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All Ireland Club Final, Kilmacud V Glen (Derry) - 4 Like(s)

Replying To Jack L:  "The GAA did show leadership. They did not interfere (as they could not in any case). There is a process for dealing with these issues. The CCCC could not initiate the inquiry. An objection had to be raised to initiate process. As i have said previously there are procedures in place for dealing with these incidents. Matches are won and lost on the pitch and not in the boardroom. Congrats to KC on thrir success. Record books will show that they are All Ireland champions for the 2022/23 season. Glen gave it a good shout and will no doubt be back. There was no need for this sorry saga over the past few weeks. Its over now TG. Let's enjoy the season ahead"
Yes Kilmacud are AI champions and there will always be the AH BUT about that win, I dont agree matches are won or lost on the pitch, in this case a massive cock up was made by officals, but can i say Hard luck to Glen who carried themselves very well throughout Ulster and All iteland semi and final

germac (National) - 04/02/2023 20:51:15

Monaghan GAA thread - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Blueblood4life:  ""Performance" Your post is highlighting a result. Thanks for your insight."
Was the performance in 2022 much better? The second half against Cavan in 2020 will live long as the worst Monaghan performance by the way.

Eddie the Exile (National) - 05/02/2023 16:06:53

Galway Hurling thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""One couldn't agree that kilkenny were always superior.As a matter of fact before the formation of the Gaa, Galway was practically the only place where hurling survived and was played." I agree, Galway were superior when no other counties were playing hurling."
Why weren't other Counties playing hurling?

katser (National) - 04/02/2023 21:29:42

Limerick Hurling 2023 - 2 Like(s)
Based on what I saw last night, I'm convinced that John Kiely has no interest at all in winning league games, If he did, he wouldn't have made the substitutions that he made last night as he clearly weakened the team. As a seasoned observer of Limerick hurling said to me - Cork won but Limerick learnt. I was very pleased with the displays of a number of the senior players particularly in the first half. Declan Hannon was excellent and Cork could not cope with Gearoid Hegarty. I thought that Colm Coughlan and Barry Murphy did well and Adam English was decent. I felt that Aaron Costello really struggled and that Dave McCarthy needs to do a lot of work on his puck outs. It was great to get Cian Lynch back on the pitch even though he did very little when he was on it. But that's not the point. He's back. JK gave a few new players a run out as subs who mostly struggled but he and we are finding out who has it and who doesn't. That's valuable intelligence for down the line. Also Shane O'Brien needs at least 12 months in the senior panel before any kind of judgement can be made on him. Right now, I think he's going to be a special player but he needs to build up his physical base. It was a very expensive win for Cork if Robbie O'Flynn is as badly injured as I fear that he is. The instant reaction of Sean Finn and the Limerick backs was that it was a bad injury. To me, he was Cork's best player on the night so a huge loss if he's out for a sustained period of time. It's none of my business, but I don't think it's a good thing for Cork to have Patrick Horgan picking up a MoM gong in a league match. I don't know how they expect him to be better this year than last year. Surely, they would be better off giving that extent of game time to some of their younger and bigger forwards? But that's not our problem.

Dealer (National) - 05/02/2023 13:02:52

Monaghan GAA thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Worst Monaghan performance I've ever seen."
2022 Monaghan 1.12 Kerry 3.14 2023 Monaghan 0.14 Kerry 3.16 Just like 2022 then.

Eddie the Exile (National) - 05/02/2023 15:26:07

Galway Football thread - 1 Like(s)
Unfortunately it's looking like relegation now especially with no Walsh and comer , Galway no forwards at all sad when u think of a county of its size but I suppose when management don't bother looking outside of 2-3 clubs that's what happens ,,

Kickitout (National) - 05/02/2023 16:44:37

All Ireland Club Final, Kilmacud V Glen (Derry) - 1 Like(s)
Glen are a fine team and it would have been best for Glen to act on Malachy O Rourkes immediate reaction after the match to accept the result. It was clear that there was an officating error in regard to the extra player for the 38 seconds played. When it was clear that there was an extra player for that short duration, it was a pity that the referee did not insist for the free to be taken again. However, in all probability if the free was taken five times it would not change the result of the match.

fainleog (National) - 04/02/2023 17:29:45

Wexford Intercounty Hurling 2023 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Doylerwex:  "We're getting robbed blind here"
Getting hurled off the pitch is how i would phrase it. Played to our ability in my opinion

