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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2014, 10:47:27 AM »
Out of interest, who is the oldest county player playing? Jonny Doyle?

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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2014, 08:33:56 AM »
I would say the Tyrone team that played Westmeath had a younger average age than Westmeath.
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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2014, 09:29:56 AM »
Cheers folks - appreciate all this, and will definitely use the info in the future.

The "young team" excuse is easy enough to explain, its about deflecting pressure away from your players by saying they are young and so will improve. The player thinks, I'm only 23 so I can improve. Everyone is using it these days. Remember, when a manager is giving an interview he is doing it for his players not the fans or the media.

I get why he's doing it, but at the same time it would be nice to be able to call it out when it's complete horse manure, as I suspect that it is in this case. A year or so younger than the average (at best) is hardly the same as a team of toddlers, as the line is intended to convey.

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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 09:56:36 AM »
Out of interest, who is the oldest county player playing? Jonny Doyle?

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Barden is 33, Doyle is 36..

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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 10:04:13 AM »
It'd be hard to get a younger team that Clare lined out in the AI final last year, all early 20's with about only two exceptions in Bugler and Donnellan and they're not in their thirties yet either.


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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2014, 10:18:27 AM »
It'd be hard to get a younger team that Clare lined out in the AI final last year, all early 20's with about only two exceptions in Bugler and Donnellan and they're not in their thirties yet either.
What about the team Antrim put out yesterday?
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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2014, 10:51:01 AM »
Anybody care to hazard a guess at the ages of the Tyrone team against Westmeath?

 Morgan (0-3) 22?
A McCrory, 24?
R McNamee, 22?
R McKenna, 22?
C Clarke, 22?
Mattie Donnelly, 23?
 P Harte, 23?
C Cavanagh (0-1), 27?
S Cavanagh (1-2), 30?
Ciaran McGinley (0-4), 22?
S McGuigan (0-1), 20?
C Grugan (0-1), 22?
K Coney (0-3), 23?
Mark Donnelly (0-2) 29?
C McAliskey (0-5) 22?
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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2014, 10:55:22 AM »
Anybody care to hazard a guess at the ages of the Tyrone team against Westmeath?

 Morgan (0-3) 22?
A McCrory, 24?
R McNamee, 22?
R McKenna, 22?
C Clarke, 22?
Mattie Donnelly, 23?
 P Harte, 23?
C Cavanagh (0-1), 27?
S Cavanagh (1-2), 30?
Ciaran McGinley (0-4), 22?
S McGuigan (0-1), 20?
C Grugan (0-1), 22?
K Coney (0-3), 23?
Mark Donnelly (0-2) 29?
C McAliskey (0-5) 22?

I'd say your too young by a few years anyway for McCrory. Also for Ciaran McGinley who I'd guess is at least 24 or 25. I'd say your also too young for McNamee and McKenna as well. I'd guess McNamee is around 23/24.

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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2014, 11:16:49 AM »
I think you are nearly a couple of years too young with almost all the Tyrone players there. Think this is more like it.

Morgan 23
A McCrory 26
R McNamee 23
R McKenna 22
C Clarke 22
Mattie Donnelly 24
 P Harte 24
C Cavanagh 27
S Cavanagh 30
Ciaran McGinley  27
S McGuigan 23
C Grugan 23
K Coney 24
Mark Donnelly 30
C McAliskey 24

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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2014, 01:39:48 PM »
I think you are nearly a couple of years too young with almost all the Tyrone players there. Think this is more like it.

Morgan 23
A McCrory 26
R McNamee 23
R McKenna 22
C Clarke 22
Mattie Donnelly 24
 P Harte 24
C Cavanagh 27
S Cavanagh 30
Ciaran McGinley  27
S McGuigan 23
C Grugan 23
K Coney 24
Mark Donnelly 30
C McAliskey 24

Still a young enough team, especially when you consider that Ronan O'Neill (22/23), Barry Tierney (22/23) and McCurry (u-21) have been starting most games this year.
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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 10:52:08 PM »
Derry also have a pretty young team, but sure who hasn't these days?

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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 11:05:43 PM »
Derry also have a pretty young team, but sure who hasn't these days?

I dunno hi. We are not that young..........

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All guesses btw

T Mallon (26) ; M Craig (25), C McKaigue (23), D McBride (25); K Johnston (20), G O’Kane (30), SL McGoldrick (26); F Doherty (32), P Bradley (30); C McFaul (19), M Lynch (26), E Lynn (27); B Heron (24), D Mullan (24), C O’Boyle (23).

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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 11:16:40 PM »
I'd say your off a year or two on some there tickle, patsy wouldn't be 30? I think GOK is 28 and doubt Lynn would be 27? Anyway if you throw in McGuckin and Bell who would start, 22 and 20, then that would bring it down.

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Re: "We're a young team...."
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2014, 11:54:30 PM »
I'd say your off a year or two on some there tickle, patsy wouldn't be 30? I think GOK is 28 and doubt Lynn would be 27? Anyway if you throw in McGuckin and Bell who would start, 22 and 20, then that would bring it down.
Patsy and Gerard would probably be about thirty  they won the All Ireland Minors in 2002 (pretty sure they weren't underage the following year ) Mark Lynch would be in round 28 as he was still U16 in 2002