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Ideas For County Board Fundraising

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With a possible new stadium on the horizon, the county board will/should be looking to raise money. Unfortunately they will most likely end up just taxing the clubs............again!!!.

I offer two options that could potentially bring in money if done right, but two options that would need a lot of organising.

Option 1: Louth All Stars night.
Have an All Star night for the three grades of adult football and maybe even minor. A month or so before the night send out a list of provisionally 45 players from each grade who could end up in the top 15 for Junior, Intermediate and Senior, that way interest can be built up from each club (hopefully). Hold it in one of the many big venues within Louth (preferably Dundalk or Drogheda as they have easier public transport access), who may offer their venue at a cut rate, due to the crowd they will get on the night. Do it as a black tie event with dinner as part of the ticket. Every club should buy a table worth of tickets each, local residents who want to be benefactors can be a chair (ticket for the night) even if they don't wish to attend. Offer the awards night to sponsors so it could be The Statsports Louth All Stars. A raffle on the night, like in all social nights and what ever else is a part of it.

Option 2: Louth's Advanced Summer Camp
I think everyone looks back on the Cul Camps as a great week during their years as a child but they stop after primary school age. What if Louth held an advance summer camp in Darver for 1 to 2 weeks, for teenagers aged 13 to 16. At this camp it'll be more advanced sessions held and classroom talks on nutrition, strength and conditioning and what ever else can be used by kids to improve themselves. Again a lot of preparation and volunteer work is required. This one has the added benefit of potentially improving the pool of quality players within Louth.
Due to Darver's horrible positioning buses will most likely need to be catered for, which could hinder the proposal.

annoyedplayer (Louth) - Posts: 13 - 27/09/2019 16:03:00    2239675

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Replying To annoyedplayer:  "With a possible new stadium on the horizon, the county board will/should be looking to raise money. Unfortunately they will most likely end up just taxing the clubs............again!!!.

I offer two options that could potentially bring in money if done right, but two options that would need a lot of organising.

Option 1: Louth All Stars night.
Have an All Star night for the three grades of adult football and maybe even minor. A month or so before the night send out a list of provisionally 45 players from each grade who could end up in the top 15 for Junior, Intermediate and Senior, that way interest can be built up from each club (hopefully). Hold it in one of the many big venues within Louth (preferably Dundalk or Drogheda as they have easier public transport access), who may offer their venue at a cut rate, due to the crowd they will get on the night. Do it as a black tie event with dinner as part of the ticket. Every club should buy a table worth of tickets each, local residents who want to be benefactors can be a chair (ticket for the night) even if they don't wish to attend. Offer the awards night to sponsors so it could be The Statsports Louth All Stars. A raffle on the night, like in all social nights and what ever else is a part of it.

Option 2: Louth's Advanced Summer Camp
I think everyone looks back on the Cul Camps as a great week during their years as a child but they stop after primary school age. What if Louth held an advance summer camp in Darver for 1 to 2 weeks, for teenagers aged 13 to 16. At this camp it'll be more advanced sessions held and classroom talks on nutrition, strength and conditioning and what ever else can be used by kids to improve themselves. Again a lot of preparation and volunteer work is required. This one has the added benefit of potentially improving the pool of quality players within Louth.
Due to Darver's horrible positioning buses will most likely need to be catered for, which could hinder the proposal."
I just want to point out after only reading the first line that the county board have already said that they will not be putting a levy on clubs as they are still paying for Darver. This has been said a few times already

PointRoad (Louth) - Posts: 98 - 27/09/2019 17:54:44    2239691

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Replying To PointRoad:  "I just want to point out after only reading the first line that the county board have already said that they will not be putting a levy on clubs as they are still paying for Darver. This has been said a few times already"
never ever believe them I'm dealing with them for 30 years take everything with a pinch of salt.

N08CUTN (Mayo) - Posts: 134 - 30/09/2019 07:37:00    2240181

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What about a car wash

bennypoor (Louth) - Posts: 341 - 30/09/2019 14:54:16    2240338

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Replying To bennypoor:  "What about a car wash"
We could wash all the dublin players cars.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 04/10/2019 21:39:17    2241416

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The Ashbourne credit union got there before us unfortunately

bennypoor (Louth) - Posts: 341 - 05/10/2019 05:43:18    2241449

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There is 4 million needed to be raised by the county board this will be a bit of craic if nothing else , I don't think we will ever see this stadium in the next 20 years , our county board and previous co boards have never fund raised on a consistent level planning for the future they bully the clubs regardless of there membership into paying for Darver with no concession on the amount or flexibility on the time frame now out of no where they have to raise there biggest amount in their history and they start with house raffles which are 3 years too late, car raffles are 10 a year now by pro active clubs good luck with the task in hand .

