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11 on the panel...fantastic..

are any of them plying senior football? our survey says..NO

carlowstar (Carlow) - Posts: 234 - 28/05/2012 17:45:45    1182167

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the reason that they are not playing senior is because they are playing minor. I know that some clubs are short players and that is why they have to play minors. Blues have a few minors playing and Eire Og dont cos they have a big senior panel.

ontheball85 (Carlow) - Posts: 177 - 28/05/2012 19:57:30    1182283

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There's no decent senior team in Carlow that has minors anywhere near the starting team, maybe a few on the panel that's it. And my point was with 11 on county minor panel, if eire og minors aren't good enough to get on senior teams, then no minors are

YI4LIFE (Carlow) - Posts: 85 - 28/05/2012 21:48:04    1182442

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YIforlife is dead right. The only senior teams with a good few minors playing will not be in the business end of the championship. Agood few Eire Og minors are playing Junior and mabey Intermediate. Small country based clubs struggle for numbers and thats why they have to play good minors. How many minors have played in senior county finals in the last 10 years? Very few. I remember young Reid from Pal a few years ago. But he would be the exception. Good minors have u-21 to look forward to also. With club minor and u-21 and county minor a young lad of 17/18 will have enough football.

minorchmps11 (Carlow) - Posts: 320 - 29/05/2012 13:33:15    1182760

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i see down in our own club in kildavin, we are short on numbers and some payers get blooded early in their career. We had paul kelly,mark nolan and aidan kelly playing senior just gone 16 years of age. donal hickey is playing senior now. town teams should have a bigger playing population and should never need to do this. i dont think it has done any good for these players being thrown in so early.

anFhrainc (Carlow) - Posts: 57 - 29/05/2012 13:43:57    1182773

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your missing the point here lads..

what im saying is, if the players are good enough, they will play senior football when they are 17/18/19...look at any top player...they will all have played club senior at this age..brendan murphy, shane redmond, brian kelly, joe byrne, jj smith, sean gannon, thomas walsh...

if you cant make your club senior team by the time you are 20/21 you'll never be good enough, barring lack of talent! FACT!

carlowstar (Carlow) - Posts: 234 - 29/05/2012 15:46:01    1182935

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Yes we get your point. Put it this way do you believe any of the eire og minors are good enough for the senior team? As they have such a big pick.

carlowverdict (Carlow) - Posts: 27 - 30/05/2012 13:16:20    1183627

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So it's gone from 17 year olds to 20/21 has it? Thanks carlowstar you've proven you haven't a clue what you're talking about

YI4LIFE (Carlow) - Posts: 85 - 30/05/2012 16:36:20    1183849

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read my post..i said if they dont make it by the time they are 20 they'll never be good enough....i said that this crap of EIRE OGS POLICY is nonsense..the fact is, none of the current eire og minors are good enough..by a long way

carlowstar (Carlow) - Posts: 234 - 30/05/2012 16:59:18    1183878

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There's no getting through to you. Eire Og's minors don't play senior because we have a strong enough senior panel and a full squad with intermediates pushing for places as well. Name me one club that has teams at minor, U-21, junior, inter, and senior level and still has minors on the senior panel..... IT'S NOT LOGICAL. That's why. Any club that has lots of minors starting senior is quite obviously in dire straights. End of dicussion.

YI4LIFE (Carlow) - Posts: 85 - 30/05/2012 21:14:22    1184104

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Carlowstar you are talking rubbish. Any decent club will not have any minors playing senior unless they are short of numbers.

ontheball85 (Carlow) - Posts: 177 - 31/05/2012 12:00:01    1184331

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i wouldn't agree with that, all over the country clubs use minors at senior level, i would suggest in a county like carlow it would be even more beneficial as the standard of intermediate and junior is so low

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1241 - 02/06/2012 15:04:41    1185705

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