National Forum

Anti GAA Agenda

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Replying To GreenandRed:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "[quote=GreenandRed:  "Good question. I thought it was just called astro but it's 4G synthetic per link below. Will surely rip the legs if you played rugby on that surface?

link"
they play rugby on 4g - Donnybrook in dublin is 4g. lot of clubs have 4G pitches.
a few pro teams - cardiff, saracens just some examples have them for their ground. connacht are getting one in the redeveloped sportsground so its fine for rugby"
Not liked by everyone playing rugby though but ideal when weather is bad.

link"]of course not everyone likes them and not everyone likes playing on grass if they have option of playing on all weather

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2698 - 25/01/2022 17:57:25    2396454

Link

Replying To GreenandRed:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "[quote=GreenandRed:  "Good question. I thought it was just called astro but it's 4G synthetic per link below. Will surely rip the legs if you played rugby on that surface?

link"
they play rugby on 4g - Donnybrook in dublin is 4g. lot of clubs have 4G pitches.
a few pro teams - cardiff, saracens just some examples have them for their ground. connacht are getting one in the redeveloped sportsground so its fine for rugby"
Not liked by everyone playing rugby though but ideal when weather is bad.

link"]of course everyone doesnt like them. same with everyone not liking to play on grass and preferring to play on all weather surfaces after having had opportunity to use both

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2698 - 25/01/2022 18:36:27    2396458

Link

Replying To BarneyGrant:  "It's gas listening to the other sports talking about hosting events when they have one stadium between them :-)

At least the IRFU make an effort, the other crowd are a joke. Two biggest clubs in Dublin have their "stadiums" paid for by the local authority.

Wouldn't let them next nor near a GAA pitch."
Just as well you didn't get your way in the naughties or there would be no dome in Connacht now.

I think you'll find that when clubs share facilities they charge and the revenue stream can come in handy. And it works both ways. Many GAA clubs using facilities of other sports.

Same kids and parents going to all the different sports. No one should get a freebie but cooperation can be mutually beneficial

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1585 - 25/01/2022 19:01:14    2396464

Link

Replying To Mayonman:  "Just as well you didn't get your way in the naughties or there would be no dome in Connacht now.

I think you'll find that when clubs share facilities they charge and the revenue stream can come in handy. And it works both ways. Many GAA clubs using facilities of other sports.

Same kids and parents going to all the different sports. No one should get a freebie but cooperation can be mutually beneficial"
I'm not talking about co-operation at local level which my club also participates in.

I am referring to the FAI and others fantasising about hosting competitions that they have no capability of doing. and to the Dublin FAI who hate the "grab all association" but are the biggest grabbers of all with two gifts from the local authorities that they share with no-one!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 623 - 26/01/2022 10:05:17    2396500

Link

RTE Late Late show last night given over almost completely to Six nations rugby. And it is over a week away. If you want to complain to RTE:
[email protected]
[email protected]
I don't mean to be a Rugby basher. It is their peak season now. But RTE are showing two URC rugby matches today with the Late late given over to them last night. Very little positive coverage of GAA though or Irish football.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2290 - 29/01/2022 13:14:13    2396957

Link

Replying To galwayford:  "RTE Late Late show last night given over almost completely to Six nations rugby. And it is over a week away. If you want to complain to RTE:
[email protected]
[email protected]
I don't mean to be a Rugby basher. It is their peak season now. But RTE are showing two URC rugby matches today with the Late late given over to them last night. Very little positive coverage of GAA though or Irish football."
You don't mean to be a rugby basher but you will be anyway. When it's peak GAA season should we complain about other sports on RTE? What's the official directive on such matters? Some television viewers don't like any sport or maybe they only like skiing and javelin, though not together because that might be dangerous. Should they complain too? Cop on to yourself.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6557 - 29/01/2022 13:34:54    2396961

Link

Replying To galwayford:  "RTE Late Late show last night given over almost completely to Six nations rugby. And it is over a week away. If you want to complain to RTE:
[email protected]
[email protected]
I don't mean to be a Rugby basher. It is their peak season now. But RTE are showing two URC rugby matches today with the Late late given over to them last night. Very little positive coverage of GAA though or Irish football."
Loads of positive coverage of GAA and soccer. you will just see negative though
as you say its prime rugby coverage with 6 nations beginning soon. it is over week away but it makes sense to do preview now.
complain about what exactly? What response do you want or expect?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2698 - 29/01/2022 13:49:34    2396962

