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GAA Discussion / Tax breaks for intercounty footballers
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:02:28 PM »
Not sure if there is a thread on this.

http://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/279567

I think this is disgraceful if I'm honest.

It's an amateur game and no player is being forced to play, they do it because they want to. Elite players do very well out of the game as it is, the likes of Joe Canning, Aidan O'Shea, Bernard Brogan, Lee Keegan, Ciaran Kilkenny etc all profit handsomely from it through sponsored cars, free equipment, money for endorsments, no-show jobs.

Playing intercounty football and the commitment involved should simply be about a will and a want to play the game, not about how much you can make out of it. I don't feel sorry for intercounty footballers and hurlers, it should be an honour to pull on their county's jersey and if they feel it effects their personal life then by all means step away and put your work/family and life balance first.

That FG yokel down in Kerry crying about people losing money due to their personal pursuits. Join the f**king club, every man and woman have choices to make in life, an interest and hobby that can affect work and earnings is not unique to intercounty GAA footballers so why should they get preferential treatment. What about the volunteers who give up their own personal time every week coaching underage and ladies teams (not just in GAA but other local community sporting clubs) - where are their tax breaks?


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General discussion / The Stardust Fire
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:19:12 AM »
I watched the Stardust Fire documentary during the week. Tough viewing and it's incredible the families have still not got any justice. It's incredible how little national coverage their injustice gets.

Once again, the main establishment parties have very murky dealings here. I see the FG justice minister this week quashed any hope of the families getting their justice. FF's role in this is rotten to the core as there are close links to the Butterly family and FF.

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GAA Discussion / Another Kerry player fails a doping test
« on: May 28, 2017, 11:16:17 AM »
Move along, nothing to see here.

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GAA Discussion / Big Neil Gallagher
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:47:36 PM »
Has called it a day.

A massive part of Donegal's success in the last 7/8 years.

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General discussion / The AS Roma Thread
« on: August 20, 2016, 07:00:16 PM »
Comprehensive 4-0 victory for us tonight.

Bruno Peres will be sensational buy.

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GAA Discussion / If Aidan O'Shea played for Tyrone
« on: July 09, 2016, 04:57:27 PM »


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General discussion / Euro 2016 Italian Fanzone
« on: June 13, 2016, 10:12:09 PM »
No Pirlo, no Verratti, no Marchisio, no Monty - no problem

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GAA Discussion / Laochra Gael - Stevie McDonnell
« on: March 20, 2016, 04:49:05 PM »
Starting shortly on TG4.

One of the true greats, hoping to see lots of replays of Gormley's block.

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GAA Discussion / Sky Sports/Today FM 15 for 15
« on: August 07, 2015, 06:08:37 PM »
http://www.todayfm.com/mobile/index.php?id=2002015

Mine:

1. Stephen Cluxton
2. Sean Marty Lockhart
3. Barry Owens
4. Karl Lacey
5. Tomas O'Se
6. Conor Gormley
7. Seamus Moynihan
8. Darragh O'Se
9. Sean Cavanagh
10. Brian Dooher
11. Ciaran McDonald
12. Oisin McConville
13. Stevie McDonnell
14. Peter Canavan
15. Paddy Bradley

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