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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Which staff went to these schools you talk about and which schools?"
No need to go naming people on here, but it is a fact. There was a school that hit the headlines a few weeks back where all of the sports I listed are promoted but not GAA. Nothing wrong with any of them sports, but like I said I'd be very interested in a study that looks at why schools promote these sports but not our national games.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2624 - 28/04/2021 12:26:25    2339087

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Replying To realdub:  "RTE the lefty agenda pushing muck machine"
Haha. So true. Although virgin tv are as bad.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17824 - 28/04/2021 12:31:48    2339088

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Replying To georgejetson:  "Do any of the smart tvs have TG4 player on them? Always get it hard to find them on youtube through the tv also!"
You're a star George! Not sure how long it's been there but it's in the apps list on my telly now. Downloaded it and it streams lovely. YouTube should be in there if it's not in with your home apps like Netflix, Disney, RTÉ Player.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6321 - 28/04/2021 12:34:41    2339089

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Thanks be to god for tg4 because I certainly won't pay a subscription fee to eir for any Gaa game.."
Why not ?? Btw I will.
For vast majority of people not having a English language option on tg4 can be difficult. Now great that they have so many games and people can mute it. But it's one drawback, their camera work seems to have improved so that's a massive plus

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17824 - 28/04/2021 12:35:01    2339090

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Royaldunne I've always maintained that all gas should be free to air..I'm one of those who has stuck with free to air tv..I did sign up to get club games last year in my own county..the difference for me is that money was staying local and I'd hope county boards might be left stream their own county matches..I think also the Gaa should be thinking of all people who have lost jobs in past 12 months or those who just can't afford to pay subscriptions..I'm probably one of very few Gaa people who think this way..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1450 - 28/04/2021 13:18:22    2339097

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Clearly there are also still people in Ireland who crave to be told what to do rather than make up their own minds on what sports they like to play, there are also plenty kids playing Gaelic sports who'd rather be playing other sports, but are just doing what they've been told to do by their parents. Maybe the better educated have cottoned on to the GAA, could that be a reason ?"
In 2021 any sport that kids active active is a great thing. We can biased a bit towards GAA sports but if you're 12 year old oddshaped son or daughter can't get a game of camogie or gaelic football but has the physique for a potential prop or second row and gets games playing rugby it's a great thing. Or playing any other enemy games either!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6321 - 28/04/2021 13:31:52    2339101

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "Clearly there are also still people in Ireland who crave to be told what to do rather than make up their own minds on what sports they like to play, there are also plenty kids playing Gaelic sports who'd rather be playing other sports, but are just doing what they've been told to do by their parents. Maybe the better educated have cottoned on to the GAA, could that be a reason ?"
In 2021 any sport that kids active active is a great thing. We can biased a bit towards GAA sports but if you're 12 year old oddshaped son or daughter can't get a game of camogie or gaelic football but has the physique for a potential prop or second row and gets games playing rugby it's a great thing. Or playing any other enemy games either!"
"enemy games", have you checked your calendar lately, it's 2021 not 1921. Who could blame well educated families from steering their kids away from the GAA when attitudes like yours still prevail in Ireland. And to call a child "oddshaped" just because they might want to play other sports is a disgusting comment from another era.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 28/04/2021 14:02:06    2339107

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Replying To Soma:  "No need to go naming people on here, but it is a fact. There was a school that hit the headlines a few weeks back where all of the sports I listed are promoted but not GAA. Nothing wrong with any of them sports, but like I said I'd be very interested in a study that looks at why schools promote these sports but not our national games."
Why would you be so interested in such a study?

What are you getting at? Are you paranoid about something?

Let the schools pursue whatever sports they want. Do you think it should be a requirement that all schools play GAA? If not, then what is your problem and why are you so "very interested" in why they don't "promote ... our national games"?

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1307 - 28/04/2021 14:02:22    2339108

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Replying To KillingFields:  "compare crowds at games, tv figures, social media interest
look at media coverage of the league and what players and coaches have said about it in the past...
they are all much lower for the league. the league is also finished before championship started."
What are the viewing figures for Women's 6 nations rugby, not too high. As I said before Killingfields, just because Limerick are rubbish at Gaelic football does not mean it is a bad sport.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 28/04/2021 14:40:48    2339115

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Replying To Onion Breath:  "Why would you be so interested in such a study?

What are you getting at? Are you paranoid about something?

Let the schools pursue whatever sports they want. Do you think it should be a requirement that all schools play GAA? If not, then what is your problem and why are you so "very interested" in why they don't "promote ... our national games"?"
Carlow are rubbish at Gaelic football and hurling. They need promotion in that county if you ask me. LOL

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 28/04/2021 14:41:50    2339117

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "
Replying To GreenandRed:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "Clearly there are also still people in Ireland who crave to be told what to do rather than make up their own minds on what sports they like to play, there are also plenty kids playing Gaelic sports who'd rather be playing other sports, but are just doing what they've been told to do by their parents. Maybe the better educated have cottoned on to the GAA, could that be a reason ?"
In 2021 any sport that kids active active is a great thing. We can biased a bit towards GAA sports but if you're 12 year old oddshaped son or daughter can't get a game of camogie or gaelic football but has the physique for a potential prop or second row and gets games playing rugby it's a great thing. Or playing any other enemy games either!"
"enemy games", have you checked your calendar lately, it's 2021 not 1921. Who could blame well educated families from steering their kids away from the GAA when attitudes like yours still prevail in Ireland. And to call a child "oddshaped" just because they might want to play other sports is a disgusting comment from another era."]Says the poster who has made horrible comments about the GAA. And claims to be from Africa too, which I don't believe.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 28/04/2021 14:43:13    2339118

