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To-day Kerry,Kildare and Tyrone played in alternative colours when there was no need.. There may have been others. Why is this? Who is rewarded?

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1557 - 20/02/2022 21:57:43    2401476

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If colours clash it should be the away team wearing alternative colours. No need for both teans

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2518 - 21/02/2022 08:36:37    2401483

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Replying To 19616609:  "To-day Kerry,Kildare and Tyrone played in alternative colours when there was no need.. There may have been others. Why is this? Who is rewarded?"
The players, management, referee, fans etc. are all rewarded because they can distinguish between the 2 teams.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1533 - 21/02/2022 09:15:53    2401488

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Is it not tradition when there is a colour clash that both sides wear alternatives? Feels like it's been that way as far as I can remember

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1432 - 21/02/2022 09:32:48    2401492

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Replying To 19616609:  "To-day Kerry,Kildare and Tyrone played in alternative colours when there was no need.. There may have been others. Why is this? Who is rewarded?"
Jersey makers, sellers and county boards benefit. I think they'll use games like this to put alternative jersies in the shop window. Some of the alternative coloured jerseys look better than the traditional jerseys I think but I prefer Tyrone's white jersey. A bit ironic that years ago Sligo got a slap on the wrist for wearing a black jersey.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6759 - 21/02/2022 10:02:38    2401498

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Replying To 19616609:  "To-day Kerry,Kildare and Tyrone played in alternative colours when there was no need.. There may have been others. Why is this? Who is rewarded?"
Limerick were at home against the Wee County and they wore their away white jersey.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 567 - 21/02/2022 10:13:09    2401502

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "If colours clash it should be the away team wearing alternative colours. No need for both teans"
As far as I know if there is a colour clash the home team changes like in rugby union.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 567 - 21/02/2022 10:14:32    2401504

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "If colours clash it should be the away team wearing alternative colours. No need for both teans"
The idea behind both teams changing is so that neither team gains an advantage. For example, say two teams normally play in green. If one of them gets to keep the green, but the other has to play in white, the green team has the supposed advantage because players can still look for a green jersey in split-second decisions, the same as always. However, when they change too - let's say to blue - then players of both sides have to take that split second longer before releasing the ball.

Not saying I agree with the thinking behind that. Am just explaining what it is.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 953 - 21/02/2022 10:20:10    2401507

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If there was a clash counties used to wear provincial colours years ago too if i remember correctly

kentuckytucky (USA) - Posts: 207 - 21/02/2022 10:47:12    2401519

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It's the home team that changes - under official rule for inter county

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1613 - 21/02/2022 10:52:07    2401521

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Replying To cuchulainn35:  "It's the home team that changes - under official rule for inter county"
Well, here's the rule in the rulebook that I'm looking at:

County teams shall wear their registered distinctive colours in Inter-County competitions. Where there is similarity of colours, the two counties shall wear their registered alternative colour(s) or other colours authorised or directed by the Committee in Charge

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 953 - 21/02/2022 11:10:47    2401532

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "The idea behind both teams changing is so that neither team gains an advantage. For example, say two teams normally play in green. If one of them gets to keep the green, but the other has to play in white, the green team has the supposed advantage because players can still look for a green jersey in split-second decisions, the same as always. However, when they change too - let's say to blue - then players of both sides have to take that split second longer before releasing the ball.

Not saying I agree with the thinking behind that. Am just explaining what it is."
Good call.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1269 - 21/02/2022 11:11:53    2401533

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "The idea behind both teams changing is so that neither team gains an advantage. For example, say two teams normally play in green. If one of them gets to keep the green, but the other has to play in white, the green team has the supposed advantage because players can still look for a green jersey in split-second decisions, the same as always. However, when they change too - let's say to blue - then players of both sides have to take that split second longer before releasing the ball.

Not saying I agree with the thinking behind that. Am just explaining what it is."
Yeah fair point

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2518 - 21/02/2022 12:39:55    2401567

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Replying To 19616609:  "To-day Kerry,Kildare and Tyrone played in alternative colours when there was no need.. There may have been others. Why is this? Who is rewarded?"
To boost sales of/advertise away kits. Its all about dollars.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1684 - 21/02/2022 13:43:50    2401592

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "The idea behind both teams changing is so that neither team gains an advantage. For example, say two teams normally play in green. If one of them gets to keep the green, but the other has to play in white, the green team has the supposed advantage because players can still look for a green jersey in split-second decisions, the same as always. However, when they change too - let's say to blue - then players of both sides have to take that split second longer before releasing the ball.

Not saying I agree with the thinking behind that. Am just explaining what it is."
I know you are saying that could be a reason and that you don't agree with it but I find it funny a few posters agreeing with it!

What if you played for a club team who wears green and County team who wears red. If you come up against another county team that wears your club colours...... would you not get confused by that also..... going by what you said?

Confusion of what colours you wear would not come into it unless both teams wore the same coloured jerseys.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 786 - 21/02/2022 21:10:32    2401740

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