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Tackling Diving In GAA

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Replying To smallfrank:  "The physio came on to treat Sean Kelly the other day even though there was nothing wrong with him. The physio comes on and "treats" Ryan O'Donoghue and Cillian O'connor around 5 times a game even though they miraculously never have to go off injured.

They should bring in a rule that if you get treatment, you get blood subbed for 5 minutes. Help the recovery!!"
100% Plus we don't want young footballers looking up to these players thinking that being streetwise like that in games is a good thing.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7259 - 08/03/2023 12:36:10    2462737

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Replying To Bon:  "It wasn't the first time we saw theatrics from the same "victim"."
No. Worse when you consider he's one of the best currently playing in that position

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11224 - 08/03/2023 12:40:28    2462739

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Replying To smallfrank:  "The physio came on to treat Sean Kelly the other day even though there was nothing wrong with him. The physio comes on and "treats" Ryan O'Donoghue and Cillian O'connor around 5 times a game even though they miraculously never have to go off injured.

They should bring in a rule that if you get treatment, you get blood subbed for 5 minutes. Help the recovery!!"
You have a point, if you need treatment whether you're injured or not you should have to come to sideline when your up on feet and not come on again until there is a break in play.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1986 - 08/03/2023 13:31:52    2462754

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Replying To Viking66:  "No. Worse when you consider he's one of the best currently playing in that position"
Are you using this as an opportunity to run down an individual player, or are you actually concerned with the issue in general?
One of the best wing backs to ever the play the game and a member of Limerick's current outstanding half-back line was guilty of faking an injury a few years ago to get an opponent sent off. A top player in Kerry's great football team of the 00s did the same.
Our own Galway football captain tried to do it last week.
There are countless others all over the country, both high and low profile. The needling at specific counties over this needs to stop. It's endemic in the game and I'd doubt there's a county left not guilty of it at some stage.
The issue itself needs to be dealt with with a harsh punishment.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1995 - 08/03/2023 13:43:50    2462758

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Are you using this as an opportunity to run down an individual player, or are you actually concerned with the issue in general?
One of the best wing backs to ever the play the game and a member of Limerick's current outstanding half-back line was guilty of faking an injury a few years ago to get an opponent sent off. A top player in Kerry's great football team of the 00s did the same.
Our own Galway football captain tried to do it last week.
There are countless others all over the country, both high and low profile. The needling at specific counties over this needs to stop. It's endemic in the game and I'd doubt there's a county left not guilty of it at some stage.
The issue itself needs to be dealt with with a harsh punishment."
Noone has been named lad. Keep your hair on. It's a problem right the way through. I even had to have a chat with one of our u11s last year about it after a game and explain to him its just not a cool thing to do tbh.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11224 - 08/03/2023 15:07:29    2462794

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Diving is cheating and there should be no place for cheating in our games, another way to stamp it out would be to use video evidence and hand out suspensions for players that have been clearly seen to be diving,
if we don't stamp this out it will filter down to all levels of our games and it will turn people off the sport.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2670 - 08/03/2023 15:24:08    2462803

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Replying To Breffni40:  "It's far from a new thing. Sure we've seen hard men like Aidan O'Mahoney and Francie Bellew doing it. Nostalgia is not what is used to be."
Ger Power was good at it too from back in the days when men were men and the football was (apparently) the best...

PolicemanFox (Monaghan) - Posts: 150 - 08/03/2023 21:20:15    2462889

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Hardly a significant problem

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1394 - 09/03/2023 09:13:21    2462905

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Replying To PolicemanFox:  "Ger Power was good at it too from back in the days when men were men and the football was (apparently) the best..."
Ger Power? You've ruined my childhood memories of lads boxing the lugs off one another and meeting later to drink rakes of pints in Meagher's. And not a cross word said. Diving!!! Ah now ...

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2414 - 09/03/2023 10:47:07    2462918

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Replying To PolicemanFox:  "Ger Power was good at it too from back in the days when men were men and the football was (apparently) the best..."
Football was never the best

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1078 - 09/03/2023 18:03:32    2463062

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