The issue of GAA funding for Dublin is one that is guaranteed to raise the temperature among commentators. It was the backdrop to our appearance on this week’s edition of the popular Blue is the Colour Podcast from Barry Fennell of Hill 16 Army.

Trying to make numbers accessible and interesting on audio can be a challenge but we made a reasonable fist of it if the initial reaction on social media is anything to go by.

We explored some of the reasons behind the decision to raise Dublin’s funding back in 2005, at why it was down to people more than just the simple matter of money and will have raised a few heckles with the suggestion that based on a number of key comparisons, there is more of an argument to increase rather than take away money, though rest assured that was not something we suggested.

Patricia Monahan from Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football was also a guest and the conversation rolled into the promotion of the Women’s game and plenty more areas.

The financial elements take up the first fifteen minutes or so if you are pressed for time, but if you are a GAA fan with time to listen there is plenty more of interest, including Amgen’s new sponsorship with Cuala and the simple reason why it was launched in Croke Park with GAA President John Horan dropping by.

You can listen to the Podcast here