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"Why Should Anybody Have The God-Given Right To See All Games On Television?" - 19 Like(s)
"Why should anybody have the God-given right to see all games on television? That was never the case back in the day and we all survived. Just because it's a luxury that's available nowadays and some people can pay for it, other people may choose not, and we'll all have the luxury of seeing highlights afterwards if we didn't go to the game." ________________________________ I don't think I've read something so spot on RE: televised games in all my life. People might not like hearing it, but its true. Good man Mickey. All this mumbo jumbo about the elderly who cant make it to the game, or people who cant afford it, or those in care homes etc, while its unfortunate and not nice that those people cant see their county play on tele, What about 30 or 40 years ago when there was one game a week if you were lucky?. How did the elderly, people who couldn't get to the game itself, or those in care homes manage to see their county back then ? They didn't. And whats more, it only seems to be an issue talked about for the big games. What about followers of Sligo football for example ? Wicklow, Antrim football. The ulster and Connaught hurling teams ? None of their games were broadcast live to the elderly or those who couldnt afford to go to in Sligo, Wicklow, antrim etc. Nobody cared about them. Nobody was having a go at RTE/SKY etc for not showing Any Wicklow football games to the elderly in Bray or Greystones, those in Wicklow care homes that may want to watch their county. The fact of the matter is this, There is more GAA games shown live/exclusively live now than ever before. Its impossible to please everyone. Its unfortunate but if for whatever reason you cant go the game and its not shown on tele, then that's just how it is. Some of us support other teams in other sports, we cant go to all their games, we cant watch them all on the box either, you don't hear other fans giving it socks about their organisations being a disgrace. Its impossible to show every single inter county game on tele, and every single club game on tele. Impossible. But of course you have the cry-a**ing GAA people who moan and whinge and want everything for free, as if the whole organisation runs on monopoly money. Have a day off. I drive a VW golf, and id love to buy a brand spanking new one in January, but I cant afford it. So I wont get one. Do I expect VW to just bend over and hand me one FOC cause I want one ? no. So why should we expect to be able to watch games for free on the telebox ? Where does this type of pathetic, entitlement come from ?

waynoI (National) - 06/08/2019 13:47:13

Disingenuous, Disgusting, Odious, Nasty!! - 16 Like(s)
Just some of the words Ewan McKenna placed ina tweet about Jim Gavin over the weekend. I think that's very harsh if you dont know the man personally. Totally uncalled for in my view. If people want to talk about Dublin playing two games in croke park, their finances, population etc then fine I respect that, and if people feel jim gavin comes across as a bit patronizing and boring, fine, I accept that too, but surely McKenna went over the line in describing jim as disgusting, nasty and odious.. Or maybe he didnt? Am I just reading too much into it ? Seems very personal to me. No need for it.

waynoI (National) - 22/07/2019 14:22:11

NFL Division 1 - 15 Like(s)

Replying To Richieq:  "And behaving in stadium tunnels isn't for everybody either it seems, I'd be more concerned about the drop off in Dublin's discipline since Jim Gavins departure than about what division we ply our trade in if I was you."
Fair play for the concern Rich me oul bud but with 7 all Irelands in the last decade, millions of leinsters, Allianz leagues, unbeaten record and the like, Even if the whole thing was to fall apart under Farrell I reckon id be happy with our lot for a few years. No pressure on us. But still like, we will play D1 football next year despite being brutal in the league so far so every cloud and all that...

waynoI (National) - 03/03/2020 12:42:30

Meath V Dublin - 15 Like(s)

Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "is that not just one of the reason why Dublin are a good team that they can identify areas of a opposition that might trouble or worry them...Thing i like about Jim Gavin he treats every team with the same kind of respect be it london or kerry.You could learn a lot from Jim Gavin and drop the Conor McGregor attitude !"
What are you even talking about ? Im talking about RD thinking he is a guy with inside knowledge of everything, even the Dublin camp. Nobody on this forum from anywhere knows whats going on in the Dublin camp or can say Dublin genuinely fear anyone. Therefore everything out of RD's mouth is nonsense, like almost every single one of the points he makes. Lives in a fantasy world. Of course Jim Gavin wont be taking Meath lightly, where did I say he would?

waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 16:20:42

Meath V Dublin - 15 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Can't not start Conlon imo. If nothing more his runs will free up Newman, he is the only player that Dublin seem genuinely worried about. So yeah start him, definitely. It's all or nothing"
how do you know who Dublin are/aren't worried about ? you go on like this "In The Know" character on here. Nobody knows anything about what the Dublin management feel outside of the camp cause nothing gets out. You have told this fantasy story about how some fella in the stand in PL was raving about James Conlon v Carlow And you expect us to take your word on that ? Have a day off dude! You chat absolute guff, nothing you say can be taken seriously.

waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 13:58:49

38 In-A-Row - 15 Like(s)

Replying To legendzxix:  "Ballymacarbry completed an astonishing 38-in-a-row of Waterford senior ladies football titles yesterday when they came from behind to beat Comeragh Rangers by 1-14 to 0-14 in Leamybrien. The Dublin footballers' five-in-a-row pales into significance when compared to Ballymac's incredible winning streak. Their long reign looked to be coming to an end when Comeragh led by 0-7 to 0-1 after 21 minutes, but a goal from captain and player of the match Sinead Ryan left it 1-3 to 0-9 at the break, and the holders kicked on in the second half to secure another county title thanks to late points from Ryan, Brigita Valuntaite and Aileen Wall. When Ballymacarbry - which is a small village situated between Clonmel and Dungarvan - won the first of their county titles in 1981, they were managed by current former Waterford and Westmeath hurling manager Michael Ryan, who guided them to numerous county, Munster and All-Ireland successes thereafter. His daughters Michelle, Louise and Sinead have been mainstays of the team, with Sinead accounting for 1-9 of their tally yesterday."
Not sure what the Dublin footballers have to do with a Waterford club winning 38 SLF titles in a row but there ya have it, Dublin living rent free in Kerrys head. Well done Ballymacarbry.

waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:07:04

Meath V Fermanagh - 15 Like(s)
RD it's mad how many thumbs down you get from your fellow county men

waynoI (Meath) - 21/03/2019 15:07:32

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 14 Like(s)

Replying To Richieq:  "Wayne you call call them a third team, back up reserves, Dublin light whatever you want it still doesn't mask the fact that last night Meath played 15 odd footballers who were playing at "ahem" home, mad to make an impression and stake a claim in the squad come league and championship, we wouldn't have faced such eagerness if we played the normal Dublin starting 15. I do not see defeat last night as a cause for alarm bells as some Meath supporters have, we have a lot of new players cutting their teeth and established players trying to shake off the effects of some scarring defeats in recent years but I like the approach being taken and an optimistic of a relatively decent year, I am also heartened by our recent underage successes which have included victories over Dublin etc so we aren't going to throw ourselves overboard on the basis of last nights game, we are well aware of the work needed and our position in the football world, defeat last night makes that position no worse than before the game."
like i said its only an obc game so yeah wouldn't be overly stressed out if i was a Meath fan, all im saying is considering the advantages meath had over dublin in terms of training in their legs, more game time (3 games to dublins 0) therefore more experience or the new rules, a stronger starting team etc, i expected Meath to win comfortably especially when they where 1-04 to 0-02 up, and while you dont write the whole season off based on an obyrne cup game in January, id be a bit downheartened by that, but some are glass half empty kinda people and some are glass half full. each to their own. i agree alot of dublin guys would have gone out trying to prove a point, but then so did Meaths lads especially the forward players. The defence was strong in personnel anyways. And it doesnt matter how hard the dublin lads where trying to prove a point, theyre still 3rd string you cant get away from that just cause theyre trying to prove a pt. Thats kinda the whole idea of lads trying to make it... theyll work hard

waynoI (Meath) - 13/01/2019 11:29:40

MONEY - 14 Like(s)

