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See Brooks has took over GAAs traditional September in Croke Park. Are residents going to let it happen?

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 978 - 25/11/2021 09:09:05    2390711

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Replying To Saynothing:  "See Brooks has took over GAAs traditional September in Croke Park. Are residents going to let it happen?"
hope not

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2143 - 25/11/2021 09:32:11    2390716

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Should that be money grabbing Brooks or money grabbing GAA. ??? He can't get into Croke Park if he is not invited ? Bank balance at GAA has received a hammering lately so they need to build up the nest egg. Can't believe they not allowing replays in semi finals of championship games. Never an argument about paying to go to a replay. Do we now assume that replays are gone for good ???. The Meath Dublin epic 4 game's that's stuff of legends and folklore at this stage will never again be surpassed. Incidentally the games were only of average quality, but that's never mentioned

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 913 - 25/11/2021 09:36:06    2390717

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Replying To Saynothing:  "See Brooks has took over GAAs traditional September in Croke Park. Are residents going to let it happen?"
Brooks hasn't taken over Croke Park, the GAA have allowed to him to play there.
As for your 'Money Grabbing Gareth Brooks', he's a professional artist, and I'm sure the GAA will be getting there fair cut.
By the way, both the Hurling and Football All-Ireland finals next year are taking place in July.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1499 - 25/11/2021 09:58:36    2390719

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Great to see Brooks in Croke Park, hope he fills five dates, a winner for everyone including the GAA but especially the Dublin Economy, hotels, pubs shops etc, **** the few small minded begrudges.

jacktheboy (Donegal) - Posts: 167 - 25/11/2021 10:12:45    2390725

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Am not a Garth Brooks fan by any stretch of the imagination, but let's face it....under the new master fixtures calendar, Croke Park is only going to be used for championship action between mid-April and end of July any year. In the earlier part of year, will probably only be used for Dublin's "home" NFL games, despite how it's apparently actually a neutral venue since Dublin's "home" ground is Parnell Park....yadda yadda yadda :)

So realistically, having such an asset stand empty for large parts of the year would make no sense whatsoever, and the sensible thing to do is to use it for other events such as concerts. I'd even expect to see more of them there in the future, around August/September each year.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 746 - 25/11/2021 10:30:45    2390727

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Replying To Saynothing:  "See Brooks has took over GAAs traditional September in Croke Park. Are residents going to let it happen?"
you are ranting again

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1377 - 25/11/2021 10:58:42    2390733

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Gareth Brooks is providing what many people want to see, don't see what he is possibly doing wrong.
I'm not a Gareth Brooks fan but many are, it will be a great occasion for them.
Croke park is the obvious venue for big capacity shows, it should be used when the demand is there. A concert like that (or for U2 or another act) will bring a lot jot to the people who go.
A fair bit of the money raised will ultimately go back to promoting/ developing Gaelic games.
In terms of complaints that these shows cause too much disruption in the area, I always find this completely bizarre, there has been a stadium there for nearly a century and a half, long before most of the houses (if there is old houses there from the time before the stadium was there they have likely been bought/ sold several times since the stadium was established), if you buy/ rent a house in the vicinity of a stadium then don't complain of inconveniences because the stadium is being used.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 992 - 25/11/2021 11:10:10    2390735

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Am not a Garth Brooks fan by any stretch of the imagination, but let's face it....under the new master fixtures calendar, Croke Park is only going to be used for championship action between mid-April and end of July any year. In the earlier part of year, will probably only be used for Dublin's "home" NFL games, despite how it's apparently actually a neutral venue since Dublin's "home" ground is Parnell Park....yadda yadda yadda :)

So realistically, having such an asset stand empty for large parts of the year would make no sense whatsoever, and the sensible thing to do is to use it for other events such as concerts. I'd even expect to see more of them there in the future, around August/September each year."
My point is September is the month you looked forward to for GAA. Now county games are going to be rushed through from Feb to July.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 978 - 25/11/2021 11:15:39    2390737

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Replying To jacktheboy:  "Great to see Brooks in Croke Park, hope he fills five dates, a winner for everyone including the GAA but especially the Dublin Economy, hotels, pubs shops etc, **** the few small minded begrudges."
Agree, I remember before a Meath game in Croke park and buying a burger off a guy who told me he lived in the area. It was around the time of the controversy of Brooks previously when he was suspossed to do 5 shows. He said people always focus on the local opposition to concerts in the area but many other locals are in favour of them as they bring money into the area.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 992 - 25/11/2021 11:24:33    2390739

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The Garth Brooks thing is a side issue.

