The actual 2011 Twitter reaction to THAT Dublin and Donegal game
Different season, same problems.
But it's fair to say though that August 28 of 2011 changed the landscape of Gaelic Football.
Jim McGuinness had just masterminded Donegal's first Ulster title in 19 years and he brought Dublin unprecedentedly to their knees in the All-Ireland semi-final.
It deserved respect and admiration even but, in the chaotic, knee-jerk, frenzy world that is the GAA, it got very little of that. Instead, it just got lambasted.
The north-west outfit played 14 men behind the ball at all times. They were perfectly within their rights to do that but... f**king puke football. The fallout from a defensive stand-off at Croke Park was historic and affected football the island over as a result of the shockwaves.
Dublin won in the end 0-8 to 0-6 and one man was happy with his day's work.
Thanks everyone!! Wasn't easy out there, dug deep now roll on the final, #thisiswhyweplayball
— Bernard Brogan (@bernardbrogan) August 28, 2011
The rest weren't happy at all.
It was Donegal's fault.
In relation to today's #GAA action, #Dublin were bad but #Donegal were the reason the match was bad.
— John Rogers (@JohnRogersShow) August 28, 2011
It was Dublin's fault.
It's a free country.
Justice for Diarmuid Connolly (again).
donegal dublin match today was pretty shit:LThe whole defense thing is head wrecking:LDub fella did fuck all shouldnt have been sent off:L
— lisa :) (@lisamxOx) August 28, 2011
The death of Gaelic Football.
Glad to see Donegal gone. Destroyers of Gaelic Football #Donegal #Dublin #SundayGame #pukefootball
— Alan Doyle (@apdoyle) August 28, 2011
The birth of Murder Ball.
Lost 4 analogy 4 #Dublin #Donegal match - best I can get is "Murder Ball" from school, no rules except beat crap out of whoever has the ball
— Darach Ó Ciardha (@darachociardha) August 28, 2011
Puke football, puke football, puke football.
@rtesundaygame puke football from from Donegal today. Painful to watch. The right team won on the day.
— fianna downfall (@fiannadownfall) August 28, 2011
#sundaygame. Thank god Donegal were beat today there football is shite worst game I was ever at #pukefootball!!!
— Mark Keegan (@markkeegan74) August 28, 2011
V ungracious but #donegal shove your #pukefootball up your rear end.#gaa
— Eamon McGrane (@Eamo71) August 28, 2011
Good God, people are even quoting Pat Spillane.
As pat spillane said. Donegal are the taliban of the gaa they're that extreme. #pukefootball
— Jason Boland (@JayoBoland) August 28, 2011
The ethics argument rumbles.
@RichieMcCormack they stopped the game of football being played & Dublin did eventually get around it, Donegal were filthy little shites!
— Niamh McAllister (@Niamhmcal) August 28, 2011
Won't someone think of the kick pass!
@saveciaranmurph would it be possible to find out for 2moros show how many kickpasses Donegal had for the whole game compared to Dublin?
— Ronan Healy (@rohealy1) August 28, 2011
The good, old days.
dublin today saved gaelic football >>> bring back the old football tactics nnever mind this defensive passive bullshit #GAA
— Darren (@DarrenMCA_1) August 28, 2011
Well done United.
Great win for the Dub's! Donegal's blanket defence was not good enough for the supreme Dublin forward line! And also Well Done United !
— John McMahon (@John_Mc_Mahon) August 28, 2011
8-2, it was a big result.
The death of
One's from Donegal and the other's a hurling team.
#sundaygame what's difference between Donegal and the Dublin hurlin team??
— Colm Daly (@GalwayColm) August 28, 2011
My sport is better than yours.
Everyone can f**k off.
The Dublin match today was so frustrating. The guy beside me was shouting abuse at Dublin and Donegal. Fair annoying.
— Alison Murray (@AlisonMurray_) August 28, 2011
Because Donegal fans were getting sick of that road down to Croke Park.
Feel sorry for huge Donegal support who travelled today& saw their team not even have real go at Dublin@rtesundaygame
— Ger O Brien (@GerOBrien2) August 28, 2011
Not even Seamus Coleman was spared.
He was still proud.
Hard luck donegal! Ulster champions and all ireland semi final isn't a bad year! Heads up and go again next year! Well done dublin.
— Seamus Coleman (@seamiecoleman23) August 28, 2011
This is a man's game.
It's only a f**king system!
#Donegal in the business of Gaelic football not entertainment. The year has been a success, no question...it's a system that they're playing
— Chris McNulty (@ChrisMcNultyDgl) August 28, 2011
Change the rules.
Ciaran Whelan worries about the future of football after Dublin win http://t.co/vYDYBf1 #eircomgaa #dublingaa
— Bogball & stickwars (@Bogball_stick) August 28, 2011
Change the rules.
@RTESundayGame The GAA really need to look at tackle rule. Ridiculous amount of late cheap shots after ball had been passed off.Ref was poor
— Jim Whelan (@whelanjim) August 28, 2011
Change the rules.
After watching that affront to Gaelic Football at Croke Park today it would have been better had Kildare beaten Donegal,had their goal stood
— Tony Fearon (@TonyFearon) August 28, 2011
Change the rules.
Gaelic Football will die if this continues. FIFA & the IRB have changed the rules when tactics attacked their games. #sundaygame
— Cathal Young (@dublinlawyers) August 28, 2011
Okay... see ye next year.
Football wins the day! Bye bye to Donegal's negative puke football. (for now)
— R O N A N | W A R D 🦁🧑🏽💻🎭🇮🇪 (@ronanward) August 28, 2011
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