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Title: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 09, 2020, 10:30:12 PM
Gobshite. He and JOE.ie have always been more perfect for each other. Amateur, sneaky bastards who would do anything for a bit of profile and publicity.

Eddie Brennan absolutely stitched up by them today.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: MayoBuck on November 09, 2020, 10:32:01 PM
What did he say? I don't listen to the hurling shows.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: J70 on November 09, 2020, 10:32:45 PM
What did he do?

I usually enjoy his podcast although I only listen to the football one.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: dublin7 on November 09, 2020, 10:33:49 PM
I usually only listen to the football as well. To be fair their Monday shows with Cian Ward are always enjoyable as he is an excellent analyst
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 09, 2020, 10:48:05 PM
Interview with Eddie today. They wrapped it up, cheers for that Eddie, talk to ya soon etc. Eddie then continued to speak to them off the record, having used the phrase "off the record" and gave the Laois County Board a bit of a roasting. JOE went ahead and put the entire clip out.

Wooly saying it's nothing to with him.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 09, 2020, 10:49:54 PM
A balls up maybe?

Brennan had a proper go at Laois county board ďoff the recordĒ. It remained on the record.

If genuinely a mistake, it just shows the amateurishness and incompetence of JOE. Whole podcast should be scrapped.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: screenexile on November 09, 2020, 10:51:36 PM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: sid waddell on November 09, 2020, 11:23:51 PM
I think Brennan has only reinforced his reputation as somebody you'd want to manage a county team if you're serious about winning things

I think Parkinson has reinforced his already considerable reputation as a weaselly trolling gobshite
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: LilySavage on November 10, 2020, 12:04:04 AM
Excellent podcast, I hope its not binned now because of this. Accidents happen in a small operation like that but someone nailed him before he could clean it up.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 10, 2020, 12:22:22 AM
He's a p***k and always has been. Thick as pig shit as well. Over inflated sense of both his abilities as a footballer and his intelligence. Shit hair too.

He labels himself as the "presenter/producer/researcher" of the show. He can't hide behind some unpaid intern sound engineer.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: marty34 on November 10, 2020, 12:27:29 AM
He's a p***k and always has been. Thick as pig shit as well. Over inflated sense of both his abilities as a footballer and his intelligence. Shit hair too.

He labels himself as the "presenter/producer/researcher" of the show. He can't hide behind wine unpaid intern sound engineer.

Get off the fence and say what you really think!!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Baile BrigŪn 2 on November 10, 2020, 02:09:54 AM
The microphone is never off. Ever.

Brennan freely chose to say what he said in a recording studio so is far from blameless. He is a guard so if anyone should get the idea that what you say in a room with a recording device can be used against you he should. Was he not caught up in some controversy about his gob and a tape recording?

But Parkinson is an absolute snake for runnimg with it. And he did, there was no mistake.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Tubberman on November 10, 2020, 06:59:07 AM
The microphone is never off. Ever.

Brennan freely chose to say what he said in a recording studio so is far from blameless. He is a guard so if anyone should get the idea that what you say in a room with a recording device can be used against you he should. Was he not caught up in some controversy about his gob and a tape recording?

But Parkinson is an absolute snake for runnimg with it. And he did, there was no mistake.

Brennan was on the phone I think, not in a recording studio
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Taylor on November 10, 2020, 08:11:18 AM
Parkinson really is a slimy, know it all p***k.

Like Joe.ie, I hope this is the end of the whole thing.

Click bait, attention seekings twats.

Parkinson & Joe.ie are really no better than the red tops.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 10, 2020, 08:45:03 AM
He's a p***k and always has been. Thick as pig shit as well. Over inflated sense of both his abilities as a footballer and his intelligence. Shit hair too.

He labels himself as the "presenter/producer/researcher" of the show. He can't hide behind wine unpaid intern sound engineer.

100% agree, I dated a girl for a while who ran in the same social circles. Thick as a ditch but thought he was Einstein

He has made it clear that he doesnít like the Laois county board and saw the opportunity to put the boot in and released it.

Coward doesnít even have the decency to accept the blame, says why would he accept the blame for a mistake he didnít make, itís his f**king show

Joe Troy was right, heís a rat
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 10, 2020, 08:45:57 AM
The microphone is never off. Ever.

Brennan freely chose to say what he said in a recording studio so is far from blameless. He is a guard so if anyone should get the idea that what you say in a room with a recording device can be used against you he should. Was he not caught up in some controversy about his gob and a tape recording?

But Parkinson is an absolute snake for runnimg with it. And he did, there was no mistake.

He clearly says this is off the record
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Baile BrigŪn 2 on November 10, 2020, 09:39:38 AM
The microphone is never off. Ever.

Brennan freely chose to say what he said in a recording studio so is far from blameless. He is a guard so if anyone should get the idea that what you say in a room with a recording device can be used against you he should. Was he not caught up in some controversy about his gob and a tape recording?

But Parkinson is an absolute snake for runnimg with it. And he did, there was no mistake.

He clearly says this is off the record
There is no such thing when being interviewed
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 10, 2020, 09:50:12 AM
The microphone is never off. Ever.

Brennan freely chose to say what he said in a recording studio so is far from blameless. He is a guard so if anyone should get the idea that what you say in a room with a recording device can be used against you he should. Was he not caught up in some controversy about his gob and a tape recording?

But Parkinson is an absolute snake for runnimg with it. And he did, there was no mistake.

He clearly says this is off the record
There is no such thing when being interviewed

What a ridiculous statement


Lots of people will say stuff off the record that they donít want aired. Interviewers agree to that because they want the inside track.
How many people will speak to Wholly now off the record? Iíll give you a hint, itís less than one
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Cavan19 on November 10, 2020, 10:16:17 AM
He's a p***k and always has been. Thick as pig shit as well. Over inflated sense of both his abilities as a footballer and his intelligence. Shit hair too.

He labels himself as the "presenter/producer/researcher" of the show. He can't hide behind wine unpaid intern sound engineer.

100% agree, I dated a girl for a while who ran in the same social circles. Thick as a ditch but thought he was Einstein



Did she have a willy?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 10, 2020, 10:54:02 AM
He's a p***k and always has been. Thick as pig shit as well. Over inflated sense of both his abilities as a footballer and his intelligence. Shit hair too.

He labels himself as the "presenter/producer/researcher" of the show. He can't hide behind wine unpaid intern sound engineer.

100% agree, I dated a girl for a while who ran in the same social circles. Thick as a ditch but thought he was Einstein



Did she have a willy?

