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U21 County football team 2013

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1. Colvin Kehoe
2. Lorcan O'Gorman 3. Richard Jeffers 4. Aaron Mullins
5. Graham Power 6. Sean Murphy 7. Martin Doyle
8. Mark Fitzgearld 9. Simon Doyle
10. Jack Kennedy 11. Conor O'Byrne 12. Donal Kelly
13. Daryl Roberts 14. Darragh O'Brien 15. Shane Mcgrath
That's what the bones of the team has been up to now and that will more than likely feature against Dublin. They play Carlow IT tonight.

carlowman3 (Carlow) - Posts: 1 - 13/02/2013 12:29:16    1333327

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Playing the Dubs next Tuesday in Parnell Pk, hard to see this ending well. Dublin won last years 21s All Ireland, and are flying at minor too last few years. Will head up to it, but expecting the worst.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1113 - 13/02/2013 16:08:39    1333511

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Craig Wall not been making the team?He started last year.Good forward.

fergie (Carlow) - Posts: 1090 - 13/02/2013 18:31:58    1333631

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I thought Colvin Kehoe was unavailable and is daryll roberts not overage?

carlow4ever (Carlow) - Posts: 81 - 13/02/2013 18:47:35    1333640

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Daryly Roberts is still underage yes.seems to have been forever!!

fergie (Carlow) - Posts: 1090 - 14/02/2013 14:09:51    1333939

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best of luck tomorow lads has the team been named yet?

carlowlaad (Carlow) - Posts: 10 - 18/02/2013 19:51:29    1335780

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Paddy power have handicap set at -16, hardly going to be that bad is it??

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1113 - 18/02/2013 20:03:33    1335789

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All the best tonight lads here,s to a good game...

DUB1 (Dublin) - Posts: 5583 - 19/02/2013 09:59:56    1335876

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Half time in Parnell Park Dublin 1-16; Carlow 0-1.

dual supporter (Carlow) - Posts: 772 - 19/02/2013 20:12:22    1336335

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Not a good day at the office..

old yellar (None) - Posts: 2621 - 19/02/2013 20:42:25    1336356

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28 points down at present. I know we are a small county with a small pick so we can't have underage team every year but this is ridiculous.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1193 - 19/02/2013 20:42:36    1336357

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full time score - Dublin 4-27 Carlow - 2pts.

Hard to know what to say about this one - feel sorry for the lads who battled - they deserve better than this.

dual supporter (Carlow) - Posts: 772 - 19/02/2013 20:56:38    1336365

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lost by 37 points hard to imagine a team losing by that much is this a record

selhurst (UK) - Posts: 20 - 19/02/2013 21:04:54    1336372

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could see this one coming, no preperation to speak of. a real night of shame for carlow football

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1280 - 19/02/2013 21:21:25    1336384

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minorchmps11
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Every other county u-21 team has been together training for at least a month. We have Dublin in Parnell Park in the first round. There is no back door. If we dont want to be humilated I suggest we sort out a manager and panel pronto. We should have a decent enough panel. Enough to be competitive hopefully. It would be a terrible start to the year for the county if we get beaten out the gate in Parnell Park. H

This post is spot on and is part if not all of the answer to last nights result.-------------

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1999 - 20/02/2013 09:13:06    1336430

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We should hardly be surprised, the under 21 club football chship has been a shocking standard for the last few years, with a very poor Naomh Eoin team going for 3 in a row last year, this humiliation was coming!!

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - Posts: 255 - 20/02/2013 10:08:52    1336473

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Dublin beat Laois 2-21 to 0-4 last year.
Yet, Laois turned it around last night and beat Offaly.
Heads up, Dublin are very strong at this level and will demolish everybody, not just ye.

CmonAymonow (Laois) - Posts: 143 - 20/02/2013 10:11:41    1336480

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What can one say. Is it a true reflection of the state of football in Carlow and the coaching at under age level in the clubs? I accept that the team was thrown in a the deep end but at the end of the day it was fifteen against fifteen. I firmly believe that football in Carlow is not in a healthy state. Half the county could not care less about the game preferring hurling instead. Only a handful of clubs are promoting football at underage level and it is debatable if proper coaching is taking place even in those clubs that are trying to promote the game. The interest at minor level for the past few years was poor to say the least and a recent winter league competition for U17s only interested 2 clubs. Take Eire Og, Palatine, Blues, St Andrews Tinryland and one or two more out of the equation and football at under age level would be virtually non existant.

Chips (Carlow) - Posts: 141 - 20/02/2013 12:06:22    1336562

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Thanks for that contribution - a very fair Laois-man.

I am awaiting OldBurrin's input.

"Beaten by Dublin's u-15's, why do we bother?"

In all seriousness, the county Board are culpable for what happened last night. Of course we never had a hope but the organisation and preparation was a shambles. That's why we took such a hammering. Fair play to the lads that stuck with it. It wasn't their fault.

Can I ask a serious question which is not a dig at the club? Why do Eire Og lord it at minor almost every year but don't do the same at u21? Do they have a huge fall off in players after minor? If so, what is the cause? Lads leaving carlow for college and a new adult life without football or the club? Or a perceived difficulty in graduating to senior level?

The lads of my age group would now be hitting retirement age from football and I just recall that all of the Eire Og members of the Carlow minor panel circa 97-98 seemed to disappear from the football scene fairly young but most of the lads from other clubs are still playing.

Ps. This is a serious question and not a dig in any way.

TAFKANO1FAN (Carlow) - Posts: 588 - 20/02/2013 12:09:02    1336565

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A further point: I can't help but think that several counties in or around our population and size would be crying out for a third level college, never mind one with great facilities and a full time GAA-centred course to offer.

Are we using the IT to our advantage? Could we not try a tie-in that would offer more scholarships to Carlow lads to keep them closer to home. I know you can;t discriminate against other counties, and I know that lads often want to move to bigger cities but we are lucky to have the IT there and I feel the county board needs to get in to bed with them, so to speak.

St.John (Carlow) - Posts: 202 - 20/02/2013 13:13:07    1336624

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