Hello from Japan

Discussion in 'Newbies & FAQ' started by Loko1990, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. Gabriel

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    I thought it was scrapped Gabriel.

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    The Interprovincial Football and Hurling Championships, formerly known as the Railway Cups, are poised to return to the GAA calendar in 2012.

    The competitions were not played in 2010 and are absent from this year's fixtures list, with GAA officials citing falling attendances and a difficulty in selecting suitable dates.

    But the Central Council of the GAA last night voted for the return of the Championships on a trial basis, at a pre-Congress meeting in Mullingar, County Westmeath.

    They are unlikely to be played later this year, especially as Ireland are due to contest the International Rules Series in Australia.

    The likes of Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte, Clare businessman Martin Donnelly, who has sponsored the competitions in recent years, and former Munster selector Noel Walsh, a long-time supporter of the Interpros, had given support to their revival.

    Donnelly feels that the GAA should allow the GPA to take over the running of the Interpros and gate receipts from the matches could benefit a central players' fund, helping either players who are injured or those who are struggling for work.

    The first Railway Cup competitions were played in 1927, with the name stemming from the donation of the trophies by Irish Rail.

    The finals used to be held on St. Patrick's Day and drew huge crowds, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. The current holders are Ulster (football) and Leinster (hurling).
     
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    Ah ok,so it is coming back next year.
     
  5. Loko1990

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    I saw a video of "International Rules" on YouTube, but it seemed basically Gaelic Football. Then, isn't it a good idea to change the Gaelic Football rules to the "International Rules"?

    Because of the pitch size (135m*90m), it seems impossible to play "International Rules" in Japan.
     
  6. Gabriel

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    Yes I believe if gaelic introduced some of the rules from the international rules it would greatly increase its appeal. Gaelic football has recently become to defensive.
     
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    By the way, the new supplier of Scotland Rugby League jersey is O'Neills... Is Rugby League a Gaelic sport in Scotland?
     
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