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TheGreatest:
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

manfromdelmonte:
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.

AZOffaly:

--- Quote from: manfromdelmonte 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.

--- End quote ---

+1

armaghniac:
Perhaps someone from Offaly or Wexford won the Euromillions and they'll throw in 10% for the hurlers!

AZOffaly:

--- Quote from: armaghniac 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!

--- End quote ---

Nope, in the Naul. Fecking Dublin again!

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