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It seems every media outlet you turn to is bad mouthing the GAA , many in the Dublin media in particular live in some left wing cocoon and generally detest anything that resembles a traditional Ireland .
They failed with all their surveys and twisting of the figures to stop senior intercounty but now they want to stop minor and other underage County fixtures .
Not a word about under 17 league if ireland fixtures etc , it's just a attack on gaa dresses up as Covid concerns .

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 301 - 21/10/2020 10:55:35    2299839

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Replying To OpenStand:  "It seems every media outlet you turn to is bad mouthing the GAA , many in the Dublin media in particular live in some left wing cocoon and generally detest anything that resembles a traditional Ireland .
They failed with all their surveys and twisting of the figures to stop senior intercounty but now they want to stop minor and other underage County fixtures .
Not a word about under 17 league if ireland fixtures etc , it's just a attack on gaa dresses up as Covid concerns ."
hahahaha
Who and what are the "Dublin Media"
What exactly is traditional Ireland by the way?
Minor and other underage county fixtures should be stopped.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1891 - 21/10/2020 11:05:21    2299843

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maybe because all other sports have been stopped,no?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3910 - 21/10/2020 11:06:02    2299844

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Replying To OpenStand:  "It seems every media outlet you turn to is bad mouthing the GAA , many in the Dublin media in particular live in some left wing cocoon and generally detest anything that resembles a traditional Ireland .
They failed with all their surveys and twisting of the figures to stop senior intercounty but now they want to stop minor and other underage County fixtures .
Not a word about under 17 league if ireland fixtures etc , it's just a attack on gaa dresses up as Covid concerns ."
For a GAA site, I've come across a lot of foreign game exports . Condemning GAA in one way and sticking up for soccer in another. They love the soccer and their so called professionalism.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 369 - 21/10/2020 11:26:43    2299859

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There is an anti-GAA element in the media and is mostly driven by those from other sporting organisations that are just taking a pop for the sake of it and also non-sports people who would be forgiven for thinking that no other sports were continuing as it seems the headline all the time is that GAA is continuing!!
If the GAA championship was to stop I'd be actively calling for the league of Ireland to stop too. Don't get me started with anyone thinking League of Ireland is an elite sport. Finn Harps from my own county are involved in the Premier Division and I'd get more money from selling The Big Issue than the players get from Finn Harps. It's not a wholly professional sport therefore it's semi-professional. The GAA at county level is also semi-professional. There are physio's employed by most county teams, meal providers catering these teams etc.
The west brit mentality from plenty of rugby and soccer fans is the real reason that it sticks in their throats the championship is going ahead. I love it!

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1636 - 21/10/2020 11:34:24    2299861

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Not sure why we need to start disrespecting other sports and orgnisations here!

The GAA is big. Writing about it is big news. Big news sells. That's why there's a focus on the GAA!

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1098 - 21/10/2020 11:51:06    2299868

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Replying To KillingFields:  "hahahaha
Who and what are the "Dublin Media"
What exactly is traditional Ireland by the way?
Minor and other underage county fixtures should be stopped."
Why should they be stopped...based on what medical evidence that controlled games are a risk??

Time people looked in the mirror and took personal responsibility...by all accounts there were shocking scenes last night in Penny's in Dundalk like wtf is wrong with people acting as if its the end of the world

This consumerism is driven by a constant round of drivel from many in the Dublin media who would prefer this island ape the worst excesses of what passes for 'culture' now in UK and USA.......that isn't a dig at England per se as many decent people there are also disgusted at the society their media is helping to create....

By under no illusion but the current furore about inter county games has nothing to do with covid concerns and all to do with a hatred of our national games as they don't ape what happens across both stretches of water to our left and right .....unfortunately some of the disgraceful scenes post matches helped provide ammo for some of these clowns but again what was the common factor in every scenario???? This countrys unhealthy obsession with drink, maybe we need to confront the real elephant in the room that our society feels no significant event can happen without drink .....that is an unhealthy relationship and one that is a real risk to public health not young lads and girls playing our national games

ArmaghCat (Armagh) - Posts: 73 - 21/10/2020 11:52:16    2299870

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A few posts in.

Dublin meeja - check
West Brits - check
Foreign games - check
Traditional Ireland - check

Keep up the good work lads.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13199 - 21/10/2020 11:54:20    2299871

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There's nobody in the media calling for the Irish rugby team or the provincial rugby teams to stop playing. Italy are playing Ireland at the weekend and Ireland is heading to France after that- that's a lot of moving around and rugby is a true close contact sport unlike GAA where its more bang-bang.And what about provincial rugby where Munster have had 2 Covid outbreaks already, do they not have family and vulnerable relatives the same as the GAA players.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 420 - 21/10/2020 12:01:03    2299875

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Replying To KillingFields:  "hahahaha
Who and what are the "Dublin Media"
What exactly is traditional Ireland by the way?
Minor and other underage county fixtures should be stopped."
RTE.?

