Not much talk about the Wexford game and I can understand why. Hopefully we win, it's a winnable game. And good luck to the lads. Andy isn't the problem, Jim Gavin in his pomp couldn't get these lads promoted. I would like Andy to continue for year three with the squad staying the same and committing. Get Ryan, Donal Casey, David brown back fit and progress.
The most interesting thing for me was the reading in the observer this week, where they clarify a lot of issues within the county regarding why we are so poor at football.
The lot of it I agree with:
Yes- our club champs are a poorer standard than neighbouring counties
Yes- we should have less teams in the senior champ
Yes- we should have an 8 team senior, 8 team intermediate and 7 team junior champ of all first teams only
Yes- the county team will improve when our club teams improve.
Clubs have to vote to change the above at the annual convention and implement the change- good luck to that happening but they have to do it to change because we are way behind.
IMO Our senior clubs would struggle to win other counties intermediate champs and our intermediate champs are division 4 or 5 standard in other counties.
We are the only county without a win in any grade in the Connacht club champ. All other counties have at least one win in each grade and most have multiple wins in each grade.
Kiltubrid beat strandhill in 2005 and it was 9 years again until our next win in Connacht senior club before Aughawillan won against Sligo opposition once more. Have we had a win since then apart from St Mary's against London opponents last year???
Three counties dominate the Connacht club champs and they all finished in places 1,2 and 3 in the national league division 1. Make sense? Come on clubs go sort it out. Improve club football and the county team improves by default, it's automatic.