Alan – absolutely can’t agree that not naming a team or naming a team late fuels the kind of thing that the thread was started to discuss??? How could you possible think that?
Anyway I don’t see why teams can’t be named an hour before throw in. Put the panels in the programme and let people pen the changes – which is what most people have to do anyway even when team are ‘named’ on time!
The tunnel incident should not have happened but it is not like it was pre-meditated. It is not like it is a case of back to the Pillar BS days and anyway much ado was made about nothing with Casey in particular making a real ass of himself.
But back to the original thought behind the discussion – which seems to have gone off course.
Certain pundits and media outlets both print and broadcast have continued with a lot of irresponsible comment, articles etc throughout the week. The Lee Keegan thing though has underlined the nonsense of much of this type of coverage – which can only be a good thing. I despair too of ex Dublin players giving certain individuals credence by appearing on their badcasts. At least call them out on their prejudices if you appear. I don’t actually listen to any of these and only see comment on them afterwards .. and wonder why people continue to listen when they know the rubbish quality and content of, what they will hear. It’s like not putting on sun cream when it’s 30 degrees and wondering why you are going all red.
I don‘t agree either that this nastiness is a Dublin Mayo thing either – there was plenty of nastiness around the semi – before and especially after. And there was plenty of aggression around where I was in the Cusack during the game too. It is creeping in and is being fuelled by both social and mainstream media.
But, similar to what I mentioned at the end of the opening post, I know Skerries Harps went to Dr Crokes last weekend and played in the Colm Cooper u13 tournament and were treated brilliantly by Gooch and Co as were all the clubs. That’s the real GAA. Not the crap that you see on twitter or hear and read from pundits whose only interest is themselves.