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Upcoming Special Congress - 4 Like(s)
Under Proposal A and C, the only metrics that you can use to measure success is winning a provincial title or All Ireland. At least under Proposal B, counties have clear ambitions ( top 5 in division 1, avoid relegation, gain promotion etc ) .

Rebel2020 (National) - 16/10/2021 15:23:22

Upcoming Special Congress - 2 Like(s)
People talk about dead rubber games in Super 8s, if only top 6 qualify out of a Division 1 you'll see the same. You could be safe after 3 or 4 games and then choose who you want to try against. Add in the fact you could be lucky with the draw and get your toughest games at home. Back to qualifiers for me. That way everybody get their chance.

Saynothing (National) - 16/10/2021 13:53:40

Upcoming Special Congress - 2 Like(s)
Gaelic Games compromises of professional counties who have resouces both financial and human capital, big sponsorship deals and these counties are pitted against teams who are largely amateur, small population, incompotent county boards, small sponsorship - run on a shoestring im comparison to their rich counterparts. Mayo versus Leitrim springs to mind. The two tier championship is designed to sideline these smaller counties and allow the big boys compete against themselves in the Al competition. No amount of restructing will level this sloped playing pitch. Centralise the sponsorship and distribute these funds evenly amongst the 31 counties. There is no way to even the population equation. At least allow counties compete on a level playing field for a five year period, if there is no improvement then restructure.

wicklowsupport (National) - 16/10/2021 19:23:06

Upcoming Special Congress - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Greengrass:  "We're not stuck with the status quo of Option B is rejected. We are being asked to take the provincial championships out of the championship and to play them as pre season competitions. We are also being asked to bin the National League. Everyone agrees that the league is a great competition why bin it? Option B is a hybrid competition which will see half of the top 16 teams left without knockout championship football while all of the 16 teams below them will have knockout football either in the Sam Maguire or in the Tailteann Cup. The details of Option B haven't finalised yet because the details of the Tailteann Cup haven't been decidedypon. We are left with a hybrid competition where winning the leagues in the top two divisions will not be the primary motivation. Getting to the knockout stages of the Sam Maguire will be the primary option. Compare this mongrel competition to the structures in hurling. Every county in hurling takes part in the National League. This is then followed by five tiered competitions which are played off on a league basis with finals. The Liam McCarthy retained the provincial championships as a core element of the championship. What is available to the hurlers will be vastly superior to what will be available to footballers should Option B be passed. We are not stuck with the status quo if Option B is binned. We need to go back to the drawing board and come back with viable, equitable options. Option B is neither viable or equitable. It is a very poor option."
We are stuck with the status quo if we don't change now. It's A, B or status quo. Delegates don't even have to vote in that way I'm they have to vote for A which will be defeated Then they get to vote for B If B doesn't get 60% then it's the status quo Despite the complaints about B - the current system is actually the worst of the 3 options

tirawleybaron (National) - 17/10/2021 08:43:29

All Things Galway Hurling - 1 Like(s)

Replying To lowballplease:  "Announce Donohoe!!!"
Why can't we be like every other county and name manager promptly

galwaylads2 (National) - 16/10/2021 16:37:25

All Things Galway Hurling - 1 Like(s)

Replying To galwaylads2:  "Why can't we be like every other county and name manager promptly"
What difference does it make?

Stool Pigeon (National) - 16/10/2021 17:31:43

All Things Galway Hurling - 1 Like(s)
Saturday's Preliminary Quarter Final Result Clairnbridge 1-10 Loughrea 1-07 Played in terrible wet conditions at Kenny Park, Clairnbridge as I expected squeeze into the Quarter Finals! The Bridge definitely have the beating of Craughwell, Cappy or Larkins if they get one of them in the Quarter Final Draw.

katser (National) - 16/10/2021 17:38:08

Galway Club Football - 1 Like(s)
Results Galway SFC Annaghdown 2-13 Mountbellew Moylough 4-12 AET Milltown 0-8 Corofin 1-12 Galway IFC Oileáin Arann 0-18 Oranmore-Maree 1-9 Naomh Anna Leitir Mor 1-12. Killererin 1-8

