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Player Opt Outs For 2020 Inter County Season - 3 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "I know much of the headlines goes on players heading off to the AFL, but no body seems to speaking about the flood of players leaving the county game for a better offer both allegedly financially and lifestyle wise in the USA in recent years. Its been an issue for most counties, up to and including Dublin in recent years. Its a real risk to the inter county game and seems to be happening in ever increasing numbers as this thread illustrates, i dont know exactly why all the lads mentioned are electing of the panel, but its seems a growing trend as does a lot said opting out players turning up to play in the USA in the summer months. You can only see this increasing with tier 2, interesting times ahead......."
" I dont know exactly why all the lads mentioned are electing of the panel " Training or gym or team meetings 5/6 nights a week. Every weekend taken up for training, games etc during summer (until your out), not allowed talk media, not allowed have a pint with your mates Yeh I cant see any reason myself

DundalkGael (National) - 19/11/2019 19:07:55

League Fixtures - 2 Like(s)
Had a weekend with the family booked this weekend, cancelled it a few weeks back when fixtures were made, now this! Fuming is not the word. I've told my manager and teammates, that's me done with GAA. I'm going to play Soccer in the Dundalk Summer League, a game a week and fixtures out in April for whole summer. I'm not putting up with this! I know a few from different clubs around town who said the same.

DundalkGael (Louth) - 09/03/2017 11:41:45

Louth V Roscommon - 2 Like(s)

Replying To pretender:  "Kelly knew when to get out. His aim was to win division 4 and 3 which is possible if the team is fitter and more organised than everyone else. He will do the same with Westmeath and will leave. Some counties should concentrate on the league as they have no hope with the championship, Meath included"
P Reilly was never be good enough for Inter County, Not even a stand out with the Brides!

Bryne, has the ego for County Football not the ability!, no loss if he left the squad after been dropped (after 2 terrible performances)

McKeever is a strange one, has potential and does not seem the type of fella to throw his toys out of the pram

DundalkGael (Louth) - 15/02/2018 12:45:28

Louth v Wicklow Leinster Championship! - 2 Like(s)
Why are people saying hows this allowed happen? What do you want to happen for it to be stopped? Only way it can ever be stopped is by going Professional (which will never happen) Young fellas have a life outside of football. Best of luck to Derek in America, hope he has a great time.

DundalkGael (Louth) - 21/04/2017 10:23:01

Should Westmeath V Dublin Be In Mullingar? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To legendzxix:  "Munster footballers went on strike for fixture equity. Leinster footballers should go on strike for venue equity. It's the only way to get county boards to listen. Leinster footballers are inept on and off the park."
Fixture equality in Munster? Yourselves and Cork get a bye to the semi finals every year!

DundalkGael (National) - 10/10/2019 13:38:57

Louth v Wicklow Leinster Championship! - 1 Like(s)
Maybe Derek only decided recently he would go away for the summer. Some of the nonsense on this is OTT

DundalkGael (Louth) - 21/04/2017 13:34:01

2019 Club Season - 1 Like(s)
Senior Clubs have already stated they are not playing in the new Competition. The vote tomorrow wont change that

DundalkGael (Louth) - 29/01/2019 10:59:17

Louth'S Most Consistent Senior Clubs - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Itsme:  "This sounds very familiar to Sean O Mahonys 2016 who signed players from Dundalk Young Irelands. What's the difference? Dundalk Gaels who reached a final last year they also had quite a few transfers in recent years. Again, what is the difference? Do you want to go the road of investing huge money into managers?"
The difference is the Blues have done it for years and have ruined other clubs in Drogheda as a result. FYI only one non Gaels underage player started the final last year Barry Watters, and hes a guard from a different county working in town

DundalkGael (Louth) - 27/03/2018 14:29:28

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 1 Like(s)

Replying To PyatPree:  "Probably don't pay the same money to LOI comparing to the G.A.A"
Its part of their agreement to show Ireland International Games that they must show X amount of LOI games and have a highlights show

DundalkGael (National) - 15/05/2019 10:51:09

2017 Junior Championship - 1 Like(s)

Replying To gooch13:  "And dunleer were never ever gona win this playoff series anyway let's be honest about it so they should've just concentrated on the replay on saturday"
Thats ok then!

