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I have been following Donegal since I was 10 years old. I have read all the articles today regarding the fake jerseys. I do not condone the sale of counterfeit goods on any grounds. However, Donegal jerseys can cost as much as 55 euro for an adult shirt. Is this morally correct ? That means that a family with two children go to a store an purchase 2 adult jerseys and 2 children’s jersey must pay in the region of 200 euro. Is it any wonder that there is an opportunity to sell cheaper jerseys. I understand that this money goes to the team but why crucify the family who are going to Croke park and Clones to follow the team by charging exuberant prices. Make the jerseys and the merchandise more affordable and then these people have less of an opportunity.
In response to Jimmy Glenties man.
While I agree with a lot of what he says about official merchandise I still believe it is way over priced.
My issue with his rant is his branding people as “fair weather supporters” It must be great for him that he can afford to go to every Donegal game,
How does he know how many people in those queues are the true grassroots supporters who turn out every weekend to club matches at all age levels as well as volunteering in their club and thus can neither afford the time nor money to travel the country to county games.
Do they not deserve to be a part of this momentous occasion with out GAA snobs like Jimmy referring to them as “fair weather supporters”.
How about the GAA saving some of the money from the over priced merchandise and stop giving away tickets to big matches to politicians and big business people who would not know a goal from a point, they are
the real fair weather fans, and they never have to stand in any queue.
I disagree. How dare you label some supporters as ‘plastic’, ‘sad’ and mention ‘theft’ that’s totally out of order. It would be fair to say that a supporter is a supporter no matter how many games they attend, how deep their pockets are nor what merchandise they own. Donegal WILL beat Cork on Sunday by the way.
A little bit of healthy commercialism & diverse mercantilism can only be encouraging & promising for our Great County. The G.A.A. in it’s current shape & form, similiar to the soon-to-be defunct & archaic orange order, must get over the self-important, self-righteous, pompus & inflated image they have been portraying for decades. Tír Chonaill abú, mar is gnáth!
Agh Lloyd, Still with the Tir Connaail. In response to your comment on another page about Tir Connail meaning land of the O’Donnells’ would that not be Tir O’Domhnaill??? Tir Conail actually means Land of Connail, and does not include Inis Eoghain, as Inis Eoghian translates to Land of Eoghain. So Geographically they are separate entities, Dhun na nGall includes us all!!! By your reckoning Jim Would have to leave Bradley and Walsh out of the panel. Have a wee read of Donegal history you might learn sometihing.
well said terence,
An by the way, jimmy from glenties. Your way over the top here. An as for under 6s haha, Would probably say your one of this die hard GAA people, Those days are gone when other sports were not allowed in Catholic schools etc.What better way for a child to grow up is to get involved in any sport. Doe’s it really matter what sport he takes part in. should it be GAA,SOCCER, CRICKET ,TENNIS etc. Move with the times jimmy. As for the jerseys. i brought a few replicas already for my kids.
This guy has some nerve labelling some fans as ‘plastic fans’. Im surprised donegaldaily even allowed this article?
I know older fans who have travelled to matches at club and county level for 30 years, and they would still buy a cheap jersey if they seen one, instead of an overpriced one.
Theres a recession on, jimmy glenties man, so enough of youre b#llsh##ing.
Perhaps Jimmy, Glenties man was a wee bit over the top, but the point he makes about counterfeit goods lining the pockets of those who sell them is a good point. As for Mr T what is wrong with being a “diehard GAA person”? You make it sound like a disease. Attitudes like that are really pretty immature.
Everybody has an opinion and funnily enough all are right! Its great to support the team by buying the official merchandise and those that can afford it, well done. The Donegal and GAA logos should be protected, and funds go where they are needed.
On the other hand, there´s nothing stopping anybody or any company, from creating tops and other items and selling them on the cheap to those who want to wear the Donegal colours. The fact that they are counterfeiting the official/patented logos, is where the crime is!
Why can´t they use some creativity and design some t-shirts and items that are original, funny, etc that would add to the availability. Green and yellow, and the word Donegal are free domain. I detest the fact that they cashing in using the easiest way possible. Ripping off the county team and those who buy second rate garments.
Jimmy from Glenties … how dare you label people “fair weather fans”! I know too many people that are the backbone of the GAA here in Donegal and give so much for local clubs and grass root level, and just because they dont prioritise county games or maybe can afford to travel to them all or for whatever other reason, be labelled as such. You are not an ultimate supoprter because you travel to all games. Get real man.