AFL Invasion

Started by AbbeySider, February 13, 2008, 11:40:30 AM

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twohands!!!

Carlton recruiters around the place at the moment.

Normally it's later in the year when they come over but Carlton are hoping to gain an advantage on the opposition by travelling now. Sound very committed to recruiting more Irish players.

The Category B international rookies aren't counted as part of the salary cap (clubs have a limit on what they can spend on salaries) and also don't count towards the number of players a club can have on their books so are less of a risk compared to other rookie signings.

Also the fact that they are willing to move Monahan from Kerry to Category A make room in their Category B space means they view his chances of making is as very positively given he's only been over there 6 months at his stage.

https://wwos.nine.com.au/afl/news-2024-carlton-blues-executives-travel-to-ireland-attempt-to-recruit-talent-for-academy/fee43fbc-e776-4a2a-b492-456001233115

"And as much as the academy is a multi-pronged strategy to strengthen the men's and women's playing lists, Ireland is by far the most bold component of the plan."

"Carlton's view is Ireland is a largely untapped market, full of incredible athletes and highly competitive performers. "

twohands!!!

QuoteKerry, Roscommon and Tyrone prospects all on AFL radar

It is understood Kerry U20 defender Charlie Keating, who helped his side to the All-Ireland final, is on the radar of Carlton and has already met with club representatives

WED, 05 JUN, 2024 - 14:48
MAURICE BROSNAN

Prospects from Kerry, Roscommon and Tyrone are attracting interest from AFL clubs as another offseason of Irish signings approaches.

It is understood Kerry U20 defender Charlie Keating, who helped his side to the All-Ireland final, is on the radar of Carlton and has already met with club representatives. Keating was named Munster U20 Player of the Year this season.

Man of the Match in the decider, Eoin McElholm, is another notable talent. McElholm was invited to Melbourne last October with Down's Odhran Murdock, Galway's James McLaughlin and Cork's Conor Corbett for two weeks to visit AFL clubs and test alongside Australian prospects. He is one of four players to join the senior setup after their recent success.

Meanwhile, The Irish Examiner also understands Carlton scouts met with Roscommon forward Daire Cregg. The rising Boyle star kicked 0-9 in the Sigerson Cup final for UCD and scored 0-4 in his last two games against Dublin and Mayo in the Sam Maguire SFC series.

It comes amidst a wave of renewed interest in Irish players. Kerry's Rob Monahan, Longford's Matt Duffy, Cork's Liam O'Connell and Monaghan's Karl Gallagher all made the move in the recent offseason. Brisbane Lions representatives are currently in the country meeting with players. A trial session is scheduled to take place in Dublin this week with a host of young players invited to partake.

It was reported last December that the AFL was due to cease funding for talent camps in Ireland. However, in March clubs were informed at the AFL's headquarters in Melbourne that the funding was back on.

In April, Carlton sent a crew that included the club boss Nick Austin, national recruiting manager Mick Agresta, footy director and club legend Greg Williams to Dublin. AFLW boss Ash Naulty also made the trip. Geelong AFLW coach Dan Lowther also travelled to meet current and future players.

9News reported that Carlton had launched a three-year strategic plan to draft players through non-traditional means. Ireland is set to be a big part of that $400,000 per year investment.

There are currently 13 Irish players in the AFL.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-41409974.html?utm_source=irishexaminer&utm_campaign=41409974&utm_medium=sportnewsletter

Blowitupref

Quote from: twohands!!! on June 05, 2024, 05:35:05 PM
QuoteKerry, Roscommon and Tyrone prospects all on AFL radar

It is understood Kerry U20 defender Charlie Keating, who helped his side to the All-Ireland final, is on the radar of Carlton and has already met with club representatives

WED, 05 JUN, 2024 - 14:48
MAURICE BROSNAN

Prospects from Kerry, Roscommon and Tyrone are attracting interest from AFL clubs as another offseason of Irish signings approaches.

It is understood Kerry U20 defender Charlie Keating, who helped his side to the All-Ireland final, is on the radar of Carlton and has already met with club representatives. Keating was named Munster U20 Player of the Year this season.

Man of the Match in the decider, Eoin McElholm, is another notable talent. McElholm was invited to Melbourne last October with Down's Odhran Murdock, Galway's James McLaughlin and Cork's Conor Corbett for two weeks to visit AFL clubs and test alongside Australian prospects. He is one of four players to join the senior setup after their recent success.

