County secretary highlights the ‘drain game’

County secretary highlights the ‘drain game’
The secretary of the Donegal County Board has warned the continued transfer of players out of the county could impact on clubs fielding teams.

The secretary of the Donegal County Board has warned the continued transfer of players out of the county could impact on clubs fielding teams.

Aodh Máirtín O’Fearraigh noted in his report for annual convention that 98 players left Donegal clubs in 2013, which brings the total to 339 since 2010.

“These figures are alarming and pose a serious threat to rural clubs in particular,” he said.

“At present, there is no evidence that there are less teams competing in our competitions but if these transfers continue at the present rate, this will impact on the abilities of clubs to field teams.

“While we may rue the departure of these players to greener pastures, our Association is now in every corner of the globe and a unit of our Association in another part of the world will welcome these players with open arms and ensure they feel at home.”