Link

Replying To galwayford:  "RTE Late Late show last night given over almost completely to Six nations rugby. And it is over a week away. If you want to complain to RTE:
[email protected]
[email protected]
I don't mean to be a Rugby basher. It is their peak season now. But RTE are showing two URC rugby matches today with the Late late given over to them last night. Very little positive coverage of GAA though or Irish football."
Shame on you for watching that drivel :)

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 363 - 29/01/2022 14:02:52    2396964

Link

Replying To galwayford:  "RTE Late Late show last night given over almost completely to Six nations rugby. And it is over a week away. If you want to complain to RTE:
[email protected]
[email protected]
I don't mean to be a Rugby basher. It is their peak season now. But RTE are showing two URC rugby matches today with the Late late given over to them last night. Very little positive coverage of GAA though or Irish football."
The presenter hasn't a breeze about sports, he just about gets by with the rugby crowd because they all probably socialise in his circle.

kentuckytucky (USA) - Posts: 207 - 29/01/2022 14:16:59    2396967

Link

Replying To galwayford:  "RTE Late Late show last night given over almost completely to Six nations rugby. And it is over a week away. If you want to complain to RTE:
[email protected]
[email protected]
I don't mean to be a Rugby basher. It is their peak season now. But RTE are showing two URC rugby matches today with the Late late given over to them last night. Very little positive coverage of GAA though or Irish football."
It was blatantly obvious.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2589 - 29/01/2022 14:30:05    2396968

Link

Replying To GreenandRed:  "You don't mean to be a rugby basher but you will be anyway. When it's peak GAA season should we complain about other sports on RTE? What's the official directive on such matters? Some television viewers don't like any sport or maybe they only like skiing and javelin, though not together because that might be dangerous. Should they complain too? Cop on to yourself."
You're a reasonable poster, but in fairness he does have a valid point, there's a little bit of splitting hairs on this one, look at it this way, your own beloved Mayo have earned the right the hard way for maximum TV coverage over the years, likewise in hurling Limerick have earned the same right the hard way for similar coverage, the thing is your privileged to be part of top counties that automatically get a lot of TV coverage, myself being from a div. 4 county I too looked at the Late Late and I thought it was blatantly over the top, the thing is if I was from a div.1 county would I have thought the same way.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2589 - 29/01/2022 15:00:01    2396974

Link

The 2 senior club football finals on tg4 today,Dublin/Armagh on RTÉ later..3 games being shown on tg4 tomorrow..I'm not a late,late fan but I didn't think it was anti gas last night..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1645 - 29/01/2022 17:25:11    2397008

Link

Replying To supersub15:  "You're a reasonable poster, but in fairness he does have a valid point, there's a little bit of splitting hairs on this one, look at it this way, your own beloved Mayo have earned the right the hard way for maximum TV coverage over the years, likewise in hurling Limerick have earned the same right the hard way for similar coverage, the thing is your privileged to be part of top counties that automatically get a lot of TV coverage, myself being from a div. 4 county I too looked at the Late Late and I thought it was blatantly over the top, the thing is if I was from a div.1 county would I have thought the same way."
He's a troll.

I don't disagree with your post. The so-called weaker counties get very little coverage but the GAA hierarchy seem happy to make the strong stronger and keep the weak weaker. I'm not much of a fan of RTE television either. But not every viewer is interested in GAA or any sport. There's plenty that's good in the GAA, way more than what's wrong. But if some things are wrong the GAA should fix them and not have a self-pitying attitude that the wrongs are caused by other sports. A rugby discussion on the Late Late Show won't rise or lower the standards of so-called weaker counties. No more than having the Meath ladies on it would change the standards of the Ireland ladies team.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6557 - 29/01/2022 18:07:14    2397018

Link

Replying To kentuckytucky:  "The presenter hasn't a breeze about sports, he just about gets by with the rugby crowd because they all probably socialise in his circle."
The presenter hasn't a breeze about anything…. No danger of him been poached from RTE…

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 576 - 29/01/2022 20:15:51    2397060

