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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1440 on: September 13, 2018, 09:38:10 AM »
Ahhh so they didn't get all that money, they don't all get a new car every 6 months, they don't get most of their Championship games at home,.......
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1441 on: September 13, 2018, 09:44:01 AM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.
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« Reply #1442 on: September 13, 2018, 10:27:10 AM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.

There is a nasty element among their support, of course there are many decent fans as well but, the failure to even acknowledge any financial assistance in their current senior football teams dominance and improvements elsewhere is really strange. This is not a conspiracy theory, the money they received is real. Let me just post the actual Dublin county board accounts from 2016 again:







I think some of the nastiness that comes from Dublin supporters is out of a form of guilt. They obviously know about the money, deep down they know that their recent All Ireland run for example, has been bought. It's difficult to face up to this so they've attempted to convince themselves that it's all myth, it's all lies, this all comes from hard work and a one of bunch of players etc. With this they also lash out, especially at counties like Mayo. This is because they know they've robbed them of All Ireland's, it's some form of physiological response, a study should be done on it.

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« Reply #1443 on: September 13, 2018, 10:57:33 AM »
so 2.8 million from central council

and 57,000 from fundraising
they must have the worst fundraising setup in the country

even the Longford county board can fundraise more than that!

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1444 on: September 13, 2018, 11:09:21 AM »
Longford CB had to because Central GAA don't give them bucket loads "because the GAA needs a strong Longford"
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1445 on: September 13, 2018, 11:18:42 AM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.

There is a nasty element among their support, of course there are many decent fans as well but, the failure to even acknowledge any financial assistance in their current senior football teams dominance and improvements elsewhere is really strange. This is not a conspiracy theory, the money they received is real. Let me just post the actual Dublin county board accounts from 2016 again:







I think some of the nastiness that comes from Dublin supporters is out of a form of guilt. They obviously know about the money, deep down they know that their recent All Ireland run for example, has been bought. It's difficult to face up to this so they've attempted to convince themselves that it's all myth, it's all lies, this all comes from hard work and a one of bunch of players etc. With this they also lash out, especially at counties like Mayo. This is because they know they've robbed them of All Ireland's, it's some form of physiological response, a study should be done on it.

Not as much belittling other counties though.
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« Reply #1446 on: September 13, 2018, 11:31:49 AM »
Not as much belittling other counties though.

You mean they don't belittle other counties as well? I think they do. Especially when the whole financial irregularities are pointed out. They can't argue against facts so they pick on the county the person is from and attempt to belittle them. They also like to go on personal attacks. It's all apart of the guilt complex they have. I don't know, it must be their way of dealing with it.

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« Reply #1447 on: September 13, 2018, 01:25:23 PM »
Regarding Bricks and Mortar,

Dubs in the rough over closure of Spawell golf centre in Templeogue
September 9 2018

More than 900 people have signed a petition calling for Dublin GAA not to close a golf facility, including a pitch-and-putt course and driving range, that forms part of a commercial complex it bought last year for more than 9m.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/50390ea6-b38d-11e8-a565-f2666ba9742c

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1448 on: September 16, 2018, 05:24:49 PM »
Dublin ladies retain All Ireland........Just saying!

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1449 on: September 17, 2018, 08:51:25 AM »
Firstly he mentions bricks and mortar but conveniently skips over why Dublin don't do this. Secondly everyone here is acutely aware of the benefit of GDOs.

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Their work within schools and clubs, although unheralded, has also helped funnel elite younger players towards their development squads where they start to focus on playing together in the Dublin jersey

So since you think this is a wonderful article then you agree with this point about how the millions of GAA has helped the Dublin Senior football team!
Simply incorrect.
The team managers, almost always a parent, select the best 6 or 8 lads to go to the trials. The one time I went along it was run by Stephen O'Shaughnessy, with a number of other ex-Dub volunteers helping him. Numbers are then whittled down every time a subsequent trial is run, until a certain number is reached that will play games.
No involvement from the GDOs.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1450 on: September 17, 2018, 08:58:35 AM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.
As without doubt the biggest rivals of the Dublin team, of course the fans are going to take the most joy out of beating our biggest rivals. We've two very painful defeats in recent memory also to add to that and plenty say they have memories of Mayo fans shoving it to them in the aftermath of those games. (Not me, I might add).

But "belittling" is nonsense in my opinion. Plenty of other fans from other counties seem to take great joy in belittling Mayo's achievements when they lose a final but Dubs fans know exactly how good Mayo have been in recent years.

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« Reply #1451 on: September 17, 2018, 11:46:44 AM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.
As without doubt the biggest rivals of the Dublin team, of course the fans are going to take the most joy out of beating our biggest rivals. We've two very painful defeats in recent memory also to add to that and plenty say they have memories of Mayo fans shoving it to them in the aftermath of those games. (Not me, I might add).

But "belittling" is nonsense in my opinion. Plenty of other fans from other counties seem to take great joy in belittling Mayo's achievements when they lose a final but Dubs fans know exactly how good Mayo have been in recent years.

Oh, spare us all the magnanimous winners nonsense. Dublin GAA executed a coordinated hit job on Lee Keegan before one of those finals ffs.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1452 on: September 17, 2018, 01:22:10 PM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.
As without doubt the biggest rivals of the Dublin team, of course the fans are going to take the most joy out of beating our biggest rivals. We've two very painful defeats in recent memory also to add to that and plenty say they have memories of Mayo fans shoving it to them in the aftermath of those games. (Not me, I might add).

But "belittling" is nonsense in my opinion. Plenty of other fans from other counties seem to take great joy in belittling Mayo's achievements when they lose a final but Dubs fans know exactly how good Mayo have been in recent years.

Oh, spare us all the magnanimous winners nonsense. Dublin GAA executed a coordinated hit job on Lee Keegan before one of those finals ffs.
Awesome!
No relevance whatsover to the post, but hats off, that's awesome nonsense. What about the mask has slipped? You haven't used that in at least a couple of days. You're not fooling anyone  ;D

In fairness, it's probably a long time since you passed up the chance to be a magnanimous winner against Mayo, and you couldn't even belittle them for coming second this year. Get stuck in.
 

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1453 on: September 19, 2018, 12:58:37 PM »
It's the recent All Ireland final losses by a point each time that is annoying me. And the 'let's-all-belittle-Mayo' element of their support base which annoys me so much, and there's a good lot out there.
As without doubt the biggest rivals of the Dublin team, of course the fans are going to take the most joy out of beating our biggest rivals. We've two very painful defeats in recent memory also to add to that and plenty say they have memories of Mayo fans shoving it to them in the aftermath of those games. (Not me, I might add).

But "belittling" is nonsense in my opinion. Plenty of other fans from other counties seem to take great joy in belittling Mayo's achievements when they lose a final but Dubs fans know exactly how good Mayo have been in recent years.

Oh, spare us all the magnanimous winners nonsense. Dublin GAA executed a coordinated hit job on Lee Keegan before one of those finals ffs.

A couple of pundits is Dublin GAA.

Swings and rounds..... Horan 2012 springs to mind.


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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #1454 on: September 19, 2018, 02:26:59 PM »
Like him or love him you have got to admire Ewan McKenna.

Despite their insistence that he's a nobody in the eyes of Dublin GAA Fans, his ability to arise apoplexy amongst those same fans gives me great enjoyment.

If you are listening Ewan - keep up the good work.  Legend. ;D ;D