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Gaelic Football - May 12-16th

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Gaelic Football - May 12-16th

Hello, we will be staying in County Cork May 11--16. I've been looking for a football game to see during that short time frame, without much luck. Anyone know of any? Doesn't have to be a big national match, just anything that would be fun to watch. We will have a car, so traveling a bit is OK.

I don't know anything about the leagues/levels anyway!

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1. Re: Gaelic Football - May 12-16th

Cork is a big place ,so you'd do best to check http://www.gaacork.ie/upcomingFixtures

around that time to see what's on close to you.

I'd personally suggest you try to see a hurling match as well. In Cork, we say football is for failed hurlers!!!

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2. Re: Gaelic Football - May 12-16th

The Cork Ladies Gaelic team aren't half bad either - hammered the Dubettes today :-( Cork Ladies have their own website at http://www.corkladiesfootball.ie The National League Finals are scheduled on 11th May, Cork will no doubt be contending for Div 1, but the game will most likely be in Dublin - but I haven't seen the venue confirmed yet, but Dublin's Parnell Pk has been the venue over the past few years.

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3. Re: Gaelic Football - May 12-16th

Cork ladies' a different class, well worth a look.

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4. Re: Gaelic Football - May 12-16th

Thanks for the info, figured I'd see either football or hurling, whichever is available.

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5. Re: Gaelic Football - May 12-16th

< In Cork, we say football is for failed hurlers!!!.......You also say Cork is the real capital, but that isn't true either!

Gaelic football is a wonderul game with 31/32 counties seriously competing. Everyone in Ireland acknowledges that hurling is probably the most skillful game in the world...nobody argues with that. However, hurling is dominated by a few counties namely Kilkenny, Cork, Tipperary & Galway. It's 1998 since one of these 4 didn't win it when the Faithful county lifted the Liam McCarthy cup.

The failed hurler argument is essentially a misinformed, ignorant proposition. Many counties focus on football and thier top players would probably have been equally skilled in hurling had it been their original game. If you watch modern football greats like Bernard Brogan, Gooch Cooper or Declan O' Sullivan who can seamlessly interchange between left and right foot depending on the angle of attack from the defender, they could really play any ball game that required skill.

Or if that isn't enough to prove the wonderful skill involved in Gaelic football then take a look here at the legendary Maurice Fitzgerald....how many hurlers could do this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeVju3si-ns

Edited: 04 March 2013, 09:36
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