Replying To traleegerry:  "Right all you real Gaa buffs. Can we have a serious discussion on the money Dublin Gaa receive I can accept that as per head of population there is nothing wrong with the amount they receive as every other county receives the same per head of population so no prob there. Where the problem lies is and being honest I will tell you what people think in our 32 county Gaa world they are asking them self's does the Dublin goal keeper S. C GET OUT OF BED EVERY MORNING AND GO TO HIS PLACE OF Work I. E a lecturer in DCU I think and give lectures. If the Dubs want to quash these constant jibes about money let some body come out yes he does go to his place of work and lecture and do let us the last time at the very when he did and the same applies to the rest of the Dublin squad or is it that the squad are being paid as full time professionals and do not go to work at all. That is what people think that is where the funds are going to keep these guys as full time pros for 6 months of the year. No other county can afford this so it it is not a level playing field for all. I have done my research here in kerry and have done some research in Cork as well and the majority of the players are going to work and training. Would some in Dublin clear it up and it will stop the snipping. Tell the truth and if you do not know research it and confirm what is true"
Hiya "Gerry". Hope you are well bud. I've done a small bit of research and from the studies ive done I can confirm that Dublin 2015-2019 is, a 5 in a row winning team thus making them the greatest team senior mens GAA team in both codes, of all time. I can also confirm that Dublin will winter well. And furthermore, I can confirm that in 2020, we will be going for 6 in a row. Hope my studies help. Have a pleasant day. My kindest regards. waynoI xx

waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:01:42

Meath V Kildare - 14 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Looking forward to this immensely. This is kildares all ire as per usual, Meath however have a slight eye on a certain bigger blue fish they'd like to fry. We cannot and must not be complacent, keep focused and we will win, any eye off the ball and we will be like Kerry. Bring em on. Hon the royal"
You say "Meath have a slight eye on a certain bigger blue fish" and in the next breath follow that up with "we cannot and must not be complacent". The irony of your post isnt lost. Hope they murder yous ha

waynoI (National) - 08/11/2020 20:00:46

2019 Division 1 League Final. - 14 Like(s)
Jesus a Kerry man interested in a league final ? If this continues someone will need to take matters into their own hands and hire a mini bus

waynoI (National) - 24/03/2019 20:40:16

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 13 Like(s)

Replying To Richieq:  "Shooting seemed a major problem tonight, some poor wides and balls dropped short ruining some good build up play, we must become ruthless in front of goal come the league, I don't read too much into this Dublin third team chat, a hell of a lot of that Dublin team would be good enough to start for over 90% of other teams in the country, that's the embarrassment of riches available to them. Focus on Tipp now in what is, and I don't like using this phrase, a must win game."
dont mean to be pedantic but its still a third strength dublin team 30+ lads where on a caribbean cruise.. thats our whole panel. Our first 15, our second 15 and so tonight was our third 15 with every single one of the 30 odd that went not involved/seeing game time. just cause alot of those players may make other teams doesnt mean they arent dublins third strength. Thats like saying man city players that are regularly on the bench arent second choice vause theyd start for most pl clubs. On the game, fully expected a meath win. They have more game time under their belt. Have beeb training longer, have had more in game experience with the new experimental rules, had a far more experienced team against a team who for the most part have never played together, a manager who was sitting on a cruise ship on monday, have played no games with the new rules and had players dropping all over the gaff with cramp late on, and only one run out where your 2 pt win in navan didnt do you justice. While you obviously dont read a whole lot into that, its a bit disconcerting as i said on the main forum. I know RD states that McEntee will know whst he needs to address, tbh if he didnt know before nkw then he never will, he is a decent manager, but you cant get blood out of a stone and alas, the players at his disposal just arent good enough to compete with stronger Dublin teams and based on tonight where most your experienced fellas played some part, if they arent beating that Dublin team at this time of year then it's massacre stations in the summer if/when we play you with the main lads there.

