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Replying To CTGAA10:  "We all know there are maybe 6 teams who have any chance of winning all ireland football title,but the hidings yesterday and today mean the Gaa need to get something right very quickly or no interest will be retained at all.."
I don't see interest waning - these hidings have always been the norm in the championship. Every county wants to be relevant and compete for the Sam Maguire.
Some counties always have a team competing. Some, it's every 10 or so years and some it's generational. Some never seem to get up there, for different reasons - population, talent, exposure, interest in the game, etc.

I'm not sure how the GAA fix this, except for keeping them apart and this hasn't worked in hurling or done anything to improve weaker counties.

jimmym (USA) - Posts: 5 - 27/06/2021 19:11:53    2353875

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "It was only Louth they were playing."
It shouldn't matter whether they were playing Africa or the UK he should have been with them.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2442 - 27/06/2021 19:14:36    2353877

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Replying To supersub15:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "It was only Louth they were playing."
It shouldn't matter whether they were playing Africa or the UK he should have been with them."
Should have been with them ? They're not children ffs !

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 27/06/2021 20:16:20    2353901

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The football championship is dead..yesterday and today saw the ritual hammering of the minnows by the big guns..it's like the mayfly coming out for one day only to be expired at the close of the day.
Then we have lower league teams scrapping it out in Leinster only to be crushed by Dublin along the way.
It really is pathetic listening to and watching RTE trying to hype it all up.
Donegal Mayo Kerry and Dublin will make their inevitable procession through their provinces and then Dublin will see off two of these three on their way to another boring all Ireland. The Game is truly dead..

mayotyroneman (Tyrone) - Posts: 1816 - 27/06/2021 21:36:04    2353937

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "The football championship is dead..yesterday and today saw the ritual hammering of the minnows by the big guns..it's like the mayfly coming out for one day only to be expired at the close of the day.
Then we have lower league teams scrapping it out in Leinster only to be crushed by Dublin along the way.
It really is pathetic listening to and watching RTE trying to hype it all up.
Donegal Mayo Kerry and Dublin will make their inevitable procession through their provinces and then Dublin will see off two of these three on their way to another boring all Ireland. The Game is truly dead.."
Have to say I agree with everything you say. I enjoy league football. I switch off for championship now. Boring.

Rebel2020 (Cork) - Posts: 41 - 27/06/2021 22:15:38    2353954

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "Have to say I agree with everything you say. I enjoy league football. I switch off for championship now. Boring."
Bet you it wasn't boring the day you beat Kerry last year. There has always been strong teams, the 90's ok we had a lot of different winners but there has always been a top 6 or so with realistic chances of winning Sam, think this year it's just Dublin and Kerry though.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1735 - 27/06/2021 22:29:48    2353960

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Mayo 3-23 Sligo 0-11, some seriously delusional people in GAA re Provincials.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4727 - 27/06/2021 22:35:30    2353967

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "The football championship is dead..yesterday and today saw the ritual hammering of the minnows by the big guns..it's like the mayfly coming out for one day only to be expired at the close of the day.
Then we have lower league teams scrapping it out in Leinster only to be crushed by Dublin along the way.
It really is pathetic listening to and watching RTE trying to hype it all up.
Donegal Mayo Kerry and Dublin will make their inevitable procession through their provinces and then Dublin will see off two of these three on their way to another boring all Ireland. The Game is truly dead.."
Agree with most of what you say , except the last bit , Kerry will see off Dublin this year to make it 38 All Ireland titles
The game is truly dead -:)

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2723 - 27/06/2021 22:38:11    2353969

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "The football championship is dead..yesterday and today saw the ritual hammering of the minnows by the big guns..it's like the mayfly coming out for one day only to be expired at the close of the day.
Then we have lower league teams scrapping it out in Leinster only to be crushed by Dublin along the way.
It really is pathetic listening to and watching RTE trying to hype it all up.
Donegal Mayo Kerry and Dublin will make their inevitable procession through their provinces and then Dublin will see off two of these three on their way to another boring all Ireland. The Game is truly dead.."
Ulster has half a chance of throwing up a surprise but does it matter. Big push from media to big up kerry but think it will be in vain. Its Dublins again. Sauntered through league in 2nd gear. Football is dead and by looks of things hurling may not be much better.

winatallcost (Meath) - Posts: 305 - 27/06/2021 22:53:27    2353978

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "The football championship is dead..yesterday and today saw the ritual hammering of the minnows by the big guns..it's like the mayfly coming out for one day only to be expired at the close of the day.
Then we have lower league teams scrapping it out in Leinster only to be crushed by Dublin along the way.
It really is pathetic listening to and watching RTE trying to hype it all up.
Donegal Mayo Kerry and Dublin will make their inevitable procession through their provinces and then Dublin will see off two of these three on their way to another boring all Ireland. The Game is truly dead.."
End this farce now. Start the Tailteann Cup.

