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An Ed Sheeran gig is objectionable at any time - who listens to that tripe

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 1141 - 01/04/2022 12:33:41    2408842

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Cork could nominate the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick if they don't want to travel to Killarney?

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6839 - 01/04/2022 12:36:42    2408844

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Cork haven't a snowball's chance in hell of beating Kerry. It doesn't matter where they play them. The debt of the new stadium is massive and only way to pay it back is concerts. They should play in Killarney and go through the motions. Doubt if 15000 people will even turn up

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 01/04/2022 12:37:29    2408845

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Replying To p_play:  "They might be right but why is there a concert in their stadium at the height of the season."
No other time for concerts and stadiums are multi use event venues these days.
stadiums exist to make profit as if consistently loss making there is major issues

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2795 - 01/04/2022 12:56:38    2408851

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Interest in Gaelic football has plummeted in Cork in recent years. Debt of the stadium will cripple county board for years to come. Granted, the hurlers May fill the stadium on occasion, but most games are played in Thurles or Croke Park. Gaelic football is way behind rugby and soccer in popularity, and I feel sorry for the players performing to empty stadiums

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 01/04/2022 13:10:52    2408858

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Cork should be banned simply for allowing the Godawful Ed Sheeran play a concert there!

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1209 - 01/04/2022 13:14:16    2408860

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I've no issue with Cork in general. But this whole situation has come about due to the lack of foresight, incompetence and greed by Cork GAA, when deciding to hold a concert at Pairc Ui Chaoimh during the Championship season.
Now, to confound the matter, the management team and players have thrown their toys out the pram and are making a mountain out of a molehill by refusing to accept a reasonable solution to a problem created by their on board.
Munster Council should come down hard on them and their antics. Kick them out of this year and next year's Championships if they refuse to play."
That last bit will never happen. Living in the UK has messed with your mind if that's how you think the GAA should be run.

Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 595 - 01/04/2022 13:34:09    2408865

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The fixture was originally arranged for PUR, because of the Ed Sheeran concert. It's not as if they weren't aware of it. Why try to change it now? The CCB got itself into a hole with they way they managed the building of PUC. Concerts are necessary to clear the debt. While the stadium was being rebuilt, Cork made an agreement with Kerry to play their home matches in Killarney. They were not forced to do so by the Munster Council.

Cork travel to play Waterford in the hurling championship at Walsh Park in May. Walsh Park has a capacity of just over 11,000. A meeting between those two counties in Cork, Limerick or Thurles would bring in an attendance of 30 - 40,000. Quite rightly the Munster Council allows the home game to Waterford. Cork and Kerry have a home and away agreement; Cork and Waterford do not.

The Munster Council are being hypocritical.

Midleton (Cork) - Posts: 621 - 01/04/2022 13:39:53    2408866

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Cork GAA giving out that it was moved to Kilarney for financial reasons when Cork GAA moved it originally for financial reasons......

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1577 - 01/04/2022 13:44:23    2408868

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "The Cork footballers have just stated that they will not play their Munster semi final against Kerry in Killarney. The decision to move the game from Pairc Ui Rinn to Fitzgerald stadium was obviously financially motivated and would have handed a clear advantage to Kerry. We in Antrim also had to take a stand when the Ulster Council tried to move our game against Cavan away from Corrigan Park in Belfast. Will the GAA EVER get the message that many of us are sick, sore and tired of being treated as commodities and numbers in a money game? Well done Cork, every Gael should support them."
I hope the game is in PUR as its a great old ground but ultimately this is between Cork and the Munster Council.

I'm sure we in Kerry support our Cork neighbours in what ever they decide.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 01/04/2022 13:45:36    2408869

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Apologies because there must be an obvious answer to this question. If the Sheeran gig is on Friday, April 29th, why is Pairc Ui Chaoimh unavailable on Saturday, May 7th, the date for the game currently scheduled in Killarney? Cork should stick to their guns like KIldare did in Newbridge.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6802 - 01/04/2022 13:55:14    2408874

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Replying To kentuckytucky:  "It is meaningless unless they demand the concert is cancelled so they can play in PuC, otherwise they are hypocrites."
How are they hypocrites, PuR is thier home too, they can play in which home stadium they want

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 200 - 01/04/2022 14:03:43    2408877

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I hope the game is in PUR as its a great old ground but ultimately this is between Cork and the Munster Council.

