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Replying To REDANDBLACK30:  "Do you think it is the quality of football or high ticket prices that is primarily to blame for falling attendances??"
I would definitely say it's the quality of football on show… just look at the hurling last weekend.. a full house because punters were almost certain of a top class end to end game of hurling… People would pay twice as much if they thought they were going to be entertained like that…. Football is so boring and slow that it puts people especially the young people from going….and it's hard to blame them

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2214 - 09/07/2024 15:55:08    2558064

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Replying To REDANDBLACK30:  "The GAA absolutely does not need this money. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have both criticised GAA Go heavily. It speaks volumes that the GAA has become so greedy that it is being criticised by these parties surely?? The Irish Government are in a strong position to take action against this disgraceful service because if they cut funding to RTE and made it a precondition that funding is dependent on games being free to air RTE and GAA will scrap GAA Go as all they care about is money. I go to a lot Down matches every year I just purchased a ticket for Sunday at a cost of €55 (£47) so I know the GAA has loads of money because I know the ticket prices are very high. As such all games should be free to air. The extra games could be given to TG4 for free as TG4 have been a great supporter of the GAA over the years. Like the Cork v Limerick match was a sell out the GAA must have got over €4,000,000 for that one match alone. The reason the Irish Government must take action against the GAA is that the GAA have abandoned the principles on which it was founded with its money grabbing and greed. It was founded on volunteerism and amateurism and ironically in opposition to the greed and imperialism of British Empire. I have always supported the GAA by buying tickets etc as I want this money to go towards facilities etc but then the GAA would not increase its offer for Casement Park of more than £15 million. What exactly is all the money for if it is not for building stadiums?? It is indisputable the GAA is a greedy organisation and the presence of the GAA Go service shows that."
Stadiums and match days require huge money to run. Ticket prices aren't that high and certainly not so high that they can get rid of gaago.
How do you replace the money from gaago if you remove it.
Extra games can and should only be given to tg4 if tg4 want to pay to cover those games.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3571 - 09/07/2024 16:06:20    2558069

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Replying To REDANDBLACK30:  "The ticket prices would not need to increase at all as the GAA could comfortably manage on gate receipts they have a turnover of €140 million euros plus. I mean the games that are currently shown on GAA Go could be made free to air 50 All Ireland SFC games, 50 All Ireland SHC, 25 Taillteann Cup and 25 lower tier hurling matches. I think that would be fair solution. Split the games between RTE, BBC, TG4 that would be 50 live games each."
That's so naive and bot backed up by any kind of rational argument.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3571 - 09/07/2024 16:07:52    2558071

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It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people are to the finances of the GAA. By the way some go on, you'd sware that that the GAA was this big bad organisation out to bleed you dry.

As organisations go, the GAA is fairly well run with good facilities in most parishes up and down the country. The vast majority of funds generated annually are reinvested in the grassroots of the GAA.

If you don't believe me, look to how the FAI is run and ask yourself would you rather be part of that organisation not having two cents to rub together?

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 878 - 09/07/2024 17:02:00    2558081

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Replying To Square_B:  "It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people are to the finances of the GAA. By the way some go on, you'd sware that that the GAA was this big bad organisation out to bleed you dry.

As organisations go, the GAA is fairly well run with good facilities in most parishes up and down the country. The vast majority of funds generated annually are reinvested in the grassroots of the GAA.

If you don't believe me, look to how the FAI is run and ask yourself would you rather be part of that organisation not having two cents to rub together?"
It's not well run though. How can I watch Galway club game online but the county Connacht semi final is not available? How can I not watch a Galway all Ireland group game anywhere but can watch junior club games in Galway?

People say 2 euro per game but two Galway games were not shown anywhere? You pay for GAAGo and you don't know what games will be shown

Kew (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 10/07/2024 13:27:24    2558208

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Replying To Square_B:  "It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people are to the finances of the GAA. By the way some go on, you'd sware that that the GAA was this big bad organisation out to bleed you dry.

As organisations go, the GAA is fairly well run with good facilities in most parishes up and down the country. The vast majority of funds generated annually are reinvested in the grassroots of the GAA.

If you don't believe me, look to how the FAI is run and ask yourself would you rather be part of that organisation not having two cents to rub together?"
Also Galway GAA made 250,000 showing clubs games online at a cheaper rate then GAAGo. Why don't we get the figures involved in GAAGo ? If one county can make quarter of a million showing club games with no help from rte then GAAGo should be doing very well.

Kew (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 10/07/2024 13:32:20    2558209

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Replying To Square_B:  "It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people are to the finances of the GAA. By the way some go on, you'd sware that that the GAA was this big bad organisation out to bleed you dry.

As organisations go, the GAA is fairly well run with good facilities in most parishes up and down the country. The vast majority of funds generated annually are reinvested in the grassroots of the GAA.

If you don't believe me, look to how the FAI is run and ask yourself would you rather be part of that organisation not having two cents to rub together?"
Some people are only happy when they're whinging Square B and inventing reality. Give them a keyboard and a few usernames and there's no stopping them. Easier to have an online rant than do something, or even propose a solution, to their so called grievance and use some facts and cost their solution with real money and logistics. Comparing like for like would, at least, be a reasonable place to start, to be taken seriously. They're best ignored.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7504 - 10/07/2024 18:40:36    2558260

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Replying To Kew:  "It's not well run though. How can I watch Galway club game online but the county Connacht semi final is not available? How can I not watch a Galway all Ireland group game anywhere but can watch junior club games in Galway?

People say 2 euro per game but two Galway games were not shown anywhere? You pay for GAAGo and you don't know what games will be shown"
Problem is GAA very involves the likes of dee forces and declan mcbennett as directors and is very much profit driven, as a platform I bought it for an elderly relative, its decent value for money but the whole having to pair devices is not user friendly for elderly people, you've paid for it downloaded the app, that should be it. No games in this country are free to air, people have to pay an annual subscription, its called a TV licence!!

Gaa need to seriously look at their ticket prices, a number of years they removed minor games as double headers for semi and finals. They have now increased prices ??? Why ?? It has detracted massively from all ireland d final in both codes. 55 euro for semis is too much and 100 now for final is too much, add this in to the condensed calendar and it is affecting attendances, people are voting with their feet, but not enough.

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 972 - 10/07/2024 21:35:41    2558278

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GAAGo has had post game analysis show uploaded on YouTube and twitter for all the hurling. even the games on rte, but still have nothing for the football between Dublin and Galway, which Gaago had behind the paywall. This is the inconsistency of GAAGo. You are paying for a service but you do not know what you are getting.

Kew (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 12/07/2024 20:18:36    2558625

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