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GAA record revenues..... why?
« on: February 11, 2020, 01:27:03 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

This is not why the GAA was conceived.

Is it not about time that we all began motioning central council, that the GAA should strive to reduce revenues?

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 01:37:10 PM »
I know of a number of families who used to attend many if not all Tyrone games however have simply stopped going due to the cost.

They would not be well off and a normal 'run of the mill family' but they have said they simply cant sustain the costs of attending.

This should not be what the GAA is about as wobbler said.

And in the piece it mentions things they are spending money on which no doubt means tickets will stay the same at best or increase at worst.

We are simply losing sight of what we are all about - not that anyone in CP gives a flying f**k about it.

Only a matter of time until we are worse than the PL

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 01:41:05 PM »
GAA HQ turning into Sepp and his FIFA buddies.

Nothings going to change unless there’s a mass boycott of games. Won’t happen though.

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 01:46:13 PM »
The organisation has slowly but surely moved from a community-based sports organisation to an bums-on-seats entertainment industry concern. The paradox is that the trend in the meantime has been for individuals and families to spend their leisure time actually participating in sports instead of sitting watching other people playing. I suspect the long-term business model is bunched.

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 02:01:18 PM »
GAA HQ turning into Sepp and his FIFA buddies.

Nothings going to change unless there’s a mass boycott of games. Won’t happen though.

Strangely enough GAA wages & salaries have increased by over 8% YOY  ???


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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 02:24:20 PM »
GPA militant action incoming.

We've all known for some time the GAA is absolutely filthy, cash rich. They are going to have to do something here in an attempt to keep the rank and file 'in order'.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2020, 02:48:58 PM »
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Other development projects cited include the acquisition of the 31.8 acre property of Cloniffe College adjacent to Croke Park, a deal which concluded after the year's end, with plans for two full-sized pitches, club house and dressing rooms and planned usage "similar to Abbotstown

What's this development for?

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 02:49:51 PM »
Geese and golden eggs come to mind. As for the idea that the GAA is filthy cash rich, it will be until the day the next billion-euro-plus version of Croke Park is needed. And that day is fast approaching. Liam Mulvihill said in the 1990s that the new stadium would have an average expected useful life of 35 years. The Cusack Stand is 25 years into that cycle. The bums-on-seats stadium industry has its limits.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2020, 02:52:00 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

This is not why the GAA was conceived.

Is it not about time that we all began motioning central council, that the GAA should strive to reduce revenues?

The GAA is financialised so it's run in the interest of finance.
Where did it all go wrong?
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2020, 02:55:45 PM »
The GAA is financialised so it's run in the interest of finance.
Where did it all go wrong?

When its main asset/liability is a stadium that will cost a billion to replace.

In retrospect, the GAA should have pleaded poverty in the 1990s and got Bertie to build his Bowl.

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2020, 02:57:53 PM »
Geese and golden eggs come to mind. As for the idea that the GAA is filthy cash rich, it will be until the day the next billion-euro-plus version of Croke Park is needed. And that day is fast approaching. Liam Mulvihill said in the 1990s that the new stadium would have an average expected useful life of 35 years. The Cusack Stand is 25 years into that cycle. The bums-on-seats stadium industry has its limits.

Duno bout this, Croke Park is only filled maybe 3 times a year? (For GAA).

Think they'll go down the road of regional development. Maybe throw cash at other counties as a way of suppressing the 'Dublin Problem'.

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2020, 03:00:07 PM »
GPA militant action incoming.

We've all known for some time the GAA is absolutely filthy, cash rich. They are going to have to do something here in an attempt to keep the rank and file 'in order'.

“. . . a number of projects in the pipeline including a new GAA/GPA agreement. . .”

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2020, 03:02:44 PM »
GPA militant action incoming.

We've all known for some time the GAA is absolutely filthy, cash rich. They are going to have to do something here in an attempt to keep the rank and file 'in order'.

“. . . a number of projects in the pipeline including a new GAA/GPA agreement. . .”

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Expect them to throw plenty of €€€€ at the GPA in the hope this will appeal the masses.

As someone has said only a boycott by the people who actually help fund the association will make any difference and unfortunately I cant see that happening.

It will become a middle class sport when enough of the grassroots get pissed off

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2020, 03:05:45 PM »
All that money at HQ yet there is still a number of counties all outside division 1 that are breaking their backs with their fundraising just to keep their heads above water.
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2020, 03:20:27 PM »
All that money at HQ yet there is still a number of counties all outside division 1 that are breaking their backs with their fundraising just to keep their heads above water.

Counties are spending far too much on their county teams even those in Div 4.