Jim Gavin Steps Down - 13 Like(s)
Best of luck to you Jim
You leave a legend
jimbodub (National) - 30/11/2019 13:07:59
Merry Christmas And Happy New Year - 13 Like(s)
jimbodub (National) - 17/12/2019 09:27:23
Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 11 Like(s)
You'd wonder where Louth GAA would be now if they weren't blatantly robbed of a deserved Leinster title in 2010
That win could have brought more players into the game and given them a lot of motivation, winning breeds winning.
Ask the Kerry lads.. golden ticket to a semifinal for over a hundred years certainly kept those kids showing up, that and there being SFA else to be doing
Unfortunately the exact opposite happened for Louth and now we have Meath supporters making snide remarks about their performance against Dublin...
Short self serving memories indeed.
jimbodub (National) - 29/05/2019 08:07:08
Kennelly Salutes Egoless Dubs - 10 Like(s)
Well said Mr Kennelly
I know you're not very popular in your own county but the kind remarks are welcomed by us Dublin fans. Never mind those that can't look beyond their own noses. That "No dickhead policy" wouldn't go down well with them at all.
Tadhg Kennelly says Dublin's selfless approach reminds him of his AFL club Sydney Swans.
Having seen Jim Gavin's side complete the historic five-in-a-row by beating Kerry in a replayed final last month, the former Kingdom star has great admiration for the Sam Maguire Cup holders:
"Jim has got to take enormous credit because they are selfless, it's all about the team. They put their egos to the side," the Swans coach told The Irish Daily Star.
"They do remind me an awful lot of our own football club out here - the Swans. They are very respectful. It's all about the team, it's not about you. Put your ego at the door when you walk in.
"There's a policy here in Sydney: we call it the 'no dickhead' policy, basically, and that's Dublin. Then you put the talent on top of that … enormous credit."
jimbodub (National) - 17/10/2019 16:13:57
MONEY - 10 Like(s)
jimbodub (National) - 24/09/2019 13:33:11
MONEY - 10 Like(s)
Ahh now RD
Zero respect for you now bud
Pity but you've always been as daft as a bag of weasels
jimbodub (National) - 24/09/2019 16:45:13
Stephen Cluxton - 10 Like(s)
He'll get his All Star this year! ; )
I'd have him short listed as POTY
He may not make the top 3 but jaysus two brilliant final performances
jimbodub (National) - 15/09/2019 19:52:31
"Just Not Enough Good Men" - Brolly on Mayo - 10 Like(s)
Regarding Colm Boyle
He always made me think of the Dublin men that made up the 90's Dublin half back line. Skillful, tough, dedicated and willing to put their head where another wouldn't put their foot. Probably my favorite Dublin line of all time, they were hero's of mine when I was in my mid-late teens, like in Mayo's case they made up a shortfall of out and out quality forwards, one particular player Eamon Heary was a fan favorite, and unfortunately after grinding at the wheel for years he missed out on 1995. It was a sour point about that victory for me, he came back in under Whelan but the team was done at that stage and would be for the next 16 years!
Seeing Colm Boyle's face coming off the pitch reminded me of that. The face of a man that gave his all but will more than likely miss out and you could see what may have been going through his mind. Is this the last time I walk off this pitch etc. He's a player I admire and have enjoy watching so it wasn't nice to see.
I think in life we can all relate to such circumstances in our own way.
That's why the timing of J Brolly's article was in poor taste. Kicking them when they are down sort of stuff.
They deserve better IMO
jimbodub (National) - 13/08/2019 09:47:52
Stephen Cluxton 100 - 10 Like(s)
Huh.. explains something
An English named man that reigned over his mighty kingdom and considered GAA Royalty by his loyal subjects.
It's no wonder he had such an exuberantly expensive state dinner in his honor.
jimbodub (National) - 12/06/2019 09:18:42
Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 10 Like(s)
Hard to account for yankie brown envelopes... and or rich sugar daddies
jimbodub (National) - 29/05/2019 19:43:19
Gough Speaks Out Against Shamefull Slurs - 10 Like(s)
Good for you David
Hope you go onto get another AI final honour albeit this time without the unfounded and highly self serving character assassination slurs aimed at you by lesser sorts both in the national media and online.
