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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Its not how it should be.
The GAA needs to start promoting these games better. Only those of us who know about these matches, will know about it. I never understand why Wexford GAA don't promote the championship better.
Hardly anything on social media about the upcoming championship. Not a billboard in sight on the main roads. Nothing in the schools about it.
How are people supposed to buy tickets if they don't promote these games better? There will be 8-10 thousand in Wexford Park on Sunday week because the GAA is no good at promoting their main asset - the championship."
I agree 100% the championship should be promoted better. In all the ways you suggest. But it's not necessary for stories to be coming out about the panel for that to happen.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12387 - 10/04/2024 14:27:05    2537143

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Its not how it should be.
The GAA needs to start promoting these games better. Only those of us who know about these matches, will know about it. I never understand why Wexford GAA don't promote the championship better.
Hardly anything on social media about the upcoming championship. Not a billboard in sight on the main roads. Nothing in the schools about it.
How are people supposed to buy tickets if they don't promote these games better? There will be 8-10 thousand in Wexford Park on Sunday week because the GAA is no good at promoting their main asset - the championship."
2 separate things to be fair.

I agree with your point about the GAA not doing enough to promote the championship but it's definitely a good thing that there's not leaks coming from the dressing room because when that happens it's inevitably a toxic environment.

GaeilgeDubh (Wexford) - Posts: 16 - 10/04/2024 14:46:39    2537153

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Its not how it should be.
The GAA needs to start promoting these games better. Only those of us who know about these matches, will know about it. I never understand why Wexford GAA don't promote the championship better.
Hardly anything on social media about the upcoming championship. Not a billboard in sight on the main roads. Nothing in the schools about it.
How are people supposed to buy tickets if they don't promote these games better? There will be 8-10 thousand in Wexford Park on Sunday week because the GAA is no good at promoting their main asset - the championship."
To be fair Keith Rossiter done an interview with the Wexford hurling podcast this week. I do think we should hear more from the players to raise interest in the games. Wexford gaa social media have a Leinster moments series ongoing in building up to the Leinster hurling championship and I think our social media is one of the best in the country . I do agree with you more should be done to encourage school kids to come to the games. I think the main issues for a lot people are ticket prices 20 euro would be plenty with there being so many games . I know older people not going to games as they cant operate a smart phone which is scandalous there should be an option of a least one gate where you can pay on the day. Also the season ticket is bad value in my opinion and I dont know anyone who bothers buying it at the start of the year.

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 196 - 10/04/2024 14:51:02    2537158

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Its not how it should be.
The GAA needs to start promoting these games better. Only those of us who know about these matches, will know about it. I never understand why Wexford GAA don't promote the championship better.
Hardly anything on social media about the upcoming championship. Not a billboard in sight on the main roads. Nothing in the schools about it.
How are people supposed to buy tickets if they don't promote these games better? There will be 8-10 thousand in Wexford Park on Sunday week because the GAA is no good at promoting their main asset - the championship."
Not sure if you have been on Wexford GAA Twitter but they are running a leinster Moments series which is top class. I think wexford are one of the best counties to promote the games. Leinster council are so bad at this stuff. i heard a Dublin club wanted to bring kids and buy group passes but were told they do not cater for groups.

wexfordwin (Wexford) - Posts: 145 - 10/04/2024 14:51:35    2537159

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "To be fair Keith Rossiter done an interview with the Wexford hurling podcast this week. I do think we should hear more from the players to raise interest in the games. Wexford gaa social media have a Leinster moments series ongoing in building up to the Leinster hurling championship and I think our social media is one of the best in the country . I do agree with you more should be done to encourage school kids to come to the games. I think the main issues for a lot people are ticket prices 20 euro would be plenty with there being so many games . I know older people not going to games as they cant operate a smart phone which is scandalous there should be an option of a least one gate where you can pay on the day. Also the season ticket is bad value in my opinion and I dont know anyone who bothers buying it at the start of the year."
The Seniority season ticket is very bad value. Its lumped in with games you wouldn't be going to anyway. I've never bought one and go to nearly all the Intercounty games.
The minor/u20 one is good value.
I think its best leave the teams PR to the manager, as is the case as it is. No need to distract players with that stuff.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12387 - 10/04/2024 15:08:30    2537163

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Replying To Viking66:  "The Seniority season ticket is very bad value. Its lumped in with games you wouldn't be going to anyway. I've never bought one and go to nearly all the Intercounty games.
The minor/u20 one is good value.
I think its best leave the teams PR to the manager, as is the case as it is. No need to distract players with that stuff."
I agree on the season tickets for senior games complete waste of money. Regarding players I think even if they gave a short 3/4 minute interview on Wexford gaa social media to promote the games it could entice more kids/teenagers to the games. They want to hear from the heroes who wear the Wexford jersey. The interviews dont have to give away too much but just to generate interest in our upcoming games. We hear so little from the players these days and always the managers.

