The week in tweets
It was FA Cup Third Round weekend and we even had a little bit of that famed ‘magic’ as League Two Newport County downed Premier League outfit Leicester City...
John Aldridge @Realaldo474
A big congrats to my old club @NewportCounty !!great result
Padraig Amond @padraigamond21
Thanks so much for all the messages from last night. I really appreciate them all. Been a mental 24 hours!
The new playing rules being trialled in the pre-season competitions continued to stir up con- troversy...
Declan Bogue @DeclanBogue
24 goals after two rounds of McKenna Cup (12 games). At the same stage last year, there were 47 goals. So yeah, managers are absolutely right about it costing teams goals. Maybe their opinions should be valued the odd time?
Kevin McGuigan @GAASportScience
The more games I see the more the 3 hand pass rule has to go! Breaking down so many great moves that are cutting packed defences open! The art of off the shoulder running, creating angles and coming at pace getting penalised consistently!
Steven Poacher @Stevie_Poacher
Donegal blown up twice in the first 15 minutes for a fourth hand pass while trying to break down a packed Down defence.. Down denied a great goalscoring chance because the forward made the right decision and slipped a 4th hand pass. Get rid & let the game evolve naturally please!
Goal disallowed due to 4 hand passes lol nice move that to decrease goals making our game even more boring !!!! #gaa #wexford #strawberrys
Gay Campbell @gaycampbell15
The new gaa rules aren’t doing anything for me, if anything they slow the game down and encourage the blanket
Bernard Flynn @bernardflynn15
Kildare 1-5 Westmeath 0-7 h/t decent game for the conditions @westmeath_gaa @KildareGAA but the 3 hand pass rule a killer
Shane Smith @ShaneSmith197
This weekend between the @ drmckennacup and the o Byrne cup there were 5 goals in 5 games. Last years O Byrne cup for example there were 12 goals in the first 5 games. New handpass rule having impact on goal scoring, making our game less entertaining. #obyrnecup #GAA #rules
David Alford @davidalford1
First Monaghan game of the year confirms what I already knew. The 3 hand pass rule is absolutely chronic. Twice in the game two great moves which would’ve ended in goal chances were blew up for a 4th handpass is that what @ officialgaa want to see? #BOIMcKennaCup #GAA