Over 80% of GAA revenue goes back into the grassroots.Don't care whether its shown on Sky or the moon really but the GAA is an amateur organisation, supposedly, ha ha. However, where does all this extra money go and what are they doing with it? Developing stadiums? Community facilities?
Not a dig, anyone got any idea?
Can't find them now, but Irish Examiner had viewing figures for GAA on sky a few days ago. Abysmal.If the rumours are accurate, subscriptions to SKY have fallen. Whether this is due to punters using "dodgy boxes", or whether former subscribers have just ceased to renew subsciptions, is debatable.
One piece of research appears to show that due to popularity of sport content on the internet, punters might be losing their attention span to enable them to watch 90 minutes of football. Allegedly the custodians of the game of football are considering changing the format of how the game is played to try to retain fans and gain new fans.
We've seen this in sports like Cricket where the shorter format of the game, attracts more sustained support than the traditional formats.
So SKY are actively exploring new markets. GAA in Ireland.
French club football in France. SKY have moved in to Cycling in a big way.
The GAA are a Nett contributor to central exchequer. They own Croke Park and all loans have been paid back.I'm not a GAA fan per se but I think they should not have been allowed sell any exclusive rights to Sky, or anyone else for that matter. People talk of GAA position in society and use it as an excuse to shovel barrel loads of taxpayers money at them. Then they exclude truck loads of Irish people from viewing many games.
This attitude of the GAA is what turns me off them and why I'm no fan.
Audience and participation. Think sub continent, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan. Cricket is King there, with a population approaching 1.5bn. Then Australia, and South Africa. But thing sub continent is where its at.Really? Top three? What's the metric by which that is calculated?
The GAA publish their accounts every year, have a look at them. Oh, and have at the less than detailed details from other Tax Payer funded organisations with lots and lots of well paid officials.Don't care whether its shown on Sky or the moon really but the GAA is an amateur organisation, supposedly, ha ha. However, where does all this extra money go and what are they doing with it? Developing stadiums? Community facilities?
Not a dig, anyone got any idea?
Do people see this as an overdue friendly inclusion of Ireland and Irish sports into the UK mainstream or a patronising opportunistic attempt to fill in Sky's traditional quiet season by poking fun at Irish sporing culture?
Accounts are right there on the same website as are links to all boards. Most board positions in the GAA , with exception of full time secretaries at county level and duffy & 1 or 2 others in Croke park, are by election - in the case of national level committees this is multi layered ( election by club as delegate, nomination & election by county to province, nomination by province to national etc.)Firstly it's european mainstream and maybe world-wide.
Problem for de Gah is that so many other sports are being subbed, from F1 to golf to footie, they'll probably be advised to take what they're offered.
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Not the sort of website that shows the accounts and board members... this is part of being in the irish race.... how do we tie this in with SKY which is so international?
That's some mighty fine arithmetic.Attendances this year
Connacht Football Championship:
New York V Sligo 5000
Mayo V Sligo 14661
London V Leitrim ?
Galway V Mayo 22046
Roscommon V Leitrim 8844
Galway V Roscommon 18287
Leinster Football Championship
Louth V Wicklow 4000
Laois V Longford 3500
Carlow V Wexford 3044
Dublin V Carlow 13238
Meath V louth ?
Kildare V Laois 7477
Offaly V Westmeath 8723
Westmeath V Offaly 4714
Meath V Kildare 12702
Dublin V Westmeath 33370
Dublin V Kildare 66734
Ulster Football Championship:
Monaghan V Fermanagh 7473
Donegal V Antrim 10083
Derry V Tyrone 10017
Down V Armagh 16168
Cavan V Monaghan 12993
Tyrone V Donegal 22609
Down V Monaghan 13396
Tyrone V Down 31912
Munster Football Championship
Waterford V Cork ?
Clare V Limerick 2968
Cork V Tipperary 4570
Clare V Kerry 5786
Cork V Kerry 31836
Total: > 45160
Football Championship so far : 396151
There will probably be another >220000 added to that once its all done (barring replays)
So Approx 620000 people will have attended the 2017 football championship.
Looks healthy enough to me.
2017 Hurling Championship: >449543 (this does not include attendances at the 6 preliminary round matches in the leinster championship or the Laois v Wexford game or the Laois V Carlow game). There will be 80000 added to this after the final so the total will come to approx 530,000.
Total Championship: 1,150,000
That looks like a healthy attedance