Waltermitty2 (National) - 04/02/2023 18:57:20

Galway Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)
Congratulations King Henry and Galway on the 1st sliver ware for this year, no problems this evening comfortable win without going too hectic!

katser (National) - 04/02/2023 18:57:29

Wexford Intercounty Hurling 2023 - 1 Like(s)
I don't think blaming the ref for the performance tonight holds any water in all honesty! Not when you keep hitting wide after wide and don't apparently have a free taker worthy of the name. 5 point in the second half the majority of them coming at the end when the game was over and giving up what 3 or 4 very good goal chances at least. It was really men against boys stuff in the 2nd half in all honesty.

tearintom (National) - 04/02/2023 19:44:39

National Hurling League 2023 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To jacktheboy:  "watching a great game now Cork Limerick all action, great to watch compared to Soccer Rugby and especially Gaelic Football at present with all the back hand passing. But why dont each team have the helmet in their County Colours and get a sponsers name on them. Easy money there to promote underage hurling."
Why can't certain people enjoy the sport they like, without resorting to slagging of other sports, that other people happen to like?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 04/02/2023 20:17:02

Galway Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To katser:  "Congratulations King Henry and Galway on the 1st sliver ware for this year, no problems this evening comfortable win without going too hectic!"
I missed the whole match due to work but was happy to hear they won a road game while missing all the St Thomas's guys and others. You need a great bench if you ever hope to contend with the likes of Limerick and others. Glad to hear Concannon and Niland played well. We have to get better at taking our GOAL CHANCES when they arise too. Galway Abu!

Trump2020 (National) - 04/02/2023 20:17:42

Galway Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Trump2020:  "A win this time of year is nice and all but really it's all about All Irelands. Just ask Limerick."
Yep. We've won a few Walsh Cups the last few years. Mean absolutely nothing. Better to get a lot of our younger fringe players the experience of playing a good Galway selection in front of a good crowd.

Viking66 (National) - 04/02/2023 20:35:34

Westmeath Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To gedupoutofit:  "There are actually quite a few Longford hurlers that came from Westmeath over the years. Tbf to Longford they don't have much of a playing pool. The weaker counties have an allowance for drafting a certain number of outside players. I recall some limitations if the drafted lads played senior county in recent years."
Parent rule for a lot of the ringtown lads

westmeathgaa11 (National) - 04/02/2023 20:57:36

Galway Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To katser:  "Why weren't other Counties playing hurling?"
Cork Wexford and Antrim also kept hurling

Viking66 (National) - 04/02/2023 21:58:13

Wexford Intercounty Hurling 2023 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Yellow:  "Conor Foley should be very proud of himself. Motm in the first half. Mc Guckin very good in first half too. A Galway lad shouldered you g Conor Foley in the chest when the ball was out of play and got in his face - there was not one bit of retaliation from any Wexford player. A senior player should have retaliated and stuck up for him. Same when Fanning was fouled coming out with the ball in the first half. No reaction or retaliation. We don't hit hard or play on the edge. No opponent ever comes out with a scratch. I'm not advocating dirty play but I feel we let opponents off lightly with regard the physical side of the game. A big weakness is a lack of aggression in our approach"
Foley had a very good first half in fairness, but he should have been sent off.

Onfor15 (National) - 05/02/2023 09:01:26

Wexford Intercounty Hurling 2023 - 1 Like(s)
This board is popcorn material at the best of times but especially when there is a loss. Last week talk about winning Leinster, blooding players, and so on. Lose, and people lose their nut. What you lads need to accept is that this Wexford team is a bang average team with an gaping lack of strength and depth. No matter whether it is February or when it is the ease with which the Galway players came out with the ball time and again would be unacceptable if it was a junior club team. As a forward, no matter what age or ability you are your number 1 job is to score but your number 2 is to stop the backs getting easy ball out of their defence. Wexford were awful on both of these accounts last night. There is only so much the backs can do when you are bailing water like they were in that second half. But going to see Wexford is not an edge of the seat experience and hasn't been since before Davy because Wexford play a game which results in little or no goal mouth action. Goals win games and Wexford need to start playing a game to at least threaten the opposition net. I got home to see the second half of the Limerick Cork game, it was a world apart and if Wexford want to see the role of a forward, go look at how hard both sets of backs found it in that match. To me, that effort comes from the heart and can't be coached, you either want to stop the back getting out or you don't because one thing for sure is it gets found out at this level. I don't buy the "we didn't want to show our hand to Galway", Shefflin knows Wexford inside out as does Micheal Donoghue because they are predictable and pick from a pool of 18-19 players and have been for 7 or 8 years. I get they without Chin, Rory and Jack O'Connor, O'Hanlon etc but there needs to be more strength and depth in a squad to account for injuries, etc and to me, the lack of that was plain to see last night. The thing is Wexford now need to go full blood and make sure they beat Westmeath who will feel they have their number from last year. Wexford need to try something different, who said insanity was doing the same thing and expect a different result? A bit of a ring of all fur coat no nickers off this team at this stage. Wexford are doing so much right off the field, commercially and facilities wise, but it isn't translating in to results on it. And I take no joy in this because I want my Wexford children to have a team worth shouting about and do support them v everybody bar the Dubs.

