National Forum

Dublin Senior Football Team

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Replying To traleegerry:  "Dublin should be made to play there all Ireland semi away from croke Park. They broke the rules let the punishment fit the crime"
So one rule for Dublin but not others? and how will that be implimented? thank people applying the rules are not from Kerry.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4592 - 03/04/2021 14:38:24    2335873

Link

Replying To Liffeylad:  "Enda Kenny on the Late Late Show last night has to be the best yet. When asked about the Dubs basically said the book should be thrown at them. Asked about Golfgate in Galway and his response was sure that's in the past and I don't want to talk about it. Now I know which of the two incidents I would consider to be the most serious."
That sums up exactly what a people mean by a bogman attitude, totally parochial, total me fein.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4592 - 03/04/2021 14:40:33    2335874

Link

Replying To Saynothing:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "People talk about what the elderly done for our generation during the war, our young people have done as much

That has to rank as one of the most uneducated and ridiculous comments ever posted on here, you wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the people who fought and died in the great wars !"
How does this one rank? I wouldn't have minded speaking German."
True beats speaking and thinking like an Englishman

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4592 - 03/04/2021 14:45:08    2335875

Link

Replying To CiarraiMick:  "I agree it's guttersnipe j. ournalism but the higher one goes the lower the press can bring one down. Dublin are the role models at the moment and have used the press to promote good things so unfortunately there's always a flip side and the people that build you up are the first to knock you down. My own opinion is while I agree it was wrong it was nt a full team session and basically just a play around. I do agree if it was a lower profile county there would not be such a fuss. On a lighter side I got a what's app message saying the reason the reporters were called was they were shocked to see the dubs playing outside of croke park and thought they were lost lol."
Yeah , it really beggars belief how desperate some of these journalists are to get any type of a story. You're right, I know, once you are at the top , there's only one way they can take you and they're only too glad to do it.
I think we'll just have to train in Croke Park now too. That'll fix them. Although, there's probably those that think we do that already.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2248 - 03/04/2021 14:54:56    2335876

Link

Replying To Liffeylad:  "Enda Kenny on the Late Late Show last night has to be the best yet. When asked about the Dubs basically said the book should be thrown at them. Asked about Golfgate in Galway and his response was sure that's in the past and I don't want to talk about it. Now I know which of the two incidents I would consider to be the most serious."
Brilliant. I couldn't agree more with you.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5309 - 03/04/2021 14:56:02    2335877

Link

This is where journalism goes in the septic tank and you have to walk around it knowing exactly what it is.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1159 - 03/04/2021 15:14:22    2335878

Link

Replying To ponger:  "Your completely missing the point here. Yes its targeted at Dublin and the Dublin players. Why? because they are the pinnacle of the GAA at the moment and the current all-Ireland champions. These ppl are trend setting and should be setting an example, because every other GAA player wants to be like them. That's the point and the issue here...

The bit that annoys me is the absolute brazenness of it when two other teams have been caught and sanctioned. They knew what they were doing but maybe they taught they are above everyone else and do it early in the morning before anyone notices.

But no lets blame the journalist"
I think you need to relax. Far more serious incidents going on that is being swept under the carpet and nothing to do with the GAA. Guys jumping the Q with help of HSE and older people dying due to same, holding up vaccine for 10 days-very little reports from some of these journalists and no photographs either!

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2224 - 03/04/2021 15:22:45    2335879

Link

I'm more interested in the 7am training session. Posters on here have claimed the Dublin team have operated on a semi professional basis or maybe even close to professional basis for a number of years with early morning, evening and training camps.

Most other counties would find it challenging to have a 7am training session amongst amateur players and possibly then an evening one as well. If Dublin are used to having 7am training sessions even outside the pandemic then whilst I've said they don't have much of an advantage over other top counties this would change my viewpoint on how Dublin have been operating over the past number of years.

I can't see how amateur teams are able to have early morning training sessions if this has been normal for Dublin.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 771 - 03/04/2021 16:42:51    2335883

Link

Replying To sam1884:  "I'm more interested in the 7am training session. Posters on here have claimed the Dublin team have operated on a semi professional basis or maybe even close to professional basis for a number of years with early morning, evening and training camps.

Most other counties would find it challenging to have a 7am training session amongst amateur players and possibly then an evening one as well. If Dublin are used to having 7am training sessions even outside the pandemic then whilst I've said they don't have much of an advantage over other top counties this would change my viewpoint on how Dublin have been operating over the past number of years.

I can't see how amateur teams are able to have early morning training sessions if this has been normal for Dublin."
Why would an amateur team find it difficult to train early morning before work? I'm struggling to understand your point.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 644 - 03/04/2021 16:49:34    2335884

Link

Replying To sam1884:  "I'm more interested in the 7am training session. Posters on here have claimed the Dublin team have operated on a semi professional basis or maybe even close to professional basis for a number of years with early morning, evening and training camps.

