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From what I can gather, this is the view of adult clubs that play football (includes dual clubs) versus total number of adult GAA clubs per county: (Excludes underage clubs/amalgamations and second teams. All clubs total is taken from each county website)

Key = Play Football / All Clubs
Antrim = 38 / 46
Armagh = ?? / 48
Carlow = 21 / 26
Cavan = 40 / 46
Clare = 31 / 53
Cork = ?? / 167
Derry = 37 / 40
Donegal = 39 / 40
Down = 42 / 48
Dublin = ?? / 87
Fermanagh = 20 / 23
Galway = 51 / 51
Kerry = ?? / 70
Kildare = 43 / 51
Kilkenny = 28 / 41
Laois = 37 / 48
Leitrim = 23 / 24
Limerick = 38 / 64
Longford = 21 / 21
Louth = 39 / 41
Mayo = 46 / 54
Meath = 53 / 60
Monaghan = 29 / 32
Offaly = 33 / 41
Roscommon = 28 / 32
Sligo = 23 / 25
Tipperary = ?? / 76
Tyrone = 47 / 54
Waterford = 29 / 49
Westmeath = 32 / 47
Wexford = 45 / 48
Wicklow = ?? / 38

Feel free to correct and update as required.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 505 - 26/10/2023 12:14:46    2510417

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "From what I can gather, this is the view of adult clubs that play football (includes dual clubs) versus total number of adult GAA clubs per county: (Excludes underage clubs/amalgamations and second teams. All clubs total is taken from each county website)

Key = Play Football / All Clubs
Antrim = 38 / 46
Armagh = ?? / 48
Carlow = 21 / 26
Cavan = 40 / 46
Clare = 31 / 53
Cork = ?? / 167
Derry = 37 / 40
Donegal = 39 / 40
Down = 42 / 48
Dublin = ?? / 87
Fermanagh = 20 / 23
Galway = 51 / 51
Kerry = ?? / 70
Kildare = 43 / 51
Kilkenny = 28 / 41
Laois = 37 / 48
Leitrim = 23 / 24
Limerick = 38 / 64
Longford = 21 / 21
Louth = 39 / 41
Mayo = 46 / 54
Meath = 53 / 60
Monaghan = 29 / 32
Offaly = 33 / 41
Roscommon = 28 / 32
Sligo = 23 / 25
Tipperary = ?? / 76
Tyrone = 47 / 54
Waterford = 29 / 49
Westmeath = 32 / 47
Wexford = 45 / 48
Wicklow = ?? / 38

Feel free to correct and update as required."
3 of the 87 Dublin clubs are hurling only - Setanta, Faughs and Réalt Dearg

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13769 - 26/10/2023 12:46:28    2510428

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Replying To MesAmis:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "From what I can gather, this is the view of adult clubs that play football (includes dual clubs) versus total number of adult GAA clubs per county: (Excludes underage clubs/amalgamations and second teams. All clubs total is taken from each county website)

Key = Play Football / All Clubs
Antrim = 38 / 46
Armagh = ?? / 48
Carlow = 21 / 26
Cavan = 40 / 46
Clare = 31 / 53
Cork = ?? / 167
Derry = 37 / 40
Donegal = 39 / 40
Down = 42 / 48
Dublin = ?? / 87
Fermanagh = 20 / 23
Galway = 51 / 51
Kerry = ?? / 70
Kildare = 43 / 51
Kilkenny = 28 / 41
Laois = 37 / 48
Leitrim = 23 / 24
Limerick = 38 / 64
Longford = 21 / 21
Louth = 39 / 41
Mayo = 46 / 54
Meath = 53 / 60
Monaghan = 29 / 32
Offaly = 33 / 41
Roscommon = 28 / 32
Sligo = 23 / 25
Tipperary = ?? / 76
Tyrone = 47 / 54
Waterford = 29 / 49
Westmeath = 32 / 47
Wexford = 45 / 48
Wicklow = ?? / 38

Feel free to correct and update as required."
3 of the 87 Dublin clubs are hurling only - Setanta, Faughs and Réalt Dearg"
How about Commercials?

