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NFL Division 1 - 7 Like(s)
Disappointing to go down, we need to stay in division 1 in order to get back to competing for titles again but it is what it is and we didn't deserve to stay up. I just hope we can bounce back and return to Div1 quickly but Div2 will be very tough next year. To be fair to our lads though, they weren't far off. We lost poorly in our opening 2 games to Tyrone and Donegal but could easily have won any of our remaining 5 games (our biggest loss in those matches being to Dublin by 4pts). We just haven't learned to win tight games and we've had plenty of opportunities over the last 2 years, but hopefully we'll start to get it right soon. Ps, the leagues should be voided this year anyway ;-)

Htaem (National) - 25/10/2020 17:04:08

Anti GAA Agenda - 5 Like(s)

Replying To galwayford:  "There is not a lot of Christianity in your post. We the Irish emigrated for hundreds of years. And had to work hard to succeed. We were also invaded and planted by our neighbours. There is a reason we all speak English today. Anyway why not give a Céad míle fáilte to the emigrants. And show our famous hospitality."
But we integrated. That is the vital point. I've no issue with immigration per se. My issue is with lack of integration and the fracture of society that it causes. Irish immigrants adapted by and large, married to other cultures, sold their properties to people from different cultures, didn't impose their culture too much or adapted it to fit. Certain cultures do not integrate and I am not brushing all Muslims with the same brush here either. Many Bosnians (over a thousand in Blanch'town) and Albanians and Turks and Kurds have indeed integrated fantastically in Ireland but these are known moderate Islamic countries (Turkey under Erdogan gone backwards clearly).

Crinigan (National) - 25/10/2020 13:09:21

Anti GAA Agenda - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Crinigan:  "But we integrated. That is the vital point. I've no issue with immigration per se. My issue is with lack of integration and the fracture of society that it causes. Irish immigrants adapted by and large, married to other cultures, sold their properties to people from different cultures, didn't impose their culture too much or adapted it to fit. Certain cultures do not integrate and I am not brushing all Muslims with the same brush here either. Many Bosnians (over a thousand in Blanch'town) and Albanians and Turks and Kurds have indeed integrated fantastically in Ireland but these are known moderate Islamic countries (Turkey under Erdogan gone backwards clearly)."
Go down to Ballyhaunis and see how Muslims have integrated. Quiet, devout people, they've bee there more than 40 years. Many of them play for the GAA club. Without the Halal factory Ballyhaunis would be a ghost town. They're locals now. And what did the 'National' Party do when the Parish priest, as a gesture of friendship, ask 2 Muslims to recite their prayers in the Parish church? They brought tentacrowd down to the church yard of a town they'd never heard of for a social media whinge. They're a joke. Integration isn't easy but saying stuff like 'they don't like to integrate' isn't a great starting point.

GreenandRed (National) - 25/10/2020 13:58:33

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 4 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "Sorry but your sense of logic needs readjusting. The payments are being made because people cannot work, they cannot work because of COVID and the lockdown, hence if we keep going into lockdowns we keep needing to make the payments. We need to learn to live with it and have people at work - its a crazy idea but it has to happen and if that is to happen. Now your an expert on everything so I assume you have a ready made answer for how we are going to live with this virus going forward or are you one of those people who think we can eradicate it altogether ? zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 952 - 25/10/2020 01:44:21Many of the people on the payments will be getting the payments even if we dont keep going back into lockdown as there jobs were lost and will not be coming back simply because we are out of lockdown. You have to minimise risk. And you seem to know how we are doing it all wrong so why dont you provide an answer as to how we should be living with it."
So, let me see I have said we cannot keep locking down the country as a way of living with the virus. I believe everyone needs to wear masks and we need to repurpose our healthcare systems and perhaps build covid specific treatment centers as a way of preventing this virus from causing even more damage. We need to ensure that people working in high risk areas are regularly tested and supported if they are out of work if they have the virus. We need to change our labor laws such that support is given to people who are directly affected by positive cases not everyone in the country. If a viable vaccine is produced, then it should be free and anyone who does not take it will not get financial support if they get the virus. That's just a few but end the lockdowns. There is no one answer but the question needs to be addressed and it not being at the moment. So tell me since you are on here criticizing everyone who says that we have to change the way we are doing this, tell me how the country continues to pay for all the payments and how people who need to get medical care other then covid are going to get it, or is your solution to hide indoors forever. Your logic is that because some jobs will be lost as a result of covid and how we have responded to it - lockdowns, that we should stay in lockdowns as its not worth coming out of them. Brilliant idea.

zinny (National) - 25/10/2020 16:18:40

NFL Division 1 - 4 Like(s)
Well we are finally relegated...truth be told we left ourselves with too much to do this year. Covid only delayed the inevitable. Our 22 year record is gone but there is no shame in getting relegated, it happens every team. Well done to Tyrone, better team in the day. We are in transition and we will have more bad days ahead but we will be back.

