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« Reply #35040 on: September 14, 2021, 10:24:52 PM »
Down Facebook page deleted their post about pricing because of the backlash in the comments about charging u16s into matches... But TheWobbler will have you believe itís justified, thereís an idiot in every village as they say.

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« Reply #35041 on: September 14, 2021, 10:28:12 PM »
The joys of winning our first league a lost phone back on board now
Great win and great celebrations for a few days but now the focus is firmly on the big one
Itís an open one this year but Kilcoo still favourites

As for kids getting charged in
Now Iím no big fan of the county board but what do you want them to do?
Is £5 for a kid into a championship match really that bad?
Whatís the big outcry all about?

Expect the Down manager to be named soon
1 of Conor Laverty or Conor Deegans to be announced

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« Reply #35042 on: September 14, 2021, 10:58:38 PM »
I'd agree with Smurfy and wobbler, I don't understand the mass backlash. Everyone that posted negatively has ignored the fact that this is not a permanent change, it is temporary to allow for a restriction on the number of tickets that can be offered for each game. If the country is fully open this time next year, you can guarantee the under 16s will be allowed in FOC again.

Regarding the pricing, single matches in previous years were £8, double headers £10, so yes there has been a reduction on price on adult tickets.

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« Reply #35043 on: September 14, 2021, 11:04:09 PM »
So in summary, according to you, the county board which is currently:

1. Not scheduling double headers.

2. Avoiding taking payments at the gate, in favour of losing a cut on every ticket to Stripe and the App producer.

3. Charging reduced prices.

Are only doing all this because theyíre batshit crazy bastards who donít understand capacity regulations in the six counties.

Makes perfect sense.

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Hit me with ďthatís for double headersĒ all you like. Prior to Covid youíd have paid more than £5 into any SFC game going back 10 years - whether you wanted to watch 1 game, 1.5 games or 2.

There is actually a per adult cost saving going on. Donít try to pretend otherwise. The maths behind it is primary one stuff.

There is no cost saving going on at all, either you are on the CB or very stupid. The CB have had a disaster and if you canít see the anger on social media from the decision to charge u16s you donít belong in the GAA. You just ignored my point where I proved you wrong about the double header you said it doesnít matter if you wanted to watch 1 game it was still £10.. it was £10 for 2 matches just because youíve no interest in the match before doesnít mean it was £10 for 1 match.

Also the buck stupid decision to schedule SHC and SFC matchís for Bredagh 24 hours apart is another example of how incompetent they are.

Not the first time that has happened just ask Liatroim

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #35044 on: September 14, 2021, 11:29:10 PM »
Down Facebook page deleted their post about pricing because of the backlash in the comments about charging u16s into matches... But TheWobbler will have you believe itís justified, thereís an idiot in every village as they say.

If continually shouting louder and louder helps you convince yourself this a simple black and white issue, then I suppose you gotta do what you gotta do.

I prefer chatting to people with a more open mind. So Iím tuning out.

Enjoy the championship. It will never be cheaper again.

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« Reply #35045 on: September 15, 2021, 12:15:54 AM »
Down Facebook page deleted their post about pricing because of the backlash in the comments about charging u16s into matches... But TheWobbler will have you believe itís justified, thereís an idiot in every village as they say.

If continually shouting louder and louder helps you convince yourself this a simple black and white issue, then I suppose you gotta do what you gotta do.

I prefer chatting to people with a more open mind. So Iím tuning out.

Enjoy the championship. It will never be cheaper again.

When they introduced £2 entry for u16s for ďanti-socialĒ behaviour there was backlash on this board now they want to charge £5. Championship was cheaper back in 2019. Good night ✌🏻

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« Reply #35046 on: September 15, 2021, 08:26:50 AM »
Whatís wrong with charging kids £5?
If you donít want to pay the £5 then donít go
No doubt if the same people were asked to pay £50 for wee Johnny to attend a soccer match in England it wouldnít be an issue.
Itís acceptable to jump on the back off the GAA and expect everything for free
Ah the grab all association
What about the children getting all year membership for about 30 a year
I know here in Warrenpoint to attend our local soccer club itís that a month and if we are not happy then away on you go
And by the way Iím happy to pay it
£20 for 2 adults and 2 children to attend a championship match in Down is nothing Have a think about it

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« Reply #35047 on: September 15, 2021, 08:31:10 AM »
So in summary, according to you, the county board which is currently:

1. Not scheduling double headers.

2. Avoiding taking payments at the gate, in favour of losing a cut on every ticket to Stripe and the App producer.

3. Charging reduced prices.

Are only doing all this because theyíre batshit crazy bastards who donít understand capacity regulations in the six counties.

Makes perfect sense.

óó

Hit me with ďthatís for double headersĒ all you like. Prior to Covid youíd have paid more than £5 into any SFC game going back 10 years - whether you wanted to watch 1 game, 1.5 games or 2.