waynoI (Meath) - 12/01/2019 23:14:15

Andy Mcentee And The Referee - 13 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "Div 1 is a tough gig for a promoted team, you need to be savvy and have an ability to grind out a result, champagne football is left to the summer. I dont think Kildare, Roscommon, Meath or Cavan have been miles off and each would say they were unlucky in Div 1. Meath are doing grand, McEntee is in year 3, with Div 1, provincial final and S8s under his belt. Most Meath lads would have bit your hand of for that before he came in. It also looks like there is a bit of plan with young lads being involved. Maybe at the moment there is a bit of an age gap between their top players in Newman, Menton and Keoghan and the lads coming through, another tier after the ones now breaking would be great. There has also been huge funds put into coaching underage recently by the GAA and that could well prove a canny investment given the numbers. Loosing is a bad habit though especially at the top and can become psychological. There was also a fair criticism i saw from their U20 manager about how they were supported by the county board in our recent surprising heavy win in Leinster, not good to hear, especially as that group had a fair record against Dublin at under age. Its going to be a tough gig getting back to Div 1 to, with a coming Cork, maybe Mayo or Donegal and the usual suspects in Div 2 next year. I miss Meath, im utterly convinced we would have 50 All Irelands only for them and them maybe close to 20 only for us. Ive been to games in the 90's and 00's that were better atmospheres then All Ireland semis and maybe even finals. You were so utterly exhausted holistically after beating Meath that it was really hard to get up for an All Ireland quarter or semi after getting your nose out in front against them, great battles and great games, i really miss them. I dont think its any coincidence our huge period of dominance has coincided with Meath decline, we now have a similar cake walk to Kerry and look whats happened. Despite all the success, 5 in a row and all that goes wit hit, the one game i can never watch back and still haven't is the fourth game in the 91 saga, how we lost it is still beyond, i probably never will watch it back it still hurts that much. I was at all four, it was the old hill to and the place just rocked, you could end up anywhere. I can watch back the startled ear wigs and smile in hindsight seeing how many medals that team went on to win but Meath 91, no and probably never will watch it again, gutting. I was down in Portlaoise for the double header in the first round of the championship last year and a woman and kid were next to us from Meath, we got chatting and they stayed around for the Dublin match, she said the little fella about 7-8 or wanted to stay around and watch Dublin. As the game went on she told me she was the sister on one of Meaths most famous and greatest players of the 90's or 00's, an absolute star and many would have them in their all time 15's. I said to the young fella, you uncle would walk onto that Dublin team and he just smiled at me and continued to go on about Jack McCaffery and Stephen Cluxton, thought that was really sad, but maybe it sums up were Meath are at. they need a year to capture the imaginiation of the county again, a fully mobilized Meath is a sight. Like i said i miss Meath and the games its the one thing missing from this era of success a competitive Meath, part or me is rooting for them to be strong again in a perverse kind of way, as mad as that sounds, Leinster matches were magic. To be fair to Meath they hated us, long before it became fashionable to hate us, they were the originals and best. Other rivalries pass the time but you cant take them seriously, there is only one Meath. Have to say its hard to find more passionate fans, hardcore, unflinching, to be admired, i remember the lads coming on here after the Donegal away game last year in terrible conditioned played late on a sat night in the dead of winter and doing the spin up and down the same day in Div 2, exceptional stuff."
Can I just stress that these are the views of TheUsername, and not those of ALL Dubs, noteably, Me!! Im fine with Meath being rubbish. Long may it continue.

waynoI (National) - 03/03/2020 12:32:51

Meath V Dublin - 12 Like(s)
Question. Everyone knows what a win/narrow defeat will do for meath in terms of confidence going forward. Meath have had a really good year and the progress has been clear for all to see, so what if Dublin dish out an absolute pasting. What if Dublin start well, get a lead, as a result are drained of confidence, Dublin show no let up and win by upwards of 15 points. What affect does that have on yous as a fanbase but also to the team

waynoI (Meath) - 18/06/2019 16:38:09

Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 12 Like(s)
FFS jack, Where is your pride man.

