"Why Should Anybody Have The God-Given Right To See All Games On Television?" - 19 Like(s)
"Why should anybody have the God-given right to see all games on television? That was never the case back in the day and we all survived. Just because it's a luxury that's available nowadays and some people can pay for it, other people may choose not, and we'll all have the luxury of seeing highlights afterwards if we didn't go to the game."
I don't think I've read something so spot on RE: televised games in all my life.
People might not like hearing it, but its true. Good man Mickey.
All this mumbo jumbo about the elderly who cant make it to the game, or people who cant afford it, or those in care homes etc, while its unfortunate and not nice that those people cant see their county play on tele, What about 30 or 40 years ago when there was one game a week if you were lucky?. How did the elderly, people who couldn't get to the game itself, or those in care homes manage to see their county back then ? They didn't.
And whats more, it only seems to be an issue talked about for the big games. What about followers of Sligo football for example ? Wicklow, Antrim football. The ulster and Connaught hurling teams ? None of their games were broadcast live to the elderly or those who couldnt afford to go to in Sligo, Wicklow, antrim etc. Nobody cared about them. Nobody was having a go at RTE/SKY etc for not showing Any Wicklow football games to the elderly in Bray or Greystones, those in Wicklow care homes that may want to watch their county.
The fact of the matter is this, There is more GAA games shown live/exclusively live now than ever before. Its impossible to please everyone. Its unfortunate but if for whatever reason you cant go the game and its not shown on tele, then that's just how it is. Some of us support other teams in other sports, we cant go to all their games, we cant watch them all on the box either, you don't hear other fans giving it socks about their organisations being a disgrace.
Its impossible to show every single inter county game on tele, and every single club game on tele. Impossible. But of course you have the cry-a**ing GAA people who moan and whinge and want everything for free, as if the whole organisation runs on monopoly money. Have a day off.
I drive a VW golf, and id love to buy a brand spanking new one in January, but I cant afford it. So I wont get one. Do I expect VW to just bend over and hand me one FOC cause I want one ? no. So why should we expect to be able to watch games for free on the telebox ? Where does this type of pathetic, entitlement come from ?
waynoI (National) - 06/08/2019 13:47:13
Disingenuous, Disgusting, Odious, Nasty!! - 15 Like(s)
Just some of the words Ewan McKenna placed ina tweet about Jim Gavin over the weekend.
I think that's very harsh if you dont know the man personally. Totally uncalled for in my view.
If people want to talk about Dublin playing two games in croke park, their finances, population etc then fine I respect that, and if people feel jim gavin comes across as a bit patronizing and boring, fine, I accept that too, but surely McKenna went over the line in describing jim as disgusting, nasty and odious..
Or maybe he didnt?
Am I just reading too much into it ? Seems very personal to me. No need for it.
waynoI (National) - 22/07/2019 14:22:11
38 In-A-Row - 15 Like(s)
Not sure what the Dublin footballers have to do with a Waterford club winning 38 SLF titles in a row but there ya have it, Dublin living rent free in Kerrys head.
Well done Ballymacarbry.
waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:07:04
2019 Division 1 League Final. - 14 Like(s)
Jesus a Kerry man interested in a league final ? If this continues someone will need to take matters into their own hands and hire a mini bus
waynoI (National) - 24/03/2019 20:40:16
MONEY - 14 Like(s)
Hope you are well bud.
I've done a small bit of research and from the studies ive done I can confirm that Dublin 2015-2019 is, a 5 in a row winning team thus making them the greatest team senior mens GAA team in both codes, of all time.
I can also confirm that Dublin will winter well.
And furthermore, I can confirm that in 2020, we will be going for 6 in a row.
Hope my studies help. Have a pleasant day.
My kindest regards.
waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:01:42
Meath V Fermanagh - 12 Like(s)
RD it's mad how many thumbs down you get from your fellow county men
waynoI (Meath) - 21/03/2019 15:07:32
Meath V Dublin - 12 Like(s)
how do you know who Dublin are/aren't worried about ?
you go on like this "In The Know" character on here. Nobody knows anything about what the Dublin management feel outside of the camp cause nothing gets out.
