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Replying To Canuck:  "I would agree that one of the steps for a start should be equal coverage of all tiers be mandatory. Play the lower tiers prior to the top teams on the same day and same venues. Have incentives like early game preferred pricing for tickets. I have no doubt that the young supporters of the lower teams would be inspired by the atmosphere to go home and grab a hurley. Also the t.v. viewing public would see those teams in a different light as regard their skills and commitment.
This would just be one thing on the promotion end. Coaching, management etc. also should be tackled.
You are probably correct there is no interest by the powers that be. Only want to pay lip service to look like something is getting done."
Agreed.
The GAA don't even like the idea of Waterford, Clare, Galway etc getting to play at home, never mind allowing the likes of Kildare or Meath in the same dressing rooms as a curtain raiser.
The GAA would have Mayo v Kerry in football at a different venue to a hurling match between the same two counties.

The history of the GAA's treatment of Galway hurling tells you how they have actively discouraged the promotion of hurling.

The following needs to happen if the GAA are serious about increasing hurling standards and promotion of games.
1. Pool all GAA income streams
2. Target obvious areas of improvement (Cities, Dublin and Belfast commuter towns)
3. Create Regional hurling entities and enter them into national league (and potentially all Ireland) - East Ulster (Derry, Donegal, Tyrone), West Ulster (Armagh, Monaghan, Down), Connacht, Breffni. (Cavan, Leitrim, Longford, Fermanagh), Mide (Meath, Louth, Westmeath, Kildare), Leinster (Laois, Offaly, Wicklow, Carlow)
4. Allow clubs from weaker counties play in stronger counties club championships/leagues

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 777 - 02/07/2019 04:29:26    2204090

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Hard to believe the munster football championship had a lower average winning margin then the munster hurling championship

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 366 - 02/07/2019 20:49:39    2204543

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "'Football is a game for failed hurlers'- Christy Ring ;)"
'And if you fail at that play rugby' -- Richie Bennis

hamstring (Limerick) - Posts: 274 - 03/07/2019 11:32:31    2204814

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Replying To tirawleybaron:  "Agreed.
The GAA don't even like the idea of Waterford, Clare, Galway etc getting to play at home, never mind allowing the likes of Kildare or Meath in the same dressing rooms as a curtain raiser.
The GAA would have Mayo v Kerry in football at a different venue to a hurling match between the same two counties.

The history of the GAA's treatment of Galway hurling tells you how they have actively discouraged the promotion of hurling.

The following needs to happen if the GAA are serious about increasing hurling standards and promotion of games.
1. Pool all GAA income streams
2. Target obvious areas of improvement (Cities, Dublin and Belfast commuter towns)
3. Create Regional hurling entities and enter them into national league (and potentially all Ireland) - East Ulster (Derry, Donegal, Tyrone), West Ulster (Armagh, Monaghan, Down), Connacht, Breffni. (Cavan, Leitrim, Longford, Fermanagh), Mide (Meath, Louth, Westmeath, Kildare), Leinster (Laois, Offaly, Wicklow, Carlow)
4. Allow clubs from weaker counties play in stronger counties club championships/leagues"
As I've stated before the gaa have no inclination or intention of raising the profile and level of play outside the big 9.
Putting the Joe Mcdonagh final on at the same time and day as the Munster SH final guaranteed zero media coverage.
Why couldn't the lower tiered finals all have been played at croke park on Saturday?
Counties such as Carlow, Meath, Westmeath, Antrim and others punch far heavier than they should despite the lack of assistance.
It's not rocket science. If it can be done in Dublin, it can be done anywhere and at a fraction of the cost.
I have absolutely no grudge against the Dubs (or any county for that matter), but would be thrilled if Laois win this weekend if only to raise the middle finger to the gaa suits.

Ej (Wexford) - Posts: 280 - 03/07/2019 12:36:00    2204862

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Is the hurling championship ever going to end or do ye all just keep playing each other week in week out from now till September?"
At least more than 1 team have a chance of winning the hurling.

Just thinking about the name of this thread. Puke football was a term coined by the football community not the hurling, and now they want to use it for hurling. Keep your puke to yourselves lads.

blackspot91 (Limerick) - Posts: 950 - 03/07/2019 15:01:34    2204951

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Replying To blackspot91:  "At least more than 1 team have a chance of winning the hurling.

Just thinking about the name of this thread. Puke football was a term coined by the football community not the hurling, and now they want to use it for hurling. Keep your puke to yourselves lads."
Haha good 1! This thread was started by a Galway fan after the 16 point each draw in a windtunnel on the edge of the Atlantic though. I think Lee Chins subsequent success at freetaking shows that the enormous amount of wides by both sides in that lowscoring game had more to do with the conditions rather than any tactics.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 738 - 03/07/2019 16:56:30    2205013

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Replying To Viking66:  "Haha good 1! This thread was started by a Galway fan after the 16 point each draw in a windtunnel on the edge of the Atlantic though. I think Lee Chins subsequent success at freetaking shows that the enormous amount of wides by both sides in that lowscoring game had more to do with the conditions rather than any tactics."
And the absence of one Joe Canning!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 699 - 03/07/2019 17:03:08    2205019

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Replying To baire:  "And the absence of one Joe Canning!"
For sure Baire. If 1 man in Ireland was going to score long range frees that day it wouldve been him!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 738 - 03/07/2019 18:45:22    2205067

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Replying To blackspot91:  "At least more than 1 team have a chance of winning the hurling.

Just thinking about the name of this thread. Puke football was a term coined by the football community not the hurling, and now they want to use it for hurling. Keep your puke to yourselves lads."
Hurling is forever following footballs lead when it comes to tactics etc you guys copy it so much you have sweepers and possession play next will be the black card.If there is a poor game of hurling people can say it even if it upsets hurling snowflakes.There has been plenty of puke hurling this summer and it mainly was from munster.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 366 - 03/07/2019 20:45:47    2205123

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