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GAA Discussion / GAA Suspensions and Match bans
« on: April 17, 2015, 09:25:17 PM »
What is the rule in regard to a club player being sent off in the final championship game of 2014?
Does a suspension carry through to the 2015 Championship?
Thanks in advance

Hurling Discussion / Senior Hurling Clubs that were relegated
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:14:28 AM »
Does anyone have an example of a senior hurling club who were relegated down to junior and have made their way back to senior to win the county title?
Just a discussion I was having in the pub over the weekend with a lad

GAA Discussion / Salthill stadium for rugby?
« on: January 02, 2015, 10:35:02 AM »
I see on the paper this morning Pat Lam the Connacht rugby coach is calling for a 20,000 capacity rugby stadium in the west, to be built as part of the rugby 2023 bid.
If he hasn't noticed already, there is a 30,000 capacity stadium sitting unused most of the year across the city.
Not only that, but Pearse Stadium has a big debt on it that the county board are struggling to clear (the Connolly's made good money out of it), due to the county board foolishly purchasing a big tract of land (at boom prices) out near Athenry to develop a hurling training centre.

Surely it would make sense to let rugby into Pearse Stadium? I mean, its played mainly during the winter when there isn't much GAA action on.
And Galway city is hardly a bastion of GAA activity anyway.
The GAA could use some of the rental money and hire some extrta full and part time coaching staff and promote the GAA in and around the city a bit better.

GAA Discussion / Centralised Fund for Team Expenses?
« on: December 27, 2014, 11:04:51 AM »
Following on from the Leitrim 'overnight stay' saga and the huge disparity in the funding being provided and available to different counties, surely there is a case for the GAA providing a central fund of money that counties can use to pay for training and match day expenses. Use the National League gate receipts and tv deal money to cover the costs.
Provide a set amount to each county per match and training session.

At least then counties will be on a more even keel. Smaller counties will have the same official funding as the larger counties.
It will be clearly visible how much each county are applying for.
Counties will have to trim their panels to stay within the funding framework.
It will also be clearly visible how many official training sessions counties are having.
Counties will not have to worry about raising cash to cover these day to day county squad expenses.

Hurling Discussion / National Hurling Centre 3 million over budget
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:59:01 AM »

Firstly, it was a complete farce that this centre was located in Waterford.
The midlands was the obvious choice in terms of developing hurling and providing a central location for conferences, coaching, blitzes etc

And secondly, very unusual to see a big cost over run in a GAA project.

Hurling Discussion / Hurling Managerial Merry-go-round 2014/15
« on: October 09, 2014, 07:53:33 AM »
Dublin appoint Ger Cunningham from Cork
Westmeath appoint Michael Ryan from Waterford.

General discussion / Galway races 2014
« on: July 28, 2014, 10:59:21 AM »
Any tips?

Heading down today for a few days.

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