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Replying To Gerrard1888:  "It's a silly weekend to have the finals. A lot of boys not going to stay local for a league final."
Very silly weekend to have anything

irelandscall123 (Roscommon) - Posts: 41 - 27/05/2016 19:52:57    1859443

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Heading to New York for the weekend. Am told that Donegal and Monaghan may not field teams on Sunday. When asked why the games are on this Sunday the reply was that this was the clubs decision. They all opted for the July 4 weekend off and this was agreed upon. Kerry will have trouble fielding a team on June 4 as most players are going to a concert. Cavan will be having a picnic soon so that is another problem. It seems all the clubs have a reason for not fulfilling their obligations. The end is in sight in New York as in Philly and Chicago. This is a pity.

Gaa Fan (USA) - Posts: 493 - 27/05/2016 20:37:51    1859458

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It is so ridiculous having games on these long weekends. Everyone needs a break from work and football.
Don't tell me that these games could not be scheduled during the week. The GAA is wasting time trying to force finals on Memorial weekend.
The CCC should be held accountable.

Crossgaa (Mayo) - Posts: 534 - 28/05/2016 17:54:14    1859586

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See on the NYGAA website that the Junior B final ended in a draw, did they not play extra time?? And any word on Junior A final?? Agree with all that this was the wrong weekend to hold finals, loads of boys went away and were tuned out of football for the unofficial start of summer weekend.

NarrowBack914 (USA) - Posts: 174 - 29/05/2016 13:53:25    1859699

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Replying To NarrowBack914:  "See on the NYGAA website that the Junior B final ended in a draw, did they not play extra time?? And any word on Junior A final?? Agree with all that this was the wrong weekend to hold finals, loads of boys went away and were tuned out of football for the unofficial start of summer weekend."
Game ended in a Draw after extra time. Donegal refused to play Jr A final and did not appear in the park, St Raymonds declared the winners. Junior B B final to be played again(no date fixed yet0. So after all the Board has not really acomplished anything since the game needs a new date.

ranger (None) - Posts: 166 - 29/05/2016 16:11:14    1859722

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Replying To ranger:  "Game ended in a Draw after extra time. Donegal refused to play Jr A final and did not appear in the park, St Raymonds declared the winners. Junior B B final to be played again(no date fixed yet0. So after all the Board has not really acomplished anything since the game needs a new date."
Wow, thanks for the update Ranger. Yeah don't understand why matches were put on this weekend, especially for Juniors when most Junior teams are made up of American kids. 1 step forward, 3 steps back. Ah well, good luck in the replay.

NarrowBack914 (USA) - Posts: 174 - 29/05/2016 17:07:24    1859746

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So Junior B final was played and ended in a draw. When is replay? What will happen to Donegal for not showing up? Raymond's got the cup but i'm sure they would have preferred a game to play. Again the powers that be should take a hit here aswell.

Crossgaa (Mayo) - Posts: 534 - 30/05/2016 18:30:07    1860100

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What happened with all the fixtures this weekend in the park!! Donegal Juniors didn't show up in the park on Saturday night and then the seniors showed up on Sunday afternoon while the Monaghan boys were sunning themselves in the Hamptons. Good on ya Monaghan.
on another note I see Larry McCarthy complaining in the Newspapers at home at counties coming here and fund raising. nothing wrong with it as far as I see. New York GAA talk about the things they're going to do>>>>>>> Then do nothing.

hawkeye2002 (Tyrone) - Posts: 21 - 31/05/2016 16:19:46    1860322

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Wow guys Sligo have some team this year. Could they be moved up to senior?

NYfootiefan (USA) - Posts: 24 - 31/05/2016 18:29:57    1860355

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Replying To hawkeye2002:  "What happened with all the fixtures this weekend in the park!! Donegal Juniors didn't show up in the park on Saturday night and then the seniors showed up on Sunday afternoon while the Monaghan boys were sunning themselves in the Hamptons. Good on ya Monaghan.
on another note I see Larry McCarthy complaining in the Newspapers at home at counties coming here and fund raising. nothing wrong with it as far as I see. New York GAA talk about the things they're going to do>>>>>>> Then do nothing."
Time to face the hard facts, the GAA does not control the show any more, the power is firmly in the hands of the players who decide when they want to play, who they want to play with, who they want to be on their teams with an old but true adage very apt here.... a fool and his money are easily parted. Money has finished senior football in New York and now the nouveau rich are doing exactly the same with Intermediate football and hurling. Tail now firmly wagging the dog.
Clubs had a schedule meeting at start of year and were given a choice of having the Park closed for Memorial weekend or July 4th weekend. Overwhelmingly voted in favor of closing July 4th. Yet now the clubs scheduled on Memorial weekend decide the rules don't apply to them and sadly a slap on the wrist is all their two fingered salute to the Board will result in including of course the clubs of the Senior Football and Junior Hurling Chairmen whose positions now make them feel untouchable. I actually feel sorry for the officers who at the end of the day are all volunteers and are trying to do their best.
All honor and integrity and spirit of fair play is a distant memory and like Shylock demanding their pound of flesh the vultures have had their day out but what a horrific price has been paid!!!!

