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The '3 Cheers' At The End Of Every Final

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I would change it to 5 cheers, why stop at 3?

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4099 - 09/04/2018 15:33:36    2091872

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As if players did not have enough to deal with. No need for speeches at all

Ashrules (Dublin) - Posts: 166 - 09/04/2018 15:52:23    2091879

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The Leix captain didn't give three cheers to Carlow and I was surprised to hear one or two mentioning it immediately afterwards. As he made the speech I was cringing in anticipation he'd get to it at the end but fair play to him didn't subject us to that. Coming from Leix that would've been just too much. Thanking the opposition for a good game and wishing them well is sufficient.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1029 - 09/04/2018 16:39:57    2091892

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Cluxton doesn't usually call for it

He thanks the opposition etc but he more than likely just doesn't want to be up there for any longer than needs be!

No harm in it but we've all been on the receiving end of the 3 cheers.. it doesn't exactly help..

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18335 - 09/04/2018 18:06:07    2091926

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It's the preamble before the three cheers that's as cringeworthy; "I'd like to tank (insert losing team here) for a tough hard game. Ye're a great team, ye pushed us all the way. We know what it's like to be on the losing side in a final and it's not nice, but I'm sure ye'll be back again next year. Tree cheers for (insert losing team here); hip hip (hooray)......"

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 626 - 10/04/2018 04:25:10    2091989

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Replying To Pinkie:  "I would change it to 5 cheers, why stop at 3?"
agree,why not give 5 cheers for the opposition supporters and management while you are at it?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 2651 - 10/04/2018 09:24:08    2092003

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Replying To PyatPree:  "The worst part of the speech for sure , losing teams dont want to hear it, i think do away with the speeches altogether, its the same thing all the time, 1st say a few words in irish, then thank players, the fans, the sponsors, and then a special mention to the manager, then talk about the losing team and say hip hip hooray, and then say up the (insert county nickname) in a uplifting voice, please just get rid of it"
It's time to end the speeches. It's not like there's a dearth of them. For an All-Ireland win, they'll be speeches that night in the hotel, the following day at the homecoming and at every crossroads where the cup is paraded. It's over 20 years since Anthony Daly's "Whipping Boys" line. That's 20 years of a lot of forgettable speeches, and it wasn't like there was a golden age beforehand.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 201 - 10/04/2018 14:24:53    2092109

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I'd say the speech made by David Burke last year when collecting the Liam McCarthy meant an awful lot to many people, especially the family and friends of a couple of former players no longer with us. What is the harm in letting it continue, most are soon forgotten and it's usually only those who stay behind and want to hear them that have to listen to them anyway. If a captain doesn't want to make one he is free to just lift the cup and walk away.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2186 - 10/04/2018 14:43:48    2092113

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If Wexford win an All-Ireland, I will be wanting the cup presented, about 2-3 laps of honour, and a rack of pints lined up. No need to stand there listening to anybody thanking the physio and the statistician.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4099 - 10/04/2018 14:45:43    2092114

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Replying To Pinkie:  "If Wexford win an All-Ireland, I will be wanting the cup presented, about 2-3 laps of honour, and a rack of pints lined up. No need to stand there listening to anybody thanking the physio and the statistician."
so you'd rather they thank you with their lap of honour over people that actually helped the team 4-5 days a week?
Bit small minded dont you think?

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2422 - 10/04/2018 14:48:33    2092115

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Replying To tiobraid:  "so you'd rather they thank you with their lap of honour over people that actually helped the team 4-5 days a week?
Bit small minded dont you think?"
They can thank him personally if they want.
Also do not forget that these people are often getting well rewarded for helping the team 4-5 days a week.
The thanking of the entire entourage has made speeches even worse than they were.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4099 - 10/04/2018 16:12:25    2092150

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What anout an honest 3 boos :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6820 - 10/04/2018 18:24:56    2092195

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