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I don't subscribe to the Dublin media jibe as many of those working in national media in Dublin are from all over the country...it maybe highlights what Dublin GAA also have to fight against in contrast to their other advantages.

Fact is there are Hundreds of thousands of people living in Dublin who don't like or care about the GAA and wouldn't even know All Ireland final day....perfect example being I had to give two Dublin rugby lads directions to Croke Park a few years back. I don't think they ever crossed O'Connell bridge.

Agree if GAA is shut down then league of Ireland and all underage etc should be inc rugby.

There is an arrogance from every sport, inc GAA as to why our sport is superior. Just look at Johnny Sextons comments yesterday saying the whole country will be watching the Italy game...well I won't be. I'll be switching between Roscommon v Cavan and Kerry v Donegal.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10583 - 21/10/2020 13:22:48    2299903

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Replying To KillingFields:  "There is an anti-GAA element in the media and is mostly driven by those from other sporting organisations that are just taking a pop for the sake of it and also non-sports people who would be forgiven for thinking that no other sports were continuing as it seems the headline all the time is that GAA is continuing!!
If the GAA championship was to stop I'd be actively calling for the league of Ireland to stop too. Don't get me started with anyone thinking League of Ireland is an elite sport. Finn Harps from my own county are involved in the Premier Division and I'd get more money from selling The Big Issue than the players get from Finn Harps. It's not a wholly professional sport therefore it's semi-professional. The GAA at county level is also semi-professional. There are physio's employed by most county teams, meal providers catering these teams etc.
The west brit mentality from plenty of rugby and soccer fans is the real reason that it sticks in their throats the championship is going ahead. I love it!

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1589 - 21/10/2020 11:34:24
this old chestnut...
How do other sporting organisations have a pop at the gaa? Where? Do you have proof?
Where is the anti GAA element in the media.
The league of ireland is professional. Yes some players are semi pro and some are not well paid that doesnt mean its near the same as the GAA.
The GAA at county level isnt semi professional. There is physios getting paid for their services. Theyre not employed by the counties. Trying to say that inter county GAA is semi professional because the people who make the players food for their after match meals get paid is complete nonsense.
And west brit mentality. Are you 12?


Why should they be stopped...based on what medical evidence that controlled games are a risk??
Time people looked in the mirror and took personal responsibility...by all accounts there were shocking scenes last night in Penny's in Dundalk like wtf is wrong with people acting as if its the end of the world
This consumerism is driven by a constant round of drivel from many in the Dublin media who would prefer this island ape the worst excesses of what passes for 'culture' now in UK and USA.......that isn't a dig at England per se as many decent people there are also disgusted at the society their media is helping to create....
By under no illusion but the current furore about inter county games has nothing to do with covid concerns and all to do with a hatred of our national games as they don't ape what happens across both stretches of water to our left and right .....unfortunately some of the disgraceful scenes post matches helped provide ammo for some of these clowns but again what was the common factor in every scenario???? This countrys unhealthy obsession with drink, maybe we need to confront the real elephant in the room that our society feels no significant event can happen without drink .....that is an unhealthy relationship and one that is a real risk to public health not young lads and girls playing our national games
ArmaghCat (Armagh) - Posts: 48 - 21/10/2020 11:52:16
thats some load of paranoid nonsense.

There's nobody in the media calling for the Irish rugby team or the provincial rugby teams to stop playing. Italy are playing Ireland at the weekend and Ireland is heading to France after that- that's a lot of moving around and rugby is a true close contact sport unlike GAA where its more bang-bang.And what about provincial rugby where Munster have had 2 Covid outbreaks already, do they not have family and vulnerable relatives the same as the GAA players.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 397 - 21/10/2020 12:01:03
The irish rugby team and provincial rugby teams players all are tested extensively. Thats why theyre continuing. Players who test positive are isolated and the teams continue. If all players are not covid positive then why shouldnt they play?"
The league of ireland is professional. Yes some players are semi pro and some are not well paid that doesnt mean its near the same as the GAA. The GAA at county level isnt semi professional. There is physios getting paid for their services. Theyre not employed by the counties. Trying to say that inter county GAA is semi professional because the people who make the players food for their after match meals get paid is complete nonsense.

What is the difference between a semi pro LOI footballer who has a full time job and an Inter County Gaelic footballer?

