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The 2018 GAA Thread

Round tower

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As no one has started one so i will start it, it's a new era with changes to both the football and hurling championship, can Mayo or any other stop Dublin doing 4 in a row in football, can Galway retain the LMC cup.
 


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Certainly going to be an interesting year with the most radical changes in championship formats since the introduction of the Qualifier rounds.
 

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As no one has started one so i will start it, it's a new era with changes to both the football and hurling championship, can Mayo or any other stop Dublin doing 4 in a row in football, can Galway retain the LMC cup.
good that you started this thread - hope we'll have a good season, with plenty of surprises.

wonder what happened to 'Fullforward', who started & regularly contributed to the 2017 thread.
haven't seen him post here for a long time.
he was a nice guy - hope he's ok.
 

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good that you started this thread - hope we'll have a good season, with plenty of surprises.

wonder what happened to 'Fullforward', who started & regularly contributed to the 2017 thread.
haven't seen him post here for a long time.
he was a nice guy - hope he's ok.
He has not being on here for months, he said at the time he was going away for a while, u would miss him and Sean Lemass as well
 

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He has not being on here for months, he said at the time he was going away for a while, u would miss him and Sean Lemass as well
Too good knowledgeable posters on the GAA threads , they will be missed.

Won't have long to wait before we see some action with the leagues starting earlier this year.

Although I would suspect there will be more shadow boxing than even usual when it comes to the league this year , especially the hurling where the championship starts so early. I reckon a lot of teams will be training even harder than usual through the league campaign as every team will have to have their act together by early may or they could be gone by early June.
 

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Too good knowledgeable posters on the GAA threads , they will be missed.

Won't have long to wait before we see some action with the leagues starting earlier this year.

Although I would suspect there will be more shadow boxing than even usual when it comes to the league this year , especially the hurling where the championship starts so early. I reckon a lot of teams will be training even harder than usual through the league campaign as every team will have to have their act together by early may or they could be gone by early June.
Especially Sean Lemass, he mantained a couple of years aago that Dublin would NEVER be involved in negative football like fouling players to stop them scoring a goal etc., what would be his vew on all the shenaginans that both teams engaged in at the end of last yeas football final.
 

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Especially Sean Lemass, he mantained a couple of years aago that Dublin would NEVER be involved in negative football like fouling players to stop them scoring a goal etc., what would be his vew on all the shenaginans that both teams engaged in at the end of last yeas football final.
Not even the length of page two haha

I'm expecting a great football Championship. New structures (which I do not agree with) will always bring false analysis.
I also think the extra games will change the approach of the bigger teams to the league and we could see the likes of Galway do well in the league. They're a good side with no baggage and will probably use the league better than the others.
 

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No it's not age discrimination to have different ages eligible for different competitions

Youngster named on Derry team for McKenna Cup wasn't allowed to play because of GAA rule

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/youngster-named-derry-team-mckenna-cup-couldnt-star-gaa-rule-146131

Basically Derry were trying to play an ineligible player

Brown is under 17 so under 17s can't play in adult competition yet now he is over the age of minor

He can play under 20 so will have some intercounty GAA this year

The change of grade from under 21 to 20 is new

The rule about 17 yr olds and adult games is not so should not come as a shock to anyone

17 yr olds could play under 21 though and it's the same at under 20
 

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No it's not age discrimination to have different ages eligible for different competitions

Youngster named on Derry team for McKenna Cup wasn't allowed to play because of GAA rule

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/youngster-named-derry-team-mckenna-cup-couldnt-star-gaa-rule-146131

Basically Derry were trying to play an ineligible player

Brown is under 17 so under 17s can't play in adult competition yet now he is over the age of minor

He can play under 20 so will have some intercounty GAA this year

The change of grade from under 21 to 20 is new

The rule about 17 yr olds and adult games is not so should not come as a shock to anyone

17 yr olds could play under 21 though and it's the same at under 20
What the feck were Derry playing at? this is about player protection.
The problem is that 18 year old are eligible to play for too many teams.
 

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Mad that Derry didn't know the rules

Yes that is why the 17 yr olds are not allowed to play adult football

Between school, their own age group, hurling and football and intercounty players can be out the bones of 5 out of 7 days in a week

Yet the GAA are getting accussed as being backward again on social media for Brown not being left play
 

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Mad that Derry didn't know the rules

Yes that is why the 17 yr olds are not allowed to play adult football

Between school, their own age group, hurling and football and intercounty players can be out the bones of 5 out of 7 days in a week

Yet the GAA are getting accussed as being backward again on social media for Brown not being left play
I think it only took effect in 2018
 

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The age change for minor only changed this year which is why Brown is over age for minor

The rule about 17 year olds not being able to play adult (Junior, Intermediate, Senior competitions) has been in since 2016
 

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Its great to see coperation between the GAA and the ladies GAA where counties are due to meet in both leagues the stame weekend, the ladies league will be a current raiser to the mens league game, it going to happen 8 times including the double header repeat of last year All Ire. finals between Mayo V Dublin on Feb 24th.

The confirmed list of ‘double-headers’ is as follows (men’s NFL fixture in bold):

1. Sunday January 28 – Lidl NFL Division 2 – Armagh v Tipperary (12.0), Athletic Grounds, Armagh (Armagh v Sligo)

2. Saturday February 3 – Lidl NFL Division 2 – Cavan v Armagh (5.15), Kingspan Breffni, Cavan (Cavan v Louth)

3. Saturday February 10 – Lidl NFL Division 1 – Dublin v Cork (5.0), Croke Park (Dublin v Donegal)

4. Sunday February 11 – Lidl NFL Division 1 – Monaghan v Kerry (12.0) – Páirc Grattan, Inniskeen (Monaghan v Kerry)

5. Sunday February 11 – Lidl NFL Division 1 – Galway v Mayo (12.0) – Pearse Stadium, Salthill (Galway v Mayo)

6. Saturday February 24 – Lidl NFL Division 1 – Mayo v Dublin (5.0), Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar (Mayo v Dublin)

7. Saturday March 3 – Lidl NFL Division 1 – Dublin v Kerry (5.0), Croke Park (Dublin v Kerry)

8. Saturday March 3 – Lidl NFL Division 2 – Tyrone v Cavan (5.15), Healy Park, Omagh (Tyrone v Donegal)
 
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Dublin have been rattled twice now. The writing is on the wall.
 

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What is wrong with what i wrote as the ladiea GAA is a different association from the he GAA
Officially It is the ladies Gaelic Football association , there is no such thing as ladies GAA. But that is neither here or there.

It is very good promotion for the Ladies Football to have the matches doubled up with the men's games.
 

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