In respect of the comments about the 4 Spink lads just been athletic, having seen Spink in action against a couple
of more fancied teams last year, I thought they were exceptional.
If you looked at that squad for the last 2-3 years most of the squad have been involved in various Feile Panels
with Ballyroan and St. Pauls and both teams represented Laois well.
No wonder people worry about Juvenile football and kids get turned off when you see comments like the ones about the Spink
Players with many of them good soccer players too.
Its best to brand the kids at that age with hot irons to say Football or hurling. I understand that Diarmud Connolly is a better hurler and was a better juvenile hurler than footballer and played both at juvenile level. I am sure the same could have been said about him and it looks like its worked out for him and Dublin been an athletic hurler playing football.
First of all I didn't mention the four Spink lads, I mentioned two of them. They are out and out hurlers who just play football for a bit of a laugh.
Diarmuid Connolly was always first and foremost a footballer. He happened to be good at hurling but because he was always a footballer he ended up.... wait for it... playing football.