First Team Star
May 26, 2012, 12:17 AM
Location: Airstrip 1 , Oceania.
Team(s): Airstrip 1.
Post #12 of 19
Isn't Cobh on an island?
Of course it is.
Are Cobh Ramblers still in existence ? If so, we can only assume they are not an 'official' team.
Yeah, don't know where they're playing now since the demise of the A championship
From Cobh sec, Jan 27 , 20112.
QUITE A few clubs have been trying to get out of it for years now but the decision of the Airtricity League’s executive committee to press ahead with an eight-team first division for the coming season has officials at Tralee Dynamos and Cobh Ramblers surprised and disappointed by their exclusion.
The league made its decision last week and issued a fixture list for the coming season yesterday which, say the club officials, was the first real indication they would not be playing first division football this season.
The two clubs continue to work on their licence applications with the deadline for that process still a week and a half away but in a press release issued along with the fixtures, the league has indicated they will only be considered for membership this year in the event another club fails to secure a licence. The clubs claim nobody had informed them of this.
“We’re bitterly disappointed,” said Ernest O’Keeffe, Rambers’ club secretary. “I’m disappointed the FAI decided to produce the fixture list before the licensing was issued and not fully consider, I don’t think, the applications made by both Cobh Ramblers and Tralee Dynamos. It’s a pity really. Perhaps the FAI need to look at the licensing end of it and bring forward the licensing date prior to the fixtures.
“We didn’t expect the fixture list (today). It seemed to us a little bit odd that the FAI would decide to produce a fixture list at this point. We’ve had no contact whatsoever from the FAI either in the form of a telephone call, a text message or an e-mail . . . nothing; which I’m very aggrieved about. I would have thought . . . they would have had the decency to make contact with us and let us know what was happening.
“We were reasonably confident that we’d get a first division licence and then, hopefully, be accepted into the league as well. Unfortunately, there won’t be senior football at the club, it looks like, for the next 12 months anyway. The Munster Senior League is up and running and the next season there won’t begin again until next August or September. The under-19 league finishes in early April so from then on it doesn’t look as if there’s going to be any football which is a terrible shame. All we can do now is start again towards an application for 2013.”
'I'm not cynical. I'm just experienced'.
29/11/2012. Anyone need numbers for Cheddar F C please p/m.