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Improvements that are needed in GAA

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,921 ✭✭✭✭BonnieSituation


    largepants wrote: »
    I'm not bashing anyone. I'm asking if its someone's opinion that splitting Dublin would be an improvement then why do you consider it bashing?

    As I said, it's nothing to do with the inability to be criticised. We're more than used to it. But the splitting Dublin argument is tiresome. It literally goes nowhere.

    I mean, for example, you think that splitting Dublin is good for the GAA. Now, where do we go from there? It's not the most expandable of topics especially one that has been done to death and resurrection and back to death again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭largepants


    Patww79 wrote: »
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    Where did I say it was a good idea?


  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭largepants


    As I said, it's nothing to do with the inability to be criticised. We're more than used to it. But the splitting Dublin argument is tiresome. It literally goes nowhere.

    I mean, for example, you think that splitting Dublin is good for the GAA. Now, where do we go from there? It's not the most expandable of topics especially one that has been done to death and resurrection and back to death again.

    I did? Could you kindly point out where I did that?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,921 ✭✭✭✭BonnieSituation


    largepants wrote: »
    I did? Could you kindly point out where I did that?

    "For example..."

    Jesus man.


  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭largepants


    Patww79 wrote: »
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    Why would I want to do that when I don't agree with it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭largepants


    "For example..."

    Jesus man.

    Well then why did you ask me 'where do we go from there'?

    Jesus man


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭largepants


    Patww79 wrote: »
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    Well done you.

    :rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 720 ✭✭✭MattressRick


    It was probably mentioned here but the gaa need to do away with refs bringing their own family and amigos as umpires.
    Do umpires for intercounty championship need any formal training like refs?
    Seems like a stupid question for a simple job but so many gob****es have gotten the gig down through the years getting simple calls wrong and not seeing blatant fouls twenty feet in front.

    I think last year's hurling final ref brought his father, brother, uncle and someone else or something like that. No big errors on the day but there's no way those 4 boys were the 4 best equipped people in Ireland on that Sunday for such an important match. Intercounty refs need to get the gig from quarter final stage onwards.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭blinding


    It was probably mentioned here but the gaa need to do away with refs bringing their own family and amigos as umpires.
    Do umpires for intercounty championship need any formal training like refs?
    Seems like a stupid question for a simple job but so many gob****es have gotten the gig down through the years getting simple calls wrong and not seeing blatant fouls twenty feet in front.

    I think last year's hurling final ref brought his father, brother, uncle and someone else or something like that. No big errors on the day but there's no way those 4 boys were the 4 best equipped people in Ireland on that Sunday for such an important match. Intercounty refs need to get the gig from quarter final stage onwards.
    Family run Pubs are often the best run Pubs .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,605 ✭✭✭harpsman


    BarryD2 wrote: »
    OK, so how about amalgamating counties? Is that equally taboo?

    Or is the GAA bound to the idea of counties as drawn up a few hundred years ago, regardless of the consequences?

    You simply cannot ignore basic geography and population shifts.

    Look at it a different way again. If Gaelic games ever do become professional teams, you'd have to see many county teams just shutting up shop. There's a problem there and it's as if people can't or won't see it.
    Its funny-all the things that improve the game and make sense but are taboo at intercounty- splitting behemoths, smaller teams merging, and a tiered championship structure have been done at club level, and surprise surprise, worked well.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭The Lost Sheep


    It was probably mentioned here but the gaa need to do away with refs bringing their own family and amigos as umpires.
    Do umpires for intercounty championship need any formal training like refs?
    Seems like a stupid question for a simple job but so many gob****es have gotten the gig down through the years getting simple calls wrong and not seeing blatant fouls twenty feet in front.

    I think last year's hurling final ref brought his father, brother, uncle and someone else or something like that. No big errors on the day but there's no way those 4 boys were the 4 best equipped people in Ireland on that Sunday for such an important match. Intercounty refs need to get the gig from quarter final stage onwards.
    I dont necessarily think the umpires need to be inter county level referees but there needs to be a proper selection and assesment process for umpires as well as linesmen and referees.
    blinding wrote: »
    Family run Pubs are often the best run Pubs .
    And often theyre the worst for poor decisions because theyre family run.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭timple23


    It was probably mentioned here but the gaa need to do away with refs bringing their own family and amigos as umpires.
    Do umpires for intercounty championship need any formal training like refs?
    Seems like a stupid question for a simple job but so many gob****es have gotten the gig down through the years getting simple calls wrong and not seeing blatant fouls twenty feet in front.

    I think last year's hurling final ref brought his father, brother, uncle and someone else or something like that. No big errors on the day but there's no way those 4 boys were the 4 best equipped people in Ireland on that Sunday for such an important match. Intercounty refs need to get the gig from quarter final stage onwards.


    Agree with this, simple solution. Have a "B" panel of young referees do umpiring, give the referee 4 free tickets so their amigos can enjoy the game from the stands as a thanks for all the games they umpire at local grades.


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