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redsetanta

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2018, 11:06:13 AM »
Wicklow had a fine win against Dublin yesterday fairplay to them.

The manner of the defeat against Kildare is the worry as it was a big loss.

A county like ours is not going to produce world beaters every 2 or 3 years. We were fortunate that we had so many good players emerging at the same time back in the mid 90's.

No doubt more work has to go into coaching at early underage. The best we can hope for atthe moment is that each minor team can produce a couple of players who will improve and bring somethig to the senior set up in the next couple of years.
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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2018, 01:50:33 PM »
When you see Wicklow beating Dublin and Offaly really putting it up to a very good Meath team, you have to wonder why we are continuing to fail abysmally. Its worrying.

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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2018, 04:06:47 PM »
Laois were blessed with how the two groups were drawn this year. In reality that Laois team would struggle to finish fifth if they had been placed in group A. Wicklow, Offaly, Meath and Dublin would all easy defeat our minor team. They beat Longford the first day out after getting off to a fast start. Longford were clearly the better team once they settled and had there been another couple of minutes left in that game probably would have claimed the victory. Still though with how results seem to be panning out there is every chance Laois will end up in the semi-finals. That was the goal at the start of the campaign and once there you never know what might happen. I have the feeling that Donnacha Phelan might fall into the bracket of a lucky manager rather than a good manager. As a supporter I would never say know to a bit of luck.

On a side note-Meath play Wicklow in their remaining group game. They are already guaranteed top stop. If they win Dublin will more than likely sneak second spot. If they lose then Wicklow progress. They have beaten Dublin once already in the competition-not easy to beat any Dublin side twice.

Don Draper

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2018, 04:47:30 PM »
I suspect Meath might make a few changes for that Wicklow game.

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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2018, 08:33:24 PM »
There seems to be no urgency to solving the problem at under age level in the county. Its pretty frustrating.

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« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2018, 11:28:14 AM »
I don't necessarily agree that we are doing anything wrong at underage compared to other counties. The fact is that all counties now have very professional underage set-ups. In light of that the bigger counties with the bigger picks are the ones that are more than likely to succeed e.g. Kildare, Meath and Dublin. Every so often a team outside of those in Leinster might have a couple of outstanding footballers come through together that will break the status quo. The biggest problem in Laois and it has been highlighted by posters here time and time again is the pathetically small number of youngsters playing GAA in Portlaoise. A town and surrounding environs of well in excess of 20,000 and the potential this provides is being badly wasted. It's ridiculous to think that the two Arles clubs with two two teacher schools between them have provided nearly as many seniors to Laois county football team as Portlaoise has in the last decade. If we are to be successful at underage then something needs to change and a proper strategy implemented to reinvigorate GAA in our main town.     

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2018, 01:13:15 PM »
U16s bet by 30 points by Tipperary

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« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »
U16s bet by 30 points by Tipperary

in football!!!!!

when did this happen?

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« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2018, 06:36:59 PM »
Lads a bit of perspective needs to be had in relation to our minor team . Yes we were badly beaten by Kildare but that doesn’t mean they are bad footballers! What is letting us down is our strength and conditioning , Kildare and dublin are ahead of the game at underage level in Leinster. We need to up our game in s&c. Example three years ago Kildare beat us in s Leinster final and this yEar we should have beat their under 20 team . I rem in 1997 we only beat Kk with a last min goal. If they had of lost would we have had a different view of that team ??

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« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2018, 06:50:04 PM »
Best thing that can be done is to appoint a full time S&C coach to oversee all teams in both football and hurling

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2018, 07:32:33 PM »
Friend of mine is involved in a predominantly football club in  the west division in Tipp,since last October they have started paying a qualified club member €50 per session to run athletic development sessions with their u12/14/16’s as lads are being left behind by their team mates who are in divisional and county development squads.


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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2018, 10:23:43 PM »
Yes it was in football , not sure when but it was very recently in the last week or two

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« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2018, 10:10:13 PM »
Laois through to the semi finals next Saturday at 12.00 in O'Moore Park after Wicklow defeat Meath
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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2018, 11:33:17 AM »
Kildare beat Longford in our group.

Great for Wicklow to have beaten Meath and Dublin in the group stages. If they could beat Kildare and get to a Leinster final it would be great for their county.

We must have a decent chance of beating Meath.
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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2018, 11:58:51 AM »
We have a decent chance of beating Meath ???😂😂 SERIUOSLY ? They are dark horses for an all Ireland this year . They had their second string out against Wicklow last night as they are already through . Kildare absolutely destroyed us last week.