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Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 6 Like(s)
What a load of rubbish on here. All based on where your from it seems as nobody on here wanted to condem Brendan Murphy for verbally abusing the same linesman in that game and he then had the ability to get his red card overturned and no case to answer over his verbal abuse again nobody on here choose to comment on that just Connolly.
then Murphy gets sent off again yesterday for second game running the horror of it all no calling out on his character on here, no suggesting the chc got it wrong and yesterday proved that no no no he's a Carlow man remember not a dub i hear haha seems Dublins win yesterday has gotten under the skin of a lot on here
hill16no1man , 26/06/2017 at 10:35

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 5 Like(s)
First of all lads Tyrone have a completely different reason to avoid RTE so people comparing Dublin to Tyrone really need to get a grip.

Gavin, Dublin GAA and Dublin fans can have no one else to blame but Connolly himself. The CCCC have found that Connolly breached the rules and has been punished accordingly. They also have stated that TSG or any of the pundits had no bearing on the outcome of their findings. Connolly has accepted his ban and Gavin has stated that too.

Jim Gavin is completely in the wrong saying that Spillane was the reason that Connolly got suspended. No Jim, Diarmuid Connolly is the reason Connolly got suspended. Spillane just stated facts, the same way other pundits stated facts about Galvin, Keegan, Sheridan. Gavin and Dublin GAA are throwing the toys out of the pram.

Finally Brolly was over the top again last night and he does it quite a bit (Cavanagh incident). He loves the attention he gets from it. Spillane, Brolly and Dolan probably all need to go from TSG in my opinion as they aren't up to the standard required.
Jackos_Wacko , 26/06/2017 at 14:23

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 4 Like(s)
I'll put it this way, if Connolly had been playing for a division 4 county and did what he did, nobody would bat an eyelid. It's a lot to do with the county he plays for, the perceived advantages they have and who he is.
slayer , 26/06/2017 at 10:47

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 4 Like(s)

Replying To JayP:  "He tapped their paws over their behaviour. Just reminding them that they were there to analyse the game. Not adjudicate."
He tapped their paws?? What does that actually mean? Is Jim Gavin some sort of circus master?!
Laois76 , 26/06/2017 at 16:51

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 4 Like(s)
Jesus I am so browned off with all this right now it's unreal but I'm very annoyed also. I can't understand why this whole scenario, which by yesterday was a dying ember, has now been reignited by Jim Gavin throwing petrol on it. What was his purpose and please don't mention this siege mentality craic, if the Dubs need a siege mentality to beat Westmeath or any team being honest there is something wrong, they've done pretty well up to now without any siege mentality. What Spillane said in no way threw Connolly under a bus, Connolly is well able to throw himself under such vehicles, and in my view his comment were not any way excessive or targeting of the man yet the two sheep, namely Brolly and Dolan, seemed very scripted in their views last night where it looked to me that RTÉ went into panic mode and wanted to claw back ground with the Dubs for fear of no more interviews for the remainder of the summer. Jim Gavin is a man I had a lot of respect for both as a player and manager, but his ramblings yesterday about Connolly's good name (now come on please) and his comments, which combined with Brolly, suggested that Spillane and to a lesser extent O'Rourke somehow influenced the CCC with their analysis, are just off the wall and certainly Jim Gavin went down in my estimation yesterday, not that he will care of course but there you are. Jim Gavin has made an issue out of nothing here and like him or loathe him Pat Spillane did not deserve the Judas treatment he got last night and Dublin are ill served by their reaction to this and their inaction on trying to manage Connolly properly.
Richieq , 26/06/2017 at 13:38

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 4 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "Gavin is free to do what he wants

He addressed the media at the press conference

If he doesn't want to feed the Sunday game a few sound bites than so be it!

It's interesting that it's even caused much of a stir...

Some seem very bothered by it for some reason but sure any excuse to have a go at this time of year!

Also I'm sure Dublin playing so well irked a few and sure they need to vent in some manner

On we go!

