GAA vote to change Rule 42

The GAA has voted for the temporary lifting of Rule 42 at its annual congress. Details not available yet. It was decided by a secret ballot.

  • Jimmy_Sands

    [quote]London Irish, like that rugby team. It would be more honest.[/quote]

    Not that honest. They have very few Irish players these days and they play their home games in Reading.

  • maca

    “This has been the case since terracing was banned by FIFA”

    Except when the capacity was reduced you mean.

  • franc

    I’m curious to know were the point about more Ireland soccer fans comimg from England comes from

  • franc

    Maca

    Yes , the capacity was reduced from 49000 (with terracing) down to 36000 (with temp. seating)

  • maca

    Frane
    And reduced futher when the temporary seating was banned. And then brought back up of course by agreement. I’m a pedant.

  • barney

    “I’m curious to know were the point about more Ireland soccer fans comimg from England comes from”

    Did you not see the BBC coverage of the Irish team in the American World Cup, the one where no British team qualified? ROI were adopted as the the true represenatatives of the Premier League, fair enough. Ever since, and probably before for that matter, they have been accepted in Britain, and England in particular, as everybody’s second favourite team. Hence, there are more fans of Irish soccer in Britain than in Ireland. And that’s without counting the millions of ex-pats and 2nd generation fans.

  • franc

    Maca

    To quote from your previous post

    “Capacity reduced to approx 20-24K, came into effect 2004.
    Although, to make a point in your favour, I just discovered that FIFA have agreed that temporary seating is allowed in Lansdowne for now i.e. until the new stadium is finished.”

    The capacity was never reduced to 20-24k

    The buckets seats have been in use for over 5 years.

    They were never banned at Lansdowne

  • franc
  • maca

    It doesn’t convince as other news reports contradict those. Which is all meaningless anyway Franc as we know the current situation.

  • franc

    Barney

    I think being everyone’s ‘second favourite team’ and ‘more Ireland supporters in England’ is slightly misleading.

    Perhaps i’ve grasped the wrong end of the stick
    Here,Barney

    Are you talking about supporters at games or watching on television?

    As regards USA 94,yes many in Britain did follow Ireland,why not.

    The premiership is a top class league,i can’t think of a better place for Irish players to play their club football.

  • franc

    Maca

    Perhaps you could post a link which does contradict this??

  • maca

    You’ll have to google it, I couldn’t be arsed, as I said it makes no diff now anyway.

    Something more interesting though, Bertie has doubts over Lansdowne, he reckons it might never be built…
    http://unison.ie/irish_independent/stories.php3?ca=9&si=1379661&issue_id=12355

    Worst case scenario …. what’ll happen? Bertie Bowl again?

  • franc

    Maca

    For someone who can’t be arsed,

    You waist a lot of time on the subject.

    Anyway,glad to see you have accepted your errors on the issue.

  • maca

    “You waist [sic] a lot of time on the subject”

    It’s called boredom.

    “Anyway,glad to see you have accepted your errors on the issue”

    I didn’t make any error. I posted what the papers said.

  • franc

    Maca

    Just be careful about the boredom.

    Take up a hobby

    D.I.Y for example

    You could build yourself some temporary seating in the back garden

  • maca

    Temporary seating is out remember. Lots of good seats in Croker anyway.

  • franc

    Fair enough Maca

  • maca

    Take it easy Franc 😉