Long long time since I have posted, but after reading that this morning about Slaughtneil I felt obliged to post. There are players playing who live in other catchment clubs, I don't mind being corrected, the most of them Glen, or maybe more accurately Maghera. But as Billy pointed out all of them have fathers, grandfathers, mothers, aunts, uncles etc who were s'neil members all their lives, so they took their children back to the club. Planning issues restricted new builds going up in S'neil for years, the fathers and mothers had no choice but to purchase their homes somewhere else close to their community, we had the same problem in our club until property prices started to rise and the local land owners greed ensured they sold before the thing went bust. Those players have got all their coaching and playing through underage to senior at Slaughneil. And as I said we are talking about 3/4 mile. In my view that is what club loyalty is all about, club and family first, what the Gaa is about. Never could understand a player who was committed to a club for the first 30 years of their lives and who then for whatever reason ends up living a handful of miles away not taking their children to the club the father/mother came from, however I will respect their choice to do it unequivocally, but I won't stand back and watch others criticise people who did what I would do, can't understand how anyone could not see this a bedrock of Gaa culture.