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    what do people think of government funding for sports in this country is it disgraceful or is anyone pleased with it?

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    Peter Coghlan (hurdler) has had to retire from athletics today because the government stopped his funding despite the fact that he's achieved the qualifying time for the world championships this year.

    Thats disgraceful.
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    i don't know what sweden has done in the last 15 years, but they have produced a grand batch of sportstars in the last 5 or so years, in particular athletics. They only have a population of about 8 million, but whatever there magic ingredient is, we need a pinch of it. Must be a combo of improved facilities, training and funding, anyone shed any light???

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    Over 50% of all sports funding (35m odd) goes to horse and dog racing.

    GAA + IRFU + FAI got approx 10m last year.

    Are you implying thats unfair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    Over 50% of all sports funding (35m odd) goes to horse and dog racing.

    GAA + IRFU + FAI got approx 10m last year.

    Are you implying thats unfair?
    How can it be unfair to give grants to two hugely profitable industries? I mean it's not like Horse Racing gets massive tax breaks as well.
    If you attack me with stupidity, I'll be forced to defend myself with sarcasm.

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