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All Ireland Football Final 2020 - Dublin V Mayo - 15 Like(s)

Replying To Htaem:  "To me it seemed quite obvious, Dublin were making remarkably basic errors that Dublin just don't make, eg: 1. Kicked a sideline ball straight to an unmarked Mayo player's hands 2. For 55mins they were incredibly poor on their own kickouts and at contesting Mayo's, poorest I've seen them in a long long time. At one stage the ball went through a Dublin players legs from a short kickout by Cluxton under no pressure, unbelieve stuff! 3. Con O'Callaghan going for a goal that was never on In the final 15-20mins though Dublin just took over and sealed the game but you'd do well to convince me Dublin weren't just going a bit handy for large parts of that match. Again, no insult intended to the Dublin players, they are remarkable, but I'm not sure the opposition have the tools to catch Dublin any more."
It's interesting to think you typed all that thinking you might be insulting Dublin players.. For someone with such a razor sharp perception. . I'll leave you to figure it out. To think of the shambles of an effort Meath have put in against Dublin two years in a row. Abysmal stuff. Embarrassing. To belittle Mayo's efforts tonight when they were right in it up until late in the game with your theory that Dublin purposely sabotaged themselves... I've read some nonsense on here but well done, that's right up there. I can picture the training sessions with them practicing all the carefully orchestrated self sabotage plays.. Dear oh dear

jimbodub (National) - 19/12/2020 21:30:51

Jim Gavin Steps Down - 14 Like(s)
Best of luck to you Jim You leave a legend Great servant Thank you

jimbodub (National) - 30/11/2019 13:07:59

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year - 14 Like(s)
Merry Chri5tma5

jimbodub (National) - 17/12/2019 09:27:23

Dublin Senior Football Team - 14 Like(s)
Just back from Albert College Park on the Ballymun Road. Playground mobbed and a full scale soccer match on the go amongst the DCU students, not a long lens in sight ;) Listen what the Dublin lads did was irresponsible and down right amateurish in the extreme. The Dublin CB has rightly come down hard on Dessie, a man that only a few months ago won Dublin an All Ireland title.. being handed a 12 week suspension by his own is unheard of. It's been dealt with swiftly and without excuses, without being ignored or appealed. The message was clear. But the hyperbole is just as clear to see, it's to be expected of course and the selective condemnation is nothing new regarding Dublin but fair dues to the many level headed and shrewd contributions highlighting that very thing from across the country.

jimbodub (National) - 04/04/2021 16:11:20

GAA on TV - 13 Like(s)
I found it interesting that Dublin offered knowledge and knowhow to our neighbour's in Leinster only to be given the complete cold shoulder. While at the same time, the same heads in Leinster continually vote to keep Dublin in Croke Park. Now can no one see how glaringly ridiculous that is? Dublin seeked out the knowledge and knowhow of the brilliantly run Tyrone CB when they were in the need of such valuable experience and built up what they have now. Knowledge is power. There's a lot going on to this huge issue, there's an awful lot that could be done to improve things immediately though 1: Leinster Council Turkeys to stop voting for Christmas 2: Cancel the Spring Series 3: Give assistance to teams travelling costs from Central funding and allow those savings to go into games development in the same counties to promote the development of young players. That's is very doable with not much fuss It's not going to rectify the glaring problems that have existed from the very offset but it would help to address certain aspects very quickly and then give a proper in depth review across the board of what can be done long term.

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 11:07:35

GAA on TV - 13 Like(s)

Replying To Eddie the Exile:  "Simple. Only allow 'real Dubs' to play for Dublin. The kids of country blow-ins should play with their home counties."
Aren't they already entitled too? I think it's unfair to suggest that a boy or girl born in Dublin aren't real Dubs because of where 1 or 2 of their parents are from The same logic could be applied to every county There's massive Socioeconomic dynamics at play here and there's no doubt a huge DNA drain from rural counties to urban areas It's not just Dublin benefiting Limerick, Cork, Galway etc etc have a large draw from surrounding counties

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 13:44:54

U21 - Dublin v Longford - 12 Like(s)
Bad aul weather out there at the minute Difficult game ahead Longford beat a much fancied Kildare side, and at one point were playing them off the park until they perhaps sat back a bit and allowed Kildare to rebuild I was at the U-21 game a few years back when a star studded Dublin side lost to a dogged, defence first counter attack Longford sides, they 100% deserved their victory, that too was contested on a very similar night, heavy pitch, mucky, wet ball This will be far from easy if Longford bring that sort of game again, Dessie will remember that night all too well. We'll have to be just as dogged tonight

jimbodub (Dublin) - 22/03/2017 13:23:37

GAA on TV - 12 Like(s)
And number 4: Like Tyrone CB provided Dublin with proven knowledge and knowhow get Dublin representatives to now spread what they learned and built on with great success. Spread knowledge.. and don't be silly enough to turn your back on it.

