Soz, I meant the universities get involved with bursaries and schlorships, they are well on their paths with respective organisation at this stage, development squads, national panels, high performance units.they get involved pre university here. basically once you’ve done transition year you can tailor what’s essentially your leaving cert to revole around a sports discipline.
It has moved on a lot, although America still seems an option for some of our golfers and athletes.can’t say i know enough about golf or rowing. i can remember being in an athletics club and training was strides, a few stretches, and then separate into disciplines.
The way football is treated by the FAI is nothing short of a disgrace. They had it too easy for years with lads going to academies in the UK to develop but that avenue is virtually closed now unless you are exceptional because academies in the UK now bringing in young players from all over the world.long story short, you go to the equivalent of an AUL div 3 game here and there’s linesmen with flags and fourth officials to let subs on. my brother who’s still involved in AUL just laughed when i told him
even here in malmö the version of night owls that i played in wouldn’t let “aul” level
play because everything was graded and you moved up and had a pathway. not sure how it is in cork anymore tbf.