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Title: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 07, 2019, 09:28:54 AM
Seems to have irritated absolutely everyone.

https://twitter.com/alanbrogan13/status/1093170493836967936?s=19

Did he need to bring soccer into it? Did he pick a good example considering that game sells out weeks in advance? Or is everyone over thinking it, if you cant bring the kids to the Dubs, you might bring them elsewhere with all the risks that brings.

Discuss.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Dinny Breen on February 07, 2019, 10:07:34 AM
Dublin GAA player/supporter/manager/administrator is disconnect shock!!!!  ???
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Hound on February 07, 2019, 10:19:18 AM
I've no problem with Dublin playing home games in Parnell Park.
Although, as I said prior to the "Newbridge or Nowhere" game, having a 50/50 ticket allocation is utterly ridiculous for games that are expected to sell out (unless they are designated neutral games of course).
Otherwise home should get 80%, away 20%. If home can't sell the 80%, then balance is offered to away team. Any left after that goes on general release.

Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: johnnycool on February 07, 2019, 10:22:36 AM
When you've had it so good for so long and don't even realise it....

Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Rossfan on February 07, 2019, 10:34:03 AM
The campaign against the Donegal Motion has begun.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: dublin7 on February 07, 2019, 10:43:11 AM
I've no problem with Dublin playing home games in Parnell Park.
Although, as I said prior to the "Newbridge or Nowhere" game, having a 50/50 ticket allocation is utterly ridiculous for games that are expected to sell out (unless they are designated neutral games of course).
Otherwise home should get 80%, away 20%. If home can't sell the 80%, then balance is offered to away team. Any left after that goes on general release.

Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!

In fairness I thought Bohemian's tweet back was funny actually
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Owenmoresider on February 07, 2019, 11:10:54 AM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: From the Bunker on February 07, 2019, 12:36:36 PM
Seems to have irritated absolutely everyone.

https://twitter.com/alanbrogan13/status/1093170493836967936?s=19

Did he need to bring soccer into it? Did he pick a good example considering that game sells out weeks in advance? Or is everyone over thinking it, if you cant bring the kids to the Dubs, you might bring them elsewhere with all the risks that brings.

Discuss.

Looks like our Alan has had his Damien Duff moment!
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: magpie seanie on February 07, 2019, 01:01:20 PM
People get offended very easily.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: tippabu on February 07, 2019, 01:49:49 PM
The campaign against the Donegal Motion has begun.

As I see it it's a shite motion. Am I correct in saying that they only want Dublin to not be allowed nominate Croke park as their home venue? Let's call it what it is, Croke park is Dublins home venue and they should play their home game there. What should be happening is scrapping the "Croke park round" and changing it to "neutral venue". If Galway were drawn to play Kerry they shouldn't be dragged up to Croke park, a game like that should be in limerick. Kerry Dublin as a neutral round should be in thurles not Dublin. Croke park may well suit best for alot of the games but venues should be true neutral ones that is fairest on supporters travelling to games
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: shark on February 07, 2019, 02:10:06 PM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.

A small minority in my experience. Jerry Kiernan is not a representative sample. Maybe it's a Kerry thing - JJ Hanrahan has thrown out anti-GAA comments in the past too.
 
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Owenmoresider on February 07, 2019, 02:15:11 PM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.

A small minority in my experience. Jerry Kiernan is not a representative sample. Maybe it's a Kerry thing - JJ Hanrahan has thrown out anti-GAA comments in the past too.
Kiernan is obviously one, but I also had a colleague of Kiernan's closer to home in mind in that regard, has a column in one of the local papers which is purportedly about athletics but regularly throws in cheap shots at the GAA whenever he can.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: shark on February 07, 2019, 02:22:30 PM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.

A small minority in my experience. Jerry Kiernan is not a representative sample. Maybe it's a Kerry thing - JJ Hanrahan has thrown out anti-GAA comments in the past too.
Kiernan is obviously one, but I also had a colleague of Kiernan's closer to home in mind in that regard, has a column in one of the local papers which is purportedly about athletics but regularly throws in cheap shots at the GAA whenever he can.

