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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: December 19, 2019, 02:05:16 PM »
I see Terry Hyland has retired Emlyn Mulligan!

Seems like Hyland didn't take to kindly to him walking away from the panel last summer. Reading his interview today, he's not retired but knows he won't play for Leitrim again until a new manager is in place.

He announced his retirement then he expected to not contact the manager to make himself available but for the manager to go cap in hand to him?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« on: December 18, 2019, 02:45:54 PM »
Hold up. You state that you can't do the basics because the money is tied up in the senior team, and if they struggle, you have less money, so proportionally more has to go into the senior team.

Thats the business model of a league of Ireland club that went bust in the 60's after two seasons.

What do you mean by can't do the basics? Mayo have 4 full time coaches and that's all that can be afforded with the current GD funding being received. Brolly is proposing to spend ~€280k per year on 8 coaches with no guarantee where the money comes from.

The senior team largely pays for itself. Go far in the championship and more commercial/fundraising money comes in, get knocked out early and less money is spent.

Sigh. I'll type it slowly.

You cant afford coaches to go out and spread the games, but you can afford to spend what is by a distance the most that is spent  on an individual team. And this spending is conditional  on the the income generated by team going a certain distance. If they don't you cant pay the bills. That is by definition unsustainable.

The most Spent by a considerable distance, I’m not sure if that’s accurate but there needs to be context added to such a statement. Two years ago there was twenty panel members living in Dublin , I assume that figure hasn’t changed much , do you realize how much more expense that adds to the yearly bill compared to the polar opposite of say Dublin who would very few if any based outside the county . There is much more to consider , logistics are a fuc ing nightmare.
Every county has players based in Dublin. Thats not it.



It's not what? Travelling expenses amounted to €927,444 in 2019.

Does that include the training camp in NY post game in Gaelic park?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 27, 2019, 02:33:58 PM »
Paul Flynn really can't be the sharpest knife in the drawer if he can't see how flying dozens and dozens of people over to the US every year looks terrible, when there are clubhouses up & down the country without running water, hot showers, proper dressing rooms, enough equipment etc etc

All Star trips and the annual team holiday for AI winners are one thing. I don't think anyone has a problem with them. At least I don't. But spending truck loads of money on junkets (with loads of hangers on) to play a bastardized version of hurling that serves no purpose whatsoever, does not sit well with people.

The money could be better spent elsewhere, whether it's their own money, the GAA's or the sponsors. If he can't see that, it's a damming inditement of just how out of touch with reality he & the rest of the GPA are.
I don't think the GPA ever pretended to have anything to do with anything other than intercounty players.

I know that.

But the wider population are ordinary rank and file GAA club members. They are the ones who see how hard life is at grass roots level. They are the ones who have a problem with all these US junkets & they are the people Paul Flynn doesn't seem to understand having a problem.

Fair play for admitting that Beffs. It's plain old mindless begrudgery! Who do these fookers think they are swanning off to New York where Irish Americans give give them a load of dosh.

Instead what should be done, is a random draw among all club members where 60 players from around the country are picked to go to the US to play a match where the yanks can pay $80 a ticket and thousands for dinner to meet these great club people.

And all the excess proceeds can go to the list of clubs that Beffs is going to tell us about that don't even have running water.

What a marvellous idea. I'm sure it's a winner.

It is amazing how begrudgery makes people forget to switch on their brains

I don't think anyone has an issue with IC players travelling and playing the exhibition games.

It's more than people in the travelling party who don't seem to have a particular reason for being there - see my previous post.

I do, in the absence of an explanation as to where the money goes

The players will get a daily allowance I'd suggest and I'm basing that on what we got when travelling to NYC when they were in the old Ulster hurling championship, but I'd hazard it's a lot more than the $40 a day I got back in the noughties.

International rules daily allowance was €100 a day back in the early 00's

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 27, 2019, 10:13:10 AM »
Paul Flynn really can't be the sharpest knife in the drawer if he can't see how flying dozens and dozens of people over to the US every year looks terrible, when there are clubhouses up & down the country without running water, hot showers, proper dressing rooms, enough equipment etc etc

All Star trips and the annual team holiday for AI winners are one thing. I don't think anyone has a problem with them. At least I don't. But spending truck loads of money on junkets (with loads of hangers on) to play a bastardized version of hurling that serves no purpose whatsoever, does not sit well with people.

The money could be better spent elsewhere, whether it's their own money, the GAA's or the sponsors. If he can't see that, it's a damming inditement of just how out of touch with reality he & the rest of the GPA are.
I don't think the GPA ever pretended to have anything to do with anything other than intercounty players.

I know that.

