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Re: Good article detailing Dublin's unfair funding advantage
« Reply #180 on: March 07, 2019, 12:46:20 PM »
Lads if ye are getting all this money and it is not going towards coaching the likes of an underage (and Adult) Philly and it is not going towards the repayments on a stadium, not going towards a centre of excellence, not going on travelling expenses for players? Where are all these huge amounts of money going?
90 coaches by 14,000 is approx the Games Development Funds that Dublin receives each year.

And for avoidance of doubt, of course the senior team is well looked after in terms of meals, gear, paid staff looking after them (dieticians etc), but this is funded by AIG and other sponsorship type money and the general funding from GAA that everyone gets. Allocation of sponsorship funding is a completely different question.

But the Games Development Funds is a complete red herring in terms of coming up with reasons why Dublin are dominant.

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Re: Good article detailing Dublin's unfair funding advantage
« Reply #181 on: March 07, 2019, 02:16:35 PM »
Read this on the RTE website in an article about young Sean O'Shea

"Currans (Kerry's centre of excellence) has been a focal points for all of the players, especially for the development squads.

"Their gym is there, the pitches are there, they have their food there. It makes a big, big difference.

Just got me thinking what food do the players receive now around the country. I heard a few years ago the Dubs get all their good quality food given to them for free. Does anyone know what exactly this entails? I mean does Tesco deliver to them every week and what do they get or is it just meals after a training session?

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Re: Good article detailing Dublin's unfair funding advantage
« Reply #182 on: March 08, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »
Read this on the RTE website in an article about young Sean O'Shea

"Currans (Kerry's centre of excellence) has been a focal points for all of the players, especially for the development squads.

"Their gym is there, the pitches are there, they have their food there. It makes a big, big difference.

Just got me thinking what food do the players receive now around the country. I heard a few years ago the Dubs get all their good quality food given to them for free. Does anyone know what exactly this entails? I mean does Tesco deliver to them every week and what do they get or is it just meals after a training session?

All used to get specialised meals on a daily basis (meals dealing with proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates etc). Not sure now however. I'd be surprised if they still don't. I'd say other counties are similar.
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Re: Good article detailing Dublin's unfair funding advantage
« Reply #183 on: March 08, 2019, 08:56:34 PM »
Read this on the RTE website in an article about young Sean O'Shea

"Currans (Kerry's centre of excellence) has been a focal points for all of the players, especially for the development squads.

"Their gym is there, the pitches are there, they have their food there. It makes a big, big difference.

Just got me thinking what food do the players receive now around the country. I heard a few years ago the Dubs get all their good quality food given to them for free. Does anyone know what exactly this entails? I mean does Tesco deliver to them every week and what do they get or is it just meals after a training session?

A bit there about the food players receive https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/food-for-thought-as-gaa-teams-move-with-the-times-1.3694087
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