Actually a town & hibterland inititive i am involved in has picked up some legs. Backing of Council, CIT, UCC and working on HSE etc.
Without getting into it, its a health and activity participation project with the main aim of increasing widespread participation and renention of kids/youths in sport and anything active.
Anyway thru those talks it has come up about the obvious obstacles we will meet the GAA comes up as the biggest one each time. The answer from every person we have discussed has been along the lines of “sure start up another one if they won’t play ball”.
I already have secured support from 2 of the bigger hinterland clubs so hopefully thats enough to shove the other 5/6 that way.
Bottom line, i think it will come to this “row in lads or we will go another way”.
I’m enthused by the general thinking out there on these subjects. The tolerence for GAA bullshit is on the wane big time.
However, to be honest, i hope they row in. There are people within that club who believe another club is needed. So if done in an amicable way like that over 5-10 years i think it would be better all round.