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« Reply #25695 on: December 17, 2015, 03:11:11 PM »
So coaches now are going to have to inform kids that if you want to play this sport at a high level make sure you are prepared to give blood tests whenever demanded. Thank god I no longer play. In my opinion this is just a step too far. We can all talk about the great facilities, administrators, county and club boards, managers etc etc that the GAA has but without players there would be no GAA. Now according to our county secretary they are being told if you want to play for Down that you must put your life on hold, oh and by the way we are going to blood test you as well just to make sure your not cheating when your doing your six or seven times a week sessions before or after your days work. This has got out of control. So our county secretary has received a 7 year employment contract from croke park, does there be any reviews on his or any other county secretary's job performance or is it once your in your in? By the way I'm not saying they don't have a hard job or don't work hard or that the blood testing is anything to do with them, I'm merely venting that it always seems to be players that get s**t upon when it comes to crossing t's and dotting i's in our sport. A lot of things I just shrug my shoulders at but this to me is definitely a step too far.

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« Reply #25696 on: December 17, 2015, 04:49:38 PM »
I thought we were moving away from the personal abuse. Disgraceful.

Ps you can't justify your previous comments by tagging a disclaimer sentence at the end.

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« Reply #25697 on: December 17, 2015, 05:39:51 PM »
I thought we were moving away from the personal abuse. Disgraceful.

Ps you can't justify your previous comments by tagging a disclaimer sentence at the end.
Supersub, who are you speaking to here?

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« Reply #25698 on: December 17, 2015, 08:47:53 PM »
The post directly above my own

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« Reply #25699 on: December 17, 2015, 09:05:10 PM »
Was the County Secretary Report / Comments with regards players attitude and commitment justified? Should we not be backing our players to the hilt at least in public and whatever problems need resolved or questions asked be done in private... .distasteful way to question players attitude doing there best irrespective of results.

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« Reply #25700 on: December 17, 2015, 09:17:51 PM »
Was the County Secretary Report / Comments with regards players attitude and commitment justified? Should we not be backing our players to the hilt at least in public and whatever problems need resolved or questions asked be done in private... .distasteful way to question players attitude doing there best irrespective of results.

Completely agree. Doing himself no favours.

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« Reply #25701 on: December 17, 2015, 10:01:56 PM »
Was the County Secretary Report / Comments with regards players attitude and commitment justified? Should we not be backing our players to the hilt at least in public and whatever problems need resolved or questions asked be done in private... .distasteful way to question players attitude doing there best irrespective of results.

Completely agree. Doing himself no favours.

And this individual has been apparently been given 7 more years as secretary.  Is this renewed by Croke Park or does he have to apply for it.  Good job it's not performance related.

His report covers many areas but there is one really worrying area for me.  It will take until June 2032 repaying at the present rate the Debit to Croke Park when it will have been paid in full, tell me this but what have we got to show for it?  It's not like we have a Centre of Excellence like many counties in Ireland so how have we run up this debt?  And we keep putting these people back in charge.

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« Reply #25702 on: December 17, 2015, 11:12:01 PM »
This loan was to pay of the remainder of the debt of Burrenbridge.
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« Reply #25703 on: December 17, 2015, 11:21:59 PM »
Load of keyboard warriors on here who haven't a clue what they are talking about.
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« Reply #25704 on: December 18, 2015, 09:35:17 AM »
This loan was to pay of the remainder of the debt of Burrenbridge.

What is this in relation to?
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« Reply #25705 on: December 18, 2015, 10:08:29 AM »
Supersub wind your neck in, I personally abused no one or can you not read!!! I made two distinct points, one regarding blood testing players and the other regarding a seven year appointment of our county secretary in which I questioned a performance review or the lack of. Before you jump on the bandwagon of tagging every comment people make as personal abuse take a bit of time and read what is in front of you.

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« Reply #25706 on: December 18, 2015, 11:01:56 AM »
Load of keyboard warriors on here who haven't a clue what they are talking about.

No keyboard warrior I was commenting on what was published...when one of your own questions your attitude in print for the everyone to see you have to ask the question why? Is this not the role of the manager and his team to be done behind closed doors if needed? Should the County Secretary be getting involved in team affairs like this in a public way? Why appoint a manager to look after the team at all? Apologizes if I 'haven't a clue' but questioning players in this way is wrong - shows a lack of class.

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« Reply #25707 on: December 18, 2015, 02:05:09 PM »
If a club secretary publicly questioned its senior players committment in their AGM report they would not have a senior team for the incoming year.

i personally thought the report was emotionally driven and personally opinionated and a platform to blame everyone else but themselves.

a rule of thumb - if its not positive keep it to yourself

better to pen a few paragraphs of positivity than pages of drivel . everyone that follows Down GAA dont need a report on what went wrong - better to say how can we get it right
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« Reply #25708 on: December 18, 2015, 02:06:55 PM »
If a club secretary publicly questioned its senior players committment in their AGM report they would not have a senior team for the incoming year.

i personally thought the report was emotionally driven and personally opinionated and a platform to blame everyone else but themselves.

a rule of thumb - if its not positive keep it to yourself

better to pen a few paragraphs of positivity than pages of drivel . everyone that follows Down GAA dont need a report on what went wrong - better to say how can we get it right

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« Reply #25709 on: December 18, 2015, 04:51:00 PM »
Load of keyboard warriors on here who haven't a clue what they are talking about.
The fuss had all died down about McCorry and the long approach to getting us a Senior Manager and then our Secretary drags it all out into the print media.Very thoughtful and measured lunacy.Actually quite vindictive on the edge of Christmas.