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Paid managers

  • 28-08-2022 6:15pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,584 ✭✭✭

    I think everyone knows that many are being paid beyond mileage, both club and county.

    Surely it’s time to regularise this and stop pretending it isn’t happening? Either that or introduce a rule banning outside managers.

    The current situation is a farce, an insult to peoples intelligence and a drain on resources.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,274 ✭✭✭arctictree

    How does it work? Are they just paid a salary by a company thats owned by the county board or is it cash?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭Asdfgh2020

    I would think it’s classified as ‘expenses’……therefore tax free to make it even more lucrative for them…🤣🤣🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,146 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    It’s not tax free. All gets taxed

    Yes, at county level almost all managers have a set budget for some things (analysis etc) and have expenses agreed in advance, i.e 50 cent per KM for trainings/matches.. but also for example 150 per session maybe 3 times a week (2 trainings and a match)

    Coaches and analysts generally work same way. If a manager uses an external data provider (ie niche sports data) for some analysis and data stuff that budget would be agreed in advance with the county board

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,146 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    Refs are generally paid either 30 or 50 cent to the KM at county level. Can’t remember which it is

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    There's big money in GAA.

    You just have to look at the increase in spending by Wexford when Davy took over.

    Apparantly it could cost 200k to send the Leitrim footballers to New York next year..

    Accounts show that in 2018, when Leitrim played in the Connacht SFC in New York, the trip cost €95,000.

    On that occasion, the Leitrim board received a €50,000 grant from the Connacht Council to help supplement that bill.

    But now there are fears that the cost of next year's trip to the Big Apple could double to almost €200,000 due to the increased cost of living and other factors.

    A party of up to 50 including players, backroom team and officials could have to travel.

    I don't even think Liverpool would have sent a group of 50 to the champions league final, nevermind an amateur game in America needing that many.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,146 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    On the above post, teams (county teams anyway) genuinely have money to burn in the mens game

    If a county board says they don’t have the money, they’re lying

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