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i see oulart won again, had they a full team? after the district win the hurling management told the duel players they were not to play any more football as they prepared for the leinster hurling cship, wonder did any of them play?

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2499 - 13/10/2022 09:26:14    2443797

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All I'll say about Volunteers is that saying they're one of the most successful clubs in Wexford reminds me of how I used to follow Aston Villa back in the early 90s when they had Houghton, McGrath and Staunton playing for them.

I used to point out (tongue in cheek!) that they were one of the most successful clubs in the League, because they'd won it seven times and had been runners-up ten times.

However, all bar one of their titles came before 1910, and all bar one of their runner-up spots came before 1933.....

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1277 - 13/10/2022 09:38:44    2443802

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "All I'll say about Volunteers is that saying they're one of the most successful clubs in Wexford reminds me of how I used to follow Aston Villa back in the early 90s when they had Houghton, McGrath and Staunton playing for them.

I used to point out (tongue in cheek!) that they were one of the most successful clubs in the League, because they'd won it seven times and had been runners-up ten times.

However, all bar one of their titles came before 1910, and all bar one of their runner-up spots came before 1933....."
Ultimately, I think countyman just loves winding people up and is mad for a fight.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 13/10/2022 10:40:39    2443812

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Replying To indaknownow:  "Moving 4 teams up a grade will not improve their standard at all.
Take the SFC this year. You had a group of 9 teams that were competitive and 3 teams that didnt win a game between them (Except for Bunclody in the relegation final) Adding 4 teams to the mix would possibly have basically made it two groups of 7 and 9 in terms of standard. But that doesnt raise the standard of players as one week you might be competitive and the next week you will be getting hammered. if anything reducing the numbers to 8 would have more likelihood of having more meaningful games for all and raising the standards because it is only when you are in a close game that the true competition comes out."
I think the way it is now is perfectly fine. Bunclody were very poor this year but still had enough to beat St Martins which was a big shock and got to a semi final i think last year so arguably they are very competitive. St Martins have been in the knockout stages almost every year and probably just had a flat few weeks which ended up with them being relegated.
If you took the Shels out of the SFC this year i think every team would fancy their chances of going on a run and winning it. That has been the case for the last 10 years.
As for the hurling the roll of honour and finalists in the last 6 or 7 years just shows how competitive it is.

Standards of players comes mostly from early age development in clubs and schools. Wexford is not big enough that players that are performing at a high grade in junior slip through the cracks and don't get noticed by county teams.

LarryOBrother (Wexford) - Posts: 338 - 13/10/2022 11:22:31    2443817

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Ultimately, I think countyman just loves winding people up and is mad for a fight."
Ultimately, I dont think reliving success from 60 + plus years ago reflects well on the Vols. They're basically a feeder club in Wex at this stage.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 308 - 13/10/2022 11:29:48    2443819

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Replying To LarryOBrother:  "I think the way it is now is perfectly fine. Bunclody were very poor this year but still had enough to beat St Martins which was a big shock and got to a semi final i think last year so arguably they are very competitive. St Martins have been in the knockout stages almost every year and probably just had a flat few weeks which ended up with them being relegated.
If you took the Shels out of the SFC this year i think every team would fancy their chances of going on a run and winning it. That has been the case for the last 10 years.
As for the hurling the roll of honour and finalists in the last 6 or 7 years just shows how competitive it is.

Standards of players comes mostly from early age development in clubs and schools. Wexford is not big enough that players that are performing at a high grade in junior slip through the cracks and don't get noticed by county teams."
Was thinking the same myself regards the Martins, they made either the final or semi final in 9 years out of 10 years before this year but for whatever reason had a horror show this campaign, I know they were short alot of players but plenty of other clubs were too and were far more competitive, e.g a Gusserane team that beat them by 14 points. If they get their ducks in a row their capable of winning intermediate comfortably next year akin to Oulart this year in hurling.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 13/10/2022 11:33:59    2443820

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "All I'll say about Volunteers is that saying they're one of the most successful clubs in Wexford reminds me of how I used to follow Aston Villa back in the early 90s when they had Houghton, McGrath and Staunton playing for them.

I used to point out (tongue in cheek!) that they were one of the most successful clubs in the League, because they'd won it seven times and had been runners-up ten times.

However, all bar one of their titles came before 1910, and all bar one of their runner-up spots came before 1933....."
But I'm just stating a fact the Vols are one of the most successful football teams in Wexford, check the roll of honour

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 323 - 13/10/2022 11:57:24    2443823

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Think it's relevant that outside of a few repeated calls here, there hasn't been any great clamour to put the championships back up to 16 teams each, and there certainly haven't been any such proposals brought by clubs to the County Board meetings that decide these things.

