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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?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Fundraiser
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:13:15 AM »
Any idea how to get tickets for this, a lot of money in Mayo GAA, Ireland favourite team. A lot of money to spend on one code per year.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/25000-packages-see-mayo-poised-for-new-york-windfall-37811504.html

Ah but not nearly as much as Dublin had to spend on building their own Stadium and the debt that came with that or the plan to build their own training center and the cost that will come with that? I am not even going to mention the travel expenses that Dublin GAA have to fork out to bring their players across the country for training which Mayo don't have to contend with or the fact that Mayo got €15.4m in development grants in 2018 compared to Dublin only getting €590k!!!! They GAA persecution of Dublin knows no bounds and it is amazing that the Dubs can field a team let alone win All Irelands to be honest!!

P.S just to correction one slight inaccuracy in your intelligent insightful post , Mayo do compete in hurling albeit in the Nicky Rackard Cup and Keith Higgins has won a Railway Cup for Connacht in both football and hurling. I thin k only Kilkenny and Cavan compete in only one code at intercounty level!!

Sorry not sure what your on about, this is about Mayo GAA fundraiser, I am not sure if its just for the Senior Football team or more than that, fair play to them if they can do it and get it, I just feel for say Leitrim, where Mayo have a large financial gain over them, which is unfair to the Leitrim's out there.

The running of the Dublin teams, from minor to senior, both codes, both genders is catered for from sponsorship and merchandising etc. Its not catered for from Development and coaching grants for for the betterment of children in the capital.



Arra would ya quit  ;D. Anyway, as you said it's a Mayo Fundraiser...why are you starting a thread on it?

 ;) it was a fair play thread, fair play to them, Kerry raised a few million I believe on their trips to the states.

And one might say, the finances of the top 1-3 or 1-4 teams are on par.

One might say that but one would be very wrong as can be seen in the other thread about Dublin finances.

Which one sure there are multiple threads on Dublin on this site. Hard to keep up.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Fundraiser
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:59:10 AM »
Any idea how to get tickets for this, a lot of money in Mayo GAA, Ireland favourite team. A lot of money to spend on one code per year.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/25000-packages-see-mayo-poised-for-new-york-windfall-37811504.html

Ah but not nearly as much as Dublin had to spend on building their own Stadium and the debt that came with that or the plan to build their own training center and the cost that will come with that? I am not even going to mention the travel expenses that Dublin GAA have to fork out to bring their players across the country for training which Mayo don't have to contend with or the fact that Mayo got €15.4m in development grants in 2018 compared to Dublin only getting €590k!!!! They GAA persecution of Dublin knows no bounds and it is amazing that the Dubs can field a team let alone win All Irelands to be honest!!

P.S just to correction one slight inaccuracy in your intelligent insightful post , Mayo do compete in hurling albeit in the Nicky Rackard Cup and Keith Higgins has won a Railway Cup for Connacht in both football and hurling. I thin k only Kilkenny and Cavan compete in only one code at intercounty level!!

Sorry not sure what your on about, this is about Mayo GAA fundraiser, I am not sure if its just for the Senior Football team or more than that, fair play to them if they can do it and get it, I just feel for say Leitrim, where Mayo have a large financial gain over them, which is unfair to the Leitrim's out there.

The running of the Dublin teams, from minor to senior, both codes, both genders is catered for from sponsorship and merchandising etc. Its not catered for from Development and coaching grants for for the betterment of children in the capital.



Arra would ya quit  ;D. Anyway, as you said it's a Mayo Fundraiser...why are you starting a thread on it?

 ;) it was a fair play thread, fair play to them, Kerry raised a few million I believe on their trips to the states.

And one might say, the finances of the top 1-3 or 1-4 teams are on par.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Fundraiser
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:11:56 PM »
Any idea how to get tickets for this, a lot of money in Mayo GAA, Ireland favourite team. A lot of money to spend on one code per year.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/25000-packages-see-mayo-poised-for-new-york-windfall-37811504.html

Ah but not nearly as much as Dublin had to spend on building their own Stadium and the debt that came with that or the plan to build their own training center and the cost that will come with that? I am not even going to mention the travel expenses that Dublin GAA have to fork out to bring their players across the country for training which Mayo don't have to contend with or the fact that Mayo got €15.4m in development grants in 2018 compared to Dublin only getting €590k!!!! They GAA persecution of Dublin knows no bounds and it is amazing that the Dubs can field a team let alone win All Irelands to be honest!!

P.S just to correction one slight inaccuracy in your intelligent insightful post , Mayo do compete in hurling albeit in the Nicky Rackard Cup and Keith Higgins has won a Railway Cup for Connacht in both football and hurling. I thin k only Kilkenny and Cavan compete in only one code at intercounty level!!

Sorry not sure what your on about, this is about Mayo GAA fundraiser, I am not sure if its just for the Senior Football team or more than that, fair play to them if they can do it and get it, I just feel for say Leitrim, where Mayo have a large financial gain over them, which is unfair to the Leitrim's out there.

