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League Or Championship - 4 Like(s)
Any one of 5 teams can win Ulster this year. Anyone who says otherwise knows nothing about Ulster football.

thegadfly (National) - 11/04/2021 14:43:16

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 3 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "The 7s players are professional though considering pandemic has stopped their 7s actually being played who knows situation theyre in right now. a large proportion are pros. i dont have specific numbers but if care enough im sure @irishrugby on twitter will answer your query. red thumbs are very different to green ones. red are used very maliciously by some on this site, and every site theyre in operation"
If you are bothered to that extent by a red thumb you should probably stay away from social media / forums as it's highly likely that there are far more potent ways to insult or be malicious than applying a symbol to a posters comment.

catch22 (National) - 11/04/2021 13:15:31

Ned Flynn - Westmeath And Midlands Radio 3 (MR3) - RIP - 3 Like(s)
the voice of Ned will be missed by many around the midlands..from Offaly games MR3 go to Westmeath, where Ned mentions the large and the not so large little clubs in all codes and all levels, from Mullingar to to Castletowngeoghan and Castletown Finea, Brownstown, Delvin and St. Lomans and Cricklewood (pronounced wrong probably by me) etc...only he could report on them in such a way even though as an outsider you would not ever know about these clubs but regardless of competition, Ned was detailed in his commentary and reporting and the names would stick in your mind..Condolences to his family and colleagues in MR3, he will be missed from the Radio.

Fairplayalways (National) - 11/04/2021 16:07:09

Should There Be A Back Door For Football? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "It would have created great interest. For the 10 counties outside Dublin in Leinster this will be over after one or two games. Nothing to aim for not even the super 8s. A open draw could have put up numerous great outcomes. A Wicklow or Carlow against a Sligo or Leitrim. I would have loved a cut at Tyrone in navan , Kildare v Roscommon. It would have added the spark , but no we don't have it. Can you imagine the interest in Dublin drawing mayo in castlebar or Kerry in Killarney? In round one or two ?? It would be fantastic. Once off for one year."
I'd have total faith in at least 5 teams from Ulster coming out of Navan with a win. Plus 3 from Connacht and 3 from Munster.

Saynothing (National) - 11/04/2021 16:14:55

League Or Championship - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Irishcelt:  "Monaghan are an ageing team armagh can't beat a division 1 team and cavan won't ride there luck this year the same as they did last year with the exception of the final where they were brilliant. So it's down to Donegal or Tyrone anyone other than that wins it il give ya a thousand euro"
A dangerous bet is that ! I think it takes a bit more than "riding luck" to make the comebacks Cavan did. They fully deserved their win and I wouldn't write them off to win it again this year, it's great that it's so unpredictable though.

AfricanGael (National) - 11/04/2021 20:19:33

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "You probably got the most red thumbs because you have posted over 17 thousand comments. Who had the most red thumbs per comment would a better measure of unpopularity."
His opinions on the 6 counties, the Troubles, bigotry and discrimination that GAA people had to endure up here won't have won him many green thumbs. Some people get what they ask for on here.

SaffronDon (National) - 11/04/2021 13:35:32

Monaghan - 2 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "Well there is no doubt that the people affected financially and mentally will far outweigh the amount of people who will die from this virus. There is no other way, protect the vulnerable and ill, and open up, or we will never get out of this. This is not a viable solution. Some say that if this way saves at least one life it is worth it, is it? Absolutely not."
Some say that if this way saves at least one life it is worth it, is it? Absolutely not." It's not about saving one life though, it's about saving thousands of lives.

AfricanGael (National) - 11/04/2021 13:58:33

League Or Championship - 2 Like(s)

Replying To thegadfly:  "Any one of 5 teams can win Ulster this year. Anyone who says otherwise knows nothing about Ulster football."
I think you are far to nice, you could have omitted the word "Ulster" and your statement would still be true. Ignorance has no borders. :-)

AfricanGael (National) - 11/04/2021 17:56:16

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 2 Like(s)

