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Why Do Kerry "Supporters" Not Go To Support There Team In Croke Park?

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Every team wants to play there though. You ask any player or manager. Ask P Joyce and Horan and I'm sure both are happy to be playing in Croker. The winner will have had a run out there before trying to give the dubs a rattle"
Well Horan would as Mayo are very vulnerable at home, privately Joyce is not happy about the switch to CP.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 24/07/2021 12:19:50    2363391

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Kerry don't like Croke Park anymore even though that's where they won all there previous titles.
If they can't win they start the dirty stuff and kicking the opposition. I remember when they couldn't bate Tyrone and they started the puke football stuff like spoiled children. Made eejits of themselves really. It's just their way I suppose and can't be helped.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 24/07/2021 12:25:00    2363394

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Well Horan would as Mayo are very vulnerable at home, privately Joyce is not happy about the switch to CP."
The oracle has spoken.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 757 - 24/07/2021 13:03:58    2363400

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Simple question that has always perplexed me.

Why do Kerry fans not travel to Croke park to support their team. Absolutely no talk of the Munster final been changed to CP.

I find this strange, depressing in a way.

Can they not be bothered?"
There are about 1800 season ticket holders in kerry fridge so that's our core group of supporters that'll go to nearly 100% of all games. And then you'll have families on days out and the band wagoners.

Kerry is a tourist and farming county so lots of the young people would be working in bars hotels at weekends, depending on what kinda farming you're doing can make it more difficult also.

Not every1 in Kerry is a gaelic football fan, there are a lot of parishes in North Kerry that are hurling only and we'd often see during double headers in Austin Stack Park in Tralee that when the hurling match finish nearly all the hurling supporters get up and leave the stadium they won't watch the footballers.

A lot of the older generation would be staunch club supporters and will only follow their clubs and would only go to watch Kerry if 1 of their players were called up to the senior panel.

The distance is massive if you're travelling from South Kerry the halfway point in the journey is Adare in county limerick that's 10 miles at the Kerry side of limerick city, if you've ever been to South or West Kerry you'll know the roads aren't and with the gaa putting some games on at 4,5,6,and 7 o'clock in the evening doesn't help either.

Kilkenny who are the most successful hurling team in country don't really travel to games bar the final either and they haven't half the journey.

I know that's a lot of excuses but it's life down here.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14015 - 24/07/2021 13:09:40    2363403

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Replying To catch22:  "Kerry don't like Croke Park anymore even though that's where they won all there previous titles.
If they can't win they start the dirty stuff and kicking the opposition. I remember when they couldn't bate Tyrone and they started the puke football stuff like spoiled children. Made eejits of themselves really. It's just their way I suppose and can't be helped."
Who's they exactly?

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 722 - 24/07/2021 13:10:45    2363405

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Depends where you live in Mayo. I'm in south Mayo. 20mins from Tuam where we have motorway all the way to Dublin. 2hrs 30mins. Someone in west or north mayo would be looking at close to 4hrs.

Kerry is a bit further though. Dingle is a whoore of a journey:"
Some Kerry journeys could be 6 hours each way

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 24/07/2021 13:11:56    2363406

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Thinly veiled Tyrone man have a dig at Kerry thread.

Tries to 'disguise' intent slightly with 'i feel sorry for the players' line. I'd say you do!!

This thread has been on here about 5 times in recent years.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 153 - 24/07/2021 13:12:50    2363407

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "I'll grab the popcorn."
Truth rarely gets debated...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 24/07/2021 13:20:42    2363409

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Less than an hour on top of what though, as the crow flies Croke Park is closer to Glasgow than Portmagee in Kerry.

Doesn't seem to have done Kerry any harm over the years, they know their county are behind them in every corner of the world whereas a team like Tyrone are relatively newcomers.

By the time Tyrone won even their first provincial title which is less than 20 years ago, Kerry had probably around 70 provincial titles won and over 30 All-Irelands won at that stage so I wouldn't be getting too worried about them."
Tyrone won their first Senior provincial title in 1956.

tireoghainabu (Tyrone) - Posts: 176 - 24/07/2021 13:31:48    2363419

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Well Horan would as Mayo are very vulnerable at home, privately Joyce is not happy about the switch to CP."
Privately like, could you tell us how you would know that.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 24/07/2021 13:56:30    2363424

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Replying To catch22:  "Privately like, could you tell us how you would know that."
It's who you know.....................

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 24/07/2021 14:44:22    2363439

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Replying To catch22:  "Kerry don't like Croke Park anymore even though that's where they won all there previous titles.
If they can't win they start the dirty stuff and kicking the opposition. I remember when they couldn't bate Tyrone and they started the puke football stuff like spoiled children. Made eejits of themselves really. It's just their way I suppose and can't be helped."
Privately could you tell us how you actually know this

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 24/07/2021 15:05:46    2363445

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Well Horan would as Mayo are very vulnerable at home, privately Joyce is not happy about the switch to CP."
You know Padraig Joyce? Good man...zzzzz

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 24/07/2021 15:14:22    2363447

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "It's who you know....................."
So , are you saying you know PJ ?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 24/07/2021 15:38:02    2363458

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Well Horan would as Mayo are very vulnerable at home, privately Joyce is not happy about the switch to CP."
Who told you that?

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1955 - 24/07/2021 16:03:21    2363476

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They have been boycotting the Pale since about 1300ad.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4734 - 24/07/2021 16:03:47    2363477

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "It's who you know....................."
Tyrone won Ulster in 1956. So you are factual incorrect in your statement.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1955 - 24/07/2021 16:10:22    2363482

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Privately could you tell us how you actually know this"
Are you AfricanGael (UK)?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 24/07/2021 16:11:51    2363485

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "There are about 1800 season ticket holders in kerry fridge so that's our core group of supporters that'll go to nearly 100% of all games. And then you'll have families on days out and the band wagoners.

Kerry is a tourist and farming county so lots of the young people would be working in bars hotels at weekends, depending on what kinda farming you're doing can make it more difficult also.

Not every1 in Kerry is a gaelic football fan, there are a lot of parishes in North Kerry that are hurling only and we'd often see during double headers in Austin Stack Park in Tralee that when the hurling match finish nearly all the hurling supporters get up and leave the stadium they won't watch the footballers.

A lot of the older generation would be staunch club supporters and will only follow their clubs and would only go to watch Kerry if 1 of their players were called up to the senior panel.

The distance is massive if you're travelling from South Kerry the halfway point in the journey is Adare in county limerick that's 10 miles at the Kerry side of limerick city, if you've ever been to South or West Kerry you'll know the roads aren't and with the gaa putting some games on at 4,5,6,and 7 o'clock in the evening doesn't help either.

Kilkenny who are the most successful hurling team in country don't really travel to games bar the final either and they haven't half the journey.

I know that's a lot of excuses but it's life down here."
Geography is a factor for Kerry folk. Long days out, but they usually tun up for the final.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 406 - 24/07/2021 16:17:15    2363490

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Replying To catch22:  "Are you AfricanGael (UK)?"
You tell me.! Sure you think you know everything about Kerry. You are obsessed you misfortune. Like most posters I have one account. I don't feel the need to hide behind another account. It was nt me that was caught out using another account.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 24/07/2021 17:15:15    2363515

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