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    Heard Ferry Rangers not going to have a team this season either due to low numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza29 View Post
    There seems to be a lot more players now though only playing one sport, where as before you had lads playing everything which would normally end up with the standard being crap at the end of and start of seasons

    Speaking of standards, is it just me or does it look like no one has gone back preseason training yet less than 3 weeks before the start of the season
    Breska A & B are back in action according to their fb page

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    Sure Clubs must have handed in Registration form at Delegate meeting, surely we would be in the know if teams are not going to have teams at this stage.

    Anything official from any of these clubs, Division 2 looking like it will be poor showing so far.

    The younger generation seem to be struggling to stick at it for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runinglate View Post
    Sure Clubs must have handed in Registration form at Delegate meeting, surely we would be in the know if teams are not going to have teams at this stage.

    Anything official from any of these clubs, Division 2 looking like it will be poor showing so far.

    The younger generation seem to be struggling to stick at it for whatever reason.
    Younger generation have a lot more distractions and lack desire for sport. GAA clubs joining together to field teams including rival clubs. Population is higher now than ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennycon View Post
    Younger generation have a lot more distractions and lack desire for sport. GAA clubs joining together to field teams including rival clubs. Population is higher now than ever.
    Not sure of much population growth outside of NCW , lot of social issues in west limericks larger towns which isn't much use for putting out soccer teams.

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    Ballysteen not entering a team this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistinianlad View Post
    Ballysteen not entering a team this season
    Is this confirmed by the club, The did fairly well in division one last year. Is it because the footballers are going well.

    What does this mean for div 1, Pallaskenry or Glantine to be offered the remaining spot.

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    Yeah unfortunately.

    Numbers always been tight. Extremely hard with no underage teams etc.
    Manager for the last few years left at end of last season. Players getting older. Some carrying too many injuries as well.

    Usually a relegated team is kept up but athea struggling too

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    Hearing that KB won't be fielding either, two fine pitches that will be lying idle for a lot of the year. 10 teams in Premier with 8 teams in Divisions 1 and 2 supposedly. Pity to hear these various teams dropping out, hopefully they can return at some stage.

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    KB wont field at all
    Jesus thats a shock - between the two you'd have thought they'd have at least one decent team

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    Getting serious for the league , all the teams folding . Feenagh , ballysteen , KB ( ballyhahill) , ferry (tarbert) , rock hill ( bruree) are still able to field good football or hurling teams .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbeyman View Post
    Getting serious for the league , all the teams folding . Feenagh , ballysteen , KB ( ballyhahill) , ferry (tarbert) , rock hill ( bruree) are still able to field good football or hurling teams .
    Itís a sign of the times. The younger generation donít want to play or compete

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    Kb not having a team this year. Most of their players gone to glin and rathkeale

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    I reckon league will be more open this year. Broadford finished last year very strong, Abbeyfeale seem to have got weaker. Glin are a great cup team but if they were a bit more consistent could challenge. Heard AK are not to bad and NCW have strengthened. Rathkeale still favourites for me but only just.

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    KB not having a team is a massive shock, Surely they would be able to manage one team between the two clubs.

    Hopefully Full time Productions can give the league a must needed social media profile this year, we need something to make it attractive again.

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    Most of the fixtures out, good to be back.
    Saturday 14th September

    Youths Division 1
    Mountcollins AFC V Ballingarry AFC 1130 (P. OíDonnell)
    Pallaskenry AFC V St. Itas 1030 (E. Noonan)
    Abbeyfeale Utd V Newcastle West Town 1130 (J. Roche)

    Sunday 15th September

    Weekly Observer Premier Division
    Rathkeale AFC V Granagh Utd 1130
    Adare Utd V Ballingarry AFC 1130 in Manor Fields
    Abbeyfeale Utd V Newcastle West Town 1130
    Kilcornan V Glin Rovers 1130


    *Weekly Observer Division 1
    Rathkeale B V Shountrade AFC 230
    Kildimo Utd V St. Itas 1130
    Newcastle West Town Reserves V Pallaskenry AFC in Woodfield 230
    Creeves Celtic V Breska Rovers 1130

    Weekly Observer Division 2
    *To follow after MC meeting tonight.
    Last edited by Shearer; 09/09/2019 at 9:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Most of the fixtures out, good to be back.
    Are Shannonside gone too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotwarsfan View Post
    Are Shannonside gone too?
    Is it a bye? 9 team first division I think?

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    Feenagh confirm they wonít be fielding a junior team

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    Having been involved with one of the teams that have pulled out this year. I can say there are a number of factors causing the reduction in teams this year.
    1.In general over last few years there has been a decline in players number with more retiring and less younger players joining (not just in Soccer also in GAA). 2.There isnít the same emphasis in team sports as there was say 5 years ago.
    3.Also a lack of interest and people getting fed up due to the manner in which the league is run. The fact you only get fixtures a week in advance stops people being able to plan holidays etc.and it also prohibits clubs from avoiding clashes with other sports(e.g GAA games). If you had more notice it would be easier to organize changes.
    Also the delays last year meant you had no flow to the seasons. Even excluding the delay for the refs strike. There was teams with breaks of 4 weeks and a game then another break of two or three weeks.
    Sad to see so few teams entering but not sure what will drive interest back up again!

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