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Dublin V Roscommon - 7 Like(s)
Just the 4 games at home in a row for Dublin then.

valley84 (National) - 20/07/2019 21:34:05

Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 7 Like(s)
Dublin won 1 U21 title in 45 years and now are on the verge of winning 5 in 9 years Please don't tell me its not due to financial resources

valley84 (National) - 02/08/2019 14:14:19

Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 5 Like(s)
That's what millions pumped into a county gets you

valley84 (National) - 26/05/2019 11:56:13

Failed drug test - 4 Like(s)
anything that might allow players to train harder and recover quicker is unfair to other players and teams

valley84 (National) - 28/05/2017 18:34:30

Dublin V Roscommon - 4 Like(s)

Replying To superdub:  "Referee is only short of putting a Roscommon jersey on"
You must be joking? He rode Roscommon

valley84 (National) - 03/03/2019 16:09:47

Kildare hurlers bringing in outside players - 4 Like(s)
Is Seanie back?

valley84 (National) - 19/01/2017 19:06:08

Westmeath Hurlers 2021 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Claretandblue:  "None of the above are dual clubs. Ask someone from Killucan and you'll get your answer, dual players and dual clubs are entirely different entities. The desirability of more hurling clubs is not being questioned, the reality is an entirely different matter. Areas like Moate and Kilbeggan are footballing areas, that's tradition, all well lads making suggestions but they must be grounded in reality, otherwise it's pie in the sky nonsense. How many new clubs outside the large population centres have been established in the last fifty years? Let alone a new club trying to promote a different code."
Kilbeggan contested junior hurling finals in the past. There were more hurling clubs in the county 50 years ago than today. Its also amazing to think the only actual dual club in the county is Delvin. People look at hurling as being a threat to a club, but in fact it shouldn't be. It will bring in new families, new personnel and more games being played. Ignoring hurling in the line of towns with a large population from Athlone to Kinnegad is silly in a county like Westmeath.

valley84 (Westmeath) - 12/07/2021 20:52:08

The Mayo Hype Machine Is Back Boys And Girls. - 3 Like(s)

Replying To culmore:  "Aiden O Shea is the most fouled and abused player in Football at present and he gets little or no protection from Game Officials."
His elbows say otherwise

valley84 (National) - 09/02/2019 08:47:09

Dublin Hurling - 3 Like(s)
a lot of money being spent when other developing leinster hurling counties get very little

valley84 (National) - 08/07/2017 22:11:00

Allow 17-year-olds play Adult - 3 Like(s)

Replying To jimbo66:  "Great to see this get some coverage From an UK perspective it would be great to have the wider GAA community being being Pro choice with this. Players who are being overused actually have a choice of playing less (for less teams) at Under 17 Players who feel they can handle an adult grade should have that choice at Under 17. Players who feel they can't handle it do not have to play adult. Players who teams fold because they don't have enough players have no choice but to play something else. Teams who's young players leave because they are not getting enough games don't have a choice if they can't play them and risk folding. A typical UK club minor team would have 3-4 U18s, 5-6 U17s and the rest U16. We only have 3-4 U18 teams in London providing 4-6 games a year for the players. Of these U18s can also play adult, U16s get more games and U17s get shafted. For us playing additional U17 competitions would not increase the number of games significantly du eto the number of available teams. The 4-6 U17s coming through every year make a big difference to Junior/Senior reserve teams down the line and we risk losing them to the game completely now. They have no schools, colleges or hurling to burn them out. We will not be able to bottom fill our adult teams with local players within a couple years if this rule is not changed. We have a London born lads as our County captain for the first time this year. It would be a shame if he was the last. Pro choice Abu!"
The majority of 17 year olds don't get to play enough games of club hurling or football. I'd say 9/10 official club games at minor hurling in Westmeath. The few outstanding players are on every team, but rules should be made for the 95%, not the elite 5%. The same players can play adult rugby, adult soccer, adult golf. Why the need to stop them playing GAA. I hope this rule is passed and allow young lads make the decision themselves if they want to play.

valley84 (National) - 16/02/2017 19:55:32

Christy Ring 2017 - 3 Like(s)
Crazy the national league final is on this weekend as well Completely overshadows the Leinster Round Robin and Christy Ring starting

valley84 (National) - 21/04/2017 11:58:46

Louth V Westmeath - 2 Like(s)
Great to see a local manager in charge and achieving success. Crazy that he had to go to a different county setup to show he was capable.

valley84 (Westmeath) - 03/04/2019 16:56:03

Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 2 Like(s)

Replying To witnof:  "Facilities wise Dublin GAA is behind many counties. Especially at club level. Many Dublin clubs, if not most do not have their own ground. Cannot afford it."
Bull There are only a few park clubs left in Dublin Most clubs have their own pitches And a full time coach

valley84 (National) - 24/07/2019 20:32:11

Cavan V Donegal - USFC Final 2019 - 2 Like(s)
Best of luck to ye great to see the aristocrats back

valley84 (Cavan) - 10/06/2019 14:27:58

Galway vs Roscommon - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Yondu:  "Its not a 50/50 game lads it 70/30 in favour of Galway. Reasons why i think Galway will win. 1. Structure and system of play to their defence while Roscommon are all over the place in defence. 2. A better stronger more midfield that will likely dominate that area 3. players playing in key positions on the Galway team are suited to those positions the opposite with Roscommon 4. A better spread of scorers and better free takers especially long range ones. 5. A better bench and more strength in depth which is hugely important in modern day football. Roscommon haven't helped themselves there with a huge turnover of players from last year. Reasons for Roscommon to cause a big upset. 1. Galway to have a pure stinker of a performance 2. Roscommon to have their best performance this year. Conclusion Galway by 4 to 6 points."
Roscommon have had 2 years in division 1 Galway haven't. All of Roscommon's preparations this year seem to be for the two games in Connacht Last year they seemed to be stumbling from the end of the league Galway showed how flaky they are when Tipp got at them last year

valley84 (National) - 05/07/2017 20:32:04

What has happened to the GAA in Cork - 2 Like(s)
They should invest in people, not concrete Dublin have spent very little on facility development in the past 15 years However the focus on quality coaching and coaching standards is really paying off now

valley84 (National) - 30/04/2017 08:53:33

Westmeath Hurlers 2021 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To puglerdaly:  "Cavan the home of hurling !"
they'll soon nearly have as many underage hurling clubs as there are in Westmeath as they seem determined to grow the game up there. sneering doesn't help anyone

valley84 (Westmeath) - 25/05/2021 10:29:14

Kids living and developing in one county but... - 2 Like(s)

Replying To yew_tree:  "I have heard Kildare and Meath are full of Dublin supporting parents with Dublin supporting kids who should for and support their parents county rather than their own....?"
Its not just Meath and Kildare Westmeath, Laois, Offaly full of Dubs who think they know everything about football (or hurling!)

valley84 (National) - 22/05/2017 16:28:50

Westmeath Hurling 2020 - 2 Like(s)
Clearly the Plunketts fan club are out in force. Hitting wides doesn't entitle you to win a game!

valley84 (Westmeath) - 12/07/2020 19:07:53

Donal Og Cusack's Comments - 2 Like(s)
Carlow, Laois and Westmeath are just better than them at the moment The only people that can sort that out are... the clubs and coaches on the ground in Offaly.

valley84 (National) - 11/03/2019 22:18:03