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 196 - 10/04/2024 15:34:51    2537170

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Replying To OpenStandWall:  "Could anyone see us beating Galway in the third round? Feel they are extremely hard to predict this year, we probably should've bet them in 22 and in 19 missed goal chances those days I think, and as poor as we were last year I think if we had Chin we could have pulled it off in Salthill."
A bit early to be worried about it really.

We need to get ourselves in the best possible position before it I suppose and that starts with Dublin who I think we need to beat.

We'll be expected to beat Antrim but that's going to be seriously though.

If we can representative ourselves well in those games we have no reason to fear Galway.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2796 - 10/04/2024 16:01:15    2537177

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I agree on the season tickets for senior games complete waste of money. Regarding players I think even if they gave a short 3/4 minute interview on Wexford gaa social media to promote the games it could entice more kids/teenagers to the games. They want to hear from the heroes who wear the Wexford jersey. The interviews dont have to give away too much but just to generate interest in our upcoming games. We hear so little from the players these days and always the managers."
In fairness, I think the criticism of lack of player interviews could be across the board. I haven't seen any other county doing them regularly on their own social media channels either. I agree it's a pity we don't hear more from players, but that's just the way things have gone everywhere.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 2282 - 10/04/2024 16:23:27    2537178

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "In fairness, I think the criticism of lack of player interviews could be across the board. I haven't seen any other county doing them regularly on their own social media channels either. I agree it's a pity we don't hear more from players, but that's just the way things have gone everywhere."
I agree its every county there seems to be an almost ban on players doing any kind of media and it does the promotion of our games no good at all

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 196 - 10/04/2024 16:30:51    2537181

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "A bit early to be worried about it really.

We need to get ourselves in the best possible position before it I suppose and that starts with Dublin who I think we need to beat.

We'll be expected to beat Antrim but that's going to be seriously though.

If we can representative ourselves well in those games we have no reason to fear Galway."
Fully agree we should learn from the last few years , we arent good enough to take anyone for granted and need to be focused everyday we go out over the next few weeks. The Dublin game will define our season I think but Antrim away is tricky too. Only after those two tough games can we think about playing Galway

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 196 - 10/04/2024 16:33:27    2537182

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Don't think it s good idea for players to do interviews before games . Promotional pics etc maybe but not interviews . Interviewer's would be trying to get into out of them askng awkward questions about the team, the set ups injuries the extra stress etc would be a total distraction. let the pr be done by manager or Co board.
All managers wantvto keep things in house if at all possible. It's just likes of us on here that want the info.
Give us something to debate.

Formertownie (Wexford) - Posts: 198 - 10/04/2024 21:57:33    2537246

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "Fully agree we should learn from the last few years , we arent good enough to take anyone for granted and need to be focused everyday we go out over the next few weeks. The Dublin game will define our season I think but Antrim away is tricky too. Only after those two tough games can we think about playing Galway"
Even saying we aren't good enough is probably on the harsh side. We're plenty good, just the least consistent of the top counties by far.

We can lose to Westmeath and beat Kilkenny within 6 days of eachother. Wexford hurling makes no sense.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2796 - 11/04/2024 00:30:45    2537266

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "Even saying we aren't good enough is probably on the harsh side. We're plenty good, just the least consistent of the top counties by far.

We can lose to Westmeath and beat Kilkenny within 6 days of eachother. Wexford hurling makes no sense."
And never did either Doylerwex :-D

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12387 - 11/04/2024 08:04:42    2537277

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I agree its every county there seems to be an almost ban on players doing any kind of media and it does the promotion of our games no good at all"
Yeah I agree - I don't think its the players themselves but the county managers and board that are stopping it. The interviews can be managed and the questions known in advance - they don't have to be discussing tactics or anything but it is a missed opportunity for promotion in particular in the local media outlets. Its not for every player but managers should know which players can handle it. I think its just old fashioned ways of thinking about what players should be doing before games - similar to alcohol bans!

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1806 - 11/04/2024 09:50:02    2537286

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "Even saying we aren't good enough is probably on the harsh side. We're plenty good, just the least consistent of the top counties by far.

We can lose to Westmeath and beat Kilkenny within 6 days of eachother. Wexford hurling makes no sense."
In fairness to Kilkenny that's 1 of their strengths in my opinion, I think every them in Leinster championship bar KK are liable to essentially hand you a game every once in a while with a completely flat performance, against KK you've to earn everything.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 11/04/2024 09:51:57    2537287

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Replying To zinny:  "Yeah I agree - I don't think its the players themselves but the county managers and board that are stopping it. The interviews can be managed and the questions known in advance - they don't have to be discussing tactics or anything but it is a missed opportunity for promotion in particular in the local media outlets. Its not for every player but managers should know which players can handle it. I think its just old fashioned ways of thinking about what players should be doing before games - similar to alcohol bans!"
Exactly the questions dont have to discuss anything like tactics etc. Im thinking just short interviews on social media with questions like what is your favourite pre match meal , Toughest opponent , best sporting memory etc. Its sad I would say the vast majority of kids in the county would have no idea what the likes Rory O Connor, Liam Ryan etc even look like where as they all would know a lot of the Premier league players and Irish rugby players. We need to be better at marketing our game to the future generation and a lot of that be done through social media

