Meath - Meath v Kildare Semi-final

Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "They were talked about...won all stars and a player of the year award ! Their was buzz in Kildare when Mcgeeney was in charge ! If you can cast you're mind back Ziggy hoganstand had a lot more Kildare posters on hoganstand back then also ! Thats all you need if you never really had much to begin with !

If Andy had the same kinda success as Mcgeeney (4 quarter final appearance, all ireland semi final..division 1 football) ...would you not be happy enough Bunny Ziggy ?"
fair points,spose that is generally the best kildare do. :)

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts:7966 - 26/06/2017 21:48:34   2006049

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Replying To ziggy32001:  "fair points,spose that is generally the best kildare do. :)"
I think the best thing Gaa could do right now to help a lot of counties develop to a better all round standard of football would be to have 3 divisions in the league rather than have 4 divisions...all this talk about division 1 football been the best standard and it's the place to be for teams to become better why not let more teams in it ! Increase Division 1 football to 11 teams ...means 10 games each Instead of 7..get rid of the O'Byrne cup and others..play 2 league games in January... 3 in February..3 in march and then 2 in April, and the league still finishes up at the same time as normal ! Play your O'Byrne cup during April and May the same way you play meaningless challenge matches during that month !
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Division 1 football would look like this..

Division 1
Dublin
Kerry
Donegal
Monaghan
Mayo
Tyrone
Cavan
Roscommon
Galway
Kildare
Meath
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if you want to increase the standard of football for a lot of counties without pumping money into it increase the size of division 1 football !

What's going to happen is the gaa going to have to spend millions on under age structures every year in a couple years time for every county...it's just going to be a big black hole for that money.. they would save millions with just a signature of a pen by making Division 1 bigger !

The little people with the little ideas will ask how would a better standard of football make a team better :/

I am waiting......

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts:550 - 27/06/2017 00:59:31   2006121

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Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "I think the best thing Gaa could do right now to help a lot of counties develop to a better all round standard of football would be to have 3 divisions in the league rather than have 4 divisions...all this talk about division 1 football been the best standard and it's the place to be for teams to become better why not let more teams in it ! Increase Division 1 football to 11 teams ...means 10 games each Instead of 7..get rid of the O'Byrne cup and others..play 2 league games in January... 3 in February..3 in march and then 2 in April, and the league still finishes up at the same time as normal ! Play your O'Byrne cup during April and May the same way you play meaningless challenge matches during that month !
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Division 1 football would look like this..

Division 1
Dublin
Kerry
Donegal
Monaghan
Mayo
Tyrone
Cavan
Roscommon
Galway
Kildare
Meath
......................

if you want to increase the standard of football for a lot of counties without pumping money into it increase the size of division 1 football !

What's going to happen is the gaa going to have to spend millions on under age structures every year in a couple years time for every county...it's just going to be a big black hole for that money.. they would save millions with just a signature of a pen by making Division 1 bigger !

The little people with the little ideas will ask how would a better standard of football make a team better :/

I am waiting......"
I think that is quite an interesting post. How about expanding it and using the level at the end of the league to dictate the teams in a tiered championship?

So, say there are 12 Division 1 teams, 12 Division 2 and 10 Division 3 teams (including London & New York who prob wont compete in the league). Have a promotion and relegation situation of 2 up and two town between those tiers and then base the tiered championship based on the positions of those teams at the end of the league.

So senior inter-county would be from div 1, intermediate from div 2 and junior from div 3. (as an aside get away from naming these competitions and GAA guys). then divide into 2 groups of 6 in the case of senior IC and play each other & top 2 in each group go into all ireland semis.

In my opinion that wold be more straightforward than the curent lob sided provincial championships and this super 8.

oldsam_newsam (Meath) - Posts:378 - 27/06/2017 09:00:43   2006149

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Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "I think the best thing Gaa could do right now to help a lot of counties develop to a better all round standard of football would be to have 3 divisions in the league rather than have 4 divisions...all this talk about division 1 football been the best standard and it's the place to be for teams to become better why not let more teams in it ! Increase Division 1 football to 11 teams ...means 10 games each Instead of 7..get rid of the O'Byrne cup and others..play 2 league games in January... 3 in February..3 in march and then 2 in April, and the league still finishes up at the same time as normal ! Play your O'Byrne cup during April and May the same way you play meaningless challenge matches during that month !
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Division 1 football would look like this..

Division 1
Dublin
Kerry
Donegal
Monaghan
Mayo
Tyrone
Cavan
Roscommon
Galway
Kildare
Meath
......................

if you want to increase the standard of football for a lot of counties without pumping money into it increase the size of division 1 football !

What's going to happen is the gaa going to have to spend millions on under age structures every year in a couple years time for every county...it's just going to be a big black hole for that money.. they would save millions with just a signature of a pen by making Division 1 bigger !

The little people with the little ideas will ask how would a better standard of football make a team better :/

I am waiting......"
So you suggest to increase Div 1 to numbers where Meath could get in. If we were ranked 16th you would go for 2 divisions of 16 ?? 11 teams means 1 team lying idle every round and in all honesty would you honestly say it would do the likes of Meath any good bring beaten out the door every week

Analyst (Meath) - Posts:803 - 27/06/2017 09:16:45   2006154

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Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "They were talked about...won all stars and a player of the year award ! Their was buzz in Kildare when Mcgeeney was in charge ! If you can cast you're mind back Ziggy hoganstand had a lot more Kildare posters on hoganstand back then also ! Thats all you need if you never really had much to begin with !

If Andy had the same kinda success as Mcgeeney (4 quarter final appearance, all ireland semi final..division 1 football) ...would you not be happy enough Bunny Ziggy ?"
Between 2007 and 2010 (4 seasons) Meath won 1 Leinster, reached 3 All Ireland Quarter finals and from this reached 2 All Ireland Semi finals. That run was better than what Kildare did under McGeeney. I suppose Kildare, with their traditional lack of success, were more excited by what they did during McGeeneys time.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts:346 - 27/06/2017 09:53:22   2006164

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Replying To Analyst:  "So you suggest to increase Div 1 to numbers where Meath could get in. If we were ranked 16th you would go for 2 divisions of 16 ?? 11 teams means 1 team lying idle every round and in all honesty would you honestly say it would do the likes of Meath any good bring beaten out the door every week"
Totally agree !

grahamc9897 (Meath) - Posts:535 - 27/06/2017 10:48:17   2006193

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