You have told this fantasy story about how some fella in the stand in PL was raving about James Conlon v Carlow
And you expect us to take your word on that ?
Have a day off dude! You chat absolute guff, nothing you say can be taken seriously.
waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 13:58:49
Meath V Dublin - 12 Like(s)
What are you even talking about ?
Im talking about RD thinking he is a guy with inside knowledge of everything, even the Dublin camp. Nobody on this forum from anywhere knows whats going on in the Dublin camp or can say Dublin genuinely fear anyone. Therefore everything out of RD's mouth is nonsense, like almost every single one of the points he makes. Lives in a fantasy world.
Of course Jim Gavin wont be taking Meath lightly, where did I say he would?
waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 16:20:42
Mayo V Meath - 12 Like(s)
Would agree that the suggestion of meath winning being "priceless" is a bit OTT (it wouldn't have been pre 2017 but mayo have regressed slightly since then) but I reckon the mauo player probably bases his view on the fact meath have played two division 1 standard teams in the championship and despite showing some promise have lost by a combined total of 25 points (against donegal and dublin). Mayo have more experience, a better playing panel and are generally fantastic on the wide open spaces of croke park.
Things have been a tad hairy this year and they may have snuck past armagh and down, but i think a few are getting a bit carried away by meath and their run to the super 8s. They're only there cause they beat Offaly by a couple of scores, Carlow, laois, and Clare by a point. They had poor luck in last years qualifiers getting Tyrone albeit in Navan,b but this summer by avoiding Tyrone and mayo they got lucky. And listen I know there is clear progression but its all well and good putting it up to a below average Dublin for 35 mins and donegal for 60 mins, but when you come out of those games losing by 25 pts combined in their 2 big big games against top teams, all logic will dictate that meath, in croke park next week, should be on the end of another defeat.
waynoI (National) - 14/07/2019 22:01:07
Mayo V Meath - 11 Like(s)
Obviously royaldunne didn't tell you then lol
waynoI (National) - 17/07/2019 14:14:53
Playing "Keep Ball"... - 11 Like(s)
Unbelievably rubbish thread.
waynoI (National) - 17/09/2019 16:20:13
Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 11 Like(s)
If you dont see that this post is in jest then I worry for you.
waynoI (National) - 04/06/2019 22:38:56
Good luck to St Colmcilles today - 11 Like(s)
Well done to the lads who played, Well done to the lads who didn't see game time but have been going strong in training. Well done to the management and selectors, Well done to you as fans and as a club. We've had our disagreements in the past, Will probably do so again, But honestly, Dublin/Meath rivalry aside, As someone who lives in the Colmcilles parish, I'm genuinely delighted for you all and I hope to god you go on and win it now. Up The Cilles.
waynoI (Meath) - 29/01/2017 18:54:27
2019 Attendances - 11 Like(s)
14k at Dublin v Galway tonight. Rotten.
I remember going to HQ used to be something as a Dublin fan id be aching for, would long for for months, It had an aura about it, You had to earn the right to grace the pitch, you'd to wait 9 months if you where lucky to get to watch your team there The area would be full of colour, Jones road, Clonliff road, closed off to traffic, The smell of burgers, The butterflies in the stomach, You don't get that at these league games. Its lost its magic. Its not exciting anymore. Its not a novelty, Its monotonous
The atmosphere at these games are lifeless, full, flat, boring and none have ever been as bad as tonight
I understand it was cold, I understand that if it was in PP there could be a lot of people who miss out, I understand the logic and I understand the financial reasons given for the move, and I understand that raising ticket prices could've been a contributing factor, I understand all sides of the argument but ultimately I don't care anymore.
