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Who are some great minors who never made it to senior grade be it club or county (hurling or football)? For one reason or another sometimes work, family, lack of interest, fallout or socializing gets in the way. Just interested to get a blast from the past. Some Myshall, Tinryland, Palatine and Bagnelstown players springing to mind from a football perspective.

FearCeatharlach (Carlow) - Posts: 13 - 09/05/2024 08:45:26    2543771

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Replying To FearCeatharlach:  "Who are some great minors who never made it to senior grade be it club or county (hurling or football)? For one reason or another sometimes work, family, lack of interest, fallout or socializing gets in the way. Just interested to get a blast from the past. Some Myshall, Tinryland, Palatine and Bagnelstown players springing to mind from a football perspective."
Padraig Amond the stand out id say. for both codes but especially the small ball.

formerBushultra. (Carlow) - Posts: 4 - 09/05/2024 15:47:04    2543861

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Replying To formerBushultra.:  "Padraig Amond the stand out id say. for both codes but especially the small ball."
He had a fairly good excuse of for it. To be fair.

Dwayne Kavanagh (Myshall) was maybe the best underage hurler I ever saw in Carlow. But he never kicked on at adult level. Declan Somers (O'Hanrahan's/Carlow Town) was also a very good juvenile, who didn't play much at senior.

Sean Foley another example.

As an aside, is the fall off in Carlow minor and u20 hurling in any way related to the loss of Eoin Garvey as a teacher in Bagenalstown? That school produced some super players during this time there.

Another teacher who did a lot for Carlow GAA was the late Padraig Cunnane, in Tullow.

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts: 633 - 09/05/2024 18:13:20    2543893

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Replying To CARPS:  "He had a fairly good excuse of for it. To be fair.

Dwayne Kavanagh (Myshall) was maybe the best underage hurler I ever saw in Carlow. But he never kicked on at adult level. Declan Somers (O'Hanrahan's/Carlow Town) was also a very good juvenile, who didn't play much at senior.

Sean Foley another example.

As an aside, is the fall off in Carlow minor and u20 hurling in any way related to the loss of Eoin Garvey as a teacher in Bagenalstown? That school produced some super players during this time there.

Another teacher who did a lot for Carlow GAA was the late Padraig Cunnane, in Tullow."
Absolutely, Padraig won it all with T.C.S. He is sadly missed. R I P.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2926 - 10/05/2024 08:05:52    2543914

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Replying To supersub15:  "Absolutely, Padraig won it all with T.C.S. He is sadly missed. R I P."
On a side-note when are the county board and teams in Carlow Going to take the D1 league serious, Last year final still not Played, Again this year only 7 teams started the league with MLR being allowed compete in D2 and then Bagnelstown pulled out, Its a shit show and unfair to players. With no relegation this year teams just give walk overs and its a little fine and nothing else done, This fines need to be deterrents to teams not an easy out, Teams who want to play senior championship they need to play D1 league.

Milfordwaterboy (Carlow) - Posts: 4 - 11/05/2024 09:15:00    2544024

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Replying To Milfordwaterboy:  "On a side-note when are the county board and teams in Carlow Going to take the D1 league serious, Last year final still not Played, Again this year only 7 teams started the league with MLR being allowed compete in D2 and then Bagnelstown pulled out, Its a shit show and unfair to players. With no relegation this year teams just give walk overs and its a little fine and nothing else done, This fines need to be deterrents to teams not an easy out, Teams who want to play senior championship they need to play D1 league."
They made a total mess of div 1, I've always said it's not a league if there is no relagation, what's happened this year was totally predictable, you have senior teams playing lads who won't be anywhere nest the panel when championship comes. It's really just a few friendly games

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1616 - 11/05/2024 12:29:43    2544047

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Where's Jack Kavanagh?

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 513 - 11/05/2024 12:43:52    2544048

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What a sensational result for Carlow against Kilkenny and richly deserved! Hope ye can build on the great progress made so far this season to become serious contenders for a Leinster title in the near future.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 1003 - 11/05/2024 17:15:57    2544102

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Great result! Fair play Carlow!

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 8023 - 11/05/2024 17:24:28    2544108

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Ten of us,watching Twitter updates in Craobh after our game.

Fair play. Biggest upset in history of championship hurling. Beyond doubt.

Congratulations.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2812 - 11/05/2024 17:25:42    2544109

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Ten of us,watching Twitter updates in Craobh after our game.

Fair play. Biggest upset in history of championship hurling. Beyond doubt.

Congratulations."
Great performance by Carlow, should have won, Leinster very interesting now.

Jedobi (Wexford) - Posts: 179 - 11/05/2024 17:35:39    2544118

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Well done to you.

sponger (Wicklow) - Posts: 2911 - 11/05/2024 17:44:06    2544122

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Well done Carlow!

WEXILE (Wexford) - Posts: 251 - 11/05/2024 17:46:39    2544124

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Replying To Jedobi:  "Great performance by Carlow, should have won, Leinster very interesting now."
Deserved not sure kk had 17 wides but suppose if don't take them no use Carlow deserved draw for that though

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 237 - 11/05/2024 17:49:14    2544126

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Wonderful performance and result for Carlow.Ye are a credit to hurling and yerselves.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1497 - 11/05/2024 17:59:38    2544128

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Wow lads, what can I say!!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8625 - 11/05/2024 18:13:59    2544131

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Replying To jobber:  "Wonderful performance and result for Carlow.Ye are a credit to hurling and yerselves."
I felt a result was coming having watched Carlow v Dublin
Historic win
Beating the county who have supported the development of hurling I the county

Here's hoping this will performance will give this talented bunch the confidence and self belief they need to survive in the top tier
Ceatharlach abu

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 707 - 11/05/2024 18:21:48    2544134

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Great morale booster for our neighbours. That was magnificent, or to quote that annoying ad for the minor championships - this was major.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1055 - 11/05/2024 18:21:55    2544135

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Replying To Blackbog:  "I felt a result was coming having watched Carlow v Dublin
Historic win
Beating the county who have supported the development of hurling I the county

Here's hoping this will performance will give this talented bunch the confidence and self belief they need to survive in the top tier
Ceatharlach abu"
Brilliant draw ya mean.

WEXILE (Wexford) - Posts: 251 - 11/05/2024 18:25:48    2544137

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Replying To Blackbog:  "I felt a result was coming having watched Carlow v Dublin
Historic win
Beating the county who have supported the development of hurling I the county

Here's hoping this will performance will give this talented bunch the confidence and self belief they need to survive in the top tier
Ceatharlach abu"
I am getting carried away
We drew obviously but it feels like
a win

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 707 - 11/05/2024 18:26:06    2544138

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