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Socratus O' Pericles

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Rugby, at times, can be awful to watch, nearly as bad as Donegal playing gaelic football.
When they try to have their huddle five or six times in a row, what with them all falling down and the umpire giving out to them, it's like something out of Monty Python......then they get going and a lad on steroids runs into a human wall...........if there was no ball they could still "play"........it's like a game of chasing really......
 

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This is not GAA bashing but a question on procedure, in Co, Derry there was a football league game between Club A V Club B, say Club A stated that if a certain referee was reffing the game they would not play. So the Club B team lined out, the ref. threw the ball in, three kicks later a player of Club B scored a goal and was awarded the match, what would have happened if the ball went over the sideline or went wide. If Club A stated that they were not going to play with this ref., why go through wit the charead, could they not just say it was a walkover, it happened years ago in a inter county game but it was extra time that was the problem
 

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This is not GAA bashing but a question on procedure, in Co, Derry there was a football league game between Club A V Club B, say Club A stated that if a certain referee was reffing the game they would not play. So the Club B team lined out, the ref. threw the ball in, three kicks later a player of Club B scored a goal and was awarded the match, what would have happened if the ball went over the sideline or went wide. If Club A stated that they were not going to play with this ref., why go through wit the charead, could they not just say it was a walkover, it happened years ago in a inter county game but it was extra time that was the problem
Only in Ireland... Pure & utter Bogball policy...
 

Krusty Cork

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Draw game if the team B messed up AFAIK

That was a tricky story. The referee was assaulted by a Team A player a few years ago after a championship match. Team A refused to play under that referee but the referee was still appointed to the fixture by the County Board. He showed up as did Team B. Team A didn't.

It was only a league match not cut and thrust like championship so not sure what the fuss is over

Would love if the County Board could kick them out of championship or else appoint the same referee for every game this year

That will learn em
 

Skin the Goat

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Only in Ireland... Pure & utter Bogball policy...
Apart from the two points above, I'm sure you're totally correct :)

 

The_SR

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Old stadium had to be replaced, GAA right to do it in style while they were at it.
I think it's universally accepted that it is a very uninspiring build for the cost invalved. In fact exactly the complaint about the original build. There is a distinct lack of style involved which in the modern world is hard to do.
 

Round tower

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Draw game if the team B messed up AFAIK

That was a tricky story. The referee was assaulted by a Team A player a few years ago after a championship match. Team A refused to play under that referee but the referee was still appointed to the fixture by the County Board. He showed up as did Team B. Team A didn't.

It was only a league match not cut and thrust like championship so not sure what the fuss is over

Would love if the County Board could kick them out of championship or else appoint the same referee for every game this year

That will learn em
Don't the circumstances of the allege assault but it does not say much of the club if they stood by a player who assaulted a ref. after a match or any person.
 

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I think it's universally accepted that it is a very uninspiring build for the cost invalved. In fact exactly the complaint about the original build. There is a distinct lack of style involved which in the modern world is hard to do.
Besides yourself, who else in the universe says it is uninspiring ?
 

cricket

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This is not GAA bashing but a question on procedure, in Co, Derry there was a football league game between Club A V Club B, say Club A stated that if a certain referee was reffing the game they would not play. So the Club B team lined out, the ref. threw the ball in, three kicks later a player of Club B scored a goal and was awarded the match, what would have happened if the ball went over the sideline or went wide. If Club A stated that they were not going to play with this ref., why go through wit the charead, could they not just say it was a walkover, it happened years ago in a inter county game but it was extra time that was the problem
Look up Dublin v Cork national league final from the 70's. Frankeen took the Cork boys home instead of playing extra time because they would have missed the last train to Cork that night.
 

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Besides yourself, who else in the universe says it is uninspiring ?
The article in The Times to which I referred a few posts ago.
 

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Krusty Cork

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Don't the circumstances of the allege assault but it does not say much of the club if they stood by a player who assaulted a ref. after a match or any person.
It is a very strange one

BBC Sport - Gaelic Games - Eoin Bradley's 48-week suspension reduced to 24 weeks

DERRY chairman John Keenan has vowed a ‘zero tolerance’ investigation after star forward Eoin Bradley allegedly struck a referee after a club championship game at the weekend.

Bradley’s Glenullin, seeking a second county title in four years, had their hopes dashed by Ballinascreen in Saturday’s quarter-final. At the final whistle, Bradley confronted referee Declan O’Connor and is alleged to have hit the Dungiven official. The Glenullin forward appeared to have been angered by the referee’s decision not to award a penalty ten minutes into the second half when he and Dermot McBride tangled inside the large rectangle.

O’Connor said he is considering his future in the game.

Derry chief vows

O'Connor seems to have moved on ... Glenullin has not
 

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Look up Dublin v Cork national league final from the 70's. Frankeen took the Cork boys home instead of playing extra time because they would have missed the last train to Cork that night.
For some reason, I can't edit this, it happened in 1987.
 

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Only in Ireland... Pure & utter Bogball policy...
Not a very nice thing to say about fellow Irishmen and women. Where are you from?
 

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What is it about Irish types who feel to please the English/French they have to have a go at the Irish language, GAA or sometimes the Catholic church?
Do they think it will give them Brownie points with Arlene Forster or Theresa May. Or maybe Boris Johnson even?
 

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