Hi Colm.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Shamrock Shore on November 10, 2020, 11:19:13 AM
TBH I had forgotten Wolly was even still broadcasting. Never had much time for him.

Once an interviewee says off the record then that's it. Eddie Brennan is not a lad I'd like to cross.

Hope Wolly's tyre thread is within the regulations. That is if he can drive!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Baile BrigŪn 2 on November 10, 2020, 11:21:52 AM
The microphone is never off. Ever.

Brennan freely chose to say what he said in a recording studio so is far from blameless. He is a guard so if anyone should get the idea that what you say in a room with a recording device can be used against you he should. Was he not caught up in some controversy about his gob and a tape recording?

But Parkinson is an absolute snake for runnimg with it. And he did, there was no mistake.

He clearly says this is off the record
There is no such thing when being interviewed

What a ridiculous statement


Lots of people will say stuff off the record that they donít want aired. Interviewers agree to that because they want the inside track.
How many people will speak to Wholly now off the record? Iíll give you a hint, itís less than one

First rule of media work. The mic is never off. He put himself in a position that Wolly could air his comments. Which he did
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: MoChara on November 10, 2020, 11:27:39 AM
I think it's pretty obvious and it will be especially so to Eddie today that you shouldn't put yourself in the position where you could be left red faced like this.

Eddie was naÔve and I think woolys just every bit the snake he always seemed.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Cavan19 on November 10, 2020, 11:50:08 AM
He's a p***k and always has been. Thick as pig shit as well. Over inflated sense of both his abilities as a footballer and his intelligence. Shit hair too.

He labels himself as the "presenter/producer/researcher" of the show. He can't hide behind wine unpaid intern sound engineer.

100% agree, I dated a girl for a while who ran in the same social circles. Thick as a ditch but thought he was Einstein



Did she have a willy?

Hi Colm.

Was that his name?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: GetOverTheBar on November 10, 2020, 11:56:04 AM
I'd say Wooly has got plenty of off the record stuff over the years, this looks like a chance to sink the boot into the Laois CB that was taken.

Strange for him though, you have to wonder who...Öif anyone will now go on the line with him to give him anything half decent.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: laoislad on November 10, 2020, 12:10:22 PM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!
How can they keep him? They should be listening to what he said and doing everything they can to keep him.
He has been brilliant for Laois hurling.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 10, 2020, 12:40:54 PM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!

Whatís the fraud allegations?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Baile BrigŪn 2 on November 10, 2020, 12:41:52 PM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!
How can they keep him? They should be listening to what he said and doing everything they can to keep him.
He has been brilliant for Laois hurling.

Because thats how it works
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: sid waddell on November 10, 2020, 12:44:40 PM
He's a p***k and always has been. Thick as pig shit as well. Over inflated sense of both his abilities as a footballer and his intelligence. Shit hair too.

He labels himself as the "presenter/producer/researcher" of the show. He can't hide behind wine unpaid intern sound engineer.

100% agree, I dated a girl for a while who ran in the same social circles. Thick as a ditch but thought he was Einstein
Could be any number of posters here so
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 10, 2020, 12:45:08 PM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!

Whatís the fraud allegations?

They lost a whole bunch of advertisers a couple of years ago after they were found to be using a Russian (I think) clickfarm to inflate their viewer statistics.

McGarry tried to claim it was a rogue individual, the Nick Lesson of JOE if you will. I think the holding company, Maximum Media, has subsequently filed for bankruptcy, with McGarry claiming that the mainstream media are out to get them because of how they're market disruptors, rather than just a bunch of shysters.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: five points on November 10, 2020, 12:51:17 PM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!

Whatís the fraud allegations?

They lost a whole bunch of advertisers a couple of years ago after they were found to be using a Russian (I think) clickfarm to inflate their viewer statistics.

McGarry tried to claim it was a rogue individual, the Nick Lesson of JOE if you will. I think the holding company, Maximum Media, has subsequently filed for bankruptcy, with McGarry claiming that the mainstream media are out to get them because of how they're market disruptors, rather than just a bunch of shysters.

I think McGarry has since lost ownership of it?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Taylor on November 10, 2020, 01:00:44 PM
Any player/manager may think twice before going on this show in the future
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 10, 2020, 01:22:25 PM

I think McGarry has since lost ownership of it?

He stepped away from executive involvement, don't know if he lost ownership though.

He was busy calling it "too big to fail" and "too important for Ireland" a few months ago.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: shark on November 10, 2020, 03:09:47 PM

I think McGarry has since lost ownership of it?

He stepped away from executive involvement, don't know if he lost ownership though.

He was busy calling it "too big to fail" and "too important for Ireland" a few months ago.

The Currency did a long piece on it. He's out of the Irish operation completely, but still with the UK arm - which is much bigger and being looked at by a number of bigger players as a takeover prospect.
The main damage caused by the click farm saga was that it unnerved their sponsors - with the main one being AIB I think.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Maroon Manc on November 10, 2020, 05:18:56 PM

I think McGarry has since lost ownership of it?

He stepped away from executive involvement, don't know if he lost ownership though.

He was busy calling it "too big to fail" and "too important for Ireland" a few months ago.

The Currency did a long piece on it. He's out of the Irish operation completely, but still with the UK arm - which is much bigger and being looked at by a number of bigger players as a takeover prospect.
The main damage caused by the click farm saga was that it unnerved their sponsors - with the main one being AIB I think.

Content is key and could never understand how there's was good enough to become profitable.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: inroundthesquare on November 10, 2020, 06:36:55 PM
I usually only listen to the football as well. To be fair their Monday shows with Cian Ward are always enjoyable as he is an excellent analyst

Cian Ward is awful. Only worse pundit is Ger Brennan.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 10, 2020, 07:00:36 PM

I think McGarry has since lost ownership of it?

He stepped away from executive involvement, don't know if he lost ownership though.

He was busy calling it "too big to fail" and "too important for Ireland" a few months ago.

The Currency did a long piece on it. He's out of the Irish operation completely, but still with the UK arm - which is much bigger and being looked at by a number of bigger players as a takeover prospect.
The main damage caused by the click farm saga was that it unnerved their sponsors - with the main one being AIB I think.

Content is key and could never understand how there's was good enough to become profitable.

The entire thing is and always has been completed tripe. Terrible prose, no editing, robbed content etc

Pat McCarry's rugby "journalism" consists large of rambling pieces headlined "X Young Irish Player is a BEAST!"
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 10, 2020, 07:01:15 PM
I usually only listen to the football as well. To be fair their Monday shows with Cian Ward are always enjoyable as he is an excellent analyst

Cian Ward is awful. Only worse pundit is Ger Brennan.