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Why not ?? Btw I will.
For vast majority of people not having a English language option on tg4 can be difficult. Now great that they have so many games and people can mute it. But it's one drawback, their camera work seems to have improved so that's a massive plus"
royal dunne if fans were allowed would you travel to cusack park to see galway v westmeath or are u purely a meath football supporter

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1398 - 28/04/2021 14:58:43    2339121

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Replying To galwayford:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "[quote=GreenandRed:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "Clearly there are also still people in Ireland who crave to be told what to do rather than make up their own minds on what sports they like to play, there are also plenty kids playing Gaelic sports who'd rather be playing other sports, but are just doing what they've been told to do by their parents. Maybe the better educated have cottoned on to the GAA, could that be a reason ?"
In 2021 any sport that kids active active is a great thing. We can biased a bit towards GAA sports but if you're 12 year old oddshaped son or daughter can't get a game of camogie or gaelic football but has the physique for a potential prop or second row and gets games playing rugby it's a great thing. Or playing any other enemy games either!"
"enemy games", have you checked your calendar lately, it's 2021 not 1921. Who could blame well educated families from steering their kids away from the GAA when attitudes like yours still prevail in Ireland. And to call a child "oddshaped" just because they might want to play other sports is a disgusting comment from another era."]Says the poster who has made horrible comments about the GAA. And claims to be from Africa too, which I don't believe."]"Says the poster who has made horrible comments about the GAA. And claims to be from Africa too, which I don't believe." Not once have I claimed to be from Africa, not once, and even if I was from Africa, have you something against Africans or what's your point ? The GAA is not a child and to compare calling the GAA out to making a disgusting comment about children is frankly uneducated.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 28/04/2021 15:00:57    2339123

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Replying To Onion Breath:  "Why would you be so interested in such a study?

What are you getting at? Are you paranoid about something?

Let the schools pursue whatever sports they want. Do you think it should be a requirement that all schools play GAA? If not, then what is your problem and why are you so "very interested" in why they don't "promote ... our national games"?"
You seem very sensitive about a simple observation. I don't believe GAA should be compulsory at all or that kids shouldn't have the opportunity to play other sports. I'd be interested in the study to see if the reason kids have no access to GAA at schools is due to the GAA not providing the resources, if it's because the better educated have cottoned onto the GAA as one poster suggested here, or if it is some other reason. With so many kids in Ireland now either born outside Ireland or with parents from outside Ireland, the school may be their best chance to get involved in sport initially, and help them fully integrate and feel fully part of their community. If schools are not providing these opportunities I'd like to know why, wouldn't you?

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2624 - 28/04/2021 15:13:31    2339128

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Thanks be to god for tg4 because I certainly won't pay a subscription fee to eir for any Gaa game.."
Completely agree.. TG4 have been the unsung hero's of gaa coverage for the back few years because they go an do it.. TBH this country have usually enough GAA games going (taking covid out of the equation) on around the country to support a full TV channel

ponger (Cavan) - Posts: 477 - 28/04/2021 15:20:43    2339131

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Why should RTE be expected to host the national league?
So many fans, pundits, players dont care for league so why should RTE?"
Nonsense. There is huge interest in the leagues, the games are often a lot more competitive and evenly matched than cmost championship games.

As the OP says RTE have dedicated far more resources to obscure stuff like womens international rugby where there is absolutely zero interest if people were being honest

HuddHastings (Longford) - Posts: 136 - 28/04/2021 15:34:22    2339136

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Just been announced that RTÉ are showing limerick-tipp live on first weekend..great for all who havnt got eir and older people who are depending on these matches..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1450 - 28/04/2021 15:42:20    2339139

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "
Replying To GreenandRed:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "Clearly there are also still people in Ireland who crave to be told what to do rather than make up their own minds on what sports they like to play, there are also plenty kids playing Gaelic sports who'd rather be playing other sports, but are just doing what they've been told to do by their parents. Maybe the better educated have cottoned on to the GAA, could that be a reason ?"
In 2021 any sport that kids active active is a great thing. We can biased a bit towards GAA sports but if you're 12 year old oddshaped son or daughter can't get a game of camogie or gaelic football but has the physique for a potential prop or second row and gets games playing rugby it's a great thing. Or playing any other enemy games either!"
"enemy games", have you checked your calendar lately, it's 2021 not 1921. Who could blame well educated families from steering their kids away from the GAA when attitudes like yours still prevail in Ireland. And to call a child "oddshaped" just because they might want to play other sports is a disgusting comment from another era."]Tongue in cheek comment about enemy games. Oddshaped meaning not the average GAA standard physique, like a heavy set kid could be a decent prop or a tall lad could be a decent second row but wouldn't get many games of football or hurling. A friend of mine, a GAA man, told he hadn't much interest in rugby but liked how kids of all shapes and sizes could get a game where they mightn't in other sports.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6321 - 28/04/2021 15:55:05    2339142

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Just been announced that RTÉ are showing limerick-tipp live on first weekend..great for all who havnt got eir and older people who are depending on these matches.."
It's a great idea. I'm just hoping that all the league games will be available to watch on some platform.

Having the club games to watch last year kept a lot of people going and hopefully every county's games will be available this season.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1363 - 28/04/2021 16:16:17    2339145

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Can counties livestream games that will be broadcast live on RTE, TG4, Sky, Eir, GAA go or will GAA prevent that? Could be a nice earner for county boards and good for GAA people outside of Ireland.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6321 - 28/04/2021 16:33:50    2339153

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