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GAA Juvenile Age Grades 2024

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Think Offaly even coukd be wrong"
Going even in 2025 but staying odd for 2024

limerick1234 (Limerick) - Posts: 6 - 28/11/2023 11:37:30    2514837

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Waterford voted last night.
They are staying odd ages.
Think Kilkenny and Carlow will be deciding soon.
But haven't heard what the likely outcome will be??

Skippy2 (Carlow) - Posts: 57 - 28/11/2023 17:48:57    2514920

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Replying To Skippy2:  "Waterford voted last night.
They are staying odd ages.
Think Kilkenny and Carlow will be deciding soon.
But haven't heard what the likely outcome will be??"
I think our great and good voted to stay "odd". I make that a 7 to 5 split in Leinster, taking Kilkenny into account. Can anyone explain how this will work out at minor / u17 level, or indeed u19/20 when it comes to Leinster Championship time ?.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 917 - 30/11/2023 10:13:35    2515050

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Replying To Skippy2:  "Waterford voted last night.
They are staying odd ages.
Think Kilkenny and Carlow will be deciding soon.
But haven't heard what the likely outcome will be??"
Carlow will follow kilkenny as we play kilkenny league in hurling

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1544 - 30/11/2023 10:49:28    2515055

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Replying To Freethinker:  "I think our great and good voted to stay "odd". I make that a 7 to 5 split in Leinster, taking Kilkenny into account. Can anyone explain how this will work out at minor / u17 level, or indeed u19/20 when it comes to Leinster Championship time ?."
Inter-county competions simply remain at U17 and U20, no matter what ages counties decide to run their own internal club competitions at.

For instance, in Wexford we ran U18 and U21 club competitions this year, but our county teams still had be U17 and U20.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 2147 - 30/11/2023 11:07:58    2515060

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Replying To Barrowsider:  "Carlow will follow kilkenny as we play kilkenny league in hurling"
Yeah probably makes sense.
Aldo the football clubs will have a vote aswell, and Kilkenny league won't have any influence in which way they vote

Skippy2 (Carlow) - Posts: 57 - 30/11/2023 13:56:06    2515087

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Limerick's shifting to even ages (U8, 10, 12). Tipperary maintains odd ages (U9, 11, 13). Unsure about other counties' plans.

Silverston1 (USA) - Posts: 3 - 03/12/2023 19:19:41    2515379

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Replying To Skippy2:  "Yeah probably makes sense.
Aldo the football clubs will have a vote aswell, and Kilkenny league won't have any influence in which way they vote"
No but in terms of player retention bringing minor back to 18s make sense. Kilkenny voted to go evens last night

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1544 - 05/12/2023 08:43:59    2515550

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Replying To Barrowsider:  "No but in terms of player retention bringing minor back to 18s make sense. Kilkenny voted to go evens last night"
Yes heard that this morning. Minor should never have gone back to u17 in the 1st place. Hopefully intercounty will go back to u18 minor, and u21 now too. Too big of a step between u20 and Senior the way Senior intercounty is going S and C wise.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11212 - 05/12/2023 10:50:50    2515576

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Replying To Viking66:  "Yes heard that this morning. Minor should never have gone back to u17 in the 1st place. Hopefully intercounty will go back to u18 minor, and u21 now too. Too big of a step between u20 and Senior the way Senior intercounty is going S and C wise."
It was a crazy decision driven by some fantasy that gaa players are just gaa players, forgetting they are soccer players rugby players etc all who offered 18s grade. Imagine spending all that time trying to up participation only to hand them over at 18

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1544 - 05/12/2023 11:19:49    2515584

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Meath county board voting on minor reverting to u18 at first meeting of 2024. I'm guessing if minor goes to u18 all age groups below will also revert to even numbers.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 1249 - 29/12/2023 09:50:32    2517804

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Replying To Brendanj:  "The really important question is, what age are counties decoupling at. Westmeath are going with even age grades in 2024 with decoupling at 18."
Most counties will decouple at 18, so 17 years old will not be allowed to play senior and 18 year Olds will be allowed to play senior, which doesn't really protect 18 year Olds from overtraining and over playing with multiple teams.

A rule to only allow u18s to play senior reserve games should be brought in to provide more protection 18 year Olds.

Tirchonailabu56 (Donegal) - Posts: 13 - 02/01/2024 17:21:50    2518082

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