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Hurling V Football

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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,272 ✭✭✭✭blanch152


    I agree that a shot clock is a bad idea but that doesn't mean that change is not required.

    Personally I think 13 a side would be a good step. It would incentivise a different style of play less based on upper body strength without trying artificially enforce a certain mode of play in the way that a shot would.


    I agree with the 13-a-side, add in a requirement to keep two players in the opposing half at all times and the biggest mass defence has only 11 including goalkeeper behind the ball. Much easier to work space with pace and the skill of kicking from 30-40 yards will get you scores aplenty. Would change the dynamics of the game, can't understand the naysayers around here.

    On hurling, I thought this article summed up my views fairly well:

    https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0730/982052-hurling-have-problem/


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,170 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    Owen Mulligan giving his vote to hurling here;
    http://www.the42.ie/tyrone-healy-park-dublin-4159482-Aug2018/

    Not happy at all with these Paddy Power GAA Ambassadors. The're readily available to media for comments. Guerrilla advertising of gambling. Diarmuid O'Sullivan is another one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭mattser


    Water John wrote: »
    Owen Mulligan giving his vote to hurling here;
    http://www.the42.ie/tyrone-healy-park-dublin-4159482-Aug2018/

    Not happy at all with these Paddy Power GAA Ambassadors. The're readily available to media for comments. Guerrilla advertising of gambling. Diarmuid O'Sullivan is another one.

    Agree with him 100% on the hurling.
    Also fully agree with you on your point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 966 ✭✭✭equivariant


    Tommy Carr quote I think is a perfect summary of the problem

    “They’re a different breed … hurlers actually care about the game of hurling. Footballers care about themselves first, and then they care about the game of football.”

    So true. I think that hurling folk are usually not prepared to sacrifice the beautiful aspects of the game in the pursuit of victory. In football, the willingness to sacrifice everything in pursuit of personal/team goals is seen as a good thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 67,194 ✭✭✭✭FrancieBrady


    Tommy Carr quote I think is a perfect summary of the problem

    “They’re a different breed … hurlers actually care about the game of hurling. Footballers care about themselves first, and then they care about the game of football.”

    So true. I think that hurling folk are usually not prepared to sacrifice the beautiful aspects of the game in the pursuit of victory. In football, the willingness to sacrifice everything in pursuit of personal/team goals is seen as a good thing.

    As cheap, emotive, virtue signalling shots go, that is in the top 2.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭ProudDUB


    Water John wrote: »
    Owen Mulligan giving his vote to hurling here;
    http://www.the42.ie/tyrone-healy-park-dublin-4159482-Aug2018/

    Not happy at all with these Paddy Power GAA Ambassadors. The're readily available to media for comments. Guerrilla advertising of gambling. Diarmuid O'Sullivan is another one.

    Agree 100%. All GAA associations & tie ins with betting companies should be barred. The way they are casually inserting themselves into mainstream media outlets such as Off The Ball, or sponsoring new ones like podcasts & websites, makes me very, very uncomfortable.


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


    I don't bet so I don't mind though the Paddy power bit on the GAA hour is a bit crap. Then again, if it keeps the podcast going then happy days.


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