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GAA Discussion / The GAA and Founding Principle
« on: January 25, 2019, 11:10:51 AM »
Just wondering has anyone seen or, more to the point read this?

I know we see on Twitter the talk of Croke Park 'suits' and those same suits tend to be heavily involved locally, or have given years of volunteer service to the GAA as they will often point out...BUT then how can they stand over some of the moves like the ticket increase.
Saying it is for the benefit of the grounds and so on, when clubs face levies anyway for projects. Let the extra few quid stay in the membership's pockets and they will be the ones looking after the clubs a lot of the time anyway.
In every club the same few are tapped up all the time, so I don't see the need to raise any prices, in fact there should have been a freeze. The accounts are in rude health centrally after all.

General discussion / RTE Salaries
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:59:08 PM »
This just released...
Ryan Tubridy - 495,000
Ray D'Arcy - 450,000
Joe Duffy - 398,000
Sean O'Rourke - 308,964
Marian Finucane - 300,167
Miriam O'Callaghan - 299,000
Claire Byrne - 216,000
Bryan Dobson - 198,600
George Hamilton - 186,195
Mary Wilson - 185,679

I am all for talent getting rewarded but can I ask who is going to try to poach anyone there? Marian coughs her way through two chats a week.
Even more amazed that George Hamilton, who I like, is on that. What does he actually do??

There needs to be a clear-out and a new generation on 50% less brought in.

GAA Discussion / Green Energy
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:13:33 PM »

just wondering what the situation is with grants in terms of solar or any other smaller renewables in terms of a club.
In a connected one, is it possible for a club to have a herd no?

Just wondering have any clubs gone down the solar/ wind route...

General discussion / Fundraiser
« on: September 06, 2018, 12:11:20 PM »

If anyone had a tenner to spare on this could you share and support this.

Five OAPs are getting personal tattoos this Sunday in aid of the charity Alone.

GAA Discussion / Club Managers Money
« on: December 19, 2017, 01:22:22 PM »
I see Michael Foley and Christy O'Connor have updated their study from a few years ago.
Money isn't as high but there are still lots paying nice chunks of change to lads from outside.

Just looking in Kildare there seems to be a trend for more homegrown and when you see a 32-year-old in-house man in the form of Ross Glavin win a Leinster Club with Moorefield it might focus the minds a bit.
We have a good spread of counties on here and, it is that time of year, so how is it with your club. Are there lads being brought in or are funds being watched more than Celtic Tiger times?

GAA Discussion / Homeless Sleepout
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:19:28 PM »
Surprised there isn't something on this, but here is a link to the GAA sleepout on December 16th.
Fair play to the core group who seem to have started it mostly off their own bat.

General discussion / Know the Score RTE
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:19:25 PM »
If anyone is interested in going to the RTE quiz show Know the Score on Wednesday 25th October please email .

Show records at 2.30 and 6.30pm. John O'Shea on the 2.30 show.

General discussion / Homeless Crisis
« on: September 09, 2017, 04:03:17 PM »
Just on the back of yet another homeless summit I was just wondering what are the thoughts here. There are so many layers to all this.
First up from my point of view as someone who is early 30s and always rented in Dublin myself and my mates can't get mortgages in general, despite many working in decent jobs.
They are also all getting rent increases with one mate in particular told her tenancy was up due to a brother coming back from Oz only to see her place up on Daft a month later with an increase of €350. This all causes a trickle down effect as the people with jobs end up moving into crappier places for the same price.
Then those who lived there downgrade and in the end those who were struggling in bed sits (studios) end up being totally priced out.

I know it all gets lumped in as one but the roygh sleepers often need real support to get their lives back on track but those who are being squeezed just need rent certainty and more units to come online. For the life of me I don't understand this aversion of going up in areas like the docklands that have no heritage buildings and a blank canvass. Any time people on radio or TV mention high rise the Ballymun flats get brought up. In this case let developers build and cater for the higher-end professionals who are happy to buy or pa decent rent.
Build up and provide places for all the Google and Facebook heads for example. This might help to stop that trickle down.