David Gough has admitted that insinuations he might be biased towards Dublin in advance of the drawn All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry didn't sit well with him.
The Meath referee - who also revealed in an Irish Independent interview that he sobbed after getting the Sam Maguire final call - talked about remarks made by former Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and others surrounding his links to the capital city.
"It's difficult to take," the proud Slane clubman remarked.
"I have to live and work somewhere, I love my job and I own a house in Dublin. I'm also an openly gay man so outside of Dublin there is not much of a lifestyle for a single gay man. It's easier for me to live here.
"I'm quite anonymous in the city. I can walk around Dame Street or O'Connell Street and nobody has a clue who I am. I couldn't walk down the main street in Navan or Slane without people stopping to talk.
"The Dublin thing, I didn't understand where it was coming from in that I have no allegiance to Dublin football whatsoever."
jimbodub (National) - 30/11/2019 14:44:46
Joanne Cantwell - 10 Like(s)
Couldn't agree more
I've worked in the industry my entire adult life and studied it for years before that
There was no justification for her landing that gig ahead of far more seasoned and qualified broadcasters who enjoyed far more experience.
It was an absolute strategic move made by RTÉ after suffering a lot of bad PR regarding gender inequalities
It was a pat on the head move to appease the noise being made against them.
jimbodub (National) - 31/01/2019 10:33:23
Bernard Brogan Has Retired From IC Football - 9 Like(s)
I remember a distinct lack of whinging after the 2017 NFL Div 1 final
jimbodub (National) - 30/10/2019 21:27:45
Merry Christmas And Happy New Year - 9 Like(s)
Bunch of 5crooge'5
jimbodub (National) - 19/12/2019 20:09:58
2019 State Aid Free Championship - 9 Like(s)
Congrats to Kildare
Current minor & U20 Leinster Champions & All Ireland Champions
Hugely impressive and the work being done in Kildare must be top drawer
Thank feck we have an outstanding senior side!
Despite all the "advantages" despite the funding going into underage in schools which these kids would have benefited from... ( which is supposedly responsible for the sky falling down over certain hysterical posters counties)
We can't seem to buy ourselves an underage title...
But.. but.. all the funding... I'm so confused!
jimbodub (National) - 06/07/2019 21:26:09
MONEY - 9 Like(s)
Cluxton is a lecturer in DCU..
Yes you've certainly done your research alright haha
I can confirm that SC had 3 months off over the summer apart from sorting out a few bits and bobs
Just like most secondary school teachers
I seem to recall Mr Donaghy taking plenty of time off work to concentrate on his football
"Whaaat duuya mahek ovv dhaat"
jimbodub (National) - 24/09/2019 13:39:20
Should Westmeath V Dublin Be In Mullingar? - 9 Like(s)
A weekend in Mullingar would be welcomed
I'll happily spend out and enjoy my surroundings and the warm WM hospitality. Might even head down early for a days fishing on the River Inny.
Unfortunately I'll be denied this opportunity by cash grabbing Leinster county representatives.
jimbodub (National) - 09/10/2019 17:07:24
"Why Should Anybody Have The God-Given Right To See All Games On Television?" - 9 Like(s)
Mickey is entitled to his opinion
But it's quite obviously biased towards RTE and rightly so in fairness
It is a damn shame though that there's Irish people in Ireland that can't watch certain big games.
jimbodub (National) - 06/08/2019 21:43:57
Dublin Stars Pocketing €6,000 For Promotional Gigs - 9 Like(s)
How do you know what else other county players are getting?
Good on them
Breaking their arse to be as good as they are
jimbodub (National) - 08/06/2019 16:40:07
Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 9 Like(s)
Dubs sponsorship gets spread out over football/hurling at all age levels male and female
It's 100% NOT pumped solely into one senior football team (unlike some)
Hurlers are rightly funded just as much as footballers
Footballers generally but not exclusively go further in competitions so need the additional funding
Mayo spent more than Dublin on their football team in the last number of years
Plenty of counties spending very big and breaking the €1million mark
But at least Dublin as a true dual county aren't just primarily focusing funding on their senior football team..
How much does Monaghan pump into hurling? Equal to football?
jimbodub (National) - 29/05/2019 19:42:00