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    John Delaney

    Today's Indo.
    He earns more than the football bosses of Spain and Italy...... combined!!!!
    FAI never showed at a labour tribunal yesterday. The car-crash continues.

    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...s-3203179.html

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    Sports in Ireland are such a joke. Exact same as GAA. A great sport ruined by a cunt of a governing body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ó'Nualláin View Post
    Sports in Ireland are such a joke. Exact same as GAA. A great sport ruined by a cunt of a governing body.
    Opposite way around for them. Fucking horrendous sport with a governing body that makes tons of money and has great facilities (relatively) all over the country
    "We've seen you come, we'll see you go"

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    Just hate the way they took all that redevelopment money and still said no to football and rugby saying that Croker and the likes were only for GAA even though they held concerts there all the time and had that Muhammad Ali fight there in the 70's.

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    Not to mention american football and baseball. The gah is a festering boil on the arsehole of the country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ó'Nualláin View Post
    Just hate the way they took all that redevelopment money and still said no to football and rugby saying that Croker and the likes were only for GAA even though they held concerts there all the time and had that Muhammad Ali fight there in the 70's.
    There's been loads of Football and Rugby games played in Croker?

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    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...s-3206709.html

    Ha!!!!! Turns out the Indo totally got it wrong!!! What a f*ck up. See the last paragraph in the article. Hate when the Indo/Sindo publish articles to suit their agenda (Delaney's been on their hitlist for a while now) and don't bother to check their facts. Real tabloid stuff from a shitty, agenda-dripping news outlet.
    Would love to see Delaney get his comeuppance but not in this way.

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    The biggest problem I have with John Delaney is that his decision to overprice and/or refuse to sell the 10 year tickets to a company in bulk has cost the association millions and has directly caused the financial strain the association is currently suffering.

    Despite the myth that the association is run by a board of management, Delaney pretty much has carte blanche to run the association as he wishes. he is supported by a bunch of cronies, most of whom earn substantial 6 figure sums, and any purge at the top would see these poeple exposed and likely replaced - hence no action has/will be taken.

    in any other walk of life Delaneys performance in relation to the single most important decision in the associations history (stadium funding) would have had him hung, drawn and quartered. His poor decision making is the reason these staff are being let go and the reason the association can no longer support grass roots football or indeed the LOI- and its not just admin staff, its elite roles being amalgamated, local coaching officers and regional managers being dismissed.

    As for people saying the GAA is a great organistion- how could they go wrong? imagine how Pats would look today be we spent €10,000,000 on marketing, facilities, ground improvements and administration instead of players wages between 2005-2009.

    Our SCP is 65% of turnover- whats the GAA's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cian View Post
    There's been loads of Football and Rugby games played in Croker?
    Yeah after a few years but although it was never a fixed agreement it was heavily implied that part of the deal of the redevelopment money they got was that they would let football and rugby be played there and they took the money and then said no sorry, GAA stadia are for GAA only.
    It's only when they came under massive pressure when the Aviva was being built that they eventually buckled and let them be played there.
    It's like the opposite of what happened with Thomas Davis and the SDCC Stadium.

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    Ah right I see. They're c*nts so

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    The Church, the GAA and Fianna Fáil: the three pillars of old Ireland. Two are crumbling.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ó'Nualláin View Post
    Yeah after a few years but although it was never a fixed agreement it was heavily implied that part of the deal of the redevelopment money they got was that they would let football and rugby be played there and they took the money and then said no sorry, GAA stadia are for GAA only.
    It's only when they came under massive pressure when the Aviva was being built that they eventually buckled and let them be played there.
    It's like the opposite of what happened with Thomas Davis and the SDCC Stadium.
    In fairness to the GAA they are changing and the RULE 5 decision (and English national anthem being played was a defining moment in the organisations history.

    There are very positive noises coming out about their potential support for hosting the Rugby World cup in 2023 and a positive decision there could pave the way for a very realistic Irish/Welsh or Irish/Scottish bid for a European Championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caolan View Post
    In fairness to the GAA they are changing and the RULE 5 decision (and English national anthem being played was a defining moment in the organisations history.

    There are very positive noises coming out about their potential support for hosting the Rugby World cup in 2023 and a positive decision there could pave the way for a very realistic Irish/Welsh or Irish/Scottish bid for a European Championships.
    I'd imagine Ireland/Scotland would be more realistic. Croker, Landsdowne, Thomond, Semple Stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Ibrox, Park Head, Hamden. That's 8 decent sized stadia. How many more would you need???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddydillon View Post
    The Church, the GAA and Fianna Fáil: the three pillars of old Ireland. Two are crumbling.......
    Was watching Reeling In The Years there for 1963 the other night and the part where they show both All-Ireland Finals for that year, a priest came on and threw the ball in for the first half after giving the match his blessing. Mad craic altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ó'Nualláin View Post
    I'd imagine Ireland/Scotland would be more realistic. Croker, Landsdowne, Thomond, Semple Stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Ibrox, Park Head, Hamden. That's 8 decent sized stadia. How many more would you need???
    Takes more than decent sized stadia though, a decent transport system and proper accomodation for fans are big factors as well, which would be a big stumbling block particularly down the country (seriously doubt Semple or Páirc Uí Chaoimh would be considered)