I'm sure we in Kerry support our Cork neighbours in what ever they decide."
The competitiveness between Cork and Kerry is missed! Ireland's soccer game against Belgium last week had 4 or 5 Cork players on it. Caoimhin Kelleher's success with Liverpool will further galvanize the youth towards soccer and rugby. Schools play every sport nowadays especially Christians secondary school! The glamour and attractiveness of soccer and rugby will detract from Gaelic games especially in urban areas.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 01/04/2022 14:04:19    2408878

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I've got to hold my hands up here. I didn't realise there was a concert in Pairc Ui Chaoimh at the same time. That changes the context a bit.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9526 - 01/04/2022 14:06:31    2408880

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "I've got to hold my hands up here. I didn't realise there was a concert in Pairc Ui Chaoimh at the same time. That changes the context a bit."
Yep. More people would turn up at Ed Sheeran than any GAA game. Cork even forfeited home advantage in the hurling round robin series!

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 01/04/2022 14:14:17    2408883

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "I've got to hold my hands up here. I didn't realise there was a concert in Pairc Ui Chaoimh at the same time. That changes the context a bit."
Though I still believe if Cork believe they have an alternative venue that is county standard they DO have the right to play there.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9526 - 01/04/2022 14:31:41    2408889

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I hope the game is in PUR as its a great old ground but ultimately this is between Cork and the Munster Council.

I'm sure we in Kerry support our Cork neighbours in what ever they decide."
Fair play to you. Genuine Kerry football folk are decent to a fault. I personally would have NO issue going to Killarney for this game. I don't think the football would be good (unfortunately) but the atmosphere in town for Cork/Kerry in Killarney is unique and the deal is good. Two games in Cork (when hopefully we improve and can give you a game and, you never know, a beating!). There is nothing with the offer , as its being framed, that is unfair.

However, You are dead right. This is between Cork and Munster Council. There is a lot of parish pump politics going on with this game and has been for a while. We have our own Munster Council delegates who were part of the CCB when the stadium was being developed (with much opposition from within), who would not be the biggest fans of football (putting it mildly) and probably haven't forgotten that Cork voted strongly in favour of proposal B (all the clubs without a dissenting voice voted for it - votes that were not put to the floor on other previous issues)...it has created an unfortunate dynamic, that is not of the football panels making..it could have been easily resolved with reasonable dialogue from one side in particular.

The football panel are at no real loss now. The game v Kerry was never going to be competitive anyway. Our season is effectively over. It was the NFL. It wasn't great but we showed some bottle to survive. I went to 6 of the 7 games (missed the one v Meath). It was a lonely enough experience with tiny crowds supporting them. The game v Clare was a double header. Hurling first. 3/4s of the crowd making a point to leave at fulltime so as not to be seen to be supporting 'bogball'. A message that wasn't missed by the management. when you are not loved at home, it matters little what those outside think of you. They might as well stick to their guns now.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3917 - 01/04/2022 14:34:27    2408890

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Replying To Rockies:  "Cork haven't a snowball's chance in hell of beating Kerry. It doesn't matter where they play them. The debt of the new stadium is massive and only way to pay it back is concerts. They should play in Killarney and go through the motions. Doubt if 15000 people will even turn up"
Interest in Gaelic football is low enough in Cork as it is. Why lower it any further, by merely and meekly conceding ground advantage to your biggest enemy (on the field)?

Cork may not have a snowball's chance in hell, as you only too readily put it, but let's remember that it's just a mere two years since Cork froze that snowball in hell.

Nobody gave Cork a chance then. And I don't want to come across like one of those cute Kerry hoorse by giving the poor mouth, as I know Cork is at a very low ebb in Gaelic games right now, but would Mark Keano's late goal have ever happened had that game been in Killarney? Think about that before you so eagerly go against the footballing men of county Cork.

The tightest of margins…the tightest…

It's a very lukewarm Cork person who wouldn't support the Cork footballers in their stance; an invertebrate actually. And we all know what Dante said of the lukewarm…!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1326 - 01/04/2022 14:41:53    2408892

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Apologies because there must be an obvious answer to this question. If the Sheeran gig is on Friday, April 29th, why is Pairc Ui Chaoimh unavailable on Saturday, May 7th, the date for the game currently scheduled in Killarney? Cork should stick to their guns like KIldare did in Newbridge."
Because the pitch won't be ready after hordes of music fans leppin all over it.
That's what Cork CB said anyway.
I see Sky have picked this game for live coverage.
Be embarrassing if it doesn't go ahead.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 418 - 01/04/2022 14:48:07    2408894

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Though I still believe if Cork believe they have an alternative venue that is county standard they DO have the right to play there."
Cork county board are so badly mired in debt, that they have been selling GAA lands to property developers. Rising interest rates will compound the issue. They should just go ahead and play in Killarney, and see what qualifiers throws up! They have avoided Tailteann Cup for next year anyway!

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 01/04/2022 15:08:00    2408900

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