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You can't just turn up and become Irish by living in the country for a year or two. Rugby is a tiny sport compared to GAA so the amount of coverage it receives is disproportionate.
Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 174 - 21/11/2020 18:16:40
It isnt a year or two and the time frame is longer now and many of those picked have to wait lot longer than the actual time frame allowed to actually make the squads

Rugby is a professional sport and teams train more, play more, the media have far more access to players so of course there will be more media coverage of the sports

This whole thread is a cluster f**k.

The GAA is the most popular sport and gets the most attention, and the most support.

Rugby and Soccer will always get some attention as there is a national team.

skirge7 (UK) - Posts: 41 - 21/11/2020 18:47:49
And that rugby and soccer have professional teams and they train and play more so there will always be more media coverage as a result

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1629 - 21/11/2020 19:06:02    2312143

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Replying To KillingFields:  "You can't just turn up and become Irish by living in the country for a year or two. Rugby is a tiny sport compared to GAA so the amount of coverage it receives is disproportionate.
Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 174 - 21/11/2020 18:16:40
It isnt a year or two and the time frame is longer now and many of those picked have to wait lot longer than the actual time frame allowed to actually make the squads

Rugby is a professional sport and teams train more, play more, the media have far more access to players so of course there will be more media coverage of the sports

This whole thread is a cluster f**k.

The GAA is the most popular sport and gets the most attention, and the most support.

Rugby and Soccer will always get some attention as there is a national team.

skirge7 (UK) - Posts: 41 - 21/11/2020 18:47:49
And that rugby and soccer have professional teams and they train and play more so there will always be more media coverage as a result"
CJ Stander can't call himself an Irishman if he's returning home to South Africa every chance he gets. I assume you'll still be calling him Irish when he's retired and living there.

Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 192 - 21/11/2020 19:24:56    2312156

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Replying To KillingFields:  "
Replying To TheFlaker:  "[quote=KillingFields:  "Awaiting your response to the previous post about the percentage of qualified players in the squad today?
TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 6870 - 21/11/2020 11:35:32
It isnt 7 or 8.
Players qualified on residency is 5 today"
I believe there are 7 players not born in Ireland involved in the squad. That's almost a third and that is what the poster is referring to. But you knew that already. I am not getting into a slinging match as I love rugby but your holier than thou approach to all things rugby invites people to slag it off."
And of those 7 players 2 have irish parents so putting them in the same category as players who have no irish parents and qualify solely by residency is nonsensical.
Theyre not near the same and you know that. Give over talking about holier than thou approach considering how you post."]Which 2 players have Irish Parents??
Finlay Bealhams parents grew up in Australia
Billy Burns parents grew up in England
Rob Herrings parents grew up the South Africa

The other 5 Aki, Lowe, Gibson-Park, Roux, Stander had zero links before the IRFU asked them to play. CJ Standers father even said he had never heard of Ireland before the IRFU contacted his son CJ.

That is 8/24 or 1/3 of the Irish team

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 486 - 22/11/2020 08:57:25    2312500

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Which 2 players have Irish Parents??
Finlay Bealhams parents grew up in Australia
Billy Burns parents grew up in England
Rob Herrings parents grew up the South Africa

The other 5 Aki, Lowe, Gibson-Park, Roux, Stander had zero links before the IRFU asked them to play. CJ Standers father even said he had never heard of Ireland before the IRFU contacted his son CJ.

That is 8/24 or 1/3 of the Irish team
brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 485 - 22/11/2020 08:57:25
Sorry grandparents in the case of Bealham, Burns and Herring.
People who qualify through heritage are not in anyway comparable to those who qualify on residency.
This is running very close to xenophobia

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1629 - 22/11/2020 11:36:31    2312604

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Replying To arock:  "We in the GAA have got to be careful too with our own prejudices, the nationality rules and laws of Athletics and Rugby for example are different to say soccer. We had a situation where Turkey got gold by an athlete who never lived in Turkey. Jones (a welsh name) the English coach calling Ireland with tongue firmly in his cheek The United Nations is hardly on strong ground when his team could be called the British Commonwealth. That is the nature of Rugby's rules so leave them too it. Are they Irish? They are a team representing Ireland. In rowing, basketball, soccer and athletics are people representing Ireland if they qualify they deserve our support. Even in soccer this week we have a member of Irish Soccer management having "issues" with some 1916 references used by Kenny in team talk, well they shouldn't be involved with the national team simple. And for me the GAA in Cork were vindicated in the Miller episode. People look for the GAA facilities when it suits otherwise they despise us. As for an Anti-GAA agenda I think that is lessening. GAA has its own internal snobbery and prejudices to address mostly directed from the armchair but that is something else altogether."
Id say there's alot of people in the general population of Ireland who disagree with 1916 being brought up before a soccer match. And its a biased narrative. There wouldn't be any mention in the video or speech given by Kenny that most of the Protestant population would have disagreed with everything about 1916 and the majority or Catholics aswell. It was political.
The Irish rugby team are good ambassadors for Ireland. They are the only serious professional outfit we have and they represent the whole Island. Imagine Andy Farrell playing the same video Kenny did before an Irish game..

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1323 - 22/11/2020 12:49:36    2312647

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