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Agreed promotion certainly should be the main aim and it will be tough enough. No Sigerson either this year so more onus on the lads to do their own fitness and S and C.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1439 - 07/01/2021 14:30:36    2326474

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Is it true that their is a under 19 club championship this year???

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 230 - 08/01/2021 17:11:54    2326674

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Replying To Viking66:  "Agreed promotion certainly should be the main aim and it will be tough enough. No Sigerson either this year so more onus on the lads to do their own fitness and S and C."
They will definitely aim for promotion but I am not so sure its the be all and end all this year. I would rather see them introduce some more younger players and build for the couple of years after that. We have to be able to compete in Div3 which was what we couldn't do the last time we went up, so start building a team now that will take them there. The club championship last year was dire in my opinion, the standard of forward play was terrible. I think the clubs need to get together and decide that they want to play a more open type of game as that is what will keep the younger lads interested in it as well.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1031 - 10/01/2021 04:02:09    2326851

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "Is it true that their is a under 19 club championship this year???"
It might not be a bad idea if there was but would have to push the U20 to U21 or get rid of it so not so sure it will happen. The one thing is that if the U20 county championship is early in the year why do we play an U20 club championship later in the year. If you were to really look at it you should play an U19s club later in the year so you know that all those players will be U20 for the county championship early on in the following year - that way you can select a squad and work with them early. I still for the life of me cannot understand why the U20 football has to be played so yearly in the year. I have not seen anyone present the logic for it.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1031 - 10/01/2021 04:09:49    2326852

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Replying To zinny:  "It might not be a bad idea if there was but would have to push the U20 to U21 or get rid of it so not so sure it will happen. The one thing is that if the U20 county championship is early in the year why do we play an U20 club championship later in the year. If you were to really look at it you should play an U19s club later in the year so you know that all those players will be U20 for the county championship early on in the following year - that way you can select a squad and work with them early. I still for the life of me cannot understand why the U20 football has to be played so yearly in the year. I have not seen anyone present the logic for it."
You're making alot of sense! Probably no1 thought of that when planning the calendar. Fixtures committee must be a tough job to balance everything out I'm glad I dont have to do it!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1439 - 14/01/2021 17:50:23    2327441

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Ya looks like under 19 replacing under 20

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 230 - 21/01/2021 18:22:23    2328369

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happy new year.
promotion has to be the only focus really,it is the only tangible and achievable target for the year.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3929 - 26/01/2021 16:43:46    2329041

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Clubs will be voting tonight on the proposed new format for the senior grade this year, which makes allowances for the 13 teams and will see two clubs relegated to restore the twelve-team format next year.

With the proposed four teams in Group A, and three in each of the other three groups, I think there might be a disadvantage somewhere. The teams in Group A will obviously get one more meaningful game before the knockout stages, while there is bound to be one group with a discrepancy in quality whereby the clear strongest team mightn't be tested until the QFS. But then again, I think they made a rod for their own backs by scrapping relegation last year anyway.

I see Brian Malone is sticking on for another year, and there doesn't seem to be any retirements, which is great for the younger players on the panel. I know I have been criticial of him in the past, but you have to admire his longevity. 169 games and counting for an outfielder is some achievement. Like Cluxton is treated as god-like with the amount of games he has played, but its "easier" for a goalkeeper to stay injury-free, and it's certainly easier to keep motivated when you are top dog in a county never wanting for anything.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 617 - 26/01/2021 17:30:59    2329047

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See David Murphy ratified as u20 manager with current rosslare player Lee Devereux who played underage with Wexford as a selector along with Colm 'Scruff' Murphy who managed St James for a long number of years.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2836 - 27/01/2021 20:46:17    2329227

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Replying To wexico15:  "See David Murphy ratified as u20 manager with current rosslare player Lee Devereux who played underage with Wexford as a selector along with Colm 'Scruff' Murphy who managed St James for a long number of years."
He was manager last year too? No nonsense player in his day

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1439 - 27/01/2021 22:20:11    2329252

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Replying To beano:  "Clubs will be voting tonight on the proposed new format for the senior grade this year, which makes allowances for the 13 teams and will see two clubs relegated to restore the twelve-team format next year.

With the proposed four teams in Group A, and three in each of the other three groups, I think there might be a disadvantage somewhere. The teams in Group A will obviously get one more meaningful game before the knockout stages, while there is bound to be one group with a discrepancy in quality whereby the clear strongest team mightn't be tested until the QFS. But then again, I think they made a rod for their own backs by scrapping relegation last year anyway.

I see Brian Malone is sticking on for another year, and there doesn't seem to be any retirements, which is great for the younger players on the panel. I know I have been criticial of him in the past, but you have to admire his longevity. 169 games and counting for an outfielder is some achievement. Like Cluxton is treated as god-like with the amount of games he has played, but its "easier" for a goalkeeper to stay injury-free, and it's certainly easier to keep motivated when you are top dog in a county never wanting for anything."
If Brian is staying that is good news, it certainly would have been easier for him to retire especially if Glenn is with the hurlers for the year. I would say he is perhaps still the one of the best conditioned players on the team.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1031 - 27/01/2021 22:24:08    2329254

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Replying To wexico15:  "See David Murphy ratified as u20 manager with current rosslare player Lee Devereux who played underage with Wexford as a selector along with Colm 'Scruff' Murphy who managed St James for a long number of years."
I like the look of that backroom team. Real football men who have put the hard yards in in terms of coaching for a while now.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 617 - 27/01/2021 22:49:31    2329256

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Replying To Viking66:  "He was manager last year too? No nonsense player in his day"
Think its was Brendan Kehoe from Adamstown with Eric Bradley and PJ Banville involved

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2836 - 27/01/2021 23:28:18    2329264

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Replying To Viking66:  "He was manager last year too? No nonsense player in his day"
Murphy managed u17 team last year

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2836 - 27/01/2021 23:29:12    2329265

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Replying To wexico15:  "Murphy managed u17 team last year"
He may get lucky and they delay the championship until the summer. How could anyone pick a county u20 right now.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1031 - 28/01/2021 11:57:10    2329302

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Replying To zinny:  "He may get lucky and they delay the championship until the summer. How could anyone pick a county u20 right now."
Everything is so uncertain at the moment, hospital numbers are starting to go down albeit slowly which is 1 positive.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2836 - 28/01/2021 14:37:59    2329360

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Replying To wexico15:  "Think its was Brendan Kehoe from Adamstown with Eric Bradley and PJ Banville involved"
Sorry my mistake.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1439 - 29/01/2021 19:13:53    2329603

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Replying To wexico15:  "Everything is so uncertain at the moment, hospital numbers are starting to go down albeit slowly which is 1 positive."
For sure. And as the days go by there has to be more immunity in the community.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1439 - 29/01/2021 19:14:51    2329605

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christy ryan rip , saw eddie mahon skin time one day, ryan made several attempts, to burst him, mahon said to him im lucky your awkard ryan made a drive at mahon once but meet skinner, wexford won that day

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1979 - 10/02/2021 16:21:05    2330935

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "christy ryan rip , saw eddie mahon skin time one day, ryan made several attempts, to burst him, mahon said to him im lucky your awkard ryan made a drive at mahon once but meet skinner, wexford won that day"
I assume you are talking about Christy Ryan of Cork - you must have a good memory of that game, what year was it - early 80's? have to say looking at Ryan's record its some reading and a throwback to when players could play both games at the highest level.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1031 - 13/02/2021 03:41:37    2331255

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