Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 6 Like(s)
Its not hard to understand Username, not for most anyway.
Look back at my posts. I stated the money Dublin get from the GAA (from HQ and inclusive of GDF and all other payments like team payments, CAPEX etc) is probably about right if not a little bit high to fund such a large number of clubs in the county inclusive of the projects. You are the one focusing on GDF and GAA specific payments.
My point, again, is questioning the large revenues that Dublin have available to them with relative ease that other counties simply don't have. So, yeah I am annoyed that other counties find it hard to compete with Dublin due to Dublins ability for attracting commercial revenue. This is the whole point!!!!
For those asking, in fairness I cannot discern what comes from each individual commercial sponsor but you can see from this the amount received by Dublin GAA from commercial sources is more than the combined amount received by Kerry, Mayo and Monaghan from commercial sources (just as a comparator - for the record they all fund themselves quite well). Dublin are in a position to attract large sponsorship with relative ease and have a commercial manager to manage and develop this. Most counties (not all) will never be in that position. Nobody is confusing the numbers or points except a few Dubs from what I can see.
Here is another link. https://amp.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/dublin-reign-supreme-but-where-does-your-county-rank-on-the-2018-gaa-rich-list-36922874.html
You can feel free to reach out to Colm Keys and ask him for his sources. He is an honourable journalist and if his numbers are incorrect or downright lies I'm sure the indo would have to retract. To date they have not done so.
Someone needs to be on top. No kidding? Its not good if its dominance much beyond what we already see. If this were to continue, if Dublin were to keeping winning Leinster every year, win sam this year, next year etc..etc. Do you think that's ok? Do you think kids in Longford, Louth, Carlow, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath are going to be inspired to play for their county football team knowing they will face this onslaught? No county team (IMO) should be financed more or less than any other. The GAA funding for clubs is different and distinct from the discussion. You are the one bring that up and nobody really disagrees that various county boards with more clubs, players etc need more money to fund their activities.
With respect to the point made on Mayo, you're just reinforcing what I am saying here. Mayo have to fight for every penny of funding and its comes through the grassroots. They do this so they can compete with a juggernaut that has much more options available. As for clones? Have you been there? It's the ground used for the Ulster final and it hasn't seen any investment in my lifetime. Its old and badly needs refurbished.
FYI - I have lived in Dublin for many years and my kids are playing with our local team (Cuala). It's a far cry from my own experience of barely being able to field a team at underage levels. This also signals more of the problem. I live in Dublin. I will have my kids play GAA in Dublin contributing to a club that could beat half the counties in football a few in hurling. I, and many others, have little choice about where we live in order to make a living.
Gator (National) - 30/05/2019 13:31:51
Posters Crossing The Line - 6 Like(s)
Hilarious is going a bit far. Mildly amusing perhaps.
Its not Frankie Boyle (Hilarious and Offensive) on either front.
Gator (National) - 05/06/2019 17:54:30
Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 5 Like(s)
Thats a nonsense post and you know it too.
The game development fund is massively variable year on year and is used to fund specific projects at the time.
Maybe post all the rest of the funds available to Dublin if you want to provide an accurate reflection. How much is given by AIG? Its almost 1 million euro per year.
39K registered to a GAA club....More than the TOTAL population of Leitrim and Longford...and 2/3 the TOTAL population of Monaghan, Cavan, Roscommon, Sligo.
Dublin have an advantage of population and money. Just accept it and move on.
Gator (National) - 28/05/2019 16:53:57
HS Readers' Football Team Of The Decade - Goalkeeper - 4 Like(s)
Cluxton. Its a debate for who is the second best.
Cluxton has changed the game in the way no other keeper ever did.
His record speaks for itself.
When he retires, and with JG leaving there might actually be a chance for the rest of us.
Gator (National) - 10/12/2019 17:52:58
Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 4 Like(s)
Good grief give it up. Its not even a discussion.
Lets take last year...Dublin played 11 competitive games in Croke Park. Taking Tyrone as an example, as they went the distance in the championship, they played played there 3 times. (1 Super 8, a semi final and final)
Of the other semi finalists...Galway and Monaghan also played in CP three times in the year (both teams having played there during the league, 1 super 8 and a semi final).