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 11:57:23

GAA on TV - 12 Like(s)
I will **** myself laughing if the Leinster Council once again votes to keep Dublin in Croke Park To think of the county representatives not voting in favour of Donegal's motion too.. only gaining 36% support Dubs are being kept in Croke Park by a large majority of you all "He was also joined by Tony Dempsey, Wexford GAA and Meath GAA in expressing opposition." Good aul Leinster representatives Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!!

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 12:31:46

GAA on TV - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Joxer:  "We've been talking about this for years on here. A geographical, county based competition is always going to have imbalances. At the lower end of the population resource scale we have Leitrim and at the upper Dublin. If you want more equitable population/resource based competition then there's only one solution but it will do away with one of the pillars of the GAA, local identity. It would be a huge change and I just don't see it happening any time soon. Giving weaker counties more money may well be a case of throwing good money after bad. If Gilroy was right in saying that the DCB and Costello offered to assist other counties in Leinster when it comes to finances and those counties refused then that's a shocking indictment of those county chairs."
Man I don't hear anyone denying the claims.. Its the same lot that continually vote to keep Dublin in Croke Park and opposed Donegal's motion to remove Dublin for their Super 8 games Is it that surprising?

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 12:37:23

GAA on TV - 12 Like(s)

Replying To daytona11:  "You've pretty much just repeated what Kevin McStay said. Nothing original at all really. Gilroy was off the mark when he was talking about offering Leinster Counties some guidance and help with the commercial aspect of things for a number of reasons 1. You can't compare demographics of Dublin to say even Meath or Kildare let alone Longford or Offaly. We simply can't sell as much as the dubs. 2. We have county grounds and Centre of Excellences to be paid for / run. Dublin do not. They simply don't have the same outgoings as counties with much smaller funding thus allowing them to focus on GDO's, player welfare and the like. 3. In summary Dublin giving commercial advice to the smaller Leinster Counties is like Guinness giving commercial advise to some lad home brewing in his shed. Gilroy sounded smug too which I found uncomfortable. Granted I think RTE set McEntee up big time. Regarding changes that can be made straight away 1. The venue things is obviously an easy one. 2. Rotate the Dubs between provinces. They did it with Galway in hurling. I'd argue that if the Dubs are left in Leinster hammering teams then the Connaught Hurling Championship should be resumed. Kildare / Laois / Offaly / Meath winning a Leinster even without Dublin in it would help and build interest amongst kids etc. This is probably a harder sell. No way would the Ulster / Connaught / Munster teams want this. A possibility of a hiding every four years. 3. Central funding and transparency. That's the key here really. 4. Make Cluxton take kick-outs with his right foot."
Dublin just paid close to 30 million for two green sites with not a brick laid on them yet. We have massive land procurement disadvantages in Dublin, it is what it is. But to suggest Dublin are not spending when their spending far outweighs your own is questionable Dubs currently train on DCU pitches in Glasnevin. It's nothing special but a hugely expensive facilities are on the way. The land has been bought

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 12:44:46

GAA on TV - 12 Like(s)

Replying To daytona11:  "You're off the mark again. That article refers to home games in the super8's for the Dubs. If Dublin want to rent croker for home games so be it. Its when they are constantly given preferential treatment and allowed to use Croke park as a neutral venue all the time. That's the issue. Yes Dublin should have to play away games in Portlaoise, Newbridge or Navan. Dublin should he allowed to use Croker for home games if they can sell enough tickets."
And who's the ones giving it to them?