Are you trying to say the semi Pro LOI player is better prepared than an inter County footballer?

ifindoubt (Donegal) - Posts: 115 - 21/10/2020 13:24:56    2299907

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GAA have confirmed their suspending all underage County fixtures . A pure joke .
The anti gaa keyboard warriors will be doing high fives . Senior county fixtures next .
RTÉ be able to show cabinteely v UCD instead of all ireland finals

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 326 - 21/10/2020 13:44:53    2299913

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Replying To KillingFields:  "judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok...."
its got nothing to with conspiracy theories or "tinfoil hats"
ITS about Rural Ireland (the real ireland) and its survival. The goverment and (fake) media hate rural ireland and anywhere west of the pale. its considered a waste ground to them. Its a stain on themselves, Dublin and Dublin 4 is their country and they will always be put first.
There are vast areas down the West who have nothing only their county gaa to support or their local gaa club that keeps the community going and theres always a conversation brewed up from matches be it in the local pub or with neighbours friends. its the lifeblood of Rural Ireland and if you like it or not besides the city Limerick is a very rural county and the winter is a long time in isolation with this new lockdown.
Rural Ireland is taking a hammering socially, economically in every way possible always at the expence of the urban areas,

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 543 - 21/10/2020 14:00:07    2299921

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Replying To OpenStand:  "GAA have confirmed their suspending all underage County fixtures . A pure joke .
The anti gaa keyboard warriors will be doing high fives . Senior county fixtures next .
RTÉ be able to show cabinteely v UCD instead of all ireland finals"
Why are the suspending the underage games when the senior games carry on? Surely there's as much or as little risk with the underage games as senior?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6091 - 21/10/2020 14:03:09    2299923

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What is the difference between a semi pro LOI footballer who has a full time job and an Inter County Gaelic footballer?

Are you trying to say the semi Pro LOI player is better prepared than an inter County footballer?
ifindoubt (Donegal) - Posts: 107 - 21/10/2020 13:24:56
Do you have facts about the numbers who are semi pro footballers and a full time job....
the pro footballers can isolate far more as they dont have to work anything near like the gaa players do.
Many of the semi pro players are listed as semi pro as they work another job in the off season not during the seaosn....
A pro footballer can isolate more than any county player
GAA have confirmed their suspending all underage County fixtures . A pure joke .
The anti gaa keyboard warriors will be doing high fives . Senior county fixtures next .
RTÉ be able to show cabinteely v UCD instead of all ireland finals

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 283 - 21/10/2020 13:44:53
Its not a joke at all.
Irony of someone going on about anti gaa keyboard warriors is hilarious.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2276 - 21/10/2020 14:05:51    2299925

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The people who want the GAA shut down are Rugby, Soccer and maybe other sports originations which is understandable because they never have to compete which GAA for viewers or media. This has shown up the weak GAA leadership when face with some competition.

The next section although many interlink are anti nationalism. They hate traditional culture and attack it at every chance.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 523 - 21/10/2020 14:12:48    2299932

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Replying To KillingFields:  "judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok...."
KillingFields is clearly Anti GAA.

KillingFields is either a troll or hired by hoganstand to create debate.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 523 - 21/10/2020 14:31:26    2299943

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Replying To brisbane:  "The people who want the GAA shut down are Rugby, Soccer and maybe other sports originations which is understandable because they never have to compete which GAA for viewers or media. This has shown up the weak GAA leadership when face with some competition.

The next section although many interlink are anti nationalism. They hate traditional culture and attack it at every chance."
No they dont. They just wouldnt care. Theyre far more concerned with their own sports and all thats going on with them
What is traditional culture anyway?
No there isnt anti nationalist thought. Paranoid much?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2276 - 21/10/2020 14:34:11    2299944

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Replying To brisbane:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok...."
KillingFields is clearly Anti GAA.

KillingFields is either a troll or hired by hoganstand to create debate."
hahahahahahahaha
What exactly is anti GAA anyway?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2276 - 21/10/2020 14:34:40    2299945

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Replying To brisbane:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok...."
KillingFields is clearly Anti GAA.

