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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    But how likely is that when you've got university in your name and if you were playing at the campus ?
    A bit easier in Maynooth than UCD have it you'd imagine/hope as they'd be the only show in town so to speak?

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    It'd probably depend how much local interest they could tap up, and the merger with the local club can only help in that regard. How much will it help though? I can't imagine they'd be breaking any First Division records, for sure. but yeah, as slk says, I don't see it being directly comparable to the UCD situation.

    If they could join the league with a bit of momentum behind them - winning the LSL and getting promotion - that would be another help towards getting some sort of local backing. But of course we don't do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    And the Maynooth town ground isn't even in the town. It's a bit outside the town, a 25-30 min walk from the main street.
    Not as far as Longford or Wexford!

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    Buckley Park was no lazy stroll from the centre of Kilkenny either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    And the Maynooth town ground isn't even in the town. It's a bit outside the town, a 25-30 min walk from the main street.
    Is their ground the Maynooth schoolboys ground on the far side of the Motorway? if so, feck.
    Here they come! It’s the charge of the “Thanks” Brigade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by legendz View Post
    Good example alright. Magic-ing up a club isn't the solution.
    I see Kildare are at U17 level. At least that is a reasonable way to build.
    Is the League Cup to resume? At the very least, Kerry, Cavan-Monaghan, Carlow-Kilkenny and Kildare should have a representative side in that, as Kerry League have done in the past.
    Kildare's representative side is quite decent at schoolboy level, and there is absolutely savage work done for a long time in Newbridge and Athy, while Naas have a really good setup. There are some top coaches at those clubs, with a couple of ex-LoI legends involved.
    Newbridge is an ideal football town for a League of Ireland club. Station Road was a superb setup for it's time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GUFCghost View Post
    I remember Kildare County had a tidy little ground, was it in the middle of nowhere?
    Maybe they were denied a license based on the way it would compromise Klub Kildare? (A truly terrible name)
    If a LOI club needs 5 youth teams and a stadium, I can't see anyway Kildare or any county could build a team without clubs collaborating
    Station Road was as perfect a location for a football ground as you could want. 10 min walk to the centre of town. Literally at the train station on the line to the capital and the majority of teams in Ireland (just about), and on the two loop roads around the town. perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    Station Road was as perfect a location for a football ground as you could want. 10 min walk to the centre of town. Literally at the train station on the line to the capital and the majority of teams in Ireland (just about), and on the two loop roads around the town. perfect.
    Sounds just like Oriel Park, perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    Is their ground the Maynooth schoolboys ground on the far side of the Motorway? if so, feck.
    Yep, that's the one.

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