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Kilkenny GAA Thread



  • Registered Users Posts: 441 ✭✭Marrooned

    Maybe it’s because Dicksboro dominated the U19 setup.

  • Registered Users Posts: 618 ✭✭✭Fred Daly

    All the best to everybody travelling this day safe journey good results.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,826 ✭✭✭blackcard

    Great result for OLG, Paddy Deegan outstanding. Don't think they have the firepower from midfield up. to go all the way. Conor Heary making a contribution but needs to score more

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,646 ✭✭✭Charlie69

    Deegan was incredible from centre back. I thought Heary had a very good game too. Great win for them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭conor05

    Great win for OLG.

    Paddy Deegan 5pts from play, simply outstanding.

    Still, if a fully fit Donal Burke was playing for Na Fianna tonight, that cup was heading a few mins up the road to North Dublin tonight you’d imagine.

    Nothing between the two teams.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭Grats

    Congrats O'Loughlins, had to dig deep, could have gone either way.

    Paddy Deegan getting 5 points is further proof that he should be played further up the field. While his scoring was impeccable, his defending was poor.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,826 ✭✭✭blackcard

    Maybe midfield for Paddy. OLG should have Huw, Mikey Paddy and Conor Heary in the squad for next year. Other possibilities are Jordon Molloy, David Fogarty and Owen Wall. Not sure the latter 3 have quite what it takes but think they should be given a shot in the extended squad

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭Grats

    Strange and hard to fathom - five of their backs are tipped to be on the Kilkenny panel, yet the backs generally were run ragged at times today and in other matches. But for the goalkeepers heroics against Bennettsbridge they were beaten.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,011 ✭✭✭tbiggertycome

    Well Huw, Mikey, Paddy and Heary were all there last year and haven't been dropped as far as I'm aware, Molloy and Wall definitely in there for the coming year. Well done to OLG they dug it out well but they will need to figure out a way to get more out of their forwards if their to take the crown in Jan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 618 ✭✭✭Fred Daly

    There a club team not like the shamrocks brilliant players on each line all the best to them and the other Kilkenny club teams going forward.

  • Registered Users Posts: 172 ✭✭KK36

    A fully fit Donal Burke would have been fully marked out of it by Mikey Butler

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭Billy Ocean

    No guarantee as seen with Peter Casey in the All Ireland final, also if OLG had to switch him onto Burke that would have freed another forward from his clutches or away from Lawlor if there was other adjustments.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭Grats

    Four of the O'Loughlins starting forwards failed to score, Heary got 1, Bergin 2 from play and sub Luke Hogan 1. It is a problem area.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭Village87

    The young lad full forward for Na Fianna had a great game. Not sure was he on Lawlor or Butler. Looked a very smart prospect

  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭conor05

    Donal Burke scored 0-10 (3pts from play) v KK in Leinster champ this year.

    There is no doubt he would have been very influential in Croke Park yesterday but it’s all ifs and buts.

    OLG won fair and square.

    There is an All Ireland final spot for OLG there if they keep focused v Cushendall.

    There is talk of it been fixed for Newry on Saturday the 16th.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,717 ✭✭✭randd1

    A big pro for me;

    Primary school is effectively U13 as it is. so going back to U18 as minor, you'll have primary school, U14, U16 an minor. I know it doesn't mean too much, but it effectively means there's four age groups instead of running U13 alongside primary schools. It's not much, but it does add another round of development to underage players.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,724 ✭✭✭Ceist_Beag

    Talking to a few clubmen at the weekend and the general opinion there was that there isn't room for U19 in the calendar so we're better going back to the even numbers to have one less age grade competing for what was already a squeezed calendar.

    One other plus for change I can see is to delay competitive hurling for young lads to U14. On the flip side of course is that it will prove a challenge to the county U14 development squad selection as they will no longer be able to rely on taking players from the U13 teams at the end of that season.

    Vote is tonight and the consensus appears to be for change but I don't think it's as straightforward as some people seem to think so it could be an interesting night ahead.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Senditinlow

    Hear 20 Co.Board officials told to vote to keep the status quo. Hopefully it won't be a secret ballot as it was in Waterford where they voted to keep at odd numbers. Why is vote not being done at Juvenile Co.Board level?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭Village87

    Is it true Ned Quinn is getting to club representatives to keep the status quo even though clubs are sending up representatives to vote for change. Hardly a secret ballot? Very interesting night ahead

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,011 ✭✭✭tbiggertycome

    Well at our own club AGM last week the point was brought up about how the club would vote and it was made very clear that our own club had decided to revert to even numbers and our delegate had to vote that way he had no autonomy to change the decision. It'll be very interesting to see how this goes. If the clubs can't get this changed it will show that the current club delegates are not up to scratch and that the Co Board are trying to rule the clubs instead of being there to implement the changes of the majority of the clubs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭Grats

    If it's secret ballot clubs won't know for sure if their county board reps voted as instructed. Open vote should be voted on first.

  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭Alonzo Moseley

    Not sure about being "run ragged" but a good win, Na Fianna are strong and would give any team problems.

    Na Fianna and Kilmacud are very good teams who'd likely beat most of this year's Munster reps.

    Any one of 5 teams in Klikenny club championship would probably win Leinster, as would our intermediate winners, which again shows hurling is still very strong in Kilkenny.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭Grats

    The backs were seriously under pressure , particularly in the first half when they stood off the Na Fianna forwards and allowed them run through them. Even H Lawlor was playing second best to his opponent.

    Of course it was a good win. My post was mainly trying to understand why 5 potential Kilkenny panel members could be under such pressure. They were under similar pressure against the Bridge and but for the goalkeepers marvellous saves they were gone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,052 ✭✭✭barneygumble99

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,191 ✭✭✭JJs Left Hand

    Confirmation that the age grades have changed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 518 ✭✭✭corner back 2

    Maybe they just had an off day and yet they managed to win. Club teams are not perfect and even the much vaunted Ballyhale teams had plenty of days where they just managed to sneak through with last minute goals. OLG backs were by no means run ragged yesterday. Na Fianna had their purple patch after half time and had backs under serious pressure for about 10-15 minutes. Other than that there wasn't too much to over react to.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,826 ✭✭✭blackcard

    I thought part of the problem was that the OLG forwards and midfielders were not able to hold on to the ball during certain periods and the ball was being returned as quickly as it was being cleared