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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #465 on: October 15, 2017, 08:51:57 AM »
Has anyone from Dublin admitted there's something not right about the distribution of funds?
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #466 on: October 15, 2017, 12:02:59 PM »
It would be easier to get Jim Allister to admit that British rule in Ireland was a disgrace than for anyone in Dublin to admit that the allocation of money is in any way unbalanced.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #467 on: November 30, 2017, 12:46:51 PM »
@MickFoley76  (Sunday Times journalist)

Quick scan of the sports grants: 64 six figure sums to clubs in Dublin, 31 received 150k - the highest amount. 29 six figure sums went to clubs in the rest of the country, 2 clubs outside Dublin received 150k.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #468 on: November 30, 2017, 03:06:45 PM »
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #469 on: November 30, 2017, 03:15:56 PM »
We got 38.5K, so can't complain. It will allow us astro turf our hurling wall, and do a few other bits and bobs.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #470 on: November 30, 2017, 08:05:47 PM »
@MickFoley76  (Sunday Times journalist)

Quick scan of the sports grants: 64 six figure sums to clubs in Dublin, 31 received 150k - the highest amount. 29 six figure sums went to clubs in the rest of the country, 2 clubs outside Dublin received 150k.

Feck that stat reads as fairly crazy.

It's hardly as if they are actually buying land, so what's the reason for the discrepancy?
There's hardly that much of a difference in wages and other costs.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #471 on: December 03, 2017, 02:25:55 PM »
 Here’s a piece from Balls.ie dealing with the same subject. Under the heading, Sporting Grants Breakdown Show Massive Weighting Towards Dublin GAA Clubs,it goes into more detail than Foley does. This particular paragraph makes for interesting reading.
According to the latest census, Dublin's population accounts for approx. 28% of Ireland's total, with 38% in the entire Dublin greater area (Including parts of Meath, Kildare, etc.) If the argument is that funding should be in line with population, questions must be asked as to why the funding granted to Dublin is still disproportionate compared to that? To take GAA games development funding of 31 counties per player to Dublin level would need budget increase from €3,138,907 to €90,673,525.40.
Further down this article there’s a link to Ewan McKenna’s Twitter feed.
Here It's stated that Dublin gets 12.5 the amount of funding for each registered player than Mayo does. When you consider all the other advantages Dublin have over Mayo, how can anyone say that the reason Dublin edged out Mayo in recent AI finals can be put down to the sheer talent of the Dubs’ players and that alone?
IMO, there's a serious flow in the line of thought that money must be pumped into Dublin GAA to ensure its survival, even if it means every other county have to go and suck the hind tit where grant aid is concerned.
Intercounty championship competition is the lifeblood of the GAA, always was and always will be.
 How can the GAA prosper in Dublin when there soon won’t be a single county in the land who could give them a serious challenge? Sure, there will always be the possibility that some county ay catch them on an off day but no other side will be able to do what Mayo is doing at the moment.
Already the signs are ominous with attendances dropping at championship games throughout the country. Why do you think this fecking Super 8 format was devised?
It’s there to help make up the shortfall as revenues drops and interest in the competition wanes. This is only a holding tactic, it will postpone the inevitable, not remove it.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #472 on: December 03, 2017, 03:27:36 PM »
Did not renew my season ticket this year! Will only go to the convenient Mayo games. GAA at intercounty is in melt down. The Government and the GAA have created a MONSTER called Dublin. The Leinster Championship has not existed now for nearly a decade. The AI is not much better.

The main media continually ignores the MONEY issue with Dublin.

I've learned to go back to the Club scene and enjoy that!

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« Reply #473 on: December 03, 2017, 04:42:40 PM »
Did not renew my season ticket this year! Will only go to the convenient Mayo games. GAA at intercounty is in melt down. The Government and the GAA have created a MONSTER called Dublin. The Leinster Championship has not existed now for nearly a decade. The AI is not much better.

The main media continually ignores the MONEY issue with Dublin.

I've learned to go back to the Club scene and enjoy that!

A Club scene where county players are rarely seen bar championship games
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #474 on: December 03, 2017, 08:50:34 PM »
Did not renew my season ticket this year! Will only go to the convenient Mayo games. GAA at intercounty is in melt down. The Government and the GAA have created a MONSTER called Dublin. The Leinster Championship has not existed now for nearly a decade. The AI is not much better.

The main media continually ignores the MONEY issue with Dublin.

I've learned to go back to the Club scene and enjoy that!

I've been doing that for three years now.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #475 on: December 03, 2017, 09:20:51 PM »
Did not renew my season ticket this year! Will only go to the convenient Mayo games. GAA at intercounty is in melt down. The Government and the GAA have created a MONSTER called Dublin. The Leinster Championship has not existed now for nearly a decade. The AI is not much better.

The main media continually ignores the MONEY issue with Dublin.

I've learned to go back to the Club scene and enjoy that!

I've been doing that for three years now.




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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #476 on: December 04, 2017, 10:29:25 AM »
Funny its the two Mayo lads have a cry, surprised of the wording, gone back to club scene, should have never been away from it.


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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #477 on: December 04, 2017, 11:09:37 AM »
I see the Leinster club SHC has gone like the Inter County SFC - a  procession for Dublin.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #478 on: December 04, 2017, 12:39:02 PM »
I see the Leinster club SHC has gone like the Inter County SFC - a  procession for Dublin.

Split Caula in two, North and South Dalky. Are any team in Dublin allowed win or should they run it by the rest of the country first.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #479 on: December 04, 2017, 01:00:50 PM »
I see the Leinster club SHC has gone like the Inter County SFC - a  procession for Dublin.

Split Caula in two, North and South Dalky. Are any team in Dublin allowed win or should they run it by the rest of the country first.

If they did it would be a first, not many decisions are decided outside the Pale. Grants, Super 8, Important Football games.