Leinster - Now A Hurling Province? - 8 Like(s)
To be fair a team outside of Leinster hasnt won a football All Ireland since 2014.
TheUsername (National) - 26/03/2018 12:39:32
Stephen Cluxton - 7 Like(s)
The inland boundary went to Naas and Leixlip around the Earldom of Kildare, towards Trim and north towards Kells."]Thanks mate, not sure what your on about and choosing to think the best, so thanks!"]Just educating you on where the pale is/was. Obviously lost on you."]Yeah, I'm just not having that conversation thanks.
TheUsername (National) - 13/06/2018 23:01:31
The pinnacle of cute Kerry h***r*sm - 7 Like(s)
Not sure what any of this has to with Dublin, a bit miffed by the strength of that reaction.
Just dont point though you are wrong on the grants given here:
The Central council and Munster council gave the facility one million each for the COE = 2million
Sponsorship: Kerry Group = 1million
Sports Council = 7 million to facility in Tralee.
I dont particularly have a problem with any of that, but the poor mouth narrative that often comes from Kerry is not really reflective of reality especially in comparison to other counties and what they get. You dont really have any financial adversity or anything to do without.
I acknowledge we dont really have significant issues in funding in Dublin either and its not about that, though it would take us a good number of years to accumulate the above in games development grants.
The victim narrative isnt really fitting when it comes to Kerry in my opinion, you get as much funding then anyone and better then almost everyone.
I can understand based on the above why another poster may have raised this as an issue.
TheUsername (National) - 17/01/2018 14:20:06
Dublin Getting 2 Home Games In The Super 8s. Fair Or Unfair? - 6 Like(s)
Fair play to Donegal!!
I agree, it's been flagged to death for a year now!
Win, win for Dublin, we either get a road trip or we play in the Neller for our home game!!!
This will be great for us, a bit of controversy always galvanizes this team. It's like poking a bear!!
Whip it up!!
TheUsername (National) - 03/07/2018 22:30:56
If Your County Had An Official Slogan, What Would It Be? - 6 Like(s)
"We have all your Money"
TheUsername (National) - 28/03/2018 14:38:29
All-Ireland minor football championship - 5 Like(s)
Congratulations to Loais.
Really shocking to see the best minor team of all time dumped out in a first round qualifier. :)
TheUsername (National) - 06/05/2017 17:15:51
Why Is Kerry Called The Kingdom? - 4 Like(s)
That goat won't crown itself. :D
TheUsername (National) - 23/08/2018 21:34:04
Kildare Dis-Service To Smaller Counties - 4 Like(s)
Let's be honest here there were 60k at the Leinster final last year. 30k Kildare I think is a fair split. How many were at the game Vs Longford last week?
I don't think Kildare can take the moral high ground about giving others advice on how to support a team.
I'm not particularly bothered about the outcome of this "revolution' even if I was going to support friends playing.
But let's talk reality here throughout the 90s and the Mick O Dwyer era you were more then happy to play all your big championship and Leinster games in Croke Park so in a way hypocrisy is evident during this whole affair, I'd love to know where all the super fans went since 98.
TheUsername (National) - 27/06/2018 21:25:14
Diarmuid Connolly - 4 Like(s)
So if you discount the goals and points Connolly has scored playing Keegan, then Keegan comes out on top. :D
We clearly won't agree on this, but for anyone ho interested in wishing to look and Connolly and Keegan head to head and look at what Connolly has scored of him it's all there.
He did clean Kilkenny out though, but Connolly has gotten the better of him, looking at what he has scored in games Vs him. I suppose if anything me interested people can look for themselves, but spoiler alert Connolly has actually done quite well of Keegan, surprising so really.
TheUsername (National) - 22/03/2018 14:24:05
King Con - 4 Like(s)
I think he has been handled really well after his first year, my concern last year was he played three full all ireland championships, physically that is some achievement but winning all three is just amazing.
Its been great to see him given lee way by the county, to play club hurling without county commitments and a little Singurson. The lad needs rest but also to have fun. I think he is getting both. Handled really well by Dublin in my opinion, we are in the fortunate position to be able to do that.
TheUsername (National) - 15/02/2018 10:22:41
The Dubs Propaganda Machine - 4 Like(s)
I see Jim Gavin gave up a free Sunday yesterday to go down Kilkenny and coach the Kilkenny football development squad, passion and personality indeed.
TheUsername (National) - 19/02/2018 11:37:00
The Talent Drain - 4 Like(s)
Apart from the three million handout by the GAA, Munster Council and Kerry Group, who gifted 1 million each for the COE. :)
*Nothing to see here! :)
TheUsername (National) - 15/05/2017 18:20:58
Colm O'Rourke's article today re the GPA. - 4 Like(s)
It's an excellent article and he raises some excellent questions. It's scandolous if true that wages for 12 GPA are over 900k a year a third of their budget.
I have long suspected that Gaa finance is like water in Ireland most of it is leaked before it get to source.
There is a growing trend of greed in GAA at the highest level, the advent of testimonials, multiple fundraisers across the pond and the sale rise of the GPA.
