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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2018, 03:13:22 PM »
The GAA has a serious problem in that there are a huge number of members of the association that are only in it for what money they can get out of it.  There are also a huge number of egos around the country that are happy to try to pay for success for their club. Put these two trends together and you have an arms race.  The cost of running clubs and counties is getting out of hand and the money is being paid out for charlatans that provide services that in many cases aren't even necessary. 

In this context, why then would anyone be surprised that some players would want to be paid.  But imagine wanting to be paid for playing a game - what a joke?

Yes there are some managers getting paid, even if we have 32 managers at county level getting 'paid' (travel expenses, coaching staff) and phyiso's for each, though they are getting a wage not a new yacht thats still 64 getting paid, at admin level people are getting paid, but how much? would this not be easy to see? from the cleaners up to the County Sec's as far as I'm aware they are not getting a CEO wage and are there to do a job, players getting paid is rare enough if you look at the association as a whole..

Now unless you know of someone getting an extortionate amount of money for doing feck all, then to me its a job, County Sec's, school coaches, admin staff and the rest are not making a killing here... who is?  Some club managers that are getting paid by clubs (or a rich clubman) to look after their senior teams that has nothing to do with Croke Park
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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2018, 03:40:46 PM »
Article on balls.ie relating to earnings of players saying.

"One GAA Player Said To Be Earning Circa Ä140k Per Year From Sponsorship Deals"

https://www.balls.ie/gaa/gaa-players-sponsorship-deals-387092

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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2018, 03:57:29 PM »
Good luck to the "Said" player.
Presumably a Dublin player?
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2018, 04:02:23 PM »
Good luck to the "Said" player.
Presumably a Dublin player?

This is old news, was Bernard Brogan - Why shouldn't he milk the sponsors? Im sure everyone on this board would do the same if they were in his shoes

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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2018, 04:34:48 PM »
That article is from April!

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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2018, 05:08:32 PM »
Joe scanning would be up there, UNICEF, Red Bull, Adidas. Iím sure there are a few more
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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2018, 05:21:54 PM »
Not getting paid back in the good old days was grand! Why? Because it was not all life consuming like it is today. Amateur is ok when what you do is little more than a hobby. Today's intercounty footballer especially from Division One counties are getting asked to do too much and more so asked to give up more and more.


The GAA want their Butter on both sides they want to charge professional prices for games, yet get the attraction to do it for free!
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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2018, 06:57:54 PM »
So where is the money going, can anyone actually give an answer to that? It seems people on here believe that someone is making a fortune at Croke Park..

Players striking deals with sponsors and club willing to pay silly fees to Ďexpertí managers (though again they are generally paid for by a backer) is ok, Iíve no problem with it, but a professional GAA is never going to happen unless it goes global, and thatís not going to happen
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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2018, 07:18:42 PM »
a professional GAA is never going to happen

Why?

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2018, 07:30:26 PM »
a professional GAA is never going to happen

Why?

Revenue

Also the fact that most of the administration is done voluntary...

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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2018, 07:38:08 PM »
a professional GAA is never going to happen

Why?

Revenue

Also the fact that most of the administration is done voluntary...

Administration at what level is voluntary?

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« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2018, 07:42:17 PM »
a professional GAA is never going to happen

Why?

Revenue

Also the fact that most of the administration is done voluntary...

You can say ďrevenueĒ but I donít understand what thatís meant to mean.

You happen to know what the county game is worth to the GAA in gate receipts, tv revenue and sponsorship?

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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2018, 07:42:50 PM »
Were there not a few clubs in Dublin offering decent culchies a few quid to play for them??

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2018, 07:49:52 PM »
a professional GAA is never going to happen

Why?

Revenue.
Exactly -money isn't there for it.
32 football teams and say top 16 hurling teams = 1,440 professional players who'd have to get about Ä70k each to make it worte their while giving up work for 10 years  = about Ä10m on wages.
Add in managers, coaches trainers, administrators,  bottle carriers,  tea ladies etc probably  Ä2m more.
Insurance,travel,....

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Re: PAY-FOR-PLAY
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2018, 07:51:43 PM »
Were there not a few clubs in Dublin offering decent culchies a few quid to play for them??

But sure thatís nothing really to do with it in respect.

The best intercounty players generate income, millions a year, thatís why the game will go pro in the next few years.