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Re: Other GAA

Postby tipp-ex » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:37 pm

Where do they get their ideas for constantly changing around the leagues?
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Re: Other GAA

Postby Dorcha » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:15 pm

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Re: Other GAA

Postby Dorcha » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:18 pm

tipp-ex wrote:Where do they get their ideas for constantly changing around the leagues?


"They fiddle in the night, they fiddle in the day;
They just don't give a damn, they have to fiddle anyway!"

(With apologies to the song "Ballybay")
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Re: Other GAA

Postby Lurker » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:55 pm

tipp-ex wrote:Where do they get their ideas for constantly changing around the leagues?


It's probably because they keep messing it up and then taking a while to realise how much they've messed it up.

The current format came about when they shafted Limerick, who had been promoted and then not promoted, if I remember correctly. Then, as some sort of damage limitation sweetener, they decided it would be a good idea to have Division 2 (1B) teams competing for the Division 1 (1A) title. It's almost as farcical as the Munster Minor Championship structure where you're usually better off losing in the first round.

At least the new proposals make a bit more sense, thank the Lord for small mercies.
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Re: Other GAA

Postby Dorcha » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:34 pm

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/frank-murphy-insists-status-of-county-championships-must-be-maintained-890953.html

I agree with Frank on some of this, but it's rather odd that the "expansion" of the inter-county competitions has at the same time contracted the time allowed for playing them.

The clubs are the heart of the association, but the inter-county competitions are its public face and what attracts others to it.
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Re: Other GAA

Postby Dorcha » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 pm

I read somewhere (can't dig the article up again since I've forgotten which paper it was in) that RTE are going to screen some league games live this year. What is even better is that it is not, apparently, going to diminish TG4s coverage.
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Re: Other GAA

Postby Lurker » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:17 pm

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Re: Other GAA

Postby Dorcha » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:54 pm

Thanks, Lurker.
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Re: Other GAA

Postby producer ben » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:58 pm

They're broadcasting Eirs coverage of one game a weekend. It's better than nothing. RTE's league coverage was shocking. I expect that to change some bit now that Ryle Nugent is gone and Declan McBennett has replaced him.
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Re: Other GAA

Postby Lurker » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:32 pm

Eir Sport released their fixtures today actually - https://www.eirsport.ie/gaa

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