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Games Administration meeting tonight to consider Mayos request...

  • 06-12-2020 5:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭ mayoman1973


    To play the decider in Castlebar. In a parallel universe, how would such a request be treated?


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 15,201 Mod ✭✭✭✭ rebel girl 15


    6.31 The All-Ireland Senior Finals shall be played in Croke Park.

    Forget a Games Administration meeting, you'd need a full Central Council meeting and a two thirds majority to overturn that


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,953 ✭✭✭✭ alchemist33


    It'd probably save the GAA a pile of money, given there'll be no crowd. There's no logical reason not to, except "Croker" and "Dublin " and "tradition."

    It'll never happen of course


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 15,201 Mod ✭✭✭✭ rebel girl 15


    It'd probably save the GAA a pile of money, given there'll be no crowd. There's no logical reason not to, except "Croker" and "Dublin " and "tradition."

    It'll never happen of course

    Its called the Official Guide Part I - i.e. the rulebook


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 16,702 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yop


    Can we just close this thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,953 ✭✭✭✭ alchemist33


    Its called the Official Guide Part I - i.e. the rulebook

    Of course. I don't know what the Mayo argument will be, but the rulebook didn't take empty stadia and losing money into account. It's more.of a thought experiment than anything else.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭ mayoman1973


    These are exceptional circumstances. I have read that the first 25,000 people in the gates cover the operating costs of opening croker for an all Ireland final. GAA are sitting on massive losses for the year. Why is it such a ludicrous idea to limit losses? Lots of businness are doing mad stuff like that now in order to come out at the other end of this.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,465 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Amirani


    These are exceptional circumstances. I have read that the first 25,000 people in the gates cover the operating costs of opening croker for an all Ireland final.

    And do you not think the operating costs are affected at all by having no crowds?


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


    To play the decider in Castlebar. In a parallel universe, how would such a request be treated?

    In fairness I don't think Dublin would have a problem with that. I think the last time we lost there was 07!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭ mayoman1973


    Amirani wrote: »
    And do you not think the operating costs are affected at all by having no crowds?

    Didn't say it would cost the same to open croker with no crowd as it would with 85,000 in it. Botton line is castlebar would save the gaa money. Fact that this is nothing more than a joke thread and final in castlebar is laughable to the gaa top brass makes nonsense of the argument that is always used that gaa needs the big crowds revenue that croker brings. I didnt realise that its written in stone that final must be played in croker. Seems a bit foolish for any business to leave themselves with a single point of failure given the multitude of options at their disposal for a final.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    Mod Note

    Closing this thread.

    I point you in the direction of the following thread.

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057890333


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