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Old 15-04-2012, 10:22 PM
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Where has anyone said its the biggest issue with the global recession??

People from these communities are concerned about their own local area.

I really don't see how anyone can have a problem with this tbh.
People are struggling to pay bills,serious mental health issues, losing loved one's abroad and the GAA are constantly crying to the papers about losing players.

Years ago they were crying about losing players to Aussie Rules (how many good players have they actually lost? Is the figure even over 5?) and now tis the recession.

It is insensitive. No one gives a fuck if some shit hole town loses a few players. These guys need jobs and best of luck to them.
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:27 PM
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It is insensitive. No one gives a fuck if some shit hole town loses a few players. These guys need jobs and best of luck to them.
I'm sure the people living in the town might give a fuck tbh.
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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And completely misses the entire point of the thread.

What are you on about?
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:42 PM
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Lee, this is not about the lads emigrating.

Its about the small communities left behind, who are losing so many young people that they are struggling to field teams and as a result, one of the main social outlets that these communities rely on is in danger of dying.

While it is a downer Eoin it's hardly the worst part of the unemployment & emigration tragedy.
GAA clubs in London and other places will increase membership because of it.
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:42 PM
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:45 PM
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While it is a downer Eoin it's hardly the worst part of the unemployment & emigration tragedy.
GAA clubs in London and other places will increase membership because of it.
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What use is that if GAA clubs in this country are shutting down cos they have no-one to play?

GAA clubs in these towns/villages are about more than just sport.
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Old 15-04-2012, 11:31 PM
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It's a very ignorant urban view to say that rural communities losing their GAA club isn't a big deal. Many rural places don't have cinemas or other forms of entertainment other than the pub, so people of all ages get behind their club and every Sunday is a big deal.

I'm not saying the GAA as an organisation are right on this, but you can't dismiss the importance of the local club to their area.

The GAA should take a leaf out of the IRFUs book. They set up the Exiles in the UK which has paid dividends to the national set up. If the GAA put some more money into the UK game they could get a side up thaw would be quite strong
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Old 15-04-2012, 11:40 PM
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It's a very ignorant urban view to say that rural communities losing their GAA club isn't a big deal. Many rural places don't have cinemas or other forms of entertainment other than the pub, so people of all ages get behind their club and every Sunday is a big deal.

I'm not saying the GAA as an organisation are right on this, but you can't dismiss the importance of the local club to their area.

The GAA should take a leaf out of the IRFUs book. They set up the Exiles in the UK which has paid dividends to the national set up. If the GAA put some more money into the UK game they could get a side up thaw would be quite strong
It is not a big deal when one looks at the genuine issues a recession creates.

Losing a few players is down the bottom of the list - it would be great if the GAA could see this.
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Old 15-04-2012, 11:41 PM
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I'm sure the people living in the town might give a fuck tbh.
I'd say they have bigger worries.
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