Dublin Senior Football Championship A (SFC A) 2018


#1456

The country player issue will never be solved by pointing the finger one club at another, I think it has become clear at this stage that most of the big clubs at one stage or another have had an over the top amount of outside players. I don’t even think the problem is country lads, it is more a problem of outsiders be they from another Dublin club or a country club.
IMO the only real problem here is for young lads coming up through the ranks, it is always hard to break into senior given that it is the first time young lads are trying to get into a team where there is no age limit so the turnover of players is much slowers, but on top of that if you find that the only few places up for grabs are going to players that have never played underage for the club, it has to be disheartening.
Out of interest has anybody on here lost out on a place due to outsiders coming into their club?


#1457

Yeah. And what’s even fcuking worse is I lost out many years ago and there wasn’t even an outsider there. Don’t get me started …


#1458

I’m not sure I was saying anything about brown envelopes or poaching my point was Jude’s have loads of homegrown players and don’t need to fill it up with outsiders to put out a competitive team.


#1459

I’d have a bigger problem with one of the teams in the hurling final …


#1460

How many for Crokes, six?


#1461

Sssh. You’re not allowed to discuss that.


#1462

It came up on the hurling thread as well to be fair


#1463

:joy::joy::joy: and the ‘pure’ hurling lads were moaning to get it moved over to the football thread!


#1464

Any dual players in Crokes these days, at senior level?


#1465

O’carroll is a sub on the football team still


#1466

Does Barry O’Rourke play football anymore?


#1467

Plays for the second team


#1468

Cheers Tayto, good to hear there’s still one or two lads managing to juggle both at such a high level. Ross very strong in both codes. Presumably he won’t be fit for much come football on Monday though! Shane O’Rorke playing at any level?


#1469

Shane playing intermediate hurling, didn’t play for a couple of years having been abroad and came back this year.


#1470

It’s been discussed plenty actually, but well done.


#1471

Crokes by 4 plus for me. Think the Jude’s big games up to now just may catch them.


#1472

Wasn’t my point. It’s the double standards by some posters I’m referring to. Not the issue itself.


#1473

Just a debate here lads, how many of Judes starting 15 tomorrow are originally from outside the club?


#1474

:see_no_evil::hear_no_evil::speak_no_evil:


#1475

Ffs. Talked to death at this stage