GOAT - 11 Like(s)
Must be great WiFi on the Hill :D
Equalling a record doesn't make you better esp when another county has done it twice.
TheHermit (National) - 02/09/2018 17:23:56
Kildare Maintain Underage Superiority In Leinster - 10 Like(s)
So it's not enough to post this in every second thread already going, you post up a new thread specially too?
And they wonder why this forum is going to pot and is little more than the Dublin only club at this stage...
TheHermit (National) - 06/07/2019 22:52:13
Sean Cavanagh Kerry Fans Dogs/Animals - 10 Like(s)
I can't think of any player who has tried so hard and so fast to completely wipe the memory of what a great footballer he was with the petty and frankly foolish punditry he has indulged in both on RTE and for whatever red top gives him a set of crayons.
To call it 'patronizing' that Kerry fans after a game wanted to show Mickey Harte some solidarity and support after a horrific time in his private life is a truly disgraceful comment.
What should we have done Sean, hiss and boo at you all after the match? I'm sure you'd never have written an article then!
I hope our young team can serve up a big dollop of humble pie this weekend for his next appearance on the Sunday Game...
TheHermit (National) - 11/07/2019 13:02:33
Who Can Challenge Dublin In 2019 - 10 Like(s)
Congrats to Dublin and joining an elite bunch of counties in achieving 4 in a row. It shows that this team have a remarkable hunger undiminished by so much success - really speaks to an amazing culture being cultivated in that dressing room.
But let's be honest, the reason the rest of the GAA world is so pessimistic and depressed is because Dublin represent something Gaelic Games have never seen before.
Comparisons with previous Kerry teams of the Kilkenny hurlers are wide of the mark. It's not a case that this is just a remarkable bunch of 10 of 15 players who, once they retire, will see Dublin slip back into the chasing back as happened with other successful teams before.
Dublin are now a semi-professional outfit operating at another level to every other county, even the likes of Kerry, Cork, Tyrone etc. They have a massive support structure in terms of facilities, financial backing, backroom expertise that no other county can match, short of bankrupting themselves. Look at what Mayo have been spending on their senior team trying to keep up.
Highlighting this is not bregudgery or spreading falsehoods - it is simply telling the truth.
If it was Kerry benefiting like this, Dublin fans would be up in arms along with the rest of the country and rightly so.
If the powers that be inside Croke Park maintain one team up on a pedestal like this how does that reflect one the overall ethos of the GAA today.
I know people are sick and tired of hearing all this but it is a huge issue, perhaps the most critical issue, facing the GAA and it is not going away. As someone above said it really is time the other County Boards presented a united front to Croke Park and forced them to end the treatment of Dublin GAA before we are here in 10 years time watching a Dublin team win it's 12th All-Ireland in 15 years.
TheHermit (National) - 04/09/2018 11:22:31
The Dubs, The Monies & The Prejudices - 10 Like(s)
Yes sure Cork have won nothing in football and were never a top team :)
The more posters like yourself and your buddy Joker (a perfect Nom de plume there) attempt to talk about anything GAA related outside the capital or pre 2011 for that matter, the more your ignorance shines through.
Give us a few more red thumbs there lads, there's about 5 or 6 of ye who would dispute someone typing Dublin is the largest urban centre in Ireland these times, ha ha.
TheHermit (National) - 02/07/2019 22:56:16
Interesting picture from Sunday's game - 8 Like(s)
You know there's a way you conduct yourself in victory as well as defeat that tells a lot.
For example setting up this topic and as justification posting up a photo of Walsh with his mouth open to Cluxton.
I suppose from your vantage point you missed the dirty stroke Small pulled as he was being substituted at the same time as Donaghy was coming off? Classy stuff, I was three rows behind the Dublin subs and everyone around us saw it as clear as day.
But I suppose you don't want to talk about that sort of thing do you? It wouldn't sit well with the whole heroic Dublin and evil Kerry theme you want to indulge today.
You won the game, we lost. We accept our defeat and we go home and lick our wounds for the winter ahead.
When we win we don't spend a week on here posting up gloating threads and when we lose we don't come on here b*tching to all and sundry.
In the aftermath of Sunday's game we could be on here starting topics about referee selections, decisions, Dublin's 'Dark Arts' etc etc but we don't.
We don't because we are Kerry people and we know that in the grand scheme of things you win some and you lose some but there's always another game, another championship, another All-Ireland down the road.
So Waynol why don't you grow up, be grateful you have a great team to support at the moment and be a bit gracious in victory.
TheHermit (National) - 01/09/2016 10:52:34
Kerry Vs Tyrone - 8 Like(s)
Yerra surely lads the penny (pardon the pun) has dropped for all of us at this stage.
