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01-07-2019, 10:34   #31
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indeed, crappy weather in December and jan BUT availability of a pitch isn't a problem as croke park is not a pitch that gets flooded , for a good reason....
"At ground level the drainage system installed is connected to huge suction fans which allow us to blow air through the pitch and suck water out."
https://crokepark.ie/stadium/technology/pitch
(I thought I heard it had some voodoo drainage system, so had to look it up!)
It's a long time since we've had consistently unplayable conditions in December in Galway anyway

The freeze of 2010 I'd say

December's have been very mild and pleasant the last few years.

January, Feb, and march are usually the worst months
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01-07-2019, 12:34   #32
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I know the season structure in the GAA is crap.

I was simply pointing out that not finishing within a calendar year was not exactly uncommon. That's all.I'm not defending the rubbish fixture schedule the GAA has.
except those sports play off a yearly structure that is based off a mid year start. GAA isn't.

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BTW I'd argue that the All Ireland Club championships are a totally separate competition form county championships and should be treated as such and played in a different year.They are essentially what the Champions League is for soccer
except they're not though. I'd argue they're one and the same. And scale of them isnt so big like champions league which runs during the national leagues in soccer that they should be played in a different year.
Playing then in same year bar small exceptions means you can keep all competitions within 1 calendar year which is far better for everyone.

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Teams can't even enjoy winning a county championship anymore as they are straight back into the AI club championship basically a week or two after winning the county final.Teams should be allowed to enjoy a county championship win by that being the last game they play in that calendar year.
how much do teams need to celebrate a county win?
We shouldn't be having 1/2 month breaks for sake of it. Play the competitions off in one year and have a proper off season with nothing played is far more beneficial for everyone
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01-07-2019, 14:59   #33
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Could easily get them ran off before Christmas if they wanted.
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