Spot the difference indeed. Perhaps if the league games were actually played at 'home' all the time it might matter.
Gator (National) - 14/06/2019 13:32:42
Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 4 Like(s)
I have to point out your mistake here (again!) Username.
The Mayo commercial revenue is a little over 1/3 of what Dublin have. Mayo are getting their money by more 'parochial' means. That's a problem in itself.
If you're gonna repost that article you really should be genuine in the point. The funding Mayo are using is largely unsustainable. Dublin can shake down blue chip companies for large sponsorship with ease. Its no coincidence that Cork have the second largest commercial revenue either for largely the same reasons.
Gator (National) - 14/06/2019 13:46:04
Connolly Returns - 4 Like(s)
Ooooh. Someone got out of bed on the wrong side today.
Snide remarks. Lol. You're a delicate wee flower if you think that was snide.
Gator (National) - 25/06/2019 11:56:32
Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 4 Like(s)
Louths population is not one of the smallest. You're mixing up area with population. Outside of Dublin its the most densely populated county in the south. Louth has a very strong soccer tradition. Try telling a youngster at the minute to pick up an o'neills ball in Dundalk while they are watching the best Dundalk side ever and arguably one of the greatest league of ireland teams ever.
Louth has plenty of people (almost the same population as Mayo, far more than Monaghan, Cavan, Roscommon, Laois, Offaly etc...). It needs more investment to grow GAA and to get kids playing.
Gator (National) - 27/05/2019 10:21:51
NFL Division 1 - 4 Like(s)
They are as much a contender as any team can be outside of the incumbent champions.
Gator (National) - 23/02/2020 19:44:28
NFL Division 1 - 4 Like(s)
We are in the chasing pack...it could be debated how far we are off the chase perhaps.
Division 1 for a number of years and going well so far this year after a disappointing 2019.
Gator (National) - 23/02/2020 19:46:52
Those Peter Harte Black Cards - 3 Like(s)
Very talented player but he has this in his game. He is far from the dirtiest player around but he has lapses where he commits stupid fouls. I havent seen all three but two are clear black cards IMO.
The issue I would see is general and applies to all cases...why punish some and not others?
Gator (National) - 09/07/2019 16:18:05
Think Cavan Have A Great Chance - 3 Like(s)
Congratulations to Cavan. A well-deserved victory and overdue I suppose! It was the worst display I have seen from Monaghan in a long, long time. Worse than last year with Fermanagh and the year before with Down. I think I would have to go back to Longford game in 2016. Monaghan have this problem (always have). The last three years they have coughed up this type of performance to a less fancied opposition. We looked wrong from the start. McKenna should never have been on the pitch. I don't see it with him in the county set up. I don't think there is enough quality there. Duffy was much better when he came on and if I was picking I know where I would go. O'Hanlon was out of his depth. I can see why we have him there, very quick on the feet but he was caught in possession each time. He carried it right in to the cavan line. He needs to sort that out and fast. We missed McCarron, Hughes and Kearns badly. Malone had a poor day and Drew was not great either. Kieran Hughes and Walsh did well, better than in recent games I thought.
Cavan played some excellent stuff in the first half (that's hard to admit!) but I thought Martin Reilly was fantastic. McKiernan and McVeety too. Some of the younger lads really stuck out too (I thought Rehill did very well). I will say Cavan need to be better if they are to progress and make super 8's. Monaghan were woeful in the first half but Cavan nearly let a poor side back in the game in the second half. They dug deep and stopped it but I know a lot of the supporters near me were getting nervous. Galligan is a poor keeper with respect to distribution of the ball. I don't know what sky said about it but RTE didn't hit the point last night. McStay was right, Cavan should have won more in the midfield but they didn't because his play sometimes was brutal.
A note on Conor Lane. He is possibly the worst ref at intercounty at the moment. He did his best to spoil the game. We were better letting the wee dog ref it. He is far too fond of the whistle. He misses frees all the time and then gives away stupid frees. He has no idea when to give a black card versus a yellow…..And it was not a penalty. I could see that from the east terrace. It was right in front of him. It made no real difference IMO. I think he went against Cavan on plenty too. He is just not up to the job.
