National - What has happened to the GAA in Cork

Replying To TrevorPhillips:  "So people liking rugby is the problem?. Yes a lot of Cork people support rugby, probably as much as every other county in Ireland, rugby isnt the problem, I live in a rural area, my region has about 15 gaa teams, 3 soccer teams and 1 rugby team. so im pretty sure rugby isnt the problem , another pathetic excuse to bash rugby"
Agreed with you.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3507 - 03/05/2017 14:16:08   1984237

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Agreed with you."
The choices made by Darren Sweetman and Thomas O Leary, 2 of the best hurlers Cork have produced over the past 20 years, would suggest it has made an impact. Losing Setanta O Ailpin to Aussie Rules was another big loss.. But it appears there is some kind of resurgence happening at underage level anyway.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:722 - 04/05/2017 04:16:24   1984331

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Cork are beginning to dominate at underage levels, especially in Hurling. Considering the size of the county if they make any effort at all the other counties in Munster(esp.Clare, Limerick and Waterford) will find it hard to get a look in.With a competant county bound they would hurling's dublin with their size.

73forever (Limerick) - Posts:89 - 04/05/2017 13:48:16   1984462

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "The choices made by Darren Sweetman and Thomas O Leary, 2 of the best hurlers Cork have produced over the past 20 years, would suggest it has made an impact. Losing Setanta O Ailpin to Aussie Rules was another big loss.. But it appears there is some kind of resurgence happening at underage level anyway."
Darren Sweetnam went to Bandon Grammar secondary school which has no tradition of gaelic games. His GAA club is Dohenys which is overwhelmingly football. You could never say that Darren Sweetnam was a 'hurler' that was lost to rugby. It is a lot more accurate to say that he would have been exposed to a lot more rugby in his formative years but somehow also excelled at hurling - perhaps because he is a very good athlete. He was offered a contract to play rugby. He chose it.

Tomas O'Leary had a famous hurling father and came from a strong hurling background. However, he too went to a predominantly rugby secondary school - a school, like Sweetnam's, that has been promoting rugby for decades (long, long before the rise of the current Munster setup). He played rugby, excelled at it and sensibly chose to live the life of a professional sportsman.

Rugby is not an issue in Cork. The problems with Cork GAA are internal. Don't let the truth or the fact that you have a tiny sample of two get in the way of your hastily constructed, false theory though.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3507 - 04/05/2017 14:16:29   1984473

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Darren Sweetnam went to Bandon Grammar secondary school which has no tradition of gaelic games. His GAA club is Dohenys which is overwhelmingly football. You could never say that Darren Sweetnam was a 'hurler' that was lost to rugby. It is a lot more accurate to say that he would have been exposed to a lot more rugby in his formative years but somehow also excelled at hurling - perhaps because he is a very good athlete. He was offered a contract to play rugby. He chose it.
Tomas O'Leary had a famous hurling father and came from a strong hurling background. However, he too went to a predominantly rugby secondary school - a school, like Sweetnam's, that has been promoting rugby for decades (long, long before the rise of the current Munster setup). He played rugby, excelled at it and sensibly chose to live the life of a professional sportsman.
Rugby is not an issue in Cork. The problems with Cork GAA are internal. Don't let the truth or the fact that you have a tiny sample of two get in the way of your hastily constructed, false theory though.
bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3435 - 04/05/2017 14:16:29
He played hockey internationally which will have been help with hurling as well. Rugby isnt an issue anywhere. all sports can coexist with right attitudes

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts:13080 - 04/05/2017 18:43:46   1984551

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Darren Sweetnam went to Bandon Grammar secondary school which has no tradition of gaelic games. His GAA club is Dohenys which is overwhelmingly football. You could never say that Darren Sweetnam was a 'hurler' that was lost to rugby. It is a lot more accurate to say that he would have been exposed to a lot more rugby in his formative years but somehow also excelled at hurling - perhaps because he is a very good athlete. He was offered a contract to play rugby. He chose it.

Tomas O'Leary had a famous hurling father and came from a strong hurling background. However, he too went to a predominantly rugby secondary school - a school, like Sweetnam's, that has been promoting rugby for decades (long, long before the rise of the current Munster setup). He played rugby, excelled at it and sensibly chose to live the life of a professional sportsman.

Rugby is not an issue in Cork. The problems with Cork GAA are internal. Don't let the truth or the fact that you have a tiny sample of two get in the way of your hastily constructed, false theory though."
Hmmm...aren't we narky! If you're attitude is replicated within the county I can understand how there would be internal issues alright.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:722 - 04/05/2017 20:15:17   1984573

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Hmmm...aren't we narky! If you're attitude is replicated within the county I can understand how there would be internal issues alright."
Dont think his narky,he just put you back in your box and you had no comeback,most of corks problems stem from the strikes,while 99% of the gaa people supported the players in the first one, the last one spilt cork,in my opinion but were as bed as each other,cork gaa lost alot of good gaa people,but infairnes have put alot of work in underage in last five years but that takes time,cork will come good,all big counties go through bad times, kerry, kilkenny,dublin etc

cityman73 (Limerick) - Posts:174 - 05/05/2017 13:33:45   1984692

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If the Cork page on HS is anything to go with , lack of interest , a disconnect , the last Cork post in March by a Corkonian

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts:4364 - 05/05/2017 13:39:39   1984695

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Replying To cityman73:  "Dont think his narky,he just put you back in your box and you had no comeback,most of corks problems stem from the strikes,while 99% of the gaa people supported the players in the first one, the last one spilt cork,in my opinion but were as bed as each other,cork gaa lost alot of good gaa people,but infairnes have put alot of work in underage in last five years but that takes time,cork will come good,all big counties go through bad times, kerry, kilkenny,dublin etc"
Good man. Grinches of the world unite! There's safety in numbers.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:722 - 05/05/2017 15:17:20   1984726

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Hmmm...aren't we narky! If you're attitude is replicated within the county I can understand how there would be internal issues alright."
Your ramblings don't suggest an ability to understand. Drive on though!

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3507 - 05/05/2017 15:33:54   1984729

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Your ramblings don't suggest an ability to understand. Drive on though!"
Drive on past more like it!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:722 - 05/05/2017 16:45:23   1984737

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the constant negativity by the mainstream media eg Independent Sport ,towards Gaelic football has had an impact.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts:995 - 06/05/2017 10:12:42   1984789

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Replying To Damothedub:  "If the Cork page on HS is anything to go with , lack of interest , a disconnect , the last Cork post in March by a Corkonian"
Most Cork gaa lovers talk on another forum website called peoplesrepublicofcork.com

pkboher (Cork) - Posts:24 - 10/05/2017 22:57:51   1985854

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