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 317 - 26/10/2023 14:03:44    2510454

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Replying To MesAmis:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "From what I can gather, this is the view of adult clubs that play football (includes dual clubs) versus total number of adult GAA clubs per county: (Excludes underage clubs/amalgamations and second teams. All clubs total is taken from each county website)

Key = Play Football / All Clubs
Antrim = 38 / 46
Armagh = ?? / 48
Carlow = 21 / 26
Cavan = 40 / 46
Clare = 31 / 53
Cork = ?? / 167
Derry = 37 / 40
Donegal = 39 / 40
Down = 42 / 48
Dublin = ?? / 87
Fermanagh = 20 / 23
Galway = 51 / 51
Kerry = ?? / 70
Kildare = 43 / 51
Kilkenny = 28 / 41
Laois = 37 / 48
Leitrim = 23 / 24
Limerick = 38 / 64
Longford = 21 / 21
Louth = 39 / 41
Mayo = 46 / 54
Meath = 53 / 60
Monaghan = 29 / 32
Offaly = 33 / 41
Roscommon = 28 / 32
Sligo = 23 / 25
Tipperary = ?? / 76
Tyrone = 47 / 54
Waterford = 29 / 49
Westmeath = 32 / 47
Wexford = 45 / 48
Wicklow = ?? / 38

Feel free to correct and update as required."
3 of the 87 Dublin clubs are hurling only - Setanta, Faughs and Réalt Dearg"
How about Commercials? Kevins?

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 317 - 26/10/2023 14:04:04    2510455

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Replying To drumalee11:  "How many hurling clubs are there in offaly out of interest"
Based on the numbers entering in this year's championship alone, there were 8 clubs who fielded only hurling teams.
They were Ballinamere, Belmont, Brosna Gaels, Carrig & Riverstown, Coolderry, Drumcullen, Seir Keiran & Shinrone. Several of the other traditionally strong hurling clubs also fielded football teams at some level.

OffalyBigBall (Offaly) - Posts: 625 - 26/10/2023 23:04:47    2510556

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "
Replying To MesAmis:  "[quote=LongfordgaaAbú:  "From what I can gather, this is the view of adult clubs that play football (includes dual clubs) versus total number of adult GAA clubs per county: (Excludes underage clubs/amalgamations and second teams. All clubs total is taken from each county website)

Key = Play Football / All Clubs
Antrim = 38 / 46
Armagh = ?? / 48
Carlow = 21 / 26
Cavan = 40 / 46
Clare = 31 / 53
Cork = ?? / 167
Derry = 37 / 40
Donegal = 39 / 40
Down = 42 / 48
Dublin = ?? / 87
Fermanagh = 20 / 23
Galway = 51 / 51
Kerry = ?? / 70
Kildare = 43 / 51
Kilkenny = 28 / 41
Laois = 37 / 48
Leitrim = 23 / 24
Limerick = 38 / 64
Longford = 21 / 21
Louth = 39 / 41
Mayo = 46 / 54
Meath = 53 / 60
Monaghan = 29 / 32
Offaly = 33 / 41
Roscommon = 28 / 32
Sligo = 23 / 25
Tipperary = ?? / 76
Tyrone = 47 / 54
Waterford = 29 / 49
Westmeath = 32 / 47
Wexford = 45 / 48
Wicklow = ?? / 38

Feel free to correct and update as required."
3 of the 87 Dublin clubs are hurling only - Setanta, Faughs and Réalt Dearg"
How about Commercials? Kevins?"]Correct.

82 Football Clubs in Dublin so.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13769 - 27/10/2023 19:25:17    2510685

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Not the problem in leitrim. Only one club in Carrick-on-Shannon (St. Marys). Look set to dominate leitrim football they've reached 3 of the last 4 county finals winning one. They are also dominating underage and have 30-40 players at each age group. To make it even harder for the rest of the county Roscommonese kids are crossing the bridge in carrick to play with them."
St Mary's are dominating underage in Leitrim that cannot be denied. They have cleaned up every underage title at every grade in the past three years.

They have only won 6 Leitrim championships, never won two in a row. Mohill have appeared in 7 of the last 10 finals never mind 3 of the last 4 Mary's have appeared in.

