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Castlebar players forced to jump wall to get to pitch

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Replying To riverboys:  "Tuam Stadium was a kip hole 20 years ago and still is, nothing has changed, no wonder Galway county matches were moved to Salthill"
Even it was in need of work 20 years ago Tuam Stadium was the best Gaelic football venue in Connacht. Not so much the grounds but it being in the middle of Tuam made for a very special match day atmosphere. Arguably one of the best championship matchdays in the country. With the folklore of Tuam Stars and Jarlaths it was miles ahead of Salthill in terms of GAA heritage. Salthill is afine stadium but ultimately it's a pitch in a posh housing estate, miles from town, with little or no match day atmosphere. Hopefully someday they'll revamp Tuam Stadium and bring the magic back.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4621 - 27/11/2017 20:38:18    2063834

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "It looked like Ballybrit in fairness. What was the story behind no National Anthem at a Connacht Final, are we declaring independence out in the wild west? Tuam 'Stadium" looks like an abandoned chip van from the 1950's, total joke."
oh yes Ballybrit with all the fence jumping

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 774 - 27/11/2017 21:56:54    2063841

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well was that retaliation in the FBD fiasco? the game could have been called off much earlier, interesting

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 999 - 08/01/2018 10:35:37    2067294

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "well was that retaliation in the FBD fiasco? the game could have been called off much earlier, interesting"
They could have but then you would have people complaining if the pitch was playable at 2.

Torcaill (Australia) - Posts: 186 - 08/01/2018 11:28:27    2067309

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "well was that retaliation in the FBD fiasco? the game could have been called off much earlier, interesting"
Aye what was the craic there or what time was it actually called off? I was passing through Castlebar just after 14:30 and noticed McHale Park had empty stands though there were a few milling around and there was a load of traffic. Got the wife to check Live Tracker and she said it was OFF but we guessed it must have been quite late in the day given the traffic etc.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3614 - 08/01/2018 11:34:03    2067311

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To let people in and decide at 2:05 to call off the game was nothing short of disgusting. And to insult people by giving them a ticket for the re-fixture was disgraceful. Not everyone can make it to the next game. At 1PM it could have been called off and not let people pay in. Absolute greed.

Chops (Westmeath) - Posts: 743 - 08/01/2018 12:13:13    2067324

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Replying To Chops:  "To let people in and decide at 2:05 to call off the game was nothing short of disgusting. And to insult people by giving them a ticket for the re-fixture was disgraceful. Not everyone can make it to the next game. At 1PM it could have been called off and not let people pay in. Absolute greed."
Absolute greed???? The revenue goes to the injured players fund!!!

Torcaill (Australia) - Posts: 186 - 08/01/2018 12:19:53    2067325

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Connacht councils gig yesterday not Mayo Co Boatd. Don't know why it was left so late. No refunds caused a lot of anger but sure nobody died and there is a refund available now.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9149 - 08/01/2018 13:31:21    2067340

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Replying To Chops:  "To let people in and decide at 2:05 to call off the game was nothing short of disgusting. And to insult people by giving them a ticket for the re-fixture was disgraceful. Not everyone can make it to the next game. At 1PM it could have been called off and not let people pay in. Absolute greed."
Well it's not greed anyway. Incompetence maybe. Money had already been transported to the ATM so impossible for them to give a refund to people. If the pitch was unplayable at 11am it should have been called off then. This thing of waiting until throw-in to call it off is absolutely ridiculous. It shows NO regard for spectators or for the players and has cost both county boards several thousand euro --- and all for a competition that needs to be erased from the calendar.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1021 - 08/01/2018 13:46:02    2067344

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Replying To Spoddgy:  "Wasn't you on the gate there belcare, was it??"
Ill admit it was me that day in Tuam, Were you in charge of pitch inspections at 12 noon in Castlebar yesterday?

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1366 - 08/01/2018 16:12:57    2067367

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