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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Trump2020:  "I don't see a single mask or Social Distancing in this Clare football match. Are they all doomed? http://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/311724"
In fairness the Cooraclare goalie was very vigilant on his social distancing.

GreenandRed (National) - 03/08/2020 18:08:22

Should The Sloithar Be Redesigned - 2 Like(s)

Replying To zinny:  "When I say hurling crowd I mean the people who go on about Hurling as if it was the same game that was played 50 years ago, that its all manly stuff and team just go out there and let fly. They are the same people who will put down football for been all about running and possession and has lost its way because there is not enough kicking whereas Hurling is still pure. Whether of not it is better gone from the game is debatable, it was never that random where the ball would end up anyway and it made for more individual battles in the game. However the arguments you have put forward are exactly the same for possession Football but yet there are constant changes in Football to try and curb it - the question is why? Both games are different now to what they were before but I am not sure any supporter who could bridge that time period can say that given two points in time a game was better that the other as your expectations of how good that game is, is at that point in time."
Hurling has evolved, overall improved as a spectical in most aspects. The way it has evolved, for the most part been in line with the character of the sport. I find it hard to say the same about football. The overall spectical of football has disimproved as it has evolved over modern times. Yes some of the point taking has improved from years gone by. Yes the players are much better prepared and are fitter and stronger. But the amount of repetitive shot hand passes makes it less exciting to watch. Short repetitive hand passing to a free man takes almost zero skill to execute, slows down the game and makes it less exciting for players and spectators. The further away from elite level you go the worse the impact of these trends are for the spectical of the game.

bdbuddah (National) - 03/08/2020 18:59:19

Shinty Retains Its Original Ethos - 1 Like(s)
All your points seem to contradict your title. Also for all the moaning about the inter county from some supposed grassroots people on here shinty shows how insignificant the GAA could have been without the exposure of those big days out for the counties

Breezy (National) - 03/08/2020 11:12:57

Should The Sloithar Be Redesigned - 1 Like(s)

Replying To gatha:  "I agree aimlessly pulling on a ball is not enjoyable to watch. However watching 5 or 6 lads on top of each other with the ball stuck between their feet is worse. Then to compound the problem the ref stops play and throws it back into the scrum. This happens numerous times in every game. Ground hurling wasn't great but at least the ball was in play and always moving."
Gatha I can never get that. Stopping a scrum and then throwing back in among 10 players to cause another scrum. Not one for wanting change for the sake of change but these scrums are horrible. To stop this give an indirect free when a third man comes in. Everyone is going to say too hard to administrate. No it is not. If one of the two players is a meter away from the ball or play he is not interfering and another player can challenge and no we don't need a measuring tape either just some common sense with who is in the play or not. Players will smarten up quickly and not rush in where two players are contesting a ball. So what if the ref gets a few wrong the deterrent will be there. With regards ground hurling there is nothing more exciting that a forward pulling first time on a ball in the square and rattling the net. That is not to say it is always the best play either. Watching club games at the weekend there were players running all over the place with the ball in their hand. Is that what we are calling as the game better today? The game IS better than ever (other reasons) but the way to keep that is when you see trends that may make the game deteriorate, adjust. If you only do what you did yesterday you will fail. If you only do what you are doing today you will fail. If you do what is required for tomorrow you will succeed. Not loosing site of the topic. The sliotar is not the problem. Yes there needs to be regulation of it but more important regulation of the planks used to hit it. If you are caught using an out of specification stick off you go.

Canuck (National) - 03/08/2020 17:40:28

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Trump2020:  "I don't see a single mask or Social Distancing in this Clare football match. Are they all doomed? http://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/311724"
that's just a generic file picture..not from the weekends games..the lad taking the free and the goalkeeper are probably a bit doomed though!

wishfulthinkin (National) - 03/08/2020 20:29:05

2020 Hurling Senior Inter County- Who Will It Suit? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Maroonforever:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  ""It's fair to say Kilkenny will be delighted with the draw they got Cody will be able to sit back and watch who his opponents will be Laois or Dublin" Delighted? Sit back? Cody??? At the end of the day Kilkenny will play in the Leinster Semi-Finals, the same as Galway, Wexford and one other. "I expect Kilkenny to win their semi final and be in another Leinster final like Tipp they will be only two games away from another all-ireland final..." Any team who appears in the Leinster or Munster final will be only two games away from an AI Final; if they win their provincial final, they are one game away from the AI final. Maroonforever (Galway) - Posts: 356 - 24/07/2020 11:55:32 2285107"
Jesus calm down cockney cat I made a mistake no need to have a fit over it like."]Have a fit? My you are a delicate soul. I'm as cool as a cucumber and merely corrected your inaccuracies. Apologies for scaring the life out of you.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 03/08/2020 21:45:23