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2187 - 21/10/2020 12:10:42    2299877

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its dat bbc wots worse link

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 959 - 21/10/2020 12:10:57    2299878

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Replying To Tir Conaill Abu:  "There is an anti-GAA element in the media and is mostly driven by those from other sporting organisations that are just taking a pop for the sake of it and also non-sports people who would be forgiven for thinking that no other sports were continuing as it seems the headline all the time is that GAA is continuing!!
If the GAA championship was to stop I'd be actively calling for the league of Ireland to stop too. Don't get me started with anyone thinking League of Ireland is an elite sport. Finn Harps from my own county are involved in the Premier Division and I'd get more money from selling The Big Issue than the players get from Finn Harps. It's not a wholly professional sport therefore it's semi-professional. The GAA at county level is also semi-professional. There are physio's employed by most county teams, meal providers catering these teams etc.
The west brit mentality from plenty of rugby and soccer fans is the real reason that it sticks in their throats the championship is going ahead. I love it!"
Problem with stopping the LOI is it is part of UEFA and would probably incur some type of punishment for not being completed and they also need to sort European places for next year.

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 21/10/2020 12:11:58    2299879

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Replying To ArmaghCat:  "Why should they be stopped...based on what medical evidence that controlled games are a risk??

Time people looked in the mirror and took personal responsibility...by all accounts there were shocking scenes last night in Penny's in Dundalk like wtf is wrong with people acting as if its the end of the world

This consumerism is driven by a constant round of drivel from many in the Dublin media who would prefer this island ape the worst excesses of what passes for 'culture' now in UK and USA.......that isn't a dig at England per se as many decent people there are also disgusted at the society their media is helping to create....

By under no illusion but the current furore about inter county games has nothing to do with covid concerns and all to do with a hatred of our national games as they don't ape what happens across both stretches of water to our left and right .....unfortunately some of the disgraceful scenes post matches helped provide ammo for some of these clowns but again what was the common factor in every scenario???? This countrys unhealthy obsession with drink, maybe we need to confront the real elephant in the room that our society feels no significant event can happen without drink .....that is an unhealthy relationship and one that is a real risk to public health not young lads and girls playing our national games"
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5997 - 21/10/2020 12:24:20    2299884

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judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 514 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28    2299892

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judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok....

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1891 - 21/10/2020 13:04:41    2299894

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There is an anti-GAA element in the media and is mostly driven by those from other sporting organisations that are just taking a pop for the sake of it and also non-sports people who would be forgiven for thinking that no other sports were continuing as it seems the headline all the time is that GAA is continuing!!
If the GAA championship was to stop I'd be actively calling for the league of Ireland to stop too. Don't get me started with anyone thinking League of Ireland is an elite sport. Finn Harps from my own county are involved in the Premier Division and I'd get more money from selling The Big Issue than the players get from Finn Harps. It's not a wholly professional sport therefore it's semi-professional. The GAA at county level is also semi-professional. There are physio's employed by most county teams, meal providers catering these teams etc.
The west brit mentality from plenty of rugby and soccer fans is the real reason that it sticks in their throats the championship is going ahead. I love it!

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1589 - 21/10/2020 11:34:24
this old chestnut...
How do other sporting organisations have a pop at the gaa? Where? Do you have proof?
Where is the anti GAA element in the media.
The league of ireland is professional. Yes some players are semi pro and some are not well paid that doesnt mean its near the same as the GAA.
The GAA at county level isnt semi professional. There is physios getting paid for their services. Theyre not employed by the counties. Trying to say that inter county GAA is semi professional because the people who make the players food for their after match meals get paid is complete nonsense.
And west brit mentality. Are you 12?


Why should they be stopped...based on what medical evidence that controlled games are a risk??
Time people looked in the mirror and took personal responsibility...by all accounts there were shocking scenes last night in Penny's in Dundalk like wtf is wrong with people acting as if its the end of the world
This consumerism is driven by a constant round of drivel from many in the Dublin media who would prefer this island ape the worst excesses of what passes for 'culture' now in UK and USA.......that isn't a dig at England per se as many decent people there are also disgusted at the society their media is helping to create....
By under no illusion but the current furore about inter county games has nothing to do with covid concerns and all to do with a hatred of our national games as they don't ape what happens across both stretches of water to our left and right .....unfortunately some of the disgraceful scenes post matches helped provide ammo for some of these clowns but again what was the common factor in every scenario???? This countrys unhealthy obsession with drink, maybe we need to confront the real elephant in the room that our society feels no significant event can happen without drink .....that is an unhealthy relationship and one that is a real risk to public health not young lads and girls playing our national games
ArmaghCat (Armagh) - Posts: 48 - 21/10/2020 11:52:16
thats some load of paranoid nonsense.

