Is The League of Ireland Becoming Too Dublin-Based?

When you look at the League of Ireland, it appears to be full of teams from the Dublin region and areas just outside the capital. Both divisions currently have 6 clubs (both Shamrock Rovers and Shamrock Rovers II count as one) from the Greater Dublin Area. Yes Dublin is our capital and naturally it’ll always have more teams than any other county. But surely if just under half the teams in our league are from the Dublin region and it’s surrounding areas, this should be of a concern to people. 

As another journalist touched on in another article, county’s like Kerry and Mayo are crying out for a team with their huge populations. It would be great to see it spread out a bit more. 

There’s no doubting the Dublin clubs particularly Bohs and Rovers have huge fan bases and are two clubs who are a massive part of the league. But if you look at a newly formed team like Cabinteely who had on average just 370 people through their gate last season. Was it really necessary to add another side in South Dublin like Cabinteely? Look I have nothing against the club and know that they’re doing great things. However, it’s not really fair when there’s plenty of other county’s who’d appreciate a SSE Airtricity League license than a team who’s home ground is just 20 minutes away from Tallaght Stadium. 

I know people who live in the likes of Tipperary, who constantly give out about not having a team to support. They do their best to try and get to the odd game or so. But it ain’t easy when they could be undertaking a journey that’s over an hour away. 

Even big clubs in the Munster region seem to be struggling of late. The likes of Cork having to sell their sell-on fees for Alan Browne and Seani Maguire. Also, Waterford FC owner Lee Power has suffered big time financially due to last seasons expulsion from European football. The Dublin clubs seem to be the most the thriving in the country and look that probably will always be the reality. But it would be great to see more clubs being formed outside of the Pale. Plenty of teams have underage academy’s like Kerry and Carlow/Kilkenny. If we could make them into first teams aswell it would be of massive benefit to the entire country. 

Some might not see it as that big an issue. But I feel it’s certainly something that should be looked into by the new FAI that’s in place.

577 COMMENTS

  1. Pie in the sky piece, name a club that’s willing to put the money and infrastructure up. Cabinteely did & has done this. All have to start somewhere. Kilkenny had a team, went bang. Limerick had a team, went bang. Cork City – struggling. Be careful what you wish for.

  2. I agree completely.
    Hopefully this will (at long last) be addressed by the new FAI.
    Here’s a suggestion; leave the LOI Premier Division at a complement of ten clubs for now and suspend league fees for all clubs in the First Division. Encourage (and assist) clubs from Kerry, Mayo, Monaghan, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Mullingar and Kildare to join. If the First Div extends to 16 clubs, stage the league competition over two phases in the season. Split the First Division clubs into two sections (north and south) where they play each other home and away. After 14 weeks, the top four in each would form a National First division that would compete for promotion to the Premier Divison. Meanwhile, the bottom four clubs in the north and south sections could compete for the First Division Shiled, with the winners getting a slot in the promotion play off. Worth a try?

  3. I’m not sure exactly why but this blog is loading incredibly slow
    for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  4. Brendan is the identify I adore to be named with and I believe it sounds fairly excellent when you say it. Her partner and her selected to reside in New Jersey but her partner needs them to go. I am seriously fond of undertaking inside style but I don’t have the time currently. Supervising is wherever his main cash move arrives from but he strategies on shifting it.

  5. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you
    ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
    A handful of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

  6. Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely
    fantastic. I actually like what you have acquired here, really
    like what you are saying and the way in which you say it.

    You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it sensible.
    I can’t wait to read far more from you. This
    is really a wonderful site.

  7. I just want to mention I’m very new to blogs and honestly enjoyed this blog site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog . You surely have very good articles. Many thanks for sharing with us your web page.

  8. Im not startled by the market growth of eReaders considering the new players in the market. Once, the Sony Book Reader was the champion and captured the marketplace but with the advent of the ipad tablet and Kindle other providers took a back seat. I surmise the development of these electronic devices is really motivated by a selection of high class e-books that now fill the market. I went ahead and purchased the apple ipad tablet (the most recent version) that is an issue that I do not regret. The look and feel of the thing is so much more advanced than the Kindle (IMO) however granted the retail price variances are very marked.

  9. Youre so awesome! I don’t expect Ive read anything like this before. So good to find someone with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this internet site is something that is required online, someone with a little creativity. valuable job for bringing something new to the net!

