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Replying To AfricanGael:  "With the Gah, it's make it up as you go along. The plan was always that if finalists meet in the Championship that it would double up as a league final as well. And these fellas want "Elite" status lol, couldn't run a bath."
The elite controversy was to do with the athletes as opposed to the administrative side of things, and even had you interpreted the narrative correctly, you'd still be wrong as the GAA is one of the most successful and powerful businesses this island has ever produced.
I've given up on you kid.....

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 17/06/2021 23:26:45    2351769

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Not sure it's a great idea by Offaly though, it really only suits Derry."
As demonstrated yesterday.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 20/06/2021 07:15:21    2352097

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Replying To Galway9801:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "With the Gah, it's make it up as you go along. The plan was always that if finalists meet in the Championship that it would double up as a league final as well. And these fellas want "Elite" status lol, couldn't run a bath."
The elite controversy was to do with the athletes as opposed to the administrative side of things, and even had you interpreted the narrative correctly, you'd still be wrong as the GAA is one of the most successful and powerful businesses this island has ever produced.
I've given up on you kid....."
No it wasn't, the elite status was designated to the sport/s and then it was removed and that's what the controversy was about, it's all out there in the public domain and common knowledge at this stage.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 20/06/2021 10:05:29    2352112

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "
Replying To Galway9801:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "With the Gah, it's make it up as you go along. The plan was always that if finalists meet in the Championship that it would double up as a league final as well. And these fellas want "Elite" status lol, couldn't run a bath."
The elite controversy was to do with the athletes as opposed to the administrative side of things, and even had you interpreted the narrative correctly, you'd still be wrong as the GAA is one of the most successful and powerful businesses this island has ever produced.
I've given up on you kid....."
No it wasn't, the elite status was designated to the sport/s and then it was removed and that's what the controversy was about, it's all out there in the public domain and common knowledge at this stage."]What's your point?
It still doesn't explain why the GAA shouldn't have been given elite status, or been given it and had it removed, seeing as how it's one of the best run organisations in the country's history,

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 20/06/2021 16:37:36    2352175

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Replying To Galway9801:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "[quote=Galway9801:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "With the Gah, it's make it up as you go along. The plan was always that if finalists meet in the Championship that it would double up as a league final as well. And these fellas want "Elite" status lol, couldn't run a bath."
The elite controversy was to do with the athletes as opposed to the administrative side of things, and even had you interpreted the narrative correctly, you'd still be wrong as the GAA is one of the most successful and powerful businesses this island has ever produced.
I've given up on you kid....."
No it wasn't, the elite status was designated to the sport/s and then it was removed and that's what the controversy was about, it's all out there in the public domain and common knowledge at this stage."]What's your point?
It still doesn't explain why the GAA shouldn't have been given elite status, or been given it and had it removed, seeing as how it's one of the best run organisations in the country's history,"]We've achieved f all then if a subsidized amateur sporting organization is one of the best run organizations in the country's history.

Shows how low the standards are in poor old Ireland, and they'll remain low while fellas like yourself praise mediocrity.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 20/06/2021 17:45:41    2352191

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "With the Gah, it's make it up as you go along. The plan was always that if finalists meet in the Championship that it would double up as a league final as well. And these fellas want "Elite" status lol, couldn't run a bath."
2021 is not a normal year. Other sports have problems. Look at the Euros, matches played in London and St Petersburg. Quite a distance away. Olympics 2020 only weeks away and still no decision about fans being allowed in, and also still a doubt about the games themselves. The Japs don't seem to want the Olympics. There are billions of dollars at stake too. Plenty of muck ups there too.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2263 - 20/06/2021 20:07:06    2352216

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Replying To galwayford:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "With the Gah, it's make it up as you go along. The plan was always that if finalists meet in the Championship that it would double up as a league final as well. And these fellas want "Elite" status lol, couldn't run a bath."
2021 is not a normal year. Other sports have problems. Look at the Euros, matches played in London and St Petersburg. Quite a distance away. Olympics 2020 only weeks away and still no decision about fans being allowed in, and also still a doubt about the games themselves. The Japs don't seem to want the Olympics. There are billions of dollars at stake too. Plenty of muck ups there too."
Covid or no covid, that was always the plan for the Euros so that's not a problem at all, the only country to lose out is Ireland where I believe Poland's games were scheduled to be played.

Already hundreds of thousands of fans have attended games at the Euros.

Tokyo will allow ten thousand domestic spectators at venues.

But my point isn't about fans or about Covid at all, it's the absolute farce the GAA created regarding league finals taking place or not.

We "might" have finals if none of the finalists play in the Championship on the weekend of June 26/27 and if they do play on that weekend but meet in the Championship later on it will double up as a League final.

Well Offaly play next weekend but they still played their final v Derry even though that wasn't the Gaa's plan at all, it was agreed between the two counties which made the Gaa look like even bigger fools and a million miles from being described as elite. I'm surprised the GAA allowed Derry and Offaly to use HQ , they must have asked the Dubs for permission first, the tail that wags the dog.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 21/06/2021 09:49:55    2352282

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'We "might" have finals if none of the finalists play in the Championship on the weekend of June 26/27 and if they do play on that weekend but meet in the Championship later on it will double up as a League final.'

I thought that was just the hurling league?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 650 - 22/06/2021 00:19:10    2352521

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "
Replying To Galway9801:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "[quote=Galway9801:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "With the Gah, it's make it up as you go along. The plan was always that if finalists meet in the Championship that it would double up as a league final as well. And these fellas want "Elite" status lol, couldn't run a bath."
The elite controversy was to do with the athletes as opposed to the administrative side of things, and even had you interpreted the narrative correctly, you'd still be wrong as the GAA is one of the most successful and powerful businesses this island has ever produced.
I've given up on you kid....."
No it wasn't, the elite status was designated to the sport/s and then it was removed and that's what the controversy was about, it's all out there in the public domain and common knowledge at this stage."]What's your point?
It still doesn't explain why the GAA shouldn't have been given elite status, or been given it and had it removed, seeing as how it's one of the best run organisations in the country's history,"]We've achieved f all then if a subsidized amateur sporting organization is one of the best run organizations in the country's history.

Shows how low the standards are in poor old Ireland, and they'll remain low while fellas like yourself praise mediocrity.
"]You're missing the point, again, (I assume you're winding me up, but feck it, I'll bite).
The GAA, when seeking elite status, was not in competition with the rest of the world. Whatever about ireland's relationship with the rest of the world businesswise, the GAA is still one of the best run, best organised, money generating businesses in this country, so it should have been given elite status, but it's moot anyway AFAIK as the elite status was to do with the athletes.
You haven't even gotten the fundamentals of the argument right.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 22/06/2021 15:07:38    2352623

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Am I right in saying that the league isn't necessarily over yet as if the All Ireland Final is Dublin v Kerry it will also double as the league final? If that is the case, will both trophies be presented to the winning captain?

I don't understand why they bothered with semi finals in division 1 considering this farce was very likely to happen. Why didn't they just have the northern and southern winners play each other in the final if they were under such constraints?

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts: 493 - 22/06/2021 15:57:48    2352645

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