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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "They must have listened:

www.gaa.ie/tickets/all_ireland_football_replay_news

Following numerous queries regarding the allocation of tickets the GAA can confirm that anyone who was there yesterday will be allowed to turn up at the turnstiles for the replay game and pay a Fiver to get in. Furthermore, we have taken the additional steps to make the day as pleasurable as possible for those who were privileged enough to get a ticket for the drawn game:

- Free travel where possible and where not the loan of a donkey for the weekend to make the journey.
- Meals should be provided before and after the game
- If there are people who are unable to attend due to prior engagements they shall be given a mobile phone with either
free Sky Sports/GAA Go access for the day.
- Anyone who attended yesterday and was due to work Saturday week shall get a note from the GAA to excuse them -
from said duties as well as compensation for the loss of earnings for that day.
- There will also be provision made for all those who lost/misplaced/binned their stubs as it will be taken on good will
that anyone who comes up to the turnstiles and lets the tellers know they were there must have been there and will
be allowed to pass.

A certain number of seats have also been made available and will be given out on a first come first serve basis - providing you have a signed note from your Parish Priest with an acceptable reason as to why you didn't attend yesterday.






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That made me laugh in what is a miserable and depressing thread. Cheers!!

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 270 - 02/09/2019 10:16:02    2231741

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Replying To witnof:  "Stupid thread. Over 80% is ploughed into way or the other in the game. Give it a rest. We have to knock the GAA over everything!"
Don't bite the hand that feeds you, and by god ye dubs are well fed

dakid (Australia) - Posts: 259 - 02/09/2019 10:29:52    2231749

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Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "The overall standard of Gaelic football is higher today than it has ever been. If you don't believe me, please watch some all-Ireland finals from the 60s and 70s - it is not hard to find them online - and try not to laugh at the absolutely dreadful standard of shooting and passing (if you could even call it passing) from those so-called glory days. Yes, I actually do believe that the bulk of GAA revenue is pumped back into clubs all over the country. If you think that there is some skullduggery happening at the upper echelons, then there is nothing stopping you from volunteering with your local club and working your way up to the top, the same way as any other GAA official who has ever served. I wish you well in your crusade."
I was born in the 60s and know what the standards were in the 70s when I started going to matches.I know a lot of money is going down to clubs. But the intercounty plan is set to make the strong stronger and the weak weaker and I don't think that's a good plan for all the GAA. THE GAA in the 60s, 70s and probably the 80s too was pretty much the only show in town for our youth interested in sport. I think at the top they need to be awake to getting more kids interested in GAA and realize that mamlny of them have parents that are non-native and need to be encouraged.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5997 - 02/09/2019 12:07:28    2231806

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "That's a fair point, I think if the GAA charged €100 for finals they'd have no problem selling them out. But at least let some of that money go in a larger proportion to development in so called weaker counties."
https://res.cloudinary.com/dvrbaruzq/image/upload/fl_attachment/nlvhtgiloh9tbt50rx3s.pdf

Page 71 of the financial report. It breaks down all the money given to each unit.

Over 41m in total is distributed and I bet it's more even looking than most on here would imagine.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 3198 - 02/09/2019 17:19:15    2231983

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The begrudgers and conspiracy theorists have all gone very quiet on this thread now that the GAA have slashed the price of the replay tickets. €30 for the stands and €10 for the Hill. Yes TEN EURO.
Just lie low till the off season and ye can raise your heads again with more mind boggling revelations about GAA finances

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 270 - 02/09/2019 18:39:37    2232028

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Replying To Whammo86:  "https://res.cloudinary.com/dvrbaruzq/image/upload/fl_attachment/nlvhtgiloh9tbt50rx3s.pdf

Page 71 of the financial report. It breaks down all the money given to each unit.

Over 41m in total is distributed and I bet it's more even looking than most on here would imagine."
If we could see the breakdown of what so-called weaker counties get we could make a better judgement. They are the counties that need it most and if a tiered system is introduced will be the weaker counties to maintain interest in football, to get more children to start playing and to improve the standard of football. The stronger counties have a bigger shot at gaining revenue through sponsorship. And top brass finding ways of getting more media exposure leading to improved sponsorship deals should be a priority if they're not to be left behind.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5997 - 02/09/2019 20:26:48    2232074

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Replying To Sindar:  "The begrudgers and conspiracy theorists have all gone very quiet on this thread now that the GAA have slashed the price of the replay tickets. €30 for the stands and €10 for the Hill. Yes TEN EURO.
Just lie low till the off season and ye can raise your heads again with more mind boggling revelations about GAA finances"
Hate to burst your bubble, but a bit more research needed.
€60 for the stands, €30 for the Hill and children tickets made available at €10.
Still very good reduction but not as dramatic as you're making out.

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 768 - 02/09/2019 20:48:57    2232088

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "If we could see the breakdown of what so-called weaker counties get we could make a better judgement. They are the counties that need it most and if a tiered system is introduced will be the weaker counties to maintain interest in football, to get more children to start playing and to improve the standard of football. The stronger counties have a bigger shot at gaining revenue through sponsorship. And top brass finding ways of getting more media exposure leading to improved sponsorship deals should be a priority if they're not to be left behind."
It's there on page 71 what gets distributed to each individual county overall.

A couple of pages on and it shows the profit and loss of individual competition.

Only the Sam and Liam make a profit. The lower tier hurling lose up to 100k each.

The weakest counties that aren't competing in either code are still receiving 0.5m each.