It's not the GAA anymore its D-GAA :D
TheHermit (National) - 23/01/2019 13:50:53
Kerry V Dublin - 8 Like(s)
Sure isn't half of Dublin sitting at home on Government subsidies that are paying for their sky sports packages :D
TheHermit (National) - 07/02/2019 13:25:19
AOS - A passenger who cost Mayo All Irelands - Brolly - 7 Like(s)
Ah now, don't be expecting too much from poor old Liam.
I mean this is the same fella that has given us such classic topics on here as the ongoing disgrace that Cluxton wasn't footballer of the year every year since 2011 or the disgrace that Dublin don't have 15 All Stars every year
Sure even Gooch or Maurice Fitz in their prime wouldn't get on this Dubs team don't you know. Eoghan O'Gara, mind, is one of the most outstanding talents of his generation ...
TheHermit (National) - 27/01/2018 13:48:44
The Dubs, The Monies & The Prejudices - 7 Like(s)
Jesus Wept if this lad is anyway representative of the modern Dublin fan the GAA as we know it is truly fecked.
At least his posts are getting shorter :D
TheHermit (National) - 29/06/2019 23:20:54
2019 Division 1 League Final. - 7 Like(s)
This really is a hard game to call especially as Mayo handed Kerry their only defeat in the League. A more battle hardened and physical Mayo were able to impose themselves on a younger Kerry team that night and yet the weather was so appalling that the match became a lottery and in the end, for all their dominance, Mayo only won by a late goal.
Will a dry day and the expanses of Croke Park further underline Mayo physical advantages or conversely will it work to the advantage of a pacier Kerry side?
It's set-up to be a great game. I also think a lot of Kerry supporters will travel to it so we should have a decent crowd, esp with the hurling beforehand.
From a Kerry point of view I'm delighted to see our young lads getting to play a serious rival, in front of a big crowd with silverware on the line. This really should have a championship intensity to it and could be Kerry's last serious examination before the Super 8's if Cork and Tipp's trajectories keep on their downward spiral though Clare might offer more a challenge.
Given that this rematch with Mayo comes so soon after our last clash its going to be fascinating to see how much Peter Keane and the players have learnt from the reversal in Tralee. The one lesson I hope they have learned is the need to stand up to the physical challenge Mayo represent. AOS bossed our lads around in Tralee and can't be allowed impose himself like that again. It's up to the likes of Jack Barry to take the game to him. Midfield remains an array of concern for Kerry and we lack cover here. Tralee proved Mayo have the advantage in the middle and we need to negate that.
But we have forwards that should cause any defence nightmares and if they click, as they did at times in Roscommon, we should have a great chance.
Overall, I think this game could tell us a lot of how close or far away we are from being serious contenders this summer. I also expect Keane to stick with the players that have got us this far so while Clifford and possibly JOD could start, the rest of the team will be similar to what we have seen all League.
For Mayo, its excellent work to make a final after rotating so much of their team over the seven games and given that dip against Dublin and Galway. While I know the League is a secondary concern for them and us, I would echo other posters and wonder why Mayo would not be going all out now to win this game. The psychological impact of claiming national silverware in Croke Park for a side that have lost so many finals here cannot be underestimated IMO.
For me its too close to call, but I expect this Kerry team to turn up and perform, unlike the last time we crossed paths with Mayo in Croker! I also expect them to fight to the end, as Keane has certainly instilled this admirable trait.
Really looking forward to it now.
TheHermit (National) - 26/03/2019 16:08:31
Mayo V Kerry - 7 Like(s)
You seem particularly upset about the 2011 barb, what's wrong did you buy your first jersey the day after that final too ;D
Don't worry guys Man U will start winning again soon and you can go back to following them
TheHermit (National) - 09/07/2019 20:47:50
The Dubs, The Monies & The Prejudices - 7 Like(s)
Yeah the Blue shirts mouthpiece has a real anti Dub agenda alright considering the south Dublin trio that runs the Party!
Your insights into the national media is almost as perceptive as those about Dublin GAA :D
TheHermit (National) - 01/07/2019 18:27:46
Forum Becoming Boring - 7 Like(s)
Now now the 5 in a row needs the asterisk (achieved with the aid of at least 17 million+ of special GAA funding, completed by playing only 4 games outside of their home ground).
Given those provisos any country wining a single All-Ireland should be a bigger story ;D
I wonder will this post get passed the censors :D
TheHermit (National) - 14/04/2019 14:29:15
Marc O'Se - 7 Like(s)
22 years or there abouts of at least one of the brother O'Se's on the Kerry team sheet, its going to be a strange strange feeling never seeing any of them line out in the Green and Gold again.
