Author Topic: “East Leinster Project” - Dublin’s Neighbours to get Enhanced Funding  (Read 3117 times)

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This story has been around for a number of weeks. I’m surprised that no one on this board has picked it up before now.


http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/15m-gaa-funding-boost-for-east-leinster-project-34934104.html

So the gap between the haves and the have-nots continues to widen…
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This story has been around for a number of weeks. I’m surprised that no one on this board has picked it up before now.


http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/15m-gaa-funding-boost-for-east-leinster-project-34934104.html

So the gap between the haves and the have-nots continues to widen…

Croke Park needs to be filled .  Meath and Kildare will help that .  Makes sense . 

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First step in moving away from County to Regional teams?
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The flourbags won't be happy when they find out they have to share their half with Louth and Wicklow.
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First step in moving away from County to Regional teams?

5 Super clubs east Leinster
2 Regional teams Ulster
2 Regionsl teams Munster
1 Connaght
In 20 years 70% of the populations will reside/work east Leinster the rest of the country will be like the north of England.
The 10 above teams will be professional.

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When are they going to do the same for Antrim? They are shite at football, hurling and building stadia. They have a huge population. Surely the GAA must give them a pile of dosh too?

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Flourbags and Meath were crap the last few years. Louth and Offaly are capable of a lot more. Wicklow I wouldn't bother with. There was something about Annalise Murphy coming back to Dun Laoghaire and the town having a party for the sailors and hockey players. Wicklow would be similar.
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Sounds like a good idea but on big issue is the really poor participation levels by kids in commuter towns. This iniative will take time but  if you don't have the schools and parents involved it won't work. Another challenge is the proposed change to the soccer season

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Are kids not engaged in GAA in commuter towns? From looking at some of the better minor club teams that wouldn't seem to be the case but I don't live in Ireland anymore so perhaps I have a false impression of things. If so, why would that be?

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When are they going to do the same for Antrim? They are shite at football, hurling and building stadia. They have a huge population. Surely the GAA must give them a pile of dosh too?

They offered them a stadium and they objected to it.
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Probably because they felt they'd seldom get to play in it?
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When are they going to do the same for Antrim? They are shite at football, hurling and building stadia. They have a huge population. Surely the GAA must give them a pile of dosh too?

They offered them a stadium and they objected to it.
Let's make it factual. They took our stadium and tried to build their own.


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Are kids not engaged in GAA in commuter towns? From looking at some of the better minor club teams that wouldn't seem to be the case but I don't live in Ireland anymore so perhaps I have a false impression of things. If so, why would that be?
So called commuter towns would typically be those which expanded rapidly with large housing developments due to their proximity to the new roads developed in the past 20 years and as such they would have a larger % of their population without the multi-generational ties to the local club.  As such the local GAA club has no moire pull than the local soccer club or rugby club.

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Are kids not engaged in GAA in commuter towns? From looking at some of the better minor club teams that wouldn't seem to be the case but I don't live in Ireland anymore so perhaps I have a false impression of things. If so, why would that be?
So called commuter towns would typically be those which expanded rapidly with large housing developments due to their proximity to the new roads developed in the past 20 years and as such they would have a larger % of their population without the multi-generational ties to the local club.  As such the local GAA club has no moire pull than the local soccer club or rugby club.

That's a key challenge facing a lot of these clubs alright.

Also lot of clubs in these areas which have seen a massive influx of new settlers simply aren't built to cater for the numbers. There's a lack of pitches, teams, coaches etc and a lot of people are turning to other codes.

There are a number of towns in north east Kildare which were no bigger than rural villages 40 years ago. They now have upwards of 20,000 people living in them yet there's still the same number of GAA clubs apart from in Leixlip where the Confey club was established in 1989.
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First step in moving away from County to Regional teams?

5 Super clubs east Leinster
2 Regional teams Ulster
2 Regionsl teams Munster
1 Connaght

Hmmmmmmm.
North Dublin, South Dublin, North Leinster, East Leinster, South Leinster, West Munster, East Munster, Connacht, East Ulster, West Ulster.
Wont happen but would make for more even playing field compared to units of 30,000 trying to compete with 1.4m.
Also get a greater high standard of football.
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