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Disappointed and worried that in under 13 football only 2 clubs field teams Mary's and Joseph s and only in division 4, Vols, and clonard no teams, and Sars giving walkovers very worrying,

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 236 - 17/07/2019 12:55:54    2212324

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "Disappointed and worried that in under 13 football only 2 clubs field teams Mary's and Joseph s and only in division 4, Vols, and clonard no teams, and Sars giving walkovers very worrying,"
clonard no longer exist, catch up

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2013 - 17/07/2019 15:07:01    2212384

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Under 15, Sars in premier fair enough, Mary's giving walkovers, Josephs getting beatings low divisions , Vols no team,, under 17 Vols no team, Sars In premier with two isolatedVols players, Joseph's gave a walkover last game, Mary's do have a team in division 1, was town football this bad ?, seems no interest their

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 236 - 17/07/2019 16:42:00    2212420

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More worrying is New Ross, only one GAA club and giving walkovers in both codes at U13, U15 and U17.

jpb (Wexford) - Posts: 132 - 31/07/2019 20:29:58    2219220

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Replying To jpb:  "More worrying is New Ross, only one GAA club and giving walkovers in both codes at U13, U15 and U17."
To be fair, New Ross has been a disgrace for years. One of only 4 towns in the county, have they ever been senior in either code? Even intermediate? Never mind these issues with underage.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2487 - 01/08/2019 17:26:54    2219526

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Replying To icehonesty:  "To be fair, New Ross has been a disgrace for years. One of only 4 towns in the county, have they ever been senior in either code? Even intermediate? Never mind these issues with underage."
Just looked it up in the book they won a senior title in 1966 and reached the senior final in 1953. Won 3 Senior titles in a row 1943-1945. Thats Hurling. 1915 the last time they won a senior football title although they reached another final in 1939. But you are right the 2nd or 3rd biggest town in the county youd expect more?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1924 - 01/08/2019 19:59:55    2219552

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Replying To Viking66:  "Just looked it up in the book they won a senior title in 1966 and reached the senior final in 1953. Won 3 Senior titles in a row 1943-1945. Thats Hurling. 1915 the last time they won a senior football title although they reached another final in 1939. But you are right the 2nd or 3rd biggest town in the county youd expect more?"
The town boundary for the Geraldines is fairly tight, but even still, there are more than enough people for them to have teams at least to be challenging intermediate. For a county with a fairly rural population that wants, rightly, to compete in two codes, the towns need to be strong. Look at the boost a strong Naomh Eanna is giving at the moment. Yet Shamrocks have fallen away when once were a decent senior side, Geraldines are poor, and as this thread began, Wexford town isn't the healthiest.

According to the census, the biggest populations are:
Wexford town (20,188)
Enniscorthy (11,381)
Gorey (9,822)
New Ross (8,040)
Courtown-Riverchapel-Ardamine (3,591)
Bunclody (1,984)
Castlebridge-Blackwater (1,840)
Rosslare (1,620)
Ferns (1,415)

Those are the areas where our dual senior clubs should really come from. For those not competing at least at intermediate level in both, the Co board should be looking at why, and what they can do about it.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2487 - 02/08/2019 08:00:54    2219636

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Replying To icehonesty:  "The town boundary for the Geraldines is fairly tight, but even still, there are more than enough people for them to have teams at least to be challenging intermediate. For a county with a fairly rural population that wants, rightly, to compete in two codes, the towns need to be strong. Look at the boost a strong Naomh Eanna is giving at the moment. Yet Shamrocks have fallen away when once were a decent senior side, Geraldines are poor, and as this thread began, Wexford town isn't the healthiest.

According to the census, the biggest populations are:
Wexford town (20,188)
Enniscorthy (11,381)
Gorey (9,822)
New Ross (8,040)
Courtown-Riverchapel-Ardamine (3,591)
Bunclody (1,984)
Castlebridge-Blackwater (1,840)
Rosslare (1,620)
Ferns (1,415)

Those are the areas where our dual senior clubs should really come from. For those not competing at least at intermediate level in both, the Co board should be looking at why, and what they can do about it."
Taghmon has a population of 585 according to rhe 2016 census and an intermediate hurling and intermediate football team. But oddly if you add up the census population figures you only get about 62000 people for all those areas you have outlined above. Yet the population of the county is given as 150000. So where are the other 90 odd thousand of us living?!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1924 - 02/08/2019 22:51:25    2219929

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Replying To Viking66:  "Taghmon has a population of 585 according to rhe 2016 census and an intermediate hurling and intermediate football team. But oddly if you add up the census population figures you only get about 62000 people for all those areas you have outlined above. Yet the population of the county is given as 150000. So where are the other 90 odd thousand of us living?!"
Add it up yourself lad. Here's the link https://www.citypopulation.de/php/ireland.php?adm2id=WX

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2487 - 04/08/2019 16:21:33    2220654

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Replying To icehonesty:  "Add it up yourself lad. Here's the link https://www.citypopulation.de/php/ireland.php?adm2id=WX"
Im not saying your figures are wrong. I was trying to say in that post that Wexford still has a majority of its population living in rural areas.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1924 - 07/08/2019 19:56:15    2222371

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Replying To Viking66:  "Im not saying your figures are wrong. I was trying to say in that post that Wexford still has a majority of its population living in rural areas."
Also it must be kept in mind that population figures are declining in rural areas and ever increasing in towns and cities. This is why I fear for the future of hurling in my own county and indeed several others, where the game is played less and less in urban areas.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2908 - 08/08/2019 09:31:12    2222565

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