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All Ireland - Leinster Championship Draw 2020 - 14 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Yeah it's a open draw after the quarter finals are done. Keeps teams interested is the idea behind it. Can't see us not reaching the semis. And then? Well who knows we could be after a great league, would we fear Laois or Kildare? No I think we would beat either. Also dubs? If we have a good game v them in league it will stand to us. I still think we one of the few teams who can put it up to them, apart from our inability to put the bloody ball over the bar this year we matched them in most other areas over 60 mins. So bring them on. Imo we will play them no matter what, be it semifinals or final."
How many more hammerings from Dublin until you finally realise it's pros vs amateurs?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 08/10/2019 21:36:46

Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 13 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "I'd also add allowing us to develop our own ground, with premium and corporate seating, that where the real money is for us."
Nothing stopping you. The money generated by Dublin is a fraction of what it once was in terms of ticket sales. This will only further decrease. The increase in hurling is making up for it somewhat at least. I'd be happy with a GAA that was played between actual counties. Not a province with the funds of a province. It's just pointless at this stage and the gap will widen. Nobody would miss the Dubs if they were removed. It would bring that magic feeling back to the matches that sadly only the hurling fans get now.

Jack_Goff (National) - 03/08/2019 22:29:13

Supermac's Call For Investigation Into Galway GAA Sponsorship Spending - 13 Like(s)

Replying To moc.dna:  "Nonsense, there are very few AIG type sponsors out there & obviously you never went looking for sponsorship from any major companies, it's a fantasy to think you will match Dublin's AIG sponsor. In fact trying to get any sponsor now to align their professional reputation & hard earned cash with Galway GAA is going to be very difficult even with changes. There is a toxic culture there & nobody wants to be identified with that. If you think it's raining sponsors who will top Supermacs input especially in the lean years as they did, come back & let us know."
Supermacs are quite generous and yet 5 years from them barely matches 1 year from AIG for Dublin. The rest have no chance of competing in this regard. Cork would be the next closest but still miles behind.

Jack_Goff (National) - 02/10/2019 22:05:51

Meath V Dublin Leinster Final. - 13 Like(s)
I think I justified not attending. Most meath fans stayed away too. I presume the GAA will provide meath with 1.5m a year in funding now. We need it more then Dublin.

Jack_Goff (National) - 23/06/2019 17:35:16

Intermediate Football Championship 2017 - 13 Like(s)
Well done to the ha. Great achievement going from junior to senior. I wonder will certain lads be looking to transfer back to them now? Wouldn't it be funny if they relegated someone like Skyrne next year! Hopefully they can go on a run in Leinster now.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 26/10/2017 07:20:35

2019 Attendances - 12 Like(s)
36,000 the attendance between the 4 teams. Tragic. Our football has become the Scottish league only worse.

Jack_Goff (National) - 20/07/2019 19:58:59

Meath v Donegal - 12 Like(s)
If we had the meath team of the nineties now they wouldn't beat Dublin today. They are too fit and strong while also great footballers with a huge panel. We need to athletically match them, match them for strength and match them for subs. When these 3 standards are met we might beat them when the next golden crop of footballers arrive. What needs to happen is millions invested annually into underage in meath. This is how Dublin achieved it plus they had the funds to train their senior team like professionals. Unless we get this investment like Dublin did we will not compete again. While it's frustrating our own county slept on their laurels in the naughties the real reason for their dominance is the funding and resources both financially and player wise they have. Kildare did us a big favour. We would have been embarrassed in croker today.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 16/07/2017 18:30:05

Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 12 Like(s)
If lads are considering travelling next year I'd like to think they will stick around for the league before departing. The league is what really matters. That's when we need them. If they want to travel while we either get beaten by Longford or hammered out the gates then I'd encourage that. And yes if they were dubs they'd probably not be leaving. It's a completely different ball game across the border.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 21/10/2017 06:08:36

Meath juniors - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Blackspot09:  "Also I know it's only kilkenny and I expect our lads to win and win well and I understand the Gaa are probably trying to promote football in kilkenny and give them a leg up on the footballing side of things but imo no team in an All Ireland semi final regardless if it's junior or senior should have home advantage. I still expect meath to win but that's my 2 cents worth. Should be neutral venue all the way"
Dublin get home advantage nearly all the time, kerry often up until munster final day too, tipperary as far as the all Ireland quarters get home advantage regularly aswell. It's no big deal.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 16/07/2017 18:34:45

Meath V Clare - 12 Like(s)

Replying To seadog54:  " A very good article in todays Indo about K Duff where he talks about the battles/wars he had with Meath players over the years. But also has high praise for these same lads who stood behind him through very tough times. "You know it's all these Meath guys that you battled against, these were the main guys that rowed in behind me," says Duff."
Graham Geraghty was public enemy number one as well in his time and got some horrible abuse from the media. Far worse and more personal then what Diarmuid Connolly has gotten. Never seen Geraghty get too much sympathy for it either. It's almost as if it never happened.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 14/03/2019 13:49:52

Successful Teams In The Future - 12 Like(s)

Replying To witnof:  "Meath or Kildare don't get Home games as their grounds are a kip that need doing over which seems to be going to happen. As long as people make excuses for why we keep winning rather than some actual analysis of the changes this Dublin team made we will keep winning."
If Meath or Kildare were lucky enough to be the capital then we'd have a state of the art 82k stadium too.

