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Why don't the GAA go suck on a disco stick. Leinster officially adopted Blue in 1880. The Grab All Association was only founded in 1884.
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While I am dismayed, but not completely surprised by the stupidity of the report. One of the more worrying sections of it is this bit which I took from thescore's comments:
The educational sectors capacity to provide games and physical activity has been negatively affected by factors such as:
> The lower number of males entering primary school teaching.
> The reduced involvement of the Religious Orders in the management of schools.
> Greater emphasis on academic results in schools.
> Greater obligations on schools in terms of health, safety and child protection.
How bloody backward can an organisation get?

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Amz wrote:While I am dismayed, but not completely surprised by the stupidity of the report. One of the more worrying sections of it is this bit which I took from thescore's comments:
The educational sectors capacity to provide games and physical activity has been negatively affected by factors such as:
> The lower number of males entering primary school teaching.
> The reduced involvement of the Religious Orders in the management of schools.
> Greater emphasis on academic results in schools.
> Greater obligations on schools in terms of health, safety and child protection.
How bloody backward can an organisation get?
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When are the local bods in Wicklow, Longford and Laois GAA releasing their reports claiming they're the real boys in blue?
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Leinster Exile wrote: We had a great GAA team at our school. The Christian brothers would beat the skills into you .....it was hilarious and provides many a funny evening when we all meet up to discuss old times ahhhhhh
I also attended a CBS although I'm not sure that group therapy constitutes us meeting up do discuss old times. :wink:

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cormac wrote:When are the local bods in Wicklow, Longford and Laois GAA releasing their reports claiming they're the real boys in blue?
Good point.

Indo hack makes a monday morning story out of a boring county level GAA document. Its only right for that particluar county board to look at whats going on around them. Its not to rob supporters from other sports, but keeping up with the marketing/projection of their own "brand", keeping an eye on what works and what does not, and currently Leinster Branch is doing a superb job!

We are European Champions and were as recently as 2 years ago, They are All Ireland Champions and were as recently as...well awhile :wink: now is the time to build easy!

We are getting the potential out of our core support base, and rolling it in on the big days - the Dubs seem to really max out the big days, but apart from jersey sales I think they could tap their core base a wee bit more. Example being how making the match day experience more enjoyable for a family rather than the 18 to 30 going on the lash gang, drove our support on a nicely.
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Just a thought for the Dublin county board but maybe football GAA style and Hurling doesn't appeal to todays sports fans. Particularly in cosmopolitan Dublin. There is no pan European competition and the Rules series is a farce played between just 2 teams.
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Move on, nothing to see here......

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olaf the fat wrote:Good point.

Indo hack makes a monday morning story out of a boring county level GAA document. Its only right for that particluar county board to look at whats going on around them. Its not to rob supporters from other sports, but keeping up with the marketing/projection of their own "brand", keeping an eye on what works and what does not, and currently Leinster Branch is doing a superb job!

We are European Champions and were as recently as 2 years ago, They are All Ireland Champions and were as recently as...well awhile :wink: now is the time to build easy!

We are getting the potential out of our core support base, and rolling it in on the big days - the Dubs seem to really max out the big days, but apart from jersey sales I think they could tap their core base a wee bit more. Example being how making the match day experience more enjoyable for a family rather than the 18 to 30 going on the lash gang, drove our support on a nicely.
Perish the thought but they could have approached Leinster rugby to learn from the successful marketing team and maybe we could have had an opportunity to have a little cross-sport synergy. There's no reason kids can't play GAA in the summer and rugby in the winter and the goal should have been increasing participation in sports as a whole not taking a pop at a fellow Irish based sport which is less of a threat and more an opportunity. Unlike soccer. There are still probably more people in Dublin going around with Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Celtic jerseys than Leinster jerseys.

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http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic- ... 34279.html

Strange the GAA didn't also add that there was a "subliminal" message from Leinster Rugby.....by demonstrating the path to being winners! If the GAA heads that wrote this document realised that they might even thank us!

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Think the GAA would be better generating more interest and more gates for their own sports rather than blaming "percieved" rivals.
Normally sporting events are televised due to a huge demand i.e. a full house that could have stuffed 1,000's more in.
GAA on TV generally has about 20-100 people in the ground yet makes it onto telly (WFT????).
I wonder how popular GAA would be if it had to stand on its own 2 feet with other sports, and without the nationalist sentiment it has aways had to prop it up.
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sontaran man wrote:Think the GAA would be better generating more interest and more gates for their own sports rather than blaming "percieved" rivals.
Normally sporting events are televised due to a huge demand i.e. a full house that could have stuffed 1,000's more in.
GAA on TV generally has about 20-100 people in the ground yet makes it onto telly (WFT????).
I wonder how popular GAA would be if it had to stand on its own 2 feet with other sports, and without the nationalist sentiment it has aways had to prop it up.
WFT ?? indeed :P
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They should stop their players and fans beating the lard out referees and each other along with teaching their players to have some semblance of respect for the officials and the laws, and it may encourage parents to allow their children to play the game.
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Slipper1 wrote:They should stop their players and fans beating the lard out referees and each other.
True dat. I always remember some wag writing about the filming of the Normandy landings in Saving Private Ryan at Curracloe; saying that Spielberg should have used the GAA instead of the FCA as the bloodshed would have been more authentic; there was after being killings at a couple of matches the previous weekend.
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sontaran man wrote:Think the GAA would be better generating more interest and more gates for their own sports rather than blaming "percieved" rivals.
I wonder how popular GAA would be if it had to stand on its own 2 feet with other sports, and without the nationalist sentiment it has aways had to prop it up.

They have form in this regard. Their behaviour in conjunction with Thomas Davis GAA in relation to Tallaght stadium was appalling. A campaign coincidentally backed by none other than that pillar(ahem) of the community Mr Tom Humphries.
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I'm a rugby AND GAA fan. It's possible to like more than one sport, I guess someone should inform the Dublin board of this.

Their comments are an absolute dig from start to finish and in very bad taste.

They must be reeling from the success of rugby in this country as the "only professional sport" as they collect EUR40+ from 80,000 punters on All-Ireland final day, and don't pay the players.

It was during this crazy celtic tiger that they got the grants off the Government and free spending of punters to build their headquarters too.

And the Leinster provence has worn a blue jersey since the 1800's.

Absolutely bizzare, and obviously threatend. Which pleases me, as it confirms how far Leinster have come and how the support is growing so massively. But linking Leinster with Dublin alone is quite annoying. I don't understand the motivation for these comments.
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Sure aren’t most of the GAA heads in Dublin culchies recently settled up in the big smoke or one generation off the road and therefore they probably support Munster! :lol:

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Amz wrote:While I am dismayed, but not completely surprised by the stupidity of the report. One of the more worrying sections of it is this bit which I took from thescore's comments:
The educational sectors capacity to provide games and physical activity has been negatively affected by factors such as:
> The lower number of males entering primary school teaching.
> The reduced involvement of the Religious Orders in the management of schools.
> Greater emphasis on academic results in schools.
> Greater obligations on schools in terms of health, safety and child protection.
How bloody backward can an organisation get?

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sarah_lennon wrote:
Amz wrote:While I am dismayed, but not completely surprised by the stupidity of the report. One of the more worrying sections of it is this bit which I took from thescore's comments:
The educational sectors capacity to provide games and physical activity has been negatively affected by factors such as:
> The lower number of males entering primary school teaching.
> The reduced involvement of the Religious Orders in the management of schools.
> Greater emphasis on academic results in schools.
> Greater obligations on schools in terms of health, safety and child protection.
How bloody backward can an organisation get?

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