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Longford V Meath - 17 Like(s)
It'd be great to see an upset. To see one of the minnows have their day in the sun and give a little joy to the long suffering fans but I just can't see it I'm afraid. Longford by 2.

MesAmis (National) - 15/05/2018 14:46:08

Two Different Sets Of Rules - 11 Like(s)

Replying To gaelicgab:  "Diarmuid O'Connor receives a straight red card for an elbow on Paul Conroy last weekend. John Conlon commits a very similar offence on Daniel Kearney today and walks away with just a yellow card. I'm not sure if the referee even awarded a foul for Conlon's challenge. The linesman pulled him up on it afterwards. Two different sets of rules for football and hurling it seems."
It's almost like they're different sports.

MesAmis (National) - 20/05/2018 19:14:46

Gooch on Tyrone - 7 Like(s)
And what did ye get for drawing that game? KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts:5939 - 03/10/2017 22:30:23   2052873  A replay! I thought that much was obvious! Something Kerry could never get in the 00s off Tyrone.

MesAmis (National) - 03/10/2017 22:48:36

GAA Athletes For A NO Vote - 7 Like(s)

Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "I will be destroyed for this but......
Mickey Harte has no business even commenting on this issue as it has nothing to do with him. He is not resident in the ROI. This referendum is for ROI not Ireland as a whole."
Completely disagree with you Liam. This vote, although only being voted on by those resident in the ROI, has implications for everyone on the island. Realistically if abortion is freely available in the south, that makes it a lot more available for those in the north than it is at present. It'll be easier to travel to Letterkenny or Dundalk than it is to England. There are people campaigning, for both Yes and No, from the north because this result will directly affect them. To say that this vote won't have an effect on the north is very far wide of the mark. Of course those in the north are entitled to have their say, ludicrous to think otherwise.

MesAmis (National) - 23/04/2018 12:40:34

Tomas O Se - the King of Yerra - 6 Like(s)
The Yerra merchants were out in force all week pretending that they thought Cork had a chance today. It wasn't just Tomás, the whole Ó Sé clan was tipping Cork for a big performance. It's so patronising and disrespectful because you know that they don't believe a word of what they're saying. It's basically trolling Cork football.

MesAmis (National) - 02/07/2017 20:07:51

Car park - Clonliffe Road - 6 Like(s)
Getting the Luas from Hueston only gets you to Middle Abbey St., Busaras, or Connolly. All are min 20 mins walk from Croke Park, but a lot longer with young kids and requires walking through parts of the city that best avoided. Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:917 - 06/08/2017 20:22:36 ???? It's not war torn Damascus bud. Thousands of us manage to live there without incident everyday believe it or not. "Area best avoided" me hole.

MesAmis (National) - 06/08/2017 21:07:24

Car park - Clonliffe Road - 6 Like(s)
I can't think of another part of any city or town in the 26 counties that would be less safe to walk through than the drug ravaged crime ridden hell hole that is the north inner city of Dublin. You may feel comfortable walking around there however. Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:919 - 06/08/2017 22:38:44   20299 Hyperbolic and offensive nonsense that really should not have been allowed to be posted on this site imo. You obviously live a very sheltered life if you wouldn't walk through the North Inner City (where Croke Pk is) on a match day alongside thousands of other match goers from all over Ireland. It must amaze you that all of those thousands of people emerge from their experience unscathed.

MesAmis (National) - 06/08/2017 23:38:50

The Dubs Propaganda Machine - 5 Like(s)

Replying To GreenandRed:  "Not as funny as you. A real Kerryman wouldn't take the Dubs dominance lying down and start bellyaching at every opportunity. Especially with such a conveyor belt of underage talent coming through. 2014 was only three years ago. No one thinks this anything but yerra."
Yerra Yerra Green and red you in Mayo couldn't possibly understand the down trodden nature of those from the Kingdom. Never has a football county in history had to overcome so many obstacles and bad luck than the poor downtrodden kingdom. Yerra you just don't get it up there in Mayo.