Jack_Goff (National) - 07/09/2019 13:08:53

Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Joxer:  "Yeah that's because Dublin had the floor wiped with then in the two previous years. Big Joe Kernan had invented and mastered the blanket when at the helm of Armagh before Gilroy. McGuinness brought it to an incredible level in 2011. I don't know where Meath were during all of this, rowing over managerial appointments probably."
You are now on record defending Dublin playing puke football when it was necessary. So please don't take digs at any county that tries this tactic against Dublin in future. Or any minnow in general.

Jack_Goff (National) - 15/06/2019 19:46:53

2018 Club Championships - 12 Like(s)
Big win for dunboyne. I genuinely believe they could beat the dub champs.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 28/10/2018 20:29:37

Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 12 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "Sources Jack? :)"
link At the very top download and look at that PDF. End of 2016 Dublin GAA had 6.3m sitting in the bank. 500k more then the previous year. I'd hazard a guess that due to winning 2 all ireland's since the revenue coming in is even higher. I'd guess that today there's probably over 7.5m sitting in your bank. It really is a disgrace that such a wealthy county gets so much more then everyone else. Maybe after you do the 10 in a row you'll finally accept it and call for change.

Jack_Goff (National) - 16/06/2019 23:55:04

The Death Of The Long Range Point - 12 Like(s)
There was a stat today that the last Dublin player to attempt a shot from open play outside the 45 was diarmuid connolly back in 2016. His attempt last Sunday was right on the line. Players are being coached not to attempt a long range shot. To me this is a bigger issue then the decline in high fielding. As a young lad I was more inspired by long range point efforts then anything else. Nothing better then a point stroked over from 50 yards from play.

Jack_Goff (National) - 04/09/2019 15:26:13

Meath V Clare - 12 Like(s)
I like Thomas O'Reilly too. Strong lad who has potential. Was it him who held the ball up the corner for a good 20 seconds near the end before passing it back to a free player. You need strong lads like that who won't be disposed easily.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 18/03/2019 13:41:05

Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 12 Like(s)

Replying To BeJasus:  "Of course it is . Damage has been done already , so i dont understand all the moaning and denial from both sides of the argument .. Dublin funding needs to stop right now , and for that money to be and spread around the country over a 10 year phase which allows teams a to close the gap. Dublin dont need anymore funding..its so blatantly obvious."
Dublin have an annual turnover of about 7m and a big surplus too. The GAA should remove the funding the surplus can cover as they clearly don't need it.

Jack_Goff (National) - 03/08/2019 20:41:29

Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 12 Like(s)
Part of me hope Longford beats us so we avoid an embarrassing defeat against a fully professional outfit. We'll probably beat them though so I really hope Andy plays a second string team and has the lads peaking for the inevitable second round qualifier. We want to make the super 8 so putting out his first team to a Dublin hammering will not aid that goal. Dublin already have won 8 in a row imo unless Kildare can catch them. Doubt it happens. Bring on the league.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 19/10/2017 23:05:49

Meath V Donegal - 12 Like(s)
Would have been great to win a national title in Croker against a decent team, especially in terms of experience for the next big game in Croker. However it's for the best we lost. If we played Dublin we could well be up at half time but there is zero chance our fitness levels would be high enough to sustain the second half onslaught and we'd lose as we've seen many times before. Reality check for the team. Job done and well done but the hard work starts now. Lose to Ofally in Navan and it will be a far bigger disaster then losing to Longford away. If we beat then it's Carlow 2 weeks later in Portlaoise. I'd rate Carlow in championship higher then Ofally and the match can't be taken for granted. The winner of that plays the winner of Westmeath and Laois. Both teams promoted to Division 2. So despite what some fans may think unless the team nuckle down now and drive on they won't make the Leinster final and probably not the super 8's either.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 01/04/2019 15:38:17

David Clifford/Keeping young stars - 11 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy320001:  "forgot to mention that a young lad on one of the dev squads told me that if he is good enough for seniors in a few years he will not play for them. that sort of thing is not good. you really do question the motivation of young lads willing to play and be a success for meath. honestly think the huge money invested from the gaa into dublin is having a huge effect on young players in meath."
Of course it is. Why would any young lad be motivated to play with their county in leinster when you will inevitably get walloped by a professional Dublin outfit. Dedicate your whole life around meath just to get embarrassed in croker in from of thousands. If I was good enough in the current gaa world I would decline meath too. I'd still play for my club obviously as I'd enjoy it and I'd also play with meath underage. Underage is at least competitive where Dublin are not light years ahead. To answer the thread. There is definitely something that can be done. And it's called money. If Clifford stays with kerry for a few years I guarantee you it's because he's getting paid. I've heard he will be getting over €100k a year for every season he stays with kerry. Obviously they have much better finances in the kingdom then we do but the reality is that's what has to happen. Pay them or they will leave. I hope Nash enjoys a season or 2 in Australia and then returns home. He could be quite the physical specimen after 2 years as a Pro. I just hope he doesn't stay away for good.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 19/09/2017 12:22:14