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rodney trotter

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Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« on: November 15, 2019, 07:19:07 PM »
I see a few players have opted out of County football for 2020.

Gary Brennan - Clare
Jamie Malone  also of Clare
Kieran Martin Westmeath
Michael Quinlivan Tipperary
Ben Mccormack Kildare
Dara Mcveety Cavan
Conor McAliskey - Tyrone

Many others?

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 07:35:18 PM »
Matt Fitzpatrick- Antrim

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 08:09:20 PM »
Mark Griffin - Kerry

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 02:10:41 PM »
Darren O'Malley
Colm Lavin
Colin Compton
Fintan Cregg possibly retiring.
May be 1 or 2 others.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 03:37:45 PM by Rossfan »
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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 07:45:57 PM »
Danny Cummins (Galway) - Going travelling

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 08:00:15 PM »
There will be more retirements, opting out and not accepting a call to inter-county panels.
There are quite a few counties in Intercounty Limbo.

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 08:17:27 PM »
There will be more retirements, opting out and not accepting a call to inter-county panels.
There are quite a few counties in Intercounty Limbo.

I fear players opting out will significantly increase for counties that will be partaking in Tommy Murphy cup mark 2 next summer.
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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 08:23:13 PM »
There will be more retirements, opting out and not accepting a call to inter-county panels.
There are quite a few counties in Intercounty Limbo.

I fear players opting out will significantly increase for counties that will be partaking in Tommy Murphy cup mark 2 next summer.

I'd think the opposite - the odds of teams getting two bad hammerings in the championship are reduced, there is a chance of more games against teams of similar ability and a chance to win something.
Why do you think the number of players opting out will increase ?

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 08:34:47 PM »
And they have a chance of playing on TV and in Croke Park.
A Leitrim or Wicklow had no chance of being live on TV, unless they reached a Provincial final.

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2019, 08:43:06 PM »
There will be more retirements, opting out and not accepting a call to inter-county panels.
There are quite a few counties in Intercounty Limbo.

I fear players opting out will significantly increase for counties that will be partaking in Tommy Murphy cup mark 2 next summer.

I'd think the opposite - the odds of teams getting two bad hammerings in the championship are reduced, there is a chance of more games against teams of similar ability and a chance to win something.
Why do you think the number of players opting out will increase ?

Focus their efforts more with clubs or head overseas. The league is already the competition in place for the "lesser" teams of similar ability to play each other and win or gain promotion.

I think something more intriguing needs to be place for the summer to make these long winter nights of training a little bit shorter.
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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 08:59:44 PM »
The League for all its good points is a preseason competition all over by the 13th weekend of the year.
Football teams both club and county should play the bulk of their games between 1 April and 30 September.
Even if the magic wand could be found to make that happen you'd still have bucks opting out as we are talking Amateur sport.
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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 09:07:34 PM »
And they have a chance of playing on TV and in Croke Park.
A Leitrim or Wicklow had no chance of being live on TV, unless they reached a Provincial final.

Will they be on TV? The rights deal with RTE and Sky hasn't been renegotiated so some tier one games will have to be dropped from t.v. to show tier two games.

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 09:21:06 PM »
It was said the Semi finals and Final would be on TV,tbc Its an incentive for Counties to reach a Semi Final. Wicklow and Leitrim proposed the idea of second tier, so it was probaly that Counties would get some TV coverage too.

Because they weren't aiming for much  coverage in the Qualifiers.

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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2019, 09:26:58 PM »
Some of them got 45 seconds highlights ::)
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Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2019, 08:14:42 AM »
There will be more retirements, opting out and not accepting a call to inter-county panels.
There are quite a few counties in Intercounty Limbo.
But the championship is so open. Anyone could win it.
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