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Well after a great 2011 we are back on the Horse again and Kerry up first in Croker.

Will be a cracker. Missing too many to go for a win.

Doubt we make the League Semi's as Giller tries out a few more young 'uns.

Hurlers will not retain the League as half the team is nearly still out injured!!!

Roll on the Championship though as the Dubs go for the Double!!!!!! :lol: 8)

2012 will be the end of the world for all other counties. Cluchie fucks the lot of you. :D

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It's going to be a very open football championship this year. Cork, Da Dubs, and kerry will be the three main favourites. Kildare will be good but as usual they'll fall short to a last minute wonder score or some bad refereeing.

From Corks point of view we have all our good forwards nearly back from injury so we;ll be good. Still having that retard in charge will hinder us though. Plus we're a bit light on backs.
The Dubs will be flying but they're no great shakes. They'll obviously be there or thereabouts. Like ourselves they're far from a wonder team but they'll be the ones to beat.
Kerry still have class forwards buts they have some weaknesses that negate that.
Donegal will be good but they may lose that element of surprise and teams may have copped them.

Who else are serious contenders? Tyrone?

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DD in 3, 2, 1

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Is Seanie Johnson a cnut or not?

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What's a GAA?

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I think he's a plum. Transferring for football reasons is bollox and goes against the fabric of the GAA.

Anyway, Dubs will have a suicide prevention charity SOS on their jersey on Sunday, good on the DCB and Vodafone for making it happen. :thumbup:

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Very unrugger like behaviour on this thread.

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Tecumseh wrote:I think he's a plum. Transferring for football reasons is bollox and goes against the fabric of the GAA.

Anyway, Dubs will have a suicide prevention charity SOS on their jersey on Sunday, good on the DCB and Vodafone for making it happen. :thumbup:



Did Cavan GAA reject the transfer last night? i thought I heard that they did. If it stays that way he'll have to wait the 96 weeks will he?

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apurelegend wrote:
Tecumseh wrote:I think he's a plum. Transferring for football reasons is bollox and goes against the fabric of the GAA.

Anyway, Dubs will have a suicide prevention charity SOS on their jersey on Sunday, good on the DCB and Vodafone for making it happen. :thumbup:



Did Cavan GAA reject the transfer last night? i thought I heard that they did. If it stays that way he'll have to wait the 96 weeks will he?

Thought it was just a calendar year, not sure what it is, but Im against it.

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Tecumseh wrote:
apurelegend wrote:
Tecumseh wrote:I think he's a plum. Transferring for football reasons is bollox and goes against the fabric of the GAA.

Anyway, Dubs will have a suicide prevention charity SOS on their jersey on Sunday, good on the DCB and Vodafone for making it happen. :thumbup:



Did Cavan GAA reject the transfer last night? i thought I heard that they did. If it stays that way he'll have to wait the 96 weeks will he?

Thought it was just a calendar year, not sure what it is, but Im against it.


The fact he is transferring between provinces means it may not be 96 weeks. It's 96 weeks for inter club within a county. there's a pretty hight profile case of a cork u21 who is transferring and he is about half way through his sit out period. 96 weeks at his age is lunacy as he cant represent cork either.

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apurelegend wrote:
Tecumseh wrote:I think he's a plum. Transferring for football reasons is bollox and goes against the fabric of the GAA.

Anyway, Dubs will have a suicide prevention charity SOS on their jersey on Sunday, good on the DCB and Vodafone for making it happen. :thumbup:



Did Cavan GAA reject the transfer last night? i thought I heard that they did. If it stays that way he'll have to wait the 96 weeks will he?


Yeah Cavan county board referred it back to Croke Park because they don't believe he's actually living in Straffan (which he's not).

Bit of an embarrassment for Kildare GAA & Seanie at this stage. It should be dropped so we can concentrate on winning Leinster with the players we have.

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apurelegend wrote:
Tecumseh wrote:
apurelegend wrote:
Tecumseh wrote:I think he's a plum. Transferring for football reasons is bollox and goes against the fabric of the GAA.