  10. A fascinating conversation deserves remark. I believe that you ought to write more on this subject, it could not be a frowned on subject but generally people are insufficient to speak on such topics. To the following. Cheers

  11. Aw, this was a truly nice message. In idea I want to place in writing such as this furthermore? requiring time and also actual effort to make a very good write-up? however what can I state? I postpone alot as well as by no means seem to obtain something done.

  12. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new remarks are added- checkbox as well as currently each time a remark is included I obtain 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there any way you can eliminate me from that service? Many thanks!

  13. An excellent share, I simply provided this onto a coworker that was doing a little evaluation on this. As well as he as a matter of fact purchased me morning meal since I located it for him. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the reward! Yet yeah Thnkx for spending the time to review this, I feel strongly regarding it as well as enjoy learning more on this topic. When possible, as you come to be knowledge, would you mind upgrading your blog site with even more information? It is highly helpful for me. Huge thumb up for this post!

  14. I’m the manager of JustCBD Store company (justcbdstore.com) and I am currently looking to develop my wholesale side of business. I really hope that anybody at targetdomain is able to provide some guidance . I thought that the most ideal way to do this would be to reach out to vape companies and cbd retailers. I was really hoping if anyone could suggest a reputable website where I can buy Vape Shop Business Lists I am already examining creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. Unsure which one would be the most suitable selection and would appreciate any guidance on this. Or would it be much simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Ideas?

  15. An intriguing conversation deserves remark. I believe that you must create a lot more on this topic, it may not be a taboo subject however generally individuals are not nearly enough to speak on such topics. To the following. Cheers

  16. Great blog post. I discover something much more tough on various blogs everyday. It will constantly be promoting to check out web content from various other authors and also exercise a something from their store. I?d favor to make use of some with the material on my blog site whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll provide you a link on your internet blog site. Many thanks for sharing.

  17. Aw, this was an actually great post. In idea I want to put in composing such as this in addition? requiring time as well as actual initiative to make an excellent post? but what can I claim? I procrastinate alot and also by no means appear to get something done.

  18. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t disappoint me just as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read, however I genuinely believed you would have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you can fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

  19. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I found this during my search for something concerning this.

  20. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I stumbled across this during my search for something relating to this.

  21. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you ought to publish more about this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but generally folks don’t discuss such issues. To the next! Cheers!!

  22. After looking at a few of the blog articles on your web site, I truly appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website as well and tell me what you think.

  23. After looking into a number of the articles on your site, I honestly like your technique of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my web site as well and let me know what you think.

  24. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Is there a means you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  25. I seriously love your website.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you create this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my very own site and want to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Kudos!

  26. I really love your site.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my own site and would love to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Thank you!

  27. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It’s always exciting to read through articles from other authors and use a little something
    from other sites.

  28. Hi there, I do think your web site could be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, great site!

  29. I truly love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my very own website and want to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Cheers!

  30. Hello there! This article could not be written much better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this post to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a great read. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Hi, I do think this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to revisit once again since I bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  32. An impressive share, I just provided this onto a colleague that was doing a little evaluation on this. As well as he in fact bought me morning meal since I discovered it for him. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the reward! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly regarding it and also love learning more on this topic. Ideally, as you become expertise, would you mind upgrading your blog with even more details? It is highly valuable for me. Huge thumb up for this post!

  33. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to discuss this matter here on your website.

  34. After looking at a few of the blog posts on your web page, I honestly like your way of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website too and let me know what you think.

  35. Having read this I thought it was really informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  36. Hi, I think your website might be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, wonderful website!

  37. After going over a few of the articles on your blog, I seriously like your technique of writing a blog. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my web site as well and let me know how you feel.

  38. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you should publish more about this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but usually people do not talk about such subjects. To the next! Kind regards!!

  39. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve visited this site before but after going through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

  40. After looking at a few of the blog articles on your website, I truly like your technique of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my web site as well and tell me your opinion.

  41. Greetings, I believe your site may be having web browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, fantastic blog!

  42. Having read this I believed it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  43. Nice blog post. I learn something extra challenging on different blogs daily. It will certainly constantly be stimulating to review material from various other authors and also practice a something from their shop. I?d choose to make use of some with the web content on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll provide you a web link on your internet blog. Many thanks for sharing.

  44. You made some decent points there. I looked on the web to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  45. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t fail me just as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read through, however I genuinely believed you would have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you could fix if you weren’t too busy seeking attention.

