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Title: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: TheGreatest on February 18, 2019, 08:21:37 AM
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/rotten-to-the-core-treasurer-hits-out-over-state-of-galways-gaa-finances-37635950.html

45k in expenses, sure that would of paid for at least 1 full time coach.

I wonder is there any update on this issue?
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: TheGreatest on February 21, 2019, 10:42:41 AM
Very surprised nobody has commented on this issue, a serious breach of accountability that reflects badly on how Galway GAA and Hurling is run, off the pitch.
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: dublin7 on February 21, 2019, 10:47:08 AM
Very surprised nobody has commented on this issue, a serious breach of accountability that reflects badly on how Galway GAA and Hurling is run, off the pitch.

Dubs can't be blamed is the obvious reason. As Pricey is so obsessed at how Dublin spend GAA money you'd think he/she would be furious at what has been going on (and still hasn't been resolved) in relation to the spending in Galway. County Board members should not have credit cards should be rule no 1 in Galway for starters
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 21, 2019, 11:29:10 AM
That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
Not every county can afford to hire a commercial manager to develop the 'brand'
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 21, 2019, 12:20:26 PM
Very surprised nobody has commented on this issue, a serious breach of accountability that reflects badly on how Galway GAA and Hurling is run, off the pitch.
This was well covered at the time it broke as a story - it wouldn't have been unexpected for those even with a passing knowledge of the rumours beforehand in Galway - so maybe you just missed it at that time, it's old news for a lot of people.

Dubs can't be blamed is the obvious reason. As Pricey is so obsessed at how Dublin spend GAA money you'd think he/she would be furious at what has been going on (and still hasn't been resolved) in relation to the spending in Galway. County Board members should not have credit cards should be rule no 1 in Galway for starters
It's a certainly a very poor reflection of the financial (and otherwise) ineptitude of some of the most senior people involved in Galway GAA administration and why you would want to drag Dublin into this issue (besides making a stark contrast with the extremely professionally run Dublin county board to Galway's or having some form of a persecution complex) is beyond me.
I'm hopeful that longer term this will be a Rubicon crossing of sorts for Galway GAA but who knows in truth.

That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
I think this is a key issue also with respect to competency, not all of the people at senior county board positions - who to be fair give a huge amount of time and effort to the association - have the ability that is required to excel at that level, that's just a fact of life.
Things can improve though, look at Mayo's fundraising efforts for this years New York trip compared to 5 years previously, they are not going in with the biscuit tins this time around.
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: seafoid on February 21, 2019, 03:20:10 PM
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/rotten-to-the-core-treasurer-hits-out-over-state-of-galways-gaa-finances-37635950.html

45k in expenses, sure that would of paid for at least 1 full time coach.

I wonder is there any update on this issue?

It would have paid for an infinite number of haves
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: seafoid on February 21, 2019, 03:22:16 PM
That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
Not every county can afford to hire a commercial manager to develop the 'brand'
The brand was the victim of a wild pull on Sunday

 Sutcliffe was fortunate to escape with a yellow after a rash pull across Joe Canning in front of an outraged crowd in the stand. Canning was hobbling but maintained a perfect free-taking statistic as Galway re-asserted their control
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 21, 2019, 04:06:47 PM
That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
Not every county can afford to hire a commercial manager to develop the 'brand'

If Galway United can afford full time admin and commercial staff, so can Galway GAA.

Do you remember when we used to be better run than other sports?
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 21, 2019, 06:32:33 PM
That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
Not every county can afford to hire a commercial manager to develop the 'brand'

If Galway United can afford full time admin and commercial staff, so can Galway GAA.

Do you remember when we used to be better run than other sports?
When was that?
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: magpie seanie on February 22, 2019, 10:17:36 AM
That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
Not every county can afford to hire a commercial manager to develop the 'brand'

If Galway United can afford full time admin and commercial staff, so can Galway GAA.

Do you remember when we used to be better run than other sports?


in your haste to beat Galway GAA you picked a seriously weak example....


https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0608/969099-exclusive-galway-united-on-verge-of-saudi-takeover/ (https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0608/969099-exclusive-galway-united-on-verge-of-saudi-takeover/)
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: Rossfan on February 22, 2019, 11:19:22 AM
That lad is blinded by his " Soccer good Gah bad" bias. 8)
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 22, 2019, 02:19:37 PM
That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
Not every county can afford to hire a commercial manager to develop the 'brand'

If Galway United can afford full time admin and commercial staff, so can Galway GAA.

Do you remember when we used to be better run than other sports?


in your haste to beat Galway GAA you picked a seriously weak example....


https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0608/969099-exclusive-galway-united-on-verge-of-saudi-takeover/ (https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0608/969099-exclusive-galway-united-on-verge-of-saudi-takeover/)

I made the direct comparison on admin and commercial staff. Not sure what a discussion about a takover has to do with to do with it.
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 22, 2019, 02:23:23 PM
Galway United, piss up, brewery.
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on February 23, 2019, 11:50:49 AM
Galway United, piss up, brewery.

Are you sure that this is the time or place?
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: thebackbar1 on February 24, 2019, 10:45:23 AM
That's what happens when a county board doesn't employ a full time person to look after finances and day to day matters.
Not every county can afford to hire a commercial manager to develop the 'brand'
You obviously know nothing about what went on in Galway.

The biggest question in this whole matter is why didn't Tom Ryan act on the matter when it was reported to him in 2017?
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: TheGreatest on June 12, 2019, 11:41:50 AM
Was there any follow up on this issue, any court case set?
Title: Re: Serious financial irregularities in Galway
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 12, 2019, 12:57:30 PM
Don't know.