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Can Success Be Bought With Money?

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "All this quoting is ridiculous, it puts me off reading the response, I usually just skip to the next post that's readable.
The mantra from some Kerry posters seems very bitter, ok Dublin has a massive population compared to the rest of us and they have the advantage of having Croke park in their own back yard, that has always been the case, they have a fantastic bunch of players now for years and no doubt money helps but they still needed the talented players,
Kerry moaned about Tyrone and then Donegal, these Ulster teams were not playing the great game of pure football supposedly that Kerry played, truth is Kerry were as cynical a team when it suited them as any we met, of course they have their ex players in the media spinning their mantra yerra yerra,
Anytime we played Dublin they never b*t*hed about it win lose or draw and their fans were always very decent people to be around, always good craic with them, some of the Kerry fans seemed to think no other team had the right to be their but themselves.
as Corporal Jones used to say on Dad's army 'they don't like it up em'"
Aye we're cynical at times the same as all other team and that's a fact, we definitely don't like it up us as you put it or maybe some do but that's their own business.

Yes we think it's our god given right to win the allireland every year as thats our tradition and the way we've been brought up to think and personally I think it's a good way to be.

As John B Keane once said a kerryman with an inferiority complex is a kerryman who thinks he's only as good as everyone else.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 14/10/2020 14:19:14    2297562

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And there we have it....!
No yerra yerra there......

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3000 - 14/10/2020 15:30:07    2297587

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Back to the question at hand.

I actually do think 200m spent well would give Leitrim a chance at competing.

It's a hell of a lot of money like.

The county would be able to develop more pitches, you'd be able to have maybe another bubble pitch. Multiple indoor and outdoor pitches to make sure time spent playing but the kids wasn't a limiting factor.

It'd be able to run a football academy for a prolonged period of time.

You'd be able to employ around 30 full time coaches for about 1m a year. That's 2 or 3 coaches per year group right they way up to under 17. Those guys would be specialised in developing structured improvements to players right the way through their development.

Academy teams would have the resources to travel to play regular high quality matches against teams outside the country.

I'm thinking about Barcelona's La Masia's academy and how they're able to regularly produce some of the most talented players in the world from a relatively small catchment area. On a smaller scale it's feasible that a county with that amount of financial resources could develop enough top quality players to compete right at the top of the game.

Monaghan have been competitive for a prolonged period at roughly twice Leitrim's population without those sorts of enormous financial help.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 3049 - 15/10/2020 17:02:57    2297831

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Replying To Whammo86:  "Back to the question at hand.

I actually do think 200m spent well would give Leitrim a chance at competing.

It's a hell of a lot of money like.

The county would be able to develop more pitches, you'd be able to have maybe another bubble pitch. Multiple indoor and outdoor pitches to make sure time spent playing but the kids wasn't a limiting factor.

It'd be able to run a football academy for a prolonged period of time.

You'd be able to employ around 30 full time coaches for about 1m a year. That's 2 or 3 coaches per year group right they way up to under 17. Those guys would be specialised in developing structured improvements to players right the way through their development.

Academy teams would have the resources to travel to play regular high quality matches against teams outside the country.

I'm thinking about Barcelona's La Masia's academy and how they're able to regularly produce some of the most talented players in the world from a relatively small catchment area. On a smaller scale it's feasible that a county with that amount of financial resources could develop enough top quality players to compete right at the top of the game.

Monaghan have been competitive for a prolonged period at roughly twice Leitrim's population without those sorts of enormous financial help."
When you look at GDF funding to head of population, both Monaghan and Leitrim are always top per head, counties that have small populations are looked after really well by the GAA financially pro rata.

That said, per head is a bit crude when looking at GDF, you'd want to look at birth rates up to minor, in my opinion, don't think the GAA do to be honest.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3481 - 15/10/2020 20:41:32    2297881

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