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i attended the training tonight (tuesday) in kenny park which had high hopes of seein some promise and some good ball drills an tactical awareness from the team and coaching staff for the next 2 hours i was shocked to see wat went on(yes the training session lasted 2 hrs).here is the time frame on how training went:
7.30 lads out on pitch pucking ball back an over
7.35 trainer blows the whistle an the players jog in (im nearly sure it wasnt john d kearney training them)
7.40 lads go into a triangle ball drill hittin the ball back an over in 3s to each other
7.45 2 players jog out of dressing room 15minutes late
7.50 yet another player jogs out of dressing room 20 minutes late (now turning into a farce issues wit discipline an time keeping)
7.55 players break off an big a slight warm up for 5 mins with some players miles behind others during the warm up
8.05 mcintyre calls players into a huddle an starts to f an blind them out of it for at least 10 minutes going thru each an every player during this u cud see him put his hand in the air an try and tell them how to catch a ball (schoolboy stuff)
8.15 match starts(yes a match)and a 13 a side match at that with only a two man forward line on each side,wat happens after this is just farcical
8.30 with mc intyre reffing the match an not blowing for one foul except for ffing an blindin callinan out of it for not puttin 2 hands on the hurl picking up the ball he calls them in again where he starts to roar an shout abuse for 5 minutes at the players.
8.45calls them in again an starts roarin more abuse this time being heard alll over the town he was so loud.
8.50 match starts again with players tryin to walk the ball into the goals with onal barry layin midfield he walks straight thru the defence an scores 2 goals jc tapping over a few unmarked easy chances and hayes looking very off the boil with a bit unwanted weight an afraid to take on his marker.
9.00 another rollicking off mcintyre for another 5 minutes and break out again for last quarter of the match,
9.10 players come in where john mc calls them into a tight huddle no shoutin this time (suprised) they then break off for running an a light warm down (very little stretching)
The session finished at half 9 2 hours after the start with players when the whistle was blown walking into the huddle not even jogging(not all players but some)where the trainer started shoutin hurry up i haven all nite..This followed by countless bollicking off mc intyre for who for some reason was reffing a match that he should been looking on at to see who was playing well.For a county team to play a 13 a side match after playin a championship match on saturday is disgracefull,there was no tempo no blowing for frees acres of space players tryin to walk the ball into the net and only about 10 points scored and about 5 goals when there was so much space,some of the players looked disillusioned wit the set up as there was no stability an f all discipline,dunno wat selectors do there cause all they did the whole nite was stood up with hands on hips and wit the occasional roar from connolly about PRIDE in the jersey.
The way mcintyre was tryin to teach them how to catch a high ball was roaring at callinan telling him to lump the high ball down on top of the half forwards throughout the whole match there was one high ball caught in about 60 minutes of hurling,with training going on for 2 hours.After seeing this it leads me to believe that the current management has not a clue wat they are at and the lad training galway shud be training under 12s not the galway senior hurling team.Farcical stuff i do hope we will beat clare but judging on tonights training theres not a lot of hope if we do beat them i believe it will be the players ability an belief an not the managements training that will get us thru it......
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