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Shane Walsh Transfer

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Transfer request in from his club to Crokes. Club cannot object as it's inter county. Club chairman seething and rightly so. Not right that Dublin clubs can behave in this manner.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 695 - 30/07/2022 15:45:19    2435435

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Transfer request in from his club to Crokes. Club cannot object as it's inter county. Club chairman seething and rightly so. Not right that Dublin clubs can behave in this manner."
At the end of the day it's the players choice…. Kilmacud can field 4/5 adult senior teams so this type of transfer should not be allowed… Players should only be allowed transfer into teams with no more than 2 adult teams…..

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 1002 - 30/07/2022 16:01:58    2435439

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He is living in Dublin. If he is living in Stillorgan then leave the man transfer away.

theborderfox (Monaghan) - Posts: 137 - 30/07/2022 16:07:07    2435440

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Transfer request in from his club to Crokes. Club cannot object as it's inter county. Club chairman seething and rightly so. Not right that Dublin clubs can behave in this manner."
Regardless of how talented the player is if he doesn't want to play for them what can they do. They can't force him

I understand the frustration as kilamcud isn't exactly short of players Did he tell his club ? That'd be my only issue if he didn't. Respect should be given to them. They seem blindsided

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1574 - 30/07/2022 16:12:03    2435442

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Transfer request in from his club to Crokes. Club cannot object as it's inter county. Club chairman seething and rightly so. Not right that Dublin clubs can behave in this manner."
Regardless of how talented the player is if he doesn't want to play for them what can they do. They can't force him

I understand the frustration as kilamcud isn't exactly short of players Did he tell his club ? That'd be my only issue if he didn't. Respect should be given to them. They seem blindsided

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1574 - 30/07/2022 16:12:14    2435443

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "At the end of the day it's the players choice…. Kilmacud can field 4/5 adult senior teams so this type of transfer should not be allowed… Players should only be allowed transfer into teams with no more than 2 adult teams….."
A silly and unworkable rule imo.

The vast, vast majority of transfers in GAA are bog standard club players not inter-county stars.

If someone moves to Stillorgan, and Crokes are the nearest club to them, why deny them the chance to play for the club that suits them the most? Crokes 3rd Junior team might be perfect for them instead of another club's inter team that takes it all more seriously.

If a player is settling down somewhere new they should have the choice imo.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13493 - 30/07/2022 16:16:32    2435445

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Transfer request in from his club to Crokes. Club cannot object as it's inter county. Club chairman seething and rightly so. Not right that Dublin clubs can behave in this manner."
Is he based in Dublin, perhaps? Studying or working there? If so, it can't be easy for him to travel back and forth for all the county training, and now to have to do it all again to train with the club. Whatever decision he makes, I wish him health and happiness and that he continues to enjoy his football and thrill us all with his great skill. He's 29 according to the final program, which means that he's probably already given about a decade of adult football to his native club in Galway. That's a significant amount of time.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1275 - 30/07/2022 16:16:36    2435446

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Replying To theborderfox:  "He is living in Dublin. If he is living in Stillorgan then leave the man transfer away."
Doesn't matter if he's living locally afaik.

No parish rule here.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13493 - 30/07/2022 16:19:34    2435450

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Read the article in the Western People where the club Chairman stated they were going to "fight" it. What an utter nonsense that is and who does he think he is?

Firstly I sympathise that rural Ireland is struggling with the exodus of young players. But to be laying the blame at the door of a club like KK is just daft.

And I agree KK don't necessarily need another player at the expense of a small intermediate club in Galway.

However IF he is working and living in that part of the country, then what's the issue? Are you really expecting him to travel 4 hour round trip for training and matches.

Like a lot of young people who locate to big cities, they build a life and other interests beyond football. You can therefore hardly blame him wanting to move to a club closer.

And as for the poor small rural GAA club and disappointed young people, let's not start that again. Guilt tripping at its finest.

