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Can Anyone Name A More Forgone Conclusion Of A Competition Than The Leinster Football Championship?

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Ducksie Walsh's record is far superior. Between 1985 and 2001, he won 16 out of 17 titles, 13 of them on the trot. Dublin still have a way to go to match that."
Only cause Brady only arrived on the scene in 2001. How many worlds did Ducksy win. He didn't win any titles while also representing his county at intercounty level and his province at interpro level...

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1555 - 01/05/2021 12:43:38    2339591

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "Only cause Brady only arrived on the scene in 2001. How many worlds did Ducksy win. He didn't win any titles while also representing his county at intercounty level and his province at interpro level..."
Yeah right.

Honours
16 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Singles titles
7 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Singles titles
10 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Doubles titles
5 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Doubles Titles
1 Waterford National Crystal Singles
7 Handballer of the Year awards
Numerous underage All-Ireland, USA and world titles, etc.
Holds record thirteen successive Senior Softball Singles titles 1985-1997.
Holds record thirty-eight All-Ireland Senior medals.
10 All Ireland Masters 40x20 Singles
2 World Championships in 2015 - Masters 40x20 Singles
Masters One Wall Singles

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1452 - 01/05/2021 13:49:27    2339598

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Replying To Irishcelt:  "Just interested to know can anyone name a more dominant or forgone conclusion of a competition than the Leinster football championship where the same team as won it for the past 10 years or 15 out of 16 times. It can be a GAA club championship or from any other sport in the world. I've been trying to rack my brain and can't think of anything in the present day that's like the farce that is the Leinster championship."
This thread didn't really turn out the way you thought it would sure it didn't ? Must try harder lad !

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 861 - 01/05/2021 14:29:21    2339599

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Replying To Irishcelt:  "Just interested to know can anyone name a more dominant or forgone conclusion of a competition than the Leinster football championship where the same team as won it for the past 10 years or 15 out of 16 times. It can be a GAA club championship or from any other sport in the world. I've been trying to rack my brain and can't think of anything in the present day that's like the farce that is the Leinster championship."
This thread didn't really turn out the way you thought it would sure it didn't ? Must try harder lad !

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 861 - 01/05/2021 14:29:40    2339601

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yeah right.

Honours
16 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Singles titles
7 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Singles titles
10 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Doubles titles
5 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Doubles Titles
1 Waterford National Crystal Singles
7 Handballer of the Year awards
Numerous underage All-Ireland, USA and world titles, etc.
Holds record thirteen successive Senior Softball Singles titles 1985-1997.
Holds record thirty-eight All-Ireland Senior medals.
10 All Ireland Masters 40x20 Singles
2 World Championships in 2015 - Masters 40x20 Singles
Masters One Wall Singles"
no world titles there...

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1555 - 01/05/2021 15:07:58    2339606

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "Only cause Brady only arrived on the scene in 2001. How many worlds did Ducksy win. He didn't win any titles while also representing his county at intercounty level and his province at interpro level..."
Was Brady a fulltime professional handballer when he played for Cavan? Seem to remember him being on the US circuit and playing in Ulster Championship one summer?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6278 - 01/05/2021 15:11:57    2339607

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Replying To galwayford:  "If you start with that thought you are already beaten."
So you think most will win something do you ? Read and understand what the poster said, before making a smart comment.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 01/05/2021 15:12:45    2339608

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yeah right.

Honours
16 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Singles titles
7 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Singles titles
10 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Doubles titles
5 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Doubles Titles
1 Waterford National Crystal Singles
7 Handballer of the Year awards
Numerous underage All-Ireland, USA and world titles, etc.
Holds record thirteen successive Senior Softball Singles titles 1985-1997.
Holds record thirty-eight All-Ireland Senior medals.
10 All Ireland Masters 40x20 Singles
2 World Championships in 2015 - Masters 40x20 Singles
Masters One Wall Singles"
no world titles there..."
Is there something wrong with your eyesight?

Numerous underage All-Ireland, USA and world titles, etc.
2 World Championships in 2015 - Masters 40x20 Singles

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1452 - 01/05/2021 17:06:25    2339614

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yeah right.

Honours
16 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Singles titles
7 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Singles titles
10 All-Ireland 60x30 Senior Doubles titles
5 All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Doubles Titles
1 Waterford National Crystal Singles
7 Handballer of the Year awards
Numerous underage All-Ireland, USA and world titles, etc.
Holds record thirteen successive Senior Softball Singles titles 1985-1997.
Holds record thirty-eight All-Ireland Senior medals.
10 All Ireland Masters 40x20 Singles
2 World Championships in 2015 - Masters 40x20 Singles
Masters One Wall Singles"
no world titles there..."
Didn't he win a world title in 1977 in doubles with Andy Irvine for the Greatest Irish Folk and Trad album ever produced in the world?