I think if there was an an all Ireland audit county by county similar things would be found.
Yet that's whats required the GAA needs an independent audit of anyone or body in receipt of funds, or the method in regard to how funds are raised.
I think some rotten practices are in place throughout the country,
TheUsername (National) - 12/11/2017 20:47:25
Paraic Duffy to step down as Director-General of the GAA - 4 Like(s)
You have to deal with this sort of thing when your successful. I feel sorry for the Independent, they have chosen there road though and the impact will be interesting.
McKeanna isn't a very balanced or objective journalist for me, I think his facts and figures are very contrived and gerrymandered, but I think that's his agenda. He's made a career for himself manning the anti Dublin narrative, again you have to expect this narrative when your successful. I say that full well knowing Dublin are well funded and have natural advantages, but his stuff is badly hyperbole and purposefully controversial. I don't blame he's done well as Dublin as his meal ticket, but I think you have to question his objectivity given that agenda.
Either way, it's better to have likes of McKeanna having a pop at you being champions, then lads having a pop at you for getting your arse handed to you for coming up short.
It's better to be questioned about your success then it is your failure. Long may it continue!
TheUsername (National) - 25/01/2018 22:52:49
Dublin Getting 2 Home Games In The Super 8s. Fair Or Unfair? - 4 Like(s)
Funny you should say, I was talking to a lad from Clare today who said he had asterisk beside Donegals 2012 win and Kerry's win 2014 on the basis that they never didn't beat Dublin in those years, who according to him have proved to be the best team of the decade and they just got lucky dodging them.
Just to be fair and acknowledge we did agree Donegal deseverdly did deserve the All Ireland in 14 after they beat Dublin, but didn't win it.
I suppose I just bring it up because lads I always will have different criteria on what they personally acknowledge and unacknowladge as success, it's irrelvent really what any individual thinks and doesn't make a blind bit of difference in history.
Will the record show Donegal failed to beat the most successful team of an era to win Sam, nope, will anyone care nope.
Shows the value of asterisk really.
TheUsername (National) - 25/07/2018 21:48:14
The Dubs Propaganda Machine - 4 Like(s)
The pundits in question have just released a statement:
"We did a quick Internet search and didn't know the product was contaminated"
Sound defence right there.
TheUsername (National) - 19/07/2017 20:57:23
Ominous Summer Ahead - 4 Like(s)
33 teams take part in the Championship mate.
TheUsername (National) - 03/04/2018 16:54:56
The Super 8 - 4 Like(s)
Thanks mate, I've no idea what you are talking about on masks, but each to his own on Saturday nights. I won't even go there with the victim stuff, to easy.
On the topic at hand, we have different ideas on points and debates and sadly I don't think you have any genuine interest in debating or being own minded. Your motivation is to post dogma and troll the site, the amount of threads closed down in the last week because of this is shameful.
Listen all the best to you and Kerry this year, I really hope you both grow and develop.
I think if this week has thought anything feeding trolls just closes threads and makes the place poorer.
Hopefully this thread isn't anothe that will be closed. I'll leave it there in that spirit, on the points and you as poster, both are wasteful of time. Have fun playing the victim! ;)
Atha Cliath Abu!
TheUsername (National) - 14/04/2018 23:41:14
Dublin v Donegal - 3 Like(s)
I agree mate it is a massive advantage, it is defacto Dublins home ground with other counties visiting occasionally, the fact that Croke park is in Dublin though isn't going to change, it's our county after all. Dublin also has a big migrant population I wouldn't say there would be much in the difference of fans travelling from Kerry, Mayo and Donegal and fans from those counties who live and work in Dublin, so while it suits Dublin it also suits a lot of ex pats see their county in the championship.
Personally I would like Dublin to have a 40k-50k stadium in the City that we could blow the roof of, anyone who was down in Kilkenny would tell you what the atmosphere was like, simply amazing, in a lot of respects playing league and earlier Chapuonship games in Croke park takes awsome thing away in how well Dublin fans san support there team.
Realistically though the only ground that hold the Dublin support from a Leinster semi onwards safely is Croke park in terms of capacity, transport and infrastructure.
Personally I would like more away games, but would leave the GAA with a ghost town stadium like we saw over ge weekend.
As for the game I thought we would blow you away in 2014, I won't make that mistake again, Ive been saying all year I don't think Dublin will win an AI this year and this was the one game I feared. I'd hate to miss though, will be a great spectacle and how the championship should be, proper all ireland football by two top counties as opposed to the turkey shoot we are seeing in the Munster Championship two on the other side of the draw, that must be more gauling for yee, given the games you have already played, all respect to Donegal as a result, I think yee will be battled hardened despite the quick turn around.
TheUsername (National) - 31/07/2016 16:49:08
Why Is Kerry Called The Kingdom? - 3 Like(s)
I always thought it was a bit funny to be honest, imagine a heap of grown adults going about the country declaring their from the Kingdom.
I always think of Monty Python holy grail when I hear it and the Knights milling around the place with two coconuts making a galloping noise.
Each to their own.
TheUsername (National) - 23/08/2018 20:20:50