Sad really. Athletics is badly underfunded in this country. And the majority of our top athletics have to live off a shoestring budget if they want to go full-time. But it isn't the GAAs fault.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: From the Bunker on February 07, 2019, 02:28:07 PM
The campaign against the Donegal Motion has begun.

As I see it it's a shite motion. Am I correct in saying that they only want Dublin to not be allowed nominate Croke park as their home venue? Let's call it what it is, Croke park is Dublins home venue and they should play their home game there. What should be happening is scrapping the "Croke park round" and changing it to "neutral venue". If Galway were drawn to play Kerry they shouldn't be dragged up to Croke park, a game like that should be in limerick. Kerry Dublin as a neutral round should be in thurles not Dublin. Croke park may well suit best for alot of the games but venues should be true neutral ones that is fairest on supporters travelling to games

The motion is calling the GAA's bluff. It is ingeniously worded. Dublin had their butter on both sides last year. And the GAA hid behind Croke Park being a neutral venue malarkey!
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 07, 2019, 02:32:07 PM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.

A small minority in my experience. Jerry Kiernan is not a representative sample. Maybe it's a Kerry thing - JJ Hanrahan has thrown out anti-GAA comments in the past too.
Kiernan is obviously one, but I also had a colleague of Kiernan's closer to home in mind in that regard, has a column in one of the local papers which is purportedly about athletics but regularly throws in cheap shots at the GAA whenever he can.

Sad really. Athletics is badly underfunded in this country. And the majority of our top athletics have to live off a shoestring budget if they want to go full-time. But it isn't the GAAs fault.
It literally is. Dont patronise.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Rossfan on February 07, 2019, 02:41:30 PM
The GAA's fault that there's no money in Athletics?
You're "Gah bad" mindset fairly scraping the barrel now.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 07, 2019, 02:43:01 PM
The GAA's fault that there's no money in Athletics?
You're "Gah bad" mindset fairly scraping the barrel now.

The 9m the GPA got for players came directly from tbe olympics fund. I can understand their annoyance
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: shark on February 07, 2019, 02:47:26 PM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.

A small minority in my experience. Jerry Kiernan is not a representative sample. Maybe it's a Kerry thing - JJ Hanrahan has thrown out anti-GAA comments in the past too.
Kiernan is obviously one, but I also had a colleague of Kiernan's closer to home in mind in that regard, has a column in one of the local papers which is purportedly about athletics but regularly throws in cheap shots at the GAA whenever he can.

Sad really. Athletics is badly underfunded in this country. And the majority of our top athletics have to live off a shoestring budget if they want to go full-time. But it isn't the GAAs fault.
It literally is. Dont patronise.

I am not patronising anybody. I have been involved in athletics since I was a kid. The view that it is the GAAs fault that the sport(s) are not funded adequately is small minded. If the GAA disappeared tomorrow the Government would not magically start funding athletics.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: shark on February 07, 2019, 02:50:59 PM
The GAA's fault that there's no money in Athletics?
You're "Gah bad" mindset fairly scraping the barrel now.

The 9m the GPA got for players came directly from tbe olympics fund. I can understand their annoyance

A handy way for the Government to spin their underinvestment in athletics. Athletics Ireland should be looking for a portion of the Dept of Health budget. Properly invested it would save money in the long term.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 07, 2019, 03:01:09 PM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.

A small minority in my experience. Jerry Kiernan is not a representative sample. Maybe it's a Kerry thing - JJ Hanrahan has thrown out anti-GAA comments in the past too.
Kiernan is obviously one, but I also had a colleague of Kiernan's closer to home in mind in that regard, has a column in one of the local papers which is purportedly about athletics but regularly throws in cheap shots at the GAA whenever he can.

Sad really. Athletics is badly underfunded in this country. And the majority of our top athletics have to live off a shoestring budget if they want to go full-time. But it isn't the GAAs fault.
It literally is. Dont patronise.

I am not patronising anybody. I have been involved in athletics since I was a kid. The view that it is the GAAs fault that the sport(s) are not funded adequately is small minded. If the GAA disappeared tomorrow the Government would not magically start funding athletics.

