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GAA Athletes For A NO Vote - 9 Like(s)

Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "I will be destroyed for this but......
Mickey Harte has no business even commenting on this issue as it has nothing to do with him. He is not resident in the ROI. This referendum is for ROI not Ireland as a whole."
He has as much business / entitlement. I would lie to remind to that there is 32 counties in our little country.

browncows (National) - 23/04/2018 13:08:58

GAA Clubs Had It Tough In The North During The Troubles - 7 Like(s)

Replying To PaudieSull1:  "Maybe you should have experienced what many clubs did up here bloodyban and see are you so blasé......Sean fox a man in his 70s tortured for several hours in his own home just because he was a member of St Endas, Sean Brown murdered locking the gates of Bellaghy, the numerous GAA clubs burned to the ground or having their grounds/clubrooms damagrd often with the connivance of the local UDR etc.....those are uncomfortable facts, thankfully we have moved beyond those days in many ways but don't try belittle what people went through as it's insulting and ignorant"
You are correct and of course we all live in the present and should move on and live in peace with all our neighbours. However, we should all be aware of our recent past and what went as normal everyday life when you had a state involved in murders. Some guys posting here appear to be happy to forget where they came from.

browncows (National) - 29/01/2019 11:45:29

Meath V Cork - 7 Like(s)
Unfortunately there are a number of deluded supporters who post (some with great regularity) who think everything they say is important and what is posted makes a difference. I also expect that players or indeed management do not read these sites. Some of the guys who are now complaining were complaining about the last manager (forked tongue I would suggest). I wish all players and management past and present the very best.

browncows (Meath) - 28/02/2018 14:19:21

Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 6 Like(s)

Replying To southmeathgael:  "Ah will ya give over......its not negativety.....its simply being honest with ourselves and stating things factually.....we are so far behind Dublin it's scary and I can say now in my opinion no matter how the league goes or what players we have we aren't Getting within 8 points of them. Believe you me that sickens nobody more then myself but it's just the reality of it now.....and to suggest that fans showing blind faith and possitivity on a forum is somehow going to change the outcome is make believe stuff altogether."
I agree with you and saying it as you see it is not being pessimistic. Sometimes you have to be able to assess accurately where you are before you start on a successful journey. Some folk write off the O'Byrne cup and say that it is nothing yet interesting enough JIm Gavin (the stand out manager of our time) has quoted it in his success this year. It was won for the first time in 10 years over 1 year ago - winning any competition is good and the Dubs won it last year with a second string. The problem inside the county at present is that you could put out another team, as good as the present one -but it would be no more successful. It is very difficult for players to commit knowing that in the next year or two you are not going to beat the Dubs- the standout team of our time. Now over time I see the team improving (I hope) and I see the Dubs falling from the high level that they are now at-when the decline comes is difficult to predict and I do not go along with this notion of money bringing success. You need the players, you need the commitment and you need the prospect of success. Some posters say it is all about the league- when did the league become more important than the championship? You start where you are and win as many matches as you can going forward-build confidence. I wish everyone involved the very best going forward and just hope that the fools of supporters stay at home- the ones who shout abuse from the stands/side lines when things go wrong on the field of play.

browncows (Meath) - 21/10/2017 12:31:31

2019 Predictions? - 6 Like(s)
royaldunne-You may be an excellent supporter but your predictions are unfortunately almost 100% incorrect. I do not do bashing. I support the present management just like the last ones and wish them the best in a difficult job. You cannot hide from the facts that the team is no better than it was 3 years ago (maybe not as good), so all this nonsense about we are fitter, more determined is just plain nonsense and you need to waken up to those facts. You will only know whether the team is stronger this year than last year at the end of the league (they had to beat Louth to stay in Div 2 in 2018) but I have seen nothing yet to agree with your optimistic predictions (hope I am completely wrong though). I conclude in saying that I wish all involved the best of luck going forward and it takes excellent commitment to be involved in county football. I do agree with you in that players do need to realise that they always have a good chance of winning.

browncows (Meath) - 04/01/2019 00:57:44

Laois Football's Big Handicap - 6 Like(s)

