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Don Draper

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2018, 09:07:26 AM »
Firstly, I donít think itís established that itís the Carlow game that we lose and secondly the game is supposed to be held in a neutral venue - not in their home ground.

In any case, the issue for me is more about the unequal application of this (ridiculous) rule to different counties. How anyone can consider that to be ďgrandĒ is beyond me.
Ah its not the end of the world. Britain is collapsing across the water, things could be worse.

Giovanni

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2018, 11:53:56 AM »
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/11/15/john-sugrue-farcical-nature-of-ruling-against-us-as-gaa-create-culture-of-rule-bending/

This is the crux of it. Are we going to be honest in the application of this rule or not? Or are we just going to hit the eejits that haven't taken the care to buy a ticket for Daniel O Connell's birthplace.

I suppose we'll know better next time.......... Is that what they want?

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2018, 12:07:28 AM »
And just to continue Dublin's run of good fortune...

Home comforts will continue on the double for Dubs next year
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/home-comforts-will-continue-on-the-double-for-dubs-next-year-37530481.html
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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2018, 07:53:37 AM »
The thing about this is that Dublin  and their supporters  don't mind travelling  at all......  they love a day out.  These decisions  are purely  for  political  and economic reasons.  The hierarchy  could not give one fig about a level  playing field

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2018, 11:05:28 AM »
And just to continue Dublin's run of good fortune...

Home comforts will continue on the double for Dubs next year
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/home-comforts-will-continue-on-the-double-for-dubs-next-year-37530481.html

Really don't understand how all the other counties, who are pumping hundreds of thousands into the preparation of their teams, are accepting this.

On the question of the removal of our home game, there is also an issue for all of the other teams in the Division. Only one team in the Division (the one who avoids having to travel to Portlaoise) will have obtained an advantage that the other teams have not been given. How can that be fair on all the other teams either. The whole thing is a total joke.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2018, 11:14:47 AM »
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/11/15/john-sugrue-farcical-nature-of-ruling-against-us-as-gaa-create-culture-of-rule-bending/

This is the crux of it. Are we going to be honest in the application of this rule or not? Or are we just going to hit the eejits that haven't taken the care to buy a ticket for Daniel O Connell's birthplace.

I suppose we'll know better next time.......... Is that what they want?

They want the odd soft touch to roll over and have their belly tickled. It's sad to say but Don is right and it's stuff like the COE funding that makes us the teacher's pet. There are of course other behind the scenes political maneuverings that make anything that John Sugrue has to say irrelevant. It's sad to say and I don't like admitting it because I'm proud of the man and how he conducts himself. But in truth, he'd have been better off wring to Santa. It would have got more of a hearing at least.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2018, 12:26:44 PM »
Does anyone know how much CoE funding we get from HQ? Is this proportionately more than the amounts received by other counties for similar facilities? I don't know much about the finances but I don't think we're getting any special treatment from a financial point of view.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2018, 12:35:02 PM »
Mistake number two Giovanni. Assuming everything afforded to Laois can be measured in the yearly accounts. I'll say no more

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2018, 02:42:24 PM »
Mistake number two Giovanni. Assuming everything afforded to Laois can be measured in the yearly accounts. I'll say no more
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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2018, 03:44:06 PM »
Jesus! I'm sure you boys are closer to the administration of the GAA than I am but if it's really the case that HQ is not being transparent about the payments to various counties, then I'm afraid the future's not bright! So the CoE is being funded on a nod and a wink? Hard to credit that!

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #56 on: November 16, 2018, 04:47:39 PM »
The politics of county boards and GAA Councils would make Brexit look like a tea party. The COE is a small cog in the wheel. The loss of home advantage another small cog. You just wouldn't know and probably wouldn't want to the full mechanics. Best just to suck it up and get on with it. This wheel is not for reinventing.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2018, 05:42:39 PM »
I saw from the Programmes in the last few months that they were looking for sponsors to support the CoE. I had intended to give them something this Xmas. I think I'll give it to the local soccer club instead. John Delaney seems like a paragon of virtue compared to this shit.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2018, 06:54:19 PM »
I would never discourage anyone from giving towards our development. But you could argue, and you'd have a point, that taking away home games from our own supporters does nothing to develop football in the county. At the end of the day, lads were showing commitment to Laois, and because of a jumped up rule from an equally jumped up administration, we have been penalised. I don't understand it, and in many ways it does little for my interest in the game. The GAA should never discourage a county like Laois, and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2018, 12:27:27 PM »
We will play Louth in Parnell park we will win it will be forgotton about we will move on
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