National - What have the CPA done to improve fixture or welfare of club players?

Replying To uibhfhaili1986:  "Maybe some of the dual players have to miss some matches.So what if people miss a few matches every now and then if they play with the hurling team.

The thing is to provide matches so that nobody can complain about not having matches.

The club leagues in each county should be for provided matches for players to play. I've never heard too many players complain about having too many matches.

If soccer and rugby can provide matches almost every single week for their players why can't GAA clubs do so aswell.

There is no excuse for a fixtures issue it's simply excuse making which has caused the problem and the buck gets passed by everyone and nobody wants to just deal with the issue and provide more games for players and games on a regular basis."
Plenty of clubs where it is the same 20 lads who are keeping both sports going. Tell them to choose one or the other and games would have to be forfeited which is a disaster for both the club and the opposition. Yes soccer and rugby have regular games but almost nobody goes to watch them as the games are of little significance- in many cases they are just a warm up for the pub after. They also only have to arrange one sport not 2. If it's regular games with nothing riding on the result that's wanted why not just have challenge games? Iv never understood why clubs don't set up mini tournaments among themselves - they used to have these competitions between neighbouring clubs as part of local festivals 20 years ago and they were often fiercely contested.

Soma (UK) - Posts:2022 - 11/09/2017 22:47:14   2045097

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I think the CPA are barking up the wrong tree and wonder wether it is a case of people liking to get their faces in front of the cameras.

The club fixtures in 90% of the cases are not a Croke Park issue but a local county one, and often the block to change is the clubs themselves.

Have the counties who were knocked out before the All-Ireland series started and finished their championships? No none. Why not? Nothing to do with Croker if they haven't.

witnof (Dublin) - Posts:1164 - 12/09/2017 08:40:59   2045128

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ask 10 people what they want re fixtures and you'll get 10 different answers so this problem isn't going to be fixed anytime soon. Not everybody wants matches every weekend, equally nobody wants to go weeks in the summer with no matches. Circumstances vary from county to county depending on size and interest in both codes. I'd like to see designated weeks where no county training took place and players were released back to clubs for training and match at the weekend, even 2 or 3. Of course that's not going to happen but the only measures that can work are ones that can be applied across all counties

lillyboy (Kildare) - Posts:341 - 12/09/2017 13:12:32   2045236

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Replying To Soma:  "Plenty of clubs where it is the same 20 lads who are keeping both sports going. Tell them to choose one or the other and games would have to be forfeited which is a disaster for both the club and the opposition. Yes soccer and rugby have regular games but almost nobody goes to watch them as the games are of little significance- in many cases they are just a warm up for the pub after. They also only have to arrange one sport not 2. If it's regular games with nothing riding on the result that's wanted why not just have challenge games? Iv never understood why clubs don't set up mini tournaments among themselves - they used to have these competitions between neighbouring clubs as part of local festivals 20 years ago and they were often fiercely contested."
Clubs should be setting upo more challenge matches na dhaving small tournaments among themselves.

Doesn't seem like they are based on a lot of the complaints.

uibhfhaili1986 (Offaly) - Posts:1295 - 12/09/2017 14:02:48   2045251

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