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What has happened to the GAA in Cork

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GAA in Cork has reached a all time low never in living memory has there been such a lack of interest in it why is this ? . Even in West Cork where Gaelic football was a religion in the past is fast becoming a sport of the past

Will the new stadium in Cork pump some life back in to the GAA in Cork ? I doubt it

What has happened to the GAA in Cork ?

Redhot (Cork) - 13/04/2017 19:28:52    1979201

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Replying To Redhot:  "GAA in Cork has reached a all time low never in living memory has there been such a lack of interest in it why is this ? . Even in West Cork where Gaelic football was a religion in the past is fast becoming a sport of the past

Will the new stadium in Cork pump some life back in to the GAA in Cork ? I doubt it

What has happened to the GAA in Cork ?"
did u watch an alternative national hurling league?

juniorjudge (Waterford) - 13/04/2017 20:18:52    1979213

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Redhot only Cork people can answer that for you I'm afraid. Swings and roundabouts though...Cork will rise again.

yew_tree (Mayo) - 13/04/2017 20:37:51    1979218

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Cork will rise and hopefully Mayo will sink for a few decades.

El_Torro (Tyrone) - 13/04/2017 22:12:46    1979248

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Replying To El_Torro:  "Cork will rise and hopefully Mayo will sink for a few decades."
You're throwing a fair bit of bait into the river. But why bring Mayo into a topic about Cork GAA?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - 13/04/2017 22:28:18    1979252

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Replying To Redhot:  "GAA in Cork has reached a all time low never in living memory has there been such a lack of interest in it why is this ? . Even in West Cork where Gaelic football was a religion in the past is fast becoming a sport of the past

Will the new stadium in Cork pump some life back in to the GAA in Cork ? I doubt it

What has happened to the GAA in Cork ?"
I don't know what's wrong with cork bar frank Murphy but what is really worrisome is that cork people and players just seem to be sitting back and accepting it. I've family and friends in cork and it's like they're defeated just resigned to the fact that that's it there is no more to come or to give.
Cork people need to stop accepting mediocrity and get off their holes and get angry.
I want to see a strong cork in Munster and the allireland championships.
It's good for us and everyone.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 13/04/2017 22:37:11    1979274

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Replying To Redhot:  "GAA in Cork has reached a all time low never in living memory has there been such a lack of interest in it why is this ? . Even in West Cork where Gaelic football was a religion in the past is fast becoming a sport of the past

Will the new stadium in Cork pump some life back in to the GAA in Cork ? I doubt it

What has happened to the GAA in Cork ?"
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Ye hammered out minor football team out the gates of semple stadium on Wednesday night.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - 14/04/2017 04:00:44    1979303

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Replying To Redhot:  "GAA in Cork has reached a all time low never in living memory has there been such a lack of interest in it why is this ? . Even in West Cork where Gaelic football was a religion in the past is fast becoming a sport of the past

Will the new stadium in Cork pump some life back in to the GAA in Cork ? I doubt it

What has happened to the GAA in Cork ?"
Regarding the Gaelic football aspect of the question, maybe this story from a recent Galway game I attended has relevance if it's being replicated in the Cork region. I attended the league double header in Pearse Stadium a couple of weeks ago. The football game, (Galway vs Kildare), was on first. It was putrid stuff to watch, blanket defences all the way, the ball worked more often across the field, sometimes it would be progressed as far as the opponent 45 m line and then worked back to midfield or into defence again to relaunch the move if the opposition defence was too packed to find an opening first time. It was the kind of game that would squeeze the life out of you and make you feel like giving up the will to live. Since it was a double header, 12k attended (more than double what would be expected to attend if the matches were played separately). Now there was a lot of home supporters there who hadn't attended a Gaelic football game in a number of years (probably since the last time Galway were going well) and it was notable the number of people in my vicinity I overheard saying that it was a long time since they were at a football game and it would be even longer before they would go to another one. Now in case you think that's "hurling bias", the hurling game wasn't great entertainment value either so perhaps more football-minded people were thinking the same about the hurling!

When supporters are not being entertained eventually it leads to apathy and apathy by far is the biggest enemy of the GAA. If what I've just described has become commonplace in the Cork region, then I can understand the apathy.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - 14/04/2017 06:03:24    1979306

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Cork will rise again and no doubt have put an awful lot of their financial resources into the new stadium and that has possibly hindered their development programs and reduced the number of coaches they'd like to have on the ground, but already there are signs that their hurlers are on the rise at underage from U14 up and as with the huge vastness of Cork and the pool of players they've to pick from the hurlers will rise like mushrooms once again.

Football wise you get the impression they aren't in tune with the defensive manner the game has went and its not a natural thing to them (a bit like Down) and they've been found out, but they still produce some fine natural footballers although the small ball is king.

bricktop (Down) - 14/04/2017 14:11:38    1979392

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I was looking at the Galway League win over Kildare and to be honest I dont know what the fans were getting excited about..it was a league 2 final by all standards (here Offaly are stuck in Division 3 so no need to start on about that..we are talking about supposedly good teams in Galway and Kildare here..Offaly are Div 3 end of)...anyway..Dublin and Kerry will be the bench mark this summer..Tyrone and Mayo will be on the fringes as usual but maybe maybe Mayo might get over the line on a good day against either of the big 2...pity to see Cork football slipping back so far...great players and great traditon and always put it up to Kerry back in 70's & 80's outside of Dublin....