But the wider population are ordinary rank and file GAA club members. They are the ones who see how hard life is at grass roots level. They are the ones who have a problem with all these US junkets & they are the people Paul Flynn doesn't seem to understand having a problem.

Fair play for admitting that Beffs. It's plain old mindless begrudgery! Who do these fookers think they are swanning off to New York where Irish Americans give give them a load of dosh.

Instead what should be done, is a random draw among all club members where 60 players from around the country are picked to go to the US to play a match where the yanks can pay $80 a ticket and thousands for dinner to meet these great club people.

And all the excess proceeds can go to the list of clubs that Beffs is going to tell us about that don't even have running water.

What a marvellous idea. I'm sure it's a winner.

It is amazing how begrudgery makes people forget to switch on their brains

I don't think anyone has an issue with IC players travelling and playing the exhibition games.

It's more than people in the travelling party who don't seem to have a particular reason for being there - see my previous post.

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General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:37:55 PM »
Did anyone hear something about a well known political Cavan family being involved?

There's a well known political Cavan family?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 26, 2019, 12:30:11 PM »
Am not sure where to stand.

I think they'd make it a lot easier for themselves if they were a bit more transparent - having a full list of scholarship recipients available etc.

The optics of the first trip to Boston (two years ago?) weren't great when it seemed like there a huge number of hangers on in the pictures - they probably paid their own way but it gives rise to the junket impression.

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 20, 2019, 09:25:39 AM »
Apart from the journalists who get a three week holiday in Oz and the Croke park staff (who may or may not have any operational connection to the games) who get drawn out of a hat to go - does anyone give a toss about this anymore?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« on: November 20, 2019, 09:13:05 AM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mayo-gaa-threatened-with-high-court-injunction-as-governance-row-takes-fresh-twist-38705954.html

More craic.

That said, if the geezer isn't a paid up member, he isn't a paid up member...

The 'geezer' is a well known and respected journalist here in Mayo. If he didn't pay by March 31st then he hasn't a leg to stand on I know, but you'd think the procedure would be explained by whoever to him.

AFAIR, Croke Park issued directives to all County boards and then to clubs that this rule would/should be strictly enforced, two years ago.

If the Mayo county board have consistently applied it since then they're airtight, if they've been selective in how they apply it and he has evidence of same, presumably their ruling would be overturned at the 2nd stage (provincial appeal) and he'd be let run.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:47:26 PM »
But the GAA pay for that...

Pay for it now after GPA lobbied them.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:38:29 PM »
Brolly v Wolly
Ewan McKenna v Eddie O'Sullivan

...Someone explain to me why I'm drawn to going to this. Am I ok?
What is it, Celebrity Death Match??

Spewan outdid himself again this week. Tweeted that Gay Byrne was a "vile pr1ck". Deleted it when he sobered up. Alcoholism may explain some of his problems.

Didn't Ewan's Daddy work for RTE?


Yes. RTE Producer John MacKenna that had 10 year Ewan in RTE getting gigs from ten years of age.

The same Ewan who rails against the Rugby boys for the privilege and leg up life afforded them.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin over the next few years
« on: November 13, 2019, 09:36:17 AM »
If anyones up in Dublin, il give you a tour of Innisfails grounds.

PM me.

the sports centre in Adamstown.



Not too much in Adamstown Lar apart from an abandoned train station and a ton of Nigerians!

You're better than that Heffo.

Ah cmon, there is no racial overtone in my post.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:09:03 PM »
Just read Joe Brollys comments on GPA , spot on IMO.
They don’t disclose who and how much gets paid what.
Are they full time or part time ?.
Wonder what the ratio of their salaries are as to what individual players in D3 and D4 get in annual mileage etc.


Probably a good idea in the very beginning as I am sure a lot of players were begging for mileage allowance, healthcare, but the lack of transparency and their mega fund raising dinners in the US
just raises a lot of genuine questions that apparently will not be answered.
Surely the gaa shouldn't be funding them until accounts are submitted for scrutiny every year?
The GAA shouldn't be funding them full stop. If the players want a union they should fund it themselves. If they want to be treated like soccer and rugby they should have to pony up like they do. And thats before the whole neutered topic comes up.

If Joe has any questions about how GPA money is being spent he can download the accounts and refer to actual figures rather than making wild assumptions.


The long standing complaint is the lack of detail in the accounts

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin over the next few years
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:30:07 PM »
If anyones up in Dublin, il give you a tour of Innisfails grounds.

PM me.

the sports centre in Adamstown.



Not too much in Adamstown Lar apart from an abandoned train station and a ton of Nigerians!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: November 10, 2019, 04:38:17 PM »
I may be wrong... but I’m gonna call bullshit on the Gaybo catching Joe skinny dipping story!!!

And in the water for 20 minutes with no clothes no less in the middle of winter

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