  46. I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this site. I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own site now 😉

  47. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me dinner due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your website.

  48. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!

  49. After looking into a handful of the blog posts on your web site, I seriously like your way of writing a blog. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website too and let me know what you think.

  50. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will revisit yet again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  51. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch due to the fact that I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to discuss this topic here on your site.

  52. Right here is the perfect webpage for everyone who hopes to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic that’s been written about for years. Great stuff, just excellent!

  53. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog. I really hope to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own website now 😉

  54. You are so interesting! I don’t think I’ve read through a single thing like that before. So wonderful to find somebody with a few unique thoughts on this subject. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that’s needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  55. Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to generate a really good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  56. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which too few people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I stumbled across this during my search for something regarding this.

  57. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after looking at many of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m certainly pleased I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

  58. The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not fail me just as much as this particular one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I actually believed you would probably have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you can fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

  59. Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  60. You’re so interesting! I don’t believe I have read something like that before. So good to discover somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  61. Greetings, I do believe your web site may be having browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, wonderful website!

  62. Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe that this web site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the info!

  63. Hello, I do believe your site may be having internet browser compatibility issues. Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Besides that, fantastic blog!

  64. After going over a few of the blog articles on your site, I truly appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my web site too and let me know your opinion.

  65. You are so interesting! I do not think I’ve read a single thing like that before. So great to find somebody with unique thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

  66. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I am going to send this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  67. A motivating discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you should publish more on this issue, it may not be a taboo matter but usually people don’t talk about such issues. To the next! All the best!!

  68. A motivating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you need to write more about this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but generally folks don’t speak about these subjects. To the next! Best wishes!!

  69. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am encountering problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t join it. Is there anyone else having similar RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  70. Youre so trendy! I don’t suppose Ive check out anything such as this before. So wonderful to discover somebody with some initial ideas on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this internet site is something that is needed on the web, a person with a little originality. valuable work for bringing something brand-new to the web!

  71. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS. I don’t understand why I can’t subscribe to it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems? Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  72. Having read this I thought it was really informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this content together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  73. You are so awesome! I don’t think I have read through a single thing like that before. So great to find somebody with some genuine thoughts on this subject. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  74. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes which will make the largest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  75. Aw, this was a very nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

  76. Right here is the perfect webpage for everyone who wishes to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that has been discussed for a long time. Great stuff, just great!

  77. Greetings, I think your blog could be having browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, great blog!

  78. This is the right site for anybody who wants to find out about this topic. You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic which has been discussed for a long time. Excellent stuff, just great!

  79. May I simply just say what a comfort to uncover someone that really knows what they’re discussing on the internet. You definitely realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people need to check this out and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular given that you surely have the gift.

  80. I was pretty pleased to discover this site. I want to to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and I have you saved to fav to look at new things in your web site.

  81. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you should write more on this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but typically people do not speak about such issues. To the next! Kind regards!!

  82. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I’m hoping to see the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own website now 😉

  83. Everything is very open with a really clear description of the challenges. It was definitely informative. Your website is useful. Many thanks for sharing!

  84. Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

  85. An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you need to publish more about this subject, it may not be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t speak about these subjects. To the next! Kind regards!!

  86. After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be an easy method you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  87. You’re so awesome! I do not think I’ve truly read a single thing like this before. So good to discover somebody with unique thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the internet, someone with some originality!

  88. I’m excited to find this site. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely savored every little bit of it and i also have you book marked to look at new things on your web site.

  89. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been doing a little research on this. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to discuss this issue here on your web page.

  90. This is the right site for anybody who hopes to find out about this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic which has been discussed for decades. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

  91. When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there a means you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  92. I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now 😉

  93. Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

  94. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a way you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers!

  95. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this site. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own blog now 😉

  96. Good day! I just wish to give you a big thumbs up for your great information you’ve got here on this post. I am coming back to your site for more soon.

  97. I’m extremely pleased to uncover this great site. I need to to thank you for your time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely savored every little bit of it and i also have you book-marked to check out new information in your web site.

  98. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me dinner because I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your internet site.

  99. Thank you, I’ve recently been searching for information about this topic for a while and yours
    is the greatest I have found out so far.
    However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you certain in regards to the supply?

  100. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog. I really hope to check out the same high-grade content from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own blog now 😉