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Upcoming Special Congress - 4 Like(s)
Having seen the green proposal would it not be simpler to just go Div 1 and 2 play for the All Ireland and Div 3 and 4 play in Taileann cup. Going by finishing league positions after league in 2021 it's the same thing.

Saynothing (National) - 26/01/2022 18:37:16

Supporter Clubs Nationwide. - 3 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "You pay for the other things and get gift as part of membership not that difficult to figure out. why do you always have a problem with me and my posts. its SAD!!"
It's like that time I got a free gift of a package of Corn Flakes in Tesco. I had to pay €2 to leave the shop but the free gift meant it evened out in my eyes.

MesAmis (National) - 26/01/2022 08:15:24

Donegal GAA thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Shelbourne1:  "[quote=greatpoint:  "[quote=Shelbourne1:  "'Banty will be very worried' you say...don't make me laugh ! We made 7 substitutions in 2nd half, which shows it wasn't a must win game for us. You took on Murphy....we kept McManus on the bench. So worry about your own team's performance."
A cup of any kind at all is a big deal in Monaghan, enjoy the celebrations."]Ouch !........another sore loser"]There was widespread heartache up here after losing the McKenna Cup Final.

Donegal_abroad (National) - 26/01/2022 07:48:53

Anti GAA Agenda - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Mayonman:  "Just as well you didn't get your way in the naughties or there would be no dome in Connacht now. I think you'll find that when clubs share facilities they charge and the revenue stream can come in handy. And it works both ways. Many GAA clubs using facilities of other sports. Same kids and parents going to all the different sports. No one should get a freebie but cooperation can be mutually beneficial"
I'm not talking about co-operation at local level which my club also participates in. I am referring to the FAI and others fantasising about hosting competitions that they have no capability of doing. and to the Dublin FAI who hate the "grab all association" but are the biggest grabbers of all with two gifts from the local authorities that they share with no-one!

BarneyGrant (National) - 26/01/2022 10:05:17

Donegal GAA thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Lockjaw:  "Ryan is a super player but has been victim of management repeating mistakes. When he is targeted and man marked his influence is often negated against the better teams. Playing him wing back is OK against some opposition but against better teams management need to find a way for him to flourish. He played left half forward against Dublin in 2014 if memory serves me correctly. What about naming him corner forward with a roaming brief?"
Yeah but we could play just about any player at wing back against some lesser opposition and get away with it, the problem over the last 3 years has been that Ryan has gone missing against teams who really put it up to us. Mayo 2019 Cavan 2020 Derry 2021 This has made me question why Ryan McHugh was given an automatic starting place at wing-back by Declan Bonner, when he clearly wasn't adding anything in that role, why not play him in the forwards and let him draw fouls and get us frees. It might be an idea to only field 2 inside forwards, and play Ryan as a roaming role, however we already kind of do that with Michael Murphy, like he spends more time outfield than inside.

Commodore (National) - 26/01/2022 11:12:01

Donegal GAA thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Vish:  "[quote=Shelbourne1:  "[quote=greatpoint:  "[quote=Shelbourne1:  "'Banty will be very worried' you say...don't make me laugh ! We made 7 substitutions in 2nd half, which shows it wasn't a must win game for us. You took on Murphy....we kept McManus on the bench. So worry about your own team's performance."
A cup of any kind at all is a big deal in Monaghan, enjoy the celebrations."]Ouch !........another sore loser"]Maybe Donegal missing a trick here not giving a more progressive Rochford the managerial seat this year. It will be same aul, same aul approah under Bonner, flattering to deceive again."]Where is the evidence that Rochford is 'a more progressive manager' . He's been coaching this Donegal team for 3 or 4 years. Surely he has input to tactics and team selection, but never seems to get any criticism, it's always Bonner's fault when they lose a game

greenfan (National) - 26/01/2022 17:21:08

Kerry GAA thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Gaa Fan:  "The captaincy question only seems to be a problem those not involved with the team in any form, and those outside the county. I remember when Ambrose O'Donovan was selected by the Crokes. The shouts of dismay reached far outside the county bounds. Jacko, Pat, Mikey, Liston, were better suited and should have gotten the honour. He is too young, an untried newcomer. That September he raised Sam. Does it really make a difference? It definitely takes the politics out of equation."
Many things about Kerry GAA seem to worry many outside of Kerry. The same thing happens in Kilkenny but isn't spoken about half as much.

oneoff (National) - 26/01/2022 09:05:44

Wonderful And Bizarre GAA Sponsorships - 1 Like(s)
Dunsany GFC in Meath are sponsored by a YouTuber.

summerof09 (National) - 26/01/2022 11:21:30

Upcoming Special Congress - 1 Like(s)
I quite like the Green Proposal for the All Ireland Championship, seems more sensible than previous suggestions.

Commodore (National) - 26/01/2022 12:31:43

Upcoming Special Congress - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Commodore:  "I quite like the Green Proposal for the All Ireland Championship, seems more sensible than previous suggestions."
How do you think the big teams in Ulster will approach the Ulster Championship in the Green proposal?