MesAmis (National) - 17/12/2017 14:35:28

12 stadia to make up Ireland's 2023 RWC Bid - 5 Like(s)
Sorry can't agree with you there. Why would you not rent out stadiums and showcase what the gaa has to foreigners and millions of people throughout the globe. Heck you could even showcase the stadiums to people in our own country who don't know what we have. gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts:3698 - 15/11/2016 13:17:47 A rugby cup won't showcase the GAA at all. Not definitely against it or anything but I just don't think that that is a reason for doing it. For me there are two reasons why the GAA should assist in this venture. 1. Investment in GAA facilities. 2. The negative hounding of the GAA from the private school educated media would be astronomical if they refused.

MesAmis (National) - 15/11/2016 13:52:34

Kildare V Armagh - 5 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy32001:  "what happened the great kildare team? told ye the meath game was your all-ireland."
Tonight really puts where Meath are in perspective though doesn't it?

MesAmis (National) - 29/07/2017 21:16:45

Dunphy on the Dubs - 5 Like(s)

Replying To SouthsideRossie:  ""..being admired and respected is one think. I don't think they will ever be loved....." Eammo, you got it in one, baby. My sentiments exactly, shared by everyone I know."
From Balbriggan to Kippure and from Lucan to the North Wall they'll be loved. What the rest of country or the odd crank thinks doesn't matter one iota.

MesAmis (National) - 23/09/2017 14:49:13

Sympathy votes - 5 Like(s)

Replying To neverright:  "The comment is not on his ability as a player but on his performances. As the Mayo poster pointed out, he was outplayed for most of the final but had a strong finish after O'Shea tired and was withdrawn."
He wasn't playing in midfield for most of the final whilst Mayo were dominant in that sector. He went to half back when McCaffrey was taken off injured in the first few minutes. Mayo's dominance of the midfield area began to wane when McCarthy was moved back there after half time. It's amazing what people see and don't see from games imo. In anyways Andy Moran was fully deserving of POTY but to suggest McCarthy was dominated by the Mayo midfield is plainly wrong seeing as it was only in the second half of the game that he was directly up against them and in that second half he was, quite simply, the dominant figure in the match.

MesAmis (National) - 07/11/2017 10:17:03

Gooch on Tyrone - 5 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "We defeated Tyrone many times in the league in the naughties username. Maybe you mean we didn't beat them in our 3 meetings in the championship at that time. And how many times did Dublin beat Tyrone in the naughties?"
We had a better record than Kerry did against the great Tyrone team of the 00s. Pillar Caffrey and his merry band of lads brought Tyrone to a replay in 2005! Kerry never got that close.

MesAmis (National) - 03/10/2017 17:22:38

If The GAA Was Offered A Tonne Of Money For Croke Park - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Ashrules:  "Jones Road was once very suited to Croke park. It fitted in well with the neighbourhood. The local residents were happy with their big neighbour. They always enjoyed banter with visiting supporters and vice versa. There was a good transport network, And plenty of parking in local neighbourhoods , actually made welcome by residents. That has completely changed. If the GAA could retrieve their investment plus a tidy gain , They could build in a more welcoming area , And provide ample car parking,etc. Maybe adjacent to the motorway network. Personally I have a very high regard for Dublin GAA people, But the city council is a shambles, They hinder travelling visitors to croke park with excessive clamping on Sundays, Excessive bus lanes, And do absolutely nothing to show appreciation for the benefits of the facilities provided in the Northside area by GAA members nationwide"
What are excessive bus lanes? It'd be awful if the GAA decided to build some out of town stadium beside a motorway. The Applegreen GAA Services Stadium.

MesAmis (National) - 27/04/2018 14:49:12

Confess Your Really Unpopular View/Opinion - 5 Like(s)
1. Colm Cooper was one of the best forwards of his generation but no more than that. I feel he was always far over praised. 2. Hurlers have become "too good" and scores come too "easily" from too far out. 3. With the exception of COC, none of the hurlers lost by Dublin to football are good enough now to come anywhere near the ability that we would need to win an All-Ireland. They all once had potential to be fantastic once but that day is past. Con's day will pass too soon if he doesn't make the switch.

