I agree with Clubber Lang there, good post. It's easy to forget sometimes - what you surround yourself with in terms of your team mates or competition improves you or makes you worse. For example, those u-21s getting senior experience with JOL, Kingstons etc - that will bring on their standard. It works both ways, though. If a team is in Division 1 and Division 2 - they're playing against top opposition week in week out, and so you develop as a player because of the higher standard (just like most things in life). Here's hoping that the seniors at least stay in Division 3 this year for that reason. Conversely, mixing with Division 4 teams is not going to improve anyone's standard.
Great to see the u-21's performing so well and so maturely. When we went a man down, I thought we might have imploded. Louth are a good side, we made them look average. An u-21 leinster football final would do very nicely indeed, with the added bonus of maybe 3-5 lads graduating to the seniors with a good crop of minors behind them. Hopefully we get a good crowd down in Carlow.