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    Mervue

    Will they get a licence at their won ground? Or will they have to groundshare with Galway?

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    probably ground share but what would the cost be for them to do this, would it be very expensive for them to play in terryland??

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    If they decide they are ready to enter the league, they should start as they mean to go on at their own ground. It doesn't matter if they have don't have ALL the infrastructure in on day 1, once they have the basic requirements and can accomodate the size of crowd we get in the 1st Division. Some clubs don't seem to put any importance on this anyway

    They can always use Terryland if they get a home draw in either of the cups against a Premier club

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    According to their Chairman in one of today's papers, there is no guarantee that they are going to apply for a First Division Licence or if they want to play in the LOI. A bit strange to enter the 'A' league and go through the play-off system if they weren't going to accept it.

    I reckon if they do apply for (and get) a First Division Licence, they will be like Wexford Youths and be an amateur team.

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    I think they were stunned to get to as far as they did. Was speaking to someone from the club over the weekend first preference is obviously to play at own ground.
    Vibes I got from him was they won't go up, but calls into question not only their role but the whole A Championship - what is the point of it, it is just putting extra costs on clubs and in these difficult financial times, does it really have any merit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodquayBoy View Post
    Vibes I got from him was they won't go up, but calls into question not only their role but the whole A Championship - what is the point of it, it is just putting extra costs on clubs and in these difficult financial times, does it really have any merit?
    Why did they apply for the A championship so?
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    They went in to the A Championship to gain a bit of experience.
    Team meeting at the weekend and a decision is expected next week on
    whether or not that are interested in making the step up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldyouth View Post
    Some clubs don't seem to put any importance on this anyway

    Mervue, make sure you have decent lighting for warm-up areas!!

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    Does the ground have a stand? Roof?
    Sure I'm sure theygot some money from the play off thats why they played in it. sure why wouldn't they if there was a bit of revenue to be made.

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    a championship 7 away games
    first division 18 away games

    bit of a difference in costs....
    Mervue United are members of the Galway FA and as such are part owners of Terryland
    In the short term I would not see them investing in their ground to make it loi standard.

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    There was a shortage of takers and certain people put pressure on both themselves and Salthill to enter teams, Absolute madness that there were three teams from Galway City in the A league and Under 20 league.

    The City and County cant keep one club viable at the moment although our gates picked up towards the end of the season.
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    No jokes about the lighting allowed - the bloody floodlights at the pitch, the neighbouring 'cages' and the clubhouse all went out in the first leg!
    As for why they applied, not so sure - maybe GUFCT is right in saying a certain amount of pressure was applied - but I have been told that had Salthill Devon qualified for, and won, playoff, they WOULD have taken invitation. That was from someone not associated with the club, so may have to take that with a grain of salt, just saying what I was told
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curler View Post
    a championship 7 away games
    first division 18 away games
    Precisely. It's a purely economic question unfortunately. There are very few teams without the ambition to progress (though there are a few who chose not to take part in the A-Championship). I hope they do make the decision to apply because they may never get the chance again. There's no guarantees with regard to how they'll do next year.
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    I for one think they should give it a shot for one season anyway, can always opt out and, if they finish bottom, they may not have that choice
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    Shouldn't this be in the Mervue United section..
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    We've seen with St. Francis and St. James's Gate that senior football isn't for every club. I hope Mervue make the right decision for their long term future. UCD spurned the chance to join the inagural LOI but resurfaced over half a century later. It doesn't have to be now or never.

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    I dont think they should apply to be honest, cant see a small area within a small city getting consistent attendances with only a couple of players from the local area.

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    Their biggest problem using their own ground is the UEFA requirement for an enclosed ground - which it isn't. That leaves them renting Terryland or maybe Drum (Salthill Devon's pitch). Another option might be Crowley Park (Galwegians RFC) where GUFC played while Terryland was being picked up and rotated 90 degrees in 1993. It's on the right side of the city for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldyouth View Post
    Some clubs don't seem to put any importance on this anyway
    Oh put your claws away man.

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodquayBoy View Post
    I for one think they should give it a shot for one season anyway.
    Likewise. Otherwise they may as well drop out of the A Championship until they are ready to potentially make the step up.
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