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Storm Ciara

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So a thread about the bad weather has been turned into more of this Dublin-Kerry nonsense. Can ye please just set up a thread for yourselves and have at it in there?
Almost every single discussion is ruined by the same group of posters. I was hoping it would disappear when the actual football started again, but unfortunately not.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 656 - 11/02/2020 17:44:09    2267110

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "So a thread about the bad weather has been turned into more of this Dublin-Kerry nonsense. Can ye please just set up a thread for yourselves and have at it in there?
Almost every single discussion is ruined by the same group of posters. I was hoping it would disappear when the actual football started again, but unfortunately not."
I tried to do a dubs v Kerry super thread for them but the mods blocked it

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 546 - 11/02/2020 19:56:06    2267140

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Replying To Breezy:  "I tried to do a dubs v Kerry super thread for them but the mods blocked it"
Not a bad idea.

Most of us have no wish to engage in it however. There is a cabal of posters who spend their time on here goading and baiting Kerry posters and that is what nearly always kicks it off. It takes two to tango of course.

Look at the recent threads from the weekend:

Dublin v Monaghan 30 posts not one comment from Kerry posters

Tyrone v Kerry 130 posts crawling with Dublin posters taking shots at Kerry and their players and taking delight at the DC debacle

It would be a pretty simple fix, site is heavily moderated yet inflammatory posts on both sides are left through, admins don't want to fix it for whatever reason.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1727 - 11/02/2020 22:07:49    2267178

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Looks like Storm Denis the menace, is set to blow in at the weekend, just a week after Storm Ciara.
Will there be further disruption to league matches this weekend?.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1194 - 12/02/2020 14:31:46    2267316

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Replying To thelongridge:  "Looks like Storm Denis the menace, is set to blow in at the weekend, just a week after Storm Ciara.
Will there be further disruption to league matches this weekend?."
If games this weekend are called off, I presume the Hurling League will be pushed back for the third year in a row as there no more free weekend.
If games go ahead as scheduled this weekend, some teams could end up playing 6 weekends in a row and then wait 7/8 weeks for their next game. That is crazy and ridiculous.
This current schedule for the NFL and NHL has to change and go back to the old way with more breaks between games and the Finals being played in April.
April as a Club Month IMO is not working. Players don't like playing 2 Championships in April and then waiting until August for their next Championship games. Also the GAA are missing out big times on a Marketing front by having no Inter-County games in April IMO.

GerBo (Roscommon) - Posts: 35 - 12/02/2020 15:31:11    2267337

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Replying To GerBo:  "If games this weekend are called off, I presume the Hurling League will be pushed back for the third year in a row as there no more free weekend.
If games go ahead as scheduled this weekend, some teams could end up playing 6 weekends in a row and then wait 7/8 weeks for their next game. That is crazy and ridiculous.
This current schedule for the NFL and NHL has to change and go back to the old way with more breaks between games and the Finals being played in April.
April as a Club Month IMO is not working. Players don't like playing 2 Championships in April and then waiting until August for their next Championship games. Also the GAA are missing out big times on a Marketing front by having no Inter-County games in April IMO."
Agree about April, just not working for club games. In Offaly I think we start in late March, with a break until June. Final in October, 4 months later.
Time will be tight for completing hurling league groups, if there is another postponement.
Weather is a pain you know where, two storms in a week!!

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1194 - 12/02/2020 16:30:48    2267354

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It's a disgrace that these storms turn up at weekends.

What's wrong with Wednesdays ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 118 - 14/02/2020 18:09:50    2267725

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "It's a disgrace that these storms turn up at weekends.

What's wrong with Wednesdays ?"
How about never? Canada and Iceland are welcome to them.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1194 - 14/02/2020 19:00:46    2267736

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Replying To thelongridge:  "How about never? Canada and Iceland are welcome to them."
Longbridge-Something seems to have got the the wind up you and it appears you dont like it that way- as the Dads Army crowd might say.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2370 - 15/02/2020 22:12:52    2267890

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Replying To neverright:  "Knowing the GAA, it will probably be last minute. Games that do go ahead could turn into total lotteries if conditions get very bad."
All games should be cancelled as welfare of players and supporters is in danger

hamsterdean (Limerick) - Posts: 171 - 15/02/2020 23:29:25    2267900

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Replying To thelongridge:  "Looks like Storm Denis the menace, is set to blow in at the weekend, just a week after Storm Ciara.
Will there be further disruption to league matches this weekend?."
More rain on already saturated ground some pitches may not be playable this weekend.

Breffnisbest (Cavan) - Posts: 386 - 21/02/2020 07:23:55    2268716

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These storms are taking the mickey now.

More wind and rain this weekend ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 118 - 21/02/2020 09:33:45    2268730

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "It's a disgrace that these storms turn up at weekends.

What's wrong with Wednesdays ?"
I totally agree and it's a disgrace that the GAA does nothing about it.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1259 - 21/02/2020 12:34:03    2268776

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Replying To avonali:  "I totally agree and it's a disgrace that the GAA does nothing about it."
It should be a motion for Congress.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1194 - 21/02/2020 16:41:38    2268833

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There is a desperate need for a decent 4G pitch in every county. Hurling in the autumn/winter is just awful. I hated every minute of it and as a club player, that is when you do most of it!
Now I know it won't make playing in a storm easier but at least if the storm hit on Wed the pitch would be playable no matter what.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 574 - 22/02/2020 14:38:31    2268996

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Replying To thelongridge:  "It should be a motion for Congress."
Sure wasnt it the crooks in HQ who voted for storms in the first place

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 546 - 22/02/2020 15:36:07    2269014

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