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What Are The Things You Miss Most In The GAA?

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


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,849 ✭✭✭✭Realt Dearg Sec


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    The only flaw with pulling on the ball on the ground or in the air is that you will inevitably be penalised if you make contact with an opponent.

    There were a few examples of that in Cuala/Mellowes semi final where Callaghan and at least one Mellowes player picked up yellows for pulling legitimately on the ball.

    For all the criticism refs get I think they are getting better as time goes by, but there is a sense in which they have started to do this, yeah. Any pull looks like a wild pull when nobody does it anymore. Dublin refs were the worst for that (also the cute players always knew how to play for a free in Dublin, if you put your hurl in around a lad on the run if he ran onto the hurl at all he knew he could get a free). And shouldering a lad? Forget it, some refs seem to want the camogie rules.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    For all the criticism refs get I think they are getting better as time goes by, but there is a sense in which they have started to do this, yeah. Any pull looks like a wild pull when nobody does it anymore. Dublin refs were the worst for that (also the cute players always knew how to play for a free in Dublin, if you put your hurl in around a lad on the run if he ran onto the hurl at all he knew he could get a free). And shouldering a lad? Forget it, some refs seem to want the camogie rules.


    Indeed. Reffing is improving and so is Dublin SHC which was atrociously reffed for years. That was partly to end what was a rather "robust" affair in years gone by when there was little or no interest in county teams, but it went to other extreme.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,064 ✭✭✭zetecescort


    Miss RTE giving proper coverage of the Jubilee teams on All Ireland day.

    Really pissed off when they barely mentioned the Cork teams that did the double.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,031 ✭✭✭blowitupref


    U-21 football championship


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,102 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number


    I'll miss the All-Ireland finals taking place in September, it'll be a strange month for the next few years anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    I'll miss the All-Ireland finals taking place in September, it'll be a strange month for the next few years anyway.



    A bad idea surely? Surrendering a whole month to other sports that are competing for audience share and public profile.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,893 ✭✭✭Poor_old_gill


    High fielding, players with a bit of character and the buzz that surrounded provincial football


  • Registered Users Posts: 680 ✭✭✭davegilly


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    A bad idea surely? Surrendering a whole month to other sports that are competing for audience share and public profile.
    Surely.
    Cramming more matches with the super 8s into less time makes no sense. What was 4 quarter finals is now 12??? How does reducing the season by almost a month make sense to anyone at all in the GAA?
    It’s purely just papering over the cracks. The provincial system needs to be gotten rid of once and for all and run a proper all ireland championship.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,064 ✭✭✭zetecescort


    gobo99 wrote: »
    Pitch invasions. I understand the reasons behind it, but still....

    Invasions after each Cork game last year in the Munster championship, doubt tgere will be any this year with the round robin


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  • Registered Users Posts: 493 ✭✭Mulbert


    More of a later day miss but an fear Rua was a great website. Open discussions, some excellent contributed writings and it wasn't as segregated as Boards.ie.

    Apart from the Kilkenny link, this place is like Angola (Special mention to the Waterford Gaa thread).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,758 ✭✭✭Motivator


    Air horns.

    Any time I watch any of the old Munster Championship games on Laochra Gael or Eir Sport I love remembering the noise and colour. Packed terraces with more flags and air horns visible than people. The noise and colour from the 2004 Munster Final will live with me forever. Great times.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,723 ✭✭✭nice_guy80


    I still cannot understand why the GAA moved all Ireland finals from September

    There was a natural flow to the season - kids back at school, all Ireland fijnals


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    nice_guy80 wrote: »
    I still cannot understand why the GAA moved all Ireland finals from September

    There was a natural flow to the season - kids back at school, all Ireland fijnals


    Finals are the biggest events in Irish sporting year. No comparison, always easily out trumps soccer or rugby. Now in their wisdom they have given up entire month in which there will be no senior inter county TV. You wonder sometimes who does their marketing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,780 ✭✭✭Always_Running


    Goalkeepers that had personalities and were in goal mostly because they were good shot stoppers,full backs and centre half backs that were as tough as nails that didn't need numbers back to defend their area. The midfield duels of the sky and the big lump of full forward who could field any type of ****e ball you kicked up to him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,286 ✭✭✭seligehgit


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Finals are the biggest events in Irish sporting year. No comparison, always easily out trumps soccer or rugby. Now in their wisdom they have given up entire month in which there will be no senior inter county TV. You wonder sometimes who does their marketing!

