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John Evans spot on about USA money bags

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I say John Evans was spot on about his comments on the Sunday game concerning the USA money bags poaching players. These fellows have been at it for years taking club players away with no regard for the team that was denuded and often relegated.
Most of these fellow do nothing for the GAA in the USA.
This association with a Team is to promote the Bar in the Bronks in New York that the team play out off.
Most of these teams have just a set of jerseys and a few footballs.
It is high time that GAA HQ took these fellows on get them to promote the game in the Usa at School level.
For years during the boom in Ireland no player had to go to the USA to look for work , things are diffirent now I know and if you look at the number of 60 day sanction that occurred during the boom you will see that the money bags were alive and well and poaching.

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3233 - 04/07/2011 20:51:52    974843

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Good point but there is one major attraction that is above all else that cant be provided in Ireland at the moment. Employment

deisebhoy (Waterford) - Posts: 416 - 05/07/2011 12:10:10    975189

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