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Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:27:33 AM »
Ciaran Sheehan has been released by Carlton, assuming he comes back to Ireland - this guy was some player when he left, could he be the shot in the arm Cork Football needs?

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 11:11:02 AM »
It's not quite as simple as that. . . Has anybody heard form Tommy Walsh since he came home?

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 11:21:07 AM »
Cork aren't quite at Kerry's level, especially in the forward department?

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 11:29:03 AM »
I would be interested to hear folks thoughts on this
The only player that I know who went to play Aussie rules and that returned to become a top inter county GAA player was Anthony Tohill, it seems to me the players that return have more or less been poor versions of the player they were before they left. You could perhaps place Kennelly in that better player bracket.
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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 11:30:32 AM »
I would be interested to hear folks thoughts on this
The only player that I know who went to play Aussie rules and that returned to become a top inter county GAA player was Anthony Tohill, it seems to me the players that return have more or less been poor versions of the player they were before they left. You could perhaps place Kennelly in that better player bracket.

Marty Clarke the first time he came home.

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 11:30:41 AM »
I would be interested to hear folks thoughts on this
The only player that I know who went to play Aussie rules and that returned to become a top inter county GAA player was Anthony Tohill, it seems to me the players that return have more or less been poor versions of the player they were before they left. You could perhaps place Kennelly in that better player bracket.

The Kildare lad seems to be ok? I think it depends on how long you are out of football. If you are over there for 2 or 3 years, it's going to take time to get back into the swing of things. It is a different game after all.

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 11:58:48 AM »
Brendan Murphy of Carlow surely must be considered a top player?

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 12:03:18 PM »
Chrissy McKaigue was in better shape physically when he returned and no less of a footballer.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 12:05:05 PM »
Yeah, Clarke, Murphy and Mc Kaigue have all improved on their return
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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 12:07:47 PM »
I would be interested to hear folks thoughts on this
The only player that I know who went to play Aussie rules and that returned to become a top inter county GAA player was Anthony Tohill, it seems to me the players that return have more or less been poor versions of the player they were before they left. You could perhaps place Kennelly in that better player bracket.

or came back permanently injured

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 12:16:05 PM »
Caolan Mooney showed well this year with Down. He didn't hit it off instantly when he came back to play with Down. It takes probaly a year before they get back into the swing of it. Paddy Brophy only returned from Afl in April and was playing for Kildare in the Championship.

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 12:19:30 PM »
seems to be about  the same success rate Senior County gets from minor.

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 12:20:38 PM »
Paul Earley won an All Star after coming back.Micky Quinn(Longford) aint a bad player along with those mentioned above.

John Heslin and Ciaran Kilkenny if you count there brief spells over there

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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 12:57:06 PM »
Cork are fairly fcked either way. You'd assume another club would trial him if hes good enough anyways so this thread is a little quick to jump on his grave.

Sheehan was big and strong and had a good day against Dublin. His distribution and general scoring were never too special so youd want to adjust your expectations anyways.
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Re: Ciaran Sheehan released by Carlton - Massive boost for Cork?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 01:01:33 PM »
Sheehan was a bit old when he went over there. It's usually 18/19 . He was 24, had a bit of catching up to do.

Be a asset though for Cork if he stays fit.