There's nobody in the media calling for the Irish rugby team or the provincial rugby teams to stop playing. Italy are playing Ireland at the weekend and Ireland is heading to France after that- that's a lot of moving around and rugby is a true close contact sport unlike GAA where its more bang-bang.And what about provincial rugby where Munster have had 2 Covid outbreaks already, do they not have family and vulnerable relatives the same as the GAA players.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 397 - 21/10/2020 12:01:03
The irish rugby team and provincial rugby teams players all are tested extensively. Thats why theyre continuing. Players who test positive are isolated and the teams continue. If all players are not covid positive then why shouldnt they play?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1891 - 21/10/2020 13:11:32    2299896

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There is an anti-GAA element in the media and is mostly driven by those from other sporting organisations that are just taking a pop for the sake of it and also non-sports people who would be forgiven for thinking that no other sports were continuing as it seems the headline all the time is that GAA is continuing!!
If the GAA championship was to stop I'd be actively calling for the league of Ireland to stop too. Don't get me started with anyone thinking League of Ireland is an elite sport. Finn Harps from my own county are involved in the Premier Division and I'd get more money from selling The Big Issue than the players get from Finn Harps. It's not a wholly professional sport therefore it's semi-professional. The GAA at county level is also semi-professional. There are physio's employed by most county teams, meal providers catering these teams etc.
The west brit mentality from plenty of rugby and soccer fans is the real reason that it sticks in their throats the championship is going ahead. I love it!

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1589 - 21/10/2020 11:34:24
this old chestnut...
How do other sporting organisations have a pop at the gaa? Where? Do you have proof?
Where is the anti GAA element in the media.
The league of ireland is professional. Yes some players are semi pro and some are not well paid that doesnt mean its near the same as the GAA.
The GAA at county level isnt semi professional. There is physios getting paid for their services. Theyre not employed by the counties. Trying to say that inter county GAA is semi professional because the people who make the players food for their after match meals get paid is complete nonsense.
And west brit mentality. Are you 12?


Why should they be stopped...based on what medical evidence that controlled games are a risk??
Time people looked in the mirror and took personal responsibility...by all accounts there were shocking scenes last night in Penny's in Dundalk like wtf is wrong with people acting as if its the end of the world
This consumerism is driven by a constant round of drivel from many in the Dublin media who would prefer this island ape the worst excesses of what passes for 'culture' now in UK and USA.......that isn't a dig at England per se as many decent people there are also disgusted at the society their media is helping to create....
By under no illusion but the current furore about inter county games has nothing to do with covid concerns and all to do with a hatred of our national games as they don't ape what happens across both stretches of water to our left and right .....unfortunately some of the disgraceful scenes post matches helped provide ammo for some of these clowns but again what was the common factor in every scenario???? This countrys unhealthy obsession with drink, maybe we need to confront the real elephant in the room that our society feels no significant event can happen without drink .....that is an unhealthy relationship and one that is a real risk to public health not young lads and girls playing our national games
ArmaghCat (Armagh) - Posts: 48 - 21/10/2020 11:52:16
thats some load of paranoid nonsense.

There's nobody in the media calling for the Irish rugby team or the provincial rugby teams to stop playing. Italy are playing Ireland at the weekend and Ireland is heading to France after that- that's a lot of moving around and rugby is a true close contact sport unlike GAA where its more bang-bang.And what about provincial rugby where Munster have had 2 Covid outbreaks already, do they not have family and vulnerable relatives the same as the GAA players.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 397 - 21/10/2020 12:01:03
The irish rugby team and provincial rugby teams players all are tested extensively. Thats why theyre continuing. Players who test positive are isolated and the teams continue. If all players are not covid positive then why shouldnt they play?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1891 - 21/10/2020 13:12:05    2299898

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Many of the Dublin media hate the GAA , rural Ireland , Irish language , Irish music , anyone that might attend church etc etc . They normally would be seen with their che Guevara tee shirt and their sporting interest would be Bohemians or some other Dublin LOI club . It kills them the crowds that attend gaa matchs up and down the country . They also dislike rugby big time but struggle to get away with anti rugby articles due to owners of many media outlets .
It's only a small piece of the overall far left agenda , they are very clever and tactical. It's important that gaa people wake up before gaa will be sidelined for funding , media coverage etc etc under the smokescreen of covid .

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 301 - 21/10/2020 13:16:42    2299900

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Got nothing to do with being the GAA, there is a full left push happening in this country for a while now.
Anything that remotely relates to anti-lockdown is viewed as fascist or right wing.
Why? Because they're idiots.

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1362 - 21/10/2020 13:18:54    2299901

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Replying To KillingFields:  "judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok...."
is there any need to bully someone just because they have a different opinion to yours?

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4318 - 21/10/2020 13:20:53    2299902

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