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Early start to London Club Championships

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Can anyone advise when next years club championships are due to start, with the new rule due to the Seanie Johnston affair is it true that championships will be starting in Jan/Feb?

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1774 - 16/11/2012 09:38:47    1298502

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Had heard the same rumour - Can you imagine the number of walkovers there would be ??

WideBall1 (UK) - Posts: 96 - 16/11/2012 09:50:27    1298505

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Wideball, if your team is serious about winning the championship it won't be in the position to give walkovers. If a team doesn't have their act together for a championship match than that is questionable managament, poor organisation and a shocking attitude towards what is meant to be the premier competition in the county.

MacGuyver (UK) - Posts: 11 - 16/11/2012 13:37:52    1298620

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I totally agree about the importance of the championship - Which is why I think it is totally daft and degrading to it to shoe-horn in games at a time of year when most teams have not even started their pre-season training.

WideBall1 (UK) - Posts: 96 - 16/11/2012 13:41:16    1298624

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This proposal has to be be passed at congress but if it does happen I would think that walkovers will be given. some players will only have had 2 months or so's break from training in febuary and i would think that it would be hard to motivate lads for a "Dummy" Round.

therubes (Cork) - Posts: 95 - 16/11/2012 14:02:42    1298648

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if it does get passed looks like it could cause absolute havoc, how can you play round one in Jan and then not have the next round til June? Might suit my club though, usually start to fall apart round June. It was a stupid rule passed by headquarters because of the transfer of one player.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1774 - 16/11/2012 14:37:03    1298678

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http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=181053

So much for trying to promote the game outside Ireland.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1774 - 16/11/2012 16:01:43    1298745

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16/11/2012 16:01:43
Rosineri1
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1298745 http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=181053

So much for trying to promote the game outside Ireland.


This sentiment is only true if you believe the future and prosperity of GAA in London should always be fellas landing fresh off the boat from Ireland. The truth is that London's transient nature means we will always have people waltzing in and out and I believe the time has come for us to make the best of the lads who are committed to London for at least a few years. This does not mean, however, bogus rules about including London born lads.

On a related matter at Club level, this continued effort of trying to coax players to our clubs every year is part of the reason why the youth system here is so small. If clubs spent as much time, effort and money on the youth already in London then we'd be in a better position with more teams competing in London given enough years to develop.

Kerryman (UK) - Posts: 403 - 16/11/2012 17:46:24    1298812

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Never has been any help promoting the game in UK from HQ. Another example is how our clubs are always getting new players, and in many cases they have already played championship at home and are ruled out. However in Kerry you could play Junior and Senior c'ship plus tog out for UCC in the Cork s'ship in the same season? The GAA obviously DO make exceptions - why can they not make one for London here?

mylovelyhorse (UK) - Posts: 36 - 18/11/2012 08:39:46    1299161

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