im talking club level here, tipp are very well financed because their county board is on the ball. last set of accounts i saw showed tipp had a total income from all sources of €4.5 million. how can they do that and other comparable counties cannot? Tipperary is far from an economic powerhouse.
and, BTW, i mentioned three counties - without adding in kilkenny.
the reason donegal players have a short life is because they were ground into podwer by lousy traning, not that they came home at the weekend for colelctive training.
and, you know, its funny how despite all these advantages/disadvantages mayo seem to be able to overcome them.
the fact that some dublin clubs are using “professional” S&C coaches is a meaningless comparison. the S&C coaches here are professional as well, maybe the clubs dont pay them for what they provide, but they provide the exact same service.
i am not alone in this - the leinster council issued a report last year on how the developing hurling counties used the extra development funds they were given and they squandered it. There was nothing in the report about having to drive a bit, or some of the lads working in dublin.
Getting thiings organised properly seems to be at best bewildering to some county boards or at worst looked upon as a nasty anti-geal English Soccer type evil which must be destroyed. There is no excuse for it.