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Under 17 Leagues.

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Almost at the end of June and not a ball kicked in the Under 17 leagues. What a way to keep young lads playing the sport. Each clown in the Co. Board giving a different reason for this situation. Some players with 25 training sessions done and not a game played. A competion that was slated to start in March still not underway. Time for clubs to act.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 78 - 20/06/2018 01:00:33    2113247

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Replying To seamusorinn:  "Almost at the end of June and not a ball kicked in the Under 17 leagues. What a way to keep young lads playing the sport. Each clown in the Co. Board giving a different reason for this situation. Some players with 25 training sessions done and not a game played. A competion that was slated to start in March still not underway. Time for clubs to act."
What are you on about ? Sure the u18 league has been going on since April. Do you want to run an u15.17 and 18 league at the same time ??

kupa (Monaghan) - Posts: 266 - 20/06/2018 14:19:34    2113360

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Replying To kupa:  "What are you on about ? Sure the u18 league has been going on since April. Do you want to run an u15.17 and 18 league at the same time ??"
Obviously people like you who are making the decisions,leaving many 15 and 16 year olds without football until mid July.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 78 - 21/06/2018 00:52:44    2113481

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Agree, Think they got the u 17 and minor leagues the wrong way round , would it not have made more sense to play the u17 league first and wait until after the exams for the minor league to start ,
If the minors lose the semi final of cup/shield and 1st champ game , they are finished football for the year in 1 week after training for the 7/8 weeks over the exam break
Think some one got this all wrong
Also if monaghan win the u 17 semi v Cavan , pretty sure the county Lads will not be allowed to play , which is not sitting well with a couple of teams that have more than 1 or 2 involved , even threating to pull out !!!

MONAGHAN1985 (Monaghan) - Posts: 67 - 21/06/2018 13:35:32    2113569

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Replying To seamusorinn:  "Obviously people like you who are making the decisions,leaving many 15 and 16 year olds without football until mid July."
15 and 16 years ago lads are playing football

Decfarneyarmy (Monaghan) - Posts: 37 - 21/06/2018 13:37:58    2113570

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Replying To Decfarneyarmy:  "15 and 16 years ago lads are playing football"
Well the only grade the could have played n at so far this year is Under 18 and that is not the place for most 15 year olds who are true Under 16s" this year. I know some who have walked away from football because of it. Its a joke and so are the powers that planned it.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 78 - 24/06/2018 01:47:17    2114090

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Now the Co.Board wants clubs to start the U17 leagues 4 months after they were supposed to start and without their county players. Time for all the clubs to stand up and stop the tail wagging the dog. Banty and his buddies seem to forget who brought these players along from they were 6 year olds.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 78 - 03/07/2018 22:10:52    2118228

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Replying To seamusorinn:  "Now the Co.Board wants clubs to start the U17 leagues 4 months after they were supposed to start and without their county players. Time for all the clubs to stand up and stop the tail wagging the dog. Banty and his buddies seem to forget who brought these players along from they were 6 year olds."
I'm not sure they can do that.

Rule 6.22 seems quite clear that county minor players can only be restricted from playing for club up to a maximum of 7 days before an inter-county fixture;

inter-County Players Availability to Clubs
(a) The period of time during which Senior Inter-
County Players shall not be expected to fulfil Inter- Club Championship Fixtures prior to Inter-County Championship Games, in the same Code, shall be as follows:
senior inter-County Championships:
(1) All-Ireland Finals - maximum 17 days.
(2) All other Games - maximum 10 days.
All other grades of Championship, including All- ireland minor and under 20/21 Finals - maximum 7 days.
A County Bye Law may specify a lesser period in each case.

TearsIn85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 87 - 04/07/2018 00:55:03    2118286

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At a meeting tonight, no u 17 games until the county team are finished !!!!!
V hard to keep young fellas motivated to train when no games !!!

MONAGHAN1985 (Monaghan) - Posts: 67 - 04/07/2018 23:27:40    2118697

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Replying To MONAGHAN1985:  "At a meeting tonight, no u 17 games until the county team are finished !!!!!
V hard to keep young fellas motivated to train when no games !!!"
So what's the solution?

It can be argued that it's equally unfair to ask clubs to play without a full panel. Also, given the age range, exams are a significant factor with regard to competition timing.

TearsIn85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 87 - 05/07/2018 14:06:30    2118826

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Replying To TearsIn85:  "So what's the solution?

It can be argued that it's equally unfair to ask clubs to play without a full panel. Also, given the age range, exams are a significant factor with regard to competition timing."
There should have been no u18 competition this year. It has held everything up .. absolutely no need for it. Should have been just u17 and it should have started in April ... u18 players are legally senior players now and should have been playing reserves and seniors

kupa (Monaghan) - Posts: 266 - 06/07/2018 09:24:36    2119034

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There should have been no u18 competition this year. It has held everything up .. absolutely no need for it. Should have been just u17 and it should have started in April ... u18 players are legally senior players now and should have been playing reserves and seniors
kupa (Monaghan) - Posts: 237 - 06/07/2018 09:24:36 2

Correct and right cuppa, county boards wilted up pressure from club to run an under 18 competition and now its back fired.
There still plenty of time to run the u-17s when the county has finished. two games a week Tuesdays and Saturdays.

eodhruimabu (Monaghan) - Posts: 27 - 06/07/2018 11:24:26    2119080

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