Should Stag nights for Gaa players be banned in Summer? - 10 Like(s)
Birthdays should also be banned.
Weddings wtf are they all about anyway.
In this day and age how can any man in his right mind commit the rest of his life to one woman anyway.
I think the GAA needs to lobby the US govt to restrict J1 visas from anyone who has played GAA over the previous 24 months. Add it to the declaration slip, ffs! Have you ever been part of a terrorist organisation? Have you played Gaelic Games? Have you been detained for drug trafficking offences?
These f8cking players, are their f8cking liberties. Having a life outside of football! F8ck sake. Balanced life, I'll balance your f8cking life for you.
Whammo86 (National) - 29/10/2016 11:14:33
All the talk about Ulster!!!!Connacht is the strongest - 9 Like(s)
Seriously how many Ulster posters have come on here saying we've the hardest most competitive province in recent times. It was true 10 years ago and to a much lesser extent 5 years ago but it really hasn't been of late.
The one thing about being from Ulster though is you have to win more games to get to the same stage and apart from a game against Antrim there aren't really any gimmes in Ulster championship.
Great win for Galway.
Great Connacht final win for Roscommon and it's great to see 3 Connacht teams in the last 8.
Why can't you just be happy with that? Why do you have to go around slagging off supporters from Ulster counties. It's just so agro and unnecessary.
The only thing that matters anyway is the county team.
Good luck to Roscommon next weekend.
Whammo86 (National) - 23/07/2017 09:39:52
Glenswilly 0-03 St Eunans 0-02 - 9 Like(s)
Heard it was a cracker.
Never more than a goal in it.
Whammo86 (National) - 24/07/2016 16:32:10
Meath taking on Dublin subs...... - 7 Like(s)
Not much wrong with it in my book.
If it's within the rules it's all fine.
Dublin are happy to use players who've played their whole club career for Ashbourne, why shouldn't Meath use the best players available to them?
A bit too much pride has probably hindered Meath over the last 15, they were slow to adapt to the modern game.
Whammo86 (National) - 22/12/2016 13:08:46
A pet hate of mine - 6 Like(s)
When there's a schmozzle between 2 players and the referee automatically gives both players a yellow card.
Sometimes one player is much more at fault than the other player. One player could deserve a red. One of the players could deserve a talking to while the other deserves a yellow.
Treat the incident and the players on their own merits.
I think it's a cop out when a ref just gives them both a yellow.
Whammo86 (National) - 06/08/2016 19:00:39
Time to rebrand GAA grounds? (As Gaelic hubs) - 6 Like(s)
Is there a Gaelic revival now, I thought that was 100 years ago.
I'm going to call a spade a spade here and say Croke hub sounds daft.
Whammo86 (National) - 22/05/2016 09:23:28
Teams you hate playing? - 5 Like(s)
Doesn't matter which code you're playing, the game will be over after 3 minutes.
Whammo86 (National) - 10/08/2016 18:16:37
Loughnane tears into Galway - 5 Like(s)
If you rate a team as gutless because they lose to Kilkenny then there aren't many teams with guts.
Totally over the top remarks.
You'd imagine he had that piece in his locker for a while just waiting for a Galway loss.
Comes across as very bitter.
His comments regarding the Galway manager are down right appalling.
Whammo86 (National) - 04/07/2016 17:53:58
Can the GAA survive the Rugby onslaught - 5 Like(s)
You know what though, it's not a friendly match.
It's a test match, in Rugby that means something. The tradition in their game means that every game counts.
It's an attitude I wish we had more of in our games. The GAA doesn't even give the National League much respect.
Poor crowds, teams using it as a warm up competition. Played at a terrible time of the season. How often do you hear, "a sure it was only the league ". There was a story going around this year that Kerry had a hard training session the day before the final. I don't know if that was true, likely wasn't but it was in the realm of being plausible.
We don't do ourselves any favours at times when it comes to selling our games.
Whammo86 (National) - 06/11/2016 21:18:14
If you could have three wishes from the GAA? - 5 Like(s)
I'd really like more threads on hoganstand about Mayo.
Whammo86 (National) - 21/08/2016 19:48:46
Poor state of football in rural Ireland - 4 Like(s)
Dublin have taken the game to a new level.
These threads are a joke.
You've come back after you've "wintered well" and are peddling the same crap over and over again.
Whammo86 (National) - 19/03/2017 20:23:09
Galexit - 4 Like(s)
All this boils down to being the provincial championships aren't fit for purpose in hurling.
I'm broadly in favour of provincial championships in football.
In hurling it's a farce now, it's possible for teams from every province and London to play the "Leinster" championship.
