Under rule it would be possible for clubs to do that.
I’d be far more impressed if the county manager was told where to go.
Something Witty…simple answer is FEAR of being dropped. But of course Dessie would never even think of doing this as after all Club Comes First.
Can’t drop the whole team
So Farrell should force the players to play? And if the players still decided they didn’t want to play a club game the week before the biggest game of their lives?
It’s all getting a bit rhetorical…
Simple fact is the county board should have dictated the players be released rather than put it on the players to ‘decide’.
No. He simply should have told them he expected them to play. And that would be that. He’s the manager.
I have little to no time for anyone who puts their county ahead of their club. In any circumstances. Sorry
Dessie is acting in his own interest and his interests alone on this one. Don’t be fooled into thinking he’s doing this for any other reason than his own self advancement.
The players come second and the clubs a distant distant third.
I didn’t know Wifi was a bus driver.
But that’s just your opinion and you have to accept that not everyone holds the same one. I have the height of respect for you and for your love of th club game, but for most of these players the all Ireland u21 is the pinnacle of their careers so far and is most likely the pinnacle of their careers full stop for a vast majority of them. To expect them to put that at risk is totally unfair on them.
The rules of the Association say different. But once again they don’t seem to apply to the elite.
It could lead to some very interesting conversations in some club dressing rooms later in the year.
I have heard of 1or2 lads who are nursing injuries aren’t togging for their clubs. But do we know for definite that all players are refusing to play?
For example will Howard or Con tog out? Both undropable in my view for Dessie can do what they want.
We’ll know soon enough.
This could get very ugly. Especially the Boden and Cuala games.
Agree Alan , U 21 Inter-county Football is akin to an exhibition event , NOBODY CARES , just look at those empty terraces at the final , when ever its on! ZZZZZZ ZZZZZ ZZZZ
Cuala even money now
According to RTÉ the players are playing. Some asked their clubs understating on the issue and Farrell has said ‘he has no idea where this came from’.
Maybe if they released the minutes of the meeting???
Right and proper that they are playing if it’s deemed required by their clubs.
I see Colm Basquel warming up at the moment anyway pre game
One hiding in at the minute. Judes 1-20 Mearnog 0-6
Hiding number 2 in. Crokes 10-12 Isles 0-7.
When are they going to change the championship to the way the hurling is run
16 teams with four groups of four would be grand. As long as we could get the dates to get them played.