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Replying To yew_tree:  "I must be in a minority…I prefer watching football over hurling."
I don't think I've ever watched a full hurling match, seen a few big games were it was a close finish and it was ok to watch but I just can't get into it, it's very hard to see the ball and if it was a score or not, plus they seem to be able to score from anywhere even well inside their own half etc, maybe you just had to grow up with it but it's seems to me to be a southern game mostly, I even find it hard to understand the pundits I'd hardly know who they are apart from Ger Loughnan and Davy Fitz, it's big in parts of Antrim I know.
Glad BBC are covering the Ulster football Championship, can't stand the RTE dross.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2123 - 14/04/2022 17:03:40    2411034

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GAAGO is showing Donegal v Armagh live.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1880 - 14/04/2022 17:38:20    2411041

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I don't think I've ever watched a full hurling match, seen a few big games were it was a close finish and it was ok to watch but I just can't get into it, it's very hard to see the ball and if it was a score or not, plus they seem to be able to score from anywhere even well inside their own half etc, maybe you just had to grow up with it but it's seems to me to be a southern game mostly, I even find it hard to understand the pundits I'd hardly know who they are apart from Ger Loughnan and Davy Fitz, it's big in parts of Antrim I know.
Glad BBC are covering the Ulster football Championship, can't stand the RTE dross."
Don't know about growing up with it, I only started watching hurling when I was 14 and instantly fell in love with the game.
Like all sports hurling can have its dud games but I'd almost find it hard to watch a football match after a hurling one.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1277 - 14/04/2022 19:42:13    2411051

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I must be in a minority…I prefer watching football over hurling."
Florida is 5 hours behind Ireland. It sounds so ironic as we are so far ahead in so many other areas. So, quite often the late evening games, say 7 pm start don't suit me, as it's almost 2 am here by the time they end.

So, for me, it's far easier to get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning here and watch the game on Catch Up on GAAGo. GAAGo is good. I pay less for all their games than I would by going to one baseball game. It's probably the same if you go to Thurles or CP. By the time you account for gas, tickets, kids, etc. you've almost the cost of GAAGo spent.

I rarely watch Gaelic football. Hurling is the boyo though. I've been following hurling for nigh on 50 years now. And the game has never been better.

I've also been following Gaelic football for about the same length of time. Technically the the players are smarter, fitter and faster than their counterparts in the 70's and 80's. From
a players perspective the game is years ahead of what it used to be. But from my perspective, and I'm sure that many other spectators on here feel the same, the game has totally regressed. It's not just a hard sell. It's a bad sell.

Of course, I'd chew the head off a player if he easily gave possession away, were I a manager. However, it was that human error, the high ball in, the 50-50 ball that contributed so much to the excitement of the game in the bygone era. The percentage possession game has taken away all that excitement and also has diminished the kicking aspect of the game.

I could probably find about 9 elite American soldiers who have played basketball to a very competent level, and mix them in with 6 good inter-county standard kickers of the ball; train well for 6 months or so, and they'd probably hold their own with any inter-county team. 6 kickers is all you need nowadays in the game: a keeper, one in defense, one or two around the mid-field area and two strikers.

So, I for one, am delighted that it's 75% hurling. And better still, I hear that all of Limerick's four hurling games in Munster (where the hurling is really real) are gonna be shown.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1280 - 16/04/2022 08:52:33    2411061

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Born and bread into football but prefer to watch hurling any day..

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1297 - 16/04/2022 11:40:49    2411081

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Florida is 5 hours behind Ireland. It sounds so ironic as we are so far ahead in so many other areas. So, quite often the late evening games, say 7 pm start don't suit me, as it's almost 2 am here by the time they end.

So, for me, it's far easier to get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning here and watch the game on Catch Up on GAAGo. GAAGo is good. I pay less for all their games than I would by going to one baseball game. It's probably the same if you go to Thurles or CP. By the time you account for gas, tickets, kids, etc. you've almost the cost of GAAGo spent.

I rarely watch Gaelic football. Hurling is the boyo though. I've been following hurling for nigh on 50 years now. And the game has never been better.

I've also been following Gaelic football for about the same length of time. Technically the the players are smarter, fitter and faster than their counterparts in the 70's and 80's. From
a players perspective the game is years ahead of what it used to be. But from my perspective, and I'm sure that many other spectators on here feel the same, the game has totally regressed. It's not just a hard sell. It's a bad sell.

