"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!! - 16 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 - 13 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 - 13 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 - 13 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
NFL Division 1 - 13 Like(s)
Fair play for the concern Rich me oul bud but with 7 all Irelands in the last decade, millions of leinsters, Allianz leagues, unbeaten record and the like, Even if the whole thing was to fall apart under Farrell I reckon id be happy with our lot for a few years. No pressure on us. But still like, we will play D1 football next year despite being brutal in the league so far so every cloud and all that...
waynoI (National) - 03/03/2020 12:42:30
Andy Mcentee And The Referee - 12 Like(s)
Can I just stress that these are the views of TheUsername, and not those of ALL Dubs, noteably, Me!!
Im fine with Meath being rubbish. Long may it continue.
waynoI (National) - 03/03/2020 12:32:51
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
O Byrne Cup 2019 - 11 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
Dubs v Kerry. - 11 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
Next Dublin Manager - 11 Like(s)
Im happy for Dessie. Good luck to him.
For me, 2019 was the end of something very special. and 2020 will see a period of transition begin.
We have been at the very top for a very long time, and when you're at the top, the only way you can go, is down and listen, there is absolutely no shame in it either by the way. Dessie Farrell will be given time and we as fans have been spoilt with success in the past decade or so, but ultimately, law of averages and sport dictates that these periods of domination are cyclical and nothing lasts forever. We were never (and will never be) unbeatable, infact a lot of teams in recent years ran us very close and we've had to go to the well to achieve what we've achieved by digging deep and it just feels like that defeat is coming. Whether JG remained in the hotseat or not, with every passing win, we where a step closer to the run-ending defeat.
Jim Gavin was absolutely massive in Dublin's success. As was Declan Darcy, Jason Sherlock, Paul Clarke etc. They've all gone and a whole new backroom team will be put in place to supplement Dessie and the players.
In Ciaran Archer, Kieran Kennedy, Brian O'Leary, Peader O'Cofaigh Byrne, Darren Gavin, among others, we have some real young talent that will likely be involved at some point in the next few years and we will see the end of players like Cluxton, McMahon, Fitzsimons, MDMcA step away as legends and rightly so.
I expect Dublin to still compete, be there or thereabouts. But as it stands, I think 5 in a row is our lot, which is a remarkable feat + Dublin fans are very grateful and lucky to have witnessed it. Until a team matches it or beats it, which I cant see in my life time personally, This Dublin team will be out infront as the greatest ever and they've given me some of the best days/nights of my life, So im completely at peace with the fact we wont win Sam (in my eyes) next year.
waynoI (National) - 13/12/2019 13:00:51
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
Meath Under 18s - 11 Like(s)
No, absolutely not.
The point I'm making is its the height of irony to blame a referee for losing a game that you where 10 points up in at half time ?
The referee may have "bottled" a decision, But your lads bottled a 10 point lead.
Don't be trying to use one blokes decision as a reason you lost, We scored you 1-11 to 0-03 in 50 minutes of football.
waynoI (Meath) - 23/04/2017 10:53:32
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
Wayno - 11 Like(s)
i dont know if you meant that but i think considering your age and experience on here, ti have a go in such a manner is unprecedented and im amazed you took it so personally. Sorry fornany offence caused, honestly.
sounds absolutely bananas but id really enjoy a 1 on 1 conversation in a quiet country pub on neutral territory to get to know liam the person and not the tool I've known for years on this. A place where we can tell each other what we hate about one another face to face, man to man, get all that out if the way and actually get our points across properly and who knows i might actually gain your respect and maybe id earn yours. What do you say Liam? fancy a pint some day, you never know we may actually get on and if not, such is life. we can come back on here and tell our tale providing me make it out alive.. maybe make it into a movie..
joking aside, I'm game if you are. name a time and a place. just you and me. no jerseys or colours, just an hour to get to know you. I got clondalkindub so wrong and he is the nicest of fellas.
and here by the way I'm definitely taking the crown of the dubs maestro on here after that man, 100% you better believe it. :)
waynoI (Dublin) - 08/06/2018 23:00:26