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
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
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
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
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
Experimental Rule Changes Proposed For Gaelic Football - 6 Like(s)
It's quite worrying for the future of football if these the people put in charge of coming up with changes can't see that lateral handpassing is a symptom of the problems in football and not the cause.
I mean the whole "just ban/limit the handpass" argument is what drunks at the bar come up with and shows a complete lack of understanding about football as a game.
Absolutely lunacy to try and limit handpassing.
MesAmis (National) - 02/10/2018 19:00:51
Falling USFC Attendances - 6 Like(s)
35 quid a ticket might have something to do with that!
Scandalous price to pay for provincial football.
MesAmis (National) - 28/05/2018 11:20:04
Tomas O Se - the King of Yerra - 6 Like(s)
The Yerra merchants were out in force all week pretending that they thought Cork had a chance today. It wasn't just Tomás, the whole Ó Sé clan was tipping Cork for a big performance.
It's so patronising and disrespectful because you know that they don't believe a word of what they're saying. It's basically trolling Cork football.
MesAmis (National) - 02/07/2017 20:07:51
Car park - Clonliffe Road - 6 Like(s)
Getting the Luas from Hueston only gets you to Middle Abbey St., Busaras, or Connolly. All are min 20 mins walk from Croke Park, but a lot longer with young kids and requires walking through parts of the city that best avoided.
Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:917 - 06/08/2017 20:22:36
It's not war torn Damascus bud.
Thousands of us manage to live there without incident everyday believe it or not.
"Area best avoided" me hole.
MesAmis (National) - 06/08/2017 21:07:24
Football All Stars 2018 - 6 Like(s)
It's a disgrace etc etc etc
Same as ever.
You could easily pick another 15 or more that are as deserving. Same every year.
MesAmis (National) - 01/11/2018 10:50:27
Bringing Children To Games - 6 Like(s)
As a woman this post really annoys me. The woman in question is breastfeeding her baby exclusively which means the baby can't be left with anybody. The baby will be strapped to her for the entire game. There will be a spare seat next to her. The GAA and its ridiculous rules again. Health & safety?? How is this impacting Croke Park? I think you are being very cynical about this. She is highlighting a ridiculous rule in my opinion."]I'm not sure Jackeen. When you have kids you gotta make choices.
I think it's fairly sensible that every person in the ground on the day of a sell out should have a ticket. I presume it's illegal for Croke Park, Aviva etc to have it any other way. I bloody well hope it is illegal to be honest.
Whether or not those tickets should be full whack at 80 quid is another matter though.
It's unfortunate in some ways that Tyrone's first final in 10 years comes when they have an infant that needs to be breastfed but that's how it is.
When you have chislers you're going to miss out on the odd match, party, wedding, etc, etc, etc. Just got to deal with it.
We never took any of our 3 to matches when they were infants. Someone, or both had to stay at home.
MesAmis (National) - 14/08/2018 12:17:00
Leinster Football Championship - 6 Like(s)
Meath are still awhile away in their development yet, still behind the likes of Roscommon, Cavan and Kildare despite the fact that Meath will be in a higher league division than those 3 next year. Ros, Cavan and Kildare have all gotten at least a couple of years in Division 1 over the last few years and it is that experience that will help Meath develop.
Meath have completed the easy part in getting promoted.
Now the hard work begins of staying in the top Division and creating a place for themselves amongst the top 5/6 teams. Something the above teams have not yet succeeded in doing. It'll take time.
MesAmis (National) - 11/04/2019 14:59:29
Corofin V Dr Crokes - 6 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
Car park - Clonliffe Road - 6 Like(s)
I can't think of another part of any city or town in the 26 counties that would be less safe to walk through than the drug ravaged crime ridden hell hole that is the north inner city of Dublin. You may feel comfortable walking around there however.
Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:919 - 06/08/2017 22:38:44 20299
Hyperbolic and offensive nonsense that really should not have been allowed to be posted on this site imo.
You obviously live a very sheltered life if you wouldn't walk through the North Inner City (where Croke Pk is) on a match day alongside thousands of other match goers from all over Ireland.
It must amaze you that all of those thousands of people emerge from their experience unscathed.
MesAmis (National) - 06/08/2017 23:38:50