Following on from our first three hugely successful JSP Mailboxes – your opportunity to have your views, opinions and questions aired – we have the latest installment for your reading pleasure.
Again, we have some questions and controversy!
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The top of strikers in the Limerick Premier comes up again!
Who are the best strikers in limerick to watch out for? and where did Keith Mawdsley come out of? (Paul – Dublin)
Limerick strikers the best in the country?
In response to the Tommy from Dublin in the first mailbox that was asking about Limerick strikers being good or Limerick defenders being bad.
I think the proof is in the pudding with two young strikers from the Premier Division here signing for Limerick this week and there are more such as Shane Clarke who could easily join them.
The defences here are also top drawer too, that’s why we always have teams in the latter stages of the FAI Junior Cup. (James – Limerick)
Can Coughlan and Mawdsley cut it in the League of Ireland?
Do people think that Garbhan Coughlan and Keith Mawdsley can cut it in LOI and score the goals needed to get Limerick promoted? Huge ask just coming from Junior Soccer. No doubting there ability though, the two stand-out performers in Limerick this season. (Anon – Tipperary)
The FAI Junior Vs Intermediate Cup debate rumbles on… Again….
Yer man David from Dublin has not got a clue what he’s on about. He says that the FAI Junior Cup gets more coverage because of incompetence in the FAI and Aviva not knowing anything about Junior or Intermediate football.
He goes on about the Intermediate Cup having more quality than the Junior cup and that is just bullshit. The fact of the matter is that the FAI Junior Cup is a bigger competition with over 600 clubs compared to 60 odd in the Intermediate Cup and the reason it gets more sponsorship is exactly because of that… its a real ‘All Ireland’ (apart from the North obviously) and not just a Dublin Vs Cork cup.
Fact is that the only difference between the Junior and the Intermediate game is in the name and private grounds. The top junior sides are just as good and better in many cases than Intermediate teams. What would solve that debate is an Irish Amateur Champions Cup that is played midweek and involves Junior and Intermediate champions from all over Ireland. (Philly – Dublin)
The most underrated player in junior football?
Darren O’Brien (Sheriff YC) – this man is very underrated and a brilliant player to watch, very calm on the ball. excellent passer and never stops running. (Gypsy Paddy)
If you aren’t signed with a club, can you still sign for a Leinster Senior League side after January 31st? (Cillian – Dublin)
AUL is like RTE, LSL is like Sky Sports!
I have followed with interest the numerous AUL versus LSL Senior Sunday debates in the Mail Box.
I agree it is hard to estimate how Sheriff would do in the LSL top flight, it’s all guess work. In saying that I do think it is safe to say that the majority of Premier A sides would at best be bottom half outfits.
Anyway, I don’t want to compare the quality in the leagues I would like to compare the levels of excitement. If you take for instance last week’s ‘Clash of the Titans’ (as the JSP called it) between Crumlin and Bluebell there was genuine excitement and hype surrounding the clash.
There was a battle of big clubs feel to the match and no one knew who was going to win.That is something the AUL can never have. Sheriff walk can’t get a game week on week and are certain champions starting out.
You could compare the AUL to League 1 in France were the LSL top flight is the Premiership. Sheriff are PSG untouchable were as the Senior Sunday title could go anywhere this season. Bluebell, Mochtas, Crumlin even Malahide and Firhouse are in the race.. Then you have the fact anyone can beat anyone on any given day and you have a way more entertaining league.
Now I follow football rather than support one league, but when given the option I will always go take in an LSL tie for the reasons stated above. (Declan – Dublin)
The inevitable every season fixture pile up!
Can I ask a general question to anyone who may know more than I, how is it that there are so few games in some of the leagues across the country? Excluding last 2/3 weeks in Dec we have had pretty decent weather haven’t we? Kilbarrick 7 games played, St Michaels 6. The league leaders in the middle of Jan in Kilkenny have SIX games played, do they start later or what’s the story there?
Is it bad preparation from fixture secretaries or what? I’m sure (most) players will agree with me when you see this problem so early in the season you now know that you’re going to have 2/3 games a week for 6 weeks which increases injuries and frustrations for all. I know if it wasn’t for the hard work from our own club to ensure games went ahead we would have had perhaps another 2/3 games less played this year and I know this is the case for a couple others too. Anyone care to shed some light or opinion on it? I have a pain in my face (and hamstrings) with the fixture pile up at the end of the year!!
I also realise that many of the bigger clubs are involved in multiple cup comps too which may take priority over the league fixtures but surely there is some way to avoid this happening and as long as I’ve played at this level it has been an issue for many teams. My recommendation. Summer football 🙂 (Andy Mc – Dublin)
Where is the Buzz gone?
I seen the piece on Martin Cramer in one of the mailboxes and it sparked a discussion over a few pints of late.
Most agreed he along with Darren Dunne was the stand out central midfielder in amateur football (in Dublin of course- I am sure the country lads will have a few names to throw into the mix).
But when we talked Cramer the names Jamesy Lee and Buzzer Rowe were always mentioned. They were a formidable trio that were brilliant. Anyway got me wondering were Buzzer has gone.
I know Cramer retired and Jamesy is still doing more than a good job for Crumlin, but surely Buzzer is good enough to do a job at the top level. I heard he played at the start of the season, but isn’t with Crumlin anymore? If he is still keen to play surely someone would snap him up.
He was one of the best players on the park in the Intermediate cup final last season. (John – Crumlin)
Some praise for the JSP Mailbox!
Great work on developing the site and interaction pieces. I wouldn’t normally do something like this but you make it very easy and accessible. Thumbs up! (Anon)