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Re: GAA record revenues..... why?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2020, 03:29:19 PM »
Jases ye're some crowd of feckin whingers!!!
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Re: GAA record revenues..... why?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2020, 03:29:42 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.

It's the cost to compete nowadays.
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2020, 03:32:12 PM »
the GAA has a great 'product'

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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2020, 04:22:24 PM »
Jases ye're some crowd of feckin whingers!!!

Could not agree more. If the GAA were losing money hand over fist they'd be on here complaining about incompetent management. Instead it's raking in the money, most of which is redistributed to the counties and clubs, and they're whinging about that.

Is it any wonder I take a drink?

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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2020, 04:22:58 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?

Why was it conceived then? Would you prefer it if the association ran at a loss?

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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2020, 04:23:54 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?

Guess.

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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2020, 04:25:01 PM »
GAA HQ turning into Sepp and his FIFA buddies.

Nothings going to change unless thereís a mass boycott of games. Wonít happen though.

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

How many people are employed full time by Croke Park? There'd be more people working in a supermarket.

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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2020, 04:30:11 PM »
GAA HQ turning into Sepp and his FIFA buddies.

Nothings going to change unless thereís a mass boycott of games. Wonít happen though.

Oh please. You make it sound like there's a board of directors getting million Euro bonuses. Once overheads are paid, the rest of the revenue is reinvested back into the counties and the clubs. They're also open about their finances. The annual report is published on the GAA's website every year. You can go and read it right now.

If you read Mike Moynihan's book GAAconomics you'll see how the GAA does things that no other sports organization does, like playing All-Ireland final games at lower grades in Croke Park even though a tiny crowd shows up to watch. Those events run at a loss, but they do it for social reasons because of the honour of playing in Croke Parl.

"Grab All Association" my ass. Save your outrage for the GPA. They're the boys who go around openly bragging about the millions of dollars they're going to raise with their smash-and-grab trips to the US.

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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2020, 04:31:04 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'.

Didn't read the entire article but what is the profit margin?

It's great having big revenues but if it's being spunked out the back door then that's a different set of questions that need to be asked.

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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2020, 04:52:48 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?

Guess.

Eh, I don't know. That's why I asked. Thanks for your input though

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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2020, 05:00:00 PM »
GAA HQ turning into Sepp and his FIFA buddies.

Nothings going to change unless thereís a mass boycott of games. Wonít happen though.

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

How many people are employed full time by Croke Park? There'd be more people working in a supermarket.

Brave supermarket paying out over Ä5m a year

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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2020, 05:09:43 PM »
Figures are up because of Mayo Making the Super 8's and making it to semi-final stage. As well as an All Ireland Football final replay. The Hurling continues to be a success and is a real competition among the Elite of that sport. This is what the Corporate GAA hopes to have with the football tier system. The real story of the summer was 30k odd that attended Tyrone/Kerry Semi-final.

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2020, 05:36:12 PM »
Iíd think the real story of the GAA (football) in recent years is one of seeing routinely empty stadiums on TV, and donít forget itís only the big games that make it on TV.

Revenue might be increasing, but if footfall is dropping, then you have to question the strategy. These games can not expand internationally to replace the void. It has to come from within.

They may blame Dublinís dominance. They may blame football tactics. They may be right too. But combining extra county games with an aggressive pricing strategy, against this backdrop, well thereís the main story as far as Iím concerned.

And once someone gets away from the habit of forking out £25 to watch a county team, itís a remarkably difficult habit to pick up again.

Which of course leads players to question why they train all winter long; to play in largely empty, soulless championship matches, where the result often is an irrelevance, as both sides go through, or sometimes one is just happy to end their season. And the more who question it, the more whoíll step away. Which in turn leads to smaller crowds, and more players stepping away.

Thatís the circle of descent.

We are on it.

But revenue is up.

f**k revenue.

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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2020, 05:36:36 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'.

Didn't read the entire article but what is the profit margin?

It's great having big revenues but if it's being spunked out the back door then that's a different set of questions that need to be asked.

"Spunked out the back door?" What does this mean?

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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2020, 05:37:40 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?

Guess.

Eh, I don't know. That's why I asked. Thanks for your input though

As stated in black and white, I would imagine it's for two full-sized pitches, club house and dressing rooms and planned usage "similar to Abbotstown."