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Falling Football Attendances

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Replying To galwayford:  "Kildare are playing crap football, you lost again yesterday. So bíonn tú ag caint ráiméis. It is a fact that posters from counties like Kildare, Derry and Meath, all second rate, are the biggest critics of football. While Dubs, Kerry, Galway and Mayo are usually the most positive."
Don't like pulling up a fellow countyman but you have been posting a lot of strange and disparaging comments for some time now that have mostly gone unchecked.. Do you have any idea how elitist you come across to others? You're comments regularly fly against that community spirit that is supposed to define the GAA. You have no right to look down on other counties and call them "second rate".

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1138 - 12/02/2019 13:39:46    2164853

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Replying To lilywhite1:  "When did you read a post of mine criticising football? Yes we played badly on Saturday. But please don't make sweeping statements.
The Kildare V Armagh league game was regarded as one of the best games of the opening round of the league."
I haven't read a post of urs ever criticism of football, yes some teams play it very negative Fermanagh and Galway in first half v Monaghan, but it's up to opposition teams to penalize them for that.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 14402 - 12/02/2019 13:59:14    2164864

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Replying To cuchulainn35:  "Not a bad crowd in Navan, Armagh brought a good away following, Meath dominated the first half with a strong wind, Armagh dominated the next 22mins, a penalty, some strange decisions by ref, decent programme, Meath deserved it, not 'mind-blowing football, but entertaining for February..... yes some games are poor, but this had moments of excitement in the second half when Armagh had Meath on the ropes.....

We need to look at the positives"
A great crowd in navan. Thought the ref was good enough, blew twice for double hops one for each side. Which was observant, as sometimes players get away with it, gave soft frees once or twice to both teams, that been said he was one of the better ones, not flashing cards every minute, played the advantage rule well for all concerned.
The game itself was tremendously influenced by the gale force wind, Armagh won the toss and elected to play against it, so that put it up to Meath to build up a big score in first half, said it at halftime that I didn't know if 9 point lead was enough, and so it proved , Armagh came right back into the game and it took the likes of Graham Reilly coming on to tell the lads to slow down the game, keoghan and j mcentee made searing runs which Armagh found hard to stop with keoghan getting fouled twice for frees which Newman converted against the strong wind, all in all a very enjoyable game of football, where both teams tried to outplay each other. Worth the entrance fee.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 14402 - 12/02/2019 14:08:49    2164865

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Don't like pulling up a fellow countyman but you have been posting a lot of strange and disparaging comments for some time now that have mostly gone unchecked.. Do you have any idea how elitist you come across to others? You're comments regularly fly against that community spirit that is supposed to define the GAA. You have no right to look down on other counties and call them "second rate"."
Thanks poolSturgeon for your post.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2858 - 12/02/2019 18:36:44    2164937

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Apologies to Meath Kildare and Derry GAA. Hope to see them in division 1 before too long. Keep up posting.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1437 - 13/02/2019 16:04:25    2165163

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