yew_tree (National) - 25/10/2020 17:51:57

Christy Ring 2020 - 4 Like(s)

Replying To sponger:  "Roscommon vs Wicklow today. 11 minutes of injury time played after 4 were announced. A goal that followed on from a shot that had first gone wide. Will anybody care ? No, because its the Christy Ring."
Not even listed on the HS Match Tracker...nor were the 2 McDonagh Cup fixtures. Even Div 4 football is more important.

keeper7 (National) - 25/10/2020 19:23:46

Anti GAA Agenda - 4 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "Its not anti GAA people. Its people with common sense. And left wing media?? Give me a break. Like most of ireland the media is significantly right wing. only have to look at the power dave quinn and iona institute. breda o brien etc have for example."
I fall in the middle politics wise, I am certainly more left leaning than right but to suggest the Irish media is significantly right wing is laughable. There are a few attention seekers looking to draw attention to themselves, especially on twitter and on the radio but they are in a minority and for the large part ridiculed and rightly so because of some of the nonsense they spout. And the likes of David Quinn and his buddies? They have no influence at all. Hardline catholics agree with their views but as we see in recent referendum results they are always on the wrong side of history so they can't have that much of an influence. They get wheeled out every so often to provide a balance during debates, that doesn't mean they are very influential.

TheFlaker (National) - 25/10/2020 09:59:31

Anti GAA Agenda - 4 Like(s)

Replying To lilypad:  "The national party, are they even a party, outdated and small."
They can hardly be called a party at this stage. Ireland only in the naissance of the great multicultural experiment/catastrophe. Wait til we become Belgium, France and many parts of UK and Germany...no bacon allowed in schools, whole towns where all the women are covered head to toe in black and you get tapped on the shoulder if with an unveiled woman to be reminded that you are in a sharia law area and she must cover up or else, wait for the stabbings and beheading of teachers outside schools and priests at their altar , the consistent "accidental" burning of churches and cathedrals, the terror attacks and the huge concrete barriers dividing footpaths from the roads , the rape of single mothers in playgrounds... you'll have a far right party in Ireland soon enough then (I'm sure Irish media will do best to hide it though, like they do the gangs terrorizing Balbriggan and parts of Cork recently). By the way all of the above examples have occurred in France in the past year. France beginning to fight back with dismantling of the Muslim Brotherhood network (the Halawas will be devastated) and Le Pen and far right are a shoo-in in next election.

Crinigan (National) - 25/10/2020 11:39:45

NFL Division 1 - 4 Like(s)

Replying To yew_tree:  "Cillian didn't play...nobody knows what's going on but must be injured again."
Aidan didnt play either, but he captained the team to relegation...

Galwaymaster9 (National) - 25/10/2020 20:35:17

Anti GAA Agenda - 4 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "The right wing is far more involved in media than left wing. There isnt any major left wing publication in the country The likes of David Quinn, Breda O Brien do have influence considering their columns, tv appearances and everuthing else."
Ah stop man. They have a newspaper column so the paper can say it represents all views. TV appearances? Once every few months on Prime Time when a topic is being debated? You call that influential? When was the last time Quinn, O Brien or Ganley etc. have been on the right side of a debate prior to a referendum? They never are so that proves my point. And what do you call majorly left wing? Vast majority of the papers are left leaning. Not sure how you can claim otherwise.

TheFlaker (National) - 25/10/2020 12:38:02

NFL Division 1 - 3 Like(s)
I thought Mayo were going to win the All-Ireland and Aidan O'Shea was the best FF in the country? What happened?

greatpoint (National) - 25/10/2020 16:57:44

New Jersey/Sponsor - 3 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "Who's jersey are you on about? Could mods edit title to reflect who the OP is on about."
Yeah Sherlock, I wonder who this could be about. You after a bit of attention again ?

catch22 (National) - 25/10/2020 17:41:42

NFL Division 1 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Disappointing campaign when you look at points for Meath. Should have at least won 4 games v Kerry mayo galway and Monaghan, add to that the Dublin game. didn't taKe our chances. In last 2 games we had 7 clear cut goal chances. We took one. That I'm afraid tells the story. Ok negatives out of way we have found some excellent and exciting players that along with those there can propel Meath back to their rightful place. Looking forward to championship and league soon after and immediate return to top flight . Hon the royal"
What's this " rightful place" stuff. Rightful place is in Div 2 and if Tyrone were beat today that was there rightful place. League tables don't lie. The good thing is league leaders win league , none of this league final stuff.