Have to say I like Cian Ward. Agreed Ger Brennan is horrific
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: ardtole on November 10, 2020, 07:56:49 PM
I find Cian Ward excellent. His contributions particularly on the club games are very good.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: galwayman on November 10, 2020, 09:33:53 PM
Maybe I'm not listening to the right podcasts :-) but I find the football show probably the best one around.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Baile BrigŪn 2 on November 10, 2020, 09:49:59 PM

I think McGarry has since lost ownership of it?

He stepped away from executive involvement, don't know if he lost ownership though.

He was busy calling it "too big to fail" and "too important for Ireland" a few months ago.

The Currency did a long piece on it. He's out of the Irish operation completely, but still with the UK arm - which is much bigger and being looked at by a number of bigger players as a takeover prospect.
The main damage caused by the click farm saga was that it unnerved their sponsors - with the main one being AIB I think.

Content is key and could never understand how there's was good enough to become profitable.

Its not. As s9on as the clickfarming stopped it died on its arse
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Mario on November 11, 2020, 08:53:01 AM
I can see why people think Wooly is a p***k, I do as well sometimes but he doesn't hold back his opinions and his podcast is the best GAA podcast there is in my opinion. After a big gaa weekend there is nothing i enjoy more than listening to it for an hour. I'm not a particularly big hurling fan but i'll even listen to that podcast from time to time as well.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: didlyi on November 11, 2020, 09:53:08 AM
I am a rare hurling fan around here, I find both his podcasts quite good and for a man that doesn't call himself a hurling person he is very knowledgeable in the players and the history of the players and teams setup in particular. He is no doubt a clever bloke but sometimes though his mouth is too big for his own good.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: magpie seanie on November 11, 2020, 10:00:05 AM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!
How can they keep him? They should be listening to what he said and doing everything they can to keep him.
He has been brilliant for Laois hurling.


Agree 100%. Time for cool heads and people to put their egos aside for the good of Laois hurling.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: lurganblue on November 11, 2020, 10:12:22 AM
I would be a regular enough listener to the football show.

IMO that's a dirty doin on Brennan.  I'd say there might be a few with second thoughts about being interviewed for the show now.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 11, 2020, 04:41:22 PM
Was the sound engineers fault... both Wooly and Brennanís reputations are in tatters how can Laois keep Brennan on after that??

Proprietors of Joe.ie facing fraud allegations too not a good look!
How can they keep him? They should be listening to what he said and doing everything they can to keep him.
He has been brilliant for Laois hurling.


Agree 100%. Time for cool heads and people to put their egos aside for the good of Laois hurling.

A regular occurrence throughout the history of the association!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Gmac on November 11, 2020, 06:26:45 PM
Just heard this and Brennan as a county manager should keep this stuff to himself, how many other people has he been telling all this stuff to , sounds like a fella who would be telling all this stuff to every second person he meets . Get his plan together tell the county board what you need  and continue or leave . Parkinson or joe should not release the audio though.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: JimStynes on November 11, 2020, 06:52:39 PM
Surely Parkinson didnít release this though? Iím sure heís had a million off the record conversations over the years. Was not an innocent mistake. Would be pretty silly to think he would sink himself like that. Best gaa podcast about as well.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: galwayman on November 11, 2020, 07:16:19 PM
Surely Parkinson didnít release this though? Iím sure heís had a million off the record conversations over the years. Was not an innocent mistake. Would be pretty silly to think he would sink himself like that. Best gaa podcast about as well.
I agree. He had nothing to gain by releasing it.
I would personally believe it was a genuine mistake.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: burdizzo on November 11, 2020, 08:06:00 PM
Doesn't matter. Whether it was deliberate to gain a 'scoop', or pure ineptitude, people will now be very careful in what they say to him!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: fearsiuil on November 11, 2020, 11:50:35 PM
Doubt very strongly he meant it, what has he to gain from this but ridicule. I enjoy his podcast but not necessarily him, he does very little research on many topics he brings up and often goes off on one when he clearly has false or half the details necessary to come to a reasonable conclusion. He cannot pronounce any place name with more than a syllable and a half. He seems to insist having his 2 sidekicks agree with him most of the time basically tell me lads I'm right! Lockdown podcasts about old games were good but jaysus his long ones about reforming structures in the GAA etc were painful. Goes on about playing for Portlaoise same way Johnny Giles talks about my day with Leeds. Other than that.....Cian Ward very good, Cheddar Plunkett excellent.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Westside on November 12, 2020, 01:39:05 PM
Parkinson is not a sound engineer he's a podcaster and public health expert. Ridiculous he's getting the flak for this error.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Taylor on November 12, 2020, 02:16:01 PM
Parkinson is not a sound engineer he's a podcaster and public health expert. Ridiculous he's getting the flak for this error.

Podcaster?
He calls himself presenter/producer & researcher.

Deserves everything coming his way.

Public health expert  ;D
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: JimStynes on November 12, 2020, 05:48:31 PM
Parkinson is not a sound engineer he's a podcaster and public health expert. Ridiculous he's getting the flak for this error.

Podcaster?
He calls himself presenter/producer & researcher.

Deserves everything coming his way.

Public health expert  ;D

Why does he deserve everything coming his way? Because he annoys you a bit or because someone leaked that to the public? I don't get the hate about him. He's a bit of a tube but he seems good enough craic on the show and doesn't take himself too serious either. The GAA hour is by far the best GAA podcast going. There's plenty of podcasters like that I don't like so I don't listen anymore.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Gmac on November 12, 2020, 06:15:32 PM
Parkinson is not a sound engineer he's a podcaster and public health expert. Ridiculous he's getting the flak for this error.

Podcaster?
He calls himself presenter/producer & researcher.

Deserves everything coming his way.

Public health expert  ;D

Why does he deserve everything coming his way? Because he annoys you a bit or because someone leaked that to the public? I don't get the hate about him. He's a bit of a tube but he seems good enough craic on the show and doesn't take himself too serious either. The GAA hour is by far the best GAA podcast going. There's plenty of podcasters like that I don't like so I don't listen anymore.
probably because heís not on the Covid mass lockdown side . The hurling show is very good I enjoy Carroll and cheddar and nice to hear some opinions from the smaller counties.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on November 12, 2020, 06:26:33 PM
Parkinson is not a sound engineer he's a podcaster and public health expert. Ridiculous he's getting the flak for this error.

Podcaster?
He calls himself presenter/producer & researcher.

Deserves everything coming his way.

