Tag Archives: Is The GAA The Illuminati?

Daniel Lambert writes:

The gulf in funding between football and GAA is astonishing given more people play football.

The parochial organisational structure of the GAA makes it a far more potent force in leveraging politicians at all levels as opposed to the fragmented football structures.

Hon Mayo!

FIGHT!

This afternoon.

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has published the latest insights into the lives of over a third of its members, who are third-level students.

To wit:

35% had to repeat a college exam; 11% had to repeat an entire academic year
65% feel their training load negatively affects their academic performance
54% don’t receive supports from their college if they are under pressure
48% felt more like an inter-county player than a student trying to earn a degree.

35% had to repeat a college exam; 11% had to repeat an entire academic year
65% feel their training load negatively affects their academic performance
54% don’t receive supports from their college if they are under pressure
48% felt more like an inter-county player than a student trying to earn a degree.

83% are playing with at least three teams
81% take part in social activities less than most other people their age
70% travel home for training 3 or more times per week
48% felt confident to talk to their county manager about a reduced training load.

78% report feeling stressed at least once a month (up 24%)
73% would like to spend more time with family and friends (up 12%)
69% travel from college to training at least three times a week (up 17%)
69% would like more time to devote to their studies (up 13%)

Gulp.

Via GPA:

63% of the GPA’s student-members are 21 – 24 years of age and 93% are full-time students, and all of them face the specific challenge of managing the demands of being an inter-county player alongside their academic commitments and personal lives.

The GPA Student Report 2019 highlights the challenges experienced by GPA student-members, some of which were also highlighted in the most recent ESRI study published in 2018 on the demands on all senior, inter-county players. This report also provides actionable GPA recommendations to help student-members achieve better-balanced lifestyles so they can thrive on and off the field….

Gaelic Players Association

Financial trader Tim O’Leary is holding back donations to Mayo GAA over ‘governance issues’

Via RTÉ

The independent supporters fund is backed by UK-based financial trader Tim O’Leary, who is of Mayo descent.

The body sent an email to clubs ahead of last night’s county board meeting saying that it was withholding €250,000 of money it had raised in a row over governance.

This email read: “It is clear to the foundation that Mayo GAA need significant financial support to sustain and develop GAA games in the county. The foundation’s support is now at risk due to the serious deficits in financial governance at board level.”

The statement also claims that O’Leary had made a €150,000 donation to the Mayo senior football team fund on the understanding that receipts would be provided to show how that money was spent.

The supporters fund says what was provided to them included: “copies of multiple invoices and receipts seemingly randomly picked from the financial files.”

Right.

Absolutely nothing to see here.

FIGHT!

Wealthy backer withholds €250,000 from Mayo GAA (RTÉ)

Can’t get a ticket?

Relax.

Nicole Osborne writes:

ODEON will screen the All Ireland GAA Football Final this Sunday, September 1 in three of their Dublin based cinemas (Stillorgan, Coolock and Charlestown).

The pre-match coverage will start at 3pm with the throw in between Dublin and Kerry starting at 3.30pm.

Entry is FREE and seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

If you’re not heading to Croke Park then ODEON in Stillorgan, Coolock and Charlestown is the best place to see if the Dubs make it 5-in-a-row.

FIGHT!

ODEON

Cork/Galway All-Ireland fan shenanigans.

Croke Park, September 7, 1986.

Can you spot Frilly?

Via KillianM2.

A wonderful, constantly-updated bumper Irish telly archive (not only sport) on YouTube.

FIGHT!

Thanks Bebe

Kerry GAA footballer Kevin McCarthy

 

The court heard that McCarthy had not eaten on the day in question and that he had drank three or four cans of Carlsberg on the bus; five or six brandy and Baileys; and vodka and Red Bull.

Gulp.

The court heard that McCarthy headbutted and bit [security guard] Mr Zybura and also tried to kick him in the groin…

Ouch.

…he injured  garda, Garda Michael Dalton, who suffered a soft- tissue injury to his wrist and was unable to work for more than two months.

Christ.

  Gda Coleman was also injured by McCarthy, who “bit him on the right hand, and left teeth-marks

Cage him!

Defence solicitor Padraig O’Connell said his client had never been in trouble with the law and was known for his sporting prowess.

Oh.

Testimonials were handed in to court, including from Kilcummin GAA club, the Kerry County Board, and a former Killarney town councillor, Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan…

Ah.

Judge Waters convicted Mr McCarthy for all three assaults and fined him a total of €1,400.

Good times.

Kerry football star avoids prison after biting garda in drunk spree (Independent.ie)