CK - until club teams acknowledge the fact that you can't split a person in two, unfortunately it's not actually a scheduling problem.
Compress the County championship so it's over by August and there'll be senior club teams all over the land motioning that their club leagues don't start until August. So they'll go on until November regardless.
Am I the only person who thinks it's genuinely unfair for club teams to demand full availability of County players throughout the County season? I mean do we actually want our counties to win? Do we actually want our County players focused, drilled and conditioned for a higher level 6 days a week, and then forcing them to play a club game in the middle? Do we want this to happen the week before an AISFC match?
Wobbler, i couldnt disagree with your posts more.
Of course its a scheduling problem!!!
I can only speak for my own county, but in Tyrone, clubs DON'T demand the county players play every game (they play in 10 out of the 15 league fixtures) and club games are very very rarely called off (unless it is to suit the county team)
Yet we are still in the situation were we have club players sitting without a game for 8-9 weeks through august & September.
Part of this is down to the complete fcukwittery of our county board this year and some of it is down to the larger issue of the intercounty season.
The two things need addressed hand in hand and the average club player needs a voice in all that.
Croke park have their agenda (which sadly seems to be revenue driven ) the GPA has theirs, so the voice of the clubs and the club player needs to be represented as well.