Public health expert  ;D

Why does he deserve everything coming his way? Because he annoys you a bit or because someone leaked that to the public? I don't get the hate about him. He's a bit of a tube but he seems good enough craic on the show and doesn't take himself too serious either. The GAA hour is by far the best GAA podcast going. There's plenty of podcasters like that I don't like so I don't listen anymore.

He has an opinion that sometimes isn't mainstream. That can get you a lot of flack in today's world
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 12, 2020, 09:35:56 PM
Ooohhh he has an opinion that isn't mainstream.

Ooohhhh he's edgy

Ooohhh he's not afraid to speak his mind.

Blah blah blah. The same shite people spout about Joe Rogan or Barstool Sports.

That's the reasoning people don't like him. Nothing to do with being a twat  ::)
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Westside on November 12, 2020, 10:48:29 PM
Every town has one, he's an authority on everything but in reality doesn't know his arse from his elbow about anything. He'd be the first man in line to criticise if it suited him so good to see him taking some flak when the shoe is on the other foot.
He did well having Stevie McDonnell on the podcast for so long, Colm couldn't help but sound reasoned and insightful by comparison.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Baile BrigŪn 2 on November 12, 2020, 11:05:27 PM
Every town has one, he's an authority on everything but in reality doesn't know his arse from his elbow about anything. He'd be the first man in line to criticise if it suited him so good to see him taking some flak when the shoe is on the other foot.
He did well having Stevie McDonnell on the podcast for so long, Colm couldn't help but sound reasoned and insightful by comparison.

And they were always the lads who got 75 points in the Leaving
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on November 12, 2020, 11:37:46 PM
Ooohhh he has an opinion that isn't mainstream.

Ooohhhh he's edgy

Ooohhh he's not afraid to speak his mind.

Blah blah blah. The same shite people spout about Joe Rogan or Barstool Sports.

That's the reasoning people don't like him. Nothing to do with being a twat  ::)
.
Jeepers calm down big lad. Not overly fussed either way on him as its not really that important in bigger scheme of things. He has 53k followers on Twitter so somebody likes him at least a wee bit
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: thejuice on November 12, 2020, 11:44:09 PM
I enjoy the podcasts and while I doubt myself and Colm would ever be best pals if we knew each other he does an alright job. Better than OTB by a mile anyway. Iíve no reason to think this was intentional.

As for Eddie being critical of the county board, whatís the big deal, weíve all said the same thing probably and you know what he said is in part true of a lot of county boards. Things in Meath have gotten better in recent years but there where times when our county board made the 3 stooges look like Mensa.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: MoChara on November 13, 2020, 07:26:46 AM
GAA Hour host Parkinson issues apology to Eddie Brennan and Laois GAA

Colm Parkinson has issued an apology to Eddie Brennan and Laois GAA over the 'off the record conversation' that found its way onto the airwaves earlier this week.

Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan had been a guest on the GAA Hour podcast on Joe.ie with host Colm Parkinson but an off the record chat accidentally found its way onto the podcast.

It was deleted in the aftermath but the conversation spread like wildfire on Whats App where Brennan was critical of the County Board.


Speaking on his podcast this evening, Parkinson, a former Laois and Portlaoise Gaelic footballer, added;

"I want to apologise publicly to Eddie Brennan.


ďI have apologised to him many times in private since the show made that terrible mistake on Monday.

ďI have done hundreds of interviews on the show over the last four and a half years and nothing like that has ever happened before.

ďManagers and players know that when they come on the show they will be treated with respect and that didnít happen on Monday and we have to take responsibility for that.

ďI also want to apologise to the Laois County Board. The idea that Laois GAA has been put in the spotlight all this week because of a mistake made on my show makes me sick to my stomach if Iím being honest.

ďEddie Brennan is a brilliant manager and he is clearly a playerís manager and Laois GAA are very, very lucky to have him.Ē


https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/588553/gaa-hour-host-parkinson-issues-apology-to-eddie-brennan-and-laois-gaa.html
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Taylor on November 13, 2020, 07:32:30 AM
Parkinson is not a sound engineer he's a podcaster and public health expert. Ridiculous he's getting the flak for this error.

Podcaster?
He calls himself presenter/producer & researcher.

Deserves everything coming his way.

Public health expert  ;D

Why does he deserve everything coming his way? Because he annoys you a bit or because someone leaked that to the public? I don't get the hate about him. He's a bit of a tube but he seems good enough craic on the show and doesn't take himself too serious either. The GAA hour is by far the best GAA podcast going. There's plenty of podcasters like that I don't like so I don't listen anymore.
probably because heís not on the Covid mass lockdown side . The hurling show is very good I enjoy Carroll and cheddar and nice to hear some opinions from the smaller counties.

 ;D ;D

You think people dont like him because he isnt on Covid mass lockdown side?!?!

You can see many comments here and none refer to Covid.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: square_ball on November 13, 2020, 10:20:10 AM
Ooohhh he has an opinion that isn't mainstream.

Ooohhhh he's edgy

Ooohhh he's not afraid to speak his mind.

Blah blah blah. The same shite people spout about Joe Rogan or Barstool Sports.

That's the reasoning people don't like him. Nothing to do with being a twat  ::)

Itís amazing how people get so worked up and annoyed about someone or something they can easily ignored. Donít like him donít follow or listen to his podcast. It really is that simple ya know?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: gallsman on November 13, 2020, 05:14:06 PM
Ooohhh he has an opinion that isn't mainstream.

Ooohhhh he's edgy

Ooohhh he's not afraid to speak his mind.

Blah blah blah. The same shite people spout about Joe Rogan or Barstool Sports.

That's the reasoning people don't like him. Nothing to do with being a twat  ::)

Itís amazing how people get so worked up and annoyed about someone or something they can easily ignored. Donít like him donít follow or listen to his podcast. It really is that simple ya know?

I'm not worked up about him in the slightest, I don't listen to him and I don't follow him on social media. I just think he's a gobshite.

I'm laughing at the way people throw out the allegation that someone is disliked for the mere crime of thinking outside the mainstream or speaking their mind rather than it simply being because someone's an arsehole. Loads of gobshites speak their minds and have edgy opinions. That doesn't in itself prevent them from being arseholes. Ironically, the sort of brain dead moron who thinks it does tends to be someone completely incapable of thinking for themselves.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Shamrock Shore on November 24, 2020, 01:39:27 PM
Eddie Brennan has resigned as Laois manager.

His position was untenable after Parkinson's crew's hatchet job.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Joeythelips on November 24, 2020, 02:53:03 PM
Best hurling manager Laois have had in a long time imo, dreadful way for him to leave really after that nonsense with the podcast. Laois lose will be someone else's gain and if he could get that level of performance out of Laois imagine if he took over the Dubs.