Compressing the championship into 10/11 weeks is a disgrace. the biggest sporting events in Irish culture and it's almost as though they are a bit of an embarrassment to be gotten out of the way before Sky Super sundays and rugby friendlies take over again.

And before anyone starts, making sure that the Junior Ds are not denied a place in the sun has nothing whatsoever to do with senior inter county.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 290 - 25/11/2021 11:31:53    2390742

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Replying To Saynothing:  "My point is September is the month you looked forward to for GAA. Now county games are going to be rushed through from Feb to July."
They changed the calendar to give club players more certainty of when and when not their playing games, the calendar hasn't been rushed, there's a 2 week gap between the league and championship instead of 6 that's the only major change from 2019 schedule. Anyway after your claim the football qualifiers have worked in the last decade it was obvious you can't be taken seriously.

On Gareth Brooks I've no interest and don't get the interest in him but I won't lose sleep over it, apparently his music isn't on YouTube or Spotify don't know if that makes a big difference in demand.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3788 - 25/11/2021 11:38:33    2390745

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Replying To Saynothing:  "My point is September is the month you looked forward to for GAA. Now county games are going to be rushed through from Feb to July."
That's true. But that's nothing to do with Garth Brooks.

"Yer man with the hat wants to play concerts in September" isn't one of the reasons why the condensed inter-county season was introduced to give more certainty on when club competitions could go ahead.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 746 - 25/11/2021 12:00:31    2390753

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Replying To Saynothing:  "See Brooks has took over GAAs traditional September in Croke Park. Are residents going to let it happen?"
I can't say, I haven't been chatting them..!

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1213 - 25/11/2021 12:01:00    2390754

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Replying To Saynothing:  "My point is September is the month you looked forward to for GAA. Now county games are going to be rushed through from Feb to July."
The so called split season with AI Finals in July was overwhelmingly voted in at GAA Congress .
Nothing to do with Brooks.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 50 - 25/11/2021 12:09:23    2390758

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Lots of pretty senseless posts here.

Why would the residents object to a few big events in September. They are used to it by now.

How are the GAA money grabbing? The stadium would be empty if these concerts weren't on. The money made will help keep the show on the road.

Replays at intercounty level are a disaster for the club game. Great news for the vast majority of players that they are gone.

Some people are too stuck in the past.

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 301 - 25/11/2021 12:16:42    2390761

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Replying To Saynothing:  "See Brooks has took over GAAs traditional September in Croke Park. Are residents going to let it happen?"
If residents are still objecting to a few concerts at Croke Park, well I'd suggest they consider moving out of the area because they'll never have any peace. Not even sure what the issue is about the AI moving to July.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 219 - 25/11/2021 13:22:28    2390777

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Ticket master getting €7.15 per ticket

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1387 - 25/11/2021 13:24:19    2390779

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I went to see U2 In Croke Park in 2005 and I did think it was a great venue for it, I saw U2 in landown Rd previously and thought it was great.

Big venue v small venue maybe.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13740 - 25/11/2021 16:22:19    2390817

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "The Garth Brooks thing is a side issue.

Compressing the championship into 10/11 weeks is a disgrace. the biggest sporting events in Irish culture and it's almost as though they are a bit of an embarrassment to be gotten out of the way before Sky Super sundays and rugby friendlies take over again.

And before anyone starts, making sure that the Junior Ds are not denied a place in the sun has nothing whatsoever to do with senior inter county."
I think it's a case of, get it over with. I know Croke Park has to make money but to bend over backwards for a man who huffed when he only got 2 concerts the last time is what bugs me. No replays, condensed season wasn't brought in for player welfare, more like have a period of time when there was no chance of it been affected by running over time. Good luck to whoever wants to go . I'm not a resident living beside Croke Park but you have to think about them.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 978 - 25/11/2021 17:13:07    2390827

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