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Should Westmeath V Dublin Be In Mullingar?

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Replying To Anailaíseoir:  "why could they not play this game in moate or rosemount?? Two fine stadia with exceptional facilities"
or in The Downs....!

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2862 - 12/10/2019 21:44:59    2243063

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Replying To legendzxix:  "With all due respect, oh you donkey!

The footballers of Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford strike action got the current agreement of provincial finalists being given a bye to semi-finals but being able to draw each other.

It happened. It's proof that Leinster footballers can get the county boards to listen if they have the courage to do so."
With all due respect, what outcome did that strike have on the destination of the Munster championship title? Kerry happy to pretend that the Munster championship is fair and competitive.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4242 - 13/10/2019 10:41:38    2243106

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Replying To Joxer:  "With all due respect, what outcome did that strike have on the destination of the Munster championship title? Kerry happy to pretend that the Munster championship is fair and competitive."
There is no pretense of anything in Munster. There is venue equity. There is fixture equity.

Westmeath v Dublin, Mullingar.
Dublin v Leinster semi-final opponent in a neutral venue.
Dublin v Leinster final opponent in Croke Park.
One Dublin Super 8 game in Croke Park.
Semi-final and final in Croke Park.

Will 4/8 games in Croke Park achieve better venue equity?

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6261 - 13/10/2019 17:53:53    2243184

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Replying To legendzxix:  "There is no pretense of anything in Munster. There is venue equity. There is fixture equity.

Westmeath v Dublin, Mullingar.
Dublin v Leinster semi-final opponent in a neutral venue.
Dublin v Leinster final opponent in Croke Park.
One Dublin Super 8 game in Croke Park.
Semi-final and final in Croke Park.

Will 4/8 games in Croke Park achieve better venue equity?"
Are you suggesting that the Leinster Final and AI Semi and Final should be moved out of HQ? Sure sounds like it to me. Sure Croke Park has to be somewhere. Dublin are not going to complain about playing Westmeath in Mullingar. Unlike Kerry we won't pretend that having the game there will somehow enhance the competitiveness of our province. You still haven't answered my question though.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4242 - 13/10/2019 20:35:15    2243229

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Thinking of fans instead of Croke Park stadium's corporate suits.
Dublin fans love a daytrip to the midlands.
Westmeath fans would like to not have to deal with the transport mess that is dublin.
If westmeath fanclub had decision would they like Mullingar or to select a stadium of their choice with bigger capacity?. If not within Westmeath would they prefer navan.

Ashrules (Dublin) - Posts: 326 - 14/10/2019 10:39:22    2243327

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I would love to see it played in Mullingar, even just to shut up the whingers. Ticket allocation should be season ticket holders first then general sale after that. Some interest from Kerry lads in the Leinster Champo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thegen (Dublin) - Posts: 24 - 14/10/2019 15:01:14    2243426

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Replying To thegen:  "I would love to see it played in Mullingar, even just to shut up the whingers. Ticket allocation should be season ticket holders first then general sale after that. Some interest from Kerry lads in the Leinster Champo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
And we couldnt give a jot about their local championship.... weird that.....
They are besotted by us these days..... Maybe we should feel flattered by all their interest. ;o)

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2862 - 14/10/2019 15:14:02    2243433

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Absolutely it should be played in Mullingar. I haven't seen a Dublin fan on this who wouldn't fancy a trip down and we would gladly welcome them. Cusack Park is not a great venue but it is in the middle of the town so the potential for local businesses to benefit would be great (also I am sure some proceeds could be used to renovate the old ground). The excitement of having the best team in the country on our own patch would make for a great buzz and we could build on this to try and get more kids training and taking the games up. It would be a full house (we can sort out the season tickets it doesn't have to be the issue most make out) with a cracking atmosphere, instead the Leinster Council want Tullamore which neither county want and won't sell out anyway

Darragh (Westmeath) - Posts: 296 - 14/10/2019 17:23:45    2243485

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The footballers of Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford had the courage to go on strike for fixture equity. Do Leinster footballers have the courage to go on strike for venue equity?

