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Kerry Investment paying off? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Gael85:  "http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/kerry-step-up-their-pursuit-of-excellence-1.2220057

Another trophy in the cabinet for Kerry tonight winning the u21 Munster and odds on favourite to win u21 AI

Throw in they have won last 3 minor All Irelands, 3 Hogans Cup. Dr Crokes winning club All Ireland and their clubs dominant at intermediate and junior club level. With the Kerry Group investment over last year few years it is no coincidence Kerry are starting to dominate football at all levels. We will soon see them take over the mantle from Dublin and fair play to them, They have produced great young players like Killian Spillane, Andrew & Jack Barry, David Clifford, Dara Moynihan, David Shaw, Jason Foley, Shane Ryan and Micheal Burns who will be superstars in next year or two . Is Kerry investment paying off??"
IF and WHEN these lads win an U-21 and then move on to win a Senior All-Ireland we can sing their praises - for the moment they're just a decent young team but there's plenty of counties around that have decent underage teams.

Dublin's record underage isn't exactly terrible now is it? And yer clubs do very well for themselves too.

So the GAA/AIG/Skoda/Super Valu/Ballgowan and the other 20+ sponsors gravy train is oiling the Dublin machine nicely.
TheHermit , 30/03/2017 at 09:36


Kerry Investment paying off? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To KYTotalFootball:  "If by investment you mean hard work, good coaching by the clubs, 5 GDA's , schools combined with natural God-given talent of the players then yes you could say it is paying off, albeit with a long way to go of achieving the ultimate aim of the Sam Maguire or even the Clarke Cup for that matter"
Ah yes it's hard work & God given talent when Kerry win but money when Dublin do. Gotcha!
Jackeen , 30/03/2017 at 11:42


Under 21s - 3 Like(s)

Replying To bond:  "The Gaa decision making system is absolutely ridiculous. Supporters making sacrifices in respect of work & driving to enniskillen to discover game called off 25 mins before throw in !!! 3 wks after similar fiasco in Omagh. Surely protocols have to be introduced & some consideration for supporters."
ridiculous like people finishing work early or whatever and people actually in the stadium payed in and all and find out that the games called off....surely they knew during the day like it just didnt fall in the space of 5 mins...Gaa should be ashamed of themselves
cavan14 , 29/03/2017 at 21:48


All Ireland U21 Football Championship - 2 Like(s)

Replying To panamasam:  "As I suspected cute hoorism was alive and well on here in build up to the Munster championship and final tonight. Some statement of intent from Kerry tonight and they are going to be very very hard to beat given the improvement they are showing game to game. Whoever comes out of Ulster will have their work cutout given the fixture pile up though from a Donegal perspective the extra time will allow some of the injured players more time to get back to fitness. But lets face it it is going to be very hard to stop Kerry now. The problem for Dublin after sauntering to another Leinster title tonight is that the step up in quality they will face from now on is a very big one and they could be caught cold. Whoever comes out of Ulster will be battle hardened and the other side of the draw looks especially strong now given tonights result and Galway's win at the weekend. In Leinster the main challengers were thought to be Meath and Kildare but both got knocked out early. I know Meath were missing players but having seen Westmeath play Dublin it is hard to believe they managed to lose that match given they had shown good form coming in. I found it very hard to gauge the Dubs that night so I think some of the comments here could be true. Westmeath were woeful on the night and I came away thinking Leinster football Dublin apart is in a very very sorry state."
"The problem for Dublin after sauntering to another Leinster title tonight is that the step up in quality they will face from now on is a very big one and they could be caught cold."
A little harsh on our lads there I feel. To say they sauntered to it isn't fair.
This isn't the senior grade. I think you're judging it somewhat based on what you've seen in the Leinster senior championship for the last 8 or 9 years. The rest of Leinster have been far more competitive against Dublin at this grade in recent times. Offaly have been very competitive at underage level now for a few years. Last night too, Offaly gave a good account of themselves, especially in the first half. To go in double scores down at half-time was a bit hard on them. They mixed it very well with Dublin in the first half and but for a lack of clinical finishing and general efficiency, would have been right in it starting the 2nd half. Admittedly, Dublin pushed on and put the game to bed in the 2nd half. But overall, I thought the score flattered Dublin a little bit.
OffalyBigBall , 30/03/2017 at 08:57


Healy Park - 2 Like(s)
Second time this year a game had had to be postponed due to state of the pitch in Tyrone.

No more than ourselves this time last year, but we were getting slated for it and the laughing stock of the country but at least we had alternative plans in place for a back up.
Cuckoosinging , 30/03/2017 at 09:42


Kerry Investment paying off? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Gael85:  "http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/kerry-step-up-their-pursuit-of-excellence-1.2220057

Another trophy in the cabinet for Kerry tonight winning the u21 Munster and odds on favourite to win u21 AI

Throw in they have won last 3 minor All Irelands, 3 Hogans Cup. Dr Crokes winning club All Ireland and their clubs dominant at intermediate and junior club level. With the Kerry Group investment over last year few years it is no coincidence Kerry are starting to dominate football at all levels. We will soon see them take over the mantle from Dublin and fair play to them, They have produced great young players like Killian Spillane, Andrew & Jack Barry, David Clifford, Dara Moynihan, David Shaw, Jason Foley, Shane Ryan and Micheal Burns who will be superstars in next year or two . Is Kerry investment paying off??"
Be sure to clean out the free cars before we take them off ye ;-)
Superglue , 30/03/2017 at 09:58


Clare v Meath - 2 Like(s)

