Agree completely that the smaller clubs badly need help . Could never see a full merger with Counsel and Liffey Gaels .Theres also a few Counsel lads playing hurling in Crumlin and a few Crumlin lads playing ball in Counsel . There have been a lot of different underage amalgamations with both of those and Kevin’s and some involved Crumlin too . I think amalgamations are okay at underage as their parent club can protect them to a degree.
Amalganations are inevitable at adult level I think. And quite a few
Pity to here about James Gaels /an caislean struggling. I togged out for them a few times as some of my mates went to Drimnagh castle . The players used to drink in the long mile pub and families like the Quinlans and Berminghams put a lot in to keep teams going.
I hear the annual Seavers to Ballymun rumour-mill is up and running!! Any more substance to it this year, compared to previous?
Not happening. We love the lad, does more for us than a shed load of all our adult players. As long as he does his tasks, we’re happy as pigs in the proverbial!
They’ll be a merged club very soon .
Counsel might back out when you’re egg in the coddle recipe gets out!!!
I genuinely didn’t think Counsel and Liffey Gaels would merge but apparently it’s almost over the line . I think Counsel hold most of the power in it although I believe the Liffey Gaels footballers aren’t happy at all .
Why would Liffey Gaels footballers not be happy?
I don’t think either club holds the power . Liffey Gaels have a stronger juvenile boys section and Counsel struggle a little in that area . Counsel stronger in camogie .
Counsel have a division 3 football team and Liffey Gaels have a strong division 7 team . The hurling adult teams have been merged for a number of years .
In answer to both of the above replies , I don’t know the answer about the footballers being unhappy , quote was said to me by a Liffey Gaels man last week , Maybe they feel they’ll lose a couple of players playing up and make their AFL7 team uncompetitive. In relation to the power , My opinion is based on the financial state that I’m led to believe Liffey Gaels are in. As well as that Counsel have two adult football teams , 2 adult hurling teams and 2 adult camogie teams versus Gaels having one Adult football team . The adult hurling ‘amalgamation ‘ has about half a dozen Liffey Gaels players only .
Lots of variables though . The hurling team is a fairly equal amalgamation . Liffey Gaels also have sole access to the feeder school that has serviced both clubs over the years . I’m only aware of one hurling team in Counsel but open to correction . The second football team for Counsel is very low division and offset by Liffey Gaels having a minor team .
I take your point but I don’t concur . Counsel do have a second hurling team , I played on it once when they were stuck lol .
They’ll be the first club in Dublin with 2 clubhouses
Depends on your definition of a ‘clubhouse’.
Heard this again at the weekend. Has he transferred to Ballymun? Wasn’t on the list
The one you sent me last week. Maybe there’s an updated one? If you have it could you se…
No, he hasn’t.