Dublin Intermediate Football Championship (IFC) 2017


#143

Really slippy surface and bad fog didn’t help, Davis only scored a point in 2nd half, led 5-1 at half time


#144

Anyone have any insight or know if there is a precedence as to when the RTL/KC and the NB/NF replays are likely to take place…

My feeling is we may have to wait until the next champo block in the calendar (sept/oct), but with no real county involvement (correct me if I’m wrong) I wonder if it could be squeezed in at a random time in between.

How much notice is required??


#145

Four days notice required for replays and it may be verbal notice. Five days written notice required for all other fixtures.


#146

Any idea why? Were all games not down for ET?


#147

Ref decided light was insufficient. Both teams wanted to play, but it was fairly poxy!


#148

Fair enough I suppose.


#149

RTL and Crokes replay fixed for Balgriffin next Thu 18 May at 19.15. No details on 2nd replay yet.


#150

Why is next round of this championship not due to be played until dubs out of championship, since there are no players involved in both?


#151

At a guess, maybe hurlers…??


#152

Is there not one player on the Dublin panel from an intermediate or junior club? First time I can remember that happening in a while


#153

Very Difficult for them . Top 6 clubs at senior level operate at professional level with thousands of euro spent on preparation
Inter and junior clubs cannot train at the same level . So unless players are coming through the development squads and have access to the professional training they can’t make the gap up really


#154

I would actually argue the introduction of development squads has stopped that.

All of the young players coming into the panel in recent years come from traditionally very small clubs, players who play for clubs that would be among the weakest in the SFC… Costello, Lowndes, D.Byrne from Olafs, S.Carthy of Mearnog,

Players generally get called up to the senior panel on the basis of their performances with u21 and in some cases minor Dublin panels.

Not many nowadays who get called up purely on their club form, S.Carthy of Vins being the only major one. Mannion helped himself break in with a very good SFC but apart from that Gavin doesn’t seem to be picking on the basis of SFC form. 2 of the four semi-finalists from last year only have one player on the panel, Vins have 2 outfield and Mun the exception.


#155

I’d suggest reading my post . All players you mention came through our professional system


#156

Sorry thought you said coming through professional setups at clubs!


#157

Dublin development squads are professional when the training volume is considered .


#158

Can’t speak for every club but there’s certainly not tens of thousands spent on our senior teams for the simple reason we don’t have it to spend.

It doesn’t cost anything to eat healthily and stretch daily which is a massive part of senior club players preparations. Most of the prep work done these days is done on an individual basis away from the team sessions. Too easy to just put it down to money; attitudes, dedication and lifestyle is a huge part of it.


#159

Between Sand C , supplements , physios, equipment and the rest … its just become an arms race .
In fairness it could be coming from private backers as it typically does . Hence why club members wouldn’t be aware of it


#160

Well you couldn’t be further from the truth regarding us. We do not spend anywhere near tens of thousands on our senior team every year at all. That’s a fact. Not speculative rambling


#161

It’s not rambling .


#162

Well it’s not fact! Call it what you like