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Re: Paraic Duffy to Stand Down
« Reply #150 on: October 14, 2017, 12:49:38 PM »
I see Dick Clerkin asking a question on twitter asking whether your GAA club is in better health financially, organisationally and infrastructure wise. Given his Monaghan audience I think it is an example of confirmation bias from Dick. Monaghan clubs relative to the size of the county have received large levels of funding, in fact they must have the hughest proprtion of clubs with stands in Ireland. McCague, Duffy and McKenna have all had high ranking positions within the GAA and they have undoubtedly benefitted from that.

GAA clubs on the whole have improved drastically over the last generation in terms of infrastructure but the running costs have spiralled upwards also and it's the clubs who are ultimately paying for a select few such as county managers and the army of backroom people that go along with them. Increased levies from county boards and clubs now compulsory forced to fund raise on behalf of the county are new disguised methods of paying the wages of the 5% whilst the 95% do it as a sense of duty.

He also conveniently chooses to ignore the problem of decreased participation levels at adult senior level.
 

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« Reply #151 on: October 16, 2017, 09:48:05 PM »
Completely agree with LoneShark and AZ on this. I didn't have to time to get involved earlier but they've made the relevant points. Inter county is great but it's only the cherry on top of the icing on top of the cake. We should never, ever lose sight of that but I believe we have and that drift has sped up under Duffy's watch.

Getting kids playing the games is a far bigger barometer of success than attendance but the falling attendances are due to the football championship in particular becoming more and more meaningless bar or the Ulster teams and 5 or 6 others. Meaningless a bit strong perhaps but they're losing some of their appeal as we storm towards semi professionalism.

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« Reply #153 on: December 17, 2017, 08:53:45 PM »
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Interestingly, there are two references to business and commercial acumen.

"Strong experience of financial management and commercial acumen," is listed as the fourth requirement while the final one states that applicants must have "third-level, business-related qualification (min Level 8NFQ)".
Sounds like it's being teed up for McKenna so.

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Re: Paraic Duffy to Stand Down
« Reply #154 on: December 19, 2017, 03:08:07 PM »
Can he speak Irish?

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« Reply #155 on: December 20, 2017, 12:36:05 AM »
McKenna will not get this job, the potential public outcry and bad PR will see to that.

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« Reply #156 on: December 20, 2017, 01:10:57 AM »
The public won't give a tuppenny fcuk and how would it be bad PR?
Don't know anything about the chap though.
I presume Costello isn't in the running given his spoiled child whinge of a report to the Dublind Convention.
Liam Sheedy?
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« Reply #157 on: December 20, 2017, 09:04:40 AM »
McKenna will not get this job, the potential public outcry and bad PR will see to that.

No - cannot give it to another Longford man so soon after Liam Mulvihill.

My quiet money is on Liam Sheedy.............

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« Reply #158 on: December 20, 2017, 03:37:35 PM »
McKenna will not get this job, the potential public outcry and bad PR will see to that.

No - cannot give it to another Longford man so soon after Liam Mulvihill.

My quiet money is on Liam Sheedy.............


There's been quite a few whispers about that alright.

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« Reply #159 on: December 20, 2017, 04:51:53 PM »
What’s Sheedy’s background?

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« Reply #160 on: December 20, 2017, 05:15:14 PM »
What’s Sheedy’s background?
Works with BOI, or at least he did at one point.
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« Reply #161 on: December 20, 2017, 05:23:38 PM »
Has anyone mentioned Pat Gilroy here?
Christ, he built up a multi-million euro company. He managed a team to an All Ireland win and he is back in Ireland again full time.
I don't think there are many agin the man either. He always strikes me as decent and the fact he stopped that clapping to the Hill pre-match from the Dubs shows he isn't into BS.


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« Reply #162 on: December 20, 2017, 05:45:20 PM »
Has anyone mentioned Pat Gilroy here?
Christ, he built up a multi-million euro company. He managed a team to an All Ireland win and he is back in Ireland again full time.
I don't think there are many agin the man either. He always strikes me as decent and the fact he stopped that clapping to the Hill pre-match from the Dubs shows he isn't into BS.

Yes, stopping a team clapping at supporters is a really salient point for the position of director-general of the GAA.

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« Reply #163 on: December 20, 2017, 05:47:11 PM »
Up to Pat to apply whether we mention him here or not.
I presume our thoughts on suitable candidates won't have much bearing anyway -and especially if someone doesn't apply :(
Is Jarlath Burns in the running order are teachers now out?
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Re: Paraic Duffy to Stand Down
« Reply #164 on: December 20, 2017, 05:56:18 PM »
Has anyone mentioned Pat Gilroy here?
Christ, he built up a multi-million euro company. He managed a team to an All Ireland win and he is back in Ireland again full time.
I don't think there are many agin the man either. He always strikes me as decent and the fact he stopped that clapping to the Hill pre-match from the Dubs shows he isn't into BS.

Yes, stopping a team clapping at supporters is a really salient point for the position of director-general of the GAA.

That may have been just a little additional thing to show where he comes to things from a personal GAA standpoint. He cuts out BS.
But fair play for ignoring the fact that he has played inter-county, managed a team to an All Ireland on top of running a multi-million euro company in Dalkia.
Thanks for zooming in on that btw. Here is a bit on Gilroy in terms of him meeting your standards.

Former Dubs manager Pat Gilroy is one of the country's top businessmen. He is boss of Veolia Energy Ireland plc, a water, waste and energy management firm. Veolia is on an expansion drive with plans to boost its Irish workforce to 800 by 2019.
Gilroy won the All-Ireland senior football final with Dublin in 2011, having previously won it as a player in 1995.
His firm is part of the French-owned Veolia group and was renamed Veolia Energy Ireland plc from Dalkia Ireland plc in 2014.
Veolia still owns a 20pc stake in Luas operator Transdev, but is gradually winding down its transport assets in order to focus on its utilities solutions business.
Gilroy is an engineering graduate from Trinity College. He previously held roles in the ESB and Amdahl Ireland.
Gilroy worked as general manager of Dalkia in Ireland before becoming managing director in 2005. During the period from 2002 to 2008 the energy business grew from €14m turnover to €120m.
A former president of the Ireland-France Chamber of Commerce, he is well-known in Irish business circles as a board member of the SEAI and a member of the Ibec national council.
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