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What clubs are looking ? Surely we can't be far off the leagues starting

BacksAndForwards (Wexford) - Posts: 34 - 14/02/2024 18:35:09    2526086

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The big clubs will always find a coach because they have the money to pay them. It's the smaller clubs that are struggling to find people. It's a split season in name only, clubs training since before the new year for a championship in July at the earliest and leagues in March that nobody cares about. Madness really and dosent happen in any other sport.

WexMurph (Wexford) - Posts: 145 - 14/02/2024 19:00:29    2526091

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Replying To WexMurph:  "The big clubs will always find a coach because they have the money to pay them. It's the smaller clubs that are struggling to find people. It's a split season in name only, clubs training since before the new year for a championship in July at the earliest and leagues in March that nobody cares about. Madness really and dosent happen in any other sport."
I don't know of any players doing collective training on the field since before new year. Most I know of are starting back this week and next. In our county and others.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11212 - 14/02/2024 20:14:10    2526105

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Replying To Viking66:  "I don't know of any players doing collective training on the field since before new year. Most I know of are starting back this week and next. In our county and others."
Heard of numerous clubs doing gym programmes before Christmas, collective or not it's still training. Plenty of time to start back in the coming weeks.

WexMurph (Wexford) - Posts: 145 - 14/02/2024 21:59:06    2526121

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Replying To WexMurph:  "Heard of numerous clubs doing gym programmes before Christmas, collective or not it's still training. Plenty of time to start back in the coming weeks."
I'd say alot of players at alot of clubs in the county have been doing that all winter

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11212 - 14/02/2024 22:03:05    2526122

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Replying To WexMurph:  "The big clubs will always find a coach because they have the money to pay them. It's the smaller clubs that are struggling to find people. It's a split season in name only, clubs training since before the new year for a championship in July at the earliest and leagues in March that nobody cares about. Madness really and dosent happen in any other sport."
It seems like madness, but there's a central problem to streamlining the season- the overlap between the clubs and counties. It means any competition played while the county team is active is rendered "mickey-mouse".
The only alternative would be to do like rugby do, which is play a big league, and play away with whoever is available. For instance, in Wexford, instead of two groups of six we'd have one group of 12. 11 matches, home and away, top two go straight through to the semi-finals, teams 3-6 play quarters, or have the top eight play quarters. That would only need gthe same allocation of weeks as the current league and championship combines, maybe the odd weekend off.
But this would necessitate all teams playing much of the league campaign without their county players. And for teams like the Shels they would be missing county hurlers and footballers from their club squads. Add in the county U-20's not being available until maybe June, and now try to sell that to the clubs.

wendellgee (Wexford) - Posts: 15 - 14/02/2024 23:39:12    2526129

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Replying To WexMurph:  "Heard of numerous clubs doing gym programmes before Christmas, collective or not it's still training. Plenty of time to start back in the coming weeks."
That's called staying fit and looking after yourself, I haven't played competitive sport in the last 15 years and still either go for a run or go to the gym 5 or 6 times most weeks.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 14/02/2024 23:44:32    2526130

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Replying To BacksAndForwards:  "What clubs are looking ? Surely we can't be far off the leagues starting"
Was told leagues starting 1st weekend of March.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 15/02/2024 00:22:01    2526131

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "That's called staying fit and looking after yourself, I haven't played competitive sport in the last 15 years and still either go for a run or go to the gym 5 or 6 times most weeks."
Most players who play at a decent level do this your right. They don't need to be answering into managers at that time of year.

WexMurph (Wexford) - Posts: 145 - 15/02/2024 07:20:27    2526139

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Was told leagues starting 1st weekend of March."
Underage games planned for March also. An important step in the right direction.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11212 - 15/02/2024 08:25:08    2526143

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Was told leagues starting 1st weekend of March."
Here's the schedule for the league

3-Mar Football Round 1
10-Mar Hurling Round 1
17-Mar Football Round 2
24-Mar Hurling Round 2
31-Mar Football Round 3
7-Apr Hurling Round 3
14-Apr Football Round 4 Div 4 only
21-Apr Football Round 4 Div 1 - 3 Rd 5 Div 4
28-Apr Hurling Round 4
5-May Bank Hol. Football Round 5 Div 1 - 3 Rd 6 Div 4
12-May Hurling Round 5
19-May Football Round 7 Div 4
26-May Football Semis
2-Jun Bank Hol. Hurling Semis
9-Jun Football Finals
16-Jun Hurling Finals
23-Jun
30-Jun County Championship (provisional)

camánouttathat (Wexford) - Posts: 46 - 15/02/2024 20:21:33    2526271

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Replying To camánouttathat:  "Here's the schedule for the league

3-Mar Football Round 1
10-Mar Hurling Round 1
17-Mar Football Round 2
24-Mar Hurling Round 2
31-Mar Football Round 3
7-Apr Hurling Round 3
14-Apr Football Round 4 Div 4 only
21-Apr Football Round 4 Div 1 - 3 Rd 5 Div 4
28-Apr Hurling Round 4
5-May Bank Hol. Football Round 5 Div 1 - 3 Rd 6 Div 4
12-May Hurling Round 5
19-May Football Round 7 Div 4
26-May Football Semis
2-Jun Bank Hol. Hurling Semis
9-Jun Football Finals
16-Jun Hurling Finals
23-Jun
30-Jun County Championship (provisional)"
Ross District Junior B hurling championship is starting 16th June also. Hopefully it doesn't cause any problems.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11212 - 16/02/2024 06:46:47    2526295

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