All that said, I would love another crack at Cavan in the qualifiers (or if we are both lucky enough Super 8!)
Gator (National) - 20/05/2019 09:56:57
Timekeeping - 3 Like(s)
Every team wastes time.
The only thing that should be applied is a consistent rule.
I have no other complaints. Players should never rely on a ref to get their win.
Gator (National) - 10/02/2020 11:52:11
GAA Should Campaign For A United Ireland. - 2 Like(s)
You need to look at why and how the GAA was set up and it has nothing to do with British rule.
The GAA need to encourage all communities to play our games and grow love of our sport and culture. That should be its only mechanism to campaign for a 'united ireland'. No political or religious involvement in the slightest.
Gator (National) - 27/03/2019 09:40:05
El Clasico 2020 Monaghan Vs Cavan - 2 Like(s)
Almost none of that is right.
In the last 41 years....5 ulsters. 1979, 1985, 1988, 2013 and 2015.
In the last 4 years we have beat Down (2016), Fermanagh and Cavan (2017) and Tyrone (2018). We won Ulster in 2015.
We have made Ulster final appearances in 2007, 2010 and 2014.I have been lucky enough to go to the finals in 2013 and 2015 to see us win. Our neighbours in Cavan are waiting 23 years, in Derry 22 years....in Down 26 years to win the province.
Tranmere of the GAA? I don't agree with soccer comparisons anyway but thats nonsense. We should be doing better with the current squad.
Gator (Monaghan) - 02/11/2020 17:20:05
Think Cavan Have A Great Chance - 2 Like(s)
I wouldnt give it myself if I was reffing a game, not with the view Conor Lane had anyway.
The hand is on the back but I can't see a push motion, if there is one its marginal and it didnt cause the man to fall. He was on his way down and left the leg out. I wouldnt punish him for that either.
I would say it should be no penalty or else call that stuff all the time which Lane did not do and no ref does. His poor performance has taken away from the game and from the Cavan win. The decision was early in the game but I felt we were already shook looking.
Gator (National) - 21/05/2019 12:53:17
Team Of The Decade ( Eir Sport ) Style - 2 Like(s)
There is no way the criteria should be having won an all ireland. As many posters point out, teams win all irelands rather than the individual.
There are plenty of players that have all irelands to their names that would not have the quite the qualities of a player like Conor McManus or Lee Keegan.
Monaghan are the fifth smallest county of the 32 and would have a very low player population. We have a very strong football culture that gives us a higher % of players per population perhaps but ultimately much lower than other top 8-10 sides. We have produced a fine generation of footballers but what has pushed us above many other similar counties in recent years is having (IMO) the one of the if not the greatest forward of his generation.
Gator (National) - 07/01/2020 13:19:07
Monaghan In The Qualifiers! - 2 Like(s)
I'm the most part of 40 years of age.
In that time Monaghan have won 4 ulster titles and appeared in a further 3 finals.
Cavan have won 1 ulster title in that time. 22 years ago now so covering the same period Cavan have been in 5 ulster finals, winning 1. 22 years ago. Its almost 1 title in 50 years at this stage...
So whats the norm? Maybe you have recently woke up having been frozen in 1970? In which case I get the confusion.
Gator (Monaghan) - 24/06/2019 18:12:47
GAA Should Campaign For A United Ireland. - 2 Like(s)
After it was set up that letter was penned Gleebo. It was a mistake IMO. It set the organisation back.
A founder member was an inspector in the RIC, eventually the Archbishop saw to it that his members were not welcome in the org he helped to start.
Politics and religion has no place in our game. Never has, never will IMO.
Gator (National) - 27/03/2019 14:14:19
After GAA, Your Second Favourite Sport - 2 Like(s)
It's not a sport when you don't have to change your clothes to play it! Like golf, darts, pool and snooker!!"]Perhaps there is a distinction to be made between what is a sport and what is a game? In my book golf is definitely a sport because it involves sustained physical activity, but the other ones you mention I would categorise as games."]Sustained physical activity? Walking you mean.
I believe Snooker players walk also.
Both are sport.
Gator (National) - 01/04/2020 18:16:09