Replying To AfricanGael:  "[quote=supersub15:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "Giving a thumbs down is not expressing an opinion, if someone feels strongly enough to give a thumbs down then I think they should get off the ditch and have their say, instead of hiding behind childish emojis."
Trying to manage and evaluate the green and red thumbs here is like trying to get in touch with the rules, regulator and editor of the Political Correctness booklet. The post with a green thumb may not be the post that I might give a green thumb to, likewise the post with a red thumb may get a green thumb from me, so it's all about opinion, nothing insensitive or set in stone about opinions as we are all entitled to our opinion. Here on hs we tend to color code our opinion with the use of red and green "thumbs", it could have brought the thumbs a step closer to "PC" in using two green thumbs one with the thumb pointing up, as in favor, and the other green thumb pointing down, as not in favor, so it's the thumb only that points the way, not the color, however red and green is more pronounced so I'll settle for that."]"nothing insensitive or set in stone about opinions as we are all entitled to our opinion" I think you'll find the opposite is true actually, people are absolutely not entitled to publish every opinion they have without the risk of repercussions. I wouldn't have any thumbs at all, but I guess they suit either very vain or malicious people."]I don't think giving a green or red thumb is necessarily vain or malicious. Sometimes I will give a green thumb because I agree with what the person says, or it could be something I didn't consider or know. Likewise, I will give a red thumb if I disagree with what the person is saying or if I think they are wrong. Sometimes I will reply to a comment, but usually not if someone else has already replied saying pretty much what I would have said.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 11/04/2021 19:31:18

League Or Championship - 2 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "A dozen ?? Don't think so. Leinster like the all ire itself is a foregone conclusion as you said. But for life of me I can't think of a dozen counties with realistic hopes of winning a province , Kerry will Walk munster (they won't make same mistakes as last year) tipp or cork haven't a hope this year. Connacht, hard to look past mayo, Galway will fancy their chances but that's it. Ulster ? Can't see Cavan in summer having the same impact, Donegal will win with Tyrone hoping for a win. So realistically I have 2 in Connacht 2 (at a push ) in ulster one in Leinster and Munster If I was to put on a bet. I'd go Donegal Dublin Kerry And mayo with a possibility of Galway."
Connacht Mayo Roscommon Galway Munster Kerry Cork Tipp Ulster Tyrone Donegal Monaghan Cavan Down Armagh All the above teams have a chance of winning their province. Of course they won't go into their championship favourites and there is a lot of stats and reason's to suggest most won't win a provincial title this year. However each of those teams will be hard beat and as a result those three provinces will producea great championships this summer. There is no reason any of those teams can't prepare and have genuine hope. It's difficult for Leinster counties as before the first training session this season they know the best they can hope for is getting to a final and heading home from that with a 20 plus point defeat. As for the All Ireland series yes it's hard to have much excitement as it's likely we know the result already, but after a tough year lets enjoy the Ulster, Munster and Connacht championships. Straight knockout in the heat of summer will be intense championships.

sam1884 (National) - 12/04/2021 11:22:58

League Or Championship - 1 Like(s)
There barely a dozen between football and hurling that you could say are in the mix. Maybe with Munster hurling you could say it would push that out a bit but not much. Limerick and Tipp most likely and Cork a possibility. Waterford off course and Clare would be dangerous for any one of those too. Kilkenny or Galway in Leinster still with Wexford or Dublin as long shots. No, there's no dozen contenders in football anyway.

catch22 (National) - 11/04/2021 12:58:02

Monaghan - 1 Like(s)
Intercounty football should have been let go ahead anyway, people are crowded into supermarkets but they are not allowed to play sport out in the open air? bloody nonsense from the 'authorities'

Tirchonaill1 (National) - 11/04/2021 13:33:02

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)
The safety of the so called elite sports and their bubble as the answer to their pass to practice and play is a joke. 27 seven players and officials in the Vancouver Canucks organization has the virus and they also spread it in the community. Now a Toronto Maple Leaf player has it and there is a scramble to see where else it went. There was and is strategy by all western democracies. Scare and bully the people that comply to do more. Why because the constitutions will never hold up the prosecutions or fining of the ones who ignore regulations. Lawyers are lining up to take these cases in block to the supreme courts and over turn ones already enacted while making a lot of money. The success of combating the virus in China is because you get shot or locked up if you don't obey. We all have seen the drone descending on the woman ordering her to get off the street. I am sure none of us wants to live under such style regimes.

