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Do Dublin play 2 home games in the super 8s? - 5 Like(s)
The solution is simple. Dublin's "croke park" game should count as their home game, and on their home weekend, that game should be at a neutral venue. That way everyone gets one home, one away, and one neutral game. Fairness all round. It's unacceptable to call Croker a neutral venue when the dubs play all home games there
galwaydublin , 23/09/2017 at 11:21


Dunphy on the Dubs - 5 Like(s)
Good ol' Dunphy, I remember during the 80s he wrote something regarding Brian Mullins. One day shortly after they crossed paths at the entrance to Independent House in Abbey St and Mullins let him know what he thought of him and Dunphy scarpered on down the road shitting himself lol :D
realdub , 23/09/2017 at 13:55


Dunphy on the Dubs - 5 Like(s)
Personal story from Monday.
As some of you will know I have a baby son born very premature, but doing well , and he attends crumlin on a regular basis , by chance he has had appointments on both Monday after the 2 all ire. We were heading to hoops, when out of a ward came Micheal fitzsimons and McCarthy with Sam maguire, herself been originally a dub (I know I can't get over that I married one either ) lol just kidding hon :)
Anyways they gladly took a photo with herself Sam and our son, two nicer guys you couldn't hope to meet, I naturally shook their hands and congratulate both , I had a bit of banter with Micheal telling him that my boy would lift Sam one day FOR MEATH. Again I don't know many of the team but if these 2 lads are anything to go by, then Eamonn is talking out of his rear end.
royaldunne , 23/09/2017 at 20:12


Dunphy on the Dubs - 4 Like(s)
Stick with the soccer Eamonn. The Dublin footballers will focus on football. They are excellent
ambassadors for the game.
fainleog , 23/09/2017 at 14:32


Do Dublin play 2 home games in the super 8s? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To galwaydublin:  "The solution is simple. Dublin's "croke park" game should count as their home game, and on their home weekend, that game should be at a neutral venue. That way everyone gets one home, one away, and one neutral game. Fairness all round. It's unacceptable to call Croker a neutral venue when the dubs play all home games there"
Not going to happen. Reason...gate and money. GAA are not going to lose out between fairness and cash.
Donegalman , 23/09/2017 at 12:23


Dunphy on the Dubs - 3 Like(s)

Replying To SouthsideRossie:  ""..being admired and respected is one think. I don't think they will ever be loved....."


Eammo, you got it in one, baby.

My sentiments exactly, shared by everyone I know."
From Balbriggan to Kippure and from Lucan to the North Wall they'll be loved.

What the rest of country or the odd crank thinks doesn't matter one iota.
MesAmis , 23/09/2017 at 14:49


Dunphy on the Dubs - 3 Like(s)
They seem like decent enough lads. There are probably a couple of big-headed types on the team but that's the way of the world really. Must be hard not to get carried away with yourself if you're winning All-Irelands all the time.
MichaelO , 23/09/2017 at 15:09


Dunphy on the Dubs - 3 Like(s)

Replying To hill16no1man:  "the soccer boys seem to be running scared at the minute with roddy doyle now dunphy trying to have a go.
id ask the question has dunphy ever even met messi?
highly unlikely i would say, in that case how would he even know what type person messi is?
of all the things to accuse this team of being full of themselves has to be madness.
they have seperate guys who are ambassadors for suicide prevention, mental health and addiction problem.
the manager flew a plane to uganda for concern and goal last year after the all ireland final.
on several occasions throughout this year they have helped out in the capuchin day centre for homeless people.
they have taken the trophy specificaly to children who are suffering with life long illness on match days to let them celebrate.
another player does ted talks to help people who are suffering with depression and are at low points in their life."
FFS stop, I'm wiping my eyes. They should all be given halos
Cockney_Cat , 23/09/2017 at 23:09


Dunphy on the Dubs - 2 Like(s)
"..being admired and respected is one think. I don't think they will ever be loved....."


Eammo, you got it in one, baby.

My sentiments exactly, shared by everyone I know.
SouthsideRossie , 23/09/2017 at 13:36


Dunphy on the Dubs - 2 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "From Balbriggan to Kippure and from Lucan to the North Wall they'll be loved.

What the rest of country or the odd crank thinks doesn't matter one iota."
The dubs are alright apart from the odd gouger!
baire , 23/09/2017 at 15:00


Dunphy on the Dubs - 2 Like(s)
oh how these dubs must yearn to be loved, just like tyrone, meath Cork etc. The only champs whoever get the love is kerry and kilkenny, pure adoration and no questions asked
lilypad , 23/09/2017 at 15:28


Fair Play Diarmuid Connolly - 2 Like(s)

Replying To TheFlaker:  "Pre game and all year all we heard was how Kilkenny was amazing. A beast of an athlete who is the playmaker of the Dublin team. Keegan had him in his pocket. Kilkenny had 7 possessions, 7!!! Connolly came on after playing very little football all year, it was debatable the impact he would have. Hindsight is a great thing!!"
Wrong again!!!! watch the game again and stop taking everything some pundits say as Gospel..KilKenny had 7 possessions in the last 15 mins when ye were out scored 4 to 1.
jacktheDub , 23/09/2017 at 15:37


