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County Board - Dropping The Ball At Club Level?

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "This seems as good a place as any to put this, instead of starting a new thread.

Have heard a few mentions lately (including one by the aforementioned Mr. Kent) along the lines of "Wexford has 46 dual clubs out of 49". Wondering how they arrive at those figures?

For starters, there used to be 49 clubs all right, but Clonee are gone, so there's now just 48.

Three of them are currently hurling only: Faythe Harriers, Clonard, Tara Rocks.

Five are football only: St. Mary's (Maudlintown), St. Joseph's, Sarsfields, Volunteers, Kilanerin.

So, that makes it 40 dual clubs out of a total of 48.

Even if you count Kilanerin/Tara Rocks as just one club because of the amalgamation agreement, and put it down as a dual club, that makes its 41 dual clubs out of a total of 47.

And that's counting the likes of Oulart, Rathnure, and Buffers Alley as dual clubs, even though their only involvement in football is putting a team together for Junior B, rather than taking it any way seriously.

Don't know where this "46 out of 49" thing comes from?"
All the clubs listed there as single code are in an area where a player is eligible to play for a single club in the other code; eg Sarsfields and Harriers. the outliers Kent mentioned were Oulart, Rathnure and Alley, albeit that is now incorrect as they do provide for playing football.

He's probably not technically correct, but hurling and football is available for players in every parish in the county. This isnt the case in many other counties, where a dual player may have to play for a neighbouring parish to compete, which was the main crux of his argument.

Either way, its a pedantic point and one that you shouldnt get too worried over.

james2011 (Wexford) - Posts: 563 - 15/11/2019 10:19:36    2249725

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Replying To 890202:  ""First priority has to be to get someone to do the gate"

Are you being serious or sarcastic?"
i was being sarcastic!but at the same time,it is probably how the county board think!

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3929 - 15/11/2019 11:01:29    2249728

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Replying To james2011:  "All the clubs listed there as single code are in an area where a player is eligible to play for a single club in the other code; eg Sarsfields and Harriers. the outliers Kent mentioned were Oulart, Rathnure and Alley, albeit that is now incorrect as they do provide for playing football.

He's probably not technically correct, but hurling and football is available for players in every parish in the county. This isnt the case in many other counties, where a dual player may have to play for a neighbouring parish to compete, which was the main crux of his argument.

Either way, its a pedantic point and one that you shouldnt get too worried over."
Just to clarify - it wasn't Kent who actually listed off individual clubs as being single or dual code. That was all my own work.

And yes, it's a pedantic point, and no, I'm not exactly worried about it. Was just something to think about for a few minutes now that there are not too many matches going on.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 456 - 15/11/2019 12:34:25    2249743

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Oulart and Rathnure don't have any adult football team

Oulart had under 13 football this year, but Rathnure as far as I know don't have football at any grade or age group.

Buffers Alley have football teams in all age groups.

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1232 - 15/11/2019 12:54:03    2249746

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