Canuck (National) - 11/04/2021 14:33:45

League Or Championship - 1 Like(s)
Why do we have to wait 5 weeks more for the league to start anyway? fellas are fit enough for league football, 2 or 3 weeks of collective training would have been fine I think, use the league to get fit for Championship. Going to interesting to see the Ulster draw, what odds on Donegal v Tyrone in the first round again?

Tirchonaill1 (National) - 11/04/2021 16:04:32

League Or Championship - 1 Like(s)

Replying To catch22:  "There's actually 9 teams that can win Ulster this year. I think you've just demonstrated you're own assertion of ignorance about Ulster football . Well done boy."
Bit harsh. There's actually 31 (32 if they let London in) teams that can win the AI Championship, in theory, but some of us are more realistic.

lionofludesch (National) - 11/04/2021 17:49:41

League Or Championship - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Irishcelt:  "Monaghan are an ageing team armagh can't beat a division 1 team and cavan won't ride there luck this year the same as they did last year with the exception of the final where they were brilliant. So it's down to Donegal or Tyrone anyone other than that wins it il give ya a thousand euro"
Be careful

CiarraiMick (National) - 11/04/2021 19:34:25

Intercounty Players Who Had One Or Two Good Seasons And Then Just Disappeared..Both Codes - 1 Like(s)

Replying To totalrecall:  "mark mchugh (Donegal) would probaly fall into that category. A key component of Donegal's Win in 2012, he was never able to recapture the form or fitness levels he attained that year, Still an excellent player at club level for reasons only are probably only known to the player himself he struggled to be a regular after 2015"
Yea huge player in 2012. Got bad injury in 2013 ulster final. Never really the same player after that. He went stateside in 2014 and missed out on another all Ireland appearance. His biggest attribute was his reading of the game and his overall fitness. Just a shame that he never really fulfilled his undoubted ability.

rorysboys (National) - 11/04/2021 20:36:13

Monaghan - 1 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "Well there is no doubt that the people affected financially and mentally will far outweigh the amount of people who will die from this virus. There is no other way, protect the vulnerable and ill, and open up, or we will never get out of this. This is not a viable solution. Some say that if this way saves at least one life it is worth it, is it? Absolutely not."
Well said!

ConnollyDub (National) - 12/04/2021 08:56:35

League Or Championship - 1 Like(s)

Replying To AfricanGael:  "A dangerous bet is that ! I think it takes a bit more than "riding luck" to make the comebacks Cavan did. They fully deserved their win and I wouldn't write them off to win it again this year, it's great that it's so unpredictable though."
But it's not. Yes every 6/7 years a different team might come about. Apart from that even going forward Donegal are the most likely to win it, Tyrone might take one or two over next ten years. There will be a shock in the ten years like last year. But it's not that unpredictable at all. Granted it's more unpredictable than either Leinster or Munster. But then throw Dublin in there at it be same as Leinster, as ulster teams find out unfortunately.

royaldunne (National) - 12/04/2021 11:10:27

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)

Replying To updwell:  "I agree 100% Canuck we are living in a country where the attitude is if I can't have what I want then the crowd over there shouldn't have what they want. It's bringing out a bitterness and nastiness in people which isn't helping us to get through this or isn't helpful in controlling Covid numbers. I'm not looking for rugby or soccer to be stopped as this is obviously an outlet fur players and fans to get away from Covid for a few hours each week but to then say at the same time we can't play or train at another sport is hypocritical and anti that sport. To say the pros are in bubbles and isolated from the rest of us is impractical for a start and just plainly lies. How many sports people in this country in their 20s are earning enough to live in a house or apartment on their own, can't have a partner meet them, get their food delivered and how do they get fuel for their car without interaction with someone. I know of a LOI player who lives at home with his parents who both work in factories and he has a brother still at school- how is this different from most GAA players. Take Johnny Sexton the most high profile professional player in the country, he has a wife and kids at home does he isolate from them during the rugby season or does he meet the kids who are coming home from school or his wife who does the shopping? If he does meet them then he is operating outside the team bubble. It's time now to let the kids back training in all sports and let GAA Intercounty back and stop this anti-GAA agenda masking as necessary restrictions"
100%. See now the Irish woman's rugby team to play France might have to do so in Belfast. Something about France not on green list. Always a way round restrictions when pros involved. A lock of GAA lads having a kick about are nailed. Sure it's only GAA.

Saynothing (National) - 12/04/2021 11:41:04