Kildare GAA General Discussion Thread - Page 211 - boards.ie
Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
01-12-2014, 22:46   #3151
klairondavis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,548
Still a few Kildare lads involved there including Conway, Cribbin, Donnellan and Hyland. Opens the door for a few more newcomers in January if those players are tied up with the college.
klairondavis is offline  
Advertisement
05-12-2014, 21:21   #3152
klairondavis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,548
U21FC Final

Celbridge 1-18 Castledermot 1-10


Celbridge can complete the U21 double if they win the hurling final on Sunday.
klairondavis is offline  
Thanks from:
06-12-2014, 19:39   #3153
paulie21
Registered User
 
paulie21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Kildare
Posts: 208
Ger Donnelly has been elected as new chairman. Mick Gorman is the new vice chairman
paulie21 is offline  
Thanks from:
06-12-2014, 19:43   #3154
klairondavis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,548
Best of luck to them. They are going to need it.
klairondavis is offline  
07-12-2014, 14:51   #3155
klairondavis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,548
Kildare U21 HC Final:

Celbridge 2-13 Naas 0-9


Leinster JFC Final:

Moate 1-11 Straffan 0-10


Fantastic achievement by Celbridge to complete the double. Straffan left themselves with too much to do in Mullingar by the sounds of things.
klairondavis is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
07-12-2014, 16:46   #3156
Browning
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: 870Ft Asl Cill Dara
Posts: 74
Was at the convention yesterday. John McMahon is not a happy bunny with the Kildare Nationalist. Threat of legal action hanging in the air over an opinion piece which they printed in the days coming up to the convention. Piece was highly critical of his term in charge of Kildare GAA. Surprised at the nature of his defeat 102-49 in favour of Ger Donnelly. From listening to the state of the finances yesterday it sounds like Donnelly is going to have his work cut out even to stand still. 300K extra needs to raised in 2015 alone if all commitments need to be met. I wish him luck.
Browning is offline  
Thanks from:
07-12-2014, 18:01   #3157
klairondavis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,548
McMahon took on the role in very difficult circumstances after Ashe’s resignation. I’ve met him on a few occasions and he is a very nice and genuine man with a great passion for Naas and Kildare. Unfortunately his reign as chairman was quite a turbulent period for the county board. The financial state of Kildare GAA was not altogether healthy prior to 2011 so it would be unfair to lay the blame at his door for that but the deterioration of the relationship between the county board and Club Kildare is hugely regrettable. The adverts in the local papers appealing for sponsorship after the Tegral deal ended were embarrassing. Heads were buried in the sand during the Johnston transfer when it seemed as if the county board were unwilling to rein in McGeeney. We had the hurling management resign in December 2012 due to a lack of county board support only to be reinstated the following month. The split in the county executive over the McGeeney vote in 2013 was probably the beginning of the end. The top table should always present a united front no matter what. After that episode the county board was described as: “dysfunctional and lacking in both leadership and unity” by the 2013 Kildare senior football panel.

Donnelly is another good man but I don’t envy the job he has ahead of him. I cannot understand how we struggle so much as a county to generate income considering Kildare led the way as far as supporters clubs and fundraising were concerned in the early 1990s. We have a relatively large support base compared to others and we are quite an affluent county for the most part. The entire organisation of Club Kildare needs a thorough review as far as I’m concerned. It doesn’t seem to tap into the large support base to anywhere near the extent that it should. The response to fundraising efforts like the raceday at Punchestown in May and the ballroom dancing in the Killashee in October is believed to have been very disappointing which is no surprise given how poorly publicised those events were.
klairondavis is offline  
(2) thanks from:
07-12-2014, 20:52   #3158
Royce McCutcheon
Registered User
 
Royce McCutcheon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 78
Emmet McDonald ratified as new JTB manager according to Facebook, a big coup for them given he managed a lot of them to Leinster and All-Irelands in St Marys in Edenderry, could be a team to watch next year
Royce McCutcheon is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet