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Replying To tickets:  "Monday morning and still no word on weekend fixtures?"
Indeed. I imagine its hard to plan ahead for the week with training not knowing what day you would be out. Its not like the county board/ccc did not have good time to plan for the games. As someone said, they had no issue putting the St. Nauls/Killybegs game on against the pre-determined master fixtures calendar.

The_Second_Coming (Donegal) - Posts: 12 - 18/09/2023 13:02:59    2504599

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Replying To tickets:  "Third attempt at posting. Is there a certain player away tomorrow for a team that won tonight?"
Repeatedly trying to reply to this too.

Yes is the answer to your question. Serious questions being asked of the CCC in the media and this is not one that will blow over.

Re: this weekend's fixtures. Fixtures are done but not released. Sure its not like the clubs need to know so they can plan training or anything.

Samsforthehills (Donegal) - Posts: 1067 - 18/09/2023 14:10:43    2504617

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Replying To Samsforthehills:  "Repeatedly trying to reply to this too.

Yes is the answer to your question. Serious questions being asked of the CCC in the media and this is not one that will blow over.

Re: this weekend's fixtures. Fixtures are done but not released. Sure its not like the clubs need to know so they can plan training or anything."
Re: this weekend's fixtures. Fixtures are done but not released. Sure its not like the clubs need to know so they can plan training or anything."

It would help. If a saturday game train a thursday, if a Sunday game you can hold out to Friday to get lads out of the county at college or work back. If they're done why not just release them?

The_Second_Coming (Donegal) - Posts: 12 - 18/09/2023 14:46:59    2504629

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Replying To tickets:  "Monday morning and still no word on weekend fixtures?"
You need to trawl through our wonderful fixtures website to find them lol.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1863 - 18/09/2023 14:59:29    2504633

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Replying To Samsforthehills:  "Repeatedly trying to reply to this too.

Yes is the answer to your question. Serious questions being asked of the CCC in the media and this is not one that will blow over.

Re: this weekend's fixtures. Fixtures are done but not released. Sure its not like the clubs need to know so they can plan training or anything."
Hi Samsforthehills: Remember the Academy statement when they said they have "lost all confidence in the governance of Donegal Gaa" this is all a part of what they meant.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 625 - 18/09/2023 15:29:13    2504636

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi Samsforthehills: Remember the Academy statement when they said they have "lost all confidence in the governance of Donegal Gaa" this is all a part of what they meant."
100%.

CCC secretary has been there too long

Samsforthehills (Donegal) - Posts: 1067 - 18/09/2023 15:49:52    2504642

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Replying To Green_Gold:  "You need to trawl through our wonderful fixtures website to find them lol."
Yes the website is about as useful as tits on a bull when it comes to fixtures.
Why they can't simply set out the fixtures in a coherent format is anyone's guess.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8887 - 18/09/2023 15:54:02    2504646

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Yes the website is about as useful as tits on a bull when it comes to fixtures.
Why they can't simply set out the fixtures in a coherent format is anyone's guess."
Good luck trying to find underage fixtures on the website, what a mess

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1863 - 18/09/2023 17:02:06    2504657

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Mickey Harte heading to Derry I see....

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 878 - 18/09/2023 21:23:43    2504689

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Replying To The_Second_Coming:  "Re: this weekend's fixtures. Fixtures are done but not released. Sure its not like the clubs need to know so they can plan training or anything."

It would help. If a saturday game train a thursday, if a Sunday game you can hold out to Friday to get lads out of the county at college or work back. If they're done why not just release them?"
Monday night at 11:30pm, still no word sent to the club's. However, one intermediate club had their game time and venue for next weekend up on their Facebook page this evening....

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 387 - 18/09/2023 23:37:25    2504711

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Replying To Green_Gold:  "Good luck trying to find underage fixtures on the website, what a mess"
I see they often put a link up on their social media platforms highlighting the latest fixtures and results. But when you click on it, it just brings you to a page showing the Naomh Conaill C v Urris game which never took place. Instead you'd like to simply see...

Results from the weekend of September 16th/17th..

Senior:
Intermediate:
Junior:


and a separate link showing all the juvenile results from the weekend or the past week.
If they are paying a media company for this template it's more money wasted.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8887 - 19/09/2023 09:10:37    2504725

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Replying To greenfan:  "
Replying To The_Second_Coming:  "Re: this weekend's fixtures. Fixtures are done but not released. Sure its not like the clubs need to know so they can plan training or anything."

It would help. If a saturday game train a thursday, if a Sunday game you can hold out to Friday to get lads out of the county at college or work back. If they're done why not just release them?"
Monday night at 11:30pm, still no word sent to the club's. However, one intermediate club had their game time and venue for next weekend up on their Facebook page this evening...."
9.41am now and it seems there are fixtures and venues out for some games but not all. Clubs posting fixtures dates yet when you look at the online home of Donegal GAA all you get is:

SORRY, THERE ARE NO UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THIS COMPETITION.

Shambolic treatment of clubs still unsure of day/venue for weekend.

The_Second_Coming (Donegal) - Posts: 12 - 19/09/2023 09:42:55    2504740

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Replying To The_Second_Coming:  "
Replying To greenfan:  "[quote=The_Second_Coming:  "Re: this weekend's fixtures. Fixtures are done but not released. Sure its not like the clubs need to know so they can plan training or anything."

It would help. If a saturday game train a thursday, if a Sunday game you can hold out to Friday to get lads out of the county at college or work back. If they're done why not just release them?"
Monday night at 11:30pm, still no word sent to the club's. However, one intermediate club had their game time and venue for next weekend up on their Facebook page this evening...."
9.41am now and it seems there are fixtures and venues out for some games but not all. Clubs posting fixtures dates yet when you look at the online home of Donegal GAA all you get is:

SORRY, THERE ARE NO UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THIS COMPETITION.

Shambolic treatment of clubs still unsure of day/venue for weekend."]and then when they eventually were published today, the intermediate games were the wrong way round. They had the B games showing as being on second.

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 387 - 19/09/2023 11:48:16    2504787

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "I see they often put a link up on their social media platforms highlighting the latest fixtures and results. But when you click on it, it just brings you to a page showing the Naomh Conaill C v Urris game which never took place. Instead you'd like to simply see...

Results from the weekend of September 16th/17th..

Senior:
Intermediate:
Junior:


and a separate link showing all the juvenile results from the weekend or the past week.
If they are paying a media company for this template it's more money wasted."
We had a new PRO elected at the convention last December. Apparently cannot use social media platforms. The more things change, the more they stay the same. #Politics over Progress
It's the clubs who elect these people so they can't complain when things are a mess. If the clubs could only see that it is them that are suffering but it is them who have the power to change things and break up the cozy cartel at county board.

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 687 - 19/09/2023 12:18:22    2504794

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Replying To ryan:  "We had a new PRO elected at the convention last December. Apparently cannot use social media platforms. The more things change, the more they stay the same. #Politics over Progress
It's the clubs who elect these people so they can't complain when things are a mess. If the clubs could only see that it is them that are suffering but it is them who have the power to change things and break up the cozy cartel at county board."
We are now SIX MONTHS since the wheels came off Donegal GAA and after the clubs called for heads to roll. Yet here we are, no changes at board level, every one keeping the heads down, nothing to see here!
Embarrassingly we have Tyrone men now in running our affairs at the top, teaching our board how to spell and count.

Have our clubs just accepted this and rolled over?

The appointment of Jim McGuinness seems to have allowed them to paper over the cracks. Underage managers are being appointed and the Academy is back in place, in name at least?.

Are we all being hoodwinked here or are improvements genuinely underway? Has the clubs call of no confidence, all but gone away? Are we even allowed to talk about this?

PeterQ92 (Donegal) - Posts: 72 - 21/09/2023 10:56:00    2505032

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Replying To PeterQ92:  "We are now SIX MONTHS since the wheels came off Donegal GAA and after the clubs called for heads to roll. Yet here we are, no changes at board level, every one keeping the heads down, nothing to see here!
Embarrassingly we have Tyrone men now in running our affairs at the top, teaching our board how to spell and count.

Have our clubs just accepted this and rolled over?

