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We're Ready For An Inter County Transfer System.

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Replying To points50swiththeargyllsonthewrongfeet:  "Gaelic games for me primarily is abut community and love of place. It's a major vehicle for community cohesion. With the decline in organised religion and the decline in labour-intensive farming, it's one of the few things left that breathes life into communities. If you think the GAA is primarily about counties wining trophies, you don't understand much about the GAA.

The appeal of the GAA is that it always has been "our best against your best". And many of those adult players out on the pitch will have been nurtured and trained by unseen and unsung volunteers form they were age 5. We all pay money to our clubs, and / or we give of our time. We all have a stake in their successes.

The day that my club or county has to win by turning its back on its grassroots and by importing outsiders is the day I stop caring about the GAA. In fact, I'd be out leading a mass boycott of games disfigured by such soulless mercenaries."
I take it your purer than pure Club doesn't pay "expenses" to a soulless mercenary manager?
Would you boycott a game where one or both teams had a soulless mercenary manager"
What about the "Chicago Championship" with loads of temporary imported semi pro players?

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 371 - 08/08/2022 10:45:07    2436613

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Replying To Square_B:  "Oh but according to you our best players will play elsewhere while we import other players not good enough for their own county. Right I see....

You're a typical 'big county' fellow talking through your backside. You haven't a clue what you're talking about."
With all respect to Leitrim hurling there are loads of hurlers in Galway not making our county squad who could go in and improve ye if given the chance.
Your best players, if good enough, deserve the opportunity to play in the biggest games and on the biggest stage. Let them decide.
By the way I don't see galway as a particularly big county tbh, we've won 2 football all Irelands since 66 ffs, and our Liam McCarthy record while marginally better is miles and miles behind the big 3.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1263 - 08/08/2022 12:56:34    2436643

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "You 'marked his particular card'? An anonymous poster dispenses justice to another anonymous poster in a forum with plenty of posters using more than one username from behind their mighty keyboard. You need to get out more."
I still kind of like him lol.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1263 - 08/08/2022 12:57:17    2436644

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Replying To Viking66:  "Yes and what of the Leitrim lads who have dreamed of playing for Leitrim since they were chaps whose places they would be taking?"
What of it? That's life, that's sport, dreams and reality are rarely in sync with one another.
What about aussie lads whose places our exports are taking? What about the local lad whose place Shane Walsh will be taking? The list goes on.
If you're good enough you'll make it, if not, life goes on regardless.
And to answer your other post I don't consider galway a particularly big gaa county.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1263 - 08/08/2022 13:01:58    2436646

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Replying To points50swiththeargyllsonthewrongfeet:  "Gaelic games for me primarily is abut community and love of place. It's a major vehicle for community cohesion. With the decline in organised religion and the decline in labour-intensive farming, it's one of the few things left that breathes life into communities. If you think the GAA is primarily about counties wining trophies, you don't understand much about the GAA.

The appeal of the GAA is that it always has been "our best against your best". And many of those adult players out on the pitch will have been nurtured and trained by unseen and unsung volunteers form they were age 5. We all pay money to our clubs, and / or we give of our time. We all have a stake in their successes.

The day that my club or county has to win by turning its back on its grassroots and by importing outsiders is the day I stop caring about the GAA. In fact, I'd be out leading a mass boycott of games disfigured by such soulless mercenaries."
So if a fella moved into your town and he wanted to play for your club you would begrudge him?

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1688 - 08/08/2022 13:22:38    2436651

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Replying To Galway9801:  "What of it? That's life, that's sport, dreams and reality are rarely in sync with one another.
What about aussie lads whose places our exports are taking? What about the local lad whose place Shane Walsh will be taking? The list goes on.
If you're good enough you'll make it, if not, life goes on regardless.
And to answer your other post I don't consider galway a particularly big gaa county."
Straight question then. If intercounty transfers come in in a big way do you think you will be a net importer or exporter of top players? And another. Which counties do you think are bigger than Galway in GAA terms i.e. playing numbers, number of clubs etc etc.? Outside of Dublin and Cork.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5543 - 08/08/2022 13:35:04    2436656

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Replying To Viking66:  "Straight question then. If intercounty transfers come in in a big way do you think you will be a net importer or exporter of top players? And another. Which counties do you think are bigger than Galway in GAA terms i.e. playing numbers, number of clubs etc etc.? Outside of Dublin and Cork."
Probably exporter. For 20 years since 2001 galway hadn't come within an asses roar of winning an all Ireland (we barely won a game in Croker), there were plenty of counties who could have offered our players a better shot of winning Sam (and Liam) in that time.
I don't know the stats re playing numbers but considering we're very high on the list I'd again say we'd be more likely to lose players than gain them, although the fact we're an urban county compared to most would work in our favour but that's happening anyways. People looking for work etc.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1263 - 08/08/2022 15:10:17    2436674

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Probably exporter. For 20 years since 2001 galway hadn't come within an asses roar of winning an all Ireland (we barely won a game in Croker), there were plenty of counties who could have offered our players a better shot of winning Sam (and Liam) in that time.
I don't know the stats re playing numbers but considering we're very high on the list I'd again say we'd be more likely to lose players than gain them, although the fact we're an urban county compared to most would work in our favour but that's happening anyways. People looking for work etc."
You seem a level headed, informed lad and you make a good argument. Think we will have to agree to disagree on this one!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5543 - 08/08/2022 15:29:47    2436679

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Replying To Viking66:  "You seem a level headed, informed lad and you make a good argument. Think we will have to agree to disagree on this one!"
Lol, I was literally about to suggest we call this off haha, sometimes you just have to agree to differ, though for what it's worth I very much doubt we'll be seeing any sort of transfer system anytime in the near or even distant future.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1263 - 08/08/2022 18:56:43    2436714

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