Replying To clubfan17: "There are 5 or 6 players on the team I picked earlier in the thread that arent involved currently. And that just off the top of my head. Theres a couple of Blessington players lilke Patrick O'Connor you could add to that but he might be abroad."
Watching intercounty games on tv and in person, it strikes me that the gaelic footballer profile has changed. The criteria seems to be tall; six foot and above plus athletic: able to run up and down the pitch. I'm not saying that skills are redundant but size and being athletic seem to be a bigger priority. Is this an issue for us as a county? I would hate to think that a footballer is picked for anything other than their footballing ability and like in the past; their speed but sadly I think that the modern game is more about the former i.e. size and athletic ability which to me seems to be crazy. In relation to the players you referenced, I'm glad to hear that there are other players in the county who have the ability to get on the county team. For any county these days, it is hard to get everyone committed as players have other priorities in their life. The difference in other counties is that they have a greater number of players of equal ability to pick from so when one player is not available, there is something else to pick in their place; not sure if we have such a vast pool to do the same?
Replying To Jack L: "What sort of team will Oisin field on Sunday against Limerick. A match in which neither side has anything to play for, perhaps Oisin will want to finish a successful year on a high"