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Farrandeelin

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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2019, 04:13:01 PM »
Players are not stupid. They see up close how much of their time will be lost just to pander to the Croke Park machine. Croke Park showed last year that they cared not for Donegal (or it's people) when they made them play away to Dublin. It's hard not to blame a young guy to spend his valuable youth travelling, Meeting people and enjoying life. Things you can only really do in the freedom years of your twenties.

Ros would have more of a grievance seeing they had to play Dublin in CP when it was the 'home' venue game in the 3rd round.
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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2019, 04:41:25 PM »
Players are not stupid. They see up close how much of their time will be lost just to pander to the Croke Park machine. Croke Park showed last year that they cared not for Donegal (or it's people) when they made them play away to Dublin. It's hard not to blame a young guy to spend his valuable youth travelling, Meeting people and enjoying life. Things you can only really do in the freedom years of your twenties.
Certainly can't blame them and its becoming more common now because of the money that can be earned overseas and they can still play a bit of football with a few of their mates they go traveling with.
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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2019, 04:43:05 PM »
Pay the Players same rates as they get on the American Semi Pro Summer circuit.....







Runs for cover.........
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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2019, 08:54:08 PM »
Gavin o Brien (kerins o rahillys) has been dropped from the Kerry championship panel for playing for his club last Sunday against the wishes  of the Manager and Physio.

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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2019, 09:48:23 PM »
Gavin o Brien (kerins o rahillys) has been dropped from the Kerry championship panel for playing for his club last Sunday against the wishes  of the Manager and Physio.

So much for April being the month of the club. Unfortunately unless Kerry are punished for this happening, I can see a lot of other counties following suit.
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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2019, 09:00:55 AM »
Pay the Players same rates as they get on the American Semi Pro Summer circuit.....







Runs for cover.........

Don't think it's that outrageous to ask for some kind of payment now to be honest. You are probably dead on the money....so to speak.

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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2019, 12:32:28 PM »
Gavin o Brien (kerins o rahillys) has been dropped from the Kerry championship panel for playing for his club last Sunday against the wishes  of the Manager and Physio.

So much for April being the month of the club. Unfortunately unless Kerry are punished for this happening, I can see a lot of other counties following suit.

Lots of things (pulling players from club games by county managers) like this happening in Kerry at both U17/U20/Senior.
To make matters worse the Kerry Physio is also the physio to the club Kerins O'Rahillys were playing. Interesting !!!

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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2019, 10:37:24 AM »
inter county is not meant to be about FUN at least not the happy clappy sense . it give lads a chance to play sport at the highest level and that involves a lot of hard work.
some lads are cut out for it but most don't have the bottle .
its for high achievers and they are few and far between
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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2019, 10:42:02 AM »
Pay the Players same rates as they get on the American Semi Pro Summer circuit.....







Runs for cover.........

Fine in theory but once you start paying players they gain employment rights, their playing is regarded legally as an economic activity, and they cannot then be restrained from moving from county to county or club to club. How many GAA volunteers will continue working to support a county team made up of hired journeymen from all over the place?



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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2019, 11:13:27 AM »
I know all the arguments against full professionalism... and the biggest of all is the population or money isn't there to sustain it.
Read my (tongue on cheek) comment again.....
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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2019, 11:54:10 AM »
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Dan Flynn still out
Niall Kelly back from his traveling still not confirmed he will be back
Aaron Masterson has dropped out
James Murray has dropped out

Masterson was last years All-Ireland u20 winning captain.  We don't have the depth to lose Dan Flynn, in my opinion the best full forward in the country last year, Niall Kelly and Masterson, one of the best young midfielders in the country.

I don't blame them, zero craic playing inter-county football.

Is it true that O'Neill is stopping county players from playing with their clubs?

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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2019, 01:15:58 PM »
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Dan Flynn still out
Niall Kelly back from his traveling still not confirmed he will be back
Aaron Masterson has dropped out
James Murray has dropped out

Masterson was last years All-Ireland u20 winning captain.  We don't have the depth to lose Dan Flynn, in my opinion the best full forward in the country last year, Niall Kelly and Masterson, one of the best young midfielders in the country.

I don't blame them, zero craic playing inter-county football.

Is it true that O'Neill is stopping county players from playing with their clubs?

Not the case going on the local papers.
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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2019, 12:12:46 AM »
Shane Murphy, Gavin O'Brien and Conor Geaney left Kerry panel.

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Re: Players dropping out for Championship
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2019, 02:09:38 AM »
Gavin o Brien (kerins o rahillys) has been dropped from the Kerry championship panel for playing for his club last Sunday against the wishes  of the Manager and Physio.

There was an incident a few years back (maybe 2013?) where JH unofficially banned county players from playing in the last round robin game of the championship despite it having been agreed with the clubs. Clubs in the first set of games lost out but then word got around that Andy had played for Ballagh and most/all the rest of the players played for their clubs.

Edit: tbf, this would have been in late July or August rather than earlier in the year
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