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    Kerry to join 2020 First Division?

    According to this week's Kerry's Eye: " At the monthly meeting of the KDL, Secretary John O'Regan informed delegates that negotiations were ongoing as regards to the feasibility of such a massive venture going ahead. The Management Committee of the KDL were to meet with prominent figures on Monday regarding the matter, but the meeting was put back to allow further approaches to be made with the possibility of students from IT Tralee making up some of the squad. "

    It would be a natural progression from involvement in all four underage leagues, even if the U-19s have taken a number of heavy defeats this season.

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    Great news that they're at least looking at it. Hopefully means Monaghan-Cavan aren't far behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RathfarnhamHoop View Post
    Great news that they're at least looking at it. Hopefully means Monaghan-Cavan aren't far behind.
    what does this mean for the first division? a possible expansion?
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    Remains to be seen - would require the major clubs (Killarney Celtic & Athletic, St Brendans' Park etc) to give their approval, and Tralee Dynamos still haven't recovered from the A Championship. If there was an 11-team First Division, there may well need to be a split near the end, as otherwise clubs would lose out on six games (10 x 3).

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    Where's our resident Kerry 'pyramid system' member? He could spontaneously combust at the possibility of this happening

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    Now that Dublin have taken over the bogball Kerry obviously looking for another sport 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by culloty82 View Post
    Remains to be seen - would require the major clubs (Killarney Celtic & Athletic, St Brendans' Park etc) to give their approval, and Tralee Dynamos still haven't recovered from the A Championship. If there was an 11-team First Division, there may well need to be a split near the end, as otherwise clubs would lose out on six games (10 x 3).
    I can't see the FAI/League being interested in an 11 team First Division. So this must mean that there's another club in the pipeline too - either to join at the same time (most likely) or shortly afterwards (i.e. after one season).

    Any likely runners and riders for that ? The return of Monaghan United ? The unlikely appearance of the ghost of Belfast Celtic ? Bertie Ahern reforming his lost lifelong love Drumcondra ?

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    Don't discount the possibility of a club leaving the league. Not thinking of anyone in particular...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    what does this mean for the first division? a possible expansion?
    Or they replace Limerick.

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    Likely to see a Monaghan/Cavan team in the next year or two as well. I'd say what's most likely is next season will go on with 10 teams and both Monaghan/Cavan and Kerry League will join in 2021.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    I can't see the FAI/League being interested in an 11 team First Division. So this must mean that there's another club in the pipeline too - either to join at the same time (most likely) or shortly afterwards (i.e. after one season).

    Any likely runners and riders for that ? The return of Monaghan United ? The unlikely appearance of the ghost of Belfast Celtic ? Bertie Ahern reforming his lost lifelong love Drumcondra ?
    Monaghan Utd /Monaghan/Cavan had their first senior match a couple of weeks back. cant remember who they were playing but think it was a friendly. saw a piece online about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Likely to see a Monaghan/Cavan team in the next year or two as well. I'd say what's most likely is next season will go on with 10 teams and both Monaghan/Cavan and Kerry League will join in 2021.

    That would be fantastic. Two quality additions to the league.

    With Kildare, Kilkenny and Mayo etc flirting with the national leagues as well you'd like to see them make the step up eventually. But think Kerry and Cavan-Monaghan are the only two teams other than the LOI teams who have 13s, 15s, 17s and 19s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    Monaghan Utd /Monaghan/Cavan had their first senior match a couple of weeks back. cant remember who they were playing but think it was a friendly. saw a piece online about it.
    Any chance you could try and link it?

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    Kerry League /Limerick/Cork /Waterford joined might be capable of producing an OK club someday 😁

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    Should just scrap the First Division,do a couple of region divisions,present setup has been dying a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David BOHie View Post
    That would be fantastic. Two quality additions to the league.

    With Kildare, Kilkenny and Mayo etc flirting with the national leagues as well you'd like to see them make the step up eventually. But think Kerry and Cavan-Monaghan are the only two teams other than the LOI teams who have 13s, 15s, 17s and 19s
    At a senior level ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Any chance you could try and link it?
    yeah no bother if I come across it will link no bother Shearer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    At a senior level ?
    They all playing in either the 13s, 15s, 17s or 19s or a selection of them. Kerry and Cavan-Monaghan are the only two that play in all four leagues.

    It's a natural progression that the current Kildare U13s will aspire to be 15s in a few years. Then eventually play senior. Would be a great geographical spread to add a few of those teams to the league

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueblood View Post
    Kerry League /Limerick/Cork /Waterford joined might be capable of producing an OK club someday 
    Munster FC...playing out of Thomond obviously - might just work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    Munster FC...playing out of Thomond obviously - might just work...
    I could be wrong on this but I believe the holding company behind Limerick is "Munster Football Limited"

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