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The Dubs In Aughrim

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Replying To moc.dna:  "
Replying To supersub15:  "Kevin McStay has insisted that the Connacht SFC final will be played in Dr Hyde Park and nowhere else should Galway be Roscommon's opponents.

When I spotted this and read through it I began to wonder, what argument, (if any) was put up in defence of the Wicklow team that their game with Dublin should and must be played in Aughrim, Aughrim is an historic venue, a fortress even, well then so be it, first and foremost it belongs to the people of Wicklow, it's there county grounds, us challengers are secondary full stop, surely there must be someone in defence of the Aughrim venue capable of putting up the argument and winning it, for the sake of Wicklow football - - -someone like Kevin McStay for example.
"Silence is golden""
Do not be surprised if Galway beat Sligo that the Connacht Council fix the Connacht final for Mc Hale Park. The same reasons as Wicklow had to play in Portlaoise, the capacity & especially the extra LOLLY it would bring in will be a factor & also to show Kevin Mc Stay who dictates the decisions in Connacht after his definitive statement. I do agree with Mc Stay though that with the home & away venue in place between the counties it should be played in Hyde Park regardless of capacity. Who will win out Kevin Mc Stay or Connacht Council ?"
McStay.

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4766 - 31/05/2018 23:14:52    2106129

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "
Replying To moc.dna:  "[quote=supersub15:  "Kevin McStay has insisted that the Connacht SFC final will be played in Dr Hyde Park and nowhere else should Galway be Roscommon's opponents.

When I spotted this and read through it I began to wonder, what argument, (if any) was put up in defence of the Wicklow team that their game with Dublin should and must be played in Aughrim, Aughrim is an historic venue, a fortress even, well then so be it, first and foremost it belongs to the people of Wicklow, it's there county grounds, us challengers are secondary full stop, surely there must be someone in defence of the Aughrim venue capable of putting up the argument and winning it, for the sake of Wicklow football - - -someone like Kevin McStay for example.
"Silence is golden""
Do not be surprised if Galway beat Sligo that the Connacht Council fix the Connacht final for Mc Hale Park. The same reasons as Wicklow had to play in Portlaoise, the capacity & especially the extra LOLLY it would bring in will be a factor & also to show Kevin Mc Stay who dictates the decisions in Connacht after his definitive statement. I do agree with Mc Stay though that with the home & away venue in place between the counties it should be played in Hyde Park regardless of capacity. Who will win out Kevin Mc Stay or Connacht Council ?"
McStay.

link"]Roscommon manager Kevin McStay was steadfast in his conviction after last Saturday's semi-final win over Leitrim that they won't be playing a Connacht final with Galway anywhere else.
Roscommon GAA could need up to €30,000 to purchase scanning equipment if they get the green light to host the game.

- - - There was no mention (as far as I'm aware) of scanning equipment and it's cost in the Aughrim saga.
The county's finances are in poor shape. - - - - hosting the game could generate more than €40,000 in ground rent with further commercial and advertising revenue streams available. - - - Straight away the finances have improved by 10,000 after purchasing scanning equipment for future years, it's a no brainer.

To egress from the venue could mean anything, from pot holes in the road to slow moving traffic.

For argument sake, if it is a Roscommon / Galway Connaught final and the authorities decide the game must be played at another venue, sadly it won't be by mutual agreement.
Please refer to the "Dub's in Aughrim saga."

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1792 - 01/06/2018 09:53:41    2106177

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