GPlifer (USA) - Posts: 290 - 31/05/2016 20:29:09    1860381

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Why did there have to be an option of which weekend to play? GP should be closed for both weekends. It would be easy to make up the couple games at another time.
The gate receipts were far from enormous..

whistler (USA) - Posts: 103 - 31/05/2016 21:43:24    1860400

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Replying To whistler:  "Why did there have to be an option of which weekend to play? GP should be closed for both weekends. It would be easy to make up the couple games at another time.
The gate receipts were far from enormous.."
Crowds will start improving now that some good games are coming up.

ranger (None) - Posts: 166 - 01/06/2016 14:20:25    1860536

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Replying To ranger:  "Crowds will start improving now that some good games are coming up."
Of course the matches can only get better Ranger, the J1ers and summer sanctions are out now so the matches couldn't be any worse. For the life of me, I'm baffled as to why when Sligo was given the push to go Senior this year, they turned it down. It appears they have a few $ backers now and have assembled a team that will win out Inters easy enough. Ah hopefully things will start to fall into place very soon because the early signs aren't good.

NarrowBack914 (USA) - Posts: 174 - 01/06/2016 17:46:32    1860629

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NarrowBack I wouldn't even consider Sligo to be favorites to win intermediate... Longford have aaron cunningham and jamie clarke for the championship and add that to the longford county men they have in town this year they will have a team of at least 10 intercounty players. I would make Longford favorites and Sligo second favorites.... Westmeath have a very strong team aswell and are looking to win it and go senior.... Brooklyn dont have as strong a team as the aforementioned but they play as a team and their management will have these boys flying by mid July.... Add to that Cavan who have a mixture of their senior and intermediate team from last year.... And Rockland, Rangers, Mayo and Kerry who have been in intermediate for a long time means for a very very competitive championship. The winners of the senior and intermediate championships should play a one off game this year at the end to see who is the real kingpin of NY because whoever wins that intermediate championship will be top quality.

Patsy1916 (USA) - Posts: 136 - 01/06/2016 19:20:35    1860646

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given resources avaialble to many of these clubs, a complete overhaul of senior and intermediates needs to be done. the money being spent or rumoured to being spent is making a mockery of the competitions. clubs such as barnbas rockland raymonds rangers celtics, all teams who have spent decades preserving the culture to see their kids propser is being ripped out by any johnny come lately and his bags of cash. id rather no championship than this championship. the talks of an intermediate team having 10 intercounty lads is sickening and is only rivaled by the splash of the cash game of monaghan and donegal

sligolifer (Sligo) - Posts: 959 - 01/06/2016 19:47:58    1860653

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Long Island had a big win last night. They had a different team from knockout. From intermediate to junior B. I question that

Crossgaa (Mayo) - Posts: 534 - 03/06/2016 13:22:09    1861209

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Replying To Crossgaa:  "Long Island had a big win last night. They had a different team from knockout. From intermediate to junior B. I question that"
Yes, Very interesting how ANY team/Club was allowed to drop two divisions. What was the basis for this drop?

ranger (None) - Posts: 166 - 03/06/2016 14:15:44    1861229

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Replying To Crossgaa:  "Long Island had a big win last night. They had a different team from knockout. From intermediate to junior B. I question that"
Yes, Very interesting how ANY team/Club was allowed to drop two divisions. What was the basis for this drop?

ranger (None) - Posts: 166 - 03/06/2016 14:15:50    1861230

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Replying To ranger:  "Yes, Very interesting how ANY team/Club was allowed to drop two divisions. What was the basis for this drop?"
Didn't get to see the LI match, but i hope they are not reverting back to their old ways. The basis for their drop from Inter to Junior B was they gave up all their Inter players and were starting from scratch with Shannon Gaels underage players. Junior B is for the American kids coming up through the minor board and also Irish guys that are well past their prime and just want to keep playing the game. By the scoreline that they put up against Rangers would appear they are using more then they say they are. Barnabas and Rangers are the teams to beat in junior B and unless Rangers just put out a team for the sake of it, questions need to be asked of players IDs…

NarrowBack914 (USA) - Posts: 174 - 03/06/2016 18:58:53    1861318

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Believe me I was at both games last night and the Junior B game was most definitely a Junior B game....... The intermediate game was on a different level.....

Patsy1916 (USA) - Posts: 136 - 03/06/2016 19:46:08    1861329

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