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I honestly don't think boys like Elton John will come to Casement if it's only 25000. Say his tickets are 100 pounds, that's 2500000, which is 2.5m in modern maths. By the time he pays for the lorries bringing his stuff, the dancers from all over the world, the instruments and musicians, and then his extravagant dining habits and outfits, he'll only have maybe 100000 left. Casement needs about 40000 to make it viable for the like of John, Parton or Meatloaf.

You letting no one stand on the pitch?

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I honestly don't think boys like Elton John will come to Casement if it's only 25000. Say his tickets are 100 pounds, that's 2500000, which is 2.5m in modern maths. By the time he pays for the lorries bringing his stuff, the dancers from all over the world, the instruments and musicians, and then his extravagant dining habits and outfits, he'll only have maybe 100000 left. Casement needs about 40000 to make it viable for the like of John, Parton or Meatloaf.

Meat loaf definitely won’t be.

Neither will Elton John

He’s not dead just done with touring


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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: December 05, 2022, 06:50:33 PM »
How many clubs have GPO now? Are more planned in 2023 does anyone know?

Any club that put in for a GPO or partial GPO access got one,I can’t remember the exact number of clubs but it’s around 10

The other 37/38 clubs in the county either don’t have the financial wherewithal,prioritise paying senior managers over juvenile development or think their juvenile coach’s and structures are up to scratch.

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Should went for something smaller, say 21-25k like Armagh set up. Would done Antrim the best plus a Ulster 1st rd and semi. With the finals remaining in clones.

Clones is a f**king shithole. In the toilets the piss is running around your feet. It needs completely refurbished. There isn't even coverage from the elements on 3/4 of the stands.

We need a 40k seater, state of the art stadium to play GAA games in. I do not care if it costs £300m. We need it and the government has to pay for it. The money will only be spunked on something else. Why do we care about the cost? Look at the amount of money wasted on the A5, Covid PPE contracts etc.
The project has been steeped in incompetence. Time someone took it by the scruff of the neck and got on and got it built.

Build the Luas to Dingle and the Bojo Bridge to Scotland while they are at it

Clearly a post not grounded in reality, financial or otherwise

Sure do nothing. Build nothing. Maintain nothing. Hand over a hape of shite to future generations. In fact disband the entire association.
As long as the piss is swilling around our feet and we're sitting on concrete steps you'll be happy. Wise up.

no more needed to be said

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Should went for something smaller, say 21-25k like Armagh set up. Would done Antrim the best plus a Ulster 1st rd and semi. With the finals remaining in clones.

Clones is a f**king shithole. In the toilets the piss is running around your feet. It needs completely refurbished. There isn't even coverage from the elements on 3/4 of the stands.

We need a 40k seater, state of the art stadium to play GAA games in. I do not care if it costs £300m. We need it and the government has to pay for it. The money will only be spunked on something else. Why do we care about the cost? Look at the amount of money wasted on the A5, Covid PPE contracts etc.
The project has been steeped in incompetence. Time someone took it by the scruff of the neck and got on and got it built.

Build the Luas to Dingle and the Bojo Bridge to Scotland while they are at it

Clearly a post not grounded in reality, financial or otherwise

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: December 04, 2022, 04:26:31 PM »
Thomas's only won 1 all Ireland about a decade ago.
Sleacht could win an all Ireland in the future if the stars align eg a new Munster champion and Ballyhale beaten in Kilkenny. The mighty Loughgiel beat Coolderry in their second all Ireland win. Tiny margins. Imagine the glory on the way back to Derry..

Loughgiel won because they had Liam Watson who was as good as any forward in Ireland at the time scoring 3-7 in an all ireland club final

Do Slaughthneil have anyone comparable to him ?

No they don’t

As for wanting the stars to align,that’s in my if my aunt had balls territory
Would you shtop. It happens regularly. Is your aunt trans ?

Be a while before the stars align now

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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: December 04, 2022, 02:55:44 PM »
I read yesterday there's only 2 Laois lads playing Sigerson this year, Byron and Galvin. Bad return considering the number from other counties like Offaly playing. Sigerson is a very high standard and you'd hope more of our lads would get exposure to it. We need to keep improving our underage teams and hope the increase in GPO will lead to this

Both Laois lads with Carlow and O'Flynn from Courtwood with NUIG.

Louth have 5 lads involved
Waterford 3
Fermanagh3
Limerick 3
Leitrim 5
Carlow 7
Offaly 6


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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 03, 2022, 07:57:26 PM »
If the Unionist leadership was anyway smart which they ain’t

They would call a referendum now while it’s still winnable

Win it and Kill it,for a generation at least

Just copy and paste what’s happened in Scotland

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: December 02, 2022, 10:14:54 PM »
I know of hurling coach, living in Co Laois. Has won club championships in his native county at Senior, u20, minor level. Has intercounty experience coaching at senior and u20 level. Wrote to county board a couple of years back saying he was willing to help out with a team but never got a reply.

