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Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:13 pm
by Ezeikial

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:11 pm
by Ezeikial
Mike Treacy
‏@MikeTreacy

€1m stretched across multiple clubs is not much...
https://twitter.com/niallnewberry/statu ... 7567945728

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:09 am
by ArFella
Think you've pasted the wrong tweet there zeke.

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:13 pm
by Ezeikial
ArFella wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:09 am
Think you've pasted the wrong tweet there zeke.
Thanks ArFella. Correct link now pasted below the Mike Treacy tweet. He was responding to Mark McIntosh saying that a TV deal could mean a share in €1million
Mike Treacy
‏@MikeTreacy

€1m stretched across multiple clubs is not much...
https://twitter.com/MikeTreacy/status/1 ... 6522175488


Mark McIntosh
‏Verified account
@markjmcintosh

Irish clubs north and south could share in €1million TV deal if 'All-Island League' plans come to fruition

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:07 pm
by Ezeikial
Dundalk boss Vinny Perth in favour of merging Irish League and League of Ireland
Kieran Lucid, a Dublin-based entrepreneur from Kerry, has been working on a proposal for 18 months
https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... r-17158776

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:16 pm
by Ezeikial
Niall Quinn's group withdraw as FAI and clubs to meet about future of the League of Ireland

https://www.the42.ie/niall-quinn-3-4841 ... =shortlink

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:18 pm
by Ezeikial
Gavin McLaughlin
@DundalkSport
All 20 LOI clubs, together with the FAI and stakeholders from the PFAI, the newly formed League Managers Association and the supporters’ network, will hold a seminar in Tallaght on Tuesday
.

https://twitter.com/DundalkSport/status ... 9681565702


Gavin McLaughlin
@DundalkSport
Kieran Lucid, the man behind the all-island league concept, won’t present at Tuesday’s meeting. Niall Quinn’s Visionary Group have withdrawn from the process after presenting to the clubs at the July forum in Abbotstown.
https://twitter.com/DundalkSport/status ... 0625174529

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 pm
by Ezeikial
Gavin McLaughlin
@DundalkSport
The future of the LOI will be decided at a convention in November.

Consideration will be given to a meeting in Dundalk this month when Kieran Lucid will present his All-Island League plans to clubs

Dundalk COO Martin Connolly is part of the National League Executive Committee.
https://twitter.com/DundalkSport/status ... 8763396096

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
by marmulade
I still worry that we're going to end up with some silly league format that involves splitting the season in a series of bizarre ways that will ultimately alienate supporters.

Am I the only one with a desire to see a 16/18 team league where we'd play everybody home & away? I don't know about you, but I'm in no rush to watch another Dundalk vs Derry City game anytime soon.

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:54 pm
by niall_hearty2000
marmulade wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
I still worry that we're going to end up with some silly league format that involves splitting the season in a series of bizarre ways that will ultimately alienate supporters.

Am I the only one with a desire to see a 16/18 team league where we'd play everybody home & away? I don't know about you, but I'm in no rush to watch another Dundalk vs Derry City game anytime soon.
They are splitting it after 2 rounds
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 6433164972

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:07 pm
by Ezeikial
niall_hearty2000 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:54 pm
marmulade wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
I still worry that we're going to end up with some silly league format that involves splitting the season in a series of bizarre ways that will ultimately alienate supporters.

Am I the only one with a desire to see a 16/18 team league where we'd play everybody home & away? I don't know about you, but I'm in no rush to watch another Dundalk vs Derry City game anytime soon.
They are splitting it after 2 rounds
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 6433164972
That a proposal only and not agreed at this point

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:01 pm
by Ezeikial
COMMENT | Dundalk FC and Linfield statements underline core flaw of All-Island league proposal

https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/spo ... xY.twitter

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:12 am
by Ezeikial
Stephen McDonnel in the Demo
'Money makes the world go around' - Stephen McDonnell on all-island league proposal
Stephen McDonnell is open to the idea of an all-island league, but feels the present speculation would need to be qualified into cast-iron numbers if the process is to move forward.

The former Dundalk FC midfielder recently cut his ties with NIFL Premiership strugglers Warrenpoint Town after a largely successful two-year spell as manager, an experience which provides him with an in-depth knowledge of the day-to-day life at Irish League level.

There, money, as within every other domestic structure, is the lifeblood of clubs. And so its availability, he feels, will ultimately dictate whether Kieran Lucid and co’s push for cross-border divisions bear fruit.


“Money makes the world go around,” McDonnell told The Democrat.

“I genuinely think it would create more interest. You would go with your gut instinct and think more fans would come through the gates, though nothing is guaranteed at the same time.

“But I definitely feel that it’s for the big clubs with the money and the fanbase; that’s the attractive proposal here.

“The likes of Warrenpoint and other such clubs will take a serious wallop because clubs like that are living off the opposition’s gate receipts.

“Linfield coming to town and taking a thousand fans, that pays the budget for probably two months.

“They’re speaking down below that elite Premier Division that there would be regionalised divisions. They’d play their football there and that means there is going to be less output and they’d be spending less because they don’t have to compete in the top division.

“So naturally they’d be able to manage their means a little better, but it means that any vision a club like Warrenpoint would have of kicking on would take a serious hampering.

“Overall I think it’s a good idea, but some figures would need to start being released soon. Unless there is any substance to all the speculation and conferences being held… Ultimately what’s going to make this decision is the finances that are going to be generated for clubs. Until they’re released it’s going to be on a roundabout and unable to get off it.”

While he acknowledges the League of Ireland remains of a higher standard than the IFA’s weekly offering, McDonnell, who is hopeful of enrolling on his UEFA Pro Licence course in the new year, says Dundalk’s 6-0 hammering of Linfield in the Unite the Union Champions Cup second leg has skewed the reality.

After all, the opening clash ended 1-1 at Windsor Park.

“If it was played on a one-off game, it was a draw in the first game. I don’t know if that second result means that there is that much of a gulf in the difference.

“I definitely do think the League of Ireland is a better standard overall, but I don’t think the double-header should define that there is that much of a gap.”
https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/spo ... posal.html

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:39 pm
by Ezeikial
Martin Connolly talking to Gerry Malone about the recent Kieran Lucid AIL meeting

https://twistedwave.com/audio_files/277 ... 1f2aaa14fa

Re: Cross Border League Proposals

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:39 pm
by Ezeikial
Martin Connolly talking to Gerry Malone about the recent Kieran Lucid AIL meeting

https://twistedwave.com/audio_files/277 ... 1f2aaa14fa