YOure right into the junior v LOI issue then.
The main issue is that soccer just isn’t part of the schools programme at primary school level here, and the GAA clubs conspire to hold blitzes and leagues just as the soccer season starts having done nothing all summer. That’s their prerogative of course ( and we are a GAA supporters site after all)
There is also the lack of street football, but that is a Europe wide thing really. One of the things dunphy was right about. To see that kids can’t play football in the square where John Giles grew up and where they have a plaque up for him says it all.