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That's some shock they pulled off today in Aughrim. Fair play to them.

FrankieJoe (Wicklow) - Posts: 74 - 10/03/2024 14:48:36    2530579

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Replying To FrankieJoe:  "That's some shock they pulled off today in Aughrim. Fair play to them."
Well done to the Wicklow hurlers and management. Despite a lot of negativity, a decent result against Derry today. Rome wasn't built in a day but hopefully the team can build on this result and start to make progress towards where they want to be.

wicklowsupport (Wicklow) - Posts: 1933 - 10/03/2024 15:13:15    2530584

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Replying To wicklowsupport:  "Well done to the Wicklow hurlers and management. Despite a lot of negativity, a decent result against Derry today. Rome wasn't built in a day but hopefully the team can build on this result and start to make progress towards where they want to be."
Another battling display today from the hurlers. Possibly some of our best are absent but these guys can't be faulted for guts and honesty.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 10/03/2024 16:12:38    2530595

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Replying To wicklowsupport:  "Reading Oisin's interview in the Wicklow People; it struck me that he doesn't know how to lift the players and instill confidence in the players. I think this a basic requirement of the manager's job. In his defense, the errors by players i've seen at county levels mirrors what i seen in club games - players failing to convert good chances into scores, wasting and turning over possession, conceding soft scores in defense. Yes, i think part of the problem is down to the management but alot of problem is players's mentality and skill which is sadly lacking in the current squad. I don't feel there is much to be gained by changing the manager, i think we need to bounce back from division four and be better equipped for division three next time. What Oisin said about a lack of support for the team is a very valid point, unfortunately this team and management don't seem to be capturing the imagination of football supporters and their performance and current results won't help in this regard."
Can't complain about support as long as people aren't allowed to pay into matches.

FrankieJoe (Wicklow) - Posts: 74 - 10/03/2024 20:50:16    2530659

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Replying To FrankieJoe:  "Can't complain about support as long as people aren't allowed to pay into matches."
We seem to have so many problems internally. in the county and that is just one. I am an OAP who can thankfully, do some business online. I know many of my age ( and younger) who can't and rather than drive to a designated supermarket or get family or friends to get tickets or barcodes on their phones, they have decided it's not worth the hassle.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 10/03/2024 21:08:41    2530667

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Replying To Freethinker:  "We seem to have so many problems internally. in the county and that is just one. I am an OAP who can thankfully, do some business online. I know many of my age ( and younger) who can't and rather than drive to a designated supermarket or get family or friends to get tickets or barcodes on their phones, they have decided it's not worth the hassle."
I have a lot of sympathy for people with regard to the way the GAA exclude them by introducing technology in terms of purchasing tickets. I've assisted some people in purchasing tickets online for club games in Kildare. For me, it demonstrates how out of touch the hierarchy at the top of the GAA is with with grass root supporters. However, I don't think it is enough of a reason to explain the poor level of support that the county teams receive. I don't make it to all the matches but I do try and attend as many as I can to show support. A large number of counties have core supporters who attend matches regardless of how the team is faring and a lot of counties have supporters? who jump on the bandwagon. I think the football team could really do with support presently as their division 3 campaign is fizzling out and confidence is low going into the championship.

wicklowsupport (Wicklow) - Posts: 1933 - 11/03/2024 09:00:04    2530696

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Replying To wicklowsupport:  "I have a lot of sympathy for people with regard to the way the GAA exclude them by introducing technology in terms of purchasing tickets. I've assisted some people in purchasing tickets online for club games in Kildare. For me, it demonstrates how out of touch the hierarchy at the top of the GAA is with with grass root supporters. However, I don't think it is enough of a reason to explain the poor level of support that the county teams receive. I don't make it to all the matches but I do try and attend as many as I can to show support. A large number of counties have core supporters who attend matches regardless of how the team is faring and a lot of counties have supporters? who jump on the bandwagon. I think the football team could really do with support presently as their division 3 campaign is fizzling out and confidence is low going into the championship."
"Div 3 campaign fizzling out". I love your terminology. Hopefully they can go out with a bang rather than a whimper.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 11/03/2024 10:27:33    2530709

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Replying To Freethinker:  ""Div 3 campaign fizzling out". I love your terminology. Hopefully they can go out with a bang rather than a whimper."
I could have put failing miserably but that would hardly encourage supporters to follow the team. Hopefully we can get a result at home to Limerick this week as we don't have a great record in Belfast against Antrim.

wicklowsupport (Wicklow) - Posts: 1933 - 11/03/2024 12:01:05    2530726

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Fair play to Bosco and the team yesterday, again showing despite our hurling challenges away from the field that we still have lads with pride & ability to represent themselves and the county admirably.

Reflecting on the hurling situation some more recently , I believe the ability of our hurling people over the past 25 years to make light of the abysmal administration & promotion of hurling in Wicklow and continually punch above their weight has papered over the cracks on the real state of hurling in the county.

