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    New Wexford LOI Club?

    Remarkable story has been broken tonight by Wexford journalist, Padraig Byrne (see Twitter link below) to be published in the local Wexford People newspaper tomorrow that plans are afoot to launch a new, or more likely competitor, LOI club as against Wexford FC/Wexford Youths Women. God knows, it's hard enough to keep one club going in Wexford. The only sense I can make of it is that the Wexford League owns half of Ferrycarrig Park and it has previously been reported in the same newspaper that the local league is in negotiations with the FAI to purchase the remaining half of the ground that it doesn't own. The FAI could obviously do with the money. Is it possible that the Wexford League has intentions to run its own LOI team out of Ferrycarrig Park?

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    In some ways it would make a lot of sense for the Wexford league to take over the club, it might help to give it a boost and some buy in. Ferrycarrig would be a great training facility if they could develop a ground closer to the town for the first team games (North End's grounds were in a good spot and could facilitate a couple of nice small stands if I recall?). A long time since I've been down there though. The leagues seem to be a lot more interested across the country with the advent of the schoolboy national leagues, it'd make sense to try and develop those elite player groups right the way through, as it is there's competition between the clubs, Kennedy cup, Wexford FC and the various league representative sides.

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    I'm ignorant of the wider context here: what's the relationship like between the Wexford League and Wexford FC?

    No way the FAI should/would give two licenses to a town the size of Wexford, so this must be seen as a play for the one license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    I'm ignorant of the wider context here: what's the relationship like between the Wexford League and Wexford FC?

    No way the FAI should/would give two licenses to a town the size of Wexford, so this must be seen as a play for the one license.
    From reading on it in the past I dont think its great between them. Explains the lack of interest towards loi football in Wexford. Wonder whos the big famous Wexford soccer players being brought on board. I imagine that it has to be Kevin Doyle?
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    Mick Wallace and Kevin Doyle would be regarded as having close links so I think that would be unlikely ... but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForzaForth View Post
    Mick Wallace and Kevin Doyle would be regarded as having close links so I think that would be unlikely ... but you never know.
    in other words Forza they wouldnt be investing as they are already with Wexford FC?
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    The word about the town (Wexford) is that there is Wexford Football League involvement in the proposed alternative bid for the LOI licence. There would be precedence for such a move already on the women's side in Kilkenny where the WNL licence was peremptorily removed from Kilkenny Utd before the start of this season and awarded instead to the Carlow-Kilkenny League. While we're only a small club at the lower end of the First Division at senior men's level, the outcome of the licensing issue in Wexford, if it comes to a battle, may well indicate that the power base within the FAI has moved even more in favour of the junior leagues and away from the existing LOI structure.

    (Marty - you're correct. I'd see Mick and to a lesser extent Kevin as being firmly on the side of the existing licence holders.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForzaForth View Post
    The word about the town (Wexford) is that there is Wexford Football League involvement in the proposed alternative bid for the LOI licence. There would be precedence for such a move already on the women's side in Kilkenny where the WNL licence was peremptorily removed from Kilkenny Utd before the start of this season and awarded instead to the Carlow-Kilkenny League. While we're only a small club at the lower end of the First Division at senior men's level, the outcome of the licensing issue in Wexford, if it comes to a battle, may well indicate that the power base within the FAI has moved even more in favour of the junior leagues and away from the existing LOI structure.

    (Marty - you're correct. I'd see Mick and to a lesser extent Kevin as being firmly on the side of the existing licence holders.)
    Yeah cheers for the clarification Forza its intriguing this battle. did the wexford league and wexford FC ever get on at all?
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    You have me there, Marty. I really don't have an inkling about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForzaForth View Post
    You have me there, Marty. I really don't have an inkling about that.
    No bother elaine. It probably existed before 07 when Wexford joined loi?
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