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - 18/04/2017 18:46:25    1980547

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Replying To bricktop:  "Cork will rise again and no doubt have put an awful lot of their financial resources into the new stadium and that has possibly hindered their development programs and reduced the number of coaches they'd like to have on the ground, but already there are signs that their hurlers are on the rise at underage from U14 up and as with the huge vastness of Cork and the pool of players they've to pick from the hurlers will rise like mushrooms once again.

Football wise you get the impression they aren't in tune with the defensive manner the game has went and its not a natural thing to them (a bit like Down) and they've been found out, but they still produce some fine natural footballers although the small ball is king."
I was thinking the same thing and agree with all your comments. Particularly, Corks inability to adapt to defensive formations as is the modern game.

They put bodies back there but have no understanding as to what they do when there. This is not a load of romantic spiel about Cork playing the right way or not and defensive play being wrong. My point is that good teams do what they need to to win. I would say this is illustrated best by Dublin and Kerry. Dublin for so long have been unbeatable and found a formula to succeed. Then Kerry, who would b revered as natural footballers, found a way to get to a level where they can compete and even win against Dublin at times.

Cork do not have that hunger to do what's needed to win or at least compete at the top table. Pretty, skilful footballers will get you so far nowadays, but in the en, the team that will die for each other will win through.

BaldyBadger (Cork) - 20/04/2017 23:44:45    1981300

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Burst every football in Cork and do what nearly every other county do and focus on one code.

Cornerback1977 (Cork) - 24/04/2017 00:07:01    1982037

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Replying To Cornerback1977:  "Burst every football in Cork and do what nearly every other county do and focus on one code."
Ya i agree, puck all the slioters over to the bordering counties and concentrate on football

TrevorPhillips (Cork) - 27/04/2017 19:09:27    1983221

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Replying To galwayford:  "did you see the 0-0 draw between Juventas and Barcelona? Or the recent Connacht rugby defeat to the Italian team Zebre? What do you think of them as spectacles."
What point are you making?

Are you saying that people should not be apathetic about what they perceive (and perception is key here ) as rubbish because you (I perceived Juventus and Barcelona as an intriguing game) think that there is other stuff just as bad down the road??

Objectivity goes out the window here. If people feel they are not being entertained, they won't go regardless of what you and I think.

bennybunny (Cork) - 27/04/2017 22:19:54    1983243

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Replying To galwayford:  "did you see the 0-0 draw between Juventas and Barcelona? Or the recent Connacht rugby defeat to the Italian team Zebre? What do you think of them as spectacles."
Absolutely. For a few yrs now many Galway people have been giving out about lack of success. Now with an emerging football team some find other things to moan about. I am a dual fan but have come across hurling snobbery previously. Our performance for most of the hurling league quarter final against Waterford was worse than anything our footballers produced this season so swings and roundabouts. On the Cork issue it is surprising that both codes appear to be struggling. I think their hurlers will rise quicker than most expect.

kiloughter (Galway) - 29/04/2017 21:56:00    1983537

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They should invest in people, not concrete

Dublin have spent very little on facility development in the past 15 years
However the focus on quality coaching and coaching standards is really paying off now

valley84 (Westmeath) - 30/04/2017 08:53:33    1983556

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Replying To valley84:  "They should invest in people, not concrete

Dublin have spent very little on facility development in the past 15 years
However the focus on quality coaching and coaching standards is really paying off now"
Why should Dublin put money into concrete, they have Croke Park.

thelongridge (Offaly) - 30/04/2017 12:50:32    1983600

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Replying To Cornerback1977:  "Burst every football in Cork and do what nearly every other county do and focus on one code."
Cork as a county has a land mass bigger than killkenny wexford and carlow combined with an even bigger population..
Big enough to play all sports and codes let alone one..
Bull sh..... comment.....!!!!!
Lack of interest in gaelic games really and rugby just seems to be cooler with the in crowd with cork people at the moment....
They will be back but might take a while before they realise rugby is a boring sport!!!!!

tonydoranfan (Wexford) - 30/04/2017 15:43:34    1983623

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Replying To tonydoranfan:  "Cork as a county has a land mass bigger than killkenny wexford and carlow combined with an even bigger population..
Big enough to play all sports and codes let alone one..
Bull sh..... comment.....!!!!!
Lack of interest in gaelic games really and rugby just seems to be cooler with the in crowd with cork people at the moment....
They will be back but might take a while before they realise rugby is a boring sport!!!!!"
Rugby isnt boring, just because you think so

TrevorPhillips (Cork) - 30/04/2017 16:46:31    1983630

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Replying To TrevorPhillips:  "Rugby isnt boring, just because you think so"
You just answered the question on whats wrong with cork gaa????!!!
At wexford cork match in thurles last year and more cork kids had munster red rugby jersey's on than cork gaa jerseys...
Comparied to hurling yes rugby is very boring and until cork people realise that gaa in that once great gaa county will remain weak!!!!
Rugby is were the in crowd are at the moment in cork!!!
Or want to be crowd!!!

tonydoranfan (Wexford) - 30/04/2017 22:00:23    1983696

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