Anyway, Dubs will have a suicide prevention charity SOS on their jersey on Sunday, good on the DCB and Vodafone for making it happen. :thumbup:



Did Cavan GAA reject the transfer last night? i thought I heard that they did. If it stays that way he'll have to wait the 96 weeks will he?

Thought it was just a calendar year, not sure what it is, but Im against it.

The fact he is transferring between provinces means it may not be 96 weeks. It's 96 weeks for inter club within a county. there's a pretty hight profile case of a cork u21 who is transferring and he is about half way through his sit out period. 96 weeks at his age is lunacy as he cant represent cork either.

I don't agree with transfers within a county in general. It will ruin the smaller clubs if there isn't a high tariff imposed on unagreed transfers. By and large the club will agree if there is a sensible reason for leaving.

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Tecumseh wrote:
apurelegend wrote:
Tecumseh wrote:
apurelegend wrote:
Tecumseh wrote:I think he's a plum. Transferring for football reasons is bollox and goes against the fabric of the GAA.

Anyway, Dubs will have a suicide prevention charity SOS on their jersey on Sunday, good on the DCB and Vodafone for making it happen. :thumbup:



Did Cavan GAA reject the transfer last night? i thought I heard that they did. If it stays that way he'll have to wait the 96 weeks will he?

Thought it was just a calendar year, not sure what it is, but Im against it.

The fact he is transferring between provinces means it may not be 96 weeks. It's 96 weeks for inter club within a county. there's a pretty hight profile case of a cork u21 who is transferring and he is about half way through his sit out period. 96 weeks at his age is lunacy as he cant represent cork either.

I don't agree with transfers within a county in general. It will ruin the smaller clubs if there isn't a high tariff imposed on unagreed transfers. By and large the club will agree if there is a sensible reason for leaving.


He's tranferring from a small Junior A Club to a senior club 5 miles away. It has caused a lot of bad bad blood.

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Did Cavan GAA reject the transfer last night? i thought I heard that they did. If it stays that way he'll have to wait the 96 weeks will he?[/quote]
Thought it was just a calendar year, not sure what it is, but Im against it.[/quote]
The fact he is transferring between provinces means it may not be 96 weeks. It's 96 weeks for inter club within a county. there's a pretty hight profile case of a cork u21 who is transferring and he is about half way through his sit out period. 96 weeks at his age is lunacy as he cant represent cork either.[/quote]
I don't agree with transfers within a county in general. It will ruin the smaller clubs if there isn't a high tariff imposed on unagreed transfers. By and large the club will agree if there is a sensible reason for leaving.[/quote]

He's tranferring from a small Junior A Club to a senior club 5 miles away. It has caused a lot of bad bad blood.[/quote]

Well he's offering every one cups of tea at the minute!!

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Dublin v Cork on now on TG4 in hurling so an hour to kill before the Le Crunch. Interesting to see how the Dubs go this year. Cork will improve under JBM no doubt about that.

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The poor boys from Armagh are getting upset about been called Orange Bastards!!! Well I never!

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As a Kerryman, I shall avoid posting on this thread until September.

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As a Donegal man I shall try to avoid posting.

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witnof wrote:The poor boys from Armagh are getting upset about been called Orange Bastards!!! Well I never!


Never happened apparently now! Either that or they realise they have made twats of themselves... :?

The words "racism" and "sectarianism" were being bandied about the other day..silly stuff really.

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kerry_exile wrote:
witnof wrote:The poor boys from Armagh are getting upset about been called Orange Bastards!!! Well I never!


Never happened apparently now! Either that or they realise they have made twats of themselves... :?

The words "racism" and "sectarianism" were being bandied about the other day..silly stuff really.


Bit mad alright, isn't McNulty the former Armagh player the Laois coach or am I getting that totally wrong.

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One for the books! Mayo actually beating Kerry. Good game. Will be a close Final.

As for the Dubs hurlers....mother of Christ we want to it the hard way!

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Has there been a split from the Provisional GAA?