Of course, I'd chew the head off a player if he easily gave possession away, were I a manager. However, it was that human error, the high ball in, the 50-50 ball that contributed so much to the excitement of the game in the bygone era. The percentage possession game has taken away all that excitement and also has diminished the kicking aspect of the game.

I could probably find about 9 elite American soldiers who have played basketball to a very competent level, and mix them in with 6 good inter-county standard kickers of the ball; train well for 6 months or so, and they'd probably hold their own with any inter-county team. 6 kickers is all you need nowadays in the game: a keeper, one in defense, one or two around the mid-field area and two strikers.

So, I for one, am delighted that it's 75% hurling. And better still, I hear that all of Limerick's four hurling games in Munster (where the hurling is really real) are gonna be shown."
'I could probably find about 9 elite American soldiers who have played basketball to a very competent level, and mix them in with 6 good inter-county standard kickers of the ball; train well for 6 months or so, and they'd probably hold their own with any inter-county team'.

Not a chance, with 9 football rookies playing a minimal contact 5 a side game with rolling subs, penalised for individual and team fouls, that they could hold their own with any intercounty team. Would struggle against a streetwise Junior C club team. At some point those 9 need to have some football skills, tactical awareness playing on bigger pitches in different weather conditions and understand the rules. No one makes county after playing hurling or football for 6 months.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6772 - 16/04/2022 19:38:01    2411185

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Florida is 5 hours behind Ireland. It sounds so ironic as we are so far ahead in so many other areas. So, quite often the late evening games, say 7 pm start don't suit me, as it's almost 2 am here by the time they end.

So, for me, it's far easier to get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning here and watch the game on Catch Up on GAAGo. GAAGo is good. I pay less for all their games than I would by going to one baseball game. It's probably the same if you go to Thurles or CP. By the time you account for gas, tickets, kids, etc. you've almost the cost of GAAGo spent.

I rarely watch Gaelic football. Hurling is the boyo though. I've been following hurling for nigh on 50 years now. And the game has never been better.

I've also been following Gaelic football for about the same length of time. Technically the the players are smarter, fitter and faster than their counterparts in the 70's and 80's. From
a players perspective the game is years ahead of what it used to be. But from my perspective, and I'm sure that many other spectators on here feel the same, the game has totally regressed. It's not just a hard sell. It's a bad sell.

Of course, I'd chew the head off a player if he easily gave possession away, were I a manager. However, it was that human error, the high ball in, the 50-50 ball that contributed so much to the excitement of the game in the bygone era. The percentage possession game has taken away all that excitement and also has diminished the kicking aspect of the game.

I could probably find about 9 elite American soldiers who have played basketball to a very competent level, and mix them in with 6 good inter-county standard kickers of the ball; train well for 6 months or so, and they'd probably hold their own with any inter-county team. 6 kickers is all you need nowadays in the game: a keeper, one in defense, one or two around the mid-field area and two strikers.

So, I for one, am delighted that it's 75% hurling. And better still, I hear that all of Limerick's four hurling games in Munster (where the hurling is really real) are gonna be shown."
"Florida is 5 hours behind Ireland. It sounds so ironic as we are so far ahead in so many other areas. So, quite often the late evening games, say 7 pm start don't suit me, as it's almost 2 am here by the time they end."

Florida has voted in Trump as President in both 2016 and 2020, so in relation to the first part of that comment I'm not so sure ye are far ahead in so many other areas!

In relation to the second part, if a game has a 7pm start in Ireland, that's 2pm in the afternoon in Florida unless ye're on some sort of special Trump time ......???

jimski (Kildare) - Posts: 379 - 17/04/2022 16:48:49    2411349

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The Leitrim vs London game today was an absolute cracker that we thankfully won. Sligo vs New York on now is on a knife edge. Now I know they might not be the best quality or pull the imagination of the public but RTE will show a lot o games that are complete borefests throughout the year but for shear on the edge of your seat entertainment these are two of the best games of the year.