KillingFields is either a troll or hired by hoganstand to create debate."
If you say it's Tuesday he will try to argue that it's Monday

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 153 - 21/10/2020 14:37:44    2299950

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Replying To OpenStand:  "It seems every media outlet you turn to is bad mouthing the GAA , many in the Dublin media in particular live in some left wing cocoon and generally detest anything that resembles a traditional Ireland .
They failed with all their surveys and twisting of the figures to stop senior intercounty but now they want to stop minor and other underage County fixtures .
Not a word about under 17 league if ireland fixtures etc , it's just a attack on gaa dresses up as Covid concerns ."
I wouldn't describe it as "the Dublin media" these media outlets might be based in Dublin alright but as another poster highlighted alot of these journalists could be orginally from outside Dublin. But certainly there is an upper middle-class yuppie liberal mentality in Irish media and in most sports sections rugby is given a favourable bias. The GAA no doubt has its issues and I would criticise them when it's deserved but I think myself they want to get games going for players and supporters if possible. The GAA has also shown it is willing to cancel activities if required also. We all want games but nobody in the GAA circles want players at risk for it and I believe if there is a couple of breakouts of covid19 in a few different panels or severe increase levels of covid around the country games will be postponed or cancelled.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 925 - 21/10/2020 14:42:43    2299954

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Replying To KillingFields:  "What is the difference between a semi pro LOI footballer who has a full time job and an Inter County Gaelic footballer?

Are you trying to say the semi Pro LOI player is better prepared than an inter County footballer?
ifindoubt (Donegal) - Posts: 107 - 21/10/2020 13:24:56
Do you have facts about the numbers who are semi pro footballers and a full time job....
the pro footballers can isolate far more as they dont have to work anything near like the gaa players do.
Many of the semi pro players are listed as semi pro as they work another job in the off season not during the seaosn....
A pro footballer can isolate more than any county player
GAA have confirmed their suspending all underage County fixtures . A pure joke .
The anti gaa keyboard warriors will be doing high fives . Senior county fixtures next .
RTÉ be able to show cabinteely v UCD instead of all ireland finals

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 283 - 21/10/2020 13:44:53
Its not a joke at all.
Irony of someone going on about anti gaa keyboard warriors is hilarious."
Well I know of one team in the premier league is semi pro. Most of the lower league in the LOI is semi pro.

so your compassion is invalid

ifindoubt (Donegal) - Posts: 115 - 21/10/2020 14:52:27    2299958

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Many of the Dublin media hate the GAA , rural Ireland , Irish language , Irish music , anyone that might attend church etc etc . They normally would be seen with their che Guevara tee shirt and their sporting interest would be Bohemians or some other Dublin LOI club . It kills them the crowds that attend gaa matchs up and down the country . They also dislike rugby big time but struggle to get away with anti rugby articles due to owners of many media outlets .
It's only a small piece of the overall far left agenda , they are very clever and tactical. It's important that gaa people wake up before gaa will be sidelined for funding , media coverage etc etc under the smokescreen of covid ."
Ché is Bohs!!!!!

The Big Beret Club!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13302 - 21/10/2020 14:53:38    2299959

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Replying To OpenStand:  "GAA have confirmed their suspending all underage County fixtures . A pure joke .
The anti gaa keyboard warriors will be doing high fives . Senior county fixtures next .
RTÉ be able to show cabinteely v UCD instead of all ireland finals"
I would be in favour of more League of Ireland soccer and AIL rugby on television as well as club and underage GAA. Would it be wishful thinking that there could dedicated sports channel for Irish sports for GAA, Soccer,rugby, basketball, boxing and athletics.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 925 - 21/10/2020 14:59:49    2299961

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Replying To KillingFields:  "There is an anti-GAA element in the media and is mostly driven by those from other sporting organisations that are just taking a pop for the sake of it and also non-sports people who would be forgiven for thinking that no other sports were continuing as it seems the headline all the time is that GAA is continuing!!
If the GAA championship was to stop I'd be actively calling for the league of Ireland to stop too. Don't get me started with anyone thinking League of Ireland is an elite sport. Finn Harps from my own county are involved in the Premier Division and I'd get more money from selling The Big Issue than the players get from Finn Harps. It's not a wholly professional sport therefore it's semi-professional. The GAA at county level is also semi-professional. There are physio's employed by most county teams, meal providers catering these teams etc.
The west brit mentality from plenty of rugby and soccer fans is the real reason that it sticks in their throats the championship is going ahead. I love it!

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1589 - 21/10/2020 11:34:24
this old chestnut...
How do other sporting organisations have a pop at the gaa? Where? Do you have proof?
Where is the anti GAA element in the media.
The league of ireland is professional. Yes some players are semi pro and some are not well paid that doesnt mean its near the same as the GAA.
The GAA at county level isnt semi professional. There is physios getting paid for their services. Theyre not employed by the counties. Trying to say that inter county GAA is semi professional because the people who make the players food for their after match meals get paid is complete nonsense.
And west brit mentality. Are you 12?