Most other counties would find it challenging to have a 7am training session amongst amateur players and possibly then an evening one as well. If Dublin are used to having 7am training sessions even outside the pandemic then whilst I've said they don't have much of an advantage over other top counties this would change my viewpoint on how Dublin have been operating over the past number of years.

I can't see how amateur teams are able to have early morning training sessions if this has been normal for Dublin."
First the guys in question live pretty much near where this session took place, Dublin has a lot of people but its only a little bigger than say Louth. Dublin teams have been doing early more gym/training for well over a decade now and that would include juvenile teams as well. But remember too when I go out to Abbottstown weekdays and evenings before lockdown plenty of Country Inter-county teams out there so I don't believe this is anything new at a all. And I would be totally amazed if Dublin where only ones haing early morning sessions. If your county is not then i suspect there in lies the problem.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4592 - 03/04/2021 17:01:51    2335885

Link

Replying To browncows:  "I think you need to relax. Far more serious incidents going on that is being swept under the carpet and nothing to do with the GAA. Guys jumping the Q with help of HSE and older people dying due to same, holding up vaccine for 10 days-very little reports from some of these journalists and no photographs either!"
I agree look at the Indo this morning! Thousands upon thousands of HSE backroom staff all vaccinated a massive cohort working at home, these are admin/finance staff litterly thousands all ahead of cancer patients, vulnearable people - absolutely shocking. But yet screw the Dubs!!!

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4592 - 03/04/2021 17:04:53    2335886

Link

There will be significant egg in the face over this shortly. I don't believe for a second that Dessie Farrell told anyone go out and train in a group. If that is the case then it is a case of taking discipline action against someone who knows nothing about an incident. He is right to stay quiet and let the kangaroo courts go ahead.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1159 - 03/04/2021 17:28:09    2335888

Link

Replying To lilylanger:  "Why would an amateur team find it difficult to train early morning before work? I'm struggling to understand your point."
I guess it comes down to geography and what type of jobs the majority of amateur players have. If there is a commute to work or if most of the team are due to start at the traditional 9am then training, with everything that goes with that, and then travelling, working and maybe meeting up again for an evening session appears on the face of it to be very challenging. In my opinion it would be very difficult for a purely amateur team to have that sort of schedule. Individual weights etc or gym yes but a planned structured training session - I find it hard to see many teams being able to have those.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 771 - 03/04/2021 17:35:01    2335890

Link

Replying To sam1884:  "I'm more interested in the 7am training session. Posters on here have claimed the Dublin team have operated on a semi professional basis or maybe even close to professional basis for a number of years with early morning, evening and training camps.

Most other counties would find it challenging to have a 7am training session amongst amateur players and possibly then an evening one as well. If Dublin are used to having 7am training sessions even outside the pandemic then whilst I've said they don't have much of an advantage over other top counties this would change my viewpoint on how Dublin have been operating over the past number of years.

I can't see how amateur teams are able to have early morning training sessions if this has been normal for Dublin."
Eh sorry to burst your bubble but Ger Loughnane was at that with the Clare hurlers 27 years ago.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5309 - 03/04/2021 18:01:46    2335892

Link

Replying To lilylanger:  "Why would an amateur team find it difficult to train early morning before work? I'm struggling to understand your point."
Indeed, I remember the great Gerry McEntee used to train by himself at 5am before his shift as a surgeon.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7930 - 03/04/2021 19:15:22    2335893

Link

Replying To lilylanger:  "Why would an amateur team find it difficult to train early morning before work? I'm struggling to understand your point."
Well it would nt be actualy be possible for alot of counties to be fair as alot of their players would be living and working in other counties. For example a few of the Mayo team were working in Dublin.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1593 - 03/04/2021 19:16:46    2335894

Link

Replying To Greengrass:  "Eh sorry to burst your bubble but Ger Loughnane was at that with the Clare hurlers 27 years ago."
Happen long time before ger Loughnane, was happening in the 70's.

cityman73 (Limerick) - Posts: 544 - 03/04/2021 19:29:03    2335895

Link

Replying To Greengrass:  "Eh sorry to burst your bubble but Ger Loughnane was at that with the Clare hurlers 27 years ago."
Fair enough if that was the case; I would still question how it's possible for a 100% amateur set up be it 27 years ago or today.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 771 - 03/04/2021 19:34:18    2335896

Link

Replying To traleegerry:  "Dublin should be made to play there all Ireland semi away from croke Park. They broke the rules let the punishment fit the crime"
Ah Gerry! Delighted to see you back, always enjoy/value your posts!

As the bould Willie once said!  I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfails!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 42 - 03/04/2021 19:44:31    2335897

Link

Replying To sam1884:  "Fair enough if that was the case; I would still question how it's possible for a 100% amateur set up be it 27 years ago or today."
There are clubs at it much less county set ups.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5309 - 03/04/2021 20:00:52    2335898

Link