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 12:51:56

U21 - Dublin v Longford - 12 Like(s)
DING!!!! Oh that'll be Con ready...

jimbodub (Dublin) - 23/03/2017 11:39:38

Donnie Buckley - 12 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "You need to get a job. As you have way 2 much time on your hands. Obviously Jack is another 1 of your multi's to say you were sitting on this for nearly 9 months."
Man you need to relax a little bit and go easy on the wild baseless assertions I'm very fortunate to work for myself But there's people on here that have probably lost jobs and I think your comments are in very poor taste given the current climate Perhaps that a breath for a second This is a sports forum. I highlighted an old thread I found way down the list that is actually very relevant given the recent events. So please can you drop the completely irrelevant personal attacks

jimbodub (National) - 12/11/2020 17:59:17

2020 Championship And The Commitment Shown - 12 Like(s)
I personally wasn't in favour of the Championship going ahead this year. But with the AI Hurling semi-finals last weekend and the upcoming football semi-finals It's been inspiring to watch the commitment and determination to play on through the current mess, all against the back drop of willingly putting themselves at risk. It's made all the more impressive considering the level of skill on show even with the heavier pitches and bad weather. It may actually go down as one of the great Championships for truly demonstrating all that is good about the games. The standout stories like Cork, Tipp, Cavan and Waterford have been hugely entertaining. The 100th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday made all the more relevant with the games going ahead. Then to see the makeup of the two semi-finals off the back of it.. you couldn't make it up! No one saw such a thing coming. Every team deserves equal admiration for their commitment while putting themselves and their families at risk, just look at what happened to Sligo as an example, I know there were other counties impacted too. As I said I wasn't in favour of the games going ahead, but I'm willing to say I was very much wrong, there is little doubt that through the combined efforts of everyone involved, that it's gone a long way to help people that needed a boost. I hope all involved continue to have good health and hopefully there's more good to come from it all.

jimbodub (National) - 02/12/2020 20:36:36

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Fionn:  "Have to say it is pretty sad when a poster posts a Xmas wish to all, and only gets 4 replies and his and other well wishes get a thumbs down... ffs No guessing where the red thumbs are coming from.... grow up kids.... embarrassing yourselves..."
Bunch of 5crooge'5

jimbodub (National) - 19/12/2019 20:09:58

GAA on TV - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Htaem:  "But hang on jimbo, that's if you blindly believe Pat Gilroy, who knows what was actually offered if anything. Now I normally have time for Pat Gilroy but he was wired to the moon last night, he forgot to stop talking and Des Cahill done a downright useless job of controlling the situation. Also while information and knowledge is great if you don't have the resources to match then it's not going to make a huge difference. You're bascially just getting a walkthrough of how far ahead the opposition is."
You have additional funding pumping in now man over most counties why not get the best knowledge available to you to help maximize the potential of three East Leinster project I 100% believe Gilroy and to insinuate anything else is something I would stronly disagree with It's time for major structural reform and those best placed to help with three construction of that should be listened too. Just like Dublin listened to the far superior at the time Tyrone men that greatly assisted the setip of the structures seen in Dublin There are very many dodgy CB's out there and I would strongly disagree with just throwing money into their laps and expect them to maximize the potential without necessary support of the best possible CB representatives from around the country to pass on the knowledge and knowhow

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 12:06:40

GAA on TV - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Htaem:  "But hang on jimbo, that's if you blindly believe Pat Gilroy, who knows what was actually offered if anything. Now I normally have time for Pat Gilroy but he was wired to the moon last night, he forgot to stop talking and Des Cahill done a downright useless job of controlling the situation. Also while information and knowledge is great if you don't have the resources to match then it's not going to make a huge difference. You're bascially just getting a walkthrough of how far ahead the opposition is."
I don't see anyone coming out and denying the claims man .. If they do come out and deny the claims then fair enough but for you to suggest he was lying is very unfair But I would have thought an instant tweet would have been made to debunk his claims would have been done

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 12:14:38

GAA on TV - 11 Like(s)

Replying To daytona11:  "Where did the money come from for that though? It certainly didn't come from running Parenll Park. Gilroy and those lads can pat themselves on the back for their percieved commercial success but that wouldn't have been possible without a huge leg up from central GAA and Sean Kelly at the time in order to buy those structures. All the rest of us want is a fair and level playing field. Gilroy can sneer at other county boards all he wants but given the same treatment the Dubs are we could make a success of it ourselves. You have to spend money to make money and at the moment the 3rd world counties like Meath and Kildare don't have that luxury."

jimbodub (National) - 07/12/2020 13:37:39

Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 11 Like(s)
You'd wonder where Louth GAA would be now if they weren't blatantly robbed of a deserved Leinster title in 2010 That win could have brought more players into the game and given them a lot of motivation, winning breeds winning. Ask the Kerry lads.. golden ticket to a semifinal for over a hundred years certainly kept those kids showing up, that and there being SFA else to be doing Unfortunately the exact opposite happened for Louth and now we have Meath supporters making snide remarks about their performance against Dublin... Short self serving memories indeed.

jimbodub (National) - 29/05/2019 08:07:08