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21-10-2019, 13:28   #7741
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Kyle Bennett started on Saturday, is he a brother or a cousin? Stephen Bennett was brilliant, very hard for opposition to do anything to stop him, particularly at that level. Hopefully ballysaggart can go on a good run in the club championship now
Kyle is a cousin. There's another Bennett cousin on the panel too, as is usual with small county clubs
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Now that the playing season is nearly done, can anyone see any motions been put forward and approved re change to playing structures and possibly a decent league?
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And most certainly Brick was a fantastic servant and he’s a Waterford hurling legend, even if his hurling ability wasn’t in the same league as others.
I actually think that Brick's natural hurling ability gets played down an awful lot, you dont last 16 years and win an allstar as a centre back, midfielder and forward without having immense hurling ability. I think sometimes we mix up 'flashy' with ability and talent.
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I actually think that Brick's natural hurling ability gets played down an awful lot, you dont last 16 years and win an allstar as a centre back, midfielder and forward without having immense hurling ability. I think sometimes we mix up 'flashy' with ability and talent.
Depends what constitutes 'hurling ability'.

Was he brilliant at reading the game, spacial awareness, determined and an immense athlete - yes to all of the above.

How many balls would he strike in an average game - maybe a couple!

Anyone who remembers Paddy Christie playing full back for the Dublin footballers a few years back will recall that he rarely kicked the ball - nearly always laid it off to a colleague via a hand pass. Was he a great full back - one of the best.
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Stephen Bennett is available next year.
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21-10-2019, 17:03   #7746
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Stephen Bennett is available next year.
great news and hopefully comes into the Waterford after a good run in the club championships

Any news on players who have been dismissed other than Connors and Maurice ???. Tommy Ryan and Darragh Fives are gone too
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21-10-2019, 17:16   #7747
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There will be trial games for everyone called up in a month or so. It will determine the panel.
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21-10-2019, 19:43   #7748
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Any news on players who have been dismissed other than Connors and Maurice ???. Tommy Ryan and Darragh Fives are gone too
Were they cut or just opted out? Right call on Darragh Fives no matter who made that call. Too much effort and heartache for him to go through it again. Just wasn't meant to be.

I really feel that Tommy Ryan has underachieved as a Waterford hurler so disappointed to see him go but the show must go on.
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Were they cut or just opted out? Right call on Darragh Fives no matter who made that call. Too much effort and heartache for him to go through it again. Just wasn't meant to be.

I really feel that Tommy Ryan has underachieved as a Waterford hurler so disappointed to see him go but the show must go on.
We should wait for confirmation from a reliable source before writing lads obituaries. The only 3 that are definitely gone for next year are Shanahan, Connors and Brick.
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Should have the league fixtures out this week or next I imagine with the Season ticket sales opening up

A decision on Walsh Park needs to be made. Do they rest the money in an account and start work after the Championship games next summer or do they start work immediately and have a good bit of it done in time for the games ??

AFAIK we only have 2 games at home in the league
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Should have the league fixtures out this week or next I imagine with the Season ticket sales opening up

A decision on Walsh Park needs to be made. Do they rest the money in an account and start work after the Championship games next summer or do they start work immediately and have a good bit of it done in time for the games ??

AFAIK we only have 2 games at home in the league
They'll play games in Walsh Park, they're unlikely to get everything tee'd up before the league.

If they bulldoze the place in June they can play league games in Fraher next season without too much hassle. It'll be 12 months again until Championship games return, and those will involve Clare and Limerick who'll bring smaller travelling fans than Cork and Tipp - so they could potentially play with a partially completed Walsh Park.
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They'll play games in Walsh Park, they're unlikely to get everything tee'd up before the league.

If they bulldoze the place in June they can play league games in Fraher next season without too much hassle. It'll be 12 months again until Championship games return, and those will involve Clare and Limerick who'll bring smaller travelling fans than Cork and Tipp - so they could potentially play with a partially completed Walsh Park.
2020 is the last year of the round robin before it's up for review but reckon they will keep it
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There will be trial games for everyone called up in a month or so. It will determine the panel.
Will the guys still in club action be included in these ?
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They'll play games in Walsh Park, they're unlikely to get everything tee'd up before the league.

If they bulldoze the place in June they can play league games in Fraher next season without too much hassle. It'll be 12 months again until Championship games return, and those will involve Clare and Limerick who'll bring smaller travelling fans than Cork and Tipp - so they could potentially play with a partially completed Walsh Park.
Why not just play them all in Fraher Field?
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Why not just play them all in Fraher Field?
Loss of revenue number one.

Secondly, Cork and Tipp have huge support bases and will likely have large numbers of season ticket holders.

In a scenario where Fraher Field capacity is down around 6k for arguments sake, there is a strong chance that there would be more visiting fans than Waterford fans in the venue.
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