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Andriú Mac Lochlainn criticises Dublin funding

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,665 ✭✭✭ Fann Linn


    gaffer91 wrote: »
    'Most GAA funding goes to the team that wins the most' - Former Kildare defender calls for level playing field

    Good article by an ex-Kildare player detailing some of Dublin's advantages in the current set-up. He doesn't mention population which is of course another key component.

    I personally continue to believe Dublin will have to be split to rectify these imbalances.

    Or just amalgamate Kildare and Meath.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ EICVD


    He also compared GAA to the NFL, that alone makes his opinion laughable


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ Poor_old_gill


    EICVD wrote: »
    He also compared GAA to the NFL, that alone makes his opinion laughable

    So you don’t think Dublin get the most funding? Because that’s the main point he’s making


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ Lundstram


    Financial doping at its finest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,665 ✭✭✭ Fann Linn


    Should this not be in 'The Dominance of Dublin/ Split Dublin in 2/4/6/8' thread?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,028 ✭✭✭ Gael85




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 336 ✭✭ Banner2theend


    If "financial doping" had any benefit for Dublin GAA, it certainly didn't help standards in Dublin hurling. After seeing them today against Clare they are as further away from reaching the steps of Hogan stand for Liam McCarthy glory as they ever have before.

    This is a nonsense thread. It must be closed asap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,910 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    If "financial doping" had any benefit for Dublin GAA, it certainly didn't help standards in Dublin hurling. After seeing them today against Clare they are as further away from reaching the steps of Hogan stand for Liam McCarthy glory as they ever have before.

    This is a nonsense thread. It must be closed asap.
    Most of the talent has gone to the footballers
    That's where the glamour and commercial opportunities are


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭ ArielAtom


    So the other threads go quiet and a new one starts. At least it will keep the usual suspects in here until it gets closed. Thanks for keeping the rest of the forum clean.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭ shockframe


    Love how its always the NFL comparison thrown out there.

    As if Sam Maguire has it any worse than the Heineken Cup, NBA, or Big European Soccer leagues when it comes to number of champions since 2000,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,903 ✭✭✭ Big Ears


    If "financial doping" had any benefit for Dublin GAA, it certainly didn't help standards in Dublin hurling. After seeing them today against Clare they are as further away from reaching the steps of Hogan stand for Liam McCarthy glory as they ever have before.

    This is a nonsense thread. It must be closed asap.

    Tbf while Dublin has slipped again in hurling the last few years, they unquestionably improved a huge amount in the late 00's, early 10's.
    They won their first Leinster title since 1961 !, and also reached 4 Leinster finals in 6 years (the first time they've done that since the 1960's).
    It also saw them win a National Hurling league title, only a 3rd in history.

    They've lost some very good hurlers from that period, and due to the fact almost every strong dual player they have chooses the Footballers, it's harder to replace those players as quick as Dublin Footballers can replace them, but I'm sure Dublin will strengthen again in the next few years.

    But is Dublin going through a golden period of hurling for the first time in 50 years at the same time as they're receiving considerable funding compared to others counties a coincidence ?, perhaps but it seems unlikely.


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