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Replying To bad.monkey:  "Shambles of a league run by Dublin GAA - it started in February ffs...still going in December. Most of the matches in past two months were conceded or walkovers. Fair play to Crokes, hopefully this will get the county board to sort it out"
Boden finished top of the League table anyway - so they deserve it.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3755 - 08/12/2023 18:08:41    2516046

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Not the first final this year involving KC that leaves a bitter taste. .

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 5033 - 08/12/2023 19:10:20    2516053

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Replying To Fionn:  "Boden finished top of the League table anyway - so they deserve it."
Yes definitely they were the best team this year. Not sure why a league needs semi finals & a final!

bad.monkey (USA) - Posts: 4629 - 08/12/2023 19:45:05    2516056

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Fair play to Crokes? How many adult teams do they have? No serious game for another month. Could easily have played it and used their squad. It's embarrassing."
I'd have to agree with this. Surely they could have fielded a team. I'm from a very small club. We had pretty much our whole first 15 unavailable for a league match earlier this year, but still fielded a team. We used a lot of the junior team. We had requested the game be moved, but it wasn't an option so we got on with it.
We lost, but it was still better than not playing at all. The game at the higher level was good for some of the fringe players.
Now maybe I'm wrong, but I'd be staggered if Kilmacud couldn't pull 15 to 20 lads together. How many adult teams do they have?

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 09/12/2023 09:58:23    2516088

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "I'd have to agree with this. Surely they could have fielded a team. I'm from a very small club. We had pretty much our whole first 15 unavailable for a league match earlier this year, but still fielded a team. We used a lot of the junior team. We had requested the game be moved, but it wasn't an option so we got on with it.
We lost, but it was still better than not playing at all. The game at the higher level was good for some of the fringe players.
Now maybe I'm wrong, but I'd be staggered if Kilmacud couldn't pull 15 to 20 lads together. How many adult teams do they have?"
I think they have 8 adult teams, but open to correction.
Totally agree on the point they should have fielded its a disgrace.

Yourjoking (USA) - Posts: 710 - 09/12/2023 12:25:53    2516101

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "I'd have to agree with this. Surely they could have fielded a team. I'm from a very small club. We had pretty much our whole first 15 unavailable for a league match earlier this year, but still fielded a team. We used a lot of the junior team. We had requested the game be moved, but it wasn't an option so we got on with it.
We lost, but it was still better than not playing at all. The game at the higher level was good for some of the fringe players.
Now maybe I'm wrong, but I'd be staggered if Kilmacud couldn't pull 15 to 20 lads together. How many adult teams do they have?"
This was a final though, it was really bad form to schedule it for a few days after Crokes play in the Leinster final. Boden also refused to move the fixture. Not surprised Crokes players didnt play, and the Dublin County Board pretend to care about player burnout ! Ha ha

bad.monkey (USA) - Posts: 4629 - 09/12/2023 13:13:04    2516108

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Replying To bad.monkey:  "This was a final though, it was really bad form to schedule it for a few days after Crokes play in the Leinster final. Boden also refused to move the fixture. Not surprised Crokes players didnt play, and the Dublin County Board pretend to care about player burnout ! Ha ha"
Crokes played the semi-final "a few days" before the Leinster Final. They used the semi-final to give their extended panel runout. When they won that they knew when the league was fixed for. After Leinster they waited until the morning of the league final to announce they wouldn't play. Player welfare is a joke term being used by Crokes. They had plenty of players available but clearly wanted the tail to wag the dog. Great to see the CCC stand up to them and bow before them. Crokes have lost a huge amount of respect and friends arising out of their decision. No club is bigger than the Association.

BlueBeret (Dublin) - Posts: 54 - 10/12/2023 09:15:51    2516168

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Replying To BlueBeret:  "Crokes played the semi-final "a few days" before the Leinster Final. They used the semi-final to give their extended panel runout. When they won that they knew when the league was fixed for. After Leinster they waited until the morning of the league final to announce they wouldn't play. Player welfare is a joke term being used by Crokes. They had plenty of players available but clearly wanted the tail to wag the dog. Great to see the CCC stand up to them and bow before them. Crokes have lost a huge amount of respect and friends arising out of their decision. No club is bigger than the Association."
Crokes lost plenty of respect with the stunt they pulled in January too. They can't have much left at this stage.

A club that has a panel of 30 for their first team and 6 other adult male teams and still reckon they couldn't field a team.

