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2 more young Irish lads going down under in Rob Monahan from Kerry and Matt Duffy from Longford. Both going to Carlton while apparently St Kilda have also offered a contract to another gaelic footballer. The Aussies brought 20 players to trials in Dublin, anyone hear of any names who were involved?

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 951 - 17/08/2023 23:44:25    2501088

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Replying To Kerry15:  "2 more young Irish lads going down under in Rob Monahan from Kerry and Matt Duffy from Longford. Both going to Carlton while apparently St Kilda have also offered a contract to another gaelic footballer. The Aussies brought 20 players to trials in Dublin, anyone hear of any names who were involved?"
Player from Cork gone too

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 320 - 18/08/2023 10:59:50    2501126

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Replying To williesboy:  "Player from Cork gone too"
Who?

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 951 - 18/08/2023 11:50:19    2501135

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Do you think the Aussie game is better than gaelic football? - I like their tackle rule - ground the ball carrier and win a free - so the ball carrier is incentivised to pass the ball quickly before being tackled and potentially penalised/conceding a free.

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2473 - 20/08/2023 16:11:10    2501441

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Replying To Kerry15:  "Who?"
Liam O'Connell to St Kilda.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1272 - 20/08/2023 19:12:49    2501479

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Replying To Kerry15:  "Who?"
Colin Corkery? Class!

https://www.balls.ie/gaa/colin-corkery-found-a-genius-way-to-cheat-afl-training-439875

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 194 - 20/08/2023 19:19:13    2501482

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Just copped this thread was started by a Kerry poster! Please don't mention Mark O'connor! We all know the story!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 194 - 20/08/2023 19:28:07    2501485

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Replying To Onion_Sack:  "Colin Corkery? Class!

https://www.balls.ie/gaa/colin-corkery-found-a-genius-way-to-cheat-afl-training-439875"
Great story from a great character and he was a class act to watch

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 111 - 21/08/2023 10:22:51    2501532

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Replying To omahant:  "Do you think the Aussie game is better than gaelic football? - I like their tackle rule - ground the ball carrier and win a free - so the ball carrier is incentivised to pass the ball quickly before being tackled and potentially penalised/conceding a free."
Mickey Harte was right I think, Gaelic football is far better game, and GAA ought to have been promoting that rather than the abomination that was compromise rules which appears happily to have been abandoned for good.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2402 - 21/08/2023 11:59:40    2501559

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Mickey Harte was right I think, Gaelic football is far better game, and GAA ought to have been promoting that rather than the abomination that was compromise rules which appears happily to have been abandoned for good."
Mickey Harte did indeed and better again he stood by his principles about Gaelic football. I don't mind fellows going to Australia and earning a living playing the game but don't like Irish scouts like Clarke and Co doing the dirty work for the Aussies.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1980 - 21/08/2023 13:15:42    2501591

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Replying To Saynothing:  "Mickey Harte did indeed and better again he stood by his principles about Gaelic football. I don't mind fellows going to Australia and earning a living playing the game but don't like Irish scouts like Clarke and Co doing the dirty work for the Aussies."
Well tough tittty, it's a free Country!

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1272 - 21/08/2023 15:29:47    2501626

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The AFL are regularly plundering our brilliant amateur organisation for the talent that unpaid club and county coaches helped develop and harness, at significant time and input cost to themselves, in many modern era cases from U-6 level upwards at club level. The AFL are laughing at us in developing this small but impactful conveyor belt of talent, year after year - trust me, I know this on good authority from folks in Melbourne. Their agents on the ground here and in Australia are not true Gaels, end of.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 870 - 21/08/2023 15:47:34    2501635

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Replying To togoutlads:  "The AFL are regularly plundering our brilliant amateur organisation for the talent that unpaid club and county coaches helped develop and harness, at significant time and input cost to themselves, in many modern era cases from U-6 level upwards at club level. The AFL are laughing at us in developing this small but impactful conveyor belt of talent, year after year - trust me, I know this on good authority from folks in Melbourne. Their agents on the ground here and in Australia are not true Gaels, end of."
Such is life old chap.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1272 - 21/08/2023 16:10:08    2501640

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Mickey Harte was right I think, Gaelic football is far better game, and GAA ought to have been promoting that rather than the abomination that was compromise rules which appears happily to have been abandoned for good."
Far better by what definition exactly?
Promoting gaelic how instead of playig the compromise rules?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3437 - 21/08/2023 16:11:54    2501642

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Replying To togoutlads:  "The AFL are regularly plundering our brilliant amateur organisation for the talent that unpaid club and county coaches helped develop and harness, at significant time and input cost to themselves, in many modern era cases from U-6 level upwards at club level. The AFL are laughing at us in developing this small but impactful conveyor belt of talent, year after year - trust me, I know this on good authority from folks in Melbourne. Their agents on the ground here and in Australia are not true Gaels, end of."
small but impactful. There are currently 12 Irish lads in Australia playing. Once, Barry O Connor, is playing VFL and stayed out because his girlfriend is out there on a netball contract, so he made a decision to stay in Australia regardless. Allowing 30 players per inter county squad, that represents 1.25% of the intercounty playing population. We have also seen plenty of lads who come back dont even make county teams, much like a vaunted minor who just doesnt make it at senior level. The "plundering" is being way over hyped, and if a young lad gets an opportunity to go play professional sports in a better climate than here in his late teens/early 20s, then more power to him to give it a go. The GAA dont have exclusive rights over players. Sure they could easily decide to go work in Australia at something else and be lost, like many clubs are currently experiencing. It just happens the job here is in AFL.

james2011 (Wexford) - Posts: 602 - 22/08/2023 09:39:27    2501719

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Well tough tittty, it's a free Country!"
Well 3/4's free anyway.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1980 - 22/08/2023 12:14:36    2501752

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Far better by what definition exactly?
Promoting gaelic how instead of playig the compromise rules?"
It's a better game. GAA should promote it as stand alone game. Which is increasingly popular internationally. More so dare I say than AFL?

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2402 - 22/08/2023 12:16:31    2501753

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Replying To togoutlads:  "The AFL are regularly plundering our brilliant amateur organisation for the talent that unpaid club and county coaches helped develop and harness, at significant time and input cost to themselves, in many modern era cases from U-6 level upwards at club level. The AFL are laughing at us in developing this small but impactful conveyor belt of talent, year after year - trust me, I know this on good authority from folks in Melbourne. Their agents on the ground here and in Australia are not true Gaels, end of."
lived in Melbourne for 8 years and never heard any laughter at it at all

Whestofthewest (Clare) - Posts: 113 - 22/08/2023 12:38:55    2501760

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Australian Football is boring because of the mark. I have a PS4 game of it and it is insufferable to play and very difficult.

PattyONeill (Derry) - Posts: 202 - 22/08/2023 14:58:50    2501788

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Replying To PattyONeill:  "Australian Football is boring because of the mark. I have a PS4 game of it and it is insufferable to play and very difficult."
The mark does encourage long kick passing and rewards good fielding though.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11165 - 22/08/2023 15:30:27    2501796

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