Im no real fan of Parkinson but his podcast was generally pretty decent to be fair to him, the cynic in me thinks they may have done it to boost listenership as it is a bit convenient that something like this has never happened before but now when it does happen it is something as controversial as this that gets released. It did go viral get publicity which is the Joe.ie  business model where clicks are currency. But we can only take his word for it.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Never beat the deeler on November 25, 2020, 08:53:39 PM
Eddie Brennan has resigned as Laois manager.

His position was untenable after Parkinson's crew's hatchet job.

Did Joe.ie (or sports joe) even mention that he had left? Surely notable for a sports 'news' organisation
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Main Street on November 25, 2020, 08:58:02 PM
Eddie Brennan has resigned as Laois manager.

His position was untenable after Parkinson's crew's hatchet job.
Was it a resignation, as 2 years had finished?
I listened to a podcast interview between Brennan and Parkinson  the other day and I didn't get that vibe between them.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Dinny Breen on December 03, 2020, 09:59:58 PM
Eddie going to volunteer harder for Cuala!!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: sid waddell on December 03, 2020, 11:11:09 PM
Eddie going to volunteer harder for Cuala!!
Just like Jack O'Connor is volunteering for Kildare
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Saffrongael on December 04, 2020, 08:24:04 AM
Eddie going to volunteer harder for Cuala!!

Straight cash
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Dinny Breen on December 04, 2020, 08:58:29 AM
Eddie going to volunteer harder for Cuala!!
Just like Jack O'Connor is volunteering for Kildare

Jack's volunteering is not good enough, he needs to volunteer harder. Disgraceful volunteering, he really needs to step up.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: macdanger2 on December 04, 2020, 01:16:26 PM
Eddie going to volunteer harder for Cuala!!
Just like Jack O'Connor is volunteering for Kildare

You know one of those teams is a county, the other's a club, right?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: sid waddell on December 04, 2020, 01:22:23 PM
Eddie going to volunteer harder for Cuala!!
Just like Jack O'Connor is volunteering for Kildare

You know one of those teams is a county, the other's a club, right?

And?


Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 08, 2020, 09:38:10 AM
Conor Mortimer is volunteering to coach Monasternevin. Very good appointment.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Rossfan on December 08, 2020, 10:50:15 AM
Ahhhh that's nice.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 09, 2020, 12:42:52 AM
Ahhhh that's nice.

Sean Dempsey volunteering with Ballinteer above in Dublin
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: fearsiuil on December 09, 2020, 06:32:02 PM
Ahhhh that's nice.

Sean Dempsey volunteering with Ballinteer above in Dublin
As Dublin as can be.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: From the Bunker on December 09, 2020, 09:25:20 PM
Eddie going to volunteer harder for Cuala!!
Just like Jack O'Connor is volunteering for Kildare

You know one of those teams is a county, the other's a club, right?

And?

And.............. that club has more money than that county.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: From the Bunker on December 09, 2020, 09:28:11 PM
Cosy

https://sportforbusiness.com/cuala-and-amgen-break-new-partnership-ground/ (https://sportforbusiness.com/cuala-and-amgen-break-new-partnership-ground/)



Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: From the Bunker on December 09, 2020, 09:30:43 PM
Nice cosy collection there. Using Croke Park and the GAA President for the presentation of their new Sponsor!

As Jimmy Magee would say ''Different Class''
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: macdanger2 on December 09, 2020, 09:39:12 PM
Cosy

https://sportforbusiness.com/cuala-and-amgen-break-new-partnership-ground/ (https://sportforbusiness.com/cuala-and-amgen-break-new-partnership-ground/)





The sponsorship deal doesn't even include the hurling team :o

Quote
This includes the clubs five adult menís football teams, three adult womenís football teams and three Camogie teams. The Menís Hurling team which won back to back AIB All Ireland Club Championships in 2017 and 2018 is sponsored by mobile phone company Huawei.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: From the Bunker on December 09, 2020, 09:40:41 PM
And if you think that is mad have a look at this

https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/ (https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/)
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Taylor on December 10, 2020, 08:25:03 AM
And if you think that is mad have a look at this

https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/ (https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/)

Jesus.
That is serious.

Who looks after that side of things in the club?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Farrandeelin on December 10, 2020, 08:43:25 AM
And if you think that is mad have a look at this

https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/ (https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/)

Jesus.
That is serious.

Who looks after that side of things in the club?

Probably some poor volunteer. LOL
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Taylor on December 10, 2020, 08:50:56 AM
And if you think that is mad have a look at this

https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/ (https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/)

Jesus.
That is serious.

Who looks after that side of things in the club?

Probably some poor volunteer. LOL

Well if thats the case the volunteers in other clubs should work harder
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 10, 2020, 09:06:18 AM
And if you think that is mad have a look at this

https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/ (https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/)

When you are reaching All Ireland finals, getting sponsorship isn't that difficult in fairness, you'll find that the contacts are usually in the club
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Laois Rising on December 10, 2020, 12:20:14 PM
Cuala one of the affluent clubs in the country. You will probably find club committee members working high enough up in these companies or  are friends with people high enough up in these companies to bring them on board as sponsors. Very different to a rural country club when the main sponsor is the lad who offers/can afford to buy the new set of jerseys for the coming year.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Helix. on December 13, 2020, 08:08:53 PM
I see Colm restaurant closed in Portlaoise. Did daddy fund that as well as paying for his for 4 colleges in 4 years.  Didn't he get a few bob playing for a dublin club?

I believe itís the partnerís restaurant not Woolys. And itís closed a long time. Joys of having kids I imagine. Are you bitter or something reillycavan?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Helix. on December 13, 2020, 08:21:37 PM
I see Colm restaurant closed in Portlaoise. Did daddy fund that as well as paying for his for 4 colleges in 4 years.  Didn't he get a few bob playing for a dublin club?

I believe itís the partnerís restaurant not Woolys. And itís closed a long time. Joys of having kids I imagine. Are you bitter or something reillycavan?

Agreed. Eddieís after landing on his feet with Cuala job so heíll be alright. Still not convinced it was a deliberate throwing under the bus from Woolie.

Not a fan of how he threw Eddie under a bus
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: JimStynes on December 13, 2020, 10:30:08 PM
I see Colm restaurant closed in Portlaoise. Did daddy fund that as well as paying for his for 4 colleges in 4 years.  Didn't he get a few bob playing for a dublin club?

What a ridiculous post.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Snapchap on December 13, 2020, 10:47:02 PM
I see Colm restaurant closed in Portlaoise. Did daddy fund that as well as paying for his for 4 colleges in 4 years.  Didn't he get a few bob playing for a dublin club?

