Don't want to get into an argument on this, but I still think that's loads of players. Judes, Faughs and TSS are just examples, but from what you're saying the if 2/3 of Judes (and i'm including Faughs and TSS in this also) come from 2,500 houses, that means 3,750 houses to pick from in total.
That would be say 8-9,000 people?
Divided between say 2 clubs (as Faughs and TSS are both 1 code clubs) is say 4,000 - 4,500 per club?
That is still huge numbers when compared to the number of people in other counties and the number of clubs.
Based on counties populations and the number of clubs in that county Dublin has 1 club to every 14,785 people. There's only 4 counties that have more than 1 club to 4,500 like the upper end of Judes, Faughs and TSS (Dublin and 3 others in the north) and if we take the lower end of it (4,000) then it brings only 1 more county (Kildare) into the mix.
I would also think - but very much open to correction - that TSS, and possibly Faughs don't pull may players from St. Judes parish? which means Judes actually have a higher proportion of people to their club.
I know this is a very simplistic way of looking at it, and maybe Dublin clubs aren't distributed well, but overall I don't think we've near enough clubs for our population!
Back to my earlier point that smaller clubs give players a better chance, for example I know of a club (and i'd say there's a few clubs like this) who a couple of years ago had 2 years in a row of having 3 U16 teams. Simplistic way of looking at it I know, but that should lead to 6 minor teams? They only had 2!
That's a 66% drop off in that club across them age groups.
That is far too high if you ask me. I doubt any smaller clubs suffer anything like these numbers?
And yes, before anyone says it, I am from a small club!!