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If this was really to be taken seriously they wouldnt have Joe Kernan over the team. End of.

Meridian (Westmeath) - 25/10/2017 21:48:56    2058003

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Replying To bennybunny:  "This thread is about the International rules not the Leinster football final."
Ooh that's controversial :-0

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 25/10/2017 22:32:25    2058015

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Replying To Hardtimes:  "Surprising (or maybe not) that there's no thread on this yet.
Has it run it's course. The appetite among the top players to get involved seems to be weaning. Can't blame them really as it's got to be well down the list of priorities."
I think interest in series has waned given the apathy from some players. Those who have opted out due to club duty are right to do so. If the Gaa scrapped the series and invested in a rejuvenated Railway cup it could be a great success even without club tied players. Gaelic games are a far better spectacle than the compromise rules.

Paperboy (Tyrone) - 25/10/2017 22:55:52    2058020

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Replying To Meridian:  "If this was really to be taken seriously they wouldnt have Joe Kernan over the team. End of."
It's a pity he wasn't over Westmeath at some stage. Joe Kernan has been more successful than any Westmeath player or manager.

Westfester (Limerick) - 26/10/2017 00:18:14    2058034

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The competition has little relevance and does nothing to promote our games - complete waste of money.

browncows (Meath) - 26/10/2017 00:38:06    2058038

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I can see why the players enjoy it, especially the trip down under. It's also the only chance most will ever have to represent their country.
You could argue I suppose that the money involved in sending 50 people to Australia for 3 weeks could be better spent at home.

The sport itself isn't great if you ask me. 6 weeks isn't enough time for players to get used to and start playing a hybrid game well. As a result we get a lot of stop-start action. Some of the physical "challenges" over the years have been downright dangerous as well.

I probably will still keep an eye out for the match, but it's not something I'll be setting the alarm clock for either.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - 26/10/2017 09:44:36    2058074

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It's like the Lions for me. Interested to see who's selected but no interest in watching it.

Breffni39 (Cavan) - 26/10/2017 10:11:17    2058079

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Does big Joe not like the East of the country.....No Derry Antrim Down Louth Meath Westmeath Dublin Carlow Killkenny Wicklow Wexford or Waterford players ...

It's not the biggest or best Irish squad but still some fine players

I think Sean Murphy and Brendan Murphy from Carlow would have been a good addition as would Colm Begley from Laois all familiar with the 3 games!

BigJohn.6_8 (Galway) - 26/10/2017 10:19:30    2058080

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I look forward to it every year but after playing both codes for many year I suppose it has extra interest for me.....

BigJohn.6_8 (Galway) - 26/10/2017 10:23:33    2058082

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Replying To bennybunny:  "This thread is about the International rules not the Leinster football final."
What a wonderful statement

Cuppa (Monaghan) - 26/10/2017 10:28:56    2058083

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Replying To bennybunny:  "This thread is about the International rules not the Leinster football final."
What a wonderful statement

Cuppa (Monaghan) - 26/10/2017 10:31:16    2058085

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Replying To BigJohn.6_8:  "Does big Joe not like the East of the country.....No Derry Antrim Down Louth Meath Westmeath Dublin Carlow Killkenny Wicklow Wexford or Waterford players ...

It's not the biggest or best Irish squad but still some fine players

I think Sean Murphy and Brendan Murphy from Carlow would have been a good addition as would Colm Begley from Laois all familiar with the 3 games!"
Derry lol

Breffni39 (Cavan) - 26/10/2017 10:55:27    2058091

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Replying To bennybunny:  "This thread is about the International rules not the Leinster football final."
Very good benny, very good indeed.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - 26/10/2017 11:05:21    2058096

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Replying To Westfester:  "It's a pity he wasn't over Westmeath at some stage. Joe Kernan has been more successful than any Westmeath player or manager."
Paidi might have a case here as a manager, not bad as a player either.

KY4SAM2015 (Kerry) - 26/10/2017 12:23:56    2058112

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Replying To imonmyway:  "Its a trip to Australia for those lucky enough to get selected albeit players involved with their county teams late in the year may have difficulty in getting time for this. No Dublin players available...."
Dubs must be tired having had a long summer of very intense games , not to mention they can't be seen playing alongside amateurs on the world stage.

Vishred (Mayo) - 26/10/2017 14:53:28    2058210

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Replying To border Gael:  "Does anyone know who is playing for Ireland or in other words who is on the Irish team? All you read about is whose not available. Doubt it's reached its end."
Mansy and Karl lad, and 20 odd others and then some fella from Cavan!

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - 26/10/2017 16:08:13    2058246

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Smart move by the dubs not sending out the likes of Fenton and con Callaghan out to oz, why put your best players on the shop window."
in fairness the great kerry team of the nougties usaully went into hiding for the big games and the comprimise rules

mayoforsam17 (Mayo) - 27/10/2017 20:15:21    2058694

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Replying To mayoforsam17:  "in fairness the great kerry team of the nougties usaully went into hiding for the big games and the comprimise rules"
No in fairness Galvin Aidan o'mahony Marc and tomás o'sé all played for Ireland, gooch tried but was too light for and then Kerry GAA fell out with coach Anthony tohil.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 27/10/2017 21:21:05    2058710

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The Compromise rules should be scrapped, The money used from sponsors etc should be pumped into rejuvenating the Railway cup and the winners of Railway cup could represent Ireland in a competition against an American, British, Australian & Asian select world series. This would give Gaelic Games a truly international dimension.

Paperboy (Tyrone) - 29/10/2017 00:07:35    2058878

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Went to see it once in Croke Park and would never go to see it again.

But Shinty international was on before it same day in Croker and I could well recommend it.

Moyle (Tipperary) - 29/10/2017 00:26:01    2058883

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