(Oldest Posts First)
Coaching - getting into schools? A lot of local clubs are on this already but great to have another good coach coaching the coaches. I think on the hurling front, brendan and des (when used) are 2 excellent men so having another would be a huge bonus.
Schools - I think both borris and pres dls are both capbale of leinster success at A and B in the coming yrs. I think this should be targeted as a real goal as we see the influence that successful schools team can play in other counties.
Centres of population - its great to.see both setanta and cthc pushing things hurling wise in the town. Hopefully this will drive on hurling in the town and I d hope its actively supported as its third for many (I know its num 1 for those club people) of the target audience in terms of choice. Tullow too need to be targeted as there are some v good people out there doing work and some v tidy hurlers. Burren rangers are showing how hard work and great spirit can achieve success - fielded a minor team.with 20 togged out on sat morn. We need our big centres producing hurlers as unlike other counties, we dont have a lot of other clubs. Would pal consider a hurling arm to their juv club in the future?
Games - a tricky one. Most clubs are dual, so getting the balance between enough hurling games and overall games a player has is tricky. At adult level, if teams play in leinster and kk leagues, they will get 11 guaranteed games minimum when including own championship too. I think the lge basis works well at min in all adult grades. Maybe doing some sort of floodlight winter league even with reduced numbers a side might be worth a look at all levels - 11 aside, focus on touch etc. To keep the eye in as they say! A lot of our minors, especially the better ones are getting a lot of games. In one way our dual ethos (which I support) will only let us expand so far given our limited playing numbers.
Just a few thoughts..
old yellar (None) - Posts: 2624 - 29/03/2016 13:06:38 1838774Link 0
I'd definitely be aiming at schools anyway. Specifically at the age group in which players seem to fall away. Definitely with the way Borris are progressing a decent crack at a Leinster title should be the aim and with the rising numbers in PDLS Bagenalstown success should come there too.
hurlingguru (Carlow) - Posts: 1823 - 30/03/2016 13:15:08 1839223Link 0