Marooned (National) - 16/10/2021 17:41:29

All Things Galway Hurling - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "What difference does it make?"
Give the new manager a chance to look at players in championship

galwaylads2 (National) - 16/10/2021 17:43:20

Upcoming Special Congress - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Greengrass:  "Dear God !!!"
Bit rich coming from the person whose best argument is 'ah league is league' and that's that no matter what anyone says.

wexico15 (National) - 16/10/2021 18:57:02

Westmeath SFC Club 2021 - 1 Like(s)
Didnt see the game but why do you consider them unlucky. Heslin doesn't help himself but generally gets dogs abuse from club players and supporters, the same people who lord him when playing with county. Lomans v Kinnegad will be interesting. If weather continues to be wet I'm leaning towards Shamrocks tomorrow.

BigSur (National) - 16/10/2021 19:14:20

Westmeath SFC Club 2021 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To BigSur:  "Didnt see the game but why do you consider them unlucky. Heslin doesn't help himself but generally gets dogs abuse from club players and supporters, the same people who lord him when playing with county. Lomans v Kinnegad will be interesting. If weather continues to be wet I'm leaning towards Shamrocks tomorrow."
He's not the first county player to get "dogs abuse" from players and supporters, and he won't be the last. But he should be well used to it at this stage and maybe he ought to be able to handle it better.

midlands (National) - 16/10/2021 19:50:54

All Things Galway Hurling - 1 Like(s)

Replying To galwaylads2:  "Give the new manager a chance to look at players in championship"
I'm sure any halfway decent prospective manager knows who is playing well, or otherwise.

Stool Pigeon (National) - 16/10/2021 20:49:04

Upcoming Special Congress - 1 Like(s)

Replying To wicklowsupport:  "Gaelic Games compromises of professional counties who have resouces both financial and human capital, big sponsorship deals and these counties are pitted against teams who are largely amateur, small population, incompotent county boards, small sponsorship - run on a shoestring im comparison to their rich counterparts. Mayo versus Leitrim springs to mind. The two tier championship is designed to sideline these smaller counties and allow the big boys compete against themselves in the Al competition. No amount of restructing will level this sloped playing pitch. Centralise the sponsorship and distribute these funds evenly amongst the 31 counties. There is no way to even the population equation. At least allow counties compete on a level playing field for a five year period, if there is no improvement then restructure."
How much money will it take to enable Leitrim to beat Mayo?

Seanfanbocht (National) - 16/10/2021 21:31:27

Upcoming Special Congress - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "And bring back 21 aside and point posts while you're at it!!! I'm sure Leitrim would love 3 hammerings every year in a Provincial round Robin instead of only 1 as at present."
Tell me how many times did Leitrim get hammered before the rules where changed as I mention very rarely. They were competitive while under the current rules they are whipping boys. New system does not raise standards it keeps those at the bottom down and those at the top up simple. Hq get to avoid having a level playing field

ulsterrules (National) - 16/10/2021 21:56:39

Galway Club Football - 1 Like(s)
Junior Finals: North Board: Claregalway B v Mountbellew/Moylough B West Board: Moycullen B v Salthill/Knocknacarra B Is this a slightly worrying trend? All B teams where in the main population is growing. No sign of smaller rural & struggling town clubs. Would there be merit in following the Mayo, Donegal, Kildare (to name a few) systems of making a junior exclusive championship for first teams. It would limit second teams in not going past Junior A or a senior reserve championship but would surely help football in places like Ballinasloe, Athenry, Clonbur, Carna, FGEO, Clifden, Renvyle etc. Thoughts?

Donaldtrump (National) - 16/10/2021 22:03:22

Upcoming Special Congress - 1 Like(s)

Replying To wexico15:  "Bit rich coming from the person whose best argument is 'ah league is league' and that's that no matter what anyone says."
There were plenty of points made. You don't agree with me and I don't agree with you.. C'est la vie. We can do much, much better than Option B.

Greengrass (National) - 17/10/2021 09:34:45