Replying To Onion Breath:  "As a matter of fact graiguecullen is not in Leix but no point in arguing that one with you given that from the start of this you've had the blinkers on. But, whether it's in county Carlow or county Leix it's very much in Carlow town and it's not as if Graigecullen only poach their players from their side of town either. You're right all counties have players with parents from bordering counties but in the case of Leix the attitude is if he's any good and one parent is from Leix then at all costs he must play for Leix. Worse than the FAI chasing English born youngsters. Anyway, where'd you get this notion Portlaoise has a population of 30,000? And you say the only town with a big population with just one club? Just staying in Leinster alone, I can think of Navan and Bray who are far bigger but have one club, while Naas, Balbriggan, Greystones and Celbridge would be the same size as Portlaoise and also have just one club. Never thought of them did you?"
Not sure about your facts-Navan has teams which have won the last four senior championships (Navan O'Mahonys and Simonstown Gaels). Another team Bective which is intermediate is in the Navan parish so that is 3 teams in Navan. Johnstown which is termed Navan has a population of 6 to 7 thousand but in the Walterstown parish. Navan without Johnstown would have a population of 23 thousand close to the population of Portlaoise at 22 thousand odd. Crossmaglen would have a population of approx. 1500 - 1/15 the population of Portlaoise.

browncows (National) - 01/10/2018 20:38:07

Meath V Cork - 6 Like(s)
Furlong1949 (Meath)- I wish a speedy recovery to your parent and hope all goes well into the future for you. We all give our opinions about football and sometimes we make comments to give a bit of a rise. However, there are much more important things in life with the health and welfare of those close to us the most significant.

browncows (Meath) - 22/03/2018 19:31:25

Galway Vs Dublin - 6 Like(s)
Anyone who knows a little about football know that Dublin have a great side with all their players very athletic, good footballers, with a very high work rate who play as a team. All their panel can compete at the highest level. Can they get beaten? Of course they can but when and by who is any ones guess. You will not beat then by giving them free kick outs. Up to this year Mayo were the only one who could compete with them. You would have a very competitive AI if we could convince the Dubs to stay at home!!. This talk about neutral venues is rubbish- you can only win AI'S in CP where the best players want to be.

browncows (National) - 12/08/2018 11:29:55

Monaghan Team With No Pitch - 5 Like(s)

Replying To gotmilk:  "Without going off topic here it's important to realise what caused this. Mining....yet right wing governments across the globe are quite happy to allow these companies in and do what they wish under the ground. They aren't regulated in the slightest. If you want to help Magheracloone and other Gaa clubs and even your locality in the future and prevent things like this happening do not vote for FF or FG. These lads see the dollar signs when these companies coming in,they don't see the dangers to communities."
Stick to the football as your knowledge of mining is pretty weak I assume you live in a house and if you do I suspect that it is plastered with gypsum. Do you have a car? and if you do, you should understand that there is metal in it. I also assume you own a mobile phone!! Most metals have to be mined unless the ones that are recycled from scrap and most everyday items we use contain elements/ metals which are mined. I expect Magheracloone will hopefully end up with a couple of high quality pitches.

browncows (National) - 28/09/2018 17:27:00

Expectations for league? - 5 Like(s)
Meathgaa5 (Meath)- Yes and we could stick Royaldunne in midfield beside him and give him a roaming job -he could link up with Biggy for a chat!

browncows (Meath) - 29/01/2017 12:45:25

Meath 2018 - 5 Like(s)
On a much more important topic I wish Sean Cox of Dunboyne GAA a speedy recovery from that horrible random attack in Liverpool. I wish all the best to him and his family at this time.

browncows (Meath) - 26/04/2018 17:13:20

Meath U20s - 5 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy320001:  "That's fair enough. I think Barry Callagha was a huge loss to this group tbh. Brought them on from minor. I wouldn't put all the blame on Farrell, it seemed a rushed appointment. Not sure anyone expected Barry to go. But he left for personal reasons. But in Meath we need managers coaches to grasp the modern style of football. To be fair Andy is trying to that with seniors, but needs to start at U14 tbh"
Not sure what you have been watching. For starters our seniors have not improved and results prove that. You go into a lot of detail in your previous post, however when you have players marking space (modern football!) you are going nowhere as nobody takes responsibility. You do need defenders who can man-mark and when in possession move forward with pace (or move the ball forward with accuracy) as all the top teams do. Your only going to improve young footballers when you allow them to develop their skills with a high degree of work rate.