The appointment of Jim McGuinness seems to have allowed them to paper over the cracks. Underage managers are being appointed and the Academy is back in place, in name at least?.

Are we all being hoodwinked here or are improvements genuinely underway? Has the clubs call of no confidence, all but gone away? Are we even allowed to talk about this?"
Can I ask a question, I'm not trying to be stirring things or offending people but how many posters are actually actively involved in their club. How many posters have put up their hands to be their club delegate at County committee.

I'm involved with my club and our club delegates tell us that there are too many delegates who have been there for years just like the board. It's up to all of us including the keyboard warriors to get involved and change things rather than complaining.

Whateveryourhavingyourself (Donegal) - Posts: 23 - 21/09/2023 18:15:54    2505107

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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "Can I ask a question, I'm not trying to be stirring things or offending people but how many posters are actually actively involved in their club. How many posters have put up their hands to be their club delegate at County committee.

I'm involved with my club and our club delegates tell us that there are too many delegates who have been there for years just like the board. It's up to all of us including the keyboard warriors to get involved and change things rather than complaining."
A great point and this is the crux of the issue. It's all very well ranting and raving online about stuff but if we're serious about initiating real change the only avenue to do so is by getting involved within your local club firstly by becoming a delegate. But even then, I wonder do all club delegates go to county convention meetings and vote according to the mandate given to them by their club? What I mean is, just how transparent is the voting process on agenda items? As far as I know, the press are still not allowed to attend? Should it be like in politics where those clubs who voted in favour/against agenda items are highlighted?

In fairness to a lot of those club delegates who have been there for years, they have given up many hours of their time. How willing would you be to give up a similar amount of time? I know I wouldn't be in a position to do so, with work and family commitments.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8887 - 22/09/2023 10:31:01    2505149

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "A great point and this is the crux of the issue. It's all very well ranting and raving online about stuff but if we're serious about initiating real change the only avenue to do so is by getting involved within your local club firstly by becoming a delegate. But even then, I wonder do all club delegates go to county convention meetings and vote according to the mandate given to them by their club? What I mean is, just how transparent is the voting process on agenda items? As far as I know, the press are still not allowed to attend? Should it be like in politics where those clubs who voted in favour/against agenda items are highlighted?

In fairness to a lot of those club delegates who have been there for years, they have given up many hours of their time. How willing would you be to give up a similar amount of time? I know I wouldn't be in a position to do so, with work and family commitments."
Could it be that some people are prepared to make sacrifices which means that they miss out on things that most people would never contemplate missing.I guess it depends on how much interest they have.I know then that there is the other side of the story where it it just becomes a way of life for people attending meetings etc and things get very stale.But that is not just a GAA problem,it is the same in every organisation.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 999 - 22/09/2023 12:14:00    2505181

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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "Can I ask a question, I'm not trying to be stirring things or offending people but how many posters are actually actively involved in their club. How many posters have put up their hands to be their club delegate at County committee.

I'm involved with my club and our club delegates tell us that there are too many delegates who have been there for years just like the board. It's up to all of us including the keyboard warriors to get involved and change things rather than complaining."
Very fair question to ask. I coach at underage level, took 2 teams this year, one male and one female.
I have asked our club about ongoing county issues and have requested the club to take a stand. Some agree, some don't. As a club coach I have a limited voice. I know our delegate is not one for rocking the boat, as he'd say himself. This is why I feel there is an acceptance among clubs, which is wrong IMO.

I just want the best for Donegal and I don't think we are getting the best. Far from it.

PeterQ92 (Donegal) - Posts: 72 - 22/09/2023 12:53:21    2505195

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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "Can I ask a question, I'm not trying to be stirring things or offending people but how many posters are actually actively involved in their club. How many posters have put up their hands to be their club delegate at County committee.

I'm involved with my club and our club delegates tell us that there are too many delegates who have been there for years just like the board. It's up to all of us including the keyboard warriors to get involved and change things rather than complaining."
Well said but don't hold your breath waiting for an answer. There's some posters on here and one in particular that is too embarrassed to reveal what club he is affiliated to let alone answer that query.

tidytownman (Donegal) - Posts: 291 - 22/09/2023 12:57:14    2505196

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