Cork receives the most at €2.2m by the way.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 3198 - 02/09/2019 21:12:25    2232101

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Replying To Whammo86:  "It's there on page 71 what gets distributed to each individual county overall.

A couple of pages on and it shows the profit and loss of individual competition.

Only the Sam and Liam make a profit. The lower tier hurling lose up to 100k each.

The weakest counties that aren't competing in either code are still receiving 0.5m each.

Cork receives the most at €2.2m by the way."
Yes, I see colilumn 5, Games Development. Is there a limit to what counties can get or is it up to them to start making progress before they qualify for development money? And is it based more on county wide basis or if one county has 10 clubs very involved in development they get more money than another county with just 5 clubs making development progress?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5997 - 02/09/2019 21:28:01    2232107

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GAA get a lot of unfair stick...€180 for 2 tickets for the 1st game drops to €70 for the replay that's a fairly hefty reduction. I think they deserve a bit of credit on this one.

jacktheDub (Dublin) - Posts: 925 - 02/09/2019 21:29:16    2232108

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Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "The overall standard of Gaelic football is higher today than it has ever been. If you don't believe me, please watch some all-Ireland finals from the 60s and 70s - it is not hard to find them online - and try not to laugh at the absolutely dreadful standard of shooting and passing (if you could even call it passing) from those so-called glory days. Yes, I actually do believe that the bulk of GAA revenue is pumped back into clubs all over the country. If you think that there is some skullduggery happening at the upper echelons, then there is nothing stopping you from volunteering with your local club and working your way up to the top, the same way as any other GAA official who has ever served. I wish you well in your crusade."
I suppose you youngsters think Sean Purcell and Frank Stockwell wouldn't get on the present Galway team!

no coach could teach them anything about the game

worple (Roscommon) - Posts: 286 - 02/09/2019 21:43:20    2232114

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I think a large portion of the profits from the replay should be sent to the Cork County Board to help with their debt on PUiC. The only time the new stadium has been full was on the occasion of the Glen Miller benefit game.

BlueBeret (Dublin) - Posts: 16 - 02/09/2019 22:55:19    2232144

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Replying To worple:  "I suppose you youngsters think Sean Purcell and Frank Stockwell wouldn't get on the present Galway team!

no coach could teach them anything about the game"
I stopped being a youngster long ago! I have been closely following GAA since the late 70s and the overall standard of football today is the highest I have seen. Most years during the 80s we were lucky to get one or two decent games in the entire championship. The 1981 championship was particularly atrocious and I can well remember many leading commentators bemoaning the sorry state of Gaelic football at the time. Of course earlier eras produced natural footballing geniuses like Purcell and Stockwell but the way the game was played in the distant past was nothing like the popular romantic vision that exists. Players routinely booted the ball up in the air without looking - the higher the better - and if a team-mate happened to get on the end of it, that was just down to pure luck. The overall standard of shooting was terrible - just watch some old games and see for yourself.
But back to the original point of this forum - the GAA has slashed ticket prices for the replay by a third so now everyone must be completely satisfied, right?

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 848 - 03/09/2019 00:20:25    2232170

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I have criticised the GAA ticket prices in the past, but I heard on the radio the tickets for the replay are priced at E60 stand and E30 for the terrace in fairness that's very reasonable.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 760 - 03/09/2019 07:20:03    2232185

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The part that makes me laugh is when certain people use external costs to criticise the GAA, such as the cost of travel, food and drink, as though the GAA should cover all these costs. Those same people would attend a Rugby or soccer match and not bat an eyelid at the cost. The GAA charged €90 for the match on Sunday and €60 for the replay, that's incredibly cheap for what is the showpiece game. Add to that the cheap cost of tickets for most matches throughout the year and the idea of the grab all association doesn't reflect reality at all.

PK57 (Louth) - Posts: 1565 - 03/09/2019 07:43:17    2232189

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Replying To BlueBeret:  "I think a large portion of the profits from the replay should be sent to the Cork County Board to help with their debt on PUiC. The only time the new stadium has been full was on the occasion of the Glen Miller benefit game."
The only time the new stadium has been full was on the occasion of the Glen Miller benefit game

Did the Shergar benefit game not attract a load of patrons too?

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 4055 - 03/09/2019 08:44:00    2232202

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Replying To skillet:  "Hate to burst your bubble, but a bit more research needed.
€60 for the stands, €30 for the Hill and children tickets made available at €10.
Still very good reduction but not as dramatic as you're making out."
Yep. My mistake. Still unprecedented in any other national event of such profile

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 270 - 03/09/2019 09:05:42    2232213

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I get hounded for tickets every year. Never once has anyone asked me the cost nor batted an eyelid when they have to pay up

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 270 - 03/09/2019 09:09:10    2232216

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "The only time the new stadium has been full was on the occasion of the Glen Miller benefit game

Did the Shergar benefit game not attract a load of patrons too?"
Both are thought to be living incognito in France!

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1409 - 03/09/2019 10:27:51    2232260

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Replying To BlueBeret:  "I think a large portion of the profits from the replay should be sent to the Cork County Board to help with their debt on PUiC. The only time the new stadium has been full was on the occasion of the Glen Miller benefit game."
They'd spend their time and money better finding ways to have more games in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and renting out the facilities for other events, corporate, concerts, use of gym and other facilities. Even a Christmas Market, farmers market to create a feel good factor in Cork and maybe get some new people involved on the GAA, every little helps. Get it making some money rather than handing over cash to pay the debt on a premises that's often idle won't get them far.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5997 - 03/09/2019 10:39:23    2232268

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