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It is no secret that underage development is pivotal for the success of senior teams. Westmeath experienced this first hand after the '95 Minor and '99 u21 All Ireland winning teams, resulting in Leinster Final success in 2004.
Westmeath really have seemed to have taken their eye of the ball here (no pun intended) with underage. Is there much of a system currently in place for young players? There has been no success underage over the past few years. The only one of note was the minor hurling team beating Kilkenny.
Interested to hear your thoughts on this.
TractorTom4 (Australia) - Posts: 14 - 21/12/2017 18:40:53 2065800Link 0 0
U21s beat Kilkenny
the underage system is a bit of a shambles. very few coaches volunteer to help out.
no money for anything. tops not being got for squads just to save money
young lads come in, see its a shambles and many don't bother (usually the best ones!)
hurling development money is spent on the county adult hurlers and not on the underage squads.
manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 517 - 22/12/2017 07:43:42 2065834Link 0 0
There are 'Development Squads' at all ages as far is I know from U13 up in both football and hurling.
BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 550 - 22/12/2017 12:27:04 2065868Link 0 0