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Replying To banner_boy:  "From a financial/sponsorship perspective, no-one will go near him due to his extremist views on "Black & Tans", Celtic, IRA etc not to mention his childish slating of Rory's Stories et al and constantly giving oxygen to online trolls (instead of just ignoring them). He's just too much of a loose cannon from a sponsor's perspective."
Your 100% there. Im a massive hurling fan, but I unfollowed him due to his Celtic, IRA etc. stance. I'm actually fairly big Celtic supporter and I actually took offence at the Celtic, IRA stance as the club and majority of fans have moved away from this viewpoint.

The_DOC (Galway) - 25/10/2017 18:30:49    2057966

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I think they should cover some of his costs. Free match tickets to intercounty and provincial club matches. And sponsor him to attend events like inter county club players get.

He doesn't have to make money off this but it would be nice to cover some of the costs. He has kids all over the country obsessed with hurling. It's great promotion.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 26/10/2017 07:05:02    2058049

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Replying To Paperboy:  "Part of the problem now is that too many are trying to "source a revenue stream" and its becoming acceptable. The GAA is supposed to be based on representing & serving your club and games. Not what you can make from it. Heaven knows what sort of GAA we would have now if our predecessors adopted a " source a revenue stream" mentality. To be fair I'm sure Buff only runs his page for Craic and has no interest in revenue streams. The sooner people stop accepting this attitude as the norm the better."
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Let me ask you this. How much is your club paying your current or previous manager/trainer a year? our your neighbouring team? The money ship in the GAA has sailed. Its all well and good stating things about money and payment when our own clubs are paying outside and inside managers a clean fortune and we are turning our heads to it.
Your right about Buff, he mightn't want the money. also a lot of his videos are cooking and messing about etc, nothing to do with the GAA.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 26/10/2017 10:29:41    2058084

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Replying To onlyhurling:  "I've spent over 40 years coaching underage teams. The biggest problem the gaa has is not the skills of the game, or anything else the pundits talk about, it's how to engage with the youth. Hurling Banter is the best resource the gaa has. Give him a fair wage for the job he does."
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Richieq (Meath) - 26/10/2017 12:46:43    2058128

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Paperboy
Let me ask you this. How much is your club paying your current or previous manager/trainer a year? our your neighbouring team? The money ship in the GAA has sailed. Its all well and good stating things about money and payment when our own clubs are paying outside and inside managers a clean fortune and we are turning our heads to it.
Your right about Buff, he mightn't want the money. also a lot of his videos are cooking and messing about etc, nothing to do with the GAA."
My club pay the current management team nothing. Their "expenses" are covered by a few local businesses.

Paperboy (Tyrone) - 26/10/2017 13:23:37    2058154

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Replying To Paperboy:  "My club pay the current management team nothing. Their "expenses" are covered by a few local businesses."
That's even worse!!!! So a few rich people pay your manager while other smaller clubs suffer.
"Expenses" your having a laugh. I hate this "oh the GAA was founded on volunteerism". Lots of people years ago were on the take just as much as they are Now. It's a racket, pure and simple. Mercenaries who go from club to club for their brown envelope. We really need to stop burying our heads in the sand. And don't for one minute think I'm been hypocritical, my club are at it.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 26/10/2017 16:02:46    2058240

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Watched this lad's snapchat yesterday - he spent 20 seconds talking about a Clare hurler retiring and then several minutes talking about how terrible it is to have hundreds of people wanting to talk to you on night's out.

Unsure if the GAA paying him a salary would be the best use of resources...

Morty (Westmeath) - 26/10/2017 20:05:36    2058349

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "That's even worse!!!! So a few rich people pay your manager while other smaller clubs suffer.
"Expenses" your having a laugh. I hate this "oh the GAA was founded on volunteerism". Lots of people years ago were on the take just as much as they are Now. It's a racket, pure and simple. Mercenaries who go from club to club for their brown envelope. We really need to stop burying our heads in the sand. And don't for one minute think I'm been hypocritical, my club are at it."
I don't see how external businesses funding a club manager makes small clubs suffer. Many small clubs are able to fund a manager exactly the same way. "Mercenaries" cashing in now on payments from clubs doesn't make it right, nor should we abandon some of the most fundamental GAA principles.

Paperboy (Tyrone) - 27/10/2017 16:00:37    2058617

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "That's even worse!!!! So a few rich people pay your manager while other smaller clubs suffer.
"Expenses" your having a laugh. I hate this "oh the GAA was founded on volunteerism". Lots of people years ago were on the take just as much as they are Now. It's a racket, pure and simple. Mercenaries who go from club to club for their brown envelope. We really need to stop burying our heads in the sand. And don't for one minute think I'm been hypocritical, my club are at it."
This has moved from the original thread about paying Buff. We can agree that too many are on the managerial gravy train and there isn't much we can do to arrest it.

Paperboy (Tyrone) - 27/10/2017 16:06:09    2058623

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Replying To Paperboy:  "This has moved from the original thread about paying Buff. We can agree that too many are on the managerial gravy train and there isn't much we can do to arrest it."
Agreed my friend

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 28/10/2017 13:01:19    2058777

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