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Replying To Square_B:  "You're missing the point. Dublin have now become the elephant in the room. As close to a professional setup as you can get. Full time CEO / County Chairman... full time commercial manager and other roles directly paid for by the county board because of how much the likes of AIG are prepared to pay for sponsorship. There's so much money available in Dublin GAA that every club in Dublin can afford to share the cost of at least one Games Promotion Officer, with the county board. Full time employees whose sole job is to promote GAA in the capital. Leitrim have 6 GPO's and that's generous by GAA standards (having 20 clubs). The Dubs have been able to fund a centre of excellence out at the Spawell... purchased for 9 million... and have bought ground to setup another on the northside at Hollystown. Dublin GAA directly have never had to fund a penny of their defacto home, AKA Croke Park. Meanwhile, Leitrim GAA sell bricks to pay for their centre of excellence, Roscommon raffle houses yearly to fund the county team and so on... when is the last time you've heard of Dublin GAA having to fundraise for anything significant? It can't go on. Dublin have a natural advantage with numbers but add in financial resources in and it becomes a setup designed to ensure other teams fail. The sad thing is that we already know the result of the Cavan Dublin game next week. And we already know the result of the game after that. 2021 is unlikely to be any different. Such a sad state of affairs."
Not to mention Dubs playing all their key games in Croke park.

Buzzcagney62 (Leitrim) - Posts: 160 - 29/11/2020 09:11:36    2316379

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Replying To Square_B:  "You're missing the point. Dublin have now become the elephant in the room. As close to a professional setup as you can get. Full time CEO / County Chairman... full time commercial manager and other roles directly paid for by the county board because of how much the likes of AIG are prepared to pay for sponsorship. There's so much money available in Dublin GAA that every club in Dublin can afford to share the cost of at least one Games Promotion Officer, with the county board. Full time employees whose sole job is to promote GAA in the capital. Leitrim have 6 GPO's and that's generous by GAA standards (having 20 clubs). The Dubs have been able to fund a centre of excellence out at the Spawell... purchased for 9 million... and have bought ground to setup another on the northside at Hollystown. Dublin GAA directly have never had to fund a penny of their defacto home, AKA Croke Park. Meanwhile, Leitrim GAA sell bricks to pay for their centre of excellence, Roscommon raffle houses yearly to fund the county team and so on... when is the last time you've heard of Dublin GAA having to fundraise for anything significant? It can't go on. Dublin have a natural advantage with numbers but add in financial resources in and it becomes a setup designed to ensure other teams fail. The sad thing is that we already know the result of the Cavan Dublin game next week. And we already know the result of the game after that. 2021 is unlikely to be any different. Such a sad state of affairs."
Cavan could have made a kind of stand against Dublin dominance by asking for the semi final to be played elsewhere. But the county board released a statement going against what Mickey Graham said. Nothing will change until county boards grow some guts including our own.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 269 - 29/11/2020 09:24:53    2316383

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The problem is National League and Leinster Championship games. They don't have have to be in Croke Park for Dublin.
All Ireland Semi finals and finals is the traditional of onal place to play games in CP.

Different this years with no crowds, but the Cavan players themselves wanted it in Croker.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2311 - 29/11/2020 11:39:14    2316416

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Replying To republicofcloone:  "Cavan could have made a kind of stand against Dublin dominance by asking for the semi final to be played elsewhere. But the county board released a statement going against what Mickey Graham said. Nothing will change until county boards grow some guts including our own."
Oh stop criticising Mickey Graham would you. You have one Cavan man there isn't it and quit moaning. It is so reprehensible

tonguey (Cavan) - Posts: 169 - 30/11/2020 13:20:36    2316907

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Replying To tonguey:  "Oh stop criticising Mickey Graham would you. You have one Cavan man there isn't it and quit moaning. It is so reprehensible"
Not critical of him at all, I like Mickey.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 269 - 30/11/2020 13:40:51    2316920

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Replying To republicofcloone:  "Not critical of him at all, I like Mickey."
Think you might have had a slip of the tongue there

tonguey (Cavan) - Posts: 169 - 30/11/2020 13:53:00    2316925

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Replying To tonguey:  "Think you might have had a slip of the tongue there"
lol.
There was an article published on here earlier confirming there is a delay with next years fixtures due to all that is going on. would imagine they want to be sure a vaccine is in progress of being rolled out before next championship starts as the lack of attendance is screwing the GAA and government wont fund them forever

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 211 - 30/11/2020 15:03:42    2316967

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Replying To tonguey:  "Think you might have had a slip of the tongue there"
Not sure what you mean. I do like Mickey. I think Mickey will grow in estimation around the country after this stunning victory

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 269 - 30/11/2020 16:36:13    2317031

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I hope that we can keep hold of Mickey also. It would be a terrible blow if we were to lose him. Mickey is admired in various counties

tonguey (Cavan) - Posts: 169 - 03/12/2020 16:35:04    2317969

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Replying To Square_B:  "You're missing the point. Dublin have now become the elephant in the room. As close to a professional setup as you can get. Full time CEO / County Chairman... full time commercial manager and other roles directly paid for by the county board because of how much the likes of AIG are prepared to pay for sponsorship. There's so much money available in Dublin GAA that every club in Dublin can afford to share the cost of at least one Games Promotion Officer, with the county board. Full time employees whose sole job is to promote GAA in the capital. Leitrim have 6 GPO's and that's generous by GAA standards (having 20 clubs). The Dubs have been able to fund a centre of excellence out at the Spawell... purchased for 9 million... and have bought ground to setup another on the northside at Hollystown. Dublin GAA directly have never had to fund a penny of their defacto home, AKA Croke Park. Meanwhile, Leitrim GAA sell bricks to pay for their centre of excellence, Roscommon raffle houses yearly to fund the county team and so on... when is the last time you've heard of Dublin GAA having to fundraise for anything significant? It can't go on. Dublin have a natural advantage with numbers but add in financial resources in and it becomes a setup designed to ensure other teams fail. The sad thing is that we already know the result of the Cavan Dublin game next week. And we already know the result of the game after that. 2021 is unlikely to be any different. Such a sad state of affairs."
I agree with your sentiment but you're being far too generous regarding GPOs, there's 3 staff. Games manager and 2 GDAs. So that's 23 clubs between 2 coaches. Most clubs will have, what 4 underage teams??? So that's 2 coaches trying to improve nearly a 100 teams...

anon3 (Mayo) - Posts: 3 - 04/12/2020 20:17:55    2318330

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obviously no collective training or matches are permitted yet, but with colleges and a lot of jobs gone remote would this not bolster the hand Terry has to pick from? or would we be more likely to have a number of lads not committing for various reasons? Should be a very interesting game V Louth, they're at a low ebb the last few years but Mickey's presence will surely ignite a fire under them and entice more lads to make themselves available

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 211 - 07/01/2021 12:33:46    2326444

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Strong rumours Mulligan gone to sligo club

Bogger100 (Leitrim) - Posts: 28 - 18/01/2021 12:28:18    2327910

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Well done to everyone involved in the 50 miles in January fundraiser - 20000 euros raised and rising still. Shows the great supporters we have in Leitrim and hopefully we'll all have games to go to later in the year.

JimmyNail (Leitrim) - Posts: 44 - 18/01/2021 20:57:01    2327993

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Replying To Bogger100:  "Strong rumours Mulligan gone to sligo club"
managing or playing? either way, past it from a county perspective

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 211 - 19/01/2021 11:53:17    2328045

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