Replying To browncows:  "Hope everything goes well for you as those are the more important in life (the health) and when we worry about football we are in a good place. Don't forget to give him a good Westmeath name!!!"
He already has his little Meath outfit :). Brainwashing must begin early !!!
royaldunne , 29/03/2017 at 18:23


Clare v Meath - 2 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Agree 100%.
Anyways I've had my say.
And unfortunately this will be a game i cant attend, my little miracle boy (born very premature) and spent nine weeks in hospital, and still has regular trips up to crumlin and into Mullingar, will be getting christened on Sunday, I had asked that it be 16 but due to some dude rising from the dead they wont permit it, I tried to explain that the royals last league match with possibilities of promotion was more important, however they were having none of it (typical westies attitude)
So I unfortunately cant go to Ennis but ill ne there in spirit, would appreciate updates from those there suns etc. Thanks.
Hon the Royal"
All the best to you and your young man royaldunne, we all love sport here but family should always be firmly first.
Htaem , 29/03/2017 at 18:56


Division 2 2017 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Totally threw the game away. 1 point up gale force wind at back, cork were in total disaray and we blew it by hitting unreal shots at posts, coming back off upright hitting shot from every angle while simple pass would have set up certain point. Blew it big time. Did you not read McEntee interviews after? Jesus he was livid."
Wow, a whole point up. Meath clearly put themselves in a position to win the game but you really can't say the game was thrown away when you were only a point up.

Galway could say they threw the game away against Meath, 4 points down at HT and then went 3 points up with minutes to go and well on top to boot.
TheWestIsAwake , 29/03/2017 at 19:15


Division 2 2017 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To commander:  "Meath on a good roll and starting to find some shape and form, so could go your way. Kildare wouldn't roll over but I don't expect management to risk key players too much. Although it would be nice to turn Galway over on their own patch"
kildare are entitled to play squad players if they wanted. they finish top and don't owe anyone anything.
ziggy32001 , 29/03/2017 at 19:52


Under 21s - 2 Like(s)
The Gaa decision making system is absolutely ridiculous. Supporters making sacrifices in respect of work & driving to enniskillen to discover game called off 25 mins before throw in !!! 3 wks after similar fiasco in Omagh. Surely protocols have to be introduced & some consideration for supporters.
bond , 29/03/2017 at 21:34


Kerry Investment paying off? - 1 Like(s)
Imagine the millions that Kerry have amassed in the last couple of years and they wouldn't give a penny to the likes of Carlow and Leitrim
And the county with the highest number of all ireland wins say they want a level playing field!!
keithlemon , 30/03/2017 at 17:20


Minute Silence - 1 Like(s)

Replying To border Gael:  "Very often you cannot hear what is being announced so you obviously are standing up and it could be 20 seconds before you realise it's a minutes silence. I think it's disgraceful and very inappropriate to cut it back to 20 seconds. After all its in memory of someone who has just lost theirs and very often long before they should be going. Money before people again. Grab all association."
Grab all association? Please explain how a minute silence has ANYTHING to do with money?
GaaGaa78 , 30/03/2017 at 08:04


Under 21s - 1 Like(s)
Walked into Brewster at 19:30 as the very first supporters were walking out. Can they not make the decision without the ref earlier if a pitch is playable or not!!! Rushed from Dublin for the game. What a waste of energy and time.
cavan97 , 30/03/2017 at 08:21


Hurling super 4's? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To keeper7:  "Counties who would gladly kill for a Munster or Leinster hurling title right now? Everyone except Kilkenny & Tipp!"
Agree. If you gave me a choice at the start of every year of promotion to 1a or a Munster title id take a Munster title all day every day.
mike03 , 30/03/2017 at 08:47


Fair play TG4 - 1 Like(s)
Its a lot cheaper than sky and everyone has it. not everyone has sky.
wd45 , 30/03/2017 at 09:07


All Ireland U21 Football Championship - 1 Like(s)

Replying To woops:  "Kerry were very good apart from a slight spell when we went from 4-Nil to 4-3 where Cork looked very dangerous for about 10 mins.

After Kerry got the goal , Cork didn't want to know about it.
Cork played with 2 extra men back and they were lost puppies not knowing what to do with their positioning and Kerry continually sauntered their way up the field without any pressure until the 21 yard line. Inside that line was fairly packed but once Kerry found their range Cork didnt know what to do.

very impressed with Kerry last night but the other 3 provincial winners will be stiff tests.
I presume Galway will win Connaught so should make for a very good game."
Just another way to look at it, what had Cork to lose to have a go at Kerry last night.
Was it not better off to go out and try to beat Kerry and end up losing than to go out and produce that defensive crap and end up getting destroyed anyway.
woops , 30/03/2017 at 09:58


Minute Silence - 1 Like(s)

Replying To s goldrick:  "yes, he played as a Lad in Slane."
Classic!
GreenandRed , 30/03/2017 at 10:05


League Finals or Relegation/Promotion Playoffs? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Hardtimes:  "And we wouldn't have got promoted last year without beating Cork. So what's your point?"
My point is we all come up with a suit ourselves scenario, when it is ourselves who are impacted or would benefit from such a change.
Pinkie , 30/03/2017 at 10:07


Kerry Investment paying off? - 1 Like(s)
Be sure to clean out the free cars before we take them off ye ;-)

Superglue (Kerry) - Posts:1178 - 30/03/2017 09:58:56 1973030

Why surely you guys would prefer a good Massey Ferguson ?
Damothedub , 30/03/2017 at 10:22