I don’t have kids but I would imagine it is not an easy decision for some parents who would have a strong affiliation with their club but have moved away.
For example if I was living in Swords I would want to send my kids to Vinnies but there comes a stage where you have to listen to the child. If all of his/her friends in school are with Fingalians then naturally they would want to play there. I think most parents would be open to letting them join the local club if the child wished to do so.
Better that then turn them off GAA altogether.
Also, just to add. I had heard that transfer rumour bandied about the last month or so and I haven’t met somebody that agrees with it yet. Not sure of the reason for the transfer but if it as suggested above I wouldn’t be surprised but I would be disappointed.