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David Gough To Referee The Final - 6 Like(s)
David Gough: Lives in Dublin, Works in Dublin, Games Promotion Officer for a Dublin University, Coached underaged club teams in Dublin, Participates and votes (as Cumann May mBunscol Chair since 2016) on Dublin County Board, Impartial?

fast_forward (National) - 14/08/2019 14:05:00

Cora Staunton - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Steve:  "I can't help but wonder about this move to Australia. She's clearly the greatest female GAA player of all time but with all due respect why is an AFL club paying a woman in her mid-thirties to move countries and try learning a different sport? Is there some media angle I haven't heard about?"
I heard an interview with one of the Sydney Giants coaches. This is only the second season of professional womens AFL and in the first season the Kings won one, drew one, and lost five. Because it is a relatively new sport the squad they had last year was young and inexperienced. The manager said they were on the lookout for a player who was a leader on the pitch, was physically strong and had experience of playing at a high level, which are definitely attributes Cora has in spades. He was really hoping that Cora could help bring a change of mindset to the dressing room to a high performance elite level, considering her years of experience with Mayo.

fast_forward (National) - 05/12/2017 12:39:13

Club fixtures and Builders Holiday - 1 Like(s)

Replying To mawmouther:  "Instead of all the hullabaloo over club fixtures it would be nice if the two weeks of builder's holidays were left free from club fixtures next year. I think this simple move would solve alot of problems that club players have."
The Meath GAA AGM is on in the next few weeks. Go to your club committee meeting and convince them to put forward that motion. Then make sure you have a good enough argument at the county convention. If enough people believe you then there will be no games for those two weeks.

fast_forward (National) - 29/11/2016 11:47:08

Congrats to Louth on Lory Meagher Cup - 1 Like(s)

Replying To keeper7:  "Is there any hurling in Drogheda (on either side)?"
No hurling clubs in Drogheda. The Wolfe Tones, who manager Dee McCarthy played for, were there for years but died out due to lack of underage development. St Fechins from Termonfeckin would be the nearest team. They are about 10 minutes outside Drogheda and are current county champions. They had two lads starting yesterday and one lad off the bench who scored a goal. Mattock Rangers from Collon are also not far from Drogheda and had two on the bench yesterday.

fast_forward (National) - 05/06/2016 15:09:54

Another Spectacular GAA PR Own Goal - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Donegalman:  "Didn't hear this. Is it from a club source or your own deduction? I wonder if it were possible to get one off insurance for an event like this."
It is possible to get insurance outside the GAA scheme (which is much cheaper), but an insurance company would require a letter from the GAA giving permission for the event. The GAA twice refused permission so no company would be able to insure this event. If a player was injured or a spectator fell ill, the club itself would be liable for damages and could be bankrupted, that is why we have these rules and that is why the club has its proposed penalty.

fast_forward (National) - 27/04/2019 12:43:03

Louth hurling development - 1 Like(s)

Replying To emerald79:  "Why not ask Gaa HQ to put a Separate Hurling Board in Place & Responsible for the promotion of Hurling only & deal with hurling only people within Louth & build from there"
We have that already. Coiste Iomána Contae Lú is responsible for all underage and adult hurling in Louth. In the past year they have Introduced a Hurling Only games promotion officer for the first time. As well as helping to set up the Ulster U16 and Minor Club Hurling Leagues with Cavan and Monaghan to try and get more matches for underage teams. Having support from the county board is important but it takes real buy in from people in the club to do the dog work week to week to make a successful club, as we have seen from the attempted beginnings in Cooley, the Gers, Louth Village, Tullyallen and the Plunketts in the last 15/20 years as well as the failure of the Tones. We all know the surnames of the people heavily associated with the established clubs, be it Moninne, Pearse Óg, Knockbridge, Fechins or Collon. All these clubs had people who managed multiple teams from juvenile to senior and carried their clubs during the tougher times. In time all these clubs grew and brought in more coaches, parents and players, but it takes determination and years of work to both get a hurling club going and to keep it going long term.

fast_forward (Louth) - 28/01/2017 11:25:42

Straw Poll - 1 Like(s)

fast_forward (National) - 27/06/2018 10:59:44

GAA Appeals Procedures - Ulster Tain hurling div 2 - 1 Like(s)
I played in this match for St Fechins. At full time both sidelines had Castleblayney up by 1. I didn't know there was an appeal but it's not the first time there has been an issue with this ref. The club website is connected to Servasport and the results get updated automatically.

fast_forward (National) - 06/10/2017 15:00:12