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6261 - 14/10/2019 18:37:25    2243510

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Replying To legendzxix:  "The footballers of Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford had the courage to go on strike for fixture equity. Do Leinster footballers have the courage to go on strike for venue equity?"
You keep trotting this strike line out but yet you refuse to answer the important question of, what was the outcome of this strike and how has it influenced the destination of the Munster football title since? Congratulations on your 81st Munster title this year by the way.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4242 - 14/10/2019 20:03:57    2243531

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Replying To Joxer:  "You keep trotting this strike line out but yet you refuse to answer the important question of, what was the outcome of this strike and how has it influenced the destination of the Munster football title since? Congratulations on your 81st Munster title this year by the way."
The kerry lads are afraid - they are very afraid..... ;o)

It is just eating them up..... lol

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2862 - 14/10/2019 22:40:36    2243573

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Replying To Darragh:  "Absolutely it should be played in Mullingar. I haven't seen a Dublin fan on this who wouldn't fancy a trip down and we would gladly welcome them. Cusack Park is not a great venue but it is in the middle of the town so the potential for local businesses to benefit would be great (also I am sure some proceeds could be used to renovate the old ground). The excitement of having the best team in the country on our own patch would make for a great buzz and we could build on this to try and get more kids training and taking the games up. It would be a full house (we can sort out the season tickets it doesn't have to be the issue most make out) with a cracking atmosphere, instead the Leinster Council want Tullamore which neither county want and won't sell out anyway"
Totally agree everyone needs the blazers in Portlaoise to see a little sense and understand that they might lose 10k but make millions on pr

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 741 - 15/10/2019 01:07:25    2243590

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Replying To legendzxix:  "The footballers of Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford had the courage to go on strike for fixture equity. Do Leinster footballers have the courage to go on strike for venue equity?"
Yep, it struck a massive blow for a level playing field in Munster.
So outside Clare's shock win in 92, who else, other than Kerry or Cork have won that province in the last 50 years?

keithlemon (Australia) - Posts: 920 - 15/10/2019 09:20:32    2243609

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Replying To Fionn:  "The kerry lads are afraid - they are very afraid..... ;o)

It is just eating them up..... lol"
Shouldn't you be out
" volunteering "at your local club or maybe out looking for mdma's jeep?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10926 - 15/10/2019 10:28:31    2243631

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Shouldn't you be out
" volunteering "at your local club or maybe out looking for mdma's jeep?"
Now now my dear.....

Did you miss your liga this morning....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2862 - 15/10/2019 13:01:12    2243675

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Get the capacity back up to 15,000 and it's good to go. Should cater for all the season ticket holders and home support. Not like the attendance would be anywhere near 20,000 anyway.

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 218 - 15/10/2019 13:14:06    2243681

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Who knew Dublin fans were so interested in Munster football. They're almost as interested in talking as they are when it comes to Mayo...

Another question for them. Should the fact no one else in Munster, according to some here, plays football make Kerry's success at All-Ireland level more impressive? Seeing as they have no one to complete with?

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 355 - 15/10/2019 13:32:24    2243688

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Replying To oneoff:  "Who knew Dublin fans were so interested in Munster football. They're almost as interested in talking as they are when it comes to Mayo...

Another question for them. Should the fact no one else in Munster, according to some here, plays football make Kerry's success at All-Ireland level more impressive? Seeing as they have no one to complete with?"
Hi it's just the same copy and paste jobs as usual with these lads.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10926 - 15/10/2019 14:25:56    2243713

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Replying To oneoff:  "Who knew Dublin fans were so interested in Munster football. They're almost as interested in talking as they are when it comes to Mayo...

Another question for them. Should the fact no one else in Munster, according to some here, plays football make Kerry's success at All-Ireland level more impressive? Seeing as they have no one to complete with?"
The vast majority of Kerry's AI's were won during an era where you went straight from winning a provincial final into an AI semi. Kerry once won an AI by winning just 3 games. Did you say "more impressive"?

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4242 - 15/10/2019 14:34:08    2243714

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Replying To Joxer:  "The vast majority of Kerry's AI's were won during an era where you went straight from winning a provincial final into an AI semi. Kerry once won an AI by winning just 3 games. Did you say "more impressive"?"
But surely they wouldn't have been prepared for teams from the other provinces? You know seeing as no one else plays football in Munster. How were they able to cope with teams from the mighty Leinster for example?

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 355 - 15/10/2019 15:29:26    2243730

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