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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: Today at 02:24:41 PM »
Three options on the table;;

National Policy on Club Age Grades
1. Maintain the core club championship age grades nationally at club level as U13/15/17 with decoupling nationally remaining at U17. At least one further age grade (as suits the particular needs of the County) should be organized between U17 and Adult in this circumstance.

2. A county that wishes to organize competitions at even age grades only (12/14/16/18) may do so provided they adopt an internal bye law to decouple at U18 (i.e. in such Counties U18s would not be permitted to playing Adult competition). At least one further age grade (as suits the particular needs of the County) should be organized between U18 and Adult in this circumstance.

3. Alternatively, a county that wishes to organize competitions at even age grades only (12/14/16/18) may do so, and retain decoupling at 17 with at least one further age grade (as suits the particular needs of the County) being organized between U18 and Adult. Players in their 18th year will only be allowed to play for or train with Adult teams post March 1st and once the signed consent of the player, their parents/guardians and the Club Executive has been provided. The Task Force also recommends that no player should have to play an Adult and U18 game within 60 hours of each other and request County CCCs to adhere to this policy.

In relation to Part 3 of the policy, it is envisaged that permission would be sought on a standard Association form (possibly digitally under the new Foireann system).The form would require to be submitted in the period from March 1st - April 1St and would essentially mean that a plyer in his 18th year would be ineligible for adult competition until post March 1st annually (i.e. until the school games programme is winding down).The form will alert those involved to the risks around burnout/overtraining/overuse injuries for players in their 18th year playing with and training for multiple teams across the Youth and Adult games programmes.
These arent the options clubs were given

Option 3 wasnt in the options BUT is actually the BEST solution for 2023!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 02, 2023, 09:51:34 PM »
I was reading that Limerick or somewhere isnt going to bother changing as it would take that long drawing up a new fixture list etc. Surely it is too rush now to start that process from next week and have it all set up and ready to go for a few weeks later.

Totally agree! Leave at u17 for 2023 and move to u18 for 2024.
Would be harsh on lads , thinking theyve moved up to senior level to now be told , go back to underage !

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 01, 2023, 06:02:20 PM »
Any idea when the club leagues start and when the fixtures will be released?

Football 5th March  & Hurling 26th.
Fixs dates start of Feb
Actual fixtures 24th  Feb approx

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 31, 2023, 10:20:48 PM »

I would assume the minor league fixtures will be pushed back a month to give teams time to prepare?

Starting on the 12th of Feb. 11am starts.

Football 6th March  Hurling 26th March - team selection TBC !!!!

Thats what I was told but Id say it was a piss take

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 31, 2023, 07:12:11 PM »
What about Co squads for minor. Are they 17 or 18 or is this up for debate also
County squads will continue at odd numbers.
If clubs go with even years, 18 yr old minors will not be able to play adult competitions.
so lads would ve have started training as a senior player but will be relegated to minors, next week  - if clubs go u18 ! A complete farce by CP

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 30, 2023, 10:39:53 PM »
Croke Park Ard Chomhairle released change to age grade at 6.20pm on Saturday - no one saw it coming! County officer informed clubs at 1pm today. Clubs to make decision next week. Very difficult for clubs at this stage, decoupling to u17 or u18 to adult competitions is main issue.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: January 25, 2023, 12:27:38 PM »
If only there had been a good dog with a gun this would never have happened.

Mustve been a gundog !

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 24, 2023, 07:31:41 PM »
Christ on a bike can the County Board call their guard dog back in

The man asked a simple question

For some reason every year these posts come up!!

If you are a member of your club, speak to your club Sec. They will have all the information you need on the fixtures... They normally send out on initial list for the clubs Sec's to see if it interferes with any club dates that are fixed for other things, once they are ok'd then the fixtures are sorted.

They are not made public until then, any issues on getting the fixtures out (in my experience) is down to the clubs sorting out their own needs

I gave him a simple answer like I said any clubman would know this

No fixtures available at the minute.
Fixture dates are agreed first ( start of Feb )
Actual fixtures were released  on 3rd week of Feb in 2022.!

General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: January 24, 2023, 10:34:21 AM »
The new Centra petrol station on curr road layout is crazy. No right turning lane for traffic going towards Omagh is shocking. Just short off a blind corner . Pure madness, accident black spot in the making !

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland club football championships 2022/23
« on: January 22, 2023, 09:54:39 PM »
What's in the GAA official rulebook?

Rule 7.4  Validity of Team Constitution, appeal within 3 days.
Outcome at disceration of CCC and including forfeiture of game without awarding game to opposition. C c c decide the penalty!

General discussion / Re: Singers Who Don't Sing Live
« on: January 20, 2023, 12:12:32 PM »
Luv Bug

 Spent many a night not dancing to them in Omagh St Enda's

Still a great night on the ole Sunday dance at the GAA

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: January 19, 2023, 07:12:30 PM »
Whats the employer contribution (the tax payer) for teacher pensions in the 6 counties ? 4/5 times the employee contribution ?

Employees 7.5 to 11% based on income
Employers  23.68% !

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 14, 2023, 12:57:29 PM »
I sat in a meeting where a former Education chief say we be saving 16 million a year when EA formed, fired out thousand plus maybe more staff on early good packages as their jobs didn't exist any more  Run the service into the ground by hiring no staff for nearly 10yrs. Then turned round and hired thousands (yip thousands of staff) including the jobs supposed defunct. Now there more top staff than ever, people in jobs above their capabilites. Just now a big corporate animal, costing more money than the previous library boards. I used to do alot of work, do am bogged down in never ending paperwork , previously not there, to give people jobs. So if you put the same remit to the health service and paid more tax, is that going to improve the service, No!! Somebody needs to look at it that hasn't a vested interest in how it's run. Sure they just ignored the report on recommendations 10yrs ago. Until people here have more priorities than a united ireland one hand, staying in the UK on the other, people give our MLA a free pass.

The EA is a total shambles.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: January 08, 2023, 09:59:49 PM »
What's the story with the Dunloy player playing for Antrim yesterday a fortnight before the club final?  Was he just needing game time ?

Hes been playing for a London club since last year and living over there. Hes moved home and Id say hes transferred back. Probably wont be joining club panel to this final is over.

He would be ineligible to play for Dunloy in this Championship.


Would it be a GAA stronghold around  there by any chance?
Would it be St Brigids territory from Balmoral to Stockmans lane?
That would be the edge of their parish, although, parish boundaries- dont stop them from acquiring from other clubs !

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