browncows (Meath) - 09/07/2018 13:18:30

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 5 Like(s)
I have seen both matches and the difference is the type of football being played. Westmeath attack with pace while we spend all our time with about 12 players behind the ball with nobody marking anybody. To improve we need to change the style of football that we have been trying to play over the last 4-5years. Dublin as a team are above the sum of the individuals while we are the reverse -below the sum of the individuals. Wish everyone the best next weekend.

browncows (Meath) - 19/01/2019 11:14:29

Meath v Donegal - 5 Like(s)
ROYALOPTIMIST (Meath) -Your second post was one of the better balanced contributions to this tread/board in a very long time. You dealt with specific points and without any offending/negative remarks about past or present teams/management.

browncows (Meath) - 05/07/2017 13:35:42

Tyrone in 00s v Dublin in the 10s - 5 Like(s)
'Yeah ok whatever you say I don't like Dublin winning things Meath bloke' jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18004 - 28/04/2018 09:36:18 ' That reply sums you up nicely!

browncows (National) - 28/04/2018 12:11:24

Pairc Ui Chaoimh And Liam Miller - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I am not anti soccer and said at the start they should let the charity soccer match be played in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in a spirit of charity but I'm getting fed up of all the anti GAA stuff from the media and soccer multi millionaires, anyone hear Damien Duff on radio this morning? We have the best amateur sporting organisation in the world, the good the GAA does countrywide for the youth of the country and the entertainment from proper full blooded sport we all get from it, men and women giving everything for club and county just for the chance to represent their people and do their best, now we have these namby pamby soccer profeesionals who spent a lot of their time rolling around feigning injury if they thought they got a tap on the ankle running down the GAA, I'm fed up with it it's time someone told them were to go."
I agree with you 100% and would add that Duff has some cheek, a good neck and should be told in no uncertain terms to get lost.

browncows (National) - 24/07/2018 12:56:13

Dublin Vs Donegal - 5 Like(s)
Dublin were entitled to play and hold the ball if they are good enough to do it, which they were. Now the black card must have been taken out of the rule book. Black cards should have been given to two Dublin players, one to the corner back after 5 mins (off the ball) and the other when a Dublin player grounded the Donegal player in second half when in a one to one situation close to goals. As usual the analysis was very poor just looking at the obvious.

browncows (National) - 14/07/2018 22:17:01

Plans For Moving Forward....If Any ! - 5 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "So then there is absolutely no issue with Meath league performance this year? Glad also to see that you have got over the fact that we beat Galway with mod."
Unlike yourself I have not criticised any manager past or present irrespective of how successful they are and I have gave no opinion on league performance -it is result based. You obviously have not read some of your own posts. I do take issue with others like yourself who claim certain players are excellent when in fact the are average even by any standard including club standard.

browncows (Meath) - 18/04/2018 00:28:06

Stephen Cluxton - 5 Like(s)

Replying To clondalkindub:  "Is no one going to comment on the cowardly sickening challenge on our keeper who was in the air defenseless and hit an hour late? You seemed to be all very worried about our games health last year when Connolly tickled the linesman but none of you seem to be worried about the kids after one of the worst late hits I've seen in years. I'm all for hard hitting and a physical game but yesterday was cowardly and that longford fella should get a big suspension. From what I'm hearing Cluxton season could be over."
It was a late tackle and dealt with correctly unlike the closed fist /elbow tackle by Cooper which on the head of the Longford player went unpunished, maybe that was because he was on a yellow card!! The blind mice on the TV analysis chose to say it was accidental.

browncows (National) - 11/06/2018 16:50:33

Pairc Ui Chaoimh And Liam Miller - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Canuck:  "I am not anti GAA. Very ,very simple. Did the GAA take 30 million of funding that had rules attached to it and break those rules ? You know how they are so big on their rules. Like the one that says the game can not be played at PUC. We can have a discussion on the government in another forum."
The did not take anything , they were given the sum of money as a grant so that another stadium could be added and, in process help the rugby application to host a world event. In the process they also made available stadiums all over the country. I'm not aware of them breaking any rule and I'm not aware of any agreement been made to the soccer community.

browncows (National) - 24/07/2018 14:20:47