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Has This Ever Been Done Before?

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Replying To festinog:  "Yer man from Laois is all over this argument these days, and while mathematically it sounds lovely, it conviently ignores county population numbers. Kilkenny county has a population of about 99,000, Galway has a population of 258,000, Laois has 84,000, and of course Dublin has 1.3 million and Cork has over 500,000. Any talk about fixing the number of senior, intermediate, and junior teams will only benefit the counties with large population bases, and may even leave the smaller counties scrambling to fill the team 'quota'.

If there is going to be some effort to regulate this, which I'm not opposed to, it has to be based on player base numbers, not a one size fits all.

Or better still, stop playing silly buggers with false dichotomies, and let the counties find their own balance."
Agreed that the counties need to do what's best for themselves. Kerry only have 8 senior clubs. That has meant that their intermediate and junior champions have achieved a lot in the All-Ireland series. Their divisional system then gets the best inter and junior players playing senior football.
It works for them, but wouldn't for all counties.
I think Galway has far too many senior hurling clubs. We might have a much larger population than Kilkenny, but we're a fully dual county and also split along football/hurling lines.
The status of being a senior hurling club seems to be more important to some than competing at a suitable level. Teams hanging in at Senior B would be better served competing for an intermediate title.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 706 - 24/01/2020 12:58:42    2261922

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Agreed that the counties need to do what's best for themselves. Kerry only have 8 senior clubs. That has meant that their intermediate and junior champions have achieved a lot in the All-Ireland series. Their divisional system then gets the best inter and junior players playing senior football.
It works for them, but wouldn't for all counties.
I think Galway has far too many senior hurling clubs. We might have a much larger population than Kilkenny, but we're a fully dual county and also split along football/hurling lines.
The status of being a senior hurling club seems to be more important to some than competing at a suitable level. Teams hanging in at Senior B would be better served competing for an intermediate title."
Problem there is that the Senior champions in counties like Donegal would be in the Intermediate Championship. Let's face it. The Galway Senior B champions would hammer them.

Hawkeye9212 (Donegal) - Posts: 265 - 24/01/2020 23:32:28    2262045

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "And what;s your point?"
I take it you don't know then. Good lad.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1337 - 27/01/2020 10:31:19    2262809

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