Meanwhile, The Irish Examiner also understands Carlton scouts met with Roscommon forward Daire Cregg. The rising Boyle star kicked 0-9 in the Sigerson Cup final for UCD and scored 0-4 in his last two games against Dublin and Mayo in the Sam Maguire SFC series.

It comes amidst a wave of renewed interest in Irish players. Kerry's Rob Monahan, Longford's Matt Duffy, Cork's Liam O'Connell and Monaghan's Karl Gallagher all made the move in the recent offseason. Brisbane Lions representatives are currently in the country meeting with players. A trial session is scheduled to take place in Dublin this week with a host of young players invited to partake.

It was reported last December that the AFL was due to cease funding for talent camps in Ireland. However, in March clubs were informed at the AFL's headquarters in Melbourne that the funding was back on.

In April, Carlton sent a crew that included the club boss Nick Austin, national recruiting manager Mick Agresta, footy director and club legend Greg Williams to Dublin. AFLW boss Ash Naulty also made the trip. Geelong AFLW coach Dan Lowther also travelled to meet current and future players.

9News reported that Carlton had launched a three-year strategic plan to draft players through non-traditional means. Ireland is set to be a big part of that $400,000 per year investment.

There are currently 13 Irish players in the AFL.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-41409974.html?utm_source=irishexaminer&utm_campaign=41409974&utm_medium=sportnewsletter

Not the most suitable time to be holding trials. Players should be allowed to focus fully on their championship matches.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

twohands!!!

Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 05:38:39 PMNot the most suitable time to be holding trials. Players should be allowed to focus fully on their championship matches.

I don't think the AFL teams care all that much about the championship matches.

It's not as if there's any obligation on the players to attend the trials.

Blowitupref

Quote from: twohands!!! on June 05, 2024, 05:44:22 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 05:38:39 PMNot the most suitable time to be holding trials. Players should be allowed to focus fully on their championship matches.

I don't think the AFL teams care all that much about the championship matches.

It's not as if there's any obligation on the players to attend the trials.

They clearly don't with scheduling trials for this week.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

tonto1888

Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 06:29:44 PM
Quote from: twohands!!! on June 05, 2024, 05:44:22 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 05:38:39 PMNot the most suitable time to be holding trials. Players should be allowed to focus fully on their championship matches.

I don't think the AFL teams care all that much about the championship matches.

It's not as if there's any obligation on the players to attend the trials.

They clearly don't with scheduling trials for this week.

why would they?

Blowitupref

Quote from: tonto1888 on June 06, 2024, 07:23:38 AM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 06:29:44 PM
Quote from: twohands!!! on June 05, 2024, 05:44:22 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 05:38:39 PMNot the most suitable time to be holding trials. Players should be allowed to focus fully on their championship matches.

I don't think the AFL teams care all that much about the championship matches.

It's not as if there's any obligation on the players to attend the trials.

They clearly don't with scheduling trials for this week.

why would they?

Respect.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

tonto1888

Quote from: Blowitupref on June 06, 2024, 01:06:49 PM
Quote from: tonto1888 on June 06, 2024, 07:23:38 AM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 06:29:44 PM
Quote from: twohands!!! on June 05, 2024, 05:44:22 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 05:38:39 PMNot the most suitable time to be holding trials. Players should be allowed to focus fully on their championship matches.

I don't think the AFL teams care all that much about the championship matches.

It's not as if there's any obligation on the players to attend the trials.

They clearly don't with scheduling trials for this week.

why would they?

Respect.

LOL

Armagh18

Quote from: Blowitupref on June 06, 2024, 01:06:49 PM
Quote from: tonto1888 on June 06, 2024, 07:23:38 AM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 06:29:44 PM
Quote from: twohands!!! on June 05, 2024, 05:44:22 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 05, 2024, 05:38:39 PMNot the most suitable time to be holding trials. Players should be allowed to focus fully on their championship matches.

I don't think the AFL teams care all that much about the championship matches.

It's not as if there's any obligation on the players to attend the trials.

They clearly don't with scheduling trials for this week.

why would they?

Respect.
That'd be like someone robbing your house but stopping to wash the dishes on the way out ;)