Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

‘The Six Lamps’ by Maxi

From Jam Art Factory.

The Six Lamps.

By Maxi.

Celebrating Dublin’s 6 in a row.

Mark at The Jam Art Factory writes:

We have an A3 print to giveaway to a Broadsheet reader. To enter, just tell us what’s the most Dublin thing you’ve ever done?

Lines MUST close at 6.15pm 10.15pm!

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Réabhlóid GAA.

A new one-hour documentary from Loosehorse for TG4 that tells the story of how hurling ‘redefined itself as a sport in the 1990s to truly become our national game’.

Linda Ni Ghriofa writes:

For over a century, the hurling spoils were shared among the traditional three superpowers of Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary. As the decade began there was no sign of the aristocracy being unseated. Then, in five minutes in 1994, the hurlers of Offaly sparked a revolution.

Along came a collection of upstarts to destroy the old order, and go down in history as Ireland’s most charismatic, colourful and enduring personalities….

…Diarmuid Lyng, for whom the ‘90s provided the inspiration for his own stellar inter-county career with Wexford, is an authentic and affectionate Narrator.

Réabhlóid GAA is the story of how, in one decade a sport, and a country, changed forever.

Réabhlóid GAA on TG4 December 6 at 9.30pm.

Right out of the top drawer.

Previously: Nobody Knows The Bubbles I’ve Seen

Thanks Vanessa

 

GAAGO is a subscription based sports channel from RTÉ and the Gaelic Athletic Association

Enjoy gaelic games?

Read on.

A ‘Pissed-off GAA fan’ writes:

Over the past few weeks there have been some class GAA matches on. If you live outside of Ireland it means you need to access GAAGO to watch them legally. You can pay €79 for all games – hurling and football, which is fine if you’re into both sports and you have the cash.

If, on the other hand, you just wish to watch choice hurling or football matches it costs €10 a game. Last Saturday there were three hurling games back to back. That would have been a whopping €30 to see all three games – what is this, the UFC?

This weekend, Tipperary vs Galway and Clare vs Waterford will cost €14 each! A €4 increase per match for whatever reason.

Can both the GAA and GAAGO realise that not every Irish person abroad is raking it in tax-free in Dubai, particularly students or now unemployed gastronomy workers like myself.

Under normal circumstances people could probably chip in and watch the games together, but eh, maximum household rules and all that. Irish sports bars are also shut.

I get that there are no ticket sales this year, but it’s largely an amateur sport and we’re paying extortionate prices to watch the games online abroad.

My county, Tipperary, will play an historic Munster final on Sunday, but there’s no way I’m forking out more for that. I’ll do what I did for the Leinster hurling final…listen to it on the wireless. Get with the times GAAGO.

Anyone?/Fight!

GAAGO

 

 

It is so.

Sorry.

Watch: Fans go through ‘disinfecting pod’ ahead of Northern Ireland clash (Extra.ie)

A letter from Roger Casements GAA Coventry to GAA HQ. Currently racial abuse in the GAA is seen as a Category IV offence – a minimum of 8 weeks suspension – whereas threatening language towards a referee is a Category V offence – receiving a minimum of 12 weeks suspension in all codes and at all levels

This morning/afternoon.

Neil Webb writes:

Roger Casements GAA Coventry are attempting to get the GAA to change their punishment and discipline process for racial abuse.

[Currently racial abuse in the GAA is seen as a Category IV offence whereas threatening language towards a referee is a Category V offence – receiving a minimum of 12 weeks suspension in all codes and at all levels.]

We think in this day and age it is unacceptable that the GAA takes such a lenient line on racism with a minimum of a mere 8 weeks considered appropriate punishment for such a disgusting and heinous act.

Petition here

Roger Casements GAA Coventry