Embarrassing.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 827 - 10/12/2023 13:07:00    2516184

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Replying To BlueBeret:  "Crokes played the semi-final "a few days" before the Leinster Final. They used the semi-final to give their extended panel runout. When they won that they knew when the league was fixed for. After Leinster they waited until the morning of the league final to announce they wouldn't play. Player welfare is a joke term being used by Crokes. They had plenty of players available but clearly wanted the tail to wag the dog. Great to see the CCC stand up to them and bow before them. Crokes have lost a huge amount of respect and friends arising out of their decision. No club is bigger than the Association."
Every big club was giving walkovers - Na Fianna, Vincents, Raheny..etc in the past few months. Then as you say the county board decide to schedule the semi final a few days before and then final a few days after the Leinster final. No fan of Crokes but its a joke how badly the league is run by the county board.

bad.monkey (USA) - Posts: 4629 - 10/12/2023 13:49:24    2516195

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Crokes lost plenty of respect with the stunt they pulled in January too. They can't have much left at this stage.

A club that has a panel of 30 for their first team and 6 other adult male teams and still reckon they couldn't field a team.

Embarrassing."
The northern sense of victimhood is quite incredible

Kingcon (Dublin) - Posts: 14 - 10/12/2023 14:47:40    2516204

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Replying To Kingcon:  "The northern sense of victimhood is quite incredible"
Answer me this, how is it victimhood?

You might want to brush up on your geography as well. Last time I checked the map Donegal was not in the 'North'.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 827 - 10/12/2023 16:04:43    2516210

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Answer me this, how is it victimhood?

You might want to brush up on your geography as well. Last time I checked the map Donegal was not in the 'North'."
It's hardly outrageous for Donegal to be called "northern"...my comment wasn't limited to the 6 counties

Kingcon (Dublin) - Posts: 14 - 10/12/2023 17:01:56    2516217

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Replying To Kingcon:  "It's hardly outrageous for Donegal to be called "northern"...my comment wasn't limited to the 6 counties"
Again, how did you consider my comment victimhood?

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 827 - 10/12/2023 18:26:17    2516239

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Again, how did you consider my comment victimhood?"
Because you seem to be all in on some great injustice against your northern neighbour in January.

Nonsense

Kingcon (Dublin) - Posts: 14 - 10/12/2023 20:39:16    2516263

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Answer me this, how is it victimhood?

You might want to brush up on your geography as well. Last time I checked the map Donegal was not in the 'North'."
The most northern parts of the island is in Donegal, no?

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 10/12/2023 21:46:35    2516277

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Answer me this, how is it victimhood?

You might want to brush up on your geography as well. Last time I checked the map Donegal was not in the 'North'."
Well North or North West, take yer pick, I'd say Malin defo North, Bundoran maybe North West

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 691 - 10/12/2023 22:05:16    2516281

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "The most northern parts of the island is in Donegal, no?"
Still not in the 'North' nor are we ever referred to as 'Northerners'.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 827 - 10/12/2023 22:10:43    2516283

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Still not in the 'North' nor are we ever referred to as 'Northerners'."
I do not ideationally recognise Partition .-)

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 10/12/2023 22:51:39    2516290

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I see that Dublin hurlers have opted to play two of their three home games in Parnell this year. The only exception is February 24 which is double header with hurlers playing Limerick - not played them since 2018 league semi final - and footballers v Kerry. Should get a big crowd in for that.


I imagine the new structure for 2025 will concentrate minds. Pretty important imho that hurlers take one of the seven spots in the new first division. Will need to win at least three of their five, and that will be a tall enough order. One of those being Tipp at home or Galway in Salthill.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2721 - 11/12/2023 10:20:51    2516320

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "I see that Dublin hurlers have opted to play two of their three home games in Parnell this year. The only exception is February 24 which is double header with hurlers playing Limerick - not played them since 2018 league semi final - and footballers v Kerry. Should get a big crowd in for that.


I imagine the new structure for 2025 will concentrate minds. Pretty important imho that hurlers take one of the seven spots in the new first division. Will need to win at least three of their five, and that will be a tall enough order. One of those being Tipp at home or Galway in Salthill."
PP is definitely more of a Home for the Dublin Hurlers, and hopefully it will give a better chance of a result in each of those 2 games.

The double header will defo get a sizeable crowd going to it.

As you say, winning 3 games will be a tall order....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3755 - 11/12/2023 12:04:53    2516334

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