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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Straight away, I'd say that of the senior football clubs, it wouldn't be unreasonable to ask either Starlights or HWH-Bunclody to travel to Gorey either.

Then I started looking at it a bit more, and it got interesting....

Consider that no senior club ever has an issue with being fixed to play in Wexford Park. According to Google Maps, that's a drive of 40 minutes or more for HWH-Bunclody, Castletown, and Kilanerin, and it's only a shade under 40 minutes for St. James'. So, a 40-minute drive must be acceptable.

Also according to Google Maps, the following clubs are within a 40-minute drive of the GAA grounds in Gorey:
The obvious ones of Castletown and Kilanerin.
The other two I've already mentioned, HWH-Bunclody and Starlights.
And some not-so-obvious ones: Sarsfields, Crossabeg/Ballymurn, Shelmaliers, Glynn-Barntown.

In addition, St. Martin's is just 41 minutes.

So, if it's reasonable to fix Bunclody, Castletown, or Kilanerin to play in Wexford Park, then it should also be reasonable to fix any of those other clubs to play in Gorey, at least the odd time.

From a purely geographical point of view, something like Shels v Castletown in Gorey is not hugely different from something like Kilanerin v Glynn-Barntown in Wexford Park."
Think everybody already knew Wexford Park isn't that handy for anyone Pikeman. Parking can be a nightmare as can be the traffic in and out. Its often took me well over 40 minutes from my door to the turnstiles in the Park and I'm only 13 miles away from it.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5742 - 08/09/2022 14:25:03    2440035

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Straight away, I'd say that of the senior football clubs, it wouldn't be unreasonable to ask either Starlights or HWH-Bunclody to travel to Gorey either.

Then I started looking at it a bit more, and it got interesting....

Consider that no senior club ever has an issue with being fixed to play in Wexford Park. According to Google Maps, that's a drive of 40 minutes or more for HWH-Bunclody, Castletown, and Kilanerin, and it's only a shade under 40 minutes for St. James'. So, a 40-minute drive must be acceptable.

Also according to Google Maps, the following clubs are within a 40-minute drive of the GAA grounds in Gorey:
The obvious ones of Castletown and Kilanerin.
The other two I've already mentioned, HWH-Bunclody and Starlights.
And some not-so-obvious ones: Sarsfields, Crossabeg/Ballymurn, Shelmaliers, Glynn-Barntown.

In addition, St. Martin's is just 41 minutes.

So, if it's reasonable to fix Bunclody, Castletown, or Kilanerin to play in Wexford Park, then it should also be reasonable to fix any of those other clubs to play in Gorey, at least the odd time.

From a purely geographical point of view, something like Shels v Castletown in Gorey is not hugely different from something like Kilanerin v Glynn-Barntown in Wexford Park."
Very sensible outline once again

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 418 - 08/09/2022 14:53:28    2440042

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St Martins look to be In serious trouble after another comprehensive defeat to Gusserane.

WexMurph (Wexford) - Posts: 5 - 09/09/2022 20:52:03    2440174

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Replying To WexMurph:  "St Martins look to be In serious trouble after another comprehensive defeat to Gusserane."
and half their club are trilled to bits about it

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2422 - 09/09/2022 21:58:33    2440177

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Replying To WexMurph:  "St Martins look to be In serious trouble after another comprehensive defeat to Gusserane."
And you wouldn't even know it was on given that in their wisdom, they have stopped live streaming the matches. Not making money it seems, but surely it's more about providing a service for those that can't attend games. Absolute disgrace.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1229 - 09/09/2022 22:03:45    2440178

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Replying To beano:  "And you wouldn't even know it was on given that in their wisdom, they have stopped live streaming the matches. Not making money it seems, but surely it's more about providing a service for those that can't attend games. Absolute disgrace."
your joking????? typical gaa, its all money, its always bout money, never about proving a service, disgrace is an understatement, why did they not see out the football then try get it sorted for next year? typical they dont give a toss for people and they had not the manners to tell us users of the service, total disrespect, thats why businesses dont make money ,they dont respect the people they are serving

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2422 - 10/09/2022 09:39:22    2440187

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Replying To beano:  "And you wouldn't even know it was on given that in their wisdom, they have stopped live streaming the matches. Not making money it seems, but surely it's more about providing a service for those that can't attend games. Absolute disgrace."
Why would you provide a loss making service? Would you go do something if it was going to cost you money. If people want to go they can go. There was no such thing 3 years ago.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 263 - 10/09/2022 09:42:55    2440190

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Replying To beano:  "And you wouldn't even know it was on given that in their wisdom, they have stopped live streaming the matches. Not making money it seems, but surely it's more about providing a service for those that can't attend games. Absolute disgrace."
What % of senior football games are streamed in other counties?

People are voting with their feet. Bellefield was almost empty last night and almost anyone who was there was from Gusserane.