waynoI (Meath) - 02/10/2017 09:10:46

Mayo V Meath - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Thejoeshow:  "Based on what? Missed super 8s last year Losing to ros? Scraping by down Should have lost to Armagh Beat Galway Hammered by Kerry? I think mayos experience may well see then thru to but to call the suggestion of Meath wining 'priceless' is a bit much all things considered"
Would agree that the suggestion of meath winning being "priceless" is a bit OTT (it wouldn't have been pre 2017 but mayo have regressed slightly since then) but I reckon the mauo player probably bases his view on the fact meath have played two division 1 standard teams in the championship and despite showing some promise have lost by a combined total of 25 points (against donegal and dublin). Mayo have more experience, a better playing panel and are generally fantastic on the wide open spaces of croke park. Things have been a tad hairy this year and they may have snuck past armagh and down, but i think a few are getting a bit carried away by meath and their run to the super 8s. They're only there cause they beat Offaly by a couple of scores, Carlow, laois, and Clare by a point. They had poor luck in last years qualifiers getting Tyrone albeit in Navan,b but this summer by avoiding Tyrone and mayo they got lucky. And listen I know there is clear progression but its all well and good putting it up to a below average Dublin for 35 mins and donegal for 60 mins, but when you come out of those games losing by 25 pts combined in their 2 big big games against top teams, all logic will dictate that meath, in croke park next week, should be on the end of another defeat.

waynoI (National) - 14/07/2019 22:01:07

Return Of The Championship - Excited ? Not Overly Bothered ? - 12 Like(s)
Personally ? I'm struggling to get up for it. For obvious reasons it wont be the same and you can totally understand why. Not being able to go is my issue. Most of us will be in the same boat in that we aren't used to that. The main thing for me going to games down the years is you feel involved. Obviously that'll be totally different now. I cant say I've watched a minute of GAA action since Dublin's last league game against Tyrone in Omagh which feels like about 2 years ago at this stage. Maybe when our game throws in against Meath tomorrow night ill be right up for it, but right now its just a bit meh. I can promise this however, When this is all over I will never ever take for granted the stuff i used to take for granted. As an aside, I really, genuinely hope everyone is doing okay. Its a tough time at the minute and one we never saw coming this time last year. I'm lucky in that I'm still working but me bird is being made redundant in early December, right before Christmas which is grim so I'll have to be there to keep her spirits up. Please look after yourselves, your partners, your mothers and fathers, Brothers and Sisters, grandparents, friends, neighbours etc especially with the days getting shorter and the bad weather that'll start to arrive in the winter months. Its going to be absolute graft for a lot of us. If you need to talk, Don't be afraid to reach out. Someone will listen and crucially, you can be somebody else's someone. We all need to look out for one another and ourselves and make sure if there is someone at a low ebb along the road, that we can pick them up keep going forward, putting one foot in front of the other. It might not seem it right now, but things will get better and one day and with each passing day, is a day closer to putting all this behind us, even if the numbers don't make that look likely right now. I cant say when, but I can say that in time, Life will return to normal and everyone who comes through it, will be stronger for the experience. One day we will all be going to games again. Drinking pints, over analysing the most minute details as if were part of our counties management team and we will raise a glass to those we lost along the way but also in hope that we don't see dark days like these again Until then, Keep the flag flying. Take care

waynoI (National) - 16/10/2020 11:58:40

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 12 Like(s)
Looking forward to Dublin v Meath on Saturday evening. With most of the Dublin squad from last year still over in the Caribbean (not certain when they are back), no game time under the lads who are available's belt apart from a run out in the Sean Cox fundraiser in Navan a few weeks back, I expect Meath to prevail fairly comfortably here.

waynoI (Meath) - 07/01/2019 10:47:49

Mayo V Meath - 11 Like(s)

Replying To GreenandRed:  "I was told this by a Meath man who knows his football. We were less than gracious in defeat and some used the McHale 'Our best player' being sent off as the reason we lost. Rubbish, we had chances in the first game and replay to take our chances and didn't and ye did. We should learn the lessons from games rather than blame things we can't improve. That was a great Meath team who did it again, Boylan effectively winning 2 and 2 with different teams. One of the greatest coaches in GAA history and I see involved with the U20s."
Obviously royaldunne didn't tell you then lol

waynoI (National) - 17/07/2019 14:14:53

Playing "Keep Ball"... - 11 Like(s)
Unbelievably rubbish thread.

waynoI (National) - 17/09/2019 16:20:13