Obviously there also needs to be a Govt will and there really doesn't seem to be. They need to be pushing through emergency measures and getting a major building scheme going, or at least cut the red tape to allow social housing to be built.
Co-ops are one way to help and would be a really great addition in the housing sector, but there doesn't seem to be many.

Excuse my ignorance but what is the situation like in the north of the island?

GAA Discussion / Camogie Final
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:21:39 PM »
I know there is a hurling forum but this is more of an observation. This year the Camogie final seems to be getting lost in terms of exposure or build-up.
Being nestled between the hurling and men's football meant it always had only a small window but this year Galway v Waterford were a new pairing and either winner's celebrations would eat a lot more into their build-up.
Then Mayo v Dublin are going head to head in both football finals. Cora Staunton helped topple the best ladies team ever in Cork plus the Dubs actually have a film crew with them all year and are very media savvy.
It just struck me, as I said, that the Camogie seems utterly lost this year.

GAA Discussion / GAA on the TV
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:43:58 PM »
I see after the demise of Seo Spoirt Dara O'Cinneide has a new gig starting on RTE this Monday. GAA Nua.

In fairness it looks good and I think the Kerryman is good TV and should be brought in for more things. One issue I have is that it talks about unrivaled access when the teams let them in during the league and it seems to be much about the new trends in the GAA.

As It stands now Seo Spoirt is gone, I don't see anything about Thank GAA, or a similar preview show either. So on a Friday or Saturday at the height of championship we won't get to see anything on TV??
As I said the new show will be good I am sure, but it's on a Monday and won't have anything in relation to current matches or issues.

Maybe I am out here, but it seems wrong that there is no TV show on a Friday where we hear from players or managers about what is actually happening. That being said the media bans are getting so bad now they probably wouldn't even appear anyway.

Maybe I am the only one that gives a shite but promoting the games THAT weekend would surely be in the interest of the broadcaster.

GAA Discussion / Say nothing! (The meeja!)
« on: May 08, 2017, 08:47:40 PM »
Just reading a piece by Mick Moynihan where he listed a recurring theme on how GAA players are not allowed give interviews even at sponsored launches and the likes.
On one hand you say fair enough but the GPA have rates for lads to get a few quid. The extra cash in the player scheme should have come with stipulations on this in my mind.
All the talk of the GAA competing with other sports and the main assets are stowed away and dont say anything ibteresting until they are retired.

GAA Discussion / Gender Quotas
« on: December 12, 2016, 10:54:13 AM »
This is getting some Twitter action today.

I just don't see how you enforce it in the case of the GAA. What would you class as the top table ie board of directors?
Most of the positions within the GAA are voluntary so is it not unfair to parachute someone in when another person has given up years to get to a certain level?

GAA Discussion / Club Fuels County
« on: September 14, 2016, 12:45:18 PM »
I was on the DART this morning and had to have a little laugh to myself when I saw the poster for AIB 'Club Fuels County' with Aidan O'Shea from Breaffy.
The same club that couldn't play a championship match recently that was three weeks out from a Final.

That is not my issue it is just leading me to ask lads here how often their respective county men actually played for their clubs this year. I know in Kildare there was meant to be an agreement that they would play 6 games in league but it never actually happens.
There tends to be a manager saying 'Yeah they can play' but then there is some other pact within the camp that sees them on the sidelines in tracksuits looking on.

I am just wondering how good/ bad it is in other counties??

GAA Discussion / Club action
« on: August 06, 2015, 09:18:08 PM »
Just saw this. Kilkenny lads playing club but in kildare and most counties the real games get shut down for months.
Can't understand why teams don't copy the Kilkenny model

GAA Discussion / Future Marty's!
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:41:02 PM »

if you could take a bit of time to give a look at what the students from St Kieran's KK and KK CBS did for the schools final on Sunday.
All work by the students.

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