Saynothing (National) - 25/10/2020 17:52:26

NFL Division 1 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Disappointing campaign when you look at points for Meath. Should have at least won 4 games v Kerry mayo galway and Monaghan, add to that the Dublin game. didn't taKe our chances. In last 2 games we had 7 clear cut goal chances. We took one. That I'm afraid tells the story. Ok negatives out of way we have found some excellent and exciting players that along with those there can propel Meath back to their rightful place. Looking forward to championship and league soon after and immediate return to top flight . Hon the royal"
What's this " rightful place" stuff. Rightful place is in Div 2 and if Tyrone were beat today that was there rightful place. League tables don't lie. The good thing is league leaders win league , none of this league final stuff.

Saynothing (National) - 25/10/2020 18:04:32

Galway Vs The Dub5 - 3 Like(s)
Kilkenny deserved man of the match. He is central to all Dublin do well in my opinion. Bit of a boring game. Ridiculous yellow card for McCarthy. How hard would it have been to show Mayo v Tyrone or Meath v Monaghan.

lilylanger (National) - 25/10/2020 18:28:26

Anti GAA Agenda - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Crinigan:  "They can hardly be called a party at this stage. Ireland only in the naissance of the great multicultural experiment/catastrophe. Wait til we become Belgium, France and many parts of UK and Germany...no bacon allowed in schools, whole towns where all the women are covered head to toe in black and you get tapped on the shoulder if with an unveiled woman to be reminded that you are in a sharia law area and she must cover up or else, wait for the stabbings and beheading of teachers outside schools and priests at their altar , the consistent "accidental" burning of churches and cathedrals, the terror attacks and the huge concrete barriers dividing footpaths from the roads , the rape of single mothers in playgrounds... you'll have a far right party in Ireland soon enough then (I'm sure Irish media will do best to hide it though, like they do the gangs terrorizing Balbriggan and parts of Cork recently). By the way all of the above examples have occurred in France in the past year. France beginning to fight back with dismantling of the Muslim Brotherhood network (the Halawas will be devastated) and Le Pen and far right are a shoo-in in next election."
There isnt many parts of UK like that. This is paranoid nonsense even if some things have occured recently.

KillingFields (National) - 25/10/2020 12:11:08

NFL Division 1 - 2 Like(s)
Disappointing campaign when you look at points for Meath. Should have at least won 4 games v Kerry mayo galway and Monaghan, add to that the Dublin game. didn't taKe our chances. In last 2 games we had 7 clear cut goal chances. We took one. That I'm afraid tells the story. Ok negatives out of way we have found some excellent and exciting players that along with those there can propel Meath back to their rightful place. Looking forward to championship and league soon after and immediate return to top flight . Hon the royal

royaldunne (National) - 25/10/2020 16:56:28

Galway Vs The Dub5 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Paddy Small was excellent today as was Kilkenny. Conroy for Galway very good and great to see Shane Walsh back. Bugler very impressive but I think himself and Howard should both receive lengthy bans (for their moustaches) lol"
Paddy had a good club championship to and us there on merit, he always had that Dermo factor, but always consistency with Paddy. He looks to be kicking on now and developing how we've been hoping. Tough gig cracking the Dublin forward line. Right behind the obvious 3 we have Paddy, Cormac, Basquel & Macker (great today) and Andrews. He could potentially go to half forward we're he could be in a scarp with Howard, Bugler & Aaron Byrne - it's a tough gig. Conroy played very well Mick, thought he got a lot of "luck" From the ref I thought, but played very well. Ha the lads are doing the mo thing for charity. It's the top knots, that's the new thing Aaron Byrne, Davey Byrne & Macker, we must be getting a new conditioner partner.

TheUsername (National) - 25/10/2020 17:20:16

Galway Vs The Dub5 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "Paddy had a good club championship to and us there on merit, he always had that Dermo factor, but always consistency with Paddy. He looks to be kicking on now and developing how we've been hoping. Tough gig cracking the Dublin forward line. Right behind the obvious 3 we have Paddy, Cormac, Basquel & Macker (great today) and Andrews. He could potentially go to half forward we're he could be in a scarp with Howard, Bugler & Aaron Byrne - it's a tough gig. Conroy played very well Mick, thought he got a lot of "luck" From the ref I thought, but played very well. Ha the lads are doing the mo thing for charity. It's the top knots, that's the new thing Aaron Byrne, Davey Byrne & Macker, we must be getting a new conditioner partner."
Was Philly lucky with the boxing he was practising on conroy? Ye deserved to win but no need for petty comments.

cavan.galway (National) - 25/10/2020 18:05:53

NFL Division 2 - 2 Like(s)
Congratulations to Roscommon and Armagh. After Roscommon lost their second round game to Fermanagh they were priced at 16/1 to win Division 2. Hopefully a few punters won a nice few quid on those odds.

GreenandRed (National) - 25/10/2020 05:49:26