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New London Hurling Club

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Anyone interested in playing for a new hurling club in London? I am looking to gauge interest in setting up a club based in the Enfield/ Waltham Abbey area and hoping to cater for those living in that north east part of London and Southeast Herts and West Essex.
We need around 20 players and upwards and anyone else interested in being involved even if not playing. Anybody who would want to join should not be a member of any other London club.
If you want to express an interest drop a line to [email protected] and we'll see if this is a runner!

diarmaid39 (UK) - Posts: 8 - 27/08/2015 14:00:11    1777077


Hope you have plenty of money lad, will cost you the bones of 10k before you hit a ball. best of luck though, fair dues to anyone that tries it.

d_jingler (Sligo) - Posts: 45 - 27/08/2015 14:43:45    1777115


London gaa won't be much help. They take enough of money from clubs along with trying to charge players who forget there playcards £5 to get into ruislip, the old lads on gate think their alot more that they are. County board would rather suck money from clubs and its players than help them out.

Best of luck though!

Firinne (Laois) - Posts: 59 - 27/08/2015 14:50:27    1777120


its a bit of a tall order no doubt but worth a shot. that part of london could do with a hurling club.

diarmaid39 (UK) - Posts: 8 - 27/08/2015 15:08:12    1777136


d_jingler - you said it would cost you 10k - I'm curious to know what you include in that figure? If you were linked with a football club you might be able to share facility rental, borrow a set of jerseys.

Anyway diarmaid39, best of luck to you. Keep us posted on progress!

maninthemoon (UK) - Posts: 5 - 27/08/2015 17:02:36    1777206


You should get in contact with the St. Joes (Waltham Cross) club as they have a football team and quite a bit of underage...they might be looking for someone to help kick start some hurling/camogie in the area....would certainly help you for starters especially given the costs that might be involved!

Kerryman (UK) - Posts: 403 - 27/08/2015 20:06:09    1777283


its around 3500 to register to enter the championship and will probably increase as Ruislip try and raise more money for their folly.
1500 for jerseys
2500 for insurance
1000 for physios - if lads get injured have to reimburse them
500 for referee per year
1000 to rent a field
500 for hurls and balls etc

it adds up very quick, I know your membership will pay for some of this but the big stumbling block is the registration and this has put one fairly big hurling club out of business in the last 2/3 years

d_jingler (Sligo) - Posts: 45 - 28/08/2015 09:09:00    1777330


Kerryman thanks for the tip about waltham cross- maybe they'd be open to it. Just a case then of finding 20 players from that side of the city who want to sign up and arent affiliated to clubs in London already. Shouldnt be that hard seeing as there are so many here.

diarmaid39 (UK) - Posts: 8 - 28/08/2015 10:07:28    1777359


You'll also find there are a lot of lads who have given up playing because they were sick of travelling in so much.

Might be an issue with transferring lads who are already registered with clubs if the clubs don't agree. Think there were some issues a few years back with new clubs but most clubs would be ok with the odd player leaving. You'd probably have issue if you were trying to take 3 or 4 lads who perhaps play regular.

There was a team set up in Hertfordshire in the last couple years also; St. Declan's I think. They move their training around from Oxford, Luton and Watford. They play in Warwickshire.

Kerryman (UK) - Posts: 403 - 28/08/2015 10:56:37    1777383


agreed having to travel to the odd game is fair enough but commuting like a lunatic just for training - forget it.

These are the rules - a challenge will be getting unaffiliated players

Application is made to the County Committee and shall be signed by at least 15 playing members indicating their willingness to seek membership of the New Club having first complied with the relevant rules on Membership and Transfers contained in the Official Guide, where applicable.

These 15 playing members can not be members of current Hurling Clubs in London

Having a home pitch isn't a requirement and most clubs hire council parks for training

Affiliations cost in year one for a new club is approx £1,600 with an exemption in year 1 from the County Board Draw, in year 2 this draw is an additional £200 per month

We need to get 15-20 lads together to see is a club a feasible option first

diarmaid39 (UK) - Posts: 8 - 28/08/2015 14:28:39    1777523