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Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:59 am

eventSecurity wrote:Wonder will the GAA do anything about time wasting that's creeping in?

Before go any further, not a dig at Dublin, made no difference to result and they are dead right to do it, it's refs job to stop it.

But the time taken for keepers coming up to take frees (and penos in hurling) is a bit of a joke. Refs are just not adding it on. Is it time to have a giant clock that stops with play? Would also stop refs playing for draws and letting teams have one final attack as they are prone to do.

I was thinking the same thing.

That last free, Cluxton spent a minute debating whether to go up or not - then he didn't even. It doesn't happen when they're behind. It's a fucking joke.

Should be you have 30 seconds to hit it otherwise fuck off and stop being timewasting pricks.

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Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:07 am

Yup I thought that too. Game was done and dusted more than likely, but by rights Kerry should have had another minute after all that bullshit.

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Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:08 am

shitty final. not many good games this year, 2 tiers maybe? 3 even? Give louth a chance to win a game or two!

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Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:50 am

blitzen wrote:
eventSecurity wrote:Wonder will the GAA do anything about time wasting that's creeping in?

Before go any further, not a dig at Dublin, made no difference to result and they are dead right to do it, it's refs job to stop it.

But the time taken for keepers coming up to take frees (and penos in hurling) is a bit of a joke. Refs are just not adding it on. Is it time to have a giant clock that stops with play? Would also stop refs playing for draws and letting teams have one final attack as they are prone to do.

I was thinking the same thing.

That last free, Cluxton spent a minute debating whether to go up or not - then he didn't even. It doesn't happen when they're behind. It's a fucking joke.

Should be you have 30 seconds to hit it otherwise fuck off and stop being timewasting pricks.
Wouldn't blame cluxton, he operates within the rules.

But maybe a time limit on frees would help
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Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:32 am

Do camoige and peil na nban still have that hooter thing?
I'd be a big fan of that.

But it should still require a time limit of frees, because even if the ref adds everything on, that's usually only half the reason it's done. Killing the momentum of the opposition and grabbing a breather is far more frustrating and damaging than taking 1min and ref only adding 30sec.

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Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:26 pm

Think they do. If so, no reason it couldn't be trialled
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Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:00 pm

Stopping the clock makes more sense imo. They would just need to define some rules around when to stop
Hardly cluxton's fault. Don't think I've ever seen a keeper sprint

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Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:17 pm

while it is in a pain in the hoop, he doesn't sprint back to his goal, so he'd hardly be expected to sprint forward.

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Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:45 pm

Good idea. Hit Cluxton with a Klaxon... there'd be more action and less relaxin.

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Now TV (HK TV company) emailed the Irish consulate last week because they are doing a show to profile all the countries in the Euros, and they wanted something for Ireland. So the consulate put them in touch with Hong Kong GAA, and they want to do a bit on TV about traditional Irish sports. So I might be going on Hong Kong TV on Sunday to explain Gaelic, and I think it might be live.

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where you throw the pig skin?

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Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:34 am

What the fuck happened to Cork?!?

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:17 am

http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/proposa ... eland-sfc/

Proposals to change the Championship

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:21 am

dwayne wrote:http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/proposa ... eland-sfc/

Proposals to change the Championship
Ah here, i was with it up to "option 1".

Someone summarise please.

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:27 am

No qualifiers until the Championship gets to the semi-final stage (so 16 teams). The 8 winners of these 16 then play the losing semi-finalists, and the winner of these then play the losing finalists.

Quarter-finals to be replaced with a group stage; two groups of 4 teams. Everyone plays each other in their group once, top 2 from each group go to the semi-finals

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:29 am

And no more replays

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:38 am

that's mad

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The Ard Stiúrthoir's proposal seeks to present a modest adjustment to the championship format
that's not modest!

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:45 am

dwayne wrote:No qualifiers until the Championship gets to the semi-final stage (so 16 teams). The 8 winners of these 16 then play the losing semi-finalists, and the winner of these then play the losing finalists.

Quarter-finals to be replaced with a group stage; two groups of 4 teams. Everyone plays each other in their group once, top 2 from each group go to the semi-finals
Yeah, i've gone through it now. It threw me when they had "Proposal 1" above the quarter Finals stage and then "Proposal 2" below it. Thought it was a typo, and that they still hadn't decided which format.

I like it. Keeps the provincials, which is obviously a necessity. But the idea of 2 groups of 4 could be brilliant i think. Will make things more exciting, more games at the business end, 2nd chance saloons, and forces games to be played down the country and not just gravitating towards croker, with the 1 home, 1 away, 1 neutral thing.

Plus with groups comes goal difference, and that'll be the key for alot of people, it should put the koybosh on sweeper systems. Wouldn't be any harm even to trial highest scorers as the decider ahead of goal diff.

fwiw, i don't mind the sweeper system. inovative, tactical set ups has been a long long time coming in football. Negative or otherwise, at least the game evolves.

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:48 am

Yeah, it'll be great to see Dublin play away to one of the better sides (Donegal, Mayo, Tyrone, Kerry, whoever). Wonder what Joe Brolly makes of it all.

I got my tickets for Saturday yesterday, I'm back in Ireland at the minute.

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