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Harty Cup

  • 26-10-2022 10:50pm
    Registered Users Posts: 13,878 ✭✭✭✭

    Can anyone explain why (in particular) local journalists have become so obsessed with this Schools competition the last few years?

    For me it’s actually beyond the point of being creepy now. They are school students. Let them enjoy their Hurling and F off with the daily articles on it now. Adding needless pressure to it imo by giving it an unnecessary amount of coverage in media


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭Asdfgh2020

    Can you explain what is 'creepy' about it.............?

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,878 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    They’re schoolchildren

    Let them enjoy their schools’ hurling stress-free and not have journalists coming to their matches

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,438 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    People want to know how games go. The coverage is far from OTT. It is the premier schools hurling competition in the country with the Leinster Senior A competition. I dont think the coverage increases the stress for players. Like its far from the coverage schools rugby gets.

  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭PeggyShippen

    That the Harty Cup has gone from strength to strength is great. It was always big. There's no comparison really with the Leinster schools hurling competition. Harty is the be all and end all. But the coverage it receives is light years behind Leinster or even Minster schools rugby. The mure coverage the better. They arent kids.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,438 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    They are kids.

    It has a direct comparison with leinster schools hurling with the senior A competition there.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,878 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    Look - It just doesn’t sit right with me that these lads are kitting out of their school uniforms for a match and yet there’s journalists there to write articles on the performances etc

    There’s no freedom/hiding anymore for even schoolchildren now

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,438 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    So should all clubs stop reporting on their age grade teams. all local newspapers stop covering all manners of age grade games? same with inter county minor as well?

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,878 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    No, I’m saying schools in general

    You don’t see any coverage really of club below minor (at a top level) anywhere bar results maybe

  • Registered Users Posts: 825 ✭✭✭Deskjockey

    In Kilkenny there are full match reports on championship matches from u13 up in the local sections of the Kilkenny people. People are interested in it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,878 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    Fair enough my man - Was just giving my own thoughts on it and was asking for others' thoughts

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  • Registered Users Posts: 890 ✭✭✭Quitelife

    Theres a growing interest in Schools Competitions particulary Harty Cup Hurling in Munster. What about Leinster schools Rugby , big coverage in national papers for years? .

    Theres a lot of Interest in the other grades of Munster Schools Hurling as well, the Barty (B), the Carty (C), the Darty (D) & the Earty (E) grades!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,274 ✭✭✭evolvingtipperary101

    There's a lot of people who played schools hurling and still have a gra for it - nothing wrong with going to those games and reading about them and supporting those involved. Wonderful competitions and plenty of good hurling on show.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,922 ✭✭✭keeponhurling

    Generally, the reporting on schoolkids is all pretty positive, journalists don't exactly slate players.

    I used to love as a kid if our team, or even my own name, got a mention in the local paper !

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,878 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    Yes - local paper. That’s kinda where Im coming from on this

    It’s when articles/clips are being shared is when it gets weird for me on a Provincial/National Level. Those idiot managers getting into a clash at a recent match in my eyes stems a lot from the added pressure and non-casual state that Harty Cup (and the likes) is in. I think it should be there to keep lads in the game/system and things like what happened there shouldn’t ever happen in a schools event

    Look - it’s just a personal thing - clearly the majority here don’t mind it