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Below r the number of players who played in the league and championship last year 2017 for their county but did not resurface in 2018 league for different reasons
Derry 19 players
Cork 18 players
Wexford 17 players
Offaly 16 players
Meath 16 players
Wicklow 15 players
Antrim 14 players
London 14 players
louth 14 players
Leitrim 13 players
Westmeath 13 players
Sligo 13 players
longford 12 players
Down 12 players
Roscommon 12 players
limerick 12 players
Kerry 11 players
Laois 11 players
Clare 10 players
Cavan 10 players
Galway 10 players
kildare 9 players
Dublin 6 players
Donegal 6 players
Mayo 6 players
Monaghan 5 players
Tyrone 4 players
* Of the 1040 players nationwide who saw action in the league or championship in 2017, 366 have not played so far in 2018.
*35 % of the players from all the 32 counties who played last year in the league or championship did not resurface in this years league. That is a very high turnover of players.
Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 551 - 01/05/2018 21:51:24 2096114Link 1 0
The number of players which left this year runs a very close line to the percentage fall off from year to year in the last couple of years in the inter county game.
Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 551 - 01/05/2018 23:03:02 2096139Link 0 0
The players are not peripheral , they are players who played some part in a competitive game in the league or championship in 2017
Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 551 - 01/05/2018 23:46:08 2096152Link 0 0
And in other news......!!
PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1110 - 02/05/2018 04:35:00 2096161Link 0 0
Not all counties are included in the stats
Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 325 - 02/05/2018 08:57:06 2096172Link 0 0
sorry i have read it wrong both Brendan and Gary played league this year but have left since
Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 325 - 02/05/2018 09:02:39 2096174Link 0 0
When you look at Derrys drop to div 4, player turnover has to be a role. Derry are top of the table with 19 non returnees this year. And I have been told thats the same number that left last year in 2017 and the same tge year before . For a county like Derry which I would say would have not a massive playing number , that is a massive reason for drop to div 4. Hopefully we see Doire back soon a great football county with great football people.
Its the smaller counties with smaller playing pop which really could suffer. Cork have lost 18, a massive lost, but Cork has one of the biggest football player numbers in the country. Counties like Longford who have lost 12, leitrim 13, london 14, Sligo 12, Wexford 17 that is a massive number for those counties. The GAA should do more.
Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 551 - 02/05/2018 15:24:00 2096249Link 0 0
Fermanagh have one of the lowest non returnees this year but in the last 2 to 3 years they have lost allot of players.. Remeber when Fermanagh played v Dublin in 2015 quater final. 20 players from that Fermanagh panel on that day are now not on the Fermanagh panel now. How does a team compete when it has such turnover. If the Dubs lost 20 players in 3 years how would they compete.
Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 551 - 02/05/2018 20:09:31 2096299Link 0 0