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What is an 18 year old supposed to do this year?

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Is this not the same as asking what a 19 year old would play 3 years ago? Generally you play junior until you can play at a higher level.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1144 - 06/01/2018 19:44:51    2067128

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Replying To gotmilk:  "I was reading an article the other day in relation to Callum Brown of Derry and in the article it said he can't play under 20 due to the rules as they are at the minute. I'm not sure how he can't but hear a lie tell a lie."
Think the rule is that you have to be over 18 at the beginning of 2018 to play under 20's. So only 98's and 99's are eligible. Fairly stupid to not let a whole year of lads play county for a year just when they are turning 18 and are probably at their most likely to lose interest

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - Posts: 508 - 07/01/2018 12:36:34    2067161

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There is so much rubbish in this thread it makes me think that most of you haven't a clue of the rules, and haven't even bothered to look them up.

For 2018 and under 18, I.e a player born in 2000 can play for the following teams in hurling and football:
School: Senior hurling and football teams
Club: (some counties still have minor as under 18 and others have it as under 17.) So... Under 18 and under 20 /21 club, and with adult club teams
County: under 20/under 21

I think most counties have moved minor to under 17 so the average 18 year old can play with their school, their club at under 20/21 and at adult level and with their county at under 20/21 level.

I don't think they are too badly off when the facts are looked at rather than reading false articles online. I would love to have that many opportunities to play.

Let's look at facts before talking nonsense

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 88 - 07/01/2018 13:09:50    2067162

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Magaluf?"
tall glasses and women's arses???

bulmccabe (Tyrone) - Posts: 338 - 07/01/2018 19:52:13    2067231

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most counties U20 or U21 competition is knockout

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 522 - 07/01/2018 22:09:42    2067252

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Onefor15:
Most schools will have a number of clubs feeding into them, so not everybody will make the squad much less the team. We're just starting January & already a number of schools are knocked out or are have not even enterad a team. By the end of January there will be very few teams left involved.
Under20/21 is usually played in a knockout championship in October or November (in Sligo). Last year only about half our clubs managed to field a team.
As for lads over 17 but under 18 making a county under 20 panel will be very few & these are the lads who will also be making the club senior team. (the point of changing to under 17 was to protect these lads.)
I don't know if we (Sligo) have u17 or u18 this year, I hope it's u18 or else a lot of lads are likely to walk away from the GAA. These lads have already been denied a chance to represent their county at minor level this year & will feel dienchanted with it.

Sligo75 (Sligo) - Posts: 3 - 08/01/2018 12:12:38    2067323

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Replying To Sligo75:  "Onefor15:
Most schools will have a number of clubs feeding into them, so not everybody will make the squad much less the team. We're just starting January & already a number of schools are knocked out or are have not even enterad a team. By the end of January there will be very few teams left involved.
Under20/21 is usually played in a knockout championship in October or November (in Sligo). Last year only about half our clubs managed to field a team.
As for lads over 17 but under 18 making a county under 20 panel will be very few & these are the lads who will also be making the club senior team. (the point of changing to under 17 was to protect these lads.)
I don't know if we (Sligo) have u17 or u18 this year, I hope it's u18 or else a lot of lads are likely to walk away from the GAA. These lads have already been denied a chance to represent their county at minor level this year & will feel dienchanted with it."
If sligo decide to run knockout competitions then that is not the fault of other counties who have changed to ensure that 18 year olds get games.

Another issue which needs to be highlighted is that proper dual counties who give an equal preference to the running of hurling and football, needed a separation between minor and adult, which is why minor was moved to under 17 at club level in wexford and at inter-county level. 2018 will be the first year that co.minor matches wont hold back adult club championship matches in wexford, thus freeing up time for when both adult and underage matches can be played.
To help ensure that under 18's have opportunities to play, wexford, for example, have introduced an under 20 league based competition where every team is guaranteed 5 under 20 games in EACH code. This competition replaces the old under 21 knockout competition.

All of those 18 year olds can play on any of their clubs adult teams also. And in cases where a club has an exceptional 18 year old like in the case of the chap from Derry, they can play under 20 with their county.

So even leaving out schools there are absolutely loads of chances for 18 year olds to play GAA.

We cant create a system that is perfect but this move to under 17 certainly improves the fixutres situation, by providing
ore opportunities for games to be played, and if individual county boards decide to provide few or no games for 18 year olds to play in then that is the fault of the clubs in that particular county. Judging by the fact that you dont know whether Sligo will be under 17 or under 18 at club level this year suggests to me that your not as vocal at the level that matters. No use in complaining on a forum like this about a situation when every single club member of the GAA across the country has an opportunity of voicing their opinion and being involved.

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 88 - 08/01/2018 13:29:34    2067339

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Leaving Cert.

Electric Picnic.

First foreign holiday with the ladz.


Plenty to be getting on with.

sponger (Wicklow) - Posts: 2671 - 08/01/2018 14:37:33    2067352

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Plenty to do at 18, party, jiggy jiggy etc..

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 218 - 08/01/2018 22:00:46    2067422

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Tinderswiping.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4764 - 09/01/2018 14:17:11    2067518

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Replying To Onfor15:  "If sligo decide to run knockout competitions then that is not the fault of other counties who have changed to ensure that 18 year olds get games.

Another issue which needs to be highlighted is that proper dual counties who give an equal preference to the running of hurling and football, needed a separation between minor and adult, which is why minor was moved to under 17 at club level in wexford and at inter-county level. 2018 will be the first year that co.minor matches wont hold back adult club championship matches in wexford, thus freeing up time for when both adult and underage matches can be played.
To help ensure that under 18's have opportunities to play, wexford, for example, have introduced an under 20 league based competition where every team is guaranteed 5 under 20 games in EACH code. This competition replaces the old under 21 knockout competition.

All of those 18 year olds can play on any of their clubs adult teams also. And in cases where a club has an exceptional 18 year old like in the case of the chap from Derry, they can play under 20 with their county.

So even leaving out schools there are absolutely loads of chances for 18 year olds to play GAA.

We cant create a system that is perfect but this move to under 17 certainly improves the fixutres situation, by providing
ore opportunities for games to be played, and if individual county boards decide to provide few or no games for 18 year olds to play in then that is the fault of the clubs in that particular county. Judging by the fact that you dont know whether Sligo will be under 17 or under 18 at club level this year suggests to me that your not as vocal at the level that matters. No use in complaining on a forum like this about a situation when every single club member of the GAA across the country has an opportunity of voicing their opinion and being involved."
It's interesting I'd thought the best solution at the time would've been to merge minor and under 21 into under 19. That's the age a huge chunk of people are lost to the game when they leave school.

That wouldn't be great though for the clubs.

Although they could run the competitions off quickly in June and July in parallel to the senior intercounty competitions. Under 19s would be restricted from senior intercounty.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2103 - 09/01/2018 19:43:03    2067572

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