These have to be worth showing for that alone

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 529 - 17/04/2022 20:52:16    2411422

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I must be in a minority…I prefer watching football over hurling."
Me too actually fell asleep twice watching yesterday's 2 hurling matches and then was glued to Sligo v new york.
Hurling is a thing of beauty alright but I never watch a full game for some reason.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1675 - 18/04/2022 08:54:53    2411450

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Florida is 5 hours behind Ireland. It sounds so ironic as we are so far ahead in so many other areas. So, quite often the late evening games, say 7 pm start don't suit me, as it's almost 2 am here by the time they end.

So, for me, it's far easier to get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning here and watch the game on Catch Up on GAAGo. GAAGo is good. I pay less for all their games than I would by going to one baseball game. It's probably the same if you go to Thurles or CP. By the time you account for gas, tickets, kids, etc. you've almost the cost of GAAGo spent.

I rarely watch Gaelic football. Hurling is the boyo though. I've been following hurling for nigh on 50 years now. And the game has never been better.

I've also been following Gaelic football for about the same length of time. Technically the the players are smarter, fitter and faster than their counterparts in the 70's and 80's. From
a players perspective the game is years ahead of what it used to be. But from my perspective, and I'm sure that many other spectators on here feel the same, the game has totally regressed. It's not just a hard sell. It's a bad sell.

Of course, I'd chew the head off a player if he easily gave possession away, were I a manager. However, it was that human error, the high ball in, the 50-50 ball that contributed so much to the excitement of the game in the bygone era. The percentage possession game has taken away all that excitement and also has diminished the kicking aspect of the game.

I could probably find about 9 elite American soldiers who have played basketball to a very competent level, and mix them in with 6 good inter-county standard kickers of the ball; train well for 6 months or so, and they'd probably hold their own with any inter-county team. 6 kickers is all you need nowadays in the game: a keeper, one in defense, one or two around the mid-field area and two strikers.

So, I for one, am delighted that it's 75% hurling. And better still, I hear that all of Limerick's four hurling games in Munster (where the hurling is really real) are gonna be shown."
I'm not sure you understand how time works bud.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13493 - 19/04/2022 09:21:51    2411477

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Florida is 5 hours behind Ireland. It sounds so ironic as we are so far ahead in so many other areas. So, quite often the late evening games, say 7 pm start don't suit me, as it's almost 2 am here by the time they end.

So, for me, it's far easier to get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning here and watch the game on Catch Up on GAAGo. GAAGo is good. I pay less for all their games than I would by going to one baseball game. It's probably the same if you go to Thurles or CP. By the time you account for gas, tickets, kids, etc. you've almost the cost of GAAGo spent.

I rarely watch Gaelic football. Hurling is the boyo though. I've been following hurling for nigh on 50 years now. And the game has never been better.

I've also been following Gaelic football for about the same length of time. Technically the the players are smarter, fitter and faster than their counterparts in the 70's and 80's. From
a players perspective the game is years ahead of what it used to be. But from my perspective, and I'm sure that many other spectators on here feel the same, the game has totally regressed. It's not just a hard sell. It's a bad sell.

Of course, I'd chew the head off a player if he easily gave possession away, were I a manager. However, it was that human error, the high ball in, the 50-50 ball that contributed so much to the excitement of the game in the bygone era. The percentage possession game has taken away all that excitement and also has diminished the kicking aspect of the game.

I could probably find about 9 elite American soldiers who have played basketball to a very competent level, and mix them in with 6 good inter-county standard kickers of the ball; train well for 6 months or so, and they'd probably hold their own with any inter-county team. 6 kickers is all you need nowadays in the game: a keeper, one in defense, one or two around the mid-field area and two strikers.

So, I for one, am delighted that it's 75% hurling. And better still, I hear that all of Limerick's four hurling games in Munster (where the hurling is really real) are gonna be shown."
"I could probably find about 9 elite American soldiers who have played basketball to a very competent level, and mix them in with 6 good inter-county standard kickers of the ball; train well for 6 months or so, and they'd probably hold their own with any inter-county team. 6 kickers is all you need nowadays in the game: a keeper, one in defense, one or two around the mid-field area and two strikers."


^^^^^^

Is this real? Possibly one of the silliest things I will ever read.

MurphBalls (Donegal) - Posts: 175 - 19/04/2022 12:03:51    2411531

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GHow is the Cork vs Clare game allowed to be screened on GAAGO? Didn't know they had rights to screen games.

centrefield99 (Galway) - Posts: 54 - 27/04/2022 20:20:43    2413735

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