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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I agree with a lot you say hill but a lot of country clubs couldn't do without their intercounty players for junior intermediate and senior county championship.

The likes of Dr crokes and Nemo probably would have enough players and could plod along but sleachtneil crossmaglen corrofin castlebar probably couldn't."
If county games were scheduled at the same time as club games affecting Slaughtneil there'd only be one winner (and it wouldn't be the county team)!!!

DoireCK (Derry) - 15/11/2017 21:28:59    2062573

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Replying To DoireCK:  "If county games were scheduled at the same time as club games affecting Slaughtneil there'd only be one winner (and it wouldn't be the county team)!!!"
Ya I'd say your spot on.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 15/11/2017 22:32:19    2062581

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "Some games yes that's true but should 99% of club players be made sit around waiting for one or two of their 30 panel to be available? I certainly don't think it's fair that they do that as the county players are already playing games as it is it's only the other 99% who are missing out.
I have said it before on here a master's fixture list may out the entire year for clubs and play the game's accordingly if that means a team misses a countu player so be it, they don't hold games up for non county players who can't make it so why should there be preferential treatment given to a minority?"
All great in theory hill but many clubs have more than "one of two" county players. We have six & without them we might as well fold the tent as regards being competitive.

Besides which it would never happen that way. If the players were forced to make that choice they would leave the county panel & stick with their clubmates & neighbours, the people they have grown up with & played with since they were four years old.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - 16/11/2017 10:15:45    2062619

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "All great in theory hill but many clubs have more than "one of two" county players. We have six & without them we might as well fold the tent as regards being competitive.

Besides which it would never happen that way. If the players were forced to make that choice they would leave the county panel & stick with their clubmates & neighbours, the people they have grown up with & played with since they were four years old."
I don't think many of the Mayo footballers would pick their club over their county. most of these guys are focused on county success for the majority of the year with the club scene only bothering them when Mayo have been eliminated from the championship - which has been late September in recent years

imonmyway (Mayo) - 16/11/2017 11:36:18    2062635

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I agree with a lot you say hill but a lot of country clubs couldn't do without their intercounty players for junior intermediate and senior county championship.

The likes of Dr crokes and Nemo probably would have enough players and could plod along but sleachtneil crossmaglen corrofin castlebar probably couldn't."
Castlebar only have a few county players (only one of which is a nailed-on starter for Mayo) so they'd probably be fine.

Gleebo (Mayo) - 16/11/2017 13:20:14    2062659

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Replying To imonmyway:  "I don't think many of the Mayo footballers would pick their club over their county. most of these guys are focused on county success for the majority of the year with the club scene only bothering them when Mayo have been eliminated from the championship - which has been late September in recent years"
Mayo may well be a bit of an exception with All Ireland success something of an obsession for this group of players.

Neither am I suggesting that all Donegal players would have the same outlook, but the Kilcar team have enjoyed success this year & would see themselves as kicking on wheras success with Donegal looks to be a fair bit off at the moment.

I just think that scheduling championship games at the same time as county games is a non starter if the players are going to be asked to pick between the two.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - 16/11/2017 16:26:41    2062718

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Castlebar only have a few county players (only one of which is a nailed-on starter for Mayo) so they'd probably be fine."
Interesting the three best club sides in Connacht; Corofin,Brigids,Castlebar have few county starters between them.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - 16/11/2017 21:10:32    2062766

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