Mary's have always had the biggest population pick in Leitrim with carrick town and the huge parish that goes with it- from Jamestown to effrinagh but have never dominated. Maybe that will change but 120 odd years off football says it won't

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 653 - 27/10/2023 19:36:35    2510692

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The sizes of the largest clubs in Dublin really counter balance the fact there are less than 100 clubsvin Dublin. Crokes have close to 5k members with nearly 200 or so teams across both genders and 4 codes. Boden, Na Fianna are quite close to that. But size doesn't equal success, even though I know all these clubs see the size of their membership as success. Its not about money, its about community too. I do feel for struggling smaller clubs we need a vibrant thriving club scene. I also despair to see a lot of counties struggling at club/county level. Numbers just paper over the problems.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4919 - 30/10/2023 21:38:52    2510990

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Replying To arock:  "The sizes of the largest clubs in Dublin really counter balance the fact there are less than 100 clubsvin Dublin. Crokes have close to 5k members with nearly 200 or so teams across both genders and 4 codes. Boden, Na Fianna are quite close to that. But size doesn't equal success, even though I know all these clubs see the size of their membership as success. Its not about money, its about community too. I do feel for struggling smaller clubs we need a vibrant thriving club scene. I also despair to see a lot of counties struggling at club/county level. Numbers just paper over the problems."
Do you happen to know how many GAA clubs in Dublin field football teams?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 505 - 31/10/2023 13:28:45    2511052

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42 In Armagh

DelganyUpper (Tyrone) - Posts: 18 - 31/10/2023 21:55:37    2511112

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Replying To arock:  "The sizes of the largest clubs in Dublin really counter balance the fact there are less than 100 clubsvin Dublin. Crokes have close to 5k members with nearly 200 or so teams across both genders and 4 codes. Boden, Na Fianna are quite close to that. But size doesn't equal success, even though I know all these clubs see the size of their membership as success. Its not about money, its about community too. I do feel for struggling smaller clubs we need a vibrant thriving club scene. I also despair to see a lot of counties struggling at club/county level. Numbers just paper over the problems."
lazy to think these clubs see size of their membership as "success", and naiive to think that it means "money". by far the biggest cost to these clubs is renting pitches to accommodate the 100 girls and 100 boys at each age group, because land is so limited. membership just keeps these clubs running like any other club, just a very large scale.

Kingcon (Dublin) - Posts: 14 - 01/11/2023 09:26:33    2511127

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Replying To benched:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Football Clubs

Antrim = 38
Armagh = ?
Carlow = 16
Cavan = 40
Clare = 31
Cork = 167
Derry = 37
Donegal = 40
Down = 42
Dublin = 87?
Fermanagh = 20
Galway = 46
Kerry = ?
Kildare = 43
Kilkenny = 28
Laois = 37?
Leitrim = 23
Limerick = 38
Longford = 21
Louth = 38
Mayo = 45
Meath = 60
Monaghan = 29
Offaly = ?
Roscommon = 28
Sligo = 23
Tipperary = ?
Tyrone = ?
Waterford = 29
Westmeath = 32
Wexford = 48
Wicklow = ?

This is latest view (for Football clubs or clubs that play football, not including second teams). Any other inputs to see if we can complete the set?"
Football Clubs

Antrim = 38
Armagh = ?
Carlow = 16
Cavan = 40
Clare = 31
Cork = 167
Derry = 37
Donegal = 40
Down = 42
Dublin = 87?
Fermanagh = 20
Galway = 46
Kerry = ?
Kildare = 43
Kilkenny = 28
Laois = 37?
Leitrim = 23
Limerick = 38
Longford = 21
Louth = 38
Mayo = 45
Meath = 60
Monaghan = 29
Offaly = ?
Roscommon = 28
Sligo = 23
Tipperary = ?
Tyrone = 47
Waterford = 29
Westmeath = 32
Wexford = 48
Wicklow = ?"
do Tyrone have 58? im not sure but i remember someone saying that - or is that with hurling clubs as well?

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 2092 - 21/11/2023 13:32:39    2514019

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Replying To benched:  "Includes 7 hurling only clubs in that list. The question was originally about football clubs was it not?"
some of them hurling teams dont play senior? Eire Og, Dungannon, NCC, Omagh only senior hurling teams?

But yes, football looks like its 47

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 2092 - 21/11/2023 13:35:50    2514021

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