barely scrape to stay up I wouldn't mind so much as playing Mayo has been an easy 2pts for our lads ;)"
Jimbo, like me your around here a long time but your coming across as very arrogant lately and it's not nice to see. Here is such as thing as a gracious winner you know.

yew_tree (National) - 20/03/2018 21:38:20

The Super 8 - 6 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I think it's more of an advantage than that yewtree."
Ok maybe the fact the Dublin players get to sleep in their own beds and travel less. Outside of that....?? Don't give me the crowd and hill argument because that works against them when things go wrong...also in Mayo's cause we matched their support numbers wise and I oh look could have outnumbered them on one occasion and also shared the hill with them (much to their annoyance).

yew_tree (National) - 16/04/2018 21:39:41