Doesn't matter what you think of someone. If you are going to gloat about a small family business collapsing during a pandemic, then kindly go away and cop yourself on.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Never beat the deeler on December 13, 2020, 11:17:31 PM

Doesn't matter what you think of someone. If you are going to gloat about a small family business collapsing during a pandemic, then kindly go away and cop yourself on.

+1
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 13, 2020, 11:41:43 PM
I see Colm restaurant closed in Portlaoise. Did daddy fund that as well as paying for his for 4 colleges in 4 years.  Didn't he get a few bob playing for a dublin club?

Doesn't matter what you think of someone. If you are going to gloat about a small family business collapsing during a pandemic, then kindly go away and cop yourself on.

It was a bad joke. I have removed  post.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Snapchap on December 14, 2020, 08:18:12 AM
I see Colm restaurant closed in Portlaoise. Did daddy fund that as well as paying for his for 4 colleges in 4 years.  Didn't he get a few bob playing for a dublin club?

Doesn't matter what you think of someone. If you are going to gloat about a small family business collapsing during a pandemic, then kindly go away and cop yourself on.

It was a bad joke. I have removed  post.
Fair dues.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: joemamas on December 14, 2020, 04:38:54 PM

Doesn't matter what you think of someone. If you are going to gloat about a small family business collapsing during a pandemic, then kindly go away and cop yourself on.

+1

+1


Methinks this idiot who posted this, is now onto his sixth or seventh alias. Not difficult to figure out who it is.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 14, 2020, 06:02:14 PM

Doesn't matter what you think of someone. If you are going to gloat about a small family business collapsing during a pandemic, then kindly go away and cop yourself on.

+1

+1


Methinks this idiot who posted this, is now onto his sixth or seventh alias. Not difficult to figure out who it is.

It was a bad joke apologies
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Lar Naparka on December 14, 2020, 08:55:19 PM
And if you think that is mad have a look at this

https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/ (https://cualagaa.ie/sponsors/)

When you are reaching All Ireland finals, getting sponsorship isn't that difficult in fairness, you'll find that the contacts are usually in the club
I think itís reasonable to accept what you say is true but it canít be denied either that sponsorshi is a major incomne stream for Cuala and many other Dublin clubs.
 A source of revenue that is out of boundsfor smaller clubs and that includses the vast majority of rural units.
Another plus foor larger clubs is membership dues.
I was half tuned intoo to an OTB podcast recently when this topic was raised and one of the presentrers (McStay?) said he had been told by a Cuala club member that a family membership cost him Ä486 this year.
Given the large number of members in the bigger Dublin clubs that amounts to serious income by any standard.
All of which raises a questionÖ
Why are Dublin clubs hogging the investment money coming from HQ year on year.
On a pure economy of scale basis, it should take less money to look after a team from, say. Cuala or Vincents than the likes of Ballintubber or Castlebar Mitchels.
I mention Mayo clubs because (in 2015) Mayo got  Ä22 per registered player whereas Dublin got Ä274 for the same reason. Dublin clubs donít have the expense of bringing players long distances to get them assembled either.
Without going into the pros and cons of Dublinís present dominance of intercounty football, the case for better support for rural clubs is there, plain to be seen.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Hound on December 16, 2020, 07:38:29 AM

I mention Mayo clubs because (in 2015) Mayo got  Ä22 per registered player whereas Dublin got Ä274 for the same reason. Dublin clubs donít have the expense of bringing players long distances to get them assembled either.
Without going into the pros and cons of Dublinís present dominance of intercounty football, the case for better support for rural clubs is there, plain to be seen.
I donít know if itís accidental or deliberate, but it is completely disingenuous to break down games development funding by registered player. The correct analysis would be by primary school child. The funding doesnít go to coaching registered players.

The funding Cuala, for example, receives in games development funding goes to 50% of a coach, and that means he/she has to spend 50% of his time with primary school children. They take PE classes in schools in the area teaching kids the basics - equally broken down between girls and boys and football and hurling.
The other 50%, that is funded by Cuala members, is purely for the benefit of Cuala, and would generally be coaching kids up to the time they join teams, where parents take over. 

Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Lar Naparka on December 16, 2020, 01:00:40 PM

I mention Mayo clubs because (in 2015) Mayo got  Ä22 per registered player whereas Dublin got Ä274 for the same reason. Dublin clubs donít have the expense of bringing players long distances to get them assembled either.
Without going into the pros and cons of Dublinís present dominance of intercounty football, the case for better support for rural clubs is there, plain to be seen.
I donít know if itís accidental or deliberate, but it is completely disingenuous to break down games development funding by registered player. The correct analysis would be by primary school child. The funding doesnít go to coaching registered players.

The funding Cuala, for example, receives in games development funding goes to 50% of a coach, and that means he/she has to spend 50% of his time with primary school children. They take PE classes in schools in the area teaching kids the basics - equally broken down between girls and boys and football and hurling.
The other 50%, that is funded by Cuala members, is purely for the benefit of Cuala, and would generally be coaching kids up to the time they join teams, where parents take over.
I'd be interested to know why you think the development money should be allocated per primary school child. I spent over three decades teaching at this level and I know how hard it is to get children interested in Gaelic games to the extent where they are interested enough to join a local club.
I'm not up to speed o what's happening in schools in general at present but I do know that the take up is generally low. In other words, the number of schools partaking are in the minority.
Certainly, the initiative is a laudable one as it raises the GAA profile in a school  but translating that into active participation is quite another matter.
I think I mentioned to you before that throughout my teaching career I persuaded less than a half dozen kids to join Erin's Isle, the neighbourhood club and, AFAIK, most left after one season. Since the foundation of the state, thousands of dedicated teachers, both lay and religious, tried hard to promote Gaelic games in Primary Schools with underwhelming success.
I can't see development money being well spent here. On the other hand, if the money should be spent on children who are already club members, I think there would be a better return. It would be a case of preaching to the converted rather than trawling for recruits.
But, putting all that aside, i can't see why Dublin gets more than 12 times the amount Mayo gets for development aid, regardless of the metric you care to mention.



Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Hound on December 16, 2020, 01:20:18 PM
Dublin does not get 12 times per child more than Mayo gets in development funding!

You could say they get 12 times more per adult player than Mayo, but that would utterly disingenuous given none of the funding has anything to do with adult players.

The purpose of the development funding in Dublin is to increase participation. Thatís why the condition attaches that for 50% funding, 50% of the time spent has to be with primary school children. Whether thatís money well spent is another issue entirely.

