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Old 20-04-2011, 11:14 AM
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Why is the Bank of Ireland, which I am a major shareholder in via my involuntary bailout of that institution, still sponsoring rugby clubs (notably Leinster) to the tune of millions?

Why should my taxes be pumped into a reckless bank that then gives it away to the sport that is favoured by those that broke the bank in the first place. Why should the rugby, fee-paying schools in this country get money from the poorer areas of society via the bailout when the schools in those poorer areas don't play or support rugby.

Also, if those poorer schools did support rugby, they could not get tickets for games at Lansdowne after all of the corporations in the country had filled their boxes or sent tickets to clients and friends.

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The jealously towards fee-paying schools is immense.
Great letter in fairness
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Old 20-04-2011, 11:16 AM
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But I Bookended with FACT.

The rules of the INTERNETZ have changed.
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Old 20-04-2011, 11:19 AM
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But I Bookended with FACT.

The rules of the INTERNETZ have changed.
That makes it even worse lad.

Only way you can redeem yourself is to prove otherwise. Rules are rules.
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Old 20-04-2011, 11:20 AM
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Too easy. I expected better of you lamps.
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Old 20-04-2011, 11:22 AM
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Glenstal Abbey in Limerick, 100% rugger
Clongowes in Kildare.

Can we take it as a given that the Dublin Schools are all Rugger Schools?
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Old 20-04-2011, 11:27 AM
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Whose forgotten the B.O.I. GAA ALL-STARS!
Seeing as they've been the Eircell/Vodafone All-Stars since 1997, quite a few people, I imagine.

Bank of Ireland did sponsor the Football Championship for quite a while, but they stopped in 2008. You may recall some other news stories involving Bank of Ireland in 2008.
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Old 20-04-2011, 11:28 AM
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Regardless of the argument over fee-paying or otherwise, I'm not sure any government owned company should be getting involved in sponsorship. The door is open for all sorts of political shenanigans. Although I suspect the B of I deal with Leinster pre-dates government control.

The fee-paying v free thing is probably a red herring anyway. You could probably do an analysis of the country's community schools and decide that the government was endowing the GAA.

On a side note, sports sponsorship is often a sign of a company that has become narcissist and taken it's eye off its primary purpose. Aside from the example of B of I with Leinster, the number of sponsors of Premiership teams that have gone to the wall is telling. Off the top of my head - AIG (Man Utd), Excel Airways (West Ham), Northern Rock (Newcastle).
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Old 20-04-2011, 12:27 PM
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Regardless of the argument over fee-paying or otherwise, I'm not sure any government owned company should be getting involved in sponsorship. The door is open for all sorts of political shenanigans. Although I suspect the B of I deal with Leinster pre-dates government control.

The fee-paying v free thing is probably a red herring anyway. You could probably do an analysis of the country's community schools and decide that the government was endowing the GAA.

On a side note, sports sponsorship is often a sign of a company that has become narcissist and taken it's eye off its primary purpose. Aside from the example of B of I with Leinster, the number of sponsors of Premiership teams that have gone to the wall is telling. Off the top of my head - AIG (Man Utd), Excel Airways (West Ham), Northern Rock (Newcastle).
Maybe they've already paid the money before the crash and for X amount of years.

If they hand over money now then its fucking ridiculous.
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Old 20-04-2011, 12:35 PM
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Maybe they've already paid the money before the crash and for X amount of years.

If they hand over money now then its fucking ridiculous.
I presume it's done in installments.
Who is going to fork out the full fee at the start of a sponsorship agreement.
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Old 20-04-2011, 01:15 PM
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GAA club championships - Still AIB?
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