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Carlow senior hurlers 2012.

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Plenty of doom and gloom so far about the hurlers, or so I'm hearing. Lads not in there, are going travelling or are currently travelling. Plus we will be missing the Rangers guys until there run is over. Just seen on the Leinster website that our opening game is now on the FRIDAY Jan 20th in the IT against UCD. Even allowing for who we are missing every one should try get to this as the college have great facilities down there and great atmosphere for match as we seen with U21 footballers there last year. Another interesting note is that the winners will play Galway at home so nice to get them down to Carlow.

fergie (Carlow) - Posts: 1105 - 12/01/2012 18:18:56    1092746


seems to be very low key alright at the moment hurling wise although after the success of rangers this year has shown what can be done when the heads are put down in carlow not that far off going up another level. Although after the failings of last year it really is important to get promotion back to division 1B of the league and i think this should be the goal for the year for the panel. As we all know if we can get a few good results get on a roll and build momentum it will be hard to stop us as i do believe we are the best team in the current division of the league and will be the ones to beat. The unavailibilty of the rangers players will be a problem but could be the break few of our players need to get into the team perform and keep there places so when the rangers boys come back the competition for places increase leads to a higher tempo in training and improves the overall ability of the squad

ITSCHOLAR (Carlow) - Posts: 259 - 13/01/2012 13:55:57    1093096


i think 8 ranger lads are going in this year. maybe the break for a few of them last year will have them rearing to go?

old yellar (None) - Posts: 2624 - 13/01/2012 19:13:39    1093307


Hard to see 8 rangers lads going to go in.They are probably going to be expected to head straight in when they finish with club which i think in the long term it will come back to bite them as this is where the player burnout is coming into effect.It could be a bad thing for the county team to have tired bodies on a panel.They should be given some sort of break but i know with a small pick like we have they wil be needed to get a good start in the league which is needed if we are to progress to division 1b

TopFan (Carlow) - Posts: 166 - 14/01/2012 10:12:51    1093483


Going to be a very challenging year for the hurlers! But.. correct me if I am wrong... but have we some good young under 21's ready for the step up?

Daithi English will be a loss and we will need all the rest of our hurlers to commit to keep the progress going.

Kevin Ryan will earn his corn this year.

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1551 - 16/01/2012 20:58:13    1094743


This was posted as a new thread but since the subject matter is the same it has been incorporated here.

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Hurlers Preparations

Was anyone at the match vs UCD last friday evening ? They (UCD) won well enough - spose the Rangers crew are a big loss. Who played well ?

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2243 - 23/01/2012 15:43:17    1098595


I was fairly disappointed with the performance. We only had 4 subs but we couldn't make use of the ball in the forwards especially in the first half. Thought the full back line was poor enough when they were ran it very exposed. Midfield was non existant. Started Eoin Nolan wing forward, Ruairi Dunbar wing back and Andrew Gaule midfield. Can't see the logic in that. Mouse Kavanagh I thought did reasonably well for his age. Won the ball which came his way. Missed a few frees but it was his debut. Was Paudie Kehoe injured? Can't see any other reason why he wouldnt have been starting.

How long of a break will the Rangers lads have after the All Ireland Final? Because if were missing them for a part of the league I can't see us getting promoted.

hurlingguru (Carlow) - Posts: 1823 - 23/01/2012 19:25:52    1098837


Div 2A looking tougher than many may have thought if Westmeath's early form is anything to go by - beat Offaly by 7 points yesterday and have all their dual players commited solely to hurling this year.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1243 - 23/01/2012 19:29:47    1098843


Although it will be close game i think.

fergie (Carlow) - Posts: 1105 - 23/01/2012 19:44:31    1098860


Hurling guru Paudie had a match on sunday (22nd) for his college so that was reason why he wasnt starting. Cant understand why full forward was left on for whole game. Agree with you bout dunbar and nolan.... Im not convinced at all by Ryan to be honest with you.

pennypincher (Carlow) - Posts: 777 - 24/01/2012 10:36:11    1099150


anyone know how the hurlers went today . galway hammered ucd 6-25 to 1-10

hillbrook (Carlow) - Posts: 36 - 29/01/2012 20:40:44    1102303


Lost to DIT 1-15 to 0-15. Wasn't at it so no idea how they played.
Also played Waterford in a challenge in WIT Friday night and lost that 5-16 to 0-13.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1114 - 29/01/2012 21:10:10    1102326


Beaten by a goal by DIT.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1243 - 29/01/2012 21:11:38    1102330


I listened to the commentary... such as it was... and Carlow gave a good account of themselves according to the commentary. Terrible day for a game. They are certainly getting in the preparation if they played Waterford also over the weekend.

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1551 - 29/01/2012 21:42:33    1102356


I was back home and went to it. I'd say we'd signs of more hurling in us, but they'd more hurling done. The goal before half time which was very sloppy proved our undoing. The Wexford ref also had some poor enough calls and failed to let play go at one vital point in the first half when we'd a certain goal. I wouldnt be too despondent given the time of year and what we were playing for. There was certainly plenty of endeavour evident throughout. I liked our full and half back lines who for the best part seemed reasonably well assured and familiar on the ball. Dont know about having a two man full forward line. Couldnt quite figure out Clowrys deep role at times, hes a seriously big man though who could cause teams problems on a given day. Shane Kavanagh, Duke and Doyle were good. Most played reasonably well given the conditions etc. All in all it was a fairly enjoyable game. When we add the MLR lads we should be well capable of reversing the mockery of last years demotion and climbing out of division 3.

Galway may have hammered UCD but they were obviously out to prove a point for Cunningham in his first game. I believe UCD had a much depleted team to what played us also. Westmeath will be the biggest threat for the forthcoming year. Their dual players seem to be concentrating on the small ball this year and the focus seems there. They'd a good win against Offaly less the Coolderry lads, one swallow dosent make a summer either though, we drew with them in last years shield final and subsequently had a disappointing year. Incidentally was that game ever replayed lads or is it left sitting on a shelf somewhere?

On a final note the attendance on Sunday was terrible. I counted about 50 - 60 including the KCR boys! 10 euros was steep and the weather was wet. Would hope people get out and watch them come the league.

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 469 - 31/01/2012 21:21:42    1103311


Yes,passer by,that Offaly game was replayed last June up in Portlaoise,think we lost by about 10 points.

fergie (Carlow) - Posts: 1105 - 01/02/2012 18:40:14    1103829


hopefully we will be able to compete in div.3

hillbrook (Carlow) - Posts: 36 - 01/02/2012 18:40:21    1103830


Any word of further challenge games or how training is going? Does anyone know when the MLR lads will be joining up

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 469 - 19/02/2012 19:30:32    1114606


They should field the rangers team as the Carlow team because that way we might win an All Ireland

Whyalwaysme (USA) - Posts: 37 - 19/02/2012 20:06:03    1114632



Sportie (Carlow) - Posts: 44 - 20/02/2012 15:33:06    1115024