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If the GAA go with splitting Dublin into north and south before any kind of identity is built up they will end up splitting again. When the GAA was formed Co. Dublin represented about 8% of the national population. Now, due to population growth the traditional Co. Dublin area represents about 20% of the national population.
Also in last 15 years the popularity of the GAA has hugely increased.
Ideally it would be nice not to split Dublin but it will be hard to ignore these statistics for much longer if Dublin continue to completely dominate.
I don't know all these areas very well but having lived in north co. Dublin and the city centre for a few years there is a very different feeling from north co. Dublin (Fingal) to Dun Laoghaire to the city centre. Give it a bit of time and an identity would build up for these teams. I have seen club mergers where people are well into supporting them. I have read that 3 of the main teams in Tralee came from one original club (Tralee Mitchels) which the Kerry co. board ordered to split. Each of these clubs developed their own identity.
bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 774 - 28/11/2020 21:05:55 2316308Link 0
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