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How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?

  • 04-09-2018 4:18pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,136 ✭✭✭ legendary.xix


    With the conveyor belt of talent coming through from Dublin, how do they fend off interest from professional AFL outfits? Rural counties have had up and coming stars head down under.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,028 ✭✭✭ Gael85


    James Madden from Ballyboden has signed for Brisbane Lions. Ciaran Kilkenny(3 months), Kevin Devine and Declan O'Mahony have played there over the years too.

    https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/gaelic-football/james-madden-gaa-afl-brisbane-13080185


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,428 Powerhouse


    A “why does it rain less in Dublin?” thread can’t be far off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,044 ✭✭✭ The_Honeybadger


    When I saw the thread title I just knew who started it. Dubs will be grand legend, no need to worry about them.


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


    With the conveyor belt of talent coming through from Dublin, how do they fend off interest from professional AFL outfits? Rural counties have had up and coming stars head down under.


    Don't be coy.

    Find a less sleeveen way of claiming, falsely that the players are paid. That is what you are getting at is it not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,136 ✭✭✭ legendary.xix


    Powerhouse wrote: »
    A “why does it rain less in Dublin?” thread can’t be far off.

    Ah yeah. Can you politely discuss the topic or skip over the thread.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,991 ✭✭✭✭ blanch152


    They don't, as the second post shows.

    #close thread


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,136 ✭✭✭ legendary.xix


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Don't be coy.

    Find a less sleeveen way of claiming, falsely that the players are paid. That is what you are getting at is it not?

    Rural counties have to objectively look at Dublin’s success. One strength they have is a huge panel of quality players and keeping the Australian AFL clubs at bay.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,136 ✭✭✭ legendary.xix


    blanch152 wrote: »
    They don't, as the second post shows.

    #close thread

    No Dublin players joined up with the Ireland International Rules team last year. Should rural counties follow suit and pull the plug on the hybrid series?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,524 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    No Dublin players joined up with the Ireland International Rules team last year. Should rural counties follow suit and pull the plug on the hybrid series?

    Yes


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


    International rules is a joke and Dublin are right in having nothing to do with it. It is trawling exercise by AFL who certain county boards take money off to allow trials for AFL scouts to talent spot same county's up and coming players. With that sort of mercenary attitude it is no wonder certain counties are not competitive.

    Mickey Harte by the way shares similar attitude the compromise rules series as Gavin. Should be scrapped and GAA should concentrate on promoting gaelic football abroad, as Harte has said, than participating in that dog's dinner.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,028 ✭✭✭ Gael85


    No Dublin players joined up with the Ireland International Rules team last year. Should rural counties follow suit and pull the plug on the hybrid series?

    Club championships/league playoffs are more important than a challenge game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,991 ✭✭✭✭ blanch152


    No Dublin players joined up with the Ireland International Rules team last year. Should rural counties follow suit and pull the plug on the hybrid series?


    Absolutely yes.


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


    Gael85 wrote: »
    Club championships/league playoffs are more important than a challenge game.
    But when these international games are played a large proportion of clubs are finished and playing for your country shouldnt be dismissed as meaninglessly as a challenge game. Its players sole chance to represent their country unless they take up another sport


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,991 ✭✭✭✭ blanch152


    But when these international games are played a large proportion of clubs are finished and playing for your country shouldnt be dismissed as meaninglessly as a challenge game. Its players sole chance to represent their country unless they take up another sport


    Well I am 100% not bothered about it. Haven't watched any of it for years.

    Not a single Gaa person I know bothers with it either.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,428 Powerhouse


    Ah yeah. Can you politely discuss the topic or skip over the thread.

    Okay then, I’ll politely point out that a far more interesting question is how Kerry fend off the AFL with five winning minor teams on their hands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,101 klairondavis


    Powerhouse wrote: »
    Okay then, I’ll politely point out that a far more interesting question is how Kerry fend off the AFL with five winning minor teams on their hands.

    They couldn't fend the AFL off when they came looking for Mark O'Connor.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,028 ✭✭✭ Gael85


    But when these international games are played a large proportion of clubs are finished and playing for your country shouldnt be dismissed as meaninglessly as a challenge game. Its players sole chance to represent their country unless they take up another sport

    Dublin senior championship and Division 1 & 2 promotion/relegation were on same weekend as international games.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,428 Powerhouse


    They couldn't fend the AFL off when they came looking for Mark O'Connor.

    We are aware that guy went to Australia but it doesn’t answer the question. In fact it makes the question all the more significant because it’s not as if the AFL arent looking. Even Tipperary and Kilkenny have lost hurlers to the AFL. How are Kerry keeping all those players?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,934 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stoner


    It's the women. Great looking women in Dublin and Kerry.

    Tip, not so much.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,428 Powerhouse


    Stoner wrote: »
    It's the women. Great looking women in Dublin and Kerry.

    Tip, not so much.


    Doesn’t explain though why more players have gone to the AFL from Dublin and Kerry than Tip.


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


    blanch152 wrote: »
    Well I am 100% not bothered about it. Haven't watched any of it for years.

    Not a single Gaa person I know bothers with it either.
    You mightnt be plenty are still. It wouldnt be kept/stayed on otherwise
    Gael85 wrote: »
    Dublin senior championship and Division 1 & 2 promotion/relegation were on same weekend as international games.
    But how many other counties are same. Majority club players finished by time international games played


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,028 ✭✭✭ Gael85


    You mightnt be plenty are still. It wouldnt be kept/stayed on otherwise

    But how many other counties are same. Majority club players finished by time international games played

    Ya but majority of counties weren't involved in All Ireland final.Dublin club league don't usually finish until November/December as clubs with Dublin players postpone last 2 games in league until Dublin have finished up.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 537 Niles Crane


    Motivating yourself to play for Dublin is not difficult comapred to other counties.

    Very little travel to training,working in a really professional set up with quality manager who knows what he's doing,get to play in front of big crowds in every match you play, always have a good chance of winning.

    I'd say Ciaran Kilkenny doesn't regret coming home one bit.

    Other counties apart from Kerry can't really offer the same experience at intercounty level.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,023 ✭✭✭ Speakerboxx


    Powerhouse wrote: »
    A “why does it rain less in Dublin?” thread can’t be far off.

    please don't start one.


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