Agree with all you have said Rex. And yet these people will force dublin on their kids too. Cannot understand it.
I see it first hand in my job, - the talk amongst school teens both male and female is all about soccer. Some wouldn't even recognise who Henry Shefflin or Gooch Cooper are!! Most know little about the rest of the county too, i.e. if they were involved somewhat they'd be used to travelling up and down the county for games, encountering other towns and villages along the way.
On another note the point you made about swathes of Kildare towns having no interest in Kildare GAA is not a new phenomenon. Ourselves in Leixlip and possibly maynooth too have experienced this since the 1970s. The arrival of the west of Ireland people to Leixlip in the 70s greatly promoted interest in the GAA here, as our club was small with little underage. However it led to our club splitting eventually (confey setting up) but more worryingly, the children of a large proportion of the Westies only follow Mayo, Ros, Galway etc. Yes they played for the club but when it came to county, all that mattered to them (many who are now adults) was their parent's county. Kildare GAA getting ignored by many in this instance! The difference now is that they are coming from dublin and settling all over the county where the problem becomes bigger.
Hopefully Johnny's appointment will change attitudes and help the overall scheme for OUR county.