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reichenhall
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PostSubject: Re: Division 3 final   Sun May 29, 2016 9:58 am

yeah spot on k12345...i've been of that opinion for years,and have said so on here with little if any response .....plus the abuse from the sidelines....but sadly that's even surpassed nowdays by the social media monster....

there was an interesting if not shocking article on the Indo during the week by Diarmuid Deveraux Wexford Co Board on this matter.....don't have the link but it should'nt be too difficult to find...!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Division 3 final   Sun May 29, 2016 12:21 pm

One aside (and Wexford should know better than most from a man who was a sales rep with a driver after his own ban for being over the limit for many years) let's stop pretending a lot of GAA players get nothing out of it. At the top end many get successful careers based on football and not ability, in the middle there are endless business openings, even at the bottom they get college for nothing. Remember a couple of Tipp hurlers during the bust on the Late Late thinking being good at a sport entitled them to a job over people who were more qualified.

Obviously exceptions and yes, deserved in multiple cases, but many athletes in other sports in Ireland put in more time, more effort, and never get the day in a full stadium, never mind recognition so regularly. Of course that's before we get to... If you don't want to, don't!

In essence what we have here is lads complaining about something loads of other athletes do for far less, saying they don't get enough, when no one actually made them do it in the first place. Think about that for a minute rather than the GPA brainwashing. If you hate it so much, the club is right there and if even close to a majority of county players thought it had gone too far rather than bartering for more for the sake of it, they'd stop playing. Lads in charity jobs don't whine if they don't like it, they quit, and fair play if they feel it's worth that as they stand up for it.

Here in the GAA no one stands up for anything because they actually enjoy it but still want more and more for playing along. Who funds their semi-pro athlete lifestyle as an example? Is that a benefit in terms of health, career and experience?

Sorry for rant, but so tired of the poor me, I chose to be a semi-pro athlete with professional benefits, for a few years. If you don't like it, don't f**king do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Division 3 final   Sun May 29, 2016 5:04 pm

Many athletes in different sports commit more time and sacrifices than GAA players but I don't think that's the issue. People participate in sport of their own free will and many are choosing to walk away from the GAA because of the lifestyle demanded by coaches and expected by fans and it's not just at inter county, clubs are worse in many cases. The other thing is, if a decent level runner for instance decided to stop competing he wouldn't be considered a traitor for letting the club/county down.

Young lads will do whatever's asked of them to try and make the grade often putting studies and work on the back burner and yes that's their choice but they don't deserve the idiotic abuse they receive from the side lines or social media.

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PostSubject: Re: Division 3 final   Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:57 am

good man Tommy........how relevant is the first line of your post to this topic ???

who are all these semi pro athletes anyway ??? there are probably 40/50 senior/inter players who live within a few miles of me i know most of them,but don't know any who ever got a job or started up a business cos they kicked ball....
you are correct....there are players at the top end who have benefitted re work/careers etc but what percentage of the total number of adult players in the country would that be ?

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