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    Can only imagine it's the reason outlined by sadloserkid. The Kerry League didn't bother with the League Cup this year either. Is this the end of the road as far as LoI aspirations?
    A Championship: 4 years - 8 first teams - 0 financially ruined. First Division '14: 7 first teams.
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    With Quinn and Guthrie among an increasing Kerry contingent at Limerick, a lot of Dynamos players could well join them if there is no progress next year, making the Shannonsiders the "local" LoI club by default?

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    Quote Originally Posted by culloty82 View Post
    With Quinn and Guthrie among an increasing Kerry contingent at Limerick, a lot of Dynamos players could well join them if there is no progress next year, making the Shannonsiders the "local" LoI club by default?
    Derek O'Brien too. Off the top of my head, over the last few years, Sean Kelly, Stephen O'Mahony, James Sugrue, Dave Conway, Stephen Conway, Timmy Lynch, Chris Kearns and one other striker whose name totally escapes me have also all travelled up to us at one time or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by culloty82 View Post
    With Quinn and Guthrie among an increasing Kerry contingent at Limerick, a lot of Dynamos players could well join them if there is no progress next year, making the Shannonsiders the "local" LoI club by default?
    I defo would not go supporting Cork in any way, shape or form whatsoever!
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    They would prob prefer to have a first team in the LOI and no u19 team as you would get a small income from a team in the LOI. The u19 would be just expense with no income
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    Apparently so, as the official reason given for pulling out is that the rest of the year will be spent upgrading Cahermoneen for 2013 Licensing. Certainly, this year's First Division suggests Dynamos wouldn't have been disgraced on the pitch, but as ever, developing a reliable funding structure off the pitch over the next nine months will be essential.

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    From what I have heard (from a few club members), the club is going through a complete change in direction.
    With a new chairman now put in place, i have been told that there is a more general consensus to try to re-establish Dynamos as a powerful junior club and start investing in club facilities.

    This means pulling out all national leagues, which they have done with the u19s. It also means that a number of elements in the club who have pushed for LOI are going to now feel somewhat isolated. A clash with the members that think LOI is the best way forward is on the cards.

    By the way Im all for this. Dynamos need to start investing in club infrastructure and forget expensive LOI ventures for the coming years. Kerry soccer needs a strong Tralee Dyanmos!

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    The members that want LoI football, while Dynamos through and through they are I don't doubt, could they work with the KDL to form a Kerry Dynamos entity to focus on bringing LoI football to Kerry?
    A Championship: 4 years - 8 first teams - 0 financially ruined. First Division '14: 7 first teams.
    Opportunity seems lost somewhere in between for new clubs/regions to become part of LoI family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legendz View Post
    The members that want LoI football, while Dynamos through and through they are I don't doubt, could they work with the KDL to form a Kerry Dynamos entity to focus on bringing LoI football to Kerry?
    Would love to see that happen, however I don't think it will! KDL are against putting forward a LOI team at present (and for the forseeable future)

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    Killarney Celtic also voted two to one against entering the U19 League, so either we'll see Kerry clubs eventually lifting the Junior Cup, or a drift to senior clubs will begin in earnest.

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    13/26 counties without a team. It's no wonder the league does not take up much of a national discussion. Naturally soccer is not GAA locked to counties and this tends to be viewed as GAA mentality, but you'd imagine for the growth of the game, the FAI would have a strategy to have about 75% of counties represented. You'd be talking about an additional 6 or 7 clubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by legendz View Post
    13/26 counties without a team. It's no wonder the league does not take up much of a national discussion. Naturally soccer is not GAA locked to counties and this tends to be viewed as GAA mentality, but you'd imagine for the growth of the game, the FAI would have a strategy to have about 75% of counties represented. You'd be talking about an additional 6 or 7 clubs.

    You'd also be talking about taking a fanbase from an additional 6 or 7 clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    You'd also be talking about taking a fanbase from an additional 6 or 7 clubs.
    Fanbase? What fanbase? - For example how many Kerry people would travel to Eircom league games to support Limerick/Cork on a weekly basis? - Pretty much nobody. Numbers attending most eircom league games are very low in any case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrysock View Post
    Fanbase? What fanbase? - For example how many Kerry people would travel to Eircom league games to support Limerick/Cork on a weekly basis? - Pretty much nobody. Numbers attending most eircom league games are very low in any case.

    Considering there's no such thing as an Eircom league, I'm not surprised ;P

    On the other hand, the point he made is not regarding Kerry, I'd love to see a Kerry team. It's the 26 county thing that would never work.

    Take is this way, Galway, Sligo and Athlone cover most of Connaught for a support base. Sligo having north Mayo, and Galway having south Mayo. (Okay, Galway not currently in the league but they will return). Sligo also take support from South Donegal, and Leitrim.

    In Ulster, Finn Harps look after Donegal, Tyrone and even as far as Fermanagh for those who don't follow the Irish League.
    Derry take in the whole of Derry county, and Inishowen in North Donegal as well as even spreading into what would be Finn Harps territory of as far as Letterkenny/Lifford.
    Monaghan have a relatively small support base, but at least Monaghan county is covered.

    Leinster. Safe to say Dublin and Louth are covered. Drogheda and north Dublin teams would cover Meath.
    Kildare was proven not to work, Kilkenny is a dead duck but would love to see them back.
    Wexford Youths are still finding their feet, but are slowly growing and taking interest from the South East.
    In the midlands you have Athlone and Longford covering that.

    Munster. Safe to say again Cork and Waterford are covered. Very little argument elsewhere seeing as Limerick would also take in a good brunt of Clare support with close proximity to the border.



    This leaves Kerry, Carlow, Laois, Tipperary, Offaly and Cavan.

    Carlow and Kerry already had LOI bids turned down and I don't see the others happening. Aside from Cavan there's no argument for a football team in a big GAA area like Offaly, Tipp or Laois.

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    Just based on personal experience, having plenty of family in the county, very few Clare people care for Limerick FC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Just based on personal experience, having plenty of family in the county, very few Clare people care for Limerick FC.
    Thats not ground breaking. Very few Limerick people care for Limerick FC.
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    Most clubs probably do pull in a few oddballs from their hinterlands but it's utterly disengenuous to suggest that the trickle of people from Clare, Kerry and Tipperary who find their way to Jackman Park (for example) represent anything significant. Most Irish people don't care about football (unless it's on the telly). There isn't one club in the country who have anywhere near a decently sized, strong, captive audience be that local or otherwise.

    On the Tralee/Kerry situation I'd have been surprised if they couldn't pull in a couple of hundred and in several cases in this league that has been enough to survive (eg Monaghan in particular, Mervue and Wexford more recently).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post

    Carlow and Kerry already had LOI bids turned down and I don't see the others happening. Aside from Cavan there's no argument for a football team in a big GAA area like Offaly, Tipp or Laois.
    I think Cavan would come in under the Monaghan Utd banner of support, both these counties have a joint district league don't they?

    I wouldn't regard Offaly or Laois as major GAA areas, certainly not on the same level as Tipperary anyways. Offaly and Laois would be no different to Westmeath, Wexford and other counties. Tullamore and Portlaoise have shown tentative interest in the recent past. No reason why there couldn't be a team from Tipperary, perhaps Clonmel or somewhere. Always wondered why Kildare County, never really took off, a team out on the commuter belt, growing population out there, would've been an ideal area for a team
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    Kildare looked like they'd take off for the first few years tbf but when they stopped pushing for promotion and became awful the crowds wilted fairly badly.
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    clonmel town would have more goin for it than when thurles town were in the loi thirty yrs ago! ollie cahill is from clonmel and they always do well in junior football!
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