If they went to a straight forward National championship in hurling and played the Munster championship as a standalone tournament (at the height of the summer so that is doesn't lose too much meaning) I think hurling would be in a better spot.
Underage should also be played similarly.
I've heard that traveling concerns are a problem at minor and u21 level. Doesn't really wash, how hard is it to travel to say 3 group games and then another 2 or 3 other rounds for the top teams, it's not like Ireland is a huge expanse. Again run the Munster championship as a standalone competition. It has enough prestige in its own right to stand on its own 2 feet. The Leinster championship will continue to die, I don't think there's a lot can be done for it without Dublin, Wexford and Offaly seriously improving.
Whammo86 (National) - 27/10/2016 16:41:32
Threads that constantly reappear - 4 Like(s)
Kerry's easy draw
Dublin too much money
Is it Mayo's year
Tyrone can beat Dublin
Blanket defence plaguing the game
Black card plaguing the game
Short kick out plaguing the game
Ulster people plaguing the game
New Football championship proposal
New hurling championship proposal
Hurling league really exciting
Hurling league is illogical
Why is this game not on tv.
RTÉ panel members talking rubbish
GAA dying because of ...
Referring is terrible
Whammo86 (National) - 02/06/2017 15:49:42
Does GAA get fair coverage compared to soccer and rugby - 4 Like(s)
This is the thread that will never die
Whammo86 (National) - 30/10/2016 08:13:52
Antrim hurling RIP - 4 Like(s)
Congrats Carlow. Good luck in the qualifiers.
It wasn't all bad this season from Antrim by any means. Promotion to 1B should help us progress.
It looks like we'll be in the development group next season in championship, is more opportunity to play at a good standard. I do feel this to be unfair on Meath and there should be a playoff between the 2 teams for that final spot. May not be feasible now but between league and championship it could be fit in.
If we'd won I think everyone would be looking at this season as being fantastic.
Our county board are not completely inept like some would have you believe. They run a very strong program of club games in both codes and at underage level.
There are challenges that probably hold us back at intercounty level. I don't want a pity parade by naming them. They won't be fixed overnight and they won't be fixed with the sort of attitude the OP has shown.
I also hate when supporters question the mentality of players. You don't deserve to, these are the guys who have put in the hard work to get where they are. Sometimes things don't go right for them on the day, that doesn't mean their dedication and will to win should be brought into question.
Whammo86 (National) - 10/06/2017 23:33:30
Financial Doping in the GAA - 4 Like(s)
To be fair when a thread references financial doping in its title right from the start it's a bit antagonistic.
Whammo86 (National) - 13/10/2016 16:38:02
Connolly interfering with match official - 4 Like(s)
I know exactly what you wrote. I read it, I just responded to your last comment.
Your attitude stinks.
Whammo86 (National) - 06/06/2017 20:20:34
The rights and wrongs of Galway and Leinster - 4 Like(s)
The solution to hurling's problem is incredible simple.
Get a national draw to the championship at all levels.
Run provincial championships as separate competitions. Use them for seeding purposes possibly.
Provincial championships in football are somewhat workable.
In hurling it's a farce. The Leinster championship since they brought in the qualifying group has had teams in it from every province and even London.
If you want to properly include teams from outside the stronghold areas this is the only way of doing it.
Whammo86 (National) - 13/12/2016 16:30:31
Open The Lid on Dublin's Finances - 4 Like(s)
There have been a lot of threads on this already.
The figures for the development money are all in the public domain.
The reality is a lot different to the perceived wisdom also.
One journalist in particular has gone down a road of comparing what Dublin gets versus other counties. Thing is he doesn't take into account that development money is that development officers are paid for directly from Dublin's development money. In other counties the development officers are employed by the Provincial councils.
Dublin are getting about 14% of the total development money, yet this journalist, incorrectly, claims they get about 47% of the money because he fails to account for the €5m or so that goes to the Provincial councils.
The figures are out there and are online. Look for yourself if you want, it didn't take me long to find it all when I wanted to in the past.
Whammo86 (National) - 29/08/2017 06:14:40
Confederate Flag - 4 Like(s)
The confederate flag is unequivocally a racist symbol.
I don't call the Cork fans racist but I struggle to believe how someone bringing that flag to the game doesn't know what it means.
There's a huge difference between the national flag of a country still in existence and that has been used for hundreds of years and a flag that was specifically designed to be used in a conflict to prevent the abolition of slavery.
The Irish tricolour is our National flag, it doesn't have any specific connotation with being anti anything. It's bloody designed with the thought in mind that there should be peace between Catholics and Protestants.
Whammo86 (National) - 15/08/2017 21:40:26