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 196 - 11/04/2024 10:29:38    2537291

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I agree its every county there seems to be an almost ban on players doing any kind of media and it does the promotion of our games no good at all"
Its a GAA wide problem.
If my young lads walked past Liam Ryan or Diarmuid O'Keefe or Patrick Horgan on the street they might not know them, yet a couple of years ago in A Question of Sport they could recognise so many in that "Faces" round despite some of them even being golfers who always have a cap on. A few years ago they got their picture taken with footballer Andros Townsend in Portugal on holidays, recognised him straight away.
The amount of rubbish in the GAA associated with media bans, "that'll be pinned on the dressing room wall", is nothing short of nonsense. Anybody who thinks a team who needs motivation of a newspaper article should think about how much players are putting in to these games. They need no motivation!
While the effort of Wexford GAA is not to be disrespected, no disrespect to Ned Buggy or Mick Butler but children look to current players for their snapchat and instagram clips. They want flashy, trendy videos and the most marketable GAA player in the country (Lee Chin) is made for it. But then, if he hurled bad it would be "he is busy making videos" as if it had any impact!
Players have jobs etc is one thing but even championship launches are boring and pointless.
I know Leinster La Rochelle are playing on Saturday because it has been everywhere on the radio, and I am going to it on the back of that. You would not know the Wexford football team are in a Leinster quarter final on Sunday.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1157 - 11/04/2024 11:14:55    2537296

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Its a GAA wide problem.
If my young lads walked past Liam Ryan or Diarmuid O'Keefe or Patrick Horgan on the street they might not know them, yet a couple of years ago in A Question of Sport they could recognise so many in that "Faces" round despite some of them even being golfers who always have a cap on. A few years ago they got their picture taken with footballer Andros Townsend in Portugal on holidays, recognised him straight away.
The amount of rubbish in the GAA associated with media bans, "that'll be pinned on the dressing room wall", is nothing short of nonsense. Anybody who thinks a team who needs motivation of a newspaper article should think about how much players are putting in to these games. They need no motivation!
While the effort of Wexford GAA is not to be disrespected, no disrespect to Ned Buggy or Mick Butler but children look to current players for their snapchat and instagram clips. They want flashy, trendy videos and the most marketable GAA player in the country (Lee Chin) is made for it. But then, if he hurled bad it would be "he is busy making videos" as if it had any impact!
Players have jobs etc is one thing but even championship launches are boring and pointless.
I know Leinster La Rochelle are playing on Saturday because it has been everywhere on the radio, and I am going to it on the back of that. You would not know the Wexford football team are in a Leinster quarter final on Sunday."
3 things.

1. After watching The Last Dance documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls I'll never be surprised at the lengths sportspeople will go to to find motivation.

2. Totally agree on the issue these days with GAA personalities and marketing them to young people, this can be done without jeopardising the efforts of the team they play for, what really brought it home to me was I was watching a Liverpool game recently with 2 of my nephews, they were like an encyclopedia watching the game, what country is Szoboszlai from? where are Brighton in the table? They knew the answers to any question i had. There both hugely into hurling too but I'd say the only 3 Wexford players they'd recognise would be Chin, another panel member from their club and another panel member who teaches in the school they go too.

3. Enjoy the rugby Saturday, its set up to be a cracker.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 11/04/2024 14:11:52    2537336

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "3 things.

1. After watching The Last Dance documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls I'll never be surprised at the lengths sportspeople will go to to find motivation.

2. Totally agree on the issue these days with GAA personalities and marketing them to young people, this can be done without jeopardising the efforts of the team they play for, what really brought it home to me was I was watching a Liverpool game recently with 2 of my nephews, they were like an encyclopedia watching the game, what country is Szoboszlai from? where are Brighton in the table? They knew the answers to any question i had. There both hugely into hurling too but I'd say the only 3 Wexford players they'd recognise would be Chin, another panel member from their club and another panel member who teaches in the school they go too.

3. Enjoy the rugby Saturday, its set up to be a cracker."
Fully agree with you on point 2 . We are doing nothing for the promotion of our games if we don't promote the players who should be heroes to children growing up in Wexford. Most children who play hurling in Wexford 1. Wouldn't recognise 3 players on the county team and 2. Would know next to nothing about them.
I know playing structure and coaching are just as important but I think it's vital most kids who play hurling in the county dream of playing for Wexford one day .

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 196 - 11/04/2024 14:48:04    2537347

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Replying To wexfordwin:  "Not sure if you have been on Wexford GAA Twitter but they are running a leinster Moments series which is top class. I think wexford are one of the best counties to promote the games. Leinster council are so bad at this stuff. i heard a Dublin club wanted to bring kids and buy group passes but were told they do not cater for groups."
I can 100% verify this is the case.
Imagine, a bus load of children from Dublin, where they are trying to promote the game, being told no groups.
Clubs are getting parents to buy tickets for their children I heard. But again, its putting an obstacle in the way where there should not be one.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1157 - 11/04/2024 17:04:48    2537380

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