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 117 - 01/05/2021 18:41:23    2339629

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Replying To Irishcelt:  "Just interested to know can anyone name a more dominant or forgone conclusion of a competition than the Leinster football championship where the same team as won it for the past 10 years or 15 out of 16 times. It can be a GAA club championship or from any other sport in the world. I've been trying to rack my brain and can't think of anything in the present day that's like the farce that is the Leinster championship."
The all ire championship??

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17747 - 01/05/2021 21:11:19    2339652

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I see Dublin are 1/25 to win Leinster with PP. dead cert but unbackable odds."
Go for the all ire odds. Much better value and dubare certs

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17747 - 01/05/2021 21:13:17    2339653

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Celtic and Rangers winning the Scottish league, Australia winning Rugby League world cup, Bayern winning the Bundesliga, Cork not winning any AI again this year

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 163 - 01/05/2021 21:16:00    2339654

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Replying To royaldunne:  "The all ire championship??"
That would simply not be true. The standard of football across the country would be of a much higher standard compared to Leinster bar the dubs.

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 260 - 01/05/2021 22:19:12    2339664

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That covid 19 numbers will soon be up in daily 4 figures within two weeks

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20341 - 01/05/2021 22:36:13    2339667

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Replying To thegadfly:  "That would simply not be true. The standard of football across the country would be of a much higher standard compared to Leinster bar the dubs."
I don't know if the standard is higher across the country than in leinster , Meath gave us a serious game in the league game in killarney last year and could have bate us, but also you have to remember now as well that dublin have been training through the lock down/training ban and that will just add to their advantages over every other team.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13454 - 02/05/2021 10:35:19    2339679

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Derek Chisora losing a main event is bound to be even more consistent than Dublin winning Leinsters at this stage.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2275 - 02/05/2021 12:13:18    2339685

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I don't know if the standard is higher across the country than in leinster , Meath gave us a serious game in the league game in killarney last year and could have bate us, but also you have to remember now as well that dublin have been training through the lock down/training ban and that will just add to their advantages over every other team."
They've come on a wee bit in the last couple of years but still not great. McEntee will get gate if they dont produce something this year. I mean 1 point in div 1 when they were there says it all. They are still behind Kerry, Cork,Tipp,Galway, Roscommon, Cavan, Tyrone, donegal,Monaghan and Armagh in my opinion. Hopefully they continue to improve though. It would be good for the Leinster championship and the AI as a whole if they were competitive. A Dublin Meath match used to be a fantastic occasion in the Leinster Championship.

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 260 - 02/05/2021 13:22:26    2339688

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Replying To thegadfly:  "They've come on a wee bit in the last couple of years but still not great. McEntee will get gate if they dont produce something this year. I mean 1 point in div 1 when they were there says it all. They are still behind Kerry, Cork,Tipp,Galway, Roscommon, Cavan, Tyrone, donegal,Monaghan and Armagh in my opinion. Hopefully they continue to improve though. It would be good for the Leinster championship and the AI as a whole if they were competitive. A Dublin Meath match used to be a fantastic occasion in the Leinster Championship."
I don't know I think in a 1 off game Meath could beat all those teams and I don't think there's a whole pile between us all, I'd give McEntee another bit of time he has them going in the right direction.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13454 - 02/05/2021 14:26:28    2339691

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I don't know I think in a 1 off game Meath could beat all those teams and I don't think there's a whole pile between us all, I'd give McEntee another bit of time he has them going in the right direction."
Yeah, definitely going in the right direction but maybe not just at the speed that Meath folk would like. How many years has he been there now? 4/5? I'm not sure. Like a lot of counties they seem to have a high turnover of players. Anyways, I think this is a big year for McEntee. My prediction is a mediocre league and the usual exit to Dublin/Kildare in the AI.

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 260 - 02/05/2021 15:39:06    2339700

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Replying To thegadfly:  "Yeah, definitely going in the right direction but maybe not just at the speed that Meath folk would like. How many years has he been there now? 4/5? I'm not sure. Like a lot of counties they seem to have a high turnover of players. Anyways, I think this is a big year for McEntee. My prediction is a mediocre league and the usual exit to Dublin/Kildare in the AI."
Ah ya, look McEntee has put in the foundation of this Meath team and it might well be the next guy that'll take Meath to the next level, but the next level is in around the Kerry Donegal Tyrone Armagh Cavan Monaghan Galway Roscommon Mayo and Cork, but then there is another level altogether and that's the dubs out on their own.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13454 - 02/05/2021 19:22:55    2339711

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