National - Fingal County withdrawal from inter-county hurling

Why did Fingal County withdraw from inter-county hurling?

I thought it was supposed to be the start of a changed inter-county landscape with South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City to follow?

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts:5228 - 16/03/2017 20:03:46   1967677

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I think you may have answered your own question :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts:5714 - 16/03/2017 21:31:12   1967699

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How many people would have supported them?

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3422 - 16/03/2017 21:54:49   1967708

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Replying To realdub:  "I think you may have answered your own question :D"
Is there a divisional hurling championship where Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City take on each other?

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts:5228 - 16/03/2017 21:59:47   1967710

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Replying To bennybunny:  "How many people would have supported them?"
Very few to be honest. There was no real connection between the team and the Fingal area, which in fairness is predominantly a football stronghold.

AHP (Dublin) - Posts:180 - 16/03/2017 22:10:39   1967712

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Is there a divisional hurling championship where Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City take on each other?"
Not to my knowledge but I'm not well up on the hurling at that level, I could be corrected but I don't think so.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts:5714 - 16/03/2017 22:35:22   1967718

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Is there a divisional hurling championship where Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City take on each other?"
The Fingal team, was more to give guys a chance to hurl at a higher level and then hope it would have a knock on effect . these would be guys who would not get a chance otherwise because of their clubs status.
Not unlike the Kerry football championship with South Kerry etc.

AthCliath (Dublin) - Posts:4315 - 16/03/2017 22:46:00   1967719

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Is there a divisional hurling championship where Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City take on each other?"
No. To be honest Fingal is the only area that ever had a separate identity within the GAA in Dublin, (the rest are merely administrative/political areas), and the Fingal leagues were absorbed into the Dublin Co board leagues in 1995. Even at that there were 3 football leagues and no regular hurling league. A summer hurling league was tried for a couple of years but never really took hold.

AHP (Dublin) - Posts:180 - 16/03/2017 23:29:59   1967725

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Is there a divisional hurling championship where Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City take on each other?"
Not to my knowledge but I'm not well up on the hurling scene.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts:5714 - 17/03/2017 02:40:55   1967737

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Is there a divisional hurling championship where Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City take on each other?"
no. fingal isn't a hurling area, and i cant think of any of the dublin hurlers from fingal. Most are southside or dublin city.

galwaydublin (Galway) - Posts:153 - 17/03/2017 06:47:54   1967743

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Replying To realdub:  "Not to my knowledge but I'm not well up on the hurling at that level, I could be corrected but I don't think so."
Oh. What football?

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts:5228 - 17/03/2017 10:12:52   1967758

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Replying To AthCliath:  "The Fingal team, was more to give guys a chance to hurl at a higher level and then hope it would have a knock on effect . these would be guys who would not get a chance otherwise because of their clubs status.
Not unlike the Kerry football championship with South Kerry etc."
I thought with the population of Dublin it was going to lead to a split in to 4 teams so that more players will have the opportunity to play at inter-county level making the game stronger in each area.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts:5228 - 17/03/2017 10:15:40   1967759

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Replying To legendzxix:  "I thought with the population of Dublin it was going to lead to a split in to 4 teams so that more players will have the opportunity to play at inter-county level making the game stronger in each area."
Well, you thought wrong.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts:1010 - 17/03/2017 13:47:13   1967828

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I guess it was a similar idea to South Down or Non-Ards. Give lads from less traditional clubs a chance on the inter-county stage.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts:3393 - 17/03/2017 14:55:32   1967843

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Replying To legendzxix:  "I thought with the population of Dublin it was going to lead to a split in to 4 teams so that more players will have the opportunity to play at inter-county level making the game stronger in each area."
Not a chance wouldn't even get to a discussion table. At Intercounty level up to U16 all four codes currently are or will be broken out into regions. At some Go-games ages you get the leagues broken out into areas for convience. But in terms of leagues/championships we are one county! Plus teams from other counties compete in various competitons in some codes at Juvenile level in Dublin leagues, Kilcoole, Bray, Wicklow Town, Naas, Newbridge and Celbridge.

arock (Dublin) - Posts:3234 - 18/03/2017 11:23:05   1968088

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Replying To arock:  "Not a chance wouldn't even get to a discussion table. At Intercounty level up to U16 all four codes currently are or will be broken out into regions. At some Go-games ages you get the leagues broken out into areas for convience. But in terms of leagues/championships we are one county! Plus teams from other counties compete in various competitons in some codes at Juvenile level in Dublin leagues, Kilcoole, Bray, Wicklow Town, Naas, Newbridge and Celbridge."
If Dublin's domination continues unabated and attendances continue to plummet bet your bottom dollar the GAA will do something

KYTotalFootball (Kerry) - Posts:134 - 18/03/2017 11:45:31   1968092

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Replying To arock:  "Not a chance wouldn't even get to a discussion table. At Intercounty level up to U16 all four codes currently are or will be broken out into regions. At some Go-games ages you get the leagues broken out into areas for convience. But in terms of leagues/championships we are one county! Plus teams from other counties compete in various competitons in some codes at Juvenile level in Dublin leagues, Kilcoole, Bray, Wicklow Town, Naas, Newbridge and Celbridge."
Sounds like the work of the 5th provincial council! ;-)

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts:5228 - 18/03/2017 20:56:23   1968243

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Replying To KYTotalFootball:  "If Dublin's domination continues unabated and attendances continue to plummet bet your bottom dollar the GAA will do something"
Full house in Tralee last night pal!

Kinda makes your point irrelevent.

JayP (Dublin) - Posts:1673 - 19/03/2017 10:21:31   1968409

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