Rochey, I wasn't having a dig at Na Fianna here.
Should have been a bit clearer (it was late last night), and as a note I'm referring to InterCo Players being brought into Dublin Clubs.
From the mid-90's to mid-00's, NaF brought in InterCo Players to boost the panel, and yes it worked i.e. Senior Champs '99-'01. But this had a huge effect internally in relation to the Home Grown Players concerns, and caused a lot of Members/Players to walk away.
Luckily for NaF they addressed this very quickly, and started to build again from the grassroots up, and are seeing the Benefits of it now,from what I've been told they changed the internal policies on bringing outside players into the club. But, it's taken nearly 10-15 years to re-build, and I fully agree Silverware is only around the corner in both Codes.
It might help Parnells to look at how NaF handled it.