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Supermac's Call For Investigation Into Galway GAA Sponsorship Spending

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No coincidence this is off the back of two prominent managers leaving

Plenty of grumbles aired

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19820 - 02/10/2019 20:18:01    2241028

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Im of the opinion if a few other county boards and GAA head-quarters funds and accounts were investigated and audited it would open a serious can of worms, if there is wrong doing in Galway and it is exposed it could be the start of a very bad situation for the GAA as a whole.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 597 - 02/10/2019 21:19:33    2241051

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When is the GAA going to investigate the GAA? Just one example, not singling out any one person, but why is a man turning down a Galway job he wants and then go to coach up in Donegal?? Money?? how much??

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1022 - 02/10/2019 21:57:40    2241059

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Nonsense, there are very few
AIG type sponsors out there & obviously you never went looking for sponsorship from any major companies, it's a fantasy to think you will match Dublin's AIG sponsor. In fact trying to get any sponsor now to align their professional reputation & hard earned cash with Galway GAA is going to be very difficult even with changes. There is a toxic culture there & nobody wants to be identified with that. If you think it's raining sponsors who will top Supermacs input especially in the lean years as they did, come back & let us know."
Supermacs are quite generous and yet 5 years from them barely matches 1 year from AIG for Dublin. The rest have no chance of competing in this regard. Cork would be the next closest but still miles behind.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 02/10/2019 22:05:51    2241064

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So much doom and gloom and negativity on this site. Give it a break. There is good times ahead for Galway GAA.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1764 - 03/10/2019 11:26:32    2241126

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If you look at the amount of galway teams that reach all ireland finals
both in men and women at all grades
there is huge exposure on tv for supermac brand
id say hes getting far more out of it than hes putting in
id imagine some big companies out their would pay a lot more for their name on the jersey

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1141 - 03/10/2019 11:56:35    2241132

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Not ideal having a fast food company when there's a concern about obesity etc

gahfan (Wexford) - Posts: 475 - 03/10/2019 15:24:39    2241172

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I'm loving it mac Donald's ready to step in if suppermacks and Galway GAA fall out

heartbroken (Galway) - Posts: 312 - 03/10/2019 18:49:58    2241207

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If there's nothing to hide I don't see why this is a big deal. Is it so unreasonable for Supermacs to see how their money is spent?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 937 - 03/10/2019 18:57:46    2241212

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Replying To gahfan:  "Not ideal having a fast food company when there's a concern about obesity etc"
Everything in moderation....but sure it's always someone's else's fault these days. Parents need to take responsibility for what their kids and indeed themselves eat.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10157 - 03/10/2019 20:49:09    2241228

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too many guys with a chip on the shoulders.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1346 - 03/10/2019 21:28:28    2241237

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Is there a similarity creeping in between the financial woes of the GAA and those of the FAI.

Is it time for all sponsorship monies to be channelled to HQ in Croke Park signed into an account thereafter all expenses and expenditures to be requisitioned and signed off.

Is it time for HQ to close off the road to professionalism, rid itself of anything that would suggest the professional road is the one to take, could start by dismantling the stand alone "Hawkeye" get back to basics like removing the "Super 8's "from an already overcrowded fixture list, no more sky deals, abandon the road to "elitism" more openness and transparency needed, pull back on the annual ticket price increases, all sponsors should be issued with a financial statement on what their money was spent on at the year end, whether the requested it or not so that would keep most people happy.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2012 - 04/10/2019 10:49:19    2241300

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "too many guys with a chip on the shoulders."
Everyone likes to chip in.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 04/10/2019 11:00:04    2241304

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When the same people are in charge for long periods it lends itself to miss-management.
If there was was a regular turnover of the key roles it would become very evident during transition if there was any wrong doing.

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1053 - 04/10/2019 11:34:17    2241311

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i cant believe what I am reading here.people seem to be suggesting that pat mcdonagh,a great proud galway man,is somehow undermining the county by asking where and how his money has been spent?
if any of you were sponsoring the local donkey derby with 500 quid,do you think it would be unfair to ask where the money went?
to me,the attitude strikes to the core of irish psyche of playing poor old me,how dare he ask that,etc.
and a bit like the overspend on pairc ui chaoimh,sometimes "ah sure be grand,send on more money and forget about it" doesnt wash.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3710 - 04/10/2019 11:42:05    2241312

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Replying To perfect10:  "i cant believe what I am reading here.people seem to be suggesting that pat mcdonagh,a great proud galway man,is somehow undermining the county by asking where and how his money has been spent?
if any of you were sponsoring the local donkey derby with 500 quid,do you think it would be unfair to ask where the money went?
to me,the attitude strikes to the core of irish psyche of playing poor old me,how dare he ask that,etc.
and a bit like the overspend on pairc ui chaoimh,sometimes "ah sure be grand,send on more money and forget about it" doesnt wash."
I think most ppl would agree that how the county board distributes its sponsorship money should be revealed to all those concerned, however, asking for such information through twitter is not a good way to sustain a harmonious working relationship. Why go public? Did the board refuse to give the info privately, I wonder?

baire (Galway) - Posts: 820 - 04/10/2019 14:47:36    2241345

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Apparently Supermac has just signed a 5 year sponsorship deal last May 2018. He should really have asked the questions then. Not now. Will he be around next year I wonder. Part of me tells me that County board should tell him to stuff his sausages and chips. But the other part tells me that the County board have not been too friendly or co-operative either. Slán

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1764 - 04/10/2019 16:30:55    2241361

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Supermacs are quite generous and yet 5 years from them barely matches 1 year from AIG for Dublin. The rest have no chance of competing in this regard. Cork would be the next closest but still miles behind."
Cork were getting million over 3 years about 10 years ago.. Limerick are on at least double of what Galway get. Tipperary are the same. I cant believe how little Galway were getting off Supermacs.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 04/10/2019 17:31:23    2241371

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Replying To galwayford:  "Apparently Supermac has just signed a 5 year sponsorship deal last May 2018. He should really have asked the questions then. Not now. Will he be around next year I wonder. Part of me tells me that County board should tell him to stuff his sausages and chips. But the other part tells me that the County board have not been too friendly or co-operative either. Slán"
Apparently he has been asking for 4 years?
It certainly leaves Galway in a tricky situation for next season.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2848 - 04/10/2019 18:08:46    2241377

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i doubt he would have gone public if answers were available,or ones he was happy with

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3710 - 04/10/2019 22:25:02    2241425

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