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 264 - 27/06/2021 23:00:11    2353982

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "The football championship is dead..yesterday and today saw the ritual hammering of the minnows by the big guns..it's like the mayfly coming out for one day only to be expired at the close of the day.
Then we have lower league teams scrapping it out in Leinster only to be crushed by Dublin along the way.
It really is pathetic listening to and watching RTE trying to hype it all up.
Donegal Mayo Kerry and Dublin will make their inevitable procession through their provinces and then Dublin will see off two of these three on their way to another boring all Ireland. The Game is truly dead.."
the hammering have ALWAYS been going on, always, the only difference is now they are on tv, some mighty beatings given out in the 60s\70s/80s/90s, but they got a few lines in the press/independant next day and they were history by tuesday, some winning margins have not changed the coverage has catch up, good boy

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2091 - 27/06/2021 23:05:56    2353983

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "Have to say I agree with everything you say. I enjoy league football. I switch off for championship now. Boring."
Bet you didn't switch off in 2010.

Its up to the likes of yerselves and others to maintain the standards set by your predecessors..

BeJasus (UK) - Posts: 383 - 27/06/2021 23:23:18    2353986

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "Have to say I agree with everything you say. I enjoy league football. I switch off for championship now. Boring."
It would seem the administrators agree with you. The championship is back yet Laois's victory in the ladies league division 3 is top billing.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 885 - 27/06/2021 23:23:57    2353988

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "The football championship is dead..yesterday and today saw the ritual hammering of the minnows by the big guns..it's like the mayfly coming out for one day only to be expired at the close of the day.
Then we have lower league teams scrapping it out in Leinster only to be crushed by Dublin along the way.
It really is pathetic listening to and watching RTE trying to hype it all up.
Donegal Mayo Kerry and Dublin will make their inevitable procession through their provinces and then Dublin will see off two of these three on their way to another boring all Ireland. The Game is truly dead.."
You are 100% correct….. The championship is now a complete bore fest… people with an ounce of cop on will not be paying good money to see this rubbish when things open up again….

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 275 - 27/06/2021 23:34:28    2353991

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "We all know there are maybe 6 teams who have any chance of winning all ireland football title,but the hidings yesterday and today mean the Gaa need to get something right very quickly or no interest will be retained at all.."
Where on earth are you getting 6 teams from…? Everyone knows only 2 teams ( Dublin/Kerry ) have any chance and of those 2 most money will be on one team…… The All Ireland football championship is now a non event

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 275 - 28/06/2021 00:01:38    2354000

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Donegal with a 16 point demolition without Murphy for most of the game is a very good sign going forward.

I think if we can hole up our porous defence we should have enough to beat probably Monaghan in an Ulster Final.

Then I see Galway beating an overrated Mayo side in a Connacht final and subsequently getting hockeyed by Dublin

Donegal V Kerry will hopefully be all-out attack like the last they played in super 8's but I think Kerry will have too much.

Kerry to beat Dublin finally with David Clifford cementing himself as a truly great player of the age in the final.

However, headquarters will overrule the result as Kerry were too vociferous in their celebrations. Dublin are granted victory and 50 million in extra funding for their trouble:p

Ronan1989 (Donegal) - Posts: 58 - 28/06/2021 00:58:15    2354012

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Replying To arock:  "Mayo 3-23 Sligo 0-11, some seriously delusional people in GAA re Provincials."
A very disappointing game and honestly I expected Sligo to be a bit more competitive considering what a big loss Cillian is to us.

But Sligo and Leitrim have usually been the less competitive (domestic) counties in the Connacht SFC, without trying to be disrespectful to them. Mayo, Roscommon and Galway were all in division one last year and it's very tight between them.

The Connacht SFC has thrown up three different winners in the past three seasons, which IMO makes it the most competitive provincial championship recently. It is not a dead competition (unlike the Leinster SFC) and tbh I don't expect us to win it this year.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1971 - 28/06/2021 09:41:31    2354034

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Where on earth are you getting 6 teams from…? Everyone knows only 2 teams ( Dublin/Kerry ) have any chance and of those 2 most money will be on one team…… The All Ireland football championship is now a non event"
Well you have Donegal/Tyrone/Mayo. 5 teams.

MurphBalls (Donegal) - Posts: 109 - 28/06/2021 10:32:29    2354051

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Replying To winatallcost:  "Ulster has half a chance of throwing up a surprise but does it matter. Big push from media to big up kerry but think it will be in vain. Its Dublins again. Sauntered through league in 2nd gear. Football is dead and by looks of things hurling may not be much better."
With respect it is always posters from counties like Meath, and say Limerick, who claim football is dead. Yes football is not good in Meath, they are not very good. That is true. I do think the GAA needs to take a long hard look at the Championship though for the future. The Allianz league is a better competition. Meath man, what is the county doing to take on the Dubs?

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2263 - 28/06/2021 10:35:55    2354052

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "You are 100% correct….. The championship is now a complete bore fest… people with an ounce of cop on will not be paying good money to see this rubbish when things open up again…."
Football is not good in Cavan yes that is true. You are a division 4 county. Ok, what you say is true though. The GAA needs to take a long hard look at the future championships. Maybe ban division 3 and 4 counties LOL. The lack of crowds does not help, blame the Govt and Hphet for this. They talk about an "outdoor summer"!!!

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2263 - 28/06/2021 10:37:46    2354054

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