Link

Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "The presenter hasn't a breeze about anything…. No danger of him been poached from RTE…"
A good breeze would blow Tubridy away and he would hardly be missed to be fair, RTE are anti GAA, anti Irish and anti Ulster too, don't know why we are forced by law to subsidise them when they get advertising revenue as well, absolute joke and it's on us.
If they shut down tomorrow they wouldn't be missed, I'd rather watch TG4.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1979 - 29/01/2022 20:41:22    2397065

Link

Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "A good breeze would blow Tubridy away and he would hardly be missed to be fair, RTE are anti GAA, anti Irish and anti Ulster too, don't know why we are forced by law to subsidise them when they get advertising revenue as well, absolute joke and it's on us.
If they shut down tomorrow they wouldn't be missed, I'd rather watch TG4."
hahahahaha
anti GAA? Not in any way
Anti Irish. ah cmon dont be embarrassing and
Anti Ulster. Not a hope.
In no way are they any of the 3!

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2698 - 30/01/2022 15:42:50    2397179

Link

Replying To KillingFields:  "hahahahaha
anti GAA? Not in any way
Anti Irish. ah cmon dont be embarrassing and
Anti Ulster. Not a hope.
In no way are they any of the 3!"
Of course RTE have an Anti GAA agenda. Any scuffle is immediately highlighted by rte news as well as sport prog which is fair enough but there are similar bust ups in rugby which are always ignored. Why the difference?

mod (Mayo) - Posts: 859 - 31/01/2022 15:58:50    2397530

Link

Replying To mod:  "Of course RTE have an Anti GAA agenda. Any scuffle is immediately highlighted by rte news as well as sport prog which is fair enough but there are similar bust ups in rugby which are always ignored. Why the difference?"
Did you listen to Sunday Sport yesterday? True it seems any GAA rows are more highlighted than rugby. But there are a lot less playing rugby than hurling or gaelic football.

Gaelic Football and Hurling are contacts sports though, Rugby is a collision sport, different rules, not comparing like with like. Scuffing is encouraged in rugby. At professional rugby level they have hired PR people to do down any scuffles that get reported. Gaa slower to react. The Wicklow parents row at U15 game a few months ago was a mad overreaction. Why was no-one ringing Joe Duffy saying a few adults lost their heads, we have some great young fellas playing ball here, not at home playing Xbox, drinking, doing drugs or joyriding. Social media and clickbait is the enemy here. Misreporting events. Today it could be a club hurling game, tomorrow a rugby team not adhering to COVID rules, the next day Aubameyang moves for stupid money. Don't believe most of what you read and none of what you hear.

Anyways, going sideways, I'm no fan of banks. But this is a great ad.

link

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6557 - 31/01/2022 16:40:48    2397553

Link

Replying To mod:  "Of course RTE have an Anti GAA agenda. Any scuffle is immediately highlighted by rte news as well as sport prog which is fair enough but there are similar bust ups in rugby which are always ignored. Why the difference?"
How many scuffles like which happen in so many GAA games with officials chased off pitches etc or fans running into get involved happen in rugby games in ireland/involving irish teams though?
You also need video coverage sent in to RTE from these games for RTE to cover them as well.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2698 - 31/01/2022 17:59:18    2397567

Link

Replying To GreenandRed:  "Did you listen to Sunday Sport yesterday? True it seems any GAA rows are more highlighted than rugby. But there are a lot less playing rugby than hurling or gaelic football.

Gaelic Football and Hurling are contacts sports though, Rugby is a collision sport, different rules, not comparing like with like. Scuffing is encouraged in rugby. At professional rugby level they have hired PR people to do down any scuffles that get reported. Gaa slower to react. The Wicklow parents row at U15 game a few months ago was a mad overreaction. Why was no-one ringing Joe Duffy saying a few adults lost their heads, we have some great young fellas playing ball here, not at home playing Xbox, drinking, doing drugs or joyriding. Social media and clickbait is the enemy here. Misreporting events. Today it could be a club hurling game, tomorrow a rugby team not adhering to COVID rules, the next day Aubameyang moves for stupid money. Don't believe most of what you read and none of what you hear.

Anyways, going sideways, I'm no fan of banks. But this is a great ad.

link"
Well that is a load of lies.
Scuffing encouraged in rugby? Care to show proof of that.
Pro rugby doesnt hire PR people to talk down scuffles. Care to show that?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2698 - 31/01/2022 18:00:55    2397568

Link