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 418 - 10/09/2022 09:44:53    2440192

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "your joking????? typical gaa, its all money, its always bout money, never about proving a service, disgrace is an understatement, why did they not see out the football then try get it sorted for next year? typical they dont give a toss for people and they had not the manners to tell us users of the service, total disrespect, thats why businesses dont make money ,they dont respect the people they are serving"
You are surely missing the point. Putting the cart before the horse. You need people in Wexford to become football fans first. You need more top players and more supporters involved in the game here. Then a business might stream games. That has to start from the grassroots. In the clubs and schools. Same as hurling has to start there in predominantly football counties.
Problem is that football has become a boring watch. Same as soccer. I am a football fan. But nearly all the games I've watched in recent years weren't very exciting compared to the hurling games I've seen. I watched a great u11 hurling game between our u11s and Crossabegs last night. It was far more entertaining than the game I watched in Patrick's Park last Friday evening.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5742 - 10/09/2022 11:03:49    2440199

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "your joking????? typical gaa, its all money, its always bout money, never about proving a service, disgrace is an understatement, why did they not see out the football then try get it sorted for next year? typical they dont give a toss for people and they had not the manners to tell us users of the service, total disrespect, thats why businesses dont make money ,they dont respect the people they are serving"
Have a word with yourself

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 418 - 10/09/2022 11:04:21    2440200

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Replying To countyman2022:  "Why would you provide a loss making service? Would you go do something if it was going to cost you money. If people want to go they can go. There was no such thing 3 years ago."
A loss making service?? I assume Niall Williams, appointed to oversee the development of....you guessed it, hurling, is doing it on a voluntary basis then if they are so worried about making miniscule losses in the grand scheme of things?

Meanwhile, they can't even give a lad a free bag of chips from Sharkeys to do a token two-minute preview of any football game, nevermind have the decency to inform the punters (or stakeholders as they like to call us whenever they are publishing their latest 'strategic review') that they aren't streaming matches live.

It's been a wonderful service, I like many others have family abroad who tune in to watch games, but its deplorable they just binned it not even halfway through the football season.

And as far as I know, we haven't invented teleportation yet. Hard to go to a game if you are caught elsewhere, but very handy to have the option to stream it at least.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1229 - 10/09/2022 11:21:50    2440203

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Replying To Onfor15:  "What % of senior football games are streamed in other counties?

People are voting with their feet. Bellefield was almost empty last night and almost anyone who was there was from Gusserane."
when your emplying lads are staying home watching it on line, then it must be a sucess

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2422 - 10/09/2022 11:34:08    2440205

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Replying To Onfor15:  "What % of senior football games are streamed in other counties?

People are voting with their feet. Bellefield was almost empty last night and almost anyone who was there was from Gusserane."
People are voting with their feet all right.
However most fans would have made choices.
Hurling is far and away the number one sport in this county. Football attendances have been falling hugely over many years. With the massive rise in fuel and food costs is it any wonder that people will stay away from poor quality football and save some money.
The games so far are very poor. Word gets around and so you get a big turn off.
No easy solutions I'm afraid. Unless our fortunes change with a new manager ( eventually) coming on board and we manage to get out of that dreadful 4th division our attendances will continue to decrease in club and intercounty.

Magpie2 (Wexford) - Posts: 28 - 10/09/2022 11:39:24    2440206

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Replying To beano:  "A loss making service?? I assume Niall Williams, appointed to oversee the development of....you guessed it, hurling, is doing it on a voluntary basis then if they are so worried about making miniscule losses in the grand scheme of things?

Meanwhile, they can't even give a lad a free bag of chips from Sharkeys to do a token two-minute preview of any football game, nevermind have the decency to inform the punters (or stakeholders as they like to call us whenever they are publishing their latest 'strategic review') that they aren't streaming matches live.

It's been a wonderful service, I like many others have family abroad who tune in to watch games, but its deplorable they just binned it not even halfway through the football season.

And as far as I know, we haven't invented teleportation yet. Hard to go to a game if you are caught elsewhere, but very handy to have the option to stream it at least."
You've said twice now in two different posts that streaming has been stopped/binned.

What evidence have you for this?

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 418 - 10/09/2022 12:24:10    2440210

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "when your emplying lads are staying home watching it on line, then it must be a sucess"
I'm saying the exact opposite. People are not staying at home to watch it. They are staying at home to avoid it.

There was no stream last night, yet still the crowd in Bellefield was awful.

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 418 - 10/09/2022 13:06:01    2440214

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "and half their club are trilled to bits about it"
I say more like three quarters. The old football guard of waters and Lyng etc..are all in their last year of very close to retirement

hunting (Wexford) - Posts: 763 - 10/09/2022 13:17:05    2440217

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Replying To Onfor15:  "You've said twice now in two different posts that streaming has been stopped/binned.

What evidence have you for this?"
From someone involved at the coalface of it.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1229 - 10/09/2022 13:42:26    2440221

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Talking to someone involved aswell. He said only 10
Streams were sold for one senior football match. Unfortunately we can all give out but it has to be able to at least pay for itself and hurling does. Football has become a very boring watch in recent years and this is reflected in the above

alwaysasub (Wexford) - Posts: 279 - 10/09/2022 13:52:39    2440225

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Replying To beano:  "From someone involved at the coalface of it."
So this person told you that there'd be no more football games streamed?

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 418 - 10/09/2022 13:54:48    2440226

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It's facing winter time. I've time on me hands, so reading Wexford GAA stuff is quite entertaining and informative.

So, I have a question, but you're not obliged to answer. Stmunnsriver (Wexford?) have you ever posted anything positive at all about Wexford on here?

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1335 - 10/09/2022 14:49:41    2440234

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