I know I threw out the idea of a 16-team football championship myself, but that was really just putting it forward as an option that could be considered, rather than me actually calling for it.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1277 - 13/10/2022 12:01:20    2443824

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "But I'm just stating a fact the Vols are one of the most successful football teams in Wexford, check the roll of honour"
I have. What have they won in the last 66 years bar a 4th tier championship?

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 308 - 13/10/2022 12:12:11    2443826

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Was thinking the same myself regards the Martins, they made either the final or semi final in 9 years out of 10 years before this year but for whatever reason had a horror show this campaign, I know they were short alot of players but plenty of other clubs were too and were far more competitive, e.g a Gusserane team that beat them by 14 points. If they get their ducks in a row their capable of winning intermediate comfortably next year akin to Oulart this year in hurling."
They don't do themselves any favours. Ahead of their junior quarter-final I think, they tweeted how they had their first training session of the year in prep. Day of last weekend's relegation final, they were tweeting about installing lights on their hurling wall on the same day, and didn't seem to be any mention of the important game that night.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 13/10/2022 12:14:16    2443828

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Think it's relevant that outside of a few repeated calls here, there hasn't been any great clamour to put the championships back up to 16 teams each, and there certainly haven't been any such proposals brought by clubs to the County Board meetings that decide these things.

I know I threw out the idea of a 16-team football championship myself, but that was really just putting it forward as an option that could be considered, rather than me actually calling for it."
I know it's not going to happen. Just think it might benefit the county teams.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6607 - 13/10/2022 12:17:25    2443829

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Replying To LarryOBrother:  "I think the way it is now is perfectly fine. Bunclody were very poor this year but still had enough to beat St Martins which was a big shock and got to a semi final i think last year so arguably they are very competitive. St Martins have been in the knockout stages almost every year and probably just had a flat few weeks which ended up with them being relegated.
If you took the Shels out of the SFC this year i think every team would fancy their chances of going on a run and winning it. That has been the case for the last 10 years.
As for the hurling the roll of honour and finalists in the last 6 or 7 years just shows how competitive it is.

Standards of players comes mostly from early age development in clubs and schools. Wexford is not big enough that players that are performing at a high grade in junior slip through the cracks and don't get noticed by county teams."
So you reckon someone is as good a hurler or footballer as they are going to get by 17? Or less even Larry?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6607 - 13/10/2022 12:19:36    2443830

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "But I'm just stating a fact the Vols are one of the most successful football teams in Wexford, check the roll of honour"
Yes, you're stating a fact that neither I nor anyone else can deny. Historically, they're one of the most successful club football teams in County Wexford.

With an emphasis on the word "historically"! :)

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1277 - 13/10/2022 12:59:06    2443833

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Replying To countyman2022:  "I have. What have they won in the last 66 years bar a 4th tier championship?"
I'm just stating a fact, doesn't matter when they last won it, they are one of the most successful football team in Wexford,

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 323 - 13/10/2022 13:35:47    2443840

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "I'm just stating a fact, doesn't matter when they last won it, they are one of the most successful football team in Wexford,"
Yes they are. Just as Adamstown are one of the most successful hurling clubs.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1277 - 13/10/2022 14:01:14    2443845

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Yes they are. Just as Adamstown are one of the most successful hurling clubs."
Ya adamstown are, facts and statistics don't lie

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 323 - 13/10/2022 14:15:32    2443847

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Yes, you're stating a fact that neither I nor anyone else can deny. Historically, they're one of the most successful club football teams in County Wexford.

With an emphasis on the word "historically"! :)"
Correct, ferns won senior hurling title this year, that's history too

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 323 - 13/10/2022 14:17:33    2443848

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "Ya adamstown are, facts and statistics don't lie"
100%, brother. The same facts and statistics show that St. Fintan's are a more successful hurling club than either Naomh Éanna or Ferns. Also that Faythe Harriers are a more successful football club than St. Martin's!

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1277 - 13/10/2022 14:37:48    2443851

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "Ya adamstown are, facts and statistics don't lie"
What have the Vols won in the last 66 years bar a 4th tier championship? That would be an interesting fact and statistic.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 308 - 13/10/2022 16:44:10    2443871

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Looks like faythe harriers are more successful than the vols in football to anyone under the work retirement age of 65 according to these stats that could nt be right could it
Go on the townies hopping off each other

Formertownie (Wexford) - Posts: 29 - 13/10/2022 17:00:39    2443876

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