Why should they be stopped...based on what medical evidence that controlled games are a risk??
Time people looked in the mirror and took personal responsibility...by all accounts there were shocking scenes last night in Penny's in Dundalk like wtf is wrong with people acting as if its the end of the world
This consumerism is driven by a constant round of drivel from many in the Dublin media who would prefer this island ape the worst excesses of what passes for 'culture' now in UK and USA.......that isn't a dig at England per se as many decent people there are also disgusted at the society their media is helping to create....
By under no illusion but the current furore about inter county games has nothing to do with covid concerns and all to do with a hatred of our national games as they don't ape what happens across both stretches of water to our left and right .....unfortunately some of the disgraceful scenes post matches helped provide ammo for some of these clowns but again what was the common factor in every scenario???? This countrys unhealthy obsession with drink, maybe we need to confront the real elephant in the room that our society feels no significant event can happen without drink .....that is an unhealthy relationship and one that is a real risk to public health not young lads and girls playing our national games
ArmaghCat (Armagh) - Posts: 48 - 21/10/2020 11:52:16
thats some load of paranoid nonsense.

There's nobody in the media calling for the Irish rugby team or the provincial rugby teams to stop playing. Italy are playing Ireland at the weekend and Ireland is heading to France after that- that's a lot of moving around and rugby is a true close contact sport unlike GAA where its more bang-bang.And what about provincial rugby where Munster have had 2 Covid outbreaks already, do they not have family and vulnerable relatives the same as the GAA players.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 397 - 21/10/2020 12:01:03
The irish rugby team and provincial rugby teams players all are tested extensively. Thats why theyre continuing. Players who test positive are isolated and the teams continue. If all players are not covid positive then why shouldnt they play?"
I have no time for rugby myself KillingFields but I'm not saying it should be stopped as I believe their is little risk in the actual playing of these sports. It's just rugby like GAA has a risk when it involves travelling and rugby has a lot more travelling around for 6 Nations games and the Pro whatever it is now with European Cup to come. I know their tested and isolated as much as possible but if you read the Examiner on Monday they had an article about Fermanagh playing in Clare last weekend as they were also separated and keeping their distance. I'm sure all GAA teams are doing this but at the moment the 'the Frightened Panicking mob' is out to shut it down. I'm sure you and all rugby fans are looking forward to the 6 Nations as a get away from all the bad news and GAA fans are likewise but the Joe Duffy and the gang smell blood.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 15:19:59    2299969

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Replying To brisbane:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok...."
KillingFields is clearly Anti GAA.

KillingFields is either a troll or hired by hoganstand to create debate."
That's it Galwayford. You're not a troll at all.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6091 - 21/10/2020 15:21:27    2299970

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "I would be in favour of more League of Ireland soccer and AIL rugby on television as well as club and underage GAA. Would it be wishful thinking that there could dedicated sports channel for Irish sports for GAA, Soccer,rugby, basketball, boxing and athletics."
It would! Would be nice but very optimistic, unfortunately. WatchLOI app has all the League of Ireland games. Bring back Sports Stadium.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6091 - 21/10/2020 15:26:03    2299971

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Its hard to say that there is or is not an actual agenda because all I see bar perhaps the IT, is that the news is selling whatever story at the time they think people want to hear. I don't think they take the lead in that but they quickly catch onto it and run with it because at the end of the day its about $. The GAA and COVID was a typical example of that, when the common punter looked at the rising cases who could he blame? not himself or his family or friends as they were perfect citizens and did everything right, yes it had to be someone else - up pops a few stories of celebrations after a county final and that was enough, the GAA was to blame. The same fella may be a GAA supporter but blame the GAA or himself and there was only one choice. The media picks and runs with it - does a survey on the championship right when people are expecting a lock down and they want to blame someone - its an easy answer. The largest selling newspaper was once a center right paper but that was before the country got infected with the populist tabloids and hence to compete it had to go the same way. To say that the Irish media is left wing is a joke as the fact is they are anything that sells. If bashing the GAA is what they think will sell, they will do it with only one agenda - $.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1104 - 21/10/2020 15:40:28    2299983

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "
Replying To brisbane:  "[quote=KillingFields:  "judging from some of the posters here in this forum there are plenty of them in here too. Complete sheep who follow the (fake left) media and the government who take every word as they say as complete truth.

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 483 - 21/10/2020 12:56:28
hahahahahahaha
Is your tinfoil hat ok...."
KillingFields is clearly Anti GAA.

KillingFields is either a troll or hired by hoganstand to create debate."
That's it Galwayford. You're not a troll at all."]Galwayford?

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 523 - 21/10/2020 15:45:33    2299985

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