ExiledInWex (National) - 05/02/2023 09:51:39

Longford GAA thread - 1 Like(s)
I see Joe O'Brien not in the Longford hurling squad yesterday. He must finally have retired. Fair play to the amount of service he has given the county hurlers, he surely must go down as the best hurler ever to wear the Longford jersey. Hopefully there is a few younger hurlers now to come in and drive it on for the next few years.

ETHarmy (National) - 05/02/2023 11:59:03

Wexford Intercounty Hurling 2023 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To ExiledInWex:  "This board is popcorn material at the best of times but especially when there is a loss. Last week talk about winning Leinster, blooding players, and so on. Lose, and people lose their nut. What you lads need to accept is that this Wexford team is a bang average team with an gaping lack of strength and depth. No matter whether it is February or when it is the ease with which the Galway players came out with the ball time and again would be unacceptable if it was a junior club team. As a forward, no matter what age or ability you are your number 1 job is to score but your number 2 is to stop the backs getting easy ball out of their defence. Wexford were awful on both of these accounts last night. There is only so much the backs can do when you are bailing water like they were in that second half. But going to see Wexford is not an edge of the seat experience and hasn't been since before Davy because Wexford play a game which results in little or no goal mouth action. Goals win games and Wexford need to start playing a game to at least threaten the opposition net. I got home to see the second half of the Limerick Cork game, it was a world apart and if Wexford want to see the role of a forward, go look at how hard both sets of backs found it in that match. To me, that effort comes from the heart and can't be coached, you either want to stop the back getting out or you don't because one thing for sure is it gets found out at this level. I don't buy the "we didn't want to show our hand to Galway", Shefflin knows Wexford inside out as does Micheal Donoghue because they are predictable and pick from a pool of 18-19 players and have been for 7 or 8 years. I get they without Chin, Rory and Jack O'Connor, O'Hanlon etc but there needs to be more strength and depth in a squad to account for injuries, etc and to me, the lack of that was plain to see last night. The thing is Wexford now need to go full blood and make sure they beat Westmeath who will feel they have their number from last year. Wexford need to try something different, who said insanity was doing the same thing and expect a different result? A bit of a ring of all fur coat no nickers off this team at this stage. Wexford are doing so much right off the field, commercially and facilities wise, but it isn't translating in to results on it. And I take no joy in this because I want my Wexford children to have a team worth shouting about and do support them v everybody bar the Dubs."
Interesting point about the county board. Financially, their one of the best run boards in the country. However, doubts I've always had about out underage came to my mind last night. Let's be honest, were not pulling up trees recently. One minor Leinster from 4 years ago is not good enough. Schools aren't very competitive especially St Peters, while Good Counsel team this year was majority made up of Kilkenny players. Massive work being done, I know, but ate the coaching these players getting good enough? We always have one or two that will come through but we're at a point now we're some of our key players are over or close to 30. Dunno if their as good as the players their about to replace. At the end of the day, we can say that their good players in their own right but are they as good as their direct opponents in Leinster i.e, Kilkenny and Galway? Probably not and that's the biggest worry

Finchfurlong996 (National) - 05/02/2023 13:17:44

Galway Hurling thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To CTGAA10:  "Congrats katser on winning the 2023 all ireland last night in Wexford..oh sorry it was Walsh Cup,my mistake.."
Congrats on beating Cork last night...oh sorry ye lost after beating 8 points up!

tommy k (National) - 05/02/2023 13:40:30