Of course not. But they would get 3m a year back
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 07, 2019, 06:14:53 PM
Lucky for them the national GAA stadium is in the county
They've had to fund very little capital investment in Dublin
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: greatpoint on February 07, 2019, 06:38:12 PM



Alan did a lot of crying that day and doesn't seem to have been able to stop since.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: tonto1888 on February 07, 2019, 07:18:06 PM
The campaign against the Donegal Motion has begun.

As I see it it's a shite motion. Am I correct in saying that they only want Dublin to not be allowed nominate Croke park as their home venue? Let's call it what it is, Croke park is Dublins home venue and they should play their home game there. What should be happening is scrapping the "Croke park round" and changing it to "neutral venue". If Galway were drawn to play Kerry they shouldn't be dragged up to Croke park, a game like that should be in limerick. Kerry Dublin as a neutral round should be in thurles not Dublin. Croke park may well suit best for alot of the games but venues should be true neutral ones that is fairest on supporters travelling to games

This is a great idea
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Main Street on February 07, 2019, 07:20:57 PM
The GAA's fault that there's no money in Athletics?
You're "Gah bad" mindset fairly scraping the barrel now.

The 9m the GPA got for players came directly from tbe olympics fund. I can understand their annoyance
More bull.
Sport Ireland total funding to the GPA for 3 years,  2017 - 2019 is <Eur7m.  This average  annual funding of Eur 2.3m did not come out of the Olympic fund.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Main Street on February 07, 2019, 07:25:10 PM
The campaign against the Donegal Motion has begun.

As I see it it's a shite motion. Am I correct in saying that they only want Dublin to not be allowed nominate Croke park as their home venue? Let's call it what it is, Croke park is Dublins home venue and they should play their home game there. What should be happening is scrapping the "Croke park round" and changing it to "neutral venue". If Galway were drawn to play Kerry they shouldn't be dragged up to Croke park, a game like that should be in limerick. Kerry Dublin as a neutral round should be in thurles not Dublin. Croke park may well suit best for alot of the games but venues should be true neutral ones that is fairest on supporters travelling to games

This is a great idea
What about if it's Kerry v Mayo?  still Limerick?
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: hardstation on February 07, 2019, 07:40:23 PM
Brogan's tweet was funny in that it shows how sensitive the LOI mob are!
It certainly has. I've no particular ill-feeling towards the LOI (have gone to watch the Rovers the odd time) but there is a sizeable element of their support who utterly despise the GAA and love to remind you of that at every opportunity, and there's plenty of them to be found in the Showgrounds every other Saturday. Brogan might have been tone deaf as regards the concerns of the rest of us but he certainly snared that mob with that tweet.

Hard to know between them and some of the hardline athletics types who is more embittered towards the GAA though.
And there are plenty of GAA people who despise soccer and would happily run it into the ground at any given opportunity. It works both ways, people bat for their own side. People forget that as they are often blinded by a GAA = Good, Everyone else = Bad mentality.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 07, 2019, 07:43:37 PM
Soccer isn't a threat to the GAA at adult level in terms of attendances
The biggest obstacle is actually the GAA themselves!
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 07, 2019, 07:44:27 PM
The campaign against the Donegal Motion has begun.

As I see it it's a shite motion. Am I correct in saying that they only want Dublin to not be allowed nominate Croke park as their home venue? Let's call it what it is, Croke park is Dublins home venue and they should play their home game there. What should be happening is scrapping the "Croke park round" and changing it to "neutral venue". If Galway were drawn to play Kerry they shouldn't be dragged up to Croke park, a game like that should be in limerick. Kerry Dublin as a neutral round should be in thurles not Dublin. Croke park may well suit best for alot of the games but venues should be true neutral ones that is fairest on supporters travelling to games

I agree with the Donegal motion actually. The Croke Park round of quarterfinals should exist for the provincial winners to play in. I think counties have earned their fair shot of playing in CP then.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 07, 2019, 07:49:16 PM
The campaign against the Donegal Motion has begun.

