2018 All Ireland Senior Football Championship


#101

Thank god. It’s been forever.


#102

Ye will be going into the championship on the back of an 8 game winning run and a national title.

Momentum is huge in Gaelic Football.

Could Laois be the team to catch the Dubs cold in Leinster ? What an occasion it would be in (insert any Leinster ground apart from O’Moore Park).


#103

I can’t see anyone stopping us in 2018, apart from dublin and only if they are lucky.


#104

Just a pity portlaoise isn’t fit to host the Dubs…oh wait


#105

It held them last year pal. Connolly acted like a tramp and got sent off, don’t you remember?


#106

Connolly acting the tramp ? Sure that could be any ground. He was at it again last weekend in Parnell


#107

I’m looking forward to Jonny Cooper making a repeat appearance on this show.

“Wicklow or Offaly will be very tough opponents for us.”


#108

“As a Kerry man, John Evans would love nothing more than to mastermind a win over the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football Team so we will be treating Wicklow with the utmost respect”.

Jim Gavin - 19/10/2017


#109

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Jim Gavin - 19/10/2017


#110

A significant change regarding the kick-out rule in Gaelic football will be introduced from January 1 next.

A motion proposed by the GAA’s Standing Committee on playing rules which called for restarts to travel beyond the 20-metre line was passed by a whopping 82% at today’s Special Congress in Croke Park.

It means goalkeepers will be forced to kick longer which should make for a better spectacle. Up until now, defending players must be outside the 20-metre line when the kickout is taken but may go inside it to collect possession.

The motion passed, despite opposition from Dublin delegate Michael Seavers.

“This would punish negative teams who want to condense the play. We’ll condense our playing areas between the 21 and 45 yard lines. This does not reward the people who want to play ball, this is helping people who can’t play ball properly. It’s saying, ‘let’s knock those who want to play a bit of ball’,” he said.


#111

Interesting.

The mark was a great success this year and really brought back the importance of a high fielder in teams.


#112

Meh. It made little difference to the game.

But this new rule will make a lot more difference and force kickouts longer.


#113

It was a great success, really tidied the game up in the middle of the pitch, not as many fouls on players jumping for the ball.


#114

Loughnane is on to us lads. For now, continue with the “it’s good for hurling” line.

Ger Loughnane has claimed the new hurling championship structure, passed today at a special congress in Croke Park, could destroy hurling and is a decision “made by the football wing” of Croke Park.


#115


#116

What an absolute failure


#117

Tough but true. Leen couldn’t cut it in the big leagues


#118

He’ll be on the scrapheap in a few years time after the GGA have him playing 7 games a week at every level conceivable.


#119

Great to see. Gaelic football needs an out and out skilful superstar.


#120

Ridiculous statement from Leen looking to look ahead of the possè

There was never a question of him leaving this year.