MesAmis (National) - 23/02/2018 12:26:04

Well Done Lee Keegan !! - 5 Like(s)
Well done Lee. Superb footballer.

MesAmis (National) - 05/11/2016 02:06:17

Is "Find Problems With Everything" Now The Norm In The Gaa? - 5 Like(s)

Replying To perfect10:  "so clare v limerick was decided using a 65-metre free competion.....and there is a clamour from people like ger loughnane,anthony daly,etc to get it changed to a penalty shoot out. if they change it to a penalty shoot out and a keeper gets the head taken off him by one of the 5 shots,the clamour will be "what was wrong with the 65-metre free competition". and where were ger,anthony,etc to propose their idea to the hurling review committee?or better still,why don't they go on the committee?fair play to john keily,he just came out and said "sure it had to be decided somehow". the gaa try to do something for the clubs,provide space in the calendar,and the armchair and paper scribes have lined up to say "sure it is unfair on inter county teams and managers".what about the unfairness on club players that the first 2 weeks will be lost in some counties? players say "more games",ok give them 4 games in munster and leinster championships.cue clamour "the intensity of the games will be lost,teams will be done by july,etc" and that is without even discussing black cards,etc. it seems like people think the gaa make changes with a view to disimproving the game,rather than saying "well it might take some time to get used to,but give it a chance and it might make the game better". it must be an absolute nightmare for the gaa,because no matter what change they try to make,there are people just waiting to crib and complain and moan about the change. the various rule makers,competition makers,etc must feel,they just cant win."
The biggest problem with the GAA right now is that everyone knows what they're against but no one knows what they are for. Everything is terrible and awful and getting worse by the hour, and players are leaving in their droves. Doom merchants proclaim the death of the association unless those in up there in Croke Park repent for their multitude of sins. Club players are essentially being flogged to death on pitches the length and breath of the country and then being kept under lock and key in jail cells lest they sneak out for a bit of social interaction between games or training. Whilst hyperbole rules, nothing will get done or changed. Until someone makes coherent sense about what is needed to be done, nothing will be done.

MesAmis (National) - 21/03/2018 13:59:37

Kerry V Dublin - 5 Like(s)

Replying To mayotyroneman:  "watch it again...first half when the first melee broke out...but of course no comment by media"
In fairness you can hardly blame the media for not talking about it when you yourself seem very reluctant to state what you saw happen. Out with it or don't bother.

MesAmis (National) - 12/03/2018 09:42:53

Reasons To Ban Blanket Defence - 5 Like(s)
Go watch games form the past. Even the glorified days of the 90s. A lot of them were good, a lot of them were awful too. Go watch any sport, a lot of the games are good and a lot of the games are awful. Gaelic Football seems to be the only sport in the entire world that has to be perfect in some people's eyes. It's ridiculous. The game has been evolving quickly for the last 15 or so years. The last 15 years have given us some of the greatest Gaelic Football matches ever played. It has also given us some terrible games. Exactly like the 15 years before that and the 15 years before that etc etc etc. I'm not entirely against rule changes if they're intelligently thought out and extensively trialled. Not just thrown together because "something must be done" about a problem that doesn't actually exist. Gaelic Football is really the most resilient sport in the world. It has had nearly 2 decades of constant unwarranted criticism (that isn't backed up in anyway shape or form) but yet it is still by far the biggest sport in terms of attendances, player numbers etc in the country. The biggest threat to the game is the constant negativity being hurled at it. Negativity which is basically based upon the sport being a little different than what it used to be like. It's baffling that those who shout loudest are heard on this issue. The game has gone to the dogs despite their being more skill and more amazing scores than ever before. Seriously go and watch the standard of score taking and shooting in the past. It doesn't compare in any way favourably with the present.

MesAmis (National) - 31/05/2017 15:38:59

'The People's Game' - 4 Like(s)
There are more GAA clubs in Cork than there are rugby clubs in all of Ireland. The people's game? A long way to go for the rugby goys to be fair.

MesAmis (National) - 06/03/2018 20:29:24