Longford V Meath - 18 Like(s)
It'd be great to see an upset.
To see one of the minnows have their day in the sun and give a little joy to the long suffering fans but I just can't see it I'm afraid.
Longford by 2.
MesAmis (National) - 15/05/2018 14:46:08
Two Different Sets Of Rules - 11 Like(s)
It's almost like they're different sports.
MesAmis (National) - 20/05/2018 19:14:46
Posters Crossing The Line - 9 Like(s)
MesAmis (National) - 05/06/2019 14:49:15
Mayo Ladies Walk Out - 9 Like(s)
What's your take then on the majority of the Mayo players?
You know the ones that disagree with your characterisation of their manager, the ones that disagree with their former captains and walk away players version of events.
Are the being condescending too?
That's the biggest issue for me that the majority of players back the manager, but you think you know better than these women who are playing for him?
The majority of players backed the manager when the chance came to get rid. That's the key to it, it has nothing to do with gender either.
MesAmis (National) - 19/09/2018 10:25:07
Posters Crossing The Line - 9 Like(s)
This thread has crossed a line.
When I read the opening post I thought someone was after saying something really bad!
Then it turns out it was a clearly lighthearted post that in no way crossed any line or slagged off any player at all. You'd have to wonder about anyone getting offended by that post. Something clearly not right with them if they can't understand a lighthearted satirical post.
MesAmis (National) - 05/06/2019 12:18:18
You Couldn't Pay Me To Go And Watch A Game Of Football - 9 Like(s)
I'd like to actual figures for the massive decline in attendances/viewing figures for football versus hurling or rugby or whatever other stick is being used to beat football with. Say over a sustained period of time rather than just accepting as fact the idea that Gaelic Football is dying.
Despite what the doomsayers like to say Gaelic Football is still by far a bigger draw in terms of TV/attendances/player numbers when compared with both hurling and rugby. The only sport that you can compare it to is soccer, which also attracts complete widespread criticism.
I think people really fail to realise how far ahead of the other two sports Gaelic Football and soccer are. You talk about the 'big 4' sports, it's really the big 2 if you're honest.
Hurling, for all it's brilliance is still only played properly in about 12 or so counties. Rugby, for all its recent success, is still miles behind the 2 football codes, and hurling even, in participation.
Football has always been the worst sport in the world according to a vocal minority. It will continue to attract criticism but it will also continue to be the biggest show in town.
MesAmis (National) - 19/12/2018 14:50:33
Shane Ross Comments On Facilities - 8 Like(s)
You have repeatedly stated that you refuse to watch games broadcast in Irish, you mute the commentary because you're so open minded?
MesAmis (National) - 31/01/2019 17:17:39
Time To Confess - 8 Like(s)
On the whole economic tough times undoubtedly still an issue in Donegal and elsewhere and just cannot agree with the narrative of Dublin getting everything at the expense of everyone else. I could take you on a tour of my city and you'll see some things that might make you think a little more about the growing inequality in Ireland, Dublin very much included. Dublin is a big place and the inequality in the city is growing year on year.
Those that have the most, whether they be in Dublin or Donegal are benefiting and doing well Muck. The rest are being left behind, regardless of where they live.
MesAmis (National) - 24/07/2018 13:10:57
Cork Playing 3 Games In CP In 6 Days. - 8 Like(s)
According to Dalo not many of yous showed up in Tralee for Kerry's game v Laois.
Just thought the team had to show up yourself?
MesAmis (National) - 08/07/2019 14:24:45
Gooch on Tyrone - 7 Like(s)
And what did ye get for drawing that game?
KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts:5939 - 03/10/2017 22:30:23 2052873
A replay! I thought that much was obvious!
Something Kerry could never get in the 00s off Tyrone.
MesAmis (National) - 03/10/2017 22:48:36
Dublin Vs Donegal - 7 Like(s)
Donegal kept a sweeper in front of their full back line, it was McGee by the end, and didn't push up and try and win the ball back.
If Donegal, or anyteam, don't want to play even when 5 points down I really don't see why Dublin shouldn't just keep the ball.
In the 73rd minute Donegal still had a sweeper back and weren't pushing up, they then eventually pushed up and Dublin attacked and Paul Flynn scored in the space McGee vacated.
It's how to beat teams when they won't come out to play.
MesAmis (National) - 14/07/2018 21:47:13
GAA Athletes For A NO Vote - 7 Like(s)
Completely disagree with you Liam.
This vote, although only being voted on by those resident in the ROI, has implications for everyone on the island.
Realistically if abortion is freely available in the south, that makes it a lot more available for those in the north than it is at present. It'll be easier to travel to Letterkenny or Dundalk than it is to England. There are people campaigning, for both Yes and No, from the north because this result will directly affect them.
To say that this vote won't have an effect on the north is very far wide of the mark.
Of course those in the north are entitled to have their say, ludicrous to think otherwise.
MesAmis (National) - 23/04/2018 12:40:34
Rochford Resigns - 7 Like(s)
Yeah realistically Donegal went uber defensive for one game, the Semi-Final versus Dublin in 2011.
