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TheGreatest

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Limerick Hurling - A millionaires playground.
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:28:40 AM »
Dublin's financial wealth is always under the spotlight and is well documented in the media and in particularly on this forum (mainly by Mayo men). Rightly or wrongly so.

However, another county has had multi million Euro investments since 2004 and the senior team running costs, in  particular the Hurling, is one of the highest in the country, and has increased considerably over the last couple of years. Limerick have increased participation rates across the county and have transformed the GAA in limerick, but would it possible without the money.

A good decent GAA man, J.P McManus has been at the forefront of the Sporting Limerick brand. Everyone remembers his generous gift to the clubs last year following Limericks All Ireland success.

However, the question is, does his and others backing of Limerick financially give them a financial edge over their rivals in preparation of their teams? Some might say yes.

He has given Millions to Limerick, and even before he started to sponsor them in 2004, he gave them a 5 million donation to ease a dept. burden.

I was talking to a work colleague, from Munster, who's says limericks All Ireland success and recent underage success is tainted, as they have the edge over other teams financially.

Myself personally, I think its great he's there and counties would only dream of such financial backing.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/mcmanus-astonishes-limerick-gaa-with-5m-gift-157000.html

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/288300/limerick-gaa-top-brass-and-sponsor-jp-mcmanus-clear-air-over-finances.html

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/board-wont-shirk-treatys-financial-needs-859427.html

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/hurling-news/shane-dowling-blasts-stupid-comments-13605706

« Last Edit: February 20, 2019, 09:33:01 AM by TheGreatest »

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 09:42:38 AM »
Thats fine.
its not coming from GAA HQ so other teams aren't being denied
its a pity a few more wealthy individuals around the country wouldn't do the same.
I don't approve of him not being tax resident however

in fact, there should be tax incentives for donations to sporting organisations to build physical infrastructure, that would be open to any sport to use.

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 10:16:01 AM »
Thats fine.
its not coming from GAA HQ so other teams aren't being denied
its a pity a few more wealthy individuals around the country wouldn't do the same.
I don't approve of him not being tax resident however

in fact, there should be tax incentives for donations to sporting organisations to build physical infrastructure, that would be open to any sport to use.

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 12:43:00 PM »
Perhaps someone from Offaly or Wexford won the Euromillions and they'll throw in 10% for the hurlers!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 02:42:01 PM »
Perhaps someone from Offaly or Wexford won the Euromillions and they'll throw in 10% for the hurlers!

Nope, in the Naul. Fecking Dublin again!

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 03:21:54 PM »
Winning the hurling all Ireland after years of shite is a fantastic experience

https://youtu.be/SaPNnVTRgE8

I wouldn’t begrudge Limerick
They have a great tradition as well

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 04:01:53 PM »
Winning the hurling all Ireland after years of shite is a fantastic experience

https://youtu.be/SaPNnVTRgE8

I wouldn’t begrudge Limerick
They have a great tradition as well

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0

That they do, great county, great tradition, but not a tradition of winning All Irelands though, only the next couple of years will tell

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 04:25:08 PM »
Winning the hurling all Ireland after years of shite is a fantastic experience

https://youtu.be/SaPNnVTRgE8

I wouldn’t begrudge Limerick
They have a great tradition as well

https://youtu.be/jfFnL_o8QS0
I don't really care as long as the big 3 are out of the picture

That they do, great county, great tradition, but not a tradition of winning All Irelands though, only the next couple of years will tell
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Re: Limerick Hurling - A millionaires playground.
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 04:28:52 PM »
How come there is no sponsorship logo on the Limerick jersey this year? I just noticed it at the weekend there.

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 04:35:53 PM »
How come there is no sponsorship logo on the Limerick jersey this year? I just noticed it at the weekend there.

JP is the sponsor, and for years he put Sporting Limerick. This year he's just decided to put nothing on, like the old days.

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Re: Limerick Hurling - A millionaires playground.
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 06:45:54 PM »
Perhaps someone from Offaly or Wexford won the Euromillions and they'll throw in 10% for the hurlers!
We mightn’t have billionaires, but one generous businessman, who’s now retired contributed €250k+ to the Faithful Fields project development.
I’ll give y’all a hint. (CONCRETE)

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 07:18:49 PM »
Limerick got over the line. They’ve always had a decent hurling team with great tradition but always in the shadows of the Cats Tipp and Cork. McManus is a huge sponsor within the county and his club. South Liberties, as JP’s horses run in his clubs colours. They are years behind what Dublin gets as seen from their current success and both coded playing Div1 and competing!

The money won’t make Limerick better hurlers, you need more than being a gym bunny to win All Ireland’s, lifting weights won’t make you a better hurling, it’s about the skills
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2019, 07:51:29 PM »
Limerick got over the line. They’ve always had a decent hurling team with great tradition but always in the shadows of the Cats Tipp and Cork. McManus is a huge sponsor within the county and his club. South Liberties, as JP’s horses run in his clubs colours. They are years behind what Dublin gets as seen from their current success and both coded playing Div1 and competing!

The money won’t make Limerick better hurlers, you need more than being a gym bunny to win All Ireland’s, lifting weights won’t make you a better hurling, it’s about the skills

No but the money certainly helps the coaching setups and top quality academies. Limerick's development in hurling has been flagged up for a good few years, with a fair few bob going to lads like Anthony Daly to help out.

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2019, 08:08:07 PM »
Limerick got over the line. They’ve always had a decent hurling team with great tradition but always in the shadows of the Cats Tipp and Cork. McManus is a huge sponsor within the county and his club. South Liberties, as JP’s horses run in his clubs colours. They are years behind what Dublin gets as seen from their current success and both coded playing Div1 and competing!

The money won’t make Limerick better hurlers, you need more than being a gym bunny to win All Ireland’s, lifting weights won’t make you a better hurling, it’s about the skills

No but the money certainly helps the coaching setups and top quality academies. Limerick's development in hurling has been flagged up for a good few years, with a fair few bob going to lads like Anthony Daly to help out.

Yes and if the money is used correctly then they’ll reap from it, currently they are standing above the rest. Wonder when the big 3 will get back?
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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Re: Limerick Hurling - A millionaires playground.
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2019, 01:14:00 PM »
Limerick got over the line. They’ve always had a decent hurling team with great tradition but always in the shadows of the Cats Tipp and Cork. McManus is a huge sponsor within the county and his club. South Liberties, as JP’s horses run in his clubs colours. They are years behind what Dublin gets as seen from their current success and both coded playing Div1 and competing!

The money won’t make Limerick better hurlers, you need more than being a gym bunny to win All Ireland’s, lifting weights won’t make you a better hurling, it’s about the skills

No but the money certainly helps the coaching setups and top quality academies. Limerick's development in hurling has been flagged up for a good few years, with a fair few bob going to lads like Anthony Daly to help out.

Is Daly still with the Limerick development squads?

I thought he left a few years back.