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    https://twitter.com/TheMun244/status...57393275015172
    Whoever runs the Ballymun twitter has tweeted their own vision of the future. Seems like they picked numbers from their head but it looks like something to aim for at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Year Contract View Post
    https://twitter.com/themun244/status...565255682?s=21

    I obviously admire the ambition of Ballymun United here but what does an LSL club require such a large (relatively speaking) seating capacity for? I wonder if they’ve been approached in regards to joining this potential third tier
    Interesting. I see from their comments in the thread that they're aiming for the LOI Premier Division, which is ballsy.

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    I see Treaty is being used as an example of Junior players being reasonably competitive in the First Division as an incentive for expansion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    I see Treaty is being used as an example of Junior players being reasonably competitive in the First Division as an incentive for expansion.
    A lot of Treaty players had some LOI experience before they joined treaty, only playing junior football when there was no team in Limerick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Interesting. I see from their comments in the thread that they're aiming for the LOI Premier Division, which is ballsy.
    That seemed a fairly flippant response to me as much as a genuine expression of ambition.

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    It's on the homepage of their website too in fairness

    https://ballymununitedfc.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    It's on the homepage of their website too in fairness

    https://ballymununitedfc.com/
    So it is. Best of luck to them then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiki Balboa View Post
    The 'A' championship might have just been at the wrong time after the crash. I think as a whole now, the league seems to be in a good place (much better than the period of the 'a' championship), and this would help solve the gap between u-19s and Mens. Calling the LOI third tier might also be better than a separate 'A' Championship, and teams involved might see themselves more as a proper LOI club sooner.

    Also exciting to get a better geographical spread of teams in the league. Love the idea (without proper reasoning) of having the likes of Castlebar, Tullamore and Tralee in the league. My guess is that the teams in underage LOI will be included like Kilkenny/Carlow (or maybe Evergreen or Carlow IT) and a return of Monaghan United. Maynooth too would be a prime LOI team (without a stadium tho), and maybe a Malahide? or another Fingal team? Or UCC or DCU (I love guessing new possible teams...).

    You would think if the new clubs were able to enter a team into the LOI underage leagues, there might be a few larger Junior Dublin teams also interested. Maybe even a St. Kevins boys.
    Realistically, only a Kerry District League senior side is likely to ever apply for LoI status, should such an opportunity ever arise again - Dynamos have never really recovered from their A Championship venture, and while Killarney Celtic, Park FC, Castleisland FC and Fenit Samphires are all significant contributors to the KDL under-age squads in the LoI squads, it's debatable whether the appetite currently exists to go national at adult level.

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