The developement funding has practically nothing to do with Dublinís success. But nobody seems to listen to that. Even those country people on here who are involved in Dublin clubs and know full well that (the vast majority of) these coaches work with the toddlers and arenít let near first team players or elite youths.

Dublinís real advantages are population and lack of traveling. Add in lack of away games.  Add in a county board who knows what theyíre doing. Further down the list comes sponsorship money and therefore the ability to look after players very well, but the likes of Mayo and Kerry get plenty of that too and look after their players very well also. They have spend more of their budget on travel expenses though.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Taylor on December 16, 2020, 01:29:45 PM
Dublin does not get 12 times per child more than Mayo gets in development funding!

You could say they get 12 times more per adult player than Mayo, but that would utterly disingenuous given none of the funding has anything to do with adult players.

The purpose of the development funding in Dublin is to increase participation. Thatís why the condition attaches that for 50% funding, 50% of the time spent has to be with primary school children. Whether thatís money well spent is another issue entirely.

The developement funding has practically nothing to do with Dublinís success. But nobody seems to listen to that. Even those country people on here who are involved in Dublin clubs and know full well that (the vast majority of) these coaches work with the toddlers and arenít let near first team players or elite youths.

Dublinís real advantages are population and lack of traveling. Add in lack of away games.  Add in a county board who knows what theyíre doing. Further down the list comes sponsorship money and therefore the ability to look after players very well, but the likes of Mayo and Kerry get plenty of that too and look after their players very well also. They have spend more of their budget on travel expenses though.

While I would disagree with your view Hound it is quite refreshing to hear a Dub saying some of the above things and you make some really sound points in the above
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: sid waddell on December 16, 2020, 05:12:15 PM
I remember when this debate was being had back in 2018, it came out that Dublin has less Games Promotion officers per capita than the rest of Leinster

And that Roscommon were receiving around three times more development funding per capita than Dublin

This doesn't suit the narrative
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Lar Naparka on December 16, 2020, 05:29:48 PM
Dublin does not get 12 times per child more than Mayo gets in development funding!

You could say they get 12 times more per adult player than Mayo, but that would utterly disingenuous given none of the funding has anything to do with adult players.

The purpose of the development funding in Dublin is to increase participation. Thatís why the condition attaches that for 50% funding, 50% of the time spent has to be with primary school children. Whether thatís money well spent is another issue entirely.

The development funding has practically nothing to do with Dublinís success. But nobody seems to listen to that. Even those country people on here who are involved in Dublin clubs and know full well that (the vast majority of) these coaches work with the toddlers and arenít let near first team players or elite youths.

Dublinís real advantages are population and lack of traveling. Add in lack of away games.  Add in a county board who knows what theyíre doing. Further down the list comes sponsorship money and therefore the ability to look after players very well, but the likes of Mayo and Kerry get plenty of that too and look after their players very well also. They have spend more of their budget on travel expenses though.
Thereís an infographic doing the rounds that purports to show just what I have stated. It  has surfaced on this board on numerous occasions and I know itís to be found on the Money, Dublin and the GAA thread in several posts.
I havenít the time to go trawling for it now but I do know that the author is Shane Mangan. (https://www.reddit.com/r/GAA/comments/aog1gx/check_out_what_your_county_received_in/) (ďPhD in Sport Science. Lecturer TUD. Performance Analyst Ballyboden St. EndasĒ according to Twitter.
So his credentials seem valid enough to me.

More to the point, I canít recall anyone here disputing the veracity of his stats. The same applies to Ewan McKenna.
I have long given up reading his tweets as the quality and accuracy of his work seems to be deteriorating steadily.
But his allegations of financial doping were never challenged - on this board anyway.
 Either his figures are facts or they are fiction- his personal opinions donít enter the picture.
The article in question can be found here (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-paraic-duffy-and-the-gaa-have-made-dublin-a-financially-doped-outfit-and-there-is-no-defence-for-this-scandal-36530924.html).

 
Iíd imagine SkySports are a reputable organisation and not prone to wild and inaccurate statements. Your mileage may vary on this-- there may be others whoíd disagree.)
(This was published on 05/02/15.)
GAA: Dublin claiming more development funds than other 31 counties combined
 
Figures released in the 2014 financial report show that Dublin received more funding for games development than the other 31 counties combined.
Dublin received Ä1.46m for games development, while many of the smaller counties such as Leitrim, Longford and Monaghan received just Ä39,000Ö..
The full article is here. (https://www.skysports.com/gaa/gaelic-football/news/30553/9700643/gaa-dublin-claiming-more-development-funds-than-other-31-counties-combined)

 
 
There is a graphic on Reddit that claims that Dublin got Ä17,916,477 between 2007 and 2018.
(Incidentally, Mayo got Ä718,780  in the same period.)
Credit is given to Sean McGoldrick, a reporter with the Sunday World.
The Reddit link is
here. (https://www.reddit.com/r/GAA/comments/aog1gx/check_out_what_your_county_received_in/)
 
Iím not moaning on behalf of Mayo when I compare both counties-- itís just that they are meeting on equal terms at the weekend. Mayo donít give a f**k for Dublin or anyone else and are quite happy to take Dublin on at any time. Thatís what Andy Moran saids and no one in Mayo will disagree with that!
 As for involvement in schools, I am all for it.  The priority should be to get as many kids as possible to participate in physical activity. If the GAA can help in this regard, Iíd be happy to say that I agree.
But Iíve been there and done that as the old saying puts it and I donít see the GAA  getting a worthwhile return on their investment of time and money.
I was still teaching with this initiative was first introduced and in my school two young  Fas apprentices did two coaching sessions every week. This was after school hours so those attending had an interest in Gaelic football.
Going in during school time to take over PE classes doesnít work in all cases- probably in a minority.
Not all children are interested in Gaelic games and in any event, teachers have curriculum duties to consider. Spending 100% of PE time on gaelic games is a definite non-runner in the vast majority of cases.
When the coaching schemes was introduced, the coaches were Fas apprentices and paid the going rate
I donít know if the rate has been increased since then but if it has, it canít be by much.
Anyway, the nub of the question for me is the manner in which development money is spent and Iím not thinking of Dublin in particular.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Lar Naparka on December 16, 2020, 05:33:17 PM
I remember when this debate was being had back in 2018, it came out that Dublin has less Games Promotion officers per capita than the rest of Leinster

And that Roscommon were receiving around three times more development funding per capita than Dublin


This doesn't suit the narrative
Didn't spot this until now.
Mind quoting your sources?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: sid waddell on December 16, 2020, 10:16:44 PM
I remember when this debate was being had back in 2018, it came out that Dublin has less Games Promotion officers per capita than the rest of Leinster