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witnof wrote:One for the books! Mayo actually beating Kerry. Good game. Will be a close Final.

As for the Dubs hurlers....mother of Christ we want to it the hard way!


Galway should have put the Dubs away in extra time with 2 men sent. Threw it away. The Dubs will win the next day, they'll put 2 or 3 on Canning, today showed how important he is in big games especially because the rest of the forwards are novices, and Hayes is struggling for form. Hopefully O Dwyer and McCrabbe are suspended

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Nearly got Hypothermia in Croker today. Down were poor. It was good craic seeing Mayo beat kerry, even though Kerry didnt really give a shit.

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It's time to paint a car I reckon.

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Gavin Duffy wrote:It's time to paint a car I reckon.

red and green up mayo

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Gavin Duffy wrote:It's time to paint a car I reckon.


Maybe even organise a homecoming!

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Zico wrote:Has there been a split from the Provisional GAA?


Just a hint - splits work the other way (provos split from the officials).

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apurelegend wrote:Nearly got Hypothermia in Croker today. Down were poor. It was good craic seeing Mayo beat kerry, even though Kerry didnt really give a shit.


The GAA got lucky with the Mayo/Kerry result. They could get 40,000 on the 29th now (Kildare 12-13, Mayo 12-13, Tyrone 6-8, Cork 6-7). If Kerry had won they'd be looking at 30 max.

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Clare did themselves proud v Kilkenny earlier, very young team with an average age of 23, to lose by 7 isn't the worse result. Div 1 hurling will stand us in good stead for next year or two at least.

Cork giving Tipp a fierce hiding here, in a good game of hurling I must admit.

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Cork will win the double in both hurling and football this year.

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sparky101 wrote:Cork will win the double in both hurling and football this year.

Would that be the first quadruple then?

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Gavin Duffy wrote:
sparky101 wrote:Cork will win the double in both hurling and football this year.

Would that be the first quadruple then?

Yup.

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lilyw wrote:
apurelegend wrote:Nearly got Hypothermia in Croker today. Down were poor. It was good craic seeing Mayo beat kerry, even though Kerry didnt really give a shit.


The GAA got lucky with the Mayo/Kerry result. They could get 40,000 on the 29th now (Kildare 12-13, Mayo 12-13, Tyrone 6-8, Cork 6-7). If Kerry had won they'd be looking at 30 max.


You're actaully not far from the truth there. Mayo fans are the optimistic in the world. Any others fans would have thrown the towel in by this stage. They'll travel in droves.
Roll on next Sunday. Should be enjoyable.

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Banana Man wrote:Clare did themselves proud v Kilkenny earlier, very young team with an average age of 23, to lose by 7 isn't the worse result. Div 1 hurling will stand us in good stead for next year or two at least.

Cork giving Tipp a fierce hiding here, in a good game of hurling I must admit.


Clare are going in the right direction anyway. Good little team.

Great to see Cork bounce back. I wasnt very optimistic after last season. I thought we were a few years away from having any sort of a decent team. Just goes to show the importance of a good manager.

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Pathetic amateur sport.

I was watching that RTE clip of the Marys-Young Munster game back in 1993, when rugby was still completely amateur, and even then the players looked fitter stronger faster and more skilled than the GAA farmers and factory workers on display today.

Bearing im mind that rugby has since had 20 years of massive advances in fitness and conditioning, nutrition, sports science and skills development, and the difference between modern day rugby players and GAA players is truly night and day.

Supreme athletes compared to glorified pub league players.

How can you people bear to watch this amateur dross?

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It was that or Treviso - Glasgow

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Boxy,

Lehane looks like some find, even though he was only on for a few short minutes looks absolutely class. Also McDonnell, Egan and Sweetman look pretty hand too. That said first half certainly was no where near championship intensity, the game against KK in the final will be interesting but the future does look pretty decent for Cork. Should be a good season ahead.

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I presume that all Leinster supporter are behind the Lilies in CP this afternoon.

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Dubs take another U/21 title!! We have a lot of talent coming through which augurs well for the years to come!

KK making hay against Cork!

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