I have played first round IFC against two other individuals who have played senior All Ireland championship football AND hurling for their respective and adopted counties!! Hardly what you would call and Inter club footballer…
I don’t have teamsheets for the aforementioned years to “prove” their later involvement in senior champo. One i know did play senior later that year.
Again, I’m not sad enough to go chasing down “proof” for things that are within the current rules, but I was reliably informed that a couple of lads that togged out against us this years first round IFC had been on the bench for the seniors in their defeat in the days previous and didn’t get a run. This is the type of situation whereby, these guys could easily be thrust into senior action and become ineligible later. It’s not gonna make the news.
People only note the ones they recognise, me included, not your standard fringe senior club player. However, if you are playing or indeed watching, you will generally spot the “senior” players a mile off.
I have no problem with this, its within the rules…but as with the vast majority of those who voted, I am obviously in favour of the change.