DundalkGael (Louth) - 14/09/2017 16:10:38

Who is most likely to beat the Dubs 2017 - 1 Like(s)
Wee (Louth) will beat Meath after we beat Wicklow! Wee will then be hammered by Dublin, only to regroup and get to the All Ireland final only to be hammered by Dublin again.

DundalkGael (National) - 05/05/2017 07:36:04

2017 Inter Championship - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Gicker01:  "Double won't happen , and I don't see why it needs to either. Oriel has nothing to do with it"
No the problem is why would any 16-18/19 year old want to train for 6/7 months to play 9 or 10 games a year when they could play soccer for 9 months and get a game a week

DundalkGael (Louth) - 24/09/2017 15:48:23

Off season training - 1 Like(s)
Get a football, get a few lads go kick points and do some passing on the pitch/astro/indoor football pitch. No good been able to run up and down and handpass the ball over and back, if you cant play football

DundalkGael (National) - 18/10/2017 16:21:23

League Fixtures - 1 Like(s)

Replying To CLANSMan10:  "Does anyone know when a list of league fixtures will be published to clubs?"
Is that a joke? Their will be a fixture booklet issued shortly. If your team has 11 League games and 3 Pre Season games, 14 in total, Your club will prob play 3 max on the dates stated! Will be the usual flurry of matches at the start of the year, then bang no games, until one Weds morning your club will get an email with 3 games in 8 days fixed for the following week.

DundalkGael (Louth) - 18/01/2018 15:59:45

Division 1 League 2017 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Hon D Lu:  "Looking at the team sheets in the paper, the Pats seemed to more under strength than the Blues.....Blues team on paper looked relatively strong to me"
The Blues will have to get a few transfers in from other clubs as they seem to be struggling abit last year or 2.

DundalkGael (Louth) - 04/08/2017 14:08:40

Championship Fixtures - 1 Like(s)
Feb 1-7 Nothing 8-14 Nothing 15-21 1 ACC Cup game 22-28 2 ACC Cup Games March 1-7 Nothing 8-14 1 ACC Cup Game 15-24 Nothing 25-end Month Nothing April 1-7 2 League Games 8-15 1 League Game 16-24 1 League Game 25-End Month 1 League Game May 1-7 1 League Game 8-15 1 League Game 16-24 Nothing 25-End Month Nothing June 1-7 Nothing 8-15 1 League Game 16-24 1 League Game 25- End Month 1 League Game July 1-7 Nothing 8-15 1 Champ Game Their has been 23 weeks so far this year since Feb. My club has played a game in 13 of them weeks with games fixed 6 days notice etc. Any wonder we are struggling to get 20 for training these days

DundalkGael (Louth) - 10/07/2019 10:33:08

New Championship 2019 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To cameroosh:  "Structures change all the time, how many different championship structures have we had over the years and i can remember when we changed from straight knockout we had the usual suspects saying it is a joke and its a bad thing. people just dont like change. if most of the people in the county never heard of this going to a vote then i think you should go back and have it out with your own club as this was issued to every club weeks before it went to a vote, if you did not know about this then maybe your own club is not being ran as it should, its up to your clubs to have the debate on this and then bring all the flaws to the co board meeting on monday night, if there is things that your club is not happy about or didnt know then vote no, why vote yes to something you dont know fully about, typical yes man attitude that is in every club. just to note i am not fully for this proposal i think it has its flaws and should have been brought in 2020 when a proper plan strcture was in place, but what i am for is change and trying to improve football in the county and the county team, there is no guaratee that it will or no guarantee that it wont but its worth a try. if a player has any aspiations of winning a joe ward under the current structure i dont think he should be booking a holiday in june 4/5 weeks before the start of the championship, i would nt call that serious commitment. monaghan changed there league structure this year to have different points awarded for different games with or without county players, there was outrage when it was brought in but most people in the county think it worked well this year. we in louth throw the toys out of the pram even when we try to introduce 2 star games never mind change a structure. if senior teams are not for this or not going to play in it i would like to see the gaels proposal for the leagues put in place as this was a bad idea, it would mean more games and should be against teams at similar level"
Not every fella who goes on Holidays goes and eats and drinks the whole time. Family Holidays etc..... Your post is ridiculous in that regards!