And that Roscommon were receiving around three times more development funding per capita than Dublin


This doesn't suit the narrative
Didn't spot this until now.
Mind quoting your sources?
https://twitter.com/SeanMcGoldrick1/status/1037767275921727488

Last year the Dublin County Board  earned Ä1.46m in commercial/  sponsorship deals as against Roscommon's £168,053. Croke Park also allocated Dublin Ä1.2m for coaching/development; Roscommon received £168,053.The GAA's lopsided financial model is the elephant in the room #GAA

https://twitter.com/Woolberto/status/1038017031881326594

They are. The games development money is spent on games development officers. Dublin have 90, rest of Leinster 89. They work in the schools but also clubs
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Lar Naparka on December 16, 2020, 10:51:52 PM
I remember when this debate was being had back in 2018, it came out that Dublin has less Games Promotion officers per capita than the rest of Leinster

And that Roscommon were receiving around three times more development funding per capita than Dublin


This doesn't suit the narrative
Didn't spot this until now.
Mind quoting your sources?
https://twitter.com/SeanMcGoldrick1/status/1037767275921727488

Last year the Dublin County Board  earned Ä1.46m in commercial/  sponsorship deals as against Roscommon's £168,053. Croke Park also allocated Dublin Ä1.2m for coaching/development; Roscommon received £168,053.The GAA's lopsided financial model is the elephant in the room #GAA

https://twitter.com/Woolberto/status/1038017031881326594

They are. The games development money is spent on games development officers. Dublin have 90, rest of Leinster 89. They work in the schools but also clubs
Fair enough, sid. I'll take a closer look at those references tomorrow but you, at least of all  the Dubs in general, is prepared to quote sources to back up your arguments.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: MoChara on December 16, 2020, 10:56:52 PM
I see online buff egans going up against wooly for comments he made about the conditioning of Mikey Boyle, should organise a celebrity boxing match
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 18, 2020, 08:44:59 AM
I see online buff egans going up against wooly for comments he made about the conditioning of Mikey Boyle, should organise a celebrity boxing match

Any more on this??
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: FermGael on December 21, 2020, 11:43:22 AM
Poor stuff there on twitter from Stephen Poacher.
He should be above rubbish like that
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Hound on December 21, 2020, 11:53:59 AM
And Wooly's response to Poacher:

Wow. If you're sending me that personal stuff Imagine what you said the the Laois players while running on to the field. Which you deny if course. Scum


 :o

Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: square_ball on December 21, 2020, 12:03:00 PM
Poor stuff there on twitter from Stephen Poacher.
He should be above rubbish like that

Poacher showing his true colours there. Thatís pathetic.

Edit: I see poacher has now deleted his post.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: galwayman on December 21, 2020, 12:06:08 PM
What did Poacher say? He seems to have deleted his tweet.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: square_ball on December 21, 2020, 12:15:02 PM
What did Poacher say? He seems to have deleted his tweet.

Said something along the lines of everyone has off days and to have a good Christmas then put a picture up of a newspaper article from 2004 when Parkinson was guilty of assault.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Angelo on December 21, 2020, 12:29:53 PM
Poor stuff there on twitter from Stephen Poacher.
He should be above rubbish like that

What was said?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Angelo on December 21, 2020, 12:32:51 PM
What did Poacher say? He seems to have deleted his tweet.

Said something along the lines of everyone has off days and to have a good Christmas then put a picture up of a newspaper article from 2004 when Parkinson was guilty of assault.

Is it really that bad?

Parkinson is a loudmouth, I don't see too much harm in him getting some back particularly if he was found guilty!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: marty34 on December 21, 2020, 12:43:57 PM
Is Poacher using the distraction tactic after Down's poor show in minors?

Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Hound on December 21, 2020, 01:06:01 PM
Is Poacher using the distraction tactic after Down's poor show in minors?
Parkinson started it by saying "1-04... in the entire game. Minors. I'm looking forward to Poacher telling us how great a coach he is in his next column"

Then Poacher reacted saying everyone has the odd bad day and linked the article. Now deleted.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: rodney trotter on December 21, 2020, 01:59:38 PM
Both are controversial types. Poacher seemed to be always in rows when he was coach with Carlow.
Not that Parkinson is much better. Off the ball crew seemed happy when he left the show
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Angelo on December 21, 2020, 02:05:03 PM
Parkinson has a bit of a neck to be playing the victim here.

His comments were every bit as classless as Poacher's.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: galwayman on December 21, 2020, 02:17:15 PM
Yeah canít have too much sympathy there when he instigated a tit-for-tat.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 21, 2020, 04:56:51 PM
Colm is drumming great publicity for his show with these spats
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: caprea on December 21, 2020, 06:05:25 PM
Did wooly go west to play football in the US after 2004?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 21, 2020, 06:24:48 PM
Did wooly go west to play football in the US after 2004?

Thought was 05. He called micko the greatest manager of all a buffer.   Micko dropped him a couple times for discipline reasons
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: caprea on December 21, 2020, 06:39:41 PM
Did wooly go west to play football in the US after 2004?

Thought was 05. He called micko the greatest manager of all a buffer.   Micko dropped him a couple times for discipline reasons

Wonder how he managed to go to the US with that with assault conviction
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 21, 2020, 09:37:12 PM
Did wooly go west to play football in the US after 2004?

Thought was 05. He called micko the greatest manager of all a buffer.   Micko dropped him a couple times for discipline reasons

Wonder how he managed to go to the US with that with assault conviction

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-20403233.html

Boston in 05. Dont think he was convicted.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 30, 2020, 09:40:39 PM
I see Conan Doherty has left the show.  Was a good skin.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: marty34 on December 30, 2020, 09:41:49 PM
I see Conan Doherty has left the show.  Was a good skin.

Where's he off to?
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: reillycavan on December 30, 2020, 09:43:28 PM
I see Conan Doherty has left the show.  Was a good skin.

Where's he off to?

I don't know. He just had on Twitter he finished up.
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: screenexile on December 31, 2020, 10:13:51 AM
I see Conan Doherty has left the show.  Was a good skin.

Where's he off to?

Virgin media as a producer.

Likeable fella heís done well for himself considering nobody from Derry City knows anything about GAA ;) I wish him well!
Title: Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on December 31, 2020, 10:49:45 AM
I see Conan Doherty has left the show.  Was a good skin.

Where's he off to?

Virgin media as a producer.

Likeable fella heís done well for himself considering nobody from Derry City knows anything about GAA ;) I wish him well!

Ach come on,low blow there