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Eamonnca1

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Re: Time to merge the LGFA and Camogie Association under the GAA umbrella
« Reply #150 on: March 08, 2022, 06:30:18 PM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/arid-40817007.html

The most laugh out loud surreal article you could ever wish to read (perfectly in keeping with the subject matter). Wtf
is it with people on this topic!

Can no-one put forward the simple point that the 3 organisations should strongly consider integration without entering into the GAA equivalent of full neo-liberal genetalia obsessed bullshit!

Fully in favour of integration but yeno what, it's OK not integrate either! I have to say Anglea Walsh has been the most rational balanced view I've heard yet, its not f**king rocket science!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3nAD4yG1YHW6Sen6eLsvLI?si=FgA9_Wu0Rnuar7E6jm1wPA&utm_source=copy-link

You seem to have missed the point of that Examiner article by Gary Brennan. He's trying to get you to put yourself in the shoes of women and look at it from their point of view. There's a clue in the last sentence.

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Re: Time to merge the LGFA and Camogie Association under the GAA umbrella
« Reply #151 on: March 08, 2022, 06:38:01 PM »
My thought is that there must be an absolute tonne of both time and money being wasted by having 3 different organisations.

Think of it this way - imagine if there was 4 separate GAA organisations - one for football, one for hurling, one for rounders and one for handball.

Imagine how much of a disaster that would be and how much more extra money it would cost.

Not to mention how much time would be wasted on duplication of a whole load of administration stuff.

I can't help but think that commissioning some outside consultancy firm to look into this might be something that would pay for itself very quickly.

I honestly think you have it inside out.

Instead of multiple groups of people with vested interests in their preferred sport putting their time freely into ensuring the delivery of their sports, you believe that one group of people will be able to objectively and equally balance the needs of 4 sports at once, while leaving their personal preferences at the door.

Furthermore the only outcome that will arise from bringing consultants in, is more consultants coming in after them, and more and more again, until there’s a 1% of our members getting paid handsomely to “guide” our sports on behalf of players.

@thewobbler finally someone making sense on this topic. One organisation trying to fairly and equally run 4 sports is not possible. All you need to do is look at the splits and in fighting in that occurs in GAA clubs up and down the country between football and hurling. Hurling's (or football's in other areas) progress is often sabotaged by those within the very same club. The female organisations should lobby for guaranteed rights to facilities and equal funding from government but hold onto their independence and ability to run their games as they see fit.

The GAA will end up like the civil service or EU. Trying to do everything but so tied up in bureaucracy and political correctness that every decision alienates some group. Impossible to govern.

I have to disagree with you there. The reverse is true where the GAA has been merged with the sister organizations internationally. The USGAA runs all four sports, has been doing so for years, and it's not impossible to govern at all. If anything the meetings run a lot more smoothly thanks to having a better balance of men and women in the room and at the top table. It's a more professional environment.

Granted there are times when it is a bit tiresome hearing certain female delegates play the gender card when their games are inconvenienced, but at least they're in the room to make their voices heard and head off anything unfair before it happens. Women's games are far more likely to be treated with the prominence they deserve when  women are in the decision-making process.

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Re: Time to merge the LGFA and Camogie Association under the GAA umbrella
« Reply #152 on: May 20, 2022, 12:25:04 PM »
My timeline is full of Kelly Mallon crying about expenses and LGFA not getting use of pitches in Kerry. The LGFA is a wealthy organization, It's time they ponied up. I'm getting sick of the abuse directed at the gaa.

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Re: Time to merge the LGFA and Camogie Association under the GAA umbrella
« Reply #153 on: May 20, 2022, 02:22:22 PM »
My timeline is full of Kelly Mallon crying about expenses and LGFA not getting use of pitches in Kerry. The LGFA is a wealthy organization, It's time they ponied up. I'm getting sick of the abuse directed at the gaa.

Kelly actually wasnt crying about it tho, she was asked a question and answered it.  even on the pod cast neither her or the armagh chairwoman are blaming the GAA in any way about their lack of expenses

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Re: Time to merge the LGFA and Camogie Association under the GAA umbrella
« Reply #154 on: June 15, 2022, 10:13:13 AM »
So with GPA Meyler, the great spokesperson for redress, heading for the US, I was wondering, would he (and others) be passing half their loot to the LGFA or banking the lot?

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Re: Time to merge the LGFA and Camogie Association under the GAA umbrella
« Reply #155 on: June 24, 2022, 06:11:09 AM »
What's going on? Another smash-and-grab trip to the States to raid the USGAA/NYGAA's potential sources of funds?

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Re: Time to merge the LGFA and Camogie Association under the GAA umbrella
« Reply #156 on: June 24, 2022, 09:10:59 AM »
Last I heard if you stay quiet you're part of the problem

But I guess that only applies to elite player funding and not grassroots

Seems its OK to paint the silent majority as sexist, backward, intolerant and then swan off for a bag of cash to the good old U S of A