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On Match of the Day on Sunday, pundit Danny Murphy questioned the appeal of the proposed European super league by saying ( and this quote isn't perfect but its accurate in meaning) " who wants to play in a closed competition year in year out with no promotion or relegation and no way to measure success or improvement other than winning it?" , and the thought struck me THE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ! It seems the greedy owners of these clubs have a lot in common with the GAA hierarchy.

Rebel2020 (Cork) - Posts: 55 - 19/04/2021 17:39:40    2337895

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "On Match of the Day on Sunday, pundit Danny Murphy questioned the appeal of the proposed European super league by saying ( and this quote isn't perfect but its accurate in meaning) " who wants to play in a closed competition year in year out with no promotion or relegation and no way to measure success or improvement other than winning it?" , and the thought struck me THE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ! It seems the greedy owners of these clubs have a lot in common with the GAA hierarchy."
Troll alert. Ignore at all costs !!!

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5708 - 19/04/2021 17:47:48    2337896

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Sure how long before Dublin breakaway and form their own league ? ;) Dublin south central v Fingal...only joking.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 19/04/2021 17:57:02    2337897

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In fairness to the GAA, there's no relegation from the provincial championships. With the right results and the luck of the draw, your Carlows and Longfords can get riddled by Dublin in any given year.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 703 - 19/04/2021 18:23:34    2337899

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "In fairness to the GAA, there's no relegation from the provincial championships. With the right results and the luck of the draw, your Carlows and Longfords can get riddled by Dublin in any given year."
Have you ever heard of the National Leagues? Like I said this is a pathetic thread initiated by a troll. Nothing to see here. Move on.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5708 - 19/04/2021 18:58:54    2337905

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Have you ever heard of the National Leagues? Like I said this is a pathetic thread initiated by a troll. Nothing to see here. Move on."
Ok, so you don't the thread (you've told us twice). Ignore it, go away; but don't start dictating to other people on here what to see or not see.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1571 - 19/04/2021 19:46:20    2337911

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "In fairness to the GAA, there's no relegation from the provincial championships. With the right results and the luck of the draw, your Carlows and Longfords can get riddled by Dublin in any given year."
Some would argue the current championship is wrong for the "premier" GAA competition....should the best team decided by knockout or over a prolonged league by the number of games you win?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 19/04/2021 19:53:30    2337913

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Have you ever heard of the National Leagues? Like I said this is a pathetic thread initiated by a troll. Nothing to see here. Move on."
You seem to have finally gone full Chemical Ali.

Greenfield (Meath) - Posts: 457 - 19/04/2021 20:01:10    2337915

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Interesting observation Rebel2020

To be fair, I think most Counties place large emphasis on the league these days for the reasons that Murphy has spoken about. It still amazes me that the GAA have the Provincial Championships as part of the primary competition.
But I don't believe that has anything got to do with money. Its more about people holding on to their position.

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1228 - 19/04/2021 20:36:58    2337921

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Sure how long before Dublin breakaway and form their own league ? ;) Dublin south central v Fingal...only joking."
We are signing up for the euro league, farewell peasants.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8285 - 19/04/2021 20:38:03    2337922

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Replying To Greenfield:  "You seem to have finally gone full Chemical Ali."
Finally? I've been called things in my time Greenfield but "Chemical Ali" is a new one.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5708 - 19/04/2021 21:05:07    2337929

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Have you ever heard of the National Leagues? Like I said this is a pathetic thread initiated by a troll. Nothing to see here. Move on."
I know. I was refuting yer man's argument with a touch of pisstakery.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 703 - 19/04/2021 21:47:52    2337940

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Only a matter of time till the Dubs join the European super league, where will the rest of us be then??
We'll be stuck with them yerra merchants in the south west winning everything then!!

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1824 - 19/04/2021 22:06:32    2337945

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "I know. I was refuting yer man's argument with a touch of pisstakery."
No bother Tacaí. You were right too.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5708 - 19/04/2021 22:13:32    2337946

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Replying To realdub:  "We are signing up for the euro league, farewell peasants."
lol!

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 873 - 19/04/2021 22:27:46    2337953

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Only a matter of time till the Dubs join the European super league, where will the rest of us be then??
We'll be stuck with them yerra merchants in the south west winning everything then!!"
Hi at least we could be beat now and again and sure didn't ye beat us in 2012, Tyrone gave us plenty in beatings in the 00s we've never beat Down in the championship.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14010 - 19/04/2021 22:38:56    2337955

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Once you bring professionalism into the GAA in the form of players, managers etc earning a professional living you can really the GAA goodbye, just not sustainable. We are still lucky that we can see what is happening in other sports and avoid at our peril. To make the Inter county game professional you will simply kill off the grassroots. That said look AFL in Australia, professional clubs, vibrant sport, great following, yet an insular game, but well supported - look at Ladies AFL really good crowds. But Inter-County wouldn't work in that model, big county clubs could. But the lesson is ignore the grassroots at your peril or its curtains.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4734 - 19/04/2021 22:55:50    2337958

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Only a matter of time till the Dubs join the European super league, where will the rest of us be then??
We'll be stuck with them yerra merchants in the south west winning everything then!!"
And the Me-O merchants in the west still losing everything.

BlueBeret (Dublin) - Posts: 38 - 20/04/2021 08:03:07    2337969

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I know it was only a joke post but the Munster Hurling championship counties are happy to push for anti-competitive practices also. When the new provincial group stages were being negotiated they wanted to protect the big 5 Munster counties from relegation. Is it the case now that Kerry go into Leinster so those 5 counties are ring fenced off and protected from relegation.

That actually isn't dissimilar to one of the worst aspects of the proposed Super League where 15 of the 20 teams are protected members that retain their place regardless of their performance.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 3651 - 20/04/2021 10:17:45    2337986

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Replying To realdub:  "We are signing up for the euro league, farewell peasants."
Haha brilliant!

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1416 - 20/04/2021 16:52:36    2338066

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