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« Reply #1500 on: March 18, 2019, 04:41:44 PM »
Kerry being allowed to enter the club's they do into the all Ireland is a joke. How many genuine, small hard working parishes have been denied a once in a lifetime all Ireland win by clubs that should never have been there in the first place.
How many more years will that farce be allowed continue and the media keep lauding the achievement as if it were honestly earned.

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« Reply #1501 on: March 18, 2019, 04:56:31 PM »
Kerry being allowed to enter the club's they do into the all Ireland is a joke. How many genuine, small hard working parishes have been denied a once in a lifetime all Ireland win by clubs that should never have been there in the first place.
How many more years will that farce be allowed continue and the media keep lauding the achievement as if it were honestly earned.

But did these teams not win the Junior and intermediate Championships in Kerry.  What rule did they break? They produce phenomenal teams at these grades year in year out, proving that Kerry club football is the strongest and best in the country.

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« Reply #1502 on: March 18, 2019, 05:11:10 PM »
Kerry being allowed to enter the club's they do into the all Ireland is a joke. How many genuine, small hard working parishes have been denied a once in a lifetime all Ireland win by clubs that should never have been there in the first place.
How many more years will that farce be allowed continue and the media keep lauding the achievement as if it were honestly earned.

It's not easy for the GAA to step in as every county sets up their club championships in their own way. Kerry only have 8 senior clubs so their intermediate/junior winners will always have an advantage over Mayo, Galway, Dublin etc. However other counties also have only 8 senior clubs and it's not doing them any good.

With the playing numbers and tradition in Kerry, they should really have 16 senior clubs.

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« Reply #1503 on: March 18, 2019, 05:40:00 PM »
Kerry being allowed to enter the club's they do into the all Ireland is a joke. How many genuine, small hard working parishes have been denied a once in a lifetime all Ireland win by clubs that should never have been there in the first place.
How many more years will that farce be allowed continue and the media keep lauding the achievement as if it were honestly earned.

It's not easy for the GAA to step in as every county sets up their club championships in their own way. Kerry only have 8 senior clubs so their intermediate/junior winners will always have an advantage over Mayo, Galway, Dublin etc. However other counties also have only 8 senior clubs and it's not doing them any good.

With the playing numbers and tradition in Kerry, they should really have 16 senior clubs.

This would disrupt the Kerry Championship which is made up of 8 clubs and 8 Divisional sides.

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« Reply #1504 on: March 18, 2019, 05:48:01 PM »
There's more clubs in Cork and Dublin, at what level does there junior and intermediate grades start. How can most counties have a 12_16 senior division with fewer teams than Kerry yet they can manage on 8.Why is Kerry and Cork the only counties who play the divisional and systems. A team playing division 1 league should not be allowed to entry a championship a level below

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« Reply #1505 on: March 18, 2019, 06:12:10 PM »
There's more clubs in Cork and Dublin, at what level does there junior and intermediate grades start. How can most counties have a 12_16 senior division with fewer teams than Kerry yet they can manage on 8.Why is Kerry and Cork the only counties who play the divisional and systems. A team playing division 1 league should not be allowed to entry a championship a level below

I wouldn't have a problem with that. League position shouldn't have a bearing on what championship grade you are. You see it in mayo regularly where intermediate clubs get up to division one and compete strongly, mainly because the county players aren't playing. Once all county players are back later in the year, the same club is unable to win the intermediate championship.

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« Reply #1506 on: March 18, 2019, 07:16:20 PM »
There's more clubs in Cork and Dublin, at what level does there junior and intermediate grades start. How can most counties have a 12_16 senior division with fewer teams than Kerry yet they can manage on 8.Why is Kerry and Cork the only counties who play the divisional and systems. A team playing division 1 league should not be allowed to entry a championship a level below
Every County Board can have any type of League or Championship they want.
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« Reply #1507 on: March 18, 2019, 08:00:18 PM »
Kerry being allowed to enter the club's they do into the all Ireland is a joke. How many genuine, small hard working parishes have been denied a once in a lifetime all Ireland win by clubs that should never have been there in the first place.
How many more years will that farce be allowed continue and the media keep lauding the achievement as if it were honestly earned.
Every county can organise their own club c’ships whatever way they see fit.
Just because other counties might have 16 senior clubs doesn’t make their system automatically  better than Kerry’s.
Some would argue that the fewer teams means higher standards.

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« Reply #1508 on: March 18, 2019, 08:37:23 PM »
Kerry being allowed to enter the club's they do into the all Ireland is a joke. How many genuine, small hard working parishes have been denied a once in a lifetime all Ireland win by clubs that should never have been there in the first place.
How many more years will that farce be allowed continue and the media keep lauding the achievement as if it were honestly earned.
Every county can organise their own club c’ships whatever way they see fit.
Just because other counties might have 16 senior clubs doesn’t make their system automatically  better than Kerry’s.
Some would argue that the fewer teams means higher standards.

It's obvious from results that the club's coming from Kerry's intermediate and junior championship are not of a similar standard to other counties. They're essentially taking what should be a mid table senior club and forwarding them to the all Ireland series. It's more of a shock that they haven't won it every year than the actual number of times they've won it is.

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« Reply #1509 on: March 18, 2019, 10:36:46 PM »
Kerry being allowed to enter the club's they do into the all Ireland is a joke. How many genuine, small hard working parishes have been denied a once in a lifetime all Ireland win by clubs that should never have been there in the first place.
How many more years will that farce be allowed continue and the media keep lauding the achievement as if it were honestly earned.
Every county can organise their own club c’ships whatever way they see fit.
Just because other counties might have 16 senior clubs doesn’t make their system automatically  better than Kerry’s.
Some would argue that the fewer teams means higher standards.

I agree. But there should be a rule that if you have only 8 Senior teams. Your Junior Champions enter the Intermediate Championship and your Novice Champions enter the Junior Championship. This years Junior AI Final was a disgrace to let happen!

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« Reply #1510 on: March 19, 2019, 12:37:45 AM »
What if you have 9 Senior?
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« Reply #1511 on: March 19, 2019, 12:52:04 AM »
What if you have 9 Senior?

You have an Ulster Style championship then! Joking aside - Same idea, all the way up to at least 12!

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« Reply #1512 on: March 19, 2019, 01:22:56 AM »
Any word on what games TG4 are covering this weekend?
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« Reply #1513 on: March 19, 2019, 01:27:55 AM »

Any word on what games TG4 are covering this weekend?


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