Hopefully this tired, transitional, injury plagued Dubs team can continue to limp on and at least try to go out with a fight"
I have no interest in having a go and I've seen the Dubs play well on too many occasions now to let that get to me either, I just don't like the manner of how things unfolded at that press conference or on the Sunday Game last night, Jim Gavin's reference to Spillane and O'Rourke being teachers was unnecessary and my view is that he totally overreacted and sought to find collusion between the Sunday Game and the CCC. RTE are now running scared and attempted to coerce the sacred cow back into the barn by having Spillane's character and motives questioned by his supposed colleagues. If Jim Gavin wants to see vile and unnecessary comments made about people perhaps he should look up some of the Dublin supporters Facebook pages where insulting and inciteful comments are often two a penny, let him chastise them if he feels he needs to let off some steam but I can not see any benefit to Dublin nor can I see any justifiable reason at all as to why he did what he did yesterday.
Richieq , 26/06/2017 at 14:13

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 3 Like(s)

Replying To cityman73:  "A player verbally attacks and pushes a official, ye have no leg to stand on, grow up,grow a pair and move on"
Verbally 'attacked'?? Ha. Connolly's exact words were 'that was a Dublin ball'. If that constitutes a verball attack these days then God help us. The only verbal attack that day was by a Carlow player on the same linesman after he was dismissed. Strangely the SG jury didn't comment on that incident. I wonder why.
Joxer , 26/06/2017 at 15:05

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 3 Like(s)
just on Brolly. He is a complete weather-vane. By far the worst ever action by a pundit was his rant against Sean Cavanagh , not for an eye-gouge or an assault or dangerous tackle or an altercation with a linesman or ref but a match-saving foul that anyone would have done and are still doing despite the black card. However Brolly now makes snide remarks against teams who are niaive i.e. not cynical in such circumstances. Conor Moynagh was lambasted by everybody for not hauling down the same Conor McManus a few weeks ago . Brolly and Spillane are both sickening doses but Brolly is the worst and should be stood down.
s goldrick , 26/06/2017 at 11:16

Connacht Senior Football Championship 2017 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To TheWestIsAwake:  "Were Meath at full strength? Would be surprised given they only had a week in between Kildare & Sligo games?"
Yeah Meath were at full strenght, We took off the Murtaghs and a few of our stronger lads at half time. Decent result considering we had two hard days training done in Johnstown House before hand.
Cuckoosinging , 26/06/2017 at 15:25

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 3 Like(s)

Replying To JayP:  "Ah jasus lads give over. You think this cute hoorism thing still works?

Spillane, a Kerry man, gushed as he read from "the rulebook". He was delighted with himself.... I'll be the man down in Kerry.....sticking it to the Jackeens.

Yeah, all the haters got Connolly suspended.....

Jim didnt do an interview!? So what!

You got your pound of dont like Dublin. Stop this cry baby nonsense. Dermo wasnt around yesterday. We moved on.....and Jim gave those cheerleaders a gentle tap on their paws."
We moved on.....
Well everyone else had until yesterday when the Dublin manager dug it all up again.
Weary , 26/06/2017 at 15:47

Hurling draw ??? Problems - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Bon:  "So out of the draw the four strongest teams draw the four weakest....unbelievable"
Quite believable really.

It would have been unbelievable had any of the teams drawn Real Madrid away in the Bernabeu.
MesAmis , 26/06/2017 at 11:56

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 3 Like(s)
Gavin is entitled to talk to whoever he choses. In this instance I feel he is correct in the stance he has taken. There has always been a lot of football politics in the GAA and different rules apply when it suits the 'suits'. What Connoly did was wrong and pretty minor, however it was in full view off, and within 10m of both the linesman and the Ref who took no action, so why investigate without first investigating the incompetence of both the linesman and the Ref?
browncows , 26/06/2017 at 16:02

Westmeath V Dublin - 3 Like(s)

Replying To jacktheDub:  "Will you get back in your box the pure hatred from people like you never cease to amaze me were was the level playing for the last 100 years Kerry playing in a 5 team hurling province had a by to an all-ireland semi final, the big issue in GAA this year was a failed drugs test that was brushed under the carpet for 16 months it begs the question what else is is being covered up down there it's not if it was a once off occurrence."
how the dubs argue with facts is beyond me..
ziggy32001 , 26/06/2017 at 08:41

RTÉ showing Dublin matches - 3 Like(s)
Dublin are the biggest attraction in our games and as much as people hate to admit it, it's just the way it is, and the most popular, most watched teams will get more coverage by the TV companies.