As I see it it's a shite motion. Am I correct in saying that they only want Dublin to not be allowed nominate Croke park as their home venue? Let's call it what it is, Croke park is Dublins home venue and they should play their home game there. What should be happening is scrapping the "Croke park round" and changing it to "neutral venue". If Galway were drawn to play Kerry they shouldn't be dragged up to Croke park, a game like that should be in limerick. Kerry Dublin as a neutral round should be in thurles not Dublin. Croke park may well suit best for alot of the games but venues should be true neutral ones that is fairest on supporters travelling to games

I think the motion is to have Dublin only play one game in Dublin instead of two in the group stage. I also think counties that reach the last eight want to be "rewarded" with at least one game in Croke Park.

Should be a motion in place to move the All Ireland semi final back by one week. Playing them the week after the quarter final group stage is not right.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: magpie seanie on February 08, 2019, 09:55:34 AM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 08, 2019, 11:16:27 AM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Rossfan on February 08, 2019, 11:17:50 AM
The football Counties would be expected to vote for Donegal's motion.
The Top table plus Dublin will be against it.
That leaves Hurling Counties and Overseas delegates.
I presume it will need 60% as it's amending a rule?
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on February 08, 2019, 11:31:30 AM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 08, 2019, 11:36:15 AM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.

DCB say not for a stadium and planning would never happen.

But lets suppose it did. If 14 000 went to a city center location surrounded by bars, how many do you reckon will take the 90m trip on a bus to suburbia? You are on la la land if you think 26,000 more
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: DUBSFORSAM1 on February 08, 2019, 12:17:46 PM
I actually hope this motion gets passed and Dublin play one of the counties who vote for it such as Donegal/Tyrone/kerry etc get drawn to play Dublin and the game gets moved to Parnell Park and they get 2-300 tickets and get smashed at the same time and when they come looking for funding next season they get told - sorry the attendance/income dropped last year so there is no money available for you.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: From the Bunker on February 08, 2019, 12:29:51 PM
I actually hope this motion gets passed and Dublin play one of the counties who vote for it such as Donegal/Tyrone/kerry etc get drawn to play Dublin and the game gets moved to Parnell Park and they get 2-300 tickets and get smashed at the same time and when they come looking for funding next season they get told - sorry the attendance/income dropped last year so there is no money available for you.

You see that there is the BULLY BOY tactics that money has brought to the GAA. A Dublin supporter who has got so used to having to do little or nothing in the way of travelling to go see Dublin come Championship. All home games and on tap! And when there is a threat to this, they just throw their toys out of the pram. Nice!
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 08, 2019, 12:35:12 PM
I actually hope this motion gets passed and Dublin play one of the counties who vote for it such as Donegal/Tyrone/kerry etc get drawn to play Dublin and the game gets moved to Parnell Park and they get 2-300 tickets and get smashed at the same time and when they come looking for funding next season they get told - sorry the attendance/income dropped last year so there is no money available for you.

If this motion is passed. Dublin will have one home game,one away game and one game played in a neutral venue in the super 8s and the latter will not be played in Croke park or Dublin.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: From the Bunker on February 08, 2019, 12:40:15 PM
I actually hope this motion gets passed and Dublin play one of the counties who vote for it such as Donegal/Tyrone/kerry etc get drawn to play Dublin and the game gets moved to Parnell Park and they get 2-300 tickets and get smashed at the same time and when they come looking for funding next season they get told - sorry the attendance/income dropped last year so there is no money available for you.

If this motion is passed. Dublin will have one home game,one away game and one game played in a neutral venue in the super 8s and the latter will not be played in Croke park or Dublin.

Yes, it just a way of having a more level playing field for the Super 8's, with Dublin have one game at home (Like all the rest)! Donegal had to word the motion carefully as the GAA throw back to us year after year that Croke Park is a neutral venue when it comes to Dublin.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: magpie seanie on February 08, 2019, 12:42:16 PM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.

DCB say not for a stadium and planning would never happen.

But lets suppose it did. If 14 000 went to a city center location surrounded by bars, how many do you reckon will take the 90m trip on a bus to suburbia? You are on la la land if you think 26,000 more


Maybe some of the others might be coming from outside Dublin? Of course they never occurred to you.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: johnnycool on February 08, 2019, 12:43:43 PM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.

