Poll

Is it right that Dublin got 7 million to implement a plan to dominate the GAA World?

Yes
35 (28.7%)
No
87 (71.3%)

Total Members Voted: 121

Author Topic: Time to Split Dublin  (Read 34668 times)

Dont Matter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
    • View Profile
Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 22, 2013, 05:28:16 PM »
Time for the lines to be drawn. It's going to be either Dublin North and Dublin South or maybe Dublin Fingal, Dublin South and Dublin Dun Laoighaire Rathdown.
Bertie and co granted Dublin 7 million euros, the plan was for Dublin to dominate All Irelands in hurling and football. 2 in 3 years in football and the first real Leinster title in hurling shows that the plan is working well, not as well as it should but working well non the less.
They have over 1 million people, all the best facilities in the country, all the best coaches available, play every game at home, the best set up in schools and underage because of money. It's not what the GAA is all about. It's meant to be teams playing against eachother on an equal footing.
It's an ameteur game, how much are Dublin spending on that management team and backroom staff? They can even afford to pay Bernard Dunne to hang around for the banter with players.

Lets hope the GAA stop looking after their pockets and bring fair play back to inter county football. Split Dublin into 2 or 3 and start dividing resources fairly, also introduce caps on money spent on inter county teams.
'Dublin is not a national problem, it's a national opportunity.'
Peter Quinn

Eamonnca1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4576
  • Catching the world in my headlights of justice
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 05:33:44 PM »
And how do you propose to split Kilkenny?

BennyCake

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4628
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 05:35:25 PM »
Everyone kept going on about how great it was that Dublin hurling was doing so well. It's not surprising with the money that's been spent there. How about ploughing in the same money to Antrim hurling? Or Carlow, Roscommon, Louth, Armagh, Donegal etc etc?

I don't agree with a Dublin split but every county should get the same level of funding/resources.

Dont Matter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 05:38:17 PM »
And how do you propose to split Kilkenny?

When did Kilkenny get 7 million? Are all the best training facilities in the country in Kilkenny? Do Kilkenny have over 1 million people? Do Kilkenny play every game at home? Can Kilkenny afford a World title winning boxer to be give lads a few hugs?
'Dublin is not a national problem, it's a national opportunity.'
Peter Quinn

Wildweasel74

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3553
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 05:39:39 PM »
Why Split them, come back to me when they win 10 all-Irelands in 15yrs or something, winning 2 in 3 hardly counts, Kilkenny killing teams for yrs, nobody talks of splitting them!!

Dirk Diggler

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 36
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 05:39:50 PM »
Money has been thrown at Dublin ,and Dublin hurling in particular, from public funds but we are not supposed to say anything about it. If you criticise it, you are called anti-hurling/anti-Dublin/anti-GAA. They have all the advantages as it stands, but even more is given to them to reinforce the advantages they already have.

Dont Matter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 05:40:49 PM »
Why Split them, come back to me when they win 10 all-Irelands in 15yrs or something, winning 2 in 3 hardly counts, Kilkenny killing teams for yrs, nobody talks of splitting them!!

When did Kilkenny get 7 million? Are all the best training facilities in the country in Kilkenny? Do Kilkenny have over 1 million people? Do Kilkenny play every game at home? Can Kilkenny afford a World title winning boxer to be give lads a few hugs?
'Dublin is not a national problem, it's a national opportunity.'
Peter Quinn

Wildweasel74

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3553
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 05:42:02 PM »
Wouldnt even be having this discussion if Mayo had brought a full forward line with them the day

DUBSFORSAM1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1308
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2013, 05:42:56 PM »
How many people living in Dublin aren't from Dublin? How much funding coming to counties is due to funding due to Dublin?

Dont Matter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2013, 05:45:16 PM »
Wouldnt even be having this discussion if Mayo had brought a full forward line with them the day

I've been saying it for years. It's embarrassing for Dublin that they've only won 2 All Irelands with the amount of resources they have.
'Dublin is not a national problem, it's a national opportunity.'
Peter Quinn

SouthDublinBro

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 172
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2013, 05:46:21 PM »
How much do the Kilkenny county board spend on the footballers?

Dirk Diggler

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 36
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2013, 05:46:29 PM »
How many people living in Dublin aren't from Dublin? How much funding coming to counties is due to funding due to Dublin?

The money is going to Dublin GAA, it isn't being handed out to random culchies and foreigners on the street.

Dont Matter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2013, 05:47:27 PM »
How many people living in Dublin aren't from Dublin? How much funding coming to counties is due to funding due to Dublin?

Every county has people not from there. How many clubs and GAA players do Dublin have?
7 million euro was given to Dublin by Bertie, a whole plan was set up by the GAA. No other county got this. It was and is unfair so to right the wrong the only thing to do is split Dublin and make Gaelic football and hurling a fair game once more.
'Dublin is not a national problem, it's a national opportunity.'
Peter Quinn

Dont Matter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2013, 05:48:42 PM »
How much do the Kilkenny county board spend on the footballers?

This thread has nothing to do with Kilkenny. They were never given 7 million by discraced former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. You want to discuss Kilkenny start another thread.
'Dublin is not a national problem, it's a national opportunity.'
Peter Quinn

Dirk Diggler

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 36
    • View Profile
Re: Time to Split Dublin
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2013, 05:50:02 PM »
How many people living in Dublin aren't from Dublin? How much funding coming to counties is due to funding due to Dublin?

Every county has people not from there. How many clubs and GAA players do Dublin have?
7 million euro was given to Dublin by Bertie, a whole plan was set up by the GAA. No other county got this. It was and is unfair so to right the wrong the only thing to do is split Dublin and make Gaelic football and hurling a fair game once more.

They shouldn't be split, but either the Dubs should pay the money back or Bertie sc**bag Dub Ahern should be made pay it back out of his brown envelope money.