Fair Play Diarmuid Connolly - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Iamlegion666:  "He doesn't divide opinion at all, we all know he's a great player, we just can't respect him for the way he carries on like he's 14."
Well at least he didn't throw his gps unit at anyone like a 14 year old kid might do, Connolly was brilliant when he came on and should have started, he won the game for Dublin, himself and Mc Manamon.
Tirchonaill1 , 23/09/2017 at 15:56


Record Gate for the Ladies' Final - 2 Like(s)

Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "More luck to them...but isn't there a touch of rent a crowd about it? Half the crowd will be composed of screaming school kids getting in for free or brought there under a school package."
It is fantastic that the Ladies All-Ireland final will attract such a big crowd tomorrow but it is hardly
surprising considering the outstanding football that has been played in the Ladies football finals
in recent years. It will be wonderful to see such great footballers as Cora Staunton & Sinead Aherne
in action tomorrow. Ladies football has been one of the fastest growing games in recent decades
and great credit is due to the women who fostered and have grown the game.
The ticket prices for tomorrow's All-Ireland final are €25.00 adult & €10.00 children, which is nothing
to do with rent a crowd. Your reference to screaming kids is most distasteful, children are perfectly
entitled to show their emotions at the match, they will have paid to get into the grounds and children
are the future of the games. Your post has a touch of sour grapes.
fainleog , 23/09/2017 at 17:03


Dunphy on the Dubs - 2 Like(s)
the soccer boys seem to be running scared at the minute with roddy doyle now dunphy trying to have a go.
id ask the question has dunphy ever even met messi?
highly unlikely i would say, in that case how would he even know what type person messi is?
of all the things to accuse this team of being full of themselves has to be madness.
they have seperate guys who are ambassadors for suicide prevention, mental health and addiction problem.
the manager flew a plane to uganda for concern and goal last year after the all ireland final.
on several occasions throughout this year they have helped out in the capuchin day centre for homeless people.
they have taken the trophy specificaly to children who are suffering with life long illness on match days to let them celebrate.
another player does ted talks to help people who are suffering with depression and are at low points in their life.
hill16no1man , 23/09/2017 at 17:23


Lee Keegan throwing GPS at Rock? - 2 Like(s)
People need to get over it,Keegan was very wrong doing that of course he was but I find it a bit rich that one of the biggest tugs to ever play gaa charlie Redmond is having a go just like last year with that campaign that worked to get Keegan blackcarded for replay,why isn't charlie talking negatively about Dublin because I never witnessed a more cynical fouling team I'm an all Ireland final then last Sunday and of course o gara ,cormac Costello sent on just to wrestle mayos Brendan Harrison and Costello also with that tee incident ,Dublin are a phenomenal team but get a way with murder ,wonder will charlie Redmond mention anything about that
Galwayjoe86 , 23/09/2017 at 09:20


Do Dublin play 2 home games in the super 8s? - 2 Like(s)
Dublin wont get any games in their home ground of Parnell Park unfortunately.
dubshurling7 , 23/09/2017 at 10:12


Lee Keegan throwing GPS at Rock? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To 37sowhat:  "Thank you Dara Ò Cinnèide for your article on cynicism on today's Irish Examiner I too played the game to a fairly high level Dara adorned it at cCollege Club And County level for over a decade he should know what he is talking about Yes our games could do without the unsporting acts of last Sunday Incidentally Dara himself was that first victim of the swarm tackle in the 2003 semifinal for me the day the music died The new negativity was cononised by a referee who stood idly by in those first 10 mins as the blanket was spread and the clawing punching tackle cream into the new defensive game YouTube has the video in its repertoire"
I think you have to take whats in the Cork Examiner with a pinch a salt of mate, its essentially a Munster paper and playing to the crowd down there. Their job of work is to help the recovery narrative in a disappointing year for Munster GAA at Senior level on the biggest days.

My own opinion is that neither of the last four teams in the championship leave the championship with their held high when it comes to cynicism and if your judging by that standard all served up poor fare and are poor examples. That said for drama and quality of play it was there in abundance. Maybe a balance needs to be struck, we really dont want a game thats gone like soccer were any physical contact is akin to a reaction of being shot by a sniper.

Truth be told cynicism can counteract quality, and if you lack quality you have to employ it. The other team has to respond in kind or be out matched despite maybe having more quality. Calibrating how to govern that is a tricky task. You see so many on here given out about soft frees and referees.
TheUsername , 23/09/2017 at 11:04


Do Dublin play 2 home games in the super 8s? - 1 Like(s)
Dublin is one county out of 32.

Surely it can't be that hard for various county boards to sort this out.

Although as we've seen in Leinster for some reason they sometimes can't pull it off.
MesAmis , 23/09/2017 at 12:30


Do Dublin play 2 home games in the super 8s? - 1 Like(s)
The good teams love to play in Croke Park. The best football is played in Croke Park.
Croke Park will accommodate the fans, refer to the big attendances this year.
Imagine playing a big game in Salthill.
fainleog , 23/09/2017 at 12:37