N08CUTN (Mayo) - Posts: 134 - 07/10/2019 11:58:44    2241766

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Replying To N08CUTN:  "There is 4 million needed to be raised by the county board this will be a bit of craic if nothing else , I don't think we will ever see this stadium in the next 20 years , our county board and previous co boards have never fund raised on a consistent level planning for the future they bully the clubs regardless of there membership into paying for Darver with no concession on the amount or flexibility on the time frame now out of no where they have to raise there biggest amount in their history and they start with house raffles which are 3 years too late, car raffles are 10 a year now by pro active clubs good luck with the task in hand ."
Its good to see we have a good traditional Louth response to someones efforts.
Havent even got of the ground yet and you plunge a dagger through the very spirit of it.
Maybe its the 'Mayo' distraction you have in your address that makes you such a defeatist
as you would be used to that sort of thing. Obviously a 'glass half empty' guy who rather complains when asked for a fiver into a match whether it be for club or county. You know someone sometime has got to get up and make an effort and its a pity 'stand on the ditch' warriors and 'negatisers' like you just want to criticise all the time.
Does Darver not belong to the clubs of Louth and if so why should they not pay for it. It is a god send for county teams, young and old, male and female. Perhaps a visit up there to an Under 10 blitz once in a while might give you an insight into what Darver is to Louth Gaa.
Turn the cheek man and get behind something positive that is for the benefit of the entire county.

Bluebod (Louth) - Posts: 86 - 07/10/2019 15:24:26    2241856

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Replying To Bluebod:  "Its good to see we have a good traditional Louth response to someones efforts.
Havent even got of the ground yet and you plunge a dagger through the very spirit of it.
Maybe its the 'Mayo' distraction you have in your address that makes you such a defeatist
as you would be used to that sort of thing. Obviously a 'glass half empty' guy who rather complains when asked for a fiver into a match whether it be for club or county. You know someone sometime has got to get up and make an effort and its a pity 'stand on the ditch' warriors and 'negatisers' like you just want to criticise all the time.
Does Darver not belong to the clubs of Louth and if so why should they not pay for it. It is a god send for county teams, young and old, male and female. Perhaps a visit up there to an Under 10 blitz once in a while might give you an insight into what Darver is to Louth Gaa.
Turn the cheek man and get behind something positive that is for the benefit of the entire county."
Hear Hear

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1376 - 08/10/2019 00:21:06    2241954

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Replying To Bluebod:  "Its good to see we have a good traditional Louth response to someones efforts.
Havent even got of the ground yet and you plunge a dagger through the very spirit of it.
Maybe its the 'Mayo' distraction you have in your address that makes you such a defeatist
as you would be used to that sort of thing. Obviously a 'glass half empty' guy who rather complains when asked for a fiver into a match whether it be for club or county. You know someone sometime has got to get up and make an effort and its a pity 'stand on the ditch' warriors and 'negatisers' like you just want to criticise all the time.
Does Darver not belong to the clubs of Louth and if so why should they not pay for it. It is a god send for county teams, young and old, male and female. Perhaps a visit up there to an Under 10 blitz once in a while might give you an insight into what Darver is to Louth Gaa.
Turn the cheek man and get behind something positive that is for the benefit of the entire county."
Well done Bluebod future County board top table material . You could not be more wrong regarding this as someone who attends matches at all levels pays into everyone of them has martialled under 10 blitzs in darver and 8s and 9s and completely gets why Darver is there and appreciates it and on a personal level has benefitted from it watch this space regarding this latest project and watch how the clubs will be dragged into funding it .

N08CUTN (Mayo) - Posts: 134 - 08/10/2019 07:18:13    2241962

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Replying To N08CUTN:  "Well done Bluebod future County board top table material . You could not be more wrong regarding this as someone who attends matches at all levels pays into everyone of them has martialled under 10 blitzs in darver and 8s and 9s and completely gets why Darver is there and appreciates it and on a personal level has benefitted from it watch this space regarding this latest project and watch how the clubs will be dragged into funding it ."
Clubs are already being "dragged into funding it" as you put it. We've spent the last 25+ years complaining about the county stadium, or lack thereof and how it's an embarrassing situation. There is now a new site in place, a new vision of what we can have and an initial fundraising plan to help realize this vision. The county board are asking delegates to go to club members and ask if they can get members to row in behind their efforts to fundraise. No point in continuosly complaining and being apathetic towards the situation and the county board and at the same time doing nothing. The county board are finally being proactive and trying to make this stadium happen. It's a seriously ambitious fundraising project and one that will take serious effort to achieve, but if we all take your negativity to it we will be in the same position in 25 years time. Once this draw is launched buy a ticket, if you can't afford one one, bunce with someone or a number of people. Try and sell a ticket or tickets. Moaning and crying won't get us anywhere.

SmallBoy (Louth) - Posts: 284 - 08/10/2019 11:01:45    2242007

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At this stage I'd work for free on the site carrying blocks to help get the job done...we need this Stadium and we need to fundraise to get it done

PointRoad (Louth) - Posts: 98 - 08/10/2019 13:14:25    2242040

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Another potential option could be a massive 7 a side blitz at Adult level held in daver in the winter months when only inter County and club championship winners are playing.
€250 for a team to enter. Invites clubs from all our neighbouring counties.

annoyedplayer (Louth) - Posts: 13 - 09/10/2019 08:50:45    2242250

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Final idea.
The power of Internet subscriptions. With most county's live streaming their matches, Louth need to catch on. A subscription based platform where people can catch live or re-watch club matches.
A lot of clubs have cameras at games, I do not know of the quality, but surely this could be done. Hell even if clubs bared the brunt of the payment for cameras to be bought so this could be set up why not. All the county board have to do after is supply all game footage to the clubs as a thank you for funding the cameras.
All of mayor's club championship games were broadcast by Mayo's County Board to a subscrbed fan base. Set the subscription for the year at €50.
If foot traffic is a worry then only allow for re watching and don't live stream the club games.

annoyedplayer (Louth) - Posts: 13 - 18/10/2019 16:08:05    2244257

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