And the GAA have said that they can sustain the funding given to dublin whilst improving funding to other counties/provinces. There is (AFAIR) about €10-€20 million between what the GAA brings in and pays out so there is wiggle room.
In one of my engagements with him (perhaps three years ago now) I asked him to show me one non dublin club who applied for a grant that was turned down whilst a Dublin Club got one for the same purposes. I also suggested that he gets his club to submit a motion to congress about Dublin Finances or indeed ask KCB why no such motions ever get submitted. There was no reply, because, once you get though the thin soil of his “financial doping” theory there is no bedrook to what he has, the emperor is naked.
The other thing which we ahve been seeing the last while is this whole “level the playing field” thing between Dublin and (usually) un-named counties. Of course, what these people DONT mean is that all counties become equal, no no. They just want those counties just behind dublin to be equal with dublin. The clear hypocracy of such a stance is never pointed out to them by the likes of Cooper etc.
As @mayoman pointed out as i was catching up on posts - there is far more divergance between the Connaught Counties in terms of population/finances than anywhere else but there is no uproar about it.