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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #225 on: August 28, 2017, 03:04:03 AM »
Hard to bate an oul Strokestown turnip. ;D
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #226 on: August 28, 2017, 08:48:29 AM »
Youngest team left in the semi-finals, has the penny dropped yet? Will anyone be surprised if the beat Mayo by 10?

I would be very surprised if they beat mayo by 10. Mayo will go at them man for man and it will be very close like last year.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #227 on: August 28, 2017, 08:53:31 AM »
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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« Reply #228 on: August 28, 2017, 09:59:54 AM »
This is truly staggering...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct8TECwXEAAavJn.jpg:large

That's a weird map of the nord

Other 3 semi finalists very far down the pecking order in that interestingly. What are fermanagh spending the money on? RHI boilers?

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #229 on: August 28, 2017, 10:15:59 AM »
This is truly staggering...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct8TECwXEAAavJn.jpg:large

That's a weird map of the nord

Other 3 semi finalists very far down the pecking order in that interestingly. What are fermanagh spending the money on? RHI boilers?

Fermanagh's figures probably skewed by their small playing numbers. Dublin clearly operate at a significant advantage but the most important variable is they've got 30+ players who are serious players and athletes. I truly feel that this will be the best team ever to play the game.

The money is a huge advantage, as I say, but it appears the most significant element is it's maximising the natural advantage they have over the rest of the country i.e. their playing numbers. It'd be interesting to see trends of registered adult members over  the previous decade across the top counties. Is the increased development money making a significant difference in the numbers playing and persisting with GAA over alternative sports in the city?

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #230 on: August 28, 2017, 10:19:03 AM »
Money can't buy you love or a team like the Dubs...

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #231 on: August 28, 2017, 10:21:46 AM »
This is truly staggering...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct8TECwXEAAavJn.jpg:large

That's a weird map of the nord

Other 3 semi finalists very far down the pecking order in that interestingly. What are fermanagh spending the money on? RHI boilers?

Fermanagh's figures probably skewed by their small playing numbers. Dublin clearly operate at a significant advantage but the most important variable is they've got 30+ players who are serious players and athletes. I truly feel that this will be the best team ever to play the game.

The money is a huge advantage, as I say, but it appears the most significant element is it's maximising the natural advantage they have over the rest of the country i.e. their playing numbers. It'd be interesting to see trends of registered adult members over  the previous decade across the top counties. Is the increased development money making a significant difference in the numbers playing and persisting with GAA over alternative sports in the city?

The modern game demands huge athleticism to make it.

I'd say the top 7/8 Dublin clubs probably train to the levels of a Div 2 county side. Most club players in Dublin are probably at near of close enough to intercounty standard in terms of S&C so they just happen to pick the biggest, quickest and best footballers out of that pool and train them to an even higher standard.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #232 on: August 28, 2017, 10:27:34 AM »
lack of coaches is a problem as increasingly few are willing to put in the time without being paid. a lot of that is just the modern way of life in the rural area with people commuting long distances but even though the gaa is doing well financially they could not afford to pay a coach at every club.
the emphasis in local gaa now must be to making coaching as attractive Sas possible and get people qualified with little or no expense to themselves . include external S&C  qualifications in to courses as well as coaching are people are willing pay big money for these.
this would be a much better use of resourse than just paying a coach who has no intret in any particular club
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #233 on: August 28, 2017, 02:21:07 PM »
Con O'Callaghan should have been black-carded after his rugby tackle. Andrews - red carded after his tackle, following his yellow.

"Operation Financially Dope & Then Keep Dublin In The Championship" continues.

Man City buy their way into another final. Whoop-dee-doo. Money, money, money. That's why Dublin are where they are and the GAA top brass have a lot to answer for.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #234 on: August 28, 2017, 02:21:21 PM »
Con O'Callaghan should have been black-carded after his rugby tackle. Andrews - red carded after his tackle, following his yellow.

"Operation Financially Dope & Then Keep Dublin In The Championship" continues.

Man City buy their way into another final. Whoop-dee-doo. Money, money, money. That's why Dublin are where they are and the GAA top brass have a lot to answer for.
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=28088.msg1731066#msg1731066
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #235 on: August 28, 2017, 03:10:52 PM »
Con O'Callaghan should have been black-carded after his rugby tackle. Andrews - red carded after his tackle, following his yellow.

"Operation Financially Dope & Then Keep Dublin In The Championship" continues.

Man City buy their way into another final. Whoop-dee-doo. Money, money, money. That's why Dublin are where they are and the GAA top brass have a lot to answer for.
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=28088.msg1731066#msg1731066
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This looks like someone with too much time on their hands.  ???
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #236 on: August 28, 2017, 07:04:31 PM »
Does anyone know the real jobs of the Dublin County team? You hear all this shite that they don't work or their work allows them 3 months off during the summer etc. It would be interesting to hear the truth regarding their jobs and if they truly are professional or is it just pub talk. Is the likes of Brogan hanging onto his place on the Dublin team purely for publicity reasons and sponsored cars etc.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #237 on: August 28, 2017, 07:09:33 PM »
Youngest team left in the semi-finals, has the penny dropped yet? Will anyone be surprised if the beat Mayo by 10?

I would be very surprised if they beat mayo by 10. Mayo will go at them man for man and it will be very close like last year.

+1 and add to the fact that Dublin haven't won by a large margin in AI final for 40 years.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #238 on: August 28, 2017, 07:13:24 PM »
Does anyone know the real jobs of the Dublin County team? You hear all this shite that they don't work or their work allows them 3 months off during the summer etc. It would be interesting to hear the truth regarding their jobs and if they truly are professional or is it just pub talk. Is the likes of Brogan hanging onto his place on the Dublin team purely for publicity reasons and sponsored cars etc.
Knock yourself out. A decent number of teachers, students and "bank reps" which probably cover most successful GAA teams.

http://www.dublingaa.ie/teams/players/stephen-cluxton

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #239 on: August 28, 2017, 07:43:21 PM »
Sure the teachers are back in school now!! What does a bank rep actually do? I assume these boys all work throughout the work but maybe have flexible working hours and get extra leave for All Ireland final week etc. No one actually gets paid to play though?