If you can turn people away from Tralee next week for our trip down to Kerry (Which incidentally excites me, and has excited me through the off season more than ALL the league games in CP put together, and I get the "home" league game tickets for free) then you can turn people away from PP for league games. Is it nice ? no. But in no other sport in the world is home advantage moved to a different venue to suit demand. You wouldn't get a Liverpool game moved to Old Trafford because its a ground close by with a bigger capacity to appease fans. If PP isn't up to scratch then redevelop or make plans to build a slightly bigger ground somewhere else, but using Croke park is not the answer anymore.
For me, as a fan going to games all my life basically, im totally disillusioned with these league games in Croke Park, Its completely taken the sense of occasion away.
waynoI (National) - 03/02/2019 00:09:54
Leinster Football Championship - 11 Like(s)
You really need to get out more honestly.
waynoI (National) - 14/04/2019 10:53:55
Dublin Results 2019 - 11 Like(s)
Good stuff Dublin, keep er lit :D
waynoI (National) - 11/08/2019 09:07:27
Kildare V Meath - 10 Like(s)
Back injury ?
Probably pulled a muscle trying to get out of Hylands pocket..
waynoI (National) - 18/06/2017 15:42:21
O Byrne Cup 2019 - 10 Like(s)
like i said its only an obc game so yeah wouldn't be overly stressed out if i was a Meath fan, all im saying is considering the advantages meath had over dublin in terms of training in their legs, more game time (3 games to dublins 0) therefore more experience or the new rules, a stronger starting team etc, i expected Meath to win comfortably especially when they where 1-04 to 0-02 up, and while you dont write the whole season off based on an obyrne cup game in January, id be a bit downheartened by that, but some are glass half empty kinda people and some are glass half full. each to their own.
i agree alot of dublin guys would have gone out trying to prove a point, but then so did Meaths lads especially the forward players. The defence was strong in personnel anyways. And it doesnt matter how hard the dublin lads where trying to prove a point, theyre still 3rd string you cant get away from that just cause theyre trying to prove a pt. Thats kinda the whole idea of lads trying to make it... theyll work hard
waynoI (Meath) - 13/01/2019 11:29:40
Wexford V Tipp.. First Full House For Semi? - 10 Like(s)
Where were the 40k supporters before they got to a leinster final?
They arent great fans. They're great bandwagon jumpers.
The real great supporters of any county, cause this isnt a dig at wexford people are the fans that go to league games, pre season tournament games in the freezing cold.
Very easy to rock up to an all ireland semi final at the end of July when the weather is good and you havent been to most games in the year.
waynoI (National) - 25/07/2019 12:18:56
Dubs v Kerry. - 10 Like(s)
I will have one or two on a match day if I head out afterwards man.
Still in the gym yea. Its changed me completely
I had been struggling for a long time with depression, Something I'm not ashamed to admit it.
There was a two year period between 2012 and 2014 where I practically lived on this thing, Hid myself away from the outside world. Lost my job, lost a childhood friend to suicide, lost my motivation, lost my confidence and my ability to interact with real people, found solace in talking to people on here instead of the people i care about, and people who care about me. Eating shite made me feel better and my diet was really bad, processed foods and chips/noodles on a daily basis, couple of litres of coke a day, crisps, sweets.. Staying up til 3 and 4 in the morning, waking up the following day at 1 or 2 and spending all day in bed. Was a really rough time on a personal level and tough on my family who just didn't know what to do with me. Woke up one morning and just thought I don't want to be like this anymore, That's when I start going to the gym. I suppose the point I'm making is that, While a lot of people go to the gym to try and look good, I am not really about that. Sure its good to see results, But I would rather feel the results and that's what motivates me. The main thing for me isn't about abs, big arms, looking good. Its irrelevant. The one thing I want and get from the gym is that when I go in there the 4 or 5 times a week I go, I can go in not feeling all that great and come out feeling brilliant. The wonders that exercise and being active does for your state of mind I cannot put into words. I feel in control again, The gym and eating healthy has played a major role in that.
Long answer to a short question. Sorry man :)
waynoI (Dublin) - 21/08/2016 22:04:18