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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #75 on: August 12, 2017, 12:06:47 AM »
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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #76 on: August 12, 2017, 07:29:51 AM »
Clubs unable to field teams. Lack of numbers of boys playing football. Summer is a factor but still, it's not healthy.

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #77 on: August 12, 2017, 11:35:39 AM »
Under age fixtures  need a radical rethink.
U16 &18 Fixtures completely fall apart from may to end of August. Exams and holidays - A big factor...at this age ...they go abroad in their droves.
The administrators need to reflect on this.
Start season earlier ....play matches on 4g pitches at later times on Fri /sat .
Copy grading system in Down where teams play 15 /13 /11  and even 9 a side for smallest club's.
It needs to reflect the needs of the players and not what the administration think they need

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #78 on: August 19, 2017, 10:12:03 AM »
That list of matches not happening at u16 is really bad given what a crucial age group that is.
Does the county board pay an oversight role in monitoring these issues does anyone know or is it just left to congress every year for the south antrim chairperson to tell everyone that everything in the garden is rosy?

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #79 on: August 28, 2017, 09:37:47 AM »
Crazy set up in U16 B Championship, where St John who haven't fielded in second half of league are through to final with out having played a game, as Ardoyne and Pearses have pulled out.

3 teams in the "other side" of draw to battle it out to meet them.

Surely a redraw with 2 semi finals a better option??? - At least reward the teams who are turning out.

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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2017, 01:25:01 PM »
A poor and sorry state of affairs
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Re: Belfast GAA is dying...
« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2017, 05:31:27 PM »
the u16 situation oultined above needs to be widely publicised to get some attenton/support for the clubs, new fixtures plans etc. No doubt in each of those teams that are not fielding there are 9/10 lads who want to play and now won't be playing for the forseeable and may be lost altogether. Its a shame that the press won't spend time highlighting this and chose to get excited about who the next Antrim manager will be when the reality is that the Antrim manager needs u16 / minor to be developing well if Antrim are ever to progress
Any word of this regeneration plan?