Look at the numbers of Laois men every year coaching outside the county particularly in Kilkenny and ask why they aren't being retained or enticed to stay in Laois and work with development squads.

Kiely,Donohue,Cahill,Sheedy,Lyng all were involved at underage with their respective counties before they stepped into the big job, but this managerial pathway route seems to be ignored here.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: December 01, 2022, 10:54:05 AM »
Too easy to blame those who won't volunteer. A ridiculous statement coming from I'm assuming, one of the only well paid employees of Laois GAA. Not that I'm saying it's his fault either, because this issue could never be solved by apportioning blame.

My own opinion is that we are small time. The whole machine of Laois GAA is designed to keep costs down and balance the books. There's no room to employ more coaches, badly needed, or full time employees in the main offices. Also very badly needed. Marketing, admin, website etc. Therefore, if we think small, we are small, and there is no incentive for anyone to go in and volunteer because it's thankless and generally pointless.

We have massive skills shortages across all areas of Laois GAA that in my opinion need financial resourcing, not volunteerism. Where that comes from I have no idea, but that's my take on it.

Laois GAA has run a Surplus of over €881,000 the past 2 years.

Why isnt that money being spent prudently and in areas where there will be a return on investment ?

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2021/12/01/laois-gaa-report-surplus-of-over-e500000-in-latest-annual-accounts
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2022/11/23/laois-gaa-report-surplus-of-over-e370000-in-latest-annual-accounts

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 30, 2022, 09:41:57 PM »
It isn't very dignified of a county secretary to be making comments like that in his annual report.

Maybe not but unfortunately what he says is true

Making the question should be asked

Why are well qualified people refusing to go in and help?

It seems a lot of those that do go in are very quickly disillusioned

Underage development squads particularly in hurling are in a very poor state in this couny and I can’t see it getting any better anytime soon.

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Laois / Re: Laois Under 20 Football Championship 2022
« on: November 30, 2022, 01:51:23 PM »
The B final this weekend should be a decent game. Na Fianna Og v Crettyard Spink.
Spink seem to have a lot of good young lads on the team. It should be close.

The A final last weekend was disappointing. I thought CE would run BA closer but they were very much second best on the night. I'd like to see Shaun Fitzpatrick and Davin McEvoy in with Laois seniors. They are well up to that level.

yet another fine example of the bed hopping that goes on and is allowed go on in this County

The Holders of the u20B title Crettyard as part of Na Fianna last year are playing Crettyard who with Spink are the challengers this year

Crettyard have been in 3 juvenile amalgamations in the past 5/6 years, Spink in 2 in the same time

Crettyard were let walk out of a sucessful na fianna set up last year and spink did similar with park.

lets see Handy address bed hopping in his report and the county boards inactivity in this regard

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 30, 2022, 10:24:38 AM »
inability to recruit suitable coaches for the inter-county squads has been labelled ‘one of the biggest problems in Laois GAA’.

So says secretary Niall Handy who made the comments in his report ahead of Convention.

Mr Handy made the statements during his report on the Minor footballers who struggled this year.

He explained how it was initially difficult to put a management team in place for this group – a problem that he says is all too prevalent.

He says that hundreds of ‘suitably qualified’ people have been approached to get involved with academy and inter-county panels.

But these people continually turn down the opportunity to come on board.

Mr Handy said: “It is one aspect of the “job” that really disappoints me, whereby on a weekend or maybe a Monday morning, after taking a “beating” at some grade of Inter County level, be it Minor, U-20 or Senior, you get the call or hear the jibes from the usual brigade.

“Whether it be the lads at the barstool counter, who seem to have an outstanding knowledge and expertise on football and hurling, to the usual press personnel, and of course the keyboard warriors, as to the faults and tribulations of our panel and management and Laois GAA in general.

Now while many would be nowhere near qualified to get involved as a mentor or any other potential role within a team,
the real disappointment is the hundreds of suitably qualified personnel that have been contacted to get involved in numerous different roles with our Inter County panels and academies in recent years, and offer the same disappointing excuse for not committing.

“If you were to ask me, what is one of the biggest problems in Laois GAA, I have no hesitation in stating that it is our inability to recruit suitable coaches / mentors for our Inter County panels.”

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: November 28, 2022, 05:12:03 PM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-41016404.html

Get off ye're asses and do a bit if work!!

That's the increase in Polish and Romanians down South picking up all the work from you slackers down there  ;)

And the thousands of Northern Ireland people working down there.

SOuth Armagh people generally work in the South, this reduces NI productivity and increases 26 county productivity, so creating this gap.

There’s 2.5m people in the Irish workforce atm

Are you seriously saying a few subbies from crossmaglen are the reason for the 40% difference

Remarkable

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: November 24, 2022, 01:26:55 PM »
Preparing for it because the direction of travel is going one way

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1gl7F74SrICVww1Bs5zuAG?si=GQPUU7c5TA-HDsCc23WT2A

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