Seems like once you enter your 30s you find all your hero's departing stage left - Darragh, Tomas, Marc, Declan, Galvin, Mike McCarthy, Tom O'Sullivan, ROG, Paul O'Connell, Robbie Keane etc, etc
Of course new players will emerge to lay claim to the voids they have left behind.
But I often wonder if, as a sports fan, you ever adore any star as much as you adored those first ones you made as your heroes.
Maybe its a bit like the first time you fall in love, do you ever real feel that way about any woman/man again??
TheHermit (National) - 12/10/2016 13:44:33
Conor Cox Kerry Mistake - 7 Like(s)
Must let Sean O'Se know he is a "rubbishy" player, ditto Paul Murphy, David Moran etc etc , ha ha :D
TheHermit (National) - 27/05/2019 10:37:36
All Ireland Championship 2019 - 7 Like(s)
Ok so we've lots to work on, particularly in defense, over the next 3 weeks but I would rather be in that situation than where we were this time last year thinking we were going to stroll through to a semi-final.
We were very naive and they really need to work on Kerry players tracking the run of the opposition and not just ball watching or converging on the man with the ball. But look every team is vulnerable when run at, Dublin, Donegal, everyone.
3 poor goals let in yes, but for all people are going on about the chances Cork had, we had 2-3 clear goal chances of our own that weren't taken. If Seanie had finished the one Clifford brilliantly tied up by keeping the ball in play, it was game over.
Some people need to look at the age and Championship experience of most of those lads, your going to get this from young teams. Yes Shane Ryan made a mess of it for one goal, but he is young he has to make these mistakes along the way.
We got the job done, Cork were not going to let what happened last year stand again and they didn't. We now have a home game to start the Super 8s off. Hopefully a packed house, cracking atmosphere and the sun shinning. A great chance to click into gear put in a good performance and get a shot of momentum for the rest of the summer.
Onwards and upwards! An Riocht Abu.
TheHermit (Kerry) - 23/06/2019 16:15:05
Kieran Donaghy retires - 6 Like(s)
Can't even imagine Kerry football without our Fear Ard, the last link with our great team of the 2000s too.
Why oh why do all good things have to end, I thought he would go on forever...
What a legend, what a player, what a man - a Rockie to the core and one of the finest servants to wear the famous green and gold and above all, a fighter to the end.
God be good to you Kieran, you King in a Kingdom of Kings :(
TheHermit (National) - 11/09/2018 10:57:35
Mayo V Kerry - 6 Like(s)
Well sure if we had a nice few lads in the middle for games like this who lived in our county, were members of GAA clubs there, who had been brought in to ref Kerry training games during the Championship and who had pictures on their social media of being out celebrating with the county team in the past we wouldn't need to whinge would we ;D
TheHermit (National) - 11/07/2019 15:59:14
Ominous Summer Ahead - 6 Like(s)
Granted Dublin have great players, are they better however than those that peppered the Kerry or Tyrone teams of the 2000s. I don't think so.
So you're left looking for other explanations for Dublin's dominance. For me a major one is the large professional backroom team they have. Dublin are as close to professionally trained, conditioned and prepared as this sport has seen. Where is the money to pay these people for their services coming from? Why do Dublin have that money and other counties don't? Didn't Gavin even add to his support team in January by bringing on board a video annalist from the soccer code? I don't often agree with Brolly but he made a good point when he said Dublin have everything in their backroom team bar a gynecologist.
Playing at effectively a home ground obviously contributes to their success in the Championship, I don't think anyone can deny this. Look at Kerry's own record for games in Killarney.
What about my point concerning individuals officiating massive Championship games involving Dublin who live in Dublin and have clear links to Dublin GAA clubs?
The Premiership stood down a referee in 2016 when Lecister were closing in on their title because he admitted to having previously going to a Lecister home game as a spectator. The Six Nations stood down the touch judge for the Ireland v England game this year as he had been involved in training with the English team.
I'd like to know if Dublin posters, or others, think it's ok that this goes on in the GAA??
I don't think any fair minded individual can look at how much the deck is stacked in Dublin's favor these past few years and not bear it in mind that when judging how great a side they are or on a wider point question what the GAA is at in allowing it to continue.
Listen it's been Kerry's worst decade since the 1990s, and I don't think the team we've had the last couple of years would have won much in any era. But there's one or two games they might have caught Dublin. Mayo of course are the county that should feel most aggrieved at these little advantages that have got Dublin over the line ahead of the rest.
TheHermit (National) - 03/04/2018 20:56:11