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Times Forgetting About Eire Og

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Spotted it in the paper.

It's been corrected online

Bit cheeky all right but then everyone was talking about the big Cuala Shamrocks hurling final till Carlow butted in.

Maybe we can do it again.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1004 - 02/12/2019 14:50:50    2252719

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Replying To Stooker:  "More Irish times readers in ballyboden than in Carlow probably. playing to his market"
Doubt if that's true but one thing for sure is that the size of the support for each team next Sunday will show that his greatest market potential is not based in or around Ballyboden.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1171 - 02/12/2019 14:52:58    2252720

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Replying To carlovia:  "Spotted it in the paper.

It's been corrected online

Bit cheeky all right but then everyone was talking about the big Cuala Shamrocks hurling final till Carlow butted in.

Maybe we can do it again."
And the All Crokes All Ireland SFC semi final last year until Mullinalaghta dumped out Kilmacud. Good to see it's been corrected. If it was a genuine mistake so be it, we're all human but I'm not sure it was going by how it was written.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 850 - 02/12/2019 16:18:53    2252733

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Replying To gaelicgab:  "Fully entitled to give their opinion but not in the way this journalist has done. As I said journalists in national news need to be impartial when it comes to match reports. Otherwise people wont read them or buy newspapers. They dont want to read inaccurate and misleading articles."
It was a simple mistake. To put it aa anything beyond that is ridiculous.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 382 - 02/12/2019 21:04:43    2252800

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Replying To KillingFields:  "They dont. Some of the very best match reports show some form of bias towards one team or another. There is bias in so many articles in papers it's up to people to see beyond it."
Like it or not mistake or otherwise, Eire Og have been dismissed / overlooked as the upcoming Leinster final victor, speaking as a little guy from a little county that has won very little, to be dismissed accidentally or otherwise when Eire Og is on the cusp of winning a Leinster title it takes a bit of the gloss off it, by the way Eire Og is not my club but they are representing my county.

Personally I don't know Malachy, but I do see him as an honest, hardworking family man, that said, the rhetoric attached to Eire Og's omission can send out negatives about Eire Og and positives about Ballyboden, sometimes sporting journalists know that bit more than us mere mortals. Until now I was giving Eire Og a sporting chance although deep down I sort of accepted that 'Boden were installed as favourites.
The "Irish Time" see them as favourites as well, then so be it.

PS. There's a huge difference between bias and mistake.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1987 - 02/12/2019 23:00:42    2252835

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