We've been lucky to have the likes of the Collins's , O'Neill's, Doran's, Andy, Leighton, Don Hyland , John Keogh, Wayne O'Gorman , Christy O'Toole etc who wouldn't have looked out of place at any level and drove us to two Christy Ring finals.

Sadly we don't have the same number of lads of that caliber coming through and the chickens have come home to roost around our absolute neglect of hurling.

Hawkeye2 (Wicklow) - Posts: 122 - 11/03/2024 14:16:36    2530755

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https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/331073

And Wicklow could only scrape together a little over ten ?!?!?!?!

Mileythedog (Wicklow) - Posts: 57 - 13/03/2024 16:44:33    2531050

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Replying To Mileythedog:  "https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/331073

And Wicklow could only scrape together a little over ten ?!?!?!?!"
Be lucky to get their ref uniform by 2026. Not a bob in the county with the extravagant spending.

heavyheart19 (Wicklow) - Posts: 118 - 13/03/2024 22:48:52    2531076

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Replying To Mileythedog:  "https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/331073

And Wicklow could only scrape together a little over ten ?!?!?!?!"
It's a wonder we can get any given the abuse they have to take sometimes. All clubs are guilty - to a degree, but some have a disgraceful attitude to referees

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 14/03/2024 12:12:01    2531118

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Anyone have any news on how the U20s are doing this year? Are they playing in that cup they got to the final of last year?

TopDrawer (Wicklow) - Posts: 56 - 14/03/2024 14:51:35    2531134

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Replying To Freethinker:  "It's a wonder we can get any given the abuse they have to take sometimes. All clubs are guilty - to a degree, but some have a disgraceful attitude to referees"
That should read "club supporters" - not clubs.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 14/03/2024 16:31:26    2531147

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Replying To TopDrawer:  "Anyone have any news on how the U20s are doing this year? Are they playing in that cup they got to the final of last year?"
Possibly ask the seniors ?

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 14/03/2024 16:32:43    2531148

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Replying To Freethinker:  "Possibly ask the seniors ?"
How would the seniors know if they train on separate nights?

broco58 (Wicklow) - Posts: 3 - 14/03/2024 17:39:49    2531154

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Replying To Freethinker:  "Possibly ask the seniors ?"
How would they know

broco58 (Wicklow) - Posts: 3 - 14/03/2024 17:45:26    2531155

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As a new season beckons I fear for the Wicklow camogie club seen. If you look at Knockananna they have been the dominant force for the last few years with few getting near them. Surely this needs to be looked at considering they are basically a combined team with players from Tinahely, Annacurra and all the other surrounding areas. #splitknockanannain2. Its also a shame that not many of these players put themselves forward to represent Wicklow at intercounty level who I'm sure would be a welcome addition to the current squad who seem to be going well and could drive Wicklow up the camogie rankings even further. I did hear there was a falling out but surely it would be worth getting these players back in under the new management considering the experience they would bring having won Wicklow, Leinster and All Ireland Honours. Food for thought....

broco58 (Wicklow) - Posts: 3 - 14/03/2024 18:32:49    2531161

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Replying To broco58:  "As a new season beckons I fear for the Wicklow camogie club seen. If you look at Knockananna they have been the dominant force for the last few years with few getting near them. Surely this needs to be looked at considering they are basically a combined team with players from Tinahely, Annacurra and all the other surrounding areas. #splitknockanannain2. Its also a shame that not many of these players put themselves forward to represent Wicklow at intercounty level who I'm sure would be a welcome addition to the current squad who seem to be going well and could drive Wicklow up the camogie rankings even further. I did hear there was a falling out but surely it would be worth getting these players back in under the new management considering the experience they would bring having won Wicklow, Leinster and All Ireland Honours. Food for thought...."
Just like to comment on this as I myself have played both hurling and camogie for knockanna and I can safely say they don't care about players welfare and had us training 8 or 9 times a week but then again who are you to say to split up knockanna your not in charge so stay out of it

Seanfanning (Wicklow) - Posts: 3 - 14/03/2024 20:23:53    2531170

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Replying To broco58:  "As a new season beckons I fear for the Wicklow camogie club seen. If you look at Knockananna they have been the dominant force for the last few years with few getting near them. Surely this needs to be looked at considering they are basically a combined team with players from Tinahely, Annacurra and all the other surrounding areas. #splitknockanannain2. Its also a shame that not many of these players put themselves forward to represent Wicklow at intercounty level who I'm sure would be a welcome addition to the current squad who seem to be going well and could drive Wicklow up the camogie rankings even further. I did hear there was a falling out but surely it would be worth getting these players back in under the new management considering the experience they would bring having won Wicklow, Leinster and All Ireland Honours. Food for thought...."
Just like to comment on this as I myself have played both hurling and camogie for knockanna and I can safely say they don't care about players welfare and had us training 8 or 9 times a week but then again who are you to say to split up knockanna your not in charge so stay out of it

Seanfanning (Wicklow) - Posts: 3 - 14/03/2024 20:26:36    2531171

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