My theory is that Sky Sports are after Dublin's rights to all matches & will take it a step further. We could see the start of run by Sky where you have reruns of great Dublin GAA days (the 12 Apostles 1983) and light hearted shows like 'Lads I bate' by Brian Mullins and Jimmy Keavney. A 'Where in the World' type program where Dubs fans draped in their beloved blue have to answer about county ground facilities in far off places like Limerick, Cork. Wexford, Carlow etc and then instead of the Angelus, you could have a 30 second segment of a Fair City rerun, e.g. Paddy Clarke's dog Shnaffles being knocked down on Fair City, or Jimmy Doyle getting a trial with an unnamed English club.

Live coverage on matchday would begin at 8AM when many Dubs are going to bed after a night out and will run up to 4.15PM when the game throws in after being delayed for 15 minutes. They can also have a segment called 'the unlucky Culchie' showing a poor unfortunate soul who accidentally wandered into the Big Tree and is surrounded by Dubs fans with names that end in 'O' .........

Away days, although rare, would follow a whole family as they take on the mighty trek to Louth, Westmeath or wherever. Scores of Dubs complaining about why there is no DART in these areas and then chanting 'there's only one Jim Gavin' as bemused locals look on thinking of their mate Jimmy Gavin who is drawing in round bales today. When Dublin win 9 All-Ireland's in a row, there could then be a show comparing Dublin to Celtic and Ranger's 9 in a row sides and when Kerry eventually end Dublin's dominance the Dubs TV channel will visit Kerry to see what life in a foreign country is like.

slayer , 26/06/2017 at 12:23

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Laois76:  "That type of motivation and rage only lasts so long.

'The tiger is loose'. Mother of Jesus!! If Spillane coined the phrase 'puke football' that's definitely puke commentary.

Is that Tony the Tiger the Frosties cereal mascot?"
Sit back and enjoy the show mate.
TheUsername , 26/06/2017 at 18:08

Two tier championship - 3 Like(s)

Replying To s goldrick:  "yes. it is called the LEAGUE.

The championship is supposed to be a knockout competition where it's the luck of the draw and you can be pitted against anyone. The problem with the championship is the provincial system. It should be a straight open-draw knockout. why is that so hard to do. ?"
Yeah, I know.

Sorry, I was directing my comment at the hoards of people who regurgitate the same old rubbish that we "need a competition where teams of similar standards play each other", or words to that effect, whilst seemingly ignoring the fact that WE ALREADY BLOODY DO!!
streaker , 26/06/2017 at 14:28

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 3 Like(s)
I don't get what Gavin said. How was his "good name" affected by what Spillane said? That whole piece on the Sunday Game that night was very boring. All they did was show a few replays and read out of a rule book. At this stage I'm sure Spillane wishes he had said what he truly felt as he's getting hammered for it anyway. And he said very little worth getting upset about.
SamandLiamSoon , 26/06/2017 at 20:45

Meath v Kildare Semi-final - 2 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy32001:  "eh what did kildare do at senior???"
They were talked about...won all stars and a player of the year award ! Their was buzz in Kildare when Mcgeeney was in charge ! If you can cast you're mind back Ziggy hoganstand had a lot more Kildare posters on hoganstand back then also ! Thats all you need if you never really had much to begin with !

If Andy had the same kinda success as Mcgeeney (4 quarter final appearance, all ireland semi final..division 1 football) ...would you not be happy enough Bunny Ziggy ?
WhyTheLongFace , 26/06/2017 at 20:55

Dublin refusing to do one-on-one broadcast interviews - 2 Like(s)
I don't think Spillane or O'Rourke did anything wrong. Talked about it for a minute or so, said he should be banned. What did people want them to do, not talk about it?
Jim also talked about the occupation of the two men, what the hell has that got to do with it?
He also talked about Connolly's good name. Even the Dubs have to admit he doesn't have a good name with discipline issues on the football pitch or off it. Unreal player but very poor discipline.
Galvin in also talked about the Sunday game pundits having an agenda. What about the Sky pundits? They bought it up first and talked about it a lot longer than the Sunday game did. So does that mean McGuiness, Canavan, etc all have agendas against Dublin and Connolly?
Dublin would be better off leaving this.
The_Fridge , 26/06/2017 at 21:22

Brolly gives Down a free pass - 2 Like(s)

Replying To IrishGael3:  "Whelan a good pundit - are you for real - anti Ulster and goes blind when Dubs infringe the rules - bar that he's okay!!!"
Whelan is a poor pundit.

Talked about how he expected Gavin Doogan to track back against down 2 minutes after the teams were named with Doogan not starting.
Dolan beside him was as bad if not worse.
cavanman47 , 26/06/2017 at 14:57