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Cavan U20s

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Low key enough build up for the U20s. Playing Down tomorrow at 2. Down suppose to be decent.
Ryan McEvoy of Kilcoo would be one of their key players.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2017 - 14/02/2020 16:23:17    2267709

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Match now today at 1. Looking forward to it. Conditions still a bit ropey.

BreffniGuide (Cavan) - Posts: 413 - 22/02/2020 10:14:28    2268938

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Did Cavan v Down go ahead today ? Anyone at it ?

facer4home (Cavan) - Posts: 111 - 22/02/2020 15:43:24    2269019

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Replying To facer4home:  "Did Cavan v Down go ahead today ? Anyone at it ?"
Yeah. Conditions not ideal, very windy. Pretty poor stuff from Cavan though if we're honest, they looked like a team that had only met this morning at times.

What you're really looking for from these u20s is 3 or 4 guys who seem ready to step up to the seniors in the next 12 months or so. In that regard, I thought Oisin Brady looked the part, some great turnovers and has the athleticism. Mannion from ramor can certainly move with the ball too. And cormac o Reilly kicked 3 super points. Some of the other much hyped names had days to forget.

GallantJohnJoe (Cavan) - Posts: 307 - 22/02/2020 16:31:26    2269028

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I don't know these fixtures weren't played midweek, the way U21 use to be run on Wednesday nights. Probaly too much pressure for players travelling midweek from College, but by having the games at weekend the U20s are an after thought with the Seniors also playing.

It was also a strange desicion to only announce in October that the U20 competition would be starting in February. The previous 2 years it was in the summer. A short time frame for U20 managers to get a panel.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2017 - 24/02/2020 10:53:56    2269624

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Time for a change in management team at this level. I dont think the best is being got from what we have. For a team with a lot of scoring potential that was a pathetic return.

fredflint (Cavan) - Posts: 1298 - 24/02/2020 13:45:28    2269723

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Replying To GallantJohnJoe:  "Yeah. Conditions not ideal, very windy. Pretty poor stuff from Cavan though if we're honest, they looked like a team that had only met this morning at times.

What you're really looking for from these u20s is 3 or 4 guys who seem ready to step up to the seniors in the next 12 months or so. In that regard, I thought Oisin Brady looked the part, some great turnovers and has the athleticism. Mannion from ramor can certainly move with the ball too. And cormac o Reilly kicked 3 super points. Some of the other much hyped names had days to forget."
Would agree with your only meeting up the morning of the game comments.

Particularly in the forward department, we looked clueless in attack and depending on individuals to come up with something.

Cormac O' Reilly angled points aside, the only other way to score seemed to be to get frees from running directly at crowded defences.

Not a huge amount of standouts that you would say are definite Seniors in a few years.

No. 4 Killian Brady is definitely on the small side but did everything right and looks a classy all round player. He and O' Reilly would be the two biggest hopes for me.

No. 3 Peter Smith & 5. Philip Nulty also had a good games marking the two inside forwards. Most of the defence had done well up until the killer goal against what looked a decent Down forward line.

The big men 8, 9 & 11 also look like good strong ball carriers and won a good few frees in the danger zone but were definitely 2nd best when it came to winning kickouts.

PatTheDandy (Cavan) - Posts: 218 - 24/02/2020 13:59:23    2269735

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Replying To fredflint:  "Time for a change in management team at this level. I dont think the best is being got from what we have. For a team with a lot of scoring potential that was a pathetic return."
Sack the manager?
What an insightful and original comment.
I heard the Sun are looking for reporters, you should send in your CV.

Setantawatchl (Cavan) - Posts: 127 - 29/02/2020 17:41:16    2270895

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Replying To Setantawatchl:  "Sack the manager?
What an insightful and original comment.
I heard the Sun are looking for reporters, you should send in your CV."
Hes not up to this level, it's been clear for years. But the way we dont "sack" managers in GAA. Thats like something The Sun would print.

fredflint (Cavan) - Posts: 1298 - 01/03/2020 21:30:46    2271379

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Replying To fredflint:  "Hes not up to this level, it's been clear for years. But the way we dont "sack" managers in GAA. Thats like something The Sun would print."
Your sentiments even if you're in denial

Explain your comment about the manager

Setantawatchl (Cavan) - Posts: 127 - 13/03/2020 23:31:44    2273767

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The conduct the day of the postponed Down game was extraordinary.

GallantJohnJoe (Cavan) - Posts: 307 - 14/03/2020 16:53:52    2273814

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