To address the issues over the plight of rural Ireland, there needs to be significant investment in these areas to attract businesses to offer meaningful employment to aspirational young people.

fancyaride (Mayo) - Posts: 170 - 30/07/2022 16:32:16    2435454

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Does anyone here really think he's living in Stillorgan? Bit naive surely. Crokes have thousands of members and tonnes of money.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 695 - 30/07/2022 16:58:52    2435458

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Replying To MesAmis:  "A silly and unworkable rule imo.

The vast, vast majority of transfers in GAA are bog standard club players not inter-county stars.

If someone moves to Stillorgan, and Crokes are the nearest club to them, why deny them the chance to play for the club that suits them the most? Crokes 3rd Junior team might be perfect for them instead of another club's inter team that takes it all more seriously.

If a player is settling down somewhere new they should have the choice imo."
Work easily…. Loads of single Junior clubs that a player of that type could transfer to….

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 1002 - 30/07/2022 17:06:37    2435459

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Is he based in Dublin, perhaps? Studying or working there? If so, it can't be easy for him to travel back and forth for all the county training, and now to have to do it all again to train with the club. Whatever decision he makes, I wish him health and happiness and that he continues to enjoy his football and thrill us all with his great skill. He's 29 according to the final program, which means that he's probably already given about a decade of adult football to his native club in Galway. That's a significant amount of time."
Changed career direction in the last year. Was in the bank. Now studying to be a PE teacher. Hard on his club but as long as he playing for Galway I am happy. Irreplaceable currently and we need him plus a few returnees (including our 1st choice goalkeeper and full back) to try and kick on.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1890 - 30/07/2022 17:12:25    2435461

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He will most likely be doing a lot more travelling up and down to Loughgeorge for Galway senior training. In all likelihood he would be only traveling to the club for championship and maybe a few league games.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11004 - 30/07/2022 17:13:19    2435462

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Is he not back in college studying teaching in Dublin?

Seems a perfectly reasonable transfer request once he's living in Dublin so don't see how anyone can have an issue with it?

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3673 - 30/07/2022 17:14:48    2435463

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His club are saying they'll fight it all the way.
I think they'd be as well off just wishing him luck tbh.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1273 - 30/07/2022 17:20:37    2435466

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We could have done with him against Kerry with O'Callaghan injured, maybe next year :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8372 - 30/07/2022 17:30:21    2435470

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Transfer request in from his club to Crokes. Club cannot object as it's inter county. Club chairman seething and rightly so. Not right that Dublin clubs can behave in this manner."
You are till some man to make assumptions

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5567 - 30/07/2022 17:33:17    2435471

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I've absolutely no problem with players from rural url and moving up to Dublin clubs as I'm sure it's unbelievably difficult to commit to the travel etc.

However, I do really think the GAA need to seriously look at the fairness of these players playing in Provincial and All Ireland club championships. Some of Dublin clubs are becoming ridiculously strong and I don't think it's fair on the county champions of Leinster counties to have to go up against Dublin clubs stacked with transfers.

Colm Parkinson suggested that any player who's transferred to a club outside of their county shouldn't be allowed play for the club in the provincial should they win their county championship. I'd agree with it but I wonder if it would have much support?

Victorious87 (Wicklow) - Posts: 562 - 30/07/2022 17:35:41    2435472

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Totally wrong. Will he also transfer county alegance as the commute to Galway County training is to tough? Doubt it. I doubt he has had to show his face with his club so far this year as he has been with the county squad as is the case with most county players now due to the split season. I'm sure his club in Galway would have no problem with him training with a club in Dublin and travelling back at weekends for games. This is just a case of the strong getting stronger and weak getting weaker. If he was a random club player who wasn't already travelling back to train with Galway this wouldn't be a big issue. Wrong that already massive powerhouses like Kilmacud Crokes can get big games to transfer in like this. Is he even living in the Stillorgan area?

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 694 - 30/07/2022 17:35:48    2435473

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Replying To Galway9801:  "His club are saying they'll fight it all the way.
I think they'd be as well off just wishing him luck tbh."
Exactly. Walsh wanted this transfer

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1574 - 30/07/2022 17:46:56    2435477

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