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Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« on: September 26, 2019, 08:59:59 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.



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Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 09:43:57 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 09:55:59 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?
No. The Dublin county board is well run and well organised and there are no issues around money, unlike the Mayo co board it seems.

Charging €5k for All Ireland tickes with a face value of €950. Classy move. Imagine ripping off your own donors like that. Is it any wonder they are so furious.

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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2019, 09:57:43 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?
Stunningly missed the point.

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Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 09:59:47 AM »
if the monies were raised  in the name of mayo Gaa .  then he should hand it over with out delay . these 3rds party organizations are unelected and unaccountable cannot  the policies of the GAA in a county just because they are now in possession of monies raised for Mayo gaa.
if he is making personal donations. that is different he can do as he like and out as many conditions on it as he likes .
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 10:00:54 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?
No. The Dublin county board is well run and well organised and there are no issues around money, unlike the Mayo co board it seems.

Charging €5k for All Ireland tickes with a face value of €950. Classy move. Imagine ripping off your own donors like that. Is it any wonder they are so furious.

You really have no idea how a fundraising auction works do you? I suppose Dublin don't need to go out and do this kind of fundraising. They just tap up to a few multinationals like AIG. Sadly not every county has those available.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 10:20:32 AM »
if the monies were raised  in the name of mayo Gaa .  then he should hand it over with out delay . these 3rds party organizations are unelected and unaccountable cannot  the policies of the GAA in a county just because they are now in possession of monies raised for Mayo gaa.
if he is making personal donations. that is different he can do as he like and out as many conditions on it as he likes .

They weren't.

He offered x for a training facility. A couple of years later no progress, but as I understand it they asked for the money anyway, he said no.

Hopefully this helps the message that some county boards couldn't run a bath and all the funding in the world wont change that

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 10:26:48 AM »
It's serious money.


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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 10:45:22 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?
No. The Dublin county board is well run and well organised and there are no issues around money, unlike the Mayo co board it seems.

Charging €5k for All Ireland tickes with a face value of €950. Classy move. Imagine ripping off your own donors like that. Is it any wonder they are so furious.

You really have no idea how a fundraising auction works do you? I suppose Dublin don't need to go out and do this kind of fundraising. They just tap up to a few multinationals like AIG. Sadly not every county has those available.

Sadly not every county has access to this type of foreign cash. Dublin's level of funding is a real problem. So is Mayo's, Kerry's and a few others. There are 32 counties.

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2019, 10:50:07 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?
No. The Dublin county board is well run and well organised and there are no issues around money, unlike the Mayo co board it seems.

Charging €5k for All Ireland tickes with a face value of €950. Classy move. Imagine ripping off your own donors like that. Is it any wonder they are so furious.

You really have no idea how a fundraising auction works do you? I suppose Dublin don't need to go out and do this kind of fundraising. They just tap up to a few multinationals like AIG. Sadly not every county has those available.

Sadly not every county has access to this type of foreign cash. Dublin's level of funding is a real problem. So is Mayo's, Kerry's and a few others. There are 32 counties.

Im not sure I buy this. If Mayo can find a group of wealthy backers I really dont see why others cant.

Again, I get the feeling its easier to whinge thaen do

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Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2019, 10:54:42 AM »
Who else is part of this Mayo foundation and have they any background in the Gaa?

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2019, 10:55:08 AM »
if the monies were raised  in the name of mayo Gaa .  then he should hand it over with out delay . these 3rds party organizations are unelected and unaccountable cannot  the policies of the GAA in a county just because they are now in possession of monies raised for Mayo gaa.
if he is making personal donations. that is different he can do as he like and out as many conditions on it as he likes .

They weren't.

He offered x for a training facility. A couple of years later no progress, but as I understand it they asked for the money anyway, he said no.

Hopefully this helps the message that some county boards couldn't run a bath and all the funding in the world wont change that
the Gala dinner in New York was very much sold as a Mayoo GAA event ,
Bad show now if he doesn't want to hand over the money now because hes not getting his own way ,
as the saying goes 'Beware of Greeks bearing Gifts'
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Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2019, 11:06:55 AM »
Sadly an awful lot of Co Boards are vulnerable to this kind of individual as they try to fund and compete at Inter County level.
Now if the GAA was to decide that " football needs a strong Mayo" etc etc
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2019, 11:07:17 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?
No. The Dublin county board is well run and well organised and there are no issues around money, unlike the Mayo co board it seems.

Charging €5k for All Ireland tickes with a face value of €950. Classy move. Imagine ripping off your own donors like that. Is it any wonder they are so furious.

You really have no idea how a fundraising auction works do you? I suppose Dublin don't need to go out and do this kind of fundraising. They just tap up to a few multinationals like AIG. Sadly not every county has those available.

Sadly not every county has access to this type of foreign cash. Dublin's level of funding is a real problem. So is Mayo's, Kerry's and a few others. There are 32 counties.

Im not sure I buy this. If Mayo can find a group of wealthy backers I really dont see why others cant.

Again, I get the feeling its easier to whinge thaen do

Well of course it is. And for sure some counties will not be proactive enough or have the required competencies to chase this type of cash.

But there is a finite number of people who will want to bankroll amateur GAA teams. Counties with larger populations, and larger emigrate populations are in a stronger position to make use of this. The money here is eye watering. There is no way every county can raise to the same level.