Minor Football

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private joker
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Re: Minor Football

Post by private joker » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:38 pm

Intercounty underage matches are off till further notice. Probably be February at the earliest before they are played if they are at all unfortunately.

llkj
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Re: Minor Football

Post by llkj » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:59 am

Curious as to the impact of 2020 season running into 2021 will have on 2021 crop. Do Offaly start to plan for 2021 with 2 squads running side by side? Do they hold all activities for the new crop until the 2020 side are done? Do new management teams get appointed (even if it is just reinstating the 2020 teams)?

Also, presume this has a decent impact on finances for the county board. Not an easy situation to manage.

first_touch
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Re: Minor Football

Post by first_touch » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:13 pm

It's very disappointing to see these games being postponed. Presumably squad training has had to be abandoned for the time being? Once again young people engaging in healthy activity in a monitored environment are being asked to put their sporting lives on hold. This is all the more baffling in the context of schools remaining open (which in my opinion is the correct course of action).

Sur lookit
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Re: Minor Football

Post by Sur lookit » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:55 am

If you think about it, by playing the Leinster finals , 2 of the 4 teams would have been finished by next Sunday.
And perhaps GAA could have enforced a 2 week break as Ulster still has to be played, (football anyway).

But now our minors and Meath and Kilkenny will probably have over the next 2 weeks,up to 20 gatherings for training of 40 people.

The key is to keep people apart at the moment.

However, in the absence of games it is crucial that these age groups have the opportunity to train together (albeit it in smaller groups).
Why the GAA was so succesful with senior intercounty was that the knock out at this time halved the numbers of teams each week.

Difficult one given the huge jump in numbers.

The point regards the 21 crop is a fair one, and they are suffering a loss as club is on hold, schools are on hold probably till February and then all will be in full swing potentially. Tough one for the GAA to manage, but I think the Govt should have allowed the games to be played off.

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