Online media (Balls, Sports Joe, The 42 etc)


#8499

I’d agree but I’m not particularly fussed about it. I think Croke Park is overused and it has no atmosphere when half empty. I’d have no problem playing a Leinster semi-final in Portlaoise or Nolan pk. Or an All-Ireland semi-final in PUC or Semple for that matter.

If nothing else, it would give the begrudgers a little less ammunition.


#8500

Season/corporate tickets are sold, however on the basis of All-Ireland semi finals being played in Croke Park, aren’t they?


#8501

They are indeed. I think there might be a guaranteed number of 1/4 finals too and Leinster semis could also be included now that I think about it.


#8502

McGill said:

"Ultimately, that’s up to counties if they want to bring a motion and there may well be interest out there, I suspect there is in bringing a motion to consider that Croke Park shouldn’t be used essentially for Dublin quarter-finals as a neutral venue," he told RTÉ Sport.

"I don’t think it was for CCC to make that call. The CCC for instance consider for All-Ireland semi-finals that Dublin, in Croke Park, is a neutral venue.

"If the broader association in Congress want to make that decision that for quarter-finals, it shouldn’t be considered a neutral venue then that’s fine, we’ll work with that. But it’s something we felt was a matter for Congress and not for CCC."

Each team in the ‘Super 8’s’ plays one home fixture, one away fixture, and one of the Super 8 games at Croke Park - that. We use it as our ‘home’ fixture. McGill is talking about moving the ‘neutral’ fixture. I don’t agree with this. The neutral fixture is a chance for everybody to play a game at Croke Park. If they are dissatisfied with us playing two games at Croke Park then the ‘home’ game should be the one to move - and to Parnell Park.


#8503

Yep. I got mixed up with John Thaw, aka Morse.


#8504

Fenton and Sinead Aherne on the longlist for RTE Sportsperson of the year


#8505

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/12/01/news/clare-legend-anthony-daly-joins-antrim-s-new-hurling-management-team-1497975/


#8506

I always said hard chaw?


#8507

Same for me.


#8508

We won’t fall out over the spelling :kissing_heart:

But we can agree that it’s not hard jaw


#8509

As ever, a consistent voice of reason :slight_smile:


#8510

I think Dermo would be a great name for that dolphin, he pops up everywhere, yeah it has a lovely ring to it
Dermo the Dolphin


#8511

That’s just a rumour…


#8512

Stop it right there.

He is an amateur dolphin.

He is entitled to be left alone and not speculated about. Whatever he was doing swimming up the Liffey (& past AIG HQ thank you very much) is entirely his own business.

Nothing to see here.

Move along now.


#8513

Well said! If he was one of our indigenous community people wouldn’t be allowed harass him like that you can bet. :whale:


#8514

I don’t know what for … but I blame Jim Gavin.


#8525

Turkey and ham for the first person who tells me who else you could easily imagine saying all of this.


#8526

Mr. J. Gavin or Mr. R. De Niro! (Inches!)


#8527

Very un Clemson like.


#8528

Holy sh1t Batman …