Ban (National) - 26/01/2022 14:32:36

Wonderful And Bizarre GAA Sponsorships - 1 Like(s)
Former soccer international Paul McShane sponsored Newtown GAA club in Wicklow, and they wore jerseys with just his name on the front: https://www.the42.ie/paul-mcshane-gaa-newtown-jerseys-1034707-Aug2013/ link

Pikeman96 (National) - 26/01/2022 15:04:26

All Things Galway Hurling - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Galway2k17:  "Heard Henry cut the squad down after the Antrim match."
who got the chop?

CillTormoir (National) - 26/01/2022 16:12:54

Roscommon GAA thread - 1 Like(s)
If Lavin isnt available it has to be Carroll that plays O'Malley isnt up to it

Tarismelting22 (National) - 26/01/2022 16:12:59

Water Breaks - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Mayonman:  "agree, its crazy. even teams delaying coming back onto the pitch. there should be a sanction. possession to the other team, or god forbid the ball is thrown in at the allotted time and if you are not there........."
It should be thrown in. Teams would think twice about coming back out when they feel like it.

Bon (National) - 26/01/2022 16:46:31

Supporter Clubs Nationwide. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "It's like that time I got a free gift of a package of Corn Flakes in Tesco. I had to pay €2 to leave the shop but the free gift meant it evened out in my eyes."
Yeah I once paid to attend an Irish rugby match and not only did I get a seat, they gave me a free glossy piece of paper. A lovely touch, the grab all association could learn a thing or two from them! #classy

Breffni40 (National) - 26/01/2022 16:58:44

Upcoming Special Congress - 1 Like(s)

Replying To GreenandRed:  "link Green proposal discussion with Wooly and Tom Parkinson."
Thanks for sharing! Personally I find it all extremely underwhelming and disappointing. Tom Parsons is a shocker! Champions league structure is so bad that the top teams in Europe tried a break away last year. Saying the Provincial Championship will be interesting cause top teams may not take them so serious and therefor weaker teams will have a chance of winning! Oh the honor..

Ban (National) - 26/01/2022 17:35:48

Water Breaks - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Bon:  "It should be thrown in. Teams would think twice about coming back out when they feel like it."
Agree, hooter for time keeping. Hooter for two minutes to restart and hooter for start no mater whose in the middle of the field. Of course they would say they did not hear it. Tough you know what. You have 24 people back room people make one of them the time watcher.

Canuck (National) - 26/01/2022 18:33:12

Supporter Clubs Nationwide. - 1 Like(s)
Correction. Re. free lunch(s) https://www.hoganstand.com/County/National/Article/Index/321880#:~:text=London%20GAA%20confirm,January%2026%2C%202022

supersub15 (National) - 26/01/2022 20:14:11

Glimmers Of New Light In A Corner Of Munster Not Associated With Hurling And Camogie - 1 Like(s)

Replying To BarneyGrant:  "[quote=MikeRoger:  "With five strong hurling powers in Munster, Kerry is usually grouped withy developing and weaker counties. But in recent years both Camogie and Hurling have been undergoing a slow but steady renaissance in the greater Tralee area. Green shoots also in the Killarney area. Traditionally the big 8 senior clubs in North Kerry demark the hurling stronghold. But new names are starting to come to the table. Dr. Crokes broke the glass ceiling a couple of seasons ago, winning the Intermediate Hurling tile and unlike their predecessors, opting to join the top table as a reward. On the Camogie side, Tralee Parnells have a growing juvenile and teenage membership that is now the largest in the county. With plans to expand and play more games this season, the Camogie management have launched a recruitment drive. (Details at this link.) The club are now also coming of age on the hurling side, with the under 21s securing the first Tralee adult silverware in over a century. (Story at this link .) What do others who have been in similar situations think? What are the dos and don'ts for growing clubs like these, on the development track in non-traditional Hurling and Camogie areas and what lessons learned elsewhere may be applicable?"
Great to see, North county Dublin was bit of a hurling desert until they started to encourage traditionally football - some of them exclusively football - clubs to set up hurling sections. There was also a Fingal NHL team for a while that played in Division 3. Mixed results and not an option for Kerry. Working well enough at club level. Great to see the Kerry clubs and indeed Naas doing well. It is not a genetic trait for all that some people would have you believe and as my Tipp grandad firmly stood by!"]Thanks Barney. Good to hear encouraging words about people from all over, who want to grow the hurling map beyond traditional areas and about non-hurling clubs embracing hurling. What we found was that once any structures are in place, you will see families vote with their feet and support it by sending their children to try it out. I do agree that it does not have to be genetic in children to take it up and thrive at it. But a few "born into it" advocates to help start things off, definitely does not go astray. We will be forever in the debt of hurling evangelists like Paudie Butler, George O'Connor, Martin Fogarty and many others who helped us with "train the trainer" sessions and other support and encouragement in our earlier years as a young club.

MikeRoger (National) - 26/01/2022 20:19:37

Wonderful And Bizarre GAA Sponsorships - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Square_B:  "'Some leftie group'... oh you mean the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland? With 'No to Racism' wrote across the jersey.... that's 'odd' apparently given our 'history'?"
That one. I do believe the Constitution of the association does not permit the use of games to promote political objectives. Anyway, I would have thought that the migrants of the 16th and 17th centuries would have been enough for you lads after they all the good stuff :-)

BarneyGrant (National) - 26/01/2022 20:38:46