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Replying To Mayfair:  "Whatever about 2019 what about further down the road.
No Galway school in Connacht football finals.
and will rugby gradually take over and attract the younger players with the lure of professionalism and international competition? Does the tweet below give us a hint of further challenges?


@stjarlaths

St Jarlath's College Retweeted Tuam Rugby Club
Well done to our senior rugby team yesterday on their great win! Both teams now in finals! Congrats to the lads and their management team!St Jarlath's College added,
Tuam Rugby Club

@TuamRFC
Huge congrats to St Jarlaths senior rugby team who are through to the Cup final they beat St Paul's Oughterard in 22-12
The junior and senior teams play in their perspective finals next Wednesday in the Sportsground

10:19 AM - 21 Mar 2019"
LOOK...only one Galway school in the Connacht Colleges Senior A Football competition - Jarlath's who were well beaten in semi final by Gerald's who were in turn beaten by Colman's in the final. Surprising that since the amlagamation of Jarlath's and Patrick's in Tuam they are not making any impression after the first year when Ian Burke and Shane Walsh and Adrian Varley were just pipped in the Hogan Cup final. LOOK...Rugby may well be on the rise. Connacht GAA have questions to answer in terms of promotion of Colleges games - fixing the semi finals and Connacht Final at night demeans the competition. Look at Leinster schools rugby final last week - on TV live, as was the Ulster colleges football final.

getaresult (Galway) - Posts: 7 - 22/03/2019 11:19:28    2174335

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Replying To getaresult:  "LOOK...only one Galway school in the Connacht Colleges Senior A Football competition - Jarlath's who were well beaten in semi final by Gerald's who were in turn beaten by Colman's in the final. Surprising that since the amlagamation of Jarlath's and Patrick's in Tuam they are not making any impression after the first year when Ian Burke and Shane Walsh and Adrian Varley were just pipped in the Hogan Cup final. LOOK...Rugby may well be on the rise. Connacht GAA have questions to answer in terms of promotion of Colleges games - fixing the semi finals and Connacht Final at night demeans the competition. Look at Leinster schools rugby final last week - on TV live, as was the Ulster colleges football final."
Sad alright to see how Jarlaths have slipped back although it's not for lack of effort. Niall Coyne and Andrew Carney put in a huge efforth this year as did the players. Some really good young footballers this year that I think we will hear more of - Eoin Mannion, Tony Gill, Keelan Creaven, Dean Hynes etc. Very strange though that there is only one Galway school in the premier schools competition in Connacht. Where have Marys, Headford etc gone? Will new schools like Claregalway make a breakthrough or will rugby be the big attraction?

leftfooter (Galway) - Posts: 28 - 23/03/2019 09:22:32    2174481

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galway have been very dominant at underage in Connacht for years now
despite any big success in colleges in recent yeRS
Whats happened in galway is the talent is spread all over the county
there is a lot of new schools like claregalway for example
who will be strong in coming years due to population increase in surrounding areas
and the fact claregalway have been very strong at underage recently
now a lot of theses lads from claregaway /annaghdown area would have gone to st jarlaths in yrs gone by
in their glory yrs st jarlaths renember were a boarding school
pulled players from all over galway north east and west and from other countys too Donegal mayo etc
indeed lads from claremorris and south mayo went to st jarlaths rather than st colmans
but that day is long gone and the advantage they had is gone
st pauls oughterard who have reached the all Ireland schools c final this year
have had 5or 6 county minors in recent years 2 monahans paul Kelly , danielKenny etc
however colleges are not a great indicator of a good minor team any more
as the minor age is now u17 and colleges is u18 and is u19 in other provinces
so in other words youre often looking at college playerswho are too old for minor
the most accurate indicator for minor teams and has been in recent years
Is the u16 tedd webb competition played in august
which galway have 2 teams galway city and west and galway north
they have been very successful in recent years and its continued to minor level

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1067 - 24/03/2019 11:34:12    2174663

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Replying To rhudson:  "galway have been very dominant at underage in Connacht for years now
despite any big success in colleges in recent yeRS
Whats happened in galway is the talent is spread all over the county
there is a lot of new schools like claregalway for example
who will be strong in coming years due to population increase in surrounding areas
and the fact claregalway have been very strong at underage recently
now a lot of theses lads from claregaway /annaghdown area would have gone to st jarlaths in yrs gone by
in their glory yrs st jarlaths renember were a boarding school
pulled players from all over galway north east and west and from other countys too Donegal mayo etc
indeed lads from claremorris and south mayo went to st jarlaths rather than st colmans
but that day is long gone and the advantage they had is gone
st pauls oughterard who have reached the all Ireland schools c final this year
have had 5or 6 county minors in recent years 2 monahans paul Kelly , danielKenny etc
however colleges are not a great indicator of a good minor team any more
as the minor age is now u17 and colleges is u18 and is u19 in other provinces
so in other words youre often looking at college playerswho are too old for minor
the most accurate indicator for minor teams and has been in recent years
Is the u16 tedd webb competition played in august
which galway have 2 teams galway city and west and galway north
they have been very successful in recent years and its continued to minor level"
Spot on. Much greater spread now. Mary's had good boarders too which is gone also. Doesn't mean we will be weaker providing clubs are supported with coaching underage

Trucker1 (Galway) - Posts: 308 - 24/03/2019 11:38:58    2174666

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Replying To Trucker1:  "Spot on. Much greater spread now. Mary's had good boarders too which is gone also. Doesn't mean we will be weaker providing clubs are supported with coaching underage"
LOOK....strong in underage in Connacht maybe but once we go outside....Most Tuam underage teams in 'B' now....There is definitely a much greater spread of schools now and maybe it doesn't matter that only one Galway school can compete in 'A' competition and that rugby is getting a foothold. LOOK...time will tell.

getaresult (Galway) - Posts: 7 - 24/03/2019 11:57:00    2174669

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Replying To getaresult:  "LOOK....strong in underage in Connacht maybe but once we go outside....Most Tuam underage teams in 'B' now....There is definitely a much greater spread of schools now and maybe it doesn't matter that only one Galway school can compete in 'A' competition and that rugby is getting a foothold. LOOK...time will tell."
Thanks for the replies. Perhaps the schools don't matter all that much anymore and that the coaching should concentrate on the club underage players. If that is so, is it time to consider the dropping of the schools competitions completely as if they have no real purpose anymore are they just piling games and training on young players who are possibly overcommitted already. Burn out is a real issue for these young players.
I know many would regret this considering the tradition that went with them but times have certainly changed.

Mayfair (Galway) - Posts: 41 - 25/03/2019 13:23:38    2175256

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Replying To Mayfair:  "Thanks for the replies. Perhaps the schools don't matter all that much anymore and that the coaching should concentrate on the club underage players. If that is so, is it time to consider the dropping of the schools competitions completely as if they have no real purpose anymore are they just piling games and training on young players who are possibly overcommitted already. Burn out is a real issue for these young players.
I know many would regret this considering the tradition that went with them but times have certainly changed."
Would be radical step and people would be up in arms but u might be right. It's not like they provide football/ hurling to kids that don't get any they generally use players that cone from clubs anyway. That's the problem with all the different gaa competitions....... even the inter firms are full of club players. Absolutely no point in it.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1037 - 29/03/2019 23:27:41    2176318

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