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Minor /U17

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Where are we on the Minor/U17 Club football for 2018, are we not leaving it very late for Clubs getting there house in order for 2018....was this not a decision for our County Minor board and underage Club delegates to bring back to the Senior board for ratification???

Westmeathgeal (Westmeath) - Posts: 18 - 21/10/2017 21:48:50    2056889

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Replying To Westmeathgeal:  "Where are we on the Minor/U17 Club football for 2018, are we not leaving it very late for Clubs getting there house in order for 2018....was this not a decision for our County Minor board and underage Club delegates to bring back to the Senior board for ratification???"
Were these not approved at last meeting?
Interesting to see what way minor final will go. Haven't really followed the minor championship this year, but I would imagine Lomans would be strong?

Ferrett (Westmeath) - Posts: 26 - 22/10/2017 10:27:40    2056954

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Interesting alright, same query for U21 club football also. Not all counties are changing to match the county age grades as far as I know.
As for Sunday's county final, I expect Athlone to come through having seen them defeat The Downs in the semi which reversed the U16 final result 2 years ago. Athlone were really up for that game and impressed so if they bring the same tenacity they should win. This Lomans team would have won at U14 4 years ago but seemed to have lost a few along the way.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 531 - 24/10/2017 16:31:16    2057585

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The minor is Athlone's championship all day, Lomans are good and will be up for it , but Athlone have a good balance to there side, seem very very organized, and seem to be hitting form at the right time. They bet Rosemount / Castledaly and The Downs in the quarters and semis , two teams who would of fancied there chances this year.

badger11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 36 - 24/10/2017 18:38:49    2057648

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what is happening next year with underage grades?
is minor going to U17

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1468 - 25/10/2017 23:34:26    2058028

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Yes would love to know what the plans are for U18 or is it U17 next year. County is U17 but clubs? If 17, big step up for players going to adult with no buffer in between.

Convert1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 2 - 26/10/2017 17:13:31    2058277

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As far as I know there will be no change to the club minor, it will remain under 18. The change will only affect minor inter county.

tazz (Westmeath) - Posts: 42 - 27/10/2017 13:49:35    2058577

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Big call for the clubs will it be the norm of 12,14,16 minor and 21 or will everything change to 11,13,15 17 and 21.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 489 - 28/10/2017 22:45:59    2058865

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Big call for the clubs will it be the norm of 12,14,16 minor and 21 or will everything change to 11,13,15 17 and 21.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 489 - 29/10/2017 00:00:55    2058875

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I believe Westmeath should wait and see how the switch to U13, 15, 17 goes in other counties. Especially U17. I believe there will be a huge drop off in players if they have no football after 17, too big of a step up from U17 to adult football for most lads. As it is, U21 is knockout meaning some players could have as little as 3 games in 3 years!! Otherwise we would have to introduce a league and championship for U20 but that would prob not work as at U20 lads would be in college during year and then some would be involved with adult teams during the summer. Look how hard it is to run U21 as it is!

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - Posts: 72 - 31/10/2017 18:04:11    2059353

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Replying To Wmeath2:  "I believe Westmeath should wait and see how the switch to U13, 15, 17 goes in other counties. Especially U17. I believe there will be a huge drop off in players if they have no football after 17, too big of a step up from U17 to adult football for most lads. As it is, U21 is knockout meaning some players could have as little as 3 games in 3 years!! Otherwise we would have to introduce a league and championship for U20 but that would prob not work as at U20 lads would be in college during year and then some would be involved with adult teams during the summer. Look how hard it is to run U21 as it is!"
the adult board is now going to make the decision, apparently.
where is our full time coaching staff in this? they should be making a recommendation!
kids in Westmeath need far more games than is currently provided.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1468 - 01/11/2017 11:20:37    2059471

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Any update on this following meetings during the week ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 531 - 13/11/2017 14:22:00    2062084

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I have since heard that a decision has been postponed until the new top table are in place !

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 531 - 13/11/2017 17:15:53    2062126

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they didn't defer getting rid of U21 hurling management

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 514 - 13/11/2017 21:41:17    2062163

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Any decision on U17/Minor yet ? unbelievable if the decision hasnt being made yet !! 1st Rd of the League will be mid Feb

Westmeathgeal (Westmeath) - Posts: 18 - 03/01/2018 23:35:12    2066712

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I thought I read it's staying as minor.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 815 - 04/01/2018 12:50:12    2066778

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I think the newspaper report from Convention stated that the vast majority of clubs want the status quo retained. Maybe it needs to be formally ratified by CCC as with everything else.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 531 - 04/01/2018 16:17:34    2066815

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Replying To BigSur:  "I think the newspaper report from Convention stated that the vast majority of clubs want the status quo retained. Maybe it needs to be formally ratified by CCC as with everything else."
I don't see the point of that when every other county in Leinster seems to have changed to the U13/U15/U17 age groups

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 514 - 05/01/2018 12:11:12    2066926

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The co board will change the grades at the next meeting we are the only county in Leinster not changed now so no doubt they will follow, I would not agree with it personally but would be hard to get challanges games in other county's where they will have different grades, does anyone know what way the will structure the county/national feile competition from u14 ? Lot of players 18 will not play any hurling as they won't make there senior team and the u21 competition is being ran as a farce the last 2 years along with the junior a and b the 2nd teams of senior clubs operating in the intermediate have no interest with the way its structured

rogerdodger (Westmeath) - Posts: 194 - 05/01/2018 13:11:20    2066938

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The co board will change the grades at the next meeting we are the only county in Leinster not changed now so no doubt they will follow, I would not agree with it personally but would be hard to get challanges games in other county's where they will have different grades, does anyone know what way the will structure the county/national feile competition from u14 ? Lot of players 18 will not play any hurling as they won't make there senior team and the u21 competition is being ran as a farce the last 2 years along with the junior a and b the 2nd teams of senior clubs operating in the intermediate have no interest with the way its structured

rogerdodger (Westmeath) - Posts: 194 - 05/01/2018 13:12:34    2066939

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