There is actually a per adult cost saving going on. Donít try to pretend otherwise. The maths behind it is primary one stuff.

There is no cost saving going on at all, either you are on the CB or very stupid. The CB have had a disaster and if you canít see the anger on social media from the decision to charge u16s you donít belong in the GAA. You just ignored my point where I proved you wrong about the double header you said it doesnít matter if you wanted to watch 1 game it was still £10.. it was £10 for 2 matches just because youíve no interest in the match before doesnít mean it was £10 for 1 match.

Also the buck stupid decision to schedule SHC and SFC matchís for Bredagh 24 hours apart is another example of how incompetent they are.

Not the first time that has happened just ask Liatroim

Probably forgot they'd a hurling game on the Sunday.....

They've now moved the hurling to the tuesday night onto one of the floodlit pitches in Cherryvale which IIRC is only 130metres long. There'll be lads taking scores from their own 20 metre line....

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« Reply #35048 on: September 15, 2021, 08:47:15 AM »
It was a little thoughtless by CCC.

But I do think itís possibly time that hurling folk in our county moved to bring their championships forward, so as not to clash with football.

I know we should in theory protect and honour the dual player. But if a coupon of dozen men (can it be many more than that) wish to pursue two sports equally to a very high level, is it fair to expect the rest of us to build our schedule around their narrow needs?

What are the reasons why hurling championships couldnít start earlier?

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« Reply #35049 on: September 15, 2021, 09:09:32 AM »
I have to agree with Wobbler and Smurfy about the tickets prices, the past few years a first-round match would have been at least £8 with prices rising to £15 for the final. The ticketing is most likely due to risk assessments and ensuring the county board knows the exact capacity. The backlash from some people is laughable, complaining about paying a fiver to take their kid into a championship match to see a game of football, yet they don't complain when having to pay nearly a fiver in their local pub for a pint of beer. The county board gets a very hard time and usually by people who would not volunteer in their club.

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« Reply #35050 on: September 15, 2021, 09:10:58 AM »
It was a little thoughtless by CCC.

But I do think itís possibly time that hurling folk in our county moved to bring their championships forward, so as not to clash with football.

I know we should in theory protect and honour the dual player. But if a coupon of dozen men (can it be many more than that) wish to pursue two sports equally to a very high level, is it fair to expect the rest of us to build our schedule around their narrow needs?

What are the reasons why hurling championships couldnít start earlier?

Probably the same reasons the football one wasn't started earlier which I'm only guessing is that with the various changes to the GAA calendars that they don't want to play championship through the summer period when people may be taking time off for holidays..

Only surmising.

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« Reply #35051 on: September 15, 2021, 09:14:53 AM »
The bet of the weekend is 7/4 Loughinisland, mark my words, you think Tyrone has been cute hoors!!

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« Reply #35052 on: September 15, 2021, 09:16:40 AM »
Our club people should know better than go onto Facebook and slam the county board for a £5 fee to atttend a championship match
Normally teams put on a show and to see some great players and skill
All for a £5
Head to the bowling alley with the kids and you will know about the costs
Or a swimming club
Or the local soccer club
You will be paying a lot more than a £5

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #35053 on: September 15, 2021, 09:21:37 AM »
It was a little thoughtless by CCC.

But I do think itís possibly time that hurling folk in our county moved to bring their championships forward, so as not to clash with football.

I know we should in theory protect and honour the dual player. But if a coupon of dozen men (can it be many more than that) wish to pursue two sports equally to a very high level, is it fair to expect the rest of us to build our schedule around their narrow needs?

What are the reasons why hurling championships couldnít start earlier?

Probably the same reasons the football one wasn't started earlier which I'm only guessing is that with the various changes to the GAA calendars that they don't want to play championship through the summer period when people may be taking time off for holidays..

Only surmising.

But letís say next year Johnny. Would it be impractical to play the hurling championship a little earlier?

Iíve mentioned it before on here, and itís the major reason why I prefer u17 grades to u18 grades. In 2017 Liatroim were going well in the MFC, MCC, IHC and IFC simultaneously, with a handful of players involved in all four teams. Expecting CCC to be able to facilitate this was actually unreasonable and to be fair, I heard few complaints from Liatroim at the time (even though I believe they ended up underperforming in each grade). But it was an eye opener into just how difficult it can be to plan championships when they fully overlap.
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« Reply #35054 on: September 15, 2021, 09:26:00 AM »
Our club people should know better than go onto Facebook and slam the county board for a £5 fee to atttend a championship match
Normally teams put on a show and to see some great players and skill
All for a £5
Head to the bowling alley with the kids and you will know about the costs
Or a swimming club
Or the local soccer club
You will be paying a lot more than a £5

At 5/1 are you worth a punt?