Outside of that they had a very similar style in 2011 to Dublin that year and by 2012 they had evolved into a more attacking team that we saw land an All-Ireland and get to a final in 2014.
Yet despite this a lot of people, Liam above, still parrot this line about Donegal and McGuinness being this anti-football team that invented defensive football! All based on one game, that they actually lost!
MesAmis (National) - 28/08/2018 10:15:50
Dublin V Cork Super 8S - 7 Like(s)
The Cork takeover of my gaf for the weekend is complete. Arrived home yesterday to 5 more Corkonians in my house, in addition to the one I already keep on a full time basis.
Myself and the kids are outnumbered for the weekend but with a bit of luck we'll be shot of them by Monday, although with the Cork footballers due to take on Tyrone up here again next week and the hurlers in with a shout of beating Kilkenny it may only be a temporary reprieve.
I suppose we all have our crosses to carry.
MesAmis (National) - 13/07/2019 09:24:42
Corofin V Dr Crokes - 7 Like(s)
Two teams at totally different levels.
Corofin toying with Crokes, tapping balls over the bar when the could easily go in for goals. That'll smart a bit I'd say.
A pleasure to watch.
MesAmis (National) - 17/03/2019 17:07:31
Dublin Stars Pocketing €6,000 For Promotional Gigs - 7 Like(s)
So are Joe Canning and Cillian O'Connor professional now too? Both currently in ads on the telly, fair play to them both jmo.
MesAmis (National) - 08/06/2019 19:23:14
Rules - Here We Go Again ! - 7 Like(s)
Whammo and Gotmilk and even Royaldunne speaking sense ;)
The handpass limitations will only favour the blanket defence in the long run.
MesAmis (National) - 07/01/2019 16:16:35
Dublin Discussions - Sensible Or Crackpot? - 6 Like(s)
People advocating for a split should at least acknowledge that a split would be a gamble and could quite possibly lead to the situation that there was pre 1960s where the GAA was essentially a "country" sport. I get the impression that a lot of people would actually like that.
The removal of Dublin from the Championship, to be replaced by 2/3/4 teams, is a gamble that might not see any pay out for a long time as interest in GAA in the county could well fall off a cliff as people are unlikely to have any affinity to the newly formed counties.
MesAmis (National) - 10/06/2019 10:14:36
Donegal's Motion Fails - 6 Like(s)
What would have been fairer about it, is that as per last year Donegal who had to play the Dubs twice in Croke Park would only play them once there, Croke Park bestows an awful big advantage to them than Parnell Park does, bigger pitch, majority of C'ship games played there, massive partisan crowd particularly on the Hill. The stats show how much of an advantage it is to them playing in Croke Park, so even taking one game to Parnell Park would have been fairer. No doubt you will come back with a multitude of reasons to contradict this just like Sean Kelly, John Horan & John Costello. It's amazing how blind people can become when the basic tenet of equality comes into play. Money spoke.
Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 340 - 2/27/19 1:46:03 AM
But that's BS.
There is no way that Parnell Park would have been fairer to Donegal than Croke Park. The majority of the Donegal players are experienced playing in Croke Park.
The majority of Donegal's players have never played in Parnell Park, all the Dublin players know every inch of Parnell Park as well as they know Croke Park. The partisan crowd would be far worse in Parnell Pk where the Dubs fans would almost be on top of the players as the ground is so tight.
At the very best Parnell Park is just as advantageous to Dublin as Croke Park, in reality it would probably be a bigger advantage to Dublin.
You say I'm blind to the inequality because I don't support Donegal's motion, the motion that does nothing to end the inequality.
I think Dublin should have one home game, one away game and one game at a neutral venue. That's equality. Giving Dublin 2 home games (one in Croker, one in PP) like you are suggesting is more unequal. You say I'm being blind, I'm genuinely flabbergasted that people wanted a motion passed that gave Dublin 2 home games in the Super 8s all the while giving out about Dublin getting 2 home games in the Super 8s. It makes zero sense and makes people look quite silly. You couldn't make it up.
The motion was bad as it didn't make things equal. Money didn't speak. Ineptitude spoke.
Multiple county boards failing to table a motion that ensured every team in the Super 8s got one home game, one away game and one neutral game spoke. That motion would have passed and will pass next year, as long as some county board bothers to actually propose it.
I want Dublin to have one home game, one away game and one neutral game. You seem to want Dublin to get 2 home games, one on Croker and one in Parnell Park, yet I'm the one blind to equality apparently. The mind boggles.
MesAmis (National) - 27/02/2019 10:19:52
Tipp Hurling Fans Fighting - 6 Like(s)
They are real fans though.
They're not the fans we want but they're a part of fandom.
Soccer has done this 'they're not real fans' routine for years but it is not true. Any sport that has big cross community support will attract all sorts of people to its games.
Living beside Croker means I've seen all sorts, from different counties including my own, down through the years. From fighting to urinating at people's front doors etc. 99% of people are great but the 1% exists and have always been there, despite what some may think.
MesAmis (National) - 20/05/2019 09:40:54