    Not saying it can't be done but it wouldn't be realistic imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkiesaint View Post
    Takes more than decent sized stadia though, a decent transport system and proper accomodation for fans are big factors as well, which would be a big stumbling block particularly down the country (seriously doubt Semple or Páirc Uí Chaoimh would be considered)

    Not saying it can't be done but it wouldn't be realistic imo
    Too right. Semple Stadium and Páirc Uí Chaoimh are terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ó'Nualláin View Post
    Ibrox, Park Head, Hamden. That's 8 decent sized stadia. How many more would you need???



    FIFA/UEFA rules don't allow more than 2 stadiums in same city for tournaments IIRC

    (That said, they are allowing 8 stadiums within a 60 mile radius for Qatar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ó'Nualláin View Post
    Semple Stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh
    LOL. Those grounds wouldn't be able to host qualifying rounds in the Europa never mind European Championships.

    Thats before you figure out where 30,000 are going to stay, and how they'll get to the ground.
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    I would imagine that the GAA going in with the IRFUs bid is a long term plan to upgrade all the regional grounds to all seater....very clever as once again there would be government funding.
    So no matter what you think of the state of different stadia now they will all be rebuilt if the tournament gets the go ahead for Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rathcoolesaint View Post
    I would imagine that the GAA going in with the IRFUs bid is a long term plan to upgrade all the regional grounds to all seater....very clever as once again there would be government funding.
    So no matter what you think of the state of different stadia now they will all be rebuilt if the tournament gets the go ahead for Ireland
    Thats the main problem, there is ZERO money availabel for sports infracture in this country at the minute, never mind the 100s of millions needed to build stadiums
    "We've seen you come, we'll see you go"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Thats the main problem, there is ZERO money availabel for sports infracture in this country at the minute, never mind the 100s of millions needed to build stadiums
    I don't know how countries make money out of big tournaments but one of this size would also bring in 100s million to the local areas where games are being played plus the touristy areas that people go around in between games. It also creates employment in the contruction of the stadium and infrastructure and once it's all done we still have the fascilities (as a country as opposed to us as football community).
    The only thing we have to compare it to is the Ryder cup. Did that work? (or is it also part of the big shit we're in now)

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    Well Ryder Cup was mostly privately funded. but yeah, big tournaments lose money all the time. Sure there's economic benefits brought to the country but at what cost? Greece is absolutely still paying for the Olympics in 2004. (Obviously most feel the benefits greatly outweigh the cost)

    To be honest it'd fucking sicken me to see money being spent to upgrade GAA grounds for 3/4 football games and then never have them used for football again. And part of the new 'awarding games' culture is 'legacy' so UEFA probably wouldn't be happy with it either.

    I'm not against the FAI trying to play host/part host to any tournaments. I just don't think the Euros are realistic. How about upgrading 4 football grounds (Turners Cross, Tallaght/Dalymount (if you wnat only football), Sligo Showgrounds/Terryland and one of Athlone/Drogheda/Dundalk) and hosting the Euro u21s instead? Would be a far better 'legacy' for Irish football. Then if they do that well, they can say "hey platini, remember we did this well..."
    "We've seen you come, we'll see you go"

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    Agree with Dodge there. Hosting or jointly hosting a u21 Euro's is the best we can ever hope for IMO. And fcuk the GAA and IRFU stadiums.

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    Agree 100% with what Dodge said- but would have no problem with GAA investment if the country could host the euros. Would be amazing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slavia View Post
    FIFA/UEFA rules don't allow more than 2 stadiums in same city for tournaments IIRC

    (That said, they are allowing 8 stadiums within a 60 mile radius for Qatar)
    Anything happening in Qatar is a complete write off though. When they're talking about moving the World Cup to the winter and having a mid season break in all the European Leagues, you know serious money has changed hands. Haha

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    ^ wow^ take the money contradiction out of if and he still manages to contradict himself...spectacularly. Genuine questions, how has still got the job, does he listen to what he says and how does he believe he's worth that money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyRotten View Post
    ^ wow^ take the money contradiction out of if and he still manages to contradict himself...spectacularly. Genuine questions, how has still got the job, does he listen to what he says and how does he believe he's worth that money?
    the man is a born spoofer and a neck on him like a jockeys b@*%£k should be renamed money delaney
    i am confused about being confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyRotten View Post
    ^ wow^ take the money contradiction out of if and he still manages to contradict himself...spectacularly. Genuine questions, how has still got the job, does he listen to what he says and how does he believe he's worth that money?
    Cos people are afraid of him, and he has support from all the junior football lads around the country. He doesn't care what he says cos he's minted. He probably does, delusional prick.

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