    Tis all about the club Bonniedog,on the same page as you.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    seligehgit wrote: »
    Tis all about the club Bonniedog,on the same page as you.:)


    There is no reason why clubs cannot manage fixtures within current structures.

    There is a peculiar arrogance indeed that suggests that Junior B (and I speak as former Junior B) games are on same level as inter county championship.

    There are counties like Waterford whose SFC not so long ago finished almost 6 months after the county team exited qualifiers! In Dublin we once had a Division II hurling league final played two days before New Years Eve, because one of teams had a sub on the county panel. Dublin were knocked out in July :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,723 ✭✭✭nice_guy80


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Finals are the biggest events in Irish sporting year. No comparison, always easily out trumps soccer or rugby. Now in their wisdom they have given up entire month in which there will be no senior inter county TV. You wonder sometimes who does their marketing!

    someone who doesn't understand that you don't change traditions that go back 100 years!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,770 ✭✭✭✭keane2097


    nice_guy80 wrote: »
    someone who doesn't understand that you don't change traditions that go back 100 years!

    The 1918 All Ireland football final was played in February 1919.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    keane2097 wrote: »
    The 1918 All Ireland football final was played in February 1919.

    That was because we were in middle of a revolution!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,770 ✭✭✭✭keane2097


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    That was because we were in middle of a revolution!

    In 1918?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    keane2097 wrote: »
    In 1918?

    Yes. the 1916 - 1922 one. not sure why they bothered sometimes :)

    General election campaign was in last three months of 1918 and lots of GAA people were involved in running it, likes of Boland, Stack and many others.

    There had also been attempts by RIC and British to ban all gaelic games so was difficult to organise anything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,066 ✭✭✭✭The_Kew_Tour


    It's played a few weeks earlier. Get over it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,715 ✭✭✭✭padd b1975


    Miss RTE giving proper coverage of the Jubilee teams on All Ireland day.

    Really pissed off when they barely mentioned the Cork teams that did the double.

    It's been diluted in the stadium as well.
    Instead of introducing each player individually they now do it line by line.
    Full back line, half back line, midfield etc.

    They all deserve a little more than that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,252 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    Micheal O'Hehir.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,925 ✭✭✭aidan24326


    The ground pull in hurling. Was a skill in itself which has largely disappeared. I can see why it died out but was still a great sight to see

    Yes, executed properly it was a great skill and great for quick delivery. Players like John Fenton and Pete Finnerty were very good at it. Now I think the players are banned from even thinking about it.

    davegilly wrote: »
    Surely.
    Cramming more matches with the super 8s into less time makes no sense. What was 4 quarter finals is now 12??? How does reducing the season by almost a month make sense to anyone at all in the GAA?
    It’s purely just papering over the cracks. The provincial system needs to be gotten rid of once and for all and run a proper all ireland championship.

    This times a million. The Provincial championships have outlived their lifespan. Need to be scrapped, especially in hurling where the very concept has lost all meaning outside of Munster.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭jr86


    It's played a few weeks earlier. Get over it.

    Hear hear

    I always felt the football season was ridiculously drawn out, starting in May and finishing late September.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭Gael85


    keane2097 wrote: »
    The 1918 All Ireland football final was played in February 1919.

    The final was held in Qatar that year and moved due to warm weather.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭rpurfield


    Giving out about the finals moving back a month? Jesus imagine if the internet was about when the Polo Grounds final was played!!


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