DCB say not for a stadium and planning would never happen.

But lets suppose it did. If 14 000 went to a city center location surrounded by bars, how many do you reckon will take the 90m trip on a bus to suburbia? You are on la la land if you think 26,000 more

90m? Minutes?

I could be in Banbridge in 90 minutes if leaving from the Drumcondra road....

exaggerate much?

Plus it's difficult for the Dubs but every other county can do it no bother.

Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 08, 2019, 01:56:37 PM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.

DCB say not for a stadium and planning would never happen.

But lets suppose it did. If 14 000 went to a city center location surrounded by bars, how many do you reckon will take the 90m trip on a bus to suburbia? You are on la la land if you think 26,000 more

90m? Minutes?

I could be in Banbridge in 90 minutes if leaving from the Drumcondra road....

exaggerate much?

Plus it's difficult for the Dubs but every other county can do it no bother.

Even on a Saturday its 45 mins on a bus to Templeogue.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 08, 2019, 01:58:21 PM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.

DCB say not for a stadium and planning would never happen.

But lets suppose it did. If 14 000 went to a city center location surrounded by bars, how many do you reckon will take the 90m trip on a bus to suburbia? You are on la la land if you think 26,000 more


Maybe some of the others might be coming from outside Dublin? Of course they never occurred to you.

If you are seriously suggesting Dublin would get bigger crowds in the Spawell than Croker you need testing.

There are arguments for a Dublin venue, but that is not one of them.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: magpie seanie on February 08, 2019, 02:16:53 PM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.

DCB say not for a stadium and planning would never happen.

But lets suppose it did. If 14 000 went to a city center location surrounded by bars, how many do you reckon will take the 90m trip on a bus to suburbia? You are on la la land if you think 26,000 more


Maybe some of the others might be coming from outside Dublin? Of course they never occurred to you.

If you are seriously suggesting Dublin would get bigger crowds in the Spawell than Croker you need testing.

There are arguments for a Dublin venue, but that is not one of them.


No, that's not what I was suggesting. I must have picked you up wrong. They'll get more people into a ground in the Spawell than Parnell Park. And there's no shortage of money in Dublin to build it.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 08, 2019, 03:46:28 PM
Dublin should have their own 20000-30000 capacity ground to cater for their games. I think most Dublin gaels would prefer this. I hope the Donegal motion succeeds.

I really doubt it. Where are we looking at? Rathcoole? Crokers location is half the crowd.

And there is no money for stadia until Franks bag o shyte is cleaned up.

The Spawell, you already own the site. Dublin I think needs at least a 30k stadium, maybe 40k, it would be sold out for the home league and early leinster games as it would be an event to be at due to the atmosphere instead of a smaller crowd feeling lost in Croker.

DCB say not for a stadium and planning would never happen.

But lets suppose it did. If 14 000 went to a city center location surrounded by bars, how many do you reckon will take the 90m trip on a bus to suburbia? You are on la la land if you think 26,000 more


Maybe some of the others might be coming from outside Dublin? Of course they never occurred to you.

If you are seriously suggesting Dublin would get bigger crowds in the Spawell than Croker you need testing.

There are arguments for a Dublin venue, but that is not one of them.


No, that's not what I was suggesting. I must have picked you up wrong. They'll get more people into a ground in the Spawell than Parnell Park. And there's no shortage of money in Dublin to build it.

How many games do Dublin get, in both codes, crowds between 15k and 30k?

Is it worth a 50m stadium build?

That said, there are plenty of neighbouring counties who could make use of the hall.
Title: Re: Alan Brogans Tweet
Post by: armaghniac on February 08, 2019, 04:18:12 PM
I actually hope this motion gets passed and Dublin play one of the counties who vote for it such as Donegal/Tyrone/kerry etc get drawn to play Dublin and the game gets moved to Parnell Park and they get 2-300 tickets and get smashed at the same time and when they come looking for funding next season they get told - sorry the attendance/income dropped last year so there is no money available for you.

Why should Kerry, who have provided themselves with a stadium well suited to the super 8s lose money because Dublin have not done so?  Dublin could move to Navan or Kilkenny and accommodate a bigger crowd.