The running of the Dublin teams, from minor to senior, both codes, both genders is catered for from sponsorship and merchandising etc. Its not catered for from Development and coaching grants for for the betterment of children in the capital.


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GAA Discussion / Mayo Fundraiser
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:14:48 PM »
Any idea how to get tickets for this, a lot of money in Mayo GAA, Ireland favourite team. A lot of money to spend on one code per year.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/25000-packages-see-mayo-poised-for-new-york-windfall-37811504.html

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:43:34 PM »
Interesting article about the influence Dublin have over the GAA, how they are using it to their advantage and how that inevitably is ruining football.

https://punditarena.com/features/emackenna/mackenna-on-monday-dublin-financial-advantage-must-be-addressed/
There is plenty that could be said about that writer. Interesting isn't the term that I would use though.
attack the writer, classic deflection
why not debate the issues?
When a writer is so embittered as he is, he best left ignored

Wolves do not concern themselves with the opinion  of sheep.


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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:41:58 PM »
What was MacKenna getting at the other day with his tweet about Lee Keegan? He deleted it the next day.
What was the tweet?

He has a hard on for him (no messing).

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:12:22 AM »
I've really enjoyed the league again this year, three rounds in, plenty of stories and intrigue. The super 8s were introduced to try and improve the structural mess of the championship and there is constant talk of tiered championships. Maybe the powers that be were over complicating things. The perfect tiered competition is staring them in the face and more and more people are open about the league being the best competition we have. How about we just improve what we have???

Give the league more prominence.
Cut out the flab out of the championshiip.

I would run the league and championship concurrently. Three league divisions of 10,10,12 played from March to June. Championship starting in April and an open draw straight knockout played in between league games much like the soccer in England does the FA Cup. League semis and finals in July. AI final August bank holiday weekend.

Provincial championships played in Jan/Feb as stand alone competitions directly replacing FBD, McGrath cup etc.

Crucially, club leagues run in tandem with the county season from March to July. WITHOUT county panelists unless deliberately released by county management. Club championship played with full panel when county season over in August, Sept and October.

I know this is a bit off topic but I've just been thinking of ways to improve the league as you still get the very top teams (Kerry, Dublin ) giving it the "arra it's only the league we won't be getting excited" and "we're only back 4 weeks ie we don't give a shit" when for everyone else it's the best competition they have yet isn't given the full respect it deserves.

As Dublin fan and from a Dublin perspective, the league is a much better competition and worth more winning that the Leinster championship which is a dead competition and Dublin have 3 pre knock stage friendlies before the Super 8S, Lets be honest. Meath joint top of Div is a small hope.

The home and away format of the league is the way forward for the championship.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 12, 2019, 12:25:38 PM »
Fair play to Kerry, good game of ball, good atmosphere around the town afterwards.

There is nothing like a couple of defeats to put the sting in the tail for the Dubs, the only thing that matters is the Super 8s onwards.

Mayo Kerry league final would be welcomed.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:25:49 PM »
I think you are all forgetting yourselves above with all this positivity for Dublin. Back to Dub hating with you all.


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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:39:31 AM »
Well done to Monaghan, great win, decent folk up there too. Thought the crowd was a bit on small side.

In the long term, the defeat will benefit Dublin more than Monaghan, it will make them remember what it is like to lose and hopefully push on next week, long term its a long way off August!

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GAA Discussion / Re: O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:36:47 PM »
Why is the O'Byrne Cup final in a home venue for Dublin?

It should be played in a neutral venue like Croke Park.

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GAA Discussion / Re: O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:27:53 AM »
Meath will beat Dublin. No big guns.


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Anyone know if eir sport is available on Virgin?

Unfortunately not.

Good deal with EIR if you have your mobile with them, get internet/TV then cheapish for first 6 months, EIR Sport and BT come with package, you can add Sky.

SKY Now TV is good for me as I only wait till the summer to get it in for Champo, then cancel it at no cost, usually a few deals floating throughout the year . e.g. 2 months for 1 etc.

4 different channels now to watch GAA, 2 you have to pay for, good or Bad, RTE will be showing some same games as EIR, whats the point?


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GAA Discussion / Re: How do Dublin GAA fend off interest from the AFL?
« on: December 17, 2018, 12:11:14 PM »
Divide the 1.3m population colossus into 4 County teams.

Dublin males 18-33 that play senior Gaelic football you mean.

Another Dublin thread.

One thing that will never happen is a Dublin split.

Just like we never thought we'd see the second chance back door in Gaelic Football or Hurling.

Just like we though we'd never see group stages in the Football Championship.

Just like we thought we'd never see Soccer or Rugby in Croke Park.

Just like we thought we'd never hear God Save the Queen in Croke Park.

Just like we never thought in 2004 that there would be only one other winner of a Leinster title in the next 14 years.

Dublin will be spit. It's inevitable! Money rules the GAA and this is the only way to keep the coffers filled!

The great Mayo support contribute a lot to the coffers too!

Maybe your right actually, but cant see it happening within the next 20 years, would have to be phased in.

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