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Ruislip Ground Development

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I see there is an article on the UK home page on here with no reference to where any info came from so I take little in way of note of its content.

Does anyone know what the latest is with regards to the Ruislip Development?

Kerryman (UK) - Posts: 403 - 02/11/2012 11:21:00    1291523

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With all the chat about new eltham i'd say someone has put two and two together and reckoned ruislip would be affected. heard RTE were over looking at new eltham last week

scruff (UK) - Posts: 467 - 02/11/2012 12:08:11    1291562

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Here's the latest as per The Irish Post:

http://www.irishpost.co.uk/index.php/component/content/article/5-stories/644-developers-turn-up-heat-on-gaa-over-new-eltham

The_Panacea (UK) - Posts: 67 - 02/11/2012 13:05:49    1291596

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Whitewash

burstpipes (Cork) - Posts: 68 - 06/11/2012 19:54:15    1293733

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received an email from the county board showing the plans that have been drawn up for the development of Ruislip and I was surprisingly impressed. But whether this ever gets passed the planning stage is another thing. If it does go ahead I do envisgae Ruislip being shut for some time.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1774 - 15/11/2012 15:47:16    1298224

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Looks very good I agree, but this is London GAA, I seriously doubt it will ever happen!

How don't have any facilities with even the most basic stands after 100 years?

Could be waiting a 100 more, hope I'm wrong though!

macattack (UK) - Posts: 582 - 15/11/2012 18:45:29    1298349

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The county board could do with getting the fixtures right first! How can they expect to build a stadium (or stands) when organisation is bad enough to still be playing games midway through November???

mattybhoy (UK) - Posts: 170 - 16/11/2012 09:52:15    1298507

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have to say they were unfortunate with the weather this year, but they are too reliant on Greenford and Ruislip and many clubs are unwilling to travel to other grounds for games.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1774 - 16/11/2012 10:24:53    1298517

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mattybhoy
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The county board could do with getting the fixtures right first! How can they expect to build a stadium (or stands) when organisation is bad enough to still be playing games midway through November???
- A greater onus of responsibility needs to be shared with the Clubs on this one. Yes, as Rosineri points out below, they were unlucky with the weather at times. However, Clubs place too much pressure on fixtures with demands of breaks etc. Also, not enough Clubs will put themselves forward for evening games and the like. I believe in Co. Down, Friday night fixtures are played in the main, freeing up weekends for players/families/work. Obviously, there is a limited amount of time that these games could be fitted in during the summer but you could have a game being played at each ground around London with location of teams considered. eg. Cuchullains v Dulwich played on Friday evening in Peckham with Towers referee not NLS v T.Macs in Greenford with a Dulwich referee

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have to say they were unfortunate with the weather this year, but they are too reliant on Greenford and Ruislip and many clubs are unwilling to travel to other grounds for games.
- There is an element of truth in this. A greater problem is setting the games at suitable times/days to match commitments that clubs have ie. dual clubs and clubs with more than one team. In any case, I believe it's an exaggerrated argument that teams 'won't travel'. I believe if games were fixed then teams will have to travel. Fix the games and spread them around more and lets see if clubs are actually saying 'they won't travel'. It would be interesting to see how many games were cancelled this year due to this actual reason. I bet there would be a few people surprised.

Kerryman (UK) - Posts: 403 - 16/11/2012 10:47:46    1298520

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Just having a quick look at the fixtures from this year, it doesnt look like any teams from north of the river played a game in Peckham Rye, the only team to play there was cuchulainns (please correct me if i'm wrong) Is this a case of Dulwich not requesting games/teams refusing to travel or simply a case of games not being fixed. Surely if a team goes to the effort of having their own pitch they should be entitled to a few games on their home turf

draydis (UK) - Posts: 81 - 16/11/2012 11:38:14    1298556

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Bring more games South,

Teams\ref's wont travel is an excuse we hear every year.

Set the fixtures for Peckham and goodmayes greenford and Ruislip and be done with it.

If the north london teams dont travel thats there call, it is time London moved away from the one stop shop for games up north.

Share the love and bring GAA to all corners of London

Clarebearstare (Clare) - Posts: 192 - 16/11/2012 11:53:39    1298562

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I think the excuse given for not having games outside of the usual locations is the difficulty in getting refs to travel.

WideBall1 (UK) - Posts: 96 - 16/11/2012 11:57:44    1298567

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Why does every topic seem to turn into this debate?????

macattack (UK) - Posts: 582 - 16/11/2012 13:14:04    1298607

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Because it is something that needs sorting.

Clarebearstare (Clare) - Posts: 192 - 16/11/2012 13:48:13    1298629

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Do you really believe this is the place to sort it?

macattack (UK) - Posts: 582 - 16/11/2012 15:51:34    1298732

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The three South London clubs and Tommy Macs need to get their heads together to force the arm of the North West London stronghold.

You could have a Cuchullains v X, Dulwich Harps v X, Round Towers v X and a reserve/ladies fixture (or both) as well, all scheduled for the same day on Peckham Rye, all after the other. The same ref could potentially officiate all four matches.
Then replicate the same format in Mitcham another date.
And then do the same again in Goodmayes on another date.

And X should not mean playing another South/East London club. Get clubs from north of the river down to South London to play matches. The only teams I would exclude from being brought to South London for a fixture would be St Anthonys and North London Shamrocks due to the distance involved.

Wests_Awake (Galway) - Posts: 877 - 19/11/2012 11:41:57    1299595

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have to say we didn't do too badly with getting games in Goodmayes this year, usually were two games on anyday there were fixtures arranged.

Anyway going a bit of topic as the original topic was the Ruislip redevelopment. From the looks of the plans looks like it will cost quite a bit to be funded, I assume they will be looking to the clubs to fund once more. At a time when some clubs are struugling this could put an extra strain on finances for some. Hopefully Croke Park will provide some funding and hopefully the county board will be able to arrange some corporate sponsorship as well "JCB Emerald Grounds" or something.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1774 - 19/11/2012 12:04:35    1299624

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