DundalkGael (Louth) - 18/01/2019 10:47:21

Winter Leagues - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Drogexile:  "At least the clubs in Drogheda are fielding on their own at underage level, including the Nicks & Tones, also the Raghs have won the last two U14 championships so things aren't that bad. Dundalk however you have three clubs amalgamated at underage, O Mahonys, Dowdalshill & Na Piarsaigh."
Fair play to the Drogheda teams fiedling at underage all the time, but when they get a bit older and are any good the Blues sign them!

DundalkGael (Louth) - 22/03/2018 17:39:03

Amalgamations - 1 Like(s)

Replying To S.M:  "The problem for the soccer clubs is access to facilities. The problem for Gaelic clubs is finding a solution that suits hard liners and town clubs. If some communities took radical steps to attract investment in a joint venture with the schools, like the O'Dwyers in Balbriggan, the facilities would be there for both codes and there would be an ability to bend a fixtures schedule to suit both codes. I agree the status quo is very bad at the moment underage in Dundalk and Drogheda but if the 4g pitches were there games could continue up to 9pm this time of year."
Soccer clubs facilites issues? Where are these clubs, not in Dundalk anyway Muirhevnamor have a Full Grass Pitch, training Area and a Full size Astro Turf and big dressing rooms. Glenmuir have 2 Full size pitches, traning area, 7 a side Astro |Tuft, big dressing rooms with gym etc. Dominics just have a pitch (although im not sure they still compete) Bay have a full size pitch and traning area. Quay Celtic have 2 Full size pitches, traning area, 7 a side Astro |Tuft, big dressing rooms Woodview just have a pitch. Not many isuses with facilites there, Thats not including the surrounding areas Rock Celtic and Bullergan both have better facilites than any of the above

DundalkGael (Louth) - 13/02/2019 15:20:42

Louth'S Most Consistent Senior Clubs - 1 Like(s)

Replying To itslouth:  "Well Past Hurler, Very good post. Couldn't agree more with you. The work clubs put in year in year out is fantastic. To be able to hold you senior status whether or not you make senior finals does not matter. What does matter is there is stability in your club. As the saying goes, "Make hay while the sun shines" has certainly been the case for Mattock, Blues and Pats. They got the players coming through the same time and they bought success to the clubs. What the Blues have and are still doing is quite remarkable. A lot of there Team that won Joe Ward in 2017 have already won U16, minor, U21 and now senior championships. Mattock and Pats built on group of player that came through the same time and won 11 senior titles between them. As for the future, Ardee St Marys must build on there underage success with a Senior Championship, Naomh Mairtin the same but these players that won the minor must be given the chance at senior. Outside of Senior, St Kevins and Glen Emmets certainly seem to be on the rise and done it the right way, Worked hard on there underage and can now field teams at underage on there own all bar one age. They then put super facilities in place to match it and have now appointed a high quality managers. A Bright Future The worrying part is the fall of clubs like Oliver Plunketts, For a club that produced some excellent underage teams and players seem to be on a downward spiral. Struggling to field"
What the Blues have and are still doing is quite remarkable. A lot of there Team that won Joe Ward in 2017 have already won U16, minor, U21 and now senior championships Dont forget a few of their players would have played with other clubs in Drogheda at U-16 and U-18 level.

DundalkGael (Louth) - 27/03/2018 10:07:17